Gulf-views inside home, Pool, duplex, SUP+Kayak+Firepit+Patio+Crows Nest+Grill

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, travel crib, free WiFi
Beach nearby, sun loungers, beach towels
Beach nearby, sun loungers, beach towels
Outdoor pool, a heated pool
Outdoor pool, a heated pool

Overview of Gulf-views inside home, Pool, duplex, SUP+Kayak+Firepit+Patio+Crows Nest+Grill

Entire home

Gulf-views inside home, Pool, duplex, SUP+Kayak+Firepit+Patio+Crows Nest+Grill

4.9/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Bradenton Beach, FL

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBrandenton Beach3 min walk
  • Popular LocationAnna Maria Sound4 min walk
  • Popular LocationBradenton Beach Marina17 min walk
  • AirportSarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.)24 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 8
1580 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    2 twin/single beds
Bedroom 3
    1 king bed
Common area
    1 sleep sofa/futon
Bathroom 1
    Shower
    Bathtub
Bathroom 2
    Shower
Outside
    Shower

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About this area

Bradenton Beach

Located in Bradenton Beach, this vacation home is in the city center and near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Coquina Beach and Anna Maria Beach. Traveling with kids? Consider Fish Hole Adventure Golf, or check out an event or a game at LECOM Park. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Brandenton Beach - 3 min walk
  • Anna Maria Sound - 4 min walk
  • Bradenton Beach Marina - 17 min walk
  • Cortez Beach - 2 min drive
  • Historic Bridge Street Pier - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Sarasota-Bradenton Intl. Airport (SRQ) - 24 min drive

Restaurants

  • Sharky's Seagrill — 8 min walk
  • Mr. Bones — 19 min walk
  • Mr Bones — 19 min walk
  • Blue Marlin Seafood Restaurant — 20 min walk
  • Tide Tables — 3 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Gulf-views inside home, Pool, duplex, SUP+Kayak+Firepit+Patio+Crows Nest+Grill

Family-friendly vacation home with water park and outdoor pool
150 five-star reviews for all vacation rental websites says it all! The Gulf View Retreat, the top floor of a 2-story home, offers everything you need for your beach stay!

Sleeping arrangements:
• King master bedroom with en suite bathroom, Gulf view, 3 closets, dresser, lights, and ceiling fan.
• Queen bedroom next to bathroom with closet, dresser, lights, and ceiling fan.
• 2 Singles bedroom next to bathroom with Gulf View, closet, dresser, light, and ceiling fan.
• Queen La-Z-Boy air mattress sleeper sofa

The Gulf View Retreat features a split plan with the master bedroom having its own bathroom and on the other two bedrooms sharing one bath. Granite countertops throughout the unit provide luxury at your fingertips. Beach toys for the kids are included. Dishes, pots, pans, linens, and towels are all provided - just bring your swimsuit, toiletries, food, and enjoy! The first floor Pool Side Retreat is open to rent at www.vrbo.com/614098. Other amenities to perfect your stay include:

• Open decks with Gulf of Mexico views
• New Pool with large Sun Shelf and many Sitting Shelf's
• 2 Kayaks
• Paddle Board
• Fire Pit with lighted Areca Palms and comfortable chairs
• Big Yard
• Crows Nest third-floor balcony makes enjoying the sunsets and night-time stars an incredible experience
• High-Speed Wireless Internet service with 72 MB per second speeds
• Cable on the high definition flat-screen TV
• New Trane air conditioning unit
• 1,660 square feet living space

The Gulf View Retreat is the independent second floor of the home, while the first floor can be rented separately through the Pool Side Retreat listing (http://www.vrbo.com/614098). Each floor is a completely self-sustaining, independent unit with its own BBQ, patio furniture and entryway. Both floors can be combined for family reunions, retreats or multiple family vacations if you contact us, where both floors would include:

• Complete privacy for the entire home
• Sleeps 18 People
• 6 Bedrooms and 2 Sleeper-Sofas in common areas
• 12 Beds of differing sizes
• 5 Car Parking Spaces
• 6 Televisions
• 4 Bathrooms
• 2,600 square feet
• 2 Granite-Countertop Kitchens
• 2 Washers & 2 Dryers
• 2 Grills
• Private Crows Nest third-floor balcony makes enjoying the sunsets and night-time stars an incredible experience
• Private New Pool with large Sun Shelf and many Sitting Shelf's
• New Fire Pit with lighted Areca Palms and comfortable chairs surrounding it
• Open lanai and patio
• Big Yard
• Wireless Internet service with 20MB per second speeds
• 2 New Trane air conditioning units
• 1 Paddleboard
• 2 Kayaks
• And much more...

Our original AMI home is much easier to navigate than new-build 3-story homes on Anna Maria Island because our first floor is on the ground level and the second floor is one easy set of stairs. Other rebuilt homes on the island usually require climbing multiple flights of stairs up or taking small elevators.

If you rent just the Gulf View Retreat, then there are a few 'common' areas for the two floors including the pool, yard, fire-pit, toys and 3rd story 'Crow's Nest' deck. Contact us for a Reunion Retreat where you can rent both floors including the entire house for special occasions.

