The house was wonderful. We had issues with the pool but it was resolved. Loved our stay!
Submitted via Guest Book entry by Ruth McCay from Riverview for their stay in 7/2016
Amazing home and décor! We had so much fun with the shuttle board and just relaxing around the pool. Love the layout of the home and the sound system. Great time had by all!
Submitted via Guest Book by the Rogers Family from Indiana, for their stay in 4/2016
We have been vacationing on AMI for 8 years and we have never stayed in such a beautiful home. The amenities were wonderful! Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. We made more wonderful memories here this year!
Submitted via Guest Book by the Bittle/Welch Families from Ohio for their stay in 3/2016
We spent 8 wonderful days at the Seahorse Cove property over Christmas. We had our 3 adult kinds with their husbands and our 1 year old grandson and dog traveling. This property is a tropical oasis the pool area is amazing and we spent from daylight till dark there every day. We all loved having our own space in the large bedrooms and the whole house sound system was really cool. We grilled out almost every day on the grill large enough to cook for a small army. We did have an issue with the A/C when we arrived. We called CCAMI and they had Kevin their maintenance guy out in half and hour to get things up and running. Great staff. We are already working on our next visit and will definitely stay here again.
Submitted via Glad to Have You by Andrew B., from Grand River, Ohio, for a stay in 12/2015
Stop looking and choose Seahorse Cove! We all loved the entire week stay and would return in a heartbeat. Many members of our party have shared it was there best vacation to date. The house was beautiful, spacious, and flowed perfectly. We had a large party of guests ranging in age from 6 to 88 and all thoroughly enjoyed Seahorse Cove. Specially, the pool area is like a resort! It’s even more beautiful in person than pictured. Also, we had fun using the putting green, as well as playing shuffleboard. On a final note, the location was perfect. Steps from the local eateries as well as the beach. With the above said, there are a few issues with the house, which if addressed, would have made our vacation even more enjoyable. For one, we should note the house is very high tech, which is great if you have an engineering degree. If you are like us, only partially tech savvy, then it would be helpful to have a member of the rental company greet guests upon check-in to demonstrate simple things like turning on the hot water in the shower and\or operating the TVs. Yes, there was a manual on site. Yet, even after one IT admin and 5 other educated adults read the manual, we still couldn’t figure things out. An example would be how to turn on the hot water in the Master bathroom. The shower lacked hot water all week. After two days, we phoned for assistance. A service tech arrived right away and explained we were not turning the shower on correctly. The hot water worked that day, only. The following day and for the rest of the week it remained cold. Also, there is a strong mildew smell in the Master, which can be smelled throughout the house. We believe the source of the smell is located in the Master laundry closet. We read in other reviews clients noted this issue as well. In addition to these larger issues, there were a few smaller issues too, such as one of the ice makers did not work; the knifes weren’t sharp; the clocks all had dead batteries; and, there was nothing to clean the grill with, although we were instructed to clean it. Yet, aside from all of the above opportunities noted above for improvement, we would still rate this vacation a 5 Star. It was the most relaxing vacation we ever had and any one that stays at Sea Horse Cove should make sure they meet Mary across the street. She is the star of Anna Maria Island! We met Mary on our first day and visited with her every morning throughout our stay. At 88, she’s such an inspiration.
Submitted on HomeAway by Jen P. from St. Louis, Missouri, for their stay in 11/2015
This house was AMAZING. It was so open and spacious. The master suite has an entire porch overlooking a mangrove cove. My favorite was the upstairs master bath. From the outside the house looks like this tiny cottage, but inside it just keeps going and going. Our whole family rented several houses and cottages on this side of the island, and we were so pleased with the laid back old Florida style town. My husband and I stayed at Seahorse Cove and everyone LOVED making it our family “hub” for dining and relaxing together. Cannot recommend it enough! There were some crazy reviews about ear infections in the pool that made us nervous, but at least 12 of us swam in that pool with not one problem, so I don’t know what that was about. EXTREMELY clean house and grounds. The neighbor is super friendly too! Can’t wait to go back!
Submitted on FlipKey/TripAdvisor by Adora D. from Orlando, Florida, for a stay in 10/2015
We had a great time on this vacation. For some of us, this was our third trip to Anna Maria. This was by far the best house we’ve stayed in on the island. Everything is so well put together in the design of this home and this is probably the biggest pool on Anna Maria besides the ocean itself! We had a blast with everything we did this week…even if it was just laying by the pool!
Guest Book entry by Akers, Gettelfinger, and Provenza families from Indiana for their stay in 6/2015
Amazing house! This house is truly amazing for a vacation. The pool and pool area is awesome, and everyone having their own bedroom and bath made for a nice vacation. It is located close to shops and restaurants which is another plus. We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation at this house.
