Anna Maria Island Real Estate

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Oct. 8, 2017

Premiere Estate on the Key Just Listed!


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The second you drive up to this Anna Maria Island home on it's huge lot, you will feel it pull you in.  There is enough outdoor living space for the best entertaining you can think of, or space for just the family and some peace and quiet.  Come through the pool gate as you pass by the zen pond and realize you have entered your sanctuary.  There is a large pool surrounded by plenty of room for lounging and catching some sunshine.  After the swim, pull up for some lunch under the outdoor gazebo equipped with BBQ and room to make a fully equipped outdoor kitchen and bar.  With an 32,000+ sqft lot, you have room to add to and design your dream landscaping.  This home has 4 bedrooms and 4 baths within 2766 sqft.  With 2 master suits, on one side of the home and 2 other bedrooms and full bath are on the other side.  The other full bath is conveniently located just off the pool for easy access and clean up.  It’s a perfect split design layout for a family who may need a home office and it gives you the flexibility to separate work and play.   The open design, with the kitchen centrally located to everything and close enough to the pool, you can be involved in all that happens in and out. The grand room is big enough for a pool table, a massive cozy couch and small breakfast table.  The magic of this house for sale in Holmes Beach, is something you truly must see.  Rarely does a home of this magnitude come on the market for under a million. Come take a look today!

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Sept. 15, 2017

Anna Maria Life- After Irma: "Look For The Helpers"

 

 
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Many Floridians heading north to flee the storm witnessed caravans of trucks just like this one, heading South to rush in and help once the storm passed! These Men and Women left their homes and their families to come and help ours! To all of the helpers, from the bottom of our hearts- Thank you!
 
After Hurricane Irma
I'm so happy to report that our little island dodged a chamber full of bullets from Hurricane Irma. We were left with VERY little damage and almost no storm surge. There are lots of trees and power lines down, but for the most part, every one and every thing was spared. The power is still out for many in Manatee and Sarasota Counties, but crews are working around the clock to restore it. The human spirit is such an amazing thing, unbreakable, it will always prevail. I know we will all pull together and help each other! As so many of us drove out of the state of Florida ahead of the storm, we witnessed caravans of Power Trucks, National Guard Humvee, Tree Service vehicles and all kinds of other "helpers" from all over the country getting into position to rush in to the state just as soon as the storm cleared. They left their homes, and their families behind to help ours. I was reminded of the words of Fred Rogers..."Look for the helpers"
Now we need to spread that spirit to Naples, Jacksonville, The Keys, and all the rest of the places now sifting through the mess that IRMA left in her path. EVERYONE will come together to rebuild. We will be the helpers.

Sincerely,

Billi

 
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"Just Watching the world's annihilation" 

My friend Lindsey has a son named Aiden who is six ( the same age as Bam.) Lindsey and her boys went to visit family in Indiana during the storm. Just like everyone else who had fled the state, Lindsey was watching the news on her phone constantly for updates on the storm. On the night of the storm, after dinner with cousins, Aiden disappeared with Lindsey's phone. She found him in her cousin's dark laundry room watching the news on her phone. "What are you doing Aiden?" Lindsey asked. Aiden replied "I'm just watching the world's annihilation"  It was then that she realized that even though she had told him why they had left home, and that he was safe and everything would be okay, she needed to talk to him more. It isn't always easy to know how to frame something so frightening to a child. I'm sure many of us have Children and Grandchildren who have questions about disasters, after all they can happen to any of us, anywhere! Lindsey found great parent resources at www.fredrogres.org that just might help you start the conversation off right.
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Sept. 1, 2017

In Honor of Labor Day- The Fruits of Labor

 

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The Fruits of Labor

According to the United States Department of Labor, the definition of Labor Day is as follows:

     Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

     Looking at the big picture, I feel as if our country needs a little, or A LOT, of additional strength, prosperity and well-being right now. But just when we may think that our country is declining at a rapid pace and there is so much negativity blanketing our land, we see a monumental surge of strength coming together to heal, help and fix everything that needs attention. Thankfully, the fruits of so many people’s laboring gives us the ability to provide.

