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Sea Life Happy - Htd Pool/Spa / Dock / Waterfront / Steps to Beaches - Pine Ave

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Pool home with backyard Cabana and Gorgeous Bay Views

Newly Renovated!!! "Sea Life Happy" is a vacation rental above all others. Sunny, airy, extra large living and kitchen spaces are just some of the features of this beautiful home in the most coveted area on the north end of Anna Maria. Canal front with 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms that’s just steps to the Bay Beach, and 3 blocks from the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico beaches. Perfect for boating and water activities, "Sea Life Happy" is just around the corner from the Historic Anna Maria Pier, great restaurants, and the Pine Avenue shopping district. You cannot ask for a better spot for all that Anna Maria has to offer!

COASTAL LIVING: Boasting one of the BEST BACKYARDS in Anna Maria, you can sink into the plush outdoor seating, or relax on the dock while listening to the coconut trees sway and the smell of ocean in the air. The huge outdoor cabana hosts a game room, living, dining, and outdoor bar with TV, all overlooking the heated pool and spa, and tranquil waterfront. Need a break from swimming in the Gulf or pool? Feel free to entertain the entire family with cocktails and snacks in either the cabana area oasis or the gorgeous deck upstairs. Ease into island time while fishing from the dock or looking for the manatees and rays often seen swimming in the canal. Boaters are welcome in this location, where there is easy navigation to the Gulf of Mexico!

The GLORIOUS GULF VIEWS off the elevated deck are not to be missed! You can start and end your days lazing over a cup of coffee while watching the fantastic local wildlife. Al Fresco dining is a cinch for the whole family just off of the main level with dining (table for 8) and a comfortable seating area for relaxing, lounging and great conversation.

In addition, "Sea Life Happy" has a beach buggy, beach chairs and towels, umbrella, portable cooler and games for your beach going enjoyment.

The bottom line is there is plenty of room to stretch out, relax, and enjoy “Anna Maria Beach Life”!

SIESTA TIME INSIDE: The Sunny interiors invite you in as soon as you open the door to "Sea Life Happy". The large open concept living and dining space will give everyone a chance to find a spot to reconnect with each other, share stories, laugh, play games and make memories. Tropical colors and bright, cheery furniture and decorations are featured throughout.

The fabulous and spacious gourmet kitchen is outfitted with premium cookware responding to the Inner Foodie in you. All of the chef’s accouterments are available to you to create memorable feasts with your family.

NESTING: At day’s end….There will be no fighting for the sumptuous Master Bedroom suite since there are TWO! Both have large flatscreen TVs and a comfortable relaxation area. The sunny and cheerful queen bedroom also has a flatscreen TV. The 4th bedroom has a twin over a double mattress bunk bed…and the separate den allows for a private retreat to catch up on a good book while also having a full size pull out futon, if you need to squeeze in an extra guest.

We tried to think of everything so that during your visit you can sit back, relax, and take in all that is Anna Maria. 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 STAY MINIMUM

8 GUESTS MAXIMUM

Check out our smaller vacation rental home, Surf's Up on Anna Maria Island at listing #438886

More Details

Owner
Scott and Joda
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2017

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 Island

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, and all the other amenities that the 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 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!

Location

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
The Sandbar Restaurant
Nearest Golf
3.1 Miles
Key Royale - seasonal memberships available
Nearest Motorway
3.4 Miles
#64 Manatee Ave
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The Waterfront Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Gulf of Mexico
Car: recommended

"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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please see rental agreement for cancellation policy.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Second Master Bedroom has full en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom has full en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Bunk Bed , Twin over full bunk bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Normal check in on day of arrival is 4pm; checkout on day of departure is 10am.

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Sea Life Happy - Htd Pool/Spa / Dock / Waterfront / Steps to Beaches - Pine Ave
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
5

Just wow

  • 5 of 5

We come to AMI every year for Spring Break, and this home was by far the best we've ever stayed in. Beautifully decorated, great location, everything you think you might need and more. It was perfection!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristen: thanks so much for the great review! There's nothing Joda and I like more than to exceed our guests expectations and to have them feel as though they have found their "home away from home" in Anna Maria! We cannot tell you how much we appreciate the great care you took of Sea Life Happy. We hope to have you back again in the future! All the best. Scott & Joda
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5

Luxurious Home

  • 5 of 5

Sea Life Happy is a fabulous property. It has everything provided that you could ever wish for. We were a party of 4 adults and 2 teenagers and we all agreed that the house and location were amazing. We used the pool every day, it was a perfect size for all of us to splash around in. The hot tub was used by the adults in the evening, so relaxing after a hard day on the beach! We loved having the dock to fish off. We all caught fish of varying sizes and species. The highlight was seeing the manatees everyday. We even had them swimming over to our dock to drink water - amazing creatures. Scott and Joda checked in on us to make sure we had everything we needed. Thank you for supplying extra house cleaning and linen changing service. I must say the beds are the comfiest I've ever slept in. The master bedroom was huge as was the shower and bath.

