two people sitting in chairs on the beach

What is the Weather Like in Anna Maria Island?

While you are staying in one of our Anna Maria Island pet-friendly rentals, you will likely notice just how fantastic the weather is here. But is every day really that nice? What exactly is the weather like in any given... Read more

American Oystercatcher with a oyster on the beach

6 Popular Water Birds of Anna Maria Island

When you need a break from the events in Anna Maria Island, relax on the beach and meet some of our beautiful shorebirds. These families love making stops on our beaches while migrating and can also be found inland. Just... Read more

Outside view of Bridge Street Bazaar in Bradenton Beach, FL

5 Fun Places to Shop for Souvenirs in Anna Maria Island

You’ve finished booking your Anna Maria Island vacation rentals, and now you’re ready to learn about the souvenir shops the island has to offer. Since this is a major tourist destination, you can reasonably expect to find a plethora of... Read more

Jellyfish sting in Anna Maria Island, FL

What Do You Do If You Get Stung By A Jellyfish?

Come on down to the beaches of Anna Maria Island, where the water glows blue, the sands are as white and soft as can be, and sea turtles can be found often nestled up in the brush at night. It’s... Read more

Sandcastle on the beach of Anna Maria Island

How to Build a Sandcastle with Your Kids

Have you ever wanted to build a stupendously tall sandcastle? Us too! It has been a dream of ours to create a huge sandcastle that can be admired across the world over. While that has yet to be realized, we... Read more

read a book on anna maria island

Books to Read on Anna Maria Island

There’s no shortage of things to do on Anna Maria Island. From watersports to exploring the beaches, to educational activities to learn about the island’s rich history and wildlife, a week at our vacation rentals can quickly become full. But... Read more

Six Amazing Shells on Anna Maria Island || Lizzie Lu's Island Retreat

Six Amazing Shells on Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is a seven-mile strip of pure bliss. You get crystal clear waters, several white sand beaches, a healthy dose of that unbeatable Florida sunshine, as well as a slew of activities and attractions that you just can’t... Read more

The Newspapers of Anna Maria Island || Lizzie Lu's Island Retreat

The Newspapers of Anna Maria Island

The Internet has fundamentally changed the way we engage with the news. But, that does not mean that a few local Anna Maria Island newspapers aren’t still thriving. The current resurgence of down-home, local journalism has helped give these newspapers... Read more

Anna Maria Island Things to Do When it Rains || Lizzie Lu's Vacation Rentals

Anna Maria Island Things to Do When it Rains

You’re finally on your Anna Maria Island dream family vacation. You pack your beach bag, lather on the sunscreen, and step out your Anna Maria Island vacation rental to check the weather. And it’s raining. While Anna Maria Island boasts... Read more

woman driving

Directions to Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is a top tourist destination with its Old Florida charm and unrivaled pristine beaches, and it is frequently visited by tourists and locals alike. Although a relatively small number of people live on Anna Maria Island, most... Read more


  • 6000 Marina Drive
    Holmes Beach, FL 34217 USA