Sea Life Happy is a beautiful, recently renovated, immaculately maintained home in the most coveted area on the north end of Anna Maria. Canal front with 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms that’s just steps to the Tampa Bay Beach, City Pier, and 3 blocks from the stunning Gulf of Mexico beach. Perfect for boating and water activities, "Sea Life Happy" is just around the corner from great restaurants and the Pine Avenue shopping district. Perfection!
Sink into the plush outdoor seating, or relax on the dock while listening to the palm trees sway and the fish jumping. The outdoor cabana hosts a game room, couches and outdoor bar with TV, all overlooking the heated pool and spa. Entertain the entire family with cocktails and snacks in either the cabana area oasis or the gorgeous deck upstairs. Boaters are welcome in this location, where there is easy navigation to the Gulf of Mexico! You can start and end your days lazing over a cup of coffee while watching the fantastic local wildlife. Al Fresco dining is a cinch for the whole family just off of the main level with dining area.
The large open concept living and dining space will give everyone a chance to find a spot to reconnect with each other, share stories, laugh, play games and make memories. Tropical colours and bright, cheery furniture and decorations are featured throughout. There will be no fighting for the sumptuous Master Bedroom suite since there are TWO! Both have large flatscreen TVs and a comfortable relaxation area. There is also a sunny and cheerful queen bedroom on the third floor with a beautiful view of the canal. The 4th bedroom has two twins which can be converted to a king if desired. Finally, there is a beautiful, sunny office or separate den with a very comfy futon, which serves as a quiet place to read a book, relax, or overlook the pool and canal area.
"Sea Life Happy" offers a beach buggy, beach chairs, and towels, umbrella, portable cooler and games for your beach going enjoyment.
MAXIMUM 8 PEOPLE - ONE WEEK STAY MIN
Our story started with our first vacation home, Surf’s Up! It was our little Florida dream come true. After years of searching for the right warm weather spot, we discovered Anna Maria Island, a true “Old Florida” town with fantastic beaches, incredibly friendly people, great restaurants and shopping, and the type of ambiance we had long been trying to find. Now with our friends and family visiting often with us, Surf's Up became too small and we were excited to purchase Sea Life Happy that can fit our growing family and friends under one roof!
|Address: 511 Magnolia|
|Zip Code: 34216|
|Nearest Airport||Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport||19 miles|
|Nearest Bar||Slim's Place||0.5 miles|
|Nearest Beach||Anna Maria Beach||0.2 miles|
|Nearest Golf||Key Royale Private Club||4 miles|
|Nearest Grocery Store||Publix||2.8 miles|
|Nearest Highway||Interstate 64||4 miles|
|Nearest Restaurant||The Sandbar Restaurant||0.5 miles|
"Sea Life Happy" is ideally located on the desirable northern tip of Anna Maria Island. A slice of old Florida, with seven miles of sugary white sand beaches, voted one of the 'Best Islands in the USA'. It showcases a tropical landscape with crystal clear waters reminiscent of the Caribbean. Anna Maria is a treasure found on Florida's Southwest Gulf Coast conveniently located between Tampa (1 hour) and Sarasota (45 mins) it is also only about 2 hours from Orlando. You'll be surrounded by warm Gulf waters; "Sea Life Happy" is located steps to the Bay beach and a few blocks to the Gulf of Mexico; around the corner you will find the Greenest Main Street in America. Anna Maria is fast becoming a hot spot for gastronomic delights. Feel free to take a walk or catch the free local Trolley to local restaurants or attractions. Some of our favorite restaurants are: Eat Here and The Feast in Holmes Beach; The Waterfront Restaurant, Sandbar, Rod & Reel Pier, and Poppo's Tacos in Anna Maria. Ginny & Jane E's and Peaches are great places for breakfast and lunch. There is also a very fun spot called the Doctor's Office as well as the Freckled Fin and Ugly Grouper in Holmes Beach for Happy Hour and cocktail fun! It's about a 30-45 minute drive to Sarasota, depending on the time of year. Tampa is a little over an hour. St. Petersburg is about 45-50 minutes away.
