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.
If you feel like entertaining, choose this superb home with a covered balcony. Whip up a daiquiri at the wet bar, which is well-equipped with an ice maker and wine cooler.
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.