Bradenton is an area rich in culture and heritage where vacationers can find a unique blend of authenticity and an eclectic lifestyle. This location has a lot to offer, from Florida’s Spanish heritage to its scenic beaches. If you are a traveler who loves to explore, Bradenton has many local events you can enjoy.
We have a list of the prominent local events you can look forward to when planning your trip here in 2023. Let’s take a look. (more…)
Everyone traveling to Anna Maria Island wants to experience the island’s rich culture, pristine beaches and laid back vibe. There is a lot that this location offers to its visitors, like activities, adventures, museums, parks, trails and much more.
However, traveling here during the peak season can be enjoyable but expensive since there is a constant influx of tourists. If you wish to save money on your vacation and enjoy all the island offers, here are the top five ways to save money when visiting Anna Maria Island. (more…)
Are you planning to go on a beach vacation? If yes, Bradenton, Florida, can be your right spot! There are many vacation spots, beaches, museums and restaurants that you can visit for a rich experience. Bradenton has a rich history, culture, and fantastic ambiance, ensuring you spend a relaxing time here on your holiday.
However, if you are traveling here on a tight budget, you may also need to enjoy some inexpensive or free things. Bradenton has multiple scenic destinations that you can experience at no cost.
Here are some free things to do in Bradenton: (more…)
When you’re in need of a break, you’ll find everything you need in the year-round sun and warmth of Florida. The decision to head to the Sunshine State may be a no-brainer but planning all the details – from where to go and the fun you’ll have to where to stay seems like a list that never ends. Cross off two of those daunting tasks by choosing an Anna Maria Island vacation in the keys, and a vacation rental provided by Anchor Down Vacation Rentals. Montauks Point is a 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom home with room for up to 10 guests and 3 pets to enjoy the island paradise of Anna Maria Island.
- Master Bedroom King + Sitting Area + ¾ Bath
- Private Pool
- Outdoor Living
- Game Room
- Beach Gear Provided
Island Rest & Relaxation
Guests looking for a fun and exciting stay on Anna Maria Island will find everything they’re looking for in a “home base” and more at Montauks Point. Stylish furnishings and finishes with beachy touches of décor can be found throughout the home, in bedrooms as well as living spaces for plenty of comfort and beach style.
Arrive at the home and its sprawling grass front yard and driveway leading up to a paved walkway. Take the walkway to the patio area with native plantings and the entrance to the home. Once you’ve made yourself at home inside, step out back to your island oasis. The fully covered and screened in patio features a large pool, patio with outdoor living and dining seating, and ceiling fans and lights for a comfortable outdoor experience. Beyond the screened lanai there is a stone-landscaped area where pets can do their business, as well as a small patio area with BBQ grill and more seating beyond.
Step inside the home and the cozy entryway. Just ahead is the game room with foosball table, a cozy couch, love seat, end tables, and coffee tables surrounding a wall-mounted flat screen TV. The room also boasts a ceiling fan and a large sliding glass door leading to the outdoor space. If you’re not ready for fun and games just yet, wander into the adjacent living, kitchen, and dining space. High-quality and durable LVP floors spread throughout the living and dining space, and host beautiful and comfortable furnishings. The living space boasts a large couch and love seat surrounding a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace with wall-mounted flat screen TV above. Enjoy making meals in the unit’s fully equipped kitchen. A myriad of cabinets and drawers join spacious counters, including a peninsula bar that seats four. White appliances round out the space, and a glass-paneled door leads to the outdoor space to easily serve meals al fresco. You can also enjoy the meal at the nearby dining table that seats eight.
