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).
- House1350 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 - 7 nights
1350 sq. ft, 2+ (niche/futon) bedroom, 2 bath with large pool, spa, and tiki hut
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 21, 2018
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 the Rod and Reel pier restaurant, the shopping and restaurants on Pine Avenue, 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 trolley...you don't even need a car. And then there is the Anna Maria Community Center's fitness facilities, tennis, and a host of other activities.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
One of the best holiday houses we've ever had the pleasure of staying in! A super-comfortable, cosy and 100% peaceful home which makes you feel welcome the first time you set foot in it. Scrupulously clean, well equipped kitchen and many "favourite" places inviting you to settle down and read the book you've wanted to read for months!
Larry stayed in touch and was always available if we had questions or needed restaurant tips etc.
And wait till you see the back yard which is completely private and truly awesome and every bit as beautiful as you would hope for after having looked at the pictures. Due to the red tide, the beaches could not really be used during our stay an Anna Maria but with a pool area such as the one at the Sassy Seahorse even this problem did not spoil our stay at all.
We enjoyed the house and garden so much that we definitely will come again as soon as we will have an opportunity. We can recommend the Sassy Seahorse fully and without any hesitation to anybody looking for a perfect place to spend a peaceful and calm holiday with family or friends.
Relaxing, Beautiful and Fun
Amazing house and pool! The proximity to the beach was great too!! Larry was great to work with, and even got us a great table at the Sandbar. Two thumbs from Missouri!!
Beautifully kept, comfortable, best backyard, and conveniently located while being private.
We loved the quiet privacy of this location. The house had everything we needed while being absolutely beautiful and relaxing. We could even eat outside during an evening rain with the tiki hut! This house is so close to the bay and gulf beaches! We will come back again!
Great beach getaway!
Clean and convenient rental home with a fabulously tropical outdoor living space. Pool and bit run were great, tiki bar fun. Love the lush tropical landscaping. Short walk to bean point, where a manatee swims by daily in the afternoon. Lots of dolphins to be seen also on AMI. Highly recommend a walk down to shops on Pine St as well.
Thank you for your kind words. We also enjoy going to the rod and reel Bar and Restaurant at Bean point where we have seen manatees go right under the dock. We also really enjoy their grouper Reuben sandwich and their breakfasts.
What a great place to stay! Extremely clean, kitchen is stocked with everything you will need to cook, and a gorgeous patio/pool area. We loved staying here! Location is convenient to shops/restaurants as well.
We were surprised by all the amenities that the Sassy Seahorse offered and the convenient location!
Within walking distance to Bean Point, Rod and Reel and City Peir!
Thank you for your comments. Hopefully you were able to enjoy the game tables and all of the amenities you mentioned. I know that Carol has done an exceptional job making sure that the kitchen has everything that anyone would need.
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.