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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

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

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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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


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North End of AMI - Private Heated Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 54 reviews

Wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a winter get away to AMI between snow storms in Wisconsin. The home was well appointed and welcoming. The owners have included all household items to make your stay comfortable, and are quick to resolve unexpected maintenance issues. The weather was warm during the days, to take advantage of the beaches and fishing. The back yard was private and relaxing and extended our living space beautifully. A+ place to stay, thank you for sharing it with us!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for choosing Sapphire Surf as your vacation rental. I do appreciate the review and the A+ rating. Let me know how I can help you in the future.
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Adorable, very clean rental with pool & great screened in porch.

  • 5 of 5

Short walk to the beach, convenient bike ride to great restaurants and shopping. Well maintained and all necessities included. We would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, quiet, nice salt water pool, and great location.

  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable house.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Mears and Ann Arbor Michigan

Great Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

The owners of Sapphire Surf have done an excellent job creating a very pleasant resort home. The attention to detail in furnishing and equipping the home, and in providing useful house and area information made staying there easy and comfortable. While there's plenty to do within walking distance on AMI, the delightful backyard, patio and pool provided a tranquil refuge from the busier tourist areas. Spending time in and around the pool enjoying the Florida sun was one of our favorite activities. If visiting AMI in the future, we would definitely return to Sapphire Surf---great owners, house, and area.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grosse Ile, Michigan/ USA

What a gem!

  • 5 of 5

Our small family of 3 had an absolute wonderful week here at sapphire surf. What a sweet beach retreat. Everything was beyond our expectations. Everything we needed was provided and it was very clean. The 5 min walk to the beach was wonderful. A Beach umbrella and chairs were provided which was great. We thoroughly enjoyed the pool as well. The home was perfectly situated close to restaurants and shops. Being at the north end of Anna Maria was great and was less busy than the Holmes beach area. Thank you for providing such a wonderful home. We will definitely be returning again!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A wonderful home on a wonderful island!

  • 5 of 5

Sapphire Surf was everything it promised to be - a great house for 4, with all the comforts of home and a fantastic backyard and pool. Less than 5 minutes from gorgeous sand beaches and the same for restaurants, outdoor bars and ice cream! We thoroughly enjoyed our time on AMI, and we had hot, sunny weather. We hope to come back for sure and highly recommend Sapphire Surf to anyone looking to visit Anna Maria Island.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Administrative Fee $85 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Administrative Fee of $85 is waived for guests who pay via Check.
$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.