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Old Florida Beach House on the Quiet North End of Anna Maria Island


The Seaside Sanctuary is the ground level unit of a beachfront duplex.  The front yard is literally thirty steps from one of the most pristine beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. If you open the windows at night, you can hear the rolling surf and smell the salt air.  The house is located on a quiet residential street near the north tip of the island.  There is no public parking in this area so you pretty much have the beach to yourself.  The front deck features plenty of seating and is a great place to relax and enjoy the beautiful Florida weather.  The house is clean, comfortable and well appointed.  The back yard has a shed filled with beach gear, a BBQ grill, picnic table, chiminea and a sun sail shade.  We welcome well behaved dogs and have a fully fenced yard for your pup to play.   The house is light and bright with a multitude of windows.  Everything is decorated in a fun and classy "seaside" style.   We believe in a good night's sleep so we invested in high quality memory foam mattresses, crisp, clean linens and plenty of pillows.  For the chef in the family, there is a fully stocked kitchen with everything needed to cook and serve most meals.  Nothing is more annoying than going to a vacation home that has only one pot and 3 plates!  The house has high def smart TVs, bluetooth sound bar for streaming your favorite music and lightning fast wifi throughout.  We are neat freaks so you can expect the house to be immaculately clean. In fact, we do a full deep cleaning after each guest.   We tried to think of everything so you have all the comforts of home.  The Village of Anna Maria, on the north tip of Anna Maria, is the best part of the island. It is known for beautiful beaches, breathtaking sunsets and a bunch of really nice people. Not surprisingly, our number one recommendation is to set up an umbrella, plop down on a beach chair and watch the waves roll in. If being a beach bum is not your thing, you can stay busy by hunting for seashells, building a sandcastle or trying your hand at surf fishing. Either way, we provide all the equipment and recommendations to make your day at the beach relaxing and enjoyable.



Sleeping Arrangements

Master bedroom has a king sized bed, Guest bedroom #1 has a queen, Guest bedroom #2 has 2 twin beds, Living room has a sleeper sofa

Beach Access

Beach located 30 second walk from your front door with no roads to cross.

Pet Friendly

Well behaved dogs welcome with pre-approval

Full Kitchen

Full kitchen with granite countertops and stainless appliances.

Laundry Facility

Free onsite washer and dryer


Free lightning fast wifi.

