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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8) 6 adults 2 children


Located right on the waterfront of Tampa Bay with beautiful views that are visible from the living room, loft and master bedroom

3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a loft, backyard veranda and lanai with a barbeque grill

Fully stocked kitchen

King bed in master suite, queen in 2nd bedroom, two twins in the 3rd, and a two person sleeper sofa in the loft, comfortably sleeps 8

Equipped with 3 flat screen TVs, entertainment center, cable, wireless internet and pool table

Garage fully stocked with two kayaks, beach chairs, beach toys, baby bike chairs, boogie boards and floats for guests to use

Washer and dryer in property

Short walk from the city pier, local restaurants and shops, coffee shops and art galleries

South Bay Paradise

402 South Bay Blvd

Anna Maria, FL 34216

If you're looking for a beautiful waterfront home with a backyard beach and the best views of the Tampa Bay on Anna Maria Island, then look no further. South Bay Paradise is a gorgeous home with an open floor plan to showcase the picturesque view in all the major areas of the house. Decorated with a color scheme and coastal theme that's reminiscent of the waterfront, the home gives the illusion of relaxing on the bay in every room of the house. And if you should want the real deal, all you have to do is walk through the beautiful french doors to the backyard, where you can lounge on the veranda or build sandcastles on your own little beach as you watch the ships go by.

You can listen to the sound of the waves breaking on the shore as you prepare a lovely meal for your friends and family in the fully stocked gourmet kitchen and watch the sun set over the water as you eat together in the dining room. There's plenty of seating for a large party in the spacious living room, where you can enjoy the spectacular views this home has to offer with the comfort of air-conditioning for those hot summer days and nights. South Bay Paradise is the ideal island retreat for both romantic getaways and fun with family and friends.

**If you would like to rent a golfcart for your stay, please contact our office at (941)-216-3793.


When you walk through the front door the first thing that catches your eye is the waterfront glittering through the large, white-paned windows and french doors on the first level. The living room, kitchen and dining room are all continuous with each other on this floor of the home to ensure you don't miss a moment whatever the activity. The deluxe master bedroom is through a door to the left of the living room, and includes a king sized bed, en-suite bathroom with a tub and a large tiled shower, flat screen TV and french doors opening out to the veranda. The other two bedrooms and the second bathroom are located in a hall adjacent to the dining area on the other side of the house, so privacy is assured for all guests. The second bedroom has a queen-sized bed and a window which overlooks the bay, while the third bedroom on the opposite side of the second bathroom comfortably sleeps two with its two twin beds. The second level loft boasts a fully-equipped entertainment center with a large flat screen TV, pool table and queen-sized sleeper sofa which can accommodate two. Best of all, the three large windows on the second level of the home ensure that you can catch a glimpse of the skyway bridge from the loft space as well.


Nothing can beat the bay beach in that functions as the backyard for this property. Breathe in the refreshing sea breeze as you grill up some burgers on the barbeque, or watch the dolphins jump through the waves from a comfortable seat on the veranda. Should you desire a little adventure, take the home's complementary kayaks out on the bay and look for sea turtles, manatees and other local wildlife as you brave the bay waters. The garage comes fully equipped with all your beach needs, and includes beach towels, chairs, toys, boogie boards, umbrellas and floats for you to enjoy during your stay. If you want to try your luck at fishing, you can rent some poles and take a leisurely stroll down the street to the city pier. Or if you prefer to grab a quick bite to eat and do a little exploring on land, simply walk a few blocks to Pine Avenue, where you can enjoy local restaurants, shops, coffee shops and art galleries.

More Details

Property Manager
Erika Chetlain
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

Why Erika Chetlain chose Anna Maria Island

We purchased the house this year and have spent many lovely weeks in tropical temperatures and island living; creating wonderful memories for our family and friends. Anna Maria and the island is truly a special experience.

Whether we are taking walks to get coffee or ice cream or visiting the pier, sunbathing, or watching wildlife -- it is always easy to get around.

Or take a drive south and enjoying the other beaches and communicites, gives you

and your visitors the choice of many experiences.

It provides the island feeling yet all near by ammenties in short distance.

We are a young family with two kids so having activities to enjoy is important; whether it is jogging, bike rides, kayaking, lunch on the beach, eating out at great island restaurants or just relax together-- a place to love!

