Meet Briana Gagnier

Hi there! My name is Briana and as a native of Upstate New York, I have been living on Anna Maria Island for a decade now. I adore everything about this special place and as the Vacation Rental Manager at Island Real Estate Vacations allows me to share and give the opportunity to others to also fall in love with the Island. When traveling to Anna Maria Island, whether you are a newbie or an experienced islander, the options of vacation homes can often be overwhelming. I thoroughly enjoy helping guests narrow down all the options to find the best option to accommodate everyone traveling and provide an unforgettable trip for everyone!

When I am not in the office helping others find their perfect vacation home, my passion is being on the water and fishing. Looking for the best seafood restaurant or best fishing charter? I can certainly help. Being a full-time resident on the island and a fan of all things food related, I love to recommend my favorite local spots! 

  • Looking for the best fresh and local seafood? Head over to Starfish Company Restaurant in Cortez, but make sure you bring cash as this local gem is cash only. This waterfront restaurant is surrounded by local commercial fishing boats and offers a one-of-a-kind authentic and local dining experience.
  • Can’t get enough? Head next door to the Seafood market where you can purchase the fresh catches that came from those exact boats that morning or the day before… Looking for a true island experience? 
  • Rod N Reel Pier offers unobstructed views of Tampa Bay where you can see Manatees, Dolphins and watch the fishermen reel in their big catch, all while enjoying a Grouper Sandwich and having a cold beverage!