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Seaside Sanctuary #1 - World's Greatest Sunsets!

84 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Anna Maria House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This is the CLEANEST AND BRIGHTEST vacation rental you will find on the island! This bungalow is the SECOND FLOOR UNIT of a beachfront duplex. (The 3 bedroom ground floor unit is available as VRBO #298525)

Welcome to paradise! ANNA MARIA ISLAND is the first of the barrier islands located along Florida's Gulf Coast. It is about 7 miles long and 1/2 a mile wide. It is known for beautiful beaches, breathtaking sunsets and a boat load of really nice people. The number one activity in the area is to DO NOTHING AND RELAX ON THE BEACH.

This charming BEACH HOUSE is tucked away on a VERY QUIET STREET in the sleepy north end of the island. Far away from traffic, crowds, and tourists who like to party. It is the 2ND HOUSE FROM THE BEACH with no roads to block access. If you open your bedroom window at night, the only sound will be the rolling surf on the beach. This is truly the BEST LOCATION on the Island.

Your front door is less than 1 minute from one of the most beautiful beaches in Florida. The sand is like POWDERED SUGAR. It never gets hot on your feet because it is 99% pure quartz. The water is warm and shallow. The fishing is excellent. The SANDBAR RESTAURANT is a 5 minute stroll down the beach.

The unit is light and bright with a multitude of windows showcasing BREATHTAKING GULF VIEWS. Everything has been recently updated in a coastal decor featuring hand painted starfish on the walls. Some of the key amenities include a 47' Flat Panel HIGH DEFINITION TV, SONY STEREO dual speaker docking station, PLAYSTATION 2, lightning fast WI FI INTERNET and a Stearns & Foster (firm) KING SIZE BED.

Please view our HIGH DEFINITION VIRTUAL TOUR, then call or email with any questions. Book early because the premium dates fill up fast. With its ultra premium location and brand new amenities, this is the BEST VALUE on the vacation rental market!

Keywords: Island Vacation Rental, Beach House, Duplex

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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About Stephanie

Originally from Minnesota, my husband and I moved to Anna Maria Island 10 years ago with our children to live the dream. That dream being, residing in a small beach community with pristine beaches and powdered sugar sand. Safe, quiet streets, and a great sense of community.

Stephanie purchased this house in 2004

Why Stephanie chose Anna Maria Island

We purchased this home 100% because of it's location. The view out of each west facing window is breathtaking. The property is located on a quiet dead end street and is only a few steps to one of the most pristine beaches in the world.

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location


based on 84 traveler reviews

Seaside Sanctuary #1 - World's Greatest Sunsets!
average rating of 5.0 based on 84 reviews

Amazing and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Stephanie was great to rent from. The home was very clean and comfy. The views are great. The pictures don't do them justice. Extremely short walk to the beach. It was like having our own private beach. The island is quiet and so relaxing. We will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Stephanie's house was the first time we ever rented a house. It will be a tough act to follow. The house was wonderful. Everything we needed was there! Just steps away from the beach. The description was 100% accurate. We can't wait to come back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect Sisters-Daughters-Nieces-Cousins vacation and a lot of it being perfect was due to the great place we stayed. We rented the top and bottom units so everyone could be together. Both units are spacious and really nice. Everything we needed was there. The location is excellent. You can walk to the beach with a nice path going down. Plus it is only a short distance to walk to the trolley pickup to go shopping, eating, or just to see the Island. No need to bring beach towels, chairs, or even a cooler - all was located at the house for us to use. Including a wagon which made taking items to the beach really easy. Although we did not have any younger children the units had beach toys and inside toys. The owners are super nice, and everyone on the Island is extremely friendly. It is a great place for a vacation and we highly recommend it. We are already planning our next summers vacation and are going to rent these units.

Thank you we loved it.

Susan Buckle

Sherry Blair

Kiristi Blair

Judy Spears

Betty Lehman

Sandy Casey

plus siblings......

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

The property was in great shape and very clean. The view to the beach was outstanding, I love how my floor had its own entrance/exit. It had all the kitchen utensils, bathrooms were stocked with towels & toilet paper. Also in the shed it was stocked with umbrellas, beach chairs, toys for the kids, a bicycle and there was a bar-b-q. There is also a washer and dryer on the property. Great house, would definitely return and recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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A really great apartment in a superb location

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a few days relaxation after a hectic "tourist" schedule across Florida, and we could not have chosen better that Seaside Sanctuary. From the initial contact with Stephanie through the arrival at the immaculate and beautifully presented accomodation to our eventual departure the whole experience could not have been better.

