The Beach Beckons

neighborhood of Bradenton Beach Vacation Rentals
from/per night $129
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 700 sqft.


For twenty years, our family has been drawn to the “Old Florida” charm of Anna Maria Island. Just steps away from the beach, Runaway Bay has been our go-to vacation spot year after year. And every year we ask the same question:

“Can we get a condo in the front, near the beach?”

Fear not, the answer is now, “Yes, always.”

We are happy to share our newly remodeled condo with you. With hand-scraped wood floors, granite countertops and an open floor plan, you and your guests will feel right at home. On those rainy days, relax in front of the 55” 4K television in the living room either on the couch or its queen size sleeper bed. For those warm Florida nights, grab a drink and enjoy the screened in lanai that overlooks the pond...

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  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Tennis
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bed Linens Provided
  • Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Children welcome
  • Alarm Clock
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dining Area
  • Freezer
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Pond

Location Info

Just north of Cortez bridge

Rates & Fees

Nightly rates range from $129.00 to $259.00

From To Minimum Stay Nightly Rate
2024-03-01 2024-03-31 7 nights $259.00
2024-04-01 2024-04-14 7 nights $250.00
2024-04-15 2024-05-31 7 nights $129.00
2024-06-01 2024-07-31 7 nights $158.00
2024-08-01 2024-09-30 7 nights $129.00
2024-10-01 2024-12-21 7 nights $143.00
2024-12-22 2024-12-31 7 nights $183.00


About Owner

We've been vacationing on Anna Maria Island and renting at Runaway Bay for about 20 years. We love being so close to the beach, a heated pool for those days when the beach isn't as welcoming and the lighted tennis court which extends our playing time. The Beach Beckons is where we stay on the island and we know you will enjoy it too! We look forward to welcoming you.


Check-In Time : 04:00 PM
Check-Out Time : 10:00 AM
  • Suitable for Children

General Policies

House Rules

Terms & Conditions

  • $250 refundable security deposit required, contingent on inspection after departure
  • An advance deposit of 25% of total cost is required on all reservations
  • All balances due 90 days prior to arrival
  • Discounted monthly rates are available

Cancellation Policy

Reservations cancelled 90 days or less prior to arrival date will not receive a refund unless the unit is re-rented at same rate and terms.


(Based on 10 reviews)
- 07/11/2020 -

Amazingly Beautiful!

"Thank you David Lutz for a perfect week in your Condo! Everything was really nice and we will contact you for our 2021 vacation!"

- 07/11/2020 -

Darla & Scott

"Absolutely beautiful! Even the COVID, our vacation was amazing and the Beach Beckons had everything we needed to stay safe. Thanks David - the condo was everything and more than expected!"

- 01/24/2018 -

Vacation in Paradise!

"Our stay has been phenomenal at The Beach Beckons. The beach is so close and absolutely beautiful. We’ve enjoyed relaxing by the pool, playing tennis or shuffleboard just next to the condo and exploring Anna Maria. Every night we look forward to coming back to the condo and relaxing. Starting our days with breakfast on the lanai/patio and watching the Herons catch breakfast is a treat. Highly recommend all around!"

Perfect place for two.

"The condo was decorated nicely and had a good size kitchen and living area. The king size bed was very comfortable and plenty of storage with a large dresser. The bathroom is updated with a step in shower with great water pressure. Super clean. It is a small, tight bathroom with doors opening to bedroom and off kitchen area. The road had more traffic than expected but a pedestrian crosswalk made it very easy to get to the beautiful beach. The pool area was spotless and very enjoyable and friendly people. Had a great time taking the trolley or Monkey bus back and forth, really no need for a car to get around. We actually moved around easier due to the traffic on foot or with the bikes we rented for the week. The only reason for 4 stars on cleanliness was due to the pots and pans having a greasy feeling like they hadn't been properly cleaned and should be checked between renters. We enjoyed meals and would recommend Harry's in Anna Maria and Lazy Lobster in Longboat Key. The Rod and Reel Pier had dolphins jumping and entertaining the crowd! "

Winter Escape

"Anna Maria Island is a beautiful slower paced alternative to over crowded beach areas. So many beautiful public beaches and parks with access and walking trails. This condo was beautifully furnished, extremely clean and was within easy walking distance to many restaurants. Free trolley and beach walkway were extremely convenient. Bicycle rental is easy and was delivered to your door. Definitely five star for location and comfort."

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