Wally Lambs – Beach Reads Anna Maria Island

“We Are Water” by author Wally Lambs is a heart warming novel about family, marriage, and how strong a human can be in a time of a tragedy.

Wally Lambs We Are Water

This alternating character perspective book will have you glued to your chair in your own world. You’ll forget you’re even on vacation at all! This story truly grabs the readers attention and will have you hooked on the first page.

Told from many character’s perspectives, this book is thrilling to read. Dealing with family, divorce, marriage and understanding you won’t want to put this down.

To read a full description check out the Amazon page, I don’t want to give any of this novel away! Wally Lambs We are Water

With toes in the sand, there is nothing better than a good beach read. Just make sure you put on plenty of sunblock too!

For more great beach reads check out the IslandReal.com local scene page. From time to time we update our blog with great things locals are reading.

How to Use the Island Real Estate Remote Entry System

The island Real Estate remote entry system is easy to use and convenient too! Our manual key box and wireless remote entry systems are something new. We’ve implemented this to help you get started with your vacation as soon as possible. No driving through traffic and waiting in our office to get your key, just head to your vacation haven, take your shoes off and start relaxing on Anna Maria Island.

island real estate remote entry systemIsland Real Estate remote entry system:  

The code to enter your property is automatically fed into the remote lock and is ready to use at 4:30 PM EST on the day of your arrival. It also stops working at 10AM on the day of your departure. This is automatic and there is no human intervention required. Simply enter the code and you are set to go.
Manual Box Entry:
The key to your property will be stored in a manual lock box on the property. At 4:30 PM on your day of arrival, enter the code into the Manual Entry Key Block and retrieve your property key. Upon your departure, just return the keys to the Manual Key Box and head on your way. Simple!

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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Anna Maria Island Free Wi-Fi Wireless locations

Anna Maria Island Wireless Hotspots
Anna Maria Island Wireless Hotspots

Anna Maria Island is known as “old Florida” on the Gulf Coast however we have plenty of businesses that offer Wi-Fi hot-spots.   Hopefully you need internet for visiting Island Real Estate’s Anna Maria Island’s informative website and it is not for WORK.

Now to the good stuff, where is wireless offered free?  Most of the list currently encompasses Anna Maria City and Holmes Beach but we will continue to add to the free wireless access list.  Please comment if you are aware of more locations and will modify our listing.

Ginny and Jane E’s which is located in Anna Maria City *

Holmes Beach Island Branch Library *

* Locations have computers available if laptop is not available.

Just remember….your on vacation to relax.

No Brainer Property Investment on Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island single residential real estate even after our 2006-2007 correction appreciates at 7% year over year on average.  So if you can find an investment that pays for itself through vacation rentals, life is really good!  Right?

On Anna Maria island vacation rentals are extremely popular.  Anna Maria Island is located on the Gulf Coast of Florida Island Real Estate of Anna Maria Island logoand there are two buildings above 37′ and that is it…no more.  So no chain hotels which lends itself to an very good vacation rental market.  We have seven miles of Gulf Coast and about two miles of the Tampa Bay Coast and the island at its widest point is about 10 blocks.

Let’s use rough figures for now.  Let’s say there is a there is a 4-5 bedroom on the market for $1,000,000.  It’s  2 blocks to the Gulf which means it should rent fairly well.  There is no pool but a GOOD pool would cost $50k and furniture, fix up would be another $50k….so up front capital of $100k down, and $100k for pool etc…$650,000 mortgage should be about $4,000 per month, property taxes $10k/yr, insurances $10k/yr, op costs $500/month.  So, carry the one, hmm, hmm, yup if I did my math correctly $3400 expenses per month including DEBT expenses.

Now for gross income.  The gross income on similar properties would be at least $55k with an UPSIDE of $65k minus a commission of 20% for management.  Lets remain conservative, income AFTER commission = $44k.  Income per month ——-$3666 per month.  Ta Da!!!

So, expenses per month INCLUDING DEBT service = $3400
NET Income per month                                         = $3666

Lets just call it break even.

