The 4th of July is just a week away and we are getting everything ready for Team Duncan’s float in the 4th of July Parade! The parade beings at 10 AM on Coquina Beach and goes the entire length of the island until noon. We will be sharing our float with our friends at the Anna Maria Oyster Bar. Be on the lookout for beads, shirts, water guns, and a few surprises. The float is so much fun to be on and trust me, we get just as wet as you do. Make sure to have plenty of water and liquids to drink during the parade as it is the 4th of July and summer is here – which means it is hot!
Here are a few photos of the float from last year to get you excited about the parade this year! Make sure to give us a big wave when you see our Beach Theme float go by you.
Look forward to seeing you on the 4th!
Visitors and locals are invited to participate in some Island Easter traditions, including the Easter Sunrise Service at Manatee County Beach, the Easter Egg Hunt at the Sandbar Restaurant and the Easter Egg Roll and Easter Bonnet Contest on Pine Ave. The celebration starts at 8:30 AM on Saturday, April 15th, with refreshments before the kids take their places on the beach. The hunt is open to kids 10 years old and under with baskets to collect their eggs. After the hunt, the Easter Bunny leads the kids and their families up to Pine Avenue for the 8th Annual Easter Egg Roll and Easter Bonnet Contest. There will be fun for the entire family with face painters, changes to roll eggs across a lane with a spoon and egg coloring. At 10:30, judges will look for winning Easter bonnets. The competition is open to kids and grownups alike.
On Sunday, April 16th, the 53rd Sunrise Service will take place at Manatee County Beach. The trolleys start running at 6 AM and the Anna Maria Beach Cafe will open at 6 AM for those needing coffee. All six of the Island’s churches participate in the service. Worshipers are urged to dress for the weather and brings a blanket or chairs to sit! There will be music to accompany the service!
Whew! Lots going on Easter weekend! We look forward to seeing you on Pine Ave
I don’t know about you but I can’t believe that Christmas is 4 days away!!! And I still have presents to buy for family and friends! If you are in the same boat, a great gift idea is a beach vacation and why not let Team Duncan help you find the perfect vacation rental on Anna Maria Island! It is the gift that gives all week and memories that will last a lifetime. We are running some awesome December and January specials on some of our vacation rentals….rent for 7 or more nights and get 1 night free. We have available rentals in Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, and Bradenton Beach. How can you beat that!
Let me know if we can hook you up!
Things are busy out here on Anna Maria island and no surprise with Thanksgiving being two days away. I am so excited to eat some turkey and all of the yummy fixings, spend time with family and friends, watch the Thanksgiving parade, and of course watch football. Before I do any of this watching TV stuff, I know I will need to talk a nice walk or four of them on the beaches of Anna Maria Island to burn all of the extra food I will be taking in!! If you are lucky enough to be on vacation here on Anna Maria, please feel free to join me!
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Can you believe Thanksgiving is two weeks away from today!! Still trying to think of something fun and different for your family to do this Thanksgiving? Why not celebrate and give thanks on Anna Maria Island and rent this fabulous duplex on Holmes Beach! Hidden Treasure 1 and 2 are side by side duplexes with an awesome pool area. Each side has its own kitchen, bathroom, and two bedrooms…..meaning you can be with your entire family but also have your own space! Plus having two kitchens would make it so much easier to cook up that delicious Thanksgiving meal. OR, skip all of that cooking and enjoy your turkey dinner at one of our local restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving.
I have some great news for you…….both Hidden Treasure 1 and 2 are 10% off for the week of Thanksgiving. Make sure to call our office so that we can get you and your family all set up in this rental that will fit all of your needs.
The 30th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on the beach next to The Sandbar Restaurant is Saturday, March 26, 2016 beginning at 9:00 AM sharp. Kids need to bring their own Easter baskets. Make sure to leave early because there can be lots of traffic! Plus, there will be refreshments at the wedding and events pavilion next to the restaurant!!
