We enjoyed our stay at Sunshine Cottage!
This home is very clean and very spacious for 6 guests. We loved the flexibility of heading to the beach or relaxing in our own private swimming pool. Qui… More
4 Nov 2015
This charming cottage was perfect for a relaxing getaway. The house is well kept, cute and fully met our needs. We took full advantage of the pool each day. I like that the owners provided little amen… More
Great guest, and we hope you visit Sunshine Cottage & Anna Maria next year!
WE LOVED IT!! This was the perfect home away from home. Beautifully maintained property, ideal for a family with teenagers, house has a well spaced out floor plan and the pool table was a big hit. swa… More
18 Mar 2015
"Delivered as promised!"
Very comfortable and well located. Looking forward to making this an annual event with my sister and daughter.… More
2 Mar 2015
"Beautiful Home, Well Furnished, Great Time for All!"
Six of us stayed for a week in this beautiful Marco Island house. The furnishings were very nice, comfortable beds, well furnished kitchen and lots of space. We enjoyed the hot tub and the beautiful v… More
We spent the Memorial weekend in this house and had a great time! The house is in excellent condition. Easy access to the beach, well stocked kitchen and rooms are very clean. We brought some items wi… More
27 May 2014
"Very relaxing private place to stay"
Overall we had a great time .!! House was very clean .. Rooms are very roomy.. The beach is not far away .. Great place for a family and friends vacation.. We enjoyed the pool table and shuffleboard..… More
5 Aug 2015
"Great place to stay"
This house is amazing, It does have everything you need for your vacation. Beds are great, deck with barbecue is awesome for entertaining. I am a clean freak and this house was over the top clean. The… More
My wife and I really enjoyed our stay in this updated, very comfortable cottage. Private, quiet, and comceniently located for a short stay in Sarasota.
The owners were very friendly and helpful in g… More
6 Oct 2015
"We found a home away from home!"
My husband and I selected this beautiful cottage because of the ample fenced yard for our pet we had approval to bring on our weekend visit. When we arrived, we found so much more! The property may b… More
It was wonderful to have met you both and Drover. We look forward to seeing you all again. Thank you for your kind words and I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to sseing you again and promise another peaceful retreat!
4 Jan 2015
We stayed for 3 nights over the New Year holidays. Its perfect for a couple with everything you need. It has a peaceful, private garden, great internet & TV, and easy access to central Sarasota. Very … More
WOW . . . WOW . . . WOW! This home is an AMAZING rental to enjoy your stay in Sarasota! Immaculate and very clean!! Located is a very convenient area.. We cannot say enough positives about the own… More
31 Jul 2015
This home is great! The kitchen is fabulous. Great home for entertaining or just relaxing. This is the fourth home we have stayed in of Monika's. Never disappointed! Always super clean, convenient t… More
18 Sep 2015
"Delightful - even better than the photos"
Very attractive, well fitted villa with a lovely secluded pool and garden. Pleasant, quiet neighbourhood and a very convenient location. Restaurants and bars walkable distance (maybe 20 minutes), beac… More
First I want to thank the manager, April, for being helpful in arranging for my family and I to stay at this property at the last minute. She was really amazing to work with. The home was even better … More
It was my pleasure to assist with your vacation stay. Thank you for letting me know about the gas grill as we have purchased a brand new one. I look forward to your next visit!
11 Aug 2015
"Close to the beach and numerous stores"
The house is spacious, close to the beach, convenient to numerous stores and the main road of Anna Marie Island. The Anthony beach cottage also has plenty of parking space and is very private. The poo… More
It was a pleasure to handle your reservation. We do appreciate your review and we strive to make each guest feel welcome. Please keep us in mind for your next vacation stay.
