Easter 2017 – Anna Maria Island Beach Rental SPECIALS!

Anna Maria Island Beach Rental Specials are a fantastic way to gather the family for the holiday. You won’t have to break the bank while enjoying Easter on Anna Maria Island!

Easter Special

Anna Maria Island Beach Rental SPECIALS!

Island Real Estate has some terrific specials going on. All of these deals cover Easter week from April 15-22. Most of these are 25% off your base rental fee, but some are offering 40%. Additionally, some of these beach rentals are also offering discounts now through May. Check out the list below, or head over to our Sunshine Special Page for more details on current promotions.

You’ll find a variety of homes to pick from to perfectly suite your vacation crew. These 8 beach rentals are spread across the island and include bungalows, villas and large single family homes too. You’ll find occupancy accommodating for groups as small as 6 all the way up to 14!

Peruse these deals and click on the name of the homes to view the full listing. This list is organized by occupancy from smallest to largest.

Key Lime Cottages East and West – 25% off

The Key Lime Cottage is a duplex accommodating 6 guests in each with 6 bedrooms and 4 baths total. Rent a single side or both for a fun island getaway. Both side have separate heated pools, and are less than 2 blocks to gulf beaches.

Anna Maria Island Beach Rental SPECIALS
Key Lime Cottages in Holmes Beach.

Blue Heron Beach House – 25% off

This 4 bedroom 2 bath bungalow is just a short walk to the beach with no major roads to cross! Blue Heron Beach House is great for families with a bunk bed, 2 twins and 2 king beds. You’ll love the heated lagoon style pool.

Blue Heron Beach House
Blue Heron Beach Housein the city of Anna Maria

Living the Dream – 25% off

Living the Dream is a gorgeous canal front luxury rental sleeping 8 guests. Recently updated, you’ll find an amazing outdoor bar and lounge, heated pool and your very own private patch of sand too! 4 bedroom 3 bath just a short walk to Tampa Bay beaches.

Easter beach rental
Living the Dream in the city of Anna Maria

Beachy Villa Vista – 25% off

This rental is less than a block from gulf beaches with well-appointed amenities. You’ll find everything for a luxury vacation for a large group or family. Enjoy the heated pool and spa and great outdoor entertainment area too.

Beachy Villa Vista
Beachy Villa Vista in Holmes Beach

Gulf Breeze – 40% off

Gulf Breeze is less than 2 blocks to gulf beaches and offers a great spot to relax in style. Enjoy the heated pool and spa with a lovely waterfall feature. The backyard pool table and entertainment area will have your entire family enjoying island life. Sleeps 12 with 6 bedrooms and 4.5 baths.

Gulf Breeze
Gulf Breeze in Holmes Beach

Coral Escape – 30% off

Coral Escape accommodates up to 12 guests comfortably with 6 bedrooms and 4 baths. You’ll be just a short walk to gulf beaches and free trolley stops. Enjoy the heated pool and spa plus pets welcome with pet fee.

Coral Escape
Coral Escape in Holmes Beach.

AMI Beach House – 25% off

This great beach house is well-appointed for a perfect vacation. You’ll love relaxing by the heated pool and spa, or walk over to the free trolley stops for sightseeing. No detail was overlooked in this home. Sleeps 12 with 6 bedrooms and 4.5 baths.

AMI Beach House
AMI Beach House in Holmes Beach

Waterfront Retreat – 25% off

Waterfront Retreat was made for entertaining a large group! This lovely canal front rental is just a short walk to Tampa Bay beaches. Enjoy the large kitchen, and bar over looking the canal. Sleeps 14 with 6 bedrooms 3 full baths and 2 half baths.

Waterfront Retreat
Waterfront Retreat in the city of Anna Maria.

Anna Maria Island Easter activities 2016

Anna Maria Island Easter

There are several activities going on for Anna Maria Island Easter Holiday. From egg hunts to brunch the island is the perfect place for your family gathering.

Anna Maria Island Easter
Happy Easter from Anna Maria Island!

