Featured Vacation RentalGladiolus Hideaway - 712 Gladiolus St, Anna Maria Villa B
Gary B., Property Owner
Thank you for managing our house. I have had the opportunity to meet a number of people in the real estate business on the island over the 39 years Cathy and I have been coming to the island. And in selecting Fran Maxon Real Estate (Stephanie), I offer this...The old knight in the Indiana Jones movie "Ark of the Covenant" told Indy to choose wisely when picking up the cup of the carpenter named Jesus. In choosing a realtor for our house, I think I chose wisely. Thank you. See you next time we are on the island.
I love dealing with Fran Maxon Real Estate! The staff is friendly, professional and quick to respond to all my questions and concerns. I have listed my vacation rental unit with Fran Maxon for over 10 years. They making renting easy by handling all the details with an expertise that reflects many years of experience in the vacation rental business. If you own a vacation rental property, I can't think of a better agency to list with. If you are looking for a property to rent, Fran Maxon will find the perfect vacation rental for you. Fran Maxon provides great service with a personal touch that is lacking with larger agencies and online rental sites. I highly recommend Fran Maxon Real Estate for all your vacation rental needs on Anna Maria Island!
November 22-27, 2017
Perfect cottage in a great location ? ? ? ? ? The house was perfect for our needs. It isn’t a big house but it is very well laid out with everything you need on vacation. The beds were very comfortable and the bedsheets, towels etc were all good quality. Being British we were pleased there was a kettle! The Owner was very helpful and quick to answer any questions we had. She really provides a fantastic vacation home with first class service. Location wise, the house is close to the beach either on the gulf side or the bay side. We loved walking to Bean Point with the beach wagon provided. We also walked the 5 minutes to Rod and Reel Pier and approximately 20 minutes to Pine Avenue where the stores are. We highly recommend the house and hope to stay there again soon.
We loved the cleanliness, condition, and location of 699 North Shore! Thank you for everything, was a wonderful experience.
Excellent! We had a great time and hope to be back next year! Called office once, Brianna was super friendly and helpful!
Stephanie, you and your staff are terrific!
Very Pleased with the Property!
LOVE AMI and this location! Great for people with small ones! The office was very friendly and welcoming!
Excellent!!! LOVE location!!!
March 2017-May 2017
We enjoyed our stay and were very comfortable. The Setting is Beautiful!
Very Satisfactory! We have used this company for year and was pleased with them! We really enjoyed our stay and will return!
Been using Fran Maxon since 1991. Thank you Brianna for recommending 7700 Gulf to us, it worked out perfectly!!
Cozy affordable cottage steps to beach in Anna Maria--Perfect island getaway! We absolutely loved staying in this cottage. It was updated, stocked with anything and everything we needed, and was very comfortable. In the 28 years we've been going to AMI, this is the first place we've said we'd rent again. Very close to Bean Point beach, Rod & Reel Pier, AMI Pier, and Bayfront Park. We had a fabulous week and didn't want to leave - even got to see a sea turtle hatch and swim off into the ocean! Great memories were made here. If you are looking for the ideal place for 2-4 People, this is IT!
Amazing property! ? ? ? ? ? Thank you for making our stay on Anna Maria for our family vacation a wonderful experience! This is the first time we have stayed here and have loved the accomodations.Very well equipped. We highly recommend this property!
Everything in the home was Excellent!!! The staffs service is Always Great too!
This is our third time at this property, we love it here! Excellent!
EXCELLENT!!! The house was excellent and the company is too!
