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Once Upon A Tide
- 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in Anna Maria, FL

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At A Glance

  • On our Professional Linen Service Program
  • Private Custom Luxury Home
  • 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms
  • 1 King, 2 Queens, 2 Twins (Bunk bed)--Sleeps up to 8 in beds
  • Only a 1 minute stroll to the Gulf beaches-close to Bean Point
  • Private heated pool with tropical landscaping
  • Outdoor living room with built in grill, warming tray, refrigerator and gas fireplace
  • Ping Pong table, 4 Bikes and Xbox gaming system
  • Beach chairs and toys available for guest use
  • 2 car garage


Once Upon A Tide

703 Fern Street

Anna Maria, Fl 34216

Once Upon A Tide is a gorgeous custom design home located on the prestigious North end of Anna Maria Island. Featuring 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms-this spacious lavish home exudes sophistication throughout. Mature landscaping adorns the grounds and provides the ideal amount of shade around the private heated pool and the optimal setting for your tropical getaway.

The outdoor amenities are unparalleled and include an outdoor living room by the pool that offers a built in grill and warming tray, refrigerator and gas fireplace-you absolutely will not want to leave this island haven. Not to mention that the beach access is just a block away and just a brief 1 minute stroll to the renowned Bean Point beach.

Take advantage of the wonderful amenities provided for your convenience including 4 bikes that are great for exploring our 7 mile long Barrier Reef Island. Pedal over to the historic Rod n Reel Pier to enjoy incredible water views and delicious fresh seafood or over to the popular Pine Avenue where local shops and restaurants await. The possibilities are endless and one thing is for sure-there is no shortage of activities when you stay at this versatile home. Enjoy a friendly game of Ping Pong and don't forget to bring along your childs (or husbands) favorite XBOX game for hours of entertainment.

The sleeping arrangements can comfortably accommodate a group of 8 and you will find yourself right at home in these spacious bedrooms. With three of the bedrooms including private en-suite bathrooms. The interior is lovingly decorated and the chef in your group will adore the fully stocked gourmet kitchen equipped with granite counters and stunning cabinetry.

This property participates in our Professional Linen Program. In Anna Maria Vacation's continuous effort to bring only the best quality experience to our guests, we are proud to offer a professional linen service at this property to better enhance your enjoyment while staying here. This luxury amenity provides you high quality linens that are in place and ready for your use upon your arrival. These high-quality linens are washed in a commercial setting using the latest and best technology.

Take the fuss and worry out of packing your private sheets and beach towels knowing that when you arrive to your dream vacation rental, in place are high quality and commercially cleaned luxury bedding, bath towels, wash clothes and beach towels ready for your stay. Eliminate the guessing game, free up luggage space and breathe easy knowing that everything is already taken care of for you. This same philosophy extends even to your departure- nothing to wash, dry, fold or having to fool with trying to squeeze into an already tightly packed suitcase! A fantastic "must have amenity" for your AMI vacation experience.

With a fantastic location and incredible amenities, Once Upon A Tide, makes a wonderful retreat for you and your family. Come and see for yourself all of the wonderful things there is to do and see on Anna Maria Island!

**Please keep in mind if the elevator becomes inoperable due to any reason, the stairs will be the only form of transportation to and from your unit.**

Bedrooms & Bathrooms


Once Upon A Tide can comfortably accommodate a group of 8 and offers 1 King, 2 Queens sized bed and one set of bunk beds. The spacious bedrooms each offer ample closet space and three of the four bedrooms provide a private en-suite bathroom.


Enjoy the wonderful backyard that features a private heated pool-ideal for cooling off from the warm Florida sun or simply enjoy an ice cold drink by the outdoor living room. With amenities such as a built in grill, warming tray, refrigerator and gas fireplace you won't be able to help but fall in love with this lovely custom home. Take a short stroll over to the secluded beaches of Bean Point and marvel at the gorgeous sights and sounds of the beautiful Gulf beaches. Other great amenities are just a short bike ride away including the Rod n Reel Pier, Pine Avenue and the AMI City Pier. With such a fantastic location and great amenities, Once Upon A Tide, makes a great vacation rental for you and your traveling group!

** If you would like to have your pool heated, we kindly ask that you please contact AMV at least 10 days prior to your arrival so that it ensures us ample time to fulfill your request. We do offer pool heat as needed as a courtesy to our guests at no additional charge. All of our pools and pool equipment are closely monitored by the pool company for your safety, we kindly ask that the controls not be tampered with- most of the systems are locked for this reason. Due to the island's strict 10pm noise ordinance, the pool heaters will not run overnight. Please remember, outdoor spas are not hot tubs (some properties have a spa, some have a hot tub). Generally speaking, our winter months are considered from November through April. During these months we do our best to ensure that the pools are heated to a temperature of 82 degrees. However, please be aware that even in Central Florida we do occasionally get cold spells that can send the temperatures down into the 30's for a few nights in a row. This will cause the pool water temperature to draw down to in the 70's and a pool pump will automatically shut down if the outside temperature gets too cold. The pump will then kick back on in the morning and begin re-heating of the pool back to 82, which may take several days depending on the severity of the cold spell. Ultimately, these situations are beyond our control. Other issues such as severe weather conditions, equipment malfunction, temporary loss of use of equipment or amenities due to maintenance purposes or other items do happen for time to time. Please be aware that AMV cannot issue refunds during your stay based on acts of God. However, please know that in the rare event of pool equipment malfunction during your stay, AMV will do everything in our power to expedite repairs as quickly as possible as we certainly want you to enjoy your heated pool and Florida sunshine to the fullest extent possible! Anna Maria Vacations thanks you in advance for your understanding on this issue.

