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Free Vacation Rental Giveaway at Dan’s Florida Condos – Anna Maria Island, FL

The wait is over!  We are excited to announce our Week Stay Giveaway at Dan’s Florida Condos, in Anna Maria Island, Florida.   That’s right, a vacation at Dan’s Florida Condos all to yourself, FREE!  Imagine dipping your toes in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico while having

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Now Offering Ground Floor Options

Now Offering Ground Floor Options We’re thrilled to share some fantastic news with all our wonderful guests! Dan’s Florida Condos now offers ground floor Runaway Bay units! We understand that while our second-story units boast breathtaking views and less foot

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Anna Maria Island NCAA Basketball Bracket Challenge!

Anna Maria Island NCAA Bracket Challenge – Dan’s Florida Condos (located on beautiful Anna Maria Island Florida) is thrilled to announce our highly anticipated NCAA Basketball Bracket Challenge, and this year, we’re making it easier than ever for everyone to join in on the excitement! What is at stake you ask? A one week stay on Anna Maria Island Florida at one of Dan’s Florida Condos vacation homes!

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MLB Spring Training Kicks Off in Bradenton with the Return of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2024

Pirate City, the renowned Spring Training Headquarters of the Pittsburgh Pirates in Bradenton, Florida, is a haven for baseball enthusiasts seeking the quintessential Florida experience. Basking in the sunshine of February and March, Pirate City offers the ideal backdrop for

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Manatee Viewing Center Creating Fun for All

Located in Apollo Beach, Florida, the TECO Manatee Viewing Center serves as a protected marine sanctuary, providing visitors with a unique chance to observe manatees in close proximity. Guests can explore enchanting butterfly gardens, ascend an impressive observation tower, and traverse boardwalks and walking trails. The park operates seasonally, welcoming visitors from November to April.

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Travel and Leisure – Anna Maria Island Best Places to Travel in 2024

The moment has arrived. In the current year, over 20 Travel + Leisure team members have collaborated to curate a carefully chosen list of destinations that discerning and inquisitive travelers should contemplate for the year 2024. Anna Maria Island, home

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Ruanway Bay Social Events for 2024 Announced

Dan’s Florida Condos nestled within the acclaimed Runaway Bay Condominium community are excited to announce the 2024 Social events! Here, owners and guests indulge in a host of premier amenities unique to Anna Maria Island, FL. This includes the island’s

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Cortez Stone Crab & Music Festival 2023

Come join the excitement at the 11th Annual Cortez Stone Crab & Music Festival. This open-air gathering will take place at 4628 119th Street West in Cortez Village on Saturday and Sunday, November 11th and 12th, running from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM both days. The musical festivities will extend into the evening at the Swordfish Grill & Tiki Bar.

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Hurricane Idalia – Anna Maria Island – Ready and Resilient!

We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who reached out to us at Dan’s Florida Condos this past week. We know many of you with upcoming travel to Anna Maria Island, Florida have been anxious due to the

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Gulf Island Ferry: A New Ferry Service Bringing Beachgoers to Anna Maria Island

The long-awaited Gulf Island Ferry Service in Bradenton is finally becoming a reality, and it’s set to make waves this summer! The commencement of this new service is marked by the induction of two stunning 50-foot catamarans, proudly named Miss Anna Maria and the Downtown Duchess. These ferries represent a significant effort to enhance connectivity within Manatee County and alleviate the burden of tourism traffic.

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Last Minute Vacation at Dan’s Florida Condos on Anna Maria Island!

Looking for a spontaneous getaway? Look no further! Dan’s Florida Condos within the Runaway Bay Community have got you covered with incredible benefits for your last-minute vacation and we have some openings April and May coming up you won’t want to miss!

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4th of July on Anna Maria Island

The 4th of July is a time for celebration, and what better place to do it than on Anna Maria Island, Florida? Dans Florida Condos is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the holiday with your family and friends.

The condos are located just steps from the beach, so you can spend your days swimming, sunbathing, and playing in the sand. In the evening, gather a blanket or circle of chairs with friends and family to watch the fireworks over the Gulf of Mexico.

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A close call on Sunshine Skyway Bridge

In mid-June of 2023, an unfortunate accident took place on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, causing a momentary disruption in its tranquility. A large truck found itself in a precarious position, partially hanging over the edge of the bridge. The incident garnered attention and concern from passersby and local authorities alike.

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Runaway Bay Pool – Upgraded and Grand Re-Opening!

