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Acqua Aveda Salon, Spa, and Store.

Welcome to Aqua Aveda Salon, Spa, and Store in Holmes Beach.  This full-service, award winning salon and spa is ready to make you feel relaxed, and renewed.

Aqua Aveda offers everything from lash extensions and hair styling, to facials and deep-tissue massages. The incredibly talented and friendly staff here will have you feeling pampered and confident when you walk out their doors. Who doesn’t like to feel pampered and confident?

They offer services such as; natural nail care, hair coloring & styling, facials, hair & scalp treatments, waxing, and more. Gentlemen, don’t be shy to stop by. They have an awesome Men’s Spa. Treat yourself to a fresh haircut, some grey blending, a manicure & pedicure, hair removal, or a refreshing facial.

Stop by the next time you’re on Anna Maria Island, you wont be disappointed!

 

Acqua Aveda

5311 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach
Monday: 9am – 5pm
Tuesday: 9am – 7pm
Wednesday:  9am – 5pm
Thursday: 9am – 7pm
Friday/Saturday: 9am – 5pm
CLOSED SUNDAY

 

If you’re feeling a big hungry after being pampered, head over to Eat Here located in the same plaza.

 

 

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Ice Cream Options on Anna Maria Island

There’s nothing better than treating yourself to some delicious, cold ice cream on a hot and humid Florida day. Which may be the reason why there is quite a selection of ice cream options on Anna Maria Island. Here are all the ice cream shops the Island has to offer, and which Island city they’re located in:

Anna Maria City:


Holmes Beach:


Bradenton Beach:

 

 

 

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Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island January Art Walk with Ruth de Haan

The Holmes Beach Art District will again feature Ruth de Haan at its annual town-wide ArtWalks.  Participating art galleries and retail businesses include Island Gallery West, Artists’ Guild Gallery, Art League of Anna Maria Island, SteamDesign, Arts for the Earth, Fukinsei Art Lab, The Islander Sidebar Gallery, Restless Natives, Libby’s Jewelry, Island Tattoo and Beach Life. These locations will feature special exhibits, free refreshments and music.

ArtWalk on January 9

During the ArtWalk of January 9 at the Artist’s Guild Gallery, 5415 Marina Drive, there will be a reception for Ruth Eriks de Haan and her paintings will be featured in the window all month. Throughout the reception Ruth will be available to talk about her work.

Art has always been an important part of Ruth’s life and while she previously worked with oil  paints, she now calls herself a “water colorist”. This beautiful Island and her travels with her husband offer endless subjects for her work.  Sometimes she works from photographs she has taken on their travels. She reads, discusses her work with other artists and constantly experiments with her new medium.   She says, “I’ll never retire; I’m having too much fun and I’m better now”.

For more information, call the Gallery at 778-6694 or see the web site at www.amiartistsguildgallery.com

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Souvenir Shops and Shopping on Anna Maria Island

What is the one thing you want to find while shopping on Anna Maria Island? Find exactly what you are looking for or buy a local souvenir to remember your time on Anna Maria Island at some of the country’s cutest shops. We are all guilty of trying to take a little bit of this island paradise home with us!

The following list is to help you find the best places to get local goodies for yourself or a family member that didn’t get to come to Anna Maria to make then jealous of your trip.

Shopping on Anna Maria Island:

  1. Libby’s – 501 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, Florida 34217
  2. Sand Dollar – 5302 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
  3. Shiny Fish Emporium – 306C Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, FL 34216
  4. Bridge Street Bazaar – 117 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
  5. The Back Alley Gift and Coffee Shop – 121 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
  6. Sun & Surf Beach Shop – 5418 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
  7. Restless Natives – 5416 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
  8. West Coast Surf Shop – 3902 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
  9. Two Sides of Nature – 101 South Bay Boulevard, Anna Maria, FL 34216
  10. AMI Outfitters Coastal Gear & Apparel – 505 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, FL 34216
  11. Island Cabana – 403C Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, FL 34216
  12. Island Bazaar – 3304 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
  13. Raders Reef – 5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Now this is a very short list, and there are a plethora of other places to find what you are shopping for on Anna Maria Island, but these are the best places for local souvenirs.   Make sure to tell these shops that Kacey from Island Real Estate sent you while on the island for your beach vacation.