     Right now, there are millions and millions of people coming together and laboring to strengthen the well-being of communities affected by hurricane Harvey. They have lost literally all the fruits of their labor. I can’t imagine the frustration and grief that goes along with such an event. My heart breaks for them and all my well wishes pour out to them.

     We all labor for many reasons: to provide funds for our bills, to give us the ability to take amazing vacations, to fill our lives with beautiful things, to empower our lives and on and on. It’s such an achievement to look at what people all over the country are doing with the fruits of their labor to help those in need. I hope everyone is able to take this holiday and enjoy not only the fruits of their labor, but also to realize how incredible it is to live in a society where people REALLY can do come together in times like these.

Happy Labor day to EVERYONE…EVERYWHERE!


Sincerely, 

Billi

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We here at Anna Maria Life firmly suspect that coffee makes the world go round! So you'll often find us camped out at Island Coffee Haus! It's a delicious Anna Maria Island staple for locals and travelers alike!  Island Coffee Haus is a family run labor of love, Owned by Bev Lesnick who's love of great coffee was born during her time in the Azores. Like so many islanders, Bev decided to follow her heart to Anna Maria Island, after years in the corporate world, and Island Coffee Haus was born! Her Mother can often be found working right alongside of her.  All coffee Haus coffee is Fair Trade and roasted in Spring Hill Florida by Jaguar Coffee Company. The beans are a blend of Mexican, Costa Rican, and Colombian. You'll also find teas, smoothies, delicious baked goods and breakfast treats! Island Coffee Haus the best place to find free WiFi on Anna Maria Island, and with fantastic lattes and lots of islanders to chat with, you'll feel right at home!
 
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Aug. 29, 2017

The Top 5 Things to Look for in an Anna Maria Island Investent Vacation Home

Note: All photos featured in this post are of 408 PINE AVE, ANNA MARIA, Currently listed for Sale! Just click on any photo for more information! 

Are you thinking of purchasing an investment vacation home on Anna Maria Island? It's an excellent choice, but there are so many choices to make! What are the most important things to look for in an investment home on Anna Maria Island? What do you need to know to insure that your investment pays off? Wonder no more, Anna Maria Life is here to set you up for investment home success! Here are the top 5 things to look for in an Anna Maria Island investment vacation home!

1) Location, Location, Location!

Anna Maria Island is a 7 mile long barrier island off the coast of Manatee County Florida. Known for it's small town, old Florida ambiance throughout, Anna Maria Island is divided into three cities each with their own charm...

The city of Anna Maria is located at the North end of the island. Anna Maria features incredible homes of all sizes, in quiet neighborhoods, and stunning beaches. Anna Maria offers food, shopping, and culture on famous Pine Ave.  Exquisite cuisine will be found at The Waterfront Restaurant overlooking the Bay. Catch Fish and incredible views from The Anna Maria City Pier or Rod and Reel Pier. Family and fun converge at The Center (Anna Maria's community center,)  and at Bayfront park. Anna Maria is always in high demand for vacationers, so you'll find that it is home to many successful investment vacation homes!

Holmes Beach is located in the center of Anna Maria Island, and it's here you'll find the Publix grocery store, Pharmacies,  Banks, Key's Marina and sugar white sands with unlimited pancakes at The Manatee public beach. It's safe to say that Holmes Beach is epicenter of Anna Maria Island life. Houses in Holmes Beach are large and small, new and old. Holmes beach is home to many of the Island's full time residents as well as some of the islands great vacation investment homes!

