Anna Maria – Seaside Sanctuary Upper Level


Your Perfect Florida Beachouse


This BEACH HOUSE is the SECOND FLOOR UNIT of a beachfront duplex. It is located on a VERY QUIET STREET in the sleepy north end of the island. Far away from traffic and crowds. It is the 2ND HOUSE FROM THE BEACH. If you open the windows, you can hear the rolling surf on the beach. This is truly the BEST LOCATION on the Island. Your front door is less than 1 minute from one of the most beautiful beaches in Florida. The sand is like POWDERED SUGAR. It never gets hot on your feet because it is 99% pure quartz. The water is warm and shallow. The fishing is excellent. The SANDBAR RESTAURANT is a 5 minute stroll down the beach. The unit is light and bright with a multitude of windows. The front porch has BREATHTAKING GULF VIEWS. The interior has been updated in a coastal decor featuring hand painted starfish on the walls. Some of the key amenities include a HD TV, BLUETOOTH audio system, lightning fast WI FI and a Stearns & Foster (firm) KING SIZE BED.



Sleeping Arrangements

Master bedroom has king size bed, guest bedroom has 2 twin beds (can be converted to king with bridge), living room has sleeper sofa

Beach Access

Beach path located one minute from your front door with no roads to cross

Air Conditioning

Central heating and air conditioning

Full Kitchen

Full sized kitchen

Free onsite parking


Free lightning fast wifi

  • Michael Avatar

    Fantastic place. Fantastic host. So helpful and attentive. There were even Lincoln logs for our little one to enjoy.

    Michael 1/04/2022
    Blair Avatar

    You can't beat the location of this house! It's so close to the beach and also walking distance to restaurants. We loved sitting on the balcony and having our coffee each morning. The house had everything we needed, and we especially enjoyed having so many beach items we could use. Stephanie was an excellent host!

    Blair 1/02/2022

    Perfect location / quite home We had an amazing relaxing time. This property felt like home and is very zen. The location is very quite and a short walk to the beach. Stephanie was great to work with and very responsive. We will return.

    Kristi D. 12/13/2021
  • Julie Avatar

    Second stay at this awesome house! Perfect for our little family and you can’t beat the location. Huge thanks again to Stephanie for being a great host!

    Julie 11/01/2021
    Tracy Avatar

    My family had has a great time at Stephanie place. The place very clean, large enough for 4-6 adults. Definitely will be back.

    Tracy 10/26/2021
    Sarah Avatar

    Stephanie has thought of every detail to make this the most enjoyable place we have ever stayed on AMI. Clean, well equipped, and perfect location. Excellent communication from Stephanie. We will be back!

    Sarah 10/23/2021
  • Just Perfect!! Not even the bad weather on the day we arrived could take away from us feeling like we had booked the right place.

    We’ve been to AMI before but had not stayed here. This house had everything we needed. Stephanie was fantastic when we had a question.

    Thank you!!

    Anita L. 9/29/2021

    Amazing stay. Great charming beach house that provides everything you need while also having a great location that is both extremely close to a pristine beach, as well as Pine Ave with all its great boutique shops and unique eateries. Stephanie the property manger /owner was also great with communication and very accommodating.

    Gene B. 9/18/2021
    Carol Avatar

    Everything was wonderful. The unit was so nice and filled with anything we needed (except a kuerig.)
    My only issue is that it is a second floor and the steps may be difficult for older people. The day we checked out the steps were wet and i admit it was a little scary for me. We did luck out and there was a teenager below us who helped us carry our things down stairs. I will rent there again but will request the downstairs unit.

    Carol 9/16/2021
  • Comfy, clean and convenient! Lovely! Close walk to the beautiful beach! The rental rep is easy to communicate with and kind!

    Vanesa Avatar

    Amazing place! Steps to the beautiful beach! Thank you Stephanie.

    Near to excellent restaurants! ⭐️

    Vanesa 9/08/2021
    Maggie Avatar

    Stephanie is honestly my absolute favorite host on Airbnb that I’ve ever had. She has the best costumer service values and will work with you to make sure that you have the best stay possible. If you have any issue at all whatsoever, make sure to communicate with her; she WILL fix it or WILL make up for it or will work with you. She’s seriously amazing.

