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Best Pool Vacation Rentals on Anna Maria Island

When you search for vacation rentals on Anna Maria Island, is a pool at the top of your must-have list? Choose Breezy Beach, Palm Villa, It’s My Dream, Ocean Breeze or Beach Daisy to get the best vacation rentals with Read More

Robinson Preserve is a natural mosaic, pulled right from a delicate landscape painting and planted off the edge of the Gulf of Mexico.

Planning Your Trip to the Robinson Preserve

Anna Maria Island is a wonderful place to get up close and personal with unique nature. And one of the best ways to do that is by visiting Robinson Preserve. Anna Maria Robinson Preserve is a natural mosaic, pulled right Read More

We recommend a bike ride through the beach and its surrounding area. You can get delivery and pick-up at one of the local Anna Maria Island rentals. The Bean Point bicycle trails are extensive, but the trails carry up and through the island’s perimeter.

5 Awesome Things to See on Your Bean Point Bike Ride

One of the best ways to see all that Anna Maria Island has to offer is by hitting the furthest beach point and soaking in the sights. Whether you decide to sit on the beach and gaze out at the Read More

We believe the absolute best baked ziti on the island is at Oma’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant. If you stay at one of our vacation rentals on Anna Maria Island, you can skip right on over to this authentic pizza stop, home to real New York Style pizza in Florida and possibly the best ziti anywhere.

How to Find the Best Baked Ziti in Anna Maria Island

Where is the best ziti in Anna Maria Island? Is it tucked away on a sea shanty by the water? Is it right by the grand city pier, next to an ice cream shop and an old book store? Could Read More

We refer our customers to these transportation providers all the time. You can even get dropped off right outside any of our AMI vacation rentals.

Transportation From the Airport to the Island

We often get questions from our international travelers asking how they can get to Anna Maria Island from the closest international airport. While we know that Anna Maria Island is a little piece of paradise, not all our guests from Read More

A visit to Anna Maria Island is an unforgettable experience. Located on the Gulf coast of Florida, you’ll find a multitude of activities and amenities along the seven miles of beautiful white sand beaches.

What to Do at the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival each February

A visit to Anna Maria Island is an unforgettable experience. Located on the Gulf coast of Florida, you’ll find a multitude of activities and amenities along the seven miles of beautiful white sand beaches. The island is a shining example Read More

Manatee River || Anna Maria Island || Florida Dreams Realty

5 Things to See on a Walk Along the Manatee River

Enjoy a fun stroll along the Manatee River in Bradenton, Florida. It’s one of the most recognizable rivers along the Gulf Coast of Florida. Its wide waterways, shallow depths, and subdued tea coloration are all notable traits that fit right Read More

Manatee Performing Arts Center Plays || Anna Maria Island || Florida Dreams Realty

Amazing Events at the Manatee Performing Arts Center

New Broadway shows and revitalized classics are capturing and holding our imaginations. With the rest of the world going digital, theater-goers increasingly crave watching actors bring stories to life on stage. The Manatee Performing Arts Center showcases a different spectacle Read More

Visit Three Island Monkeys on Pine Avenue || Anna Maria Island || Florida Dreams Realty

Spectacular Souvenirs at Three Island Monkeys

It is time to find some amazing take-home souvenirs. Three Island Monkeys on Anna Maria Island is the ideal Florida beach escape. It seems to have everything that embodies what makes AMI such a magical beachside vacation destination. Bold art, Read More

Mini golf tips from a putt-putt pro Anna Maria || Anna Maria Island || Florida Dreams Realty

How to Strategically Play Miniature Golf with Your Family

There are many fun vacationing things to do in and around Anna Maria Island. There always seems to be a nice afternoon bike ride, a stop to the beach, and at least one afternoon by the pool. But, more often Read More

Sign of the Mermaid Restaurant

3 Signature Dishes at the Sign of the Mermaid Restaurant

Sophisticated yet casual, flexible yet focused, the Sign of the Mermaid is one of the most alluring and interesting Anna Maria Island seafood restaurants. Hidden within this small but elegant eatery is a fine selection of local seafood dishes, delightful Read More