The Ultimate Foodies Guide to Anna Maria Island

Here is the ultimate foodies guide to Anna Maria Island! While the area has tons of fantastic spots to eat, this list highlights some real treats. From high-end to toes in the sand casual, you’ll find something delicious with our handy guide.

Foodies Guide to Anna Maria Island

This list isn’t just another selection of places for you to visit, but rather some specific menu suggestions designed to allow you to taste your way across the island.

Bacon at The Doctor’s Office

The Doctor’s Office is one of Anna Maria Island’s newest spots. Here you’ll find hand crafted cocktails and a fantastic small plates menu. The maple bacon is absolutely delicious. Thick cut and both sweet and smokey. Don’t plan on splitting a piece either! In addition to the maple bacon EVERYTHING on the menu is amazing. A fun and sophisticated watering hole in Holmes Beach, You NEED a trip to the Doctor!

Shrimp and Grits at Blue Marlin

Blue Marlin is the spot to go for Southern style seafood. You’ll find tons of those comfort foods that Floridians love like hush puppies, grits, corn bread and mac and cheese. One thing they are know for is Shrimp and Grits. Shrimp is dusted in Cajun seasoning and placed over cheesy grits with bacon crumbles and scallions. Delicious!

Blue Marlin
Blue Marlin Shrimp and grits.

Burritos at Poppo’s

Poppo’s Taqueria has amazing food, and the burritos are no exception. While the burrito and burrito bowls are super popular, we also suggest trying the Poppo’s Tacos.

Build your own burrito or burrito bowl! Any toppings you pick will be amazing as Poppo’s offers organic produce and meats! Be sure to grab a local craft beer or Kombucha too!

Seasonal Seafood at Starfish Co. Market

Starfish Market offers seafood so fresh you can literally watch it coming off the boat! Everything here is good, but we recommend the seasonal specialties like Stone Crab, Spiny Lobster and Smoked Mullet. Bring Cash!

 

Local Seasonal Seafood at Starfish Co Market
Stone Crab Season is from Oct. 15 to May 15 in Florida!

Bread from Vinny and Cheryl’s

If you love authentic homemade Italian breads as much as we do, then stop by Vinny and Cheryl’s! Offering a wide variety of specialties beyond bread, this is the spot for Italian on the island. They don’t offer dine-in services, but you can pick up an entire meal to take to the beach!

Bouillabaisse at The Beach Bistro

The Beach Bistro is an award winning find dining experience with amazing gulf views. While you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, the Bouillabaisse here is a true classic which the chefs have been perfecting for decades. Homemade broth, fresh to order Nova Scotia Lobster, fresh fish, calamari and more!

The Beach Bistro
Bouillabaisse at the Beach Bistro is out of this world!

Specialty Cheese at Olive Oil Outpost

Once you pick up some bread from Vinny and Cheryl’s wander down the street to Anna Maria Olive Oil Outpost for some cheese to go with! They have a fantastic little shop with specialty items. This is a definite must stop for foodies.

Fish Tacos and Grouper at Tide Tables

Tide Tables is the sister restaurant of the famous Starfish Market, so you know you’re in for great seafood! When you ask locals and vacationers what is their favorite menu item at Tide Tables, they’ll likely tell you everything. However, the most popular suggestions are always the Grouper and Fish Tacos! The Grouper comes fried, grilled or blackened… the traditional Florida options. The Fish Tacos are blackened Mahi with slaw, cheddar-jack and sesame ginger sauce on flour tortillas.

Tide Tables
Tide Tables for casual and tasty seafood.

Key lime Donut from The Donut Experiment

The Donut Experiment is a must stop! Donut are freshly fried and you pick exactly what you’d like from a large selection of toppings. Kids and adults both love eating here, and their coffee/espresso drinks are some of the best on the island. While they offer endless flavor combinations we suggest the Key Lime house special. Vanilla icing dusted with graham cracker and drizzled with lime syrup. Just the right amount of sweet, sour and salty to make your entire palate happy.

Crab Cakes at The Waterfront

It is EXTREMELY difficult to pick just one thing at The Waterfront. Everything is exceptional. The chefs here offer a unique spin on many of the classics. They always seem to give you familiar items that are just elevated to a higher level.

Many folks will tell you to try the crab cakes. They are Maryland style lump Blue Crab seared in an iron skillet and served with creole Mustard. For lunch you’ll find the Crab Cake Sandwich served on a Kaiser roll with lettuce and tomato. For Dinner you’ll find the Crab Cake with the potato of the day. Both are excellent.

The Waterfront
Crab Cakes The Waterfront

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy the best of the best with the ultimate foodies guide to Anna Maria Island. We’re confident that you won’t be disappointed as all of these items have been tested by the Island Real Estate foodies!

