Lovely home. Very clean and nicely equipped. Wonderful experience. We will definitely use Coastal Cottages whenever we return to AMI.
Submitted via Guest Book by Rex Hartley from Mars, Pennsylvania for their stay in 8/2016
We had a fantastic stay at this house. This was our third vacation to Anna Maria and this house was our favorite. The size and layout was perfect for our family of four, my kids loved that they got their own rooms. The kitchen had everything we needed to accommodate our plans to eat in for the majority of our stay, and we enjoyed the view from the screened in patio where we ate most of our meals. The location was perfect for us, just a short walk to our favorite beach area on the island and we appreciated the beach gear the house included and the outdoor shower for washing off the sand. And the house had plenty of towels which was super handy since we swam a lot at the beach and the pool. I could go on and on, thank you for a wonderful stay!!
Submitted via HomeAway by Guests, for their stay in 5/20165/2016
We enjoyed our stay here. The screened porch and pool were greatly used. During one of my morning runs I ran on the beach alongside a manatee for about a mile. My husband caught a big shark from his kayak (fishing, of course). The Sandbar restaurant was amazing. You must go to the Olive Oil Outpost store on Pine Avenue. Fresh bread, olives, cheese, wine and pottery made by a 98-year-old woman who lives on AMI. We met our best friends here and stayed for a week. We will see you next year!
Guest Book entry by guests from Oklahoma and Florida for their stay in 5/2016
Life is Good at the Beach vacation rental is a beautifully, well maintained home. The picutres provided on the website accurately reflect the home and the beach house more than exceeded our expectations. Everything you could possibly need during your stay is provided. The kitchen is well equipped, the bathroom and showers are clean and modern, the beds comfortable and there are plenty of bathroom towels and beach towels. It was also very convenient that home provided a washer and dryer for guest use. This was our first visit to Anna Maria Island and we will definitely be back. We fell in love with the island and the house.
Submitted via FlipKey/TripAdvisor by Debra Mousaw from Canton, New York, for a stay in 1/2016
Great well equipt house, everything we needed and more, close location to beach 5 mins walk, and to the free trolley bus stop 10 mins walk. The only downside of this property is that the pool/garden does not really get any sun on it at all, which although the pool is heated felt cold. So spent more time at the beach than would do normally. However that is the only reason for 4* instead of 5*.
Submitted via FlipKey/TripAdvisor by Helen P. from Middlesex, United Kingdom, for a stay in 11/2015
Our vacation was truly wonderful – relaxing & surreal. We felt as if we were living in a tree house – the beautiful foliage creates a quite oasis. We’ll be back next year.
Guest Book entry by Lorraine & Bill Duchesne of The Villages, Florida, for their stay in 8/2015
We had a wonderful time, the house was clean and very well equipped with everything you need. It’s the best stay on Anna Maria that we’ve ever had.
Submitted on HomeAway by William Keller of Lebanon, Ohio, for his stay in 6/2015
This was the perfect getaway. We loved the house, beach, pool, white sand and the friendly people. Sunset at the Sandbar was picture perfect. The dolphin at Rod & Reel Pier was timely, the other restaurants were great and the shopping was fun. We heard that we got lucky with the 90+ degrees everyday. Perfect accommodations!
Guest Book entry for a stay in 5/2015
Thank you for offering such a nice, loving and relaxing home. We enjoyed every minute. We fell in love with the island and the house. Will be back next year.
Guest Book entry by the Hernandez family of Miami, Florida, for their stay in 5/2015
The sign says it all “Relax Relax Relax”. You can be as busy as you want or simply hang out by the pool and enjoy your solitude. The accommodations here are perfect. Just wish we could have filled the house with family and friends.
Guest Book entry by Lynn and Keith Loebs of Rochester Hills, Michigan, for their stay in 4/2015
Another wonderful time on AMI. Weather was unbelievable!! See you next year!