Bradenton Beach is located at the South end of Anna Maria Island. It's here you'll find Historic Bridge Street's restaurants and shops, The Moose Lodge, and toes in the sand dining at The Beach House Restaurant. Coquinna Beach calls locals and visitors alike to its pine shaded park and pristine beaches. Bradenton Beach is the thinnest part of the island so the beach and the bay are always within walking distance of your Bradenton Beach home! Bradenton Beach has everything from small cottages and condos, to large homes. There are some nice investment homes in Bradenton Beach.

Whether you choose to buy and investment vacation home in Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, or Bradenton Beach, it's the beach that draws vacationers to Anna Maria Island, so it's important to choose an investment home that is within walking distance, or a short golf cart ride to the beach!

2) Few people know this secret: it's often the pool that really rents your home! So a pool is a must!

(Or at least the ability to install a pool!)

Pools are a big deal to Anna Maria Island visitors, so often, it's the pool that really rents your home! Your pool area should be a lush and inviting tropical oasis! This is the crowning glory of your investment in your investment home, and an incredible pool area will keep your home at the top of the vacationers "Must Rent List!"

3) Whats inside counts: Your investment vacation home's interior.

Many choose to purchase a home that's ready to rent right away, while others like to buy something that needs a bit of TLC and really personalize their home, after all they'll be enjoying it for years to come! Either way it's important that the Interior of your investment home be well equipped, clean, classy and beachy. The nicer the better of course!

           4) How many bedrooms should an investment Vacation Home on Anna Maria Island Have? 2? 3? 4? 5?

I'm often asked how many bedrooms are best in an Investment Vacation home. The answer is that there isn't a hard and fast rule. You should choose an Investment vacation home with the number of bedrooms appropriate for your family and friends who will join you when you come to vacation in your vacation home!

 

5) There is still so much to know about buying an investment home on Anna Maria Island, Where do I start?

Start Here!  There is a lot to consider when searching for the right investment vacation home for you and your family! It's imperative that you find a Realtor who understands the local rules, regulations, and zoning laws in regard to vacation rentals. Call Billi Gartman of Anna Maria Life Real Estate, An Island Place Realty, who has years of experience in the vacation rental industry, in addition to helping buyers and sellers in the local Real Estate market. Billi has been living, working and raising her family right here on Anna Maria Island for years, and she has built outstanding relationships with the who's who of Anna Maria Island, to ensure that you are well connected to everything you want and need right from the start. Anyone will tell you that with Billi you will always be treated like family, as she  puts your interest first in every way. She's always there ready to go above and beyond, every time you call! Now she'll put her experience, expertise, connections, and dedication to work for you.  Guiding you through this rewarding experience, to ensure that you reap the maximum financial and personal benefits possible from your investment home purchase and ownership!  Start the conversation today! It's never too soon! Call Billi at 941-545-8877!

 

 

 

 

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Aug. 22, 2017

Why Should I Consider An Investment Home on Anna Maria Island?

Owning an investment vacation home on Anna Maria Island can be an incredibly rewarding experience, and it's a choice more people should consider, particularly if they find themselves drawn to a particular area time and time again. There are many components to the choice and it's incredibly important to enlist the help of a very knowledgeable and experienced local Real Estate professional to help guide you through the process to insure that your investment reaps the maximum rewards!  But what are some of the reasons to consider an investment vacation home? Lets consider a few!

Why you should consider owning

an investment vacation Home on Anna Maria Island!

1) You'll have a vacation home in paradise to come to, that other people are helping you pay for!

Vacation Rental homes are a hot commodity in highly sought after vacation spots around the country like Anna Maria Island.  Many families visit the same place year after year, often renting the same vacation home. Why? Because It feels like home. But the downside to renting someone else's vacation home is that your investing in someone else's investment. Why not turn the tables and let others invest in yours!

 

2) It feels like home!

Your very own vacation home feels just like home... Because it is! This is YOUR place. To set up in a way that serves your families desires, needs and tastes! Your vacation home feels familiar and welcoming. The convenience of being able to keep everything you want and need to have with you while on vacation right there at your vacation home means less packing, unpacking, and stress! 