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Everything You Need For The Beach for a Buck at Dollar Tree Holmes Beach

At last you can go to Dollar Tree Holmes Beach for your beach/vacation supplies.  It’s a great place to get your summer fun on without spending a fortune.  The recent opening of Dollar Tree in Holmes Beach is certain to provide some much appreciated economic relief to travelers.

Navigating to Dollar Tree Holmes Beach

The Dollar Tree (3260 E Bay Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 – Map – (941) 778-1245) sells just about all of the household essentials for just $1 or less.  Nothing in the store costs more than $1.  And you’ll be amazed by just how much this clean, well-organized store has to offer.  From plates, to party supplies, food, drinks, cleaning supplies, batteries, pet supplies, toys and sooo much more.

Do yourself a favor, and stop by before you go to Publix to get supplies.  You just might save a few bucks.  For more information on shopping on Anna Maria Island visit our shopping information page.

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Holmes Beach Holy Cow Ice Cream on Anna Maria Island

 Anna Maria Island is home to the Holmes Beach Holy Cow Ice Cream shop, one of the best ice cream stops in the area.  It is also a great gift shop too! With a tiki lounge and a kids area, Holy Cow Ice Cream is also a perfect place to go with the family.

While you’re there make sure to try one of my personal favorites, their famous handmade chocolates.

Holy Cow Ice Cream is located on Holmes Beach in the same shopping complex as Walgreens. Swing on by with the whole family and enjoy some delicious frozen treats!

Navigating to Holy Cow Ice Cream On Anna Maria Island

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3234 East Bay Drive
Holmes Beach, FL34217
(941) 779-0690

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12th and East Home Grand Opening In Holmes Beach

Join the ladies of 12th and East Home to celebrate the grand opening of their Holmes Beach location. 12th and East brings their unique vintage modern aesthetic seaside, while continuing to hand-select and update 17th and 18th century antique treasures.

12th and East at the Beach will introduce an exciting new line of women’s clothing, shoes, bags and kitchen items such as table linens, serving wares, dish soaps and more.  The new shop will also carry select children’s items, such as clothes, beach sandals and handcrafted toys.  Champagne will be flowing! See you at the beach for a lovely evening surrounded by beauty!

12th and East Home at the Beach
5416 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida

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Shop in Paradise At Publix Super Market On Anna Maria Island

There are lots if great restaurants on Anna Maria Island but you can’t eat out every night of the week. Lucky for you Anna Maria Island has Publix Super Market.  It is an Anna Maria Island full service Super Market with a great deli, bakery, meat department, fresh produce, fresh fruit and fresh seafood.

Publix Super Market is located at 3900 East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach just south of Manatee Avenue.

It is a great place to pick up supplies for a month or just one meal. You will find an excellent selection of meat, seafood, produce, and fresh fruit. If you are in the mood for a quick lunch or snack, stop  at the deli and grab a sandwich, they will make it to your liking.

Boars Head Anna Maria Island

I order mine with Boars Head Mesquite Turkey, salami, extra sharp cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and mayo, you should try one!  They have fountain drinks, and refrigerated beverages, as well.  You can even pick up one or two of your favorite bottles of wine, wine coolers, cider, lager and cold beer.

Publix deli also has great prepared foods like fried chicken, potato salad and ready-made sandwiches. (you  In the bakery you will find excellent cakes, doughnuts, bagels, fresh breads, and other tasty treats.

Contact Publix Bakery and Deli Anna Maria Island

You can call ahead to 941-778-5422 to both the bakery and deli and they will have your items ready for pick up.  They can customize your cakes for birthday parties and events.  Check out some of the amazing  selections from Publix Bakery.

There is always something on special at the seafood counter, and they will even steam your pick for you, free while you are shopping.  We like to enjoy those tasty Gulf shrimp, steamed with either Old Bay Seasoning or Cajun spices.

Right next to the Seafood counter, you will find the fresh Sushi.  Sushi is rolled fresh every morning, even on the weekends.  Grab your favorite spicy or savory combo, and some chopstix, and enjoy!

The Anna Maria Island Publix has all your Super Market needs.

You can grab anything from deodorant and cotton balls, to pet food and plastic baggies.  There are coolers, and coozies, lottery tickets, and lazy day reading.  The lobby boasts beach supplies like cover ups, hats, pool toys and beach floats.  Customer Service will even blow them up for you.  There’s a Redbox Movie Rental Box too.  Grab a flyer from the rack that will give you a list of all the Buy 1 Get 1 Free specials for that week, and head inside for all your supplies.

