This is an excellent vacation home to spend with a large family looking for a quiet getaway on AMI. Our family of eight adults, one teenager, one toddler, and one infant spent 7 nights, including Christmas, in this beautiful beach home. The pool area was the perfect place to enjoy family time. There were several pool toys to entertain the kids, six lounge chairs for the adults to relax in, and the two car garage features a pool table with television for the guys. The grill area was used twice on our trip with a nice bar and large outdoor table with seating. The kitchen was well equipped for us to cook as a family several days on the trip. We only ate out twice during our stay. The home is within walking or biking distance from several great restaurants, shops and island attractions. The neighborhood is peaceful and quaint even during this high travel season, and is the perfect place to relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle of daily responsibilities.
My favorite part about this home was the bedrooms. We utilized all five during our trip. Everyone commented on the comfort of their room. Personally, my husband and I were in the upstairs king bedroom that overlooks the Gulf. The view each morning of the sun rising in the east over the Skyway Bridge was breathtaking. Only issue was the sheets and mattress cover did not fit well. However, the beds and pillows were super comfy. We spent hours on the walkout porch lounging on the patio reading and enjoying the sea breeze. The bathrooms were spacious enough for multiple families to share. The large bathtub in the master bath was perfect for a long soak after hours of biking around the island.
Tips: The entryway and stairs are beautiful but may pose a risk to young toddlers. We inquired about a baby gate which wasn't available. I would suggest if you are traveling with young ones to bring this with you or ask one of the local rental shops. Also, the open concept of this home allows for sound to vibrate throughout the entire home; meaning early risers may disrupt those night owls. There is a fan on the downstairs porch that can be moved into the bedroom to help muffle the early morning risers activity. Additionally, the front door can be a bit tricky; be patient with a light touch as you turn the knob counter-clock-wise. That should do the trick.
Thank you for a wonderful holiday experience! We will definitely return in the future :)
We've stayed on AMI many times and this house was far and above the best one we have rented on the island! Great location....can walk everywhere and gorgeous views from all of the decks. We had 8 adults and 4 kids ranging in age from 10 months to 15 years and the house was perfect! The pool, patio area were amazing. We opened the french doors on the patio and used the pool table and flat screen tv and it truly felt like part of the patio. I cannot say enough about the layout of this house. There is so much outdoor space that we felt guilty not using all of the decks! The kitchen was very well stocked and there were plenty of sofas in the living room when we wanted to unwind. The bedrooms were lovely and the beds were very comfortable. Also, there were more than enough towels provided and several beach towels as well. The washer and dryer came in very handy too. We used the grill on the patio several nights. We will definitely go back to this beautiful house in one of the best locations on the island! We also rented a golf cart for the week from Beach Bums..very reasonable and the best way to get around the island.
My family and I have rented many homes on the island but this one tops it! It was such a beautiful home with more than enough outdoor space! I would definitely rent this house again in the future. Prime location!
We had the most amazing week on Anna Maria. The property far and away exceeded all of our expectations. Our family included 5 adults and 4 children, and we found the property to be extremely spacious and well equipped. The outdoor area was perfect with a heated swimming pool and bbq. The location for us was ideal, nice and quiet and only a short walk to the beach, local shops and restaurants. We hired bikes to cycle to the different beaches and make our way around the island. We would most definitely return to both Anna Maria and 'All decked out'.
We were so impressed with this home. We had friends and family visit, and they were very interested in future rental. With 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, outside hose rinse off, pool, just everything. Stores were nearby for replenishing supplies. Thanks for the beach towels, etc. The great, huge kitchen! We used the grill quite a bit. The only aggravation was the pool after a huge rainstorm. Slept well, ate well, and loved having family near. Thank you!
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