Ground Floor Two Bedroom Condo Steps to Gulf of Mexico and Bay

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About the Property

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Property Type: Condo
  • Minimum Stay: 7 nights
  • Living Area: 1080 sq. ft.

This ground level walk out two bedroom two bath condo has just been totally renovated and recently redecorated. The condo features a comfortal coastal style that has been decorated by the owner. The condo sits midway between the Bay of Sarasota and the Gulf of Mexico. Runaway Bay offers many amenities including the largest heated pool on the island, tennis, fitness center, two saunas, bocce and shuffleboard. Addtionally the property has a large deck overlooking the Bay which can be used for fishing or just enjoying a cocktail at sunset. Our guests are welcome to enjoy the 13 acres of lush landscaping, ponds and fountains.
This property has over 91 very positive reviews on VRBO number 349304.

Unique Benefits

. I have tried to make our value proposition significantly different than many of the other properties on Anna Maria Island. Most importantly I am a full time resident of Anna Maria so I am available to assist all of my guests should they have any questions or special needs. Most of the properties on this island are serviced and maintained by property management companies which cannot provide the same level of individual attention to detail and servicing.

Why Kids Love It

Children love the many amenities and ongoing activities at Runaway Bay including fishing, tennis, shuffleboard, bocce, saunas and of course the fabulous beach.

Area Information

Centrally located on Anna Maria Island with easy access to the sandy beaches of the Gulf while at the same time a short walk or trolley ride to most resturants, bars and shops.

Attractions Within Walking Distance

Walk to many shops and resturants. Addtionally Anna Maria Island features a free trolley which covers the entire island. The trolley has a stop right in front of Runaway Bay.

Favorite Places To Eat

Bridge Street with shops, resturants and beach bars.

Inside Scoop

I took and early retirement from American Express Travel Service several years ago where I was a Global Director for Business Travel. Just prior to my retirement I had the opportunity to visit Anna Maria Island and immediately fell in love with its pristine beaches and old Florida charm. I purchased my first one bedroom condo and subsequently purchased 3 other condos all at Runaway Bay. I now own 1 one bedroom condos and 1 two bedroom condos at Runaway Bay.I have been blessed to be living on Anna Maria Island when I purchased a home 2 blocks from Runaway Bay. I pride myself in taking personal attention to the furnishings and amenities in my condos. I currently co own a meeting planning business, so I continue to be involved in many facets of the hospitality business. Throughout my career I have traveled all over the world and I have high exceptions of the accommodations that I stay in. I have these same expectations for all of my condos.
I was on the Board of Directors of Runaway Bay for 10 years until November 2016.
Most importantly I personally own and manage my units and it is not handled by an impersonal management company.

Amenities

  • Beds
  • 2 King Beds
  • Features
    • Air conditioning
    • Balcony
    • Beach chairs
    • Bed linens provided
    • Communal pool
    • Fitness room
    • Free WiFi
    • Heated pool
    • Heating
    • Internet
    • Kid friendly
    • Kitchen
    • Lanai
    • Managed by owner
    • Non-smoking
    • Parking available
    • Patio or deck
    • Porch
    • Screen porch
    • Towels provided
    • Water view
    • Wireless internet
  • Appliances
    • Blender
    • Cable / satellite TV
    • Ceiling fans
    • Coffee maker
    • Dishes & utensils
    • Dishwasher
    • DVD player
    • Freezer
    • Hair dryer
    • Iron and board
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor grill
    • Oven
    • Refrigerator
    • Stove
    • Telephone
    • Television
    • Toaster
    • Washer & Dryer
  • Nearby Activities
    • Bicycling
      (onsite)
    • Boating
      (onsite)
    • Canoeing
      (onsite)
    • Children's Pool
      (onsite)
    • Fishing
      (onsite)
    • Gym/Fitness Center
      (onsite)
    • Tennis
      (onsite)
    • Beach
      (< 1 mile)
    • Deep Sea Fishing
      (< 1 mile)
    • Grocery Store
      (< 1 mile)
    • Jet Skiing
      (< 1 mile)
    • Kayaking
      (< 1 mile)
    • Live Entertainment
      (< 1 mile)
    • Miniature Golf
      (< 1 mile)
    • Ocean
      (< 1 mile)
    • Parasailing
      (< 1 mile)
    • Playground
      (< 1 mile)
    • Sailing
      (< 1 mile)
    • Scuba Diving
      (< 1 mile)
    • Shopping Area
      (< 1 mile)
    • Snorkeling
      (< 1 mile)
    • Water Park
      (< 1 mile)
    • Water Skiing
      (< 1 mile)
    • Windsurfing
      (< 1 mile)
    • Horseback Riding
      (3 miles)
    • Aquarium
      (4 miles)
    • Bowling
      (6 miles)
    • Golf
      (6 miles)
    • Amusement Park
      (25 miles)
    • Casino
      (25 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities

