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

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

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!



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

More Details

Scott and Joda
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 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!


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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

Sea Life Happy - Htd Pool/Spa / Dock / Waterfront / Steps to Beaches - Pine Ave
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

Fantastic Family Christmas at Sea Life Happy

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in the very early hours of the morning, very weary, after long delays at Atlanta but as soon as we walked into this amazing house we knew we were in for a very special Christmas holiday. We are a family of 4 with ages ranging from 14 months to 60+ and the house had something for everybody. The pool, the truly wonderful living area and the whole ambiance of Sea Life Happy makes it a perfect holiday home.

The location cannot be improved, easy walking to the Beach, Pine, the City Pier, the Rod and Reel Pier and Ginny and Jane E's .

Many thanks to Scott and Joda, nothing was too much trouble.

We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for Multi-Family Vacations!

  • 5 of 5

We can’t say enough good things about Sea Life Happy. Such as spacious, beautiful and well-appointed home! It was the perfect oasis to reunite with old friends, relax, laugh and make new memories. Our family of 4 stayed there for one week in November with another family (4 adults/4 children total) and there was plenty of room for everyone. Of utmost importance to our kids, the pool was comfortably warm throughout our stay and it got tons of daily use. Additionally, the beds are super comfy, plenty of towels were provided and the home’s ideally located, whether you enjoy fishing in the bay (I caught 3 small fish off the dock – fishing poles provided) or lounging on the beach. It’s also walking distance to restaurants, ice cream, shopping, the pier, trolley stops and a small local general store. While I do wish they stocked some basic nonperishable food (items like cooking oil and seasonings), the kitchen was fully equipped with all the pots, pans, gadgets and utensils you could possibly need. Finally, Scott and Joda were great to deal with throughout the booking process and our deposit was returned quickly after departure. Thank you for opening your doors to us! Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Valerie: thanks so much for your wonderful review of your stay at Sea Life Happy! It's just the type of experience we are hoping each and every one of our guests has...it's so nice to hear how much you enjoyed the location and the amenities. And particularly, the fact the you have such wonderful memories of the time you spent there! Please come back again soon! All the best. Scott & Joda
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Stunning House in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing house this is, with six adults and four month old baby we could not have had anything better. Great layout over three floors means there is plenty of space to be together and also room to have quiet time. Beautifully decorated, well maintained and exceptionally clean made this the best rental property we have had. The location of the house near to Pine St is also a major plus point as it is easy to walk to shops etc. We loved the canal at the back as there was always some sort of activity on show from the local wildlife from manatees to ospreys. Thanks to Scott & Joda for there help with our questions during booking. You will not be disappointed with this house. Hopefully we will manage a visit in the not to distant future.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Scott: thanks so much for taking the time to write such a nice review of your stay at Sea Life Happy! We are so glad we can give families like yours such a great experience and hope you will come back soon! Thanks for being such wonderful guests and for taking such great care of our home! All the best. Scott & Joda
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Beautiful home, in a perfect location, on a stunning island

  • 5 of 5

We were 3 generations of one family who spent a lovely 2 weeks at this amazing house. The owners were attentive from beginning to end and nothing was too much trouble. Having spent many holidays in SW Florida we have come to think of the area as our second home, however this was our first visit to AMI.... we will definitively be returning!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gill: 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 hear that you and your family had such a nice stay and we'd love to have you come back and visit any time! All the best. Scott & Joda
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  • 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
Owner's Response: Joda and I want to thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough and nice review of your stay at Sea Life Happy. We are so glad you had such a nice stay and hope you and your family will come back again soon! Thanks for taking such great care of our home! All the best. Scott & Joda
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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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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
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

Cleaning Fee £160
Refundable Damage Deposit £401
Tax Rate 11.5%

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

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