ABC Baby Toddler equipment rentals is a fabulous resource for Anna Maria Island. They deliver equipment and pick it up on the day of your departure.
Baby Toddler Equipment Rentals
Be sure to ask for baby toddler linens when renting beds. Island Real Estate only offers standard bed linens. They are integrated into our office and deliver items to your vacation rental. Anything required is set up in your vacation rental home or condo. You can rent toddler beds, cribs, baby seats, strollers, swings, and toys. In addition to renting legos to life jackets for toddlers, they also rent bicycles, joggers, kites, beach umbrellas, and beach chairs. All items can be rented daily or weekly and most rentals are less than $40. ABC does have two locations, one in Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island and one location in Sarasota.
4519 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL, 34231
Holmes Beach rental guidelines are extremely complicated and this post is an introduction into Holmes Beach Rental information. It is critically important that you find a real estate professional that understands all zoning requirements for all three cities of Anna Maria Island. First lets start with zoning in Holmes Beach City and how it relates to rentability. Rentability in Holmes Beach can be defined in five general categories.
Rent nightly – 365 guests per year
Rent weekly – 52 guests per year
Rent monthly – 12 guests per year
Rent monthly – less than 12 guest per year due to condominimum bylaws
Rent annually – 6 months or more. Normally referred to as tenant.
Below is the current Holmes Beach Zoning map. I would ALWAYS suggest verifying the zone your property is in by calling Holmes Beach City hall and confirming what they have on record. The map is not 100% accurate from property to property however it does paint a picture for Holmes Beach zones.
R1 and R1 AA zones may only be rented for 30 days or more. There has been a great deal of discussion in the past that one guest per month is acceptable however the code does dictate 30 day minimums so if you are purchasing a Holmes Beach property for rental income be sure to utilize 30 day minimums as your reference for income to be sure you use a conservative approach rather than an aggressive approach when calculating potential revenue. The typical buyer for these zones is someone who would like to stay multiple months and perhaps rental income is nice to have but not necessary to fiscally maintain the property.
R2-R4 zones can be rented a minimum of 7 nights. Holmes Beach does have a vacation rental ordinance which requires annual inspections for vacation rentals in these zones. The typical buyer for these zones is someone who would like to rent the property weekly for the vast majority of the calendar. A word of caution if you anticipate living in the property or visit for multiple months. R2-R4 zones are primarily filled with seasonal vacation rental homes so your neighbors normally change weekly or monthly. If you require significant rental income for your Anna Maria Island property then consider the impact later if you plan to live at the property permanently or a good portion of the year.
A1 zones can be rented nightly and it is zoned for high tourism. It is up for discussion if A1 properties require inspections however in my humble opinion inspections are not required for A1 zones and not subject to the Holmes Beach Vacation rental ordinance. I must state again, this is my opinion however after several years I have not registered A1 properties via the vacation rental ordinance in Holmes Beach. The typical buyer for this area is someone who wishes to be close to the beach and maximize rental income as well as minimize maintenance on the property since the vast majority of properties in the A1 zone are condominiums.
C1 – C3 zones are primarily commercial areas of Holmes Beach which are not residential friendly. If you are considering a commercial property be sure to find a sales professional that has assited in the buying and selling of multiple commercial properties in Holmes Beach. This is extremely complicated and if someone is informing you that you may rent a C1 – C3 property on a seasonal basis then I strongly suggest more research at Holmes Beach City hall is initiated. I can help with commercial property as I have personally bought, sold and developed on Holmes Beach Commercial property.
Take note, if you plan to rent your Holmes Beach or Anna Maria City property. Each of the two cities currently require inspections on an annual or two year basis. Bradenton Beach is currently working to modify their ordinance to require much of the same. Why is this mentioned? If the property you are considering has not been rented since 2015 then “owner improvements” which have not been permitted may cause significant grief. Normally cities do not inspect properties unless there is a significant reason to do so. However, once the property is signed up for one of either two cities to enter the seasonal rental pool that will trigger an inspection. Ground level usage in an elevated home may require permanent removal by the city. For sure non permitted work will be found and the improvements that may be adding value to the property being considered may be required to be torn out upon the Vacation rental required ordinance.
Do yourself a favor and PLAN to register your property as a vacation rental in the appropriate city. DO NOT plan to slip under the radar as all cities have become fairly effective at finding vacation rental advertising and linking it back to the property.
Buy a property on Anna Maria Island as a seasonal vacation rental is very complicated. Be sure to use a full time real estate professional with your search. No weekend warriors or non Anna Maria Island Real Estate professionals. There is too much at stake and each city has complicated ordinance that can significantly impact value if all characteristics of the property are not taken into consideration. I have written a blog to help you find the right real estate professional however I know any of our full time sales professionals at Island Real Estate would love to help. Happy hunting and good luck. Larry Chatt
Anna Maria Island is the perfect place to experience kayaking! And with tons of local companies that rent them out and offer guided tours, it’s a breeze to get a hold of one.