I own and personally maintain my condo at the only true resort on Anna Maria

UNIT 176 AT RUNAWAY BAY -This is a two bedroom/two bath ground floor condo at Runaway Bay located at 1801 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach Fl .
I am continually upgrading my condos to insure that my guests expectations are exceeded both in the accommodations and their overall experience on the island. The Runaway Bay Complex features 13 acres and the largest heated swimming pool on Anna Maria. Additionally we have tennis courts, recreation room, sauna, exercise equipment, shuffleboard court, Bocce court, fishing pier, and two private accesses to the beautiful white sandy beaches.
Bradenton Beach just across the street.
This resort was voted best resort by Bradenton Herold for the past two years and has been featured in many national publications. This is a wonderful year round destination full of onsite
The condo has free WiFi and unlimited calling in the USA and Canada.

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
Apr 30 2022 - Dec 17 2022
$1,400 7 nights
Jul 10 2022 - Dec 17 2022
$1,450 7 nights
Dec 17 2022 - Dec 31 2022
$2,099 7 nights
Mar 12 2023 - Mar 19 2023
$3,799 7 nights
Mar 26 2023 - Apr 02 2023
$2,799 7 nights

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Fees:

Pet Fee under 20 pounds: $150
Cleaning Fee: $125

Tax Rate: 12%

Notes:

Weekly bookings are accepted from Saturday to Saturday only. Pet must be under 20 pounds and approved prior to booking

Tax ID:

cnd5105194

Availability

Last updated on July 22, 2022

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Map

Nearest Airport: Sarasota - 12 miles
Nearest Bar: Gulf Cafe - 300 feet
Nearest Beach: Anna Maria - 75 feet
Nearest Golf: Manatee Gulf Course - 6 miles
Nearest Restaurant: Gulf Cafe - 300 feet

Owner Info

Michael Bartone

Michael Bartone

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Retired executive with American Express Travel. Worked in the travel business for over 40 years so I understand travellers needs and expectations. I am self managing this property so there is no 3rd party involvment I have lived on Anna Maria for many years and it is my home.

Why this property? The property is the only true resort on Anna Maria Island. The resort has 13 acres of lush landscaping with Beach to Bay accesss. The apartment is a just renovated ground floor unit with easy access to the largest heated pool on the island, Gulf of Mexico and the Bay of Sarasota.

Calendar last updated: July 22, 2022

Links to more information:
CLICK HERE - Condo Website
CLICK HERE - Condo Video Tour

Guestbook comments from the owner:

Alicia G

Amazing Place!!!
Great place! It was 4 of us girls hanging at the beach for the week! This place has tons of space and everything you’ll need - I mean everything! I was extremely impressed with the amount of beach chairs and other beach accessories to choose from! Clean and pretty close to the beach! We didn’t get to dip in the pool - kept forgetting about it, but we spent time at the beach everyday! Thanks for a great stay! I’m sure we will be back next May!


May 2022

Great family condo
This was a perfect place for our family to stay. We loved how close it was to the beach. The condo was clean and quiet. Thank you, Michael, for sharing your home with us! We hope to return soon!


Mar 2022

Michael’s condo is extremely clean. The decor is fantastic! The location is great. Right across the street is the Gulf of Mexico. The trolley is right outside the property. Walking distance to many restaurants. Had a wonderful time just wish it was longer!


Jul 2021

Property was amazing, clean, comfortable, centrally located, right across the street from the most beautiful AMI Sunsets and wonderful restaurants. Mike was easy to contact, helpful from booking thru our April stay Would definitely refer renters and would surely return in the future!!! Thank you so much for a very enjoyable & much needed restful (semi-Post COIVID) west coast vacation!!!


Jun 2021

Woody

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:

What is the Bed Configuration

A:

Easch bedroom has a king bed with brand new mattresses with remote adjustable feature.

Q:

Why book this unit

A:

I have traveled for over 40 years worldwide and have very high expectations in my acccomodations. I have cared for my rental properties with the same expectations.

Q:

Do you have contactless check in?

A:

Yes you are given a private access code prior to check in which is used on the door keypad to access.

Q:

What is the Bed Configuration

A:

Easch bedroom has a king bed with brand new mattresses with remote adjustable feature.

Q:

Why book this unit

A:

I have traveled for over 40 years worldwide and have very high expectations in my acccomodations. I have cared for my rental properties with the same expectations.

Q:

Do you have contactless check in?

A:

Yes you are given a private access code prior to check in which is used on the door keypad to access.

