Hello! My name is Sue Carlson. I have been coming to Anna Maria Island for years, luckily, visiting my parents who spent winters here to escape northern Michigan winters! After taking travel groups to faraway places around the world, always thinking the grass was greener on the other side of the fence, I have finally found my piece of paradise right here in the United States, on the Gulf Coast of Florida and Anna Maria Island!
My greatest joy, now, is helping others find the same relaxing, vacation spot through my company, Coastal Cottages AMI, or a lasting home with An Island Place Realty!
Here are just a few properties I now have available…
Take A Virtual Tour Prime Pine Avenue waterfront location! Beautiful expansive views of Lake LaVista with over 66′ of frontage private boat dock and 10000 lb. lift. Just a few minutes’ access right out to Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. This large three story home has four+ bedrooms 3.5 baths three balconies an elevator and a four car garage. Outside there is plenty of room for paddleboard and kayaks storage RV parking along with a beautiful sun filled heated pool and spa with sweeping water views. Inside there is a very large open floor plan with diagonal ceramic tile on the main floor and beautiful hardwood floors on the third level. Expansive views of the water from both floors! Kitchen has beautiful wood cabinets a granite counter height seating area and stainless appliances including a wine cooler. French doors lead out to a deck off the living room overlooking the water. Upstairs there is a massive master bedroom with large private bathroom waterside along with another balcony. Fourth bedroom has a balcony and a large offshoot/closet area that has been turned into an office with its own window overlooking Pine Avenue. What a wonderful central location for parade […]
Take A Virtual Tour Fabulous vacation rental! Here is your opportunity to own a great income producer and your own getaway here on Anna Maria Island. Beautiful 3B/2B elevated home with vaulted ceilings, tile floors throughout, granite countertops and stainless appliances. Tastefully turnkey furnished. Private tropical backyard area with heated pool and hot tub. Two car garage and game room downstairs off of pool area. Newly painted exterior and rentals in place!
Take A Virtual Tour Bayfront complex, with its own fishing pier, just over a block to the Gulf of Mexico beaches! This standalone unit is one of two condos that sit adjacent to the main complex. This beautifully decorated 2B/2B unit has a coastal flare throughout, and all furnishings are included. Currently in a weekly rental program with future bookings! With only 16 units, Baywatch is a smaller complex and has a beautiful central pool area. Assessments have already been taken/paid to do all new complex exterior painting and maintenance. SO close to everything that Bradenton Beach and Bridge Street has to offer, with restaurants, shopping and nightlife. This could be your great island getaway! Easy to show.
Take A Virtual Tour! This beautiful northern Holmes Beach pool home was completely gutted and remodeled in 2012 by Agnelli Construction. It sits on a large lot in a very quiet residential area with no weekly rentals! All new wiring, plumbing, bathrooms, large master suite addition, vaulted ceilings and custom kitchen with walk in pantry, quartz counter tops, M&L quiet close cabinets and drawers. Bosch oven and microwave, Fisher Paykel double drawer dishwasher, Kenmore Elite refrigerator and range, big center island with huge kitchen sink. Central vacuum, 6″ schoolhouse baseboards and 36″ wide doors. Great room is wired with speakers for surround sound. Everything is custom built. New metal roof, hurricane double hung windows, new pool pump in 2017, oversized two car garage with pull down attic stairs. Hot and cold outdoor shower and fenced yard with new landscaping in 2012. This home is in impeccable condition and needs to be seen! Everything looks BRAND NEW and ready for you to move in! Beautiful colorful Florida decor and furnishings, all negotiable. Bring your bathing suits and golf cart! […]
Take A Virtual Tour Turnkey-furnished immaculate two bedroom two bath condo. New roof. Just a short walk to the large HEATED pool and spa. Location location! 5 miles from the sandy beaches on Anna Maria Island. Close to shops, restaurants, movie theater, churches, Sarasota airport, and hospital. Professional on-site management including a large recreational area with two pool tables, ping pong, exercise equipment, and Bingo night too! Beautifully landscaped. Make this your home or your very own getaway. This is the year to make your dreams come true!
