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Amazing !! - ()


We love the Rod and Reel , our favorite private resort for our little family. Rooms are very clean and I am OCD So I am tough when comes to cleaning, But most important the staff are very respectful and wonderful host, treating you always with love. Location is great just a short walk to the best beach in South Florida so you don’t have to deal with parking in Ana Maria. I will stay every week there if possible 🙂

Absolute Paradise - ()


The resort grounds and our room were amazing. We could not have asked for a better vacation! The location is great especially if you love to fish! For the non-fishers they have so many extra amenities that you don’t find at other resorts like paddle boards and kayaks all included with your stay. We can’t wait to come back!

Can’t say enough about how great our time at Rod and Reel Resort was - ()


Can’t say enough about how great our time at Rod and Reel Resort was.
Ty Hicks, the property manager, was there to make sure that every need you had was taken care of. The property was pristine. The pool. the hot tub, the beach front right out your front door made for a wonderful experience.
We intend to be back next year for another two weeks. Can’t wait!

A wonderful time at the Rod & Reel Resort - ()


We had the luxury of spending 3 weeks at Rod & Reel Resort. We originally were booked for 2 weeks but we were having such a wonderful time we extended it a week! Ty and Tanya and all the staff are wonderful to work with. Our stay felt like home away from home. We loved it so much we are booking for 2021!

Absolutely Perfect! - ()


We stayed in Suite 8 and it is gorgeous! The view from inside or on the deck was perfect, even better than it looked online. The resort is terrific – beautiful, very private and quiet. My brother and sister in law have been wintering in Florida for 20+ years and were impressed with the Rod and Reel. The finishes are superior and the beach is right outside the gate, the pool was beautifully lit at night, the kayaks were fun and we rode the bikes to restaurants and all over the island. The pool and hot tub were spotless and refreshing.
The Rod and Reel Pier next door had good food and was so entertaining with people fishing all day long. We gravitated to it daily.
Suzette was terrific to deal with and Ty & Tanya took great care of us and kept the resort in order, from providing whatever we needed to even raking the beach every day.
Anna Maria has loads of great restaurants and is very scenic. It’s easy to walk to many places, too.
We’re coming back to Suite 8 at the Rod and Reel next February.

We will be back! - ()


We have stayed at Anna Maria many times, however, always in a vacation rental home with a private pool for a week. This stay was going to be short and our first stop of a few during the week so renting a house didn’t make sense. Not willing to give up the north end, we chose The Rod and Reel Resort. To be honest, we are not “resort people”. What a pleasant surprise! We were immediately impressed! Suite 6 was perfect and the amenities couldn’t be beat. We used every single one. When we plan our next trip to the island, it will be a tough decision to chose a house or return to The Rod and Reel Resort. Ty is fantastic. No request was too much. He delivered every single time. The hot tub was not working our first night and we let him know. A repairman was there the next morning. You can’t go wrong with a stay at The Rod and Reel Resort! Thanks for the memories!

Perfect Family Vacation - ()


We traveled to Anna Maria Island for the first time this year and brought 2 (4,7) of our 3 kids. Stayed 5 nights in Suite 3 and can not say enough good things about this place. The concept of just 8 suites was really neat and we enjoyed resort life without all craze of resort size. There was never a rush to grab a seat at the pool/bar area and we got to meet some really cool families that were also staying there. Everyone respects the resort and treats the place like a one big shared home. There are plenty of kayaks, paddle boards, pool floats & chairs for guests and from what we experienced, everyone is willing to share even their own pool & beach toys. We left everything we bought at the pool for the next family to use because we loved that idea.

Ty is the property manager and does a great job making sure everyone is taken care of. Suzette the owner was a gem to work with and I was understanding of anything we asked of her and did her best to accommodate.

The location is a short walk and even shorter drive to the beautiful Bean Point Beach.
Dining and shops are just a couple miles away and can be easily accessed by foot, bike or car. I recommend dining at the Waterfront, which is just down the street and if you’re looking for some great lunch, check out the Rod & Reel pier. If you’re planning on grabbing a couple cocktails too, the bar downstairs has prices you wouldn’t believe. We also had a blast renting a couple poles from said Pier and did a little fishing with kids.

We’ll definitely be back with the whole family!

Beautiful! - ()


Another amazing stay at The Rod and Reel Resort. Thank you to Suzette and Ty for their exceptional service. Looking forward to returning again soon!

Wedding Week of our Dreams - ()


My now-husband and I rented the entire resort for our family and friends to stay with us for the destination wedding of our dreams! We had our wedding reception back at the resort and it worked out perfectly. The whole week was incredibly relaxing and perfect for what we were trying to accomplish. We stayed in suite 8 and used it as the main gathering place due to the large amount of space in the kitchen/living room. Can’t beat those views, either! It was so great that everyone was together but had their own space, too. The kids were in the pool from sun up to sundown almost every day! We are already trying to find a way to bring everyone back for another long stay. We can’t recommend the Rod and Reel enough for giving us the best place to start our new lives together!