3) This is your family's gathering place.

Your investment vacation home becomes your family's gathering place, there whenever you want it. Invite everyone to stay together and play together. It isn't hard to convince friends and loved ones to come and stay with you in paradise! One of the precious wonders of the island are the families that return to the same place, year after year, just like sea turtles,  growing with each generation to gather and spend time making memories together away from their busy lives. Your Investment home becomes the place where Parents and Children reconnect, Brothers and Sisters play together again, Aunts and Uncles make memories, and little cousins become best friends.

4) Get a head start on your move, or on retirement! 

Maybe Anna Maria Island is where you want to be... someday. Buying an investment home in Anna Maria, Holmes Beach or Bradenton Beach now secures your place on the island at present prices, allowing you to start living the Anna Maria Life now as often as you want or can!  Then when you're ready to make the move to Island life full itme you already have a home to move in to, or to sell at future rates to buy your ideal retirement home on the island.

5) Very little fuss!

Vacation rental management companies on Anna Maria Island make managing and maintaining a vacation home, while living far away easier than ever. They can take care of booking, customer service, cleaning, and maintenance of your home while you sit back and relax!

Why Anna Maria Island is the ideal choice

for your Investment Home!

 

1) The flow of tourism to Anna Maria Island is unbelievable and growing all year round.

According to the Bradenton area convention and tourist bureau's 2017 Visitor Profile year in Review, the number of tourists to the area has grown by 10.7% over the last 5 years, and the average room rate in the area has gone up 23.57% over the last five years! Home purchase prices on the island continue to rise in Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, and Bradenton Beach, Making now the best time to invest!

2) Stunning Beaches!

Anna Maria Island is known for it's beautiful sugar white sand beaches, magnificent sunsets and small town feel, and the word has gotten out! Anna Maria Island was rated Trip Advisors number 3 Island in the United States in 2014, up from number 4 in 2013. In 2014 Anna Maria Island was named one of Conde Nast Travelers Top 30 Islands in the World! The same year Anna Maria Island's Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach was named as one of the Top 10 Beaches for Families by Condé Nast Traveler Readers! Holmes Beach  is every bit as stunning, and Manatee Public Beach has every amenity you could wish for.

3) Old Florida charm!

Anna Maria Island has managed to retain it's quaint old Florida Island charm. You'll find no towering high rises, neon lights, or even a McDonald's on the island! The vast majority of the island's businesses are locally owned Mom and Pop shops and restaurants. You'll find incredibly unique dining at The Beach Bistro and The Waterfront Restaurant.  Greet the sun with morning coffee & lattes at The Island Coffee Haus, and find adorable gifts and sweet treats to make you feel like a kid again at The Flip Flop Shop & Candy Shop!

4) Fishing!

The warm Bay and Gulf waters surrounding Anna Maria Island are known for some of the best fishing in the world! You'll find people fishing from the shores or one of the island's piers Egmont Key Adventures offers several lengths and types of fishing charters! The area around Anna Maria Island is also known as a Tarpon fishing Mecca! The huge silver fish are a sport fisherman's dream! Just ask Capt. Harrison King of Reel Job Fishing charters!

Find the right guidance!

Before purchasing any investment home it is imperative that you find a Realtor with experience in the Vacation Rentals Industry, who knows what rents well and what doesn't. Someone who calls Anna Maria Island home, who has relationships with the who's who of the island to ensure that you are well connected to everything you want and need right from the start. And find someone who will treat you like family, who will put your interest first in every way, who will be there ready to go above and beyond, every time you call! Ask any one of Billi Gartman's many Real Estate clients and you'll hear about her extensive experience in the Anna Maria Island Real Estate market, as well as the Island's vacation rental industry. They'll tell you about her dedication to this community! From the Island Community Center, and Anna Maria Island Elementary School, to her Women's networking group,and longstanding relationships with island business owners, you'll find she is known and respected by everyone on the island. And all of her clients will tell you she began as their Realtor and became just like family, always trusted and relied upon for help, above and beyond professional duty. Now she'll put her experience, expertise, connections, and dedication to work for you.  Guiding you through this rewarding experience, to ensure that you reap the maximum financial and personal benefits possible from your investment home purchase and ownership!  Start the conversation today! It's never too soon! Contact Billi at 941-545-8877!

