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Excellent
17 Reviews

From $71 / night

306 62nd St, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
2 Weeks Left in 2016.
Cottage
2 bedrooms
5 guests
7 night min

Overview Description

Overview

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 5
Type: Cottage
Per week: $500 - $1,300
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Holmes Beach vacation cottage rental
Songbird Cottage

Arrivals 10/29, 11/5 Your total cost is $725/week.

1.The Gulf beach access is 3 blocks and no busy street to cross.

2. I supply the soaps, paper goods, dish sponges and garbage bags.

3. Located in the middle of the block on a quiet street with very little traffic.

4. Free fast wifi and Washer and Dryer at no charge.

5. There is central air installed in 2012 and in January 2016 new ducts and new attic insulation.

6. New refrigerator 2016 with automatic ice maker in the freezer.

7. The BBQ is a charcoal type and I do not supply coals.

8. Provided bikes are a ladies step through style because they are easier to pedal and easier on and off. Almost all have baskets. There are 8 bikes and they are looked after by Claude's mobile bike repair.

9. A beach wagon to haul your stuff is provided. Umbrella, beach chairs, and beach toys too.

10. House landline phone provided for free local calls and free long distance to North America and Territories. Canadians like this idea a lot.

11. Queen mattress was replaced in December 2012 and is rotated faithfully. Never heard a complaint about this one. The twin mattresses are standard type. No complaints from guests. Smaller roll away for a child. Maximum 5 people.

12. The closest restaurant, Beach Bistro, is 4 blocks and fine dining.

13. 7 blocks to Island Shopping Center [think 1960] with restaurants, clothing stores, hardware store, art gallery and more.

14. Holmes Beach public library is 5 blocks away. Sweet library!

15. In the place there is a 3 ring binder of things to do and places to go.

16. No stairs here as an easy living ground level place.

17. TV is a 39' flat thin screen hooked up to cable with 100's of channels, extra channels: Discovery, Disney, Life, some NFL to name a few.

18. 2 bedrooms and 1 Bathtub with shower with 2 grab bars.

19. No pets and no smoking. A number of people verify no pets as they have allergies and yes no pets.

20. The cleaner has been cleaning for over 2 years and does nice work. Lives off island just a bit.

21.The patio is not covered and has a table with chairs.

22. Outdoor shower when home from the beach.

23. The kitchen is fully stocked with cooking utensils and almost always salt, pepper, sugar, flour, and many other spices.

24. A free trolley has a stop 1 block away to go north and a stop to go south is at the beach access. 6am-10pm

25. Parking space for two cars.

26. Ironing board and iron, hair dryer, all linens and towels

27. Backyard is a nice size.

Don't be charmed by the illusion of a higher price always meaning a better place to stay than Songbird. I take a personal interest in the day-to-day care of the place and am available by phone/text/email to ensure that everything is as it should be for the guests, and I deal with local contractors who are aware of my standards and with whom I have a longstanding relationship. Both units have all the comforts of home due to the fact my wife and I stay here frequently. Our goal has been repeat guests coming back again and again.. we really want you to have a pleasant stay so you want to come back.

Is it perfect? No way! But it is clean, tidy, well groomed and it just works. This year the winter guest is coming back for the 7th year in a row in 2016. For 2016 Scots are coming back for the 4th time in September. And Brits just said yes for the 5th time. Germans for 2 weeks for the 6th year. Returning stateside guests in 2016 for April, May, June, July, and October so far. My goal has been to never advertise again because all guests are repeats. Making progress but not there yet. So, please, ask me questions as you decide on a place to vacation. Thanks for your time!

Other guests have said to tell you that there is space between the houses and big trees too. The neighbor just to the west has a tropical front yard that is lovely. Our front yard by comparison is plain but neat and groomed. The backyard has a Kent mango tree that bears in July and is babied by our island friend, Gene, (he planted it and loves the mangoes it bears).

A new roof was installed in January 2010 to keep you dry during your stay and a new central air unit was installed in August 2012 to keep you cool.

