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SAPPHIRE SURF is 1 of 2 Properties we offer on the North End of Anna Maria

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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights


Anna Maria House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

We have named our beach homes after gemstones. This gem has a private back yard, lanai, heated pool, one level home, and is called, SAPPHIRE SURF, as your destination choice. Look at both properties and choose the one that best fits your requirements on HomeAway and type in the property id:

Diamond Surf Property ID 3828343

Sapphire Surf Property ID 3013125

Enjoy the quiet and comfort of SAPPHIRE SURF on the North End of Anna Maria Island. This enchanting two bedroom/two bath ranch style home is located on a quiet street and less than a 4 minute walk to The Gulf of Mexico beach. Ranch style construction means easy access to and from the house with no steps to climb. The newly remodeled kitchen has granite countertops and is completely equipped with dishwasher, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, blender and all the conveniences of a modern well equipped kitchen. The dining room opens to the lanai screened enclosure. The private in ground pool provides an amazing outdoor extension from the lanai and is heated from October - April. The yard is surrounded by a privacy fence.

The patio around the new pool is professionally landscaped. There is a grilling patio just outside the lanai enclosure to provide our guests with the flexibility to enjoy the grounds while grilling the fresh catch (or steak) of your choice. The patio includes comfortable seating/sunbathing chairs and an outdoor hot/cold shower. While smoking is strictly prohibited in our home, you may feel free to smoke outside on the patio.

The master bedroom contains a king-size bed, full chest of drawers for your clothes, large closet, its own ceiling fan, 42” Plasma HDTV, telephone, alarm clock. A bathroom is next to the bedroom and has a single sink, walk in shower, toilet, hairdryer, make-up magnifiying mirror, and weight scale.

The second bedroom has two queen-size beds, full chest of drawers for clothes, large walk-in closet, 32” TV, and alarm clock. This en suite bedroom has a tub/shower, toilet, and single sink.

Our family room, which is connected to the dining room, is used for relaxing, internet access, and enjoying the entertainment system. It contains a sofa, three comfortable chairs, along with a DVD player, and 42” LCD HDTV. Movies can be rented at the local Publix grocery store Redbox machine. We offer a free DVD “Marmaduke” the kids will enjoy. Free high speed cable internet service is provided during your stay. Just bring your laptop or tablet and hook up. The telephone allows for free calling within the continental United States.

We have tried to provide you with everything you need to make your vacation a memorable one. You’ll find games for the kids, 5 beach chairs, beach toys, pool floats, beach towels, beach cart, all linens, hand soap, toilet paper, and a whole lot more. You will find it easy to rent items on the island, like, bikes, boats, kayaks, beach supplies, baby supplies, or a golf cart. Upon your arrival, you will find a binder in our home that includes information on the island, restaurant’s, things to do, how to rent items, local attractions, trolley schedule, etc.

Best of all we’re located within walking distance to almost anything you may want to do or may need, and if you want to go further, we are only one block from the FREE ANNA MARIA TROLLEY STOP. Historic Pine Avenue is a short 4 block walk that has quaint shops, cafes, restaurants, including the General Store, Ginny's and Jane E’s where you can browse the gift shop or sit down with locals in the café. Grocery shopping couldn’t be more convenient with the Publix store being only 3 miles away (which can be reached via the trolley).

Family Circle Magazine, May/2012 Issue, page 90, article, “The Best of Florida” boasts about Anna Maria's NO high-rises, NO big-chain hotels or NO fast-food restaurants-just vintage bungalows, small-scale condos and mom-and-pop shops. Ditch the car and ride your bike to the bay and Gulf beaches. Please consider our adorable beach home, SAPPHIRE SURF, as your destination choice.

Our goal is simple: We provide a high quality rental experience at a fair price. Contact us for availability.

Keywords: Home, Beach House, Cottage, Hideaway, Close to beach, Gulf beach, Island Vacation Rental, Ocean, Single Level, Heated Pool, Pool, North End, Private, villa, bungalow, Sapphire Surf

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Ramona Griffin
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 6, 2016
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About Ramona Griffin

My family and I live in Austin Texas. Growing up in New Jersey, I enjoyed spending time at the 'Jersey Shore' with my friends and family. I believe this is one reason why I wanted to own a home near the beach. I'm an avid quilter, which occupies the majority of my time as my childern are now grown.

Ramona Griffin purchased this house in 2011

Why Ramona Griffin chose Anna Maria Island

My friend who owns a home on Anna Maria Island invited me to spend time with her. I fell in love with the island from the first day. I went back with her one year later and started looking for a home for my family. Late 2011, we purchased Sapphire Surf for our enjoyement and people who want to rent it from us. What drew me to Anna Maria is the slow pace of life, great beaches, friendly people and simple life it offers.