Absolute, turn-key vacay in paradise! ? ? ? ? ? I honestly can not rave about this property and the owner, Cindy, enough. We stayed here the last week of August and had the best time! Highlights below: - communication with Cindy was seamless. She was quick to respond to emails, although, because the binder that they have in the house is so thorough and so clearly explains that logistics (wifi, garbage pickup, etc) - there weren't a ton of things I needed clarity on. - the photos and description are EXACTLY what you get. The property was immaculate and so well maintained. Dishes were clean, stove and appliances were new. Everything was clean! - this was truly turnkey and no different than being in a hotel in the sense that there were linens, regular towels, beach towels and my personal fav - a wagon to transport beach chairs, umbrellas, etc (which again were also provided). - this is a 3-5mins walk to the beach - no need to drive anywhere! - as Northeast resident, I am always in awe of outdoor showers and this property had one as well. It was very convenient after coming back from the beach and showering so as not to drag sand into the house. I can go on and on about the other great conveniences - washer/dryer, pots/pans, shampoo/conditioner/body wash, grill/ etc. I would definitely come back!
Very enjoyable ? ? ? ? ? The villa was very clean, well appointed, and fully equipped. It was very quiet and within easy walking distance to the Rod and Reel Pier. Highly recommended.
We really enjoyed the property. It was clean, convenient, and the perfect size. ? ? ? ? ? We loved our stay. A block away from the beach that takes you to the Pier (the Rod and Reel peer, not the City one which I hear may never be rebuilt after storm damage). To get to the "good" beach, it's a little bit of a hike but we were very happy. The home was one of the best we've stayed at -- super clean, convenient, and tons of information (we've stayed at some where we've had to ask about wifi, towels, etc. but this home had EVERYTHING very detailed). We'll definitely book this place again!
Firstly, thank you for an amazing stay on the island. We really didn't want to leave! We found the house to be very comfortable, ticking all our boxes. I really hope that we are back on Anna Maria next summer and if so, we would certainly choose Palm Court Villas.
This is our favorite place to stay on AMI. Perfect location in quiet area of the island two blocks away from the best beach at Bean Point! The cottage is immaculate and very well kept.Everything you need is there including beach towels, assorted beach chairs,toys,umbrellas,coolers and a beach wagon to haul all your stuff to the beach! Outside shower to rinse the salt and sand off after a glorious day at the beach.Kitchen is fully equipped if you want to cook or there are several great restaurants within walking distance! The property manager and the owner are very pleasant and helpful. We will keep returning to this gem.
Perfect retreat ? ? ? ? ? This was the perfect retreat for our family so we could attend our friend's destination wedding. The villa is only a block away from the beach, the fishing pier (which also has a small bar and cozy restaurant), and less than a mile from town. We rented a couple of bikes for the week and never had to get in a car. Can't wait to book our next trip!
November 2, 2017
Unusually Nice: it more than met our expectations! ? ? ? ? ? Typically when you look at a listing, and the photos, you expect that reality will fall a little short (and from what we have heard from others, sometimes it falls short by a lot). This is NOT the case with this villa: it is exceptional in many ways. Recently remodeled, everything is fresh and clean, and well decorated (original acrylics hang on the walls). It is beautiful inside. But then, only after living there for more than a week, do you really appreciate the unusual attention to detail: the owner has thought of nearly everything. The kitchen is very well equipped, there are labels on dimmers, wall switches and TV remotes, a full set of instructions, an extra tank of propane for the grill, fast 5G WiFi, multiple USB charging receptacles, lots of linens, gear for the beach, and the list goes on and on. This is the back side of a single story duplex (although we rarely heard the occupants on the other side, which faces the street). The location is unusually private for this densely populated area: you access a private parking area from an alley that you won't even find unless you know it is there (thank you, Google Earth). The only downside is that the view is largely of white vinyl fences. But, we came for the beach. And the white sand beach is very close by: there are at least four beach access points within a block or two. And this is close to Bean Point, which is the northernmost tip of the island. We actually watched the sun set on the western side, then walked around Bean Point to the east to watch the moon rise a few minutes later. And then there is Anna Maria Island, and the City of Anna Maria: this place is special. We tend to visit Florida in the off season (this was early November), but even in season, Anna Maria has a much slower pace that allows you to really relax. Peace and quiet abound (and are well protected by local noise ordinances). We really didn't have a single complaint, but if there is one shortcoming, it's the unavoidable nature of electric hot water: the tank takes a little time to recharge, especially if your are using the full size washer in the screen porch: with a little forethought, that's not an issue. Date of arrival November 2, 2017
Many thanks to everyone at Fran Maxon for your friendly, efficient service in making the arrangements at your end. It's a real pleasure to deal with you.