After a long day of island fun, choose a private bedroom for some rest and relaxation. The master suite boasts a king bedroom set with two night tables and dresser with mirror. A cozy arm chair offers a place to sit and read or finish getting ready for the day. Enjoy your favorite movie or TV show on the flat screen TV or take an early-morning or late-evening dip with your sliding glass door private access to the outdoor space. The en suite bath hosts a spacious shower and separate vanity area. The second bedroom features a queen bedroom set with night table, dresser with mirror, and flat screen TV. The cozy en suite bath offers a shower and pedestal sink with large mirror and lights. The third bedroom is suited for some of the kids of the group. Two twin beds accompany a tall dresser and night table with multiple drawers for plenty of storage in addition to the spacious closet. The fourth bedroom may also be suited for kids, boasting two more twin beds and a night table. The final bedroom boasts a queen bed, dresser with mirror, night tables, and a flat screen TV. There is also a view of the front patio area through large windows. These bedrooms share a hall bath with tub/shower combo, single-sink vanity, and access to the outdoor space – meaning no one tracks water through the house! You’ll love spending time in Montauks Point on Anna Maria Island!
Sleeping Accommodations, Sleeps 10
1st Level | Master Suite – King + Sitting Area + Full Bath
1st Level | 2nd Bedroom – Queen + ¾ Bath
1st Level | 3rd Bedroom – Twin x2
1st Level | 4th Bedroom – Twin x2
1st Level | 5th Bedroom – Queen
Things to Know:
- 3 Pets w/Fee and Approval
- NO Smoking
- Self-Check In/Check Out
- Additional Fee for Pool Heating
- In-unit laundry
Book Your Anna Maria Island Vacation Today
No matter when or how long you plan your getaway to Anna Maria Island, Montauks Point will give you all the excitement, fun, and relaxation you want.
Everyone wants their Anna Maria vacation to be a relaxing experience with minimum hassles and more enjoyment. Where you live during your vacation also contributes to your overall experience. While going to any new destination for a vacation, tourists generally have two options for accommodation – either staying in a hotel or a vacation rental.
While some prefer residing in hotels, others with big families, extended stays or privacy concerns choose to live in independent units. You can consider your preferences and travel needs, no matter which one you choose while vacationing in Anna Maria Islands.
Here are some factors you can consider to make a conscious decision according to your requirements. You can then decide if you want a hotel or a vacation rental. (more…)
Anna Maria Island is a haven for vacationers with its crystal water, clear blue skies and white sandy beaches. Its laid back vibe provides a perfect opportunity for relaxation and fun if you are looking for a nice romantic getaway. Besides, if you want to spend time with your special someone, Anna Maria Island is a great place for a date night too!
There are plenty of activities and attractions that you can do with your partner on this island situated off the coast of Florida. From romantic sunsets to exquisite dining, here are some of the best Anna Maria Island date night activities you can plan for the perfect evening. (more…)
When you’re in need of a break, you’ll find everything you need in the year-round sun and warmth of Florida. The decision to head to the Sunshine State may be a no-brainer but planning all the details – from where to go and the fun you’ll have to where to stay seem like a list that never ends. Cross off two of those daunting tasks by choosing Anna Maria Island in the keys, and a vacation rental with Anchor Down. Bay Dreamin’ is a 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom Anna Maria vacation home rental with room for up to 8 guests to enjoy the island paradise that is Anna Maria Island.
- Central A/C
- Master Bedroom King + Sitting Area + Full Bath
- Private Pool & Spa
- In-Unit Laundry
- Putting Green
Island Rest & Relaxation
Guests looking for a fun and exciting stay on Anna Maria Island will find everything they’re looking for in a “home base” at Bay Dreamin’. Stylish furnishings and finishes with beachy touches can be found throughout the home, in bedrooms as well as living spaces for plenty of comfort.
Arrive at the home and take in the beautiful two-story home surrounded by island foliage. The neutral-colored siding covers the home and is trimmed in white. A balcony on the second floor overlooks the neighborhood from a family room/den area. Once you’ve settled, step into the outdoor paradise. Take a dip in the in-ground pool or relax tired muscles after a day of adventure in the spillover spa. Enjoy the island weather under the nearby covered patio featuring outdoor living seating, a wet bar, and wall-mounted flat screen TV. The deck surrounding the pool spreads out into a covered patio with stainless steel BBQ grill and outdoor dining seating. If you want to practice your short game before heading to one of the area’s golf courses, there’s a multi-hole putting green around the corner from the pool area. Rinse off from a day at the beach with a nearby outdoor shower and use the pool bathroom in the garage. Your day at the beach is just steps away! The home is located right across the road from Bayfront Park and Tampa Bay. You can see the bay as well as the Sunshine Skyway Bridge just by stepping outside! There are games like cornhole, plus water toys to keep you busy in the pool and at the beach.
