Errands and Personal for Residents and Vacationers
errand services manatee and sarasota

Errands and Personal Assistance for Residents and Vacationers

We do what you can't do, don't have
time to do, or simply don't want to do.

  • Experienced
  • Dependable
  • Friendly
  • Group Rates
Serving Manatee County, Sarasota and the Islands

Gift Certificates Available
Accepting all major credit cards
Errand services by Consider it Done
Personal Assistance:
  • Grocery Shopping - groceries or anything you need. We can have your vacation kitchen 'meal ready' by the time you arrive!

  • Property Monitoring - While you're away, enjoy the peace of mind that we're keeping an eye on your home. If you rent your property, we offer a final inspection to make sure it was cleaned properly and everything is ready for the next renters. Some like us to visit their property as soon as the renters have left to see the condition of the property before the cleaning crew arrives.

  • Transportation- to or from the airport. Take you to doctor, dentist, hair appointments etc.

  • Errands - any errands you can't do, don't have time to do or just don't want to do.

  • Accompaniment/Companionship - We are there to help those who need somebody to talk to or spend time with. We enjoy meeting new people.

  • Holiday Shopping and Gift Wrapping - Let us fight the crowds, traffic and bad moods for you. We'll do your gift buying and make sure they are neatly wrapped.

  • Party and Event Planning - We have experience planning different types of events that have been attended by as few as 5 and as many as 250.

  • Home Organizing - We can help with the most unorganized situation. Organizing your in home office, pictures or anything that needs to be gone through, separated and repacked.

  • Drop off or Pick up - your car for maintenance appointments, dry cleaning, post office etc.

  • Appointment Scheduling - hair, car, doctor, dentist, reservations, bookings etc.

  • Oversee home deliveries/maintenance appointments - Not going to be home for a delivery, plumber, electrician, landscaper etc.? We can be there for you and make sure it all goes smoothly.

We do what you can't do,
don't have time to do or simply don't want to do.

Please inquire if you have needs you don't see listed.
Vacation Assistance:
  • Home Arrival Preparation - We can make sure you come back to a clean home/condo that is stocked with food and anything else you need. This is handy for vacationers who want to go directly to the beach rather than the grocery store.

  • Pet Sitting - We'll take good care of your pet while you enjoy a day of shopping or some quality time on the beach!

  • Wedding Assistance - Let us take the stress off you as you prepare for your big day. We can do the running around, make event plans, coordinate catering and wedding parties. We partner with several local businesses that are very experienced with island weddings.

  • Property Monitoring - while you're away, enjoy the peace of mind that your plants are watered and we are keeping an eye on your home.

  • Island Tours - New to the area? Let us take you on a tour of the islands from Anna Maria down to St. Armand's and Sarasota.

Business Assistance:
  • Errands - any running you need done. Pickups,deliveries etc.

  • Island Tours - for your staff, or clients

  • Customer/Employee gift buying. In addition we have an established relationship with a local company that specializes in providing apparel, gifts and promotional products to companies and organizations.

  • Oversee Business Deliveries - we even have experience driving a fork truck.

  • Meeting and Event Planning - We have years of experience coordinating and running company meetings, trade shows and special events.
Hi Steve, I can't thank you enough for your terrific service today (and throughout the process). I can easily see why your business has become so successful. You can see the big picture AND you follow through expertly on all details. You don't just "assume all will go well."..Cindy M. Sarasota, FL

Hi Steve, Many thanks for ferrying us all here and there while we were on AMI... In spite of plane delays, cancellations, mixed up dates, etc, etc. you never let us down...Jeanne R. Boston, MA.

Useful Resource Links:
AMI Chamber of Commerce
Operating since 1949, The Anna Maria Island Chamber offers you connections and contacts to grow your business organization as well as a collective, cohesive voice with elected and governmental officials that we work with to aid in enhancing our community. Our chamber works with the Tourism & Development Council, The Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, as well as County and City officials to create and maintain the symbiotic relationships that are unique to this island, its local businesses, visitors and residents.

Bradenton Area Convention & Vistor Bureau
The Bradenton Area Convention & Vistor Bureau has resources that will help you explore, plan, and book your trip to the Bradenton area. Please visit our website for an area overview, things to do, places to stay and much much more.

Duncan Real Estate
Since 2001, Duncan Real Estate has satisfied those desiring a superbly relaxing Anna Maria Island Vacation and those who have decided to purchase a little bit of the paradise that is Anna Maria Island. For homeowners, we offer comprehensive, year round Anna Maria Island property management services, providing total peace of mind when you’re away from your island home.

ABC Rentals
Family Owned and Operated, ABC Rentals is a unique business, providing the best in baby and beach rentals, with the added flair of a women's and gift boutique inside their rental locations. After being in business for almost 12 years, we have have a long lasting relationship with 98% of the resorts and property management companies in the area. We are known by locals and tourists alike for having clean, safe, and reliable rental equipment. We rent cribs, high chairs, strollers, car seats, rollaway beds, beach toys, beach umbrellas, and so much more! ABC is always A Better Choice.

AMI Cottages
AMI Cottages offers two private beach home rentals on the North end of Anna Maria. The "Yellowfin" and "Sea Garden" cottages are both within steps of the Gulf side of the island. The Yellowfin cottage is a Key West style vacation home with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, loft, pool, beach path, and views of the Gulf. The Sea Garden cottage features 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, a tranquil tropical garden, and direct beach access. The cottages are conveniently located next door to each other providing plenty of room for a family get together. Visit, for more information.

Coastal Cottages
From beachfront to bayside, Coastal Cottages AMI Vacation Rentals (CCAMI) offers what you deserve in an Anna Maria Island vacation rental company—exceptional properties and quality service with a personal touch. From a family vacation to a romantic getaway, CCAMI has something for everyone.

