Absolutely Beautiful! Though there's a BIG noise ordinance
"I cannot say enough good things about this house! The rooms were amazing for nine adults (three couples and three singles) and the great room with kitchen and dining was PERFECT for our group. I would recommend that the rental company get some new pots and pans because the ones they have are old and of poor quality (we cooked a lot and EVERYTHING stuck to the pans, no matter what we did). The pool is spectacular and we had a pool service come twice during our week and kept it pristine!
The only issue that our group had with the house doesn't have anything to do with the physical house, but rather the area. In Holmes Beach and around Anna Maria Island, there is a VERY strictly enforced noise ordinance starting at 10 pm every night. Now obviously this is not the fault of the rental company, but I was never informed prior to the rental that there was a noise ordinance; I was not told when I picked up the keys and we did not find out about the ordinance until we got to the house and looked through the activities booklet at the house. I take issue with this, because my group of nine, we are all good friends and when we get together, we can get a little rambunctious; we're having a good time on our vacation and we get loud and we like to stay up late. If we had been told prior to renting this house that there was a noise ordinance, we probably would have tried to find a house in the area where a noise ordinance wouldn't have affected us, because we would absolutely want to be respectful of the residents in the area. I put emphasis on being a little upset that we were not explicitly told by the rental company because the citations for the noise ordinance are $500 for a first offense and $1000 for a second. That is a large amount of money which easily would have RUINED our vacation if we had received a citation.
Again, I absolutely adored this house and Holmes Beach in general is amazing and beautiful and I would absolutely recommend this house to anyone traveling to Florida with a large group."
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