Booking a vacation rental on Anna Maria Island could be one of the best decisions you make when it comes to choosing your Florida vacation destination. Anna Maria Island is a barrier island off the Florida coast that has been attracting vacationers since the early 1900’s. Known around the world for its pristine turquoise waters and soft, white, sandy beaches, Anna Maria Island rentals are some of the most sought-after vacation destinations in the world. Without any highrises, fast food restaurants, or roads with speed limits exceeding 35 MPH, and where golf carts are a preferred method of travel, Anna Maria Island is one of the few places that still have that “old Florida” feel.
Island Real has been serving Anna Maria Island’s vacation rental and real estate needs for more than 50 years. We have vacation rentals to fit any of your needs, including Anna Maria Island pet-friendly rentals to Anna Maria Island beachfront rentals with stunning views of the gulf. And when you rent an Anna Maria Island vacation property enjoy being just steps away from Bradenton Beach, Manatee Beach, or a short cruise to Bean Point or Coquina Beach. Need help finding the right vacation rental for you? Browse our Anna Maria City, Bradenton Beach, and Holmes Beach Vacation Rentals, then contact the Island Real team today to start your Anna Maria Island vacation!
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Everyone has specific needs and desires when it comes to choosing the perfect AMI vacation rental property. Check out some of our most popular searches and get the best rate on your Anna Maria Island vacation rental! From pet-friendly homes to oceanfront rentals with private pools, we have an Anna Maria vacation rental perfect to suit everyone's needs at Island Real.
Our Anna Maria rental properties are spread across the island, giving our guests the power to choose where they want to stay on the island. For those traveling with their dogs, we offer pet-friendly vacation rentals that are perfect for the whole family. To be as close to the ocean as possible, be sure to check out our beachfront rentals.
While staying in an Anna Maria rental there are tons of activities available to you. The island is best known for its soft, sandy beaches and stunning turquoise water. With seven miles of beach to explore, there's plenty to keep the kids and parents entertained. If you want to shake things up on your trip, check out what the locals say are the best things to do on Anna Maria Island.
Anna Maria Island is 109 miles west of Florida as the crow flies, but it's just over 117 miles by car. It's about an hour and a half southwest of Tampa International Airport and 30 minutes northwest of the Sarasora-Bradenton International Airport. Anna Maria Island is also about 2 hours southwest of Orlando and Disney World.
For sure this can be confusing. Anna Maria Island is made up of three cities. Bradenton Beach, the southernmost city. Holmes Beach which is in the middle of the Island and the northernmost city is Anna Maria City. So when someone refers to Anna Maria it could be short for Anna Maria Island or it could be short for Anna Maria City. Most of the time when a local references Anna Maria means Anna Maria City.
Yes, Publix located on Anna Maria Island is a major grocery store. It has a deli, bakery, and seafood along with all the normal amenities. The grocery store does get very busy Saturday afternoon as well as Sunday due to the high amount of vacation rental check-ins on Saturdays.
The island has a vast collection of unique eateries to choose from, offering everything from gourmet donuts to delectable sushi to mouthwatering seafood. The island is proud to offer a wide selection of restaurants that are not chain restaurants and are unique to the island. To see more of our restaurant selection check out the dining and nightlife page of our site.