Anna Maria Island Premier Vacation Rentals

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.

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Anna Maria Island Independence Day Celebration With Pirates and Fireworks!

Canons blasting and swords drawn, the Anna Maria Island Privateers led the annual 4th of July parade, tossing beads and candy from their ship as they sailed the entire length of Anna Maria Island.  Organizations from all over Anna Maria Island were represented in the parade.  Local merchants, music, and even Island Real Estate showed their patriotism by waving the red white and blue, and greeting the bystanders with toys and treats.  Anna Maria Island Independence day is a must visit.

Anna Maria Island is the best place to celebrate the Independence Day, 3 nights of stunning firework displays lighting up the night sky, a parade, and the world’s best beaches you can’t go wrong.   Just after dark on July 2nd at the Mar Vista Restaurant, July 3rd at the BeachHouse Restaurant & July 4 that the SandBar Restaurant the Chiles group hosted stunning fireworks displays for the celebration.  Anna Maria Island independence day

For more information on Anna Maria Island parades, and festivities contact an Anna Maria Island Vacation Rental Specialist.  Choose from over 300 vacation rentals on Anna Maria Island! Contact Island Real Estate today, and book your Island getaway!

Eternal Summer Surf Camp On Anna Maria Island

Learn to surf this summer on AMI

Do your children want to learn how to surf?  Picture this; you relax on the beaches of Anna Maria Island as your children attend the free surf camp during your Anna Maria Island Vacation.
The Eternal Summer Surf Camp (ESSC)  has been teaching children how to surf on Anna Maria Island since 2008. By their third year, they had over 300 kids sign up, and it’s now one of the largest surf camps IN THE WORLD!
Now, there are over 2,000 young attendees every summer.

 

But it’s not all about surfing to the ESSC, God also plays a huge role in their lessons. The Eternal Summer Surf Camp was founded by a few surfers who saw an opportunity to make Christ Relevant to kids through the instruction of surfing. Their “about” section on their website even states,

“Eternal Summer Surf Camp was started by a few surfers in Bradenton, Florida who saw an opportunity to use surfing as way of reaching kids for the Kingdom of God.”

Eternal Summer Surf Camp is a non-profit Christian surf camp that is free to kids, and operates solely on donations from generous people and organizations.

The camp typically starts the first Sunday of July, and is held every Sunday for 6 weeks. It’s two hours long, and they only require your child brings water and sunscreen. The boards will be provided.

When: Every Sunday beginning the first sunday of july for 6 CONSECUTIVE weeks
Where: the beach off of White Avenue on the north end of Anna Maria Island.
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Price: free
Parking: Parking is located in the parking lot at Crosspoint Church, directly across Gulf Drive from White Ave. You can also park in the dirt parking lot on the west side of Gulf drive and White Ave.

 

Kite Boarding Along The Shores Of Anna Maria Island

I’m standing on the dock with the camera rolling watching these two kite boarders tear it up on this beautiful day, at the boat ramp in Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island.

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The Discovery Channel Uncovers Paradise On Anna Maria Island!

 

Beaches Of Anna Maria Island

Tune in or set your DVRs to the Discovery Channel this Saturday Feb. 12th at 7:30 a.m. Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, and Lakewood Ranch will be featured on an episode of Florida Travel & Affordable Luxury Magazine, showcasing our unique vacation destination.

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Find Your Perfect Paradise On the Beaches of Anna Maria Island

Join me for a short virtual tour on Anna Maria Island; create your own perfect paradise, take a look at the beach, and perfect weather that we have all year round.  I can tell you first hand, that life is better at the beach, the many activities, and beautiful scenery that Anna Maria Island has to offer makes it very hard to resist.  But the very best part about Anna Maria Island is that we do not have any snow here at all.  Unlike most of the country that is covered for six months out of the year!

Just remember in your quest for outdoor dining, fishing, shopping, entertainment, or the next place to catch that big fish, check in with one of our Anna Maria Island Real Estate Sales professionals and make sure you find your piece of paradise.  We have beach house real estate available all over Anna Maria Island. Call Island Real Estate today 877-778-6066 and find a sales professional that can fine  your Perfect Paradise!

Happy Holidays From Island Real Estate

As Christmas moves closer and the New Year is about to start, Christmas decorations are going up and the staff here at Island Real Estate is spreading lots of Christmas cheer.  Since the beginning of December we have had lots of Holiday Events on Anna Maria Island, from the tree lighting in Holmes Beach, to the Holiday Parades, everyone on Anna Maria Island is in the Christmas spirit.

We created this short Holiday Video for all to enjoy, the filming was done in and around our office in Holmes Beach and we rewrote the Night Before Christmas Poem to show the relationship between new homeowners and the real estate team members that helped them get into that home.

If you would like to spend your Holidays in Paradise we have beach house rentals all over Anna Maria Island. So contact an Anna Maria Island Vacation Renatal Specialist today and book your island getaway!  “Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year” From all of us at Island Real Estate.

Coquina Beach Sunset In November 2010

 

Coquina Beach –  Thanksgiving is almost here, the weather is perfect, Anna Maria Island beaches are soaked in sun, and here is another reason to take an Anna Maria Island Vacation.  While millions of people are starting to endure the long hard winter, Anna Maria Island Vacationers are enjoying perfect weather, and amazing sunsets.

Take a look at the video below, featuring a beautiful Blue Heron eating a fish at sunset on Coquina Beach.  Coquina Public Beach is located in Bradenton Beach just south of Bridge Street at the south end of Anna Maria Island.

 

Anna Maria Island June 18th Oil Spill Update – Video

It has been a week since I have posted a video of the gorgeous Anna Maria Island sugar white sand of our beach.  Nothing has changed on Anna Maria Island.  Still lots of visitors, locals and sea life having fun on the Anna Maria Island clean beaches.  Our beautiful Anna Maria City, Holmes Beach and Bradenton beach Beaches are open for visitors.

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Red Box Rentals Anna Maria Island

Red Box Rentals Anna Maria Island are located at Publix market and also CVS Pharmacy. This is a great option if you end up encountering rain during your Anna Maria Island vacation. This is also a great solution if you need some late night entertainment.

Red Box Rentals Anna Maria Island

Updated Info – DVD rentals are in the Publix Red Box in Holmes Beach. Publix is in a central location in Holmes Beach on East Bay, and they have a good selection of newer movies for rent. CVS pharmacy has a Red Box. It is located just next door to Publix.
Bring your Blockbuster or NetFlix dvd with you to Anna Maria. When you are done viewing your video just place in the return sleeve and place in Island Real Estate’s outgoing postal mail. In fact, we have many guest that pre-send packages to Island Real Estate which we are more than happy to accept on your behalf. Island Real Estate also has a selection of about 25 VHS videos. There a bit old and just be sure your Vacation Rental has a VHS player.

AMI Video – CLOSED – Updated 1-20113212 East Bay DriveHolmes Beach, FL, 34217

(941) 779-0880

We are sorry – this has also been CLOSED– Updated Januaray – 2011. Of course no one can forget Blockbuster.  Just off Anna Maria Island on Manatee Avenue there is a Blockbuster. They have a huge selection of video games and videos. You of course can rent DVD players as well as video game consoles but please call ahead of time for availability.

BlockbusterCLOSED – Updated 1-20115900 Manatee Avenue WestBradenton, FL, 34209

(941) 795-1118