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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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