- Shanna, Posted: 06/28/2016
We had a wonderful time during our week stay. We have two toddlers so we were worried about the distance to the beach. Luckily, the beach was a very easy, quick walk from the house! The pool area was great! Lots of shade during the heat of the day. We spend a lot of time at the pool. The trolley stop was right at the end of the street so if you're interested in catching the free trolley it's very close. The kids loved riding around!
- Kevin, Posted: 07/19/2016
This cozy place is perfect for 1 family. Me, my 2 kids, and my dad and step mom and there was planty of room. The patio and pool area are the nicest I've ever seen. The tiki bar is incredible and the tv is the perfect finishing touch. Jeff has everything you would need to go to the beach as well. We'll definitely be staying there again.
- Suzanne, Posted: 04/03/2017
I was lucky enough to spend 2 months in this duplex, my second winter on AMI. It is a fantastic unit with close proximity to the beach, shops, restaurants, bars and the free trolley service. The owners are so easy to work with and respond quickly, whether to a question or a problem that needs a repair. The pool is a little piece of heaven and the tiki bar is a favorite of mine and all my friends who visit.
- Dave, Posted: 04/08/2017
We had a very nice stay. The house was nice and the owners called to check to make sure things went well. Great place to stay! Beautiful pool and a short walk to the beach made it perfect!
- Mike, Posted: 07/15/2017
July 8th - July 15th My family rented both sides of this unit for the past week. This rental is fantastic and is just what is advertised! We loved the pool and the outdoor area, the pool is shaded and warm for those really sunny days! The condo itself was very clean and well stocked with good quality items you will need. The short walk to the beach was very easy and the island has some great places to eat. If you want to eat in there are three Publix stores within about 7 miles of the house. We went to the Pier, Sand Bar, Beach House and Waterfront restaurants, all were very good. My daughter enjoyed making her own doughnuts at the doughnut experience. We also had our son who is 16 months, there are several rental places on the island that rent baby items like high chairs and cribs making it very easy. I cant say enough good things about this rental and the island we will go back for sure. The owners are very nice and helpful, they even called me to check and make sure everything was what we expected and to ask if we needed anything. If I could rate this higher than a 5 I would, if you are looking for a great place to stay on AMI, you found it here! Many thanks to the owners. Hopefully we will talk to you again next year!
- Mellisa, Posted: 08/12/2017
Home is well maintained and stocked with Everything. Very clean, comfortable. Pool and back area, amazing! Everything you need for the beach, there! Thank you for a Paradise, truly is. Definitely be back.
- Scott, Posted: 12/30/2017
- Suzanne, Posted: 03/24/2018
This was my third year to rent from the Kenricks and like the last two years, it was perfect. They are hands on when it comes to questions or a problem. Anna Maria Island is a wonderful place to get away from it all. This property is perfectly located with easy access to the beach, shops and restaurants. Best of all the pool area provides a private oasis. However, the screened in front porch is probably one of my favorites places to just sit and read or watch people heading to the beach or just walking their dogs. Jeff and Ilona, thank you!!!!
- Sheryl, Posted: 06/17/2018
Everything was great! The house was extremely clean and all the furnishings were nice! The bedding was super soft, king mattress was so comfortable. The pool and hot tub were perfect! Ample room for parking which was important since we brought our boat. This rental is pet friendly also and our 2 little pups loved it! And of course everthing on the Island was great! Highly recommend this rental! ??????
- Crystal, Posted: 06/28/2018
The pool, tiki bar, flat screen by the pool, everything was amazing. The Kenricks were very attentive to make sure we were comfortable! Thanks! Loved it so much we are coming back next year for two weeks!!