Sandbar Easter Egg Hunt for Anna Maria Island Easter

The 30th Annual Sandbar Easter Egg Hunt will be held on the beach in front of Sandbar restaurant March 26th at 9am sharp. Refreshments will also be served at 8:30am. Bring your own baskets for collecting eggs, and meet in the weddings and event pavilion while everyone is arriving. After the kids make a mad dash for the eggs, line up behind the Easter Bunny for a parade down Pine Avenue to the Egg roll and Easter Bonnet Contest.

Additionally, enjoy Easter lunch or dinner on the 27th at the Sandbar with traditional Easter menu items along with fresh fish selections.

Pine Avenue Easter Egg Roll and Bonnet Contest

The Easter Egg Roll on March 26th is a fun time for kids with face painting, children’s activities and complimentary photos with the Easter Bunny too. During the egg roll there will be an Easter Bonnet contest for both adults and children. The kids contest winner will receive lunch for 4 at the Sandbar, and the adults contest winner will receive a two night stay at the Anna Maria Guest House on Pine Avenue. The Sandbar will also be providing food and refreshments while the activities are going on. The Easter Egg Roll will take place from 9:30am-noon, and the Bonnet Contest will be held at 10:30am.

Mar Vista Egg Hunt

Longboat Key’s Mar Vista Dockside restaurant will be holding their 28th annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10am on March 26th. Kids will be split up into two age groups for egg hunting. Stick around after the egg hunt for a delicious meal at Mar Vista!

G.T. Bray Egg Hunt

The G.T. Bray Egg Hunt is on March 20th from 2-4:30pm in Bradenton. The egg hunt will take place in the G.T Bray softball field at 5502 33rd Avenue Drive West. There is a $2 entrance fee per child to enjoy the egg hunt with activities to follow. Enjoy bounce houses, music, clowns, cotton candy and the Easter Bunny.  Information at 941-792-3462.

Bridge Street Bistro Easter Sunday Dinner

Finally, enjoy Roasted Leg of Lamb at the Bridge Street Bistro for Easter dinner March 27th from 1-8pm. In addition to Lamb, the regular dinner menu will be available. Call 941-782-1122 for information. The Bridge Street Bistro is located at the corner of Gulf Drive and Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach above Island Time Grill.

Anna Maria Island Family Vacation Rentals

Find the perfect holiday gathering place for the entire family with a spacious 4+ Bedroom Anna Maria Island vacation rental!

Anna Maria Island family gathering vacation rental
Coral Reef offers accommodations for up to 10 guests! Click on the image to learn more about this gorgeous family gathering place near the beach!

29th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Sandbar Restaurant

Sandbar Easter Egg Hunt on Anna Maria IslandAnna Maria – Join Anna Maria Island families for the 29th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Sandbar Restaurant on Saturday April 4th, where kids will search for Easter eggs in the sand and then March down Pine Ave with the Easter Bunny. The festivities start at 9am, but the Sandbar will be serving refreshments under the pavilion beginning at 8:30am, so get there early.

Following the egg hunt, the Easter Bunny will lead a walk down Pine Avenue where several more events geared towards both kids and their parents will be taking place. The Easter egg roll will begin when everyone has made the walk down Pine avenue and will end by 11am. There will also be a coloring station. At 10:30, the Easter bonnet contests will be held for both kids and adults. The first prize for adults will be a stay at one of the Anna Maria guest houses on Pine ave and the children’s first prize is lunch with four of their friends.

Sandbar Restaurant is located at 100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34216 and the phone number is 941-778-0444.

 

 

Easter 2014 Bunny fun at The Sandbar Restaurant

The day before Easter 2014 Sunday The Sandbar Restaurant will be hosting their 28th annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event is co-sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper.

Easter 2014

The Easter Bunny will be in attendance at 9 a.m. for the kids to enjoy. Refreshments will be served in the pavilion next to the restaurant starting at 8:30 a.m. The Easter egg hunt itself will start at 9 a.m.. The Easter Bunny will lead a parade down Pine Avenue. The parade will end at the Fifth Annual Easter Egg Roll and the Fourth Annual Easter Bonnet Contest.

Dara Caudill of Island Photography will provide complimentary pictures at the event, which also includes face painting, egg painting and dyeing. That will be happening all while DJ Chuck Caudill provides music and the always tasty AMI Donuts please the crowd with tasty fresh made donut bites.