Before you get to tasting your way around Anna Maria Island, be sure to book your accommodations with Island Real Estate! From gulf front luxury to laid back beach cottages, we have the perfect beach rental for your group!

Top 7 Anna Maria Island Thanksgiving Beach Rentals

Another Fall is here and there couldn’t be a more perfect time for Anna Maria Island Thanksgiving beach rentals!

Anna Maria Island Thanksgiving Beach Rentals

Anna Maria Island Thanksgiving Beach Rentals

Here is our list of the top seven beach rentals to visit with family and friends while we all give thanks. We have picked a variety of rentals from one bedroom all the way up to six bedrooms, so you’ll find something here for any size group. Take a look and see what Anna Maria Island Thanksgiving beach rentals fit your vacation plans!

Villa 4 – Sleeps 4 

Villa 4 is a great one bedroom home a short walk from gulf beaches in the city of Bradenton Beach. This cozy five unit complex offers a heated pool, bbq grills and is just a few blocks from Historic Bridge Street.

Bradenton Beach rental villa 4
Villa 4 in Bradenton Beach – one bedroom.

Comes with a full kitchen too! Reserve your stay at Villa 4 November 18-25 for $1,119.60 – all in.

Bradenton Beach rental
Kitchen at Villa 4.

Turtle Nest – Sleeps 6

This is a comfortable two bedroom duplex with a private heated pool about two blocks from the beach.

Holmes Beach rental
Turtle Nest Holmes Beach – one bedroom.

At Turtle Nest you’ll find a nice relaxing spot to enjoy the beach with family. Find a lovely balcony, outdoor shower and plenty of comfortable seats around the pool. Reserve Turtle Nest November 18-25 for $1,377.20 – all in.

 Beach Rental Holmes Beach
Kitchen at Turtle Nest

Sweet Retreat Cottage – Sleeps 8

Sweet Retreat is a vibrant three bedroom beach house just across the street from coveted north-end beaches. Not only is this location amazing, but well-appointed too! The stylish blue and white kitchen here will make preparing that Turkey feast a pleasure, and find enough seating for everyone.

Holmes beach cottage rental
Sweet Retreat Cottage Anna Maria – three bedroom.

The backyard has a private heated pool with waterfall feature for the perfect family getaway! Reserve November 18-25 for $2,682.00 – all in.

Sweet Retreat Cottage Anna Maria
Kitchen at Sweet Retreat

Living the Dream – Sleeps 8

Living the Dream is a true luxury beach rental with four bedrooms in the city of Anna Maria. This house was updated recently with amenities you don’t find everyday. Enjoy the canal front beach patch next to the heated pool and outdoor lounge complete with a flat screen T.V and bar.

Living the dream
Living the Dream Anna Maria – four bedroom.

The beach is just short walk away along with Pine Avenue! You’ll love this high-end kitchen perfect for Thanksgiving meals! Reserve November 18-25 for $4,787.60 – all in.

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Kitchen at Living the Dream

Pineapple Cottage – Sleeps 8

Pineapple Cottage is a great old Florida rental in the city of Anna Maria with a sophisticated beachy style. This four bedroom home is just a short walk to both gulf and bay beaches.

Pineapple Cottage Anna Maria
Pineapple Cottage Anna Maria – 4 bedroom

Find a whimsical feel throughout, but with high-end touches like stainless steel appliances and a heated pool and spa! Relax in the backyard like you have found your own private oasis. Reserve November 18-25 for  $3,415.60 – all in.

Pineapple Cottage Anna Maria rental
Kitchen at Pineapple Cottage

Au Soleil – Sleeps 10

This unique rental is great for larger groups with a spacious floor plan and five bedrooms. Thanksgiving was made for gathering together all your friends and family to give thanks, and this is the spot!

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Au Soleil Anna Maria – five bedroom.

While Au Soleil has great amenities it’s also just across the street from north-end beaches. Enjoy the heated pool and spa, covered outdoor lounge and both indoor and outdoor seating areas. Reserve November 18-25 for $3,314.80 – all in.

Au Soleil Anna Maria
Kitchen at Au Soleil

Coral Escape – Sleeps 12

Coral Escape is the ultimate big family Thanksgiving beach rental and it has EVERYTHING! From location to amenities this home is a gem. Inside you’ll find 6 bedrooms to comfortably sleep your group, and a kitchen fit for preparing that huge Thanksgiving dinner.

Coral Escape
Coral Escape Holmes Beach – 6 bedroom.

The backyard has a heated pool and spa along with covered lounge, bar and flat screen television. Your family will have a blast! Reserve November 18-25 for $5,151.60 – all in.

Coral Escape
Kitchen at Coral Escape

 

Anna Maria Island Thanksgiving Beach Rentals are the perfect thing your family and friends need this year! Book your stay now!

Anna Maria Island Fall Shopping Guide

With so many great boutiques on the island, here is our Anna Maria Island Fall shopping guide to help you find the latest in local trends!

