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“Friends of AMI” 4 of 5 stars
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Bird's Nest Apts
3.5 of 5 Villa   |   403 Gulf Drive South, Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217   |  
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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8 reviews
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“Friends of AMI”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We recently stayed for a long weekend here. The view and beach here is, in our opinion, some of the best on the island. The balconies provided privacy and plenty of space to spread out. The unit was nicely furnished and updated. The owners are quite friendly and laid back.They answered the phone every time I called and they responded immediately to emails prior to arrival, then checked in nearly every day while we were out and about with us, or the other couple staying with us, just to make sure we had everything we needed and that everything was in working order. Though there were neighbors, you could not hear them from one apartment to the next. The outdoor space is all shared, so at times it was noisy and crowded there. And you had to share the grill with the other 3 units, it made meal planning a challenge. The pictures on their website were accurate to what to expect from the unit. There were plenty of linens and the beach was quiet even in the busy season. We would definitely stay there without hesitation again, maybe just rent a grill for our personal use from one of the many shops on the island. Our friends agreed that they would be back to stay at the same place again as well.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We stayed at this vacation apartment January and February 2014, and didn’t want to leave! The complex was well furnished inside and out. We had everything we needed for an extended stay. If anything was needed the owners, Amerigo & Alessandra, who live in one of the four units, were always available. The apartments were very clean, tastefully decorated, quiet, and included a view of the Gulf of Mexico!

Although, the apartment was located on a busy street, we didn’t have issues with walking across the street to get to the beach. There is a crosswalk in front of the apartment. The traffic noise was gone by 10:00 each night.

The location is perfect; across the street from the Gulf of Mexico and a few short blocks from the Bridge Street area. You could park your car and never have to drive to get to great shopping and restaurants. The free trolley stopped at the complex and would take you from the north end of the island to the south end.

We are active retirees who enjoy the beach, walking and hiking. Loved waking each morning to the sound of the Gulf and drinking our first cup coffee on the balcony. If you stay at the Bird’s Nest once, I doubt that you will stay any other place while visiting Anna Maria. Alessandra & Amerigo were the perfect hosts. We will see them again next year.

Room Tip: We stayed in Apt B. It looks like D could be more quiet because it is on the end, however when we go...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We stayed here with 3 adults and 2 younger kids and had plenty of room. We made a third bedroom out of the closet for the 2 kids using the provided air bed. The apartment location could not be beat - the beach literally across the street (great gulf views from both the living room and main bedroom balconies) and had restaurants, coffee shops, gift shops and fishing pier (the pier guys were super friendly). There are four apartments with the owners living at one end (apt A) and. The other three open for rent - they are all the same but we liked the fact we had the end apartment D. Parking is also covered (you park beneath the house) so it's pretty safe and secure. Highly recommended if you're going to Anna Maria Island...

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alessandra B, Owner at Bird's Nest Apts, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
It has been a pleasure having your nice family staying with us. Thank you for taking the time to write your review, I appreciate.
All the best
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Tampa, FL
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

Bird's Nest is a great place for a family vacation. They even accomodated my dog which made it most enjoyable. The unit was well-kept, up to date, and spotlessly clean. The beach was beautiful and right across the street with an unobstructed view from the balcony. There are many shops and restaurants within walking distance. The sunsets were magnificent. GREAT place to spend some time away!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Camden, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Good things: location across from the beach and near the Anna Maria pier and the price is good. Plenty of room for two couples (2 bedrooms, small galley kitchen, 2 bathrooms, large living room). Bad things: it was tricky flushing the toilets, every appliance was quirky or old (microwave worked occasionally, to get at the washing machine, you had to stand on your head(!), no hair dryer (we asked for one, they got us one, and then it proceeded to break). Had to get batteries for remote and a replacement for a broken coffee maker (owners did this but it seemed like to first couple days we had to work on getting things up to snuff). The light bulbs throughout the unit must have all been 25 watts, which made it difficult to find enough light to read. There was no guide for the TV and we were unfamiliar with the channels so that took a lot of work. Deck furniture was either uncomfortable or broken or wobbly. Lastly, they do not take credit cards so beware. We did not have our check book with us so we had to call our bank back home and get the OK to withdraw a large sum from our debit account. They also advertise a hot tub but it was not very accessible so we didn't bother. Also, a gas grill would be nice. It was otherwise comfortable there but if we return to the island, we will not stay there.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Montauk NY
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

4 of us stayed in the Birds Nest for 10 days in November 2012. Upon arrival there were some things that needed attended to. Told Amerigo (the owner along with Alessandra) about them and the next morning he had his repair guy right on it. Everything we told him about he took care of, right down to a new frying pan. Being right across from the beach, with people in and out every week takes it's toll. Amerigo came thru with flying colors, which is all you can ask of an owner/manager. The location is great & the townhouse is well laid out and clean. The wifi could have been better, and we even tried to fix this together. You can't go wrong staying at the Birds Nest. Just don't come when we like to go, since there's only 3 units for rent. The forth the owners live in.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kansas City
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2010

From the moment we booked to the time we left we felt very comfortable. Sarasota Airport is within 15 miles away which was much easier to navigate to/from than Tampa. The owners were exceptionally nice and helpful with regards to suggestions to eat in town or even little things like beach info. The condo itself is very large and although I thought it was great, my wife felt a little nervous having the two little ones in their own room on the main floor / 2nd level (master is the entire 3rd level). You are so close to the beach (across a road and sandbar) that sitting on your own deck (there are 4 per unit!), watching the sun go down, people shuffling by, etc, it spoils you. Loved it. The beach in front of the unit was never crowded (as opposed to Holmes and Coquina beaches). The kids loved it. Joe's Ice Cream is a few buildings down and Moore's Stone Crab is a few minutes drive south (our two favorite eateries). The parasailing is a must-try as well (YOLO!).

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 403 Gulf Drive South, Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217
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Location: United States > Florida > Anna Maria Island > Bradenton Beach
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Ranked #1 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Bradenton Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bird's Nest Apts 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Units of 2 bed rooms 2 baths on 1,250 square feet, each, completely renovated, elegantly decorated and fully equipped. Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Private deck to enjoy the unobstructed view of the Gulf. ... more   less 
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