My husband and I had never been to Anna Maria Island, but we made our plans based on the great reviews of Simpatico. I’m happy to say that the house met all our expectations. Quiet neighborhood but close to the business district. Good bed, comfortable furniture, lovely outdoor spaces, well-appointed kitchen. The place was spotless when we arrived, and Coastal Cottages was responsive and helpful for a few very minor issues. Our dogs were happy campers, too with all the places to walk nearby. We’ve rented a lot of vacation homes, and we rate this home very high.
Submitted via email by Marilyn from Kewadin, Michigan, for her stay in 4/2016
My husband and I and another couple stayed here for one week in December. This was our first stay on the island and we would definitely go back. We have rented homes all over Florida and many of the islands in the Caribbean island so are very aware of what a rental home should look like. We were thrilled, have never stayed in a cleaner, well appointed house. Though we ate out many nights we did cook 3 nights while we were there and found absolutely everything in the kitchen that was required and more. Even the cupboards were meticulous. The furnishings were very cheerful and comfortable and it was clear that someone had given a lot of thought to the decor. This did not feel like a rental, it was very homey and everything we needed. We loved the yard and living area under the house. We had a lot of fun fishing off the dock though we did not catch much…we were visited by many beautiful birds, osprey, blue heron and egrets. A perfect house for two couples with two large bedrooms each with private bath. The management company was very helpful in making our stay very comfortable, we had a small issue with the shower curtain rod and they came right over and fixed it. The only suggestion I have is that at sometime in the near future they may want to look at new mattresses for the beds, but they were adequate. We loved every minute in this home and I highly recommend it to other travelers.
Submitted via FlipKey/TripAdvisor by Dale Bowen from Virginia Beach, Virginia, for her stay in 12/2014
The entire grounds and unit are artfully decorated with many vignettes located throughout. Very quiet neighborhood but located within easy walking or biking distance of many shops and restaurants. Unit was well appointed and lacked for nothing. Only complaint is it would have been nice if spa would have worked, but was informed later that it wasn’t for renters. Kids had a great time taking kayaks out and dock to open water was a short 10 min ride thru no wake zone.
Submitted via FlipKey/TripAdvisor by Francis Vivero from Tampa, Florida, for her stay in 7/2014
There are not really enough words to describe how much my family and I loved our stay at Simpatico! The location on the Island was ideal – a walk or a bike ride from all that we needed, but still away from some of the more crowded areas so we could “retreat” to our own space when we needed to. The pictures were COMPLETELY accurate, from walking into the beautiful outside living space to the house itself. The landscaping is beautiful – lush, exotic, and creating wonderful privacy. The “courtyard” with the kayaks and the swing is charming, and the view from the dock is just perfect. Inside the decorating gets you in the spirit of the island immediately: bright colors, and so many fun touches that even days into the stay I was still finding things I liked. The owners and property managers have really thought of everything – there was not one thing we looked for or needed over the course of the week that was lacking (a special “shout out” to the Jacuzzi tub and the well-stocked kitchen!). From the initial renting to the arrival and the checkout, our stay (our first, by the way) on Anna Maria was as easy and enjoyable as we had hoped it would be. My family and I will miss it, very much!
Submitted via FlipKey and HomeAway by Beth Wyner from Roswell, Georgia, for her stay in 3/2014
This cottage is the perfect getaway spot for those who want a tropical experience. Located on a canal, this home was bright, clean, and cheery and packed with tropical foliage that made us feel like we had escaped to the tropics. There is a great entertaining area and backyard which our friends loved! Coastal Cottages AMI were terrific and extremely responsive when we called with questions during our stay.
Submitted via FlipKey by ColdinMinnesota from Minnetonka, Minnesota, for their stay in 3/2014