Anna Maria Island FAQs

We definitely recommend you take out/purchase the comprehensive trip cancellation insurance to cover any unexpected occurrences that could result in your need to cancel or modify a reservation.

AMI Locals is proud to partner with CSA to offer Travel Insurance.  If you would like to purchase this optional add-on travel protection, please call our Reservations team at 941-757-8226.  Please read the information and details about this Guest Protect Travel Insurance here, and reach out to us with any questions. 

If you elect to decline this coverage, you do so fully understanding our AMI Locals Terms and Conditions and cancellation policy.

50% of the total reservation is due at the time of booking, included in that amount is the $100 reservation fee, and the final balance due must be received by 60 days prior to your arrival. If paying by credit or debit card the remaining balance will be automatically charged to the card on file at the 60-day prior to arrival mark. If you would like a different card processed, you must let your property manager know prior to this date. All prices are subject to 12% sales tax. Every reservation is subject to a cleaning fee and a damage fee/security deposit.

No refunds will be made for canceled reservations unless AMI Locals is able to re-rent the accommodation for the same period of time for the same rental amount. If AMI Locals is able to re-rent the property at no loss to AMI Locals, a full refund will be issued minus the nonrefundable $100.00 administrative fee, taxes, and any discounts or expenses required to re-rent the property. If AMI Locals is able re-rent the home for a portion of the cancelled stay, or for a reduced amount or portion of the original rental fee, the guest will be refunded for the re-rented days or the reduced amount only, minus the nonrefundable $100.00 administrative fee, taxes, and any discounts or expenses required to rent the property.

Check-in time is 4PM. Check-out is 10AM. Typically we are unable to accomodate early or late check-ins, as we need to get the home thoroughly cleaned and ready for your arrival, and our next guests.

No problem, we have electronic door locks on our homes and each guest will be provided with a unique code to be able to enter the home on your own schedule.

No, in order to ensure our homes are cleaned to the same standard for every guest, we cannot permit this. Our team of professional cleaners conduct a detailed and thorough clean of the home, as well as commercially launder all linens and towels from the home at a commercial laundry facility after each guest departs. This is for all of our guests safety and to ensure a quality experience in our homes for every single guest.

Yes, you can bring a pet into one of our pet-friendly rental houses. A maximum of 2 dogs are permitted with a combined total weight limit of 50lbs. All pets must be approved prior to arrival and a $150 fee, plus tax, is associated. Please call 941-757-8226 to speak with a Reservation Agent for all the terms and conditions.

Yes, all of homes have wireless internet access. The WiFi codes are provided upon check-in.

Almost all of our homes are within a five-minute stroll from the beach.

Yes, we do provide beach towels, but we do not guarantee any other beach equipment will be in the home. There are several local rental companies that we do recommend who will deliver all desired beach items to your vacation rental property.

Beach Bums offers daily or weekly beach supply rentals. They also offer a 10% discount to AMI Locals' guests - just be sure to mention that you are staying with AMI Locals at the time of booking to receive special pricing.

AMI Beach Fun Rentals has beach chairs, umbrellas, and more for rent. Mention you are an AMI Local's guest for 10% off!

Robin Hood Rentals  provides our guests with 10-20% discounts on all rental equipment, tours, and retail purchases. Please mention that you are an AMI Locals guest at the time of booking to receive this discount.

Fun and More Rentals also has beach equipment available for weekly rentals. 

Yes, the beds are made up with fresh linens, beach towels, bath towels, and kitchen towels for every arriving guest. All linens and towels are professionally laundered at an off-site commercial laundry facility to ensure our strict quality standards.

Yes, please feel free to use them at the pool and at the beach and ensure that they make it back to the house. Any missing beach towels will be charged to the guest.

Yes, nearly all of our properties have at least one set of Washer and Dryers.
Some of our multi-unit buildings have shared laundry facilities, as well.

Please check the amenities section of your chosen home before booking, or speak with one of our AMI Locals Reservation Agents to make sure.

AMI Locals provides preliminary supplies of the following:
- 1 small bottle of Palmolive dish soap
- 2 dishwasher tablets
- 1 roll of paper towels
- 2 rolls of toilet paper per bathroom
- 1 small bar of hand soap per bathroom
- 1 trash bag per trash bin
- and a sanitary strip on each toilet.

