About this rental
Bring your boat and enjoy! This cozy canal front 4 bedroom 2 bath home is in a nice, quiet and convenient location close to the bay and only a 5 minute bike ride to the beautiful white sands of Anna Maria Island Beach. Also within a 5 minute or less bike ride are Anna Maria City Pier, where you can grab a burger and enjoy live music, as well as The Shops on Pine Avenue. Relax in this home's private pool or on the upper and ground level outdoor seating and eating areas...all with a canal view.
Within a 5 minute or less bike ride are the following: Anna Maria City Pier, The Shops on Pine, The Top-Rated Waterfront Restaurant, The Center of Anna Maria Island, Ocean Star Restaurant, The Porch Restaurant, The Sandbar Restaurant, Bayfront Park, The Donut Experiment, Harry's Grill, Ginny & Jane E's Cafe, and much more!! It's only a 10 minute walk to Pine Avenue where you can watch Movies in The Park on Tuesdays (seasonal) and buy fresh local produce at The Farmer's Market (seasonal). Further down Pine are restaurants and shops such as The Olive Oil Outpost where you can sample cheese and browse their wine selection. You can stop in Dips Ice Cream, located in front of the General Store, for a delicious waffle cone. Or if you want a waffle for breakfast, check out The Waffle Press. Stroll to the end of the City Pier where you'll find fish tacos, burgers, cold beer and more along with live music. While there be sure to visit the newly opened Mote Marine Science, Education & Outreach Center. And when you just feel like enjoying the beautiful Florida sunshine without leaving your vacation property, this home offers a nice private pool as well as upper and ground level outdoor seating and eating areas...all with a canal view.
Getting around the Island is easy whether by foot, bike, golf cart, trolley or car. In fact you can hop on the trolley at the City Pier and get on and off as you please since it stops along all the favorite spots including Pine Ave., Holmes Beach and Beach Street. If you want to rent a golf cart during your stay, be sure to contact AMI Beach Buggys in advance to reserve your vehicle!
Other fun things to do close by...explore Bridge Street where you can have a delicious meal at The Blue Marlin or drive along the coast through Longboat Key to famous St. Armand's Circle where more fun shopping and fine dining awaits. Would you like to spend time fishing, jet skiing, or horseback riding? All of these are available. You can even learn to do yoga on a paddle board. Want to venture off the Island? In March, take a trip to the ballpark to see the Pirates or Orioles up close and personal during spring training. Explore The Ringling Museum of Art and Ca' d'Zan - the magnificent 36,000 sq. ft. former home, located directly on Sarasota Bay, to John and Mable Ringling of Ringling Brother's Circus fame. Whether you fill your itinerary with many fun things to do, places to go and people to see or you simply enjoy our sun, surf and sunsets, your time on Anna Maria Island will be one to remember! By the way, all the domestic and international airlines fly into either Sarasota or Tampa.
Favorite Places To Eat
For Breakfast: North Shore Cafe, Minnie's Beach Cafe, Paradise Bagels, The Pourhouse, The Waffle Press, Ginny's & Jane E's Cafe, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, The Donut
Experiment, Peach's Restaurant, Mademoiselle Paris French Restaurant & Bakery
For Lunch: Scott's Deli, Hurricane Hanks, AMI City Pier Grill, Harry's Bar & Grill, The Ugly Grouper, Duffy's Tavern, Slim's, Skinny's, The Pourhouse, Smoqehouse,
Poppo's Taqueria, The General Store Deli
For Dinner: The Waterfront Restaurant, The Porch, The Sandbar, The Blue Marlin, The Beach Bistro, The Chateau, Rod & Real Pier, Anna Maria Oyster Bar, Tide Tables Restaurant,
The Starfish Company, Shore Longboat Key, Mar Vista Dockside, gRub Tropical BBQ, Isola Bella Italian Eatery, Ocean Star (service can be slow)
Pizza: Pizza Social, The Feast, Vinny's Italian Kitchen, Domino's
Desserts: Cheesecake Cutie & Cafe, Hometown Desserts (try the coconut key lime cake!), Dips Ice Cream, Two Scoops
Coffee: Fifty Three Fifty - The Pourhouse, The Donut Experiment, North Shore Cafe
Bars: The Doctor's Office, Freckled Finn Irish Pub, Decoy Ducks, Bortell's Lounge
If traveling to or from the mainland, the Manatee Ave. and Cortez Ave. bridges may open for boats quarter till and quarter after every hour so it's good to plan accordingly so as not to get backed up in traffic. Most restaurants fill up quickly in the spring and summer months. Some take reservations and some don't so it's good to plan ahead. Golf cart rentals can also become scarce during the busy seasons so it's good to reserve one well ahead of time such as from AMI Beach Buggys. The Center on AMI has all types of activities year round, including concerts, so be sure to check it out online prior to arrival. Some of the whitest sand and pure natural beauty lies at the most northern end of Anna Maria Island and is called Bean Point. The free AMI trolley runs approximately every 20 minutes from 6 am to 10 pm between The City Pier at the end of Pine Ave. and Bradenton/Coquina Beach. The main shopping areas are - Pine Avenue from Gulf Drive to the City Pier (shops are spread out as you go down the street), Holmes Beach (where Gulf & Marina Dr. intersect), Bridge Street (Bradenton Beach), and if you'd like to take a drive along the coast through Longboat Key - St. Armand's Circle (Lido Beach). Tide Tables and The Starfish Company are two very casual restaurants (just over the Cortez Bridge in Bradenton Beach) that have fresh seafood for a little less cost. If you want a good hamburger try Harry's, Duffy's, Skinny's, or The City Pier Grill. If you want an all-around affordable dinner experience... great cocktails, food and a nice atmosphere, try The Waterfront Restaurant. Ultraviolet rays are very strong on the west coast of Florida most of the year and it's especially easy in the spring, when it doesn't feel as hot and even on cloudy days, to quickly get a bad sunburn without realizing it so be sure to have sunscreen on hand!
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
First aid kit
Extra pillows and blankets
1 Full Futon
2 Single Bed
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Mar 21 2023 - Sep 21 2025
Cleaning fee: $350
Tax Rate: 12%
When booking this home for two or more weeks, a 10% nightly discount will be applied.
All reservations require a 25% deposit of the total rental amount which includes all applicable taxes, fees and the refundable (less any incurred damages) security/damage deposit of $500. This deposit is taken by Bark & Company Realty, Inc. at the time of the booking. Any remaining balance must be paid 45 days prior to the arrival date. See Rental Agreement for complete details.
Last updated September 21, 2023
Hosted by Nancy DeVirgilis
Member since 2023
About the owner: Bark & Company Realty manages this great property and has enjoyed building a trustworthy reputation by helping clients and guests on Anna Maria Island for the past 25 years. We look forward to hosting you and your family!
Hosted by Nancy DeVirgilis