A Ray of Sunshine: Canal Front Vacation Home for Rent Anna Maria Island Florida with Boat Dock and Launch plus Pool and 3 Bedrooms

A Ray of Sunshine: Canal Front Vacation Home for Rent Anna Maria Island Florida with Boat Dock and Launch plus Pool and 3 Bedrooms

Family vacation home on Anna Maria Island with private boat dock and launch plus 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms perfect for 6 guests : A Ray of Sunshine

Vacation Home in Anna Maria Florida

232 Chilson Avenue
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms • Sleeps 6
Bed Arrangements: 2 Twin Bed - 2 King Bed
Bathrooms: 3 Full Bathrooms
Virtual Tour: A Ray of Sunshine - Virtual Tour
Living Space: 1800 sqft.
Location Setting: Waterfront - Nearby
Beach Access: Near a Beach
Air Conditioning: Yes
Pool: Pool (Private)
Internet: Internet Access
Television: Cable/Dish TV
Washer/Dryer: Yes
Map of Anna Maria

Rates & Availability  
(Displayed in USD)

  • Daily Rates from $275 to $650 per night
  • Weekly Rates from $1,505 to $3,850 per week
  • Minimum Stay: 7 Days

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Property Description

A Ray of Sunshine

232 Chilson Avenue

Anna Maria, FL 34217

Wow- look at all of the amenities!! A Ray of Sunshine is a gorgeous ground level canal front home that features 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. You will absolutely fall in love with its location and incredible views from the moment you arrive. The pool area is a relaxing tropical oasis that is located right next to the canal and can be easily accessed by the large glass doors from the living room. Enjoy views of Bimini Bay while your kids splash around in the pool or play basketball on the private basketball court. There are plenty of loungers and Adirondack chairs for everyone to be able to bask in the sun. Plus, there is outdoor dining for those nights when you want to enjoy a family BBQ right on the canal.

This property offers every amenity you can think of for your ideal Anna Maria Island vacation. The interior has the ideal layout, designed with plenty of room for everyone to spread out but still be able to spend quality time together.
The open floor plan of the kitchen makes for a perfect gathering place for everyone. With large glass doors, you can enjoy the canal views from both the kitchen/dining area and living room. The dining area can accommodate 6 people at the table and 4 people at the countertop bar.

The open floor plan of the kitchen makes for a perfect gathering place for everyone. With large windows, you can enjoy the canal views from both the kitchen, living room and dining area. With plenty of seating for everyone, you can easily accommodate a group of 10 at the dining table with more seating available around the island.

No detail has been overlooked in this modern beach home. There is a flat-screen TV in the living room as well as every bedroom. Guests have access to a washer and dryer during their stay. This home is a great property and location for a family getaway. Just a short stroll or bike ride away from the beach and all the amenities that the popular Pine Avenue has to offer.


  • Canal front home with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms

  • Tropical private heated pool and spa overlooking the canal, outdoor seating, 2 adult kayaks

  • 2 King beds, 2 twin beds – Sleeps 6 comfortably

  • Brief stroll to the gorgeous beaches – beach cart and equipment for guests to use

  • Close to local shops and restaurants on Pine Avenue

  • Private basketball court with stunning views of the canal

  • Flat screen TV in every room, 1 BluRay player, and 1 stereo system

  • Fully equipped kitchen with plenty of seating around the dining table or at the bar

  • Private washer and dryer in the home for guests to use

  • Private boat dock and launch for guests to use – bring your boat or rent one on the island
  • 3 Parking Spaces


A Ray of Sunshine features 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The first bedroom has been newly renovated and features a king sized bed, private bathroom, and a flat screen TV. The second bedroom features a king sized bed, private bathroom, and a flat screen TV. The third bedroom features 2 twin beds, a flat screen TV, and a private bathroom.

This property has a spacious wrap-around driveway. To the left of the home is a gate guests can use to access the tropical backyard area and canal front views of Bimini Bay. Enjoy the private heated pool and spa surrounded by lush tropical landscaping and the beautiful water view. There is also a private dock for your boat so you can go fishing, boating, or even kayaking. This home is perfect for your next vacation to Anna Maria Island. It is just a few minutes from the beach, canal front, and has a pool with a spa. It’s everything you could want!

Our pools are heated during the months of November through April at no additional charge to our guests. We do not heat the pools during the warmer months of May through October. If you are renting between November and April and you would like to have your pool heated, we kindly ask that you please contact AMV at least 10 days prior to your arrival so that it ensures us ample time to fulfill your request. Pools are heated to a temperature of 82 degrees. However, please be aware that even in Southwest Florida we do occasionally get cold spells that can send the temperatures down into the 30's for a few nights in a row. This will cause the pool water temperature to draw down to in the 70's and a pool pump will automatically shut down if the outside temperature gets too cold. When the weather gets warmer and the pumps are able to re-engage, please be mindful that re-heating of the pool back to 82 degrees may take several days depending on the severity of the cold spell. Ultimately, these situations are beyond our control. Other issues such as severe weather conditions, equipment malfunction, temporary loss of use of equipment or amenities due to maintenance purposes or other items do happen from time to time. All of our pools and pool equipment are closely monitored by the pool companies. For your safety, we kindly ask that the controls not be tampered with -most of the systems are locked for this reason. Due to the island's strict 10pm noise ordinance, the pool heaters will not run overnight. Please remember, outdoor spas are not hot tubs. Please be aware that AMV does not issue refunds based on acts of god. However, please know that in the rare event of pool equipment malfunction during your stay, AMV will do everything in our power to expedite repairs as quickly as possible as we certainly want you to enjoy your heated pool and Florida sunshine to the fullest extent possible!


