We love this beach house! It has everything, is always clean, great location, and the owner is the nicest to deal with! We will definitely be back...if someone else doesn't book it before us!
We arrived to an obvious effort to provide for above and beyond the norm in regards to service and accommodations. A bottle of wine and fresh flowers made for a welcome environment. The property was fresh and clean and the one minor problem we had was addressed immediately by our landlord, Mark. Location for the price was excellent. The week stay was provided with excellent weather, and the additionally provided bicycles were a joy for several bike rides around the island. I would recommend this property to anyone who might wish an enjoyable stay at an enjoyable location on Anna Maria Island with a landlord who goes above and beyond to make your stay what it should be.
Vacation Island House is a charming, beautifully maintained pool home. My husband and I have been renting beach houses for over twenty years, and this is the best appointed one we have experienced. Most rentals advertise a well-stocked kitchen, but this little gem really has one. You will find everything you need for barbecuing to baking with service for around 16. I really appreciate that the kitchen was well-stocked with storage containers and knives that actually cut.
The linens in the home are high quality and plentiful. It was a delight not to have to touch those scratchy, linen-service towels. The attention to such detail really makes this house feel like home. If you reach for something out of habit, you will likely find it at your finger tips.
The pool is small, but unless you are training for the Olympics or in a party of twenty, you will find it quite adequate and heated to perfection. The pool area is just lovely with a table and lots of lounge chairs. There are more floats and toys than you could possibly use. Again, this owner really has you covered. The beach access is across the street; of course, there is a cart for you to tote your gear and everything from chairs to umbrellas is in the storage shed.
The Wi-Fi is good, and the upstairs bedrooms have comfortable chairs, so you can curl up with your laptop in a quiet corner. There are plenty of televisions with lots of stations if you fancy that. I was happy to find an assortment puzzles in the downstairs cabinet.
I could go on and on about how delightful this home is, but I don’t want to ruin all the small surprises you will encounter during your stay. Ours began with cookies, wine, and fresh flowers. Really, the only thing missing from this lovely home was a butler to mix my cocktails and serve my dinner.