Guest Book entry by Chet and Jean Galloway of Keyport, New Jersey, for their stay in 3/2015
We loved our month in your beautiful and comfortable home. The library books were a plus. Although we cannot return next year we do hope to get back to this happy place ASAP.
Guest Book entry by the Shatkins family of Rhode Island, for their stay in 2/2015
We said when we visited in October 2013 we would be back and this time was for a month! We have again loved being here on AMI and staying here in this lovely home. We all feel so relaxed here! To help other guests – our favorite places to eat are Sandbar, Waterfront, Blue Marlin, Takeaways, Hurricane Hanks and The Feast. Ginny & Jane E’s for lunch/breakfast and The Rod & Reel Pier for breakfast is a must! We hired bikes from Just For Fun and Paddleboards. Cycling around Robinson’s Preserve was great as was cycling the beach.
Guest Book entry by the Bentley family of Hampshire, United Kingdom, for their stay in 1/2015
Great vacation with my sister and mom on Anna Maria Island. Enjoyed great shopping, fantastic meals at Sandbar, The Sign of the Mermaid (Caleb oooh lala), Sharkey’s Sea Grill, Saltwater Café in Nokomis, and the Waterfront Restaurant on AMI. So looking forward to sharing this experience again with our families! “Life Is Good At The Beach” had wonderful accommodations, amenities and extras!
Guest Book entry by Dawn of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, for her stay in 11/2014
Had a wonderful vacation here on Anna Maria. We enjoyed the gulf and all the beautiful birds.
Guest Book entry by the D’Ambrosio, Modell, and Mullen families for their stay in 4/2014
Great stay, good weather – see you next year!
Guest Book entry by the Chet and Jean Galloway of Keyport, New Jersey, for their stay in 3/2014
We’ve had a fantastic time here! Life is certainly good at the beach!! We have loved being here for two weeks, the location is perfect as is the house. We will be back, thank you!
Guest Book entry by the Bentley family of Hampshire, United Kingdom, for their stay in 10/2013
We were looking for a “relaxing vacation” and yes we found it here. The house is so beautiful, comfortable, and just down right homey. The way the house is nestled in the trees you truly feel like you are in paradise! We absolutely love this island and will be back again.
Guest Book entry by the Martin family of Morton, Illinois, for their stay in 6/2013
Wonderful house . . . love it, especially the screened-in porch! We stayed out there and in the pool . . . nice! Walked to the Pier and the beach . . . good walk . . . friendly neighbors. First time here, and it won’t be the last! Sunny days, cool breezy nights, beautiful trees and flowers . . . wish it was mine! Thanks, too, for having all the necessities . . . dishes, towels, blankets, etc. The house is decorated so nice, it gives me ideas for mine. Wonderful! Sure hate to leave!
Guest Book entry by Karen Manasco of Alabama for her stay in 5/2013
More than a week has passed since our family enjoyed a week’s stay at Life is Good at the Beach. The home was very comfortable and met all of our needs. I was celebrating my 85th birthday with my three children and two adult grandsons. We were blessed with nice weather so were able to enjoy lots of good beach time, especially the sunsets! All have now returned to far flung places around the world and my life has settled down to one of solitude. I do not know when I will see any of them again but we all hold fond memories of a most enjoyable time at the house.
Submitted via email by Helen McAbee of Sarasota, Florida, for her stay in 10/2012
We had a very enjoyable time. This was our seventh trip to Anna Maria and we will definitely return. The home was great as was the walk to the beach
Guest Book entry by the Juner family of Indiana for their stay in 10/2012
We all thoroughly enjoyed the house, its closeness to the beach—both sides- and all the facilities the house offers. Especially the kitchen. It was well stocked for all our needs. We would recommend breakfast at the Rod and Reel Pier, dinner at the sandbar, and sunsets at bean point. Most especially a fantastic boat trip with Captain Kim 920-3307 which included shell collecting and sand bar hopping! Highly recommended!