Dan’s Florida Condos (located within Runaway Bay Condominiums, on the sunny shores of Anna Maria Island, Florida) boasts the largest salt water pool on the island. The pool is considered one of the best amenities of our community, and is a central hub for much of the family fun and socializing. It has the added benefit of being heated, which allows comfortable enjoyment year-round.

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Runaway Bay – 2023 Social Events Announced!

Dan’s Florida Condos are located within the award winning Runaway Bay Condominium community.  Owners and guests not only enjoy some of the best amenities found on Anna Maria Island, FL including the largest heated salt water pool on the island,

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Hurricane Ian impacts – Anna Maria Island, Florida

Although some minor damage occurred, Anna Maria Island, Florida survived Hurricane Ian without suffering the widespread devastation many residents and business owners originally feared.  Runaway Bay, the community which Dan’s Florida Condos operates out of had a few palms fall to the storm but were spared by any storm surge or flooding.  A lot of palm fronds and vegetation came down with a few soffits with minimal damage.

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Anna Maria Island Featured on NBC’s Today Show with Hoda and Jenna

Recently the production crew from NBC’s The Today Show, featuring Hoda and Jenna visited Anna Maria Island, Florida. They featured a story about Ashley and Dino, a couple from California who visited the island for a family vacation back in 2020 for the first time.

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5th Annual #BookDirect Day

The #BookDirect initiative was first organized to educate guests about the advantages of bypassing third-party channels to book directly with management companies and homeowners. Dans Florida Condos on Anna Maria Island within Runaway Bay Condominium community is a proud supporter of the movement.

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Runaway Bay Social Events Return in 2022

Dan’s Florida Condos are located within the award winning Runaway Bay Condominium community.  Owners and guests not only enjoy some of the best amenities found on Anna Maria Island, FL including the largest heated salt water pool on the island,

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US to lift Covid travel ban for vaccinated travelers from UK and most of EU

A statement which will be made later today will officially announce the US will lift Covid-19 travel restrictions to allow fully vaccinated passengers to travel from the UK and EU to travel into the country starting in November 2021, the

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Anna Maria Island, FL – Top Spot Among US 25 Most Popular Beach Towns

Newsweek released their 25 Most Popular Beach Towns in America ranking, and Anna Maria Island Florida took the top spot. The ranked beach towns span over 20 states, with Florida, California, Delaware Hawaii and Virginia each having two towns make

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Southwest Airlines now flying into Sarasota International Airport (SRQ)

Its becoming even easier for visitors of Anna Maria Island and Dans Florida Condos to make it to their destination of choice. That is because discount airline Southwest Airlines will now be adding service into Sarasota International Airport (SRQ). Southwest

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Furry friends accompany human parents at Runaway Bay

Human guests are not the only who take advantage of the warm weather and pet friendly accommodations at Dan’s Florida Condos. Each year furry friends from all over the country and even the world from time to time make Anna Maria Island, Florida their choice for their annual snowbird season getaway.

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2020 Runaway Bay Social Activities Announced

Dan’s Florida Condos are located within the award winning Runaway Bay community.  Owners and guests not only enjoy some of the best amenities found on Anna Maria Island, FL including the largest heated salt water pool on the island, tennis

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Holiday events this season on Anna Maria Island, FL

There is a lot going on at Dans Florida Condos, and Anna Maria Island this Winter!  Here are some fun things to do and experience this holiday season on Anna Maria Island, Florida. The perfect time to getaway from the

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Pittsburgh Pirates and their affiliate minor league team Bradenton Marauders announce 2020 schedule

Dans Florida Condos, located on Anna Maria Island just 20 minutes from downtown Bradenton, FL offers snowbirds sugar sand beaches, award winning restaurants, plenty of sunshine, and close proximity to Major League Baseball Spring Training. Map: https://www.dansfloridacondos.com/ourlocation The Pittsburgh Pirates Spring

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Free Family Vacation Rental Giveaway at Dan’s Florida Condos – Anna Maria Island, FL

The wait is over!  We are excited to announce that we will be giving away a FREE week stay at Dan’s Florida Condos, in Anna Maria Island, Florida.   That’s right, a vacation rental at Dan’s Florida Condos all to yourself, FREE!  Imagine dipping your toes in the warm waters of the Gulf

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Anna Maria City Pier – Lifeblood of AMI Continued Progress

Guests who visit Dan’s Florida Condos, which are located on Anna Maria Island, Florida are getting very excited about the return of the Anna Maria Island City Pier!  The pier is not only one of islands most visited tourist attractions,

