Anna Maria Island - Florida's Gulf Coast - Beach vacation rentals

About Us


Come Escape to Paradise

It is, and has always been, our mission, desire and great pleasure to offer our guests at Island Garden Villas a peaceful retreat into paradise.  Over the years, the Villas are our second home and our guests have become like our second family.  We welcome you to escape to our little slice of heaven!



From Sarasota Airport

Take route 41 North toward Bradenton. Turn left on 53rd and continue on 53rd until it curves to the right and becomes 75th Street. Stay on 75th until you reach Manatee Ave. (Route 64). Turn left onto Manatee Avenue and continue until it ends at Gulf Drive. Turn right onto Gulf Drive and follow it until you reach Island Garden Villas on the right. (approx. 30 minute drive)

From Tampa Airport

Take I-275 South toward St. Petersburg. After Skyway Bridge, follow signs to Route 19 South. Follow Route 19 South to Business 41 South through Palmetto until you come to Route 64 West (Manatee Avenue), and turn right to Anna Maria Island. Turn right on Gulf Drive. Follow Gulf Drive until you see Island Garden Villas on the right. (approx. a 1 hour drive)

From Orlando Airport

Follow signs for I-4 West toward Tampa. Take I-75 South to Route 64 (Exit 220, Manatee Avenue) West to Anna Maria Island. Turn right on Gulf Drive. Follow Gulf Drive until you see Island Garden Villas on your right. (approx. a 2.5 hour drive)

Things to do

Anna maria island

  1. Over seven miles of white sand beaches
  2. Boating, sailing, charters
  3. Great fishing and shelling
  4. Jet skiing, water skiing, snorkeling
  5. Bicycle, kayak scooter and golf cart rentals
  6. Great restaurants, antique shops and boutiques
  7. Free Trolley
  8. Art galleries
  9. Yoga on the beach
  10. Two gyms/fitness centers
  11. AMI Health and Fitness
  12. Island Fitness
  13. Skate park within walking distance
  14. Tennis and shuffleboard

Just off the island

  1. Nature Trails
  2. Ft. Desoto Park
  3. Egmont Key
  4. Ringling Museum in Sarasota
  5. Selby Gardens in Sarasota
  6. Mote Aquarium in Sarasota
  7. Sarasota Jungle Gardens
  8. Shopping at St. Armands Circle
  9. Prime Outlets in Ellenton
  10. Sarasota Opera
  11. Van Wezel Performing Arts Center
  12. Golf Courses in Bradenton and Sarasota

Tampa & St. Petersburg (1 Hour)

  1. Busch Gardens and Adventure Island
  2. Salvador Dali Museum
  3. Florida Aquarium
  4. Lowry Park Zoo

Orlando (2 Hours)

  1. Disney World, Epcot & Animal Kingdom
  2. Downtown Disney & Universal City Walk
  3. Universal Studios
  4. Islands of Adventure
  5. MGM Studios
  6. Sea World
  7. Discovery Cove
  8. Gatorland