About the property
- House2160 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
House, 5 Bedrooms , 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
Excellent home from home vacation property with all the amenities and more that you would expect from a modern and up to date home. Plenty of room for all your family with FIVE bedrooms ....FREE WI FI access.
Two KING master bedrooms,one QUEEN bedroom and two other bedrooms which each have two Full beds all bedrooms with 32 inch in flat screen TV's... Living area has 42 inch flat screen with dining and seating for your party . An additional dining table on the pool deck with plenty of pool furniture ...take your choice... Our room sized deck off the living room gives you another area to CHILLAX.....
SUPERB new kitchen with GRANITE counter tops enable you to cater for your party with all the appliances needed for gourmet or home cuisine..
Fully equipped kitchen to do as much or as little catering as you wish as there are many fine restaurants close by. Your pool is heated year round and provides an excellent area to gather and enjoy your vacation. Escape from the sun and play table tennis.. pool and foosball in our shaded area off the pool....
EXTRAS provided FREE for your use during your stay are...
BEACH TOWELS...HAIR DRYERS...SIX BICYCLES... BEACH CART...UMBRELLAS....NUMEROUS BEACH CHAIRS... ..POOL DECK FURNITURE... GAS BARBEQUE...
Everything you need to have to ensure a superb beach vacation ..
Keywords: Elevated Island House with Caged Heated Pool
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 2018
About Eric Povey
Being beach lovers and enjoying the warmth of both the excellent weather and that of the people from this unique area ..... we take many walks along the unspoilt beaches that we love for their tranquility and local wildlife. We cannot wait for our return even after 10 years and our first breakfast at Rod and Reel to confirm we have arrived at our home from home.. Over 25 years now since our first visit and our love affair with this beautiful island began which is just as strong today...
Eric Povey purchased this House in 2005
Why Eric Povey chose Anna Maria
After being in travel for over 40 years and travelling the world to numerous beautiful destinations we chose this fabulous island of Anna Maria and the North End in particular for our home away from home..After 10 glorious years of renting our Anna Maria home we welcome many return visitors each year which testifies to the attraction of both the property and the area we are situated..
What makes this House unique
We love the quiet but convenient location which means we can breakfast at The Rod and Reel and watch the dolphins and numerous fish and birds... then perhaps lunch opposite the City Pier at The Waterfront Restaurant then complete a decadent day with dinner at The Sandbar to watch the exquisite sunset. Museum on Pine Avenue provides a FREE insight into the history of this unique island or watch a play in the small but beautiful theatre or a more energetic life can be found at the Anna Maria Community centre with fitness classes and arts and crafts open to all.
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Great location, great house
Had a wonderful stay this past week. The house was large enough to accommodate our big group comfortably and was extremely well-stocked. The beach buggies and chairs were especially appreciated and the kids enjoyed using the bikes. Location is in a quiet neighborhood a quick walk to the beach. Beach every morning, pool in the afternoon, and return to the beach for sunset. Thank you for a great vacation!
Potential guests will be pleased to see how much you enjoyed your vacation and that you took advantage of the various equipment we provide for your stay..
Thank you for the remarks you have kindly made..
Chose the first week of November and lucked out wwwith perfect weather. House was easy to find and clean upon arrival. Family included three kids 3 and under and we were pleased there were baby gates, baby walker, high chair in addition to multiple pack and plays for sleeping. Pool area was secure because you had to go to garage door, thru game room and then into pool area. Alarm was on door to game room so we kept track of kids as the pool was a HUGE hit with the toddlers. Beach was a block or so walking distance. Water was 77 degrees but it was November.
Beachlovers For the Win
Anna Maria Island is so wonderful! My family and I had the absolute best time staying at Beachlovers and we all agreed that we want to do it again as soon as possible. The house was beautiful, and with 8 adults, 2 kids under 5, and a baby, there was plenty of room for all of us in the house without feeling like we were in each other's space. Between the pool, upstairs deck area, large kitchen and living space, and VERY short walk (not even 5 minutes) to the beach, it was the perfect vacation for our big group. It didn't take us long to get into a routine of spending the morning at the beach, afternoon in the pool, and evenings on the beach or at a local restaurant. Eric and Helen were awesome to communicate with during our trip planning, and they answered any questions that I had. If that wasn't enough, their local contact, Charlie, came over with soda, wine, and chips! He told us he was available if we needed anything and how to reach him. It was such a kind gesture! I really can't say enough about how amazing this trip was and if our family makes it back to AMI, we will definitely be staying at Beachlovers again!