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Red Tide Prevention with Clams, in action on Anna Maria Island

Returning and new guests of Dans Florida Condos will be interested in recent activities occurring on Anna Maria Island, FL.  First off, AMI has been clear of all traces of Red Tide for months now.  In addition, local restaurant owners, nonprofit

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Anna Maria Islands Cortez Beach, A Much-Welcomed Upgrade

Travelers from around the world flock to the sugar sand beaches of Anna Maria Island for sun, and fun.  Guests of Dans Florida Condos (www.dansfloridacondos.com) situated right in the middle of the action on Anna Maria Island, benefit by not

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Anna Maria Island Heritage Festival and Settler’s Market

Snowbird and summertime travelers from all over the world visit Anna Maria Island, Florida for sunshine,  beach time, and endless family activities.  Guests who visit and stay at Dans Florida Condos (www.dansfloridacondos.com) often are surprised by the deep history and

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Major League Baseballs Pittsburgh Pirates return to Bradenton, FL

Dans Florida Condos, located on Anna Maria Island just 20 minutes from downtown Bradenton, FL offers snowbirds sugar sand beaches, award winning restaurants, plenty of sunshine, and close proximity to Major League Baseball Spring Training. The Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training

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4th Annual #BookDirect Day – Feb. 3, 2021

Today we are celebrating the 2nd annual #BookDirect day. This initiative was first organized to educate guests about the advantages of bypassing third-party channels to book directly with management companies and homeowners. Not only are vacation rental owners facing the same

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A Wonderful Review, lends itself to a Valuable Anna Maria Island Visitors Guide

Nothing pleases me more to receive feedback from former guests of Dans Florida Condos (www.dansfloridacondos.com), who enjoy Anna Maria Island as much as I do. Feedback is not only a pleasant pat on the back, but also serves as a valuable tool for online consumers.

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Farewell Red Tide – Anna Maria Island Has Prevailed

Guests of Dans Florida Condos have waited a while, but we can now officially announce that Anna Maria Island, FL is now clear of Red Tide! Anna Maria Island and a majority of the Gulf Shores have been affected by

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Sunset Dining and Sustainable Fishing Practices. The perfect match on Anna Maria Island

Guests of Dans Florida Condos, not only visit Anna Maria Island FL for the world class beaches, relaxation, or the sun. . . they often come for healthy and tasty cuisine.  While fresh fish is available in pretty much every

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Anna Maria Island – Voted 6th Happiest Seaside Town in U.S.

Guests of Dans Florida Condos, have asked a favor of me throughout the years: “Help keep our little island paradise a secret”.  Nestled on Florida’s Southwest Gulf coast just south of Clearwater and north of Sarasota, Anna Maria Island is

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Cooking Classes Coming to Anna Maria Island

Guests of Dans Florida Condos (www.dansfloridacondos.com), on Anna Maria Island can leave the pots and pans at home while vacationing.  Not only do our units include a full kitchen will everything you need to make a scrambled egg to Thanksgiving

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Turtle watchers excited, first nest of season spotted on AMI

Visitors of Dans Florida Condos (www.dansfloridacondos.com), on Anna Maria Island are excited for Turtle Nesting Season.  Just steps from the condos, turtles come to the beaches of Anna Maria Island to drop off their eggs, which both island residents and

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Mothers Day on Anna Maria Island

Moms deserve to be pampered. Guests that are staying at Dans Florida Condos (www.dansfloridacondos.com), have a variety of dinning options while on the island.  For a special treat this year, we recommend one of our flagship resturants!  Spend lunch or

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Anna Maria Island Turtle Nesting Watch

Guests of Dans Florida Condos (www.dansfloridacondos.com) and Anna Maria Island are urged to educate themselves on many of the rules and regulations that protect the many Sea Turtles that share the island with them.  This years “Turtle Watch” has come

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Anna Maria Island Pier Progress!

Guests who enjoy Dan’s Florida Condos, which is located on Anna Maria Island, FL will be very happy to hear the progress on the repairs in place for the historic Anna Maria Island City Pier!  Work on the Anna Maria

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Island Golfing for a Cause, Payton Wright Foundation

Anna Maria island caters to shellers, beach bums, and folks just looking to relax.   We also have some great golfing events and courses on the island and within 10-15 minute drive from Dans Florida Condos! One great golfing event is

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Anna Maria Island Fishing with Captain Mike’s Fishing Charters

Guests of Dans Florida Condos often ask where they can get some GREAT fishing in while visiting the island.  When it comes to fishing the pristine inshore or offshore waters of Florida’s Gulf Coast including Sarasota, Anna Maria Island, Sarasota

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Anna Maria Island Pier Update – Work to start in May!

