Bungalow Beach: Awards and Recognition


Magazines

  • Featured in "The Boston Globe", Anna Maria Island: Low-Key pleasures rule on this slice of Old Florida, February 5, 2012
  • Featured in 2012 Anna Maria Island Guide Book and Fun Map.

  • Featured in Orange Appeal, September/October 2011, "Anna Maria Island: Celebrating Past and Present" by Kate Ashby

  • Highlighted resort in "O" The Oprah Magazine – Travel "Sweeps" Giveaway – www.vacationfun.com March, 2009

  • Featured Weekly "Best" Women’s Magazine | UK Magazine Pat Richardson, Travel Writer - February, 2009

  • "Anna Maria Island is home to the 1930s-style Bungalow Beach Resort. ... HONEYMOON HOT SPOT Bungalow Beach Resort The bottom line BA Holidays offers a ..." Cosmo Bride UK - Mar 28, 2008

  • Featured as one of two hotels to visit in the United States by German Travel and Tourism Industry in American Journal. by Holger Jacobs "Charme Im Holzhaus" – Leading German magazine for travelers. January, 2008

  • Featured in the November 2007 issue of FVW - The Magazine for the German Travel and Tourism Industry Read the article here: (In German).

  • "A smaller yet just as appealing resort rests on the sands of Bradenton Beach at Bungalow Beach Resort. Imagine this, impeccably resorted bungalows nestled among coconut palms and white sand dunes with sea oats right on the beach."
    Featured in the the Spring 2007 issue of Florida Secretse

  • "Relax in a beachside retreat -- The Bungalow Beach Resort is a beautifully restored complex of 1930's beach bungalows..."
    Featured in the the November 2006 issue of Islands Magazine

  • Featured in the Summer 2006 Odyssey Magazine, Magazine of the Chevron Travel Club. "Anna Maria Island - The Essential Beach Experience."

  • Featured in the September 2005 Issue of Harbor Style Magazine. Charlotte County Florida's Premiere Lifestyle Magazine.

  • Listed in the April 2005 Issue of Family Circle Magazine for Florida Summer Travel Bargains.

  • Steve Millburg described the resort as, "A cluster of vintage cottages with contemporary amenities, right on the shore. Guests feel like pampered castaways."
    Coastal Living magazine - July/August 2003

  • "A smaller yet just as appealing resort rests on the sands of Bradenton beach at Bhungalow Beach Resort. Imagine this, impeccably resorted bungalows nestled among coconut palms and white sand dunes with sea oats right on the beach."
    Florida Secrets Journal and Destination Guide Spring 2007

  • May '98 "New Ratings for Lodging", August '99 "The Answer is Anna Maria"
    Southern Living Magazine

  • featured in 'Cross Country as the Inn of the Month,
    January 2002, by Lynne Konstantin. Country Living magazine

Newspaper Articles

  • "Super Soaking," Anna Maria Island Sun, May 23, 2012. The article stated, "The free trolley plows through flooded streets."

  • "Holiday Lights," Islander Newspaper, December 30, 2009. Won honorable mention for Christmas lights. The article stated , "Beautiful and Blue."

  • "I came in search of paradise and found it a haven," a tourist from England had written in the guestbook at Bungalow Beach Resort.
    Philadelphia Enquirer - Nov. 4, 2007

  • Gulf coat island features sunsets and Serenity: Anna Maria Island Enchants visitors with its laid-back ambience. - Where to stay: Bungalow Beach Resort
    Duluth News Tribune - Dec.31, 2006

  • Featured as one of 5 fab Florida weekends
    Aug. 6, 2006 edition of the Miami Herald.

  • "The Bungalow Beach Resort - a collection of 1930s-style white, weather-boarded bungalows on a private powdery beach - is in keeping with the area's Olde Worlde charm."
    The Daily Mirror - Feb 2005

  • "Each house was a white painted bungalow meticulously restored to its 1930's glory."
    United Kingdom Newspaper The Daily Mail August, 23 2003 (circulation 2,465,732)

  • Included in "Gulf Islands awash with charm, Old Florida feel"
    Miami Herald, Sunday 10/3/99

  • American Express Newsletter 03/31/00 recommends Bungalow Beach as "Classic 1930's Island Style Resort"