If you are looking for the perfect restaurant, shopping, fishing, entertainment check in with one of our Anna Maria Island Vacation Rental Specialist.  Make sure that you get the most out of your Anna Maria Island Vacation. We have beach house rentals all over Anna Maria Island.  Call Island Real Estate today 877-778-6066 and book your island getaway!

Publix Super Market

3900 East Bay Drive

Holmes Beach, FL  34217

941-778-5422

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Anna Maria Island Beading at Creations by L in Holmes Beach

Anna Maris Island Beading is one of the best things about visiting the cute Creations by L boutique in Homes Beach! There are items for all interests and budgets at Creations by L on Anna Maria Island.

And when I tell you there is something for everyone, I mean it! Beautiful handmade necklaces, bracelets and earrings twinkle in your eye as you walk in the door. One of my favorite beachy items is the Barefoot Sandal.  They are a great way to dress up your tootsies on a day at the beach. These whimsical and dressy designs combine the fun of an anklet with the fashion of footware. Sandal style without having to shlep your shoes, what a unique way to add flair to beach feet! There are all sorts of fun things to choose from on the display tables, including bookmarks, and cell phone charms, key chains and anklets.

Beading at Creations by L on Anna Maria Island

She offers classes for all levels of interest. Not only does she have supplies for beautiful pieces, she also has a great selection for kids.

She has key chains and bag tags that the boys were able to create. My six year old made an alligator with colorful plastic beads. He proudly sports it on his backpack. My eleven year old son choose a glow in the dark alien face he could use as a key chain.

My nine year old daughter made a beautiful anklet that I really thought should have been for her mother! Lois even had a collection of colorful shaped beads that my three year old was able to use.

The kids have also created some jewelry for their grandmother, with gorgeous glass beads and colored crystals.  Of course, they were made to match Grammy’s favorite colors. Lois patiently taught the novices.  She helped with their designs and creations and offered suggestions to assist in the process.

Beautiful Bead Jewelry on Anna Maria Island

There are lovely crystal pieces for a night out, casual stone pieces for island hopping and custom pieces available to highlight your wedding or special event. There are sets and individual pieces, and walls of beads to look at, for creating your own design. The signature piece of the store, though, has to be the new Anna Maria Island Charm Bracelet.

The display case sits front and center, and lets you make your pick of the perfect design. With its beautiful charm choices, you can create a piece that epitomizes your trip to Anna Maria Island’s little piece of paradise. Did you ride the trolley, see some dolphins, find a starfish? Include it on your charm bracelet – this is a perfect keepsake of a fabulous vacation!

To find the perfect accommodations for your trip, don’t forget to check out our Vacation Rentals. Island Real Estate has great weekend getaway specials, and places all over the island, for a perfect break from the hustle and bustle. Call us at 877-778-6066, and one of our Vacation Rental Specialists will be happy to help you find a place to stay.

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Anna Maria Island Grocery Shopping at Publix

Publix Grocery store located in Holmes Beach, FLAnna Maria Island has many shopping stores however Publix is largest “chain” grocery store we have on the island is located in Holmes Beach.  It’s very close to the public beach and there is plenty of other shopping nearby.  CVS, Walgreens, ACE Hardware, Gift Shops, and restaurants are all very close.  Of course the free trolley has a stop just outside the grocery store.

Publix is like most grocery stores but maybe a little smaller than your local grocery store back home.  They have a full bakery, deli, fresh produce, and fresh fish.  You can pick up a last minute rotisserie chicken, fried chicken, pre-made deli cold salads, sushi, and a sub sandwich made fresh.

Anna Maria Island Publix
3900 East Bay Drive
Holmes Beach, FL, 34217
(941) 778-5422
(941) 779-2712 FAX

If you are interested in accommodations within a walk away from Publix check out our website or here is a small list of vacation rentals we have within a walk from Publix.  Just a reminder the FREE trolley can get you to the grocery store from just about any location on Anna Maria Island…

4002 6th avenue, Holmes Beach, FL – 3/2 private home with heated pool
Sandy Point unit 207, Holmes Beach, FL – 2/2 condo with heated community pool
Sun Bow Bay unit 206, Holmes Beach, FL – 3/2 condo with tennis courts and community pool.