Activities and Special Interests

This property provides access to the following activities and special interests:

» Beach
» Biking
» Boating
» Canoeing
» Family Vacations
» Fishing
» Deep Sea Fishing
» Fly Fishing
» Golfing
» Hiking
» Honeymoon
» Hunting
» Kayaking
» Ocean
» Sailing
» Scuba Diving
» State National Parks
» Spa
» Surfing
» Wind Surfing

Other Activities and Interests:
Dining, Shopping, Yoga Sessions, Paddle Boarding, Parasailing, Rent a Jetski or Waverunner, Sightseeing, Visit the Marine Lab and Aquarium, Local Farmers Market, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Downtown Venice Art Classic, Enjoy Main Street Live, Beach Bistro’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Beach’N Food Truck and Music Festival, Spring Fest, Experience Blue, Brews, & BBQs in late April, Stunning Beaches, Kayak Tour, Nature Hike, Rent a Boat to Go Fishing, Incredible Wildlife, Head to the Best Bars in Florida, Unique Boutiques, Easy and Fun Day Trips, Golf Cart Rentals on Anna Maria Island, Visit the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, South Florida Museum, Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, Florida Maritime Museum

Featured Amenities

» Air Conditioning
» Cable/Dish TV
» Dishwasher
» Grill
» Internet Access
» Pool (Private)
» Washer/Dryer

Property Features

» Ceiling Fan(s)
» Coffee Maker
» Deck/Patio/Porch
» Dishes/Utensils
» Filtered Water
» Freezer
» Full Kitchen
» Ice Maker
» Microwave
» Oven
» Parking
» Refrigerator
» Towels/Linens


» Boat Dock

Other Property Amenities

Television, Bikes, New Rental, Deck / Patio, Spa, Ground Level, Canal Front, Deck Chairs


Perfect Little Paradise 2020-10-20

By: Sara Trip Date: 2020-10-10
We have traveled to AMI for many years and stayed in several different homes. This is by far one of our favorites. We traveled as a family of 5; my husband, myself, our 13 and 11 year old daughters, and our 8 year old son. They were in absolute heaven....all 3 love Basketball, swimming, and vacation...this house provided all! The rental company, the rental process (including check in and check out) were absolutely seamless. We will definitely be back! -- Sara, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at A Ray of Sunshine! It certainly has a variety of amenities that are great for teens and younger kids (and kids at heart!). We can't wait to welcome you back to Anna Maria Island!

Great vacation! 2020-07-16

By: Angela Appleby Trip Date: 2020-06-12
Out trip could not have been better. We had 4 boys ages 11, 12, 12, and 15 that had a great time with the kayaks, pool, and basketball court. The house was a perfect size and had all the amenities one would need. It was very clean as well. We lucked out and found this gem the day AMI re-opened for renters. If it is available for your upcoming trip don't pass this gem up as it seems to book fast! -- Angela, thank you for the wonderful review! A Ray of Sunshine is a terrific home with so many fun amenities for an active group to take advantage of during their stay. We hope you will come back to stay with us again!

Suits All Ages 2019-11-06

By: Charis Browne Trip Date: 2019-10-26
We have just returned from a fabulous stay at this beautifully appointed villa. It is on a very quiet street and backs onto the water where we were able to spot dolphins whilst using the on site kayaks. Lots of space and my two boys loved the basketball court on which they amused themselves for hours at a time. Pool large and with a good depth at one end. One minor disappointment was that the letting agents would not accommodate a late check out despite no new quests arriving till the middle of next week. However perfect stay and we will be back. -- Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay Charis! We are so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your time at A Ray of Sunshine and all the wonderful amenities that this home has to offer our guests! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future to AMI!

Beauty on the canals 2019-09-17

By: Gillian Edick Trip Date: 2019-04-20
Absolutely loved our stay. The beach was a 2 longish block walk and the canals right in the back yard. We paddle boarded, kayaked and played in the water every day. Lovely pool and patio area. Pretty furnishings and a well equipped kitchen. A 10 min walk to the main restaurant street. Really the perfect spot for a family vaca. -- Thank you for leaving a 5 star review, Gillian! We are so glad you loved your stay at A Ray of Sunshine!! We're thrilled you were able to enjoy the home and all of its amazing amenities! We would love to have you back!

So relaxing 2018-09-17

By: Delameter Trip Date: 2018-05-24
The location is perfect. The pool is relaxing along with the hot tub. Lots of space inside for my kids to run around. Queen beds were so comfortable. Twin beds were hard though (only complaint we would have if we had any). Lots of extras on hand that made our trip more enjoyable (Beach chairs, towels, utensils, grill, pool stuff, kayaks etc). First time to AnnaMaria and we will definitely be making another trip! --
Hi Delameter,
Thank you for the review of A Ray of Sunshine! We're so glad you enjoyed the location, pool area, and the extra amenities. We're happy the queen beds were comfortable and there was plenty of space for the kids to enjoy themselves! We hope to see you next year for your second trip to Anna Maria!

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