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Waterfront Anna Maria Island Rentals


Anna Maria Island has no lack of waterfront activities.  Boating, fishing, swimming, relaxing, lots of "salty" activities on and off Anna Maria Island.  Review our list of waterfront vacation rentals.  Bradenton Beach offers the Bay and Gulf all within a few blocks while Holmes Beach and Anna Maria City provides more private single family homes right on the water.  Want to bring your boat?  No Problem!  You are just a few clicks away from finding your perfect Anna Maria Island Bayfront, Intercoastal, Gulf Front or Canal vacation rental below.

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What’s the difference between a waterfront and beachfront rental?

An Anna Maria Island waterfront vacation rental is normally adjacent to an intercoastal waterway or a canal. A beachfront property is directly on the beach and no property is between the vacation rental and the beach.

How far are waterfront rentals from the water?

Anna Maria Island waterfront rentals are directly on the water. There are very few properties on Anna Maria Island that are considered waterfront and not directly on the water because they have canal use normally across the street. For all Anna Maria Island Vacation rentals that fall under this category our vacation specialists make doubly sure to disclose the unusual location of the vacation rental as compared to water access.

Are all waterfront canals on Anna Maria Island navigable by a motor boat or sailboat?

No, some waterfront vacation rentals on Anna Maria Island are not navigable by a motor boat and most waterfront vacation rentals properties cannot accommodate a fixed keel on a sailboat. Many vacation rentals in Anna Maria City require passing under one or several fixed bridges that may or may not be navigable based on our tide schedules. Most Anna Maria Island waterfront vacation rentals do allow for kayaking however it is always best to discuss specific requirements with an Anna Maria Island vacation specialist to be sure all your vacation rental expectations are met.

How close are public launch locations on Anna Maria Island so I may launch a boat?

There are several public boat launches in Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island. There is a public boat launch at the end of 62nd street in Holmes Beach as well as several boat launches just off Manatee Avenue in Holmes Beach. Bradenton Beach has several boat launches at the Southern end of Anna Maria Island as well.