We stayed at the Smugglers Cove through a timeshare rental. We have rented many timeshares in the past few years and really enjoyed them. This resort is average. We tried to check in a few hours early and of course couldn't. So we went and ate lunch out. On our return back the unit was still NOT ready. Very frustrating as it wastes your whole first day. Check in was to be 3 and I think we got in around 4. Not too late but anytime we have done this before on Sanibel Island or Madeira Beach we were always welcomed to come in @ noon drop our bags and used the pool or beach. Our room was older style t.v and the one in the bedroom was so small you couldn't watch it! Not enough closet space to store out bags out of the way. Towels we received on exchange mid week were smelly. The pool here is shared with another on the property (Gulf Stream) and most times there were no lounges available for use. Nicely heated and the hot tub was great. We would head over to the beach across the road and no lounges were available there either as regulars would towel block them yet were no where to be found. You could carry some other chairs over from the shed but they were so old and rickety. We didn't bring our regular beach chairs as they said it wasn't needed. The Room itself was very clean and kitchen was fully stocked with everything you need to cook. There are no balconies to sit out on. It is a converted motel. The back of the resort has a wonderful garden that has the intercoastal to view. Really nice to fish out on the deck and also watch dolphins. Gas grills are there to use and we did BBQ 2 or 3 nights. There are rooms on the back that have balconies and those would have been a lot nicer if you can get one. The beach here is gorgeous and the water crystal clear. The searays were just a foot off shore and sometime jumped out of the water. Amazing! We met some very nice people here that are timeshare owners and they made us feel welcomed. Would I stay here again? Not likely. Very disappointed in the price for this unit as other years we had 2 bedroom , 2 bath private Lanai at a top notch location (Sanibel Island) for same price and just felt this location was not worth $$$$ I picked out another location down the beach for next time!
- Also Known As:
- Smugglers Cove By Evrentals Hotel
- Smugglers Cove By Evrentals Hotel Bradenton Beach
- Smugglers Cove By EVRentals Anna Maria Island/Bradenton Beach, FL