My family and I had a wonderful stay at Beach Nest. Liza was more than accommodating. We had to cancel due to unforeseen reasons and she allowed us to pick from a number of other available weekends. Even more, we paid half the rate as a special and she was still willing to allow to reschedule. Needless to say, we were quite pleased with her far before our stay.
The home exceeded our expectations. She left a very thoughtful welcome gift which was delicious and devoured quickly. The home itself is lovely surrounded by palms and flowering plants and bushes. The backyard is just so amazing, we didn't really want to venture off too far. My favorite thing about the house is the outdoor shower. That is a rare and wonderful bonus to this home. Liza left bikes and beach gear out at no extra fee. She was available by phone or text to help with recommendations and when I wanted to adjust the pool temperature.
All in all, we had a wonderful stay and would recommend Liza's home over and over again. Bravo Liza! Your love for your home shines through!
Beach Nest is wonderful. Decorated with flair and beachy elegance, it feels like a home, not a rental. There is everything you need and more. You can walk to the beach with your drink at sunset and to first class restaurants. The pool, spa and dock areas are stellar. We had visits from beautiful white cranes, definitely not found in Ottawa! We ranged from a 3-year-old to grandparents and everyone loved it! We would come back for sure. Thank you, Liza!
The Beach Nest is wonderful and relaxing!! The pool, the home, the cleanliness, the cuteness, and the canal were all such a treat for us! We will be back for sure!
The pool has sun and shade with comfortable lounging. It is an oasis. The beach is close, but it is not needed. Beach Nest is very comfortable. It is very clean. It is very convenient to shops, restaurants, and the beach. The beds are great,and the kitchen is stocked with more than dishes and pots and pans. Getting around the house was relatively easy even though I walk with crutches. Our twenty-something daughters enjoyed the bedrooms, bathrooms, pool, wifi, beach, kayak, bikes, and Anna Maria in general. Liza was attentive to our needs.
We look forward to returning to AMI, and Beach Nest someday.
When I saw the photos of this house I thought it was too good to be true and that there had to be a catch. Well, it turns out that real life can be better than photos and this is the case here. From the minute you turn into the driveway, you know you are at someplace exceptional. The house and grounds are absolutely gorgeous. Once you walk inside - it's like - holy crap - this place is unbelievable!
We were greeted with a welcome bottle of wine and giant cookie. The owner of the property, Eliza, had taken time to get details relative to the name of my wife and the fact that we were celebrating her birthday and had a card for her. If the house itself did not exude the feeling that you are somewhere special, the personal touch certainly did.
The house and grounds are relaxing, private and quiet. The house is immaculate and well maintained. We had breakfast every morning on the front porch, utilized the well equipped kitchen for food and snacks and spent a lot of time in the very private back yard - just relaxing and listening to music or reading a book. The pool is great (and clean) and we used it every day. There is a very private outdoor shower that is very nice and reminded me of my camping days.
A real treat was the wildlife. From the back yard, we saw a lot of different types of birds - including a Great Blue Heron. Off the back yard is a small dock that provides access to an inlet. From that dock we saw manatee, lots of birds and fish.
The location of this house if great. It's about a 5 minute or less walk to the gulf beach which is absolutely beautiful. We rented bikes one day from Beach Bums and had a great time touring the neighborhood and stretching out a bit and riding the length of the island. Anna Maria Island is a very nice, relaxing place that you can do things at your own pace. If you like Mexican - Poppo's Taqueria on Pine is fabulous. Fresh everything and great flavors.
Relative to the rental process, Eliza, the owner - sent emails regarding things to do, restaurants at which to eat and places to see that were very helpful. Her communications were timely and questions were answered quickly. The Wifi worked great, there is TV in all the rooms and a portable music system. The piano, BTW, is definitely in tune. I used the FlipKey payment process and it worked great - as did the security deposit refund.
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