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Recent Anna Maria reviews
"We couldn't have asked for a better place to enjoy our honeymoon. Simplicity Cottage is located in a quiet cul-de-sac on the north end of the island. We loved how the family room opens wide to the very private backyard and pool. House is well-appointed (including a lovely master bath) and well-equipped. We really appreciated having the bikes to tour the island and the chairs/umbrella/towels to enjoy the beach. We didn't find time to use the kayak (perhaps on our next trip!) All these extras really helped make our stay perfect. October is 'off season' so the island was quiet and uncrowded which we enjoyed, but we also found that several restaurants, shops and the island museum were closed. The house is small, so perfect for the two of us, but would also work for a couple/2 kids.
Owners Margaret and Jim were great to work with, and we really appreciate being able to rent such a lovely vacation retreat."
Guest: Rebecca H.Date of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: November 1, 2015
"Your home was beautiful and we had an amazing time there. We loved all the wildlife on the island. Every one that we encountered was very polite and willing to help. We rented a boat for a few hours down in Bradenton Beach and the guys there were very informative on how to use the boat. He told us how to get to the sandbar. Once there we were nervous about pulling it up on the sand like we were instructed and some gentleman knew we were new and instantly jumped into action and told us what to do and walked us through it. It felt like home to us. No one treated you like an outsider. Kids loved swimming in the pool when we got tired of being at the beach for most of the day. Enjoyed fishing at the Anna Maria City pier. I could go on. I loved Anna Maria Island compared to Clearwater Beach. Kids liked the activities Clearwater had at night so our plan next year is for me to get two weeks off in a row so we can spend one week in Clearwater and one at AMI. Thank you for renting your home out to us and we will hopefully be back next year. The house had everything we needed. Got home and it was back to reality and 12 hour shifts. lol John was great to work with. He answered any questions we had quickly. This is the first year we flew and the house had everything we needed. All we had to pack was necessities and got groceries at the local publix on the island. We saw plenty of starfish, sand dollars, conch, crabs, and a few stingrays while at the beach. There were dolphin visits to Anna Maria city pier nightly. Two scoops ice cream shop is across the street and everyone enjoyed getting ice cream every evening while visiting the pier. It's a quick 2 minute walk to the beach from the house and enjoyed that end of the island far better than bean point or the other beaches. I recommend this property to anyone looking for a nice quiet getaway on a beautiful island. Once again thank you so much John, and thank you for asking us how everything was and if we enjoyed our stay."
Guest: Lori and BobDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 26, 2015
"My family spent the Holiday including my sons birthday at this wonderful vacation rental in Anna Maria Island. Everything was as in the description and more. The location was great right on a very sandy beach and walk and bike to location .Shops ,restaurants & more. Jana is a wonderful host and very responsive. The home is very charming and not your standard generic rental. Its filled with wonderful antiques and large art collection. Comfortable beds, wifi ,cable and full kitchen and BBQ. Enclosed pool area with very extensive greenery is a great spot to dine in. Highly recommended."
Guest: Erica S.Date of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: March 12, 2015
"Pictures do no justice. This place is amazing! We felt so welcome and received a lovely, customized basket on arrival. Our wedding party stayed here with us and felt spoiled rotten by the amenities and luxury of the house. I would surely stay here again. Live here if I could!"
Guest: sarah .Date of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: October 18, 2015