What a wonderful condo and such a lovely owner too! You could not ask for more! We loved waking up to the sound of the waves in the morning and retiring in the evening after watching breathtaking sunsets. Wake up early enough and see new turtle nests made through the night and perhaps even discover one that was missed! Watch the dolphins through the screened lanai or perhaps be lucky enough to have one surface about 10 feet away! Lucky me! Manatees swim past the sandbar and continue on their way. It just does not get any better than this. We miss it already and will count down the days until we can return.
Perfect view of the white sand beach and Gulf of Mexico. The condo was spacious and very beautiful. We used the second stairway off the lanai to go directly down to the beach. We walked to shops and restaurants and rode the free trolley. Every day we saw dolphins and many shorebirds. Our favorite activity was watching pelicans and terns dive for fish and enjoying the glowing sunsets each evening.
Wonderful condo - everything beautiful and clean. Wonderful beach. When we were playing and swimming on the sandbar, 2 dolphins and a manatee swam past us. It is just wonderful here. We have walked to several great restaurants suggested by the owner. We walked to the Manatee Public Beach one evening to listen to music and eat ice cream cones. We took the free trolley all around the island. So excited to be returning next year! Thank you
This was our first visit to AMI and booking here was home run. The location on the island is absolutely perfect and I would totally recommend staying on the north end of the island because it is not as busy and full of traffic. The unit is right up to the beach which is really nice, you don't have to walk, its just there! The beach is nice and clean and not too busy which is nice! The unit itself is clean and well furnished. The decor is inviting and relaxing. When we first walked in, my kids were like "wow!" so that's high praise in my book. There is plenty of room to relax and roam around. The master shower is amazing and I miss it already! Dealing with Marilyn was a pleasure and she was very accommodating with early check-in and tips for our vacation. She responds fast and is willing to help. The lanai was really nice and roomy with a breathtaking view of the gulf. We saw dolphins and manatees which was awesome! I would recommend hitting the piers every day up north. There you will see creatures and meet friendly people with stories to tell. In the morning I would recommend going to The Donut Experience, and there you will have the most amazing flaming hot donuts ever! I would go with the maple glazed bacon. Also the Rod and Reel restaurant on the pier is amazing with the menu consisting of whatever they caught that day. Fresh! Go to the Mote aquarium! Bean point is pretty cool too! This island is nice because it's way laid back and not touristy. It's beautiful and it feels like home! We'll be coming back again to AMI!
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