Anna Maria Island Fall Shopping Guide

Find something for everyone while you enjoy a little retail therapy – island style! Not only does this guide have hot new items, but you’ll love these options for the change of the season too.

Anna Maria Island Fall Shopping Guide

Bella by the Sea – All the cute socks!

We are in love with all these adorable socks from Bella. Perfect for those crisp fall nights, and also so fun. Visit Bella online.

Bella By the Sea
Bella By the Sea – Pine Avenue in the city of Anna Maria.

Pink & Navy – Mermaid gear

P & N has everything you need to feel like a Mermaid this Fall. We’re done adulting this year… lets be Mermaids!

West Coast Surf Shop – Cool Weather Clothes

While they may have all your surfing needs, West Coast also stocks a great selection of cool weather items like this trendy lightweight women’s thermal!

West Coast Surf Shop
West Coast Surf Shop in Holmes Beach.

 

Restless Natives – Wood Jewelry

Can you say CUTE!? These local made earrings are sure to fly off the shelf. And only $12… Just take our money already! Visit them online too!

Beach House – Gift Shop Goodies

Do you love eating at the Beach House as much as we do? Snag some of their branded merchandise and let everyone know your spot for toes in the sand dining!

 

Our #giftshop is bursting with the hottest fall fashions!#beachhouseami #annamariaisland #lovefl #srq #fashion #beachlife #gulfofmexico

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Irene’s Resort Wear- White and Silver Chic

Loving this style with white clothes, silver accessories and beachy handbags. Such a chic look perfect for a day on Anna Maria Island.

Irene's Resort Wear
Irene’s Resort Wear in Holmes Beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy the change of the season on Anna Maria Island with this fun Fall shopping guide during your next island vacation!

Anna Maria Island Beach Rentals with Salt Pools

The ultimate luxury is finding the perfect Anna Maria Island beach rentals with salt pools! This is a hard amenity to come by, but Island Real Estate has four to offer.

Anna Maria Island Beach Rentals with Salt Pools

While some are sensitive to chlorine, others just love the feel of a salt water pool! Here is our list of options. All of these are not only salty, but they are heated and private too.

Almost Gulf Front – Holmes Beach

This salty pool and spa offer an island oasis you will adore! There is a fun waterfall feature, swim up Tiki umbrella with cocktail table too. Under the backyard covered lounge area you’ll find a Tiki style wet bar and entertainment area.

Inside this home you’ll find plenty of space for 12 guests with 6 bedrooms. Everything about this rental has a casual yet high-end feel perfect for large groups.

Anna Maria Island Beach Rentals with Salt Pools
Almost Gulf Front has an awesome backyard for large family getaways

Down by the Sea – City of Anna Maria

This is a lovely three bedroom home situated on the northern end of Anna Maria Island. In addition to the salt water pool you’ll find a great paved patio area for relaxing in the sun.

The Master bedroom here has access to the pool area too for a fun resort feel. Sleep up to six guests just a short walk to gulf beaches. Your group is sure to feel at home in this spacious ground level beach house!

Anna Maria Salt water pool
Down by the Sea has a fantastic backyard with tons of sunshine for relaxing!

Dream Maker – City of Anna Maria

Dream Maker is a luxury rental unlike any other home you’ll find on Anna Maria Island. The heated salt water pool is only the beginning of the list of amenities you’ll enjoy.

The backyard offers a lush manicured landscape for extra privacy. Inside this three bedroom rental you’ll find an open feeling with floor to ceiling windows and high ceilings. From the custom kitchen to the decor, your group will love Dream Maker.

Dream Maker Anna Maria Salt water pool
Dream Maker has a gorgeous and secluded backyard near some of the islands best beaches!

Promise Kept – Holmes Beach

This Mid-Century home has a chic style unique to Anna Maria Island. While the salt water pool and spa will keep you entertained outside, the fun retro style will have you feeling comfortable inside.

Promise Kept is also just a short walk to gulf beaches and free trolley stops. Hop on the free trolley and ride up and down the island for dining, boutique shopping and sightseeing island style!

Promise Kept Holmes Beach salt pool
Promise Kept offers and awesome pool and a super cool Mid-Century style.

When planning your next getaway, book your stay at one of Island Real Estate’s Anna Maria Island Beach Rentals with Salt Pools!

 

Top 10 Fall Anna Maria Island Beach Rentals 2017

Here are 10 Fall Anna Maria Island beach rentals to help you get ready for the change of season. Summer was hot this year, but these rentals will help cool you down! Check out our list and get to planning your Fall vacation now!

Top 10 Fall Anna Maria Island Beach Rentals 2017

Top 10 Fall Anna Maria Island Beach Rentals 2017

Our list includes rentals across Anna Maria Island’s three cities and is organized by number of bedrooms. Find both luxury and budget rentals to fit any group!