In less than 2 minutes, you will be spending your day on the beach at Sunset Park, or venture out a bit further and hang out fishing in one of the many great spots nearby. Sightings along the Gulf of Mexico beach and inter-coastal waterway include Manatees, Rays, Dolphins, many kinds of fish, a wide variety of birds, and other amazing creatures. Some people even get married at the Sunset Park beach area and stay in our home with family! Common sites along the beach areas include Sea Turtle nests and bird nesting sanctuaries during special times of the year.

If you're in the mood to tour around the rest of the island, catch the free trolley around the corner and it will take you to any of the beaches, restaurants, shops or grocery stores along Gulf Drive anywhere on Anna Maria Island. Take the trolley to the old historic Bridge Street area of Bradenton Beach to enjoy the Key West style restaurants and shops. If you enjoy painting or photography, the sunsets are among the best in the world.

Enjoy live music nightly and dinner at Manatee Public. If you time it right (usually 7pm), you can enjoy sea creature (fish, eel, and shark) feeding and Ice Cream at Holy Cow Ice Cream.

A lovely sunrise can be enjoyed along the Coquina Baywalk. Bean Point and Coquina Beach are great beaches to visit along with Sunset Park next to our home.

Just across the Cortez bridge on the south side of the island, is the old school Florida fishing village of Cortez, where restaurants have excellent seafood and some have live music. Swordfish Grill is our favorite on the dock.

Our kids love taking the free trolley around the corner up to Anna Maria Pier and looking for fish in the water (especially in the morning to early afternoon when you can see well through the clear water), talking to the fisherman, and eating at the restaurant or getting ice cream at Two Scoops. The Blueberry Pie ice cream is my favorite... Trolley stops by the home every 20 minutes from about 6 am to 10 pm.

We have 3 favorites for breakfasts: 1) Rod & Reel Pier, 2) Ginny's & Jane E's, and 3) The Donut Experiment (fun for the kids but not completely filling).

There is a small reef of rocks about 150 feet northwest from the Sunset Park Beach directly west of our home. I like to swim out to it and then dive down 8-10 feet to see colorful fish like the striped Sheepshead, etc.

The Herb Dolan Park, an easy five block walk on 26th Street North and Avenue A, is an open park area with a terrific view of Sarasota Bay, Anna Maria Sound and Tampa Bay. The Herb Dolan Park features picnic areas, basketball court, playing field, swing set, play structure and a Kayak launch. If you're in the mood to tour around the rest of the island, catch the free trolley out the back door and it will take you to any of the beaches, restaurants, shops or grocery stores along Gulf Drive anywhere on Anna Maria Island. Take the trolley one stop down (or stroll along the beach the one mile) to the old historic Bridge Street area of Bradenton Beach to enjoy the Key West style restaurants and shops. If you enjoy painting or photography, the sunsets are among the best in the world.

After enjoying the beach or park, return home to use one of the two outdoor showers next to the beach toys or the pool to wash the beach sand off and jump in the pool waiting for you. Kick your feet in the water of the heated pool with a special sun shelf for toddlers or adults to sit on with Adirondack-style chairs. The pool, 5 feet deep at its deepest, includes two more sitting shelves on the that are around 18 inches deep. One of those extra sitting shelves on the far end has a soaker spout to massage sore backs. Enjoy the traditional landscaping of Florida with various palm trees of different sizes that increase your privacy including Areca Palms, Queen Palms, Fishtail Palms, and Palmetto Palms. A large Frangipani/Plumeria tree creates beautiful large flower blossom clusters usually in May or June, which smell ideal and are the basis for Hawaiian leis. Relax in the soft green grass of our Zoysia lawn next to the pool tossing a ball or playing a game of Corn Hole or Golf Toss. Head up to the Crow's Nest deck and watch the dolphins swim by in the Gulf of Mexico next to the beach.
Florida's best-kept secret, Anna Maria Island (AMI), features beautiful white sugar sand beaches, older Florida charm, award-winning restaurants, and shopping all within easy walking distance or a ride aboard the free "Anna Maria Island Trolley". One of the few places in the world where the sunset is regularly applauded, this tiny slice of paradise stretches for 7 miles into the Gulf. Just across the Cortez bridge on the south side of the island, is the old school Florida fishing village of Cortez, where restaurants have excellent seafood and some have live music.

