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As island residents, our small portfolio of clients allows us to offer outstanding personal service caring for your property and/or guests.
We specialize in providing peace of mind to those who own a property on the island and use it as a vacation rental through VRBO, Airbnb, or similar yet are not here to look after their property and/or guests. This is our Full Service Level Option, which includes maintenance and guest care on a 24 hour basis, for starters. We offer flat rates based on a property visit and short consultation.
Home Watch Services
In addition, we offer home watch services to islanders who visit their vacation home periodically and do not use it as a vacation rental. This is our Home Watch Service Level Option which includes maintenance and home watch among a multitude of other features. We offer flat rates based on a property visit and short consultation regarding your property needs.
A La Carte
Getting to know our island neighbors, we realized that many of them are seeking maintenance or handyman assistance at their home but do not require full time personnel. For these folks, we offer an A La Carte Service Level Option which allows our neighbors to customize their service level plan from a comprehensive list of our services. This service level is also appealing to those who rent their property to vacationers yet are not certain that they need the Full Service Level. Rates are listed herein however are flexible based on property size and special requests.
Clients share their Goose & Gander experience
Bay Breeze Cottages
3 Cottages To Choose From
Bay Breeze Cottages is an Old Florida Charm Boutique Resort located on historic Anna Maria Island. Bask in the endless sun all year long, take a swim in our private heated pool with your favorite beverage, or head out anywhere on the island in our street legal gas powered golf carts to any of the local restaurants, piers, sand white sand beaches, and all other attractions the island has to offer.
Just steps away from the Sands of Bean Point
House: 2884 sq. ft. | Sleeps: 8 | Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3 | Half Baths: 1
Extensively renovated in 2016, Dragonfly is a private retreat located right across the street from the sugary white sands of famous Bean Point Beach in Anna Maria, Florida. Glimpse sparkling turquoise waters from upper floor bedrooms, frolic in the pool with spa and sundeck, or create culinary delights in the gourmet kitchen with dual-zone wine cooler and Thermador gas range.
Beautiful, Ocean-Front Home
Sleeps: 8 | Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 3
As seen in Coastal Living Magazine, this is a beachfront home on desirable Bean Point with with direct access to Bean Point Beach. You will enjoy panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico from your two balconies. The house has a charming, cottage-style decor with an open floor plan. The living level has a full size, modern kitchen, a dining area, a half bath and a great room that opens up to a generous balcony for enjoying the breath-taking sunsets over the ocean. Halcyon, which means calm, peaceful, and tranquil, is exactly how you will feel during your stay at our house.
Holly Beach House
Close to Bean Point Beach, Private Saltwater Pool & Spa
Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 2
Perfect location: Highly desirable NORTH END location in the City of Anna Maria. Just 5 minutes to the beach, and easy walk to the bay side, and to Pine Avenue with all its stores and restaurants. This beach house features cool tile floors, a 60″ flat screen TV, complimentary WiFi and YouTubeTV and fans in every room. Recently remodeled, there is a new metal roof and new windows to let the sun stream in. The backyard is fully landscaped with a 5 1/2 foot deep (at one end) salt water pool and an air bubble spa.
Steps to the Gulf of Mexico Waters
House: 2737 sq. ft. | Sleeps: 12 | Bedrooms: 4
This fun and convenient private home is a favorite amongst guests who return year after year! Located in the heart of Anna Maria Island, “SURFSIDE” is close to all of the beach activities, shopping, dining, and entertainment. Amenities that set it apart include a LARGE, private fenced yard with heated pool and plenty of outdoor living area. The pool and deck have been recently resurfaced in September 2018! The home has been completely updated and furnished with well-appointed coastal decor.
Close to Bean Point Beach
House: 1100 sq. ft. | Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 2
Pineapple Breeze is a beach oasis offering a small luxury vacation home with the finest furnishings and fixtures. Anna Maria Island was voted in the top ten of the “Happiest Seaside Towns” in 2018 by Coastal Living Magazine. The island is a unique town with 7 mile barrier, bird sanctuary, beautiful white sandy beach, and the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Pool, Hot Tub, Water Equipment & Bikes!
