Awesome getaway vacation home!
We planned a family vacation with 14 people and a dog. We were interested in Gavin's other property but it was booked for our week. He then introduced us to this property and we gladly accept. In terms of location, it was only 10 minutes from Anna Maria's beaches, and only steps away from a dog-friendly bay. Only 3 minutes from publix.
Gavin gave us a hassle free experience. We booked this property within 4 emails. I sent in my security deposit and got prompt response when it was received. And full payment prior to our stay, all through checks. This property did not allow dogs but Gavin made an exception as we promised our dog was clean and well-trained. It was my first time booking so I was afraid of scams and such, so I bought this site's protection. But I can assure you that money is better spent on souvenirs when booking this property.
As for the property, you can see most of it through the gallery Gavin provided. One thing we did not know was that most things we thought we needed are provided. Ton of swimming things in the filter room for the pool. Tennis rackets for the tennis court, and even a fishing pole for fishing. Too bad we didn't find out about the rod until the last couple of days there. That bay in the back is filled with fish that jumps up practically nonstop in the evening sunset. We even brought inflatable kayak which we didn't use. There so much to do down here that we didn't bother. On a side note, rental kayak are everywhere at a reasonable price here. My advice is to bring your clothes, everything else is provided. More towels than you will ever need. Everything is clean, not a single roach was spotted on our stay. Can't say the same for our houses in Ga. Very spacious kitchen and plenty of storage. We brought our rice cooker and some pots but found out we didn't need that. Again, EVERYTHING you need to cook is here and then some.
Gavin also provided information, need-to-knows, suggestions, and contacts etc in a neat little binder for our use. There instructions for anything and everything you need to know about everything around the house. WiFi is super fast, enough to play online games on it. I tried to hide it from my fiance's cousin as I knew he League everyday. But gave in when he complain what kind of vacation home doesn't have internet :) Got him offline for 2 days. I proposed to my girlfriend on this trip on the white beach of Anna Maria. I'm running out of words. Anyway, thank you for a great stay Gavin. We'll be back!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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