After these items are used, the guest will be responsible for purchasing these items to cover their needs as they determine necessary. We dispose of all pantry items, food, or drink items that are left after a guest departs, even if these items are unopened. We do this for all future guests safety.

We have created some "how-to" videos to help assistant you with some of the technology you may find in and around your vacation rental home.  If we still don't answer your question in one of these videos, please contact our fabulous Guest Services team - they will be able to assist you!

No, you do not need to clean the house: however we ask that you leave the house in a good condition when you check-out, follow our check out procedures, and inform our Guest Services team of any pertinent information relating to your stay.

Our individual pools are typical residential pools, but most vary in size and shape slightly. They are on average around 14'x28', or around 400+ square feet. Please see our individual property pages for photos or contact an AMI Locals Reservations Agent with any questions.

Yes. We heat our pools December-April as a courtesy to our guests.
While we do heat our pools during the winter months, we do occasionally get cold spells that can send the temperatures down into the 30’s. This will cause the pool water temperature to drop and the pool pump will no longer be able to heat the pool, and it automatically shut down temporarily as a safety feature. Your In-Home Rental Binder will have more information, and our AMI Locals Guest Services team will be available for further assistance as well.

Not at this time, no.
The effects of Red Tide can vary significantly within short distances, and it can move and change rapidly. For the most up-to-date information, please visit Mote Marine Lab’s beach conditions map.

Yes, the kitchens have all of the modern equipment you will need to cook most meals. If you have any specialty cooking equipment that you require, please bring it with you.

To ensure our guest’s health and safety, we do not include pantry items. Anything that could have been contaminated by a previous guest is discarded prior to the next arrival.

Yes, all of our properties have a Propane Gas Grill and the use of it is included with your reservation.

We do not recommend mailing items to the property, in the event you are not personally present for the delivery. AMI Locals is not responsible for ensuring items you may mail for delivery and/or pickup of any mail sent ahead of time (or after your stay) to the home. 
We suggest contacting Island Mail and More for their fantastic Package Receiving Service. 

We do allow events to take place at our homes under certain circumstances, but it must be cleared with AMI Locals ahead of time and approved by the home owner in advance. The proposed event must comply with all City/County/State Laws and Ordinances at all times.

To host an event at one of our properties, we do require the following:
- prior approval by AMI Locals and the Home Owner
- at minimum: a $1000 event fee 
- a double cleaning fee will be applied to rental total
- event insurance is required to be purchased by the host
- we must have a signed copy of our AMI Locals terms and conditions
- we must have a signed document from the host with the details describing the event
- If a local permit is required, this will be a requirement for the host to acquire as well.

Please call AMI Locals with any questions. 

Two draw bridges connect the island to the Bradenton mainland, the Cortez Bridge and the Manatee Bridge. Enjoy the spectacular views as you cross to our beautiful 7-mile island paradise! There is also a bridge to the next island south of Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key.

The island (although small) is split into 3 different cities. The south end of the island is Bradenton Beach, the center to the northern end of the island is Holmes Beach, and the north end of the island is called the City of Anna Maria. The whole island is Anna Maria Island.

There is a great free public trolley provided by MCAT with stops close to all of our properties that runs the length of the island.
There is also the Monkey Bus, a company that has a bus that will come and pick you up and bring you anywhere on the island. The Monkey Bus is offered for free, they just ask that you tip your driver so remember to bring some cash along for the ride.
You can also rent bikes or golf carts from several local companies to get around in true Island style, or there's always Uber or Lyft and taxis for convenience.

Yes, it is the most convenient way to get around if you want to go sightseeing or visit nearby Bradenton, Sarasota, Tampa, etc. - but if you just want to stay on the island you can make use of the free MCAT trolley!

There is a fully stocked Publix supermarket/grocery store, conveniently located at 3900 E Bay Drive in Holmes Beach.

Yes, there is an excellent range of shops, restaurants, cafes, and bistros. Check them all out on our Things to Do page. There are Individual small shops including beach and island wear for all ages, galleries and gifts. Restaurants range from coffee shops and ice cream parlors, to restaurants for all the family and superb dining establishments. Anna Maria Island has a relaxed lifestyle and friendly atmosphere.

Blake Hospital in Bradenton – approximately a 10 minute drive. Bradenton Urgent Care - walk in clinic is located in Bradenton - approximately a 15 minute drive. For emergencies, call 911. Anna Maria Island emergency services will respond quickly.

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