JUST 4 FUN was voted by The Islander Star Best of AMI Awards as the best Boat rental shop on Anna Maria Island. We also rent bikes, kayaks, paddle boards and beach supplies.

H2O Watersportz
At H2O we strive to be the friendliest business on the island! At H2O we offer rentals & tours on your choice of pontoon or jetski. Our most popular trips are around the island & out to historic Egmont Key.

The Loft 5
True Believers in genuine hospitality which we love extending over to each event & guest alike. Re {defining} Celebrations, Weddings & Events. In addition beginning November 2012 we are Re {defining} dining with our Farm to Table Dinners.

Anna Maria Luxury
Anna Maria Luxury Vacation Rentals are specifically selected properties for the discerning traveler that desires a more indulging experience when vacationing on Anna Maria Island. Featuring only Island Real Estate's 5-star rated properties these homes represent the finest accommodations in the area.

Jennette Properties
Jennette Properties is a full-service property management company committed to leasing distinctive properties to extraordinary people. We specialize in leasing luxury properties from the Gulf Coast to golf course communities. Let us help you find the vacation, or long term rental of your dreams!

As featured in Southern Living Magazine, and voted by the AMI Sun's Readers' Choice Awards, Beach Bums is the best rental shop on Anna Maria Island. We are committed to satisfying your needs, and are very proud of our large, meticulously maintained, rental fleet of bikes,kayaks, paddle boards, surreys, sunfish sailboats, baby equipment and beach supplies, STREET LEGAL GOLF CARTS and paddle boards!

AMI Accommodations
With decades of experience , we are experts in helping you live the "Island Life" on vacation! Let us help you find your perfect vacation rental! Anna Maria Island Vacation Rentals with a personal touch.

A Paradise Realty
A Paradise Vacation Rentals and A Paradise Realty have been in business since 1983 on Anna Maria Island. We have 4 locations in Manatee County, 2 office on Anna Maria Island, 1 in Ellenton and 1 in Parrish. Our friendly rental specialists offer experience and knowledge in assisting you to plan your perfect vacation getaway. Our Experienced sales agents specialize in residential real estate, commercial sales, acreage and land sales.

Florida Vacation Connection
Offering Exceptional Vacation Accommodations since 1994 on Longboat Key and Lido Key! Private homes, condos and resorts. Sizes range from Studios to Five Bedrooms with Beach, Bay, Canal or Garden views. Excellent Service and Professional Staff! Let us connect you with your perfect vacation accommodation!

Island Real Estate
With two convenient locations on Anna Maria Island, Island Real Estate serves all three cities - Anna Maria City, Holmes Beach, and Bradenton Beach. Both our real estate, and vacation rental inventories are filled with beach homes, quaint cottages, luxurious Gulf Front condos, and private pool homes. Contact Island Real Estate for all of your real estate, and vacation rental needs on Anna Maria Island and the surrounding area.

Island Vacation Properties
Hundreds of beautiful vacation rentals on Anna Maria Island. Beach front, bay front and everything in between!

Anna Maria General Store
We are here to serve both our local community and our island visitors, with an extensive range of freshly made deli sandwiches, useful groceries, freshly made coffee, locally grown juices, cold drinks, beer, wine and home made cakes. Our Wine Club has great prices on cases of wine, we create picnics for days out, and we also make home delivieries.

Sea Hagg
The Sea Hagg is a nautical/coastal antique, gift and curiousity shop, specializing in new, old, artwork , garden and tiki items, having to do with the sea! We have a huge mermaid following, with many of those customers being in land-locked states! We buy and sell daily. Our customers are individuals, collectors, restaurants, decorators and designers.

Kathleen D Sailing Catamarans
Kathleen D Sailing Catamarans providing Anna Maria Island, Bradenton & Sarasota the finest vessels for Romantic Sunsets, Day Sails, Expeditions to Egmont Key & Private Charters for business and pleasure. USCG Inspected and certified for up to 49 passengers. Perfect for Family, Perfect for Friends Perfectly Fun!

Mike Norman Realty
Mike Norman Realty has offered the largest selection of vacation rentals on AMI since 1978, with over 100 beach-front rentals & a diverse selection within steps to the beach. Our sales team can help you find your dream property & provide you with important information regarding investing in our area. Call us today!

Matt & Dom's
We make fully customizable cakes, unique and superior in taste and design at a competitive price. Servicing Tampa Bay Area for more than 5 years.

Vision Unlimited Video Productions, Inc
"Have Camera Will Travel" New Location: The Wedding Place ~by appointment - 5109 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231 Phone: 941/315-3456

Beach Weddings Florida
Let us set the stage for your beach wedding with one of our unique and romantic packages. Have us complete your special moment by our individual attention to the smallest detail… Memories made with us will last a lifetime.

New Pass Grill and Bait
A casual burger joint right on the water! Delicious food, outdoor dining... Fun for the whole family!

The Feast Restaurant
A dine-in, carry-out and catering restaurant on Holmes Beach featuring creative, fresh Island style cuisine in a family friendly atmosphere. We have an extensive selection of Craft and Micro brew beer in addition to a great wine list.

Sherri's Island Images
Sherri's Island Images Photography offers beach, wedding, and personal and professional portraits onsite or in-studio. We provide commercial and residential real estate photos. We service Anna Maria Island, Bradenton and Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota counties.

Karly Carlson Photography & Framing
The coverage of your wedding includes the entire day taken digitally and given to you on a CD to keep. The quality is remarkable. Traditional photos are combined with photojournalistic candids between family & friends. Photo packages are custom designed for your specific needs, not by the hour. My philosophy is to be low key and unobtrusive, yet be there for every important moment.

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