We stayed here with friends at the end of July beginning of August this year. This is a really beautiful home that is in a fantastic location to explore the nearby fabulous beach and all that Anna Maria has to offer. The outside space is fantastic with a fabulous pool and bbq area. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need, the bedrooms are spacious and very comfortable. There was ample space for two families, in our case 4 adults and two children. I would recommend this home to anyone wishing to visit this beautiful island.
where do I start. mike and Lesley thank you so much for this beautiful home and letting us rent it for the week. as regular visitors to AMI we had a rough idea where your rental was but when we arrived at the end of a long travelit was such a beautiful sight to see, even on a rainy night. I loved the personal touch in the welcome on the chalkboard in the hall. every room was decorated beautifully, the beds...omg they were so comfy!!. everyone said what a great sleep they all had, the kitchen was amazing and had everything you could possibly need to make you feel at home. the living/dinning area was huge with plenty of space for socialising and for dinner which we took full advantage of being 6 of us. the cupboards even had games, cards and dominoes which we used a few times while sitting outside at night. my mum loved the laundry area.lol. it was equipt with everything.she was in heaven. the garage had a table tennis table which we played on most nights and also was equipt with everything you would need for a day at the beach which included a small trolley to transport whatever you needed. cool bags were also on hand for your day at the beach. the pool and spa were lovely and very private. we enjoyed a few lazy hours out there. the villa is situated in quite a central spot tho not overly busy with noise or tourists. free trolley buses are available and the stops are close by, as is the beach and many eatting places. the visitors guest book is fab for anyone who hasnt visited the island to read about places to visit and to eat. i absolutely loved it at the villa and was so sad to leave a day early due to hurricane Irma moving in. mike and lesley were lovely and kept in contact with info and advice about the incomming storm. such a beautiful home. 5 star luxury. thank you. we would definately come back when we visit AMI again. Awsome!!
We loved staying here, a spacious property with everything you could ask for including a beautiful swimming pool and spa. There are local shops for everyday items and several places to eat and drink within walking distance or short car, bus, cycle or "golf cart" away. The beach can be walked to in 5 minutes where you can get to see some of the best sunsets whilst paddling in warm water along the white sandy beach. There are lots of local activities too; jet skiing, kayaking, parasailing, golf, mini golf ... too many to mention. Highly recommended for the family or even a romantic getaway.
The home was amazing...it made our stay even more amazing! We loved having the "at-home" feeling while being on vacation. We would definitely considered such an option again in the future.
So thankful for Mike and Lesley and their beautiful home!
Mike and Lesley's home was spotless comfortable and welcoming. We loved the blackboard on the way in. The pool was lovely and refreshing after a day out. The trolley stops were really close and so easy to use. Lesley if you were the designer/decorator you have it spot on. We found ourselves trawling the shops for some of your ideas. We only wish we had booked longer.
This was our first visit to Anna Maria Island and we were not disappointed! After a week in Orlando we were ready for some rest and relaxation and we quickly realised we had come to the right place. The villa is beautiful, the photos do not do it justice! The owners are very friendly and attentive, they have thought of all the details to make your holiday perfect! The villa is well equipped and the pool and spa are perfect for relaxing after a day out or a morning at the beach (which is an easy 5-10 minute walk). We felt that this was a very safe place for children (we have a 5 and 8 year old) and the very handy beach carts made it easy for us to take stuff to and from the beach. The only problem was that a week wasn't long enough - none of us wanted to leave!
We were on a special trip to the USA for my 50th birthday and we want to say a big big ‘Thank you’ to Mike & Lesley for making our holiday one we will never forget. Their Communication was spot on from when we booked until our departure – and afterwards!.
The house was stunning; the pictures on the website are good but do not do it justice. The pool and hot tub are fantastic and so good for relaxing after a ‘hard day at the beach’!!
Everything we needed was there and everything was absolutely spotlessly clean. The beds were massive and extremely comfortable. Good quality bed linens and so many towels are provided which means there’s no need to fill your case with them.The house was also perfect to cook and dine in, whether inside, on the balcony, or down on the lanai by the pool. The kitchen is so well equipped and there’s a great gas BBQ if you want to grill yourselves a steak or burger.
The beautiful beach is only a few minutes’ flat walk from the house via a quiet neighbourhood. No busy roads to cross so an easy and safe walk for both young kids and older people. Everything you need for the beach is right there, Including a trolley to carry it all. A real plus was having the 2 bikes to explore Anna Maria Island, which is stunning and had all the facilities we needed; Publix supermarket just a few minutes’ drive and some fantastic restaurants, especially Star Fish Company and the Waterfront Restaurant.
We can’t recommend Mike & Lesley and ‘A Pearl of a Beach Home’ highly enough. We chose it based on the photos and past reviews and loved it so much we didn’t want to leave at the end of our stay.
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