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Peaceful Island Rental Home - Serendipity II

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom 3 & 1/2 Bath Emily Anne Smith Designed Home

Custom home directly across the street from the Beach. Open views of the Gulf and beautiful sunsets. Over 4,300 sq ft furnished with all the comforts of home. Two gas fireplaces, heart pine flooring, gourmet kitchen with a gas range, walk-in pantry, spacious closets, open decks, plantation shutters, and a generator.

Bedrooms layout:

Master Suite - 3rd Floor - King Size

2nd Bedroom - 3rd Floor -King Size

3rd Bedroom - 3rd Floor - 4 Twin Bunk Beds

4th Bedroom - 2nd Floor - King Size

5th Bedroom - 2nd Floor - King Size

Pool and Deck added in 2014!

Please note that we do NOT advertise on Craigs List so any ad you see there is a FRAUD.

More Details

Property Manager
Rick or Lyn Puskas
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Rick or Lyn Puskas

After enjoying the rental of Serendipity I, Rick and I fell in love with Serendipity II which is larger and on a corner lot. We enjoy the easy beach access across the street and relaxing back at our home with a beautiful view of the Gulf. We are opening our home to rent so you can enjoy it as well.

Rick is a Pittsburgh born sports enthusiast that turned Floridian at a young age. He has many fond childhood memories of times on the captivating Anna Maria Island. He is a great source for tickets to local sporting events, concerts or entertainment having worked in the industry for many years.

Lyn is a native Floridian who moved from the East Coast of Florida to the West Coast to raise her family. She and Rick love to stay active and have often biked from Anna Maria down through Longboat Key.

We look forward to making your stay at our home on Anna Maria Island a pleasant one that you will repeat for many years.

Rick or Lyn Puskas purchased this house in 2013

Why Rick or Lyn Puskas chose Anna Maria Island

We love the quaint island feel with charming local shops and beautiful beaches so much that we are a little afraid to mention that Anna Maria Island received several top travel awards. (Conde Nast Readers' Choice Awards Top 30 Islands in the World; 2014 Forbes Prettiest Towns in America; 2014 Business Insider #3 Best Island in America)

What makes this house unique

2016 - Complete Re-model.

Decorated and designed to make you feel comfortably home while enjoying the beautiful sand beach and spectacular sunsets.

Elevator access to all floors, open decks and a large home for families to enjoy.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Anna Maria, Florida

Just south of Tampa, Anna Maria is a Gulf Coast beach town that has managed to avoid the sort of overdevelopment that plagues similar areas nearby – so it retains a certain small-town coastal Florida charm. With a high proportion of residences being second homes or vacation homes, Anna Maria tends to be much quieter as well. The entire city is a protected bird sanctuary, and don’t be surprised if you happen to meet a manatee during your morning swim. “It's an important sea turtle hatching ground, and for much of the year, there just aren't that many people on it,” says Cochran. “What's funny is that even though it's at the bottom lip of Tampa Bay, nine people out of ten in Florida don't even know where it is. European tourists have discovered it, but it seems like Floridians have been the last to find out.”
Dec 2013
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Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower
  • Master Bathroom - Jacuzzi Tub & Separate Shower Third Floor - Master Bath En Suite Third Floor - Shower Bath shared with Bunk Room and King Bedroom Second Floor - Shower Bath shared with two King Bedrooms First Floor - Shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 4 bunk bed
  • Master Bedroom - King Size Bed, En Suite Bathroom, Fireplace & Beautiful Sunset Views of the Gulf
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Housekeeping Services provided once a week. Additional Housekeeping Services Available upon request.