  • Knoxville News-Sentinel "Vows & Wows" , Travel Writer Linda Lange recommends Bungalow Beach Resort, Sunday 07/29/01

  • Sarasota Herald Tribune "Southwest Florida shows its good side",
    Travel Writer Eileen Kelley 06/18/01

Web

  • Featured in article by Sarah Kennedy, "Huge Crowds Flood Beaches," Bradenton.com July 6, 2009

  • May 2007 - Anna Maria Island was chosen as one of the Top 5 "hidden affordable beach destinations" according to SmarterTravel.com

  • Photos Used By Sarasota and her Island's and Florida's Gulf Island's in showcasing Florida Boutique Hotels to European Travelers. http://floridaboutiquehotels.co.uk/. 2005

  • Featured on the We Love Our Life Website as a great vacation place. 2005

  • travelreviews@webtv.net Travel review newsletter wrote the Bungalow Beach Resort "provided sensational accommodations and exceptional customer service." in their Feb 8, 2005 newsletter

  • “A weekend on Anna Maria Island, Fla.”The Atlanta Journal Constitution. January 6, 2016. Click Here

Books

  • "Back roads & Byways of Florida", by Zain Deane June, 2008

  • "Irresistible Overnights in Florida" A Guide to the 203 Most Delightfully Different Places to Stay by Robert Rafferty/Loys Reynolds/Travel Writers 4th edition book, Rutledge Hill Press.

  • Written up in "Best Places to Stay in Florida" 5th & 6th edition by Christine Davidson (September 2000) (an accommodations paperback part of the Best Places Guidebook series published by Houghton Mifflin)

  • "Irresistible Overnights in Florida" A Guide to the 203 Most Delightfully Different Places to Stay by Robert Rafferty/Loys Reynolds/Travel Writers 4th edition book, Rutledge Hill Press

  • Selected for: Frommer's Florida 2001 (September 2000) & Frommer's Florida from $70 a Day (3rd Edition) & Frommer's Portable Tampa & St. Petersburg (2nd Edition) , Frommer's Romantic Getaways (September 2002) by Co-author Bill Goodwin.

  • Featured in "The Discerning Traveler" (Romantic Getaways Book Series) (Linda & David Glockstein) January 2000

  • Selected as one of Florida's finest Inns and listed in their Guidebook 2001: "Florida Secrets, Bed & Breakfast & Beyond"

Related Hotel Associations

  • "White Glove Award” Superior Small Lodging with a Housekeeping score of 100%. Comments: "Has the "ultimate presentation” on bed linens and the comfort that it portrays.” 2010

  • "White Glove Award” Superior Small Lodging Overall rating of 98.2% and housekeeping score of 98.2%. Comments: "spacious, light and cherry” January 2008

  • Florida's Gulf Islands, Anna Maria & Longboat Key "Thanks for your participation in the Visit Florida FAM Trip. The Journalists raved about your place". Rob Ondo –July 2001

  • 1999 Annual Tour for Anna Maria Island Chamber

  • Recognized by the State of Florida as a Romantic Getaway! "Everyone was truly impressed with your property. It is adorable!"
    Lisa Sloan/USA/FLA 05/2000

  • "Magical little beachfront gem with old Florida charm and enchanting decor. A romantic ambiance prevails throughout cottage style accommodations that are well equipped with true comfort and relaxed elegance"
    Superior Small Lodging Association: J. Scott Anthony, 01/2000.

  • 96% ranking by Superior Small Lodging in 1999.

  • Florida's Gulf Islands, Anna Maria & Longboat Key "Thanks for your participation in the Visit Florida FAM Trip. The Journalists raved about your place". Rob Ondo 07/01

Photo Shoots

  • Tampa Bay 360 - Photo shoot January 2012.

  • Linen Source selected our site for their photo shoot in February, 2008.

  • Casual Living selected our site for their photo shoot in February 2008.

  • Orlando Leisure Magazine selected our site for their photo shoot in April 2005.

  • Bealls's Department stores selected our site for another photoshoot in February of 2005.

  • U Magazine selected our site for a photo shoot for the cover of the Magazine in October of 2004.

  • Eddie Bauer Catalog selected our site for their Photo Shoot here in 1999.

  • Calvin Klein photo shoot on Beer Can Island, for the new cologne "Truth". November 2000.