If you like this home, please consider our other homes on Anna Maria Island, Nokomis at Casey Key, Florida and the Colorado mountains:

"Sitting on the Dock of the Bay" - "Over the Water" - 2nd floor - www.vrbo.com/1920061 - Bradenton Beach - Anna Maria Island

"Sitting on the Dock of the Bay" - "On the Water" - 1st floor - www.vrbo.com/1920035 - Bradenton Beach - Anna Maria Island

Cortez Beach Retreat "Views" - 2nd floor- www.vrbo.com/1920266 - Bradenton Beach - Anna Maria Island

Cortez Beach Retreat Poolside" - 1st floor - www.vrbo.com/1920259 - Bradenton Beach - Anna Maria Island

Beach View Retreat - Bridgeport #202 - www.vrbo.com/977187 - Bradenton Beach - Anna Maria Island

Sunset View Retreat - Bridgeport #203 - www.vrbo.com/2244665 - Bradenton Beach - Anna Maria Island

Beach & Gulf View Retreat - Bridgeport #207 - www.vrbo.com/1890657 - Bradenton Beach - Anna Maria Island

Palm Isle Retreat - www.vrbo.com/933895 - Holmes Beach - Anna Maria Island

Gulf View Retreat - www.vrbo.com/557191 - Bradenton Beach - Anna Maria Island

Pool Side Retreat - www.vrbo.com/614098 - Bradenton Beach - Anna Maria Island

Sea Turtle Pool & Beach Home - www.vrbo.com/1021417 - Nokomis Beach between Sarasota + Venice - Casey Key

Dolphin Pool & Beach Home - www.vrbo.com/1021349 - Nokomis Beach between Sarasota + Venice - Casey Key

Quartz Mountain Ranch - Colorado Mountains - www.vrbo.com/1014860
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer private pools and fireplaces. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations are furnished with sofa beds, dining tables, and kitchen islands. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions come with DVD players. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a water park and an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Rex Geissler
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Beach

  • Near the beach
  • Beach towels
  • Beach sun loungers

Pool/Spa

  • Private pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Heated pool
  • Shared/communal pool

Internet

  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Limited onsite parking (max 5 spaces)
  • Car not required

Family friendly

  • Playground
  • Children's games
  • Children's toys
  • Children's books
  • Travel crib
  • Children's dinnerware

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Paper towels
  • Coffee/tea maker

Dining

  • Dining table

Bedrooms

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed

Bathrooms

  • 4 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace

Entertainment

  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Fenced yard
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Firepit

Laundry

  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near laundromat

Comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Suitability/Accessibility

  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • In the city center
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping
  • Near a zoo
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Water park
  • Water sports equipment
  • Golf privileges
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Kayak on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Basketball nearby
  • Golf nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock

General

  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 1580 sq ft (147 sq m)

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25

Check-out

Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Property Registration Number TPL20-000029

We should mention

A car is not required for transportation to and from this property

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.9

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 115 out of 121 reviews
5 - Excellent 95%
Rating 4 - Good. 5 out of 121 reviews
4 - Good 4%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 121 reviews
3 - Okay 1%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 121 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 121 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Excellent stay
This was our first time on AMI, for three days in mid-December, and enjoyed it very much. Plan to return. We were fortunate that the weather was abnormally warm for Dec., in the high 70’s low 80’s. We did not swim in the gulf but a few did. We walked along the beach barefoot and didn’t take too long for your feet to get used to the temperature of the water. Besides walking around, we kayaked and took a boat ride to see dolphins. Regarding the Gulf View property, it was freshly cleaned (still smelled upon arrival) and comfortable. A full size refrigerator, plenty of countertop, toaster, toaster oven, microwave, and glass top stove. Kitchen was nicely organized and equipped. Some folks left some condiments and spices so you may want to check before grocery shopping. Water pressure in the showers was good. Nice to have counter space in the master bath. We had enough towels provided. Plenty of seating outdoors. We enjoyed that it was a very short walk to the beach and the trolley stop and overall the neighborhood was nice and quiet. I would say that this is really a perfect property for families with young children in particular. The pool is a small size, which is fine for lounging and cooling off, not for laps. The one side is shallow for toddlers to stand in and adults to sit in. We didn’t use the pool because the water was too cold in Dec. But we kept ourselves occupied with other activities. We think it is not a bad idea to vacation on AMI during the off season. At the prime location where we kayaked (on Longboat Key) the rental company said that they can get 400 tourists out there. Note that the listing does not include bikes but earlier reviews mention them. VRBO doesn’t let the owner add comments or remove obsolete reviews. The owner said that with the sea salt, it was too hard to maintain the bikes and the bike shops are able to clean and maintain them every day. He arranged for us to have bikes which was very nice. It is hard to be out by 10:00 am if you want to eat breakfast there. (We don’t like getting up early on vacation.). Guests are asked to start towels in the washer and remove sheets and pillowcases for the cleaner (in addition to the normal cleaning before you leave.) Owner responds quickly to emails and text messages.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Great location, easy to locate, comfortable
We were steps away from the beach. Property was very clean and comfortable. Lots of information about how to use the FREE island trolley and places of interest in the surrounding area.
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

amazing view!!!
we travel from colorado to visit our long time friends that now live here!! So we decided this time we wanted to stay on the beach!! we could not have been more pleased with the house and location!! Very clean and well stocked!! Owners quick response was outstanding! The beach was access very close and easy access!! Will we be back for-sure!! Can’t say enough about how great this place is!!

5/5 Excellent

October stay
Check in was super easy. The house was clean and well stocked. The owner was quick to reply and fix any needs. Beautiful views and quick easy walk to the beach
Stayed 6 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Much needed break
The house is in the perfect location and has a great pool and view.
Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2021