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Based on 8 reviews
Julie
Julie
2024-04-27
Verified
We loved our stay on Anna Maria Island. Alan was an excellent host and very friendly and responsive when I had a question. The rental was perfect for us and directly across from the beach. Alan had several restaurant recommendations, all of which were excellent. The trolley stop is right on the corner, very convenient. Would definitely come back!
Tuija
Tuija
2024-04-15
Verified
Clean, comfortable and well stocked apartment across the street from a great beach and walking/biking trail. While the traffic is very heavy during the afternoons this place is walkable to restaurants. Overall a great location!
Merc
Merc
2024-04-06
Verified
Alan gave excellent local recommenations. Teolly stop right in front of place. Beach/ pier right accross the street.
Tracy
Tracy
2024-03-25
Verified
Perfection. It was clean. He offered an early check in. This is a great place to stay. It could not of been easier to walk directly across the street to the beach. The condo had everything you could need. Bonus: plenty of bath towels!!!!
Tracy
Tracy
2021-04-16
Verified
Castnetter 2 is an awesome place in an amazing location. The amenities were great. Everything you need for a beach vacation is provided. The washer and dryer are certainly a plus. We look forward to staying again in the future.
Brian
Brian
2021-03-28
Verified
The place is very clean and directly across the street from the beach. The full kitchen came in clutch when the local restaurants were completely packed. Free trolley stop within 50 feet of the front door. Extremely friendly host that communicated very well. Would definitely stay again.
Rebecca
Rebecca
2021-01-04
Verified
We had a delightful week at Castnetter! It helped that the weather was fabulous, so we could just walk across the road to the beach. Grocery stores were nearby and the kitchen was well-equipped (plus we used the charcoal grills at the park) so we didn't need to eat out at all, although we did get takeout pizza once. It was a great escape during the pandemic - easy to enjoy being together as a family and avoid the rest of the world! We'll have to come back and try out the social scene when it's safe to do so.
Tara
Tara
2020-03-01
Verified
Outstanding location and remodeled apartment!! Alan was extremely helpful, especially when our grand babies came and we needed a high chair and pack n play.
Castnetter Beach Resort 6
Shannon
May 2024
Couldn’t have asked for a better place for our family vacation! Across the street from the beach… with a pool! Clean, plenty of space for everyone to relax, and a large private deck. All of the amenities you’d expect at a larger resort (and more) with all of the comforts of a private home! 10/10! Thank you!
Castnetter Beach Resort 2
Julie
April 2024
We loved our stay on Anna Maria Island. Alan was an excellent host and very friendly and responsive when I had a question. The rental was perfect for us and directly across from the beach. Alan had several restaurant recommendations, all of which were excellent. The trolley stop is right on the corner, very convenient. Would definitely come back!
Castnetter Beach Resort 2
Tuija
April 2024
Clean, comfortable and well stocked apartment across the street from a great beach and walking/biking trail. While the traffic is very heavy during the afternoons this place is walkable to restaurants. Overall a great location!
Castnetter Beach Resort 2
Merc
April 2024
Alan gave excellent local recommenations. Teolly stop right in front of place. Beach/ pier right accross the street.
Castnetter Beach Resort 5
Sarah
April 2024
Great location for a spring break getaway! We were 2 blocks from the beach and could easily walk there each day. Parking at the beaches can be tricky, so we were so grateful to have the ability to walk. We had beach towels, umbrellas, boogie boards and some sand toys to use too which was great with kids. We were grateful for all the linens and towels inside too. Having access to laundry was helpful after days out and about. Our kids enjoyed a pool too. We had one issue with microwave and Alan called us immediately and was able to resolve the issue. We love Anna Maria and had such a wonderful experience with our kids. We will definitely be back!
Castnetter Beach Resort 6
Darcie
March 2024
Perfectly appointed and in a great location! Loved our stay!
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Tracy
March 2024
Perfection. It was clean. He offered an early check in. This is a great place to stay. It could not of been easier to walk directly across the street to the beach. The condo had everything you could need. Bonus: plenty of bath towels!!!!
Castnetter Beach Resort 5
Bonnie
March 2024
Alan and Donna were amazing. They were very accommodating and flexible. Most importantly they are extremely kind. We are so glad we booked with them and met them. We will definitely be back with our family. The house is located across from the public beach and you can access everything you need all around you. We brought our bikes and biked the entire island multiple times. Donna and Alan were always willing to provide suggestions and it was always nice seeing them and chatting. The pool and wrap around deck was an added bonus. Our daughter loved laying out by the pool and deck. We even ate dinner a few nights on the deck as it had a table, umbrella and chairs. Thank you both for everything. We will be back!