- Paul, Posted: 07/25/2018
We spent the week of July 7-14 in this lovely home. The walk to the beach is easy. There were 4 beach chairs, a beach umbrella (which also serves as a pool umbrella) and 4 beach towels. We brought extra beach towels and used those at the pool and were able to just use the sandy ones at the beach. This unit had a beach cart, which we found hard to push or pull in the sand when loaded with 4 beach chairs. We just each carried our own chair and were fine with that. The other unit has a wagon. Larger fatter wheels, possibly easier? We did go ahead and purchase another larger beach umbrella as we spent a lot of time at the beach and I am very sun conscious. Even in the shade, we each got a tan while using sunblock. That is just the reality of Florida. Our unit had a dining table in the outdoor room downstairs. We used that for all of our meals that we ate at home. We love being in the outdoors and the pool with the giant royal palms made for a lovely dining experience. There is a "boom box" on the bar in the outdoor area that has bluetooth to synch with your phone, so we made good use of that. We rode bikes once but in July at noon, which was not the best idea! I love that there are 2 bikes available, though. We met our neighbors in the adjoining unit and they were gracious enough to let us use their 2 bikes so we could ride together as a family. The master bed was super comfortable and we loved the shower. If you are driving you might want to consider bringing extra toilet paper. There was a half roll and one spare in each bathroom. As small as the rolls are these days, that was not enough for 3 females and one male for a week. We would love to rent this unit again as we felt so at home and comfortable there. A week was not enough to allow us to relax and enjoy the beach and pool AND explore the island!
- Jennifer, Posted: 08/07/2018
So glad we were able to stay in this spectacular house again for 2 weeks! It’s everything you could ask for in a vacation rental – clean, comfortable and close to the beach and shops. We took advantage of the gorgeous pool and hot tub everyday, as well as the 2 bikes and beach chairs in the garage. The Kenricks are always gracious and accommodating. We are so happy we found Paradise Palms, and hope to return asap!
- Mike, Posted: 11/25/2018
Great place. Perfect for hanging out with a family or group. Pool area is terrific. Owners are easy to deal with. Will be back.
- Kim, Posted: 01/01/2019
VRBO was great. Great experience and Jeff was very responsive to every question.
- Ron, Posted: 01/06/2019
House was spotless, pool area was great and everything was very close by. We will certainly visit again.
- Markus, Posted: 01/06/2019
wonderful pool and outside facilities very good gardenfurniture bicycles in good condition house and entertainment is awesome the situation between the main streets is perfect and quiet
- Jo Anne, Posted: 02/26/2019
More than the eyes see when viewing this magnificent property!. The owners are "hands on", and a phone/text away, giving prompt attention if any issues may arise. With location approximately in the middle of the beautiful AMI, both ends of the island easily accessible on bikes that are provided by owners. One and a half blocks from the beach, this property has a quiet location, away from any traffic.
- Ann, Posted: 03/04/2019
We spent 5 weeks at this property and loved every minute of it! The owners are really proactive, responsive and very kind - this is important during any vacation and they exceeded our expectations. The home is very comfortable and is stocked with every amenity you can imagine. We enjoyed the pool area, tiki bar, outdoor TV, grill, front deck and the bikes. The pool area is located on the west side of the house providing a lot of sun light into the afternoon. We especially loved the proximity to the beach as well as many shops and restaurants. I would absolutely return to this property. We left 2 days ago and I miss it already!
- Jody, Posted: 03/07/2019
Loved the location, pool, hot tub, beach equipment. Great place to stay.
- Karen, Posted: 03/17/2019
Comfortable home with beautiful landscaping. Enjoyed eating on the screened porch, swimming in the heated pool, goring to the beach, dining at some of the excellent restaurants or eating in. Saw some spring training baseball and visited the Desoto memorial. Great vacation.
- Brandon, Posted: 04/09/2019
Loved the pool and downstairs area, steps from the beach had a blast will stay again!
- Daniel, Posted: 04/20/2019
Had a wonderful time, enjoyed this property and location. Very convenient to beach and Pine Street.
- Mary, Posted: 04/21/2019
The pictures of this place posted by owner I felt does not do the place justice.. especially the front porch which is soooo nice for your morning coffee!.. the whole street is lined with very well maintained homes. Loved the outdoor space as that is were we spent most of our time! Great for family fun!
- David, Posted: 05/10/2019
We stayed here for Spring Break this year and loved it. The owners were easy to get ahold of and quick to respond to any questions we had. The pool and hot tub were fantastic for the days we wanted something different than the beach. The house was stocked with plenty of linens, kitchen items and even the extras like beach towels and two bikes! The short, 5 minute walk to the beach was the perfect distance and the general location of the home on the island was nice and quiet. We would definitely recommend this VRBO to a family or even just a couple looking for a great place to stay on Anna Maria Island.
