Bungalowbeach

About Bungalowbeach

Beach umbrellas cover a line of beach chairs on a white sandy beach.

Arriving at the Bungalow Beach Resort on Anna Maria Island changes your mood almost immediately. Just past the parking lot on this quick little bend of a gulf front road, you find yourself passing through the property's gazebo entrance. It's an almost ceremonial right of passage that requires you to leave your worries behind, live in your bathing suit and sandals and relinquish yourself to peace and serenity. To the unsuspecting guest, it's an oasis within an island.

Most guests are surprised to learn the property is actually a former army barracks (rumor passed down from previous owners). Today, each of the 15 charming cedar bungalows has been magically transformed into a romantic little getaway that preserves its 1930s clapboard construction and old Florida island charm. It's a very relaxing place to stay.

This beautiful place has bungalows that range from one room studio to three-bedrooms, and feature white wicker furniture, and the original architectural design of hardwood floors, bead-board walls and wood-beamed cathedral ceilings. Stepping inside one differs from most hotels. The white and beige interiors convince you immediately that the place is impeccably clean and fresh.

A variety of personal touches make you feel at home when staying at Bungalow Beach Resort and its sister property, Siesta Key Bungalows -located on pristine Herron Lagoon on Siesta Key. From plush linens, to your basket full of embroidered towels, flowers and candy . . . each visitor enjoys simple, upscale niceties that make this place special . . . without crossing the line of big, pretentious resorts. In fact, calling the place a "resort" at all seems out of sorts, since the homey feel and air of privacy leaves you often wondering if you might have the entire place to yourself.

When Gayle Luper purchased the resort in the late 90s, she knew beachfront property would be a good investment. More importantly, she was seeking a way to preserve her roots and create a business to support her family moving forward.

At the time, doctors gave her now former husband merely months to live, due to a heart condition. With four children at home, Gayle (a former insurance executive) was eager to find a family business that supported the group financially and kept them all together.

"My goal was to try to keep the family together. Rather than work insurance all day and come home to ask 'what did you do all day?' ... the children were with me," she reminisces.

Today, both properties remain a family-run business, with many of Gayle's sons and daughters, nieces and nephews all making any visit a memorable experience. And Gayle has turned much of her attention to supporting over 35 community organizations, from Meals on Wheels to American Cancer Society, local schools, and even Red Tide research.

She personally completed the landscaping at both locations, creating a tropical, Caribbean environment full of exotic foliage. In fact, more than 60 palm trees canopy just one acre at both properties, surrounding guests in privacy.

Hibiscus bushes and trees, Mammy Crotons, Petit Pink Oleanders, and umpteen exotic palm and seasonal flowers (geraniums, etc.) create an almost rain forest-like oasis on a private, powdery beach. Many of the plants are identified with little landscape signs.

Rooms

The Coquina, Bungalow #101

A sandy white couch sits below a mirror in a light and airy room.

Call us at 800-779-3601 to book this bungalow.
A superior gulf view! If stepping outside into the warm Anna Maria Island sand is what you in mind, the Coquina bungalow may just be for you. It has a stunning view of the gulf from your cozy patio directly on the beach. All our bungalows have hardwood floors and possess soft, clean, beach-like atmosphere perfect for relaxing and enjoying the sounds of seagulls and the waves cresting into the sand. Amenities incljavascript:void(0);ude a combination shower bath with jacuzzi jets, a plush pillow top queen bed with a skylight above and a pullout sleeper sofa in the same room. It contains a full kitchen and all the standard utensils you would expect to find in a kitchen.

Bedroom Amenities

Queen
Full Sleeper Sofa

Bathroom Amenities

Jacuzzi Bath Tub and Shower
Daily Towel Service

Kitchen Amenities

Full Kitchen

The Desoto, Bungalow #102

Image of a white and airy room with a king bed that sits next to a gorgeous view of the gulf.

Call us at 800-779-3601 to book this bungalow.

A gulf front king studio. Desoto has a gorgeous wide open view of the Gulf of Mexico from not only its deck, but the bed as well. This quaint bungalow will make you feel right at home on the beach and you can literally hear the surf from practically anywhere in it. Surprisingly spacious for its size it also contains a King size bed and practical half kitchen with a mini fridge and cook top in addition the combination shower/bath has jacuzzi jets. Leave your troubles behind and step into a new world of salty breezes and gentle waves in the beach front Desoto bungalow.