*Full sized kitchen with coffeemaker/ microwave/
toaster/dishes and all the stuff you could want.
*Full size washer/dryer on premises
*TV with upgraded cable, DVD
*Beach chairs & beach towels
*Write the secret word "Marga" and get $10.00/wk off
*Easy pull wagon to haul your stuff to the beach
*Nice collection of easy reading books
*Queen Mattress high end Sealy medium firm flavor per the mattress guy
*2 Twin beds in guest BR
*Linens and towels provided
*Hair Dryer
*Ironing board and iron
*Vacuum
*No Smoking and No Pets
*Central AC/heat new 2012
*Terrazzo floors
*Ceramic tile bathroom
*Whisper Quiet Bath Fan December 2011

I have not advertised on this site for almost 4 years. Thus the 4 year break from 2012 to my latest review. I have plenty of reviews on a different site.
Area Information
If you are looking for old Florida then come here for fun in the sun with no high rises and a laid back feel.

Imagine Florida 30 years ago and that is how Anna Maria Island is
today. Powder soft beaches, exquisite sunsets, superb fishing and it
is a bird sanctuary too. Plenty to do; swimming, kayaking, dolphin
cruises, sport fishing, golf, shopping or relaxing with a good book.

WHERE WE ARE: Gulf Coast near Bradenton - Fly into Tampa and drive
[over 40 minutes and under an hour] over to Anna Maria Island on the
Gulf of Mexico or fly into Sarasota and it is 20 minutes to Anna
Maria Island. This 7 mile island is north of Sarasota and south of
Tampa.
Attractions within Walking Distance
The Beach is 3 blocks.

Walk 7 blocks south to a shopping center (think 1960 one level).

Or ride a bike everywhere. We sometimes do not rent a car when we visit. We ride the tandem bike to get groceries, go to the beach, go to restaurants.
Nearby Restaurants
Walk to a very nice restaurant Beach Bistro at 4 blocks.
Restaurants within 7 blocks are The Feast, Eat Here, Hurricane Hanks, Minnies for breakfast, Coffee Haus.
Transportation
It is possible to put a bike on the trolley. Have done it from time to time.

Trolley stop to go north is a one block walk.

To go south it is at the beach entrance 3 blocks.

There are services to pick you up at the airport and take you back.
Best Time of the Year to Travel
All times are good to visit the island. No kidding I really do like the island.

May and September are times when snowbirds have not arrived and kids are in school.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Joel Songstad

Joel Songstad

Joel Songstad

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    Real Estate agent
  • About:

    Thank you for going this far in your search. I have always liked bikes and now have a few for your use.

    Even though I live in Minneapolis MN I have found it reasonable to be a long distance manager. A number of independent contractors clean and fix and as all guests would tell you I ask them to...
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Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
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Sep 24 2016 Nov 19 2016 - - $620 - 1 Week
Nov 19 2016 Dec 17 2016 - - $750 - 1 Week
Dec 17 2016 Jan 28 2017 - - $1,000 - 1 Week
Jan 28 2017 Apr 01 2017 - - $1,300 - 1 Week
Apr 01 2017 May 06 2017 - - $1,100 - 1 Week
May 06 2017 Jun 03 2017 - - $650 - 1 Week
Jun 03 2017 Jul 01 2017 - - $750 - 1 Week
Jul 01 2017 Jul 08 2017 - - $950 - 1 Week
Jul 08 2017 Aug 05 2017 - - $750 - 1 Week
Jul 09 2017 Aug 06 2017 - - $660 - 1 Week
Aug 05 2017 Sep 30 2017 - - $700 - 1 Week
Aug 06 2017 Sep 24 2017 - - $500 - 1 Week
Sep 30 2017 Nov 04 2017 - - $725 - 1 Week
Nov 04 2017 Nov 18 2017 - - $700 - 1 Week
Nov 18 2017 Dec 02 2017 - - $750 - 1 Week
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 11.5%
Deposits: Deposit $500.00 Saturday to Saturday is ok with me as well as other days.
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Cleaning fee is $100.00. Add $100 for Christmas, New Years, July 4th, Thanksgiving week. Add $150.00 for Easter Week. Plus the tax of 11.5%

Amenities

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bikes
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Beach Chairs
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Patio
  • Beach Towels
  • Heating
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • DVD Player
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
    (onsite)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Hiking
    (onsite)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Surfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (3 miles)
  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (<1 mile)
  • Basketball Court
    (1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (3 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (1 mile)
  • Park
    (3 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (<1 mile)



Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Fine dining at Beach Bistro is 6 blocks.

