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This updated 2 bedroom 2 bath condo is located at Bradenton Beach on Anna Maria Island, directly off Gulf Drive. Runaway Bay is a lovely vacation resort on beautiful grounds between the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay (north of Sarasota and south of St. Petersburg). This resort was voted best Resort by Bradenton Herald for the past nine years.
Condo include access to a beautiful, large heated swimming pool (the largest on the island), a tennis and bocce ball court, recreation room, sauna, exercise equipment, shuffleboard and a fishing pier. And of course, a beautiful beach only steps away. Enjoy the convenience of a fully functional kitchen with full table settings and cooking supplies, full sized washer and dryer, and a private parking space reserved directly outside of your unit (guest spots also available). Other items include toaster, coffee maker, ice maker, beach toys and chairs!
This non-smoking unit is over 1100 sq ft with a screened in terrace complete with a quiet, peaceful view of the lagoon that flows through the center of the complex (see the pictures). Conveniently located close to Sarasota Airport (20 minutes) and the Tampa Airport (55 minutes). Also, close to major Florida attractions including; Busch Gardens (45 minutes), Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World (2 hours).
A wide selection of activities, gourmet restaurants and shops are minutes away, along with a free trolley which runs the length of Anna Maria Island. Take a stroll down the beach or Gulf Drive to Historic Bridge Street, which includes miniature golfing, restaurants, pubs, water-view seating for breakfast/coffee/drinks, and local jewelry and clothing shops.
About Dan, your Host!
Greetings potential renter. I own several units at this property since 1991 and have fully enjoyed the time I get to spend here. I purchased a second 1BR unit in 2014, which is only a few steps away from this unit! My family and I stay in the units several times a year, which is why it's important to me to keep it updated and clean. We pride ourselves in having one of the cleanest and most functional units around, and our past guest reviews back this up!
I have rented this unit out to dozens of singles, couples, families, and organizations throughout the years, many of which are repeat renters. I look forward to working with you, and sharing my treasured 'home away from home' with you.
Why I chose Anna Maria Island
I chose to buy this home due to its convenience, beauty, and proximity to the Gulf of Mexico. Its located just 25 minutes from the Sarasota airport, and is walking distance of many shoreline restaurants and amenities on Gulf Drive.
There is beach access within directly across the street from the unit (with private beach access), not to mention benefits from the beautiful grounds and fellow owners of Runaway Bay.
What makes this condo unique
New upgrades completed for 2017!!!! Some of the highlights include King Bed in master; Queen and Twin bed in second room and hardwood floors throughout. Also, new bedding and new couches in the living room (with queen pullout bed). Be the first to take advantage of our continued re-investments!
In addition, i promise to you open and quick communication. I bet you'll be surprised how quickly I respond to your inquiry, go ahead time me. . . I bet I get back to you quicker than you can say 'Lifes a Beach'!
|Address: 1801 Gulf Drive North|
|Zip Code: 34217|
|Nearest Airport||Sarasota International Airport SRQ||20 minutes|
Enjoy free WIFI! The unit was recently when through renovations for the 2016 season. Included upgrades are King bed in master, queen and twin in guest room, remodeled master and guest bathrooms and brand new couches in living room.
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||-||$1,100 - $1,700||-||7 Nights||-|
|Refundable Damages Security Deosit (Returned withi||Required||$300||One time|
My wife and I could not have been more pleased renting this unit. The unit is located away from high trafic areas of the condo complex, and is conviniently located within a short 3 minute walk to the beach (just across Gulf Drive). Take advantage of the free shuttle that takes you along the shore (there is a shuttle stop within a few feet of the condo complex). We'll definitely be renting with these folks next year, thanks!
Stayed June, 2017
CONDO WAS CLEAN, AND COMFORTABLE AND NICELY DECORATED.MY FAMILY AND I HAD SUCH A GREAT TIME, KITCHEN WAS STOCKED WELL. DAN WAS ALWAYS GREAT AND EASY TO CONTACT. MY FAMILY AND I LOVED THE BEACH AND THE ISLAND, WE WILL BE BOOKING SOON FOR OUR NEXT VACATION.
