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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 2 / Bathrooms 2 / Sleeps 4 / Apartment
Bedrooms: 2  Bathrooms: 2  Sleeps: 4  Type: Apartment
GULF SANDS UNIT 206 GULF FRONT
TripAdvisor property ID 3466416

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Book this 2 bedroom apartment in Anna Maria Island today! A total of 4 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a pool, air conditioning, and parking space among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 23 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1250, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 95% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Aug 19, 2017.

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About the owner

About the owner

Frank B.
Response rate:
95%
Calendar last updated:
19 Aug 2017
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Anna-maria-island Attractions

Amenities

Amenities

General


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central heating
  • Clothes dryer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet


  • Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet

Pool / Spa


  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)

Property Features


  • Parking
  • Waterfront
  • Wheelchair accessible

Kitchen


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Entertainment


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player

Outdoor


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Patio

Suitability


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed

Reviews

Reviews (23)

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“Perfect Location!”

Reviewed 16 Jun 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here! Frank was GREAT - always responded right away to emails and any questions and provided all the information we needed. The condo was lovely, clean, comfortable, and in the absolutely PERFECT location on Anna Maria Island! We enjoyed being right on the beach (which was awesome!) and close to the grocery store and fun little restaurants. Totally worth it to be right there so you can enjoy the amazing sunsets from the porch! The complex itself was very nice and quiet. When we weren't at the beach we really enjoyed relaxing by the pool while our daughter swam. Beach items such as towels, umbrella, chairs were all provided so that made things much more convenient and comfortable for our time there. Would have definitely stayed longer if we could! We enjoyed the island - no large hotels and chain restaurants. Really is a fun, quaint place to visit. Totally recommend this place and Anna Maria Island!!!! Recommendations for your stay - Star Fish Company Market & Restaurant (GREAT food and a fun, quaint place to eat right by the water - but make sure to take cash). And for a fun adventure, Happy Paddler Kayak - the most AMAZING people and the best time! (I left brochures at the condo ;) )

Response from the owner What a nice review....many thanks and please come back...and my complements to you also for leaving the place so nice for the next person..my cleaning person also says thank you

“Fantastic gulf front condo, amazing view and great location”

Reviewed 8 Jul 2015

We absolutely enjoyed our stay in Frank's condo! The view of the gulf was just beautiful after opening the front door and we hoped the rest of the condo would be just as great, it was! The condo was clean, the beds were comfy, the bathrooms were nice and the kitchen was well appointed. There are no ceiling fans in the bedrooms so some sort of fans to move the air at night would be nice. The balcony was my favorite spot in the condo! We had a few rainy sunsets so the balcony was priceless for me, to be able to sit out there and still enjoy the sunset was wonderfulf. I would have spent more time out there if the furniture were more comfy, which is my only dislike of the condo. The pool is a nice size pool for the condo, plenty of space for multiple groups to enjoy. The covered parking is convenient as its close to the owner locker as well as the stairs and elevator. The condo is in a great location with the AMI Beach Cafe right next door and within walking distance to a favorite burger spot, Skinny's! The beach access is great, we used two short and easy paths. Being next door to Manatee Public Beach made it quite busy at the beach so we preferred to move north a little bit, which was no problem but worth mentioning. Frank has left easy instructions around the condo as well as lots of island info in the credenza. I really don't want to boast too much about his condo or AMI in general because then that means the secrets out and more people will know how wonderful it is. I would recommend the condo for singles, couples and families as it is truly feels like a home away from home. Frank was amazing to work with from the start to the end! I enjoyed his sense of humor and his desire to please the tenant. Great communication with an owner is invaluable for first time vacation renters or for people who've rented multiple times. Thank You, Frank!!!

Response from the owner thank you for the kind reviews

“Best vacay ever!!!”

Reviewed 30 Jun 2014

My family and I have been traveling from NJ for our yearly vacation to the Tampa area beaches for the last 7 years – we have finally found our home away from home at Frank’s house. Everything about Anna Maria Island is exactly what we dream about… the sand is wonderful, the water is warm and calm, and the wildlife is completely spectacular. Frank’s condo feels brand new – it has been completely renovated, and we walked into a sparkling clean condo apartment. I have two daughter, ages 6 and 4 – and they were in heaven. We spent the morning at the ocean – or I could stay behind and watch my family collecting shells or building sand castells from Frank’s balcony – just a few yards ahead of my sight. My wife and I especially enjoyed the balcony every night watching the sunset (which are out of this world) from the comfort of our condo apartment…. Every morning or evening we saw dolphins passing by, and on two occasions saw manatees. Suffice to say – the views from Frank’s balcony facing the gulf waters are breathtaking!!! There are plentiful beach towels and from the closet downstairs that belongs to Frank, my kids used the sand play set, floaties, boogie boards, and we used the chairs and umbrellas. After the beach – it was time to come in for lunch… the condo kitchen is supplied with everything that you need for your home away from home. There are two brand new bathrooms, one with a tub – and the one I used where I could shower while watching the ocean and sunset. The appliances are brand new (as so are the washer/dryer), and there are plenty of utensils, cups/plates, pot/pans, etc… you get the idea… everything you need. We rented a car, so made a trip to Costco and the supermarket to stock up on everything we needed for 2 weeks… it was a lot more enjoyable to eat at home with the beach in our sights then to take two little girls out to restaurants every day….. We spent the late afternoons and evening at the pool – which was mostly empty – and so my daughters had free range of the warm and clean pool water (no scary overbearing chlorine smell). I took my girls fishing for the first time off both the island’s pier’s – which was a spectacular experience because the waters are filled with fish and they each caught 2 fish!!! BTW – the piers on the bay make for awesome swimming and snorkeling. The waters are so shallow and warm, and in there we explored the plentiful star fish, conches, sea urchins, and sand dollars… It was inspiring to see the dolphins in the water everywhere we drove, and the wildlife on this island is extraordinary!!! Since we had a car and took the short ride to the Mote Aquarium – which we highly recommend. Took the Coquina Beach nature walk on the boardwalk – which was spectacular… we saw a hawk carrying a fish larger than it’s body hover right above our heads, as well as many other sea birds (and of course – dolphins). I suppose I can keep going, but suffice to say – this was our best vacation ever. We have already asked Frank rather than return our security deposit – to please apply it towards next year’s family vacation!!! Thank you Frank for sharing your Condo 206 with us!!!

