Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Key Royale

Anna Maria Island is surrounded by water. From the Gulf of Mexico to the west, Tampa Bay and Anna Maria Sound to the east and Sarasota Bay to the south, the village’s enormous appeal is thanks mainly to its friendly, easy-going inhabitants and laid-back tropical lifestyle. Anna Maria Village is an “Old Florida” beach resort that families love to visit year after year.

Originally homesteaded in 1896 by the Cobb family, Holmes Beach has an illustrious history that dates back to its earliest days as a fishing settlement. Today this paradise provides the extraordinary setting in which residents enjoy island living with tropical small town ambiance.

In casual Holmes Beach, three styles—including single-family homes and Condo’s and Villas—offer homebuyers an array of residential options. Diligent preservation of its ‘Old Florida’ ambiance has been part of Holmes Beach’s heritage since the first settlers arrived here, safeguarding their privacy and community for residents today. Architectural details include Key West, Bimini and Grand Cayman style homes.

Key Royale is Anna Maria’s only private membership golf community with a beautiful deep-water canal and waterfront location. Extremely tranquil and upscale, this Holmes Beach community is highly desired by avid boaters, anglers, yachtsmen, and golfers. Key Royale residential choices are mostly club, single family and estate homes and some limited amount of beautifully situated home sites available. Homes built in the 1960’s and 70’s have an old Florida style and tend to run under 2,000 square feet, while newer homes built in the last two decades are larger Mediterranean styled custom built homes that can exceed 5,000 square feet. Key Royale, has a distinction of offering most everything wanted by discerning homebuyers: Holmes Beach footsteps away, Anna Maria Island’s only golf course, waterfront views and deep-water canals.

Bradenton Beach Village is located at the southern end of Anna Maria Island, where Sarasota Bay empties into the Gulf of Mexico. This charming casual tropical village offers miles of sugary-white sand beaches for hours of beach combing and features natural mangrove areas on its bay side for kayaking and paddle boarders. 

Seaside inns and vibrant small cottages are of the ‘old Florida’ design that Bradenton Beach has fastidiously preserved. Residential choices on the island vary from classic to modern, and from bungalow to beach villa. All enjoy its unspoiled natural beauty and friendly laid-back ambiance.

ZIPS: 34217, 34216