Anna Maria Island Villas to Rent
Anna Maria Island is a barrier island, seven miles long, located at the southern entrance to Tampa Bay. Bounded by the Gulf of Mexico to the west, with its beautiful warm turquoise waters and cool white sugar sand beaches and, to the east on the Bay side is the Anna Maria Sound lined by mangroves. Access on to the Island is via bridges from the mainland (Cortez, Bradenton and Longboat Key).
Anna Maria Island has three cities, Anna Maria City, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach. Anna Maria City is on the north end of the Island and has the City Pier, Holmes Beach is located on the central point of the Island and is the home of the Manatee public beach and Bradenton Beach is situated at the southern part of the Island and features the historic Bradenton Beach City Pier and historic Bridge Street with its unique shops and miniature golf course.
Anna Maria Island is a beach lovers dream and retains the charm of old laid back Florida with boutique style shops, homemade ice cream, Tiki bars and quaint local restaurants. There is a Publix Supermarket and a free Trolley bus that can drop you at one of many locations around the Island for shopping, dining or exploring.
Sarasota, St Petersburg and Bradenton are close by with Orlando and Disney only a 2 hour drive away.
Start your day watching the sunrise overlooking Tampa Bay then, after a day relaxing on the beach watching the dolphins play, or a manatee or ray swim by, sip your favourite sundowner as you watch the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico.
World famous beaches like Manatee Park Beach and nearby Pine Avenue with it's shops, galleries and restaurants. Why try the Grouper sandwiches or rent a kayak and go dolphin spotting, there is so much to do.
We have a selection of luxury beach front condos and vacation rentals direct via the owners.