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The Rod and Reel Resort
- 11 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms in Anna Maria, FL

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At A Glance

  • Private Resort at the Rod and Reel Pier
  • 8 Individual Suites
  • 11 Bedrooms
  • Occupancy for 30 Guests
  • Two Full Kitchens, Two Common Living Areas
  • Direct Bay Front with Spectacular Views
  • Gazebo Lounge and Outdoor TV/Bar
  • Beautiful Grounds w/ Large Pool and Spa
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Kayaks/Paddleboards, Ping pong, Shuffleboard/Corn hole, Bicycles
  • Tiki and Lounge Deck
  • Walking distance to Pine Avenue Shopping and Dining
  • 5 min beach walk to spectacular Bean Point

Overview

The Rod and Reel Resort

877 North Shore Drive

Anna Maria, FL 34217

Welcome to the new and luxurious Rod and Reel Resort. Originally built in 1948, this historic accommodation sits on some of the most prime real estate Anna Maria Island has to offer. Adjacent to the popular Rod and Reel Pier and Restaurant, the private Rod and Reel Resort will offer guests and larger groups an unparalleled all-inclusive vacation experience. Complete with spectacular panorama waterfront views and the evening lights of the distant Sunshine Bridge, guests can enjoy every amenity imaginable in this pristine and exclusive tropical resort paradise.

The Rod and Reel Resort offers accommodations for a maximum of 30 guests in 8 individual luxury suites. Each suite features an efficiency kitchen, marble bath, television, and wifi with fantastically beautiful finishes and décor throughout. There are two full kitchens, guest laundry and ample interior common area gathering spaces for large groups to dine, watch a favorite game, entertain or simply relax. Inviting as guests will find their private suite, it is the outdoor oasis that makes the Rod and Reel Resort a truly one of a kind destination.

The truth is, most guests will find it hard to leave the comfort and amenities found right here at the resort. If relaxation is your priority, then grab a book and enjoy the incredible panoramic views from the rooftop terrace or claim a chaise in the shade of the Tiki. Fun for all ages can be had in the refreshing and crystal clear water of the large and inviting private pool or dip in the Gulf water at the resort beach. The spa has space for multiple families and is the perfect spot to unwind after a fun island day and share adventures and laughter. When it is big game day, there is no need to leave the comforts and convenience of the resort; simply reserve your seat in front of the large outdoor television and fireplace located in the gazebo or sit poolside along the counter bar. Hours of outdoor activities can be enjoyed at the beach, stone ping-pong table, shuffleboard and corn hole courts, or while exploring the canals and Gulf from one of our guest paddle boards or kayaks.

And only a few steps away, resort guests will enjoy the very best fishing the island has to offer on the neighboring Rod and Reel Pier, or one can simply enjoy the action of area fishermen from a dining table at the Pier Restaurant and bar. The beautiful and famous white sandy beaches of secluded Bean Pointe and beyond, begin at the Rod and Reel Resort and follow the sun to the Gulf of Mexico. Whether you desire to fill your pockets with shells or take an easy beach jog, you can do either directly from our doorstep. Enjoy a leisurely stroll to the state park located just down the street or grab a complimentary bike to explore the many Pine Avenue boutiques or refreshing ice cream and waterfront dining venues. An Anna Maria group vacation unlike any other the island has to offer, awaits guests at The Rod and Reel Resort. We look forward to hosting your memorable large family, group or special event vacation week.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

There are 11 bedrooms and 8 full bathrooms at the resort and a maximum occupancy of 30 guests. Suites are private and have either 1 or 2 bedrooms, with tub or shower bathrooms done completely in marble. Rooms include a kitchenette with refrigerator and convection/microwave oven, TV/Wifi.

Suite 1: Queen Sleeps 2, Shower, ADA Compliant Suite 2: King, Full, Twin Bunk, Sleeps 6, Tub/Shwr and Kitchenette Suite 3: (2) Queen, Full/Twin Bunk, Sleeps 6, Tub/Shwr and Kitchenette Suite 4: Queen, Sleeps 2, Shower and Kitchenette Suite 5: Queen, Sleeps 2, Shower and Kitchenette Suite 6: King, Full, Twin Bunk, Sleeps 6, Shower, Common Rm Access Suite 7: (2) Full, Sleeps 4, Shower and Kitchenette Suite 8: Queen, Sleeps 2, Tub/Shwr and Common Rm Access

