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 $235 to $1,195 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 34216


A Ray of Sunshine’s name and sunny yellow exterior are self-evident; this home is everything fun in the sun! This home boasts all the perks of a beach getaway with all the comforts of home.
From private canal access and close proximity to the beach, to its spacious backyard, large private pool and even basketball court, A Ray of Sunshine offers the perfect mix between relaxation and play.

Upon opening the front door, the tropical wall colors and beach theme will certainly put you in the vacation mood. A few steps into the home, you’ll face an open concept layout with easy access to the expansive kitchen, the living room with views of the impressive backyard, and the bedroom suites.

The kitchen offers a clean and modern feel and features updated stainless-steel appliances, a separate beer/wine cooler, and a sweeping breakfast bar with room for four. Just beyond the kitchen is a large dining set with room for six. Walking further into the home, you’ll find a cozy living room with a flat-screen tv, comfortable seating for six, and a set of floor-to-ceiling glass doors to the private pool, spa, and basketball court. Back towards the front of the home and just past a comfy nook with extra seating, you’ll find a hallway to the three beds and baths.


  • Private Heated Pool and Outdoor Spa

  • Canal Front Home with Private 26’ Boat Dock

  • Two Adult Kayaks, Beach Cart and Equipment Included

  • 0.3 Miles to Beach Access

  • Close to Local Shops and Restaurants

  • Private Basketball Court

  • Flat-Screen TVs Throughout

  • Fire Pit, Outdoor Dining, Private Gas Grill



Primary Bedroom: King

Second Bedroom: King

Third Bedroom: Two Twin Beds


Primary Ensuite: Walk-In Shower

Second Ensuite: Tub/Shower Combination

Third Bathroom, Hallway: Walk-In Shower

While the interior amenities are impressive, the outdoor amenities are what make A Ray of Sunshine one-of-a-kind. Just past the sliding glass doors, you’ll walk into your own personal oasis. This property features a beautiful, private heated pool and spa. Shade is provided by the full-sized palm trees that surround Adirondack chairs, a fire pit, a full outdoor dining set, and a grill. Additionally, the property has a private basketball court that faces the canal and has views of the Bay. The canal has a private boat dock with a launch for a personal and/or rented boat. The property also has a beach cart and equipment available for use during your stay. Finally, this property is a 15-minute walk to some of Florida’s most beautiful beaches, shops, and local eateries.

The name, reviews, and countless amenities of this rental property say it all – A Ray of Sunshine is everything you need to have a perfect, sun-filled vacation with family and friends!


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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