2 Bedroom, 1 Bath (sleeps 6) - "Dolphin Watch" - 12108 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria
Sundrenched and colorful, Dolphin Watch is as beautiful inside as the landscape surrounding it. Which is something really special when you're directly on the flour soft, Gulf of Mexico beaches. Take in the vista of slowly rolling sand dunes and deep turquoise waters from all throughout the property.
Color is key at Dolphin Watch with décor that somehow can be invigorating and tranquil all at once. Serene sky blue sits in the background of a fluffy, white queen bed while rich, exotic orange adorns the walls of a guest room with two twins. (2) Bedrooms, (1) Bath, accommodates up to (6) people: 1 Queen, 2 Twin, 1 Sleeper Sofa. Coral walls in the bathroom will having you perking up in the morning, ready to start the daily grooming in front of a blue glass basin sink. The extra-large stand up glass shower gives plenty of room to wash your cares away.
Sink into luscious, coffee colored color couches in the living room and soak up a different kind of view on the large, Plasma flat screen TV. DVR is also available through the cable provider. Catch up on the last season of your favorite TV show or with everyone back home on your laptop. Free wireless internet is set up throughout the property.
When you’re ready to get out and explore the rest of Anna Maria Island, hop onto the free air conditioned trolley and ride it down through Holmes and Bradenton Beaches. You will be within walking distance of the famous Sandbar Restaurant, but get your order to go so you can enjoy one of the best tables on the island right outside your back door. Watch the sun melt away like the butter over your lobster on a private wooden patio.
Anna Maria City also offers several historical points of interest. Check out the vintage City Jail or Island Museum off Pine Ave. The Rod N Reel Pier gives you the opportunity for fresh local seafood, whether you want to buy it by the pound or catch it yourself.
Over the course of a week, you’ll spot parasails, boats, and porpoises out your windows, with a million dollar view of every sunset. Anna Maria Island is notorious for a crimson, purple, and golden light show at the end of every day and you won’t find a better vantage point than this. Yellow walls and open windows frame the scene from your living room, kitchen, and dining room. The open layout brings sunshine and scenery to everyone no matter where you’ve made yourself comfortable.
Start planning your holiday to this gulf front vacation rental in Anna Maria City. After a week at Dolphin Watch, you’ll have a smile as wide as our porpoise friends. Book with Island Real Estate today!
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The house is wonderful!
"The house is wonderful! We do not want to leave!""
Please reserve for me the next 2 years!!!
My son and I loved the house and the location. It was just the right size for the two of us. We cooked in almost every night, sat at the dinning room table or the outside dining area, keeping an eye on the sky for sunset. We lounged on the beautiful beach each day, taking long strolls around the northern tip of the island, seeking out seashells. My son spent a few days exhausting himself on a skim board. I think I read 3 books.... a wonderful time!"
We had a very nice stay and plan to return:
"Thanks to several of the Island Realty staff for your assistance in arranging our stay. "
"We have rented through your office 5 times and have always enjoyed our stays!"
"Trouble free stay - very happy!"
"We came to stay here during a major storm, while were bummed about not getting much beach time, the house was beautiful, clean, and comfy-like-home! We were literally stuck inside for 4 days straight and because this house was so lovely, and fully equipped...we all had a wonderful time. My husband and 9 year old son played football on the playstation. My daughter and I did some baking and we all watched the storm through the panoramic view of the gulf! Beautiful Home!"
"Loved it! Amazing week in spite of the cold temperatures. Thank you."
"This is a wonderful property and we enjoyed our stay. We plan to come back to this location."
"This was the best accommodation we ever stayed in! The panoramic view is fantastic. The rooms are lovely equipped. We loved it! See you soon. Thank you so much for your great work!"
Temple Terrace, Fl
"Great place, terrific view!"
"Beautiful property - suffice to say we didn't want to leave!"
Milford, New Hampshire
"Island Real Estate was very helpful, they removed the tarp that was noisy in the wind *immediately* upon our mentioning the problem. Thanks!"
"Perfect location- we will return to 12108!!"
"We love the house, it is absolutely adorable! The location is perfect. It is our new favorite place on the Island! Hope to see you next year!"
Grand Rapids, MI
"What a wonderful place to stay. Will definitely return in the future."
San Francisco, CA
"Lovely sweet yellow cottage with the perfect location! We had the most wonderful time- thank you!"
"Great location & cottage helped us cope with the cold weather."
Myakka City, FL
"When I walked in the house, all I could say was WOW! Very comfortable. Furniture and linens clean and cared for. Everything was provided."
"We had a wonderful stay. Everything was very clean & well cared for."
"We loved it here! We would love to come back. House had more than expected."
"We love the position of 12108 on the beach, in the dunes, and close to The Sandbar resturant, yet very private & quite!"
Winter Garden, FL
"Love the colors, nice floor, warm feeling- bright- wonderful. Good size for single family of 4. Also nice TV & great to have WiFi and DVR. Nice windows."
"Wonderful house- can\'t wait to stay here again- hopefully next year!!"
"Es war ganz wunderbar hier auf AMI. Unser Haus war großartig. Vielen Dank für alles!"
"This property is amazing! We loved our stay!"
"Property met or exceeded expectations developed over years of experience in renting beach properties in Florida and North Carolina...We would again rent this property. We came to the island without reserving lodging in advance. We set out on an adventure and found it. Thank you."
"Very nice stay. Love this property. Hope to rent again. Will recommend to friends. Love the WI-Fi internet."
"I've rented many beach houses and this has by far been the prettiest and cleanest. The robes were great. So was the telescope."
"Again, an excellent experience. I\'m very impressed with your cleaning crew - They do A++ work!"
"Another great vacation at this adorable beach house!! See you again next year!"
"As always we loved it. Enjoyed the table and chairs outside - we were able to spend more time outside. See you next Spring at 12108 Gulf and 207 Coconut this Fall."
"What an extraordinary rental property - perfect for my vacation. I hope I can come again to this lovely home, a PERFECT vacation for me; rest, renewal, sun. Thanks for being apart of that!"
"Your staff was especially helpful this time, as I had some logistically juggling to do! Thank you!"
"It was again 'paradise on earth'! Shopping, dining, going to the beach - everything is great and completely without any stress! We love it!!! Thanks again for your great work! AMI & Island Real Estate ROCKS!!"
Does this property have a view of the Gulf? Does it have its own beach access path?
Asked On 09/15/2015 Answered on 09/16/2015
The house sits right on the beach with water views. There is no beach path. Just cross the sand to reach the water.
Does the entire house have central air conditioning? Where are the washer and dryer located? Where is the trolley stop in relationship to the house? Is a car necessary? Can you post a map depicting location of the house?
Asked On 06/14/2016 Answered on 06/14/2016
Yes the home is completely under airconditioning. The washer and dryer are in the room off the kitchen. There is a trolley stop on Pine Avenue which is only a houses away. There is a map tabe on the property page for this house where you cn also see the satelite view.
Hello, we are looking for a nice place to take out pup with us. Is the beach pet friendly?
Asked On 11/12/2016 Answered on 11/14/2016
The house is pet friendly but not the island beaches. However, there is a dog park on the island located on Flotilla Drive close to the Holmes Beach City Hall.
The causeway beaches along Manatee Avenue are pet friendly.
Is there parking?
Asked On 01/06/2017 Answered on 01/10/2017
Yes, this home has parking for two vehicles in the driveway.