Our family gets together at Christmas time in Bradenton because of parents that live there. After staying in motels for so many years, we decided to look into rentals by owners to accommodate our needs. We got on VRBO's site and within 10 minutes had located the Hyla's condo . It was 2 minutes from our family's home! We called immediately and spoke with MaryAnn and set everything in action. It was so simple and MaryAnn was so friendly.
We arrived at the condo on the 20th and were pleasantly surprised. It was as if we were in someone's home. It was lovely and a few decorations for Christmas had been put out. A card welcoming us had been left on the dining table. The location was superb. Grocery store, restaurants, fast food, convenience store, drug store all literally within walking distance.
Everything was provided - from paper towels to free WiFi. The kitchen was well stocked. There were plenty of dishes, glasses, mugs, silverware, cooking utensils, pots/pans, dish soap, cleaners and dish towels; also, a dishwasher and detergent, full sized washer and dryer with detergent and dryer sheets. Cable TVs were available in both bedrooms and the living room. There were phones available with free long distance to anywhere in the USA and Canada. The large shared bathroom (upstairs) had a soaking tub/shower and there were plenty of towels, paper supplies, soaps, shampoos and cleaning supplies provided. The master bedroom was spacious and had loads of dresser and closet space as did the second bedroom. The screened back patio was wonderful for watching the wildlife on and around the pond - a few favorites were the turtles, the many ducks and the cranes. We contacted MaryAnn after unpacking and met with her a couple days later. She wanted to make sure we had everything we needed and we did.
There were a lot of magazines, maps of interest for the area, brochures of activities & menus of some popular restaurants. It had ample seating in the living and eating areas and was comfortable.
We wanted for nothing, were very comfortable during our stay, and would stay again at the Hyla's.
Daniel and Beth Roberts