We loved this house; we have always stayed on Lido Key but decided to switch it up. The landscaping is gorgeous and the home very comfortable. We were so pleasantly surprised. Loved how close we were to the beach and appreciated the supplies in the outside room. We miss the beach already!
Submitted via Guest Book entry by Duane and Jeanne Perry from St Paul, Minnesota for their stay in 4/2016
Our second visit to Happy Heron and our third visit to Anna Maria Island in ten months! We love it here! Both the Island and Happy Heron are wonderful.
Submitted via Guest Book entry by Steve and Pam Stewart from Lawrenceville, Georgia for a stay in 4/2016
My husband and I stayed in this 1 bed roomed apartment for 2 weeks. It’s very nicely decorated, ideal for 2 people and close to a beautiful beach. There is everything you’ll need, washer, dryer, beach chairs and beach umbrella, as well as a BBQ. We couldn’t of wished for a nicer place to stay and to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.
Submitted via email by Jackie Langley from Merseyside, England, for a stay in 5/2015
Beautiful little place by the sea! We stayed here for 2 weeks and enjoyed every minute. It’s nicely decorated and very clean, with everything you’ll need for your stay and very close to a beautiful beach. Would definitely stay again.
Submitted via TripAdvisor/FlipKey by Jjackiel for a stay in 4/2015
Nicely decorated and furnished, spacious apartment in a great location 5 minutes walk from the beach. Appreciated the beach chairs/towels etc being included as part of the deal. Really enjoyed our stay on AMI and would recommended it highly to other Brits and Europeans wanting to see the real Florida. Sunsets were amazing and well worth the short walk to the beach to watch them.
Submitted via FlipKey by Patricia Dingwall from S. Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, for her stay in 9/2014
The Happy Heron was the perfect last minute getaway spot. It’s clean, it’s the perfect size for two people and it’s right across the street from the beach. I’m already planning my next trip and Happy Heron is at the top of my list of places to stay!
Submitted via FlipKey by Jamie Brown from Prairie Village, Kansas, for her stay in 8/2014
We very much enjoyed our week at the Happy Heron. It was in wonderful condition with excellent furnishings. It has convenient two short block access to the gulf beach. We will, certainly consider it for future stays if we are in the vicinity again.
Submitted via FlipKey by Happy Renter from Edina, Minnesota, for their stay in 2/2014
This was our first vacation and it was made perfect by our cozy “home away from home!” I especially appreciated the fully-equipped kitchen. (I love cooking!) The native plants and shrubs offer a peaceful private feeling and everything was so clean! We even had a grill to use! :) The beach is close, the whole atmosphere of the island is slow-paced and makes us want to come back. It was cold for our week’s stay, but no one can change that. Now we have to come back to see how wonderful it is in the warm weather! Thank you so much and we will certainly refer all our friends!
Submitted via letter written by Lydia Zook of Homer City, Pennsylvania, for their stay in 1/2014
Thank you for making our three days at the “Happy Heron” so lovely! It was delightful in every way.
Guest Book entry by Rosalind and Mark of Preston Lancashire, United Kingdom, for their stay in 12/2013
The Happy Heron was so lovely and perfect in so many ways. We had all we need for a delightful stay. Everything was so well thought out and Iaid out wonderfully!
Guest Book entry by Yvonne of Clemmons, North Carolina, for her stay in 12/2013
My husband and I recently stayed at Happy Heron. It is an absolutely gorgeous place to stay. The location is great. It is a short walk to the beach and the trolley stop is right outside. Happy Heron is pet friendly, which is a bonus for us because we like to travel with our pet. The rental is clean, quiet, and spacious. It has wifi and the kitchen is well stocked with everything you will need. Beach chairs, umbrella and beach towels are provided. Furnishings are beautiful. This rental is definitely worth it. I recommend renting the beach wagon from Beach Bums to carry your items on the short walk to the beach. It was 30.00 for the week. If you have bikes bring them, AMI is a super place to bike. I will definitely be returning to the Happy Heron very soon!
Submitted via FlipKey by Melanie C. of Orlando, Florida, for their stay in 7/2013
I almost don’t want to tell anyone how lovely this place is so that my family can keep it as our little secret! The Happy Heron was clean, neat and gorgeous. Spacious main area and master suite made us feel so at home instantly. The beach was a very easy 3-5 minute walk away. Loved that there were laundry facilities right there. The grill would have come in handy too if we were inclined to cook during our stay. Furnishings were upscale and very comfortable. As we left we were already thinking of our next visit.
Submitted via FlipKey by Teeny44 of Eastern Shore, Maryland, for their stay in 6/2013
My daughter and I had a wonderful week here. It was her senior high school spring break. We used to live on Longboat Key and she went to school on Anna Maria. My husband passed away so we moved back “home” to be with family and friends. We come down at least once a year to make new memories. Your “beach house” was perfect for us this time. It was very hot and sunny—85-90 degrees.
Guest Book entry by Debi and Tiffany of Rockford, Illinois, for their stay in 4/2013
We enjoyed our time here in Anna Maria and our clean beautiful cottage.
Guest Book entry by Mark and Heather of East Palestine, Ohio, for their stay in 3/2013
Lovely area, great beaches . . . we enjoyed the warmth and sunshine and spotless, comfortable cottage.
Guest Book entry by John and Gail of New York for their stay in 3/2013
After today we will be heading back to the cold in Michigan. We have enjoyed our stay here at the “Happy Heron.” So has our dog Hurley. We were lucky to have the bag pipe player show up at sunset on the beach. We hope everyone gets to experience that; it was amazing. If you have brought your four legged friend with you, be sure to take them to the dog park next to the Holmes Beach City Hall. We will be back again, we hope soon!
Guest Book entry by Kim and Mark of Whitmore Lake, Michigan for their stay in 1/2013