Common Rooms – Full Kitchens, Sectional Sofas, Large TV’s, Dining

Exterior

The resort is located in the heart of Anna Maria and adjacent to the famous Rod and Reel Pier. The grounds are truly incredible and feature multiple gathering spaces for sunbathing, spectacular views, and ample lounging in the cool shade of palm or tiki. Guests will enjoy the outside Gazebo equipped with a large game day TV, outdoor fireplace and beverage refrigerator. The sparkling and organic pool is the largest on any private property, and will exclusively be enjoyed by your party. The relaxing and inviting spa has ample room for 12, and guests will enjoy spectacular views and the beautiful evening lights of the distant Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Beach toys and towels are complimentary for our guests. The resort has direct access to Gulf waters and beachgoers can get their toes wet right outside their door or walk for miles on the pristine white beaches which have made Anna Maria a favorite family destination spot. The neighboring Rod and Reel Pier is a favorite island destination and famous for spectacular fishing, delicious dining and cool refreshments. The resort offers entertainment for all ages with guest kayaks/paddleboards, bicycles, ping pong, shuffleboard/corn hole all available to our guests in a beautiful and lush tropical setting. Adventurous guests will find plenty to do with many of the ‘must visit’ island destinations just a short stroll from the doors of the Rod and Reel Resort. Guests will enjoy local favorite spots at Bayside Beach and City Pier, or leisurely wander through the boutiques at Pine Avenue, or sample the many Fine Dining venues all in within a half mile of the resort. There is only one place on the island where a large vacationing group can have it ALL – The Rod and Reel Resort.

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Reviews

A Slice of Heaven

By: Trip Date: 06/06/2018

Wow Wow Wow! As soon as my husband and I walked into the private resort we were immediately in love with the property. We were lucky enough to book the last room for a long weekend getaway. We might have had the smallest of all the rooms but it didn’t matter. The suite was large enough for (2), very clean, the A/C worked perfect. The grounds were clean, well manicured, just simply beautiful. We can’t wait to come back for a longer stay!

Hi Dilys,
We appreciate the kind words and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Rod and Reel Resort! We are happy to hear that the room was large enough for the two of you and that the property was clean and well-maintained. We look forward to having you back again soon!

Slice of Heaven

By: Trip Date: 02/24/2018

Wow ! What a great spot to escape the world. Suzette did an exceptional job with the décor in each room. The attention to detail on the grounds and rooms is well done. Everything is exceptionally clean and well kept. The rooms are spacious and well equipped. The bed was extremely comfy. With cooking options in your room and on site BBQ’s you do not even have to leave if you do not want to. The pool and spa area is spacious and inviting. The beach is white sand and excellent for swimming and beachcombing. Lots of sea life we were fortunate to see Manatees, Rays, Dolphins and a wide variety of other fish. The on site bikes get you over to Bean Point (Amazing Sunsets) in minutes or down to Pine avenue to the General Store for snacks treats and libations. The intimacy of the resort lets you get to know other travelers staying as well. The group staying at the same time were great and we shared many drinks and dinners. Also lots of dining options close by. Oops almost forgot on site Kayaks, paddle boards and ping pong for use any time. Highly recommend this resort!! Cheers !

Hi Mike and Philomene,
Thank you so much for telling us about your stay at The Rod and Reel Resort! Sounds like you guys had a great time and we are so glad to hear that! We are very happy you guys slept well in the beds and made use of the BBQ grills, pool area, and the nearby attractions on Pine Avenue. It is great to hear that you both enjoyed yourselves and were able to experience all that Anna Maria Island has to offer. We truly appreciate the kind words and hope to hear from you soon for your next stay on the island!

Break from the Canadian Cold

By: Trip Date: 02/10/2018

We enjoyed walking the white powder beach at Bean Point, riding our bikes around the island and stopping for a home made donut at The Donut Experiment on Pine Ave. The resort is beautiful & immaculately maintained! It’s quiet within the resort – you can be private or interact socially with the other guests. We enjoyed our host/manager Fritz immensely as well as Tyler – both were very accommodating. Had the most beautiful weather 🏝 wish we were back!!

Hi Kevin and Bonnie,
Thank you for the kind review of The Rod and Reel Resort! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to enjoy Bean Point, riding your bikes, and experiencing the delicious Donut Experiment. We greatly appreciate the kind words and we are happy the resort was suited to your liking! We hope to hear back from you soon to enjoy more of this beautiful weather on Anna Maria Island!

Winter Break 2018

By: Trip Date: 02/17/2018

Beautiful new resort on old footprint! Great location on Anna Maria Island…..first class amenities.
Loved spending the week with you. Fritz and Susie are special hosts.

Hi Charlie and Sharon,
Thank you for the kind words – we greatly appreciate it! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Rod and Reel Resort. We’re happy you enjoyed the amenities and location! We hope to have you stay with us again for your next vacation on Anna Maria Island!