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Tranquil Island Rental Home - Serendipity

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


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.

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

More Details

Rick or Lyn Puskas
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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

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

One of Forbes Prettiest Towns in America

Business Insider #3 Best Island in America

What makes this house unique

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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Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • 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
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • 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
Golf Cart Available. Housekeeping Services Provided one time a week. Additional Housekeeping Services Available.


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Tranquil Island Rental Home - Serendipity
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

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: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spectacular house and location

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house! When you sit in the living room, and look out the windows, it feels like you are on a cruise ship, because all you see is water. The house had everything including all new appliances and furnishings. When we had a problem with the golf cart, the service response was fast, friendly and convenient. (They brought us another golf cart.) We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house with lots of great touches for guests! I would definitely recommend staying here or at any of the owner's other properties.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The home is absolutely lovely with a view to die for!! This was my first time using the vrbo site and with the cost of the rental not being inexpensive, I was initially hesitant. I can tell you that the owners of the property are first class people who live locally so put all hesitation aside. Although the property is managed by this adorable husband and wife team ( who also live locally), the owners still took the time to stop by to make sure we had everything we needed.

The home was very well cared for and stocked with all the essentials. Everything you need for a beach getaway. Just drop your luggage and go. We had 4 adults and 4 teenage boys and we were very comfortable with the size of home.

I would 100% recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so grateful for the amazing families we have had the privilege to meet and yours is no exception. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and share our little Island in the Sun with others. We look forward to hosting you again! Sending Sunshine Your Way!
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Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

We, a family with young children, had the perfect family vacation. The house and amenities were everything we hoped for and more. We already booked for next year.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation on Anna Maria Island and look forward to welcoming you back. Sending Sunshine Your Way!
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Nirvana ....

  • 5 of 5

Sheer Bliss and perfect home ...AMI is our favorite place ... Rick and Lyn's properties are the best .....they are very responsive ...not intrusive at all ...we hope to return every year ;)...... location is/was superb as well was very clean ....decor and design gorgeous......beach chairs....? bikes .....towels ...well stocked kitchen... golf cart .....spared no expense ....ty for sharing your lovely home .....c u soon! Lauren S

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You made our Day! Very Kind of you to write about your stay on Anna Maria Island. We are grateful for the opportunity to help families enjoy a vacation and re-connect. We look forward to welcoming you back! Sending Sunshine Your Way!
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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




Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $275 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

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 is not responsible for events beyond our control, ie: inclement weather, storms, evacuations, etc. Travel Insurance is recommended and may be purchased independently from several sites (Red Sky Travel Insurance,, etc.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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