11-Unit Vacation Rental Brings Retro Vibe to Old Florida Gulf Coast Retreat
ANNA MARIA ISLAND, Fla. (July 11, 2023) – Mainsail Lodging & Development announced today the July 18opening of Mello on the Beach (105 39th Street, Holmes Beach), a mod new beachfront retreat on Anna Maria Island on Florida’s gulf coast. Situated directly on the island’s Manatee Beach, the eclectic Mello on the Beach offers 11 one-, two- and three-bedroom vacation rental units, each vibrantly decorated to reflect the colors of the sun, sea, and sunset. With a fun and funky retro vibe, the secluded escape is a perfect spot for beachgoers, families, couples, and solitary souls to “Mello” out amid the island’s lush landscapes, just steps from the sandy white beach. Mello on the Beach is owned by Tampa-based Dahl Investments and managed by Mainsail Vacation Rentals.
“Mello on the Beach is thoroughly modern but was created with a unique nostalgic look and feel that enhances the coastal charm of Anna Maria Island, making it an ideal spot to relax and recharge,” said Bryan Zinober of Dahl Investments. “Our vision was to design something that perfectly fits the island but is unlike anything else in the market; a place where guests can set their own pace, feel at home, and lose themselves in a carefree Florida vacation.”
With playful names such as Sol Mate, Hip Nautic, and Vitamin Sea, the units offer a fully equipped kitchenette with refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, dishware, blender, coffeemaker, and toaster. Adaptable to fit the needs of the guest, all units include a terrazzo dining table that doubles as storage, movable ottomans, and a sleeper sofa in the living area. Units also feature full dressers with an in-drawer safe, hidden washer and dryer, exposed shelves and hanging rods, and a cooler for beach and pool days. Depending on which unit they choose, guests can lounge and unwind on the front terrace and either their own personal patio, balcony, or porch. Some units also feature ocean views, a private outdoor shower, and dedicated luggage storage space.
Property amenities include a pool area with cool places to lounge and an outdoor shower; communal BBQ grills and fire pit; a lawn with private beach access and room for games and hanging out; and Mello bike rentals to explore the island using the convenient Zybra app. Guests can also bring their four-legged friends as the property is pet-friendly.
“Whether exploring by foot, bike, car or trolley, guests will find lots to see and do around Mello on the Beach, from casual coastal dining to shopping and eco-excursions,” added Andrew Houghton, Managing Partner of Mainsail Vacation Rentals. “Sarasota and Bradenton are nearby, with everything from aquariums and botanical gardens to adventure courses and other family-friendly activities.”
Located in Holmes Beach, the new vacation rental destination has a decades-old history on the island, having provided a quiet retreat to guests since 1975, first as Aquarius Beach Resort and later as Anna Maria Island Resort. Now a unique vacation experience, Mello on the Beach underwent a complete redesign and rebuild to create a whole new personality and a friendly, hip and youthful atmosphere. The location also provides easy access around the seven-mile island, where guests will find plenty of coastal culinary spots, shopping, and eco-excursions.
About Dahl Investments
Dahl Investments is a diversified single-family office established with the objective of seeking long-term capital protection and growth through multi-asset class investments. We make direct real estate investments supported by our in-house management and development platform. Additionally, we collaborate with external real estate fund managers who specialize in specific niches or have identified market inefficiencies. Together with a select group of valued partners, we invest directly in a variety of private operating companies, aiming for exceptional rates of long-term sustainable growth. Our ability to adapt quickly and our enthusiasm for deals with strong economics, excellent management teams, and reasonable valuations make us particularly excited.
About Mainsail Lodging & Development
Mainsail Lodging & Development is an award-winning, Tampa, Florida-based company specializing in hotel, corporate furnished housing, and resort property management and development, marketing and sales. An established company with a dynamic entrepreneurial spirit, Mainsail prides itself in finding unique lodging opportunities with a purpose, and applying its passion and expertise to each project. Created by President Joe Collier with a combination of daring vision and dogged determination, Mainsail has built an impressive portfolio of top-branded properties throughout the southeastern United States and Caribbean. Each Mainsail property inspires guests with a distinct character and meticulously crafted, sophisticated style, from a private island resort, and urban culinary showplaces, to waterfront marvels, boutique southern hotels, and a historic jazz era icon. Through its Mainsail Corporate Housing and Mainsail Vacation Rentals brands, the company manages a collection of private vacation homes in Florida and corporate housing solutions across the country. To ensure long-term success and profitability, Mainsail relies on the dedication of its high-performing leadership team, a growing group of enterprising investors, and a commitment to giving back, every step of the way.MainsailHotels.com
About Studio J & Co
Studio J & Co is a full-service interior design boutique firm specializing in high-end residential and commercial projects, including hotels, restaurants, retail spaces, and workplace environments. Our team of highly talented interior designers is equipped with the technical skills, talent, and creativity to bring projects to life.
Our elevated designs center around the collaboration of clients’ visions and goals, encompassing all aspects of design, including aesthetics, style, timeline, and cost. With a focus on fresh, new ideas from concept to completion, we pride ourselves on running a highly organized and detail-oriented firm that ensures a well-managed process from start to finish.
The principal, Jennifer Rosenthal, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Human Ecology, Design + Environmental Analysis at Cornell University. She is a licensed interior designer in both Florida and New York and a member of NCIDQ and ASID. Her work has been featured in press publications such as Vogue, The New York Times Magazine, Interior Design Magazine, and Hospitality Design Magazine.StudioJandCo.com