Living the Dream - Anna Maria, FL
Max Occupancy: 8
2 King Bed,
4 Twin Bed
703 S Bay Blvd, Anna Maria, FL 34216
Canalfront home with pool & dock - across the street from Tampa Bay!
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"Living The Dream" is a spacious 2,650 sq. ft. luxurious private vacation rental home with an attached 1 car garage and has been recently re-modeled with ALL NEW FURNISHINGS throughout.
(4) Bedroom, (3) Bath, accommodates (8) people: 2 Kings, 2 XL Twins, 2 Twins. NEW Stearns & Foster and new Sealy Posturpedic mattresses. The second floor Master Suite has elegant West Indies style decor, a balcony overlooking the private heated pool and canal and a luxurious en suite with walk in shower. The suite also has a sitting area with plenty of room for a crib. Three bedrooms come complete with Digital Cable and wall mounted large flat screen LED Televisions.
The custom built gourmet kitchen features stainless steel appliances, breath taking Azurite granite counter-tops and a spacious island. This kitchen is well stocked with all the minor appliances, dishes, utensils, cookware and serve ware.
The living area has exquisite designer furnishings and a 60" wall mounted SMART LED television with cable DVD and a Blue Ray DVD player. There's even a Bluetooth sound bar for the audio enthusiast! A second sitting area also includes an LED television and Blue Ray DVD player perfect for the children to watch their favorite's shows or movies. There are six flat screen TV's in all! Wireless internet and free long distance throughout US and Canada is also included.
The laundry room includes a full size washer and dryer, an iron and ironing board and vacuum. Hair dryers are included in every bathroom.
The Lanai has a large lounge area and table and chairs with great views of the water and pool.
Don’t feel like going to the beach today? No problem! Relax in this breathtaking beautiful back yard oasis. The spacious private back yard features a large 18' x 32' heated pool right off the canal dock. Lush tropical surroundings include 2 person hammock shaded by mature palms. Polywood custom furniture includes 6 chaise lounges with cushions, dining table with 4 chairs and cushions, and seating for 7 at the newly constructed bar with Azurite granite top which includes large stainless steel Tommy Bahama cooler for all your favorite drinks (ice and drinks not included). Enjoy watching your favorite shows on the 60” LED flat screen HD television and a Blue Ray DVD Player from the private bar area while cooking your favorite meal on the large gas grill. Ample custom lighting throughout the outdoor area allows you to create the perfect ambiance any time day or night.
At the end of a beautiful day, cool off using the outdoor shower before tracking sand into the house.
Fish off the dock or bring your boat. The dock can accommodate a craft up to 25ft. It also has electric and nearby water. An overhead light is great for Snook fishing.
If it's the beach you want, simply walk across the street to the beautiful Tampa Bay with full view of the Sunshine Bridge. It's just a short walk to the historic "Anna Maria City Pier", Waterfront restaurant, and Pine Avenue shopping. "Living The Dream" says it all!
Like everything else, in pictures home looked better. But it's not about it. First day house was promising, amazing location, nice backyard, spacy and clean. Problems started next day when outside temperatures dropped from 70 to 50. Master bedroom wall heater was down and sleeping when outside temp was 40 became miserable especially with a baby. Office was noticed but help came two days later. Wall unit wasn't fixed but instead a mini heater was provided. Pool. Pool was functional for only two days, and since outside was kind of cold the only fun for kids was heated pool which was full of sand, milky and not functional. Pool was never cleaned or fixed until the last day. Would not use same house or better say same rental company ever.
"The property and the island are beautiful, definitely exceeded our expectations. It has been great to get into island life, completely relax and chill out and experience the wonderful wildlife and activities that the island offers. Would definitely recommend Anna Maria, Island Real and Living The Dream to all my friends and family as the perfect vacation spot."
It is absolutely gorgeous! There is so much room and the layout is perfect for many people. Beautifully decorated! Close to everything! The master bedroom is away private. Great for the whole family!
We will be booking this one again!
We will definitely try to stay here again. Beautiful home!
Just stayed at this beautiful house with our family. It's gorgeous inside without being too stuffy. Felt comfortable having kids there and there was plenty of space for all 8 of us. There was also a pull out couch in the game room. Pool was perfect size, heated. The house is in a great location of the island. They provided plenty of towels for both bathing and beach towels. Washer/ dryer worked well, fridge is huge, good dishwasher. Plenty of plates, glasses, cutlery, pots & pans. Propane grill outside and grill utensils provided. TV's throughout had cable, bathrooms were modern and gorgeous. Wifi worked throughout the whole house. The dock was fun but the kids didn't catch any fish. We had better luck at the Pier. There is beach access across the street but it was a small beach, and the sand was more shelly and not soft. So we ended up driving the van over to the Gulf side beaches when we wanted beach time. Our kids are still young and want to spend more time in the pool than beach so it was fine. I suggest either bringing or renting bikes to ride into the cute shops down on Pine St. Ice cream shop, restaurants, etc. The walk is only about 7 blocks but in the summer heat it can be hard with kids. Bikes would be perfect. However, fall, spring & winter months would be a lovely walk. Otherwise its a short drive with lots of parking around the Pier. Beautiful place to spend the evening and the restaurants were great. We ate at the Pier one night and it was fantastic! Island Real Estate was kind enough to call us the week before and warn us that the previous renters complained about the house next door being under construction. Although it was, there wasn't a lot going on over there and it wasn't that loud when they were there. You are not going to help it no matter where you go on the island, there seems to be some construction going on everywhere because of houses being remodeled and updated. But again it didn't bother us at all. Only complaints were that the umbrella on the outside table was broke and wouldn't raise which just made us go inside the closed in lanai to eat lunch. We truly loved this house and will probably stay there again in the future. Highly recommend for families.
Stayed 7 nights. Everything has been updated. Love the house and view from the Master Bedroom. Master Bathroom is perfect Love the back yard Do yourself a favor and stay here!!!!!