4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Pool home with backyard Cabana and Gorgeous Bay Views
Scott and Joda
About Scott and Joda
Our story started with our first vacation home, Surf’s Up! It was 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. Now with our friends and family visiting often with us, Surf's Up became too small and we were excited to purchase Sea Life Happy that can fit everyone under one roof.
Scott and Joda purchased this House in 2015
Why Scott and Joda chose Anna Maria
Sea Life Happy's location, larger size and stunning finishes made the decision to purchase easy. Located in the coveted North End section of the island, is just a short walk to the beaches, restaurants, shopping, the Anna Maria Pier, Rod & Reel restaurant and all the other amenities that this wonderful spot has to offer.
What makes this House unique
Our home is newly renovated!!! We have lovingly renovated the exterior with the goal of making it one of the best backyards to enjoy in Anna Maria. Adding a tropical secluded paradise in the backyard, complete with a large Cabana, plush seating area, outdoor bar and pool area that is fun for entertaining or simply relaxing. 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 the 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!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Owner is highly allergic
Owner is highly allergic
Minimum age of primary renter:35
Please see rental agreement for cancellation policy.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We loved our stay in this beautiful house which had everything you needed and more. The location was fantastic, close to the beach and local amenities. We saw lots of manatees, dolphins and so much wildlife. The pool and spa were lovely to relax in too. Scott and Joda were very responsive and answered any questions very promptly. We would highly recommend this house to anyone visiting Anna Maria Island.
The Woodward family, UK
Amazing house and location
The house was awesome with everything you could possibly need and more. The water access for our boat made it easy to use daily, parked it right at the dock. The pool and area around the pool made for a great family gathering each day.
The house was open with plenty of room for everyone. Two great master suites made it comfortable for both families.
Love the area and the house.
Perfection at Sea Life Happy
Sea Life Happy is a top tier vacation rental. There isn't anything you'll need that's not available. It is beautifully decorated with a comfortable beach theme while certainly not overdone. It was as clean as can be and the furnishings, including linens, kitchen appliances, cookware, etc. were high quality. It is a privilege to recommend this home.
Gloria: thanks so much for staying at Sea Life Happy and the wonderful review! We are so glad you had such a wonderful stay and would welcome you back at any time! Thanks again. Scott & Joda
Sea Life Happy is a gorgeously maintained home. It is newly update with state of the art modern amenities. The downstairs pool/spa area with adjoining bar was the focal point of our stay; swimming, lounging, listening to music, and enjoying the sunshine! The dock off of the canal is a great place to see manatees (we saw at least 10)! Walking distance to Pine Avenue, the beach, and great restaurants!
The owners, Scott and Joda, we so responsive and warm and welcoming. You need to book this house for your next vacation to AMI!
Scott and I can not tell you how happy it makes us to know that your family so enjoyed our home. How exciting that you saw all those manatees! Thank you for your kind remarks. We welcome you all back any time.
Awesome - booked same week next year.
We had a great family vacation at the home. We were very impressed with how well stocked the home was with everything we needed. We had a blast hanging out in the amazing back yard pool/bar area. The home is in a great quiet neighborhood, but yet just a short walk to great beaches and great food. Many amazing memories were made for all of us. We really enjoyed our time at this home! Thank you! Cant wait to return next April.
Joda and I are so glad you had such a wonderful experience at Sea Life Happy! Thanks for being such great guests and we look forward to having you back next year!
Great way to bring in the New Year!
We had a great time with our family of 6 at Sea Life Happy! Great location, great house, great beach. The house has everything we needed for a great 5 day stay. The check in and out is easy. Scott and Joda responded quickly with any questions or requests. Only negative was that we had to leave!
You really don't need a car. Everything you need is within walking distance. Consider renting a golf cart instead of a car. We also rented paddle boards and kayak from Beach Bum Rentals (you can get golf carts there too). They delivered them right to the back yard. Everything was so was so easy. Great vacation!
Greetings Julie! thanks so much for the great review! We are so glad you had such a wonderful stay and were able to bring in the New Year in such style! We hope you'll come back again sometime soon! Best. Scott & Joda
"Sea Life Happy" 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; "Sea Life Happy" is located steps to the Bay beach and a few blocks to the Gulf of Mexico; around the corner you will find 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.