  • Whitney Avatar
    Great location, kind host and as advertised.
    Whitney 8/21/2022
    Amarilis Avatar
    Book it, you won’t regret it. Perfect location; just a few feet to the beach. Well stocked; we only packed our toiletries. The house included the beach umbrella, chairs and even toys for the kids. The kitchen had everything we needed. Communication was great from check in to check out. We’re looking forward to staying here again.
    Amarilis 8/07/2022
    Paradise The property was just wonderful, very short walk to the beach!!! It was super clean and stocked. This will definitely be a return to for us!!! The owners were just simply amazing, I couldn’t have asked to meet nicer people!!!
    James S. 8/01/2022
  • Arun Avatar
    Amazing place to stay in Anna Maria island. For those who love beach houses and close proximity to beach , look no further . You can’t see ocean from the whole house but 10 steps away
    Arun 5/28/2022
    Andrew Avatar
    This place has everything you would need for a great time at the beach. Easy access to the beach, close proximity to restaurants and shops. It even had tons of beach toys for the kids to play with, umbrellas, chairs, pretty much anything you’d need for playing in the perfect white sand and crystal clear water.
    Andrew 5/12/2022
    Michael Avatar
    Great location, great host, great vacation! Home was as promised, and host had everything and more that we needed. We have already been looking to book for a trip next year!
    Michael 4/15/2022
  • Sarah Avatar
    Stephanie was a wonderful host and the place is so comfortable. I slept like a baby. The beach is beautiful. I’m so grateful for the stay.
    Sarah 4/08/2022
    Leslie Avatar
    Great location. Great house. Really enjoyed our stay
    Leslie 1/06/2022
    Jackie Avatar
    Great location! Quiet street and steps away from the beach. Within walking distance to The Sandbar, The Donut Experiment and Poppo's Taqueria, all of which we recommend but go early or there will be a wait. We did not even hear the tenants upstairs so no concerns with it being a duplex. Plenty of beach chairs and floats for both units to share. Stephanie was great and very responsive!
    Jackie 12/31/2021
  • Christmas beach vacation Perfect location for a beach vacation.
    Louis L. 12/29/2021
    Sudheer Avatar
    The location is just great. It’s steps to the beach and you may not have view of the beach from the house but you are very close to the beach. Stephanie is a great host. She was prompt with communications and very supportive of any requests. Had a nice goody bag for us when we came and well stocked with everything you need in the house. Also had beach chairs and umbrella etc which made it so easy. Just note that it is a slightly older home but maintained very well. Most of Anna Maria has mostly a bit older homes. Lot of passion of host shows through in the place.
    Sudheer 12/26/2021
    Rina Avatar
    Amazing house and location. Very happy with this rental!
    Rina 12/08/2021
  • Julie Avatar
    Everything about our stay was great!
    Julie 12/05/2021
    Seaside Sanctuary was Awesome! Literally, seconds to the beach and the most beautiful Sunsets! Seaside Sanctuary was the best, was clean and just as described in listing, literally just a few steps from front door and your on the beach. If you want a worry free vacation just call Stephanie. She literally thought of everything. My only regret was we didn’t stay longer. Thanks Stephanie!! For all your help!!!
    Matthew S. 11/01/2021
    Brian Avatar
    This is a great place with an amazing proximity to the beach…literally, steps away. The house has everything you need and a shed with complimentary beach chairs and items to make the experience. I really appreciate the that Stephanie provided and the small things to make you feel appreciated & welcomed.
    Brian 10/24/2021
  • Marybeth Avatar
    Stephanie was a terrific host, very responsive! The house was spotless, well equipped with anything you might need, and in the most perfect location....just steps to the beach and in a quiet neighborhood, but very close to restaurants and shops. We enjoyed relaxing on the front porch and taking in the sunsets on the beach. I would highly recommend this place to anyone coming to visit AMI!
    Marybeth 10/23/2021
    Abby Avatar
    Stephanie was a great host! House was spotless and perfect! The extras for the ocean were great, and house has everything you need. Sitting on the front porch in the morning and evening was so peaceful and quiet! Would recommend to anyone, we will surely be back!
    Abby 10/19/2021
    Laura Avatar
    This house was absolutely perfect for our family. We had a great experience thanks to everything Stephanie provided us in the house. All the kid toys (that kept them entertained lol) games, beach towels, floatings, cooler and soo much more. We loved how the house had the perfect beach house style and ALL the details in frame were amazing. The house is literally steps away from the beach. Everything was very clean and
    organized. Long story short, we LOVED this house!
    Laura 9/20/2021
  • Bobbi Avatar
    We absolutely loved our time at Stephanie’s! The location was perfect and Stephanie was an incredible host!
    Bobbi 9/16/2021
    Alice Avatar
    Unbeatable location - only footsteps away from a non-crowded area of a beach with super fine sand made of quartz, and water that was crystal clear, warm, and full of fishes swimming around you, while various types of birds circle around the area. The AirBnb is clean, fully thought out, stocked with all the kitchenware and beach equipment you'll ever need. The area is quiet, safe, and surprisingly has a lot of great food options (and we're foodies from NYC). Definitely would return, and recommend this place to anyone looking for a beach trip or just visiting Florida!
    Alice 9/11/2021
    Michael Avatar
    Beautiful beach vacation home. Clean, comfortable home, The host was great with all communication. Not many more than 50 steps to the beach that rivals Siesta Key. We cannot wait for the opportunity for a return visit. We have rented many Airbnb properties. This had to be one of the best.
    Michael 9/05/2021
  • Matthew Avatar
    Great area will definitely book in the future!
    Matthew 8/30/2021
    Sarah Avatar
    Home is very clean and cozy and loved how it was steps from the ocean. Will definitely stay again!
    Sarah 8/22/2021
    Great location and cozy vacation home The owner is fantastic for any communication that you need and the beach is only a short walk (15 seconds?) away. House comes with pretty much everything. This was our second stay at this vacation house and hope to comeback again!
    Keiko C. 8/10/2021
  • Sarah Avatar
    This is the perfect place to stay in AMI! It’s in a quiet area, just steps to the beach and very close to Pine ave! We visited during a busy time but the beach we walked to from the house was far from being crowded. Host was very accommodating. Wished we could’ve stayed longer!!
    Sarah 7/01/2021
    Meag Avatar
    Perfectly located and very comfortable. We loved all the conveniences from laundry to beach gear and fully furnished kitchen.
    Meag 5/27/2021
    Amanda Avatar
    Can’t say enough about how much we enjoyed our week here! The house is in such a perfect location on the island, close to shops, dining & so so close to the beach! We had an amazing week!
    Amanda 5/22/2021
  • Sonia Avatar
    Thank you so much Stephanie, we had a wonderful time. It felt very homey to everyone! Communication was prompt. We really appreciate the welcoming feeling.
    We loved being just steps from the beach. The house is clean, it has all the utensils to cook and wine glasses (thank you for that) very clean. Comfortable beds. Definitely a place to come back.
    Sonia 5/15/2021
    Sharon T. Avatar
    Perfect Vacation This vacation house was perfect. So close to the beach I could see the ocean from the front window. Would love to make this an annual vacation!
    Sharon T. 5/12/2021
    Amanda Avatar
    This place is perfect! Location to the beach can't be beat, it was homey, and all the beach items were a plus! We will definitely stay here again. Stephanie was amazing and timely with communication. If you are looking for a great house within steps of the beach this is your place!!
    Amanda 5/08/2021
  • Stephanie V. Avatar
    Great hospitality! Stephanie was so responsive and was always available for any questions we had! You seriously only need to pack your clothes for the trip because everything else you could possibly need is already there! We will be back!
    Stephanie V. 5/08/2021
    Sue R. Avatar
    Fantastic location!!! We added a bonus day to our first trip to AMI and really appreciated so much about this vacation property.