Submitted on HomeAway by bevhospital for their stay in 4/2015
Look, there really isn’t anything I can add to other reviews regarding Seahorse Cove. The house is amazing! It is stunningly beautiful and comfortable at the same time. The owners made all the right choices in both design and decor. But I think the most important choice they made was hiring Coastal Cottages to manage the property. For several years my family has rented in houses in Florida and simply put, Coastal Cottages is THE best company we have ever had the fortune to rent from. Sabrina, Tura, Craig, Kevin and the rest of the gang are responsive, considerate, efficient and incredibly good humored. The rental process is seamless and you can be assured that the house is immaculate when you arrive. It would seem that this is not just a job for them. They are very proud of the island and act as full on ambassadors to both beautiful Anna Maria Island and to each house they manage. The first time we rented we came for the house, we come back because we have found a management company we can trust. When you finish this review, head back to the Coastal Cottages property list. You may still be looking for a house, but I promise you’ve found the perfect management company!
Submitted via email by Walt Smith from Wheeling, West Virginia, for his stay in 12/2014
This house was exactly as pictured and described. The attention to detail in how it was build was amazing. This place had everything you could imagine or want. Pool was spectacular. We drove down to Coquina Beach when we wanted to go into the Gulf. It was a little further drive but we thought it was a nicer less crowded beach.
Submitted on FlipKey/TripAdvisor by Howard Renner from Orefield, Pennsylvania, for his stay in 7/2014
Loved the home. The architecture and decor is high end and beautifully done. High technology but not all TVs are high def. the men would have liked the outdoor one in high def for sporting events. It took a few days to learn how to use everything. Loved how all bedrooms had beautiful space and baths. No fighting over who gets the master. If you bring a boat be sure to check whether it will fit under the bridges to get to dock. Ice maker broken and this led to daily trips to store for ice and added expense. Bring kayaks to launch off dock. We kayaked from house to bay for sunrise. Parking is limited and be aware if you park on street and your car overhangs the road you will get a ticket. Coastal Cottages was very professional and had a fabulous online guest portal. Check-in and out was easy. Great shops and restaurants within walking distance. The home comes with most everything you need. It even had pool and beach toys and chairs. Trash was full when we arrived and the cans were overflowing on check out day. You have to remember to put trash out two days per week we did and still had an issue. My only complaint is the ice maker and maybe the high cleaning fee. I hope the housekeeper gets most of it. Kudos to the owner and the home design.
Submitted via FlipKey/TripAdvisor by Laura Annis from Valrico, Florida, for her stay in 6/2014
I searched for the perfect house for a family of 10 to celebrate our niece’s vacation. All I can say is there was nothing on everyone’s list that this house didn’t have! We absolutely loved everything about this house and I’m pretty sure we took advantage of every feature! Loved the sound system! The pool needs no words!!! It had a place for everyone! Grandpa and the boys fished off the dock! No roasting marshmallows using the fire pit (too hot)! Enjoyed a great movie in the great room! House is walking distance to restaurants, ice cream, candy shop, piers, and of course the beach!!! The teenagers pouted when we left! We will definitely go back! As for renting the property – soooo super easy!! Loved Coastal Cottages app! Great communication!! Thank you so much!
Submitted on FlipKey/TripAdvisor by Chris Holroyd from Perry, Ohio, for her stay in 6/2014
Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful house! Our family had an absolute blast. We loved the house, the location, the island! We can’t wait to come back! I think we used every nook and cranny of the house – nothing went to waste!
Guest Book entry by the Holroyd family from Perry, Ohio, for their stay in 6/2014
This house was paradise! It was so nice and it had everything you could imagine. The pool was beautiful as well as the hot tub. The rooms were cute and comfortable! The kitchen was awesome and the sauna was toasty. I really hope we can get this house next year. Great location!
Guest Book entry by Audrey, age 11, for her stay in 4/2014
We had three generations of family together in this extraordinary home. There was no need to ever leave it with all it has to offer! This was our third year of visiting AMI and the best year yet!
Guest Book entry by the Arnold and Boyd families for their stay in 4/2014
Fantastic home. All the latest technology, yet very homey feel. Great kitchen; Wolf range; ice maker; double fridge; double dishwasher. Double laundry too. Comfy beds! Fantastic sound system. Backyard like a tropical oasis! And we could bring our dog! :) We have re-booked for next year also.
Submitted via FlipKey by PiperinWhitby from Whitby, Ontario, Canada, for their stay in 3/2014
Beautifully appointed and maintained home. Close to the beach and town. Well managed by Coastal Cottages AMI.