Response from the owner Thank you all for the great review. It really makes my day also cleaning person enjoys hearing from me

“Great Condo and location on a beautiful beach!”

Reviewed 26 Mar 2014

First, I would like to say that reserving our stay was very easy and hassle free. The owner is a very pleasant gentleman who really wanted us to enjoy our stay in his condo. The condo is very clean and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The Master bed is very comfortable which was very important to us since I recently had cervical spine surgery, so when I say the bed was comfortable, I mean it really was a good comfortable mattress! Our two adult girls also said the two twin beds in the second bedroom were very comfortable. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything you need and the nice new washer and dryer is definitely an added plus. The bathrooms are newly remodeled and very clean with plenty of towels. We very much enjoyed time at the pool among the very nice other guest. The pool is fenced in and very private and you can't even tell it's right next to the public beach, but our girls loved that the public beach was right next door! Win, Win for everyone! The best part about staying in this very nice condo is watching the beautiful sunset right from the very comfortable balcony!!! We so hope to stay in this lovely condo again!! Thank you, Frank!!! We've stayed on the Island many times before but your condo and it's great location made our vacation to anna Maria Island our best visit ever! Mary Lynn & John

Response from the owner You guys are very nice and our cleaning person loves. you. Her work was at a minimum stay any time and so nice to leave as friends Stay we'll, Frank and Jean

“Great Condo, Great Location!”

Reviewed 29 Jan 2014

We spent a couple of weeks at this condo and enjoyed everything about it. It has all the amenities, is very clean and spacious. The location is wonderful! Close to the restaurant on Bradenton Beach and the view is spectacular. We are definitely coming back!

Response from the owner Thanks for the great review we are here now too cold...beach is looking great

“Beautiful condo with great location”

Reviewed 29 Aug 2013

We rented the condo in august . Had a great time. The location is right next to Holmes beach, but far enough way that our beach was not overcrowded. The Condo was beautiful and the view at sunset was out of this world. Frank was great to work with. I would definitely recommend this condo to anyone.

Response from the owner Thanks for the great review.....Next time first bottle of wine is on me

“Wonderful Vacation!!”

Reviewed 20 May 2013

We were so impressed with the condo and the view. The elevator for my mother was a big help. The condo was well stocked with dishes and the washer and dryer was great so that we didn't need to bring so many clothes. We had a great time watching people go by on the beach and playing cards on the balcony. This is such a great location and we would love to return soon. Frank was great to work with also. Thanks, Frank. Don and Linda

“great views”

Reviewed 31 Oct 2012

We've stayed at the condo several times & found it to be a great place to vacation. Condo is always clean & owners are very accomadating. Love having the elavator & pool is the best. Hope to go back every year.

Response from the owner Thanks for the great review Frank...1st. bottle of wine is on me

“Great week!”

Reviewed 13 Oct 2012

My wife, my son and I spent a week at this condo in august 2012. Our family has been vacationing at anna Maria Island for over twenty-years, and we always stay at Frank Borrelli's place. It is quiet, clean, two steps away from the white sandy beach, a short drive to shops and restaurants, and a million dollar view of the Gulf of Mexico. This last time my son and I scuba dived a shipwreck just off the beach and 5 minutes away from the condo, it was fabulous! In the past we have also sailed the Gulf of Mexico. Occasionally, in the evening, we'll drive to Sarasota (20-minute drive) and enjoy a town that resembles a European setting with a wide range of sidewalk cafes and a plethora of shopping possibilities. Another place that is a short but pleasant drive away from ana Maria Island is St. Petersburg. There you'll find a wide range of seafood restaurants and a long white sandy beach, however, the views of the Gulf of Mexico alone on the way there is worth the drive. If you want a place to relax and get away from the typical daily routines without being completely isolated from humanity, than this is the place for you.

Response from the owner Frank thanks for the great review...Frank B

“Quiet and Relaxing”

Reviewed 25 Sep 2012

We have been visiting anna Maria Island for over 13 years. Mr. Borrelli is very professional, organized and kind. The condo is in a great spot with beautiful views. It is clean and quiet and well equipped. You can watch dolpins from your deck, hang out at the pool and enjoy the beach just steps away. The Browns Liberty, MO

Response from the owner Thanks for the great review Frank

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