Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps
- english, Welsh
About Neil Jones
Owners Neil and Rhian took the plunge and purchased 127 Runaway Bay after travelling to the island and staying at Runaway for the previous 15 years. it has been one of the best decisions they ever made....they travel from their home in Wales, UK, three times a year for the sun, beach and food.
Neil Jones purchased this Condo in 2007
Why Neil Jones chose Bradenton Beach
What makes this Condo unique
This is the best location within the Runaway Bay escort as it is in a quiet corner but also enjoys more sun than any other condo and is beautifully equipped and furnished.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Fun in the sun
The condo is nice and it is a short walk to the beach.
Prime example of how poor management and upkeep can ruin the best of rental locations
Location: prime! Minutes walk to the public beach, no hasssle like in Siesta Key. Clean water and fun things to do on Anna Maria Island.
Condo: poorly maintained and nightmare when we arrived! To begin, the condo had a very musty smell, almost of smokers living there. My 12 year old immediatly started complaining of scratchy eyes as she is allergic to dust. A quick look around, there was dust on the fans, behind the furniture, and on fixtures and vent covers. But this normally wouldn't cause such a reaction. We checked the AC filter, and found the cause. The filter was crusted with dirt/dust, had holes in the filter and the A-coil as heavily corroded. We bought a new filter, and after reaching out to the owner who lives across the world, had a service technician come to the house where he spend 2 hours cleaning the unit. Wish I could post pictures, because it was simply negligence to get to this point.
-Non-stick dishes were badly scratched and need replaced
-No peeler and limited serving bowls
-No trash bags or extra paper products
-Coffee maker was filthy. Crusted coffee grinds had made it in the water chamber and built up, and heater pad was rusted and flaking. Informed the owner, cleaning lady was supposed to take care of it, but never showed. So had to leave the condo every morning for coffee
-Closet door in guest bedroom doesnt stay in track
-Washer and drier both had issues. Special instructions needed to work around and issue with the washer, and drier too hours to dry a load of towels
-Beds were not comfortable
-Beach items were heavily used, chairs rusted and some broken
-Only allowed one towel to be washed by cleaning service, that you pay for, and its $20 per towel if you have more than one per renter
Overall, the condo needs overhauled & looked after more diligently. Rental units need to maintain proper maintenance for utilities so renters dont have to spend 4 hours waiting while they are on vacation for service techs to take care of issues that could have been managed with proper routine maintenance. Pots and pans need replaced regularly. Things such as trash bags and an extra roll of paper towel and toilet paper need to be left so renters dont have to immediately go to the store upon arrival. And if your going to make beach items available for renters, someone should be looking through these every couple weeks.
We will be coming back to Anna Maria, condo has a great pool, but we will not stay at this unit again
I am sorry to say that this renter was a very difficult person to deal, who quite simply could not be pleased and was clearly out to find fault with everything he could. I am that we all know people like this - awkward, very negative and impossible to deal with. All our other reviews are very positive so we can only allow readers of his opinion to make their own mind up. We had already decided never to allow this terrible individual to set foot in our home again. Neil.
Super clean condo
We absolutely loved the condo and the location. Upon arrival, we were pleasantly surprised with the condo being on the first floor; I must have missed that piece of info somehow. We were very pleased with the cleanliness of the entire place. The only super small problem was the shower head in the master bedroom. The water coming out felt like needles, so it was unusable for us but we just used the other shower instead which was no big deal. The pool is super nice and the beach access is right across the street. My family loved it here and would definitely stay there again!
Thankyou for your very kind review. We love a powerful shower but we understand it might be to everyone's taste so will take a look at it this summer.
We had a great stay here
We enjoyed our visit here at the end of December. The condo is spacious. The kitchen is well-equipped and the bedrooms have plenty of storage. The owner was very easy to work with and extremely responsive to any questions we had. The condo location is great with easy beach access right across the street.
Thankyou Julie; I'm glad you enjoyed the condo and the island. Neil
Fab Condo and Destination
The property is immaculate, with up to date décor in an ideal location for beach, nearby eateries and supermarket. No disturbance (noise etc) at night and comfortable beds. Well equipped with beach necessities such as chairs, umbrella, toys etc and even fishing equipment if you want to give it a go! Neil was very responsive to communication - although we did try to book a few times before we confirmed but understandably the 24 turn around may not be most convenient to the owner if away (so keep trying!) but once confirmed he was very responsive and provided good information.
Thanks Neil for allowing us to experience your condo and Anna Marie Island! We'll be back!
Thanks Joe; Glad you enjoyed the island and Runaway Bay! Neil
My family and I really enjoyed our stay and the condo provided all of the comforts from home. Steve was great to work with and was available anytime we had questions.
thanks both; hope to welcome you back next year
Runaway Bay is just across the street from a beautiful, sandy
beach. The heated pool is the largest on the island with an 'island
feel' from the striped umbrellas and chairs. Lighted tennis court,
private fishing dock and exercise room. Walk or take the trolley,
which stops right in front of Runaway Bay, to the island's many
restaurants. Sarasota, St. Petersburg and Tampa are only short
drives away. We have compiled a list, which we will gladly furnish
for you, of our favorite restaurants, watering holes, beaches and
things to see and do in the area.