Friday, September 26, 2014

Anna Maria Island

We were blessed to be able to fly to Florida for a long weekend and found a great little rental that suited our purposes perfectly.  Anna Maria is "old Florida" with white sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and the most amazing sunsets to be seen anywhere.  The Sandbar Restaurant is the place to be at sunset, where you can eat great food and have a drink with your feet in the sand. 

Lizzie Lu's Rentals had availability at their "Flip" duplex just a 5 minute walk to the beach.  We could have walked to the Sandbar, just one mile away.  We loved the retro look of the cottage, complete with brand-new olive green appliances. So much thought went into the decor and layout.  We felt right at home immediately.  But the best part was the very private pool, accessible directly from the french doors in our bedroom.  We felt like we were in a tropical oasis, surrounded by lush palm trees and plantings.

I love to ride and they provided me with a bike, a lock and a helmet to use during our stay.  The island is very bike friendly and I was able to easily explore a different area every morning.

There's nothing like sitting on the beach at sunset, listening to Jimmy Buffet music, enjoying a glass of wine and feeling the balmy breeze on your face.  Ahhhh.......

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thanks for giving the Sandbar and Beachhouse shout outs and posting pics. Caryn Hodge, Marketing Director for the Sandbar, Beachhouse and Mar Vista restaurants.