- 1 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 2
Description from the owner
This is a Direct Beach Front Studio Suite located at Shell Cove Condominiums, 2310 Gulf Drive North in Bradenton Beach on Anna Maria Island. A perfect, ideal vacation getaway for couples or singles. It is a quiet, small 12-unit complex with six-upper and six-lower individually owned condos. It is located on the southernmost end of the island midway between the two bridges that serve the island from the mainland. The entire exterior of the complex was completely renovated in late 2008 and offers the look and true feel of Old Florida. Unit #1 is a non-smoking double-entry ground floor end unit, beautifully turn-key furnished. Amenities inclu...de a complete full-size kitchen, new 32" Panasonic High Definition TV & DVD, Brighthouse cable featuring over 100 channels including music as well, Verizon secure Wi-Fi wireless internet, comfortable Simmons BeautyRest Queen-size bed, brand new Whirlpool full-size refrigerator with automatic icemaker and also a brand new Whirlpool stackable compact washer and dryer. Multiple size beach chairs, towels, ice cooler and beach bag, snorkel accessories, plus a large 7.5 ft sun umbrella are furnished for your added convenience. Also available is your own assigned parking spot located just out your street side window.
Shell Cove is a special island place right on the soft, white, sugar sands beach on the Gulf of Mexico with a location that offers privacy, relaxation, and a spectacular setting of natural beauty, lined with hundreds of unique sea shells, surrounded by sea oats, sea grapes, beach daisies and also many species of beautiful birds such as pelicans, herons, sea gulls, sand pipers, wild parrots and more, its a virtual wildlife habitat !
Free open-air trolley transportation is available on all of Anna Maria Island with a trolley stop right across Gulf drive and a few steps from Shell Cove that comes by every 20 minutes to take you anywhere you desire on the island!
We are also pet friendly and will allow small dogs with caring and responsible owners. There is an additional daily pet fee of $20.00 .
All unit rentals are subject to a sales/resort tax of 11.5% and one-time condo cleaning fee of $45.00
We are also owner residents at Shell Cove residing in Unit #12, who personally operate and manage Unit #1. We feel it is extremely important to absolutely make sure our guest's stay at our gulf front studio suite condo, be one of the most memorable and relaxing vacations they have ever experienced!
Maximum occupancy of 2 adults only.Read more
Shell Cove Gulf Front Studio Suite Condo Unit #1
Bradenton Beach, Florida
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Beach or lakeside relaxation, Waterfront
Last updated on July 17, 2014
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- Cleaning fee | $45 per stay
- Tax rate | 11.5% of rent
Additional notes from the owner
Sales & Resort tax: 11.5%
Condo cleaning fee: $45.00
Small Pet fee: $20.00 per day (if applicable)
Maximum two adults only
Check-in time: 4:00 pm
Check-out time: 11:00 am
- Clothes Dryer
- Ceiling Fans
- A/C or climate control
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Washing Machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Private Beach
- Ocean or water views
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- DVD Player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Pet friendly - ask
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - no
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 410 square feet
What Past Guests Are Saying
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118 guest reviews
100% of guests would stay again
Steve and Sue
Best Condo rental!
We have been renting condo's on anna Maria Island for years and this condo was the best by far. Bob had supplied everything that we could possibly need and more, beach chairs, unbrella , cooler,...
Very clean and confortable bed too. Just steps from the beach, great view. We hope to stay there again soon.
Great Gulf Front Views
Just returned from a wonderful week at Shell Cove, Unit #1 at Bradenton Beach on anna Maria Island. As always, the unit was in excellent condition and was well supplied with all essentials. Bob is very attentive to the needs of renters and is readily available for questions. The beach has been widened significantly since last year. Restaurant suggestions: Sign of the Mermaid for the breakfast Special ($3.99) Wed- Sun. as well as dinner everyday.
We really enjoyed our stay at Shell Cove Unit #1 It had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay at the beach. All the things you need right at hand.
Would definitely recommend this rental
what more could you ask for open your door and walk out to the beach a few steps away. Loved it
Lovely March Break holiday 2014
We had a lovely stay at Shell Cove and hope to visit again in the future. Our studio apartment was very clean and well appointed. Bob, greeted us and provided an overview of the amenities. The studio had everything we needed. The view is great but it really is so much better in person. Our view included lovely plants and the beautiful beach. We loved the beach but we treasured the peaceful setting. Although the unit is situated on Gulf Drive you do not hear traffic and can comfortably sit out and watch some of the most beautiful sunsets we have ever seen. We also enjoyed walking to restaurants and shops. For those who prefer the island has a free trolley. I would certainly recommend this location for someone who enjoys relaxing in the sun, walking on the beach and a lovely swim in the gulf. Thank you again.
shell cove is perfect
Perfect little condo right on the beach. This charming place has everything you need for a great vacation. Owner is very friendly, accomodating and extremely helpful.
Donna and Bob Kelsey
Being close to the Gulf, walking and enjoying the sunsets is a j
Since we have an extended stay (four weeks) is is great having a well equiped kitchen and laundry. Most of all, we can look out the window or walk out the door and there is the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. There are some wonderful Galleries and restaurants on the Island and a Movie Theater on nearby Cortez ave. We enjoy everything Shell Cove and anna Maria offers and highly recommend staying there.
j & g
My wife and I rented this condo. It's a great little place on the beach. The beach is beautiful. The condo is very well equipped and very clean. It has everything you will need. It is a great location and close to everything on the island. Bob is great! He will look after you and make sure your stay is very enjoyable. I recommend staying here if you want some rest and relaxation.
Wonderful time at Shell Cove
My wife and I stayed at Shell Cove and had a most wonderful time. We loved the location right on the beach and the unit was fully equipped down to the last detail, not to mention clean as can be. Our host Bob welcomed us and showed us everything and then left us to ourselves for the entire time, just what we were looking for. All correspondence was timely and accurate. I'd go back in a heartbeat... so would my wife (and she's fussy :-)).
George & Connie
The most gorgeous sunsets!
Very clean and immaculate first floor unit offering everything needed for a comfortable and pleasant vacation! Owner is very accommodating and only a phone call away for any questions or problems! You need only to go outside your front door for sand, surf and the most gorgeous sunsets! I rate this unit a solid ten and will definitely go back!
Anne and Adrian
Lancashire, United Kingdom
A perfect beach holiday
We really enjoyed our stay in Shell Cove Gulf Front Studio Suite Condo Unit 1, Bradenton Beach on anna Maria Island.
The Unit was perfect for us. We especially liked the Unit's position on the beach with its' lovely views of the ocean. We enjoyed the self-containment of the Unit and being left alone to get on with our holiday but also knowing the owners, Bob and Odette were "on hand" if there had been a problem (there wasn't). The Unit is really neat with everything provided. It is light and airy, attractively decorated and furnished with good lighting, very comfortable bed, big fridge/freezer with automatic ice-maker, large television and DVD player, efficient air conditioning and fans, patio table and chairs together with beach sun beds/chairs and sun umbrella.
However, much appreciated were the little things; supply of bath towels, sheets, tea-towels and beach towels; washing up liquid, condiments, rubbish bags, even cling film and foil - much appreciated.
The position of the Unit right on the beach is perfect - just yards from the ocean. We loved seeing the dolphins and the pelicans and had fun identifying the various shore and sea birds.
The location of Shell Cove is great, very near to Publix and Walgreens, and restaurants too. Anna Maria Island itself is lovely, lots to see and do.
