Great home, perfect location, and hospitable owners!
This home was absolutely perfect for our spring vacation traveling with another couple and our combined 3 kids. The home was incredibly spacious and comfortably furnished, the elevator was a nice option for moving luggage and groceries, and the pool provided a great alternative for the kids between trips to the beach just a short walk away. We really enjoyed talking with the owners, Jen and Joe, who live next door. Given our unfamiliarity with the island, their recommendations and advice were helpful and appreciated. Those in our group who had to keep up with work while traveling really appreciated the fast Internet and the wifi that extended onto the porch and by the pool. Made responding to emails more enjoyable! The location of the house was ideal for us - the free trolley was a short (half a block) walk from the front steps of the house, and the beach was just beyond that. We found the trolley to be a little slower at times than just walking to the nearby restaurants or attractions. Surprisingly, we didn't find many dining options that really wowed us so we really appreciated the well stocked kitchen. The house is on a quieter street, with parking in a more private drive behind the home. With younger kids we never had to worry about them while outside and in the evening we had plenty of room to play, throwing a football or just enjoying the weather. We've rented a number of vacation homes in the past, but this was our first visit to Anna Maria Island. Hands-down, this was far and away the cleanest, and best cared for, house we've ever rented. I have to imagine it's hard to keep up with the wear and tear that comes with a weekly rental property; it is very clear that Jen and Joe take a lot of pride in their home. We were very lucky to find this rental, and have already booked our trip for the same time next year. It hasn't always been our experience that a home is as described or pictured online. This home lived up to the high expectations we had based on the description of the home, and the reviews others had given. I hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did!
Stayed March, 2018