Island Business Guide

Shops and Services

Chuck Caudill
Anna Maria Island has been my home since 1975. I have been a part of the Gulf Coast music scene for many years – singing, playing guitar and keyboard for everything from solo gigs to duos to bands. It’s been almost 25 years since I found my niche performing for sunset at the Sandbar and Beachhouse restaurants on Anna Maria Island. My audience is from all around the world and consists of every age group, so I cover a wide spectrum of music – tropical, reggae, country, soft rock and old jazz standards. I also perform selections from my CD, Time to Play. In addition to performing at the Sandbar and Beachhouse restaurants, I also perform and dj for weddings, parties, and other events.

Sweet Pea’s
Island beach weddings, anniversary, party time or just relaxing in the sun! Florida’s only ultra-premium tropical, citrus and berry winery. We stock wine glasses, tea & coffee mugs, napkins, bottle toppers, many hostess items, handmade candies and cookies. Florida made items, Florida made wines, fun signs, jewelry, key lime products, island greeting cards. Gift baskets made to order, delivered on island or shipped.

The Island Florist
Only full service florist on Anna Maria Island, Florida. Delivering top quality flowers to Holmes Beach, Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Longboat Key, Cortez and Bradenton since 1968. Delivery to all area funeral homes. Our dedicated and experienced staff is ready to go the extra mile to fulfil your floral dreams. Whatever you like to send – traditional, tropical, european, high style or contemporary arrangements.

Silvia’s Flower Corner
Beach bouquets for your paradise wedding, or flowers for any occasion, visit us at Ginny’s and Jane E’s in the old IGA.

The White Egret
Our island boutique is filled with original gift ideas, a large collection of elegant yet casual resort wear for women, unusual baby gifts, bath, body and skincare products, jewelry, greeting cards and more. If you are thinking about decorating your coastal home or just need some advice, please feel free to come and talk to us. When it comes to interiors, no job is too big or too small. We hope that we’ll see you soon – we are sure that you’ll be excited with the treasures you will find.

Florida Eye Tours
From our headquarters on beautiful Anna Maria Island, Florida Eye Tours offers 360° virtual tour solutions in Anna Maria, Bradenton, Sarasota and beyond. Manatee and Sarasota counties carry some of the best real estate on the planet and the savvy Brokers and Realtors know what it takes to find the right buyers, impress sellers and be successful in real estate by utilizing the power of Florida Eye Tours and virtual tours. All work is carried out in a timely fashion and all real estate virtual tours carry a minimum two years hosting included in the price.

Gulf Drive
Bill Bowdish, the founder of the band, Gulf Drive, performs music for your listening and dancing pleasure. The musical entertainment focuses on the selections that were popular in the 20s through the 80s. The goal is to provide faithful reproduction of piano, bass, and drum parts. Other instruments, such as guitar and strings are used as well as sax, trumpet, and trombone sections. Alto sax, soprano sax, flute, alto flute, and vocals are performed live.

The Robin String Ensemble
The Robin String Ensemble brings genres of Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern, Popular and Folk Music to offer whatever you desire for your wedding or other occasion. This ensemble will even add other instruments such as flute, french horn, guitar, trumpet, piano or more string players to customize your special day.

Custom Frames by Shirley
Gallery quality with hundreds to choose from. By appointment only. Free in-home estimates now available! Classic, country, traditional and contemporary. “Let me come to you”. Phone: 941-778-4515, email:

Health and Beauty Services

Steve’s Fitness
Now is the perfect time to take advantage of our area’s best kept secret, and not have to drive or join a gym! Learn in the comfort of your own home or in Steve Schewe’s private studio how simple it can be to attain the feelings of good health! Steve will bust fitness myths and teach you scientific, easy to follow facts that will educate, motivate and encourage you. He can help you stay healthy and enjoy staying in shape painlessly. Steve has the experience to show you the way. He has been the personal trainer for hundreds of individuals, and many of his clients have trained with him for over 12 years!