Step inside the home to a cozy foyer with beautiful beach décor. You can choose to continue up the stairs or turn into the spacious and airy great room. Look up and notice the beams on the ceiling that create a tray ceiling look. Relax in the living space that features a large wraparound couch facing a wall of windows letting in plenty of natural light. Watch a favorite movie or TV show on the 65” Smart TV. When you’re craving a meal in, turn to the fully equipped kitchen. A myriad of cupboards and drawers are packed with all the utensils and cookware you need to prepare and serve a mouth-watering meal. Spacious counters, including a kitchen island with bar seating for five, join stainless steel appliances to make mealtime a breeze. Enjoy the meal at the nearby dining table. It’s easy to have a meal al fresco, too, with a glass door leading onto the dining patio from the kitchen. For your convenience, there is a half bath off the living area. Upstairs you’ll find a den/family room with comfortable couch and chairs surrounding a wall-mounted flat screen TV. Upstairs there is a full bath for all the upstairs queen bedrooms to use and another bathroom off the bunk room. There is also a round wood table where you can enjoy tabletop games or a snack during the show. Take in the view of the neighborhood when you step out onto the balcony facing the street.
Relax after a long day of Anna Maria Island fun. Spoil yourself in the master suite, featuring a king size bed, a sitting area with natural light spilling in, a wall-mounted flat screen TV, vaulted ceiling, and en suite bath. The bathroom boasts a separate soaking tub, walk-in shower with multiple shower heads, and double-sink vanity. The second and third bedrooms each boast a queen bed with night tables, dresser, and wall-mounted flat screen TVs. The final bedroom is perfect for kids! They’ll love the twin-over-full bunks and stay entertained for hours with the wall-mounted flat screen TV. There are two more bathrooms, each with a shower and single-sink vanity. There’s space for everyone to enjoy an Anna Maria Island vacation!
Sleeping Accommodations, Sleeps 8
2nd Level | Master Suite – King + Sitting Area + Full Bath
2nd Level | 2nd Bedroom – Queen
2nd Level | 3rd Bedroom – Queen
2nd Level | 4th Bedroom – Twin-Over-Full Bunks x1
Things to Know:
- NO Pets
- NO Smoking
- Self-Check In/Check Out
- Additional Fee for Pool Heating
- In-unit laundry
No matter when or how long you plan your getaway to Anna Maria Island, Bay Dreamin’ will give you all the excitement, fun, and relaxation you’re looking for.
Contact us today to book a memorable island stay that will have you coming back for years to come!
Bradenton, Florida, is an excellent destination for tourists and locals alike. This place is a great vacation destination with its beautiful beaches, exciting attractions, and stunning natural beauty. You can find something for everyone here, whether you are into adventures, sightseeing or a beach body. But do you know what’s even better? A day trip from Bradenton!
The location is close to some of the best nature parks, piers and beaches. From Sebring and Lake Placid to Myakka River State Park and Anna Maria Island, you can experience multiple destinations during your day trips. Whether you’re looking for an adventure or a relaxing getaway, here are some of our favorite day trips from Bradenton, FL! (more…)
Anna Maria Island is one of Florida’s most scenic vacation spots, popular among all tourists. People get drawn explicitly to this location due to its Old Florida style, serene white sand beaches and clear water. Situated in Manatee County on the Gulf of Mexico, near Bradenton and Sarasota, the island offers a lot to visitors of a heterogeneous group. Most seasoned travelers know which places to visit and what to do on vacation here. However, if you are coming to the island for the first time, you may need help navigating all the things to do.
