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Smugglers Cove by EVRentals

1501 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217
Smugglers Cove by EVRentals
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dover, Florida, USA
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The staff are friendly and very helpful. The resort has lots of activities such as hot dog roast at the back bay area ,horseshoes, play area for little ones, trivia games, heated pool and hot tub. Beach chairs and beach towels are provided by the resort along with bicycles. Park your car and ride the trolley around the island for... More 

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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We visited Gulfstream Beach Resort and it's sister resort Smugglers Cove last July. We have been coming to Gulfstream every year for more than 15 years (from the UK) and that is because we love it. It is just across the road from a beautiful beach (now that the Anna Marie authorities have replaced the sand lost in a tropical... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My wife and I just finished a brief stay at Gulf Stream Beach Resort, which is a sister resort on the same property as Smuggler's. Our two bedroom unit was fresh and very clean and appears to have been recently redecorated. From the outside the resort looks a little dated, but don't judge too quickly. The front desk is fabulous,... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Visited with cousins who have a annual timeshare in the month of August. We went in 2012. Soooo HOT and the gulf was like bathwater,needless to say no cooling off from the heat.Make sure to drink plenty of fluid and use sunscreen if you burn easily The property was nice 1 bdrm,1 bath,full kitchen,living room,TV,wifi,our room had a balcony,but not... More 

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Romford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

This is 3 resorts in one. It consists of Smugglers Cove and 2 others belonging to the same company. I cannot comment on the 2 other resorts. Smugglers Cove is situated at the rear of the property. It has a 70s/80s motel feel and look to it. The units are over 2 floors with a car park located in front... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Stayed here for a week for a family vacation. Was smaller than I anticipated but the garden was beautiful and the beach just across the street was perfect. We had a one bedroom condo and it met our needs for the three of us. Could use a few updates (dishwasher was very old and falling apart) but all in all... More 

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Somerset, England
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stayed in a two bedroom apartment at Gulfstream which is just front of the Smugglers Cove. We had a fantastic time just chilling out. The rooms are cleaned on a Tuesday with change of linen and kitchen supplies replenishment. The resort has a welcome meeting which is very friendly, we also went on the trolley tour, shell hunt and... More 

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Chester County, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Even though the resort is dated the cleanliness and courteous desk staff, plus the lovely tropical garden by the bay make up for it! Beach chairs plus umbrellas are available at no cost, plus beach towels too! The clean pool area and jacuzzi is another plus feature.

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San Antonio, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My friend, her son and I are in the middle of our week at Smuggler's Cove. We are enjoying it very much. The outside is very unprepossessing and looks somewhat like a 1950's motel. However the inside is fine. We have a one bedroom with a pull out couch in the living room. The kitchen has everything we need. The... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We stayed in a 2 bedroom 1 bath unit through a time share. It is a bit dated but had everything we needed. A full kitchen made saving money while eating-in worth it. We grilled steaks and fish on the natural gas grills available on the property. They have outdoor tables and a screened in eating area on the bay.... More 

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