- 3 Bedrooms/2.5 bathrooms
- Direct beachfront, superb Gulf views
- Right on the edge of the sands
- Elevator & Stairs to front door
- Private walkway to beach from balcony
- Superb views over the Gulf of Mexico
- Telephone & DSL high speed internet access
- TV in every room, DVD & CD Player
- Gated parking
- Electrically heated swimming pool
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3302 Gulf Drive, Unit 101
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
This three bedroom, two bathroom direct Gulf front vacation property is one of a select group of just five beachfront condos, close to Bradenton Beach and the old fishing village of Cortez. Walk out on to your own beachfront balcony to watch the dolphins playing in the morning or to witness the most spectacular sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. Then step down on to the powdery sands of Anna Maria Island to confirm that you are in paradise.
Pass through the entrance of this elegant beachfront home to find unsurpassed luxury and serenity. Enjoy television and CD players in every room, an elevator up from your gated parking garage, 9ft ceilings, sliders with a panoramic view of turquoise waters, a heated swimming pool set in tropical gardens with magnificent palms and a deck which leads down to the beach.
Sleeps 2 - 6 persons.
**Please keep in mind if the elevator becomes inoperable due to any reason, the stairs will be the only form of transportation to and from your unit. This unit is subject to the rules and regulations of a Condo Association which is not affiliated with Anna Maria Vacations. We are not notified by nor can we be held responsible for any exterior maintenance that might occur during your stay.
By: Linda Brunner Trip Date: 01/30/2016
Three years ago we took our family to this same rental and enjoyed ourselves immensly. Since we had such a good experience previously we decided to stay at the same unit this year with our family. Unfortunately, such was not the case this time. There were so many issues with this unit it is difficult to know where to even begin. The main concern we had was the lack of hot water in the second bathroom shower. We noticed this problem when we arrived on Saturday but since it was the weekend we decided to wait until Monday morning to contact the rental agency. We called the agency as soon as they opened that morning and a call was returned to us on Monday afternoon. Someone from maintenance came that afternoon and told us that a plumber would have to come and fix it. The plumber came early that evening and after looking at it stated that the cartridge in the shower would have to be replaced and he would contact the rental agency about the issue. Tuesday afternoon we received a message from the rental agency stating that the part would have to be ordered and that it would not be in until the next week after we would have departed. Wednesday morning we had a lengthy discussion with the service manager and she agreed to have the part expidited and installed as soon as possible. On Thursday evening the shower faucet was fixed, so we had two working showers for six people for two days. Being business owners ourselves we understand that issues arise but we also know that it is the responsbility of the owner and or management company to resolve issues as quickly and amicable as possible. We did our own research on this part and found it was available at a local home improvement store. It is extremely disappointing that we were told that it had to be special ordered and take over a week to be delivered and installed. Other issues including, but not limited to, were the locks not working on the patio doors, stained bed linens, soiled blankets, lack of proper lighting due to low watt bulbs,a lack of general maintenance, and the overall filth in the entire unit. We did receive a minimal refund for our inconvenience but this certainly did not make up for the issues that we encountered. It had not been our intent to go into this looking for any compensation but after talking to the service manager and her lack of trying to resolve the issue we felt some kind of a refund should be in order. We are aware that she was only doing her job for the owners of the property but it is a sad situation when all that is taken into account is the immediate bottom line. A rating of 2 was given because of the ability to walk down a few steps and be on the beautiful beach of Anna Maria. While we will certainly be back to the island we will question renting thru this particular agency again and it is doubtful we will ever rent this unit again.
By: Hope Emerick Trip Date: 07/18/2015
Bed sheets and pillows stained. Sliding door in master bedroom unable to lock because it was broken. Slider to beach also wouldn’t lock. In room with twin beds not enough storage. My daughter were unable to unpack their suitcases due to this. Not enough outlets so there were extension cords all over condo. TO TOP IT OFF my husband and daughter was going down stairs to beach and steps collapsed with about a 4 feet drop. When complaining to realtor about how our safety was a big issues. Between doors that don’t lock and stairs collapsing while husband and daughter walking to beach. The stair collapsed on a Wednesday and they didn’t fix it till Friday afternoon. Wasn’t doing us any good we were leaving next day. I’ve been to Anna Maria before and for 3000 a week I at least expected to be safe. Realtor never contacted us to see how my husband and daughter were after the stair episode. Unbelievable and poor management.
Thank you so much for your review and feedback—we greatly appreciate your time. We want to sincerely apologize for any inconveniences that you have experienced during your stay. Per your phone conversation with our Guest Services Manager, this unit is part of a condo association that utilizes their own property management team. Upon your first notice, we immediately contacted the Sunset Condo Association to dispatch their team and repair the stairs. Our records indicate that they reported on Thursday, July 23, 2015 that they did not have all of the necessary parts to fix the stairs correctly, and did rectify this issue by Friday, July 24, 2015. Unfortunately, unforeseen issues like this can arise and the team at Anna Maria Vacations strives to provide the best service possible to our guests with a quick turnaround time, however, certain instances do require for us to contact outside sources such as condo associations.
Our records also indicate that our service team rectified the issues of the locks on the sliding doors on Monday, July 20, 2015. This unit has been part of our rental program for many years and this is the first issue we have heard in regards to lack of storage in the Twin bedroom. We thank you for bringing this to our attention and ask you to please keep in mind that this is a privately owned home—with decorative choices left up to the discretion of the owners. This bedroom is equipped with a standard sized closet available for guest use.
We thank you again so much for your feedback and for booking with us. We hope you enjoyed your time on Anna Maria Island and should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at 941-778-4178.
written by Wendy Snuggs , April 28, 2013
We have stayed here twice and just love the view and how close the condo is to the beach. We are planning on coming back sometime in October . Would love to see a wide screen tv in the living area but other than that a great place to stay. We have always gone to Destin for a beach vacation but Anna Maria is now our new spot!