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 did the craft meeting - just a couple of big kids lol. We have created a monster - as I am now addicted to shelling! It's just a pity you can't go to the resort every year - they have a one in four policy - I would be there in a heartbeat.
We used the trolley service regularly to get about the Island. Never made it Duffys but did frequent Drift Inn, sports bar and a few other watering holes!
We did venture across to the mainland to Ellenton Mall but when we return I would not bother making that trip again.
I will be honest and we did find it more expensive to eat out but you do have the option of cooking as the unit has a cooker, microwave and there are also BBQ grills for use.
Can't wait to return - if you are staying as timeshare I would definitely use the points and upgrade to a two bed if available.
- Also Known As:
- Smugglers Cove By Evrentals Hotel Bradenton Beach
- Smugglers Cove By EVRentals Anna Maria Island/Bradenton Beach, FL