20 Jun 2015
"Did not meet our expectations"
My husband and I and our grade-school kiddos and new baby along with both of our parents booked this house for five days. We were so excited about it from the pictures and reviews, but it was disappoi… More
I sincerely apologize for your expectations not being exceeded. I pride myself on customer care and am disappointed in myself for not making you feel better about the situation. I found out about the pool pump over the weekend prior to your Tuesday afternoon check in and was under the impression by the pool service company that it was being handled by the pool builder due to pool pump being under warranty. The pool is only 8 months old and the pump was faulty, apparently, and is still under warranty. Anything that is within my scope of work gets handled immediately, including contacting the appropriate companies that handle certain issues. Not to point fingers or blame anyone else, however, the pool company who built the pool did not follow through as they were supposed to. I was unaware that it would take over a week for the warranty work to be completed. Some things are just out of my control. Had I known I would have let you know. I am working with the owner as to some type of compensation for your family for the inconvenience of the pool not running properly. I did all I could do on my end to handle the situation and I am truly sorry the pool company did not follow my lead and handle it in a timely fashion. I did make sure the pool service was done twice that week so the pool could be used. They provided service the day of your check in and the day after you checked in. The crabs and bugs are native to Florida and are impossible to get rid of, especially when you have an open pool without being screened in. Guests typically just scoop them out with the pool screen provided.
Our housekeepers are exceptional and they know now where they failed to meet your expectations. New guidelines have been put into place for them to follow. The home is bright during the day and since they clean during the day they do not turn lights on and so the light bulbs being burnt out was an oversight. They now know to turn all the lights on and check for burnt out bulbs. Again, I sincerely apologize that you had to purchase light bulbs and we will reimburse you with provided receipt if you have one. The cleaning crew stocks the home with plenty of toilet paper, paper towels, garbage bags, laundry soap, dish soap, etc.
We do hope you visit us again in the future and see that this home is not neglected and that I am a pleasure to work with. We have many return guests every year and this is a very popular home to book. Take care and I will be talking with you soon. Thank you for your review.
April Shook/Anthony Beach Cottages
I spent 4 nights in this beautiful waterfront property. What I preferred it is the location of the house. Close to the city center, sunrise are luxurious and the neighorhood is nice and quiet. The hou… More
4 May 2015
The first thing you will notice when entering this home is the stunning waterfront view. The sunroom has four large windows that face the vast Tampa Bay where you will be delighted by the rolling wave… More
The condo is spacious, well decorated, and very clean. It is located near the pool and is a short, safe walk to the beach. It is located in a quiet, well-landscaped neighborhood setting. We enjoyed ou… More
2 Sep 2014
"Location, location, location!"
You always here location is everything and this beach town rental has an amazing location on top of a beautiful, well kept property. Your 2nd floor screened in porch (large enough for 8 to eat outside… More
21 Aug 2015
"Grandchildren loved the feel of being surrounded by beautiful trees."
We stayed on Anna Marie Island with several grandchildren. We had everything that we possibly needed for an enjoyable stay. The kids loved the feel of being in a jungle like setting. We felt that w… More
We agree with all the previous reviews written in the spring and summer of 2015. We'd like to add that the condo is bright with beautiful views of the gulf from the patio/lving room and lush foliage … More
16 Feb 2015
"Great location, awesome sunrises and sunsets."
This condo was everything and more. The bedrooms were large the living room and screened porch were great for family gatherings. Sanibel is an awesome place to visit. Beaches, restaurants and museums … More
19 Aug 2015
"fabulous location...tranquil yet full of life"
Top floor condo was extremely well equipped, and really comfortable furnishings and beds
Great to have use of beach chairs, sunshade and inflatable sea chair!!
Loved using the communal BBQ, as f… More
We had a great stay here, the apartment was right downtown, it was very comfortable, and we hope to return soon!
Denise was very helpful.… More
Thank you, I so enjoyed having you stay with us and look forward to your return.
3 Feb 2016
"Burns Court Condo"
We just spent a delightful 4 days in the heart of historic Burns Court. This renovated apartment was so wonderfully located in it's proximity to historic Sarasota. Everything is walkable. Denise, the … More
We rented this river front condo for four months Jan. – April 2015. Owners Al & Patti met our every need as the condo did too. This condo is located in a nice quiet neighborhood on the Manatee Ri… More
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our Beautiful Waterfront Condominium. Having guest like you were like family. We always strive to accommodate our guest needs and as a guest you have exceeded our expectations. When we did our review on the unit it was immaculate, absolutely perfect. It's been a pleasure to accommodate you. We would love to have you back anytime, thank you so much.
18 Apr 2014
"Lovely, comfortable riverfront condo in downtown Bradenton"
We rented this condo for a month and were very satisfied with the clean, comfortable "home" it provided us. The condo is nicely decorated, well-furnished and well-maintained - we wouldn't change a thi… More
Thank you so much for your kind words and being our Guests at our River Oaks Condominium. Patti and I try to achieve a high comfort level at this River Oaks Condominium. We know our guests are sightseeing and enjoying the Gulf Coast during the day and we strive to make sure our guests are comfortable when the day is done. Thank you so much for your stay, it has been a pleasure to accommodate you, hope you come back soon, Al & Patti
13 Mar 2014
"Beautiful and felt like home!"
