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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

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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 49 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
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Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to AMI and first stay at Sapphire Surf. We had a wonderful experience at this home and it was perfect for our small family. It was spotless and had everything we could need. This home has great character. There were plenty of pool toys and all of the beach supplies (toys, chairs, bag, cooler, towels, cart). We enjoyed the fantastic pool and patio everyday. The screened in porch is perfect for relaxing with coffee and cocktails. Great updated kitchen too. The beach is a just a quick few minutes down the street and an easy walk. We only used our car for grocery trips. Otherwise we enjoyed our walks to shops and restaurants. We loved being close to everything.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We have just had a great 9 days in Sapphire Surf. Travelled as 2 couples & house was perfect for our needs. Enjoyed the pool at some point most days, as well as the beach, although water was 'fresh'!

House had everything you could need, & Ramona answered all emails promptly before arrival.

This was our second visit to AM, last time in Holmes Beach. Preferred this location as close to Pine Ave, but did miss the City Pier closed since Irma.

There is some building going on across the road but didn't impact us at all.

Hopefully return again at some point, thank you.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

Nice home clean and well kept. Close walk to the beach. Highly recommend . Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pictures and description don't do this home justice!

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing. Beautiful, clean, exceeds all expectations. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Best location--beautiful house!!

  • 5 of 5

Second time at the Sapphire Surf. The house felt very updated and had everything we could need. We love the North side of the island and will be returning to this house next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ramona Griffin
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 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.


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

Refundable damage deposit $300
Administrative Fee $85 + Tax
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.