Community Center on Anna Maria Island

Center of Anna Maria Island

The Center of Anna Maria Island, located in Anna Maria City, is a non-profit community center open Monday – Saturday.  The Center provides an abundance of different human service needs for children, seniors, and every age group in-between.

Whether you’re looking to take up a karate class with the whole family, or get out of the house by-yourself for the Center’s yoga class, there are tons of fun activities to take part in for everyone.

Along with the variety of classes taught there (Meditation, Cycling, Tai Chi, etc.), they also provide an awesome before and after school program, summer camps (ages 5 – 14), and different recreational sports.

Becoming a member is easy, and a great way to meet new people. You can get individual annual passes, or a family pass for only $105 a month. If you’re visiting Anna Maria Island for a vacation, the Center also does daily, weekly, or monthly passes.

 

Address: 407 Magnolia Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34216
Phone: (941) 778-1908

Anna Maria City Real Estate property investment information

If you are searching for a real estate investment in Anna Maria City and you are interested in earning rental income on your investment then look no further.  The following Anna Maria City rental information is intended to help buyers with zoning and deed restriction information.  Frankly Anna Maria City as well as Bradenton Beach are significantly different than Holmes Beach when it comes to zoning and rentability.  Let’s first make sure we define “Anna Maria City” property areas.  Anna Maria City property starts at Beach Avenue and angles it’s way to the South East along White avenue then follows a trajectory backwards towards Oak.  Best bet, consult the zoning map posted at Anna Maria City Hall.  For convenience I have provided the most recent Anna Maria Zoning map.   When reviewing the map, take note of Residential, Retail over Residential and Commercial zones in Anna Maria City.

Zoning:   With the exception of Residential over Retail (ROR) and Commercial zones which are primarily along Pine avenue and Gulf Drive, rental options for your potential Anna Maria City property are relatively easy.  Anna Maria City allows for nightly rentals.  Please be aware, while the city allows for nightly occupancy I strongly suggest that frequency is not followed.  Nightly rentals can cause a significant disturbance in the community.  I strongly suggest when purchasing any real property on Anna Maria Island that all income considerations are done using weekly rental estimates.  If you wish to rent in longer periods of time such as monthly or annually all section of Anna Maria City are open to such rentals with little to no restrictions.

Deed Restrictions; location and new construction:  It is important to note there are several areas within Anna Maria City which have deed restrictions which do limit both the number of times the real property can be rented as well as the length of time.  Most location Deed restrictions are located along the beach.  Unfortunately there is another set of restrictions which are more random throughout the City of Anna Maria.  Several years back, Anna Maria City provided permits to build for mostly homes larger than 4 bedrooms if the owner signed a deed restriction which limited the frequency the property could be rented.  The seller and real estate professional must disclose this information however it is best to ask during your review of the property are in place.  If Deed restrictions are provided to you at time of contract it is imperative you seek legal advice to review all restrictions to assure you may use your new found property as intended.

Occupancy Restrictions:  So we have established most of the City of Anna Maria can be rented weekly, monthly and annually.  There are some exceptions but 95% of Anna Maria City property has significant availability to rent.  There is one last set of circumstances to be concerned with, Occupancy restrictions.  Anna Maria City currently allows for two occupants per legal bedroom up to a 4 bedroom property.  For less than 4 bedrooms there is latitude to allow an additional 2 occupants.  Beyond 8 occupants there are limited options for weekly rentals in Anna Maria City.  The bottom line, if you are serious about seasonal renting and you are considering an Anna Maria City property then it is critical you research the occupancy allowed for the specific property.  Allowed occupancy is not zone related in Anna Maria City but litigation related.  If the property owner filed Bert Harris litigation in 2016 or beyond and won, that specific property will be grandfathered to allow for more occupancy than standard.  Of course occupancy and seasonal rental income have a direct relationship.  More occupancy typically provides for more income.  Less occupancy allowed means less income.

Anna Maria City Real Estate professional:  Hopefully our Anna Maria City Rental information provides an idea that a little knowledge can be very dangerous when purchasing a property in Anna Maria city as well as Anna Maria Island.  Please be sure you utilize an experienced Anna Maria Island real estate sales professional.  No weekend warriors allowed!  Do not utilize a friend located in another area of Florida to save a little commission or “throw them a bone.”  I have numerous horror stories that a new owner’s intention for a property was not allowed because experienced professionals were not used during the buying process.  This can happen to you!  It all starts with a real estate sales professional that provides accurate information as well as referrals to local experienced general contractors, bankers, inspectors, accountants and lawyers.  Sure, your best bet is just to utilize an Island Real Estate sales professional however if you want to perform your own research then visit our blog to help find the right Anna Maria Island sales professional.