What makes this house unique

Some of the unique benefits we enjoy while at the property are: Short walk to the beach, walking the beach looking for sea shells, sunsets (and sunrise), ice cream store around the corner, eating at Sunsets, Rod & Real, City Pier, and riding a bike to explore the island.


based on 37 traveler reviews

SAPPHIRE SURF is 1 of 2 Properties we offer on the North End of Anna Maria
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

This place has it all!

  • 5 of 5

We spent our fall break at Sapphire Surf and it did not disappoint! The pool, backyard and screened in porch were our favorite hangouts. The landscaping and exterior of the house were impeccably manicured and maintained. The interior was more of the same. The whole house was spotless. The kitchen was beautiful and well stocked with pretty much anything you would need to cook a meal. It also had a wonderful view of the backyard/pool area. The beds were also very comfortable which is high on our priority list usually. This house was the perfect size for us and the location was perfect as well - just a couple block walk to the most amazing beach. We noticed that it seemed less crowded in that general area than other beach access points nearby. We would not hesitate to rent this house again. We loved everything about it and Anna Maria Island. Ramona was very nice, always responded quickly to emails, and super easy to work with! Thanks for everything!!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed a week at Sapphire Surf! I have to say, that this place is wonderful! Anna Maria Island has the most beautiful beaches! The home was perfect & clean! Great location, within in walking distance to the beach and close (but not too close) to many stores and restaurants. We would definitely return again. The home has everything that you'll need! 5 stars for sure! *****

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We just finished staying here for the month of June. We had an absolutely wonderful vacation. Probably the best time ever! We love this island and this house is in such a nice neighborhood within walking distance of many shops and restaurants. We really liked the quietness of the neighborhood. We knew there were other people there but we never heard anyone. The pool is so nice! It was sad when we had to leave.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous property!

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous place! It is an older home but it has been renovated with wonderful kitchen cabinets, granite counter tops, very nice, peaceful colors and great decor. Added to that, the beds are so comfortable. There is so much space in this house. We were there as a couple and had 2 friends spend one night with us. The pool was wonderful and everything is within walking distance or a short trip on the free trolley. We just love AMI and this house was in a very nice neighborhood without a lot of traffic. Very peaceful and a short walk to the beach. This is the cleanest house we have ever rented and we rent a lot of places on VRBO. There is a full size washer/dryer in the garage which was very handy. We are probably in the minority, but we like to wash on vacation and take everything home clean. We also like clean towels, so this was perfect for us. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything you would need to make a nice meal. We drove to the Cortez Fish Market and did some fish and lobster on the grill. All in all this was the best vacation that we have ever had and we will be returning next June. Thank you Ramona and Mark for sharing this lovely place with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a GEM!!!!! I almost want to keep it a secret!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time staying at the Sapphire Surf! My biggest worry is getting to a place and it not being clean, but this house was immaculate and larger than I expected! Not a spec of sand on the beautiful floor! You can tell that Ramona takes pride in this home. It was beautifully decorated and updated! The kitchen was well stocked as was the rest of the house. Our kids loved the games and pool/beach toys, including the rugged wagon for hauling it all to the beach. I was hesitant to not be closer to the beach, but it was such an easy walk that even my 4 year old managed without needing to be carried! LOL The bedrooms were so comfy. The patio and screened in lanai were beautiful! The trolley stop was close by and lots of food options were very walkable as well. I hope we have the chance to stay here again! Thank you Ramona!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

A comfortable, pristine haven for our family of five, this was our best VRBO experience yet. The pool, patio, and lanai were perfect for hanging out as a family. The bright kitchen was larger than expected and had every tool we needed. Walking distance to our Anna Maria favorites - coffee, restaurants, candy store, pier, and beach. The games and building toys and adorable toddler chairs were appreciated.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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Nearest Beach
0.15 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Sandbar Restaurant, Gulf side
Nearest Point of Interest
Waterfront Restaurant, Bay side
Nearest Point of Interest
City Pier Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Ginny's and Jane E's Bakery Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Trolley Stop (Ride Free)

1 hour from Busch Gardens and 2 hours from Disney World. 30 minutes to Sarasota international aiport, 1 hour to Tampa International airport.


Rates & Availability

Anna Maria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct - Dec 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
January 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
February 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
March / April 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
June - July 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
August 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Oct - Dec 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $145 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

$300 security deposit due at time of booking. 50% of rent due 60 days before arrival, remaining balance due 30 days before arrival.

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Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • King size bed (1) Pillowtop mattress, Queen size Beds (2) Two queen beds in 2nd bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
New Heated Pool, outdoor shower with hot water, Private backyard, adult and childrens games, pool floats

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