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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"We loved every minute of our stay here! This rental was super clean, very comfortable and so, SO relaxing! We stayed here with our two year old and he was very content as well. It just feels like home. :)
The quiet. It is super peaceful. Even though it's connected to the other side of the duplex, we heard nothing but the birds outside.
The beds! Incredibly comfy.
Kitchen is very pretty and also has all that we needed. It was nice that salt, pepper and seasonings were in the cabinets.
The pool! Great design. The top step is wide, so our son had a good time playing in the water.
The beach cart and toys.
Proximity to the beach and several restaurants. We really loved Beach Bistro. Best food of the whole week!
The owner has done a marvelous job with this place. I want to go back!
Only recommendation would be a better vacuum. We tried to vacuum the sand up off the floors a few times and the little vacuum doesn't really work."
Guest: Karyn L.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 20, 2015
"My husband and I really enjoyed the Lazy Gecko! It had everything we needed, from kitchen to bath to pool to beach access. It is clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. The backyard pool was just right - not big, but perfect for hanging out and enjoying time with visitors. Anna Maria / Holmes Beach is a relaxing beach get-away with gorgeous water, plenty of family oriented activities and good restaurants. We had our FL family come visit for a couple days and it was perfect for two couples. The owners are wonderful people and very responsive. Thanks for a great "short vacation". Looking forward to visiting again soon."
Guest: Ann L.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: May 8, 2015
"Seven of us including 3 teenagers spent a week in Costa Lotta visiting other family who live in Bradenton. We ranged in age from 69 to 2 years and never once felt crowded or lacked entertainment with so much to do on multiple floors and outside in pool and patio. The amenities are all that anyone could ask for and more. Especially appreciated ensuite bath in each bedroom in addition to half baths on main and pool floor as well as purified water system, two refrigerators, large pantry, TVs everywhere, GOLF CART, beach toys/chairs, etc. Too much to list. And not to forget the best location on AMI. We stayed during spring break and never felt crowded. Restaurants were busy, of course. Best restaurants we visited were Dry Dock in Longboat Key, Hurricane Hank's, Rod and Reel Pier. I have rented beach houses for 40+ years and have never stayed in one this complete. Enjoy!"
Guest: Pat L.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 15, 2015
"We couldn't have asked for a better home-away-from-home for our first beach vacation. Although we've been married for 32 years, we had never taken a beach vacation as I never found the appeal of crowded beaches. When we found Frank's condo online, we decided to take a chance and I can't tell you how happy we are that we did. We could enjoy the magnificent view from our private balcony or stroll right down to the Gulf from the direct access from the property without having to fight any crowds. The feel of the powdery white sand was heavenly.
The condo had absolutely everything we needed, just like being at home. Everything was extremely clean and accessible. Other than running down to Publix to stock up on our favorite snacks and beverages, we had everything we needed. (Pots, pans, dishes, towels, sheets, blow dryers, etc. There were even beach towels, chairs, and an umbrella for the beach.)
We loved spending the evenings watching the breathtaking sunsets (and snapping many pictures!) We took advantage of the Free Trolley on several occasions to explore up and down the island. We also visited MANY of the wonderful restaurants thanks to Frank's brochures that were in the condo.
Thank you Frank for making this such a wonderful vacation for my family. This property has set the bar extremely high for future beach vacations and we are very eager to plan a return trip.
Guest: Beach HeavenDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 11, 2015