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Surf's Up - Renovated - Heated Pool Steps to Beach Perfect for Snowbirds!

59 Reviews
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 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.

Check out our larger vacation rental home, SEa Life Happy on Anna Maria Island at listing #702910

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Scott and Joda
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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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 Island

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

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.


based on 59 traveler reviews

Surf's Up - Renovated - Heated Pool Steps to Beach Perfect for Snowbirds!
average rating of 5.0 based on 59 reviews

This is a fabulous property. It had everything we needed and was extremely comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in AMI at Surf's Up. It was the perfect house for a family of four. The location was great and the house had everything we needed. It was furnished to a high standard and extremely comfortable. My whole family loved it and when we return to AMI we will definitely try and stay there again and will not hesitate to recommend it to friends. Scott and Joda have done a wonderful job with the renovation! We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week at Surf's Up. Everything was just perfect! Very laid back and relaxing. House was outfitted with everything you need. We flew, and was worried about beach chairs, umbrella, and towels, they have thought of everything. Even beach games for the teens and even adults. We are already planning our next trip to AMI.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa: thanks for the wonderful review! We are so glad you had such a nice stay at Surf's Up! That is exactly the experience we want our guests to have and the reason we outfitted our home the way we did. We appreciate the great care you took of our little piece of paradise and would welcome you back any time! Thanks again. Scott & Joda
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It's like staying in a friends home!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just returned from a week at Surf's Up. Scott & Joda have thought of everything you need to enjoy a relaxing time on Anna Maria Island. The house it outfitted with beach chairs, an umbrella, a beach cart to carry everything to the beach. Furniture is modern and recently updated, the pool is a great way to cool off before or after dinner. Anna Maria is laid back island that is so relaxing and what made it even more relaxing was to not have to worry about anything regarding our accommodations while at Surf's Up.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review, Frederick. We are so glad you had such a relaxing, fun stay at Surf's Up and hope you will decide to return again sometime soon. All the best. Scott & Joda
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first but hopefully not last visit to Anna Maria Island and Surf's Up. The amenities and location were perfect. We were a quick walk from the beach and the house is outfitted with everything you could need for enjoying a day at the beach. The house is well taken care of and provided us plenty of room to relax as a family of four. The pool helped keep our 10 and 13 year old busy when we weren't at the beach. We hope to be guests of Surf's Up again in the future. Thanks Scott and Joda for a trip our family won't forget.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Meghan: thanks so much for your wonderful review of your stay and of Surf's Up! We are so glad you liked it and that it provided you and your family such a memorable stay! We hope you'll come back soon!! All the best. Scott & Joda
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Beautiful impeccably appointed home! Private and cozy.

  • 5 of 5

Welcomed with a bottle of wine upon arrival to this perfect home, made us feel right at home. Joda and Scott have thought of everything to make our stay so comfortable and inviting. We so enjoyed the pool in the backyard to cool off in after a hot day at the beach.

Quiet and relaxing. Loved this home on this beautiful island. A perfect get away from snowy Colorado.

With Gratitude,

Jan...from Colorado

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jan: thanks so much for your great review. We are so glad you had such a nice time at Surf's Up and hope you will come back again soon! And thanks so much for taking such great care of our little piece of paradise! All the best Scott & Joda
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Anna Maria Island - a slice of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at 769 Jacaranda street and we will return! The property was perfect. Spacious, well maintained and to a high specification. The furniture and fittings and amenities were thoughtfully installed and meant we did not want for anything. It was nice to know that after a day on the beach, a 3 minute walk from the front door, you could come back and relax in very comfortable accommodation. There are several excellent eateries nearby and it is an excellent base to get to the bigger attractions. Huge thanks for letting us stay at surf's up!!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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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

Anna Maria House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Summer/Early Fall
Aug 6 2016 - Nov 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
5 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
January 2017
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
High/Spring Season
Jan 28 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 1 2017 - May 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 6 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.5%

A holiday week rate of $2400 will be applicable to the major holidays of Christmas, Memorial Day, and Labor Day.

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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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