Stayed August, 2016
Thanks Dan!! We really enjoyed our week in your Two-Bedroom condo at Runaway Bay! It's a beautiful, clean, well maintained condo equipped with everything you could possibly need for a great vacation. Having a washer and dryer right in the unit was awesome. The pool was GREAT...large with cool water which was SO refreshing on a hot Florida summer day, and the beach was a quick stroll across the street...we took advantage with long daily morning walks! We fell in love with the quaint Bradenton Beach/Anna Maria Island area with the great restaurants and fun entertainment, cute little shops, bike rentals, beautiful sunsets on the beach, etc., so much that we are actually considering retiring there next year....perhaps we will be neighbors! Thanks again Dan....you were great to work with!!! Sue and Mark, Canfield, OH
Stayed July, 2016
Runaway Bay is a clean and well-maintained facility, and Dan's condo was the same, as well as nicely decorated. We especially loved the screened in porch overlooking the pond and fountain - very relaxing! It is a short walk to the beach, with a crosswalk signal that alerts cars to stop while pedestrians cross the street. Dan had lots of beach chairs and toys, as well as beach towels and umbrella. He even had a bottle of aloe, which we definitely needed after getting sunburned on the first day! My husband and children played tennis every day, and we enjoyed the shuffleboard court as well. The pool is beautiful, and even at busy times, there were still chairs left to sit on. Dan was great to work with and was very prompt in getting back to us with answers to our questions. The only things that could have been improved a bit were the internet, which was a bit spotty, and the picture quality on the television, which we didn't use too much any way. We would definitely recommend this spot and would love to come again!
Stayed May, 2016
Loved our stay at Runaway Bay. Very nice condo, everything you need in kitchen, washer and dryer, and stuff for the beach. Very impressed. Dan is always quick to get back with my emails or text. Great place at a great price.
Only problem, 1 week was not long enough.
Stayed April, 2016
Glad you enjoyed yourself. . .and about the problem you ran into. . . . you're welcome to stay longer next year!
This was our second year staying in Dan's condo at Runaway Bay. Both condos are decorated beautifully and homey. We enjoyed our stay and consider it one of our first choices when we come again
Stayed April, 2016
Dan's condo was perfect for our family of 5, extremely clean and well maintained. The kitchen was fully stocked and there were plenty of amenities, including towels, chairs and toys for the beach. We enjoyed exploring Bradenton from the trolley. There is so much to see and do in the area, including lots of yummy restaurants. We enjoyed seafood at The City Pier and pizza at Oma's. The locals are extremely friendly and helpful. The best part was the beautiful beach, only a short walk from the condo. Our children keep asking to go back, so hopefully we can soon! Thanks, Dan, for letting us use your Florida home and for always being available either through e-mail or phone. We have recommended your place to several friends.
Stayed December, 2015
Patti. . .I am happy you experienced a GREAT stay at one of my Condos. Looking forward to sharing the beach and pool with you and your family again in the future! Keep in touch via our facebook community: www.facebook.com/dansfloridacondos
It was a really wonderfull condo. Very clean, fully equipped: microwave, plenty of crockery, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, hairdryer, iron and board, television, movies, a lot of towels, also a few for the beach, a nice balcony with chairs, good working air conditioning, good shower. Stylish design, good chairs. We loved it.
A 5 minutes walk from beach and by car you can reach several beaches, nice restaurants. Lots to do in the area, such as Anna Maria Island, Robinson Preserve, DoSoto national monument, St Armands Circle, South Florida Museum with Snooty the mannatee, shopping, outlet in Ellenton. Thanks for sharing the condo!
Stayed December, 2015
This was an perfect located unit, and just perfect Place for a family or similar to spend time on. The unit containing all necessary Equipment, good kitchen and bathing, pool, gym etc. Location was awesome , only steps to the beach , restaurants etc. I can highly recommend this to other guests, and en extra credit to the owner of "our" unit, Dan O Connor, who gave me good information Before , under and after our staying. Even tough we have a long trip to visit, we are hoping and looking forward to come back to Runaway Bay!
//Johan , with family from Sweden.
Stayed December, 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our week on the island, and this condo was exactly as pictured and described by the owner and previous reviews. Condo included some extras that not all condo or home owners typically offer (beach towls and chairs, stroller, beach toys, etc.), which made packing for trip a little less work :)Would highly recommend this condo to others and we hope to visit again. Communication with Dan was always thorough and with quick response time. Great trip!
Stayed November, 2015
Glad you enjoyed yourself! Keep in touch via our facebook community: www.facebook.com/dansfloridacondos