When you’re traveling all the way to an idyllic spot like Anna Maria Island, it really pays to go the extra mile (or half-block) and book a getaway right on the sand. These seven Anna Maria gulf-front rentals will upgrade your next beach weekend to the ultimate retreat.
This sweet beach bungalow combines classic architecture with lots of natural light and a partially covered patio that leads right down to the sand. Pick an Adirondack chair and admire unobstructed ocean views.
Follow the little paving stones through the seagrass to the sand, or stay on the porch with a book and a glass of lemonade. This gulf-front home in Holmes Beach is even dog-friendly.