Have you been dreaming about the turquoise waters and sugar white sands of Anna Maria Island? You wouldn’t be alone, as our little barrier island is easily one of the best places to vacation on Florida’s west coast. Days here are spent living up the island life to its fullest, whether that’s enjoying hours of beach time or happy hour with fresh Gulf shrimp cocktail and an ocean view. It’s a relaxing destination no matter the time of year, where you’ll find recreation on both water and land, amazing dining, and unique shops.
Whenever you’re planning your vacation to AMI, it all starts with booking a private AMI vacation rental! With a much more intimate feel than the coldness of a uniform hotel room, you can truly live life as a local, and take advantage of having your own kitchen and outdoor space. If you’ve been searching for a vacation rental on Anna Maria Island before, you know that it’s hard to find everything you want—but never fear, as our property 35 Steps to the Beach at Runaway Bay has an all-star list of amenities and an enviable location. Spend your next Anna Maria Island vacation at 35 Steps to the Beach!
AMI Condo Right by the Beach
This 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom condo is located in the Runaway Bay condominium complex, which is across the street from the beachfront! With an intimate space and great location in town, this property is ideal for single-family vacations, romantic weekends, and trips with your best friends. Being right by the beach isn’t this condo’s only highlight though, as it also boasts the largest heated pool on the island and is on the ground floor for easy access.
The complex is in Bradenton Beach, with a great location that’s within walking distance of dining but remains tranquil compared to the busier parts of the city like Coquina Beach. When you feel like heading down there or exploring the rest of the island, you’ll find that the Runaway Bay complex is near the Gulf Dr./23rd St stop for the free island trolley. The trolley will take you a short ride south, or even all the way north to Pine Ave, where you can take advantage of the best shopping on Anna Maria Island. Add in a personal parking space for your vehicle, and you’re perfectly set up to discover the sights and sounds of AMI!
Fully Equipped Kitchen and Spacious Accommodations
When you enter the condo you’ll find yourself in the kitchen, which opens up to the rest of the dining and living area through a wide counter window. The kitchen offers a charming look with a vintage feel, with tiled countertops and unique cabinetry. Make your own sandwiches to take to the beach, cook up a simple dinner after a long day outside, or even use the appliances to heat up leftovers from delicious AMI restaurants. The kitchen has high-quality appliances like a fridge, electric stove, and dishwasher, along with perks like a teal Keurig coffee maker.
Step further into the home and you’ll see there’s three counter seats on the window that faces the living area—a great spot to eat breakfast or no fuss snacks. When you’re dining inside you can use the dining table which has six seats, or you can enjoy it on your screened in porch that faces the complex’s lagoon.
Past the dining sits the living space, furnished with a cozy blue couch, convenient split coffee table, and a plush recliner. There’s a flat screen TV mounted on the wall, so you can enjoy relaxing with your favorite programs day or night. Wi-Fi allows you to connect your devices, so you can send out vacation pics to people back home, or even catch up on remote work. If you need extra sleeping space, the couch folds out into a queen size bed.
Venture into the bedroom, and you’ll find the room has a king-size bed, and its own flat screen TV. The ensuite bathroom is also located in this room, making the bedroom a luxurious little retreat. To finish it all off, the condo also offers a washer and dryer, pool towels, and a hair dryer!
Upscale Community Amenities at Runaway Bay
The community features at Runaway Bay are truly fantastic, starting with the resort-style heated pool! A great option for when you don’t want to deal with the sand or crowds of the beach. Other community amenities include tennis courts, pickleball courts, picnic tables with umbrellas, a private pier, and of course, beach access!
If you’re looking to book your own stay at 35 Steps to the Beach, we’re here to chat with you and answer any questions you might have. Contact us today, and we’ll help you reserve your own private Anna Maria Island vacation rental!