Oh, the free Trolley is fantastic. It meant we could have a gin and tonic (or two) watching the sun set then, very conveniently (no driving), catch the free trolley to and from our chosen restaurant.
A really good holiday - perfect for us.
salt lake city
Best oceanfront rental for 2!!
This was our 2nd time staying in this condo. My husband and I come to aMI alone and with our children. We absolutely love coming to Shell Cove #1. Bob and Odette think of everything in their rental that many other rentals don't include. The ocean is wonderful at this location and you are located within walking distance of many restaurants and activities. The condo is on ground level with easy access to car and beach. We love this location on the island! Our comfort and enjoyment were on the top of Bob's list as we checked in and got settled our 1st day. All you need to bring is your suitcase and food!! We can't wait to get back again and spend more time at Shell Cove #1!!
Definitely worth it!
I would recommend to everyone. When we checked the weather report for our week, it said chance of thunderstorms for everyday of our stay. But do not get fooled with that, as it seems it mostly rains for short periods in Florida, then a lot of sunshine.
Just be careful the first few days if your skin is not used to a lot of sun exposure.
Beautiful anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Island is so beautiful, 7 miles of white sand beachfront, lots of natural foliage, sunsets, marine life, aquamarine Gulf water with gentle waves...and restaurants, shops that can all be reached by a free trolley that runs day and night! Our beachfront (right outside our door) first floor condo studio was fully furnished and accessorized. All gleaming clean tile and cabinets...tinted windowed on 3 sides including Gulf view, 2 entrances (one right off of where you park so you don't have to drag your things very far). Each day we set up our canopy (though there was a furnished 7' umbrella and chairs)and spent as much leisure as we liked on the beach. We spent lots of comfort time in the room and enjoyed the trolley to dine/shop/go to church. There is even a coral reef out from our beachfront area that was so fun to snorkel. Along with dolphin, sunsets and even a friendly manatee that enjoyed swimming back and forth right in front of us...it just doesn't get any better. The owners live at the other end of the complex if you need anything but after initially introducing themselves and familiarizing us with the unit, we didn't see them until we left! (Not that we didn't want to, just didn't need anything). The other owners/renters were very friendly and informative too. We will be back.
1st class awesome anniversary Vacation at the shell Cove.
What you see in this picture above is just part of the beauty at this studio suite. My husband and I enjoyed every minute. Bob the owner was wonderful as well. Restful, quiet I didn't want to leave.
The studio was well taken care of. Very Clean.
I want to go back soon.
Bob kept in touch along the way, prior to arrival and upon arrival, to make sure nothing everything was good. He was there around midnight when I arrived to greet me and show me around. The place was impeccable, comfortable, cozy and quiet. Great location right on the beach. Many restaurants within walking distance. Shopping was just a few minutes away by car. Overall, a great, satisfying experience.
We stayed next to condo 1 for 2weeks. Had some nice chats with Bob and saw three parties moving in and out of this unit. All of them injoyed their stay and so did we in unit 2! Shell Cove is just an awesome place!! See u soon. Bob, thanks for the StarFishRestaurant recomendation. Great and fresh food! M&S; + kids.
Could'nt be better
All the previous reviews were spot on. Bob and Odette are fantastic. They really care about your stay.
The room had everything you needed. Spices,salt, toilet paper, etc... All you need to do is add the food.It was spotless. Very comfortable. The beach is 20 yards from your door. We had the most relaxing vacation ever. Usually my fiance gets a little home sick during our vacation, not this time. I think she shed a tear before we left. We will be back!!!
Thanks Bob and Odette.
Awesome place, steps to the beach. Hammock outside the door with a beautiful view of the ocean from the main window. Close access to parking also, with a second door. Bob was very accommodating and gave us newspapers and menus for restaurants, etc. The condo was clean, quiet and had everything we needed: beach items, kitchen and bath items. Perfect! Aluna Wellness Center and Spa is within walking distance, a definite must. We didn't want to leave to return to boring landlocked Kansas!
Heaven on Earth
Top of my list of place to go to relax and leave stress behind, I did again...
I think I will make this a yearly "thing", this is my second year and can't wait to come back.
Bob, thank you for all the details, hate going home after such a wonderful week !!!
Kevin & Jackie
Clean and comfortable
We said for the first time in this unit on July 4th week very clean well stocked all we had to bring where out bathing suits and sunscreen the place was extremely clean and very relaxing sitting on the beach watching the dolphins swim by Would highly recommend this unit.
The unit has everything you need to enjoy a great vacation. Very clean and comfortable. The owners greet you, when you arrive to make sure you have everything you need. After that, they provide all the the privacy you need. When we go back to anna Maria Island, we will definitely look them up again for that unit.
Just what we were looking for!
Our stay at Shell Cove unit #1 was absolutely wonderful. The unit was spotlessly clean, well equipped and everything was as advertised and more. We could walk out the front door just a few steps and be on the beautiful sandy beach. Sunsets are incredible too. Thanks Bob for being such a thoughtful host.
Keith and Julia Leigh
A fabulous place for a vacation.
Bob was waiting for us on arrival and spent time explaining about the apartment
Restaurants,free bus around anna Maria Island.
The one bed studio was spotlessly clean with everything you could need plus extras.
Shell Cove is directly on a beautiful white sandy beach.There are some fantastic restaurants close by: Sandbars,the waterfront and many more.
My husband and I had a truly relaxing time staying at Shell Cove and would recommend a stay to any couple or single person.
Thank you Bob and Odette.
Keith and Julia Leigh
Patrick & Doris
If only we could live there year round - we would be the happies
Our stay at Shell Cove Gulf Front Suite Condo Unit #1 was the best vacation we have ever had. We stayed for 3 weeks. The unit was so clean - it was like being at home. The stackable washer & dryer was a real plus. The kitchen was fully equiped to cook any type meal(I even baked my husband a birthday cake). The bathroom was very large and it too had everything you needed - lots of nice clean towels. The bed was so comfortable we both slept well every night. We spent most of our time there at the beach - very nice, not too crowded. When we did go out it was to eat or shop. We will go back as often as we can. We would not leave at all - if that was possible. The owners (Bob & Odette) were such a pleasure to be around and made sure we had everything we needed for fun on the beach. We feel like we have known them for a long time - and are blessed to have met them and now call them friends. It had been 2 years since we were at Shell Cove in another unit. The landscaping now is so much better than before - it is so beautiful and well kept. Can't wait for our next return visit!!
Five day family get-a-way
The other reviews don't lie. Bob greeted us upon arrival. The unit was immaculate. Unit was stocked with anything that you could need and more including beach chairs, spices, and even a banana holder. It is a perfect on-the-beach location. The water is beautiful. The unit is close to the grocery store and many restaurants. We even drove the short trip to St. Armand's Circle. Bob even made our 11 lb yorkie-pom mix feel welcome at Shell Cove. We couldn't be more pleased with our experience, and we certainly plan on visiting again!
- Randy, Molly, and Cashew
John & Merlyne
My husband and I just recently spent a week at the Shell Cove #1 celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. We absolutely loved everthing about it and would definitely go back.
Bob was very attentive to our needs and made sure that everything was perfect for our stay.
The thing that we loved the most was being able to walk out the front door and be on the beach..watched the sunset every night.
San Diego, CA
Gulf Front- Wonderful accomations/Location
My husband and I just returned from a wonderful return visit to anna Maria Island and Shell Cove Unit # 1. The condo is steps from the Gulf of Mexico. The condo complex is small and quiet. Unit #1 is on the ground floor and is very well provisioned. The owner is on-site and responds very quickly to any concerns.
