This small island is the home of three small cities – Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach. It is known for its world class beaches and its friendly, casual atmosphere. No high rise hotels here, just charming homes and motels to ensure your stay, or your retirement is peaceful and relaxing.
Anna Maria has it all when it comes to play, shopping, parasailing, fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, boating, sailing, snorkeling, biking, walking, eating and much more – whatever you want, it’s all here on the island. Choose from casual tiki bars, family fun restaurants, casual coffee shops or elegant romantic dinners. If it’s breakfast you need, then try Ginni and Jane’s for their great coffee and do a little shopping in their quaint and unusual store. You’ll be sure to find something different. Lunching at the Rod and Reel at the very north end of the island is fun with peel and eat shrimp and a really cold beer! The Bridge Tender Inn has a casual outside bar, right by the water or if it’s ocean you want, then The Gulf Drive Cafe and Tiki Bar, or the Beachouse will give you fantastic views. For the evening, The Waterfront Restaurant is an ideal place for quality food and a wonderful atmosphere. The Island Time Grill is more casual and on the busy historic street circle where it is all happening. If you are looking for fine dining, The Beach Bistro, Patti George’s on Longboat Key, Euphemia Haye on Longboat Key. A drive to St Armand’s Circle will give you a plethora of bars, restaurants, and cafes to choose from. The most local restaurant is the Indian at the end of the street – very friendly staff, great authentic Indian food – dine in or take out. Whatever you are looking for, Anna Maria Island has it all – come and check it out!!
Check out some of the boutiques at the north end of the island and in the historic main street at Bradenton Beach. Put your car away for the week, you can get anywhere on the island, free of charge on the trolley. No more arguing about who is the “Designated Driver” you can walk to some great bars and restaurants, or hire bikes, or scooters if you want to explore further. An Island where you can spend long, lazy days on the beach and lively, romantic evenings at many of the local restaurants, all within walking distance of many amazing properties. Shopping, parasailing, fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, boating, sailing, snorkeling, biking, walking – whatever you want, it’s all here on the island.
I own a vacation rental property on the island so I know it well and would be more than happy to help you find your piece of paradise here too. Whether you are looking for a place for yourself and your family to live full time, use for vacations or for a rental investment, there are many to choose from and the rental market here is booming. Don’t delay, the island life may be slow but properties move fast on this sought-after island. Call me today 941 567 7753