Perfect getaway! - ()


The Rod and Reel Resort is an amazing resort that is both simple and uniquely private. We enjoyed our stay. Suzette was great to work with and very good with her communication. We like that the resort is small and has a private feel. We also liked how the bikes and paddle boards were basically serve yourself with no hassle to use whenever we wanted. We will stay here again and recommend the resort to friends as well. It is the perfect little hide away on Anna Marie Island

Excellent! - ()


The Rod and Reel has excellent accommodations and the location was perfect! Suzette and her staff have thought of everything to make this the perfect place for your stay. The resort is beautiful, clean and inviting. Love that is on the beach and next to the pier, where you can also order or dine at the Rod and Reel Restaurant. Thank you for a fabulous stay.

Fabulous & Exclusive - ()


If you have the opportunity to reserve your stay at The Rod & Reel Resort, do it! You will have had made the best decision. This place is CLEAN. Sparkling clean in fact. We were fortunate enough to go on a weekend when we shared the resort with a handful of people, so the pool/beach/deck were basically ours. Where else can you get that? The guests sharing the resort were all friendly, kind and courteous. The place is lush, beautiful, and modern. Top of the line. Cannot wait to return!

Favorite Family Vacation! - ()


We took a risk and booked a family vacation on an Island and at a resort we had never heard of before! We were more than pleasantly surprised with it all – everything is better than the pictures and the Rod & Reel Resort is outstanding!! The rooms are absolutely gorgeous and the staff is great. The amenities are more than enough to keep our family of 4 busy all day! If you want to feel like you are in the Caribbean with a private 5 star resort this is the place for you! We loved everything but a few highlights were kayaking (with dolphins), paddle-boarding, biking around the island, eating and fishing at the pier and of course relaxing on our own white sand beach. The sunsets are to die for!!! We can’t wait to come back!!! Thank you!!!

Great family reunion at Rod and Reel - ()


Dear Suzette,
I can’t tell you how much we appreciated what you have done with the Rod and Reel. I cannot imagine a better spot for a multi-family vacation that was intended to facilitate strengthening ties, catching up with family spread across the country, and gathering frequently for meals, and group events. All this while still maintaining our private spaces as welll as adventures in boats and boards and bikes. We held a water olympics, an auction of grandparents ‘treasures’ with play money, cooking lessons of favorite grandmother recipes, ping-pong and corn hole tournaments, and aggravation and boggle tournaments. We watched old movies of the cousins together as kids, who now have kids of their own, and their kids now know their cousins. The remodeling you did has created an absolutely beautiful space inside and out and the fence arrangement kept the little ones safe and parents alert but not constantly in alarm mode. Ty and his assistant were very helpful, readily available if needed, and went out of their way to make it a carefree and wonderful week.
Anyway, kudos to the whole staff and you – it was everything we hoped for and more. 5***** easy!!!!

Unbelievably Incredible!! - ()


The old Rod & Reel was great! But the new Rod &Reel, was all around beautiful, unbelievably outstanding!! The property manager, Ty! We never had experienced that warm & incredible hospitality! Amazing!

Suite 8….. AMAZING! - ()


If you are looking for beautiful accommodations on the beach in one of the most beautiful places in Florida, we would highly recommend The Rod and Reel Resort, Anna Maria Island. This is our third visit to The Rod and Reel Resort and we are looking to book again in the near future.

Thank you to all staff and the owners for providing such a peaceful retreat.

Heather & Ken Ringer

Private Getaway - ()


This was our second trip out to the Rod and Reel and it was beautiful, exactly like our first time! Suzette is quick to respond to emails and phone calls and very accomadating to her guests! She was able to book us our room just couple days prior to our trip. THANK YOU! The resort is clean and just very peaceful and relaxing. Staff is wonderful! I love that they have kayaks and paddle boards available for use. I am excited to book our third trip!

AMAZING!!! - ()


This is our second stay at the Rod and Reel Resort. We loved the location, the pool, the cleanliness of the resort and it had all of the amenities we were looking for. A great place to relax and enjoy the surroundings of Anna Maria Island. We are looking forward to our return to this resort in the near future!

Absolutely Amazing!!!!! - ()


Beautiful, renovated resort! Loved how small and intimate property is. The location is prime. Ty took great care of us and was always available to assist if we needed anything! Our children had a blast! Looking forward to returning several times throughout the Summer! Thank you to Suzette for all of the great recommendations while at Anna Maria and for a smooth check-in process!