    The unit is immaculate; I’m amazed as a native Floridian how clean and sand-free they get it.

    I stayed here last year and honestly will continue to book with Stephanie as long as she has this home.

    Maggie 8/29/2021
  • Michelle Avatar

    We loved this adorable spot. So close to the beach and comfortable living space. Stephanie is awesome and we felt right at home!!

    Michelle 8/25/2021

    Wonderful experience! Anna Maria is our favorite vacation spot! The experience was great! Stephanie left is a welcome goodie bag so sweet of her. Rooms, kitchen, bathrooms were clean, there was extra toilet paper, towels and all the essentials in the kitchen. Stephanie was great she answered her e-mails in a timely fashion very helpful! We will definitely be coming back.

    Cecilia M. 7/02/2021
    Maha Avatar

    Professional and caring

    Maha 6/01/2021
  • Adrian Avatar

    Love the place! So convenient, just steps away from beautiful white sand beach. Communication with Stephanie was easy and thank you so much for letting us in early. Will definitely stay here again.

    Adrian 5/31/2021
    Tamara Avatar

    Enjoyed our stay and loved the location!

    Tamara 5/28/2021
    Mario J E. Avatar

    Anna Maria Trip Great clean place, very close to the beach and very quiet. Great property I would stay there again, I highly recommend it.

    Mario J E. 5/21/2021
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    PERFECT! Perfect house! Perfect host! Perfect location!! Our family had the best time! We can't wait to come back!! Thank you, Stephanie!

    Lesley Avatar

    Best access to the beach. House was wonderfully stocked and clean. Stephanie was a pleasure to work with. We cannot wait to go back.

    Lesley 5/17/2021
    Andrew Avatar

    We had the upper unit, lots of space. Nice washer and dryer on the side (outside) of the house. Beach wagon, sand toys, chairs, and umbrella in shed in back. Living space and kitchen were great quality, clean, and accurate to the descriptions. Super easy to check in and check out. Literally a minute walk to the beautiful beach, great food within walking distance.

    Andrew 5/09/2021
  • Cory Avatar

    We have a great time, the place was clean, close to the beach and the owner was great to deal with!

    Cory 5/06/2021
    Ellen N. Avatar

    relaxing time away So relaxing. here for family wedding and loved how close it was to venue. Loved being so close to the ocean for daily walks on the beach.

    Ellen N. 5/03/2021
    Nikki Avatar

    This place is AMAZING! It is literally 100 feet from the beach. We were pleasantly surprised to see how close to the beach we were. Basic accommodations, everything we needed and very clean and the beds are comfortable. Stephanie was awesome and very accommodating and just lovely. We will definitely be back!

    Nikki 5/01/2021
  • Megan Avatar

    We LOVED our time here! The place was spotless and the location was unbeatable. Less than 1 minute walk to beach (which was perfect for our two small children), and also walkable to lots of shops and restaurants! The neighborhood is beautiful and so quiet. The house had everything we needed, including beach gear. We brought some baby-specific beach items, but there were plenty of toys/boogie boards/inflatable items for my 4yo to keep him entertained all day! The only thing we may do differently next time is rent a golf cart to make it easier to tote tired kiddos to/from shops and restaurants in the heat! But definitely not necessary.

    We can’t wait to come back!!

    Megan 4/30/2021
    Susan Avatar

    Excellent accommodations with everything you could need. Location is wonderful

    Susan 4/22/2021
    Kurtis Avatar

    This is the best, most affordable place to stay. It has everything you could ask for. The hosts are so accommodating and the place is very clean. I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone.

    Kurtis 4/14/2021
  • Becky Avatar

    A clean, comfortable home in a great location! Stephanie is a wonderful host and the house was stocked with everything we needed to feel at-home! We’ll definitely be back!

    Becky 4/10/2021
    Kim Avatar

    Stephanie's place was immaculate. the location to the beach and the Northern part of Anna Maria island was perfect. She had towels, beach chairs and umbrellas, even a shower to wash off the sand outside before entering the house. So quite and relaxing. We can't wait to return. Thank you for everything!

    Kim 3/27/2021
    Scott Avatar

    Cute place very clean and spacious with a very short walk to the beautiful beach. Thanks Stephanie!

