by Whitney Rife
Anna Maria Island
Palm Tree Villas is located on a charming side street near Sarasota on Anna Maria Island. Just a block away from the beach, the resort houses apartment-style villas fully equipped with living rooms, sleeper sofas, newly renovated kitchens, DVD players and air conditioning. Even the smallest accommodations, studio apartments, contain kitchenettes with full-sized refrigerators, microwaves and hot plates. Larger families can stay in a three-bedroom, three-bath villa. All villas are at the ground level, making it easier for families toting young children and strollers to get acclimated to the room.
In the courtyard, a shimmering outdoor pool is the main focus. Also, two quaint picnic areas are under palm trees, complete with barbeque grills. Anna Maria Island offers many fun things to do. Besides relaxing at the beach, families can bike around the island, play tennis, go fishing or see a community theater show. A total of 14 restaurants on the island offer a wide array of cuisines, including Caribbean and Asian dishes. Over three times as many shops are a magnet for tourists who want to find souvenirs.
Our Editor Loves
- Apartments with DVD players
- Block from the beach
- Family Room 5+
by Jennifer K
We had a terrific stay at Palm Tree Villas, from start to finish! Gabriela, the property manager, was very welcoming and made sure we knew where everything was on-site. She encouraged us to make ourselves at home. Unbelievably we had the entire property to ourselves! Apparently folks had canceled due to the threat of Hurricane Dorian. While I'm sorry for the loss of business to this beautiful place, it made for a very private weekend getaway. We stayed in a very reasonably priced one-bedroom villas for two nights. Our villa was immaculate and comfortably furnished with fresh, cheerful, beachy decor. We have stayed on Anna Maria several times over the last few years and Palm Tree Villas is now far and away our favorite! The beach is just a quick walk across the street and beach wagons are available to haul beach gear. Absolutely brilliant! While the beach is clearly the main draw of the island, we made sure to take advantage of the pool which was a real treat. The beautiful landscaping in the pool area creates the feeling of a secluded tropical oasis. To say that we look forward to a return visit is an understatement!
We love AMI and we love Palm Tree Villas!!! We have been coming to AMI a few times a summer for years and always stay here! We've looked at trying something else however, you just can't beat the location, amenities, overall value, and how beautiful Palm Tree Villas is! On this trip, we found two new activities that we absolutely loved! 1st was renting a Jeep from Island Jeep Excursions and 2nd was an awesome Craig Cat tour with Gulf Islands Adventures!!! Can't wait to return in a few weeks!