It is believed that in 1956 a fish camp was built at this address, at that time they used palm trees as insulation in the walls! When the property was purchased in 2001, it was remodeled and the owners found that to be true! Today however, you will find the property to be a lushly landscaped private compound that consists of three cottage style rentals and one traditional rental. Having loved sailing for many years, the original owners named the small resort Spinnakers and the individual units, Cabin 1, Cabin 2, Crows Nest, and Captain’s Quarters.
When you find yourself at the corner of Gulf Drive and Carissa Avenue, you will have found our corner slice of paradise, simple and charming. Enter under a trellis covered in fragrant Jasmine vine and you will feel tucked away from it all, behind Areca & Fishtail Palm trees, bright flowering Bougainvillea and many other tropical plants, too many to mention! Swaying palms, the gentle sound of the Gulf of Mexico and the tropical breeze intoxicates with the scent of sea air and sunshine will sooth your soul!
No two rooms are alike . . . each of our cottages are unique yet they feature the comforts of home with full kitchens, queen-sized beds, sofa beds and flat screen televisions in the living areas. Each cottage also has outdoor sitting areas. Crows Nest is our largest cottage with an additional sleeping loft with two twin beds. All cottages are pet friendly. The saltwater pool is shared by the four units.
The pool area offers a few chaise lounge chairs to relax and get sun kissed! Or other patio furniture allows you the chance to cookout . . . BBQ poolside on the grill, have a picnic, sip an afternoon cocktail and listen to the green parrots sing from nearby trees.
We are only a short stroll away from the sugar sand beach of Anna Maria Island! Head out first thing in the morning, welcome each new day searching for shells or going for a swim in what at times is the lake-like Gulf of Mexico. Build sand castles, fish or just sit back and relax. End each day with an amazing sunset, AMI offers some of the best you’ll ever see. We offer our guests the use of beach chairs, umbrellas and even wagons to tote your gear to the beach in! Each cottage also has beach towels in addition to the bath towels.
We are located within walking distance to great locally-owned shops, delicious restaurants, interesting local art and antique galleries in “downtown” Holmes Beach. Or within walking distance to trolley stops that can take you north to the city of Anna Maria or south to the city of Bradenton Beach. Each city is to be explored!