Located on the tranquil north end of Anna Maria island with a Gilligan’s Island feel, this four bedroom sprawling house has 120′ of sandy beach overlooking the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and over 24,000 sq. ft. of property that extends across South Bay Boulevard to additional frontage on Bimini Bay! This is the best of beach and boating, combining both, with four brand new docks with two 16K lb. boat lifts just a few minutes away from the open bay. Inside the house there is an over 4400 sq. ft. open floor plan, with a large kitchen with views of Tampa Bay and high end appliances, including a Miele dishwasher, Sub-zero refrigerator, and a Bertazzoni gas range. New roof and gutters were added in 2013, along with all new insulation throughout the attic. The split floor plan offers lots of privacy for guests and space for spreading out. All floors have been refinished, both the terrazo and wood floors, and the pool overlooking Tampa Bay has also been resurfaced. There is also a new driveway! MUST SEE THIS BEAUTIFUL LOCATION ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND! […]
Take A Virtual Tour! Beautiful 3 bedroom/2 bath home just off the island in Perico Island! Spacious open floor plan with soaring 10′ ceilings and crown molding. This home is vacant and ready to move into, with all appliances, including a brand new Samsung french door refrigerator. Huge kitchen has a breakfast bar/counter opening up onto the living/dining area, which flows out to sliding doors onto a screened lanai with a jacuzzi. Lots of lush landscaping, including an open courtyard area with more sliders offering lots of light into the house! Master bedroom offers a huge walk in closet and large bathroom with soaking tub and separate shower and dual sinks. Added features are a Sunsetter powered awning, two car garage, and community amenities including a beautiful clubhouse, large pool, fitness room, and tennis courts. Must see! Vacant and easy to show!
View The Virtual Tour North end Anna Maria canalfront home with four bedrooms, three baths, and a beautiful pool overlooking the water! This peaceful location at the end of a cul de sac offers bird watching, fishing off the dock, and plenty of room to spread out and relax! There are two master en suite bedrooms with private bathrooms, and two twin bedrooms, great for plenty of family and guests. Currently bringing in over $65K a year in rental income. New tile roof in October of 2008, new AC system in 2013, and electric board panel replaced in 2014.
Take A Virtual Tour Sweeping Bimini Bay views from this completely updated 4 bedroom home with open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, and upstairs master bedroom overlooking the water with a private deck! Watch the boats go by while sipping your morning coffee and watching the sunrise or a glass of wine at sunset. The views are spectacular! Sliders in the living room open up to a beautiful travertine deck that surrounds the pool and runs the whole length of the house. Features too many to list: central vac, built-ins, extra large master bath with double sinks, large walk in shower and a separate deep soaking tub. Wonderful indoor outdoor living space! Furnishings are negotiable. This immaculate home is finished and furnished beautifully!
Large quality construction home with balconies/lanais on two floors, extra large two car garage, paver driveway, and heated pool. Super large master suite on the third floor, with Jacuzzi tub and dual sinks. Large ceramic tile throughout the house, kitchen with Thomasville maple cabinets and granite countertops and stainless appliances. This home is currently in a very successful weekly vacation rental program with established guests, and it’s only a block and a half to the beach!
Truly an Island Oasis, hence its name! 2B/2B canal home with heated pool and spa This beautiful home is situated on the north end of Anna Maria on a deep water canal going right out to Bimini Bay and Tampa Bay. Bring your boat and your swimming suits for a dip in the beautiful dark bottom lagoon style pool with a cascading rock fountain and separate hot tub. Beautiful paver driveway and patio area canalside, with lush, tropical landscaping surrounding the pool and private backyard. The owner has recently gutted and updated the kitchen and master bathroom and painted inside and out. There is a rooftop deck for additional sunbathing area. This is a very popular vacation rental, with the owner spending winters in the home, then renting during the summers while up north. Must see!
Take A Virtual Tour! This villa couldn’t be newer! Popular 1547 sq. ft. Grand Cayman floor plan with two bedrooms and a den, along with a two car garage, has been totally gutted down to the studs in 2015 by Gagne Construction. New wiring and electrical panel, insulation, drywall and woodwork. New HVAC, including all new ductwork, along with new windows, sliders and doors, all hurricane rated. New TREX decking to a second rear exit out of the villa by the side/waterside, and much, much more. Stainless steel and quartz kitchen with high end appliances. Such a tranquil setting on a beautiful lake, surrounded by wildlife, you won’t want to leave this beautiful place in a gated community just off Anna Maria Island!