Rod-n-Reeeeeel Nice! - ()


From the minute we walked in, we felt an instant fix. Greeted immediately by the resort’s finest; Manager, Ty Hicks!
“Your room is ready early, there’s no need to go and roam.
What’s ours, for sure, is yours, please make yourself at home!” Suite #2 was clean as can be, the absolute best we do guarantee. Each thing was arranged so nicely, the interior decorated so precisely. The sun chairs by the pool were great, we made friends from many states. We loved laying in the sand and experienced the rooftop deck firsthand. We rode the bikes every day, paddle boarded and kayaked in the Bay. Many meals were cooked right there, thanks to the grill that we could share. At night, we walked to the Pier to have our $1.50 beer! Suzette, your place is Heaven on earth, we will return that is for sure!

Forget Disney.. The Rod and Reel Resort is The Happiest Place on Earth!😊 - ()


The entire experience was effortless, exactly how we wanted it to be. We have never been so relaxed and stress free in our lives. The beautiful suites, the lush landscaping, the spotless pool and spa , only made better by the continual crash of the waves and smell of the salt air. Ty was amazing and there for anything we needed or any questions we had . We return to Minnesota with a recharged battery and owe it to the Rod and Reel ! Can’t wait for winter, to return!

Hope to return again - ()


Perfect location. Been to Anna Maria many times but this was our favourite spot. The grounds were so relaxing and nice to be right on the beach and beside the pier. Suzette was helpful organizing details for our toddler. Highly recommend this place and hope to return in the future

The personal touch - ()


There are numerous very beautiful places to stay. Although, I must admit, you pulled out all the stops for this one. I felt I had died and gone to heaven. The one thing that made this resort more special than others is the personal, caring touch brought to it by Ty.. all

Wonderful - ()


Loved our stay at Rod and Reel , couldn’t of asked for a nicer week.

Very nice resort - ()


A great place to stay right on the water, with nice amenities, clean rooms and kitchenette, and pool and hot tub. Good restaurant close by on the dock where you can rent poles to fish. Suzette, the owner, is very pleasant to deal with and goes above and beyond to ensure you have a nice experience.

Your Resort is Gorgeous - ()


Your resort is gorgeous. I just put in an infinity pool and spa at my lakefront home and thought it would be hard to find somewhere on the beach with a set up as nice as mine. Well I’ve been taking pictures of things I need to do at home after seeing what you’ve done here.

Another Great Time at the Rod and Reel - ()


I wanted to say thank you for another great time at the Rod and Reel. It was beautiful and we really enjoyed ourselves. Tai, the cleaning service, the pool guy and everyone did an amazing job. Please pass along our thanks again.

Love Your Resort - ()


I wanted to let you know that we actually LOVE your resort. It is just beautiful. You have everything we can think of and more here for your guest. You spared no expense on your appliances and suites. Thank you so much. We can’t wait to come back again. We leave in the morning. (boohoo)!!

Thank you! - ()


Thank you for getting us checked in this evening! Beautiful, beautiful property! I think I mentioned we had an Inn for 5 years that we sold 2 years ago. Your place is amazing. It what we always aspired to be.



The staff goes above and beyond - ()


My parents stayed at this resort to celebrate their anniversary and birthday. We did not personally stay here, but we called and spoke with Suzette, the owner, to arrange a little welcome gift for them. She went above and beyond, to personally go to a local restaurant to pick up a bottle of wine, a gift card, and a card for them. She even included a complimentary gift. If that wasn’t enough, she emailed us a photo of the gift set up for them in the room. Suzette was lovely and pleasant to work with and went above and beyond to help us make our parents stay memorable. We couldn’t thank her enough.

Amazing Vacation - ()


This resort is a very secure resort. Very private. You need a code to enter so no one from the street can just walk in. The rooms were very modern and very lovely decorated. The kitchenette was perfect for eating in. The beds were very comfortable and the unit was very spacious for 4. Suzette, the owner, was very nice and easy to work with. The staff at the resort was very kind and helpful. The Rod & Reel Pier and Restaurant was so convenient. I can’t wait to go back.

Paradise - ()


LOVE THIS PLACE. We had a fabulous stay (again) even though there was wind and rain with the approaching hurricane —-still felt like we were in paradise! We rode bikes, paddle boarded, kayaked, played ping pong and corn home. Pool and hot tub are wonderful and the landscaping is beautiful. Staff members great. My favorite spot is the covered comfy seating with perfect ocean views. Cannot wait to come for a third visit!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for accepting reservations for less than a full week as we were only able to stay 4 nights.



My husband booked the Rod and Reel as a surprise 20th Wedding Anniversary trip for the two of us. I can’t begin to describe how absolutely awesome this resort is, so clean and just immaculate. The amenities are just out of this world. Perfect for a family trip….We are already planning another trip to this resort at the end of May! And maybe back for our winter trip in December.
The resort was quiet and private….can’t wait to get back.
The staff was outstanding!!!

Winter Break 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.

Break from the Canadian Cold - ()


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!!

Slice of Heaven - ()


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 !

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