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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, Florida

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mariemand...
Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful beach rental”
Reviewed 12 June 2012 for a stay in May 2012
1
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We stayed at this property the first week of May 2012 and had a wonderful time! This was our first experience staying on AMI and we will be back! Easy enough time getting keys from the rental company which was right on the way so no extra driving to find it. House was very clean upon checking in and we were happy to see that the pictures were very accurate. Beautifully furnished and a really comfortable master bedroom bed made it a nice home away from home for the week. The front patio area was beautiful and any meals we ate at the house were enjoyed out there. Washer and dryer in the unit were very convenient. Kitchen was nicely stocked with all utensils/dishes/pots & pans we needed. And there were shared beach toys in the garage next to the other unit.
One negative thing was that the beach chairs/umbrellas were not in the best shape. They are shared so maybe the unit next to us got all the good stuff but the chair I used was busted and the umbrella wasn't really usable. The toys were great for the kids though, no way were we going to travel with beach toys or buy them once we got there.
We traveled with 2 young kids (5 and 3) and this was a wonderful set-up for our family. This rental is on a small dead end street that was not only within walking distance to the beach but was only a few houses away. Made having to run back to the house for rest rooms, food, drinks, etc. very convenient. Also, no public parking at the end of the street so it was very quiet and only those staying or living on this street drove down it. Nice with the kids wanting to chase the lizards all over.
Another thing I want to mention, this was our first home vacation rental, we've always stayed at hotels/resorts. I wasn't crazy about having to take the time to clean the unit the last evening we were there. We did dishes and our own laundry all week also sweeping as sand gets tracked in. I've never had to do the entire cleaning like that before, this may be customary but considering we paid a decent amount for a cleaning fee wasn't excited about it by any means. Just a minor complaint, nothing against the property or anything.
We would rent this one again, though we might consider the attached unit as it's a bit larger and has an extra bedroom, although I loved the patio enough that I might never rent another place again!

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Liked best: Location and decor
Liked least: Loved it all
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
12 Jun 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I apologize about the misunderstanding about the cleaning of the property. We do charge you a cleaning fee so that you do not have to worry about this. We appreciate the time spent taking care of the unit, next we will do the cleaning. Hope to you again soon!
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whalenwol...
Brevard, NC
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Location, location, location”
Reviewed 2 March 2012 for a stay in February 2012
1
person found this review helpful

We picked this cottage off the internet, hoping.... And we were pleasantly surprised that everything was as nice or nicer than advertised. The place was stocked with everything you might need, including beach equipment and charcoal with the grill. Oh, and did I mention the location? Two doors from the wonderful white sand beach of Anna Maria Island, a quiet side street, easy walk to Pine Ave. and the city pier. A free trolley provides easy transportation the full length of this 7 mile island paradise.
If I have to find fault, the furniture is over sized for this beach cottage, comfortable, but too big.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: furniture size and the lack of natural light in kitchen
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
2 Mar 2012
Thank you for your review. We really appreciate it! Hope to see you again soon!
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