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The Sassy Seahorse, a Top Rated Island Paradise

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Iridescent glass tiles beckon you to step into the pool.


Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1350 sq. foot, 2 bedroom, 2 bath with large pool, spa, and tiki hut

Important Announcement: Our Sassy Seahorse has been rated as one of the top 15 vacation rentals by Island Real Estate, the largest real estate agency on Anna Maria with over 200 vacation rentals. This 5-Star rated vacation rental home is immaculately clean and whimsically decorated, professionally landscaped, and boasts one of the larger 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, 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).

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1350 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    Please keep the door alarms active to prevent a child from going down to the pool without notice....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    The entire property is smoke free. Please honor this request that includes the decks and play area beneath the home....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    There is a $150.00 per pet non-refundable deposit....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master has highest quality bed and furnishings and smart TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Guest bedroom has the highest quality bed and smart tv...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    The Futon Room ('nook') has no doors or closet (not private)...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 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....moreless

  • Master bathroom has tub and shower and washer and dryer.


  • Books
  • Game Room:

    Table and chairs have a great view of the deck and palm trees....moreless

  • Games:

    In the pool, there is volleyball. In the covered space below the rental are 'cornhole,' pool, ping pong, and air hockey....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table:

    This unique 'mini' pool table converts easily to air hockey and ping pong table....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

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


  • Dining:

    A separate dining room that seats six. You can dine outside on the deck, poolside, or under the Tiki Hut...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    This covered parking is a must in the Florida sun....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Just put in our name and password when you arrive and you will have access to the high speed Internet for phone and television....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Living room has sectional couch, coffee table, entertainment center, large new smart TV, and DVD....moreless

  • Parking:

    Easily park four cars on the property (quite unusual for the north end of Anna Maria). Covered parking for at least two cars....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    The Keurig coffee maker even includes an insert for your own ground coffee. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you'll need to entertain six guests....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    You'll find Corian countertop and all-wood cabinets along with quality appliances including a Keurig Coffee Maker. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Includes an icemaker....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Rent a boat in Holmes Beach or take a sunset cruise just a 10 minute drive south of the rental. Great fishing charters are also available there....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There are two 10' by 20' decks with one just outside the master bedroom and one outside the living room/game room. Both look down to the beautiful, professionally landscaped yard, pool, and Tiki Hut....moreless

  • Golf:

    You'll find a great nine-hole golf course 10-15 drive south and east of the rental....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rent a kayak on Pine Avenue, a 5-8 minute walk south of the rental....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    The Tiki Hut is just like your own gazebo with its serving and seating for six. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The professionally landscaped yard and gardens have over 250 plants and palm trees, including bottle palm, Bismark palm, and numerous foxtail palms....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    This Weber grill is quick and easy to start and reaches maximum temperature is less than ten minutes. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    You'll find tennis courts at the AMI recreation center which is a 5-10 minute walk south of the rental....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    You'll find beach chairs, umbrella, noodles for the pool, boogie boards, and water toys in the storage next to the pool....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    It all begins with a simple touch to one button and it automatically sets the speed and temperature for an hour at a time....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    The large back yard is totally fenced, providing privacy to a large pool (for the island) that is great for playing pool volleyball....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Rate
Apr 22 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay

Holiday Rate
May 27 - Jun 2, 2017
7 night min stay

Summer Rate
Jun 3 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

Holiday Rate
Jul 1 - Jul 4, 2017
7 night min stay

Nightly Rate
Jul 5 - Jul 14, 2017
3 night min stay
Summer Rate
Jul 15 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay

Summer Rate
Aug 12 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

Fall Rate
Sep 9 - Sep 29, 2017
7 night min stay

Fall Rate
Sep 30 - Nov 17, 2017
7 night min stay

Holiday Rate
Nov 18 - Nov 24, 2017
7 night min stay

Winter Rate
Nov 25 - Dec 22, 2017
7 night min stay

Holiday Rate
Dec 23 - Dec 29, 2017
7 night min stay

Holiday Rate
Dec 30 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay

Winter Rate
Jan 6 - Jan 26, 2018
7 night min stay

Winter Rate
Jan 27 - Feb 9, 2018
7 night min stay

High Season Rate
Feb 10 - Feb 23, 2018
7 night min stay

High Season Rate
Feb 24 - Mar 23, 2018
7 night min stay

High Season Rate
Mar 24 - Apr 6, 2018
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Administrative Fee $100 + tax
  • Cleaning $135 + tax
  • Non-refundable damage $50
  • Pet Fee $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%


Pet deposit is $150.00 per pet. The pet deposit is non-refundable. $50.00 Damage deposit is nonrefundable. Check-in no earlier than 4:30 PM; check-out no later than 10:00 AM.

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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sarasota International
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Rod and Reel Pier
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Key Royale
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Manatee Avenue
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Rod and Reel Pier
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2014

About: 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.

Why Anna Maria, FL, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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  • Iridescent glass tiles beckon you to step into the pool.

    Iridescent glass tiles beckon you to step into the pool.

  • After your swim, enjoy your snack and beverage at this Native American Tiki Hut

    After your swim, enjoy your snack and beverage at this Native American Tiki Hut

  • You'll find the beach furniture, volleyball, and pool toys in convenient storage

    You'll find the beach furniture, volleyball, and pool toys in convenient storage

VRBO #589412

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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