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Best place to stay on the beach!

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Best place to stay on the beach!

Hi all. We are looking at coming to anna Maria Island next August 2015 for either 4 nights to a week. It's for my husbands 50tn and we would love to stay somewhere right on the beach. Our son will be 12 years old when we go so any advise on what we can do and see to keep him entertained would also be helpful.

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1. Re: Best place to stay on the beach!

Since you are not staying a full week your choices may be somewhat limited but there are still some great properties that do rent on a three day minimum. Take a look at Mainsail Inn, The Beachhouse Resort, Coconuts, Cedar Cove and Anna Maria Island Inn.

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2. Re: Best place to stay on the beach!

As for what to do: skimboarding or stand up paddle boarding are great for that age. A kayak tour of the mangroves. He would enjoy Mote Aquarium and the Mote boat.

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3. Re: Best place to stay on the beach!

As RustyKat said, it can be hard to find something for less than a week as most properties have a week as minimum rental time.

Beside the reommended places you might also want to check out some of the larger rental agencies on the island like Island Real and Anna Maria Vacations. You should be able to find what they can offer that rents less than a week.

For a 12 year old, I agree with Kris48, a kayak trip through the mangroves is magic. You can do it as an alligator tour too!

I also recommend a Segway tour, that's great fun for everyone. Just check what their minimum weight limitation is, so you can take your son.

Edited: 23 August 2014, 12:41
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