Meet Me on AMI

Welcome to AMI Rentals new blog

Blog Welcome to our new blog Meet Me on AMI! We are excited to share our stories with you and hear from you! Our goal is to share with you our favorite things to do on Anna Maria Island.

Think of this blog as your ultimate guide to Anna Maria Island from someone who vacationed here, then decided to stay and escape COVID lock downs, and ultimately decided to selling everything in our home state of Texas and relocate to Bradenton just off the island. We are truly vacationers who didn’t want to leave and became locals! We have 3 children who attend 3 different schools in the area. Josh continues to own and operate a successful business in Texas. After many years in automotive marketing I have left the corporate world to help run AMI Rentals and shuttle the kids to their various activities. 

It’s been an adventure to say the least, but we are so thankful for the opportunity to live our livese near the beach. The slogan “We live where people vacation” couldn’t more true for us! Now we want to use this blog to share what we have learned along the way with you.

We have stayed all over the island in vacation rentals and hotels. We have eaten at nearly every restaurant on the island. We have shopped until we dropped for ourselves and with friends and family. We fish, we boat, and we enjoy the beach. We are truly soaking up the Florida lifestyle and the gorgeous waters that surround AMI. For the last few years I have been sharing a list I had saved in my notes on my phone with friends and family when they came to visit. I continue to update the list as new restaurants and shops open on the island. One thing is for sure this tiny island has plenty of change on a regular basis. I am excited to use our blog to share our favorite places with you and keep you updated on all things Anna Maria Island. 

We own and operate AMI Rentals, which offers street legal golf carts (LSV) for rent on Anna Maria Island. Additionally, we offer concierge connections for other fun things to do and see while you visit AMI. In 2022 we joined the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce. We are adding more affiliates as we establish relationships with quality tour operators and helpful services in the area. Every company we are affiliated with can vouch for as we have used them ourselves and had a great experience! Stay tuned to learn more!

More blog articles coming soon!

Nightlife on Anna Maria Island

Looking for the fun after the sun goes down, Anna Maria Island isn’t exactly booming with nightlife. You can find some fun if you know where to look.

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Cortez Stone Crab & Music Festival 2022

Join us this weekend at the Cortez Stone Crab & Music Festival. Saturday and Sunday at Swordfish Grill & Tiki Bar and The Cortez Kitchen from 10am – 6pm both days.

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Baby Gear Rental

Baby Gear Rentals

Leave the bulky baby gear at home while you travel to Anna Maria Island. Rent your baby gear during your stay.

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Guide to eating out on Anna Maria Island

Meet Me on AMI’s ultimate guide to eating out on Anna Maria Island. Insider tips and tricks where to eat breakfast, lunch, dinner, and don’t forget the sweet treats!

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Webcams on Anna Maria Island

Webcams for Anna Maria Island views of the Gulf from Holmes Beach and the ICW between Cortez and Bradenton Beach.

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Parasailing with YOLO Adventures on Anna Maria Island

YOLO Adventures Parasailing

Enjoy the peaceful sights of Anna Maria Island while parasailing with YOLO Adventures.

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