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Peaceful Island Rental Home - Serendipity II
average rating of 4.981132 based on 55 reviews

Trip of a lifetime for me. A small piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

It was incredible. I loved it! This home had everything you could want. A few things didn't work, but didn't matter. Only wish we could have stayed longer. Will definitely come back to the island again. Would like to find smaller place to come without extended family. Thank you so much for everything.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property and the owners are amazingly responsive.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property , quick walk to the beach and the owners provide all the amenities you could ever need. Lovely pool and decks to enjoy after the beach . Even watched the 4th fireworks from the 3rd floor decks. Beautiful and will absolutely return. Top notch.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write about your vacation. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon!
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Amazing house /amazing owners (great people wanting to make sure everything was perfect)/Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway weekend for my wife's birthday with our out of town friends.They were amazed by the house and its amenities.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation Home on Anna Maria Island

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from a 7 night stay at Serendipity 2. Our family could not have been happier with this house! Where do I start with the positives? It is just across the road from one of the most beautiful, white sand beaches that I have ever seen. It is located in the quieter (and more beautiful in my opinion) north end of the island. The house is spatious and well designed, and ideally suited to our multi-generational family (with 4 small children). Serendipity 2 was equipped with everything our family needed - and feels much more like a high end home vs. a rental property. The hosts were very helpful with our questions during our stay. I would not hesitate to recommend the property to others.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you and your family enjoyed your stay! We strive to make each family's vacation special. Thank you for sharing your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back to Sunshine!
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  • 5 of 5

This home was beautiful and perfect for my family vacation with 6 adults and 4 children! The owner, Rick was very helpful and prompt in answering questions prior to our booking and arrival! Vera greeted us when we arrived and was very pleasant and kind! The home was fully stocked and even included beach and pool toys and equipment!! Anna Maria Island, Fla is beautiful! We were impressed with the beautiful white sandy beaches and abundant marine life! The island is quiet and peaceful and people were very nice! We indulged in donuts and ice cream frequently from the local shops!! We were even permitted to take our small dog, although not permitted on the beach! The pool was adequate for us and enjoyed especially by my 4 small granddaughters!! The home rental also included a large golf cart which was very popular with the kiddos and convenient for travel to local restaurants, ice cream and donut shops! Publix was only a few minutes away for grocery shopping! We would highly recommend this home and its owners! We WILL return to Anna Maria!! Thank you, Rick and VRBO!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: How wonderful to hear you had a fun family vacation and all members could participate. We thank you for sharing your experience. We hope to welcome you back to Anna Maria very soon. Sending Sunshine Your Way!
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Wonderful stay, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had seven adults and one french bulldog during our week stay. The house is beautiful and well kept. It has everything you could ever need! Being able to use the golf cart and bicycles was great for getting around/visiting other parts of the island without getting in the car!

We would absolutely stay in this house again. It is in a great location and Bean Point is such a nice beach. We loved being able to use the pool. It was awesome having a pet friendly house with a little bit of a yard to for them to play and use the bathroom in (especially if you have a picky dog like ours who won't use the bathroom on anything other than grass and only when off his leash).

The only complaint any of us could make was that the provided fishing poles needed fixed up to work, like redoing the line and cleaning them. Otherwise, great house, highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
Feeling Swell, Slims Place, etc
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Tampa Bay Ferry to Egmont Key
Nearest Golf
4.2 Miles
Key Royale Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrak Bus Station
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
US 19 or I 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Rod & Reel Pier Restaurant
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Anna Maria Boat Rentals (several locations)
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Across the Street
Car: not necessary

2014 - Anna Maria Island makes Top 30 islands in the World: Conde Nast Readers' Choice Awards!

Anna Maria is a barrier island with laid back conveniences of excellent restaurants - Sandbar, Beach Bistro, Beach House and many more. In addition, Tampa Bay is 45 minutes away with Bush Gardens Amusement Park. Mote Marine Aquarium is 15 minutes south of the property as well as many other Sarasota Attractions. (John & Mable Ringling Museum, Ca d'Zan Mansion, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota Opera, Asolo Theater, GWiz Science Museum, etc.)

2014 Business Insider #3 Best Island in America

2013 #4 Best Island Vacations Travelers Choice Awards


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates and Availability are subject to change until reservation is completed. A deposit must be received in order to reserve the dates you desire.
>91 days before your arrival all funds refundable less $300
<90 days no refund
Photographs display furnishings as accurately as possible but may change over time to keep items fresh.
For stays longer than 20 nights, please email or call for rates.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.