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Recent Private Homes reviews

  • Hidden Treasure!

    "My husband and I just returned from a weeks stay in the Surf Shack. We were very comfortable, everything we needed was there. We had perfect weather the whole week and rode the two bikes into the village and the beach every day! Jim was very attentive to our needs, came and worked on the bikes and made sure we were happy with everything. Would recommend this property to couples looking for a great little getaway near the most beautiful beach! Thanks Jim...we'll be back!"
    Guest: Andrew A. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 10, 2014
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  • Beautiful Setting, Beautiful Home, Beautiful Hostess, Beautiful Time!

    "We stay in lots of vacations rentals & #31998 was way beyond our expectations!! My husband, kitten & I had a fine time in this wonderful location. We were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful restored barn door dining table (seats 8) and large kitchen island overlooking the DR & LR & seating 3 comfortably. Lots of natural light in this cheerful area. The front porch is great with a table for 4 & the back yard area with grill is terrific. The house is beautifully appointed and the kitchen has all the utensils & equipment needed to prepare a meal any "foodie" would be proud of. The entire house was ABSOLUTELY SPOTLESS. We used one BR as a dressing room & did not use the bed but it felt comfortable & the linens were great. Our bed was extremely comfortable. There are all kinds of condiments in the kitchen as well as useful soaps, shampoos & other goodies for your use in the bathrooms. A block away from this little jewel of a house is the Lido Beach Resort with an excellent Penthouse Restaurant facing the Bay & the beautiful lights of Bradenton were Fantastic..excellent meal & service! Also 1 block from the house in this pleasant neighborhood is the large Lido Beach pool (a very tiny use fee), & the excellent little Outdoor Grill. The Beachfront in Feb. was not overcrowded, and umbrellas & chairs can be rented. The restrooms are clean & there is a little shop to buy beach necessities. In the pool & exterior Grill area, there are large picnic tables for public use. Our little group (2 couples) had a "Baked Bean Cook Off". We recruited 3 judges in the Grill area. Spouses of the judges joined in on the fun and we had other visitors from across the US come over to visit with us. Everyone is friendly & super cordial on Lido Beach & the immediate neighborhood of the house. Of course the selection of fine cuisine at St. Armands Circle was enjoyed immensely by us and our WI "dayguests" staying nearby. Shopping at St. Armands is fantastic too. We cannot say enough about our gracious hostess. The little button on the garbage disposal stuck momentarily and when we returned from lunch, the plumber was there to fix this minor problem. Nancy even has an emergency Veterinarian info posted on the fridge--so thoughtful. We recommend this property without reservation. It's a great value in the BEST location. We can't wait to go back! We know you will feel the same way as you begin planning your visit, as well as when the visit is over. GREAT PLACE GREAT KARMA!!!"
    Guest: Happy Camper Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 9, 2015
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  • Vacation Oasis

    "My wife and I arrived at night and from the street the home looked quite lovely. When we entered through the front door we realized how lovely it truly was, clean, tastefully decorated, nice furnishings etc. Then we slid back the vertical blinds covering the sliding doors to the lanai and covered pool area and " WoW " we uncovered our own little Oasis right outside our door. Everything that was described in the listing by the owners was true and accurate. They themselves are wonderful people to work with and will bend over backwards to make your stay comfortable and pleasing. There is a pair of Redheaded woodpeckers in the large tree in the back rear corner of the property and we had visits from Bluejay's as well as cardinals and other feathered friend while lounging in the pool area. I would be skeptical about recommending the property to friends, only because they may want to encroach on the time we wish to stay there (Ha Ha). The location in relationship to food stores, places to eat, car rentals and a variety of other attractions as well, could not have been selected better!!! My wife and I loved it so much we immediately rebooked for next year, that should tell all... Thanks David and Gail, and say Hi to Binh for us. R & P Orangeville Canada"
    Guest: R&P Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 4, 2014
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  • Cutest Home Away From Home

    "This place was immaculate upon arrival and had everything we needed and then some. Great family friendly area, close to Myakka State Park and Siesta Key. The owner was helpful in every way and the bonus was how pet-friendly the house is! I will be back again and wouldn't hesitate to tell my friends and family to stay here too."
    Guest: Kim Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 22, 2014
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