So accommodating! 5 *****
The house had some bad reviews and the red tide had made an appearance so we were feeling concerned. This house is charming. And right on the almost private beach. Everyone had their own space with plenty of room to spread out. Check in and out were both very easy also. October 6, 2018
Great property for a family vacation! 4****
This trip was a repeat stay for us and we love, love, love the location. The beach space is absolutely amazing and definitely helps to make up for what the house lacks - the access to interact and witness the wildlife that coexists in this area with the people that stay is incredible. We were able to practically swim with manatees, dolphins, manta rays, pelicans and so much more!! It was disappointing that no improvements or updates were incorporated into the property, the house has an odd layout and several issues that make it a bit hard to adapt to but it has a comfortable feel of a home away from home and has plenty of room to spread out if you travel with multiple couples/families. We would definitely stay again so none of the issues we experienced were deal breakers, just unfortunate because the potential of this property could be exceptional. July 28, 2018
** Thanks for your review. The owners keep the property original to keep the ole style Anna Maria cottage feeling. It is a little quirky but has so much to offer.Many people who grew up coming here, love the nastalgia. BRM
Perfect 5 ***** March 10, 2018
Property has private walk to Sandy beach - wonderful!
Perfect setting for a family reunion, great location and great house. 5 ***** Perfect for our family reunion. House accomodated 10 people easily. Jan 8, 2018
Excellent Location, Clean, Room 4 Large Family, Quirky 5 *****
This house is located at the confluence of the Bay and Gulf waters. Wide open beach space is steps away. While this property is older, it's interior is clean. With two king bedrooms sharing a bath area upstairs and three bedrooms sharing two bath areas downstairs, there's room for all. The Tiki Bar and game area (foos ball and pool table) provide a special gathering area, inviting fun interaction for most ages. The kitchen is on the small size but adequate enough to prepare full family meals (nice feature: gas cook top and range). The large dining table seats 10. The living room and upstairs bonus area give everyone a place to retire to. The outside pergola is covered with greenery and provides a lovely spot for morning coffee or evening glass of wine, or alfresco dining. There is plenty of deck space for all to gather. The outdoor gas grill provides the family cook a nice cooking option.
The gorgeous white sugar beach is steps from the house with a private lighted pathway. The morning sunrise can be viewed right off the private deck at the end of the path. Out and to the left, unbelievable evening sunsets are steps away.
You can walk to the Rod and Reel. The Sand Bar is about a 20 min beach walk. You can bike from this location to the Waterfront Restaurant and enjoy the best food on the island and the some of the best craft cocktails you've ever tasted. And the portions/prices - are also the best on the island...
This house is quirky. It comes with lower ceilings, unusual floor plan, spiral staircase to the upstairs bedrooms/bath/bonus area and lights and light switches that make you scratch your head. But all in all, this just leads to it's charm and provides a unique experience.
My family of ten was in the house for eight days over Thanksgiving 2017 and had a ball!
Date of arrival, November 18, 2017
Our stay was amazing. You can’t beat the location of the house. The beach is prime and has a couple of trees for shade while your enjoying the beach. Daily we saw stingrays, dolphins, and manatees right off shore, it was great! The house is spacious with plenty of room for our 11 family members. Everyone had their privacy and bathroom space. Right outside the house is a large deck with a pergola for shade or just enjoy the night with a few drinks outside. The house had plenty of water toys and towels to go around. Short drive to shops on the Island. I would suggest this house to anyone traveling to Florida.
Overall the property was perfect for us, 5 ***** The property provided everything we wanted, plenty of room for 11 people, beautiful beach right outside your back door, close to good food and different beaches. We had a blast here enjoyed every minute we stayed.
Date of arrival, August 12, 2017
This beach house held 11 people comfortably. It was a short walk to a private beach with beautiful views and several sightings of dolphins and manatee. We grilled every night on patio and kitchen was well stocked to accommodate us. The two master bedrooms are key. There were several rooms that were a bit dim that could use some updated lighting and ceiling fans. We rented bikes and beach chairs and liked that Rod and Reils pier was a short walk for fresh grouper. My only recommendation would be to invest in bigger and better beach towels and beach chairs. And upgrade lighting. There is not a ton of night life at this section of the island. Our favorite ice cream shop, Two Scoops, was within walking distance and was one of the only places open until 9pm. Overall we loved this house! Carly M. Apr 15, 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa del Playa. The house is right on the beach and has great sunset views. Our group appreciatied that the house was decorated for the holidays. Would definitely stay here again.Wendy B12/23/16