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White Sands Beach Resort
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All reviewsbeen coming for yearslaid backfamily ownedon anna maria islandbooked for next yearsmall familyheated poolrooms are spaciousfree islandwe loved our staytrolley stopnice poolwonderful placefew stepsthe kitchenbrotherssandals
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

We found this motel by chance and are glad we did.

Friendly staff who welcomed us on arrival and gave us good local information

The room was basic but had everything you need - comfy bed, well equipped kitchen and clean bathroom. There was also flat screen tv and fire place as well as a BBQ outside.

Our room was a short walk to the beach

Would definitely stay here again

Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
4  Thank Tashca
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Ken_MGR, General Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2015

Hope you had a great time while visiting our general area. While I am pleased to hear how much you enjoyed visiting with us, I suspect and hope you were treated warmly throughout your visit to our very special island ( Anna Maria Island ). Thanks again for your patronage and praise.

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Reviewed August 21, 2012

We very much enjoyed our recent stay!! We have been coming here for years. It's a great family friendly resort, directly on a beautiful white sand beach. Our room was spacious, comfortable and very clean. We had a 1 bedroom unit, with full size livingroom and eat in kitchen. The livingroom had a very nice flat screen and fireplace. Our kitchen was very well appointed with everything that we needed, dishes, glasses, silverware, pots and pans.

We very much appreciated, that we where able to have local family come and spend the day with us. They charge a small fee, per day for extra guests to use the room and pool. Considering that most places only let registered overnight guests use their facilities, we are more than happy to pay the small fee.

Lovely, quiet, clean family friendly resort at a reasonable price! Spending a relaxing week soaking up the sun with my husband and family, priceless!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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5  Thank shellerenee
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Ken_MGR, General Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2015

Thank you so much for your recent visit and subsequent wonderful praise. Feedback, especially from such well-spoken customers like you, is not only invaluable to those researching businesses like ours, but is also important to us. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your comments and feedback with us. Thanks again.Thank you for both your patronage and for posting such generous comments regarding our business. We work very hard to ensure that we please wonderful customers like you. Thank you again

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Reviewed July 16, 2012

My husband and I stayed here a week. It was clean, quiet, on the beach, very convenient to great places to eat and a major grocery close by. I had to bring my own umbrella in order to have one down near the water but they do provide chairs and umbrellas up near the condo. We met great people whom we got to know during the week. It was like a family gathering. Family next door had a baby, which we never heard because it was so sound proof. No dishwasher but didn't need one.Swimming pool was salt water, great.I am a very picky person when I stay away from home and this place was great. I would definitely stay here again. Some of the folks I met had been coming for 25 years or more. Every condo has parking spaces close by. They also own a condo complex down the street a few blocks away but it does not have the pool with it. You can use the White Sands pool but it is far away. We really enjoyed the pool. Ken & Jeff were very nice on the phone and at check-in. They were available if we needed anything. Laundry service was wonderful. Put dirty towels out in a basket and an hour later, clean ones appeared.

Room Tip: Room one is closest to the beach and the rest are from one on down from the beach but all rooms are very convenient. Only room # one has the beach view. We had # 6 and it was great. Parking was very convenient. Every condo has it's own parking.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank Claudia M
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Ken_MGR, General Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2015

We deeply appreciate your very positive review of our business. We are very pleased that you got to enjoy many favorite aspects of what we have to offer. It is always most rewarding to hear directly from our customers and especially those willing to provide their positive perspective with the online world and beyond. Please revisit us soon and often.

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Reviewed May 6, 2012

I've been a regular at White Sands for a few years now. The affordable rooms are modern and have nice touches like flat screen tvs with lounge and kitchens areas. The owner provides a consistently charming, indepedent atmosphere with a clean well maintained property.Located on gorgeous Anna Maria Island, the beach is just a few steps away. White Sands Beach Resort provides even this native Floridian a reason to return as often as possible.

Room Tip: Various sizes and number of bedrooms. The crown jewel is one of the largest with all window views of the Gulf..
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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4  Thank m r
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Ken_MGR, General Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2015

Wow what a wonderful review....5 stars. While not everyone rates our business as a 5 star, please know that we rate each and every customer a 5 star.Thank you for your visit and for your willingness to share your important feedback with the online review community. A specific thanks as well for your laudatory remarks concerning our rooms. Please come back and continue to tell the world of how special our location truly is.

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Reviewed February 25, 2012

Dated but very clean and directly on the beach! The people tend to stay here for a while. It is family owned by the same family for 37 years. The owners are nice.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Ken_MGR, General Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2015

We are most pleased that you mostly enjoyed staying with us, and thank you for doing so. It is most important for us to hear your stay did not match either our excellent reputation or more importantly your own expectations. We all can benefit from well-deserved constructive criticism which is how we view your remarks....thank you for them. Please check us out now we have done a lot of new updates

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