The Skimmer unit at the Blue Dolphin Inn, located at 404 Alamanda in the Historic Village of Anna Maria is a wonderful two bedroom, one bath downstairs unit furnished in a tropical theme. The Blue Dolphin Inn consists of four units surrounding a free style heated pool with fountains and nearby tiki table. The Blue Dolphin Inn is located about one half block from the beach access path and it's just a short stroll to the Rod and Reel Pier for fishing enthusiasts. It’s nestled away in a tropical paradise with many exotic plants and gardens. Each of the four units has its own private patio and gas grill for an evening of relaxation. If you want... to be the envy of all of your friends, send them photos from the two rooftop observatories located on each building at the Blue Dolphin Inn. You’ll want to linger there for awhile and take in the panoramic Anna Maria views!The Skimmer unit features a private patio area with a gas grill specific to this unit. Many new upgrades to this unit such as new carpeting, paint and all new linens have made it even more comfortable and pleasant.This unit will sleep six with a queen size bed, two twin beds and a sofa bed. Every conceivable amenity is provided for your enjoyment and comfort including wireless high speed internet access with expanded cable and free domestic long distance calling. New 31” flat screen televisions in the living room and TV’s in both bedrooms complete the package. There is even a DVD video library for relaxing after a day at the beach or pool. There is a private laundry room with a full size washer and dryer on site for your use. For larger groups up to twenty six, you can rent any of the other three units at the Blue Dolphin Inn. Discounts do apply when renting all four units. This is a perfect spot Anna Maria Island vacation spot for weddings, family reunions or romantic getaways! There is a three day minimum summer and fall, and a one week minimum during winter season.Read more
Left on 03/12/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | Amifriend
The location of this unit could not be better. A short wall to a beautiful white sandy beach and 5 minutes to the charming town of anna Maria City. A 2 minute walk to landmark Rod and Reel Restaurant.
This unit has a wonderful outdoor area. A very nice and private "patio" with brand new grill, table and chairs plus a convenient entrance to the pool which is shared with the other 3 units. This aspect of the unit is great. Plus there is a nice front porch as well.
The indoors in my opinion could use some updates. It's a little bit dark, putting a door with windows might help plus additional lighting. The bathroom really needs attention. It's is dark, poorly ventilated, and tired plus there was often not enough hot water for 4 of us to shower.
The owners seem dedicated to maintaining this unit and offer many nice touches such as a DVD collection for renters. I am confident they will make these updates when they can.
All in all, I recommend this unit especially for the location, outdoor space and pool and friendly environment. Read more
Thank you for the review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We will pass on your suggestions about updates to the owner. We appreciate your business and hope that you can come back and stay with us again soon!
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Left on 04/04/2013 for a stay in June 2012 | Toni
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Thanks for your review. I guess we'll have to read the entry in the guest book at the property. Hope you'll return soon.
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Good location on island, some changes wd make it really better.
Left on 02/25/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | C Nightingale
Good layout of rooms. Very close to lovely beach. Refrigerator did not work; service man came evening before our departure (nice man, knowledgeable) who confirmed frig was old &would; not keep a proper temp,replacement likely.
Smoke alarm chirped from day one--no batteries in house to replace. Phone in home did not work to be able to call out from home. Front porch light did not work. Odor of dankness in house--opening windows helped. Odor in lower
cupboards. Odor of urine in master bedroom--human or animal? Cd not tell.
Wd be nice if kitchen drawers wd be cleaned up a bit. All these complaints cd
be easily handled, more or less. In spite of these we had a good stay--being close to beach & being able to walk to Rod &Reel; Pier are definitely great assets. Outside patio nice to use. Nice staff in office, not close to location but didn't get too lost finding them! Read more
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We have resolved all of the issues that you described. We appreciate your input! Thank you!
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Spring break in paradise
Left on 03/24/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | Kitty
This was our 2nd trip to anna Maria and our first stay at the Blue Dolphin Inn. Skimmer was great, neat, and clean. The place was well stocked. The pool is small but a big bonus. Our kids loved it. The beach is an easy walk and very nice. The patio and grill were used daily. All in all, a great trip. Read more
Thank you for your review! We appreciate your positive feedback. We hope you will visit the Blue Dolphin Inn again!
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Left on 02/09/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | Indy Jones
This rental is superbly located close to the beach as well as the bay. It was great to be able to walk quickly to the beach for a nice stroll or to read a book. My wife and I also enjoyed bike riding around the island as well. The rental itself was comfortable, not upscale but nice. The beds could have been more comfy, and bring your own pillows, but overall I enjoyed it. Nice courtyard to relax or eat out, pool area was nice but heated pool was not heated (broken, but promised to be fixed soon and they reimbursed me $100 for the inconvenience) Also, the hot water heater was not set right, so it would run out of hot water after two minutes. I called the office, and they sent someone quickly to fix, so happy with the service. Overall, if the bedding were more comfy, the pool heated or hot tub installed, I would stay here every year. Read more
Thanks for taking the time to review the Blue Dolphin Inn Skimmer unit. Your comments are invaluable to us! The pool heater has been replaced so that issue has been resolved. The new owners have just had the interior of the unit painted with fresh, tropical colors which makes an amazing difference. We will certainly pass along your comments about the beds. It is the new owners wish to make the Blue Dolphin Inn the best resort on Anna Maria Island. We hope you come back next year! Island Vacation Properties
Guess it's not the Blue Dolphin's fault but boy was it cold
Left on 01/27/2011 for a stay in December 2010 | AME
Great location - nice place. couldn't use the pool (freezing - i don't think the heater was on at all). Beds not completely comfortable, but all in all a good experience. Read more
Thanks for taking the time to review the Blue Dolphin Skimmer unit. We would have turned up the temperature if we could, but I agree - it was cold during your stay! The pool heater was doing the best it could during a cold week but it was on it's last legs. It has been replaced so that issue has been resolved. The owners have also just had the inteior of the Skimmer unit painted and it makes an amazing difference! We value your comments about the beds and will pass them along to the owners. We hope you come back to the Blue Dolphin next year. We'll try to keep it warmer for you! Island Vacation Properties
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Left on 10/01/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | larry
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