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Tranquil Island Rental Home - Serendipity

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedroom 4 & 1/2 bath Three Story Beach Front Home

Direct Beach Front Home with 180 degree Gulf Views. Your backyard is a Private Beach and a beautiful view of Egmont Key & the Skyway Bridge. Walk to the Rod & Reel Pier where dolphins frolic every afternoon or walk to Pine Avenue for some local shopping.

The living level has a full size kitchen, great room and dining room in an open floor plan to capture magnificent views of the sunset and azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico. There is an elevator to all floors. The first living floor has a master bedroom and bath. The second floor has 3 more bedrooms all with their own private bathrooms. There is a laundry room on each level.

Please note that we do NOT advertise on Craigslist so any ad you see there is a FRAUD.

UPDATE: February 2016 - Happy to report that the re-model is Complete and we are welcoming guests to our warm sunshine.

More Details

Owner
Rick or Lyn Puskas
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Rick or Lyn Puskas

Rick and I purchased this beautiful beachfront home for our family to use for holidays. We are opening up our home to you for rent while we can't use it.

Rick is a Pittsburgh born sports enthusiast that turned Floridian at a young age. He has many fond childhood memories of times on the captivating Anna Maria Island. He is a great source for tickets to local sporting events, concerts or entertainment having worked in the industry for many years.

Lyn is a native Floridian who moved from the East Coast of Florida to the West Coast to raise her family. She and Rick love to stay active and have often biked from Anna Maria down through Longboat Key.

We look forward to making your stay at our home on Anna Maria Island a pleasant one that you will repeat for many years.

Rick or Lyn Puskas purchased this house in 2015

Why Rick or Lyn Puskas chose Anna Maria Island

We love the quaint island feel with charming local shops and beautiful beaches so much that we are a little afraid to mention that Anna Maria Island received several travel awards: Conde Nast Readers' Choice Awards Top 30 Islands in the World

2014 Forbes Prettiest Towns in America

2014 Business Insider #3 Best Island in America

What makes this house unique

UPDATE: February 2016 - Happy to report that the re-model is Complete and we are welcoming guests to our warm sunshine. Beach Front 4 Bedroom, 4&1/2 Bath with a heated pool and elevator

Guestbook comments from the owner

Happy to report the flooring is in and the cabinets are on their way this Thursday. Also thrilled to report the pool permit was approved today. Excited to post new pictures by the end of this week.
Dec 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
Feeling Swell, Slims Place, Sandbar, etc
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Tampa Bay Ferry to Egmont Key
Nearest Golf
4.2 Miles
Key Royale Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrak Bus Station
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
US 19 or I 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Rod & Reel Pier Rest, Sandbar, Sign of the Mermaid
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Anna Maria Boat Rentals (several locations)
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Your Backyard
Car: not necessary

Anna Maria Island makes Top 30 islands in the World: Conde Nast Readers' Choice Awards!

Anna Maria is a barrier island with laid back conveniences of excellent restaurants - Sandbar, Beach Bistro, Beach House and many more. In addition, Tampa Bay is 45 minutes away with Busch Gardens Amusement Park. Mote Marine Aquarium is 15 minutes south of the property as well as many other Sarasota Attractions. (John & Mable Ringling Museum, Ca d'Zan Mansion, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota Opera, Asolo Theater, GWiz Science Museum, etc.)

Business Insider #3 Best Island in America

#4 Best Island Vacations Travelers Choice Awards

Amenities

Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Golf Cart Available. Housekeeping Services Provided one time a week. Additional Housekeeping Services Available.

Reviews

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Tranquil Island Rental Home - Serendipity
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
5

Amazing views and absolutely beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough about this home. It is everything you could dream of and more. We have been waiting for over a year to finally stay here and the pictures do not do it justice. Our first time staying on the bay side and loved every minute of it. We got to see dolphins, manatee, sting rays and turtles daily. The manatee come up so close you could reach out and touch them. They come right up to you and will roll over and put their noses right up to you. It's amazing. We can't say enough about Rick and Lynn also they are the sweetest people you could ever meet. They go out of their way to make your stay unforgettable. Can't wait for next year!!!! Thank you again for awesome memories

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Anna Maria Island Serendipity

  • 5 of 5

Serendipity is a beautifully appointed and maintained home. Our entire family loved every minute there. Our hosts, Rick and Lyn, and their staff were excellent and we recommend this property highly. It was the perfect setting for making family beach vacation memories that we will cherish.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful oceanfront home supplied with everything my family could possibly need for our vacation

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with all the extras: golf cart, paddle boards, kyack, and more. Our son was married at the Sandbar during our vacation so friends and family who stopped in also loved the home as well. Thank you for a very memorable and beautiful vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

INCREDIBLE!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in so many different places in Anna Maria, but none come even close to our experience at Serendipity. The house is amazing in every way - right on the water, incredible views from every window, perfectly furnished house, Sonos sound in the entertaining areas, and everything you could possibly need to cook any meal and hang out at the beach. Not only that, but we had everything needed for two babies including baby gates, strollers, and life jackets. The golf cart and elevator were wonderful to have as it helped with mobility that made us spoiled.

Rick was wonderful to meet and a great host. Josh helped get us a new baby gate and made sure the trash was taken out. Overall great people to work with.

If you are reading this, book now! It is without a doubt the best money you can spend on a vacation rental, we are already booked for next year and can't wait to return.

There is only one downside I can think of, you will not want to go back home!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

it is awesome

  • 5 of 5

rick and lynn know how to do it.....stay stay stay you must.....worth every penny

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

First Class home and amenities

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic home / attentive and reliable property manager. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $275
Damage Insurance $59

Rates and Availability are subject to change until reservation is completed. A deposit must be received in order to reserve the dates you desire.
>91 days before your arrival all funds refundable less $300
<90 days no refund
If for some reason the property you booked is unavailable, we may offer to rebook the Traveler at another property, if a substantially similar property is available for the same period and under a new reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.