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There is a 7 mile stretch of white sands to explore running the whole length of the Island.

There is a fully stocked Publix grocery store on the island where you can buy from a great selection of fresh fruits, salads,fish & steaks.

Yes, there is parking available at several of the public beach locations.

Yes, there is a free trolley service with stops close to all of our properties. Running the entire length of the island, there is also a SCAT bus service that runs to the nearby mainland town of Bradenton.

There are two bridges that connect the island to the mainland of Bradenton – Cortez Bridge and Manatee Bridge. There is also a bridge to the next island south of Anna Maria Island.

The island (although small) is split into 3 different cities. The south end of the island is a nature reserve known as Bradenton Beach, the center to the northern end of the island is Holmes Beach and the north end of the island is called the City of Anna Maria. The whole island is Anna Maria Island.

Sarasota is just 20 minutes, Tampa is 60 minutes drive & Orlando is just over 2hrs.

Disney is approximately a 2 hour drive

Desoto Square Mall in Bradenton – about a 15minute drive.

Anna Maria Island is not part of the keys that lie south of Miami. It is part of the West Coast Keys that run down the coast of central western Florida. It lies just south of Tampa Bay.

Yes if you want to go sightseeing but if you just want to stay on the island you can get around by limo, taxi, bus and the local island trolley service.

Blake Hospital in Bradenton – approx 10 minute drive. There is a nearby walk-in clinic for less serious ailments and an island dentist.


Yes there is an excellent range of shops, restaurants, cafes and bistros. Individual small shops including beach and island wear for all ages, silversmiths, galleries and gifts. Restaurants range from coffee shops and ice cream parlors, to restaurants for all the family and superb dining establishments.

We have many great restaurants where all the family gets a friendly welcome. Anna Maria Island has a relaxed lifestyle and friendly atmosphere.

The area is known for its great mix of elegant yet casual fine dining establishments. Try the internationally famous Beach Bistro, The Waterfront on Anna Maria or Euphemia Haye on Longboat for fine dining. For great pizza try The Feast and for a wonderful sunset try The Beachhouse.


Almost all of our homes are within a five minute stroll from the beach. Find direct beachfront vacation rentals here.

We provide furniture for the homes only. We have a great rental company that we work with who will deliver all beach items to your home and have them waiting for you upon your arrival. You can contact them at www.funandmorerentals.com

Check in is anytime after 4pm check out is on or before 10am.

Late checkouts are not permitted, as we need to get the properties ready for the next guests.

Early check in’s are not permitted as we need to get the properties thoroughly ready for new arrivals.

No your keys will be waiting for you at the house so you can just let yourselves in.

Yes, the beds are made up with fresh linens and there is a pile of newly laundered towels in each of the bathrooms.

No we suggest you bring your own or buy them locally.

We ask that you leave the house in a good state when you leave.

Just go to www.aababyrentals.com or www.funandmorerentals.com who will deliver and pick up whatever you order. You can book these items on their web site and they will arrange the rest with our housekeeper.

Our individual pools are medium sized (they average 30 feet).


Yes, they have DSL or wireless.

Yes the kitchens have all of the modern equipment – dishwasher, microwave, range, refrigerator small electrical appliances plus a full range of pots, pans, dishes etc. If you have any specialist cooking equipment that you require, then bring it with you.

All of our homes have fully equipped kitchens including cooking pans, dishes, and small appliances. AMV provides a basic "starter package" for each property consisting of one (1) roll of paper towels, two (2) rolls of toilet paper per bathroom, trash bag/liner in all trash cans,  one (1) small soap in each bathroom, one (1) small bottle of dish soap, and two (2) dishwasher pods. Due to comments from past guests regarding the possibility of tampering, we err on the side of caution and do not provide any consumables (spices, salt and pepper, etc.), personal care items, food storage products (foil, plastic wrap), or cleaning supplies. If you wish to purchase other items during your stay, there is a Publix, two drug stores and a dollar store on the island. You may also contact AMV and,for an additional fee, we will be happy to provide a package of additional items for your stay.

Currently our package is $45.00 and includes:

  • 6-pk Toilet Paper
  • 6-pk Paper Towels
  • 6 Dishsoap Pods
  • 6 Garbage Bags
  • Most properties have their own washer and dryers. We also offer a professional linen service.

    Most properties have a grill provided, please call the reservations team to confirm if a property provides a grill.

    We have found in the past our pet owners to be very responsible, so occasionally some of our properties do allow pets for an additional non-refundable pet fee. While there is a strict 25lb limit—some select homes will allow larger dogs, no cats allowed. If you are interested in bringing a dog, please call or email our reservations team directly to discuss the details and additional fees. For more information please view our Pet Policy online.