  • Venus Swimwear & Body Shop selects our site for their sportswear line Photo Shoot May 2001.

Miscellaneous

  • Press Release AMI Historical Society presented Bungalow Beach Resort as its’ 8th historical marker. July 23, 2009.

  • "BUILDING A BETTER BROCHURE" - Bradenton Herald - "Just as Pace used the technique to showcase the luxuries of Bungalow Beach Resort in Bradenton Beach, right down to bubble baths with champagne..." . Dec 8, 2002

  • "New Tourism Commercial" Bradenton Herald - "Bungalow Beach Resort, owned by Gayle Luper, was among the properties chosen for a new tourism commercial produced by the Bradenton Area Convention ... Jan 23, 2002

  • "Quaint, adorable, charming, clean-as-a-whistle, offering small scale comfortable setting for a tropical vacation"
    Richard W. Bass Associates, (Planners/Economists/Appraisers) August 1999

  • Host Hotel for 2000 USA Hockey Inline Championships, USA Hockey, Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Ranked most popular #1 website for: Florida Resort Hotel. An "Ask Jeeves Service", from directhit.com search engine which analysis the sites millions of Internet searches have visited and how much time they spend there.

  • "Thank you so much for the hospitality. You truly do have a wonderful place. I look forward to returning".
    Coastal Living Magazine, Steve Millburg, Travel Editor, 06/2001

SECRET


There is a channel, beyond the swimming area, that serves as a highway to tarpon, migrating south. If you fish there, in late spring and early summer, you are in store for some heavy duty action.

Magazines


  • Featured in “Family Beautiful Magazine” Travel: The other end of Siesta Key, featured in conjunction with our sister property Siesta Key Bungalows- Ray Collins Spring 2015

  • Featured in “Source” Magazine “…The center and widest part of the Island….This is where we found Bungalow Beach Resort, and oasis within an oasis!” Spring Issue of 2013

  • Featured in “The Boston Globe”, Anna Maria Island: Low-Key pleasures rule on this slice of Old Florida, February 5, 2012

  • Featured in 2012 Anna Maria Island Guide Book and Fun Map.

  • Featured in Orange Appeal, September/October 2011, “Anna Maria Island: Celebrating Past and Present” by Kate Ashby

  • Highlighted resort in “O” The Oprah Magazine – Travel “Sweeps” Giveaway – www.vacationfun.com March, 2009

  • Featured Weekly “Best” Women’s Magazine | UK Magazine Pat Richardson, Travel Writer – February, 2009

  • “Anna Maria Island is home to the 1930s-style Bungalow Beach Resort….HONEYMOON HOT SPOT Bungalow Beach Resort The bottoms line BA Holidays offers a….’Cosmo Bride UK – March 28, 2008

  • Featured as one of two hotels to visit in the United States by German Travel and Tourism Industry in American Journal. By Holger Jacobs “Charme Im Holzhaus” – Leading German magazine for travelers. January, 2008

  • Featured in the November 2007 issue of FVW – the magazine for the German Travel and Tourism Industry

  • “A smaller yet just as appealing resort rests on the sands of Bradenton Beach at Bungalow Beach Resort. Imagine this, impeccable resorted bungalows nestled among coconut palms and white sand dunes with sea oats right on the beach.” Featured in the Spring 2007 issue of Florida Secrets

  • “Relax in a beachside retreat – The Bungalow Beach Resort is a beautifully restored complex of 1930’s beach bungalows…” Featured in the November 2006 issue of Islands Magazine

  • Featured in the Summer 2006 Odyssey Magazine, Magazine of the Chevron Travel club. “Anna Maria Island – The Essential Beach Experience”

  • Featured in the September 2005 issue of Harbor Style Magazine. Charlotte County Florida’s Premiere Lifestyle Magazine.

  • Listed in the April 2005 Issue of Family Circle Magazine for Florida Summer Travel Bargains

  • Steve Millburg described the resort as, “A cluster of vintage cottages with contemporary amenities, right on the shore. Guests feel like pampered castaways.” Coastal Living Magazine – July/August 2003

  • “A smaller yet just as appealing resort rests on the sands of Bradenton Beach at Bungalow Beach Resort. Imagine this, impeccable resorted bungalows nestled among coconut palms and white sand dunes with sea oats right on the beach.” Florida Secrets Journal and Destination Guide Spring 2007

  • May ’98 “New Ratings for Lodging”, August ’99 “The Answer is Anna Maria” Southern Living Magazine

  • Featured in “Cross Country” as the Inn of the Month January 2002, by Lynne Konstantin. Country Living Magazine

BOOKS


  • “Back Roads & Byways of Florida”, by Zain Deane June, 2008

  • “Irresistible Overnights in Florida” A Guide to the 203 Most Delightfully Different Places to Stay by Robert Rafferty/Loys Renolds/Travel Writers 4th editions book, Rutledge Hill Press.