Wonderful Home, very well stocked, will stay again, if we are luck to get it again! The staff was the Best! Very helpful and knowledgeable.
EXCELLENT!!! Bri and Staff were Excellent, my entire stay was Excellent!!!
Excellent Service and Staff, Bri was friendly and accommodating!
Everyone on the Staff was very helpful during our stay. Everything at the property was exceptionally clean and maintained! Thank you!
We had an awesome time and hopefully we can rent this same residence next year. Thank you for all your assistance in making this great vacation happen for us.
Perfect stay on AMI ? ? ? ? ? It was a beautiful stay in this property, lovely for a party of 2. The location is very close to the beach, very good walking distance. The house was fully equipped, there was nothing missing. It had everything for the beach. Internet with a very fast speed and enough TV channels to entertain you at night. There is absolutely nothing to complain about this property. Looking forward to visit again!
Great House! Would be interested in buying this or one like it!
We would book this again! Excellent!
We've been with you 3 or 4 years now. Good job and Thank you!
Great service, friendly and professional. Great fully stocked kitchen. We loved the property and booked it again for next year!
Very Clean! We were very happy with all the beach jazz in the garage!
Our stay was wonderful, the bungalow was awesome, great location. We loved it and plan on staying there next year when we come back. Thank you!
Very Helpful and Responsive Staff! Thanks for a Great Stay!
We really enjoyed our stay at 235 Chilson Avenue. We have been going to Anna Maria for more than 5 years and this was the best place we stayed at yet. The home was excellent and I am sure we will be contacting you to rent it again.
Very Helpful and Accommodating Staff. Great Property, no issues!
Very responsive and pleasant staff. Love the kitchen upgrades and key less entry is Great for Beach goers!
Very Nice Staff and all around Excellent Stay
Really Nice Staff!
I was very pleased with the Staffs email communication and timely manner. Excellent staff and stay all around!
Great, efficient, friendly staff! Love dealing with Steph!
This is our first vacation with family, we Loved it!!!
Stephanie was very Helpful!
When my husband and I opened the door to the cottage we both were so amazed at how beautiful the cottage was, and how clean and neat that the place was. Everything was so clean and well organized. We had no problems finding everything, easy to connect to the WI-FI. My husband accidentally blew a fuse and we had to call the Realtor...only took a few minutes to resolve our problem and that meant so much to us as we were so pleased of the quality of service that the Realtor provided. I loved having my morning coffee out in the screened in porch and then in the evening I would be out there reading a book. The location of the cottage was perfect as we were only two blocks from both the bay and the gulf. Close by were both the Rod and Reel Pier (wonderful dinner of fried clams) and the Anna Maria Pier. Many cute shops and other amazing restaurants close by. Weather was perfect and we were just so happy staying there.....will definitely be back again.
Was very satisfied with everything. Loved the cottage, very neat and clean. Debbie was the best!
Perfect location! 5 STARS!!! My fiancé and I traveled to Anna Maria Island for a wedding, and this place was perfect for the 4 of us. We were right around the corner (less than a block) from this little café and very unique/homemade gift shop where the wedding party and attendees met almost every morning for breakfast, there were a couple great bars and restaurants (Harry's and Sandbar) the same distance from our place as the café, and the beach was about 2-2.5 blocks away. We could not be happier with our stay.
Everything here suited us and as expected. We hope to return! Thanks, overall a great place!
