The Sandcastle offers two spacious private residences in one
building, just across the street from the crystal blue waters of the
Gulf of Mexico and close to all the conveniences. Centrally located
on Anna Maria Island and directly on one of Florida's 14 most scenic
routes, the Sandcastle is just minutes from the Suncoast's best
attractions and some of Florida’s finest restaurants.
Choose one or both of the 3 bedroom/2 bath residences located in
Bradenton Beach which is the southern part of 7 mile long Anna Maria
Island on the west coast of Florida. Easy on and off the island by
either of the 2 bridges (you're between them) connects you to the
mainland of Bradenton. Come and enjoy the year-round temperate
climate, warm tropical breezes, white sand beaches, crystal blue
waters, and island lifestyle! The Tampa airport is 1 hour away,
Sarasota/Bradenton airport is 30 minutes away, and the Orlando theme
parks are just 1-1/2 hours away.
New to the rental market, this duplex home has been redone and
upgraded with granite countertops, imported ceramic tile throughout,
Hunter ceiling fans, high speed wireless internet, and a designer's
Your home has been beautifully furnished and well equipped for your
every convenience. Each three bedroom, two bath home will
accommodate eight people comfortably, making this the perfect set-up
for families wishing to travel together.
The master bedroom is furnished with a king bed, bathroom, and cable
TV, with the 3rd floor having a gulfview that the 2nd floor master
doesn't. The second bedroom has a queen bed and cable TV. The
third bedroom has a twin bed, and a twin over full bunk bed, as well
as cable TV. All three rooms have large closets. Washer and dryer
for each level. Each floor has a large balcony with a gorgeous
gulfview for quiet relaxing time!
Whether you want to go parasailing, land the biggest fish, go to a
world class planetarium, shop till you drop, test your kayaking
skills in the Gulf of Mexico, or just relax, kick back, and take it
easy, this abode provides you with all the comforts of home.
Soak up some sun at home or walk just across the street (beach
access is a half block away) to a
pristine wide sandy beach and sink your toes in the white soft
sand. Take the trolley from a nearby stop and tour the island for
After a day at the beach, you can relax on your large shaded
balcony, have a barbecue in the yard or go to a fabulous restaurant,
no fast food on the island!
Come visit us soon! If you use Mapquest, the address to look for is
1955 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217. This home is
located just north of Runaway Bay and across from Bungalow Beach.
Anna Maria Island is a 7 mile long barrier island located on the
west coast of Florida off the city of Bradenton. It is connected to
the mainland by 2 bridges and to Longboat Key to the south by
another bridge. With its temperate year-round weather and beautiful
beaches, Anna Maria Island has truly become a place that's gaining
recognition world-wide. Surrender your days to being entranced by
the warm lapping waters and sugarsoft sandy beaches.
Anna Maria Island features many dining experiences, each with a
unique flavor. Offering a wide-selection of natural settings, Island
cuisine ranges from such international as British, French, German,
Italian, Oriental, and Spanish to Southern Florida seafood, spicy
caribbean sandwiches and even a restaurant rated as having the Best
Food on the Gulf Coast in the Zagat Guide and a Wine Spectator Award
of Excellence. Delectable seafood dishes are found everywhere! Oh,
yes, you can also get a good hamburger.
Terrific outlet malls are found within easy driving distance and
make for a wonderful day's outing. There are also local malls in
Bradenton and Sarasota for the typical department store and
nationwide chain shopping. Little boutiques can be found on the
island for that very special memory or personal gift for those back
home. St. Armand's Circle also is a great place to stroll, shop,
A popular pastime in the area is fishing. Anna Maria Island offers
three fishing piers: Anna Maria, Rod & Reel and Bradenton Beach.
There are also professionally captained charter craft available to
fit any angler’s need.
If golf is your game then the Manatee/Sarasota bi-county area will
provide you with a choice of more than 45 courses ranging from tight
executive par threes to challenging championship 18's that will test
any golfer’s ability from tee to green. And if you want to improve
your game, the internationally famous David Leadbetter Golf Academy
is also located in Bradenton.
Tennis anyone? Grab your racquet and tennis shoes and head out to
the public courts in Anna Maria or Holmes Beach. Want to sharpen
your tennis game? Bradenton is the home of the internationally
famous Bollettieri Tennis and Sports Academy from where so many of
the superstars of today have trained and honed their competitive
skills. Daily and weekly lessons are available.
Recreational sailboat and powerboat rentals, including jet skis, are
available by the hour, the half day, and almost any other time frame
that might be required to meet the specific nautical needs of
boating families. And if you have never seen Anna Maria Island from
the air, hook onto one of the para-sail craft for the experience of
a life time. They run along the inner Bays as well as along the Gulf
The nearby mainland also hosts many educational attractions,
including Bishop Planetarium, Tourist Bureau & Information Center,
DeSoto National Park & Memorial Mansion, Manatee Players, The Art
League of Manatee County, The Asolo Center for the Performing Arts,
Ringling Museum of Art, Manatee Community College, University of
South Florida, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, the Sarasota West
Coast Symphony, the Sarasota Ballet of Florida and the Jazz Club,
all of whom call Manatee and Sarasota counties home.
Free trolley runs up and down the island -- just hop on and off at