What makes this house unique

All our guest really enjoy the property and becomes a favorite family and friend destination!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have vacationed for the past three year and had a magical time. It is a wonderful island and quaint location. The house, the views, kayaking, walking on the beach are totally relaxing and fun. We smile everytime we look at the picture.
May 2010
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Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , en-suite bathroom in master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared hallway bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom with queen sized mattress, faces the bay.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Bedroom with two twins facing the street.
  • King size beds (1), Full Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In the loft
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible


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average rating of 4.571429 based on 22 reviews

Beautiful, comfortable and well-appointed

  • 5 of 5

As a frequent renter on Anna Maria Island, I can honestly say this was one of my favorites. The home is beautiful and well-appointed. Very comfortable beds and linens, a well-stocked kitchen and comfortable furniture....not something you find at all properties. The view of the bay is stunning, with days of crystal clear water, dolphins, loggerhead turtles, rays, birds, etc. Sunrises were beautiful. The location is perfect...walking distance to the City Pier, restaurants and shops on Pine Ave. Lastly, Erika at Beach House Real Estate is a wonderful asset. She was extremely helpful and accommodating. We hope to rent this home again in a few months.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

After reading all the reviews we decided to book this home. This literally has THE BEST location on the entire island, we walked and rode bikes rented from Beach Bums everywhere! We have a 2 and 4 year old and the house is absolutely ideal with the BEST beach right outside and an enclosed area with chairs to just let the kids play outside! Dennis the owner is PHENOMENAL!!! He answered all of our questions, and is THE BEST property manager we have ever had the pleasure to meet. The house has kayaks, beach chairs, sand toys, child bike seats, a child's bike helmet, floating rafts and more fun stuff! I am an absolute germaphobe and always clean the houses we stay in again...I could not find a drop of dust or dirt to clean at this house! The house keeping staff is amazing. Dennis stocks dish soap, and some basics like a few coffee filters, foil, hand soap etc...which is nice and we called Shore Chores ahead of our arrival and they delivered all of our groceries which made the trip completely stress free! The house has a drip coffee maker and a keurig. Can't say enough great things about this house! Cannot wait to go back!!! Thanks for everything Dennis!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, well maintained and decorated.

  • 5 of 5

We had another awesome visit to AMI and this beautiful home. The property manager was very helpful and available. We hope to come back again next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Island Beauty!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing! The pictures on the website do not do it justice! When you walk in the front door, the first thing you see is the beautiful blue waters of the bay! The floor to ceiling windows make you feel as if you are right on the water!! The house is very roomy and spacious. It has starter supplies of paper towels, toilet paper and dishwashing tabs for the dishwasher, the garage has a large assortment of beach floats, toys, kayaks, beach chairs, beach umbrellas and fishing poles. For those that need white noise to sleep, the house has a box fan as well. The master bath also has a hairdryer, as well as plenty of bath towels and lots of beach towels, so you don't need to bring that with you. The house is inviting and comfortable, from the master bedroom, you wake up each morning with a view of the Bay's clear, warm waters! This end of the island was very quiet and hardly any beach traffic at all, we felt like we were the only ones on the island! This house is right on the beach, 12 steps out the back french doors and you are in the water. We watched the dolphins every morning around 10am, and found some amazing shells, the sand is white and baby powder soft, the water is clear and shallow. It is a very short walk to the Anna Maria City Pier, Two Scoops ice cream, the Waterfront Restaurant, and many of the cute, island shops! Our family had such a relaxing, fun vacation. This is our second year to vacation on beautiful Anna Maria and we hope to rent this beautiful home again. We cannot thank Dennis Miller enough for sharing his piece of paradise with us, he met us at the house and gave us a quick tour, he let us know that if we needed anything he was only a phone call or text away! We rented a golf cart from Lindy at Lux Carts, she was wonderful as well, a golf cart is a fun way to tour the island and all it has to offer. I could go on and on, but space is limited!! If I had to recommend anything, it would be to have more seating on the back patio area. Again thank you Dennis!! Till next year!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Diamond, MO

Beautiful property with great location and incredible views!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 had a wonderful stay! The property is gorgeous! The home is well appointed with the living quarters on the main level with a recreation and relaxation area on the second floor with incredible views of Tampa Bay! The home is located in a very desirable location. It is close to shopping and restaurants yet very quiet and private. The beach is beautiful and we spent time shelling and exploring tidal pools during low tide. It is a short walk to the Anna Maria City Pier. The kayaks were great! We went out into the bay and enjoyed exploring and fishing. Dennis was awesome throughout the entire process. The home was clean and ready when we arrived. There are several excursions and activities to do while on and around the Island...Kayak adventures, EcoTours, shopping, shelling, water sports and fishing to just list a few.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina

Perfect relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place and right on the water. It was so peaceful. We did get to see a manatee and dolphin came by daily. The sunrise was awesome. We enjoyed the kayaks and the water was perfect for that. Shells, sanddollars, birds were great to see! We had everything we needed for the perfect vacation in the house. Very comfortable and the view was the best!!! Thank you Dennis! I want to come back as soon as I can!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability


  • $2400 to $2900
  • USD
  • Minimum stay 7 days HOLIDAY RATES HIGHER
  • Minimum stay 7 days
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