Photos

  • View from Back Lanai
    View from Back Lanai
  • Ground Floor Two Bedroom Condo Steps to Gulf of Mexico and Bay #1
  • Ground Floor Two Bedroom Condo Steps to Gulf of Mexico and Bay #1
  • Ground Floor Two Bedroom Condo Steps to Gulf of Mexico and Bay #1
  • Ground Floor Two Bedroom Condo Steps to Gulf of Mexico and Bay #1
  • Ground Floor Two Bedroom Condo Steps to Gulf of Mexico and Bay #1
  • Ground Floor Two Bedroom Condo Steps to Gulf of Mexico and Bay #1
  • Ground Floor Two Bedroom Condo Steps to Gulf of Mexico and Bay #1
  • Ground Floor Two Bedroom Condo Steps to Gulf of Mexico and Bay #1
  • Ground Floor Two Bedroom Condo Steps to Gulf of Mexico and Bay #1
  • Ground Floor Two Bedroom Condo Steps to Gulf of Mexico and Bay #1
  • Ground Floor Two Bedroom Condo Steps to Gulf of Mexico and Bay #1
  • Ground Floor Two Bedroom Condo Steps to Gulf of Mexico and Bay #1
  • Ground Floor Two Bedroom Condo Steps to Gulf of Mexico and Bay #1
  • Ground Floor Two Bedroom Condo Steps to Gulf of Mexico and Bay #1
  • Ground Floor Two Bedroom Condo Steps to Gulf of Mexico and Bay #1
  • Ground Floor Two Bedroom Condo Steps to Gulf of Mexico and Bay #1
  • Ground Floor Two Bedroom Condo Steps to Gulf of Mexico and Bay #1
  • Ground Floor Two Bedroom Condo Steps to Gulf of Mexico and Bay #1
  • Ground Floor Two Bedroom Condo Steps to Gulf of Mexico and Bay #1
  • Ground Floor Two Bedroom Condo Steps to Gulf of Mexico and Bay #1
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  • Ground Floor Two Bedroom Condo Steps to Gulf of Mexico and Bay #1
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Reviews

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A lovely place for a perfect vacation!

I booked this condo for my children and their spouses to stay over Christmas, and it was even better than the listing information portrays. The space is decorated beautifully, and has everything you would wish for. My kids took advantage of the pool, the dock for fishing, the beach, and I am told that there was a lot of ping pong played!The host was very accomodating, and all in all, it was the perfect place to stay.

Stayed: Submitted: January 10, 2022

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Wonderful place to stay b

This condo was perfect in every way. It’s very comfortable and well supplied with linens ,beach equipment and more. It’s totally upgraded. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

Stayed: Submitted: November 12, 2021

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Absolutely perfect

My family and I had a wonderful time. The unit is absolutely beautiful. The owner was very accommodating and wonderful to work with. We booked again for next year.

Stayed: Submitted: July 20, 2021

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Absolutely perfect!

We just left Michael's absolutely fantastic condo in Runaway Bay. This condo has everything you could possibly need. Michael doesn't skimp on anything. There are more towels, sheets, dishes pots, pans, kitchen gadgets and bathroom accessories than anyone that I know would ever need. And plenty of paper products, dish detergent, laundry detergent, etc for the week for the 3 of us. It is probably the best stocked vacation rental we've ever had the pleasure of staying in. Loved having a washer and dryer. Everything works and is top of the line. The place was even better than the pictures. Very clean and Covid sanitized. Such a nice designer beach look and feel and very well laid out. And the location- just fantastic! You can't get any closer to the beach without actually being on the beach. The crosswalk that leads directly to the beach access is right in front of the complex, as is the trolley stop for the free trolley that runs the entire length of the island. You can walk to several restaurants and ice cream shops as well as Bridge St. That's about as convenient as you could ask for. We really didn't need the car to get around. I really liked being off the main road a little bit so that it was quiet and peaceful. The pool was just lovely, large and the perfect temperature. The dock at the back of the property was beautiful as well. I had my coffee there a few mornings and saw dolphins and tons of different types of birds almost every time. The parking right in front of the condo is very convenient. Runway Bay was super safe and quiet, and every person that we encountered was nice, friendly, and respectful. I would have been happy to move into Michael's condo and never leave! It is a great deal for all that you get, and Michael was easy to work with and super responsive. You found a great place- stop looking and book it!

Stayed: Submitted: December 01, 2020

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Above and beyond expectations

I can’t say enough about unit 176. It was decorated beautifully. Fully stocked with everything you could possibly need. The beds and linens were like staying at the four seasons. I highly recommend unit 176. Looking forward to my stay next year..

Stayed: Submitted: January 13, 2020

Owner response

Steven thanks for taking the time to review my apartment. I am new to Florida and feedback is very important for future guests. As I stated in my listing, I have traveled globally for both personal and business and I have very high standards and expectations in the accommodations. I maintain my rentals with the same philosphy. See you next year. Michael

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Date last modified: December 20th, 2020
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