08/26/2022
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5 Best Restaurants in Downtown Bradenton

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If it’s been awhile since you explored downtown Bradenton, may we suggest that you re-acquaint yourself with the area?  It’s a lot of fun. You can stroll along the Riverwalk and take a peek at the history museum. There’s also an aquarium and a planetarium. Shows are always coming through the performing arts center, and you have the Manatee River right there in front of you. Explore the marina and...

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07/29/2022
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Tips on Planning Your Vacation to Anna Maria Island

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Few things are as fun as planning a vacation. At least that’s the expectation. Vacation planning is exciting, but it’s also overwhelming. Lazy planning or a lack of planning can turn your high expectations into a nightmare. Reservations may not be made, the latest weather pattern might be missed, and you might find yourself completely disorganized when it comes to what you’re doing and where you’re going.  Don’t let your...

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06/24/2022
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A Guide on What to Pack When Visiting Anna Maria Island

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We talk to a lot of vacationers, and we’ve come to the conclusion that there are two types of trip-takers. Those who pack methodically, 24 hours before departure, according to a detailed list. Those who throw random things into a suitcase minutes before it’s time to leave.  Whatever kind of packer you are, we have some ideas on how to prepare for your Anna Maria Island vacation. This is a...

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05/27/2022
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How to Choose Your Vacation Rental on Anna Maria Island

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  Every traveler looks for something different when it comes to the place they’ll stay while on vacation.  When you decide to visit Anna Maria Island, on Florida’s serene Gulf of Mexico, you’re not going to find a lot of the chain hotels and high-rise condos that many other beach communities have. We’re a bit different – more about making you feel at home. Our vacation rentals are cozy homes...

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04/29/2022
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The Best Areas to Stay on Anna Maria Island

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Welcome to Anna Maria Island! If you’re planning a vacation here, you can expect warm waters, dazzling sunsets, and lots of local shopping, dining, and entertainment. We aren’t like other beach towns, and it’s our unique qualities that keep visitors coming back every year.  At Anchor Down Vacation Rentals, we want to help you have the best possible experience. We love this part of Florida’s Gulf coast, and we’re proud...

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03/25/2022
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Experience Anna Maria Island like a Local

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Whether you’re visiting Anna Maria Island for a weekend or staying for a season, you don’t want to simply have the tourist experience.  You want to know what it’s like to be part of the culture and community.  We understand that – it’s part of what creates a memorable and meaningful travel experience. As we welcome visitors to their vacation rental homes here, we like to help them put together...

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02/25/2022
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The Essential Anna Maria Island Bucket List

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What does your bucket list look like? Most people have that list of goals they want to accomplish and things they hope to see before it’s too late.  When you’re coming to Florida’s Anna Maria Island for vacation, you need a separate bucket list just for the trip.  Trust us, there are a lot of things you just don’t want to miss.  First, let’s introduce you to the island. 

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01/28/2022
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3 Reasons Why You Should Visit Anna Maria Island

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Anna Maria Island is on the west coast of Florida. Neighbored by the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, there are three separate towns along the seven-mile-long island. These are Bradenton Beach on the south end, Anna Maria on the north side, and Holmes Beach settled in between. You won’t find high-rise condos and luxury hotel chains here. There’s less commercialization and more chill. When you visit, prepare to drive...

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