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What Should You Pack for Your Next Anna Maria Island Vacation?

So, you’ve decided to take a trip to Anna Maria Island. You’re in for a treat! Now the next big decision is what to pack! You don’t want to weigh yourself down and bring too many clothes or things you... Read more

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Experience a Dolphin Tour in Anna Maria Island

Looking for ways to enjoy the summer weather and get out of the house? What could be better than enjoying the summer in Florida? Anna Maria Island is a little-known island just south of Tampa that has everything you could... Read more

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What is Anna Maria Island Known For?

Located just south of Tampa is one of Florida’s best kept secrets—Anna Maria Island. Called AMI by locals, this sweet 7-mile long run of beach is Florida at its best. Anna Maria Island is surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico,... Read more

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Vacation Rentals vs. Hotels for a Family Vacation

Looking to take a family vacation in the Anna Maria Island area? Worried about staying at a large chain hotel? Lizzie Lu’s Island Retreat is a great vacation rental option for you and your family. Our goal is to give... Read more

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What is the History of Anna Maria Island, FL?

Looking to vacation in Anna Maria Island for your next getaway? Your family will have tons to see and do, including learning about the fascinating history. Here, we’ve broken down a brief history of Anna Maria Island and its towns.... Read more

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Rent a Golf Cart and Explore Anna Maria Island Like a Local

Getting around Anna Maria Island does not require a car. Far from it! Visitors to AMI can have a more eco-friendly, affordable experience just by renting golf carts! Cruising the island in a golf cart is practically a staple of... Read more

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Why Should You Visit Manatee Public Beach on Your Vacation to Anna Maria Island?

Are you looking for a fun, laidback beach to visit during your stay in an AMI vacation rental? Manatee Public Beach can be found at 4000 State Road 64 and Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach. You will find a parking... Read more

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Visit Coquina Beach During Your Anna Maria Island Trip

Coquina Beach is a ‘must’ when you stay in one of our beautiful Anna Maria Island vacation rentals. There is so much more to Coquina Beach than just swimming and sunbathing. This public beach offers free parking and a huge... Read more

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Explore Bean Point With Your Family in Anna Maria Island

While browsing through some of the stunning Anna Maria Island vacation rentals that are available, you might have come across mention of Bean Point. This area is something of a hidden gem, and one of the best things to do... Read more

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Don’t Miss Out on These Top Spring Events in Anna Maria Island

February 17, 2020
Booking one of the lovely AMI vacation rentals this spring? Then you should consider going to these three events! They are some of the most exciting things that happen on AMI during the spring, drawing in both visitors and locals... Read more

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