Runaway Bay Club – Sleeps 2

This lovely one bedroom unit is the perfect couples getaway by the beach. Enjoy the heated community pool, short walk to the beach and a bay viewing dock too! You’ll be close to shopping, dining and free trolley stops.

Holmes Beach Vacation Rental
Fall 2017 base rates start at $500/week – Holme Beach.

Water’s Edge 105 South – Sleeps 4

You’ll be steps from the beach when you visit Water’s Edge. Sleep four guests with one bedroom and 1.5 baths. The community pool looks over the gulf and makes a wonderful spot to relax island style. The luxury rental you’ve been searching for!

Fall Beach rentals Anna Maria Island
Fall 2017 base rates start at $1400/week – Holmes Beach

Sea Esta – Sleeps 5

Sea Esta was just completely remodeled Summer 2017, and is on the coveted north end of Anna Maria Island. This beach renal has it all! Find two stylish bedrooms along with fun new amenities too! Walk to Rod & Reel Pier and secluded Bean Point beaches.

Anna Maria Fall beach rentals
Fall 2017 base rates start at $950/week.

North Beach Village 55 – Sleeps 6

The North Beach Village complex is a quiet Holmes Beach community just a couple blocks from gulf beaches. This three bedroom unit is spacious and offers lovely balconies for to enjoy fresh salt breezes. The central location of this town house makes everything close by!

North Beach Village Holmes Beach rental
Fall 2017 base rates start at $950/week – Holmes Beach

Sugar Plum Hideaway West – Sleeps 6

Less than a block from the beach, this three bedroom unit will have you feeling relaxed in paradise. Find a fun style and updated amenities. Sugar Plum Hideaway West offers a heated shared pool, and welcomes pets up to 25 pounds with fee.

Anna Maria beach rental
Fall 2017 base rates start at $1400/week – Holmes Beach

Rest Assured – Sleeps 6

Rest Assured is a comfortable single family home with a heated caged pool, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Everyone will have plenty of space to spread out here like your own private beach resort! The beach is less than two blocks away making this an excellent location.

Anna Maria Island Fall Rental
Fall 2017 base rates start at $2200/week – Holmes Beach

Sandy’s Getaway – Sleeps 8

This raised single family home is less than a block from gulf beaches with no major roads to cross. Beach trips were never this easy! Find three bedrooms, two bathrooms and two sleeper sofas to comfortably accommodate all eight guests. Dogs welcome with pet fee!

Anna Maria Fall vacation rental
Fall 2017 base rates start at $950/week – Anna Maria

Playa Casanas Family Home – Sleeps 8

The Playa Casanas Family Home is a direct beach front duplex in central Holmes Beach. Each unit sleeps 4 guests with a combined total of four bedrooms and two bathrooms. This is a great spot for a no-frills trip to beach! Spend all day in the sun, or walk to shopping and dining!

Direct gulf front rental Anna Maria Island
Fall 2017 base rates start at $2100/week – Holmes Beach

Beachy Blue – Sleeps 8

This is a luxury rental your family will adore! The style and amenities are high-end, accommodating and all just a short walk to gulf beaches. With four bedrooms you’ll have tons of space for eight guests. The backyard offers a private heated pool and spa along with a covered lounge area for ultimate relaxation.

Luxury Holmes Beach Rental
Fall 2017 base rates start at $2150/week – Holmes Beach

Coral Escape – Sleeps 12

Coral Escape is an amazing location for those large family beach getaways. Six bedrooms and four bathrooms allow for your group to feel comfortable in paradise. Just a block from the beach, this home has a fantastic heated pool and spa in the backyard. Enjoy the covered outdoor lounge with pool table, barbecue and flat screen television.

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Fall 2017 base rates start at $2500/week – Holmes Beach.

Enjoy these Fall Anna Maria Island beach rentals for the perfect Florida vacation this year!

 

Anna Maria Island Summer Beach Rentals 2017

Anna Maria Island Summer beach rentals are the best way to enjoy the hottest season of the year! Here is our 2017 list of the best places to check out for your Summer getaway.

Anna Maria Island Summer Beach Rentals 2017

While Island Real Estate offers amazing gulf front luxury rentals, this list has more laid back options. These are definitely great for money conscious folks that are just looking to relax by the gulf. Summer is for enjoying time off without stress, and all these rentals are just perfect for that! From couples retreats to family getaway there is something for every group.

Anna Maria Island Summer Beach Rentals 2017

Safari Suite – Sleeps 4

Safari Suite is a great one bedroom Bradenton Beach condo just across the street from gulf beaches. This laid back unit offers a king bed and queen sleeper sofa. While this unit might be one bedroom, it won’t feel too cramped for groups of 4. Enjoy stainless steel appliances and nice peeks of the water from the open balcony.