    Scott 2/25/2021
  • Andrea Avatar

    We had a wonderful stay here. The location is fantastic; just steps from the beach and a short walk to shops and restaurants. Stephanie couldn’t be more accommodating or responsive. She left a lovely welcome gift and sent Mike (who was a pleasure to chat with) immediately over to take care of a minor issue. We also really enjoyed the extensive TV viewing options and Bluetooth speaker. The place was well stocked with clean towels, beach chairs, kitchen supplies etc.. there is also a shed stocked with beach toys and chairs that had plenty of room to safely store our bicycles.

    Andrea 2/22/2021
    Julie Avatar

    Perfect getaway for the whole family, dog included. The location can’t be beat — steps from the beach. Great kitchen, living room and comfy beds. Stephanie was a wonderful host, very quick on communication. Can’t wait to return!

    Julie 2/09/2021
    Danielle Avatar

    Our stay was absolutely superb. It was the perfect little getaway from our busy school/work lives. AMI is gorgeous! We are going to bookmark this little cottage, it has the perfect space for sleeping, relaxing, and enjoying the outdoors on the upstairs deck. We will be back! Stephanie was so sweet!

    Danielle 12/23/2020
  • Melinda Avatar

    Anna Maria island is a lovely quiet beach and Stephanie’s place is just perfect. It is like a traditional beach house with lovely amenities. The place was crystal clean. Everything was well
    Set up for us.
    There was even a little
    Welcome gift. We had a magnificent time and would love to go
    back soon!

    Melinda 11/16/2020
    Toni Avatar

    Great rental. We will be back and utilizing the same location and rental.

    Toni 11/07/2020
    Weston Avatar

    We had such an amazing time and can’t wait to return! The beach is very close and is a beautiful walk across natural Florida shoreline! We loved sitting on the second floor deck and listening to the waves and watching the waves crash. Within walking distance of cool restaurants and coffee shops. I started to feel like a local!

    Weston 10/10/2020
  • Antoinetta Avatar

    Very happy experience! Place was clean, comfortable with a lot of extra touches! Few steps to the beach and several restaurants within walking distance. There were plenty of beach chairs, floats, toys and even a wagon to pull it all with!

    Antoinetta 10/07/2020
    Meghan Avatar

    Great location! Steps from the beach and an easy to walk to restaurants and stores.

    Meghan 9/26/2020
    APRIL D. Avatar

    The location was great. The only let down was that there is now a 3-story building next door Great property, esp. for beach access

    APRIL D. 9/23/2020
  • Meghan Avatar

    Very clean. Amazing location.

    Meghan 8/23/2020
    Maggie Avatar

    First and foremost, the most amazing aspect of this place are the hosts, Stephanie and Mike. They were both incredibly nice and extremely communicative— they want to ensure that their guests have the best experience possible; they welcome feedback and will be quick to resolve any issues that may arise.

    The home itself was immaculate and is in the most perfect location, on a quiet street. It was the perfect place for a relaxing girls weekend. I would most certainly book this home again for future beach trips.

    Maggie 8/16/2020
    Celeste Avatar

    This is the perfect place for a getaway on Anna Maria. The apartment has everything you need to cook a few meals and relax on the beach. The path to a private stretch at the North end of Anna Maria is right outside the door. You don't even need shoes for your stay.

    Celeste 8/09/2020
  • Mary Avatar

    We had a wonderful time! Beautiful place and we had everything we could possibly need!! The beach was beautiful and the water was so clear!

    Mary 8/04/2020
    Christina Avatar

    Great location! Had everything we needed and was very spacious! Stephanie was a very responsive and good host. We enjoyed our stay and will go back!

    Christina 7/19/2020
    Ilona Avatar

    We loved Stephanie’s house very much. It was perfect for a family of 4, spacious, bright, clean and very welcoming. Some of the best features is 2 bathrooms and a nice size kitchen. Kitchen has all the utensils needed for cooking. The location is perfect, about a minute walk to the beach. Stephanie was very quick to reply to my messages and I really appreciated that. If we get to come back to Anna Maria, we will definitely try to stay at Stephanie’s house again.

    Ilona 6/25/2020
  • Corina Avatar

    Great location and great stay!!