The accomodation includes many thoughtful features including washing machine, BBQ and a shed full of "stuff you might need on holiday". The location was quiet, with of course the real bonus being that you go out the front, turn left and in 1 minute you are on the beach and 3 minutes in the sea! That means that after a swim you can walk back to the apartment for a shower, which is great. Effective air conditioning meant that the typical 90F/32C, high humidity outside could be controlled when inside. The balcony was perfect for breakfast overlooking the sea before the temperature began to rise.

The beach was without doubt the best we have visited - miles of pure white sand that does not get too hot to walk on, a gently sloping shore and Gulf water which was a blood heat! And the sunsets!! Extraordinarily beautiful.

The north end of Anna Maria retains that timeless, relaxing feel and we hope that it remains that way and is not over-developed.

It is difficult to think how any aspect of this accommodation could be improved and we are already trying to work out how soon we can return!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great beachside rental

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed Seaside Sanctuary. It was very clean and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay at the beach. We had a great view of the ocean. The area was quiet, peaceful, and uncrowded. Really enjoyed the Donut Experiment and Poppos which were within easy walking distance. Customer service was great. We certainly would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Sandbar Restaurant
"Enjoy the freshest seafood on the island! Be sure to ask for a beachfront table with a stun..."
Anna Maria City Pier
"The best fishing on the island is found at the end of this 700 ft long pier. Enjoy a cold b..."
Rod & Reel Pier
"Great fishing and a boat load of really nice people. The Rod and Reel is one of the only pr..."
Free Trolley Stop
"This is the closest stop of the free trolley that runs the entire length of the island. It ..."
Island Community Center
"Tennis courts and tons of classes and activities including; Yoga, Tai Chi, Floral Arranging,..."
Bayfront Park
"A great place for a picnic. The biggest and best playground on the Island."
Village Café at Rosedale -- CLOSED
"Walkable village center sprinkled with residential cottages, professional offices and retail..."
Waterfront Restaurant
"Scrumptious fish tacos and free appetizers during happy hour. A local favorite for fresh se..."
Sign of The Mermaid
"This landmark restaurant has oodles of old world charm. Don't let the crooked tables and mi..."
Egmont Key
"Only accessible by boat, this historic park is the traditional gateway to Tampa Bay. The li..."
Island Players Theatre
"Great live theatre for only $15 per ticket. Shows run Tuesday through Saturday. Not a bad ..."
Two Scoops
"32 Flavors of hand-dipped ice cream. Try the world's best chili dog for only $1.75."
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Sarasota International Airport (35 minutes away)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Sandbar Restaurant (2 min drive/10 min walk)
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Manatee County Public Golf Course -20 minute drive
Nearest Train
56 Miles
Amtrak Station Tampa (1 Hour Away)
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
I75 (major North/South Interstate Highway) 30 min
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Sandbar Restaurant (2 min drive/10 min walk)
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Anna Maria Island (50 steps out your door)
Nearest Point of Interest
Sandbar Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Anna Maria City Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Rod and Reel Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Free Trolley Stop
Nearest Point of Interest
Island Community Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Bayfront Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Pine Avenue Village Shops
Nearest Point of Interest
The Waterfront Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Rotten Ralph's Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Sign of the Mermaid Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Egmont Key State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Two Scoops
Nearest Point of Interest
Island Players Theatre
Car: not necessary

Theme Parks: 1 hour from Busch Gardens Tampa and 2 hours from Disney World Magic Kingdom, Disney Animal Kingdom and Epcot, SeaWorld Orlando, Islands of Adventure, Typhoon Lagoon and Universal Studios Orlando.


Rates & Availability

Anna Maria House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 11 2016 - Jan 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 21 2017 - Apr 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring/Summer
Apr 23 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.5%



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Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 962 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private Master Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Queen Size Pull Out Sofa Bed in Living Room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 Twin Beds have bridge which converts to King.
  • King size beds (1) King Size Stearns and Foster 'Island Magic' Hypoallergenic Latex Core Bed (Firm) , Twin or Single Beds (2) Day bed with bridge which converts to second king. Sleep sofa in living room, surprisingly comfortable queen sized pull out.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • 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
Outdoor shower with hot water is located at back of cottage Secure Safe to Lock up your valuables

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