Guest Book entry by the Price family of the United Kingdom for their stay in 9/2012
We had a great time! Your house is the perfect place to spend 3 weeks of wonderful vacation on Anna Maria Island! The sun accompanied us all the time until “Debbie” showed up and turned “Life is Good” into a little island itself!
Guest Book entry by the Baart family of Amsterdam, Netherlands, for their stay in 6/2012
An awesome vacation with our son, his wife, grandson (almost 3), and granddaughter (3 month). The beach and sand were great and the pool was a fun time. Thank you for letting us enjoy your home.
Guest Book entry by Leslie and John of Virginia for their stay in 5/2012
We enjoyed our week here on the island. Found over 30 sand dollars off of a sandbar at the beach access at Luna St. we also saw a pair of manatees there. Two little owls visited us while we cooked out poolside. This was our best vacation EVER! Hope to be back soon.
Guest Book entry for a stay in 4/2012
It was awesome! Thank you!
Guest Book entry by Hannah for her stay in 4/2012
We all thoroughly enjoyed our time here. It was much needed get-away for me, my mother, and four of my six children (Dad and the other two had to return to Ohio). My family has been coming to AMI for about 30 years (off and on) it was a wonderful time to be able to rekindle some memories. The house is so comfortable! We loved the lanai and the pool is fantastic! We are hoping to come back next year, Lord willing.
Guest Book entry by the Andrew family of Lakeland, Florida, for their stay in 4/2012
We had another fun week at Life is Good. We love the house and the pool! This is our third time here. The weather was wonderful! We liked the new TV. The porch was really nice. The beds were really comfortable. The pool was just the right size! We loved the beach! Thanks! PS we are coming back in July!
Guest Book entry by the Annis family for their stay in 4/2012
Lovely. Can’t wait to come back. Enjoyed the pool so much, especially the temperature. See you next year.
Guest Book entry by Chet and Jean Galloway of Keyport, New Jersey, for their stay in 3/2012
First time to AMI. Stayed from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Eve. Very comfortable for our family of five. Loved the pool and closeness to beach! Your ad was right. Life at the Beach is Good! Would certainly stay here again.
Guest Book entry by the Hanna family of Taylor Mill, Kentucky, for their stay in 12/2011
On our fifth visit to AMI, this is the best house. We love the location and quietude. Perfect for families as “home away from home”.
Guest Book entry by the Webb family of El Dorado, Arkansas, for their stay in 9/2011
What a nice house. Thank you and hopefully see you soon!
Guest Book entry by the Baart family of Amsterdam, Netherlands, for their stay in 8/2011
Love this house! I love the pool, it is a joy to swim in and I love the outdoor shower and that the stairs were outside, we were so close to the beach we could walk to it!
Guest Book entry by Maingots and Wegers for their stay in 8/2011
Really enjoyed our vacation and your home. Will definitely be back.
Guest Book entry by the Bettge and Green families for their stay in 6/2011
We have all had a lovely time here in “Life is Good at the Beach”. We loved the outside terrace and we all loved the pool. The beach is lovely and we have enjoyed the various nearby restaurants. We hope to visit again one day.
Guest Book entry for a stay in 5/2011
Enjoyed our lovely home away from home. Our second year here!
Guest Book entry for a stay in 5/2011
Thanks for a lovely month of sunshine, pool side relaxation, and the porch of my dreams! We walked the beach each morning and enjoyed AMI delights: Ginny’s & Jane E’s, Sign of the Mermaid, Rod and Reel, Waterfront, AMI Art Studio, festivals, and time with you!
Guest Book entry by Carolyn and Dennis for their stay in 3/2011
Thanks for a beautiful stay, certainly much better than waking up in wintery Baltimore. The house, porch, and pool were perfect—especially the porch!
Guest Book entry by Jane and Harvey for their stay in 2/2011
Christmas on the corner of Holly St. and Poinsettia. Hm! It was meant to be. We had an amazing time here. Your house is clean, sunny, comfortable, and simple. Our two young kids loved to hand out on your porch.
Guest Book entry by the Badir family for their stay in 12/ 2010