Sleeps: 14 | Bedrooms: 7 | Bathrooms: 4
Half Baths: 2
This magical home is a one-of-a-kind oasis on a one-of-a-kind island located right in the heart of Anna Maria! Rum Cove is placed perfectly within walking distance to all the prime entertainment spots! You will find restaurants, so many fun little shops to check out on historic Pine Avenue, cute places to grab a cup of java, donut, or waffle and of course, the many beach entrances are all just steps out your front door.
Shell We Dance
Less Than a Block from the Beach
House: 1205 sq. ft. | Sleeps: 8 | Bedrooms: 3
Sweet vintage 1950’s bungalow/cottage with all the charm of the island! Located on the island’s much sought after north end. A short walk to Bean Point Beach, and just a few minutes more to Bay Front Beach and Park, and Rod and Reel Pier. Crystal clear waters of the gulf, white sands, and island breezes await.
The Barefoot Gypsy
Steps to Tampa Bay, Bean Point, Rod & Reel Pier
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2 | Bathrooms: 3
The Barefoot Gypsy is an enchanted cottage tucked in the north end of Anna Maria Island in the City of Anna Maria, Florida, mere steps to the white powder sands of Tampa Bay leading to Bean Point and the Gulf of Mexico. For a taste of Old Florida Charm, meander a few steps to the Rod & Reel Pier, built in 1947. This is a favorite of locals and visitors alike to see dolphins, manatee, and an abundance of shore birds. If you are looking for a special place to dine on local fare, you won’t be disappointed.
Adorable Vintage Anna Maria Cottage
Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 2 | Bathrooms: 1
Charming 2 Bedroom/1 Bath Cottage on the quiet North End, only a block to the Rod Reel fishing pier and restaurant! Just a short walk(2 blocks) to the Bean Point beach access, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island! Hide away in the lushly landscaped back yard oasis. Or, get out of the sun and relax in the very comfortable screen porch. This pristine vintage Anna Maria cottage is Island living at it’s finest. This cute cottage sleeps 6!
The Amie House
Rooftop Ocean Views
Sleeps: 8 | Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 4
BRAND NEW Amie House is perfectly situated a short 2 minute walk to the pristine white sands of Anna Maria Island’s North Shore. This luxury getaway is ideal for groups of families & friends. Enjoy the panoramic views of the ocean and island from the rooftop deck while enjoying early morning coffee or evening cocktails. Our spacious well equipped kitchen easily handles multiple cooks preparing gourmet feasts. The poolside patio is your perfect oasis in the midst of life. Laze in the sun or splash in the heated pool. Watch a game outdoors or curl up with a book on the daybed. Enjoy the beauty of the night sky while soaking in the spa.
Silver Palm Beach House
Expansive Private Backyard with Salt-Water Pool
Sleeps: 8 | Bedrooms: 3 | Bathroom: 2
It is just one of block (we have a long block) to the beach (short 5 min walk) and centrally located on Anna Maria Island in the city of Holmes Beach on a relaxing super friendly residential street! While the inside of the home is pristine, gorgeous, and beautifully decorated, the real feature of this home is the outdoor backyard oasis! It is private and lushly landscaped surrounded by beautiful palms, birds of paradise, a large coconut palm and tropical plants.
Bimini Back 9
Breezy and Beautiful Canal Front Home
Sleeps: 8 | Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 3 | Half Baths: 1
Bimini Back 9 is a gorgeous canal front home with a focus on outdoor living. The back yard has a private dock for guests to put in kayaks or paddle boards and paddle right around the corner to Bimini Bay and beyond. A multitude of amenities include a five hole putting green on Astro Turf, ocean kayaks, pool and spa, outdoor kitchen near pool, stand up paddle boards, ping pong table, fire pit, and much more. Just two blocks from Gulf of Mexico beaches, it is an easy stroll with the provided beach cart and beach chairs.
