Anna Maria Island News

Use this page for all your Island news ranging from the best gossip in town to the best vacation accommodation bargains. I have lived on the island for 20 years, so am still considered a newcomer but then no one cares in this great laid back atmosphere. Fishing, boating, cook outs and generally enjoying life is more important than work.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Anna Maria Island Offers

Anna Maria Island
Hi Everybody, has two lovely homes and offering great discounts for the coming months, we have already discounted by $500 as we don't work through rental agents so you benifit. If you have a set budget then send us a quick email and we will see if we can work within that figure.

Its a great time to visit the island, or if you are thinking of visiting the motherland then see our five star homes in Wales and England

Whatever your requirements just drop us a quick email from either of the sites listed above.


Friday, May 04, 2012

September is a quieter month on Anna Maria Island. Visitors to the island are mostly couples soaking up the friendly, peaceful atmosphere and the fall sunshine.
Try a sunset trip with Captain Don and travel down Anna Maria Sound to one of the local restaurants for dinner with a view of the sun setting over the bay - spectacular

What a great place to spend time during the long, cold winter. Winter sunshine and warmth are a real tonic anna maria rentals

Guests love swimming in the warm water of the swimming pool in Villa Rosa5star vacation rentals

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Guests love swimming in the warm water of the swimming pool in Villa Rosa.

February is a great month for fishing off the rocks or harvesting mussels in the next cove. Perfect with a garlic and white wine sauce.

Roasted a home grown pheasant for lunch with some sage grown here on the estate - delicious.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Weather on Anna Maria Island is warming up nicely. I love this time of year - walking the beach and enjoying an al fresco lunch at one of the island's restaurants.

At the bottom of the garden in West Wing Cottage last week we saw either a seal bobbing about in the water just a few yards from the edge of the sea.

A large goss hawk was just sitting in the ancient oak tree behind the cottage. What an amazing sight - he has a white ruff of feathers around his neck.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Can't decide whether to have some local caught fish for lunch or to pick up a couple of those great all american steaks and just sling them on the barbecue grill. Either way we are in for a delicious lunch outside in the sunshine. is the website to visit to find a great vacation property here on Anna Maria Island.

On the Bwlch Tre Banau Estate in Carmarthenshire new laid eggs for breakfast and for lunch, roast Welsh lamb reared locally is the favourite dish of the day, served with crispy roast potatoes and vegetables from the kitchen garden.

Staying at West Wing Cottage in Torquay? Pop over to Brixham Harbour for the freshest caught local fish and then call into nearby Paignton to pick up some watercross or french beans to serve it with.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New from Anna Maria Island
Guests who recently stayed at Villa Rosa emailed to say they loved the new look - we recently had it professionally decorated and the the result is a perfect island beach house

Over in the UK, the West Wing Cottage in Torquay is booking up fast, so if you are looking for one of the West Country's prettiest coastal cottages go straight to the website and make a reservation.

Up in the Carmarthenshire hills, overlooking the Black Mountain, the cottages on The Bwlch Tre Banau private sporting estate in Carmarthenshire have just undergone a complete spring clean ready for the new season. Emailed inquiries are starting to arrive for reservations in 2011 My favourite is Wheatsheaf Cottage, Closely followed by Meadow Barn and Barley Cottage.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Walk along Anna Maria Island white sand beaches to the nearest restaurant for lunch, cycle to the grocery store, visit the Myakka State Park on the mainland or just chill out and relax in Florida's best kept secret. Local people have for years headed out to the island to picnic on our peaceful sands. We invite you to join them, staying in a perfectly beautiful vacation rental on the island.

West Wing Cottage was originally part of the historic Cockington Manor estate. Reminiscent of days gone by, set in landscaped gardens right on the edge of the waters of Torbay in Devon, the cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway or small family of up to 4. Picnic in the garden, relax in the sunroom or sit in the shade under the pergola. Either way the sea views are simply amazing.

In another few weeks there will be lambs in the meadows, daffodils lining the driveway down to Barley Cottage, Wheatsheaf Cottage and Meadow Barn on the Bwlch Tre Banau Estate in rural Carmarthenshire. History, divine views and some of the prettiest countryside in the UK combine to give you the perfect holiday getaway destination.