 

 

 

 

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Aug. 22, 2017

August Newsleter-Back to School!

 

 

 
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Tears & Sweet Relief

I’m not sure if this gets better, easier, smoother (not quite sure what is the perfect verb), as your kids get older or not.; but the week before school is back in session is such a mad frenzy of 108 things going on and all of them are backed with mach 5 force. LOL. Or is it just our family? It just seems like we spend so much time creating a summer for our kids like we use to remember. You know, the time when summers seemed to last forever! Didn’t they? Then just when we feel like we’ve got the flow going and about to have the routine down, it’s time to flip it upside down again. Time to shop!! School supplies, back packs, shirts, shorts, socks, underwear, shoes, lunch box and anything else that must be new because it’s the beginning of a new school year. When we have all that, then we realize we forgot something so we have to go do more shopping. Once we have it under control for the most part, we have time to look at these kids and realize another year has gone by and where the hell did it go?

 

We got our kiddo ready for school for his first day of 1st grade! Just can’t believe it. Last year he was so nervous and now he thinks he’s big man on campus! He confidently told me at breakfast that day, “See Mom, now I can play on the jacks AND the monkey bars!” It was as if someone gave him super powers. This apparently is a BIG deal in the world of playground hierarchy. There are days when you feel as if the day will never end. Bed time CAN’T come fast enough. You look at the clock and think, “HOW is it only 10am?” Then you look at your kiddo’s and think, “Did you grow an inch over night?” Time is a crazy thing. It’s so slow and so fast all in same breath. I dropped off Bam at his classroom as a big 1st grader, my eyes teared up, I got in my car, took a really deep breath and thought, “I can’t wait to go have another cup of coffee in my cozy chair in silence!” I love my kiddo more than the world and I love back to school!


 
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Keeping track of the school calendar is rough! with all of those half days, days off, & vacation schedules, it's just too much to remember! I find myself pulling up the Manatee county Schools Calendar at least once a month to make sure I haven't forgotten a half day, or to see when I can schedule a trip! Of course you could always print out a copy of the school district's calendar from the web, but lets be honest... it isn't pretty! So I've created this fridge worthy printable calendar to share with you, just click on the image or the link below to download; hopefully it will keep us all on track! Enjoy!!!
 
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Egmont Key Adventures
 
There's nothing like a day on the water, and there's genuinely no one I would rather go with than Egmont Key Adventures! They offer the very best fishing, sight seeing and adventure trips on Anna Maria Island!

Take a sight seeing, or sunset cruise. Go inshore, near shore or deep sea fishing in one of their many top of the line sea craft! Egmont Key Adventures offers several types of fishing excursions at varying lengths! What will you catch out there?

If you've never been, an all day Excursion to Egmont Key is an adventure not to be missed! In my own humble opinion it's the most memorable thing you'll ever do in Tampa bay!  Egmont Key is an island in the mouth of Tampa bay accessible only by boat. It is home to A beautiful light house and Fort Dade, a once active Military fort that was, in its prime charged with the task of protecting Tampa Bay. The fort was built during the Spanish American War and remained active through the American Civil War. The fort is now in ruins, an awesome adventure to explore! Part of the ruins have sunk into the sea, while part of these can be seen above the water, the magic lies below where a natural coral reef has formed on the sunken ruins. Snorkeling here is a uniquely treasured experience. The entire island is a wildlife preserve, and it's home to beautiful birds, fish, and a really cool population of Gofer Tortoises!  Book your trip there with Egmont Key Adventures NOW! Three's just nothing like it!