    Stephanie was extremely responsive and accommodating to our situation and worked hard to provide early access as we were in between stays. Check in was very detailed and thorough.

    The house had many special touches such as a welcome treat for our dogs and cold bottles water/soda! The location is fantastic, literally steps from the beach.

    After staying near Holmes Beach the previous week, we really loved the quieter end of the island and the house being at the end of the street, so no traffic. We enjoyed a nice carry-out dinner on the front porch with a lovely breeze! Yet the location is still close to Pine St shopping and area restaurants.
    Sue R. 4/28/2021
    Ashly Avatar
    Great Host! Beautiful house, and Right by the beach.
    Ashly 4/20/2021
  • Sherri Avatar
    We had such an amazing and relaxing stay at Stephanie’s Airbnb. The location is unbeatable! The street is very quiet and the house is only about a thirty second walk to the beach. We also loved that beach supplies were provided. This made our beach days so much easier! Stephanie is also quick to respond and very helpful. We hope to come back and visit again soon!
    Sherri 4/16/2021
    Shelly Avatar
    Location is the best!
    Shelly 4/11/2021
    Aed Avatar
    Fanastic place, right next to the beach. Very comfortable and clean amenities. Privately situated in a quiet nook with only steps to the beach. The owners were very responsive. I would rent again and highly recommend.
    Aed 3/27/2021
  • Nicole G. Avatar
    Amazing location The location of the home really made a week long beach trip with 2 kids run very smoothly! The house is accurately described. Having access to the beach toys, chairs, etc, etc was very helpful! Loved our stay and will be back!
    Nicole G. 3/16/2021
    Justin Avatar
    We loved our stay! Stephanie was a fabulous host. She was quick to respond to any questions we may have had. Check in and check out was easy. The house was perfect for our family of 6. It was very clean. The kitchen had everything we needed. The swim toys, sand toys, umbrellas and wagon were such a nice bonus and made the trips to the beach even more fun for our kids. It was just a short, convenient 2-minute walk to the beach! We look forward to coming back in the future! Thank you!
    Justin 1/08/2021
    carmen g. Avatar
    Great location to the beach and local food The house was spotless and in the perfect location for a relaxing beach vacation. It is well equipped in the kitchen and for the beach (toys, towels, umbrella, and more). Walking distance to a great coffee shop and taqueria. Stephanie was friendly, helpful, and very professional. We will go back this year. I stayed with my spouse and 2 children ages 4 and 7. Lovely place for a nice family vacation.
    carmen g. 1/03/2021
  • Travis Avatar
    My family had a wonderful time in our week long holiday stay. The value for the location is awesome. The kitchen was well stocked and allowed us to do lots of cooking during our stay. Stephanie was super responsive and helpful. Would absolutely recommend!
    Travis 12/30/2020
    Joanne B. Avatar
    Great place and great location! Stayed here the whole week of Thanksgiving 2020. Location is perfect...very short walk to the beach, walkable to restaurants and shops. House has everything you need and more! Quieter end of the island so the beach is not too packed.
    Joanne B. 12/01/2020
    Karen A. Avatar
    Excellent host, excellent property! Stephanie was super responsive, flexible and easy to communicate with. House was well stocked and well kept. It is on a quiet street and just a short walk to an awesome part of the beach. Our group had no children so we enjoyed being a bit further away from public beach, restaurants, etc. For us, it was perfect. So perfect we have already booked our return trip! Thanks Stephanie!
    Karen A. 11/16/2020
  • Jeff Avatar
    Stephanie’s place was a great getaway! Just a short walk to the beach. She had beach chairs, a wagon and beach toys at the house. It was great not having to bring our own. The house was very clean and had everything we needed for the week!!
    Jeff 11/13/2020
    Giovana Avatar
    This place is a gem. Just a short walk from the beach and the hose and showers are easily accessible. We loved how nicely decorated and clean the house was. We loved our stay!
    Giovana 10/28/2020
    Kelley Avatar
    Fantastic stay! Our family loved our time here!
    Kelley 9/28/2020
  • John D. Avatar
    Wonderful experience This is a lovely two apartment house right by the beach. Very clean and peaceful.
