"I recently stayed at this wonderful condo unit. My son, his girlfriend, and I spent a week here and had a great time. Of all the various places we have rented over the years during our Summer trips to Florida, this one was the nicest. The condo itself was spotless when we arrived. The furnishings were modern and yet comfortable. The living room area had a great view of the bay and early morning sunrises as well as access to the roomy screened lanai overlooking the pool. There was also a convenient back exit from the lanai to a set of stairs leading to the pool area. The kitchen was modern and roomy as well. We never felt cramped at all during our stay as is sometimes the case with rentals. The kitchen had everything you could want to cook and eat in whenever you wanted. We shopped at the nice Publix on the island several times and even had a cook out on the grill one evening. The master bedroom also had access to the lanai and great views. And the master bath was amazingly big with an all glass shower. The den, with a second lanai and view of the ocean, was an added bonus. Because of the unique location of this condo complex you get a view of both the bay and the ocean. The pool area was nice and we almost always had it to ourselves as the condo complex was never crowded. The pool water was always comfortably warm and relaxing. The shaded parking under the complex was also appreciated during the hot days. The pictures do not do this unit justice as it exceeded our expectations. As for Anna Maria Island, we loved it as well. The beach was beautiful with powdery sand, and just a 30 second walk away. There is a nice ice cream and treat shop just down the road. A little further up the road were shopping, restaurants, and a fun mini golf course. We did a lot of nature watching/photography while on the island, seeing a great number of birds including wood storks, spoonbills, great blue and yellow crowned herons, reddish, snowy, and great egrets, gulls, terns, skimmers, willets, turnstones, pelicans, osprey, shrikes, kingbirds, and others. We even watched dolphins swim past on the north end of the island near the piers. Although we did not get to see manatees we were told by the locals that they were there as well. If you are considering this unit I would highly recommend it, and the owner was very helpful and easy to deal with even providing a very thorough guide to the island with recommendation for anything you might need."
Guest: Tom C.
Date of Stay: August 2015
Review Submitted: September 8, 2015