Take A Virtual Tour! Exceptional custom built canal home in the heart of Anna Maria! This 5B/4+B plus home exudes character which rises over the top! House opens up to a gigantic screened in pool/spa/waterfall outdoor area complete with outdoor bar custom made out of a boat hull. Separate putting green canalside, 7,000 lb. boatlift and docking station for wave runners. Inside, there is a complete audio video system throughout, with ipod docs in each bedroom, as well as the office and media room. Custom built coral fireplace, stone floors, Wolf gas range, two Subzero refrigerators, one in a separate pantry area. All this, and turnkey furnished, too, with a local professional interior designer. Currently in a vacation rental program doing exceptionally well with income. Must see!
Take A Virtual Tour! Sellers downsizing can be your gain! Everything stays, even the golf cart! Wonderful setting west of Gulf Drive north of Pine Avenue in Anna Maria….just steps from the beach (3rd house in)! This 2518 sq ft (3276 total) home lives large from top to bottom. On top, there is a large deck with peeks of the Gulf, just above a large master suite with wet bar. Lots of beautiful wood built-ins and washer-dryer up, as well as down. The master suite area also includes a living room with French doors out onto a screened porch and a kitchenette area with microwave, sink, a small refrigerator, and a second bedroom! Additionally, this private upstairs area can be locked off and left as an owners area, while the downstairs is rented. Currently a great rental (shown in the virtual link) with 2200 sq. ft, the main floor living area has two bedrooms (1 king and 2 twins) and 2.5 baths, a large living dining area and open kitchen area with vaulted ceilings. The updated kitchen has granite counter tops and a large island area for ease of cooking and gathering. Separate area off of the kitchen has […]
Really nice northern Holmes Beach 3 bedroom pool house on a 9000 sq. ft. lot. This house reflects longtime owner care and attention! There is a beautifully landscaped back yard with a huge outdoor sitting area under a wood ceiling enclosure with ceiling fan. Both the front and back of the house present wonderful outdoor living! Large southern exposure pool with poolside tables and umbrellas give it a resort feeling. Inside, there is large diagonal ceramic tile running throughout the entire house. There are high wood ceilings in the kitchen, which is updated with stainless appliances, wood cabinets and solid surface countertops. Split floor plan offers the master bedroom and private bath on one side and two bedrooms and a bath on the other side. Bright and open with plenty of windows, this home has an inviting feel both inside and out. There is also a one car attached garage, large paver driveway, and new metal roof.
Key West style home on a large, beautifully landscaped corner lot in the 200 block of 73rd Street, just steps from the beach! Expansive front porch, stairs, and entryway into a large, open floor plan with cathedral ceilings. With a split floor plan, this house lives large and has a great open living room, dining, area, and kitchen. It is currently a very popular rental/income producer titled “Blue Palms.” There is a large screened lanai off the back of the house and master bedroom, leading down to the heated pool and patio area. This home also boasts a huge undercover parking area for all of your vehicles and toys! New Roof Dec. 2012, New AC Oct. 2012, new pool surface Sept. 2012.
Living in a villa at Windward Bay is like having your own beach cottage! This is a 2B/2B completely updated unit with private carport and screened porch nestled on 23 acres of mid Longboat Key waterfront land. Beautiful new hand-scraped bamboo wood floors throughout, giving it that beachy feel! Brand new bathrooms and kitchen with solid wood cabinets, Corian countertops, farm sink, and stainless appliances. Master bedroom has king sized bed and private bathroom with walk-in tiled shower. Guest room offers twin beds and adjacent hall bath with tub and shower. Separate utility room has full sized washer and dryer. Pamaro Shop furnishings throughout, plantation shutters with all new windows and slider going out onto the lanai with new trex decking. This is an end unit with a lovely bay view from the screened porch which opens to a front yard with beautiful landscaping. Besides the deeded beach access, there are two beautiful pools, fitness room, tennis courts, kayak storage, and boat dockage available! Excellent on-site property management and pet friendly! Windward Bay is conveniently located for easy access to either Sarasota or Bradenton where one can enjoy theater, symphony, opera, ballet, movies, restaurants, art galleries and many outstanding music […]
Wow, this home has everything…..but a high price tag! Island living, on Perico Island just off of Anna Maria Island. Close to shopping, fabulous restaurants, and only a short distance from Robinson Preserve, with kayaking, biking, walking paths, and bird watching. TRULY A FLORIDA LIFESTYLE DREAM HOME on PERICO ISLAND. Low maintenance fees include a beautiful large community pool, clubhouse, and tennis courts. This home has been owner occupied only 6 months out of the year and is beautifully maintained and decorated throughout. Bright open floor plan with cathedral ceilings, large lanai overlooking the water and bird life, and ceramic tile floors throughout. Large master bedroom with huge walk in closet and private bathroom with tub and separate shower. Easy to show!
