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North End of AMI - Private Heated Pool

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

We have named our beach homes after gemstones. This gem has a private back yard, lanai, heated pool, one level home, and is called, SAPPHIRE SURF, as your destination choice. Look at both properties and choose the one that best fits your requirements on HomeAway and type in the property id:

Diamond Surf Property ID 3828343

Sapphire Surf Property ID 3013125

Enjoy the quiet and comfort of SAPPHIRE SURF on the North End of Anna Maria Island. This enchanting two bedroom/two bath ranch style home is located on a quiet street and less than a 4 minute walk to The Gulf of Mexico beach. Ranch style construction means easy access to and from the house with no steps to climb. The newly remodeled kitchen has granite countertops and is completely equipped with dishwasher, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, blender and all the conveniences of a modern well equipped kitchen. The dining room opens to the lanai screened enclosure. The private in ground pool provides an amazing outdoor extension from the lanai and is heated from October - April. The yard is surrounded by a privacy fence.

The patio around the new pool is professionally landscaped. There is a grilling patio just outside the lanai enclosure to provide our guests with the flexibility to enjoy the grounds while grilling the fresh catch (or steak) of your choice. The patio includes comfortable seating/sunbathing chairs and an outdoor hot/cold shower. While smoking is strictly prohibited in our home, you may feel free to smoke outside on the patio.

The master bedroom contains a king-size bed, full chest of drawers for your clothes, large closet, its own ceiling fan, 42” Plasma HDTV, telephone, alarm clock. A bathroom is next to the bedroom and has a single sink, walk in shower, toilet, hairdryer, make-up magnifiying mirror, and weight scale.

The second bedroom has two queen-size beds, full chest of drawers for clothes, large walk-in closet, 32” TV, and alarm clock. This en suite bedroom has a tub/shower, toilet, and single sink.

Our family room, which is connected to the dining room, is used for relaxing, internet access, and enjoying the entertainment system. It contains a sofa, three comfortable chairs, along with a DVD player, and 42” LCD HDTV. Movies can be rented at the local Publix grocery store Redbox machine. We offer a free DVD “Marmaduke” the kids will enjoy. Free high speed cable internet service is provided during your stay. Just bring your laptop or tablet and hook up. The telephone allows for free calling within the continental United States.

We have tried to provide you with everything you need to make your vacation a memorable one. You’ll find games for the kids, 5 beach chairs, beach toys, pool floats, beach towels, beach cart, all linens, hand soap, toilet paper, and a whole lot more. You will find it easy to rent items on the island, like, bikes, boats, kayaks, beach supplies, baby supplies, or a golf cart. Upon your arrival, you will find a binder in our home that includes information on the island, restaurant’s, things to do, how to rent items, local attractions, trolley schedule, etc.

Best of all we’re located within walking distance to almost anything you may want to do or may need, and if you want to go further, we are only one block from the FREE ANNA MARIA TROLLEY STOP. Historic Pine Avenue is a short 4 block walk that has quaint shops, cafes, restaurants, including the General Store, Ginny's and Jane E’s where you can browse the gift shop or sit down with locals in the café. Grocery shopping couldn’t be more convenient with the Publix store being only 3 miles away (which can be reached via the trolley).

Family Circle Magazine, May/2012 Issue, page 90, article, “The Best of Florida” boasts about Anna Maria's NO high-rises, NO big-chain hotels or NO fast-food restaurants-just vintage bungalows, small-scale condos and mom-and-pop shops. Ditch the car and ride your bike to the bay and Gulf beaches. Please consider our adorable beach home, SAPPHIRE SURF, as your destination choice.

Our goal is simple: We provide a high quality rental experience at a fair price. Contact us for availability.

Keywords: Home, Beach House, Cottage, Hideaway, Close to beach, Gulf beach, Island Vacation Rental, Ocean, Single Level, Heated Pool, Pool, North End, Private, villa, bungalow, Sapphire Surf

More Details

Ramona Griffin
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Ramona Griffin

My family and I live in Austin Texas. Growing up in New Jersey, I enjoyed spending time at the 'Jersey Shore' with my friends and family. I believe this is one reason why I wanted to own a home near the beach. I'm an avid quilter, which occupies the majority of my time as my childern are now grown.

