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Luxurious Two Bedroom Home with Heated Pool at North End of Island

Scott and Joda

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

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Luxurious Two Bedroom Home with Heated Pool at North End of Island

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


Anna Maria House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4)

This gorgeous 2 bedroom/2 bath home is located in an absolutely perfect location in the most desirable NORTH END area of Anna Maria. It has been completely and lovingly remodeled from top to bottom and is awaiting your visit. Surf’s Up is a short, one block walk from the pristine, white gulf beaches, where you can relax, walk Anna Maria’s 7 miles of beautiful beaches, and enjoy the spectacular Gulf sunsets. Pine Avenue shopping, great local restaurants and the historic Anna Maria Pier area are all within easy walking distance.

The secluded backyard is tropically landscaped and home to a heated Jacuzzi style pool, reminiscent of a natural hot spring! A grill area and lounging patio await you, conveniently adjoined to the cozy screened in porch perfect for relaxing and entertaining. Inside, our home has recently been meticulously and professionally renovated from top to bottom. A beautiful large family room with plenty of space to stretch out and relax or entertain is adjoined by a spacious dining area with an open plan modern kitchen. A chef's kitchen with all the accoutrements you will need to create lasting memories. This full size kitchen can meet the needs of your party; it has upgraded cabinetry and appliances and premiere cookware which will respond to the inner foodie in you. After a day of fun in the sun you will sink into one of two fabulous bedrooms. The master has a king size bed with an in-suite bathroom. The guest room has two single beds which can be converted to a king if needed. The bright and cheery second bathroom is located steps from the guest room. We have new high efficiency washer and dryer units to easily meet your needs while on vacation. In addition Surf's Up has a beach buggy, beach chairs and towels, portable cooler and games for your beach going enjoyment.

We have tried to think of everything so that during your visit you can just sit back and relax, enjoy whiling away your time while you get to know and love the Anna Maria experience. Just pack your bathing suit and let us do the rest!

One week stays minimum.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Scott and Joda (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Scott and Joda

Our Story

Surf’s Up! Is our little Florida dream come true. After years of searching for the right warm weather spot we discovered Anna Maria Island, a true “Old Florida” town with fantastic beaches, incredibly friendly people, great restaurants and shopping, and the type of ambiance we had long been trying to find. Our home, located in the coveted North End section of the island, is just a short walk to the beaches, restaurants, shopping, and all the other amenities that the wonderful spot has to offer. We have lovingly restored every inch of this gem, adding a tropical secluded paradise in the backyard, complete with a Jacuzzi style pool that is fun for relaxing and entertaining. Our goal is not just to provide a rental spot for you, but rather a home away from home that you’ll want to come back to year after year. We have found nothing to be better than spending a day relaxing or walking on Anna Maria’s pristine, white beaches and then retreating to our screened in porch area or the pool, soaking in the sun, enjoying the casual company of family and friends, followed by a short stroll to take in one of the gulf’s spectacular, breath-taking Gulf sunsets. Life doesn’t get any better than that!

Scott and Joda purchased this house in 2012

Why Scott and Joda chose Anna Maria

We think you’ll agree that this is a simply great find! We encourage you to read the reviews of Surf's Up from our previous guests. Anna Maria is very accessible to both Tampa and Sarasota. But once you’re there, you might never leave the little town of Anna Maria as you decompress and take in all the island has to offer. We love to walk and bike all around the island. It’s a quiet, easy walk or bike anywhere on the island, and there is easy access to just about anything you’d like to do. There are plenty of choices for dining and entertainment right in Anna Maria. About the only time we get in our car is if we want to enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants that are within a 5 to 10 minute drive in the evening or if we want to explore a bit more of what the entire area has to offer. We hope you enjoy your stay in our home as much as we do. Our name, Surf’s Up, has been used in our family for generations meaning life’s good, enjoy it! We hope you’ll feel free to call us if you have any questions (best number is 703-819-7559), as we love nothing more than to talk about and provide information on our little piece of paradise.