Egmont Key Adventures is based in Holmes beach in the Key's Marina. Call
941-779-0779 to book or stop by Egmont Key Outfitters located just across the street from Keys Marina to plan your adventure!

 

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9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, FL. 34216
Our mailing address is:
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Aug. 15, 2017

The Family Home


 

The family home, it's such a nostalgic term. It hearkens us back to a time when we all weren't too busy to get together. Now, summers, holidays, vacations, they all seem to happen separately, and away from the family home. Getting everyone together in one place is almost impossible these days. But what if the family home was actually nestled onto a large corner lot, on the most peaceful part of a tropical island? if you own it... they will come.

 

662 Key Royale Dr. is a 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom legacy home in Anna Maria Island's most private and quiet neighborhood. It is the ideal family home, both for a young family to love and enjoy year round, or for a more mature family to be used as a stunning winter escape that is sure to lure the rest of the family down for the holidays, becacuse this is the place they will really want to be! The home was built for togetherness and entertaining, while still offering plenty of quiet spaces for solitude.

 

The large kitchen is in the heart of the home, with views to every gathering area, the best of them overlooking the dinning room, and beyond that the stunning pool area, vine covered pergola, zen pond and rod iron front gate. Two master suites are on one side of the home, one featuring a large and stunning black and white art deco bathroom, and on the other side of the home in their own private hall, are two bedrooms and a full bath.

While the inside of this home is amazing, with a lot over 32,000 sq ft, outside is where this home really shines! The entire home is surrounded by a medium height stone wall, offering beauty and privacy, continuing on with the homes theme of classic arches. The trickling fountain welcomes visitors to the front gate, where inside a small zen pond filled with gold fish awaits. Beyond, the large sparkling pool and raised stone sundeck beckons, framed perfectly by the round blue doorway and window arks of the home. The vine covered pergola has a grill and table inside, and is large enough to add in a complete outdoor kitchen. A sweet wooden garden gate also welcomes you from the other side of the yard into the pergola. The screened in porch in the back spans almost half the length of the back of the home, framed with more arches, overlooking the back yard's huge shade tree, stunning at night wrapped in lights.

Throughout the years, this island home has been the cherished home of some of the islands most notable residents, and all of them loved it most of all for what it is at heart: A family gathering place. Now it's ready to be your families gathering place. The price was just reduced to move fast, at just $849,000! Do Not Miss out! Make an appointment to come and see 662 Key Royale Today!

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Aug. 1, 2017

Looking for a condo on the water for sale under 526k! Here are three you can't miss!

Can I find a great condo on the water on Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key or in Northwest Bradenton for under $526K? You let your sweet seashells you can! Owning a condo is alot like owning any other home, but without all of the work! Condo communities offer all kinds of extra amenities and take care of all of the outdoor maintenance leaving you time to enjoy the good life! And enjoy the good life they do! Many condo communities have game nights, parties and social events! Anna Maria Life is all about helping you find the good life here in paradise! So to help you on your search here ere are three incredible condos on the water available for sale RIGHT NOW! Lets take a look!

 

This Beautiful 1,079 Sq. Ft.  2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Anna Maria Island condo for sale is located in Bradenton Beach! It's situated in small Bayfront complex called Bay Watch and is just over a block to the White sandy Beaches of the Gulf of Mexico! The community offers A beautiful centrally located pool area and this condo comes with its own fishing pier! This condo is currently in a weekly rental program and already has future bookings! CLICK HERE to learn more about this condo!

 

 

This  1,546 Sq. Ft.  2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Longboat Key Condo for Sale is right on the Gulf of Mexico! This beautiful condo community offers a heated pool, tennis courts, and breathtaking views! This condo is furnished and ready for immediate move in! CLICK HERE to learn more about this condo!