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Happily Ever After with Once Upon a Tide

By: Trip Date: 07/28/2018

We loved our week at Once Upon A Tide. The house is luxurious and clean, outfitted with modern appliances and all the recreational equipment you would hope to find on a beach vacation. Our group particularly enjoyed the ping-pong table and the fully-equipped barbecue area next to the pool. Inside there are ample common spaces for group gatherings and lots of nooks and crannies to get away from everyone else. The kitchen and bathrooms were well-stocked, and the concierge service responded promptly when called to replenish supplies. The location on a residential street at the far end of the island puts you near enough to restaurants and stores you want to visit but away from the congestion of a commercial throughway. We recommend Once Upon A Tide without reservation.

Hi Blanca and Geoff Little,
Thank you for the review of Once Upon A Tide! We’re so glad you enjoyed the home along with the amenities such as the ping-pong table. We’re happy it was roomy enough for everyone and that you enjoyed the location being near local restaurants and stores. Thank you for staying with us, we hope to have you back soon!

Perfect Oasis

By: Trip Date: 06/10/2017

As we drove up to Once Upon a Tide my eyes lit up as I was dazzled by the exquisite setting. A large balcony was calling our names and made me realize this was going to be the perfect tranquil escape. The home is situated just a short block and a half walk from the lovely white sands of Anna Maria Island. Each day we walked the beach and watched the sunrise and in the evening returned to enjoy the colorful sunsets. The home is fully equipped from a simple sand pail to bicycles to cruise to the local restaurants. Heading to those restaurants is quite easy when residing at Once Upon a Tide. Every place is nearby and the island makes all who journey, there feel welcome. If you are not one to want to venture far from home, Once Upon a Tide has its own pool and a perfect area to read, play, and escape. I highly recommend this home for your next Florida get away!

Hello Emily,
We are excited to hear that Once Upon A Tide was everything you expected it to be!  We would love to have you stay with us again for your next island getaway.

Paradise! Lifetime memories for our family!

By: Trip Date: 05/06/2017

This home is absolutely beautiful, tranquil, decorated to the hilt! Our family agree that its our all-time favorite vacation! The kitchen is stocked and the facilities are luxurious and in fantastic shape, the beds are absolutely the most comfortable we have ever had, the linen service is outstanding. The pool and outside living space is the best on the island as far as we can see and we used it all of the time. The beach is steps away and so is the pier where we went every evening to watch the sunset. We were happily surprised to find that they furnished coolers, chairs, bikes, and everything you needed for the beach! The elevator is so convenient and awesome as this is a big place. We would recommend it to anyone. We never had to call for any help and the AMV company has a special app that makes check in and check out a snap – so cool. This was worry free – absolutely beautiful – relaxing and allowed us to make lifetime memories! Cannot say enough about our experience!

Hello Lori,
Thank you so much for sharing your amazing experience at Once Upon A Tide.  We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your vacation and all of the wonderful amenities the home has to offer.  Please let us know if you are coming back to the island, we would love to have you stay with us again!

An amazing house

By: Trip Date: 05/07/2016

This is our first time renting a house on Anna Maria Island. We choose Once Upon A Tide from a friend’s recommendation. It is in a great location, quite street and only a two minute walk to the beach. The house has a beach wagon, comfortable beach chairs, umbrella and beach toys. We loved riding the bikes down to the pier for ice-cream. Riding the bikes around the island was one of our favorite activities!

The outdoor living area is fantastic. The private pool provided an ideal location for relaxation and it also provided shade for those of us who had enough sun! It is a great place to cookout with the large grill and warming tray and it was great to have a refrigerator outside. The kitchen is a dream!! It has everything you need and more!
The house is beautifully decorated and well maintained. To top it all off, the owner of the house was above and beyond when it came to accommodations and making sure we had the best family vacation.
We were very impressed!!

We will definitely be back next year!

The Tweedy Family

Thank you for letting us know about your stay with us at Once Upon A Tide.  This really is a wonderful home in a great location!  We are happy to hear that your stay was an enjoyable one and that the home provided you with all the necessary amenities.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us about your next years vacation plans, we are looking forward to hearing back from you!

Great location for morning & evening

By: Trip Date: 05/22/2016

You are 2 blocks away from some of the best sunrises you will ever see, and 1 block away from the gulf beach that is immaculate, and shows off the the sunset. Home is beautifully decorated, and is easy to adjust to….Kitchen is awesome, and additional living area down by the pool was wonderful, especially with TV. Towels a plenty..only suggestion would be to have more cooking essentials: spices, oils..etc..


We are happy to hear that you enjoyed all of the amenities Once Upon A Tide and Anna Maria Island has to offer.  We work hard to ensure that our guests are happy with their homes and appreciate you taking your time to let us know about your stay.  Please note that due to allergies and other sensitivities, we don’t provide or leave behind perishable kitchen items in our homes.
We hope to have you stay with us again for your future Anna Maria Island vacation needs.