    Corina 6/20/2020
    Robin Avatar

    Stephanie is super responsive and the location of this home in the heart of Anna Maria, is hard to beat. We enjoyed it very much!!

    Robin 6/15/2020
    Anthony Avatar

    We were in serious need of some R&R and live in FL. We searched the state for a location that would be close enough and quiet enough (and legal, of course). Living on the Atlantic side we wanted to go to the Gulf side so that we wouldn't have to worry about rip currents or sharks with our 7yo and 5yo kids. Then they could play in the water if we just wanted to hang out on the beach.

    We stayed in the upstairs unit and it was perfect for our family of four. The beach theme of the house is very fitting and we were happy with the water quality and pressure. The kitchen had everything we needed, and the interior and exterior were cozy and comfortable. We didn't get to spend a whole lot of time outside on the property due to the weather later in the week, but it's very welcoming. We brought most all of the things we thought we would need for the beach (1/2 the back of our SUV), but they had pretty much all the same things we brought available in their shed.

    Our kids loved catching critters at the beach (Mr. Mike's suggestion). The beach is not totally private, but it was perfect for the current situation. There is a direct shot out to the beach which is accessible with a wagon and it is currently nice and quiet during the week. The water is nice and blue. It was a bit busy on Saturday, but everybody was at a very respectful distance. Now that we've visited, we may be repeat customers on a shorter stay. Thank you so much Stephanie and Mike!

    Anthony 6/06/2020
  • Kris Avatar

    My siblings and I stayed here for our first annual sibling trip and it was amazing! The place was sparkling clean and decorated so cute. They had a shed full of beach supplies for us to use: chairs, umbrellas, coolers, etc. There were plenty of beach towels and regular linens. All we needed to bring were our personal items and food. The beach was even closer than it looks in the pictures and beautiful! Stephanie was a great host and was very quick to respond when needed. I would to totally stay here again and would recommend it to everyone!

    Kris 5/30/2020
    Molly Avatar

    This was a great trip. The location allowed us to bike/walk almost anywhere we wanted. We loved it.

    Molly 1/26/2020
    Patrick K. Avatar

    Reboot My wife and had built a house sold a house, changed jobs, and moving across the state in the process and needed a quiet place to just reboot. This fit the bill. It really is a one minute walk to an uncrowded beautiful white sand beach with lost of sea shells washing up to pick through. The place was clean, had what you need so with a few groceries we were good to go! Easy access to restaurants, walking or driving on the Island. Stephanie was a very good host, made sure we got there and all was good. We’ll be back!

    Patrick K. 1/21/2020
  • Adam Avatar

    Great Beach location in a nice area of town. Well equipped with good space. We would stay here again for sure.

    Adam 12/26/2019
    Ashley Avatar

    We had an amazing week in AMI at Stephanie’s place. It was our first time to the island, and we absolutely loved the gorgeous beach that is steps away from the house. We spent most of our time at beach, but also rented a golf cart for the week so we could ride to restaurants and activities around the island. We didn’t use our car the whole week. The beach gear in storage unit was great to have on hand. The top floor unit was clean, cozy and a perfect space for our family of four (kids 11 and 13). All in all, a wonderful stay!

    Ashley 11/30/2019
    Bob Avatar

    The unit was very clean, comfortable, and bright. Location is great. Would definitely stay there again and recommend to friends and family.

    Bob 11/17/2019
  • Maria Avatar

    Wonderful location & super cute beach house!

    Maria 10/31/2019
    Karen Avatar

    Great beach access. Not far from some shops/local restaurants. Stephanie is quick to respond and answer any questions for you.

    Karen 9/27/2019
    Anne Avatar

    Stephanie communicated prior to our stay and there were so many thoughtful touches: a light left on for a late arrival and a handwritten welcome note to name a few! The decor was beachy and fun and the location was amazing!! Practically on the beach, walking distance to shops and dining. A peaceful quiet neighborhood!

    Anne 9/22/2019
  • Laura Avatar

    Though our trip was cut short due to the impending Hurricane Dorian (on the other side of the state, where I live), the few hours we did spend in Stephanie's home were wonderful. The proximity to the ocean made it feel like we had our own private beach. The home is cozy, beachy, and full of thoughtful touches. I look forward to rebooking for a future stay.