I hope my Anna Maria city rental information page is helpful in assuring you find your “peace of paradise.”  Here is a link to the Anna Maria City Vacation Rental information however I would caution if this is your primary plan to assure you purchase the right piece of Anna Maria City property, stop NOW.  Your strategy is flawed.  Don’t go it alone,  you need a LOCAL real estate professional to help in your search.

Thanks for visiting – Larry Chatt

 

 

 

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Walk to Anna Maria Restaurants

Anna Maria Island – Walk to Anna Maria Restaurants if you are in the mood for a dinner out. You don’t have to leave the island or WALK very far from any of our Anna Maria Island vacation rentals with the wide selection of restaurants our little paradise has to offer.

There are several ways to find out about all the good Island eateries on our website.  We have top ten lists from our local Island Real Estate rental team.  Find the best “Happy Hour” or click here for Waterfront Dining choices.

Let’s take a look at the North end or Anna Maria City.

This cluster of restaurants is on the bay side:

The Rod ‘n Reel Pier Restaurant, famous for its breakfast omelets and grouper sandwich
The Anna Maria City Pier Restaurant (lunch and dinner)
The Waterfront Restaurant (lunch and dinner)
Two Scoops in the Bayview Plaza (ice cream and other treats)
The newly opened Ocean Star on the very end of S Bay Blvd (Sushi bar)

Take a stroll to these restaurants from the following Anna Maria vacation homes:
838 South Bay Blvd
Sangria Sunrise
509 South Bay
Living the Dream
My Sisters Beach House
Grant’s View
Sassy Seahorse
Down by the Sea
801 Jacaranda Road
871 North Shore Drive
The Palms
Grande Haven

You will find more restaurants along the main streets of Pine Avenue and Gulf Drive:

Pine Ave Restaurants:

Vinny’s and Cheryl’s Italian Kitchen (lunch, dinner)
Poppo’s Taqueria (lunch, dinner)
The Donut Shop (breakfast – 1 pm)
General store (sandwiches, snacks)

Hop over from these rental properties in the Island Real Estate program:
Garden Cottage
405 Spring Avenue
414a Magnolia
414b Magnolia
Casa Calienta
209 Palm Avenue
215 Fir Ave
316 Harden Avenue

Gulf Drive Restaurants:

Rudy’s Subs
Ginny’s and Jane’s (coffee, sweets)
Harry’s  Grill
Sign of the Mermaid (lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch)
The SandBar  (lunch, dinner)
Slim’s  Sportsbar (lunch, dinner)
Bortell’s  (bar)
Dips Ice cream

 

Take a short stroll from any of the following vacation rentals:

Dolphin Watch
207 Coconut Avenue
Casa Campo Amor
118 Palmetto Avenue
Bungawillow
108 Willow Avenue
Honeywood House
105 Mangrove Avenue

 

Anna Maria Island Activities, Day Trips, and Things To Do

Sailing On Anna Maria IslandDiscover the old Florida charm of Anna Maria Island with a plethora of activities in a gorgeous natural setting.  Plan a day trip to go Parasailing, boating, paddle boarding, or take a guided SEGWAY tour of the island. You can rent just about anything on Anna Maria Island from bikes to beach toys.

Anna Maria Island has plenty of retail recreation as well; jump on the free Anna Maria Island Trolley for your perfect day of shopping, dining, looking for seashells or a quite walk on the beautiful sugar sand beaches.

Both Manatee Public Beach and Coquina Beach are excellent spots for an afternoon volleyball game with friends, family, or a cold draft beer. If you’re looking for the perfect picnic spot, check out Bean Point, or Bay Front Park in Anna Maria.

Anna Maria City PierOn the north end of Anna Maria Island, is the famous Anna Maria City Pier built in 1911 to accommodate steamers bringing the crème de la crème from Tampa and St. Petersburg to Anna Maria Island shops and restaurants before the first bridge was built to the island.

And on the other end of the Island, in Bradenton Beach is Bridge Street a great place for walking, Shopping, Dining, Family Activities, and breathtaking views of both the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay.

If you decide to venture off the Island, check out the activities and events in Bradenton, Sarasota, Tampa, or even a day trip to the theme parks in Orlando. Whatever you decide to do, slow down and savor it. You’re on island time.