2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 5
Alex & Elena
- english, german, Russian
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
No Smoking (of any kind please)
Due to high humidity near the ocean, the thermostat min settings is locked to 72F (22C) to prevent condensation.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Needs some updates
Wasn’t very clean. If you cook this isn’t the place to stay!!! They need to get more cookware for sure! What they did have was all Scratched up and not good for cooking!!!The air is set on 72 which you would think would be great. However, the air cuts off every time there’s not someone there and it is set on 79°. The air does not come back on until someone is in the house!!! Which means the house does not get cooled but to 72 Degrees until late at night!!!!!!! Both bedrooms are extremely hot!! This place does not have any type of shades to keep the sun out!!!!!! VERY HOT and Extremely uncomfortable. After a day on the beach you really look forward to coming into air conditioner however this is not the case for this place. I did try to talk to Alex about it but really did not help. Said we would just have to wait until the air-conditioning caught back up to 72°🥵🥵. This house however is a great location but definitely more than 60 steps from the beach!!! The pictures that are shown on the website are correct but however definitely needs some updates. The couch is uncomfortable. One bed is extremely hard in the other bed is decent. Loved the fact that this house is pet friendly!!! Alex was nice! Would stay here again if the air conditioning settings were set on 72 at all time!!!! Also would have to have new pots and pans to good with. We were really forced to eat out almost every night because we could not cook.
Heather left the house in SURER clean condition - THANK You!, and it's very rare to see clean house after departure.
As for cleaning standards everyone is a bit different - house was acceptably clean as I always checking everything myself before our guests arrival. Our cleaning lady is working with us for 5 years now and know and do her job very well - most of the guests are praising cleanness of the house in fact.
I'll definitely check on "scratched up" issue on cookware as we just recently replaced most of it and set was brand new two weeks ago.
AC settings: Heather's description is a perfect explanation of how NEST (smart termostats) are working. Lowest settings are set to 72F (22C) for two reasons: First, and most important, is to keep house affordable for our guests, and the second is to prevent cooling coil from freezing due to high humidity as we are really 60 steps from the beach :)
This was our first time vacationing on Anna Maria Island. We were very pleased with the fast and friendly service we received from Alex, the owner. When we arrived at the duplex the dog next door was barking constantly. Alex picked up the phone instantly and arrived about 6 minutes later at the property. He walked to the beach personally to ask the neighbors to please return and quiet their dog. He also suggested some great restaurants for us to visit during our stay. The house was clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with necessities. There were plenty of towels provided for the length of our stay. The beds were comfortable as well. The only issue was the bedrooms were a little hard to cool down at night since they are on the front of the house and receive direct sunlight during the day. Maybe some blackout curtains would help this. The house was located just a short walk away from the most beautiful beach! The water was gorgeous and the beach was very family friendly. Thank you for our best family vacation yet! We were very pleased to find such an affordable, pet friendly place to stay!
Eight enjoyable days at “Happy Turtle”
The cottage was just the way it showed in the photos on the internet. The furniture was comfortable, the beds were fine and the kitchen nicely equipped. It is indeed less than a block’s walk to the beach.
Great rental to relax and enjoy the beach!
Perfect location and Happy Turtle B was everything we needed for a great stay at Bradenton Beach. Alex was there to make shure everything was right. Count not be any happier.
Great place to stay
The location is excellent. Just a short walk to the beach in a quiet neighborhood. The owner is quick to respond to questions. The kitchen is well equipped.
We stayed for three weeks and very much enjoyed ourselves. Alex and Elena are great and very responsive which is awesome. We had an issue with leaking refrigerant from the new AC unit and Alex showed up the next morning and had a tech there later that afternoon.
The only major issue which is outside of anyone’s control was the road construction. They are replacing water and sewer pipes in multiple location in Bradenton Beach. The noise from this daily really grinds on you when you wish to relax.