"We chose this location based on being pet friendly, close to the beach and pricing. All of the great reviews didn't hurt either. The place was spot on as advertised. Beach feel without being right on it. Only a 5 minute walk from door step to a very nice beach. Location couldn't have been better with several fantastic restaurants, a very nice convenience store, a deli and a beautiful park all within several blocks. If one cares to drive to the top of Anna Maria or the bottom of Longboat one can find some of the best seafood you'll ever experience. All of these great amenities without the tourist crowd or feel. There is a Publix supermarket 10 min South. MOTE Marine Aquarium is 15 min South and Saint Armand's Circle (a wonderful collection of high end shops) another 5 after that. Lido Beach, one of the best in the world, is just around the corner from Saint Armand's. Back on point, the cottage is absolutely perfect. Large enough kitchen amply supplied, dishwasher, hard wood floors, cable, great WiFi, an indoor as well as an outdoor shower, a nice deck, laundry and covered parking. There is also a charcoal grill for the outdoor cooking enthusiast. If you're looking for a peaceful getaway look no further. Also, The property manager is a real gem. As prompt, attentive and professional as they come. If I owned rental property in the area I wouldn't think of listing with anyone else. He made the experience all the more enjoyable with his attention to detail and his first hand knowledge of the area. You cannot go wrong here. We look forward to another visit. NOTE: Middle of August through September there are several local businesses that close to rest up from the busy season. If you book during these times you may have to drive a few miles further for certain things. I wouldn't consider this a deal breaker by any means; just a potential minor inconvenience."
Guest: Robert H.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: August 14, 2016