Many very good restaurants are in the area-- We recommend Sign of the Mermaid, The Waterfront, BeachHouse (good food and attentive service but somewhat noisy) and MarVista on Longboat Key- sister restaurant to BeachHouse but smaller and quieter.
Sights- Would highly recommend Flight of Fantasy- Exit 44 off I-4 - many vintage air craft with restoration workshop, and aerial demonstrations daily.
Jeff & Phyllis
Great location and it was just as advertised.
Recently my wife and I spent Spring Break at Shell Cove Unit #1. Upon arrival we were very happy with the location. Just as discribed! Beautiful beach view, with-in walking distance to many great places to eat, shop, or just walk and check the area out. Our neighbors were all very friendly and great to chap with and shortly after we got settled in Bob stopped in to make sure everything was to our liking. He made it clear that if we should happen to need anything we could give him a call. Mind you there were a few cool days but being from Ohio it was easy to make the best of it. We also like to cook some of our meals at our unit and this place was well equiped with everything we needed. All in all we had a wonderful stay and will not hesitate staying here again. Thanks Bob and Odette for helping to make our vacation one to remember. Will be in touch as soon as we are sure of next years dates.
Tamara, Doug and Shadow
Perfect, Relaxing, Beautiful
As always our trip was excellent even through the few days of cooler weather and one rain day. It gave us time to relax with a couple of movies, rest, shop, eat, and explore different places on the island. The days that we spent on the beach with the weather being great we tanned, walk, grilled out, and relaxed. Our little one meaning Shadow our 8lb. Pom loves Shell Cove he always meets a new friend each time we go. He loves relaxing in the sun with us. What a trooper he is. We even got to travel to Fort De Soto to explore the fort there. Bob and Odette are wonderful people they make everything perfect for our stay, very friendly and the most importantly they make you feel you are part of the family at Shell Cove.
We will always go back to Shell Cove every year we love it more than words can express.
Thank you again Bob and Odetta from the bottom of our hearts. We love ya.
Pictures to follow, will post very soon.
Nancy & Dick
We just spent another two wonderful weeks in this beautiful well organized condo. We opened our back door and enjoyed the well maintained beach. In the afternoon we relaxed soaking up the warmth of the sun and in the evening my husband and grandson enjoyed fishing there. Everything we could possibly need or want was at our disposal in this unit. At night I opened our windows and listened to the ocean and felt the off shore breeze. I wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you Bob for your hospitality and willingness to make our stay so enjoyable. You do an excellent job keeping this condo so clean and up to date!
A Great Getaway
Bob was the most gracious and accommodating host. We were
pleasantly surprised with all the supplies he furnished.
All we needed down the street at Publix was our food! Bob
also made sure that the place was immaculate before we checked in. The location was convenient, with the water
right out back and the free trolley out front every 20 minutes. Those considering this rental (one or two)need to keep in mind that it is like a studio apartment, without a bedroom, so it felt a little small to us.
Unit is clean and quiet with an onsite owner should any problems arise. Stocked with more of the essentials that most places I have stayed on the island. Owner is very helpful and accomodating. Island itself is a great place to recharge your battery.
Great condo in a great location.
We spent 6 blissfully happy days at Shell Cove in November which I just can't recommend highly enough.
The condo is small but perfectly formed and extremly comfortable. We found it plenty big enough for the two of us, very well furnished, and with everything clean and in pristine condition.
It is in the perfect location literally right on the beach so that the view from the patio looks over the sand down to the sea. As if that werrn't perfection enough there is a hammock within three steps of the condo which I made full use of every afternoon.
We also made great use of the free buses that run up and down the island. This enabled us to go out for dinner every evening and have a few drinks without any worries. The nearest bus stop is only a three minute walk away so it could not have been more convenient.
It is also possible to walk to a good many restaurants.
Bob was the perfect host. He was there to greet us on the first day, gave us all the information we needed and then told us to contact him if we had any questions/problems etc. He then left us alone to do our own thing. Perfect.
We would unhesitatingly recommend staying here.
Christmas in Paradise
My husband and I spent Christmas week at Shell Cove #1. Bob greeted us as soon as we arrived. He took time to explain everything about our condo and activities in the area. We did not rent a car and planned to take the island trolley everywhere we wanted to go. Bob even offered to drive us to the grocery store for our initial shopping trip! Our room was small, but we knew that going in. Our kitchen was well stocked with dishes, cooking utensils and many other things. The trolley was wonderful - and free! We walked all over the island as well. Lots of things to see and great places to eat. We were able to walk to the other side of the island to see the sun rise, then that evening watch the sun set on the beach in front of our condo. It was truly a paradise for us and we can't wait to go back. Amazing trip!
Commack, New York
A great place to stay!
It is comfortable,immaculate and perfectly located,with all the amenities. It has everything for a great vacation. The view and access to the beach is "the best", and Bob is a friendly, hospitable host. We expect to be visiting again.
The sweet spot!!!
My husband and I have been visiting anna Maria Island for several years and have stayed in many of the Hotels and condos on the Island. So we are excited to say we have finally found the one!! Perfect location, Perfect accommodations, Perfect hospitality. We try to visit as often as possible and will return to Shell Cove. Thanks Bob for making our stay one of the best we have had to the Island.
Casie and Tad
barry, wales uk
bob greeted us on our arrival.we found him very friendly and welcoming.our rental was a lovely place, it had everything needed for our vacation,including laundry liquid,tea bags,coffee etc and an equipped kitchen.the location was perfect,three steps and your on the perfect white sandy beach.lots of eating places in the area too.met bobs french wife on our last day she was lovely too all in all an unforgetable experience, thakyou bob and odette.
Mike and Emma Verdeyen
A Little Piece of Heaven
We stayed a week at the Shell Cove #1 Unit(ground level), and it was just perfect for 2 people. Bob & Odette had everything we could of needed and just about anything you forgot to pack. Bob was already waiting for us upon arrival and gave us a quick tour of the place. Great host. Even came to help us one evening, when the DVR wouldn't work and got it up and going. Loved that you could walk out the front door and you were on the beach! Would definetly stay there again.
Found: A Beach Front Paradise, A Home away From Home & Great Ho
Good fortune and good people came my way when I opted to rent Shell Cove #1 for a business trip. Bob & Odette treated me like a queen and were attentive to all the details. Shell Cove #1 was a dream to stay in.
Cute, comfortable and fully set up to live your glorious life at the beach. Plans are already underway to return for vacation.
After the tropical storm i was worried the beach would be ruined but to my suprise the beach was in great condition. The condo is just steps from the white sand and located near many resturants and shops. I highly recommend this condo for couples, i know i will be back! Great location, friendly owners, and an unforgetable vacation!
Tamara, Doug and Shadow
Absolutely fell in love!
Our experience was Wonderful from beginning to the end. Bob, the owner met us at the condo immediately upon our arrival and was extremely friendly making sure we were well acquainted with the residence and shared detailed information on many nearby places to eat (Star Fish). The room was immaculate (absolutely clean, neat, free from blemishes and showing faultless perfection, and judging by it's condition I knew Bob and Odette did this from the heart. They cared about you and your stay with them. It felt like the comfort of your own home than a vacation rental. Bob and Odette had gone as far as to stock the condo. It had everything you could ever possibly need to make the stay comfortable and relaxing: sheets/towels/umbrella/chairs/cooler/full kitchen/laundry supplies/ personal supplies in bath/HD flat screen TV/cable even Dvds. If you needed to pick up a few groceries, Publix was only a short drive away. The location was very important to me due to my love for the beach. It met my expectation and more to be directly on the beach and having such a beautiful view of the Gulf from our room. It also had a private entrance so close to the suite's reserved parking space, and that was another great feature.
