Island Resort Frequently Asked Questions

Is your property Beach Front?
Yes and No, White Sands Beach Resort Is beachfront and Tropical Breeze Beach Club is beach side.
 
Are your rooms Air Conditioned?
Yes, All room are Air conditioned.
 
Do you have Laundry Facilities?
Yes, Tropical Breeze Beach Club, and White Sands Beach Resort have a limited laundry facility open from 3:30 PM to 8 PM Monday thru Friday.
 
Do you have Internet Access?
Yes, We have free WIFI in room and around both of our properties, 
Tropical Breeze Beach Club, and White Sands Beach Resort.
 
Do your rooms have Kitchens?
Yes, All Rooms have complete kitchens with stoves, microwaves, full size refrigerators, Toaster, 12 cup coffee maker, blender, pots and pans, complete dishes and silverware for 6 people. Even in our smallest rooms. We also supply items such as coffee filters, dishtowels and clothes, bathing towels, sheets, Toilet tissue, Kleenex, mop, and vacuum.
  
Do you have Phones in room?
Yes, All rooms have phones in rooms, local call are free and long Distance must use a calling card. We do not add any additional charges.
 
Do you have a Pool?
Yes the pool is located at White Sands Beach Resort and the Tropical Breeze guests are allowed to use it.
 
Is you Pool heated in the winter?
Yes, We heat our pool with both solar and gas, to keep it at 84 degrees.
 
Do you have a lending Library?
Yes, free use of reading books, ask at the front desk.
 
Do you have DVD Videos and Play station Games?
Yes, both are FREE to checkout, ask at the front desk.
 
What time is Check In?
3 PM. We will let you in earlier if room is complete early. You are more than welcome to use the resort facilities such as pool and beach, while you wait for your room to be complete.
 
What time is Check Out?
Checkout is 10 AM. This checkout time allows us to have a chance to thoroughly clean the guest room for next visitor.
 
Do you allow Pets?
No, Sorry we do not allow pets, however there are places on the Island that do allow pets, we are just not one of them. Note There are no pets allow on any beach on the island.
 
How much is Parking?
First car Free,  Second car 25 dollars. No more than 2 cars per room. The second can fee can be waived under certain circumstances, our facility is much nicer when everyone bring just one car.
 
What is the Tax Rate for accommodations? 
11.5 % 6.5 % Sales Tax and 5% Resort Tax for Manatee county for any rental under 6 months.
 
Do you have Cable TV?
Yes, All rooms have cable TV with about 70 to 100 channels and our TVs are 42 inch Flat screen TV.
  
Do your rooms have DVD Player? 
Yes, We have DVD Player and Play Station2 Video game machines.
 
Do you have outdoor Barbeque Grills?
Yes , We have provided 6 charcoal grills for customer use at Tropical Breeze Beach Club And 12 charcoal grills at White Sands Beach Resort. Guests must supply their own charcoal and charcoal fluid. The Grill when lit must not be placed under roof or within 12 feet of unit walls.
 
Are we allow to have Parties?
Absolutely NOT. NO PARTIES! Guests come to our resort to get away from the parties.  We will immediately evict room guest having parties, no warnings and guests will forfeit their  deposits. Try Daytona, Miami, Clearwater or Panama City.
 
Do you have Maid Service? 
No, We do have a daily towel exchange, and weekly sheet exchange. We do not enter your room during your stay unless maintenance is needed or we are requested.
We can arrange daily maid service for you apartment at a rate of 15 dollars and hour.
  
What should We Bring?
Bathing suit, T-shirts, flip flops, a hat  and, a great altitude.
All of these are not a requirement and can be rented or purchased on island, but you can save yourself a bit of time and money if you bring it from home. If you are driving I would recommend bring basic cooking condiment & spices, Coffee, salt & pepper, mustard, ketchup, oil, and cereal for the kitchen. We do not supply Bath Supplies like Shampoo and conditioner and skin lotion. Beach supplies like suntan oil, hats, beach towels, folding chairs umbrella, pool noodles, fishing gear, kayaks, bikes and Red filter flashlight for late night walking. We do also keep around beach toys for children like buckets & shovels and items that have been donated like folding beach chairs ,noodles. these are available on a first com first serve basis.
 
Do you have Beach Chairs?
Yes, We have beach chaise lounges chairs tied down on the beach with umbrellas at the end of out property at the White Sands. They cannot be moved and are first com first served.
 
What is the Room Price base on?
Our one bedroom are base on 2 people and our 2 bedrooms are based on 4 people. Addition person would be at extra guest charge of 12 dollars a day.
 
What is the charge for Extra Guest?
12 dollars per day.
 
How many Guests  / people are allowed in a one bedroom? 
4 people maximum.
How many Guests / people are allowed in a  two bedroom? 
6 people maximum.
How many Guests / people are allowed in a motel room?
4 people maximum.
 
How can I make a Reservation?
Call us at 941-778-2577 or book online on our web site.
 
Can I Book a Reservation for less than a week?
Yes, Our prime rooms are booked weekly online. We do take short term when it get closer to arrival dates. Please call 1- (941) - 778 - 2577 to arrange short term bookings. As long as the reservation falls between Saturday and Saturday, We will take 5 Nights up to 6 months in advance, 4 Nights about one month in advance, 3 Nights about 2 weeks in advance. Weekend reservations we take the Wednesday before arrive.  One night we do walk in availability or if a partial week has already been booked we can book in advance. There are minimum night states on Holiday.
 
What are your Office Hours? 
9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
 
What is the White Sands Phone Number?
1- (941) - 778 - 2577
 
I am arriving after Office is Closed, what should I do? 
Contact office, we can make advance arrangements for you.
 
Why are there no Light on the Beach and the lights near the beach are amber? 
There is City ordinance protecting Sea Turtles. We recommend bring a Red filter flashlight for late night walking.
 
How much does the Trolley cost?
It's Free
 
Is the White Sands & Tropica Beeze  located on Anna Maria Island, Florida? 
Yes, We are in the City of Holmes Beach On Anna Maria Island. The Cities of Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria are also on Anna Maria Island.
  
Where is Anna Maria Island?  
Anna Maria island is an island at the mouth of Tampa Bay Florida between Tampa and Sarasota. Just west of Bradenton Exit 220 on State Road 75 then 15 miles to beach.
  
How Long Is Anna Maria Island?
It is about 9 miles long and 2 miles wide at its largest points.
 
Do I have to use a Boat to get to Anna Maria Island? 
No, There are three Bridges that connect to Anna Maria Island. Longboat Key Bridge that connect Longboat Key to Anna Maria Island at the southern end of the island in Bradenton Beach, Cortez Bridge that connect Anna Maria Island to the mainland of Bradenton and Cortez road. and Manatee Avenue Bridge that connects the middle of Anna Maria Island to the Mainland and to the interstate. 
  
Are there Restaurants on the Anna Maria Island? 
Yes, about 25.
 
 Is there a Grocery Store or Supermarket on Anna Maria Island? 
Yes, Publix supermarket.
 
What is the Area Code for Anna Maria Island? 
(941) You must dial 1 first then area code (941)  then phone Number 778 - 2577
 
Is it Long distance to call from Anna Maria island to Tampa from a land line?
Yes, Most cell phones, no.
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