Where to Stay
Along the 7 mile stretch of white sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico, waves lap and sea oats sway in the gentle breeze across the dunes. Anna Maria Island, an easy drive from Tampa or Sarasota, is one of the few remaining vacation destinations with the feel of “Old Florida” – a laid-back way of life and friendly people every place you go.
Anna Maria Island offers a wide variety of accommodations including a historic bed and breakfast, beach-side cottages, quaint bungalows, state of the art resorts, luxury homes, condos and spacious villas. Come stay in one of our beautiful beach side rentals or a restored home, or maybe a beachy studio overlooking the pool. Be treated to a stroll back in history or luxurious island living, we have something that will meet your wishes.
Few buildings are taller than three stories, making each lodging a unique experience with its own flavor and character. Most offer kitchens, and many of our vacation rentals welcome your pets to vacation with the family. Although pets are not permitted on the beach as Anna Maria Island is a shore bird and turtle nesting nature preserve, the dog park in the middle of the island and the causeway approaching the island welcome your pets to romp and play.
Anna Maria Island offers a quiet, relaxing, tropical island feel with all the comforts you desire. Stay a day, a week, a month, or a lifetime, and you will find people from around the world joining you in calling it their home away from home.