Bradenton Beach Summer rental
Safari Suite in Bradenton Beach 2017 Summer base rates: $800-$1200/week.

 

Katie’s Beach Bungalow – Sleeps 5

Katie’s Beach Bungalow is a great old Florida cottage charmer. Located on the south end of AMI on a narrow portion of Bradenton Beach, this cottage is just a short walk to gulf beaches. Find a king, queen and day bed to sleep 5 guest in this 2 bedroom home. The backyard is like your own private oasis with a heated pool and spa, propane grill and plenty of room for lounging in the sun.

Katie's Beach Bungalow Bradenton Beach
Katie’s Beach Bungalow Bradenton Beach 2017 Summer base rates: $1050-$1600/week

Villa 5 – Sleeps 6

Villa 5 is a two bedroom unit just a short walk from EVERYTHING in Bradenton Beach. Nestled in a quaint four unit complex this condo has all you need for an easy vacation by the coast. Walk to beaches, shopping, nightlife, dining and free trolley stops. Also enjoy the heated community pool and propane grills. Sleeps six guests with one king, one queen and a queen sleeper sofa.

Bradenton Beach rental
Villa 5 Bradenton Beach 2017 Summer base rates: $850-$1250/week.

 

Palm Gables – Sleeps 6

Palm Gables will make you very pleased. Here you’ll spaciously sleep 6 guests with three bedrooms. Find great amenities like stainless steel appliances, a heated community pool and open balcony with water views. This unit may only have a modest silver rating, but it truly offers a luxury beach experience.

Palm Gables Holmes Beach Rental
Palm Gables Holmes Beach 2017 Summer base rates: $2240-$3010/week.

 

Holly Jewel – Sleeps 6

Holly Jewel offers a lovely slice of island living just a short walk from secluded Bean Point beaches. This single family home has three bedrooms with a king, queen and two twin beds. Relax on the upstairs deck, or in the lush backyard looking over the canal.

Holly Jewel Anna Maria beach rental summer
Holly Jewel city of Anna Maria 2017 Summer base rates: $$1243-$1707/week.

Long board and Short board – Sleeps 6 each or 12 total.

Located on the popular White Avenue in the city of Anna Maria, Long board and Short board are fun for both large and small groups. White Avenue is one of the island’s most notorious surfing spots, so this duplex is aptly named. Each side sleeps 6 guests, or you can reserve the entire home for up to 12. There is a shared heated pool with a waterfall feature and lovely outdoor lounge. This house is perfect for a Summer vacation to Anna Maria Island.

Anna Maria beach rental White Avenue
Long Board 2017 Summer base rate: $1250-$1450/week. Short Board 2017 Summer base rate $950-$1450/week.

 

Enjoy Summer while it lasts with one of our Anna Maria Island Summer Beach Rentals of 2017!

Top 5 Anna Maria Island Wedding Venues

When planning your big day there are many options for Anna Maria Island wedding venues. Have your perfect dream destination ceremony and reception with toes in the sand.

Top 5 Anna Maria Island Wedding Venues

While there are tons of places throughout Manatee and Sarasota counties for weddings, this list offers some of the most popular on both Anna Maria Island and the mainland. All five locations can accommodate both a ceremony and reception.

Harrington House Beach Front Bed & Breakfast – Holmes Beach

Anna Maria Island Wedding Venues Harrington House
The Harrington House Gazebo is a lovely spot for a beach destination wedding.

The Harrington House is a wonderful spot for a more intimate wedding experience. This quaint B&B was built in 1925 of Coquina-block shell walls and pecky cypress floors. It’s old Florida charm and direct beach front location make it an amazing destination wedding venue.

You’ll find three unique wedding packages offering an all inclusive experience for up to 24 guests. Enjoy a ceremony on a private section of beach, or in the beach front gazebo.

The Harrington House is also a lovely spot for a honeymoon and can accommodate guests over the age of 12 in their many lovely suites.

The Sandbar Restaurant – Anna Maria

The Sandbar Restaurant Anna Maria Island Wedding Venues
Enjoy a toes in the sand ceremony followed by a memorable reception under the Sandbar wedding pavilion

The Sandbar offers one of the most popular Anna Maria Island wedding venues in the area. Their event coordinator and staff will assist you in every aspect of your ceremony and reception, and they have a top of the line selection of vendors.

Their beach front pavilion can hold well over 100 guests for a magical event rain or shine! Choose from a large selection of services, menu items, decor and more from this award winning venue.

The Beach House Restaurant – Bradenton Beach

The Beach House Anna Maria Island Wedding Venues
Let the Beach House Restaurant take care of all your wedding day needs!

The Beach House is the sister restaurant of The Sandbar, so you know you can expect the same great service!

They offer a separate wedding area from the main facility. As of Spring 2017 The Beach House added a new bridal suite where the bride to be can prepare to walk down the isle.

Expect all the same great options from this beach front venue that you’ll find at the Sandbar.

