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We stayed at Alex' and Elena's house for two weeks and it was absolutely wonderful! The house is just like it Looks in the Pictures, nicely furnished and decorated and it feels like a real home away from home. We had a few chilly days and did not mind spending time inside at all. With the front porch and back garden you always find a cozy spot to sit outside too. The hot tub was very welcome on those chilly January nights. Since we were travelling with a baby the hogh chair and baby bed were already set up upon our arrival. We opened the front door, stepped inside and already felt at home.
Alex and Elena were great hosts and always very responsive (even with the time difference, I don't know how they do it ;-)
We can highly recommend the house and would love to come back and stay there again!
We stayed in Happy Island Cottage over Christmas and New Year and had a great time. The house really lived up to our expectations. Alex met us when we arrived and gave us some good tips and ideas for what to do on the island. The house was very clean, comfortable and well equipped, including things like coffee filters and washing powder. Even if the weather wasn't always sunny, we had a great time on the beach, which is only 5 mins away. There are a lot of beach toys and chairs in the garage.
There's a stop for the free island bus (trolley) just 2 mins from the house, too.
We really recommend it and would love to come back one day!
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We stayed at the Happy Island Cottage and the experience lived up to its name. It was great to have a house to ourselves, that was very nicely located on Anna Maria Island. The beach was a 5 minute walk and their private, heated pool was just outside your door. The place was immaculate, *very* clean, modern, and cozy. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.
The house was absolutely lovely. Design details were wonderful. Everything we needed was there, towels, kitchen utensils, washer/dryer. The neighborhood was quiet but friendly. A very short walk to the ocean. The beaches were not crowded. The only minor issue was that the pool didn't get very warm. No big deal in the spring, summer or fall, but we visited in late November and it was a little too cool to spend evenings in. Overall I would visit again. The communication with the hosts prior to the stay was frequent and appreciated.
Alex was a great host, meeting us at the house and giving a tour and recommendations for nearby restaurants and attractions. He was very responsive during our stay as well. The house was very nice - very clean and up to date. The photos of the house are accurate and it's a very comfortable home. All of the beds were comfortable to sleep and the kitchen was stocked with utensils, coffee maker, and toaster. The television has cable and Netflix access. The house is very close to the beach, just a few minutes walk. The water is very clear, the sand white, and the beach was not crowded. There were beach toys and floats at the house for guest use. Additionally, there were very good restaurants and a grocery store close by. I highly recommend this house!
We have rented the house from Alex & Elena for eight days. The house is very clean, furnished with love for detail and has new and modern equipment.
Alex welcomed us personally with two welcome gifts and gave us a lot of tips about national parks, medical care or where you could dine out.
Alex and his family were very helpful and hospitable during our entire stay.
We can highly recommend the accommodation and thank Alex & Elena for the wonderful time and their hospitality! :)
Bernhard, Sabine, Patricia & Dominik
6 girlfriends started looking for a vacation spot to escape our everyday lives for a short time. We got really lucky when we stumbled across this listing. When booking, this host was very responsive and answered all of our questions immediately. Alex met us at the house right on time and was excited to show us around and welcome us home. The home was better than we could have dreamed, immaculately clean and had everything we could have ever imagined needing. We had planned on spending more time at the beach but the pool deck was so beautiful that we often stayed there for most of the day. the electronic locks made it so easy for everyone and we loved that we weren't passing keys around. The appliances were new, the kitchen was granite, the home smelled fresh (you never know if you'll get that musty smell at a beach house!) and the beds were all very comfortable. It was also decorated so adorably. We really fell in love with with whole place. It was very close to the beach and although we rented a car, all the shops and restaurants were within walking distance. We are already planning our next trip to Happy Island Cottage.
Our vacation at the Happy Island Cottage was awesome!!! Alex met us at arrival and he is very friendly and accommodating. The cottage is absolutely beautiful and very clean. The pool and landscaping are well taken care of. There were so many cool things to do in the area and the beaches were gorgeous. The beach, shops, restaurants, and activities were all within walking distance. We were sad to leave but we look forward to visiting again! I highly recommend choosing this location to relax and enjoy!
This is a lovely home--very clean, well appointed and comfortable. A great location, close to shops, restaurants and the beautiful beach. Alex met us upon arrival with a bottle of bubbly to start our vacation right. He was also helpful in suggesting restaurants for us to try. We had a slight issue with the garbage disposal that he responded to immediately and cheerfully. We were very satisfied and look forward to renting this house again!
puedo decir tanto de alex como las personas que lo acompañaban que son muy agradable y muy buenos huesped ,en cuanto el piso estaba ordenado y limpio ... saludos.