- Rod, Posted: 05/11/2019
We love this property! Pool area was fantastic. Owners checked in to make sure our stay was going well. Covered bar area is awesome! We were caught in the pool in the early evening as a rain shower rolled in and able to get out under cover and watch the large bar TV and enjoy the rain! Very peaceful and private. We will be back again for sure!
- Kyle, Posted: 05/19/2019
We were so thankful we found this place! Everything was great! The house, the pool, the distance to the beach! These people definitely cater to their guests! We absolutely loved our stay and can’t wait to go back!
- Reed, Posted: 05/20/2019
Excellent property, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Pool and hot tub were great after a day at the beach and property supplied beach gear eliminate the need to rent.
- Kathleen, Posted: 05/26/2019
This is my second time coming here and I will definitely be back next year. I love it here. Its just a quick walk to the beach and if you don"t want the beach the pool area is great, hot tub, nice size pool, bar area and a TV where you can watch it from the pool Jeff and his wife take pride in the place. They want to make there quests feel comfortable and to enjoy there vacation. They are very easy to get a hold of and responded quickly to any questions. I had the pleasure of meeting them both and they are very nice and friendly. I would recommend this place to anyone
- Sabrina, Posted: 06/08/2019
Wir hatten einen sehr sehr schönen Urlaub auf AMI und das Haus ist rund um Klasse. SUPER Lage, tolle Ausstattung und der Pool ist ein Highlight. Kommen bestimmt wieder.
- Brad, Posted: 06/22/2019
Our stay at Paradise Palms was wonderful. The house is stocked with everything you need for a perfect vacation. We had bikes, umbrellas, chairs and even inflatables for the kids. The pool area is amazing. The beach was just steps away and the street is very quiet. It’s the perfect vacation rental!
- Crystal, Posted: 06/23/2019
This was our second year at this property and it doesn’t disappoint! The kids love the pool and hot tub feature! The closeness of the beach is great and with a couple of bikes in the garage, it makes the journey to the beach that much faster. We will book again next year!!
- Katie, Posted: 07/02/2019
We absolutely enjoyed our stay at the house! The location to the beach was so close and convenient. And the pool-fabulous! I thought my daughter would never get out! The backyard/landscaping was lovely & serene. The owners called to check in on us to see how our stay was going, they were great to work with. Would love to come back!
- Sara, Posted: 07/07/2019
We've rented properties in AMI several times in the past, and this one is easily the most inclusive one in terms of amenities. It had everything we needed. It was nice to forego those unexpected trips to the store! Great value!
- Kevin, Posted: 07/16/2019
This was my 2nd time staying here. It is a great place for a small family. Close to the ocean. Love the pool and patio area. I'll definitely plan on staying again.
- Jerrod, Posted: 07/22/2019
Second time to stay here. Wonderful place and location. Very short stroll to beach. Pool and tiki bar area amazing...didn't want to leave as usual.
- Linda, Posted: 07/28/2019
Lovely beach property. Walking distance to the beach & great pool area. Would definitely recommend.
- Caroline, Posted: 08/03/2019
This was a GREAT rental for our family! It is in a perfect location and had nearly everything we needed for the entire week. Jeff and Ilona are the most wonderful hosts! This is definitely a property we want to rent there next time we visit! It was a little piece if Heaven!!!
- Jennifer, Posted: 08/21/2019
The house had everything we needed. The pool was absolutely amazing and the beach was just a short walk away. The owners were very quick to respond to my inquiries and Ilona called to check on us on check-in day. Very sweet. Would recommend.
- Anonymous, Posted: 11/01/2019
Property was great. Had all of the items we were looking for. Any issues that came up, Jeff was quick to fix. Great house. Close to beach. Not really walking distance to restaurants, but close to Trolley stop and the trolleys run every 20 mins. Would stay there again.
- Steve, Posted: 11/17/2019
Nice location on 64th street. Very easy walk to the beach, a few minutes and you are there. Free trolley stop very close. Unit has absolutely everything you need, bicycles, beach chairs, floats, well stocked kitchen, etc. Can’t think of anything you would need to bring. We loved the private saltwater heated pool and hot tub. Nice large screened porch, we spent a lot of time there. We were there for two weeks and plan to return.
