This place is awesome
5/5 Stayed Oct 2019
This place is awesome. Just a very short walk to the beach
Published Oct 22, 2019
5/5 Stayed Jun 2019
Bob was great to work with. He was more than helpful with booking, check in, recommendations about things happening in town, etc. The house is gorgeous and very roomy. As some others have mentioned, the pool is a little on the smaller side (compared to most pools) but it was really perfect for our large group so no complaints! I believe the pool is about the same size or larger than others in the area and definitely the nicest one that we had seen by far!
The location is so convenient. You can easily walk to CVS, Publix, restaurants or the beach with no problems. We pretty much split our time between the beach and the pool. The public beach is clean, the water is very clear, and you can also enjoy restaurants and live music so that’s a definite plus.
Published Jul 6, 2019
Nice Vacation Home!
This is a very nice house! The elevator was wonderful for taking groceries and luggage up to the main living area! The pool area was our favorite spot!! Grandpa and I loved sitting in the cabana area and watching the kids and grandkids play in the pool. We did encounter a couple of minor issues with the house but Bob was very responsive and took care of everything we called him about very quickly. We've vacationed in several Florida Island locations but Bob is by far the best rental agent we've ever dealt with! We even got advice from him as to where we could take our car to get a flat tire fixed and the place he referred us to, Holmes Beach Automotive, was great! Shout out to those folks if you have need for automotive service while you're on the island! We will be back to Anna Maria Island and would definitely consider this property again.
Villa Maria was a perfect fit!
Stayed May 2019
It had everything we wanted! Walking distance to the beach, close to Publix, shopping nearby and many restaurants to choose from. The pool and waterfall was picturesque! Everything was well maintained. Any concerns you have, Bob is always reachable. Loved everything! Would definitely recommend it to my friends. Hope to be back next year!
Published May 27, 2019
Stayed May 2019
Beautiful home, excellent beaches nearby, many different options for dinning and activities in the area.
Published May 17, 2019
Super clean, close to ocean and great communication!
Stayed Mar 2019
Easy location to get to Manatee Beach, very clean home and Bob was wonderful with communication. The house was large and roomy for the seven of us girls. The girls loved the pool too.
Published Mar 20, 2019
Clean home, great location!
Stayed Jan 2019
The home and pool were clean and inviting. The location is perfect and the public beach is beautiful.
Published Feb 1, 2019
A lovely home away from home for Christmas!
Stayed Dec 2018
Villa Maria; home away from home for Christmas for a family of ten.
A family of ten, composed of seven adults, two pre teen girls and a four year old boy, we spent a delightful sunny, blue sky week at Villa Maria, a short walk from the beach and adjacent to grocery store, pharmacy and basic eateries ( all very convenient ) The accommodations were comfortable for ten people, as we brought mattresses for the girls, and there was a sofa bed in the living room that we did not use ( it’s not comfortable to expect anyone to sleep in public spaces especially over a holiday)
The house is well maintained, under Bob’s careful supervision, and the pool service was there as announced. Trash/ recycling is provided and we tried to get the days correct! The turret was a lovely venue for breakfast and evening drinks( after sundowners on the beach) and it was certainly convenient to have the elevator to get luggage up and down!
There was an ample quantity of towels and of kitchen equipment and our only suggestion would be to have basic laundry/ dish washing/ toiletries supply for arrival.
We certainly enjoyed our first Florida Christmas and would certainly recommend Villa Maria to anyone looking for a comfortable home away from home.
Stayed Oct 2018
There were 8 adults in our party. Rooms are spacious. Everyone love the place. The pool area was a great place for our family to hang-out and relax. The elevator was a nice bonus since I have a bad hip and stair can be an issue for me.
Published Nov 5, 2018
It was beautiful and well maintained! It was perfect for our family.
Amazing, gorgeous, spacious, clean and absolutely perfect!
Submitted: Sep 13, 2018 | Stayed: August 2018
What a wonderful trip! Our vacation could not have been any better! A clean, beautiful, and spacious house allowed all of us to relax in comfort! In addition, the location is fabulous - so close to the beach and stores! Tha house is stocked with all of your needs from kitchenware, towels, linens, beach chairs, and the list goes on and on. And don’t forget the pool - with a waterfall!! Ellie has thought of everything so you can just spend your time relaxing, having fun, and enjoying a memorable vacation. We cannot wait to return!!!
Submitted Jul 13, 2018
5/5 Stayed Jun 2018
We had a blast, island is beautiful, home was great, we will be back
Submitted Jun 12, 2018
Loved it !!!!!
5/5 Stayed May 2018
Fantastic place , clean , fun and safe .
Will be back
Submitted Jun 5, 2018
5/5 Stayed May 2018
This place was beautiful, and very well stocked. Beach and stores are within walking distance along with trolley pick up. We will be back I'm sure. Thanks!
Submitted May 22, 2018
Great place to stay!
5/5 Stayed Mar 2018
The house was clean and in good condition. Less than a 5 minute walk to the beach! Across the street is a CVS and a grocery store. Everything you need is within walking distance. I would recommend this property to friends and family. We enjoyed treats from two scoops ice cream and cupcake delights (both were very yummy). The grouper taco's at the Ugly Grouper were fantastic!
Submitted Mar 20, 2018