    Laura 9/01/2019
    Thomas (Tommy) Avatar

    We rented this property in August and even though it is the rainy season we had a wonderful time. We were able to hit the beach between rain showers. The path to the beach flooded but we still made it. The property was just as advertised. Clean, cute and affordable. We only had to take our food. Everything we needed was provided including laundry products. Stephanie is a great hostess and I think you would enjoy your stay here.

    Thomas (Tommy) 8/18/2019
    Mark Avatar

    Amazing location on an amazing part of the beach.
    Charming space. Outstanding host. Don’t hesitate. We just got back from 8 days and loved every minute of it.

    Mark 8/06/2019
  • Christina Avatar

    Spent the week here with the family and loved every minute of it! The place is literally steps to the beach on the quieter part of the island, which was exactly what we needed. Bean point is amazing for sunsets! The free trolley stop was a quick walk away, which our teenagers loved. All the beach gear you need is right there for you and plenty of other amenities as well. Great find! Hope to be back soon!!

    Christina 7/12/2019
    Kanlaya Avatar

    Wonderful location and excellent hospitality. We loved having a shed of available beach supplies and that location just can't be beat. Will definitely come again!

    Kanlaya 7/07/2019
    Sharon Avatar

    Stephanie's place was a perfect holiday retreat for our family of four. The quaint size was ideal for quality family time. This cheerful place on AMI was the perfect location for making memories that will last a life time.

    Sharon 6/29/2019
  • Emily Avatar

    This home is beautiful!! The location the beach is so nice and has easy access with small children. It was nice to be able to walk to a few restaurants as well. The beach here is beautiful, we had a wonderful time!

    Emily 6/22/2019
    Sylvie Avatar

    Comfortable home with easy access to one of the most beautiful beaches.

    Sylvie 5/24/2019
    Linda Avatar

    Great a/c. Comfortable for two couples. Good location. A bit noisy in AM with construction next door

    Linda 5/14/2019
  • Marsha Avatar

    Lovely home, clean, and close to the beach!! 1/2 mile from downtown area and restaurants but easy walk!! Close to shops too!!
    Very comfortable stay with everything you’ll need even beach chairs and beach toys!! Stephanie is a great host, very reliable and quick on replying to answer your questions!! It was a great trip!!

    Marsha 5/11/2019
    Tyler Avatar

    Stephanie was a wonderful host and the property was everything we could have hoped for for our family. She was very helpful and responded quickly to all of our questions. We will recommend Stephanie to anyone looking for the perfect trip for their family/friends/couples. We cannot wait to go back!

    Tyler 5/06/2019
    Laurent Avatar

    Fantastic location. Great layout for vacations. Accès to the beach and all needed gears to do a lot if nothing 😉

    Laurent 4/20/2019
  • Ellen S. Avatar

    Cute property close to the beach. Quiet, walkable to shops and restaurants. Seaside Sanctuary is well equipped for a beach vacation. There are plenty of beach chairs, umbrella, sand toys, and outdoor foot shower. A gas grill is available also. The upper level where we stayed has a great deck to enjoy afternoon cocktails and morning coffee. Inside the two bedrooms have comfortable beds, the living area and kitchen have everything you need. The entire space is decorated in a “beachy” decor which is very appealing. The apartment is bright and clean , a perfect spot !!!

    Ellen S. 3/11/2019
    Carrie A. Avatar

    Very impressed! I want to come back! This place was very clean and super cute. I would definitely rent this place again. Anna Maria Island is such a nice place. It’s now one of my favorites.

    Carrie A. 1/29/2019
    Travis R. Avatar

    Great location The location of the property was excellent. We could walk to the beach in less than 1 minute. The property was well maintained, inside was clean and had everything we needed. The property owner (Stephanie) was awesome in regards to a small HVAC issue. Highly recommend this place, and we will be returning.

    Travis R. 1/09/2019
  • Carolyn Avatar

    We loved staying at Stephanie’s place! The location could not be better - it is steps from the best beach on the island. Her place was cozy and very clean and and she was great at answering my questions before we arrived. We had a magical and memorable week!

    Carolyn 1/04/2019
    Riley W. Avatar

    Great clean and cozy place. Great views! Central location.