    John D. 9/14/2020
    Brenda Avatar
    This house was perfect for our 3 night stay. It is so close to the beach path you can practically see the water from the house. You feel like you are directly on the beach! The neighborhood is quiet and people are friendly. The house is really clean and well stocked with cooking supplies, towels, extra blankets, pillows, and tons of beach stuff. It’s a short walk to a Main Street with lots of restaurants and shops too. I love that it’s a duplex too. We may rent the entire house down the road for a larger family reunion vaca. Great stay!
    Brenda 9/05/2020
    Melissa Avatar
    we enjoyed this beachside house!
    Melissa 8/21/2020
  • Xuedi Avatar
    I loved my days in Anna Maria Island. The house is super clean and very comfortable, the location is perfect, you only need a few steps to the beautiful beach. I am counting the days for the next visit.
    Xuedi 8/18/2020
    Lauren Avatar
    Stephanie’s place is great, exceeded our expectations for a 3 night getaway with family. The house is charming and the kitchen is renovated and equipped to make all your meals at home! We especially enjoyed the margarita machine. Beds are comfortable, bathrooms are clean, and the walk to the beach is 3 minutes tops. We can’t wait to book our return!
    Lauren 7/21/2020
    Kelly Avatar
    What a wonderful stay! From the cute homey feel of the house, which was so well appointed, to the location, we found a true gem of a place in Anna Maria!
    Kelly 7/18/2020
  • Ryan Avatar
    Stephanie was very communicative and helpful. Her place was the perfect location for going to the beach and relaxing.
    Ryan 7/11/2020
    Kristie Avatar
    Amazing location with accommodating hosts! Thank you, Stephanie for sharing your piece of paradise with our family. Planning to be back next summer!
    Kristie 7/01/2020
    Carol R. Avatar
    Just what we needed on our anniversary weekend This beach home is just beautiful. Everything you need to feel at home. Stephanie was great to work with and always a text away if needed. It was the perfect weather, bought fresh fish and cooked in the house all weekend and celebrated the two of us on our anniversary weekend. Just Loved It!
    Carol R. 6/02/2020
  • Lincoln Avatar
    Wonderful stay, will definitely book again.
    Lincoln 5/28/2020
    Pam H. Avatar
    Very nice area, close to the beach. Would highly recommend this property. We would stay here again. Very nice.
    Pam H. 3/09/2020
    Jozef Avatar
    Great place, all like described.
    Jozef 1/11/2020
  • Ann Avatar
    Your beautiful house had everything we needed and we were very comfortable with the accommodations. Thank you so much for letting us stay there. We hope to come again to your beautiful island.
    Ann 12/28/2019
    Mary Avatar
    Great location. Steps to the beach.
    Mary 12/21/2019
    Grant Avatar
    Amazing location, close to everything and right next to a beautiful beach. Stephanie was an amazing host and we will be returning to stay at this location again.
    Grant 12/02/2019
  • Jen Avatar
    This unit was a great location on Anna Maria! The place has everything you need, including beach towels, chairs and toys for the beach. It was just a few minute walk from the unit to get to the ocean. The beach was calm and clean - was perfect for little ones to play in the water and sand. Restaurants and shopping was about 7-10 min walk or a short drive. The host was very accommodating and quickly responded to any questions.
    Jen 11/19/2019
    Kelly Avatar
    The host and space are one in a million! Don’t wait! Book today!
    Kelly 10/30/2019
    Paulette Avatar
    Stephanie is a great host. Everything was in perfect order when we arrived. The place was spotless and beautifully decorated. This place has everything you need and I felt right at home. The house sits on a quiet little street and it's only a short walk to the beach. I will definitely be back for another visit.
    Paulette 10/20/2019
  • Isaac Avatar
    Great location right off the beach. The house is beautiful and just makes you feel at home with all of the personal decorative touches. There is also a shed out back stocked full of beach chairs, umbrellas, and water toys for the kids. Not only was it close to the beach, it was within walking distance of the Island Donut Shop, a nice little pizza place, and also the ice cream / general store. Our family made wonderful memories in this home.
    Isaac 9/28/2019
    Goele Avatar