A Lazy River Day & Night
Island Vacation Home with Custom Lazy River Pool
Sleeps: 8 | Bedrooms: 4 | Bathroom: 3
Half Baths: 1
Versatile 4 bedroom 3 1/2 bath home perfect for families or friends traveling together but may not have the same schedules. With 2 kitchens, 2 living/dining rooms and separate washers and driers, you can move about during your vacation at your own pace without disturbing the rest of your crew. There is so much for your enjoyment right here. We’ve included so many amenities! An interior door connects the two sides.
Steps to Gulf Beaches with Private Pool
Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 3 | Bathroom: 2
Half Baths: 1
2000 square foot home on beautiful Anna Maria Island Florida, with all the upgrades and amenities. Short two block walk to the most beautiful white sand Gulf beach in the world and if you want to kick back at home at your private in-ground swimming pool. There is a spa with jets off the pool.
Traditional Home located on Canal
Sleeps: 5 | Bedrooms: 2 | Bathroom: 2 | Half Baths: 1
3 short blocks to the sugar sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and 5 blocks to Tampa Bay. This traditional Florida home is on a canal, with bikes, fishing gear & a kayak for your recreational use. 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living room, kitchen and traditional Florida room overlooking a large patio and pool and our dock on the canal.
Beach-y Home 6 Miles to Anna Maria Island
Sleeps: 5 | Bedrooms: 2 | Bathroom: 2
This 2 bedroom/2 bath, fully furnished, saltwater pool home features fresh paint inside and out, new upgraded pool equipment and pump, salt cell, new screening in the pool cage, new garage door, tons of storage, hurricane shutters and a large Florida room as a bonus.
Cute Renovated Home Near AMI with a Shady Yard!
Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 3 | Bathroom: 2
Newly updated and sparkling clean family home in a great location! Casita Azul is just across the bridge from the beautiful white sand beaches of Anna Maria Island and also very near the quaint and whimsical shops & restaurants of Downtown Bradenton.
Shopping & Pampering
Shopping and pampering yourself on Anna Maria Island is convenient, diverse, and affordable, with most stores located in a pleasant setting in all three towns. On the North end, the city of Anna Maria has charming Pine Avenue and an assortment of clever and unique shops and restaurants between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. Holmes Beach has a multitude of vintage and coastal chic shops on Marina Drive. Bridge Street is the quaint shopping and dining area in Bradenton Beach. All three towns have wonderful spas and pampering opportunities.
AMI proudly boasts the Monkey Bus (trips for tips and a little karaoke on the way) and a wonderful free trolley that travels the entire length of the island from Anna Maria City Pier to Coquina Beach with many stops to hop on or off when you see someplace fun that you may want to stop and check out. Golf cart rental shops are plentiful and they also usually offer bicycles for rent, as well!
Dining on Anna Maria Island is fun and eclectic. All restaurants are coastal casual – you will see diners in swimsuit coverups or cool chic attire. Dressing down is the way of the island! Whether it is: grabbing a deli breakfast or lunch sandwich at the AM General Store, sit down dining at the Waterfront, snacking on a burger at Duffy’s Tavern, sipping on a beer at the “No Shower Happy Hour” at the bar at Slim’s, dining with your toes in the sand at The Sandbar, watching the fishermen reel it in while dining on mangrove snapper at the Rod & Reel Pier, or picking up some freshly caught seafood of your own from Captain Anthony, Cortez Fish Market, or Star Fish Company, you will not go hungry while visiting AMI! Our favorite? It is too hard to choose! We provided a list of hand picked places to dine. Select your favorites and let us know!
Anna Maria Island is a small boat fishers’ playground where you’ll find snook, sheepshead, mangrove snapper, redfish, and more. The charters are reasonably priced and there are multiple fishing piers and seven miles of beach to fish on. We love the Rod & Reel Pier!
Flip Flop Report
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PO Box 278, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
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