Our home is recently renovated!!! We have lovingly renovated the outdoor and cabana areas with the goal of making it one of the best backyards to enjoy in Anna Maria. Adding a tropical secluded paradise in the backyard, complete with a large Cabana, plenty of seating and lounge chairs, a bar and pool area that is fun for entertaining or simply relaxing. Our goal is not just to provide a rental spot for you, but rather a home away from home that you’ll want to come back to year after year. We have found nothing to be better than spending a day relaxing or walking on Anna Maria’s pristine, white beaches and then retreating to our porch areas, cabana or the pool, soaking in the sun, enjoying the casual company of family and friends, followed by a short stroll to take in one of the gulf’s spectacular, breathtaking Gulf sunsets. Life doesn’t get any better than that!
|Cleaning Fee||Required||$268.80||One time|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||Required||$500||One time|
|Resort Tax||Required||12%||One time|
We just returned from a lovely week on AMI. This was our 4th time visiting in 5 years, and this home is by far the best one we've ever rented. Scott and Joda have thought of everything. The house has a perfect layout, and was immaculate upon our arrival. The kitchen has everything you could need. There were numerous linens provided, which was nice and not the norm. The house is stocked with games and books which was a nice touch. We really enjoyed the many manatee sightings from the dock on the canal, too. My boys tried their hand at fishing the canal with the provided fishing rods, but weren't so lucky there. The beach items provided were great, there were chairs, an umbrella, coolers, wagons and beach bags available for use which was fabulous. We didn't need to purchase anything for a change. We will definitely rent this home again on our next trip to AMI. Thank you Scott and Joda for sharing Sea Life Happy with us!
Stayed July, 2019
Would stay again. Short walk to Pine street, the Piers and restaurants. Large screenTV for sports, canal for fishing, spa and pool. Kitchen has everything you need.
Stayed May, 2017
Thanks for taking the time to write a nice review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and do hope you will come back again sometime! Best. Scott & Joda
We arrived in the very early hours of the morning, very weary, after long delays at Atlanta but as soon as we walked into this amazing house we knew we were in for a very special Christmas holiday. We are a family of 4 with ages ranging from 14 months to 60+ and the house had something for everybody. The pool, the truly wonderful living area and the whole ambiance of Sea Life Happy makes it a perfect holiday home.
The location cannot be improved, easy walking to the Beach, Pine, the City Pier, the Rod and Reel Pier and Ginny and Jane E's .
Many thanks to Scott and Joda, nothing was too much trouble.
We will be back.
Stayed May, 2017
Keith: thanks so much for the wonderful review of your holiday stay at Sea Life Happy! It warms our hearts to hear that our home proved to be the right place for your family to create lasting holiday memories! Thanks again and we hope you'll come back again sometime soon! All the best. Scott & Joda
What a beautiful home in a beautiful setting. The owners have thought of everything in their well appointed beautifully decorated escape. Short walk to the bay and slightly longer walk to the gulf. Awesome relaxing pool adjacent to the canal. We can't wait to come and recharge and relax again. Perfect choice for family and friends!
Stayed May, 2017
Sea Life Happy, hands down is simply amazing! The house is so spacious and beautifully decorated! It has everything you could possibly need and the most comfortable beds! We did explore the island and the beach some, but we were so comfortable we spent a lot of time at the pool relaxing. The houses are kinda close together but with all of the beautiful landscaping you feel like you are all by yourself with palm trees and greenery. Reading on the top deck in the afternoon, watching a manatee swim by were just some highlights. We had 3 adults and 4 kids and there was plenty of room for everyone! Just know if you rent this house you will not be disappointed. We hope to return next year. Thank you for sharing this gem of a house on this beautiful island. Oh and thank you for the recommendations for dinner, you helped us make great choices.
Stayed April, 2017
Jaimi: thanks so much for taking the time to write such a glowing review of your stay at Sea Life Happy! There is nothing we like better than hearing that our guests have such a relaxing and memorable time in their new "home away from home"! And, wow, you got to see a manatee...that is wonderful! We do hope you will come back next year. Thanks for being such great guests! All the best. Scott & Joda
We come to AMI every year for Spring Break, and this home was by far the best we've ever stayed in. Beautifully decorated, great location, everything you think you might need and more. It was perfection!