Great 2 Bedroom/2 Bath house on large lot on Key Royale. 9696 sq. ft. lot, with 101 ft. new seawall, dock, and 10,000 lb lift. Ceramic tile throughout, nice kitchen cabinets with stainless steel appliances. Huge area for pool on the canalside. Very easy to show! Vacant and on a lockbox. One car garage.
Wow, here is an island getaway just a block+ to the beach in the north end of Holmes Beach! Almost west of Gulf Drive (just two houses in). Handscraped hardwood floors throughout, all upbeat and colorful Florida decor with beadboard accents. Fully furnished and a thriving weekly vacation rental. Has a tropical private pool and a one-car garage with lots of storage area. Elevated for better insurance rates. Completely gutted and updated duplex that was condominiumized in 2012. Granite counter tops, stainless appliances, master bedroom with private balcony. There is a second balcony with a southern exposure overlooking the pool and a nice outdoor seating area with a flat screen TV poolside. Paver driveway.
Immaculate northwest Bradenton home on an extra large lot in beautiful Woodlands Park. This perfectly maintained 3 bedroom/2 bath house with open floor plan lives large! There is 2879 square feet under roof, which includes a huge screened pool and spa area, offering plenty of privacy and beautiful surrounding landscaping. Inside, the ceramic tiled kitchen has granite countertops and a gas stove. The master bedroom has a high ceiling and an extra large bathroom, with separate beautiful stone-tiled shower and large corner bathtub. There are two walk-in closets and new carpeting (July 2012)! The living area has a beautiful foyer entry and volume ceilings. Pluses include: a new 50 gallon water heater (May 2012); a new pool cage screen (2014); and reclaimed water irrigation which saves on your water bills! There are beautiful plantation shutters and blinds throughout. The stove and pool/spa heater are all natural gas. All of this with low flood insurance costs and quiet Florida living just 10 minutes from Robinson Preserve and the Anna Maria Island beaches just beyond! Must see!
Located at the tip of one of the many island canals, this tropically landscaped home, just three short blocks to the pristine sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, offers the best of both worlds. Put your kayaks in at the lovely dock area with a bench, or keep your boat here! It is also just a short three blocks to the pristine beaches of AMI. This home has been tastefully updated and furnished with a Florida casual-chic flair. It is being offered turnkey furnished. Floor to ceiling windows fill the sun room in the front of the home, which opens into the living area with a two sided fireplace and wood beam ceilings. The dining area leads you to an updated kitchen, including new appliances. Currently a successful vacation rental, there is a king master bedroom, two twins in the second bedroom and a queen sofa bed in the living room which provide ample space for sleeping accommodations. Outdoor dining in the lanai provides a fantastic view of the canal and Arthur, the Blue Heron, who loves to visit in the back yard under the spectacular orange blossoms of the Royal Poinciana tree when in bloom. A fully-equipped laundry […]
A block to the beach! Large corner duplex that underwent a large interior and exterior remodeling project in 2011. Updated kitchens and bathrooms…both already great rentals, and there is room for one large pool or two separate pools, one for each side! Lush, tropical landscaping and entrances on two separate streets.
Large one bedroom unit in beachfront complex in Holmes Beach! Bedroom has large walk-in closet, hall closets, kitchen, living/dining area and extra sunroom for den/office/extra sleeping! Miles and miles of Gulf of Mexico beach just steps away! Two pools! Carport parking.