Great food at The Feast 7 blocks.

Library 5 blocks.
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Reviews (17)

Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Holmes Beach, Florida

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Excellent
17 reviews
Cathy Purcell

WOW.You must go here.

Cathy Purcell

Scotland

WOW.You must go here.

September 25, 2016

We had a great time at this beautiful cottage Everything was so clean and most comfortable.Joel the owner was great to work with and very helpful.The house is so central for the beach,restaurants and amenities.We cycled on the bikes that are there everyday. It was great to get up in the morning and go cycling.Thank you Joel for all your help.We will be back again soon.

Joel Songstad

Owner's reply:

Thank you, Cathy, for your kind words and glad you had a good time! I have been blessed by visitors from Scotland.

Jason Melnick

Fantastic just like last year!

Jason Melnick

Columbus, OH

Fantastic just like last year!

September 1, 2016

Perfect place to stay! So much so we have already started making arrangements to come back next year making it our 3rd consecutive... The house is completely stocked with towels, toiletries, appliances, bikes, and beach accessories - feels like you're walking into your own home. Do yourself a favor and see for yourself!

Joel Songstad

Owner's reply:

So glad you noticed the extras and thank you for the kind words!

Joel

Amiee Farmer

family stay at the songbird

Amiee Farmer

georgia

family stay at the songbird

July 29, 2016

This was our first time staying at the songbird. This is a beautiful two bedroom condo. Almost had a cottage feel to it. Super cute. Everything was very clean and tidy upon arrival. We were greeted by sherry the house keeper who was very nice and had everything in top shape for our stay. Joel is a very generous man upon arrival we were given a welcoming package including dish soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper hand soap and even a pack of bathing luffas. Thought this was very thoughtful. Condo had extra towels and sand toys. Nice back yard as well with bikes and hammock . Our boys enjoyed watching the little lizards in the evening. Beach is beautiful and is only minutes from the condo. There is a free trolley you can take all around the island. We really fell in love with the island and this beach home. We hope to stay here for many years to come . The songbird really has everything you need and want in a lovely place!

Joel Songstad

Owner's reply:

Thank you for your kind words! So glad you had a good time and hope you return for another visit.

Melissa Whiting Jones

Heavenly haven on the island!

Melissa Whiting Jones

Polk City, FL, USA

Heavenly haven on the island!

July 13, 2016

I have been coming to the songbird on Anna Maria Island for about 4 years now. And every stay is wonderful. A lovely cottage with all the amenities of home. The decor is nice and beachy and the beach itself is just a short walk or you can ride in style on one of the many bikes that are provided. The mango trees in the backyard are just another reminder that your on island time! There's always plenty of things for us to do on the island and if I want to stay in and relax, there is WiFi here for the kids to keep them busy on their devices. The songbird is the place to stay for a perfect island getaway! And that is why I keep coming back!

Joel Songstad

Owner's reply:

Thank you for your kind words!

Helen & Dave

Island Paradise

Helen & Dave

Dundee Scotland

Island Paradise

December 15, 2012

We stayed at Tropical Song for a month in September and we loved it. It is just home from home, everything is there for your use.The wifi is free which is great and we just loved the bikes.We saw more of the island on the bikes. The beach is just a short walk and what a beach! We are going back next year,well done Joel.

Joel Songstad

Owner's reply:

The bikes are a lot of fun and a great way to get around!

Thank you for your help with the tomato plants, Helen and Dave.

