This will be our third year at Holiday Cove RV Resort. The place is immaculate and the staff is friendly and helpful! We love VIP (Village Idiot) Pizzeria and Taylors ice cream! The laundry room is always clean and I've never had a problem using it. The landscaping is gorgeous and I love love love the little lizards that scurry everywhere! We've seen bald eagles, flamingos, manatees and osprey! Just a beautiful, peaceful place! CLEAN! CLEAN! CLEAN!!!
The only con that I could possibly say is completely beyond the resorts control. That would be the swarms of no-see-ums (biting midges). My husband and I get nailed every time we stay and the itching and scarring is pretty terrible. Up until last year Off Skintastic did the trick, but last year they viewed it as a condiment because they bit us straight through. These are not like mosquito bites, either. They are like tiny, itchy marbles under your skin and they last for weeks after and sometimes leave a scar. Don't open your windows, because they can squeeze through average window screen. They are all over Florida, so there's no escape, but Holiday Cove and Anna Maria Island are worth it!!
Perhaps the owners could do some sort of weekly extermination spray into the foliage? My guess is that they already do and it's probably as good as it's gonna get. Bring extra bottles of OFF!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday Cove is perfectly located in Cortez, a small fishing village just west and a bit south of Bradenton. The resort is conveniently located on Cortez Road, just 3/4 mile to the white sands of Bradenton Beach. And our on-site marina is just a 1/4 mile by canal to Sarasota Bay. Mid-winter temperatures average in the low to mid-70s during the day and in the 60s into the evening. The world renown vacation playgrounds of Sarasota, Longboat Key, and Anna Maria Island are at your doorstep. And restaurants, shops, fishing charters, golf courses, theaters, flea markets, and many other recreational activities are either within walking distance or just a short drive. ... more less