What makes this house unique

Our home is brand new! Completely and lovingly renovated in 2012. It is perfect for a small family, couples young and young at heart! An ideal destination for your honeymoon in Florida's Wedding Capital too! We are particularly focused on keeping Surf's Up immaculately clean and comfortable.

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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights
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based on 39 traveler reviews

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Luxurious Two Bedroom Home with Heated Pool at North End of Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews

Perfect family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Surf's Up during spring break and it was a big hit with the whole family. This beach cottage is darling and has everything you need for the perfect vacation. We also appreciated that it was spotless, the beds were comfortable and we could cook outside on the gas grill.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear April: thanks so much for your great review of Surf's Up. We are thrilled your family had a great vacation. We also really appreciate the great care you took of our home and would love to have you come back in the future! All the best to you and yours. Scott & Joda

A very relaxing four weeks!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful four weeks at Surf's Up! The owners are friendly and easy to work with. The home is even more charming than the photos depict. We so enjoyed early morning walks on the beach and collected an array of shells and sea creatures that had washed up. Also, we found people to be very friendly and enjoying the warm weather riding bikes and walking their dogs. We were so content at the house and the beach that we seldom left to explore the Sarasota area. You will not be disappointed should you have the opportunity to rent this home.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anne: thanks so much for your nice review! Joda and I are so pleased that you had such a nice, memorable time in Anna Maria. Thanks too for taking such great care of our home. We hope you'll consider coming back again sometime soon. Best Scott & Joda
Neenah WI

just vegging out

  • 5 of 5

This year our time was spent just relaxing - vegging out. AMI can be active or quiet ... its all up to the visitor. Other than a great visit to the Ringling Estate, most of our time was spent in much needed rest, reading on the secluded patio and soaking up lots of healthy sunshine .... which is sorely missing in the north at this time of year. What a wonderful

place to visit and enjoy the life you need to refresh.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Finger Lakes area of New York

Relaxing stay in a beautifully renovated cottage

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful week at Surf's Up, which is a lovely home in every way. It's meticulously clean (which matters a lot to us), beautifully decorated, well-stocked with everything you could ask for in a vacation rental, and located in a quiet neighborhood just a block from a deserted beach. We've rented in the area before but always nearer to downtown Sarasota; what we found on this trip is that we relaxed more. Still, we were close enough to Sarasota that it was an easy drive to the Ringling Art Museum on Monday (when there's free admission) and on another day for a chance to wander around St. Armand's Circle and the downtown area. The rest of the time, we stayed in Anna Maria -- we walked the nearby beach, wandered over to the Rod and Reel for breakfast and to watch the pelicans, sat and read on the screened porch or on the deck near the little pool, enjoyed a glass of wine and the sunset from The Sandbar, made sure to get a fresh donut at the little donut place on Pine Street, and just plain relaxed. The owners were a pleasure to deal with, and we appreciated the helpful pamphlets and menus they provided for guests. (During our stay, the neighbor next door was also wonderfully welcoming, with a couple of other hints for a good vacation... i.e. Tuesday night jazz at Ginny and Jane E's)

This rental is wonderful, and the photos are accurate. I'm sure a small family would enjoy this little house, but we especially recommend it for a couple just looking for some quiet, relaxing time together. Do not hesitate to rent this house! It's a charmer.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Linda and Nick: thanks so much for the wonderful review! We appreciate the thoughtfulness you put into it and the very nice description of our home and your stay on Anna Maria. We love having great guests like you! Thanks for taking such great care of our home and for your recommendation. We hope you'll come visit us again! All the best Scott & Joda
Surrey UK

This is 5* accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Surf's Up is everything we wanted from luxurious, peaceful holiday accommodation on AMI. The fixtures and fittings are superb. The proximity to the beach is ideal as is all the equipment supplied to make the beach fun and comfortable. After many years of renting in the area, this is definitely the best accommodation we have stayed in on the Gulf Coast (....and we are picky!!). Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mark: thanks so much for taking the time to write such a thorough, nice recommendation! We very much appreciate it. We are so glad you had a nice stay and enjoyed our home. And, thanks so much for taking such great care of it! We hope you'll come back and visit us again. All the best Scott & Joda

Picture Perfect! Beautiful cottage ... very comfortable and charming!