Our only disappointment was that we had to leave! (We) Doug, Tamara and shadow absolutely fell in love!
We look forward to returning and extending our stay the next time as this condo met all of our needs for a perfect getaway!! Thank you bob and Odette You are wonderful!!!
Orlando, FL area
What a great find! We booked based on all the great reviews and weren't disappointed. The pictures are very accurate and the unit was so clean and perfect for two! Bob was very helpful and was like having your own concierge. It was the most relaxed visit we've had to aMI in a while. We especially liked being able to sit outside in the breezeway area for breakfast and sometimes lunch. The sun is pretty hot in august and the area was shaded all day. We even set up our beach chairs there one afternoon to enjoy the balmy breeze and listen to the ocean. Can' t wait for our next visit! It's usually booked but thanks to Bob, we were able to finally work out dates for a visit.
Haines City, FL
Fantastic accomodations made for a memorable experience!
Wow! Every word of the previous reviews was true. This condominium was super clean, and you can hear the waves when you're sitting on the porch. Bob came to greet us and provided us with a lot of helpful information. The bed was comfortable, and both the kitchen and bathroom were stocked with everything you could possibly need. We can't wait to go back!
a slice of heaven on earth !!!
a 5 star hotel has nothing on this apartment, Bob is the greatest host ever, I've traveled and trust me when I tell you this was the best place I've ever stayed in.
Matt & Kelsie
Can't wait to go back!
Our experience was fantastic from beginning to end. The owner met us at the condo immediately upon our arrival and was extremely friendly and thorough in making sure we were well acquainted with the residence and many nearby attractions/places to eat. The room was immaculate and judging by it's condition we could have been the first residents to have stayed there. It felt more like a permanent home than a vacation rental as Bob and Odette had gone as far as to stock the condo with even the most minute items to make the stay comfortable and relaxing (including beach equipment and laundry supplies). The view from the condo is amazing and it is very centrally located which makes travel to the surrounding eateries and attractions very easy. We very much enjoyed our time at this condo and plan on returning next year. Thanks so much Bob and Odette for your kindness and for making our trip great! Can't wait to get back!
De Soto, MO
Beach front paradise perfect for relaxing!
My husband and I needed a break from our everyday lives! We needed some time to relax, rejuvenate, and have fun. After a lot of research we narrowed our search to anna Maria Island. Bob and Odette's condo seemed to fit most of our needs and wants. From start to finish dealing with Bob was great.
We thought that the location on the island was perfect for us. Just down the street is a Publix and a Walgreens, and about a mile walk down the beach are the restaurants and shops on and around Bridge Street. The beach infront of the condo was the perfect place to spend the day relaxing. We used the beach chairs and umbrella that were included with the condo everyday.
Bob has made sure that the condo has just about everything most people need. The kitchen is well equipped for vacation cooking and better equipped than several other condos we have rented in the past. The condo looks exactly like the photos and it was ultra clean!
I am an ultra light sleeper so the only cons I can think of have to do with noise. This condo is next to the main gate to the condo complex so you can hear the gate latch every time someone goes through the gate. It isn't loud but you can hear it. As the week went on I did get use to the sound. Since this is on the main road there is road noise but again it wasn't very loud. My husband who sleeps like the dead said that he didn't hear anything.
We loved our getaway from everyday life and can't say enough good things about our stay!
Boulder City, Nv.
Perfect spot. Right on the beach. The unit was perfect for the two of us. Very clean and well maintained. Bob was very helpful.
Tim & Erika
Saint Louis, MO.
A perfect and relaxing vacation spot.
I can't say a bad thing about the whole experience. Bob the owner was most accommodating. The condo was clean and spotless when we arrived and had everything we needed. The beach being at our back door, we would take walks every morning. My wife and I did not want to leave.
The whole island and surrounding area was wonderful.
Absolutely perfect vacation spot
Stayed at Shell Cove # 1, May 12th - 19th & I loved it ! Bob, the owner, as other reviewers have mentioned, is the nicest person & so helpful.He & his wife live in the small condo complex, so if you have a problem or a question, he is there to help you.He provides, several beach chairs,beach umbrella & sand anchor,beach towels & a cooler.Plus the unit has an ice maker, so all these things save you money. I've stayed at places where I had to buy alot of these items & leave them behind, when I flew home, so that's one of the reasons I chose this place.
The studio was so warm & inviting, with the soothing colors & very comfortable bed & leather chair.I slept so good every night.I had the large window out the back of the unit for my view of the gulf. It was beautiful, with a nice covered patio, with table & chairs, so wonderful to have breakfast or lunch, out there, or take a break from the sun,& a great place to watch the sunset.The view included sea oats, sea grapes & trees, not just sand & water.I saw dolphins swimming off shore & a large variety of birds scouring the waters edge for food.They were all fun to watch.I walked the beach & found alot of nice shells.The beach was quiet & I did alot of reading, that I never seem to do at home with all the interuptions.I also walked the beach to get a bite to eat, or just have a few drinks at Gulf Drive Cafe & Beach House Restaurant, or you can take the free bus, with stops close to the condo.There's lots of fun places to visit on the bus.
I looked at so many places to stay on aMI & I just kept coming back to this rental.After I arrived, I walked down the beach & realized many of the other places I was considering renting were a few doors down or across the street & cost alot more money & had less to offer.
You can't go wrong with this rental - loved it !!!
Brent & Linda
Couldn't have asked for anything any greater for my first trip t
My husband and I just stayed at Shell Cove Unit #1 for a week. I told my husband when he booked the condo that we should stay for four nights, but luckily he booked it for seven and I was not ready to leave. It was everything that I have ever imagined plus more. Very private location. Friendly neighbors but everyone stays to themselves. Bob was there when we arrived to make sure we had everything we needed and to let us know we could call him at any time of our stay if needed. The condo was fully equipped, very clean and tastefully decorated. We felt very comfortable as if we were in our own home. We highly recommend Bob & Odette's condo and would return here if we get the opportunity.
Betty & Jim
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Peaceful Gulf Front-Excellent Views
My husband and I have stayed in this unit on anna Maria Island for the past 3 years. The unit is very close to the water and the beach is not crowded. The owner is very responsive to additional requests from guests. The unit has all needed supplies. There are a number of very good restaurants nearby. On the south end of the island would recommend MarVista and BridgeTender. On the north end would recommend Waterfront& Sign of the Mermaid.
Jan and Larry Lehmann
This was a beautiful Florida vacation spot!
This condo was spotless, newly updated and very nicely decorated. The kitchen is fully equipped and easy to work in; bed,dining chairs and easy chair all very comfy. I only wish the unit was a little larger, but Bob and Odette have made excellent use of the space that is there. The size is the only reason I rated it at 4 instead of 5 stars.
We received excellent service from Bob, who we liked very much. He provided lots of info about the area and amenities and called me back immediately for some little questions I had the first couple of days.
Bradenton Beach is a beautiful spot and "our" beach was not crowded. Both the sand and water were very clean. Very nice people to visit with from the other Shell Cove units. Great location on the island.