  • “Irresistible Overnights in Florida” A Guide to the 203 Most Delightfully Different Places to Stay by Robert Rafferty/Loys Renolds/Travel Writers 4th editions book, Rutledge Hill Press.

  • Written up in “Best Places to Stay in Florida” 5th & 6th edition by Christine Davidson (September 2000) (an accommodations paperback part of the Best Places Guidebook series published by Houghton Miffin)

  • Selected for: Frommer’s Florida 001 (September 2000) & Frommer’s Florida from $70 a Day (3rd Edition) & Frommer’s Portable Tampa & St. Petersburg (2nd Edition), Frommer’s Romantic Getaways (September 2002) by Co-Author Bill Goodwin.

  • Featured in “The Discerning Traveler” (Romantic Getaways Book Series) (Linda & David Glockstein) January 2000

  • Selected as one of Florida’s finest Inns and listed in their Guidebook 2001: “Florida Secrets, Bed & Breakfast and Beyond”

PHOTO SHOOTS


  • Bealls Department Store- Selected our site for their winter 2014 store circular

  • Tampa Bay 360 – Photo shoot January 2012

  • Linen Source - selected our site for their photo shoot in February 2008

  • Casual Living – selected our site for the photo shoot in February 2008

  • Orlando Leisure Magazine – selected our site for their phot shoot in April 2005

  • Bealls Department Store – selected our site for their photo shoot in February 2005

  • U Magazine – selected our site for a photo shoot for the cover of the Magazine in October of 2004

  • Eddie Bauer Catalog selected our site for their Photo Shoot here in 1999

  • Calvin Klein photo shoot on Beer Can Island, for the new cologne “Truth” November 2000

  • Venus Swimwear & Body Shop - selected our site for their sportswear line photo shoot May 2001

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES


  • “Floridas Versteckte Juwelen” Frankfurt, Germany Newspaper. April 2016. “We live direct at the beach, in romantic little houses with lopsided floors and wicker furniture. The time seemed to stand still” *Translated from German*

  • Featured in Tourism section of Boston Herald as “place to stay on Anna Maria Island”. September 2015

  • “Super Soaking,” Anna Maria Island Sun, May 23 2012. The article stated, “The free trolley plows through flooded streets”

  • “Holiday Lights” Islander Newspaper, December 30, 2009. Won Honorable mention for Christmas Lights. The article stated, “Beautiful and Blue”.

  • “I came in search of paradise and found it a haven,” a tourist from England had written in the guestbook at Bungalow Beach Resort. Philadelphia Enquirer – November 4, 2007

  • Gulf Coast Island features sunsets and serenity: Anna Maria Island enchants visitors with its laid-back ambience. – Where to stay: Bungalow Beach Resort.Duluth News Tribune – December 31, 2006

  • Featured as one of 5 fab Florida Weekends.Aug. 6, 2006 edition of the Miami Herald.

  • “The Bungalow Beach Resort – a collection of 1930’s style white, weather-boarded bungalows on a private powdery beach – is in keeping with the area’s Olde Worlde Charm.” The Daily Mirror – February 2005

  • “Each house was w white painted bungalow meticulously restored to its 1930’s glory.”United Kingdom Newspaper The Daily Mail August 23, 2003

  • Included in “Gulf Islands awash with charm, Old Florida feel” Miami Herald Sunday October 3, 1999

  • American Express Newsletter 3/31/2000 recommends Bungalow Beach as “Classic 1930’s Island Style Resort”

  • Knoxville News-Sentinel “Vows &Wows”, Travel Writer Linda Lange recommends Bungalow Beach Resort, Sunday July 29, 2001

  • Sarasota Herald Tribune “Southwest Florida Shows its good side”, Travel Writer Eileen Kelly June 18, 2001

WEB


  • March 21, 2016. ABC7MySuncoast. www.mysuncoast.com Busy spring break season means big business for hotels in Manatee County.