We did nightly visits to Two Scoops which was literally a 3 minute walk from the house. We used Ginny and Janes and The Rod and a Reel pier for breakfast or brunch as they both provided excellent meals at a reasonable price. The beach, which was 2 minutes away, was used everyday. We particularly enjoyed seeing all the wildlife on the beach and in the sea. The boys fished from the beach daily, catching mainly snook, sea trout and lady fish. We ate out most evenings, mainly frequenting The Ugly Grouper (which had entertainment), Mr Bones (excellent wings and ribs), The Starfish Co (our favourite).

Trips to Ellenton and Tampa for shopping were easy to do and fulfilled the needs of the ladies. Bass Pro in Braden is excellent for buying anything to do with fishing whilst also having a brilliant restaurant.

Sea Life Happy is by far the best property we have stayed in, and this was our third time on the Island. Thank you Scott and Joda for allowing us to stay there, we will definitely be back.

Our thoughts are now with the Islanders as they face the threat of hurricane Irma. Please stay safe everybody. We are thinking of you.

Carole and Lee Vernon and family

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house, great location on Anna Maria Island

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a wonderful week at Sea Life - beautiful house, exceptionally clean, and fully stocked with everything you would want to make your vacation easy and enjoyable. After our mornings on the beach, we spent the rest of the day relaxing in the pool and spa, looking for manatees on the dock, and watching sunset from the deck. Couldn't ask for a better week than that!

Great location, convenient to everything on Anna Maria Island. Two Scoops is just around the corner and was a big hit with the kids (and the adults).

Scott and Joda were extremely responsive and considerate. They have created a warm, wonderful home to make memories with your family and friends - go enjoy it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Each year we take a family vacation with our two young boys and both our parents. Anna Maria Island was a new destination for us to try. We were really excited about Sea Life Happy being on the canal and close to the beach.

The house itself was wonderful. Everyone said their beds were the most comfy than any other place we had been. The main floor was open and had enough space for everyone. We enjoyed watching a movie several nights on NetFlix. The pool was perfect. It is shaded through out the day which is much needed in the Florida sun.

The Waterfront restaurant is literally around the corner and was the best restaurant we ate at. We ate most of our meals at home, which was great and saved us a lot of money.

We drove over to the Gulf side to enjoy the beach even thought the Bay side is in walking distance. I must say the most spectacular part of this island is the North Shore Beach. Worth the drive and walk to get there!!!

We took a day and drove down to Venice to look for Shark teeth (found two) and also charted a fishing expedition with Snapper Addict out of Bradenton. Our boys had do much fun fishing on the charter! They caught 8 different species of fish (an Atlantic Sharpnose Shark and even hooked a Cobia). They tried to fish off the dock in the back, but only caught one fish. We did see a few manatees in the canal too.

We tried the Donut Experiment and had our family dinner at the Sandbar. The Sandbar has a great location, but the food was sub-par. Pine avenue was great to check out, very boutique like shopping, if you like that. Walking the pier was interesting too, just watching all the people fish!

Scott and Joda were accommodating with our needs and we appreciated their availability to contact us. If you are considering this property, you will not be disappointed. It was one of our best family vacations yet!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nicole: thanks so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. We are thrilled that you had such a nice time during your stay at Sea Life Happy! Reviews like yours warm our hearts as we just love hearing about families that are making memories at our home and feel as though they've found another "home away from home"! Thanks again for staying and we'd love to have you and your family back any time at all! All the best. Scott & Joda
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We had an amazing week at sea life happy. Perfect location and offered everything needed.

  • 5 of 5

Sea life happy was the spot! Perfect location, short walk to the beach, had the dock and canal for the boat. It was an awesome absolutely beautiful home. Very comfortable and welcoming. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Phil: thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. Joda and I are so glad you and your family had such a nice time. Thanks for taking such great care of our home. We hope you'll come back again sometime soon! Best. Scott & Joda
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Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many homes on AMI over the years and have never gone back to the same house twice. This time we found it. This house is in a perfect location on AMI, beautifully decorated, the kitchen is very well appointed, the two bikes in the garage as well as beach chairs, umbrella, etc. I loved that instructions were clear and concise throughout the house including the labels on the light switches. Scott and Joda's home was perfect in every way and we hope to go back for two weeks next summer!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Judy: thanks a million for taking the time to write a review on your stay at Sea Life Happy. Joda and I are so glad you had such a nice time and look forward to having you back next year! Cheers! Scott & Joda
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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Fall
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,272
for 7 nights
£2,272
 
 
Late Fall
28 Oct 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,932
for 7 nights
£1,932
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
18 Nov 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,526
for 7 nights
£2,526
 
 
Winter
25 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,848
for 7 nights
£1,848
 
 
Christmas Week
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,522
for 7 nights
£3,522
 
 
January 2018
30 Dec 2017 - 26 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,696
for 7 nights
£2,696
 
 
High Season
27 Jan 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,544
for 7 nights
£3,544
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,120
for 7 nights
From
£424
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £151.44
Refundable Damage Deposit £378.6
Tax Rate 12.0%

Please be sure to read through the cancellation policy which is part of the rental agreement. The terms on the agreement are what is in effect. We encourage all renters to purchase traveler's insurance either through VRBO or through a commercial travel insurance program.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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