Living the dream
One of the most enjoyable vacations we have ever had!
From the moment we scheduled our stay, to the time we headed home again every thing was great. When we arrived at the condo Bob greeted us and gave a very thorough tour of all it had to offer and gave suggestion about things to do in the area, we checked them out and we were not dissapointed. The condo itself was very comfortable and spacious for the two of us, and it was stocked with so many useful items we didn't have to bring them along. The location of the condo right on the beach was just fabulous, we could step out the door and be at the waters edge in less than a minute. It is located between Cortez and Manatee bridges so getting places was easy too. We loved it and would recommend it highly!
We didn't want to leave...
What a wonderful time we had at this studio condo. Everything we could possibly need was right at our fingertips. Sparkling clean, comfortable, and what a wonderful host Bob was. We could have talked to him for hours!! The beach was right out the back door and the weather was most enjoyable. My husband fished in the evening and we got to meet many new people from all over the us. We even had a heron visit us while my husband fished. We will be back next year hopefully the same dates. Thank you...
Perfect beach location
I just spent two weeks in this lovely, cozy beach condo. It was wonderful to be able to walk right out to the beach from my back door. All the amenities I needed were supplied, along with the helpful assistance of the owners. I absolutely recommend this listing for an ideal beach vacation.
What a fabulous find!
Recently spent 3 nights at Shell Cove ... and couldn't ask for more. The studio is fully equipped and right on the beach. Bob is a wonderful host!! We'll be back to enjoy the beautiful Gulf.
We loved this place. It is a studio but well layed out, very clean, decorated nicely. Just enough dishes, seating, etc for two. You walk out the door right onto the beach. So convenient for bringing out beach chairs or going back for drinks or anything you forgot. Fishing right there in the surf. Great shelling, bird watching, dolphins cruising by. You could sit on the beach at night under moonlight and watch the waves. This was the best beach access we have ever had during a coastal stay. We would love to go back again.
J and J
Bob and Odette's place was clean, cozy, and stocked with all the amenities from home! We had a great time and would recommend it to couples looking to get away from it all!
we celebrated our 11th anniversary at Shell Cove. The view was incredible, the room was immaculate, bed was very comfortable, everything very clean Bob was very helpful. We highly recommend Bob and Odette and their studio Beach was beautiful and clean. Anyone looking for a peaceful getaway will not be disappointed.
Mike and Theresa
Fantastic and unbelievably relaxing!
We loved being located directly on the beach and having such a beautiful view of the Gulf from inside our room. The place was immaculate and was more than adequately stocked with anything and everything you would need while you were there...and it was only a short drive to Publix if you needed to pick up a few groceries. Having a private entrance so close to the suite's reserved parking space, was another great feature of this place.
We also thoroughly enjoyed the "island" ambiance of the Sandbar Restaurant,also located just a short drive away.
We did not have the pleasure of meeting Odette, but Bob is a great guy and was a most gracious host.
We would have preferred the suite to have been a little larger and would probably have slept better in a kingsize bed...but we still had a great stay and would highly recommend it to others.
Jeanne and Tim
Cape Cod, MA
Great short term get-away
The unit was larger than we expected and beautifully appointed. We were impressed with the linens, the ample kitchen utensils and the availability of beach chairs, etc.
The location was excellent with a beautiful view and close proximity to restaurants and shopping.
Bob was very gracious and accomodating.
Home away from home (but with the sea)
We had a wonderful week at Unit 1 Shell Cove. The Unit is incredibly well equipped, is very nicely decorated and spotlessly clean. It is situated a few steps from an amazing beach, you can see the sea from the bed. Bob was very friendly and gave us tips about the area but was never intrusive; it was good to have him on site.
Thanks Bob & Odette, we hope we can make it back one day.
A Touch of Heaven!
My husband and I loved our stay at Shell Cove. It was dark, late and rainy when we arrived but Bob was there to greet us at the condo and walk us through our every need! The condo is beautifully decorated and stocked better than anywhere I've stayed before. We didn't even have to pack our beach chairs. We enjoyed a lot of restaurants while in the area but also cooked a few meals at the condo. We had a nice evening the last night eating by candlelight at the outside table enjoying the ocean breeze. I would recommend this condo to any couple that wants to spend time together!
the best place to stay in paradise!
This is my second time staying at Shellcove in unit 1. When I say Bob has thought of everything you could possibly need(besides food), I mean it. Detergent for washer, aspirin, beer cozies, sunscreen, you name it, it was there. Most other places give you a starter kit and you have to go out and buy everything else. Attention to detail, the beautiful beach right out your backdoor and the island itself make this my paradise. (comfortable bed, too) Until the time when I finally move here, I will continue to stay at Shellcove. Thank you!for helping to make my vacation a perfect one.
Sandy and Rich Louden
Camp Point, Illinois
Absolutely the Best Vacation ever!
The condo unit is the best vacation my husband and I have ever taken! We seriously did not want to leave. Bob was great, offered advice on places to visit while there, places to eat, shop..which is moments away. The condo was everything a couple would need...beach steps out your front door!
Shell Cove on the sand.
Shell cove is great bob and Odett are down to earth.Loved the stay, everything bob and Odett said it be.Thanks Cford
Gregg and Pat
Can all the five star reviews be accurate - absolutely!!
While planning our recent trip to anna Maria Island, we came across the listing for this unit. It was exactly as presented and the location was better than I ever imagined - the beach is right outside the front door and there are several good restaurants nearby. Bob and Odette take pride in making sure the unit is spotless, very comfortable and stocked with everything needed for a perfect vacation. We will definitely return.
Clean, great location, and with everything you need.
We stayed during the first week of august and could not have enjoyed our stay more. The place was right on the beach as advertised. We enjoyed eating our meals outside on the patio or inside by the window facing the beach and could see the beach and the ocean from either spot. The owners provided everything you could need for a day at the beach including beach chairs and an umbrella. They were also helpful with navigating around the island including pointing out local shops and restaurants. The place was also very clean and everything looked updated including modern appliances like a glass top stove. The condo is also centrally located on the island which means that everything is within a short drive. Our dedicated parking space was always free for us. Perfect place for couples to relax.
Ken & Fran
My husband & I were looking for a special place to celebrate our 30th anniversary, and we found it! Bob went out of his way to make us feel welcome, the location was a+, the unit was impeccably clean, (beautifully done in white and beige)there wasn't anything we needed that wasn't already there except for our groceries (Ladies, leave your hairdryer home!), and we didn't even have to buy sunblock! Loved the back entrance to get to our car. Very private! Quick ride to shopping, Publix food store, restaurants, and strolling on the piers at night. Even saw the moon rise from anna Maria Pier one night! And the sunsets right out the front door on the beach were spectacular!!! Lots of brochures on fun things to do and plenty of menus to help make your choice. We didn't want to leave, and we plan to go back...Thank you, Bob and Odette, for making our anniversary such a memorable one! Everything was perfect!
Perfect, relaxing vacation right on the beach
Shell Cove Unit 1 is immaculate, stocked with everything you need, and in a perfect location. Just walk out the front door and you're on the quiet, uncrowded beach. The bed is super comfortable, and the kitchen is brand-new (in fact, everything looks new). We loved it!
Babson Park, Fl.
We had a very relaxing and enjoyable time. It is nice having the beach right out side your front door. It was very peaceful and quiet. This is our 3rd year and will come back again and again. Bob and Odetta keep everything so nice and clean.