Anna Maria Island Kayak Rentals are Fun
Kayaking is fabulous fun and great exercise. It is truly beautiful paddling around the gulf or bay side of the island with little man made noises. You may also walk away with a once in a life time dolphin or manatee encounter. Its fairly common and its best to ask the kayak operator for suggestions where to find the natural settings you crave. Kayak tours are fairly inexpensive and you gain a different perspective looking at properties, the shoreline, or canals from a kayak. There are several kayak rental shops on the island.
Address: This is a mobile kayak rental company that will come to you
Offers 24 hour and weekly kayak rentals
Fun and More Rentals:
Address: 5347 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Offers double and single kayak rentals
Address: 9800 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34209 (on the causway off Manatee Ave.)
Offers single and double kayak rentals
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
AMI rental equipment is a great way to enjoy this place like no other! White sandy beaches and a small town atmosphere with unique opportunities at every corner too!
AMI Rental Equipment
So now that you’ve arrived your noticing all these great ways to spend your time jet skiing, paddle boarding, biking and more. But where does one go to acquire these items? Here are some of the best rental companies on the Island.
Rentals on land
Bikes, golf carts, beach supplies and baby equipment can all be rented from both Fun and More Rentals and from Beach Bum Rentals. Both of these companies offer free delivery/pickup and excellent service.
Rent scooters and bikes hourly or daily from The Island Scooter Store
Also rent electric bikes and scooters hourly or daily from Segs by the Sea
Binoculars can be rented by the hour from AMI Bird Nerd to take in our varied avian wildlife.
Rentals on Water
Flyboards can be rented from Top Gun Flyboards for a truly unique experience.
Welcome Early Birds!
We know you’re eager for your vacation and waiting for the property to be ready can be frustrating. Please believe us – we want you to start enjoying our beautiful island just as soon as possible!!
After you have left your cell number with one of our team members, please relax and maybe try some of these fun suggestions to help best pass the time.
Thank you for your patience – we never want our cleaners or inspectors to sacrifice quality for speed.
• Traveling with a pet? Take them over to the Holmes Beach Dog Park behind our office on Flotilla Drive and let them run around! There is a separate area for small dogs, benches, water and shady spots. If you need more ideas then check out our top things to do on Anna Maria Island with a pet!
• Take a souvenir photo in the Anna Maria City Jail – no doors, no windows, no roof!
• Hop on the free trolley and take a tour of the island – you may see places you’ll want to visit during the rest of your stay!
• Ready for some retail therapy? Park on Pine Ave in Anna Maria or Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach and while you walk up and down the streets you’ll find gift shops, candy stores, gourmet specialty shops, jewelry and more!
• Hungry? Give these places a try depending on what you’re in the mood for: or check out our restaurant information page.
Duffy’s Tavern: best burgers and coldest beer since the ‘70’s!
Tortilla Bay: locally owned Tex-Mex with queso to die for!
Hurricane Hanks: pub grub, full bar and lots of TV’s to catch a game
Waterfront Restaurant: great seafood and outside seating available
AMI Beach Café at Manatee and the sand: traditional beach food plus kid menu
• Just want a snack? How about ICE CREAM!! Click the link and get our top 5 ice cream places on Anna Maria.
You will be checking in to your Anna Maria Island Vacation Rental before you know it!
The most Northern and generally quietest Pavilion area is located in Anna Maria City and named Anna Maria Bay Front Park. The Anna Maria Island Pavilion rentals 11 tables (seats approximately 88), 1 concrete counter, 3 small grills, and electricity. Restroom facilities and playground are nearby. This is a perfect gathering place for a large reunion, inexpensive wedding reception, or a mom’s group gathering spot.
To rent the pavilions, you can go to this site.
There are also lots of pavilion rentals just off Anna Maria Island in GT Bray Park. Visit our GT Bray Park information page for more information.
Palma Sola Gardens is just a few minutes off Anna Maria Island. The garden has two buildings that are offered for rent. They do offer their buildings for weddings. The garden is open to the public and there is a playground located in the gardens. The Sola Gardens is 10 acres in a micro-climate that offers frost free winters. This allows the volunteer staff to plant rare flowers and plants open to the public for viewing. If you enjoy botanical gardens and you are visiting Anna Maria Island it is a must visit. Just a few minutes of the island on Manatee Avenue, North on 75th street West, West on 17th street at 9800 North West 17th Street. The garden is open most days from 8 AM to dusk. Visit the Palma Sola Botanical Gardens website for more information.
Here are some more ideas of things to do while visiting Anna Maria Island.