Frequently Asked Questions

We have a very strict no pets policy for all our properties.

Smoking in the property or balcony is strictly prohibited.

Enjoy seven miles of white sand beaches stretching the entire length of Anna Maria Island.

There is a fully stocked Publix grocery store located in the middle of Anna Maria Island where you can buy from a great selection of fresh fruits, salads, fish & steaks. The free trolley will take you to Publix as well.

Yes there is a free trolley service with stops close to all of our properties. Running the entire length of the island, there is also a SCAT bus service that runs to the nearby mainland town of Bradenton.

There are two bridges that connect the island to the mainland of Bradenton – Cortez Bridge and Manatee Bridge. There is also a bridge to the next island south of Anna Maria Island.

Sarasota is just 20 minutes, Tampa is 60 minutes drive & Orlando is just over 2hrs.

There is limo service from the three closest airports.

The island (although small) is split into 3 different cities. The south end of the island is a nature reserve known as Bradenton Beach, the center to the northern end of the island is Holmes Beach and the north end of the island is called the City of Anna Maria. The whole island is Anna Maria Island.

Disney World is approximately a 2 hour drive from Anna Maria Island.

Desoto Square Mall in Bradenton – about a 15 minute drive.

Anna Maria Island is not part of the keys that lie south of Miami. It is part of the West Coast Keys that run down the coast of central western Florida. It lies just south of Tampa Bay.

Yes if you want to go sightseeing but if you just want to stay on the island you can get around by limo, taxi, bus and the local island trolley service.

Blake Hospital in Bradenton – approx 10 minute drive. There is a nearby walk-in clinic for less serious ailments and an island dentist.

Yes there is an excellent range of shops, restaurants, cafes and bistros. Individual small shops including beach and island wear for all ages, silversmiths, galleries and gifts. Restaurants range from coffee shops and ice cream parlors, to restaurants for all the family and superb dining establishments.

We have many great restaurants where all the family gets a friendly welcome. Anna Maria Island has a relaxed lifestyle and friendly atmosphere.

The area is known for its great mix of elegant yet casual fine dining establishments. Try the internationally famous Beach Bistro, The Waterfront on Anna Maria or Euphemia Haye on Longboat for fine dining. For great pizza try The Feast and for a wonderful sunset try The Beachhouse.

We provide beach chairs for all properties. We work closely with two rental companies on the island that will deliver and pick up anything you desire: www.abcbabyrental.com/ or www.funandmorerentals.com/

Check in is anytime after 3pm check out is 10am.

Guests must be approved by management for late check out and/or early check in.

All our properties have keyless locks. You will be given your personal four digit code 30 days prior to your arrival date.

Yes, the beds are made up with fresh linens and there is a pile of newly laundered towels in each of the bathrooms.

No. We suggest bringing your own  beach towels or buy them cheaply locally.

We ask that you leave the house in a good state when you leave.

Rentals are available through www.abcbabyrental.com or www.funandmorerentals.com.They will deliver and pick up whatever you order. You can book these items on their web site and they will arrange the rest with our housekeeper.

Yes, all properties have high speed internet.

Yes the kitchens have all of the modern equipment – dishwasher, microwave, range, refrigerator small electrical appliances plus a full range of pots, pans, dishes etc. If you have any specialist cooking equipment that you require, then bring it with you. The only properties without a full kitchen are the studio units.

All properties have laundry facilities.

Barbecue grills are available at most properties.