Beach Lovers from Indiana
We truly had a wonderful time on our recent stay at Shell Cove. Bob was extremely helpful and the unit was wonderful and had everything that you needed to enjoy a week on the beach!
Can't wait until we are back again!
Shell Cove=A Little Slice of Paradise!
My husband and I had such a great time! It was wonderful! Shell Cove, Unit #1 was perfect for us. It was very clean and had everything!! Thank you, Bob and Odette for the excellent place!
We want to come back! The beach and ocean are so beautiful there.
This is the perfect place for 1 or 2 people! Beautiful beaches and friendly people. Bob and Odette provided everything you need for a beach vacation and the condo was beautifully decorated. Lots of restaurants and shopping nearby. I really didn't want to leave and will definitely go back again!
Great Vacation Condo
We were pleased to find the condo very clean with many comforts provided. We have stayed at other condos that did not even provide toilet paper! Bob was very accommodating on our arrival, he suggested restaurants and local places of interest. We loved walking the miles of beach each day. He was very kind when we had to cut our vacation short due to a family death and offered to credit us the days we did not use if we wanted to come back. We are looking forward to returning next spring. If you are looking for a quiet relaxed vacation you will enjoy this condo.
comfotable, clean, convenient to everything!
My husband and I stayed for 5 nights and had a great time. Bob met us at the room the minute we arrived and answered all our questions, and gave us several helpful recommendations. The room is literally steps from the beach. It's so clean and has everything you could ever need...sheets/towels/umbrella/chairs/full kitchen/amazingly Comfortable bed/HD flat screen tv/cable channels galore! The price is very reasonable and well worth it. We enjoyed the beach and the restaurants, as well as some great shopping on Bridge st. and anna Maria island. There are several nice restaurants on Cortez too, the Cortez kitchen and a cuban place called Jose's Real Cuban Food. There's a Caribbean place called Banana Cabana near by, also a trip to anna Maria wouldn't be complete without visiting Mr. Bones restaurant! Once you've walked the beach from the room, be sure to drive up to the tip of anna Maria Island and walk Bean Point, Very wide, feels like a nature preserve. The beach is really nice, and the water is completely clear with just a tint of green...and my favorite...warm this time of year ; ) Would highly recommend both the island and these accommodations.
A woderful few days at Shell Cove
Helpful hosts, spotlessly clean, wonderful location.
The unit is a bit small, but if you are on good terms with your spouse or partner it is just a wonderful place to be for a vacation.The beautiful beach is right at the front door and the unit is spotlessly clean and well equipped.Parking in a reserved spot is right outside the back door. Our hosts Bob and Odette were very helpful, and were knowledgeable about the many restaurants nearby.Just a wonderful vacation spot...we look forward to our next visit.
Everthing from location to service at Shell Cove was exactly as advertised. Although a little on the small side, the condo was beautifully appointed, especially the kitchen area, and gave directly onto a quiet white sand beach providing gentle walks, great swimming and spectacular sunsets. Truly a slice of "old Florida" with just enough in terms of restaurants, shopping, even a lovely local museum and easy access to Bradenton and Sarasota. Even my husband, not a great vacationer, said he would like to come again - high praise!
Kim & Terry
Lake Forest, CA (Southern Cal)
Perfect in every way!!!
We travelled to anna Maria Island/Bradenton Beach from Southern California. People asked us why are you going all the way to Florida when you live within 30 minutes from the beautiful So Cal beaches? Our response was we had never been to Florida and wanted to see and experience the Gulf Coast of Florida. Well we were not disappointed in any way. The condo was perfect in every way...location, clean, comfortable, and everything provided with the full kitchen ( all of the utensils, pots & pans, silverware, glasses, dishes, tupperware, etc).
Loved being on the ground floor, beautiful beach, beautiful water, beautiful sunsets.
Also, all the conveniences were in very close proximity...grocery store, post office, pharmacy, and a variety of restaurants.
We definitely recommend this to anyone and everyone interested in a relaxing getaway beach vacation.
We shall return!!!
Thanks Bob and Odette for a flawless vacation! Everything about your studio on the beach exceeded our expectations! Hope to see you again real soon!
Tami and Mike
Wonderful and relaxing
This was are first time to anna Maria Island and what a wonderful place to vacation! Are condo was beautiful, clean and had everything we needed, it was perfect! It was such a great place were going to come back for 2 weeks next year! The setting was so perfect my boyfriend now my future husband, proposed to me on the first night of our vacation!
Thanks Bob for such a wonderful condo, we love it!
Can't say enough great things the condo and anna Maria Island...
Very nice condo
It was very clean and cozy...Has all
the things you need for the beach...
Bill and Maureen T.
Comstock Park, Mi
This condo surpassed all of our expectations! Fresh beach cottage-like decor, great out-your-door beach access that allows as much walking as one desires, location is convenient to restaurants and shopping and the view of the gulf sunsets are spectacular. Immaculately clean and peaceful setting! Bob the owner has thought of every ammenity one could need and offered great advice on places to check out during our stay. We are 10 yr all-inclusive resort fans and will definitely come back here. Thanks Bob for one of the best weeks of vacation ever!
The Most Wonderful, Relaxing Vacation!
As everyone has previously stated, this condo has everything anyone could possibly need to have a great vacation. We walked out the door and we were on the beach. We loved the beautiful, clear blue water and spent hours shelling. The other couples and families staying at Shell Cove are all very friendly. Thanks, Bob!
Geneseo, New York
Love the closeness to the beach
The kitchen is well equiped; great T V; washer and dryer a real plus and just open the door or look out the window and see the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Great hospitality from the owner! Will go back next year.
Budd Lake, NJ
We had an excellent time; Bob was very nice and helpful. I am recommending this place to everybody.
The Perfect Beach Getaway
I really looked forward to my beach getaway! Prior to arriving, Bob was very helpful with any questions I had. He takes a lot of pride in his rental by caring for the condo itself as well as caring about his guests. The condo was everything I had hoped it would be -- a view of the gulf from my window, beautiful beach just outside my doorstep, clean, well-supplied with all the necessities and more. My only disappointment was that I had to leave! I look forward to returning and extending my stay the next time as this condo unit met all of my needs for a perfect beach getaway!!
Greg and Karla
Just left pure paradise a day ago! The condo and beach were more than you could ask for. Every single detail had already been thought of and you had every convenience at your disposal. You truly would never have to leave once arriving! Bob was helpful in giving us some island recommendations and was available if needed. We had a fantastic experience and cannot wait to go back!
Jason & Kaila
Honeymoon at it's best!
Our stay at the Shell Cove Gulf Front Studio Suite Condo Unit 1 was one of our best vacations ever. We greatly enjoyed the quite area and the sound of the ocean during the night. It was so amazing to have access to the beach just seconds away from our suite. The owners were very friendly and gave us access to whatever we need during our stay while at the same time gave us 100% privacy. Bob & Odette we will see you again soon. Thank you for making our honeymoon a great experience that we will place in our memories.
Relaxing, Beautiful, Clean, and Friendly
My husband and I stayed here for seven nights, and it was wonderful. We are from Louisiana, and we are looking to buy a home and move to the Sarasota/Bradenton area. This was a wonderful place to stay as we looked at homes. We didn't want to leave!
Bob is extremely nice and helpful. He showed us where everything was in the condo, told us a little about the area, and even recommended places to eat. He was there anytime we needed him, and we really appreciated his hospitality. The condo was just perfect for two! It was also extremely clean and nicely decorated. It was such a comfortable and relaxing place to stay, and Bob has it stocked with anything you might need. Plus, it is just steps from the beach. The view from just the front door of the condo is beautiful. The water is so blue, and the area is nice and quiet. The beach was not crowded with people like many beaches. We loved it.
