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AG Casa Marina Beach Resort
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Unit #6. Ground floor, one bedroom.Good value,but upkeep is minimal. Door handle to bathroom kept getting stuck. The owners need to get themselves down to Walmart or Target and spend $50 on dishes and cutlery. No corkscrew or wine glasses.Light bulbs out in the living room. Bedrooom was comfy. Don't expect a pool, there is a puddle outside the unit which didn't look like it had been cleaned for a couple of weeks. If you are tall they do have high ceilings in this unit. When you book don't expect a confirmation # or email,your credit card will be charged the full amount as soon as you get off the phone. My advice, keep looking, you can do better!

Room Tip: Unit #6 has high ceilings
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

I recently stayed in unit #3 for a week. I had everything I needed in this unit. I thought the bed was very comfortable and the kitchen spacious with all my needs in order to cook. As for the bathroom, it is small, but I was the only one staying in this unit. The sink does need to be looked at and the shower drain needs two screws to keep the drain in place. These are very minimal things for the amazing price I paid. The beach is right there. This area is very friendly and a great place for a family vacation. I also liked the free trolley that travels every 20 minutes. You can also pick up another trolley to St. Armond's Circle at Coquina Beach for a fee of $1.25. This was a treat not having to drive. The cars can be quite aggressive with out of town drivers. If you are looking for a five star, this is not the place for you. If you are looking for comfort, good location, beautiful views, and easy access to the trolley, this is your place. Thank you for your hospitality. I will be returning for another stay
Sincerely,
Andrea
P.S. The cleaning gals are lovely and provided me with great beach towels. All you need to do is ask.

Room Tip: I heard the units upstairs are beautiful. The units below are not for big families.
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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3  Thank 284Andrea_M284
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Reviewed April 5, 2012

Renter be ware!!! We stayed in unit #3, the better of the three lower units and that is being nice! The pictures on the internet are a far cry from what this dump really looks like. The bathroom was tiny, The sink in the bathroom was plugged, the drain in the shower was not attached. The bed horrible and the fold out couch our son had to sleep on was absolutely filthy. The tenants above us were loud. You could hear every foot step. The airconditioner leaked all over the floor. We had to get the internet code from our neighbors who weren't too happy with the accomodations either. The ONLY good thing about this rental was that it was directly on the beach. The pool is a joke. It sould be advertised as a hot tub, but regardless it is closed by the health department. Checking in was stressful. The contract stated to call 48 hours in advance. We called six times within those 48 hours before our arrival and didn't receive a phone call until we were already landed at the airport. Frank is impossible to contact if anything were to go wrong. He doesn't return your calls and says he will call and check on you, but never does. He had out money and that is all that mattered. For the amount he rents these units, I am SURE he can afford some improvements to say the least. The only reason we stayed her is because there weren't any other vacancies on the island. DO NOT RENT ANY UNIT AT AG CASA MARINA or you will regret it.

Room Tip: if you are looking for a luxurious vacation on Anna Maria Island, stay any where other than AG Casa...
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

Like SagiDi, We stayed for a week in the smaller upper unit #5...

While the bathrooms were very tiny and the oversized furniture in awkward locations, it was all we needed for our beach bum family. Having the beach and ocean literally steps from our deck was the #1 amenity on our vacation list.

Prior to arrival, we had a couple incorrect credit card charges. Frank, the owner, refunded us but remained difficult to get ahold of, either via phone or email, even within a day of our arrival.

He had explained to us that the pool was marked closed due to new code requirements from the county, regardless of the fact that his pool has been that size and depth since he's been open. We did not hesitate to use it, but were surprised by the small size, lack of patio area or chairs or sun, being squished between two buildings in the back. But most of all, it was not heated, so even during our week of 85 degree weather, we could not go further than our feet.

We had to chase him down for the WiFi password as well as the combination for the nice beach chairs that were locked up. Our microwave was not working on arrival, and while he did have a repairman out on Monday, the part he needed did not come in until our last day. No compensation was offered.

The marble countertops and stainless appliances were nice, as were the newer matching bedspreads, but only one couch made it difficult for our family of 5 to relax in the evenings. There are no rugs or carpets in the unit, so sand ended up everywhere -- another bummer of being so close to the beach, right? ;)

I don't think we would rent here again, given the rates that could afford us a bigger unit with a heated pool elsewhere on the gulf, provided we book sooner than three months out.

Room Tip: The lower units on the gulf seemed very claustrophobic and lacked air flow, the ceilings being only...
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

We stayed in the largest of the six units, number 5. The new stainless steel appliances were a plus. The view is fantastic, location great, sunsets beautiful. However, you need to know that the photos on the website are several years old. The lighting is inadequate for reading, the laundry facilities are appalling, the oversize bathtub pool still has a closed by order of the Manatee Health Department sign, the advertised third bedroom is really a large hallway, and management is slow to respond to tenants needs. Given all that, if the rent was more reasonable we would return.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 9, 2011

We checked in for a mini staycation and should have left immediately when we found a man and two dogs in our unit. He claimed he didn't know it had been rented. The shower faucet was running continually, not just a drip but a steady stream. When the fridge and/or the a/c kicked in it was like a freight train coming through (although that was the only time the water torture from the the bathroom was inaudible). There were actual, live mushrooms growing in the base of the humidifier (?) in the kitchen. Determined not to let our weekend be ruined we stuck it out but after a sleepless, uncomfortable night we left early the next morning and cancelled the second night. We paid only the base rate and refused to pay the taxes and cleaning fees. In hindsight, I wish we had insisted on paying even less than the base rate for one night since the accommodation was so appalling but we just wanted to be out and done and put the experience behind us...

Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
4  Thank Betty1928
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Reviewed July 20, 2011

The only good thing about this place is the view. The pictures online do not reflect how horrible this place is. The contract is written in a way that traps you into staying or renting somewhere else and losing your rent at AG Casa Marina as soon as you see how terrible it is. The place is falling apart. The "pool" is really like a large bath tub, and was closed by the manatee county health department while we were there. Mold and mildew on shower curtains. Bath towels not supplied. The place is unclean. It allows pets but it is not pet friendly. Dogs have no where to be walked, not allowed on beach; neighborhood houses are very clear they do not want you to walk dogs in their neighborhood even though we would pick up after them.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about AG Casa Marina Beach Resort

Address: 2318 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2238
Location: United States > Florida > Anna Maria Island > Bradenton Beach
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Ranked #4 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Bradenton Beach
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Ag Casa Marina Beach Hotel Bradenton Beach
AG Casa Marina Beach Resort Anna Maria Island/Bradenton Beach, FL

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