Easter 2014 at The Sandbar Restaurant

 

2014 Easter Services on Anna Maria Island

Easter is just around the corner and there’s no shortage of Easter services and ways to celebrate it on Anna Maria Island. Whether a church service, or some Easter Bunny fun, there is something to do for everyone.

Early Easter morning everyone is invited to the Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach at 6:30am for the 50th All-Denominational Easter Sunrise Service. Bring a blanket or a chair to watch and sit and take the trolley if you can!

Church Easter Services

CrossPointe Fellowship

8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 778-0719. There will be a service on Good Friday at 7 p.m. and an Easter Sunday service at 9 a.m.

Episcopal Church of the Annunciation

4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 778-1638. Stations of the Cross at 5:30 p.m. on Monday through Wednesday, April 14-16; Eucharist and healing at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 17; Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. includes foot washing, stripping of the altar and the vigil in the garden; the vigil in the garden continues on Friday, April 18, at 8 a.m. and there will be a Good Friday service at noon entitled Seven Last Words. On Easter Sunday, they will there will be a Eucharist Rite 1 with music at 7:30 p.m., at 9 a.m. Rite II with music, a 10:15 a.m. Easter egg hunt and an 11 a.m. Rite II with music.

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 6778-1813. There will be a Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. on April 17, a Good Friday service at noon and 7 p.m. and on Easter, services at 8 and 10:30 a.m. plus a brunch and Easter egg hunt at 9 a.m.

Harvey Memorial Community Church

300 Church Street, Bradenton Beach, 779-1912, will hold a service on Easter at 9:30 a.m.

Roser Memorial Community Church

512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, 778-0414. will celebrate Palm Sunday April 13 at 9 and 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary. On Maundy Thursday, April 17, there’s a celebration of the Lord’s Supper with special music by flautist, Mary Deur, at 7 p.m. Good Friday, there is a service at noon. On Easter Sunday will be services at 9 and 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

St. Bernard Catholic Church

248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, 778-4769. There will be Holy Week Masses Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. and morning prayer all week at 9:15 a.m.

On Holy Thursday, April 17, there will be a Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m., an Altar of Reposition in the Chapel until 10 p.m. and a night prayer at 9:45 p.m. There will be no morning Mass on Good Friday, but there will be a Blessing of Easter Baskets at 10 a.m. and an Easter Vigil Mass at 8 p.m. On Easter Sunday, there will be Masses at 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., plus two at 10:30 a.m., one Mass in the church and one in the Parish Hall. Kids will be able to hunt for Easter eggs after the 10:30 Masses.

Church service list thanks to AMISun.com

Anna Maria Island Easter Bonnet Contest

easter bonnetDon’t miss you chance to be a part of the 3rd Annual Easter Bonnet Contest March 30th, 2013 on Anna Maria Island.  The contest will begin at 10am in the parking lot located at 315 Pine Avenue in the City of Anna Maria. The Easter Bonnet contest will have a 1st place winner for children and a 1st place winner for the adults. 1st place winner in the adults contest will win a 2 night stay at the Anna Maria Guest House on Pine Avenue. 1st place winner in the children’s contest will win a lunch party for 4 at the Sandbar Restaurant.  Check out our Easter Egg hunt information page.

For more information call 941-778-8710

Check here for this year’s Easter Worship Services Schedule.

 

Anna Maria Island – The Sandbar Presents The 27th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg HuntThe Sandbar presents The 27th Annual Anna Maria Island Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30 2013 9:00am. Then follow the Easter Bunny Down Pine Avenue to The 4th Annual Easter Egg Roll for lots of activities, prizes and surprises! Snacks and refreshments will be served at the event by the Sandbar & Donut Experiment until 12 noon. Then the 3rd Annual Easter Bonnet Contest will be held in front of Anna Maria Accommodations  at 10:30am. The Grand Prize for the Adult winner is a weekend stay at an  Anna Maria Guest House. The Child’s prize is 4 kid’s lunches at The Sandbar including Ice Cream Sundaes for the winner and 3 of his or her best friends.

The event is sponsored by the Sandbar Restaurant, AMI Sun, and Pine Avenue Restoration.

Here is the most up to date post on Sandbar’s Easter Egg Hunt.  This is an annual event and best to visit the Sandbar restaurant for accurate information for this EASTER.