Here is an extensive list of the best tours near Anna Maria Island that can help you explore its entirety, understand its history and experience its culture. (more…)
The year-round sun and warmth of Florida is the perfect destination for a getaway, no matter what time of year you need to decompress. The decision to head on a Florida vacation may be easy but planning all the details – including where to go, the fun activities you’ll do, and even where to stay – seems like a list that keeps getting longer rather than shorter. Cross off two of those daunting tasks by choosing historic downtown Palmetto and a home by Anchor Down Vacation Rentals.
Villa Villekulla is a 4-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom Palmetto vacation rental home in historic downtown with room for up to eight guests to enjoy a Florida respite. From the moment you step inside the 100+ year old home, you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into your home away from home while being close to all the fun and attractions you came to see and do.
- Central A/C
- Master Bedroom – King + ¾ Bath
- Private Pool & Spa
- In-Unit Laundry
- Close to Activities & Attractions
Fun Florida Rest & Relaxation
Guests looking for a fun and exciting stay in historic Palmetto will find everything they’re looking for and more at Villa Villekulla. Stylish furnishings and finishes with beach style and décor can be found throughout the home, in bedrooms as well as living spaces for plenty of comforts.
Arrive at the property and take in the bold red shaker shingles and white trim that pop out against the mature trees and tropical plants surrounding the home. Take the path to the gate and into the property. The simple covered deck holds the entrance to the home. Spend days sitting out front in the Adirondack-style chairs and watching the neighborhood goings-on. Step out back into the enclosed lanai and onto the deck. Take a seat or step down and jump into the pool or slide into the spillover spa. The lanai is surrounded by mature foliage that offers extra shade, too.
Step into the cozy charm of the historic home. Knotty pine floors run through the living areas of the first floor and host comfortable living and dining furnishings. The living room hosts a comfortable wraparound couch, great for reading or napping. Add some extra warmth with the wood-burning fireplace surrounded by built-in shelving and natural light from windows. Watch a movie or TV show on the large flat-screen TV. Surround yourself with light from all the windows of the sunroom and sit at the reclining love seat or one of the other cozy chairs. The formal dining room boasts large windows for natural light, and a long rectangular wood table that seats the whole group for a delicious home-cooked meal. Create that meal in the cozy, fully equipped kitchen with tile floors. Updated stainless steel appliances join a myriad of cupboards and drawers full of everything you need to prepare and serve any meal of the day. Just off the kitchen is a laundry room with a stacked washer and dryer so you can pack light no matter how long you plan to enjoy Palmetto and the surrounding area.
In preparation for a day of fun, or for a short nap between activities, choose a private bedroom. The first floor holds the master suite, which isn’t a boring four-walled space! The room features a king bed, a night table with a lamp, built-in storage on the bed on wood floors, and a spacious closet. Enjoy your morning and evening routines in private in the master bathroom. The bright space features a large shower and single-sink vanity with plenty of cupboard and drawer space for your personal toiletries. A linen closet offers shelving for towels, extra paper products, and other bathroom essentials. Head upstairs to the second level and the remaining bedrooms. At the top of the stairs to your right is the second bathroom featuring tub/shower combo and pedestal sink, and vanity area that is shared by the three bedrooms on this level. Each of the upstairs bedrooms are carpeted. The second bedroom is flooded with natural light and features a set of twin-over-full bunks kids will love, as well as an overstuffed chair. The third bedroom boasts natural light from multiple windows, a beach feel with shades of blue and nautical-themed art, and a day bed with a trundle. The final bedroom boasts a queen bed, night tables, flat screen TV, plenty of windows, and a spacious closet.
Book Your Florida Vacation Now
No matter when or how long you plan to stay in Palmetto, Villa Villekulla will give you all the excitement, fun, and relaxation you’re looking for on a Florida retreat. Contact us today to book a memorable island stay that will have you coming back for years to come!