My husband and I stayed in room 11 on the second floor for one week. The room was immaculate and so spacious. It was very well equipped with lots of dishes, utensils, pots, and pans. The full size fridge and stove/oven were great as we cooked in almost every day (we found a wonderful fresh fish market on the island and had red snapper, grouper, pompano, cobia, flounder, mahi, and the biggest, most delicious gulf shrimp ever). The living area is very large with a big flat screen TV over a little fireplace that opens into the kitchen area with a table that seats four and a bar that seats three. The sofa and loveseat were so comfortable and the sofa opens out into a double bed. The separate bedroom has two queen beds, another TV, plenty of drawer space, and a walk in closet. Very quiet and very comfortable! There is a small table and two chairs right outside the front door that overlooks the pool and the beach. It was out of the wind so it was a great place to sit and watch the neighbors children in the pool or call out to see how someone's dinner out had been. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The laundry is free and open every afternoon. You have a reserved parking space and the trolley stop is literally at the end of the parking lot. My favorite parts were the warm heated pool, the beautiful beach with chairs and umbrellas, and all the friendly people we met there....many of whom have been renting for the same week or weeks for years...We loved it so much we booked for next year. Looking forward to seeing everyone again and trying some fishing in the surf!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located directly on the Gulf of Mexico on the Florida west coast island of Anna Maria, The White Sands Beach Resort is the perfect tropical island vacation getaway with miles of white, sandy walking beaches & blue-green water. We offer charming one & two bedroom Florida island style apartments, studios, cottages & motel rooms. More than just a motel hotel, All rooms have fully equipped kitchens, have 42 inch LCD TV's , playstation2 , DVD player, and free WI-FI at our Florida beach resort. While on vacation at the White Sands you can enjoy a gulf front heated pool, shuffleboard court, picnic areas and bar-b-q grills. Nearby are tennis courts, island beach shops, golf courses & a number of award winning restaurants like Beach Bistro and Sand Bar. We have Twenty-one Florida resort units on the gulf with kitchen and phone, & heated pool on the beach. No pets. Our island resort is a great Florida vacation destination near Bradenton, Longboat Key and Sarasota. Similar to Sanibel island, AMI Florida is located on the west coast of Florida just south of Tampa and is a great island vacation place for family vacations and Honeymoon vacations.We offer a quiet relaxing, tropical island feel with all the creature comforts of home. Our Florida island beach resort is located on the west coast of Florida in the city of Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island Florida directly on the beach and on the Gulf of Mexico. You can see much of Florida's natural wildlife on our beaches, including Sea Turtles, and the gentle Manatee. Island Beachcombers can find Florida Sea Shells while walking and swimming along the beach. Beautiful sunsets, a perfect spot for a family friendly vacation or a quiet island honeymoon. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- White Sands Beach Hotel Holmes Beach
- White Sands Beach Resort Anna Maria Island/Holmes Beach, FL