Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club

Sarasota/Bradenton, Sarasota

Virgin rating

The hotel

Set on the low-key, sophisticated barrier island that is Anna Maria Island, right on the Gulf Coast, this is perfect for a transquil break as a family or with friends. The condo-style apartments provide ample room to spread out, relax, and take in that fresh sea air. That secluded island feel is guaranteed here, with an aura of tranquility accompanied by beautiful sunsets and glistening waters. Cook up a storm in your own kitchen, or wander down to The Chateau Anna Maria if you want to be taken care of - where you'll find traditional European cusine with an American twist. Whilst you've got a swimming pool and games corner on-site, the island trolley makes it easy (and free!) to explore the rest of the island, where you'll find watersports rentals, local yoga classes, cocktail bars, and beaches galore.

Amenities

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Free Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Close to Beach

Where is it

Set in Holmes Beach, 550 yards from Anna Maria Island. Distance from Tampa International Airport: 59 miles. 

Hotel information

37 two bedroom villas, all featuring a fully equipped kitchen, lounge with sofa bed, air conditioning, safe, hairdryer, slippers, bathrobes, iron and ironing board, washer and dryer, 3 flat-screen TV's, 

Two Bedroom Dual Entry Villas consist of a lounge with sofa bed, two bathrooms, and two bedrooms, each with 1 king-size bed; sleeping maximum 6 people. Balconies are available in some villas, and they will have either resort views, water view, or marina views. 

Complimentary parking. Complimentary Anna Maria Island trolley which operates daily and makes frequent stops along the entire length of the island. 

The Chateau Anna Maria (traditional European cuisine with American flair, open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch). 

Outdoor swimming pool. Bicycle rental (first hour is complimentary). Fitness centre. Cobb's corner games area.

Complimentary WiFi access. Gift shop. 24-hour front desk.

*Denotes local charge. 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Emmy was the best and we lived our stay at this beautiful property.

May 24, 2024 Carolina D

We loved our stay and wish we could've stayed longer. The villas are beautiful, stilish, clean, and stock with everything you need. The furniture was comfortable and the dining table was really cool like the ones on watches as well as the lights on top of it. The bed was very comfortable as well as the fluffy slightly longer pillows. I loved the… Read more
We loved our stay and wish we could've stayed longer. The villas are beautiful, stilish, clean, and stock with everything you need. The furniture was comfortable and the dining table was really cool like the ones on watches as well as the lights on top of it. The bed was very comfortable as well as the fluffy slightly longer pillows. I loved the shower head and the shower floor in the primary bedroom King size. What a beautiful property with the Marina and wild life in front of the resort. The area around it has really good restaurants as well. Everything was great but the most important part of our stay was how we were treated by the staff. They were very helpful, friendly, and on top of everything at all times. Emmy was AMAZING! She has the best personality and she shines at guest service and it comes so natural to her. She made our stay so much better. Thank you Emmy! We will definitely be back soon. 🫶🏼 Read less
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Mar 10, 2024 pm4018 Allentown, Pennsylvania

My family just spent a few nights here. The hotel was excellent. Up to date, clean and very quiet. It is within walking distance to several restaurants. The island is best suited to walking and biking. Like most of coastal Florida there is a lot of traffic. The hotel is located on the main road which has a constant flow of traffic. If… Read more
My family just spent a few nights here. The hotel was excellent. Up to date, clean and very quiet. It is within walking distance to several restaurants. The island is best suited to walking and biking. Like most of coastal Florida there is a lot of traffic. The hotel is located on the main road which has a constant flow of traffic. If interested in fishing I would highly recommend Anna Maria Boat Company. They will pick you up at the marina on site. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating We loved our stay at Waterline❤️

Feb 5, 2024 frazierlindak

We recently stayed at Waterline. We loved the spacious two bedroom condos. We had a beautiful view of the bay. All of the staff were absolutely wonderful. Emmy at the front desk was so very helpful, always pleasant and cheerful. She made us feel like family. All the people who worked there go out of their way to make us feel welcome. We can’t… Read more
We recently stayed at Waterline. We loved the spacious two bedroom condos. We had a beautiful view of the bay. All of the staff were absolutely wonderful. Emmy at the front desk was so very helpful, always pleasant and cheerful. She made us feel like family. All the people who worked there go out of their way to make us feel welcome. We can’t wait to come stay again soon. ❤️ Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Waterline delivers an exceptional stay

Dec 24, 2023 PCAVOG

We recently stayed at the Waterline. The rooms are fabulous and so clean. The beds are very comfortable and we also had a HUGE balcony overlooking the pool and marina. When you walk in it was decorated beautifully for Xmas and Emmy at the desk was so helpful during our stay. Good staff means a lot to a traveler. This location is perfect as there… Read more
We recently stayed at the Waterline. The rooms are fabulous and so clean. The beds are very comfortable and we also had a HUGE balcony overlooking the pool and marina. When you walk in it was decorated beautifully for Xmas and Emmy at the desk was so helpful during our stay. Good staff means a lot to a traveler. This location is perfect as there is a place to eat lunch and dinner right in the hotel. If you stay here, have breakfast at Victoria's It is super good. Also, during dinner, Vistoria's is Sophia's; let me tell you, it is 5-star food. we would not hesitate to stay at Waterline again. Read less
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Dec 23, 2023 Anil S Sea Cliff, New York

The villas are perfect for traveling with a group of families. We visited with a fairly large group from out of state for a sports tournament. The staff was awesome. Very accommodating. The villas were very clean and comfortable. Great vibe overall. Walking distance to beaches, shops and restaurants. We will be back next time we have a sports… Read more
The villas are perfect for traveling with a group of families. We visited with a fairly large group from out of state for a sports tournament. The staff was awesome. Very accommodating. The villas were very clean and comfortable. Great vibe overall. Walking distance to beaches, shops and restaurants. We will be back next time we have a sports tournament in the area. Read less