Just returned from our stay at AG Casa Marina in Bradenton Beach, and had a wonderful time. The views were lovely, the beds comfortable and the location was great.
If you are looking for a condo with all beige furniture and granite countertops, this is not the place for you. AG Casa Marina is charming and quirky - you're definitely vacationing on the beach and not holed up in some Holiday Inn somewhere. The beds were very comfortable and the showers were hot - everything you need for a great stay was right there in the unit. We loved the crazy palm tree table and the hokey seaside paintings - it was just what someone from the snowy midwest needs every February to break up the long trek to spring!
The other reviews said they thought the place was dirty, but our unit was clean and confortable. Again, this is an older house - it isn't all shiny and new looking, its relaxed, casual and lots of fun. If you want vintage, classic Florida this is it. If you prefer the vanilla blandness of a hotel room, you would probably be more comfortable somewhere else.
AG Casa Marina's greatest asset is its location - all of the units (except #6) face the Gulf and are no more than 10 steps from the beach - literally. Other places advertise "steps from the beach", but usually they mean a block or more. The sands come right up to the back of AG Casa Marina - you can throw open the french doors and let the gorgeous sea air in. You really are RIGHT ON THE BEACH!
We stayed in unit #4 - there was a mix up with the reservations, but Frank corrected it right away and even offered us a nicer unit to stay in without any additional cost. We are planning to go back next year!
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