Gulf Drive Tiki Bar – Bradenton Beach

Gulf Drive Tiki Bar Anna Maria Island wedding venues
Exchange your vows under the Tiki Hut at Gulf Drive Cafe!

Enjoy a fun Tiki style wedding at Gulf Drive Cafe and Tiki bar. There are four different spots on site to choose from for your event accommodating groups of 20 to 175 guests.

You’ll find a variety of individual packages for both the ceremony and reception. This location is super fun with the largest Tiki hut on the island and gulf views.

Peruse their helpful list of wedding vendors covering every aspect of the day from bridal services to florists, steel drum musicians and more. You can have the quintessential beach wedding at Gulf Drive Tiki Bar!

The Seafood Shack – Cortez Village

Anna Maria Island Wedding Venues Seafood Shack and Neptune Room
The staff at Seafood Shack will make your wedding day perfect!

The Seafood Shack restaurant is where new Florida flavors meet that charming old Florida feel. Here you’ll find a professional staff dedicated to making your wedding perfect.

There are three unique spaces at this facility with two banquet rooms, and a Marina Pavilion all overlooking the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway. They can accommodate groups of up to 425 guests, so this is truly the spot for those large weddings.

Every detail of your special day will be taken care of when you let The Seafood Shack host your wedding!

Anna Maria Island Honeymoon beach rentals

When planning your perfect wedding destination plan your honeymoon too! Book a luxury gulf front Anna Maria Island beach rental with Island Real Estate!

Anna Maria Island honeymoon and wedding
Plan a romantic Anna Maria Island Honeymoon!

Top 10 Anna Maria Island 4th of July Beach Rentals

An Anna Maria Island 4th of July Beach Rental makes for a fabulous summer vacation! There is no better way to celebrate American independence than relaxing on the beach.

Top 10 Anna Maria Island 4th of July Beach Rentals

While the island is fun and relaxing year round, 4th of July is a great time to visit. During your stay you’ll find the small town Independence Day Parade starting in the morning. Then at night enjoy the fireworks display at the Sandbar Restaurant too!

It’s not too late to book your Anna Maria Island 4th of July Beach Rental. We have put together this fantastic list of the best places to stay for the holiday July 1-8. You’ll find a variety of options to fit any size group. From direct gulf front luxury to laid back old Florida cottages these 10 Anna Maria Island beach rentals are fun and relaxing!

Top 10 Anna Maria Island 4th of July Beach Rentals

North Beach Village 54 – Sleeps 6

North Beach Village 54 is new to the Island Real Estate vacation rental program. This lovely town home is about two blocks from gulf beaches, and offers a heated community pool. The three bedrooms offer plenty of space for everyone to spread out plus much of the furnishings and decor are brand new. Dogs up to 25 pounds welcome with pet fee.

North Beach Village 54
North Beach Village 54 in Holmes Beach. July 1-8 base rate $1350

 

Palm Isle Village 3201 – Sleeps 6

The adorable Palm Isle Village 3201 was recently remodeled with a fun pastel coastal style. It’s just across the street from gulf beaches and offers a central location near free trolley stops, shopping, dining and the popular Manatee Public Beach Access. This two bedroom unit offers a heated community pool, roof top views and two bathrooms. Your family will love this Holmes Beach rental!

Holmes Beach rental
Palm Isle Village 3201 in Holmes Beach. July 1-8 base rate $1600

 

Island Oasis – Sleeps 10 – 20% Off base rate!

Island Oasis is a large family home with 5 bedrooms. This Holmes Beach rental is where island luxury and family time collide for an unforgettable experience. During your stay you’ll be 5 houses from the beach, but you still have amazing gulf views from the roof top balcony. The backyard offers a heated pool and spa with waterfall feature. You’ll love the covered lounge area complete with propane grill, flat screen television and pool table. Pets under 25 pounds welcome with pet fee.

 

Anna Maria Island July 4th Beach rental
Island Oasis in Holmes Beach. July 1-8 base rate $6000

 

Heron – Dolphin – Sleeps 8 – 20% Off base rate!

Heron – Dolphin is a laid back duplex less than two blocks from coveted Bean Point beaches. Sleeping 8 guests total, each unit offers 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. The backyard has a shared heated pool and spa, two propane grills and plenty of seating. These units are great for two smaller families looking to enjoy paradise together. You can also rent just one individual unit for groups of four or less.

Anna Maria 4th of July rentals
Heron- Dolphin in the city of Anna Maria. July 1-8 base rate $3200.

 

Sunset Beach 204 – Sleeps 4

Sunset Beach 204 is a lovely condo in south Holmes Beach. Here you’ll enjoy direct beach views in a quiet gulf front setting. This unit offers a screened lanai balcony looking over the heated community pool and the beach too! During your stay you’ll feel right at home. Gulf front rentals are highly sought after for 4th of July weekend making this a popular spot for the holiday. You’ll find this unit extremely accommodating for four guests with two bedrooms and two baths.

