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“Great Location!” 4 of 5 stars
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Bird's Nest Apts
403 Gulf Drive South, Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217   |  
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Minnesota
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great Location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2009

My husband, teenage son and I stayed at the Bird's Nest the week of Thanksgiving, 2009. There are 4 units and the owners live on-site in one of the units. The unit had two bedrooms, two baths, full kitchen, washer/dryer, covered parking beneath the unit. The main floor consisted of the kitchen, living room, dining room, laundry closet, 2nd bedroom with bath (shower/tub) and deck, balcony (oceanside) off living room. The upper floor consisted of the master bedroom with private bath (shower), walk in closet, small deck (oceanside) and larger deck (gulf side). We loved that the unit had central air - no noisy window a/c and a private washer and dryer. There was an outdoor hot tub but we did not use it and didn't see anyone use it when we were there. There are also grills available and we didn't use those either.

We arrived very late at night. The owners were aware of our late arrival and left the condo open and a few lights on. When we arrived we turned on the air and the unit cooled down very quickly. Everything worked in the unit and we did not experience any issues or have any concerns. My son loved having a private bedroom as he usually ends up sharing a room with us or camping out on a sofa/sleeper. The owners were very accomodating and checked with us several times throughout the week to see if we needed anything. They also recommended great local restaurants and filled us in on a lot of the island history. We felt the accomodations were exactly what we were looking for. We wanted a unit that afforded two separate bedrooms, central air, dishwasher, view of the ocean and Birds Nest had all that and more!

The very best part was the location. It was way better than we even hoped. It is directly across the street from the beach and the beach is gorgeous! You can see wonderful sunsets from the balcony. It is also located within a couple blocks from Bridge Street, the City Pier and many shops and restaurants. There is a small mini-golf course on Bridge Street as well as an ice cream shop and pizzaria also within walking distance. You would not need to have a car and still find plenty to do. The Bird's Nest is located in a quiet neighborhood and we felt very safe taking many late night walks.

The only downside was the road noise. Gulf Drive is a fairly busy road and there is considerable traffic until around 10:00 p.m. There is not excessive noise, we were just not used to it. However, that is the only negative thing I can think of to say and we would most definitely stay at the Birds Nest again!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2008

This is a beautiful, modern , clean, particular complex set overlooking the Gulf of Mexico within a nice garden. The beach just gorgeous.
Hosts are helpful and kind. It has a nice spa area. This is the sort of place to stay if you want a week away spent lazing in the sun on beach or reading a book on your private deck. We also saw a family of dolphins swimming in the morning.
We will return to AM Island we will definitely stay at Bird's Nest inn. It's soo pleasant.

  • Liked — Roomy, well layout, well furnished and equipped, quite and elegant
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  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2007

Frequently, when I read a review that states that the owners were nice or gave good servie, I think "What difference does that really make?". After my visit to the Bird's Nest Apartments, I found out. We booked a last minute weekend stay in January. We arrived at the apartment 2 hours early. When the owner met us, he was still cleaning the apartment. However, he not only let us drop our bags off in the apartment, he apologized for not having the apartment ready yet! Then, due to a misunderstanding, we checked out of the apartment an hour late. He did not even mention it. Instead, once he saw we were going to the beach after checking out, he was extremely accomodating...checking to see if we had towels, telling us we could stay parked at the apartment, telling us we could use the showers after the beach, etc... While at the beach after check out, he came and found us to return a camera we had accidentally left in the condo. We really appreciated the good, kind service.

The place has great surroundings....across the street from the beach with a nice sunset view, near restaurants, ice cream shops and small stores. Lovely place to go!

Rates were really reasonable as well for the large apartment. No complaints on that part either!

If you're in Bradenton Beach, definitely worth staying here.

  • Liked — Service
  • Disliked — Not super fancy
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2006

My husband, my 5 year son, and I just returned from a 1 week stay at the Bird's Nest apartments. The townhouse was wonderful and very clean.
The young owner is great and very friendly.
The beach is great and prefect for my kid.
I would recommend Bird's Nest apartments to any of my friends because they will really love it.

  • Liked — Clean, well furnished and equipped. View is great.
  • Tips/Secrets — You cannot be wrong with Bird's Nest apartments
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2006

Stayed at Bird's Nest in January 2006 and enjoyed our 3 weeks vacation
The staff is wonderful, . The rooms very nicely decorated and furnished, were spotless.
The location is great and close to many restaurants as well. The view is great and romantic, fully enjoyable from the apartment's private porch. Anna Maria island is really a relaxing place to experience.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2006

One of the best locations in Bradenton Beach. The apartments are spacious, clean, recently updated and have an excellent view of the Gulf. Garden area is quiet and has a BBQ and hot tub. Numerous restaurants within walking distance and the free Island trolley stops nearby. Very friendly owners. We'll be returning next year.

  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2006

We stayed at the Birds Nest July 1st through July 5th. The view was awesome, we were right across the street from the beach. The road we had to walk across was very busy and sometimes vary hard to cross. The Townhome was very spacious but was not very clean. The kitchen was very tiny and the washing machine was very hard to get to. Overall we had a great time but next time we may look somewhere else to stay.

  • Stayed July 2006
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Property: Bird's Nest Apts
Address: 403 Gulf Drive South, Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217
Location: United States > Florida > Anna Maria Island > Bradenton Beach
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Bradenton Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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