The condo was great. Well decorated and It had everything furnished that you could ask for. The area was so beautiful and easy to walk to all kinds of activities. The people in the complex were very… More
Thank you for the great review, we strive to accommodate our guests needs and values, with emphasis on comfort. We are fortunate to have guests like you pick our Waterfront Condominium as their Gulf coast retreat. We hope to have you back, thank you so much, Al & Patti
Week vacation with three other families (8 adults, 7 kids) and the house had plenty of room. The photos online made the house look dated but to our surprise it felt very new with fresh paint and a ne… More
30 May 2013
"Gulls Nest - Gulf Shores"
Good Times! The house had everything, even the crock pot. Although you will want to notice any scratches or dents on appliances and walls. Anything that looks like half broke you should mention to … More
16 Jun 2015
"Awesome 3 story house"
This is a wonderful 3 story house that is spacious and plenty of sleeping space. It is located on the beach which is very easy for the kids to go back & forth from. The beach is not very crowded but s… More
Astonishing find for the money! We were in #15 4 of us in two lovely double rooms , everything works , plenty hot water , air con perfect. Situated at the rear we shared the street with lovely houses … More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
An exceptionally well kept property with an excellent management company very close by in case you need anything at all.
Comfy beds, lovely, spacious rooms
2 dining areas indoor and another by the pool
Restaurants, Beaches Golf Long term rental and out …see more
27 Sep 2015
"Spacious, nice, comfortable & happy place to enjoy your vacation."
We traveled with extended family who came to visit from Czech. It was 6 of us & we ALL have more than enough space. It was a perfect house for us, it felt like a home!
We had couple questions once … More
1 Sep 2014
"Fantastic home with everything you could ever wish for."
Excellent property for us as a family. Probably the best house we have stayed in over the last 20 years. Good base to explore the area. Easy place to relax. Pool superb. Privacy around pool. Beauti… More
12 Aug 2015
"Great home for 2 small families within reasonable driving distance to several beaches"
We enjoyed our stay at this home in Rotonda West. The layout was great for our family, and our kids had plenty of room to spread out. The pool was enjoyed by all of us on a daily basis.… More
"Lovely property just 2 short blocks to Fort Myers beach!"
We had such a nice time at our stay at the Myerside!!
Upon our quite late arrival, we were pleasantly surprised to see Roland come out to greet us, indicating our unit was waiting for us with the li… More
13 May 2015
This was listed as a 2 bath suite. It is a 1.5 bath. Manageable, but with a teenage daughter I wanted 2 baths. Either they don't know the difference between 1.5 and 2 baths or it was an intentional… More
Dear guest. We are surprised to hear about your dissatisfaction with your stay with us. As we are a small resort,we had daily conversations and never once did you talk about these issues or lack of any amenities or comforts in your suite, even coming into the office when you left and thanking us for a great vacation.The "Unnecessary hassle" regarding the bathroom configurations was discussed in numerous emails weeks before your travel date. We were very clear on the size and layout of the 2 bathrooms in this suite, even offering to cancel your reservation.We pride ourselves in making every stay as enjoyable as possible, and customer concerns are very important to us.We have addressed your concerns in hope that future guests will have memorable vacations with us.
The house was perfect for my family and I. We enjoyed the beach and beautiful sunsets. The house had a pool for the kids and toys to play with. The game room was an absolute surprise cause we didn't k… More
23 Jun 2015
I felt at home when I walked into the door of the Anna Maria Island home, the decor is just beautiful! What I loved most about the house is the upstairs master bedroom, when you look out the window, … More
23 Jun 2015
"Clean, Comfortable, Close to the beach"
Great beach rental! The house was very clean, nicely decorated, and comfortable. It was a quick and easy walk to the beach and also close to the trolley stop if you want to explore other parts of the … More
Home was cozy and had view to the beach. Close to everything but still in a quiet area. Very comfortable 3 bedrooms and fit 6 comfortably. The mgr Jim tucker was informative and so helpful! Would sta… More
25 Jul 2014
Went with wife and young adult children (six of us in all) and this was the perfect house for us. The service was fantastic as our meet and greet guy waited up for us (didn't arrive until after midni… More
Beautiful Apartment, Very clean and well set up for a beach holiday. Stayed here for a week with my husband and two teenage daughters. Lovely pool set in a nice area just across the road from the beac… More
1 Jun 2015
The condo and amenities were all amazing. It was a great getaway with the family. The booking and checkin were seamless. I ordered a box of babies supplies and baby rental items that were in the un… More
19 Jan 2016
"Expected more for the money paid."
