We truly enjoyed this property, everything was as described or pictured (pool is a little smaller in person). The property had everything we needed and is well equipped. There are plenty of beach supplies such as chairs, umbrella, cooler, wagon, etc so don't have to take any of this. I do wish the outdoor area had a fan and a fridge for the hot summer days but that is just a personal preference. The house feels very beachy and it is nicely decorated. There is ample space indoors and out which is nice.
- Ciara P , Posted: 10/01/2021
Beautiful beachy retreat
Our family of four stayed at Fins Up for Thanksgiving. We have traveled all over the world but this year's pandemic has kept us close to home and Fins Up was our first real vacation in months. It is truly magical with all the comforts of home and many extra special touches. The decor is beautiful and welcoming. The beds are comfortable and the kitchen has everything you need. All of the beach essentials are provided from towels to chairs and two umbrellas. It is just a couple short blocks to the magnificent beach and walking distance to several restaurants. We rented a golf cart to explore the island, but we really enjoyed spending a lot of time in the private backyard pool and patio area. Nikki was very responsive and provided excellent service. Do not hesitate to book this beautiful house, you will love it and the island as well!
- Jen , Posted: 10/01/2021
Perfect Summer Sanctuary
Fins Up gave our family the perfect summer sanctuary in a year that has surely had its share of curveballs and craziness! My husband and I and our two kids (8 and 12) were lucky to find and make Fins Up our home away from home for the week of July 4th. The home leaves a young family of four wanting for nothing -- perfectly sized pool and outdoor relaxing area, well-stocked kitchen for those like us who enjoy cooking, great dining and family room, clean and comfy bedroom accommodations, and more than enough beach supplies. The public access beach is only a few minutes walk away, though we brought our golf cart with us to help transport our things to and from the beach each day. We also rented bikes to help us explore beautiful AMI. From booking Fins Up to sadly saying goodbye, Nikki went the extra mile to make sure we enjoyed our stay. She made sure we knew and were prepared to meet the Town's COVID requirements. She gave us great recommendations for fishing and rentals. Nikki even dropped off some fun July 4th glow sticks and goodies that our kids absolutely LOVED! As for AMI, don't think twice about going anywhere else! I grew up in Southwest Florida and we now live in the Hilton Head Island, SC area. This was my husband and kids first time on Anna Maria and is now our favorite island vacation town! Clear water, white sand, really great places and nature to explore. We can't wait to be back at AMI and Fins Up. Thanks Nikki!
- Ashley , Posted: 10/01/2021
Fin's Up was nothing short of perfection. Having to reschedule our wedding twice, and not being safe to travel to our original honeymoon destination, we found Fin's. What a lucky find it was. From the very private pool, to the outside bar area, endless beach supplies, for the 4 minute walk to the beach we had absolutely no wants or needs. Great for a couple, or a family of four or five. Nikki was very responsive to our questions, and allowed us to arrive a little early and leave a little late, just perfect. Thanks Nikki
- D & S , Posted: 10/01/2021
We just stayed here for a week. Everything was perfect! House was very very clean, everything was new, pool was beautiful! Everything you need for the beach was included! Beach chairs, umbrella, cooler, beach toys! We will definitely stay here again!!!!! Definitely a 5 star!
- Michele , Posted: 10/01/2021
We had a great trip and the property was exactly as described. Everything was new, clean, and in working order. Good location and close enough to the beach that you could easily walk. I’d recommend it for small families for sure. Communication with the owners was easy information provided about the property and location was thorough.
- Scott , Posted: 10/01/2021
Perfect family place
We cannot have imagined a more perfect place to stay! Fins up lived up to its pictures online. Everything was immaculately clean and the layout worked perfect for our family of four. It would also have been great with two more people, as there was more than enough room. The best part for all of us was the privacy and spacious outside pool and deck area. Most mornings we walked the beach for a bit until it was full sun on the pool. The pool had sun from about 11-3 which is perfect! The temperature of the water was very comfortable and not cold at all. I'm not someone who likes to be in cold water and I didnt even hesitate to jump right in! Location was awesome just a block and a half walk from the ocean and a short drive from Pine ave and bean point. Right in the middle of everything! Book Fins Up, you will love it!
- Trisha , Posted: 10/01/2021
5 Star Beach House!
Stayed at Fins Up back in October (just now writing this review as I’ve got beach vacation on my mind again!). Family of 4, first time to AMI. After LOTS of research, I came across Once Upon a Beach. This house looked perfect for us, so I took a chance and booked. OMG-it’s beautiful. EXACTLY like the online pics. House and pool area look straight out of a magazine. Immaculately clean, comfortable, just perfect. Patio area is so tropical and pretty. Pool is where we spent most of our time. I miss that pool! Beach is close-5 min walk down the street. 2 thumbs up for the outdoor shower-keeps the beach sand out of the pool. Everything you need is in the garage-beach cart, chairs, toys, etc. Check-in and out couldn’t be easier. I could go on and on about this place. It’s paradise.
- Sarah Z , Posted: 10/01/2021