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North End of AMI - Private Heated Pool

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Ramona Griffin
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

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.

Map

Nearest Beach
0.15 Miles
Gulf
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.

Amenities

Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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 ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • 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 ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
New Heated Pool, outdoor shower with hot water, Private backyard, adult and childrens games, pool floats

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews
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Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

Nice home clean and well kept. Close walk to the beach. Highly recommend . Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Pictures and description don't do this home justice!

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing. Beautiful, clean, exceeds all expectations. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Best location--beautiful house!!

  • 5 of 5

Second time at the Sapphire Surf. The house felt very updated and had everything we could need. We love the North side of the island and will be returning to this house next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with this rental. The house was very clean, tastefully decorated, had comfortable beds and furniture and was well stocked, making it easy to feel at home. We spent most mornings and early afternoons at the beach (a 3-4 minute walk) before coming back to the house and spending the rest of the day in the pool or on the screened in porch. The rental process was smooth and I appreciated that Ramona was proactive in sending information and clear access instructions. I wouldn't hesitate to come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best family vacation ever! Very clean, great location, fully equipped with everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home. It was very clean, convenient location, awesome heated pool and equipped with everything we needed to prepare meals. Having the washer and dryer was an added bonus and having the beach cart and beach items and towels was great. I will never stay in a hotel again! Thank you Ramona for letting us borrow your home! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Our first time to Anna Marie Island, it won't be our last. It was wonderful!! The house was so nice and great location too. We were able walk to places, rode the free trolley once since our 5 year grandson was toooo tired to walk the rest of the way home. The pool at this house was so nice and we had a fabulous time. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Administrative Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Administrative Fee of $75 is waived for guests who pay via Check.
$300 security deposit due at time of booking. 50% of rent due 60 days before arrival, remaining balance due 30 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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