Submitted via FlipKey by Jim from St. Charles, Illinois, for his stay in 3/2014
This is an outstanding rental property. It was exactly as advertised and wanted for nothing. The house is spacious and beautifully appointed. The 4 bedrooms and bathrooms are very comfortable. Pool area is amazing and very sheltered. Even though we had cool weather we were able to use the pool area every day. Rental company were a delight to work with and could not have been more helpful. We had a lot of family stop by to see the house and everyone fell in love with it. I would highly recommend this property. Only steps away from good restaurants and neat boutiques.
Submitted via HomeAway by Janice Alderman from Ft. Myers, Florida, for her stay in 11/2013
This is a beautiful house with every amenity. Very comfortable family home with beautiful pool area, large well equipped kitchen and 4 lovely bedrooms and baths with very comfortable beds. So much thought has been put into the design of this home. Very good location just off Pine so easy walk to shops and restaurants. Excellent service from rental agency. There is nothing not to like about this home!
Submitted via FlipKey by Jan from Ft. Myers, Florida, for her stay in 11/2013
We really enjoyed our stay at Seahorse Cove. It’s a lovely home. We did however encounter problems with the A/C and the pool. I do want to note that the management company responded quickly to try to resolve our problems. It was an annoyance to our holiday, but they did try their best to address all of the issues. After reading the last review, I felt compelled to respond as when we rented this home in May 2013, the pool was in need of repairs and did not seem to be the cleanest. There was a pool company that came regularly to maintain the pool; however, I wanted to note that two out of 5 of us staying in the home acquired severe ear infections while staying here . . . not so certain this is a coincidence? Beautiful, beautiful home but posting this in hopes that the pool is provided with the attention it needs to resolve these problems. That, and the A/C obviously needs attention . . .
Submitted via HomeAway by Brook Thomas from Mono, Ontario, Canada, for her stay in 5/2013
The most relaxing vacation in this home. Very beautiful, well decorated, comfortable beds, and a complete yard to enjoy day and night. Look forward to my next stay. Very special week in this home . . . Thank you for creating a PARADISE within the paradise of Anna Maria!
Guest Book entry by Judy Bizga from Lakewood, Ohio, for their stay in 4/2013
Thank you for sharing this lovely house with us. You thought of everything to make our vacation special. We loved the pool and hot tub. So convenient to everything. Love Anna Maria Island. Our first visit but won’t be our last.
Guest Book entry by Mary Jo Clark from Richmond, Indiana, for their stay in 1/2013
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home. We had a fantastic week and enjoyed all the unique amenities in the home. The island is quaint and beach is beautiful. We will definitely try to return.
Guest Book entry by the Knight/Larson family from McCordsville, Indiana, for their stay in 11/2012
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us! Attention to detail is amazing. We love Anna Maria. We will be back soon.
Guest Book entry by the Pigney family from Coppice Row, United Kingdom, for their stay in 10/2012
Great house! We especially enjoyed the pool area. Tropical Storm Debbie was a bummer but we were able to use the pool and enjoy ourselves anyways. Don’t think we ever figured out all the electronics though. (some did!) Loved it all!
Guest Book entry by Sheets, Klein and Tanner families from Blue Ridge, Virginia, for their stay in 6/2012
Amazing house, wonderful amenities. Colby Doodle enjoyed searching out all the dog toys lying here and there. Kids had fun swimming and playing “scavenger hunt” great family time.
Guest Book entry by the Davis-Buddemeier family of Riverview, Florida, for their stay in 6/2012
Seahorse Cove was truly the perfect house for our family! We loved the convenient location and the incredible amenities the house offered. We were able to walk or ride bikes everywhere we wanted to go. The girls had fun shopping at the White Egret while the guys fished from the dock behind the house. We all enjoyed cooking in that amazing kitchen with top of the line appliances, and we grilled fresh seafood (from Starfish Seafood Co.) on the huge grill at the house. We can’t say enough about the “On the Rocks” bar by the pool, we spent a lot of time there!
We did sneak out a few times for delicious grouper sandwiches at the Sandbar and at the casual city pier. (Honestly, that restaurant is under-rated, right there at the end of the Anna Maria City Pier!) The kids had a blast at the beach and we all enjoyed the gorgeous pool and Jacuzzi. The house had every amenity we needed, and then some. The home was decorated so beautifully, we didn’t want to leave.
Thanks again for making our stay seamless. We can’t wait for our next visit, as we are already homesick for Anna Maria Island and Seahorse Cove!
Guest Book entry by Kris and Andy Davis from Orlando, Florida, for their stay in 6/2012
What a fabulous house! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and got many laughs from figuring out all the “electronics”. Perfect Mother’s Day treat!
Guest Book entry by the McConnell family from Largo, Florida, for their stay in 5/2012