“Truly Paradise”

Reviewed 3 Jun 2019

We finally were able to get back to "our" island home - this was our 7th or 8th visit and we spent a week with family celebrating a few milestones and it was just perfect! The home renovatio… More

Owner's reply: Thank you so much! It's really been delightful hosting you and your family and watching your kids grow! You are always welcome at your Florida home! Kent & Pa

“Great stay”

Reviewed 6 Jan 2019

Mit unserer Buchung bei Kent und Pa haben wir einen Volltreffer gelandet. Trotz unserer späten Ankunft waren die Gastgeber vor Ort und empfingen uns mit Snacks und Getränken und hilfreichen … More

Owner's reply: Liebe Augsburger Freunde, wir haben uns sehr gefreut, Sie und Ihre Familie zu beherbergen! Sie waren unsere ersten Gäste nach einer kompletten Hausrenovierung und Ihre Kommentare sind wunderbar zu hören. Vielen Dank, dass Sie sich um das neue Zuhause gekümmert haben. Bitte kommen Sie zurück, um es wieder zu genießen!

“Sun, Sand & Solitude :)”

Reviewed 30 Nov 2018

We were so happy to arrive to the island again and this time almost perfected the art of doing NOTHING for a week. This home is super spacious, clean and its location is ideal! Close to everything. Th… More

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your kind words! We would love to welcome you back anytime you feel the need for some south of the border sun! Kent & Pa


Reviewed 23 Jul 2018

Esta estupenda propiedad esta situada a pocas cuadras de la playa, tiene una piscina hermosa y muy bien cuidada y limpia, la casa es muy acogedora y con muchas comodidades, esperamos volver pronto.

Owner's reply: ¡Estuvimos encantados de recibir a su familia! Gracias por elegir quedarse con nosotros. Pa & Kent

“Best Vacation Ever”

Reviewed 20 May 2018

My family was celebrating Mom and Dad's 60th Anniversary and we wanted to do it up big. How lucky we were to discover this wonderful vacation home. The layout of the home was perfect for the si… More

Owner's reply: It was an honor hosting your family and your folks for their 60th wedding anniversary! Thank you for choosing to stay with us on Anna Maria Island and for taking such wonderful care of our home. Please come back again! Kent & Pa


Reviewed 9 Apr 2018

Wow, what a fun stay! Pa and Kent were very proactive in our communication and that made everything easy. Every time I thought”gee, it’s time to send an email. “ There was always one… More

Owner's reply: You were such terrific guests we felt guilty sending you back to the Great White North (actually south of the border, but arriving to snow and 5 degree temps in April counts!). Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Please come back to your island in the sun again! Kent & Pa

“Best rental, best hosts -- hands down!”

Reviewed 14 Sep 2017

I booked this rental with the intention of relaxing on the beach, soaking up the sun and hanging out with family for just over a week. Hurricane Irma had other plans, and we had to cut our vacation s… More

Owner's reply: We are humbled by your words... especially after the "adventure" you had down here! In 11 years of hosting folks at the garden home we've had wind, rain, 3ft of water in the street out front, lions, tigers and bears (oh my) but we've *never* had an honest to goodness hurricane evacuation. You and your family where the BEST throughout with your great communications, good spirits and having a ball up until it was time to get out of Dodge. Your daughter is going to enjoy hearing this family legend for a long time to come! We sure look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you for being extraordinary guests in extraordinary circumstances! Kent & Pa

“Had as much fun as our first rental here”

Reviewed 7 Aug 2017

Stayed here again in July 2017. We had just as much fun as we did the previous year. Kent and Pa take very good care of their home, and it is in perfect condition upon your arrival. They upgraded t… More

Owner's reply: Thank you Todd! It was so great to see you and your family again. Having great guests like you returning tells us we're on the right track. We'll keep your island home in tip top shape for your next visit, too! (-: Kent & Pa

“Another perfect anniversary week in a lovely home with gracious hosts”

Reviewed 25 Jun 2017

We just returned from another great anniversary week in this lovely home on Anna Maria Island. This was our 6th visit to this immaculate property which was recently enhanced with new landscaping, lig… More

Owner's reply: Happy Anniversary... again! We are so grateful to host folks like you on your island visits. You know your anniversary celebrations are an inspiration to us and we're going to keep following your example. Thank you so much for being such great guests and wonderful folks. God bless you! Kent and Pa


Reviewed 17 Jun 2017

The home, location and amenities were wonderful. The pool and hot tub were great. We were a party of six and there was something for everyone to do of all ages. The one thing that really turned us … More

Owner's reply: Dear "Different", We're sorry you weren't pleased with our hosting and hope you can find accommodations more to your style in the future. In 15 years of offering hospitality on the island our #1 priority has been great communications in serving our guests. We always want to know how to make your stay as comfortable as possible., before and after arrival. We make an effort to meet all our guests in person and to communicate, well, not to intrude, but to see if we can do or provide anything else to make their stay better. In your case there were severe weather problems beyond our control so we worked to be especially vigilant. Three days of tropical storms caused the pool to overflow to the point water actually began coming into the house. This has happened three times in 10 years. We live 45 mins away and had to rely on the local pool company to address this problem, and to your use of towels when water started to come into the house. Pa asked about the number of towels used to see if you needed more, or needed us to do laundry for you. We are sorry to have intruded on your privacy in trying to help. We manage, clean, maintain and use this home personally, and love to share it with guests that don't want an impersonal "bare bones" rental from real estate agencies that rent hundreds of homes. Regarding the 10AM check-out we always arrive at about 9:50AM to meet departing guests and learn about any problems with the home. Most guests don't stay until the very last minute so we want to know if they are leaving early. If so, we arrive earlier so we can meet them, and also that helps us get the home ready before 4PM for the next guests (as we did for you). We hope other potential guests read your review and our reply. We won't be changing anything about our procedures, especially in emergency weather situations such as you experienced. We do hope you can continue to enjoy the island at other properties. Sincerely, Kent & Pa Davis

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