Thank you so much, Bob and Odette. We would recommend your condo to anyone!
Kevin and Wanda--Alabama
Rare and Exceptional
My wife and I spent four nights at shell cove celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. We love this area--practically had the beach to ourselves.
Bob made sure in advance all of the small amenities were there--beach chairs, hammock, and a few steps a way the gulf. The view is awesome. We live in Dothan, Alabama, and we have frequented the gulf either in Panama City or Destin. Believe me, as beautiful as the beaches are in Destin and PC, you can not beat the view, solitude, and location--I mean you are literally footsteps from the gulf!
We had visited anna Maria Island on a day trip back in May of this year and said we would return because of the beauty--waters are like the Carribean.
We did have inclement weather--which no one can control, and yet, I can still rate this 25th celebration as five stars. We intend to make this a yearly celebration--well, maybe more than once a year!!!
If you go, make sure you visit the Sandbar Restaurant and the Beach Bistro--both are excellent with beautiful views as well. You will pay a little more at the Beach Bistro, but for a special occasion, it is worth it.
Enjoy your stay. We will definitely return.
Oh, and by the way, we feel like we made a friend for life with Bob.
Kevin and Wanda
Loved this condo! My boyfriend and I stumbled upon it when looking for something away from the tourist scene. First, I will say the only negative thing I could find is that this is a studio and is a bit on the small side. However, if you are one person or two people who get along, then it is easily manageable. The condo is extremely clean and well decorated with white tiled floors and wonderful bedding. The amenities surprised me and are many starting with umbrellas, beach chairs and rafts so that you dont have to lug around all that beach paraphernalia. Not that it matters because once you decide which swimsuit to wear that morning (the dry one), it is a walk out your backdoor, past the hammock, to the white sand beach. There is a washer/dryer, full kitchen, large screen cable tv, internet and a/C. Bob is friendly and greeted us at check-in with the morning newspaper and we did not see him for the rest of the trip unless we called him. The island itself is very laid back. There is a free trolley you can catch across the street if you want to tour the island. Overall, it is a very easy condo and a perfect setting for romance and relaxation. I can not wait to go back!
Perfect vacation experience with Bob at Shell Cove
My wife and I stayed at Bob's condo at Shell Cove on anna Maria Island for our honeymoon. Bob was the perfect host. He greeted us at check-in, spent a few minutes showing us around the condo and suggesting restaurants/things to do on the island/etc. The condo was absolutely spotless when we arrived. One great thing about staying here is that we did not have to bring any of the stuff you typically have to lug around going to the beach. Bob supplied us with beach chairs, towels, umbrella, etc. The condo is also equipped with a full kitchen and any glasses, dishes, pots & pans you may need. Bob was available by phone for the couple of times my wife and I had questions for him but even though he lives a few doors down we only saw him at check-in.
This was our first trip to anna Maria Island and we absolutely fell in love. If you are looking for crowds, traffic and non-stop parties, go somewhere else. The island was so laid back and peaceful, the people friendly and inviting, and the beaches were very clean (no oil!). There are plenty of great restaurants available as well. The Sandbar, Gulf Drive Cafe, and the Rod & Reel were our favorites.
We will definitely be making this an annual trip and look forward to staying at Shell Cove again next year!
Linda and Bernie
The best spot on the beach!
My husband and I have visited aMI for the last 8 years. This beach experience was the best! The condo was spotless and amenities were abundant. Bob was a great person to meet and allowed us plenty of privacy. Location of the condo provided us many opportunities to walk the beach in either direction and stop for a cup of coffee or eat a meal. We will be back!!! Linda and Bernie
My fiance and I, along with our chihuahua, came here for a week to escape our hectic schedules and recharge our "batteries." Bob greeted us with a smile, and after a brief overview I knew the condominium would be the perfect getaway -- all ammenites were provided, cozily decorated, and the beach was as peaceful as I had hoped. I would certainly recommend their condo to any couple looking for a "home away from home." Bob and Odette care about their guests, and we hope to visit them and anna Maria Island again. Thanks Bob & Odette!
This condo, while being a bit on the small side, is a beautiful, tastefully decorated, very comfortable place for a couple. We spent our anniversary here and could not have been more pleased. Everything about it was just wonderful. And owner Bob was a delight to talk with. He made you feel very "at home." We definitely have this on our "return visit" list.
Just like home but better!!
My husband and I stayed here on our honemoon and we are glad we did! We arrived about 3 hours early and Bob let us check in and drop off our stuff while he finished cleaning and we went and looked around the island. When we returned the room was immaculate and Bob gave us some info about the island and told us to come knock on his door if we needed anything. Everything about the room was perfect... the view, the kitchen, the bathroom, linens, beach chairs and umbrella, Flat screen TV with cable... It felt just like home but better! The location is great, right in the middle of the island and there is a stop for the free island trolly a few steps from the room. There are public beaches nearby but there was no reason for us to use them because we had what felt like our own private beach right out the front door! I will tell everyone I know to give Bob and Odette a call when they want to go to aMI!!
Bryan and Sheila.
The best 3 weeks holiday we have ever had. We travelled from the U.K. This condo has everything and more that you could want for two people. The setting is perfect for a beach holiday - you step straight out onto the white sand with lots of natural wildlife to view. The free trolley every 20mins takes you to all the shops, restaurants and other amenities you would need.
We would like to say a very big thank you to Bob and Odette who were a pleasure to meet and very helpful.
We will definately be going back.
My Dad and stepmom came over from the UK and stayed here for 3 weeks, this is a hidden gem - right on the beautiful beach, appartment was spotlessly clean with new appliances and the manager very helpful - i would without a doubt reccomend this place. We came to the appartment several times over the vacation and were so happy that we found the perfect place for them to stay.
We love Bradenton Beach!
From the minute we arrived, we were completely impressed with this unit. It was beautifully decorated, had everything we could need, and the location was just what we were hoping for. The beach is just steps away from the room and the Gulf could be seen from the window. We had a great relaxing stay. We will definitely be checking for availability for our vacation next year.
CA B & J
Quiet, convenient very comfortable condo
Shell Cove #1 condo is very nicely furnished with all necessary amemities.The bed linens are high quality. Parking consists of a reserved spot with several spots available for guests.
The beach is at your doorstep and is a wonderful soft, white sand. Plenty of very small but rather nice shells to collect.
There are a number of nice restaurants both north and south of the unit. We had very good food at the Waterfront, the Sand Bar, the Beach House, Mar-Vista and the Sun House. The Sun House had half portions available for selected items.
Palm Coast, Florida
Beauty And The Beach
My husband and I stayed in this unit for a quiet relaxing 4 night getaway...well that's Exactly what we got and MORE! Bob made sure we had everything we needed then left us alone to enjoy our stay. (The fact that he lives on site doesn't mean he's going to be bothering you; actually didn't se him once..LOL) however he seems to be a great easy going guy.
The unit was well equipped and very clean also close to shops, groceries restaurants, etc....so you could go out or get take-out which is what we did a couple of nights and saw the most fabulous sunsets while having dinner on our patio.
If you LOVE the beach you can't get any closer (walk out your door take 5 steps and you're in the sand).
