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Aprile Joseph

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Luxury Resort On The Beach Awaits You ...

19 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Florida Central Gulf Coast Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio Luxury (Sleeps 2-3)

This is an island-style getaway ...

Completely refurbished, and the largest unit at The Inn. Privately owned, and privately managed.

Lots to do onsite ! Watch for dolphins and manatees on Manatee River :) Relax on the beach or rent a jetski ! Have breakfast at one of the 2 restaurants on the Beach !

If your dates are unavailable, please check our other units # 441235 / #498052 / #454516. Thanks :)

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Aprile Joseph (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Reviews

4
based on 19 traveler reviews

Luxury Resort On The Beach Awaits You ...
average rating of 4.0 based on 19 reviews
5

wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

wife loved the beach and the pool calamari at the beach restaurant is to die for great place to just relax

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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I CANNOT PROVIDE TITLE OR OPINION

  • 2 of 5

The owner left the wrong key so I was not able to use the facility this weekend. The front desk clerk was very nice in attempting the property manager but unfortunately never received a return call to create a scanner card, and the owner of the rental property would not respond to my emails. She says that my two texts went to her spam however, I have countless emails between us and coincidently never went to spam.

This was the first time that I rent an owned property in a resort, and it has left a bad taste in my mouth. My trip was planned a month ago in preparation for a surprise party for my sister's 60th birthday surprise. I thank God my brother had made a reservation down the street and was able to sleep on the floor of his room.

You can confirm my story with PJ (the front desk clerk that tried to do as much as possible). We were there half hour waiting for return call from resort property manager and response from owner, Aprile Joseph. Neither ever came and had to leave to shower and be on time for the arrival of my sister's surprise party.

By the way the photos are to me not as seen at the resort.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately ... this review is 100% untrue :( This guest "says" she couldn't get in and she had the front desk try the key & they couldn't get in ... & then said no one had my contact info ... that is literally a complete lie. We have owned units at this resort for years & as a private owner, are quite close to the management staff at this resort, in fact my mom went into the hospital with a broken leg and the staff (including management) came to the hospital to visit & bring her dinner etc .... and I say this, as to impress upon you the relationship & that they in fact 100% have my contact info. The Inn also has master keys, for emergency purposes, so again ... she could get into the unit. So it should stop here, however, the fact that this guest has lied leads me to defend myself. That being said ... she said there was no contact however, there was eMail exchanges between us (& I never said it went to spam) & after she had responded to 1 of my eMails, her next response was that she was home and didn't stay the 2nd night. She responded to me, so how can she say she didn't reach me..she chose not to stay and to go home..she cannot use me as her excuse for going home. Maybe she realized she could stay with her brother and didn't want to pay for a room anymore ... and our policy is 60 days, which is on the Rental Agreement, which she had to electronically sign off on before making her payment. I also, literally just called and spoke with PJ & confirmed that they have my contact number for all my units that we have there ... which I already knew, but felt the need to do because of this guest. They all know who me and my family are and which units are ours .... so this is a complete lie :( She was able to gain access to the unit and chose not to stay ... I also have a cleaning lady (that lives less than 10 minutes away, and has worked for us for years) that is on call 24 hours a day for any emergencies, as the resort isn't supposed to deal with my guests, even though they do help us, because we have a great relationship with the staff :) The Inn (resort) also 100% knows that she is my cleaning lady and have all her contact info because my cleaning lady also works for The Inn too ! Then to add that the photo's "aren't as seen" is just more proof that nothing this guest says is true :( I have never had anyone say that :( So there is no way that this guest is telling the truth ... And literally the review before this one talks about great communication etc ...
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5

Extremely beautiful, clean, great communication with owner

  • 5 of 5

Aprile provide us with a wonderful place to stay for a gorgeous wedding. Everything was great. Cold A/C, plenty of towels, clean linens, comfortable bed, and cooking utensils. I left my phone behind in a rush and the owner, Ms. Aprile, has kept an open end of communication in regards to finding it in the condo. I would highly recommend this unit for a quiet get away in a small town. Everything was easily accessible with wine and dine just out the front door.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2 Week Getaway from Wisconsin's Winter

  • 4 of 5

First of all let me start out by saying that communicating with Aprile was wonderful. Every time we had a question she responded immediately.

Booking this property was smooth and easy and everything that she said about this rental was exactly as stated. The rental was very clean and well equipped. Everything you needed was right at your fingertips. We went to the pool everyday so the beach towels came in handy. This is definitely a nice property and a wonderful getaway. Thanks Aprile for making our trip a memorable time!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to return!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

WOW!

  • 5 of 5

I am always a bit apprehensive when booking a room that I have not been to or seen before but WOW! This little hidden gem was spectacular. My husband, baby (6months) and I traveled from Palm Beach Gardens (where the water is absolutely beautiful so it’s hard to be impressed) to Ruskin, FL expecting a mini vacation that we deserved. The reason we booked in Ruskin, FL was because we were looking for a place near Bradenton to catch a Pirates Spring Training game. Most places in Sarasota and Bradenton were pricey so we ventured out to a place we had not heard about but didn’t seem too far. We expected the baseball game to be the highlight of the weekend but I can now say that staying in Little Harbor Inn was. Check in was super easy (easier than any other place we have been to). We loved the fact that we could bring out own food to cook but just as easy as crossing the street was the Sunset Grill. It accommodated for fined dinning, casual dining and bar setting with live music. Let’s not forget the amazing sunset while dinning. All in all we had an amazing time and I hope that we are able to book again next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Poor Communication

  • 3 of 5

When we first entered the unit we were pleasantly surprised because the place looked better that what we expected. The resort is just beautiful

Although compact, this unit works well for 2 people. There are however, some issues to be noted:

• King Size bed is very uncomfortable and needs to be replaced.

• Linens and towels should be replaced

• Towels are too thin and not absorbent. We stayed 8 nights –they only provided 2 bath towels, 2 and towels 2 wash cloths per person, and 2 dish towels.

• The air conditioner worked ok for March weather in the mid 70’s but in hot weather, not sure if this A/C unit could adequately cool this unit.

• After 4 days of being there, turned on the dishwasher and it didn’t work. We contacted the property manager and she had a repairman come and fix it. We found her name in a drawer and just took a guess that she was the person to contact.

• The owner will not provide a contact number in case of emergency. She should at least provide the property managers name and phone number.

You are charged $65 for cleaning and there were many noticeable issues of missed areas.

The place would be great if the above issues were corrected properly

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa
Nearest Barpub
Sunset Bar and Grill
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I75 and US41
Car: necessary

If your dates are unavailable, please check our other units at #454516 / #498052. Thanks :)

Now offering Aquatic Excursions including:

Fishing Charters

Romantic Sunset cruise (w/ complimentary champagne)

Eco Tours

Manatee/Dolphin viewing

Ask about discount packages today!

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Rates & Availability

Ruskin Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SUMMER SPECIALS !!
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$65
$390
$1,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$85
$545
$1,970
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Refundable damage deposit $50
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 12.0%

If you do not see the dates you are looking for available, please see our other listings on VRBO #441235 / #454516. If there is no availability, please eMail me for additional options.

Please see Rental Agreement for all terms and conditions.

Thanks so much,
Aprile

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Florida Central Gulf Coast Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 464 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Studio - 1 king
  • Couch for additional sleeping if required (NOT PULLOUT). Air mattress or infant pack-n-play available with small deposit.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Luxury awaits you ... This is the largest unit at The Inn. There a fitness room, tennis courts, basketball court, heli-pad, laundry facilities, live entertainment at the Tiki Bar 5 nights a week (which overlooks a gorgeous beach and Tampa Bay), Manatee viewing area close by and open Nov 1st til April 30 yearly.

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