"We stayed at Mermaid's cove (6 adults, 3 children) in early May 2015 and had an absolute great time. Laura did a great job providing customized recommendations on what to do, where to eat, how to navigate the island and much more. The house is super clean inside and the pool was fantastic. Laura made sure that there was a child booster seat and pack-and-play crib for our 8 month old and my 3 and 5 year old girls loved the pink room with the toys in the closet.
The neighbors house/duplex was occupied for about half our trip by the owner and his sons, and they were very friendly and inviting as well. The house was an easy 2 block walk to the beach and there was a wagon/cart to help lug chairs, umbrellas, etc back and forth. The house came with plenty of beach toys, 2 beach umbrellas, about 6-7 chairs and some odds and ends (floaties, frisbees, etc) that was really nice.
Also, in the kitchen, there were leftover spices, condiments, some coffee filters and many of the things that are annoying to have to buy on vacation only to use them 2-3 times and throw out, so whether that was the previous travelers or Laura that provided them, it was really nice.
There's also plenty of board games, a Nintendo Gamecube with 8-10 sports games, and some DVD movies to watch. My girls watched Anastasia about 10 times during the trip.
Lastly, on e of the nicest things is that there is an electronic keypad on the door, so you dont need to mess with picking up and dropping off keys at an agency or a lockbox or anything. You show up and get in and leave when you check out. Laura sends the code a week ahead of time and it worked out great. I cant imaging why more owners dont have this installed. Nice job!
Overall it was fantastic and next time we come to Anna Maria Island, we'll be back in touch with Laura to rent again."
Date of Stay: May 2015
Review Submitted: May 13, 2015