Very clean, beautiful and fun place to vacation! The house is loaded with great things like beach chairs, tons of beach toys, umbrellas, games, books etc! The pool is amazing and there's even speakers outside to listen to music! So fun!
All we can say is thank you Pa and Kent. Their house is a perfect paradise on AMI. The exotic screened in pool, space, and cleanliness are top notch. Our family of 5 thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return. Pa and Kent were great, they stopped by at the beginning and end of our trip and even made sure we had enough bikes for all. The house amenities (speakers at the pool, hot tub, slide, big screen tv) really added to our stay. Thanks Pa and Kent for everything.
We just got back from a wonderful week here. The pictures don't do the house justice. We lived in the pool & hot tub. Very short walk or bike ride to the beach (72nd St.), and what a nice beach it was. Such a laid back island. Kent & Pa are fantastic people to rent from - very accommodating, and do everything possible to make sure you have a wonderful time. We will definitely be back again.
Per my husband: "Don't book this house, because we want to book it for ourselves!" ;)
This was our first experience renting a house. It won't be our last! "House" isn't really the right word, though. We preferred to think of it as "our own private oasis." We had read glowing reviews about the property when booking and...they were right.
Kent and Pa were positively wonderful. They take amazing care of both the house and its renters. Everything in the house was spotless, well maintained and beautifully decorated. We were impressed with the variety of items available for our use; particularly that the owners had made the extra effort to find bikes that would fit our children. (Per my 8yo: "I liked that they had free bikes!" She loved biking to the beach or counting the steps to walk there.) They also gave great recommendations about the area, including a super beach parking spot!
The house really does feel like a private oasis because of the mature greenery around it. It felt wonderfully peaceful and secluded when we were enjoying the garden and pool areas, yet the beach was just a short distance away (easily reached by walking or biking). The kids (and adults!) loved the pool, waterslide and spa. There were some issues with the pool heater and internet during our stay, but because of the responsiveness of the owners, it didn't detract from our vacation. (Even before our arrival, we were impressed by the owners. I had made a mistake, the booking was inadvertently canceled, and I was freaking out...But they managed to get everything back in order with grace and understanding.)
If our travels bring us back to Anna Maria Island, then we already know where we'll be staying. But because we now know this wonderful place to stay, we WILL be back!
This is our second stay at this beautiful home on Anna Maria Island. Kent and Pa are very gracious hosts and truly treat us as though we are the most important people who have ever stayed in their "island home". The house is spotless and everything you need is there! We love love love the pool. We eat around the pool and grill most days.
We also love the basic set up of the house. My husband, daughter and I travel with my parents so it is great that there is a master suite for my parents on one side of the house with a kitchen and living room in between the other two bedrooms and bath my family stays. We are all together...but still have some privacy.
If you go- be sure to book and eco tour with Captain Kim!!!
Thanks Kent and Pa for ALWAYS going above and beyond and making our trip to the island so special!!! Hope to be back soon!!!
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