We rented all 4 villas and found the condition of them to be good, the pool was nice and it was conveniently located by the public beach. However, maintenance man Bill came over on Sunday and stated he would be cleaning the pool. He was there for a few hours not only working but drinking alcohol from his stash in the mini shed that housed the laundry area. He later came back with a lady friend who was wearing a white t-shirt and bikini bottoms for a swim. We were not comfortable with this but didn't object since he was the maintenance man. So, the three of us adults sat out by the pool with our three underage teenagers only to be informed by one of the children that the two swimmers were engaged in sexual activity. We said to them and ended telling them to leave or we would call the police. The next day we notified the owner Doug and he assured us we would have no more problems with Bill. He is a absolute liar ! Bill came back and again was drinking in the laundry area, did his laundry, and when told to leave he was unprofessional about it and suddenly our dryer no longer worked. We also had our vehicle broken into but my brother in law apprehended the guy and the police arrested the guy. The next morning Bill was back and advised heard you car was broken into ! The police were called and responded but BILL left before they arrived. The police department said he had to be involved to know about the crime in there eyes. They called Doug but would not tell them any information on Bill. Short version Bill and the owner are are untrustworthy individuals. The place is in the middle of an estate action because it use to be all managed by Bill mother who I am sure would be ashamed of who her son has employed. The newer units were managed by a nice lady who seemed to have a better business approach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Castnetter Beach Resort offers two great locations on Anna Maria Island...Both just footsteps to the Beach... Our Bradenton Beach property is located at Gulf Drive and 13th Street. Conveniently located at the Lifeguard protected Coquina Public Beach and walking distance to Historic Bridge Street and the Bradenton City Pier. The Bridge Street district offers a wide variety of great restaurants, watering holes, shopping and great views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Intra Costal Waterway. The beautiful White-Sand of Coquina Beach is 15 yards from your front door. This location offers unobstructed views of the emerald green waters and the White-Sands of the Gulf of Mexico (Sunsets included). Our Holmes Beach property is located at Gulf Drive and 41st Street. Conveniently located at the (7) acre Lifeguard protected Manatee Public Beach. Enjoy the views of the Gulf at the Beach Cafe', a great spot for a pancake breakfast, lunch and live entertainment as well as a playground for the kids. Steps away you'll find the West Coast Surf Shop stocked with beach apparel and supplies. The legendary "Skinny's Place" is right across the street, serving up ice cold mugs of beer and the best burger on the beach. Just around the corner is the Island Shopping Centre which serves all of your shopping needs including eleven eateries, specialty shops, grocery, liquor store and other Island conveniences. From either location you can hop on the free "Island Trolley" to explore the other (7) beautiful miles of Anna Maria Island. Many Florida attractions such as Disney World, Universal Studios, Epcot Centre, Sea World, Busch Gardens, Mote Marine, Ringling Museum and St. Armand's Circle are a short drive away. The receational activies are too numerous to list and the weather is too fantastic to believe. Of course, the White-Sand Beaches are unparalleled with pristine Emerald Green Waters and vibrant Sunsets. Great Fishing, Boating, Shelling and Lazy Days at the Beach...We offer it all! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Castnetter Beach Resort Anna Maria Island/Holmes Beach, FL