Approved Home Health
Since 1989 Approved Home Health has been delivering quality home healthcare to clients in Manatee County. We are passionate about helping people remain independent and stay in their homes if that is their preference. We also support people who have moved into a nursing home or assisted living facility by providing a level of one-on-one care not possible in those facilities.

Bronzers Tanning Salon
We are family owned and here to provide you with a clean, safe tanning environment. This Trendy salon features top of the line Tan America tanning beds. There are four levels of tanning to choose from and all include facial tanners and Pioneer AM/FM, CD sound systems, so bring your own CDs! We offer all the top lotion brands at the lowest prices around. If we don’t have it, we will get it! Our knowledgeable staff have completed the National Tanning Training Institute’s comprehensive training course so they may help you reach your tanning goals! Proudly serving the Bradenton, Anna Maria Island and surrounding area.

Eye Center, Inc.
The Eye Center has been providing optometric and optical services in Manatee County for over 40 years. All optical staff are Board Certified optometrists who provide primary eye care including diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases, glasses and contact lens exams, surgery and much more. With three locations and over 3,000 frames in stock from designers such as Versace, Coach, Burberry, Prada and Gucci, you are sure to find something that catches your eye.

Hair’s to You
Hair’s To You Salon and Spa of Anna Maria Island opened for business in May 2001. Mary Ann Speciale the salon owner holds a continuing vision of offering a relaxing enjoyable and affordable place to go for all your beauty needs and more. Hair’s To You can help maintain your weekly or monthly needs and they are available for special occasions too, such as a special spa day treat or wedding party groups. Offering a wide variety of services from hair, skin, and nail care to massage and the latest technology in laser hair removal. Whether you are just visiting this beautiful Island or live here year round you will appreciate the quality and convenience of the services available at this unique, fun, relaxing, environment located in The Anna Maria Island Center in Holmes Beach.

Island Chiropractic Center
Island Chiropractic Center consists of two ultra-modern health care facilities located on Anna Maria Island and Northwest Bradenton, Florida. We use state of the art technology, including most forms of physical therapy, X-ray and diagnostic methods to determine the cause of your condition. Our mission is: first, determine if you can be helped with chiropractic, and if so, provide the finest care available. If yours is not a chiropractic case we will refer you to the appropriate physician or health care professional. Second, to provide an atmosphere where the staff are professional, warm and friendly, the doctor is always available, and all patients are treated with care and respect. Finally, our goal is to help you regain and maintain your health and to develop a wellness lifestyle that will reward you with excellent health and dividends in the future.

Body and Sol
We invite you to escape into the world of Body & Sol in Anna Maria, Florida…your very own retreat for personal renewal. We are locally owned and operated and take pride in being able to provide our clients with professional spa services in a warm and comfortable atmosphere. We offer massage therapy, skin care, waxing and natural nail services in a quiet, intimate setting that will relax your body, mind and soul. Our massage therapists and nail/skin technicians are highly skilled professionals who take great pride in customer care. We create a wonderful spa experience for each and every client. Come in from the beach… we welcome sandy toes and bathing suits!

Winners of the 2007 People’s Choice Awards for Best Day Spa and Best Hair Salon, we’ve set the bar in the art of hair design and spa services. Located at the Tidemark Shops in historic downtown Holmes Beach, Florida, our 2,500-sq-ft salon and day spa is the perfect place to experience island renewal. From wedding day to work day and everyday in between let our experienced team at Acqua create services to bring you and the world back into balance. Enjoy a new level of luxury that only Acqua Aveda and Tidemark Resorts can achieve. Undeniably the best that Anna Maria Island has to offer in hair, nails, skin and massage!