Holmes beach 4th of July vacation rental
Sunset Beach 204 in Holmes Beach. July 1-8 base rate $1800.

 

 Captain’s House – Sleeps 6

Captain’s House is a fun three bedroom rental with a touch of that old Florida charm visitors love. Here you’ll find many recently updated amenities perfectly mixing with a classic Florida style of architecture. The backyard is a nice area to relax around the sparkling pool while cooking a 4th of July barbecue on the grill. This Holmes Beach location is just a short walk from shopping, dining and free trolley stops too.

Central Holmes Beach Vacation rental
Captain’s House in Holmes Beach. July 1-8 base rate $2128.

 

Water’s Edge 105 S – Sleeps 4

Water’s Edge 105 S is just steps away from beautiful Gulf of Mexico beaches. This updated one bedroom unit sleeps up to four guests comfortably with one king bed and a queen Murphy bed. The community heated pool looks directly over the beach for a perfectly peaceful spot to relax during the holiday. This complex also offers elevators to make moving luggage a breeze.

4th of July beach rental
Water’s Edge 105 S in Holmes Beach. July 1-8 base rate $1750.

 

La Casa Marie – Sleeps 6

La Casa Marie is located in the exclusive La Casa Costiera complex on direct gulf front. You’ll be steps from the beach! This luxury condo offers a fun colorful style, wet bar with wine chiller and many high-end finishes. Your balcony offers glimpses of the gulf and those amazing salty breezes. You’ll be able to see the Sandbar fireworks display from the beach front of La Casa Marie during your stay.

La Casa Costiera
La Casa Marie in Holmes Beach. July 1-8 base rate $3850.

 

East Winds – West Winds Sleeps 16

East Winds and West Winds are both lovely single family home just a few blocks walk from gulf beaches. Everything you look for in a family vacation destination is waiting at these homes. Everyone can really spread out here and enjoy a comfortable getaway. East Winds is perfect for those groups that have lots of kids because one guest room offers two sets of bunks and the den has a bunk bed too!West Winds is equally accommodating to families. Relax in the backyards with the pool and fire up the grill. Reserve one of these units for smaller groups of 8 or both to sleep 16!

Holmes Beach Vacation Rental
East and West Winds in Holmes Beach. July 1-8 base rate $5500

 

Enjoy the holiday like you’ve never before and reserve the perfect beach destination with Island Real Estate! An Anna Maria Island 4th of July beach rental is the ultimate way to bring family together while celebrating American freedom!

 

Anna Maria Island May Activities

There are some really great Anna Maria Island May Activities going on this year! From Mother’s day to Cinco de Mayo, and new shopping spots to live music, May is great for island time!

Anna Maria Island May Activities

Check out what’s happening on and around Anna Maria Island this May with our top activities guide.

Cinco De Mayo

Florida’s biggest Cinco de Mayo celebration will be going on Saturday, May 6th at Sutton Park in Palmetto. While the holiday falls on a Friday this year, event organizers planned the celebration for Saturday to allow families to join in on the fun.

The Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce is organizing the event with tons of amazing sponsors. Expect to find vendors, food, music and more during this amazing community event.

The event is free to attend. Find Sutton park at 6th Street West in Palmetto from 2-8pm.

Cinco De Mayo Anna Maria Island May Activities

DIY work shops at Makers Market

While visiting the area enjoy a little DIY fun at the new Makers Market shop. Learn new skills, and make something beautiful too! Flex your creativity and come home with a lovely wall hanging, tote bag and more. There are a variety of projects to pick from, and you can even make it into a party with friends and family.

Find the Makers Market Workshop at 6650 Cortez Road in Bradenton.

Anna Maria Island May Activities
Island Real Estate Staff members tried there hand at DIY crafts! They had a blast!

Pickin’ Picnic

Pickin’ Picnic will also be Saturday, May 6th. Find this event happening in Downtown Bradenton’s Riverwalk Park from 1-9pm.

The event showcases local music, craft beers, top-rated food trucks, vendors and Bradenton’s millennial culture at its finest.

Bring a blanket or chair and sit on the green lawn at this family friendly annual event. Organized in collaboration between Realize Bradenton and Independent Jones this event is free to attend.

 

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a fantastic time for a visit to the beach, or brunch at one of many great local restaurants. Treat Mom to both this year, and reserve her a beach rental on Anna Maria Island!

Mother’s Day brunch will be in full swing at several local restaurants across the area.

Anna Maria Island – The Sandbar and Sign of the Mermaid

Cortez – Neptune Room at Seafood Shack

Bradenton – Pier 22 and Motorworks Brewery

Palmetto – Riverhouse Reef and Grill

Sarasota – Powell Crosley Estate

Mother's Day Brunch
Treat your mom to brunch for Mother’s Day

Go Pier Fishing!

