Holmes Beach City Rental investment information

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.

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 essentially be rented once per 7 day period.  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

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Anna Maria Island Kayak Rentals

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.

Anna Maria Island Kayak rentals
Anna Maria Island kayak rentals are a fun and unique way to explore island waterways.

 

 

Beach Bums: 
Address: 427 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34216
Phone: (941) 778-3316
Offers kayak rentals and kayak tours

 

Kayak Jacks:
Address: This is a mobile kayak rental company that will come to you
Phone: 941-538-1448
Offers 24 hour and weekly kayak rentals

 

Fun and More Rentals:
Address: 5347 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Phone: 941-462-2719
Offers double and single kayak rentals

 

Surferbus:
Address: 9800 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34209 (on the causway off Manatee Ave.)
Phone: 941-527-6355
Offers single and double kayak rentals

 

Happy Paddler:
Address: They use several different local launch sites, no set address
Phone: (941) 773-1920
Offers single and double kayak rentals, as well as kayak tours

 

 

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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AMI Rental Equipment

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

Boats can be rented from Anna Maria Island Boat Rentals and the Bradenton Beach Marina

Jet skis can be rented from H2O water sports  and Wavesplash Watersports

Kayak tours and rentals are available from Fun and More Rentals , Beach Bum Rentals , and Happy Paddler Kayak Tours

Exotic rentals

Flyboards can be rented from Top Gun Flyboards for a truly unique experience.

Parasailing can be done through Yolo Parasail  as well as Bradenton Beach Parasailing

 

AMI Rental Equipment
Kayak Rentals take visitor around the Intracoastal waterways.

Arrived early to Anna Maria Island – need to wait for check in – now what to do?

Early Birds to Anna Maria Island
Early Birds to Anna Maria Island

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!  Anna-Maria-Island-Restaurants
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 10 ice cream places on Anna Maria.

Holy Cow on East Bay Drive: ice cream plus fun gift shop Ice Cream Sundae
Two Scoops in Bayview Plaza: ice cream and fancy coffees
Dips on Gulf Drive: ice cream and lots of old fashioned candies

You will be checking in to your Anna Maria Island Vacation Rental before you know it!

Anna Maria Island Pavilion Rentals

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 include 13 tables which seat 104, 1 double grill, 2 small grills, restroom facilities are nearby. This is a perfect gathering place for a large reunion, inexpensive wedding reception, or a mom’s group gathering spot.

Sarasota bay

Anna Maria Island Vacation Rental Info

Anna Maria Island Vacation Rentals – (FAQ) Frequently Asked Questions

Anna Maria Island Beach Vacation Rental
Anna Maria Island Beach Vacation Rental

What Accommodations are offered on Anna Maria Island?

There are very few hotels on Anna Maria Island.  They can be very difficult to find and when they are found availability can be difficult to find.  There is one Bed & Breakfast on Anna Maria Island we highly recommend, the Harrington House Bed & Breakfast receives rave reviews and we strongly recommend it for guests looking for a romantic getaway.  Vacation Rentals are the most prevalent Accommodation option for visitors to Anna Maria Island, Florida.

What is a vacation rental?

Vacation rentals on Anna Maria Island could be a home, condominium or Multi-Family all rentals.  Vacation rental homes are a growing accommodation option for travelers all across the world. Vacation Rentals offer a fantastic value for families, extended families, friends and groups.  Anna Maria Island Vacation rentals allow visitors to stay under one roof while providing considerably more space than a hotel room.  In many instances, amenities found in Island Real Estate’s inventory offer more choices than your normal home.  Playstations, Big screen TV’s, unlimited long distance, wireless internet, outdoor bars, tiki huts, pool tables, and much much more.
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Palma Sola Botanical Gardens is a great Anna Maria Island venue

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.

Palma Sola Botanical Gardens is just off Anna Maria, Fl

Gorgeous flowers and trees can be found at the Palma Sola Botanical Gardens.

Playground at Palma Sola Botanical Garden

Playground is great for Children Visiting!

Palma Sola Gardens Clubhouse

 

 

Anna Maria Island Maps–Addresses Beginning in 6-9

Click on the link to allow Google Maps to assist you in finding directions to your Anna Maria Island vacation rental home.

602 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

606 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

611 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

619 Rose St, Anna Maria, Fl 34216

620 Rose Street, Anna Maria, FL 34216

6301A Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, FL 34217

6301 B Holmes Blvd, Holmes Beach, Fl 34217

632 Emerald Lane, Holmes Beach, Fl 34217

6407 Gulf Dr., Unit A, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

6407 Gulf Dr., Unit B, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

700 Jacaranda, Anna Maria, FL 34216

7100 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, FL 34217

717 Jacaranda, Anna Maria, FL 34216

721 North Shore Drive, Anna Maria, FL 34216

730 Holly Road, Anna Maria, FL 34216

7302 Palm Drive, Holmes Beach FL, 34217

738 North Shore Drive, Anna Maria, FL 34216

744 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria, FL 34216

748 North Shore Dr, Anna Maria, FL 34216

779 Jacaranda Rd., Anna Maria, FL 34216

801 North Shore Drive, Anna Maria, FL 34216

810 North Shore Drive, Anna Maria, FL 34216

838 South Bay Blvd, Anna Maria, FL 32416

871 North Shore Drive, Anna Maria, FL 34216

890 North Shore Drive, Anna Maria, FL 34216

901 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria, FL 34216

Rental Division Team…Island Real Estate of Anna Maria Island

Larry Chatt

As all leaders know, it takes a strong team to follow through with a vision.  The “organizational” vision was to supply a rental service that is superior to our competition.  The team continues to take constructive criticism from Owners, Guests, Vendors, Internal Sales Associates, and finally myself.  I demand never-ending-improvement from our team and they consistently accept the challenge.  When you create an environment of continuous improvement, it spreads like wild fire.  Just a few days ago I overheard a Reservationist inform an incoming guest that her porter service would arrive in minutes.  Porter service?  The team then informed me that a guest made a special request and they made it happen.  I am extremely proud of our rental team.  I want to thank each team member for the personal sacrifices they have made on behalf of Island Real Estate and thanks to their hard work and efforts we continue to re-define “service.”  After all, we take the business of creating life-time memories pretty serious.
Thank you Island Real Estate Team! ~ Larry Chatt, Broker Island Real Estate

Meet our Rental Division Team….

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