    There is also a local pet resort that will host your cat or dog, for more information on the Bayside Pet Resort, please call 941-351-0730.

    While the pattern of the weather plays a major role, the pool heat is turned on for the winter months-December through April.

    Most of the homes on the island have a spa rather than a hot tub. What's the difference? A spa spills over into the pool and both bodies of water share the same heater and controls. Therefore, a spa will remain at approximately the same temperature as the pool. A true hot tub is separate from the pool and does not share a temperature control, so the water can reach temperatures of just over 100 degrees.

    To get your mail forwarded to you, we suggest renting a P.O. Box for the duration of your stay as not all homes provide mail boxes.


    Yes you can. You can mail your check to our office at Anna Maria Vacations, 3018 Avenue C, Holmes Beach, FL 34217. There is an additional charge of $45 for every returned check.

    If you have booked with our company in the past and would like to make another reservation you may be eligible for our Return Guest Discount. To qualify for this discount your reservation must be for at least 7 nights and have a rental rate of $1,500 (not including taxes and fees). The discount is 5% off your rental rate up to $150! This may not be combined with any other discounts or promotions and has to be applied by making your reservation over the phone.

    *Non-discount properties do not apply

    *Has to be requested at time of booking, can not be added to a past reservation

    You can reset it on the website or please call our office and we can reset it for you.


    Yes, if the property has a boat dock to tie up to. If not then you can bring it on your boat trailer and launch it off either of the two public boat ramps. There is an abundance of places to rent water craft either by the hour, day or week. Pack a picnic and take a boat trip to Egmont Key, an uninhabited Island just north from Anna Maria Island.

    Yes there are quite a few, some to mention would be Mar Vista, Starfish, and Tide Tables.


    For the active play free a game of tennis, snorkeling, scuba, swimming, parasailing, sailing, golf, gym/keep fit. Have a cook out by the pool. For the children, visit mainland Disney, Busch Gardens, Sarasota Jungle Gardens and see alligators in the wild at the Myakka State Park.

    Just across the bridge on mainland Bradenton or Sarasota there is a tremendous choice of courses. Here are our top 5 golf courses in the area.


    Under certain circumstances we allow pets. This must be discussed with the management before arrival. In the event that the renter brings a pet without obtaining authorization a 25% surcharge on the total cost of the reservation will be charged and the management also reserves the right to terminate the rental agreement immediately without refund. Some of our properties do not allow pets under any circumstances.

    We understand that in certain circumstances guests cannot be parted from their pet. We do accept small pets in the property you have reserved. The rate is $20 per day per pet.

    However, the following strict rules apply:

    1. Pets are strictly not allowed on the beds or the sofas. Please bring pet’s own basket/blanket for it to use
    2. It is mandatory for any pet accepted to be on a flea program.
    3. Without exception, you must “pick up” after your pet in the yard. City rules state that you must also pick up if you walk your dog on public property.
    4. If an unattended pet scratches a door or damages any other item in the house, that item will be replaced and the guest responsible will be charged in full for that item without exception.
    5. Pets are not allowed in the pool.

    Failure to adhere to our rules will result in your credit card being charged to correct the problem.

    Security Deposit Renter agrees that the credit card number provided at the time of reservation can be charged up to the sum of $1,500 in the event of damage or misuse occurring. Renter further agrees to be responsible for all damages in excess of this sum which will be determined if necessary by arbitration. Renter agrees that in the event of failure to agree either by arbitration, proceedings will be held in the Manatee County Court, or in the case of United Kingdom residents at the Courts in the borough of Carmarthen. After your departure Housekeeping checks the accommodation. Provided the accommodation is left in a reasonable condition and no items are missing or damaged, then your credit card will not be charged i.e. a broken dish or glass is acceptable and is part of the normal every day usage. The accommodation must be left in reasonable and clean condition or extra cleaning charges may be imposed. In the event it is found the accommodation incurred careless damage, requires excessive cleaning, or has missing items, the guest acknowledges and agrees their credit card will be debited to replace said items at the fair market price. Customer agrees to pay reasonable attorney fees and all court costs and expenses to enforce this agreement including appellate proceeds with or without legal proceedings. NB If the renter brings a pet, then Renter agrees that the credit card number provided at the time of reservation can be charged up to the sum of $1,500 in the event of damage or misuse occurring.

    Dogs are not allowed on the island’s beaches. However they are allowed on the sands of the causeway between the island and the mainland on the public beach area and there are miles of small roads around the island where you can happily walk your pet on a leash in the cool of our Florida evenings. Here are the best places to take your pet.

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