    We hebben super genoten van dit zalige huis! De communicatie met Stephanie was vlot en hartelijk. Het huis is comfortabel, gezellig, en voorzien van alles wat je nodig hebt, inclusief strandmateriaal. Het witte strand leek soms wel een privéstrand, zo rustig is het. En het is echt maar enkele stappen verwijderd van het huis. Er zijn fijne restaurants in de buurt, een doughnutshop om de hoek, en voor de rest ligt het huis centraal genoeg voor uitstappen. Een dikke aanrader! Bij een volgend bezoek aan Florida kom ik zeker terug en boek ik zelfs langer...
    Goele 9/12/2019
    Carmen M. Avatar
    Home away from home The location of this property is excellent. Just steps to the beach. The kitchen is super well equipped and Stephanie was ALWAYS available to answer any questions. Spotless clean and attention to details
    Carmen M. 8/27/2019
  • Maria Avatar
    Perfect house by the beach! Also a very clean house.
    Maria 8/15/2019
    Meagan Avatar
    Cannot thank Stephanie enough for her hospitality during my family’s stay at Anna Maria Island! We had a late arrival due to flight delays and she left the light on for us upon arrival. The house and location were perfect, super clean and more than enough space for a family of five. You could walk to the beach in no time and had plenty of restaurants/ shops within walking distance also. The umbrella and chairs were a wonderful addition, along with the margarita maker! We had a wonderful time and will be staying again during our next visit!
    Meagan 8/10/2019
    Travis Avatar
    Great house. Sparkling clean, excellent communication. Perfect location. Could not have had a better experience. We absolutely plan on staying in this house in the future!
    Travis 5/27/2019
  • Alison Avatar
    We had a wonderful stay at Stephanie’s place! It was exactly as described - very clean and comfortable with everything we needed. We loved the proximity to the beach - literally a 5 min walk - and the beach furniture provided was a nice touch! We also liked the short walk to restaurants, shops and the trolley. Thank you! We will definitely stay again!
    Alison 5/21/2019
    Karen Avatar
    This house is great for beach access, beautiful location and all one needs to enjoy a great vacation.
    Karen 5/15/2019
    Christine E. Avatar
    Fabulous Location This was our third time renting this property. It is perfect for our three generations. Stephanie and Mike are great to deal with. The location is a very short walk to the beautiful beach.
    Christine E. 5/01/2019
  • Jim C. Avatar
    Everything that was promised Stayed a full week and was everything that we dreamed of.
    Jim C. 2/19/2019
    Michael Avatar
    This house has a perfect location. It’s in a largely residential area, so it’s quiet, but access to the beach is literally outside the door, and it’s only a short walk down the beach to an amazing bar and restaurant from which you can watch the amazing sunset. The host, Stephanie, has put a lot of time and attention to all the small details—pretty much everything you would want was there! And Stephanie provided just the right amount of communication to make sure our visit was the best possible. Definitely 5 stars!
    Michael 1/13/2019
    Robert Avatar
    Wonderful kitchen amenities!
    Robert 12/26/2018
  • Wendy Avatar
    Had a fun girls weekend at Anna Maria Island. The beach house suited all our needs, and close proximity to the beach was a big plus. The house is very comfortable with a large kitchen, laundry facilities on-site, beach accessories, and more. Some shops and restaurants are within walking distance. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
    Wendy 12/04/2018
    Carol Avatar
    Wonderful house. Close to beach, convenient location. Walk to Sandbar and Rod and Reel if you are up for it. We will be back.
    Carol 10/24/2018
    Kevin Avatar
    Great place - great location!
    Kevin 5/14/2018
  • Mary Avatar
    Everything you would want in a beach house, especially so close to the beach! We loved the terrazzo floors that were cool and easy to keep clean. The entire space was spotless, the kitchen well equipped and the and the cozy nicely decorated bedrooms were very comfortable. So many nice, personal touches throughout the house. On a very safe street for kids and bikes. We look forward to coming back!
    Mary 3/03/2018
    Carol Avatar
    Wonderful house. Close to beach, convenient location. Walk to Sandbar and Rod and Reel if you are up for it. We will be back.
    Carol 10/24/2018
    Kevin Avatar
    Great place - great location!
    Kevin 5/14/2018