Local Area/ Attractions

The villa is situated on the Gulf Coast between Sarasota and Bradenton.

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The villa is located only 20 minutes from the beautiful Gulf Coast white sandy beaches of Sarasota, Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and Siesta Key.

Anna Maria Island beaches stretch for seven and a half miles. It is the perfect place for those that want to capture the true spirit of Florida.

 

      NORTH TIP OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND

     

 

     

 

          

                             

     

 

     

 

     

VIEW OF THE SUNSHINE SKYWAY BRIDGE FROM ANNA MARIA ISLAND

 

    

 

 

 

Siesta Beach is known for having the whitest and finest sand in the world. The area offers a wide range of water sports, fishing and other activities.

     

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 SIESTA KEY FROM ACCESS PATH TO BEACH

 

 

 

 

Holmes Beach connects Anna Maria island and Bradenton Beaches. It offers some of the islands finest dining and an array of boutiques and shops.

Bradenton Beach connects Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key. On Longboat Key's northern tip are some of the areas best seafood restaurants and an outstanding view over Sarasota Bay. It can only be accessed through two bridges located at the north and south of the island.

In addition to the beautiful beaches, the villa is within easy reach of many other attractions. The area is renowned  for it's golf courses, offering something for everyone. If shopping is more for you, then choose from a variety of shops and malls, all within a 15 minute drive. Shop until you drop at the fabulous  University Town Centre (UTC for short ) which is just 15 mins drive away . If you wish finish with a delicious meal and /or a cheescake from the  Cheescake Factory ! Alternatively  Ellenton Mall offers discounted brands or, if you want to experience something with a little more elegance and style, visit  St Armands Circle offering unique boutiques and gourmet restaurants.

If after relaxing and enjoying the sunshine, you are looking for the fast, exciting world of the Disney theme parks, Orlando is less than two hours away.

The villa is easy to access from all the main airports. Sarasota/Bradenton International airport is only 5 miles from Sabal Harbour.

APPROXIMATE TIME FROM AIRPORTS
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Sarasota = 15 minutes

Tampa = 45 minutes

Orlando = 1½hrs

Miami = 4 hrs

 

PHOTOS TAKEN OF THE LOCAL WILDLIFE DURING RECENT HOLIDAYS IN FLORIDA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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