This home is simply stunning; with a contemporary design and elegant features it has the “wow” factor and more. Nestled in the trees, this gorgeous getaway lives up to its name as every aspect of the home is focused on luxury Florida living both outside and in. Just a short walk from the beach and an easy drive to local amenities every luxury has been thought of to ensure an incredible stay.
Large windows surround comfortable spaces with open-air balconies and beautiful views. The rooftop deck has partial views of both the bay and the Gulf so mix a favourite cocktail and enjoy the sunset from your front row seat.
The kitchen is gorgeous with endless amenities and upscale appliances including a prep island and breakfast bar. Leading out to the backyard area you will find a luxurious lagoon-style pool and a wide outdoor living area connected to the balcony patio by a spiral staircase. The lanai outside is a tropical delight with plush furnishings and the king of all barbecues.
Everything about this home is stunning; the bedrooms and en suite bathrooms are no exception. It might be difficult to tear yourself away from such a luxurious home but when you do there is plenty to explore within easy reach. Supermarkets and eateries are an easy drive and the beach is a short walk.
Anna Maria Island has miles upon miles of unspoiled beaches and activities to suit the whole family. Less than two hours from Orlando, and even closer to Tampa, and both offering direct flights from the UK, this is the slice of paradise that is just what you’ve been looking for.
Lying just to the west of Bradenton, Anna Maria Island boasts 7 miles of pristine white sandy beaches. With no building over 3 storeys allowed on the island, you will easily feel like you’ve escaped the hustle and bustle of life. There are splendid oceanfront restaurants serving delicious fare throughout the day, with plenty of independent and authentic eateries to choose from including al-fresco options to catch those stunning sunsets.
There’s an abundance of things to do here but no pressure to do much at all. You can laze the days away on the beach or get out on the water and spot wild manatees; you can browse boutique shops and historic houses or find a pavement café and tuck into some delicious local crab. Families can escape the fast and furious theme parks and let their children explore in a safe environment. Excitement here comes from nature rather than artificial thrills – kids can see wild dolphins, fish for their own crabs and pick Florida oranges straight from the tree.
The warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico make the perfect playground for water sports enthusiasts. Take a paddleboard or a kayak and cast off from a pristine beach to search the clear waters of the area’s nature preserves for manatees, dolphins and turtles, or feel the wind in your hair with some parasailing, windsurfing or jet skiing.
There’s plenty to entertain away from the sea. Kids and adults love the TreeUmph! Adventure Course, a collection of zip lines, hanging nets, bungee swings and swinging logs making up a forest obstacle of fun. If that sounds too extreme then visit Mixon Fruit Farm for a tour of the citrus groves and a chance to meet the residents of its wildlife refuge.
Take a boat ride out to sea and watch the local bottlenose dolphins frolic between the gentle waves. Learn about these quirky creatures’ habits and their social pods and enjoy beautiful views of Anna Maria Island, before watching the famous Florida sun dip below a sandbar.
From wild and untamed shores to family hotspots with barbeque pits and picnic pavilions, there is a stretch of sand for everyone. Observe nesting birds at Bean Point on Anna Maria Island or search for pristine shells on Coquina Beach – which Conde Nast ranked as having some of the finest sand there is. The beaches on Anna Maria Island are made up of a quartz crystal washed down from the Appalachian Mountains many years ago. The elements in the sand keep it wonderfully cool all year round, meaning no dashing to the sea to stop your feet from burning. The waters of the Gulf of Mexico tend to be warm, calm and crystal clear, a perfect natural playground for the whole family.
The Bishop is a museum of science and nature and the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Home to fascinating exhibits, as well as a digital state of the art planetarium and the manatee rehabilitation centre, where you can get up close to the manatee which are rescued and brought back to health before being released back in to the wild. The Bishop has also recently opened an interactive section of the museum where kids can dig for fossils and look through the microscopes in the science shed.
On the quaint island of Anna Maria, history is being made with the first platinum LEED and Zero Net Energy Commercial Park. On Pine Avenue, a collection of Historic 1920’s bungalows have been retrofitted into boutique shops and cafes with a green twist. The historical relics are completely powered by solar energy and geothermics.
Anna Maria Island Historical Society Museum features a restored 1920 cottage. Nearby, the wooden City Pier dates from 1911. One of the most popular Anna Maria Island activities is a trip to Historic Bridge Street. Historic Bridge Street is the place to go if you want to enjoy a shopping trip while you’re exploring the island. On the historic shopping street, there are plenty of things to do and see.
As Downtown Bradenton’s showpiece an easy drive away, the Riverwalk serves as an outdoor gathering place and host for many diverse events and activities. The stretch is a mile and a half and is one of the longest public riverwalks in Florida. Running alongside the Manatee River, the Riverwalk includes a Family Fun Zone with a splash fountain and playgrounds, a great lawn for picnics, kayak launch, a day dock for boaters, a botanical walk, public artwork and the 400-seat Mosaic Amphitheatre.
Anna Maria Island is a blissful paradise perfect for a beach adventure where relaxation is at the forefront of everything you do. Call one of our travelplanners 020 3542 8888 for more information on our Anna Maria Island luxury Villas.