Everything was lovely! The patio umbrella was in the garage and broken when we arrived. I called Debbi and it was repaired the same day! We have rented at Holmes Beach in prior years, but we have never had such wonderful services we have had this time. Debbi is exceptional! She was friendly, prompt and professional from the first time I spoke to her in February. We will always come to Fran Maxon Realty first, and Debbi is a big part of that. We love this property and will certainly rent it again. Thank you!
Overall very comfortable property. We have enjoyed our stay here very much. We look forward to a return visit.
Fabulous service as usual!
Communication was prompt and service was great!
Debbi and Stephanie were helpful and courteous. We love this place! Comfy and spacey- lots of hooks, baskets, shelves, to put our stuff. Don't change a thing! Love the way it is made for a day at the beach! (Outside shower, beach towels, clothes line, beach umbrellas & chairs!) Better than lots of other places we've rented with granite counters, etc because this is REALLY a beach place! We live 20 minutes away and will be back to rent next year! Thanks so much
Fran Maxon employees are always pleasant and receptive. Rental was in a lovely location.
Best appointed rental we've had. We will be returning! Thank you!!
Service was very efficient as always. Very satisfied!
Perfect in every way! Loved that it was SPOTLESS and quiet. See you again!
Service was wonderful as always. We've been renting through Fran Maxon for years. This property was wonderful!
Everything was great and location was quiet considering it was a holiday weekend.
We have rented this house for about 4 years and we love it! Great service.
I loved this rental. Would definitely rent it again.
Stephanie was both personable and conscientious. Thank you!
Enjoyed the pool! Look forward to next year. We have been coming here for years. We enjoy working with Stephanie.
We had a great time! Pool was beautiful. Thank you!
The location (near the beach and commercial area) is excellent. Very good service, response was excellent. We will be back soon.
This is a short note of appreciation for all you and your team did in making our arrival at 809 N. Bay Blvd a very pleasant experience. The yard, palms and weeds under the house had all been attended to. The house inside had been nicely cleaned. The floor looks great! The a/c and heater filter had been changed. All electrical appliances are in working order. Again, thanks to you and your team for making our arrival and stay so nice. We really enjoyed it!
We love the house and enjoy watching it improve each year!
This house has been absolutely perfect for us. Enjoyed the new gas grill immensely!
Enjoyed the cottage feel and thankful it was so close to the beach.
Very neat and clean. I enjoyed the house and it was great with my dog. Even though on a busy street, it was very quiet and comfortable inside. Location was good for the beach and trolley and nearby shopping. Thank you!
Parents rented from you 20 years ago, and always had great service. Thanks again for everything!
Everything was excellent! We loved the house!
Thank you for your help with our vacation rental. We had a wonderful time. The house was awesome!
Thanks for an inspiring week!
So enjoy being here! Looking forward to next year!
Excellent overall! Everything was Beautiful!
Delightful, clean, airy. Loved the screen porch. Would stay here again.
Always comfortable here and great service. We really miss it here.
Very Great as Always! Hope to come back next summer.
This is our 5th year in house, everything is Excellent!
Office Staff always accommodates our requests! We have been renting thru Fran Maxon for 5+ years!!!
Great Location, liked storage closet, downstairs shower, screened porch. We had a Wonderful time and would rent here again.
We loved it here, Awesome place! We will be back. We felt at home here the whole time!
Layout is kinda quirky, but location out shines any minor issues. Very helpful Staff!
We loved this property and the location. Nicely Decorated!
Another Enjoyable week in AMI. Excellent overall.
Everything was perfectly working!
When we had questions or issues we got answers and solutions or suggestions.
OUTSTANDING! Want to come back! It was Perfect!
The Remodeled Kitchen is Fabulous! We really like this Cottage and Stephanie was great to work with!
Overall an excellent experience with Fran Maxon agents and rental property!
Staff was very friendly and helpful and valuable hints. Very nice house, we really enjoyed our stay here!
Wonderful Visit! May book next spring if its available. Great service!