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Renovated 2/2 Cottage North End-Steps to Beach-Tropical Landscaping/Heated Pool

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


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4)

Welcome to SURF'S UP, located one block from the sugary white sand and beaches on the desirable north end of the Anna Maria Island. SURF'S UP is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath cottage that has been completely and lovingly renovated from top to bottom and is gorgeously decorated, meticulously maintained and ready for Coastal Living Magazine!!

SURF'S UP is spacious with an open floor plan, ceiling fans throughout, a full-sized washer/dryer and a one car garage. The large gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counters and upgraded cabinetry has a breakfast bar with seating for 4. The dining area also seats four comfortably and opens to the warm and cozy living area with plenty of room to relax. The living area leads to the screened in porch overlooking the heated cocktail pool and very private tropically landscaped yard. The yard is fully fenced with a gas grill, outdoor lighting and an outdoor shower.

The master bedroom has a king bed with en-suite bathroom with a large glass tub/shower combination and marble counters. The guest room has two single beds which can be converted to a king if you prefer. The second bathroom is conveniently located just steps from the guest room but is central to the rest of the home and has a large glass walk-in shower.

SURF'S UP has a beach buggy, beach chairs, towels, and a cooler so take the short walk to the Gulf where you can relax, walk Anna Maria's 7 miles of beautiful beaches, and enjoy the spectacular Gulf sunsets. After the beach take a stroll to Pine Avenue for shopping or to visit one of our great local restaurants or for a more casual dining experience try the Rod N Reel pier or the Anna Maria City Pier.

Small Pets considered!!



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

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2018

About The Owner

Surf’s Up! Is a 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. Surf's Up, 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. It's been lovingly restored, 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!

The Owner purchased this house in 2012

Why The Owner chose Anna Maria

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.

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.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • AMI has a strict noise ordinance in effect at all times and requires all guests to be out of the pool/spa no later than 10pm
  • Please see rental agreement for cancellation policy.
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
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 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!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
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!


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Renovated 2/2 Cottage North End-Steps to Beach-Tropical Landscaping/Heated Pool
average rating of 4.9625 based on 80 reviews

Great location, everything we needed was there

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house and had a fabulous time

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming little house on attractive location of AnnaMaria Island

  • 4 of 5

We liked first of all the location of this house at the North end of the Island on a quiet street. The decoration of the interior is light and and cosy. The bedroom is good with a comfortable bed and sufficient storage room for clothing. The bathrooms were both reasonable, I would say a little bit small. The kitchen was sufficiently large and practical. The equipment and utensils were acceptable; a few pans need replacement and so is the garbage bin. The only real disadvantage of the house is the pool area and terrace. This we found very small and devoid of sunlight because of the huge over growing palm trees planted at the rear of the area. Altogether though a pleasant place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Surf's Up was better than we had hoped for. It was charming, clean and convenient. The screened-in porch and backyard pool area were phenomenal. The tall palms gave it complete privacy and shade (barely needed to turn on air entire time) and it was really nice to listen to them blowing at night.

Scott (the owner) was extremely helpful and understanding when I had to make changes to the reservation.

Would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home away from home in AMI

  • 5 of 5

I just can't say enough about how perfect this home was for our little family of four. We absolutely LOVED everything about it. From the kitchen, to the bedrooms, to the pool, to the location... it was one of the best vacations we have ever had - and Surf's Up had alot to do with this. We hope to return very soon - sad that you are booked up in March!!!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect spot for a family of four - will be back!

  • 5 of 5

We just left Surfs Up and had the best week! The weather was perfect, the beaches were impeccable and the house had everything we needed!

The kids had a blast playing in the pool whenever we weren't on the beech or getting ice cream in town.

Thank you again!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable and well appointed home! Quite and cool!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £101.09
Damage Deposit £361.05

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.