- Jackie, Posted: 12/01/2019
Property was as described. Great location. Had the pleasure of meeting owners as they were right next door for anything we needed during the first few days of our trip. Would definitely consider staying here again. Pet friendly a definite plus!!!!
- Douglas, Posted: 12/29/2019
The property came exactly as advertised! Great location not far from the beach. December weather when we rented was a little cooler, which meant more time in the hot tub for the whole family. The house was very clean and comfortable with extras that we did not expect, like numerous beach chairs and a beach wagon. Everything was wonderful and we will gladly rent this house again. Thank you!
- Eric & Kim, Posted: 01/05/2020
Super convenient beach access which can be challenging in some areas of AMI. Spotless property. Bath water warm resort like pool for our end of December trip. Huge garage with extra fridge for the pool beverages. Owner specifically called to verify everything was perfect and nothing was needed. A+ stay A+ Owner execution. A+ Communication.
- Anonymous, Posted: 01/08/2020
This property fit our needs very well. Being just three of us, we didn't need a large property and a private pool (loved!) was a top priority. The beach is a short walk. The unit was adequately clean and we felt the price was where it should be for the property. The kitchen was very well supplied. We also appreciated the beach towels, chairs, and toys. The owners graciously left a message welcoming us and any communication with them was prompt and personable. We would stay here again!
- Bob, Posted: 02/05/2020
This house is a rare for a vacation rental. The pictures match the listing pictures; the property is well-maintained and equipped; the pool and hot tub are very nice and well-heated; the owners have put much thought into the experience of staying in the home and are very responsive (and accessible) to any issue that may arise during your visit. In the future when planning a trip to Anna Maria, we'll check the availability of Ilona and Jeff's house first. There's no reason to search further as far as we're concerned.
- Karen, Posted: 02/15/2020
This was a great place walks from the beach,restaurants nearby,private pool was awesome and owners were great
- David, Posted: 02/22/2020
Incredible property in a perfect location. We are keeping it on our list of places to stay again!
- Jo Anne, Posted: 02/23/2020
Comfortable and felt right at “ our Florida home”
- Kellie, Posted: 03/21/2020
This was our second time staying at this property. Everything about it is perfect ! We love the pool area and the proximity to the beach. I would highly recommend it!
- Sarah, Posted: 03/28/2020
What a great week! This duplex was just as advertised: a very short walk to the beach, quiet neighborhood, pet friendly, clean, incredibly well-appointed (there was even a garlic press and juicer in the kitchen!). The owners were very responsive and accommodating. Everything we needed for the beach was provided— towels, wagon, chairs, recreational equipment etc. We spent a lot of time relaxing by the pool and lounging in the covered patio area. If we had to find one thing that could use an upgrade it would be the twin mattresses which were a bit stiff and uncomfortable. But even that wouldn’t affect our five star rating. Anna Maria Island is a gem and we would highly recommend staying here.
- Jason, Posted: 03/28/2020
We will be back! Loved this place and short walk to beach! Nice pool and hot tub!
- Steve, Posted: 06/15/2020
Great location! So close to the beach, just as described. Pool, patio and tiki bar area was a heavenly and a welcome respite when the beach got too hot. Very welcoming and friendly area, close to everything. Very comfortable home.
- Veronica, Posted: 06/15/2020
We really enjoyed our stay! The pool area was spacious and enjoyed have a pool/jacuzzi to come home to after a day at the beach. Inside the apartment felt like home. Everything was clean and well maintained. The street is quiet and is a very short walk to the beach. We loved this place and will still here again!
- Krystal, Posted: 06/16/2020
This place was super cute. Perfect size for a smaller family. Not on the beach but a few minutes from it was just what I wanted. Private pool and jacuzzi was amazing. We had a blast. We will def be back
- Sheryl, Posted: 06/17/2020
Heading home after another perfect week at this great house. Everything you need is here. Everything was very clean and the house is very comfortable. Nice bedding and towels. The pool area and hot tub are beautiful and well kept. Can’t wait to return next summer!
