“Slip” into Paradise at Waterline Marina Resort

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“Slip” into Paradise at Waterline Marina Resort

Posted by Kelly Stafford, June 2018

Full-service Anna Maria Island hotel and marina offering free slip for dining, overnight stays

Anna Maria Island, Fla. (June 11, 2018) – Waterline Marina Resort is offering boaters and sailors a free slip with an overnight stay at the resort or when dining at Eliza Ann’s Coastal Kitchen. The only full-service hotel on the island, Waterline is the perfect place for a waterside rendezvous and can accommodate boats up to 45 feet. Captains can find the marina on their chart plotter at N 27° 30.47 W 82° 42.79.

“The Tampa Bay area is brimming with recreational boaters, fishing enthusiasts and people who love to get out on the water,” said Joe Collier, president of Mainsail Lodging & Development.  “Our boutique hotel is an easy destination for those exploring the central west coast of Florida by boat seeking great dining, an activated bar scene and incredible accommodations, all served up with that easy, carefree Anna Maria vibe.”

For boaters who wish to come ashore for a bite to eat, Eliza Ann’s Coastal Kitchen won’t disappoint. The casual 76-seat restaurant with an open kitchen features handcrafted cocktails, wood grilled oysters, blue crab hushpuppies, daily specials based on local catch, and simple vegetable preparations. Eliza Ann’s is open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday from 5 to 10 p.m. (Tuesday – Thursday & Sunday) and 5 to 11 p.m. with a late night happy hour from 10 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Daily happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. features beer, wine, spirits and chef’s choice small plates all for $5. Wine Wednesdays showcase half-off all bottles of wine during dinner. The restaurant also serves breakfast and lunch (Tuesday – Friday) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a spectacular weekend brunch (Saturday and Sunday) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Waterline’s marina is the departure point for all water-oriented activities available at the resort. Guests can book directly online or by calling the onsite dock master for full- or half-day fishing excursions complete with boat, local guide and equipment. Parasailing, sunset cruises and kayaks can also be arranged. The marina is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with fresh water, electric hook-up and other full-service offerings in a scenic setting.

For more information on the marina at Waterline Marina Resort or to make a reservation, call toll free at 844-863-9443 or visit Waterlineresort.com.




About Waterline Marina Resort

Tampa’s Mainsail Lodging & Development opened Waterline Marina Resort, a full-service resort on Anna Maria Island, Florida, this past winter. The boutique waterfront hotel offers exclusive amenities, distinctive services and numerous opportunities for guests to enjoy the authentic, laidback, beach town vibe of Anna Maria Island. The new resort features 37 stylish, two-bedroom suites with gourmet kitchens, a 50-slip marina offering a variety of water activities, 2,000 square feet of meeting space, the signature Eliza Ann’s Coastal Kitchen restaurant and bar, and a resort-style swimming pool with oversized sun deck extending into the marina. Waterline offers exclusive beach access, kayaks, lounge chairs, umbrellas and beach toys. Through a partnership with Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch & Shorebird Monitoring, the resort will support efforts to maintain a suitable habitat for sea turtles, shorebirds and the island ecosystem through special guest programs, promotions and messaging. WaterlineResort.com

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About Mainsail Lodging & Development LLC
Mainsail Lodging & Development is a Tampa-based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern US and the Caribbean. Their property portfolio includes three Autograph Collection® hotels – Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina (ScrubIsland.com), a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands; the boutique food-focused Epicurean Hotel (EpicureanHotel.com) in Tampa, Florida; and Waterline Marina Resort on Anna Maria Island, Florida; in addition to Mainsail Beach Inn (MainsailBeachInn.com), a boutique beachfront hotel on Anna Maria Island, Florida. The company also operates corporate housing throughout the Southeast, exclusively managing the Florida market for Oakwood Worldwide® under both its ExecuStay® (ExecuStay.com) and Oakwood® (Oakwood.com) brands, while also operating ExecuStay in Georgia, portions of Alabama, and The Carolinas. Two additional Florida hotels are planned for 2018 and 2020, respectively – Fenway Hotel in Dunedin and Luminary Hotel & Co. in Fort Myers. Just north of Tampa in Pasco County, Mainsail Lodging is also developing a 128-room Residence Inn in conjunction with an indoor sports complex, opening in 2019. Mainsail Lodging’s corporate charity is Feeding Tampa Bay – the largest food rescue and distribution organization in the community. Mainsail actively supports the cause through a variety of employee and guest programs ranging from packing and sorting at the warehouse to annual events including Epic Chef Showdown. MainsailHotels.com


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