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your vacation.. We are delighted that you chose to spend your precious vacation in our home. Please do visit again in the future. Helen and Eric
This property needs updates...pool is not heated.
The location is prime only an 8-10 minutes walk to the beach. It is a very clean property with a very well equipped kitchen. The pool is not as big as the picture and it is not a heated pool. The furniture is not like in the pictures, it needs updates. The bicycles need maintenance (flat tires) and beach equipment (chairs, umbrellas) need replacement. The fan in the deck was broken at arrival, Eric was responsive in getting it fixed, a new fan was installed 2 days later. However, the property manager "Charlie" was not the nicest person to deal with, he seemed bothered when he talked to us. He dictated the times that he would be coming by to the house, at no point there was a question if we were available. I provided a list of house maintenance issues to the owner that I am not listing in this review.
We regret that you have decided to review our house in this manner... we have flown from the UK to Florida to personally check on your observations. It may have been that you were more concerned with the price you paid ( $500) cheaper on the internet ( from a listing many years earlier) and that there was no security deposit needing refunding ($500) which we do not ask for.... There were a couple of minor issues with two of the seven bicycles which could have been fixed by Charlie if asked.. and one of the five umbrellas was broken.. there are
still 12 beach chairs in bags and six other folding chairs which are all operative.. The pool
is heated and after considerable rain does take
longer to re-heat than normal.. The shower door has been repaired which has had some force to cause the problem... dining chair which has been cracked has been changed.... Disappointed that you felt so aggrieved to make these comments being the first review in 11 years NOT to have been given FIVE stars..
Surprised at this review as you informed us that at the end of your stay you wished to return again next year .... Eric and Helen
This was the best equipped house we have ever rented! From the beginning, my experience with Eric was outstanding. He responded promptly to every question and was delightful. On our second night at the house, the air conditioner froze. We called Charlie, the property manager, who had the repairman there almost immediately and the air conditioning was working within an hour. There were three generations-- ages 11 to 72-- and everyone had a wonderful time. From the bicycles, to the heated pool, to the pool and fooseball tournaments in the game room, Beach Lovers had it all! Our whole group would not hesitate to go back! Thank you, Eric and Helen, for a most memorable anniversary/holiday celebration. The Sandbar Restaurant and Harry's are great places to eat and don't forget to paint your SAN dollars as a great souvenir!
Thank you so much for this glowing review. It makes everything worthwhile to know that our guests have appreciate and use what we have available. We still love Anna Maria even after 25 years of visiting and it is good to share with our lovely visitors. When and if problems occur our lovely "Island Man" is there to help.Local knowledge is priceless.
We do hope that you return in the future to make some more memories.
Thank you for choosing to spend your precious vacation with us.
Warmest wishes,Helen and Eric
Home Sweet Beach Home
Returning to Beachlovers for a two week stay this time truly felt like we were coming home again. All of the amazing features we remembered like the screened in pool area, upper porch, bikes, beach amenities, spacious living room/kitchen and game room made our stay a pleasure. This lovely place was home to our adult children, spouses and three grandchildren, ages 6 months - 5 years. We cherish the quality time and family bonding that we shared.
The uncrowded Gulf beach is such a delight with magnificent sunsets. Our group walked around Bean Point to view the sunrise and collect shells. Firsts this time included a ride on the Trolley to the Bridge Street shops and renting a golf cart to explore the beautiful neighborhood and pier area. Side trips to Mote Aquarium, The Ringling and St. Armand's Circle were fun too.
Beachlovers is a treasure and we look forward to returning to our beach home away from home!
Thank you so much for your review. It gladdens our hearts that families so enjoy our house and all that Anna Maria has to offer. We have visited Anna Maria for over 20 years and it has never failed to delight us. We call it our spiritual home. We do appreciate you choosing to make your precious memories with us again. Helen and Eric
We are located at the very North end of Anna Maria Island in the city of Anna Maria... Beaches are the largest here of the whole island giving excellent walks both gulf side and around to the bay via Bean Point. Excellent small restaurant with unique bay and sea views and homestyle atmosphere at the Rod and Reel Restaurant and complimented with a full service good class Waterfront restaurant and an extended interesting menu... both very close and recommended.. Nearby on Pine Avenue are many attractive small shops to explore together with coffee shops and interesting eateries.. Spend some time at the local museum and historic jail.... Within easy driving the are numerous attractive venues both to extend the mind culturally around Sarasota to Longboat Key and Mote Marine Aquarium and many good value and quality shopping Malls and Outlet..
Additional information about rental rates
A full rental agreement is sent for checking before any deposit is taken.. Reservations and quotes are only made via owners ..