The perfect spot for a large family getaway, Waterfront Retreat is a stunning six bedroom, 3 full bath/2 half bathroom, canal front Anna Maria Island vacation rental home with accommodations for up 14 guests in casual island style luxury.
Waterfront Retreat is located in a coveted vacation destination in the city of Anna Maria just a short walk to Pine Avenue shopping, dining, Tampa Bay’s sandy beaches, and just a short ride to Gulf of Mexico beaches. This single family home has just been updated with an upscale urban beach theme to please the vacationer in you!
Everyone will feel comfortable and welcome when staying in this fabulous four star Anna Maria vacation rental. The six cozy bedrooms offer plenty of comfortable beds and premium hotel quality linens. On the lower living level find two bedrooms including the master suite and a queen bedroom. Located just off the living room through rustic sliding wooden doors, The master suite offers a king bed, gorgeous canal views, balcony access and a fabulous full bath with walk in shower. The queen bedroom offers flat screen television, and great natural lighting. There is one powder room on the lower living level located in the hallway off the living room.
On the upper living level find four more bedrooms. The upper level Master bedroom offers a king bed, beautiful canal views, flat screen television, and a full bathroom with walkin shower. The bunk room, located across the hall from the master, offers two sets of bunks beds; the perfect spot for all the kids! Down the hall find a full bathroom with tub/shower combo. The remaining two bedrooms are located at the end of the hall both offering flat screen television and queen sized beds. One of the queen suites offers a powder room and stunning views of the canal.
Waterfront Retreat is the perfect place for gathering friends and family with features suited for entertainment and fun. There is a gorgeous flow to the common areas of this house that allows everyone to be together comfortably sharing the space. When you enter Waterfront Retreat to the left find a gorgeous lounge seating area and dining room opening up to the kitchen and amazing custom bar with a canal view. The kitchen offers great counter space, stainless appliances including two dishwashers, flat screen television and 6 stools at the island kitchen counter. Over behind the bar find a wine cooler and a large flat screen television. The bar area is between the living room and kitchen with several glass doors leading out onto the balcony. In the living room find a large television, comfortable couches, wireless internet, fireplace and a fun modern counter feature with stools.
The gorgeous canal side backyard offers a lagoon style pool and patio area, and a boat dock with a lift.
Dogs up to 50 pounds are welcome with a pet fee, so bring the entire family! Ample parking with two garage spaces and 3-4 driveway spaces.
See what guests have to say about this great home with this article from Sanisbury Magazine. Learn not only about “Waterfront Retreat”, but also find out about local attractions and dining too!
Plan the memory maker vacation of a lifetime today and reserve beautiful Waterfront Retreat!
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Had a lovely vacation in the place.
"Had a lovely vacation in the place.""
A little slice of Paradise
My family and I needed to spend quality time together and unwind after a hectic holiday season. We stayed one stress free week in this simply incredible house. At first I didn't want to write a review, so I could selfishly save this place for us. However, I felt compelled to let others know about this fantastic slice of Paradise! It's decorated so tastefully that you will instantly feel like you are home. The kitchen made my heart sing. Since we love to stay home during the night time and cook we took full advantage of this state of art kitchen. However, Anna Maria Island is home to award-winning, phenomenal restaurants from rustic beach-side Tiki bars to elegant bistros. We visited many of the local hangout too. My husband and boys went totally wild when they discovered (drum roll please), The Donut Experiment. They had fresh donuts with bacon on top of them. Yes they did. We hit for lunch one day, Poppos Taqueria which is gourmet Mexican Street Food, authentic and yummy. Next stop we had to visit the best local hamburger spot on the island, Duffy's Tavern. Family-owned and operated for over 35 years. It was delightful. Breakfast is big for our family, so we went down the street to Ginny and Jane E's, what a hidden treasure and fun gathering spot. After all those breakfast and lunches we enjoyed a few adventures. We did the eco-tour, walked on the Anna Maria City Pier, Kayaking and the boys did the Segway Tour. Honestly, Waterfront Retreat is gorgeous. There is a flow to the common area of this house that allows everyone to be together comfortably sharing the space. The flat screen televisions were impressive as well. The boys were happy to have wireless internet too. The family spent late afternoons and early evenings in the backyard area swimming in the heated pool and relaxing in the patio area. They do have a boat dock that we didn't take advantage of, but next time we will bring our boat. However, I was the happiest of campers when we were allowed to bring our 40 pound delightful Golden Doodle, Piper... what a bonus for us. She was in heaven. The whole family gives this property two thumbs up and four furry paws up as well. We can't wait to return next year, same time, same place. Enjoy!"
My favorite part of the property is...
"My favorite part of the property is that our grown children love the relaxed attitude of AMI, the fish lights under the dock and the ability to walk to dinner.""
WHAT A HOME!!!!
"This was my first time to Anna Maria Island and it did not disappoint. The house itself is a modern marvel as there are numerous windows surrounding the house inviting you to immerse into the sunny island life. Highlights of the home include the waterfront view, amazing gourmet kitchen, ten flatscreen TV's (so I could watch the Olympics), super cool outdoor/indoor bar and just a three minute walk to the beach! There was plenty of space for my family and me to relax and enjoy our vacation, and it was also very pleasing to be able to bring our two dogs to enjoy the vacation time with us. I would highly recommend this house to anyone looking for a peaceful, yet extremely exciting vacation. "
"First time we have rented a vacation property with your company and it was seamless. We love the ability to see availability and reserve on line, and your check in and check out process was very easy. Thank you!""
Perfect in every way
The house was beautiful, and just as the photos showed. We loved this location on the canal it was perfect! We saw a lot of marine life, which was exciting, that you might not get to see at the ocean. Had a couple cleanliness issues to start but they came and fixed them right away!! The pool area was good though might seem small, but it was perfect and kids had a blast. Might be more appealing if homeowners would offer beach chairs, or bikes, fishing poles. Great Vacation and location."
How far of a walk to get to the beach?
Asked On 12/08/2015 Answered on 12/21/2015
The bay side beach is along S Bay Drive which is a short walk from the house. The Gulf side beaches are along Gulf Drive and North Shore Drive. There are public beach accesss, the closest is via Magnolia Ave.