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Reviewed 5 June 2017

This place was ideal for two of us. It was a great getaway and we were able to walk to just about anything we needed. I can't thank Dana enough for the wonderful place to stay (Manatee). It was clean and enjoyable and such a memorable experience. We will definitely stay again in the future. Thanks so much. Andy and Nancy B., South Bend, IN

Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Dana B, Owner at The Cottages at Madeira Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Well hello and thank you for your kind words Nancy and Andy :)

We are glad to hear that you loved the area as there are many things to do or just simply relax depending on what kind of day you want to have :) We are always thankful having Rosi who is the best cleaner ever and helper for any local needs or that of our guests.

Keep well and wishing you and your family health and happiness.
Dana & Janet

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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Super super clean cottage - the cleanest place we've rented! The cottage was charming and although at first I thought it was going to be too small for our family of 3, along with bringing our puppy with a crate, we managed perfectly, thanks to the well thought out layout and comfortability. The bed was too on the soft side for me since I like firmness, but that is a preference of mine and yet I slept well. We didn't use the kitchen a whole lot but to cook some quick dishes for our 6 yr old daughter, but did notice spices and oils which is a nice added touch! You've got pots and pans, silverware and all the dishes that you will need here. The utility shed outside has beach gear and charcoal and lighter fluid for the BBQ which is also very convenient. No details were missed here! We liked it so much that we extended our stay when we were advised that the next renters cancelled! Thanks to the owner for telling us.

The accommodations of the property were fantastic with a heated pool, tiki hut with charcoal BBQ, available parking, and proper landscaping lighting at night. Also access to laundry if you need to wash clothes. The neighbors staying at the other cottages were very nice and friendly and we had occasional chats with them while sitting outside. The beach was right across the street so location is also great and the sunsets were awesome to watch! And there are many restaurants around, including St Johns Pass about a 5-10 minute leisure walk away. Location was great all around! I was hesitant at first since I am pregnant and having trouble walking long distance, but everything needed was close by. We really liked Madeira Beach, it is old charming Florida! Recommend going to DeSoto Park about 20 minutes away- it is beautiful for a day adventure and pet friendly too!

We contacted the owner, Dana, on the Saturday before our Spring break week and he was very prompt and responded on same day. Although the bigger cottages were already rented, he did provide with us with descriptions of the smaller cottages available. On Sunday we decided to book it and on Monday, next day, we were in Madeira! The fastest transaction and friendliest customer service ever! He also happened to be in town and stopped by to meet us which was a nice gesture. Definitely recommend the cottages at Madeira Beach- it will be a relaxing vacation because all you need to bring is yourself!

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Dana B, Owner at The Cottages at Madeira Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

WOW Di you sure have a lot of wonderful things to say.
Thank you for your kind words and abundant information that is truly beneficial to future potential guests and that of the detailed service we are striving to achieve !!
We are pleased that we were able to provide a last minute vacation accommodation for your family and that Cottage 2, The Seahorse, was suitable; even for Dazzle at times in his crate :)
Wishing you and your family a wonderful summer and come back and visit us again someday; we love to have nice guests like yourselves. :)
A special hello to your daughter that I remembered her lovely gem stones and rocks that she had in her collection :) they are also a favourite of mine and my youngest daughter too:)
Sunny regards,
Dana & Janet

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Reviewed 14 October 2016

Lovely, beautiful and relaxing. We stayed 4 nights. Our Cottage ( # 7) Was spacious, 2 bed. Fully equipped kitchen, lines. The beach was less than 5-minutes walk away.
My sister fell in love with the retro microwave. :) My puppy was happy and comfortable, I love the pool, I love the Grill spot, I love the beauty of the place, the tranquility. Madeira Beach is an awesome place. oh! don't forget the John's Pass Boardwalk.
Thank you Dana. You are A+.
Greeting from Deerfield Beach, Fl.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with family
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Dana B, Owner at The Cottages at Madeira Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Happy St Patricks Day Francina :) Sorry for the delayed response but thank you for contributing to our unbiased reviews of our property and your kind words!!
Glad we were able to help you during the hurricane that was coming your way and that your husband and others were safe during the storm. :) Yes Madeira Beach is a lovely area to visit and we hope to see you all again some day when you need to take a real staycation :)

Take care,
Dana

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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Cottages are very cute and the atmosphere is very relaxing. Pool is very clean and the beach is only a block away. the only down side is the beds are air matt that I did not care for. everyone is friendly.

  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled solo
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Dana B, Owner at The Cottages at Madeira Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

Hi there Sheila,

I am glad you had an opportunity to relax during your stay and take advantage of the nearby beach and Gulf surf :)

But of course everyone is friendly.... because we Only Pick the Best guests :) just like we did you :)

The beds are a dual zone sleep number type bed that usually are quite comfortable for the majority of guests as they control the firmness to suit their sleeping patterns; the bonus is that if two people are sharing a bed each side can be different with one soft and the other firm :)

Thank you for being our guest and writing this review for future guests as everyone's comments continue to build the confidence and trust that our places are a good, clean choice for value: aside from individual preferences. :) Take care.

Sunny regards,
Mr. Dana

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Reviewed 29 September 2016

Impeccable cottages..Impeccable grounds..Impeccable pool..Fully equipped kitchen..Fully equipped linens..Fully equipped laundry room

THE RITZ CARLTON CAN LEARN ABOUT GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS FROM DANA, JANET AND JIM.

Got the point now?!

Our cottage was beyond clean. The grounds were spotless. Since Dana allows dogs, there we're no signs of any dogs. Burned out grass, dog droppings or even scratched walls in our cottage, showed no signs of dog wear and tear at The Cottages of Madeira Beach. Our dog had recently tore her ACL was still recuperating. No slippery floors the vet told us and Dana's cottages has laminate flooring. Dana, Janet and Jim (without asking) laid down numerous area rugs so "Lola" wouldn't reinjure her torn ACL. UNBELIEVABLE ACCOMMODATION AND FORETHOUGHT ON THEIR BEHALF. TRUE DOG LOVERS!!!!

Skip the restaurants, go to the grocery store and utilize the two grills on the property. Dana has a covered grass patio area, with all the seating you want, to enjoy your grilled and smoked grouper, shrimp and steak. Your bathing suit, your beer, and your appetite is all you need. I talked to Dana and Jim for a few hours while soaking up the Florida "vibe" under this beautiful Tiki hut setting.

Stop looking for any other place along the Gulf beaches of St. Pete/Clearwater Beaches.
THIS IS IT!!!!!! AND THE COTTAGES ARE SO QUIET!

New refrigerators, quiet/cold air conditioning, and continuous upgrading the property for your comfort, is the mindset of Dana, Janet and Jim. Their primary focus is YOU.

Steve/Anna/Lola
Cleveland, Ohio

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Dana B, Owner at The Cottages at Madeira Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

Well well well..... its Steve "The Body" Calafato :)

Thank you very much for having the confidence in us during our email and phone call booking process to finally choose our place as your First Vacation experience in ten years! I truly understand business owners like you because I also had my own business for many years and finally had to "take a break".
So for Lola, your sweet Lab doggie, we hope all the area rugs were "festive" enough to make your vacation almost seem like you were having Christmas :)
The cars look beautiful by the way because you certainly "pay attention to "detail" and that's why your Resurrection Auto business ( car-detailing-cleveland.com ) is successful for all these years. Perhaps it is also because Anna keeps you focused IDK :)
Anyway it sure was nice getting to know you three and wishing you great health and success in your future endeavours.
Sunny regards,
Dana

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