After the Easter Egg Hunt, the Easter bunny will lead a parade of kids and parents up Pine Avenue for the 7th Annual Easter Egg Roll and Easter Bonnet Contest….such a fun time for families! Kids will enjoy face painting, egg dyeing and egg rolling. There will be music, complimentary framed pictures with the Easter Bunny and food and refreshments! This entire is event is Free!!
I look forward to seeing you at the Sandbar and then Pine Ave. Make sure to stop by Duncan Real Estate to say hello and to let Team Duncan see your bonnet and Easter baskets!!
As I sit at my desk, I can’t believe it is already the end of October. We are busy in our office preparing all of our rental properties for the upcoming season….deep cleans, new signs and rental books, carpet cleaning, and a evacuation sign! Busy Busy Busy! And the holidays are right around the corner.
As you and your family make plans for the holidays, why not do something different this year! Team Duncan would love to help your family find the perfect island vacation rental that meets your every need! PLUS….we have some that are offering discounts during November and December 2015!
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Check out the following properties for November and December Savings! Saturday to Saturday Rental Specials!
**excludes week of Thanksgiving(11-21 to 11/28) and week of Christmas(12-19 to 12-26)
NOVEMBER - Palm Cottage 25% off, Coconut Breeze 20% off, Seascapes 15% off, Estralita 15% off
DECEMBER – North Bay Cottage 25% off, Seascapes 15% off, Starfish House 10% off
Most people go home for the holiday’s. Some people leave home for the holiday’s. Duncan Real Estate and Anna Maria Island welcome our guests to join us in celebrating a day of thanks. If you are traveling with your family this Thanksgiving a just hoping to get away from the cold and snow, Anna Maria Island is a great place to get away from it all. Or if you are traveling alone we will make you feel like part of the family. Many of our guests rent homes from Duncan Real Estate during the Thanksgiving holiday and stay home and cook their Turkey in one of our Vacation Rentals. If you don’t want to deal with the running around, grocery shopping and cooking here are some places you can enjoy a nice holiday meal right here on our beautiful island.
Public Beach Cafe
Bridge Tender Inn
Sign of the Mermaid
We hope you enjoy your stay on Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Island Trail of Treats
It’s that time of year again! I hope everyone is getting ready to attend the 2014 Halloween Trail of Treats. The Anna Maria Island Chamber is Sponsoring the Trail of Treats and it is going to be held Friday, October 31st starting at 3:30pm starting at the Anna Maria Island Chamber. There will be with a Kid Costume Contest for children ages 0-12.
Children and their families can go from business to business trick or treating and you don’t even have to be a member of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce to participate. This is an annual event that kids of all ages look forward to!
If you are ready to have a spooky good time this Halloween here are the event times broken down by City:
Holmes Beach businesses: 4pm-6pm
Anna Maria businesses: 5pm – 7 or 8pm
Bradenton Beach businesses: 5pm – 7 or 8pm
Trail of Treats kicks off with a costume contest from 3:30-4pm at the AMI Chamber of Commerce, free photos in a photo booth provided by Walgreens & participating businesses passing out treats to the kids. We hope to see you there!
Just about all of our vacation rentals have beautiful, full-sized kitchens. But when you think of a beach vacation, cooking a huge meal probably isn’t on the list of things you want to do. We came up with a list of restaurants on the island that will be open for Thanksgiving and their hours for the day. So fill up on some of our island favorites and walk it off with a stroll in the beach! Happy Thanksgiving from our family here at Duncan Real Estate to yours! We hope you enjoy your delicious dinner and your stay here on Anna Maria Island.
The Sandbar 941-778-0444 12:30-9PM
Bridge Street Bistro 941-782-1122 1-9PM
Bridge Tender Inn 941-778-4849 12-9PM
Havana Cabana 941-254-4999 7AM-9PM
Hurricane Hanks 941-778-5788 11AM-2:30AM
Ocean Star Sushi 941-778-1236 5-10PM
Gulf Drive Café 941-778-1919 8AM-6PM
Café on the Beach 941-778-0784 7:30AM-5PM