The Sandbar Restaurant
100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34216
(941) 778-0444

Want more details on the holidays while visiting Anna Maria Island?  Worry no more, visit our Anna Maria Island Holiday information page.

Anna Maria Island Holiday Information

Anna Maria Island Holidays are always a little more special when you are on vacation. It also helps if you are on a beautiful island like Anna Maria. We have lots of family friendly things to do over the holidays, and lots of fun activities for the children. We overcome the no snow with a lot of Christmas activities that make up for none of the white stuff around.  This is Island Real Estate’s Anna Maria Island Holiday information page.  See below for details on each holiday.

Anna Maria Island holiday information

St. Patrick’s Day
Easter
Memorial Day
Independence Day – 4th of July
Labor Day
Thanksgiving
ChristmasHolmes Beach Parade
New Years

Island Real Estate provides restaurants open for each major holiday eAnna Maria Island Holidaysvery year.  If you don’t find the year you plan to visit Anna Maria Island try our restaurant blog page for more information.  We assemble this information each year and please feel free to contact us if you cannot find up to date information on the holiday activities this year.  If you are using another vacation rental company consider Island Real Estate.  We update our list of events each week for inbound guests.  It’s the little things in life that make a big difference!

Anna Maria Island restaurants and shops open Easter holiday

Anna Maria Island is a great place to visit all year around.  If you happen to be visiting during a holiday, finding a spot to have breakfast, lunch or dinner could be a frustrating process if you don’t know before hand what restaurants are open.  Hopefully this information will help during Easter and there is a fairly good chance that if these restaurants and stores are open for Easter, they will be open for other Anna Maria Island holidays as well.  Have a happy holiday and

Holiday Dining
Holiday Dining

here is to doing no dishes this year!

ANNA MARIA ISLAND RESTAURANT’S OPEN EASTER HOLIDAY

Beach Bistro – Dinner – Holmes Beach, Florida
Gulf Front elegant dining with casual dining available

Beach House – Lunch & Dinner – Bradenton Beach, FL
Gulf Front casual dining – you can eat right on the beach

Euphemia Haye – Dinner – Longboat Key, Florida
Elegant dining, huge assortment of desserts

Moveable Feast – Lunch and Dinner – Holmes Beach, Fl
Casual dining with plenty of holiday seating

Paradise Cafe – Lunch – Holmes Beach, East Bay Plaza
Order take out or small availability for dining in

Rod  and Reel Restaurant – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner – Anna Maria City
Bay front dining – casual – live sea-life daily

Sandbar – Lunch & Dinner – Anna Maria City, Florida
Gulf Front dining – walk right in from the beach!

Sign of the Mermaid – Three meals – Anna Maria city, Florida
Business Casual dining.  National award winning key lime pie.

Easter Holiday Treats
Easter Holiday Treats

Waterfront restaurant – Lunch and Dinner – Anna Maria City, Florida
Bay View business casual dining.  Reservations strongly suggested

OTHER BRADENTON STORES OPEN HOLIDAY’S

Albertson’s Supermarket – Bradenton, Fl

Sweetbay Supermarket – Bradenton, Fl

Walgreens – Bradenton, Fl – Open 24 hours

Bradenton, FL Easter Egg Dash

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If you have never witnessed 100’s of children running over a 100 feet to 36,000 Easter Eggs, come to Anna Maria Island for the Easter Egg Dash! Make the 10 minute drive out to G.T. Bray Park, in Bradenton, at 9:30am on Easter Sunday.

The Easter Egg Dash!

At G.T. Bray Park, they run an unbelievable operation where 36,000 Easter Eggs are laid out over 4 baseball fields.  They categorize children by ages to ensure the fairest of play.  This year they had 10 grand prizes.  The grand prize…a period of time in the Money booth.  Whatever you catch is yours and believe me there were not coins in the money booth.

Along with the Easter Egg dash they brought the Easter Bunny! The large pirate ship is sure to get everyone ready for the dash. We also enjoyed the blow up play areas and prizes given out.

My son recieved a prize for smiling and saying “please.”  If you just cannot wait until next year take a look at the pictures below.  It just might get you through the year but I dare you not to smile when staring at the pure elation on the children’s faces running towards the thousands of Easter Eggs.

Link to Easter Egg Dash You Tube Video

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