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

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Anna Maria - Sea Life Happy

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!



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

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Scott and Joda
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2016
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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!


based on 27 holidaymaker reviews

Sea Life Happy - Htd Pool/Spa / Dock / Waterfront / Steps to Beaches - Pine Ave
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Sea Life Happy was a very clean, comfortable home with peaceful island decor, relaxing bedrooms, gourmet kitchen, and perfect amenities with the pool, dock, and all the beach supplies. The owners thought of every detail to make their home relaxing and convenient. We enjoyed taking the beach wagon on a stroll to the Bay which was amazing for the children to explore the beach and we saw dolphin each time out. Dining outside in the covered veranda was fantastic. We enjoyed the nearby eateries, ice cream, cupcake, coffee and donut shops, which were all family friendly. Highly recommend renting kayaks for a day. The aquarium made for a fun half day trip.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unbelievable week

  • 5 of 5

We have nothing but amazing things to say about this property and the owners. Not only was the house better and more amazing than the photos, but it was immaculate, quiet and had everything we needed for our week of fun. We can not wait to come again. Thank you for making my parents 40th anniversary trip the best we could have ever hoped for and a trip they will never forget!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review!! We are so pleased you had such a memorable experience for your entire family! That is just the type of experience we wish for all our guests...that they feel like it is their home away from home and have such a fantastic experience they will come back year after year! Thanks again! Scott & Joda
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PERFECT Vacation Getaway! June 25, 2016

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible family vacation! Sea Life Happy exceeded our expectations. This beautifully decorated home is in a perfect location with a secluded pool and dock. The property is well maintained and the house comes fully equipped with everything you need. We have been coming to Anna Maria Island for 9 years now and this is home is hands down our favorite!! Everything was within walking distance which worked out great with kids! The owners Scott and Joda were very informative and easy to work with. If you are looking to relax and unwind in paradise then Sea Life Happy is the way to go! We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anthony: thanks so much for taking the time to write such a nice review of your stay at Sea Life Happy! We are so glad to know that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the great care you took of our home. We'd welcome you back any time! Best. Scott & Joda
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Charming home

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday at Sea Life Happy! The house is stocked with everything you need and everything is in nice, new condition. We rented a golf cart and loved being so close to Pine street, ice cream and the pier! The owners were great to work with and we will be sure to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carly: thanks for writing such a nice review of your stay at Sea Life Happy! We are so glad you had such a wonderful, memorable, and relaxing stay at our home. That is exactly the type of experience we wanted our guests to have when we outfitted our home. We love it when guests feel like they've found a "home away from home" on Anna Maria. We'd welcome you back any time! All the best...Scott & Joda
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Beautiful and Spotless

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked into their home we were amazed. Great location. Spotless and roomy! Would highly recommend for families or couples. The kitchen dining family area was a wonderful hangout! Lucky for us we had my sister-in-law who is an excellent cook and we enjoyed many meals together as a family. All the dishes and cooking supplies were plentiful! We spent a lot of time in the pool area, which provided relaxing evening after our days at the beach and shopping. We were sad when our week came to an end. Angie & Pat

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Angie and Pat: thanks so much for your wonderful review! We are so pleased that you had such a wonderful stay at Sea Life Happy! There's nothing we like more than to know that our guests felt relaxed and as if they found their own piece of paradise that felt like their home away from home on Anna Maria Island. Thanks for taking such great care of our home and we hope you'll come back sometime in the future for another stay. All the best Scott & Joda
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Absolutely Perfect!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The "Sea Life Happy" is just that! My family and I had THE MOST PERFECT vacation in Anna Maria Island. It was our first time there and didn't really know what to expect. This home is gorgeous and spacious!! It's in a perfect location just steps from shops, dining, the pier, fishing areas, and beautiful beaches. The owners thought of everything!!! Everything is labeled throughout the house and easy to use. It was a perfect spot for my teenage children, my husband and I, and my parents! We can't wait to return. Don't think twice!!!! Rent this house before it's gone!! You'll be thrilled you did!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carrie: thanks so much for writing such a wonderful review. Joda and I are so pleased that you had such a nice, memorable stay. We love it when our guests feel like they have a home away from home on Anna Maria. It's a special place, as you know, and we hope you'll come back soon! All the best! Scott & Joda
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
10 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Fall/Winter
29 Oct 2016 - 18 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Thanksgiving Week
19 Nov 2016 - 25 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Fall/Winter
26 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas Week
24 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
4 Feb 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer High Season
10 Jun 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late August
19 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £408
Cleaning Fee £163
Tax Rate 11.5%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Anna Maria in Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2940 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 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
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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

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