Building Construction, Maintenance and Hardware

ACE Hardware of Holmes Beach
Fully equipped hardware store Phone: 941-778-0999. Address: 3352 East Bay Dr Holmes Beach, Fl 34217

Agnelli Construction, Inc.
One of Manatee County’s best-known general contractors on Anna Maria Island and the surrounding community

American Beauty Pools, Inc.
Your options are virtually unlimited once you decide to make your pools dreams a reality

Barnett Blinds, Inc.
Authorized Hunter Douglas Dealer. Phone: 941-778-3526. Address: 315 58th St., Suite G Holmes Beach, Florida 34217

Home True Value Hardware
One of the world’s largest retailer-owned hardware cooperatives Phone: 941-778-2811. Address: 5324 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Island Lumber & Hardware
Dedicated to enhancing the building experience for the contractor and homeowner Phone: 941-778-3082. Address: 213 54th Street Holmes Beach, FL 34217

LaPENSEE Plumbing
Showroom, service, repair, remodelling Phone: 941-778-5622. Address: 5362 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Quality Builders
Phone: 941-778-7127. Address: 5500 Marina Drive, Suite #2, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Steve Kring Construction Company
Phone: 941-778-1849. Address: PO Box 155, 420 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34216


Free Island Trolley
Free trolley available. Daily, 6 am-11 pm. Free trolley stops every 4-5 blocks at designated benches. Now goes to Coquina Beach where you can change to another one and go to St. Armands – a new service and still all free. Perfect if the fisherman, golfer or shopper in your party has taken the hire car.

Sarasota Airport
The nearest major airport to Anna Maria Island. Twenty minutes via Florida Rte. 41 North, and Rte. 684. Phone: 941-359-2777

Island Rentals and Hire

Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures
Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures provides a wide range of guided kayak eco tours (Lido Key, Siesta Key, Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and around the state of Florida) that will allow you to get closer to nature while experiencing an adventure of a lifetime. Come and explore the natural beauty of Florida and venture through pristine habitats and natural ecosystems. Fully-guided, eco tours are customized for all ages, physical conditions and interests.

Beach Bum Billy’s
Bikes, Kayaks, Sailboats and gear for rent or for sale. A fixture in Anna Maria Island for many years, formerly known as Neumann’s, Beach Bum Billy’s is still the place for the same great service you’ve come to expect, with some great new ideas and energy. Hire sailboats, bikes, kayaks or search for treasure with a metal detector!

Emolimo Limousines
Call us for all your wedding limousine needs. Phone: 727-346-3147

Fun and More Rentals
From boogie boarding and bike rentals to bocce ball and beach chairs Fun and More Rentals provides top quality products with friendly local knowledge and customer service. All you have to do is sit down, and relax – it’s your vacation. You do not have to be present for us to deliver your rental order. Items are delivered to the exterior of your rental unit, except for condo unit deliveries, which will be left inside the unit. We offer free delivery and pick up, and will even stock your fridge and cupboards with any foods and beverages of your choice!

Island Scooter Rentals
Whether you are looking for an exciting sightseeing adventure around the Island or a laid back Island cruise, Island Scooter Rentals provide the cool and comfortable way to ride with wind in your hair and the sun on your face. Complimentary Island maps, pick-up and drop off available, motorcycle class license not required, convenient and easy to park, weekly, hourly, half and full day rentals.

Native Rentals
Native Rentals was started 10 years ago. We enjoy renting kayaks so everyone can experience this laid-back sport. It is our desire to show our customers a good time while exploring different parts of Anna Maria Island. On each tour you will be provided with all equipment needed to enjoy the sport of kayaking. We are here to lend our knowledge to you so that you will have a fun and enjoyable experience.

West Coast Surf Shop
Florida’s Oldest Surf Shop offering glass/epoxy surfboards, also swimwear separates, sports wear, skimboards, skateboards, sandals, sunglasses. Buy Bic surfboards, O’Shea Surfboards, Wetsuits from Rip Curl Wetsuits, Rip Curl Surfwear and much much more. Phone: 941-778-1001; 3902 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217s