Crystal Cargill

Relaxing and Serene

Crystal Cargill

Colorado, USA

Relaxing and Serene

December 11, 2012

We had a wonderful stay at Tropical Song. The house is comfortable and has everything you need. There are lots of little extras that are great--beach chairs, noodles, cooler, beach toys, etc. It was pretty hot when we were there, so we really appreciated the air conditioning! We also really liked the location. We visited most of the beaches on the island, but my favorite was probably the one just a short walk away. The whole island is calm and serene. I am looking forward to bringing my kids on the next trip to Tropical Song.

Joel Songstad

Owner's reply:

Well, Crystal, glad you had a good time and I hope you come back. It is fun at the beach for kids!

And thank you for your comments to me about a few changes. We are implementing your idea of a note on the table for new guests explaining the location of some things they might not notice straightaway. Also, we did buy a larger cutting board for Tropical Song per your suggestion.

Thank you again.

Marc Surla

Anna Maria Island........Nice and relaxing!

Marc Surla

kingwood, texas

Anna Maria Island........Nice and relaxing!

August 17, 2012

I spent almost 3 weeks with my children enjoying the beaches of Anna Maria Island. We were just 2 blocks from the beach and enjoyed the easy access. The accomadations were perfect! 2 bedrooms,nice den,full kitchen,wi-fi,bbq grill,bicycles and a washer/dryer. I didn't want to leave. We will be back next year.....maybe for a full month! Is it July yet???

Joel Songstad

Owner's reply:

We try hard to make a guests stay a good one. And always looking for repeat guests! So it is nice to hear that Marc is coming back.

Mark and Cathy Babler

WOW!!

Mark and Cathy Babler

New Hope, Minnesota

WOW!!

June 5, 2012

We had the opportunity to stay at Songbird/Tropical Song with our two children for a spring break get-away. The accommodations far exceeded our expectations, the property is well-maintained and very clean. Having looked at other rentals and actually staying on AMI another time, we are so looking forward to coming back and staying here. The rental price is a remarkable deal - we spent far more (almost double) recently on another rental and we were very disappointed. The only reason we didn't stay at Songbird/Tropical Song again was that it was completely booked during the time we could travel! Joel was very easy to work with and staying at Songbird/Tropical Song was a vacation that my family will never forget. Thank you so much for sharing your piece of paradise with us!! Can't wait to come back!

Joel Songstad

Owner's reply:

We try hard to make it a good experience.

James Hunsberger

Sunshine on an Island

James Hunsberger

Pennsburg, PA

Sunshine on an Island

January 30, 2012

We just spent 4 weeks in this cottage on a wonderful island. The weather could not have been better and we were cozy in this two bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom. Washer and dryer were provided which saved a Iot of quarters. Beach chairs, towels, and umbrella made it easy to enjoy the perfect beach about 3 short blocks away. It was clean, convenient to P.O., restaurants, bank, and stores. The wireless service provided made it easy to use our IPad. Books, puzzles, CDs, DVDs, and games were available, The cable TV with good service from Brighthouse had many channels. The kitchen was well equipped. The owner is very committed to making your stay a good one and is easy to contact with any concern.

Joel Songstad

Owner's reply:

We try hard to make your stay a good one. I am on a cell phone for a text or email or for a phone call if you have issues.

Jonathan Fogel

Wonderful place to stay in Anna Maria

Jonathan Fogel

New York, NY

Wonderful place to stay in Anna Maria

September 22, 2011

This was our first visit to Anna Maria and my wife and I could not have been more pleased with our stay at Tropical Song. As other reviewers have mentioned, it has so many amenities and is fully equipped that it feels more like a home than a rental, which made staying here so more comfortable and enjoyable. There are books, CDs, games, and beach stuff for you to use, ceiling fans throughout the home, a fully stocked kitchen, and an outdoor grill and lounge chairs. Free wifi and free long distance calls were a big plus. We also particularly liked the free bikes that are there to use - the streets in Anna Maria are quiet and level so it was easy and so much fun for us to bike all around the island. I have to also mention that Joel, the owner, is an absolute pleasure to deal with and truly wants to make sure you're enjoying your stay - two examples of this - our flight was almost cancelled due to bad weather in new york and Joel specially called us the day afterward to make sure we got down okay and were alright; on another day while we were in Anna Maria it rained for a few hours and Joel gave us a great list of indoor things to do just in case it didn't clear up (fortunately it did!). Tropical Song is a great value - and exceeded our expectations in all respects. I'm convinced you won't find as nice a place to stay for this price on Anna Maria. The next time we're back to Anna Maria we'll definitely be staying at Tropical Song. Thanks Joel!!