- Clara, Posted: 06/23/2020
The property was just as described. It is not very big, but it was perfect for our family of four. The kids shared the room with twin beds and we had the master. Speaking of the master, the bed was super comfortable and the shower head was really nice too. The kids really loved the pool and hot tub and the walk to the beach was so short, about a block. The shaded overhang with table and bar was nice too. The pool area is not right off the kitchen, so it was awesome they had a fridge down by the pool. The property was well stocked with utensils and kitchen tools. There was plenty of bath towels and 5 beach towels as well. The garage was fully stocked with a beach wagon, umbrella, sand toys, cooler, and chairs. Thanks a bunch for the stay!
- Michael, Posted: 06/29/2020
This property is perfect for a great family beach vacation. The property is clean and comfortable and the pool area provides an amazing area to totally relax. The owners were great to deal with and our family had a fantastic vacation.
- Brent, Posted: 07/09/2020
Everything was just as advertised. The pool's pump did stop working but the problem was resolved in a timely manner. Family was also staying in the unit next door which allowed us access to that pool in the meantime.
- Gary, Posted: 07/12/2020
What a wonderful place, Very close to the beach, house is immaculate. The pool and pool area / tiki bar are just beautiful.We couldn't have asked for more.
- Crystal, Posted: 07/20/2020
This is our 3rd year at this property and it will not be our last! New furniture, updates on the house, and more! We love the owners! They always check in with us each year to make sure we have what we need. We are looking forward to coming back! Our friends booked the place next to us so the kids had their own pool and the adults had theirs! Bonus!!! We kept the gate open between the two sides so they could come and go as they pleased. Another incredible week in AMI!
- Mike, Posted: 08/01/2020
We had a great trip with perfect weather! This is our third time staying here and could not be happier with the home and location! If you are looking for the perfect house for a small family this is your place!
- Brandy, Posted: 08/05/2020
Great place with everything you’ll need to enjoy your stay. Short walk to the beach. Love the pool area?
- Cheri, Posted: 08/15/2020
This is our second time staying here and we love it. Great location to everything and just a quick 5 mins walk to the beach. We will be back next year and for two weeks. One week isn’t enough.
- Brian, Posted: 08/15/2020
We just spent a wonderful week enjoying Anna Maria Island and this property. It was wonderful to have our own pool. We spent hours at the covered outdoor table/bar area playing board games and watching hockey on the TV. Each morning and evening we walked the short stroll to the beach. We were here during the COVID pandemic and felt completely safe here. Thank you!!We just spent a wonderful week enjoying Anna Maria Island and this property. It was wonderful to have our own pool. We spent hours at the covered outdoor table/bar area playing board games and watching hockey on the TV. Each morning and evening we walked the short stroll to the beach. We were here during the COVID pandemic and felt completely safe here. Thank you!!
- Cathy, Posted: 09/12/2020
Pool, spa and outdoor area was simply amazing !! Clean and well designed. Pool remained clean our entire stay, even with rain. So many little touches that make a difference! Bikes and beach wagon available! Netflix already set up! large TV downstairs by pool. Folding table to use! Hooks everywhere to hang whatever! Enclosed front porch. Walk in closet in master, etc. Close to beach. Covered parking. Allows pets. I could go on and on. Owners were fabulous and made us feel welcome. Also, we were able to use hot tub on cool nights, with no issue. Some other island rental companies do not allow renters to heat hot tubs until November, which is ridiculous. We would stay here again!!
- Melanie, Posted: 10/31/2020
Very clean and wonderful place to relax. We will be back!!
- Elizabeth, Posted: 12/15/2020
Beautiful home in a great area. Steps from the beach. The pool area is absolutely amazing. Everything you need is available. Highly recommend.
- Jean, Posted: 07/16/2021
Clean house. Grandkids loved the pool. Only 5 minute walk to beach. Note: before going to bed at night, make sure the fan downstairs by pool is off. Otherwise, you will be hearing a constant loud humming noise from it. Everything else was great.
- Brian, Posted: 07/21/2021
Everything was great; comfortable master bed, clean unit with a short 8 to 10 minute walk to the beach. Well stocked with beach supplies, including sand toys and a rolling cart. There were also some beach chairs and 2 umbrellas. All in all a great stay!