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About Us

Instead of us bragging about ourselves, how about we let our guests do the talking for us?


"Our stay was wonderful. Nancy was helpful and always responded promptly. House was in a great location, and it had been updated recently. This is our 6th year on Anna Maria. Our favorite vacation site." - Gloria W


"The owners provided absolutely outstanding customer service and always responded promptly to emails. Nancy went above and beyond while helping me plan for our wedding..... Absolutely perfect!"


"Don't miss out on this amazing rental on AMI. The location could not be more perfect. Super walkable/short bike ride to all the best restaurants, shops, and piers. The house was recently renovated so the house was even better than the pictures showed online. The backyard was a tropical oasis that included mini golf which our kids LOVED. The home was extremely clean and stocked better than any rental we've ever had. Loads of pool + beach toys. Came with all the stuff we'd typically have to rent for our small kids (crib, pack and play, highchair, etc.). It was such a treat not having to worry about any of that. This will, without question, be our rental of choice on AMI for many years to come. I cannot recommend it enough. Excellent communication from the home owner to boot. Don't miss this one!!" - Katie S


"The host is as fantastic and accommodating as the house." - Chad M


"If you are looking for the perfect place to stay in Anna Maria Island this home is for you! It has everything! It is located on a canal with a peaceful atmosphere! This home is decorated to make you feel at home and at the beach! Great place to bring your family! LOVE IT!" - Janice M 

Who is AMI Home Rental?

We are 2 close families that decided to take the plunge into Paradise together. Yes, that's us with the Stanley Cup during the NHL Playoffs, we really need to get a better photo up of all of us together! 


The story starts with early retirement in 2010 ~ actually, the recession helped with that. When you lose your job, the next best thing is to buy a vacation home right??? Well, we are the crazy families who made the leap to do just that. It was time to listen to that little voice in our heads and re-group, breathe and lead a saner life of slowing down and reconnecting with our families. 


We decided to vacation to Anna Maria Island in 2011 to search for a beach house and immediately fell in love with Anna Maria! What’s not to love about the authentic Florida beautiful beaches, great restaurants, boating, and the Islanders themselves? Our favorite activity while vacationing is to rent a boat and sail to a private island passing the day away shelling & snorkeling. We have young families and love that the Island is very close to Disney, Busch Gardens, Mote Marine Laboratory as well as the major sporting events in nearby Tampa... Go Bolts! Yes, we are hockey fans. 

We love the fact that Anna Maria is extremely laid back without an attitude and safe!


Buying our first property, which my husband lovingly referred to as a "dump", we furiously went about renovations inside and out to create an oasis where both families could vacation together. We really focused on what we wanted as renters. Jump forward 10 years later and we now own 3 gorgeous homes on the island that we love sharing with other families who are also dreaming of an authentic Florida experience. 

Why you can feel confident and trust booking with us!


"The husbands, (Mike and Michael)" work in the background, Terri handles the financial books and I (Nancy) work with the guests looking for an island escape as well as coordinate the island teams that are needed to keep the properties in top shape. My background as a former director of a major retailer, consulting, and facilitation certification helps me offer outstanding customer service to ensure your vacation dreams are reached. That little voice has never left us and we continue to listen to our clients in order to improve and offer what we consider to be THE BEST VACATION EXPERIENCE on Anna Maria Island. 


We are proud to be members of the AMIVPA (Anna Maria Island Vacation Property Association). A group of ethical and responsible property owners and managers, working towards a balanced vacation rental industry on Anna Maria Island. We strongly support the Best Practices Guidelines and do our best to educate visitors on noise, parking, trash ordinances, and wildlife preservation through our direct communications as well as reaching a larger community through our social media sites. 


Giving Back to the Community

We love giving back to the community through our donations to "Save The Manatee", as well as, food and furniture donations to local charities. We recommend visitors also donate their unopened, non-perishable food to the local food banks, or our hard-working cleaning team at the end of their stay, to feel good about giving back to the paradise that they visit.

More Places You Can Find Out About Us
  • Nancy McAleer is a contributing writer to the Vacation Rental Marketing Blog - VRMB

  • Nancy McAleer is a regular industry speaker and trainer at vacation rental conferences - Find out More on our Press Page Here

  • Nancy McAleer can also be found on Linkedin here

We Care About Our Guests

We care about our guests which is why we have introduced a travel insurance option offered to each guest upon booking. We don't take each reservation lightly and understand that guests might be concerned when handing over thousands of dollars for a dream vacation that you've worked hard for. Although our insurance policies are not mandatory we highly recommend that each guest protects their vacation investment with a Cancel For Any Reason or Master Cancel type policy. 

In these uncertain times we wanted to ensure that each guest is well educated in coverage and offered options. We are not insurance agents and have no affiliation with the agency but we feel that this is a great trusted option for our valued guests.

What Happens if I Cancel?

You can read the full terms and conditions of booking a vacation rental with us on our Terms & Conditions page here.

An excerpt of our cancellation and Refund Policy appears below:

Cancellation Policy

In the event of cancellation, deposit refunds are as follows:

  • 75% refund of the deposit, if canceled 120 or more days prior to the guest Check-in Date 

  • 40% refund of the deposit, if canceled 90 to 119 days prior to the guest Check-in Date

  • There is no refund less than 90 days prior to the guest Check-in Date

*A cancellation fee of $200 will apply to all cancellations regardless of the period before Check-in Date.

Refund Policy

If a guest must cancel less than 90 days prior to the guest Check-in Date, and if requested by the guest, Anna Maria Island Home Rental will endeavour to re-rent the property for the dates the guest originally reserved. The amount if recouped by Anna Maria Island Home Rental will be given in payment to the original guest, less payment method fees. It is up to the sole discretion of Anna Maria Island Home Rental to advertise last-minute pricing strategy in order to re-rent the property. It is not guaranteed by Anna Maria Island Home Rental that the property will be re-rented. Refunds are subject to Anna Maria Island Home Rental's ability to re-rent the accommodation. There will be no refund if Anna Maria Island Home Rental is unable to re-rent the accommodation.

It is strongly recommended that the guest buys travel insurance to cover the cost of your rental in case of a cancellation.

Our Mission


Our goal is to create a luxurious tropical ambiance where vacation memories are cherished on beautiful Anna Maria Island, Florida. We are here to assist you in making that possible whether celebrating a wedding, honeymoon, family reunion, or a much-needed stress-free vacation!

Our luxury Anna Maria Island waterfront vacation rentals are your home away from home and waiting for you! 


Feel free to contact us today.


Kind Regards,

Nancy McAleer

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