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The Sassy Seahorse, A Top Rated Island Paradise

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,350 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1350 sq. ft, 2+ (niche/futon) bedroom, 2 bath with large pool, spa, and tiki hut

Our Sassy Seahorse has been rated as one of the top 15 out of 260 vacation rentals by Island Real Estate, the largest real estate agency on Anna Maria Island. Our 5-Star rated vacation rental home is private, immaculately clean, whimsically decorated, professionally landscaped, and boasts one of the larger private pools, larger backyards, and larger 2+ bedroom homes on the Island. The spa is accented by iridescent glass. The 20' tall tiki hut was hand-built by Native Americans and houses the bar and seating for six. Inside your vacation rental, you'll find the highest quality furnishings, three smart TV's, a large master bedroom with king bed and a large walk-in closet. The guest room with its whimsical decor has two twin beds and a smart TV. And then there's the colorful 'futon room' (not private) that sleeps two most comfortably. You'll also find a large family room and game room and a separate dining room that seats six. Look inside the entertainment center for games, videos and books. Step out the door and you'll find two 20' by 10' decks with Weber grill and seating for six, and chaise loungers for two. If you're not walking to the beaches, or eating at the great restaurants, you can enjoy volleyball in the pool, air hockey or mini pool on the game table, 'corn hole' or simply lounge at pool side. You also have a complimentary membership to the Anna Maria Community Center's tennis courts and fitness center. My wife and I chose this unique location because it is the safest and quietest part of the Island (less traffic), and it is between two of the finest pier restaurants on the Island and 150 yards from Waterfront Park and the bay beaches. You won't need a car because most of your enjoyment is within a short walking distance. You can also take the free trolley all the way down the island through Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach. If you love nature, you'll love the North End. Look for the wild green parrots, the woodpeckers, the night and great blue heron, manatees that regularly swim beneath the two piers, and dolphins, just to name a few of our favorites. When you're walking on the North End beaches, look for the baby sand dollars and trailing olive shells. This location is right in the middle of all the great North End activities: go north to Bean Point with its awesome sunsets (5-7 minute walk); go south to City Pier and Pine avenue's great shopping (8-10 minute walk), and west to the Gulf beaches (10-15 minute walk). Or you can take our 'secret path' short-cut out the back gate to North Bay park and beach (2-3 minute walk). Last, but certainly not least, you can walk 10 minutes south and use all the facilities of Anna Maria Community Center with its tennis, fitness facility, and a host of scheduled activities. There is no cost to you as guests at the Sassy Seahorse (some exceptions for special classes).

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Larry

We presently live on Anna Maria Island a stone's throw' from the rental. We love decorating, throwing pottery, and running our business from our home. We are not just owners, we are your neighbors also.

Larry purchased this house in 2014

Why Larry chose Anna Maria

Location, Location...We love the fact that it is 3-5 minutes walking distance from two great pier restaurants and another few minutes to the most beautiful gulf beaches at Bean Point.

What makes this house unique

Everything to do is just minutes either by walking or by the don't even need a car. And then there is the free use of Anna Maria Community Center's fitness facilities, tennis, and a host of other activities.


Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , This private, fenced shower is only 20' from the pool.
  • Master bathroom has tub and shower and washer and dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master has highest quality bed and furnishings and smart TV
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Guest bedroom has the highest quality bed and smart tv
    Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , The Futon Room ('nook') has no doors or closet (not private)
  • The 'futon room' is a 'nook' (see pictures) which is off the family room and has no doors or closet, just a most comfortable futon 'sofa' that easily converts to a bed. This would be great for guests or young children who do not need the privacy of a full bedroom.
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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The Sassy Seahorse, A Top Rated Island Paradise
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Backyard paradise

  • 4 of 5

We really appreciated that Sassy Seahorse accepts pets! We had a lovely Christmas holiday! The backyard is really great, very private, relaxing and tropical! We love the location of Sassy Seahorse, very quiet and close to beaches and Pine Street.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A small slice of perfection

  • 5 of 5

Incredibly relaxing stay here. Private pool, secluded, wonderfully well-kept house with a lot of little features to entertain and delight. And the surrounding environs are lovely, too, with an easy walk to the beach and to food and to stores. I cannot recommend this enough, and eagerly await my next stay there.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great quiet secluded paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean and beautifully decorated with an amazing private paradise backyard! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very impressed!

  • 5 of 5

The sassy seahorse was a delight! Immaculate and well thought out and organized. Beyond impressed; the owners recommendations added to the enjoyment of our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Park

Relaxing weekend with the family

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a 3 day weekend with the family! The house was clean and well equipped . The beds were comfortable . The best part was the pool with the jacuzzi. We highly recommend this house :)

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

Lovely home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The Sassy Seahorse had everything we could want: comfortable furnishings indoors and out, great decks and pool area, kitchen furnishings from A to Z and a location that we found perfect (on the quieter north end of the island, walking distance to great restaurants and shops and a few blocks from the beach).

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sarasota International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Rod and Reel Pier
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Key Royale
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Manatee Avenue
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Rod and Reel Pier
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
North Bay
Car: not necessary

Head north from your rental for three blocks, turn right for two blocks and enjoy either fishing from the rod and reel pier or great breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Then keep going north for another few hundred yards to the boardwalk entry to Bean Point. You'll find shell's galore and the most beautiful sunsets you can imagine.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Pet fee is $150.00 per pet. The pet fee is non-refundable. Check-in no earlier than 4:00 PM; check-out no later than 10:00 AM.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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