Bedroom Amenities

King

Bathroom Amenities

Jacuzzi Bath Tub and Shower
Daily Towel Service

Kitchen Amenities

Oven Stove
Half Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Mini Fridge

The Coconut, Bungalow #103

Image of a white and airy bed that sits next to a bright window.

Call us at 800-779-3601 to book this bungalow.

A courtyard bungalow. The Coconut bungalow features a large front deck with a wonderful view of the gulf and our tropical courtyard. Set just behind the Desoto bungalow it does not have a view from the inside, although the open beach is only a few yards away from your door. This cozy little bungalow has one queen size bed with a skylight and mini kitchen.

Bedroom Amenities

Queen

Bathroom Amenities

Daily Towel Service

Kitchen Amenities

Half Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Mini Fridge

The Hibiscus, Bungalow #104

View from the doorway to the end of the bungalow, which ends with a bright set of screen doors.

Call us at 800-779-3601 to book this bungalow.

Gulf front king studio. This gulf front bungalow sits directly on the beach with a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Mexico. White sands and the sea green gulf await you just outside this little cottage complete with a King size bed, half kitchen, combination shower/bath with jacuzzi jets and, of course, the simple, elegant décor that completes the cozy beach atmosphere. Step outside and curl your toes into the warm sands of Bradenton Beach, forget your troubles and slip away in the salty breezes and the gentle gulf waves.

Bedroom Amenities

King

Bathroom Amenities

Daily Towel Service
Jacuzzi Bath Tub and Shower

Kitchen Amenities

Half Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Mini Fridge

The Seagull, Bungalow #105

White linen rooms with a long hallway, leading to a door to the beach.

Call us at 800-779-3601 to book this bungalow.

Gulf front studio. Spectacular gulf front views from nearly anywhere in the “Seagull” make this comfortable bungalow your personal tropical island getaway. Wake up to the enchanting sounds of the surf and enjoy the setting sun all without leaving your bungalow. The Seagull houses one queen size bed, one bathroom with a shower and a half kitchen.

Bedroom Amenities

Queen

Bathroom Amenities

Shower

Kitchen Amenities

Coffee Maker
Mini Fridge

The Sand Dollar, Bungalow #106

Gray couch covered in pillows next to a brightly lit window.

Call us at 800-779-3601 to book this bungalow.

Spacious studio style bungalow with a full kitchen, king size bed, pull out sleeper sofa and a single shower bathroom. Nestled in the courtyard area just yards from the open beach the courtyard offers lush tropical landscaping, a barbeque area and fire pit. The “Sand Dollar” bungalow itself is comfortable, clean and decorated with soft beach colors.

Bedroom Amenities

King
Full Sized Sleeper Sofa

The Tortuga, Bungalow #107

Image of an airy room with white linens next to a sliding door with views of the ocean.

Call us at 800-779-3601 to book this bungalow.

Courtyard bungalow. A cozy 1 bedroom bungalow complete with a full kitchen, queen size bed, queen sleeper sofa and jacuzzi jet bathtub in its well sized bathroom. The porch does have a view of the water as it looks down between the beach front bungalows on the other side of the lush tropical courtyard. The courtyard comes with a barbeque area and fire pit. This bungalow is great for a romantic getaway or a couple with small children having a family vacation on the beach.

Bedroom Amenities

Queen
Full Sleeper Sofa

Bathroom Amenities

Daily Towel Service

Kitchen Amenities

Full Kitchen
Full Fridge

The Dolphin, Bungalow #108

Image of a brown couch under a mirror next to a brightly lit window.

Call us at 800-779-3601 to book this bungalow.

A charming 1 bedroom bungalow complete with a full kitchen, queen size bed, queen sleeper sofa and jacuzzi jet bathtub in its well sized bathroom. Includes a porch overlooking the lush tropical courtyard. The courtyard has a barbeque area and fire pit. This bungalow is great for a romantic getaway or a couple with small children having a family vacation on the beach.

Bedroom Amenities

Queen

Bathroom Amenities

Jacuzzi Bath Tub and Shower
Daily Towel Service

Living Area Amenities

Sleeper Sofa

Kitchen Amenities

Full Kitchen

The Sunset, Bungalow #109

Image of the white linen bed next to a kitchen and

Call us at 800-779-3601 to book this bungalow.

A beautiful and charming poolside studio with high ceilings and full kitchen. Enjoy being always near a quick swim and still only yards from the beach in this quaint cottage style studio with hard wood floors and a pleasant décor. Includes 1 queen size bed, bathroom with shower and complete kitchen.