Guests who enjoy Dan’s Florida Condos, which is located on Anna Maria Island, FL will be very happy to hear the progress on the repairs in place for the historic Anna Maria Island City Pier!  Work on the Anna Maria

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Anna Maria Island Pier Progress – Pier Decking Selected!

Many past guests of Dans Florida Condos have inquired about the Anna Maria City Pier, which suffered season ending closure due to last years hurricane season. We are happy to announce things are starting to move forward! Rod and Reel

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Easter Holiday Events, Anna Maria Island, FL

There’s no shortage of fun around the Easter holiday on Anna Maria Island and Dans Florida Condos! Choose from events at the Sandbar Restaurant, Pine Avenue or Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant to celebrate with your family and friends, which are

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27th Annual Heritage Days Festival

The Anna Maria Island Historical Society will host its 27th Annual Heritage Days Festival at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society’s Historical Park, 402 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. The event will be held Saturday, March 3rd from 9:00am-2:00pm. This event

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36th Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival

Except for one major uncontrollable detail, all is ready for the 36th annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, according to chair Rose Lipke. “We’re in the two-week window,” Lipke said. “We just need good weather.” Lipke, in her fourth year as

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Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training in Bradenton

The Pittsburgh Pirates, the city of Bradenton, Manatee County and the Manatee County Public Library System recently announced plans to celebrate the 50th year of Pirates baseball in Bradenton. Bradenton has hosted the team for spring training since 1969 and the

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AMI in running for Happiest Seaside Town in USA

Will Anna Maria be declared the happiest seaside town in the United States? Fans of the city will have to wait a few months to find out. A poll run by Coastal Living magazine named Anna Maria in its 2018

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Social Events Announced – Jan, Feb, March

January thru March 2018 the Runaway Bay Social Committee sponsors a number of Condominium Community Social Events! Both of Dan’s Florida Condos are situated on the grounds of the award winning Runaway Bay Complex.  The 182 unit complex occupies the entire East and Western

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There’s a New Market on AMI!

There’s a New Market in Town! Gamble Creek Farm has opened a brand new farm stand selling fresh picked fruits and vegetables, just baked bread, fresh, eggs, locally made jams, jellies and honey as well as flowers and much, much

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Things to do this Winter on AMI

There is a lot going on at Dans Florida Condos, and Anna Maria Island this Winter!  Here are some fun things to do and experience this holiday season on Anna Maria Island, Florida. The perfect time to getaway from the

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Oscar Mayer Wienermobile makes Pitstop on AMI

Meat the hot-doggers. Elise “Cheddar Cheese” Johnson and Dominic “Dijon Dom” Ricci are two of 12 people who can drive the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile — with the rare exception of Jay Leno, who took the modified Chevy truck for a

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Tour de Turtles – The Islands Fastest but Slowest Race!

Tour de Turtles – The Islands Fastest but Slowest Race! It may not have been the fastest race in history, but Anna Maria Island won the marathon with loggerhead Eliza Ann. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring and

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Hurricane Irma, No Test for Anna Maria Island

Firstly, we would like to thank you for the out pouring of prayers, best wishes and kind emails that we have received during Irma Hurricane. Many good wishes came in from our past, future guests as well as on our

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How to Avoid Hidden Booking Fees that Big Box Sites Charge

For the past seven years I have used VRBO/Homeaway as my advertising venue for the rental of Dans Florida Condos. I have two immaculate 2br and 1br units located on Anna Maria Island (Central Gulf Coast, in Bradenton Beach, FL).

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Beach House Happy Hour Extended and 2 for 1 Drinks!

How does lunch on the beach starting at five bucks sound? It’s all at the Beach House Restaurant! New extended hours for Happy Hour and new items on our Lunch Menu! Location: The Beach House is about a 10 minute

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Tropical Storm Emily drenches Anna Maria Island

Tropical Storm Emily soaked Anna Maria Island as it made landfall at 10:45 a.m. July 31. Traffic slowed as drivers navigated pooled water and windblown palm fronds and other vegetation littering roads. Fortunately, said Holmes Beach police Chief Bill Tokajer,

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Welcome Dans Florida Condos Blog (Anna Maria Island, FL)

We are very proud to launch our brand new website.  Want to avoid booking fees that Big Box sites like Homeaway/VRBO and Air B&B charge?  Do you want direct contact with the owner you are working with with the options

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