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Vacation Getaway Near Miami: Anna Maria Island

Need to escape from the fast-paced Miami life? Anna Maria Island is calling your name. Less than a four hour drive from Miami, Anna Maria Island and surrounding areas offer a relaxing destination for a long or short term vacation. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much less crowded the beaches are around Anna Maria Island; you won’t have to fight for a beachside spot like you do at South Beach. Anna Maria is free of high rises and over-development, so take a break from the hustle and bustle of urban life and relax in one of our vacation rentals. Most businesses in Anna Maria are locally owned and operated, and it can feel like taking a trip back in time.

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Taking Highway 75 north is the fastest way to get to Anna Maria from Miami, but another option is taking Highway 27 and a few smaller roads to Highway 75, which may bring you through towns you’ve never visited before. It would be easy to turn the trip to Anna Maria into a multi-day trip, stopping to take a stroll on the Anhinga Trail at Everglades National Park or browsing the Ringling Museum in Sarasota. There’s so much to see and do in southwest Florida!

Anna Maria Island’s location is convenient and easy to access, while still remaining secluded from the tourists that mob the bigger cities. This is what makes Anna Maria Island an ideal place to put down roots for singles, families, and retirees alike. If you’re thinking about making Anna Maria Island home, come stay in one of our vacation rentals while you visit properties and get a feel for the Island. We know you’ll fall in love with the beautiful beaches and quaint local shops.

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