A Wonderful Place For Your Vacation!
Submitted: May 2, 2013
Stayed: April 2013
This place is absolutely wonderful. The location is great - it is on North Bay, directly across the street from the park and the nice little beach on the bay. You can easily walk to the Rod & Reel Pier for breakfast, the City Pier for lunch, and Two Scoops for ice cream. It's also close to the shops on Pine Avenue. The house is very cute on the outside, with lots of space on either side for your pets. There is a nice screened lanai with a small table & 2 chairs, a chaise lounge and several other comfortable chairs - great for having a glass of wine at the end of the day. The inside of the house is very nice as well, with everything you might need while you're on vacation. We were very impressed by how clean and neat the place was when we arrived. We had a nice welcome note and gift from Lin waiting for us, which was a much-appreciated personal touch - none of the other places we've stayed on Anna Maria have had that. The home is really spacious and charming. We loved the hardwood floors, the cool kitchen countertops, the dining table made from a ship's helm, the updated sinks throughout, the nice flat screen TV, the good-sized washer & dryer (we do a LOT of laundry), and the ceiling fans in all the rooms. The master bedroom is large, cooler than the rest of the house, and has a king bed (which many rentals don't have). Unfortunately the mattress was a bit too firm for us. We slept in the 2nd bedroom which had a very comfortable (but smaller) bed. Both bathrooms were very clean with nice new sinks, and the showers and toilets worked well. The tv looked new and worked well, and the wireless internet service also worked very well. Overall we were extremely happy with this place. We come to Anna Maria every year for vacation, and this home is one of the best places we've stayed. If you're looking for good food while you're here, check out our 2 favorite places - Minnie's for breakfast (small diner with great food on Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, cash only) and The Feast for dinner (in the shopping center at the corner of Marina and Gulf in Holmes Beach - great food, great wine, great service). We also like Cafe on the Beach and the Sandbar for outdoor dining.
Owner's Response: Tam -
Thank you for your excellent 5-star review and kind words. We're happy you stayed with us and appreciate the beautiful condition of the cottage upon check-out. We hope you will return!
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