 

 

Who ever said Anna Maria Life was just about the islands? Anna Maria Life is a lifestyle and a state of mind that spans many areas! Among the most treasured is the area of Palma Sola! This beautiful 1,296 Sq Ft Condo on the  Bay is located in Palma Sola Harbour, A gated community! The condo comes with a private dock ready for your boat, with easy access from the bay to the Gulf of Mexico! This community has no shortage of amenities to with a heated pool, clubhouse, Tennis courts, Shuffle Board, Putting Green and an updated fitness center. This Is THE LIFE!
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Ready to go visit any of these condos, or search further to find the condo of your dreams and start living the good life! Anna Maria Life and Billi Gartman of an Island Place Realty are ready inform and guide you every step of the way! Call Billi Gartman 941=545-8877. You, and your future home, will be in the most caring of expert hands!

 

   
 
   
July 22, 2017

Holmes Beach Real Estate Investment Home Sold by Billi Gartman

This investment home in Holmes beach was just sold by Billi Gartman! The home owners chose Anna Maria Island Real Estate agent Billi Gartman of Anna Maria Life Real Estate, an Island Place Realty, to sell their investment home on Holmes beach. The house was sold in no time at all! This house checks all the boxes on a checklist of desires for a vacation/investment home. It's just a quick 3 block walk to the Gulf of Mexico. The home has a private salt infused pool is surrounded by lush, tropical landscaping. Inside, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in beachy, clean decor. An oversized 1-car garage offers plenty of room to keep the bikes. This home sits just one block to the nearest trolley stop, and very close to the city center of Holmes Beach, with all it has to offer. This Holmes beach vacation home is renting like crazy, making it an excellent investment property! Congratulations to the new owner, We wish you many years of success!

July 11, 2017

What kind of house can I buy on Anna Maria Island for under a Million dollars?

 What kind of house can you buy on Anna Maria Island for under a million dollars? Well the answer is a fantastic home! For under a million dollars you can purchase a canal home in Anna Maria with a dock for your boat. You can buy a profitable investment house on Anna Maria Island  and make money on vacation rentals! You can even buy a huge home on Key Royale, the jewel of Holmes Beach Real Estate! Your favorite Anna Maria Island Real Estate agent pal has been hard at work scouring the Florida MLS to bring you this sampling of homes you can own right now for under a million dollars! Click on any image to visit the listing page and learn more about that property!    

 

This canal front house for sale in Anna Maria boasts four bedrooms, two of which are master suites,  three baths, a fishing dock and a pool overlooking the water! This is an excellent Anna Maria Island investment property, Currently bringing in over $65K a year in weekly vacation rental income!

 

 

 This home for sale in Anna Maria is located on a canal leading out to Bimini bay. It features an updated kitchen and master bath, a lagoon style pool with cascading rock fountain with a separate hot tub and a roof top deck!  This house is a popular Anna Maria vacation rental!

 

 

This huge house for sale in Holmes beach was built for entertaining, and offers the most bang for your buck at price per sq. ft. on our list! There is a very large pool with sun deck, A stunning vine covered pergola with grill,  a zen pond filled with fish, and room for all of your friends and family! This Home is the pride of the Holmes Beach Real Estate Market, and boasts 4 bedrooms and 4 baths within 2766 sqft. It has 2 master suites on one side of the home and 2 other bedrooms and 1 full bath on the other side. The other full bath is conveniently located just off the pool for easy access and clean up. It’s a perfect split design layout for a family who may need a home office and it gives you the flexibility to separate work and play.

The open design, with the kitchen centrally located to everything and close enough to the pool, you can be involved in all that happens inside and out. The grand room is big enough for a pool table, a massive cozy couch and a breakfast table. Don't forget the 2 car garage ready for your golf cart and all your beach toys. The magic of this lot is something you truly must see. Rarely does a home of this magnitude come on the market for under a million.