Reviews

5
based on 27 reviews
John and Hoe (USA)
Wish we were still there

What a nice vacation we had in Anna Maria Island This was our second trip to AMI and having stayed at one of the nicest buildings in Bradenton Beach the previous trip , we were not sure what to expect this time....but soon as first moments we stepped inside the place- we were happy and taken to it right away ! John has totally renovated his condo , it is nice and clean as new , spacious , comfortable and furnished with quality furniture ! The location is also excellent , you are in walking distance to a handful of unique and tasty restaurants , gift shops , the corner of small but charming & fun historic Bridge Street ! A short 15 minutes drive will take you right into the upscale and happening Armands Circle , and then the beautiful downtown of Sarasota can also be easily reached in within half an hour or less from the condo .By the end of our stay , we didn't just only like the condo , we LOVED it , because it is really a great beach condo ! It offers the feel of comfort and relaxing like it's your own home , and yet it is just steps from one of the best beaches in the US . We already think of our next visit and we would love to be able to book John's place again . Thank you John for providing everything that us renters would need at the condo , for a complete wonderful vacation. Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers

Mature couple  |  Live Your Dreams Today  |  stayed in 1/2016

Aunt Keek (USA)
What a GREAT CONDO!

Although my husband and I had been to Anna Maria Island several times in the past, this was our first time staying in the Bradenton Beach section of AMI. We absolutely loved this condo and it is perfect for two people. The condo is right on the Gulf of Mexico so no streets to cross to get to the water. In addition, it sits right between the Manatee and Cortez bridges so there are lots of restaurants and things to do that are very close by. There is a free trolley stop near the condo that can take you anywhere you want to go on Anna Maria Island. The condo itself was very clean and so cozy and comfortable. It is well equipped with all the comforts of home. The best feature of the condo is the lanai and spectacular view and the fact that this view is visible not only from the balcony but from the livingroom and kitchen as well. The front of the condo has pocket doors that open the width of the condo so when sitting in the livingroom, it seems as if you are actually on the water. Also, you can hear the surf throughout the condo, even when you are in the street side bedroom. The screened lanai keeps out any bugs and it is so relaxing to hear and see the surf and feel that ocean breeze from anywhere in the condo. We will definitely be back to stay here again. The next time, it will be for at least two weeks as one week is not enough to enjoy all this condo has to offer. Thanks to John for all his hospitality and help and for allowing us to share his piece of paradise. Recommended for: Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway

Not specified  |  Paradise on the Sand  |  stayed in 1/2016

Jeff Wiggins (Petal, Mississippi)
Professor

My wife, son and I just spent a week in John and Cindy's "Live Your Dreams Today" condo and had a fantastic week in the sun. We found the condo very convenient for the Bradenton beaches, Sarasota, and Tampa / St. Petersburg. The unit was clean, quiet and well equipped to give us all of the luxuries of home. It was very comfortable and warm. Also, John and Cindy made us feel welcome and were fantastic and helpful by making sure we were happy. Highly recommended, do not hesitate to rent their units.

Family with older children  |  Live Your Dreams Today  |  stayed in 12/2015

Kathy (USA)
Awesome View

Would highly recommend this place. The view is absolutely amazing. Did not want to leave. The pictures are very accurate. Very clean and nice place. We used the trolley a lot, which is very convenient. We were very comfortable here. Could have sat on the patio forever. John is very easy to deal with and very prompt at getting back to you on questions and checks on you while you are there. Highly recommend

Mature couple  |  stayed in 11/2015

Ginny L (USA)
Fun Island Time

John, we wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed staying at your wonderful beachfront condo! The condo has been updated (unlike many others) and the kitchen was well stocked, complete with wine bottle opener. The lanai was a perfect place to sit with family and listen to the surf. Thanks again for the great time and we hope to get back down on a regular basis! Especially now that it's cold in Ohio! Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway

Mature couple  |  Paradise on the Sand  |  stayed in 11/2012

April (USA)
Beatiful Condo - Excellent time

These accomadations were just beautiful! Rarely does a place live up to its description, Johns condo does this and more!! The place was fantastic and there was not a thing they did not provide for our convenience. John made the transaction smooth and comfortable, while staying in contact with us regularly to make sure everything went well and there was nothing we needed. Just steps from the beach and several great restaurants. I love AMI and cannot wait to come again!! Thanks John!! Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers

Family with older children  |  Live Your Dreams Today  |  stayed in 10/2012

Linda (USA)
More than your moneys worth

Cannot say enough good about this condo, beach, location! My husband and I were looking for relaxation and we found it. This condo was immaculate and decorated very tastefully. We truly enjoyed the beautiful (and extremely) comfortable leather sectional right in front of a HUGE Big Screen TV. Very nice to come back to after a day on the beach. There is a road to cross, but the condo is still only steps from the sand. Fun Tiki Bar on beach. Bradenton Beach is possibly the most beautiful beach we've been to. We love this place and would definitely go back:) Owner is great to work with:) Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers

Mature couple  |  Live Your Dreams Today  |  stayed in 10/2012

Love to Travel (USA)
Very Comfortable

This place is great and we certainly will recommend it to family and friends. It's cute, clean, quiet, nicely remodeled and in a great location. From the carport to the front door you can see the bay and the gulf. Once inside, the bay is visible from the kitchen, while the gulf is visible from the screened porch and living room desk. The beach is conveniently located across the street, as is a cafe and outdoor bar. A nice Publix grocery store is a few minutes up the road, near a CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens. John, the owner, really does want renters to enjoy his place and he tries to think of everything necessary to make the stay pleasant. Thanks John. Ann from Boston Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers

Mature couple  |  Live Your Dreams Today  |  stayed in 10/2012

Neil and Connie (USA)
What a great place!

This was a real find. The condo is very clean, comfortable, up-to-date, with a beautiful view of the gulf. It has tile floors throughout, great appliances, comfortable beds, and beautiful leather furniture in the living room. The screened balcony has a great view of the sunsets over the gulf. We loved the location. We rarely used our car. The beach is right across the road. There is a trolley stop right in front of the building. Good restaurants, shops, a marina, and the historic Bridge Street Pier are all within easy walking distance. The owner was very accommodating. We are definitely coming back. Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers

Mature couple  |  Live Your Dreams Today  |  stayed in 10/2012

Pappa (USA)
Simply Wonderful

It is a wonderful condo and well appointed with everything we could need for our 9 days there. The owner John could not have been more helpful from the time we first enquired about the condo till our checkout. It is in a superb location for either relaxing or sightseeing. Lots of lovely restaurants within 15mins drive. Access to the provided beach towels and chairs was a real bonus. We went in mid September and will go again at this time. The sun was shining, the beaches were empty. This condo is in an excellent position to enjoy this amazing part of Florida. Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway

Mature couple  |  Paradise on the Sand  |  stayed in 10/2012

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