Judy Jenkins

Song Bird/Tropical Song

Judy Jenkins

Nova Scotia, Canada :)

Song Bird/Tropical Song

May 22, 2011

We stayed at "Song Bird" which is the other apartment to this 2 apartment house. It was absolutely lovely there. A very comfortable, spacious & clean place to stay. It is within walking distance to one of the most beautiful beaches on Anna Maria Island, where we enjoyed swimming in the warm, crystal clear Gulf Waters as well as walks on the white powdery sand. The house is located just off the main road so there is privacy as well as peace & quiet, along with the convenience of still being close to the many shops & points of interest of the island. Joel (the owner) was more then willing to help us with any questions or concerns we had. It was very convenient to be able to use the phone (free long distance) for checking in on things at home and we also enjoyed the wide selection of channels to choose from on the TV. The house also as a huge back yard to enjoy. With several tables & a variety of comfortable chairs for relaxing in the sun or reading a book in the shade of the big tree... it really was paradise & we are looking forward to staying there again.

Carolyn

Charming and peaceful

Carolyn

MN

Charming and peaceful

August 31, 2010

Tropical Song is a little slice of heaven on a quiet street. Very stress free with lots of amenities. Lovely oleander bushes in the back yard, mango tree, palms. This is our 3rd visit and we love it. A short walk to the beach for sun, surf, sand and shells. Quiet beach and great for swimming. Star Fish Company for fresh seafood to grill. Either sit around and do nothing or go explore. Your choice.

Beth Wicker

Tropical Paradise

Beth Wicker

Martin, TN

Tropical Paradise

August 21, 2010

First I would like to thank Joel for the personal service! Tropical Song was clean, cozy, and convenient. I slept like I was at home in that comfortable bed. The provided bikes were the most fun we had. We rode bikes all over the island and saw things that we had not seen while driving and this was our 2nd year there. I have some of the most amazing photographs ever! The sunsets were awesome every night as expected. We ate at a different restaurant every night and all of them were great! Vacation=no cooking! I had a manatee swim right in front of me and it scared me breathless! My first thought was 'shark' but the size made me think 'whale'. Memories! The wagon and umbrella were worth their weight in gold. I enjoyed the few blocks walk to the beach. Actually found a couple of routes. I am probably the only person who could say I lost 5 lbs on vacation especially after eating all that great seafood every night! Again, thank you, Joel, for sharing your home with us. We are looking forward to staying there again next year!

Fletcher Rodgers

Excellent AMI Accomadations

Fletcher Rodgers

Baltimore MD

Excellent AMI Accomadations

August 14, 2010

This property is extremely clean and in great shape. The furniture and atmosphere is very comfortable, and more like home than a rental. The house is very nicely eqipped with almost anything you need. There is an outdoor grill that is in good condition and works well. The kitchen has a wide variety of utensils, there is also a CD player and some classical music, and a varied selection of reading material. Of the greatest importance when considereing a vacation rental, Joel is easy to talk to, readily accessible, and takes a real interest in making sure you are happy with the property and having a great vacation. This ia a great property, close to the beach on a quiet street. A++++++

Nick Johnson

Relaxing

Nick Johnson

Hudson, WI

Relaxing

August 13, 2010

Tropical song is a clean, bright,affordable cottage with all the amenities of home.The beds were very comfortable. It is just a short walk to the beach;which is amazing with its super fine white sand and shells that come in every color.The water was crystal clear and warm! There were beach toys,noodles,coolers, chairs and umbrellas to use at the beach and a large wagon to carry it all. We watched the sunset every night on the beach. So many things to do on the Island or nothing at all works to. The trolly was nice to ride to dinner or for ice cream. We can't wait for our next stay at Tropical Song!!