Stayed March, 2017
Kristen: thanks so much for the great review! There's nothing Joda and I like more than to exceed our guest's expectations and to have them feel as though they have found their "home away from home" in Anna Maria! We cannot tell you how much we appreciate the great care you took of Sea Life Happy. We hope to have you back again in the future! All the best. Scott & Joda
My family and I(5 adults, 3 small kids) have been coming to AMI for the past four years. We have had a pretty good housing experiences but this was by far the nicest house we have stayed at! It is so accommodating, beautifully decorated, and SO clean- something I am very picky about! We were unsure about the layout of the four bedrooms prior to our arrival but were really happy with the way it worked out. One of the master suites, along with the bunk bed room is one the main level. While the other master suite and queen bedroom is on the second floor. Scott and Joda were lovely to work with and always responded to any questions I had leading up to our trip. The only downside was that the house didn't come with any "baby items"... Pack n play, booster seat, etc. But there are rental places on the island and we ended up bringing stuff from home. The house was equipped with lots of beach towels, a wagon, chairs and sand toys for the kiddos! We would love to return to Sea Life Happy in the future!
Stayed March, 2017
Hi Michelle: thanks so much for the wonderful review! We are so glad you had such a nice stay at Sea Life Happy! There's nothing we like to hear more than that our guests had a wonderful time and found a "home away from home" on Anna Maria Island.
We hope you'll come back again!
All the Best
Scott & Joda
This was our 4th trip to AMI(we have been coming every spring break) and our first stay at Sea Life Happy. It was the best home we have stayed at! Everything is beautiful and felt fresh and new. The home is clean(I am fussy about that) and beautifully decorated. The layout of the home was very accommodating to our family. We had 5 adults and 3 children- ages 6, 3, and 7 months. The bunk bed room and one of the king suites was on the main floor while the other king suite and queen room were upstairs. We loved having bikes come with the house as well as plenty of beach toys for the kids. Scott and Joda were great to work with and always responded quickly to my questions. We hope to be back!
Stayed March, 2017
We can’t say enough good things about Sea Life Happy. Such as spacious, beautiful and well-appointed home! It was the perfect oasis to reunite with old friends, relax, laugh and make new memories. Our family of 4 stayed there for one week in November with another family (4 adults/4 children total) and there was plenty of room for everyone. Of utmost importance to our kids, the pool was comfortably warm throughout our stay and it got tons of daily use. Additionally, the beds are super comfy, plenty of towels were provided and the home’s ideally located, whether you enjoy fishing in the bay (I caught 3 small fish off the dock – fishing poles provided) or lounging on the beach. It’s also walking distance to restaurants, ice cream, shopping, the pier, trolley stops and a small local general store. While I do wish they stocked some basic nonperishable food (items like cooking oil and seasonings), the kitchen was fully equipped with all the pots, pans, gadgets and utensils you could possibly need. Finally, Scott and Joda were great to deal with throughout the booking process and our deposit was returned quickly after departure. Thank you for opening your doors to us! Highly recommended!
Stayed November, 2016
Valerie: thanks so much for your wonderful review of your stay at Sea Life Happy! It's just the type of experience we are hoping each and every one of our guests has...it's so nice to hear how much you enjoyed the location and the amenities. And particularly, the fact you have such wonderful memories of the time you spent there! Please come back again soon! All the best. Scott & Joda
What an amazing house this is, with six adults and four month old baby we could not have had anything better. Great layout over three floors means there is plenty of space to be together and also room to have quiet time. Beautifully decorated, well maintained and exceptionally clean made this the best rental property we have had. The location of the house near to Pine St is also a major plus point as it is easy to walk to shops etc. We loved the canal at the back as there was always some sort of activity on show from the local wildlife from manatees to ospreys. Thanks to Scott & Joda for their help with our questions during booking. You will not be disappointed with this house. Hopefully, we will manage a visit in the not too distant future.
Stayed November, 2016
Dear Scott: thanks so much for taking the time to write such a nice review of your stay at Sea Life Happy! We are so glad we can give families like yours such a great experience and hope you will come back soon! Thanks for being such wonderful guests and for taking such great care of our home! All the best. Scott & Joda