Second time staying in this home; couldn't ask for anything more.

We've rented vacation properties regularly over the years and this is by far one of our favorites - this past stay was our second time renting Jen and Joe's home, and we're already booked again for next year. The care and attention to detail that the owners put into the house really shows - you won't find a cleaner rental.

The location can't be beat, a short walk to a fantastic beach, and in close proximity to shopping, restaurant, groceries, etc. The house is spacious and very well appointed - we've shared the home with another couple and our kids and have always had ample room. The elevator is a nice luxury when moving in luggage or groceries!

Jen and Joe are great neighbors, incredibly welcoming and hospitable, and are always happy to help with questions or suggestions as needed. Can't wait to visit again next year.

Stayed April, 2018

Amazing location, beautiful home

There were 6 of us that stayed at this home - my husband and I, our 3 kids and my mother. The space was perfect for us. The home has everything you could ever want/need in the kitchen and for the beach. It is clean (and I am seriously a clean freak) and well taken care of. The elevator was wonderful for my mom and for luggage and groceries. The pool and ping-pong table are wonderful to have. The location is perfect. We could walk to the amazing beach within 5 minutes, and that is with a 4 year old and all the beach gear. The beach is beautiful and was never too crowded. There are also many other wonderful activities in the area like dolphin boat rides, horse back riding on the beach and fishing. Jen and Joe are wonderful hosts. They went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our stay. We truly enjoyed being their neighbors for a week and definitely hope to make it back down there soon.

Stayed March, 2018

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

Perfect Vacation

Our spring break family vacation here could not have gone better. Sometimes discovering a new place can take some time to get use too, but this was not the case . The house offered us everything we needed. Everyone was comfortable and there was plenty of room for our 11 month old granddaughter to safely explore. Having the pool was great for her because she did not take well to the sand and Gulf water. I'm sure that will change. My daughter, son-in-law and son did enjoy the beach and discovering Anna Maria at night. The location of the house is excellent because you are close to shopping, the shuttle and the heart of the island. I got to my first spring training game which was a lot of fun. I recommend seeing a not so popular team play the Bucs because it was not so crowded which gave us the ability to sit at the Tiki bar, for a while, and watch the game.

Stayed March, 2018

This property was more than we ever imagined. Everything was spotless and fully equipped.

We began searching in July 2017 for some place new to visit for our first Grommet family reunion. Discovering this gorgeous palace was a true blessing. The owners Joe and Jen were more than just owners. Hospitable and over the top with accommodations. We enjoyed immensely being able to enjoy our very own private pool which came with all the pool toys imaginable. The pool was spotless, heated, saltwater. Plenty of room for our 5 adults and our 4 grandchildren ages 10, 7, soon to be 5 and our 13 month old little guy loved walking just a few steps to the pool. We even embarked on a ping pong tournament in the lower level garage which also was fully equipped with beach toys chairs and wagons to haul the items to the beach. The beach was only a block walk from our palace. The interior was gorgeous. Bedrooms very accommodating and equipped with baby gate for the stairs and a pack and play for our little guy. This was our very first time renting a home and it was the best ever. Stores and restaurants very close. The owners of this property were outstanding. We will be back for another Family Get together depending on all our schedules. Definitely a 10 star in our books!!! Thank you for having us and the best to you both from your friends at The Villages, Crown Point, In and Naperville, Illinois.

Stayed March, 2018

Great place lead to a great week!

Had a wonderful family vacation first week of March. We had 8 adults, an infant and a 3 year old. There was plenty of room, the house was well stocked, very clean and organized. The beach was even closer than we thought from the picture and the pool was wonderful. Owners made sure the pool temperature was moved up when the weather cooled off so we could still enjoy the pool. Owners are very responsive. Ex. The listing showed a high chair and we did not see one when we arrived. Sent the owners a note when we left for grocery store. They called back by the time we got to the store, apologized for the mistake in the listing, and had a high chair there before we returned from the store. Very nice people to work with.

Stayed March, 2018

Wonderful First Visit

The home is beautiful and well maintained. We really liked being one block away from the busy main street. It was quiet and very little traffic in front of the house. The pool is a nice alternative to the ocean and we had some exciting rounds of ping pong on the rainy days. The free trolley service has stops just a block from the house so it is easy to get around without getting in the car. Walking is definitely another alternative since shops and restaurants are close by. The beach is right across the street and is beautiful!

Stayed February, 2018

Great Vacation

We had a wonderful week in Jen and Joe's home. They were very friendly hosts and provided everything we needed in the home and on the beach! The walk to the beach was easy with the carts provided. We loved the island and all the activities it had to offer. One of my favorite parts were sunset dinners with ocean views at several local restaurants. I would recommend this location for any family wanting a week of relaxation!

Stayed February, 2018

Spectacular Beach House and Location! Amazing Holiday!

Recently spent a fabulous 2 week vacation with our family at this stunning property! Pictures don't do it justice - this property is even better in person! We were wowed by the d├ęcor, cleanliness and incredible attention to detail that absolutely makes you feel like you are truly at home! There was nothing left to be desired and the layout of each floor afforded the seven adults in our family a great amount of privacy. We were travelling with two seniors with mobility issues so the option of having an elevator afforded them a sense of freedom to move between floors that they don't even have at home. The home is fully stocked with everything you would ever need to cook a fabulous meal, sit and relax by the pool or on a balcony, or spend the day at the beach with available chairs & umbrellas, inflatables toys, towels, wagons and even coolers. It is truly a turn key holiday where all you need to bring is your luggage, sunscreen and do some groceries. The beach is quiet, clean and just a short walk from the home. There is an abundance of great shopping a few minutes drive off the island, as well as a commercial fishing pier and quaint restaurants on the island. The neighborhood is quiet, safe and we sometimes took strolls in the early evening hours to enjoy the area. We did experience an issue with one of the toilets within the first days of our vacation and it was dealt with immediately without any inconvenience. We were fortunate enough to meet Jen and Joe while on our holiday and they were an absolute pleasure. They were available if we needed them, but did not impose on our space or vacation time when we didn't. We really have no complaints. This is a fabulous vacation property and we look forward to planning another trip here one day soon.

Stayed February, 2018

Great Vacation Home

We found the perfect house in the perfect location for our vacation. Believe me you will not be disappointed with this house. It was very clean,spacious and tastefully decorated. It is located on a quiet street just a few steps from the beach and the trolley stop. There is a beautiful pool, if you get tired of the beach. The house is equipped with many pool toys and everything you need for the beach. My grandsons enjoyed the ping pong table and the games that are provided. Jen and Joe, the homeowners, are wonderful people. They are dedicated to making your vacation the best it can be. We truly enjoyed our two weeks on Anna Maria Island. We hope to vacation there again next year and look forward to returning to the same house. We highly recommend this house.

Stayed January, 2018