Ramona Griffin purchased this house in 2011

Why Ramona Griffin chose Anna Maria Island

My friend who owns a home on Anna Maria Island invited me to spend time with her. I fell in love with the island from the first day. I went back with her one year later and started looking for a home for my family. Late 2011, we purchased Sapphire Surf for our enjoyement and people who want to rent it from us. What drew me to Anna Maria is the slow pace of life, great beaches, friendly people and simple life it offers.

What makes this house unique

Some of the unique benefits we enjoy while at the property are: Short walk to the beach, walking the beach looking for sea shells, sunsets (and sunrise), ice cream store around the corner, eating at Sunsets, Rod & Real, City Pier, and riding a bike to explore the island.


Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • King size bed (1) Pillowtop mattress, Queen size Beds (2) Two queen beds in 2nd bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
New Heated Pool, outdoor shower with hot water, Private backyard, adult and childrens games, pool floats


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

North End of AMI - Private Heated Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews

Best family vacation ever! Very clean, great location, fully equipped with everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home. It was very clean, convenient location, awesome heated pool and equipped with everything we needed to prepare meals. Having the washer and dryer was an added bonus and having the beach cart and beach items and towels was great. I will never stay in a hotel again! Thank you Ramona for letting us borrow your home! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our first time to Anna Marie Island, it won't be our last. It was wonderful!! The house was so nice and great location too. We were able walk to places, rode the free trolley once since our 5 year grandson was toooo tired to walk the rest of the way home. The pool at this house was so nice and we had a fabulous time. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Two wonderful weeks in the sun at this home. Very comfortable, fully furnished just as described, the pool is lovely, within walking distance of the beach and restaurants. Couldn't ask for a better spot. This is my second year, and I will definitely be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we entered this home we knew we had made the right choice. Not only was the location great, but this home was so clean and well appointed in every way. There is nothing negative about this perfect beach cottage and the attention Ramona has exhibited for detail. This was our first visit to Anna Maria and I will admit I was a little skeptical about renting a house because we usually go for a condo. I can honestly say that I loved having our own little paradise and will definitely be back. And definitely will rent this home again. Thank you so much Ramona and Mark for allowing us to enjoy your special place. Hopefully we will be back soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place has it all!

  • 5 of 5

We spent our fall break at Sapphire Surf and it did not disappoint! The pool, backyard and screened in porch were our favorite hangouts. The landscaping and exterior of the house were impeccably manicured and maintained. The interior was more of the same. The whole house was spotless. The kitchen was beautiful and well stocked with pretty much anything you would need to cook a meal. It also had a wonderful view of the backyard/pool area. The beds were also very comfortable which is high on our priority list usually. This house was the perfect size for us and the location was perfect as well - just a couple block walk to the most amazing beach. We noticed that it seemed less crowded in that general area than other beach access points nearby. We would not hesitate to rent this house again. We loved everything about it and Anna Maria Island. Ramona was very nice, always responded quickly to emails, and super easy to work with! Thanks for everything!!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed a week at Sapphire Surf! I have to say, that this place is wonderful! Anna Maria Island has the most beautiful beaches! The home was perfect & clean! Great location, within in walking distance to the beach and close (but not too close) to many stores and restaurants. We would definitely return again. The home has everything that you'll need! 5 stars for sure! *****

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
0.15 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Sandbar Restaurant, Gulf side
Nearest Point of Interest
Waterfront Restaurant, Bay side
Nearest Point of Interest
City Pier Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Ginny's and Jane E's Bakery Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Trolley Stop (Ride Free)

1 hour from Busch Gardens and 2 hours from Disney World. 30 minutes to Sarasota international aiport, 1 hour to Tampa International airport.


Rates & Availability

Anna Maria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 27 2017 - June 30 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 8 2017 - August 11 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 12 2017 - Sept 8 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sept 9 2017 - Nov 17 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 30, 2017 - Jan 26, 2018
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 27 2018 - Feb 9 2018
Jan 27 2018 - Feb 9 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Feb 10 2018 - Feb 23 2018
Feb 10 2018 - Feb 23 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Feb 20 2018 - April 20 2018
Feb 24 2018 - Apr 20 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $145 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

$300 security deposit due at time of booking. 50% of rent due 60 days before arrival, remaining balance due 30 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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