While it was in a wonderful location, we were left wondering why the house was rented in the condition it was. We inquired after Hurricane Irma if the house was still able to be rented and was informed it was. The exterior had missing shingles on the roof, missing and loose siding (that slapped against the house keeping us awake at night). The balcony is spacious, but the railings were barely secured with small L brackets, just an accident waiting to happen if someone leaned against it. Walking in there was a strong musty odor and we noticed water damage on the ceiling and walls. Within two days, all four of us staying there were sick. We were charged a $200 pet fee for a non-shedding 8lb dog, but spent time on the first day vacuuming dog hair from the previous tenant. The furniture was beautifully slipcovered, but underneath was uncomfortable remnants of the 1980's. The only comfortable bed was in the master bedroom. So, between the odor, uncomfortable furniture, flapping siding, and illness, we left a full week early, If we were to do all this over again, we would look into other rentals in the area.
The house came complete with everything to make our stay comfortable. We loved the cozy charm of the home, with the owner's original artwork, and comfortable furniture. The location is great, just a street away from Bean Point Beach. Were still here and enjoying the local amenities, walking, and biking around Anna Maria.