May is a fantastic time of year to do a little Pier fishing on one of Anna Maria Island’s three piers. With mild morning weather still swirling around the island, take the family out for a day of angling. All three island piers have blanket fishing licenses, so you won’t have to hold your own. You can rent fishing gear at each location.

Anna Maria Island May Things to do
Pier Fishing is always a fun activity on Anna Maria Island.

Manatee Rare Fruit Council Tree Sale

Sunday May 21st the Manatee Rare Fruit Council will be selling trees at the Bradenton Area Convention Center. Enjoy over 5000 plants from 22 reputable vendors. Parking and admission are free, and the event runs from 10am-4pm.

Find the Convention Center at 1 Haben Boulevard in Palmetto.

Manatee County Rare Fruit Council Tree Sale

Memorial Day Beach fun and Cook Outs

While Memorial Day falls in the Spring, this event really signals the kick-off of summer fun on Anna Maria Island. There is nothing better than a grilled hot dog on the beach with family and friends enjoying a day off. The water will be warm and the sun will be shining!

None of the public beaches allow personal grills, but you will find charcoal public grilling facilities at Coquina Beach, Manatee Public Beach and Bay Front Park.

Anna Maria Island May Activities
Enjoy May Activities on Anna Maria Island.

Enjoy family fun with these great Anna Maria Island May Activities!

 

Mother’s Day Beach Rental Anna Maria Island

There is no better way to celebrate your mom than with a Mother’s Day Beach Rental on Anna Maria Island! Show the special Mom in your life that you care with a week of island style relaxation!

Mother’s Day Beach Rental

We have some really great spots for your mom to get into full on relaxation mode this Mom’s Day! Whether you’re sending her with a friend, or joining her for the fun we have the perfect Anna Maria Island Beach Rental!

Villa 1- Sleeps 4

Villa 1 is the perfect one bedroom rental for your Mom. She will absolutely love this location and the laid back decor. She’ll be just a short walk from gulf beaches, shopping, dining, trolley stops and Historic Bridge Street night life too! Inside this unit there is a king bed and queen sleeper sofa along with a full kitchen and bathroom. There is a heated community pool perfect for relaxing on a warm May day with a cold drink.

Mother's Day Beach Rental
Villa 1 is in a fantastic location within walking distance of everything in Bradenton Beach! May 13-20 base rate $700.

 

Anna Maria Island Club 44 – Sleeps 4

If you want to really treat your mom, this direct gulf front rental is the way to go! Anna Maria Island Club 44 offers gorgeous views from both the living room and master bedroom. Your mom will be so close to the beach, she won’t even need her flip flops! This unit offers two bedrooms with 1 king bed, 2 twins and a sleeper sofa. The heated community pool overlooks the gulf making this the ultimate beach side getaway.

Anna Maria Island Club Mothers Day
Your Mother will love waking up to the sounds of the beach at this amazing Bradenton Beach rental! May 13-20 base rate $1837.

 

Blue Lagoon 2 – Sleeps 6

Blue Lagoon 2 is a great spot for a family getaway celebrating mom. Just two blocks from gulf beaches, this unit is well-appointed, yet still laid back. This quiet complex of cottage like condos offers an amazing community heated pool with a fun waterfall feature. Inside you’ll find two bedrooms with a king, queen and sleeper sofa. This central island location offers nearby shopping, dining and free trolley stops too.

Mother's Day Beach Rental
Treat Mom to a great Holmes beach getaway with a heated pool. May 13-20 base rate $1300.

 

Vista Grande 3 Penthouse

This is the ultimate luxury rental for Mother’s Day on the beach. Vista Grande 3 Penthouse offers direct gulf front views in an exclusive location. From the decor to the amenities nothing will be left to want at this condo. Each of the three bedrooms has its own bathroom and balcony access. There is even a lovely heated pool and downstairs covered lounge area for spending time with family.

Mothers Day beach rental
You’ll be Mom’s favorite when you rent her a luxury vacation home like this one in Holmes Beach! May 13-20 base rate $5593.

 

Banyan Breeze – Sleeps 12

If you are looking to gather the entire family for Mother’s Day Banyan Breeze is the vacation spot for your group. This lovely 5 bedroom home comfortably sleeps up to 12 guests with an updated style. Mom will have a short walk to the beach with no major roads to cross. The backyard offers a peaceful oasis with a private heated pool, grill and covered lounge. Mom will always remember the time the whole family got together to celebrate her!

Mothers Day Beach Rental
For Moms who like to be fussed over, bring the ENTIRE family to Banyan Breeze in Anna Maria. May 13-20 base rate $3326.

 

Tell Mom how much you really love her this year, and reserve her a Mother’s Day Beach Rental on Anna Maria Island!