  • Ally Brandon states, “their 15-cottage resort are booked solid and they’ve experienced a 10 percent increase in business compared to a year ago”

  • Ally Brandon states, “their 15-cottage resort are booked solid and they’ve experienced a 10 percent increase in business compared to a year ago”

  • Aug 17, 2015 – 365thingsswfl.com “Bungalow Beach Resort provided for a truly magical family vacation in paradise”

  • Featured on Sandkeyisland.com “….White Glove award winner once again…”May 2, 2015

  • December 30, 2013 – experience.usatoday.com Where to Stay on Anna Maria Island “cottage chic," its lattice-trimmed units evoke the Caribbean in a garden setting on the beach.”

  • Featured in article by Sarah Kennedy, “Huge Crowds Flood Beaches,” Bradenton.com July 6, 2009

  • May 2007 – Anna Maria Island was chosen as one of the Top 5 “Hidden affordable beach destinations’ according to SmarterTravel.com
  • Photos Used by Sarasota and her Island’s and Florida’s Gulf Island’s in showcasing Florida Boutique Hotels to European Travelers. Htt;://floridaboutiquehotels.co.uk/ 2005

  • Featured on the We Love Our Life website as a great vacation place. 2005

  • travelreviews@webtv.net Travel review newsletter wrote the Bungalow Beach Resort “provided sensational accommodations and exceptional customer service.” In their February 8, 2005 newsletter.

RELATED HOTEL ASSOCIATIONS:


  • 2014, 2015, 2016 Excellence Award from TripAdvisor.com

  • “White Glove Award” Superior Small Lodging 2014, 2015, 2016.

  • “White Glove Award” Superior Small Lodging with a Housekeeping Score of 100%. Comments: “Has the ‘ultimate presentation’ on bed linens and the comfort that it portrays.” 2010

  • “White Glove Award” Superior Small Lodging Overall rating of 98.2% and housekeeping score of 98.2% Comments: ‘spacious, light and cheery’ January 2008

  • Florida’s Gulf Islands, Anna Maria & Longboat Key “Thanks for your participation in the Visit Florida FAM trip. The Journalists raved about your place” Rob Ondo – July 2001

  • 1999 Annual Tour for Anna Maria Island Chamber

  • Recognized by the State of Florida as a Romantic Getaway! “Everyone was truly impressed with your property. It is adorable!” Lisa Sloan/USA/FLA 5/2000

  • “Magical little beachfront gem with old Florida charm and enchanting décor. A romantic ambiance prevails throughout the cottage style accommodations that are well equipped with true comfort and relaxed elegance”
    Superior Small Lodging Association; J. Scott Anthony January 2000

  • 96% Ranking by Superior Small Lodging in 1999.

  • Florida’s Gulf Islands, Anna Maria& Longboat Key “Thanks for your participation in the Visit Florida FAM Trip. The Journalists raved about your place.” Rob Ondo July 2001.

MISCELLANEOUS


  • Press Release AMI Historical Society presented Bungalow Beach Resort as its 8th historical marker July 23, 2009

  • “BUILDING A BETTER BROCHURE” – Bradenton Herald – “Just as Paced used the technique to showcase the luxuries of Bungalow Beach Resort in Bradenton Beach, right down to bubble baths with champagne…..”December 8, 2002

  • “New Tourism Commercial” Bradenton Herald – “Bungalow Beach Resort, owned by Gayle Luper, was among the properties chosen for a new tourism commercial produced by the Bradenton Area Convention…January 23, 2002

  • “Quaint, adorable, charming, clean-as-a-whistle, offering small scale comfortable setting for a tropical vacation”

  • Richard W. Bass Associates, (Planners/Economists/Appraisers) August 1999

  • Host hotel for 2000 USA Hockey Inline Championships, USA Hockey, Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Ranked most popular #1 website for: Florida Resort Hotel. An “Ask Jeeves Service” , from directhit.com search engine which analyses the sites millions of internets searches have visited and how much time they have spent there.

  • “Thank you so much for your hospitality. You truly do have a wonderful place. I look forward to returning.”

  • Coastal Living Magazine, Steve Millburg, Travel Editor June 2001