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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 3 bath, Canal front, Saltwater Pool, only minutes to the Beach

This beautiful canal front home is located on a quiet street in the exclusive north end of Anna Maria Island. The tastefully decorated 3 bedrooms, 3 baths home was updated in 2004 and sleeps up to 8 people. The home is a block to Tampa Bay and three blocks to the sugar sand beach on the Gulf. It’s also just two blocks to the quaint shopping and restaurants of Pine Avenue and the City Pier.

The back yard is your own private piece of paradise. The salt water pool is nestled among native palms, sea oats and mangroves for a very private experience. You’ll have your choice of two dining areas, a gas grill, and chaise lounges in the sun or the shade.

It’s a short trip on boat or kayak from the dock to Bimini Bay, Tampa Bay, Egmont and Longboat Keys, and the Gulf of Mexico. There are a number of waterfront restaurants close by where you can dock and enjoy a great meal.

If watercrafts aren’t your thing, the dock in your back yard is also a great place to fish, or just to sit and enjoy a beverage, watch the mullet jump and see the seabirds skim the water. In the winter months, it's not unusual to see dolphins and manatees cruise by.

If you must leave the island, the nearby Sarasota / Bradenton area is known for the arts, dining, shopping and baseball Spring training. Less than an hour North over the Skyway bridge is Saint Petersburg, with its Baywalk and Dali museum, and a little further North over the causeway puts you in Tampa with its own arts, sports and history, and a great Aquarium.

Whatever you choose to do – this beautiful home and Island is a great place to do it – or to just relax and do nothing at all.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

Why Giovanna chose Anna Maria

Florida's west coast beaches have always been our favorite ones, and when we visited Anna Maria for the first time we immediately fell in love with it. The easy going life style of the island, sugar sand beaches, dolphins, manatees, birds! A year later we were living in PARADISE!

What makes this house unique

We loved the location of the home mainly because of the quite street. It's very secluded yet close to everything. We lived just a short time at Tarpon Home, and hope to come back and enjoy the island again.

The things that I miss about AMI are: Sunrise walks on the beach (all the way to the tip of the island), sunsets out on our dock, the residents and of course people like you that come to explore this beautiful place.

We are so blessed to have a place here and be able to share it with you.

Please treat yourself and enjoy AMI life while you are at our Tarpon home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you all for a wonderful week at the house on Tarpon. Everything was wonderful You made it very easy for us from the time we booked the house, arrived at the airport with directions, getting the the key, having the boat delivered,and finding that the house was better than we expected.

We hope to return to Anna Maria Island in the future and will contact you for our stay
Jan 2014
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Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Make sure to contact your bank BEFORE making a high transaction that way the credit card is not declined.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.975 based on 42 reviews
Apollo Beach FL

Perfect vacation week

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 had an amazing week at Villa tarpon once again. The house is absolutely perfectly laid out with a large open floor plan. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need and the house is well stocked with everything you would need for the beach or pool. The overall feel of the house is a relaxed beach house which is perfectly appointed. It is also by far the cleanest house I have ever rented on the island!

We rented Kayaks from Beach Bums and had them delivered the day we arrived. My girls and I enjoyed going out for evening kayaks which we were able to launch right off the property. The big dock was perfect for the girls to fish off while my husband and lounged around in the generous pool furniture.

The house is perfectly located on the north end of the island so you can easily walk down to the pier to watch the sun rise or walk up for ice cream at Dips in the evening.

Giovanna is also the kindest owner I have ever rented from. She goes out of her way to make sure that you have everything you need and that you are enjoying your stay.

You won't go wrong renting staying at Villa Tarpon!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home. We are glad to hear that you and your family had a great stay. AMI is a wonderful place for families to enjoy a beach vacation and relaxation. Thanks for taking the time to review us. Please come back and visit again!
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Perfect accommodations for our family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your home for our family Christmas vacation. The accommodations were perfect. The house was perfectly stocked with everything needed during our stay. Thank you for putting up a Christmas tree for us which made our Christmas morning extra special!!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad to hear that you and your family had a great Christmas vacation on our property. We enjoy it having you as our guests. Thank you for taking the time to review us.
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Center Valley

Excellent place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed for 13 nights. We are a family of 7 and could not have had a better time. Rented bikes and a boat. Asked the owner to replace the grill because it was rusted out from the salt air. She replaced it immediately with a stainless steel version. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad to hear that you and your family had a great stay. Thank you for taking the time to review us.
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Beautiful home with great layout and water access!

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful and has a great layout, especially for families with little ones. It is located right on a canal which is perfect for guests who want to bring their boat like we do. The house is clean and well equipped with mostly everything you can think of. Giovanna (owner) was great to work with and was quick to respond to us with any questions we had during our stay. We will definitely re-book in the future :)

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad to hear that you and your family had a great stay. Thank you for taking the time to review us.
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Beautiful Canal Front Property

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have visited many HomeAway properties over the years, and this one ranks among the best. It was very clean and well stocked with those little things you don't think to bring from home. The backyard is dominated by the fresh water pool, and is directly adjacent to a canal. You can move from sun to shade without leaving the pool at all hours of the day. The location of this home is ideal, in that it is on a side street within walking distance of many of Anna Maria's restaurants. Highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review. It was also a pleasure to have you as our guests. You were very respectful of our home and we do really appreciate that. I'm glad you were able to relax and enjoy the island. If you come back to AMI please look us up again.
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Wow! Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely beautiful! Comfort, style and perfect place to keep your boat in the back yard! Just bring your clothes and enjoy island life! Thank you Giovanna!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home for your vacation and your family reunion. We are glad to hear that you and your family had a great stay. Thank you again for taking the time to review us. We'll love to have you again if you decided to come back to AMI.
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Sandbar Restaurant
Great place to enjoy lunch,dinner,drinks, and amazing sunsets!
Waterfront Restaurant
Another wonderful restaurant on beautiful Anna Maria. Tampa Bay views from outside patio.
Ginny's and Jane E's Cafe and Coastal Store
This is a very unique place where you can have breakfast, lunch or just a cup of coffee whil...
Anna Maria's north end beaches
Great place to walk to and enjoy the great outdoors Florida has to offer.
Rod & Reel Pier
This is a low key kind of place. Wonderful for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Awesome grouper ...
Robinson Preserve
A great trip on bike or walking to experience Florida nature.
Two Scoops
Just two block from our property. Have your ice-cream and go for a walk to Anna Maria City ...
Ocean Star
This is my favorite restaurant ( I love Sushi! ) They take their time, but their rolls are s...
Hurricane Hank's
This place is not fancy but food is delicious! Try the Ahi tuna stacker!
City Pier Restaurant
Great place to walk and watch sunrise or sunsets, depend on the time of the year. If you lik...
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
I 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Anna Maria
Car: necessary

There are 7 miles of Gulf of Mexico Beaches on the island and many smaller beaches on the Tampa Bay and intracoastal waterways. There is also a children's playground on the beach along with picnic tables under the trees for family gatherings.The beaches in Anna Maria City are so beautiful, it's a favorite spot to watch the sunsets over the gulf.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change.
Pool heat is $100 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund