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Frank Gomez

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english, spanish

Panoramic Ocean View Beach Front Apartment

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

Ilexhurst Condo Rental Photos and Description

1 Bed, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, first story Condo/Studio directly on the beach. Shaded deck area and large patio to enjoy the best sunsets on Anna Maria Island. Seat in your porch and enjoy Florida's native vegetation that surrounds our property including protected Sea Oates and if you are lucky a turtle nest. Two chase lounges are provided for your sun bathing enjoyment as well as patio furniture for your deck consisting of a table and 4 chairs.

Studio/apt. has been updated with all new Stainless Steel kitchen appliances , kitchen cabinets and new bedding and a flat screen TV. The unit sleeps 6. There is a queen bed in the bedroom which is separated from the family room by a new accordion door where there are two double futons (each futon sleeps 2). There is small 8x20 heated pool on site. A charcoal and a gas grill is available in the BBQ/patio area for your cooking enjoyment. Charcoal and fuel are NOT PROVIDED. A gas exchange tank is available for refills if you prefer a gas grill. A new custom made double SS charcoal BBQ grill has been added for your cooking enjoyment. This unit has LOW CEILING and is not recommended for guests taller than 6'1" -6'2.( VRBO # 552126 is recommended as it has Cathedral Ceiling).This unit has parking for ONLY ONE CAR. Wifi enabled! Large window AC/Heat unit controls the temperature. Everything you need for a perfect beach vacation!!

Address:

2318 Gulf Drive N

Bradenton, FL 34217

US

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Frank Gomez (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

Reviews

3.3/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)
Panoramic Ocean View Beach Front Apartment
average rating of 3.25 based on 12 reviews
Coal Valley Illinois
3

Perfect location

  • 3 of 5

Perfect location directly on the beach. Very clean. Kitchen nicely equipped. Small but cozy. Would rent again. Thank you Frank.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome family spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying here for Memorial Day in 2014 and had to return for Thanksgiving! I love this location for family as it's right on the sand and the baby monitor signal reaches to the beach! Frank keeps the property clean and updated with everything we need from towels, outdoor grill to coffee pot and patio furniture. Love it, especially the sunsets!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Needs some work

  • 2 of 5

Although it says it was remodeled, and yes the appliances are new- it is not in great shape. The smell (from the cabinets and drawers) was musty and unpleasant ( I had to buy air freshener) and we couldn't keep clothing in the drawers because of the smell. The location was good and the access to the beach is awesome. The bed was comfortable, as was the futon. It was ok for us and our two toddlers- but definitely not big enough for four adults, much less 6, should be listed as a studio. Also, if it is listed as sleeping up to 6- I was confused why we only had 4 bath towels (which were very rough). Wi-fi access was non-existent in this unit and was frustrating to try to get signal. It was clean, TV was nice with DVD player but for the price I expected much better quality.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay and comments. Unfortunately we had a lot of rain before your arrival and even some during your stay to the point that our back yard flooded and we had to remove the wooden deck as it floated in our back yard. This added to the small you noticed. The deck is now pavered and it should eliminate some of the outside smell that came thru the sliding glass door facing the beach. Even after the pavers were done, there was still a little musty smell in the unit so we are placing an air extractor and have ordered new kitchen cabinet which should correct your complaint. Unfortunately there is not much we can do bout WIFI and phone reception. I recently had Verizon check the system out and the replaced the modem with the latest available version and to be honest the guests tell me that there was some improvement but not much. I have Bright house at some of our other locations and still have the same problem. The problem is that the Island is making it difficulty for the carrier to set up towers and without them reception will not improve significantly. Thank you for your stay and comments. The issues that we can control have already been addressed and are now corrected. The cabinets have been ordered but it will take a few weeks before they are built and installed. Should you decide to stay with us again in a few months, you will find the upgraded that you have suggested in place. Thank you, Frank
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4

Cheap Anna Maria Beach Solution

  • 4 of 5

Pros:

+ Price for budget travelers (still could be a little cheaper... pricing is a bit too close to higher end properties on the island)

+ Right on the beach

+ Has a pool

+ Appliances are fairly up to date

+ Has 2x full size futons and 1x Queen bed. Lots of space for a studio apartment (this is a studio not a 1-bedroom)

Cons:

- NO WI-FI ACCESS as advertised. You can see 1 bar sometimes, but most of the time it is just not there.

- No cellular access. Honestly not having internet or phone access was pretty nice, but let's get real -- people need the internet in 2015.

- Property manager's communication was OK at best. Good guy, just obviously works full-time elsewhere. This is not the place for you if you need your hand held.

- Cleanliness was marginal. Smelled stale/ dusty when we walked in. Toilet wasn't fully clean. Tile grout needs a lot of work

- Utensils / knives/ etc are very poor and/or breaking.

- Privacy divider between bedroom and LR is broken.

- Parking spots much too small. Hillbillies with trucks took up my spot sometimes

This place could be a lot better if they put in some additional minimal work. Some recommendations:

> Route Cat5/6 cable throughout the house and set up Wi-Fi access points in each apartment. This doesn't cost much at all (probably around $200 per cable), but will improve your internet connection in poor access areas by 1000%. Pair this up with a nice Roku/ amazon fire TV stick for your guests (cost ~$30).

> Buy some nice cutlery. People spending this much money tend to like cooking. A nice chef's knife and knife set would go a long way. Maybe install a magnetic strip for knives above the sink. VERY cheap improvement (~$200).

> Fix privacy divider in Unit 1. This should not be broken, especially for families with kids.

> Increase frequency of deep cleaning. The apt should be sparkling clean and not smell like dust.

> Turn on A/C for guests before they arrive. We arrived around 10pm and it was mega hot. Had a hard time sleeping that night.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2

Adequate beachfront setting

  • 2 of 5

POSITIVES:

• Unit is directly on the beach / great location

• It contained needed kitchen appliances

• Adequate for a short stay

• Furniture configuration is now 2 futons in the living area (see pictures)

• Air-conditioned!

• Outside showers at the side of the house to wash away beach sand were convenient

• Outside patio – ground floor so easy walk to beach & convenient beach chair storage

• Pictures on VRBO site are accurate, but things are a bit worn throughout

NEGATIVES:

• No WIFI signal or cell phone service in unit

• Very, very small pool – didn’t use

• Dark (a downstairs unit)

• No “new furniture” -- but bed was comfortable, while futons not so much

• Verbally was told by Frank that we could check in at 4 PM; however that’s when the cleaners arrived. They cleaned until 6:30 PM. The bedspread they washed wasn’t dry when they left, but they put it on the bed while very DAMP with a fan blowing on it! Ick.

• We weren’t able to put groceries in the fridge until 6:30 PM even though we were there in the afternoon.

• Owner /Frank wasn’t very helpful in the customer service department. He didn’t apologize for the communication snafu with his cleaners. They said they didn’t know the unit was rented and cleaned another unit before ours even though we were on premises and waiting! He never apologize for our getting in at 6:30 PM even though it was hours later. That inauspicious beginning did not make for a great start for the long weekend. Fortunately, the sunny weather and the beachfront location helped us get over being grumpy about our very late check-in. FYI – the note on the side of the refrigerator said that check in was 3 PM!

• Trash cans hadn’t been emptied in who knows how long. All 5 were filled to overflowing on Fri. PM despite just having a trash pick up the previous Wed. I dragged them all out to the curb for trash day so they could be emptied. Previous renters’ fail on this one.

• Pricey for what you got

I gave it a fair rating rather than average because of the communication problems with owner and our very late check in. It was the worst VRBO check in / communication situation I've encountered among many previous VRBO rentals.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Girls long weekend

  • 5 of 5

Great beach access, love the view! Futon and bed very comfortable. Housekeeping very nice. Kitchen had everything we needed. Would definitely stay again and have already recommended it to my friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Ilexhurst Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Labor Day Week
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 9 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$230
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$950
 
 
Fall Season
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 18 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$140
From
$160
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$900
$3,000
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$200
From
$230
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,100
 
 
Pre-Christmas
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 21 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$210
From
$230
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,050
$3,650
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 28 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$250
From
$260
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,300
 
 
New Years
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$250
From
$260
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,300
 
 
Early New Year
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 10 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$210
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$950
$3,400
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$190
From
$210
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,050
$3,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $75
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 11.5%

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Amenities

Ilexhurst Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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