Bedroom Amenities

King

Bathroom Amenities

Shower Only
Daily Towel Service

Kitchen Amenities

Half Kitchen
Coffee Maker

The Palm Tree, Bungalow #110

Image of a white bed with a welcome basket sitting directly on top.

Call us at 800-779-3601 to book this bungalow.

Pool side studio. Cozy, boutique bungalow near the small pool perfect for a dip after a day sunning on the beach and relaxing to sounds of the surf. Comes with a large king size bed, half kitchen and bathroom with a shower. This studio style bungalow is on the smaller size but still large with charm and is the perfect getaway for a couple to steal a few nights on beautiful Anna Maria Island.

Entertainment Amenities

Poolside View

The Pineapple, Bungalow #111

A white airy interior with a queen bed with white linens.

Call us at 800-779-3601 to book this bungalow.

Pool side studio. Another cozy, boutique bungalow near the small pool perfect for a dip after a day relaxing on the beach and enjoying the sounds of the surf and seagulls. Cathedral ceilings make this a spacious studio style bungalow. While still on the smaller size it's still large with charm and is the perfect getaway for a couple to steal a few nights on beautiful Anna Maria Island. Includes half kitchen, bathroom with shower and 1 queen size bed.

Bedroom Amenities

Queen

Bathroom Amenities

Shower

Entertainment Amenities

Pool View

Kitchen Amenities

Microwave
Coffee Maker
Half Kitchen

The Starfish, Bungalow #112

A white kitchen sits at the end of a long hallway.

Call us at 800-779-3601 to book this bungalow.

This large 2 bedroom 2 bath bungalow puts your family or group directly on the beach during your stay. While it does not have a gulf front view since it is located behind the gulf front bungalows, it is on the beach side and only yards from the sand on the open beach. Easy access to the barbeque area in the courtyard as well, this charming bungalow is the perfect choice for a family of four or up to six with the sleeper sofa in use.

Bedroom Amenities

Queen
Full Sized Sleeper Sofa

Bathroom Amenities

Daily Towel Service

Kitchen Amenities

Microwave
Coffee Maker
Half Kitchen
Mini Fridge

The Parrot, Bungalow #114

Image of a white bedroom with a large window next to it.

Call us at 800-779-3601 to book this bungalow.

Courtyard efficiency. Includes a cathedral ceiling, queen size bed, bathroom with shower and half kitchen this is the smallest but maybe quaintest bungalow on the resort, putting you right on the beach just yards from the warm sand and gentle surf.

Bedroom Amenities

Queen

Bathroom Amenities

Shower Only
Daily Towel Service

Kitchen Amenities

Microwave
Half Kitchen
Coffee Maker

The Catamaran, Bungalow #115

A living room with brown couches surrounded by rustic vintage furniture.

Call us at 800-779-3601 to book this bungalow.

Two bedroom pool home with 1 bath. Catamaran is a unique and beautiful island pool home. Complete with a full kitchen, 2 queen beds, a fold out sleeper sofa and a single bathroom; this bungalow has room for full family vacation. With a high pitched wood planked ceiling, wood floors and tasteful décor you'll feel cozy in the island atmosphere. The private heated pool is for solely this bungalow's use and white sandy Bradenton Beach is just across the street making it a very short walk to play in the sand and surf.

Bedroom Amenities

Queen

Kitchen Amenities

Microwave
Full Kitchen
Charcoal Grill

The Mermaid, Bungalow #116

A gorgeous kitchen sits beneath a wide open vaulted ceiling.

Call us at 800-779-3601 to book this bungalow.

The most popular cottage at Bungalow Beach Resort is the spacious “Mermaid" bungalow, this romantic and comfortable cottage sits directly in the sand on the beach overlooking the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The clean white linen sheets complement the vaulted wooden ceiling and soft beige décor, setting the mood to drift off to the sunset with the sounds of the surf lapping the beach just yards from your bed.

Bedroom Amenities

Queen

Bathroom Amenities

Walk In Shower
Daily Towel Service

Kitchen Amenities

Oven Stove
Microwave
Dishwasher
Full Kitchen

Contact

Bungalow Beach

Address

2000 Gulf Dr N
Bradenton Beach, FL34217

Reservations

(800) 779-3601

Hours

Monday: 24 hours
Tuesday: 24 hours
Wednesday: 24 hours
Thursday: 24 hours
Friday: 24 hours
Saturday:24 hours
Sunday:24 hours