In summary, for $170k in capital you too can create a 10% deferred savings account of $1,100,000 that you can cash out in 10 years.  That’s almost 6.5 X your original investment of $170k!  Boy who doesn’t love Real Estate!!!

For more information on Anna Maria Island Real Estate visit www.IslandReal.com or our website.  For more information regarding the specific property listed in my blog visit 407 80th..if the link is broken the home has probably sold but give me a call or visit our web site for additional deals.

Of course there are always risks to investing.  Hurricanes, red tide, oil spills, recessions… of course all figures above are estimates however call or comment with more questions.  The analysis is NOT perfect but it is within 5-10% and in no way is this a commitment of rental income or appreciation.

 

Anna Maria Island Maps–Addresses Beginning with 4-5

Click on the link to launch directions through Google Maps to help you find your Anna Maria Island vacation rental.

4002 6th Ave., Holmes Beach, FL 34217

407 80th St, Holmes Beach, Fl 34217

408 80th St., Holmes Beach, FL 34217

411 63rd Street, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

412 South Bay Blvd, Anna Maria, FL 34216

414 A Magnolia Avenue, Anna Maria, FL 34216

414 B Magnolia Avenue, Anna Maria, FL, 34216

420 Spring Avenue, Anna Maria, FL 34216

4808A Gulf Dr., Unit A, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

504 69th St., Holmes Beach, FL 34217

504 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

514 68th Street, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

516 68th Street, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

525 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

5613 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217

5802 De Palmas Avenue, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

5802 Imperiore, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Anna Maria Island Maps–Addresses Beginning with 2-3

Click on the link to view Google Map directions to your Anna Maria Island vacation rental. Everything is nearby on this seven mile long island!

200 38th St., Holmes Beach, FL 34217

200 66th Street, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

201 73rd Street, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

202 38th St.,Holmes Beach, FL 34217

202 66th Street, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

202 78th St., Holmes Beach, FL 34217

203 Periwinkle Plaza, Anna Maria, FL 34216

204 76th Street, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

204 Willow Avenue, Anna Maria, FL 34216

205 73rd St., Holmes Beach, FL 34217

207 Coconut Ave, Anna Maria, Fl 34216

207 73rd Street, Holmes Beach, FL 34216

207 75th Street West, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

207 75th Street East, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

208 A 72nd St, Holmes Beach, Fl 34217

208 Periwinkle Plaza, Anna Maria FL, 34216

209 North Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

213 70th Street, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

213 Periwinkle Plaza, Anna Maria, FL 34216

217 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, FL 34216

25 Seaside Court, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

268 Gladiolus, Anna Maria, FL 34217

2812 Avenue B, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

2916 Avenue E, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

3008 Ave E, Holmes Beach, Fl 34217

302 62nd St, Holmes Beach, Fl 34217

302 74th Street, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

3020 Ave F, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

303 A 61st Street, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

303 B 61st Street, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

304 74th Street, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

304 Clark Dr., Unit A, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

304 Clark Dr., Unit B, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

305 62nd Street, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

305 65th Street (A & B), Holmes Beach, FL 34217

306 55th Street, Holmes Beach, Fl 34217

306 B 56th Street, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

308 55th Street, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

308 West 58th Street, Holmes Beach, FL 

310 A Clark Drive, Holmes Beach, FL, 34217

311 66th Street, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

316 Hardin A & B, Anna Maria, FL 34216

3222 Gulf Drive (North & South), Holmes Beach, FL 34217

3603A 4th Ave., Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Anna Maria Island News June 2008

Anna Maria island just made the “Smarter Travel” web site as the top 5 hidden affordable beach destinations.  You already know this if you have visited Anna Maria Island.  Where else can you stay right on the Gulf of Mexico in a beach cottage for less than $1000 per week?  Visit our web site where you can display all our impeccable Gulf Front properties.  Of course Island Real Estate has plenty of options and we have over 150 vacation rentals that have all gone through our stringent 10 category rating system.  Our ratings are another tool only offered Island Real Estate customers to be sure you find a vacation rental that is perfect for your family and friends.   To search for only those vacation rentals that are available for your stay, use our quick search page where only properties available will be displayed…link

Last but not least here is the article from Smartertravel.com – website link