Dave

Relaxing island vacation

Dave

Lexington, KY

Relaxing island vacation

July 30, 2010

Charming, comfortable, clean and affordable, the Tropical Song offers everything you need for a relaxing vacation. The home is just a short walk (three or four blocks) to the beach. There are beach chairs, coolers, an umbrella plus a wagon to transport it all. No pool? No problem. That's what the Gulf is for - bathwater warm and calm and crystal clear. Our kids went snorkeling and spent hours every day in the ocean. Enjoyed the city pier and saw manatees and dolphins that floated right under where we stood. Not to mention an amazing array of bird species. The island has an unhurried pace and is not touristy....virtually no big high-rise condos or chain restaurants. You really feel like you're getting away from it all. Good local eateries - try the Rod & Reel for seafood with a nice view of the bay. Highly recommend it. Hope to get back some year. Dave & Deb

Rebekah Rosequist-Kirksey

Outstanding

Rebekah Rosequist-Kirksey

Warner Robins, GA USA

Outstanding

June 29, 2009

Tropical Song is a delightful experience as well as a marvelous value. The owner is extremely cooperative and provides you with all necessary information as well as helpful suggestions on places to go and see while on Anna Maria Island. It made our stay so much more enjoyable. The unit is clean, tastefully decorated, and well equipped. We are already planning to return at Thanksgiving for another restful and fun get-away. Dean Kirksey and Rebekah Rosequist-Kirksey

Owner Supplied Testimonials
Guestbook

May 2011
Thank you for a wonderful vacation. Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, but we had to go back to work as soon as we got back.

The house was very clean and comfortable. It was everything you said. We also enjoyed the patio out back. I won't say it was the best vacation I've ever had, but it was definitely one of the most restful. As much as we travel working, that's exactly what we needed.

The island was beautiful, and the beach was great. The community was quiet and friendly, especially Julie. She was great and very helpful. You have a jewel there.

I hope we left the house in satisfactory condition. Thanks again for a great stay and hope we get to come back again.

China, Randall and Janice

Tony & I wanted to thank you for making our stay in your rental very comfortable and enjoyable. We will write tonight a few remarks in the house book and they will be for your reading when you visit again. we have had a most restful and enjoyable 6 weeks.

We did try to leave it in the same condition as we found it and truly think that is the right way to treat folks like you who care very much about renters.

Although we have not made decisions about next year we will be seriously considering a return trip. They returned for 8 weeks starting December 2009 and here is a comment 2/24/10 Hi Joel;

Just a brief note to say thanks for making our stay in Florida so comfortable....despite the weather.

Genny & Tony

As soon as we opened the door it felt just like home again.
Peggy and Don, 2009 Febraury, 2010 February, 2011 February and coming back for a 4th time.

October 25, 2009
Hi Joel,

Thank you for sharing your wonderful place with us in Anna Maria :) The slow paced - laid back way of life there was just what I needed! In exploring the island & talking with shop owners, I can see what has drawn them there - a piece of paradise!!

I met Julie this morning, (do I have her name rt?) the one who watches over your place. She asked me if we got the bottle of wine. Did you arrange that to be in the frig for us? We saw it there & drank it. No note, so we thought the previous guests left it.
We made an extra house key, as Wayne was coming & going with his friend while Rachel & I were off exploring. We left that in the lockbox & told Julie. I asked her to water the tomato plants. Keep me posted on how they make it - as I told you - I'm known as a plant killer!!

As we go into our tundra here - I will think of the sand between my toes, warm water, sunshine & beautiful sunsets & dream of being there!!

Thanks again Joel :)

11/10/2010 From Rick a one week guest: Your place was terrific. I would recommend to anyone.
Regards
Rick

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    Thank you for going this far in your search. I have always liked bikes and now have a few for your use.

    Even though I live in Minneapolis MN I have found it reasonable to be a long distance manager. A number of independent contractors clean and fix and as all guests would tell you I ask them to...
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