    Riley W. 11/13/2018
    Ryan Avatar

    Beat location you could get. Perfect for our family. Quiet neighborhood and steps from the beach. Barely had to leave a 4 block radius for the whole trip. Can’t wait to come back!

    Ryan 10/16/2018
  • Uzi Avatar

    Very comfortable and amazing location!

    Uzi 9/03/2018

    Great weekend Lovely clean home. Wonderful location with lots of peace and quiet.

    Michelle C. Avatar

    Location and space can’t be beat! This unit is just steps away from the beach. Clean and comfy home perfect for your beach get-away.

    Michelle C. 8/25/2018
  • Ryan D. Avatar

    Great beach house We had a great time on Anna Maria. We have been visiting Anna Maria for many years on the more southern end of the island. Our first stay at this home was last year and we loved it so much we had to come back again. The house is stocked with just about anything that you will need and you can not beat the location on the north end of the island. It is steps from the beach and a short walk to local shops. We will definitely be visiting this home again soon.

    Ryan D. 8/18/2018
    Ann Avatar

    Private, yet close to whatever your needs are. Beautiful beach view and only steps to the ocean. Apartment is very coastal and comfortable. The perfect beach place!

    Ann 7/21/2018
    Angie Avatar

    This is a great location and the host is easy to deal with. Perfect for a small family. This house is on a quiet street even has a bike rack! We stayed upstairs and it had everything we needed for our stay including beach chairs, umbrellas and sand buckets. I would recommend this place for folks looking for a relaxing, close-to-the-beach place to stay.

    Angie 6/09/2018
  • Amy Avatar

    Stephanie was an exceptional host! She gave concise check in instructions and responded quickly to any questions we had. She reached out to us regularly to see if we needed anything while we were there. Her home is spotless and just steps from the beach. It is also a short walk to shops and restaurants on Pine Ave. The location is prime. Our family of 4 was very comfortable in her home and the kids had lots of fun playing games and cards that were in the house. The kitchen is well stocked with cookware when we chose to cook at home.
    We enjoyed watching the waves crash and the sunset from the deck. This is a wonderful beach getaway!

    Amy 5/30/2018
    Ann Avatar

    The view was amazing! Cozy, clean and totally beach comfortable. Complete with all amenities. Open floorplan with updated kitchen and living area. Balcony a plus!
    Hosts were also awesome.
    Beach week at Stephanie's place was great!

    Ann 7/15/2017
    Erin Avatar

    We had a wonderful stay. We were looking for a rental that did NOT have a pool because we were traveling with young children and I find a pool in close proximity too stressful. The place is larger than it appears in the pictures, so we were delighted when we arrived to find space for everyone to enjoy. The master bed is very comfy. The kitchen is well stocked. A grill and plenty of beach toys/chairs/umbrellas for the beach. A wonderful deck with seating to watch the susnset. However, the absolute best attribute of this property is its location. It is steps off the beach, which is Important when you have kids or are hauling beach gear. It is also a short walk to all the shops and restaurants. I highly recommend it!

    Erin 4/22/2017
  • Ann Avatar

    This was a great place with an awesome view. Great location, steps to the beach, very peaceful. Amenities were very good. Duplex was updated and clean, clean! Perfect beach place.

    Ann 6/29/2016
    Ann Avatar

    The view was amazing! Cozy, clean and totally beach comfortable. Complete with all amenities. Open floorplan with updated kitchen and living area. Balcony a plus!
    Hosts were also awesome.
    Beach week at Stephanie's place was great!

    Ann 7/15/2017
    Erin Avatar

    We had a wonderful stay. We were looking for a rental that did NOT have a pool because we were traveling with young children and I find a pool in close proximity too stressful. The place is larger than it appears in the pictures, so we were delighted when we arrived to find space for everyone to enjoy. The master bed is very comfy. The kitchen is well stocked. A grill and plenty of beach toys/chairs/umbrellas for the beach. A wonderful deck with seating to watch the susnset. However, the absolute best attribute of this property is its location. It is steps off the beach, which is Important when you have kids or are hauling beach gear. It is also a short walk to all the shops and restaurants. I highly recommend it!

    Erin 4/22/2017