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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 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 (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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

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 Island

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: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

The Sassy Seahorse, A Top Rated Island Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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: Jul 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: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we needed, beautiful pool and patio, close to the best beach in FL

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have been more comfortable or enjoyed a place more. Felt like home only with a wonderful pool and the beach a short walk away.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Egypt NJ


  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful time here on our vacation. Larry and Carol (the owners) take a lot of pride maintaining the home and property. I doubt if you could find a cleaner, more perfect vacation home than this one. The INSIDE DECOR, the hot tub, the pool and landscaping was also AMAZING!!! Honestly, this home is PERFECT!! We have been to Anna Maria Island for 4 years now and the Sassy Seahorse is the GEM OF Anna Maria Island.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Each time a guest stays with us , we try to ask them for improvements. There are usually some small things, but we find the "small things" make your stay most comfortable and define the quality of your stay at the Sassy Seahorse.
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Hopedale, MA

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was perfect in this beautiful home. They go above and beyond to make you comfortable. The backyard is your own little oasis! The landscaping is breathtaking. The location is perfect!! If we rent again, we will look no further than The Sassy Seahorse! Thank you for making it out most memorable vacation yet!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phila. PA USA

Well equipped home, great location

  • 5 of 5

Excellent two bedroom elevated bungalow in a prime location of Anna Maria Island's lush North End. Home comes fully equipped with every imaginable kitchen tool, new flat screen TV's, great furniture, outdoor propane grill, beach chairs umbrella, pool toys... . All we had to do was hit the grocery store, rent some bikes and we were good to go for the week. Centrally located within walking/biking distance to the bay and oceanside beaches, Rod & Reel Pier and shops/resturants. Backyard of the home is a tropical oasis w/ pool & hot tub, secluded & quiet, plus there is a tikki hut with bar, tables and chairs. Perfect spot for a relaxing beach week.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • 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

Anna Maria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Feb 24 2018 - Apr 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Low Season 2018
Apr 7 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
Low Season 2018
Sep 9 2018 - Nov 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
Low Season 2018
Nov 25 2018 - Dec 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $95
Refundable damage deposit $500
Administrative Fee $100
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.
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