  • 5 of 5

This review is long overdue as we had the pleasure of staying in this lovely cottage back in May 2014. We just returned from our second trip to Anna Maria last week and unfortunately Surf's Up was already rented so we selected another property. While this property was nice, I can promise you it did not deliver the same quality, cleanliness and comfortable feeling that we experienced at Surf's Up ... which is what compelled me to sit down and write this long overdue review! If you are looking for a cottage on Anna Maria, STOP, book this property now because it will not be available later! The minute we opened the door and walked into this home, I sighed with relief because it was not only exactly as pictured on the website ... it was better! Everything about this home is first class. You will want for nothing ... it has all been provided. The kitchen is beautiful and stocked with everything you will need. The linens and towels are soft and plush. The beach towels are 'big' ... no skimpy towels here! The bed was so comfortable. They provided beach cart, chairs, and umbrella. My favorite place was the screened back porch and we loved the pool. The evenings in May get cool, so we kicked up the heat and jets and it felt just like a hot tub! The owner's are great to work with and very responsive. They genuinely care that you enjoy their property and your vacation. So, don't miss the boat like we just did ... book this property now ... you will not be disappointed! Thank you Scott and Joda for opening up your beautiful home so that we can enjoy this lovely paradise on Anna Maria!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
The Sandbar Restaurant
Nearest Golf
2.8 Miles
Key Royale - seasonal memberships available
Nearest Motorway
3.9 Miles
#64 - Manatee Ave
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Waterfront, Sandbar and others on Pine Ave
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Gulf of Mexico
Car: recommended

Surf's Up is ideally located on the desirable northern tip of Anna Maria Island. A slice of old Florida, with seven miles of sugary white sand beaches, voted one of the 'Best Islands in the USA'. It showcases a tropical landscape with crystal clear waters reminiscent of the Caribbean. Anna Maria is a treasure found on Florida's Southwest Gulf Coast conveniently located between Tampa (1 hour) and Sarasota (45 mins) it is also only about 2 hours from Orlando. You'll be surrounded by warm Gulf waters; Surf's Up is located steps to the Gulf of Mexico beach and a few blocks to Pine Ave - the greenest main street in America. Anna Maria is fast becoming a hot spot for gastronomic delights. Feel free to take a walk or catch the free local Trolley to local restaurants or attractions. Some of our favorite restaurants are: Eat Here in Holmes Beach; The Waterfront Restaurant, Sandbar, Rod & Reel Pier, and Poppo's Tacos in Anna Maria. Ginny & Jane E's and Peaches are great places for breakfast and lunch. It's about a 30-45 minute drive to Sarasota, depending on the time of year. Tampa is a little over an hour. St. Petersburg is about 45-50 minutes away.

Other Activities: Zoo/Marine/Wildlife Park, boating/kayaking, basketball court, Health Spa, Parasailing, Miniature Golf.


Rates & Availability

From $1,700 Per week

Anna Maria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Season
Feb 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
14 night minimum stay
May 2 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2015 - Jan 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
High/Spring Season
Feb 1 2016 - Apr 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $140
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes A holiday week rate of $2400 will be applicable to the major holidays of Christmas, Memorial Day, and Labor Day.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Size Master Bedroom has full in-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Set of 2 twin beds can be moved together to create King size
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 in the guest room, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) sleeper sofa located in the living room. 650 Thread Count Luxury Egyptian Cotton Sheets in Master!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Beach towels, buggy, chairs, cooler & games...Ready to hit the beach! One block off the beach at the north end of the island. Quiet cannot ask for a better location!

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