Expectations were to high looking at the pictures on line. Cottage like atmosphere, fairly clean, very old wooden building.
Needs outside presentation. Outside Wicker lounge had mold as well as the … More
My wife and I decided to have our yearly vacation at South Tampa Mega Mansion. We were quickly able to book a stay and the manager was very friendly. He answered our questions and was there waiting fo… More
5 Feb 2014
"Not at all what is described !!!"
We booked this home in October for our Wedding in February , we had friends from out of town our young children and elderly people . The pool was not heated , we never had hot water , bathroom sink fa… More
This tenant's lease says 'Family Vacation' and specifically precludes more than 35 people in the home. The lease provides for penalties of $5,000 if the tenant violates this rule. The tenant specifically violated the terms of the lease and held a large party in the home, which resulted in the police having to be called. The tenants attempted to disable the security cameras in an attempt to disguise the fact that they were having a large party. After the police were called, landlord had to send an employee over to the home who upon arrival, was physically threatened by tenant's brother and father. Landlord kept $2,000 of the tenants $5,000 security deposit as a result of this blatant violation of the terms of the lease.
As far as leaking faucets and no hot water, this home is less than 2 years old and rarely if ever has maintenance issues. The home has 5 hot water heaters located throughout the home, I find it difficult to believe all 5 separate water heaters failed. There is a maintenance man on call 24 hours for all rentals.
Great apartment with a gorgeous view of the beach! Perfect location.. walk to restaurants and bars. Very clean and equipped kitchen with everything we needed. We really enjoyed it and booked for next … More
2 Sep 2014
My husband booked a last minute trip to Bradenton Beach for Labor Day weekend.
Sight unseen we booked @ the Birds Nest and were Happily surprised with our townhouse apt. Great location, walk to Bars,… More
Thank you for your review. It has been a pleasure having you staying with us and we'll be glad to accommodate you in future
All the best
17 Jun 2015
We had a great week in this lovely rental,the house was well equipped , very clean and ideally situated.The owners were very friendly and provided everything we needed.It was great to sit and look at… More
Thank you very much for your review and you are the most welcome whenever you will decide in the future.
All the best
I spent the week with friends and had a terrific stay. We found the house perfectly located to the beach, restaurants, and shopping. It was immaculately clean and well taken care of. The caretake… More
4 Apr 2015
"A home where you feel like you belong there!"
From the moment we walked in the door, we felt relaxed and comfortable. The owner and property manager bent over backwards to ensure our vacation would be perfect. From cooking and eating breakfast i… More
The location of this rental was wonderful,just a few steps from one of the most Beautiful Beaches,we rented this for 31 day's, on the down side, it needs to be up dated,the carpet was stained,the comf… More
Sorry for the problem with heater with pool, it was an electrical problem with the breaker, it was during the holidays so it took the electricians longer than we wanted to get it fixed, but it is resolved. Owners are working on replacement of some the items mentioned, the unit has been well booked so when it slows down after season, these items will be addressed. Carpet issue has been dealt with.
We do agree with the guest that this unit is in an excellent location, the beach right across the street and the unit has all the amenities for relaxing stay. We do encourage the guest to come back, to see that some of their concerns which we appreciate have been dealt with. We thank them for their stay with us, and enjoyed meeting with them.
We have been vacationing at Gulf Shores for the past 18 years. Always before, we rented a house. So, I was a bit apprehensive about renting a condo. Colonnades was absolutely wonderful! The rooms … More
26 Jul 2014
Our family included 10 people, we enjoyed it very much. Very nice view and great location. Looking forward to staying there again.… More
10 Apr 2013
"Great location, awesome condo, awesome view, great amenities, ju"
My husband and I spent a week in this condo during Easter break. It was lovely. Our daughter and her husband and their two girls, and our son and his wife and their two girls stayed with us. Our gra… More