Write the next chapter of your vacation story with Once Upon a Beach


As frequent visitors to Anna Maria Island, Florida, we quickly fell in love with the small town feel of this beach island paradise. We relocated here for the purpose of being able to enjoy this gem full time and make a business of our passion to share the island with others. It is our utmost goal to make every one of our guests instantly feel at home as a ‘true local’ in one of our unique, pristine, meticulously designed and luxurious accommodations. From two bedroom beach bungalows to a premier waterfront homes to sprawling multi-story single family homes. We take great pride in ensuring our homes are maintained with the highest standards in quality and care. We know planning a vacation can be stressful so we are dedicated to providing a personalized and stress free rental experience from booking to departure for all of our guests. As a boutique short term vacation rental & property management company, our guests experiences are everything and we look forward to helping you write the next chapter of your vacation story with us and welcome you back for years and years to come.

Local Experts

We live and work here locally on the island!  We are dedicated to providing you all the best information on how to make the most of your AMI vacation!

Secure Online Booking

We provide flexible online booking so you can quickly submit requests online and offer secured and simple online payment methods to reserve your next stay stress free.

Pristine & Inspected Homes

We work with an amazing team to ensure the homes & pools are sparking and spotless for all of our guests. Each home goes through rigorous cleaning and inspected prior to every arrival.

Personalized Service

As a husband & wife led team, we are dedicated, from booking to departure, to making your stay perfect for whatever needs or questions may arise.

Trusted & Licensed Business

Our business and homes are licensed and insured. We have great business partnerships and are well-respected, trusted, and known for our integrity on the island.

About Us

Find out about who we are and why we love what we do!

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Guest Testimonials

What people are saying about us and our homes…

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Dog Approved Rentals

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Planning For Your Visit

Our homes are stocked to ensure you are comfortable!

Tips For Packing

Premier Property Management

Find out what sets our intimate boutique experience apart from the rest!

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Anna Maria Island Insider's Guide

Find out everything you need to know to make the most of your island stay!

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Homes New to Once Upon A Beach!

La Buena Vida

La Buena Vida

La Buena Vida 3 Bedroom  |  4-7 Night MinimumOverview Updated Waterfront Home w/Heated Pool and Spa on Quiet Street on North End of Island, Easy Walk to Beach 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath in Anna Maria, FL (Anna Maria Island) 1897 sq. ftHighlights Kitchen, Dining Area, Living w/...

Oasis on Spring

Oasis on Spring

Oasis on Spring 4 Bedroom  |  4-7 Night Minimum | Sleeps 8Overview Luxurious Updated Main Home Plus Secondary Guest Home w/Oversized Heated Pool & Spa in True Backyard Oasis 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath in Anna Maria, FL (Anna Maria Island) 1518 sq. ft Highlights Two homes...

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“All of our homes are licensed and meet the requirements of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Division of Hotels and Restaurants. The information provided online, though deemed accurate is not guaranteed. It is subject to errors, omissions, change of price or withdrawal without notice.”