Boat/Fish/Relax Great Location 4 Fishing Boating Beach
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Lovely House - Beautiful View
House was very roomy and comfortable. Beautiful views, and very quiet neighborhood.
Charming, cozy, clean and affordable - with a beautiful view
Dolphin Point is beautifully furnished, well equipped, nicely maintained and clean. It is located in a pleasant, small, quiet neighborhood.
We especially enjoyed sitting by the water's edge in the yellow Adirondack chairs just drinking our coffee (in the generously-sized coffee mugs provided) and watching the sunrise each morning. The sun porch was another favorite spot - the chairs and tables in the sun porch are awesome! The bed in the master bedroom was very comfy (We didn't need to use the other bedroom but that bed looked equally comfy!) and the showers were nice and hot with good water pressure.
We really appreciate how respectful Kristina is of her guests' privacy, her minimum number of guidelines, and her responsiveness to questions. Kristina's restaurant recommendations are also very helpful.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Dolphin Point and would not hesitate to recommend this property to others.
Nice location Great fishing but beware of the fire ants. The home needed to be kept up in the front overgrown bushes i stayed for a month and it was enjoyable . But I expected more I expected the home to be kept up on the outside more than it was. It needed a lot of landscaping bushes cutback etc.. a huge issue with red ants in the yard I did mention it to the owners 2 times. I felt the linens were old and tattered with stains and holes very few wash clothes and older bath towels I asked the owner for more and small towels were delivered.. pillows were very flat and hard I purschaed more and left them behind, I felt I was paying the same price if I was staying in a hotel and there I would have had nice updated linens and towel so bring your own. The view was nice and so was the fishing but beware of the fire ants if you walk into the back yard a fan would not work a lamp would not work and the front door would not lock when you would leave. These are things that need to be fixed after every renter has left not just let it go from one to the next with out repairs Pillows were flat and hard (cheap). I purchased new ones and left them behind I do t think I would rent again. Sorry
Ms. Bonner - Thank you for your feedback. The fire ants are not unique to our yard and are something all Floridan's deal with. We do treat the lawn as much as possible, however due to our waterfront location we do not use excess pesticide because of the potential for harmful chemical runoff into the water. We are also a pet friendly property so too much treatment on the lawn can be dangerous. We do acute treatments where needed in between bookings, but ant hills return quickly during season. We do apologize if you felt the linens/pillow were not to your liking. This is the first we are hearing of this issue and will investigate. If we are lucky enough to have you stay with us again, please tell us these things while you are with us so we can address directly with you. We will be happy to send your pillows back to you as they have been removed as we prefer all linen items to be uniform. Our professional cleaning crew does a through review of the property after each renter and we also address/refresh anything if needed when we do our quarterly property review. We have multiple measures in place to ensure a quality stay and you are the first to complain about linens. As for the front door, it is not broken and we replaced the batteries for the electric lock (which unfortunately died for the first time in 2 years the last day of your stay) which is why the door did not lock. The front yard foliage is there to create privacy and shade. I am not sure why you felt they were overgrown as we have a landscape company cut and service the yard weekly. As for what you paid, I understand you do not know the area well but I am not sure where you are going to find a 1,600 sqft waterfront "hotel" for a better price.
I do feel we were very accommodating to your needs - you needed towels so we immediately purchased new ones and had them delivered - you wanted an extra bed so we brought in another mattress and frame - we did not complain about the fact that you rearranged a majority of the furniture and scuffed up the bedroom walls in the process.
Again, we appreciate the fact that you chose our property and please do consider us for future stays.
Quiet and relaxing
Great location, quiet, comfortable and clean. Everything you need for an enjoyable stay, plus pet friendly. Great communication with Kristina.
Family Getaway on the Water
We were celebrating many new milestones as we began 2019 and this house was the perfect spot. Especially with their massive dinner table that we utilized for dinners every night. We enjoyed a 60th and 81st birthday together! Also spent time planning a wedding since my daughter just got engaged. We were able to start the day in view of Manatee River coffee cup in hand and smiles on our face. After we had plenty of options to spend time at a variety of beaches. We got to Siesta Key and Anna Maria island both were beautiful! We want to thank you for providing us a home to gather the family for a few days in Ellenton Florida!
Peaceful River Retreat
My husband and I spent five nights through to New Years Day in this peaceful riverfront home. We loved how nearly every seat in this home is set up to be able to view the water. The sunroom was a treat to relax in to watch all the boats coming and going and we enjoyed sitting out by the sea wall catching several catfish (watch out these catfish are pretty big and they'll break your line if you aren't using something strong enough)! Also, if you get to stay here, check out the Detwilers Farmers Market for amazing produce and meats. So fresh and great prices. We ate most of our meals in with the full kitchen amenities and the outdoor grill! Had a great time and hope we can return again in the future.