The closeness to the beach and the gorgeous sunsets are what I enjoyed the most (oh and of Course the company). I really didn't have any complaints and will be returning to Shell Cove for a longer stay; the only one thing that would be nice is a separate bedroom (I don't always sleep well and could get up without disturbing my husband).
YES would recommend if you love the BEACH and the BEAUTY of it all was the SUNSETS! Have the pictures to prove it!
P.S. There is a FREE trolley to take advantage of but didn't use it.
My husband and I spent a perfect week in Condo Unit 1. The online pictures are nice but do not even come close to capturing the beautiful beach, building and condo. Bob and Odette provided everything we could possibly need including beach chairs, an umbrella and towels. The atmosphere is peaceful! The condo is spotless! Sunsets are amazing! We couldn't have asked for more and we are looking forward to many more stays at Shell Cove!
This condo was attractively decorated, clean, well equipped with everything needed plus extras, and in a wonderful location right on the beach. Bob was great to work out the condo arrangements and helpful with information about the island. I would recommend this condo especially to beach lovers.
Newton Falls, Ohio
So very very happy
Consider yourself lucky if the days or weeks you want are available. This is the perfect place for a much needed time-out. Unit 1 is comfortable, nicely decorated and immaculate. All of the extras are there, even a washer and dryer. The location is perfect, the view fantastic. Thanks Bob, we loved it.
Bob and Donna
The weather was not pleasant the first 3 weeks so were grateful for nice warm unit. Loved the well equiped kitchen and washer and dryer. Also enjoyed HD TV. Especially like closeness to the beach and view of the gulf. We look forward to next years stay. We thank Bob for his kindness!
Chris & Richard
Beautiful and Relaxing!
While Condo Unit 1 was small, it was very comfortable for the two of us - clean with high quality appointments. Fully equipped including washer and dryer. The setting was just beautiful. This was our first time staying on Anna Maria Island. The beach is right out the door and it is clean with plenty of shells and white sand. The area offers a choice of very interesting restaurants (not just generic tourist types), quaint shops (not just cheap t-shirt shops), and great bicycling. Because of high-rise restrictions, the beach was not too crowded as most Florida beaches are. Bob & Odette were very helpful and congenial without intruding on our privacy at all. We stayed for one week and at the end of the vacation we were relaxed and rejuevenated - ready to rejoin the rat race. Great time and great place!
A fantastic stay at Shell Cove
The only problem with our stay at Bob and Odette's Shell Cove was that we had to leave. The accomodations appeared to be recently remodeled (Odette, where did you buy the quilt? I love it.), very clean and well stocked with everything that you would need to enjoy your stay.
Bob was very helpful during our stay, giving us tips on which restaraunts to visit and making us feel right at home.
We've stayed at some nice beach front places before, but never have we been in one that literally is on the beach. Beautiful sunsets and falling asleep to the sound of crashing waves. Who could ask for more?
Happy after 40
Winter Haven, FL
Unit #1 was a perfect getaway place for our 40th Wedding Anniversary. The unit was spotless, the view beautiful, the other guests pleasant, and the location perfect. The condo is sized for 2 people, but it definatly does not feel small. The decorating is fantastic. The only Negative was that we could not stay longer. We will definatley refer our friends, and hope to return again ourselves.
Surprisingly great place right on the beach with great owner!
Bob met us at the condo and was very nice, he basically made it feel like he was welcoming us into a piece of his home- He and his wife stay in a unit there and he said if we needed anything just to call. The condo itself was perfect, everything looked brand new and with a full size fridge, stove, washer and dryer and cabinets fully stocked with dishes and silverware we could have stayed there for weeks! The back door walked right out onto the beach where we saw dolphins everyday in the ocean. Great place to stay!
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Attention to Detail
My husband and I just returned from three blissful days in the Shell Cove Gulf Front Studio Condo Unit 1. This newly renovated property was extremely clean and very well appointed. In fact, there wasn't anything we needed that wasn't there, including basic non-perishables like salt and pepper, cooking oil, coffee filters, napkins,paper towels,etc. We've often had to purchase these items at other rental locations.
As one earlier reviewer suggested, the pictures don't lie and, in fact, don't do it justice. It may be a little small for a longer stay but for the long weekend we had, it was perfect and we would certainly choose it again.
Suzieby the sea
You could not ask for more(but definetly just for 1 or 2)! The studio was clean, well stocked and the view out the door was just heaven. We would recommend it very highly and will be going back. Been going to Anna Maria for 28yrs and I love everything about it. Go!!!
Barbara and Fred
ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME
Expect a quality rental for a single or couple at this destination. The exterior and interior of the building are modern/attractive with this unit being tastefully furnished with all the whistles and bells of convenience....first floor, front and back doors, lots of windows, parking space near the back door, comfortable bed, well equipped kitchen....it's all here. Right on the sand with a beautiful gulf front view sporting sea oats, sea grapes, casuarinas, pelicans, gulls, sunsets....it doesn't get any better.
Weekend in Paradise!
This was my second stay this summer at Shell Cove...we chose to come again because I liked it so much the first time. The room is tastefully decorated, top-notch amenities, incredibly clean, beautiful window view of the Gulf of Mexico, the owner is pleasant and helpful if needed (I always seem to need help with the remote for the TV/cable/VCR no matter where I go!). The location is such that a stroll along the shoreline in either direction took us to places to eat.
The only thing I might suggest to add is internet service. I am not complaining, because I knew at the outset there was no internet service, but I would like it if there were. It would not matter to me if it were wifi or plug in.
Will I rent there again? You betcha! Read more
Response from Bob & Odette at Shell Cove Condominiums - 08/25/2009
Hello Jan, we have listened to our special guests and have taken your recommendation by now making available Verizon secured high-speed Wi-Fi and plug-in internet service directly in our condo. We thank you for your comments and look forward to seeing you all back again for another laid-back weekend vacation getaway at Shell Cove Unit #1 !
Great weekend getaway
We very much enjoyed our stay at Shell Cove and would definitely return. The room was clean and well-equipped, and only steps to the beach. I would certainly recommend "Unit 1" for a weekend getaway on Anna Maria.
Jim and Janie Nelson
Lake Wales, Florida
Old Style Florida, Going Home Again.
As a fifth generation Florida boy, some of my earliest memories are at the beach, Anna Maria being one of them. Shell Cove reminds me of that 'Ole' Florida Charm I remember so well as a young boy. Very friendly and accomadating hosts who provided a well appointed, immaculate, and comfortable unit opening directly onto a quiet and refreshing beach, and if it gets to hot, then there is the hammock under the trees with a cool glass of iced tea. Like I said Old Style Florida . . .
Jim and Janie Nelson
Quiet and Refreshing Room on the Beach
Great place to relax and catch a breath - right on the Gulf Coast of Florida! Rooms are newly refurbished and look fantastic.
Graham & Charlie
Just Relax and Enjoy
The photo's don't do it justice
A great location for a getaway , on the beach and 20 steps from the sea.
Very well appointed with everything you need from Hair Dryer to Iron , Fridge to Coffee Maker.
We parked the car and relaxed
You can walk the beach and find restuarants and bars , Publix only 1/2 mile away and many local bars and restuarants close by if you want to use your car
A perfect getaway for 2 adults
Response from Bob & Odette at Shell Cove Condominiums - 07/16/2009
Mr.& Mrs. Walsh,
We thank you for your kind remarks about your vacation getaway at our studio condo. We hope to see you all again. Our special laid-back island hideaway can get habit forming!
Bob & Odette