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.
Being sick on vacation is not fun, but it’s important to find ways to enjoy yourself no matter what. First thing to do is get plenty of rest and take vitamins! Keeping water in your reusable bottle is the best way to ensure you’re getting all the hydration you need. Not sure if you’re drinking enough? Think about how much you weigh and divide that number in half; that is how many ounces of water you should drink per day. Wash your hands and disinfect yourself and your surroundings regularly! Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes are a must.
Here are some great Island remedies:
- Headache: Take two aspirin and watch the sunset on Bean Point.
- Sinus Infection: Swim in the Gulf; the saltwater helps clear up the sinus passages.
- Anxiety: Take a fishing trip.
- Upset stomach: Stick to the BRAT diet: bananas, rice, apples, and toast. Go to the General Store and get some apple cider. Mix it with water and honey to alleviate the cramping feeling in your tummy. But of course always have Pepto Bismol on hand!
- Sunburn: A great home remedy is fat-free milk. The milk creates a protein film on your skin that will help ease the discomfort of fresh sunburn. You can also buy aloe vera creams from CVS or Walgreens that will cool your skin after a bad burn.
- Stressed: Indulge yourself at a Salon on Anna Maria Island. Book a stress relieving message, facial and manicure.
Believe it or not, vacations are a frequent cause of stress! Just thinking about all the packing, flying and non-stop sightseeing is enough to make your head spin. Don’t just take a vitamin pill – take a chill pill.
After an exciting day of swimming, sunbathing, shopping or sightseeing, hit the sack for at least seven hours straight. A comfy bed will make this process easy – you can find one in comfy vacation home from Island Real Estate. Keep your immune system working hard by snacking on fruits, veggies, and nuts. Drinking coffee or alcohol right before bedtime will inhibit quality sleep, so substitute decaf tea when possible.
Set the tone for the day each morning with a yoga routine, a jog, entry in your “vacation diary” or some scenery absorbing out on your balcony.
Welcome to the world of vacation rentals on Anna Maria Island with Island Real Estate. Our Anna Maria Island vacation specialists are genuinely invested in helping you find your perfect island getaway. Since 1970 Island Real Estate has been providing exceptional vacation rentals to guests from around the world.
Teams gathered on the beach Saturday November 20TH to compete in the Annual Sand Sculpting contest at The Beachhouse Restaurant in Bradenton Beach. The teams began working at 9a.m. and some of the teams were at the beach by 7:30 a.m ready to go. At 1:00 p.m. most of the teams were done and they were ready to start the judging.
There were 25 sand sculptures this year, and 2 first place winners. The AMI Privateers won the Nautical category with their giant octopus, it looked amazing they really did a good job. Bayshore High School won Free Form category with their Alien Crash, very cool idea and completely original. The large recycle themed sculpture in front of the Beachhouse Restaurant was done by Team Sandtastic the week before the contest, (I like the dog the best!).
People showed up all day long to support their favorite team or just to walk through the maze of sand sculptures on Bradenton Beach. If you missed this year’s SandBlast don’t worry there will be another one next November, and you will just have to wait.
Our beloved Rotten Ralph’s is currently closed, but Anna Maria Oyster Bar will be taking it’s place.
Not to worry! Visit our restaurant summary page with lots of other choices. Currently Anna Maria Island Oyster Bar is slotted to go in the Bradenton Beach pier spot.
It doesn’t matter if you live in Florida or if you came to Anna Maria Island for vacation, Rotten Ralph’s Restaurant on Historic Bradenton Beach Pier is a great place for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can come by land or sea to eat, drink, go fishing, and enjoy beautiful views of Sarasota Bay. Rotten Ralph’s is a full service restaurant and offers inside and outside dinning, a floating boat dock, a bait shop, and fishing is free on the pier.
Grab your beach chairs, pack up a cooler and spend the day at the beach. It is eighty six degrees outside, the average water temperature this time of year is eighty five, and the sugar sand beaches on Anna Maria Island have never been more beautiful. Pristine beaches as far as my eyes can see, and everyone is enjoying their favorite outdoor activities.
What does Island Real Estate suggest you bring on your vacation to Anna Maria Island, Florida? Island Real Estate and Vacation Rental’s supplies all linens and an initial housekeeping items. Of course each home is furnished with the owner’s tastes. Some owners supply beach carts with beach chairs however most owners do not commit to having chairs on site as they tend to get lost or redistributed to other homes. You can expect minimum paper products, enough to get you through the first night with one roll of paper-towels and a few rolls of toilet paper. Below is our suggested list of what is needed for your vacation rental with Island Real Estate vacation rentals.
- All purpose cleaner and disinfectant
Aluminum Foil and Saran Wrap
Dish and laundry soap
Staples & Condiments
Puzzle and Games
Personal Items to bring to Anna Maria Island
- Cash or travelers checks or credit cards
Toothbrush & toothpaste
Shampoo & conditioner
Clothes (Check Anna Maria Average Temperatures)
Anna Maria Vacation Rental items for the Beach
Island Real Estate vacation rentals are easy to find on seven mile long Anna Maria Island! Click on the address to view directions in google maps.
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