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

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Property Manager
Scott and Joda
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
25 March, 2017

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Anna Maria in Manatee County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King Size Master Bedroom has full in-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 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!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse 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 centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach towels, buggy, chairs, cooler & games...Ready to hit the beach! One block off the beach at the north end of the island. Quiet street...you cannot ask for a better location!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(66 traveller reviews)

Surf's Up - Renovated - Heated Pool Steps to Beach Perfect for Snowbirds!
average rating of 4.9848485 based on 66 reviews
5

Surf's up!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great little house!! We loved it! Great proximity to the beach, beautifully decorated and landscaped! The owners were lovely to deal with! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Surf's up to anyone! We would definitely book Surf's up again if we travel without our Pug!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming Vacation Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just retuned from a wonderful vacation at Surf's Up. The home is very cozy, comfortable and well equipped. We did not want to leave and plan to return next February.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a million for the nice note and review of your stay at Surf's Up, Marge. We really enjoyed having you as our guests and very much appreciate the great care you took of our home! We are also thrilled that you have already decided to come back again next year!! We love it when our guests feel like they have found a home away from home! All the best. Scott & Joda
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5

Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay on Anna Maria. This home is impeccable and comfortable. Enjoyed the peace and quiet

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jan: thanks so much for your wonderful review. We are so happy that you had such a nice, relaxing, and memorable stay. We hope you'll come back again sometime. All the best. Scott & Joda
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New Jersey
5

Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful experience we had at Scott & Joda's bungalow! Exactly as shown in the photos, the home is beautifully decorated and was the perfect size for our family of 4. An easy walk to the beach and the shops on Pine, as well as to the bay, the location was perfect. Scott & Joda thought of everything in the detailed home instructions they sent to us, and were responsive to any questions we had. We are definitely looking forward to a return visit, hopefully in the not-too-distant future!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your thorough and thoughtful review. Joda and I are so happy you had such a memorable stay at Surf's Up! We hope you will decide to come back again in the future. Thanks for taking such great care of our little piece of paradise! All the best. Scott & Joda
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Perfect for a Family of Three

  • 5 of 5

Surf's Up was exactly what we needed for us and our four year old daughter. The accommodations are very nice, the location is unbeatable, and the owners provided great customer service. We will definitely consider going back!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeremy: thanks so much for your great review of your stay at Surf's Up! We are thrilled when folks like you find a new home away from home and hope you will come back sometime! All the best! Scott & Joda
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Franklin, TN
4

A Wonderful Pre-Thanksgiving Week at Surf's Up

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I recently returned from a wonderful stay at Surf's Up. The cottage was extremely clean and comfortable with all of the amenities one could hope for in a vacation rental. The cottage was located in a very quiet area on the north side of the island and was a short bike ride to the shopping on Pine St. and restaurants such as Rod and Reel Pier, Sandbar, Slims Place and City Pier. The cottage was very tastefully decorated on the inside. The pool area was nicely landscaped, although the pool deck was small.

Our experience at Surf's Up was excellent except for a couple of items. One, it was advertised that the cottage was one block from the beach. This is true, but you had to walk much farther than one block to get to beach. You had to walk down Jacaranda Dr. to Newton Lane, along Newton Lane and across North Shore Blvd. across an access area to the beachfront houses, and you were finally on the entrance to the beach. We were very thankful for the beach cart that was provided! Secondly, the ice/water access in the door of the refrigerator/freezer was broken so it was a little cumbersome having to pull out the ice cube bin for ice. Finally, we had difficulty operating the jacuzzi jets on the pool. The operating instructions were out-of-date as the pool motor controls had been updated and the air jets control handle was very difficult to turn. Unfortunately, we arrived during a weekend, the owners were out of the country and the local contact person also could not get the jets operating correctly. Finally on Monday, a pool repairman came, removed the stops on the air jets control handle and was able to get the jets working. I appreciated the fact that once the owners were contacted, they moved swiftly to have the problem resolved and stayed in contact with us to ensure we were satisfied with the repair.

These issues we encountered would certainly not keep us from renting Surf's Up again. In fact, it was one of the finer rentals we have had on the Island! However, it did cause us to lower our ranking to 4 stars.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Anna Maria, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High/Spring Season
28 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
14 night minimum stay
£4,053
for 14 nights
£2,083
 
 
Late Spring
1 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,724
for 7 nights
£1,724
 
 
Early Summer
20 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,792
for 7 nights
£1,792
 
 
Summer High Season
17 Jun 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,859
for 7 nights
£1,859
 
 
Late Summer/Fall
12 Aug 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,168
for 5 nights
£1,590
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
18 Nov 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,904
for 7 nights
£1,904
 
 
Mid Winter
25 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£880
for 4 nights
£1,456
 
 
Christmas Week
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,128
for 7 nights
£2,128
 
 
Jan/Early Feb 2018
30 Dec 2017 - 2 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,680
for 7 nights
£1,680
 
 
High Season 2018
3 Feb 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
14 night minimum stay
£3,874
for 14 nights
£1,993
 
 
Late Spring 2018
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,724
for 7 nights
£1,724
 
 
Summer Season
26 May 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,904
for 7 nights
£1,904
 
 
Late Summer Early Fall
11 Aug 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,590
for 7 nights
£1,590
 
 
Thanksgiving
17 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,993
for 7 nights
£1,993
 
 
Winter
24 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,456
for 7 nights
£1,456
 
 
Christmas Week
22 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,128
for 7 nights
£2,128
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,868
for 7 nights
From
£251
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £112
Refundable Damage Deposit £400
Tax Rate 12.0%

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Location

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.

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