Castnetter Beach Resort 5
Brandi
October 2023
The location to the beach is great! The beds were extremely comfortable and it was great to have a pool to come back to. A couple of things we missed – there are no games or books in the unit. Also, there were no spices (no salt, pepper or sugar even!), no can koozies, little things like that. We flew in so we did not want to buy all those things and not be able to take them with us. We did end up buying a couple of decks of cards, but it’s always nice to have a variety of games available.
Castnetter Beach Resort 5
Alicia
August 2023
Alan is an awesome host and very responsive! House was very clean, spacious and had everything we needed! Pool was perfect and the outdoor shower is nice add on! Definitely felt like home away from home! Great location, right near the beach!! 5 stars, recommend 100%.
Castnetter Beach Resort 5
Tommaso
July 2023
Alan’s place was immaculate and well equipped. Alan was quick to respond to our needs even though they were few. Location was great right across the street from the beach, and we loved the pool! Would definitely return to Anna Maria Island and Alan’s condo. Thanks for a great week!
Castnetter Beach Resort 5
Rebecca
July 2023
Great location. Central to everything, especially the surrounding beaches. You’re a short drive to Coquina Beach, Cortez beach, and all the beaches in Anna Maria, but you can also just walk across the street to Manatee beach if you don’t mind the more populated scene. We’ll worth it!
Castnetter Beach Resort 5
Aisha
June 2023
Right across from the public beach. The pool was sooo nice to cool off after a day at the beach. The condo was nice and clean and cool and we had everything we needed for a week of R&R.
Castnetter Beach Resort 6
Jan
May 2023
It’s a nice place. Nice pool, easy parking, well maintained exterior. Walk to a fun, busy beach. Responsive and helpful hosts.
Castnetter Beach Resort 5
Laura
May 2023
This was our first time visiting Anna Maria Island and this location was perfect! The Manatee Beach was right across the street so easy access for beach days or the beautiful sunsets. We would highly recommend renting a golf cart for your vacation as such a fun way to travel to all parts of the island, easier parking and such a beach vibe. Many positives for renting Castnetter: Easy access into the unit, everything we needed was available, hosts were responsive and extremely accommodating, location, pool availability, etc. We would definitely stay here again if visit Anna Maria Island!!
Castnetter Beach Resort 6
Terry
February 2023
The location was great! Right across from Manatee Beach and within walking distance of Publix, restaurants, and shopping. Also there was regular Trolly pick up at the beach. Layout of the place was nice and clean. A big plus was the clean outside deck and pool with nice lounge furniture. It was the highlight as we were there for the sun! The bed linens were soft. I would definitely book again. A bit pricey though.
Castnetter Beach Resort 5
Katie
December 2022
Alan and Donna are excellent Hosts. Nothing is to much trouble. We loved the property and it lacks nothing. A few steps across Gulf Drive to the beach and Publix a walk away. Can’t recommend this property enough. We will definitely come back.
Castnetter Beach Resort 6
Benjamin
October 2022
Awesome location and very comfortable. Alan and Donna were great hosts!
Castnetter Beach Resort 5
Victor
September 2022
Alan’s place was great. Conveniently located across the road from Manatee Beach and a short drive away from Coquina/Cortez Beach. Clean, and has all one needs for a short vacation (for longer vacations, you may bring some dishwasher tablets with you). Would stay here again.
Castnetter Beach Resort 6
George
August 2022
Really enjoyed Alan’s house for our family vacation. Location is perfect. Across the street from the beach and near the supermarket. Very central location on the island. Alan provides all the necessary amenities you may need for a relaxing day on the beach plus a fantastic outdoor shower on your return. If you feel like cooling off without leaving the house then the pool offers that opportunity as well. Rooms are very comfortable and plenty of space. The deck is large and very comfortable. Loved the island and definitely recommend Alan’s place if you are considering a visit to Anna Maria
Castnetter Beach Resort 5
Sheila
July 2022
Alan’s place was awesome!! Convenient to Manatee Beach but it was really crowded. We enjoyed riding the golf cart to 46th street and parking there where it was less crowded. The duplex is super nice. Alan has thought if everything when it comes to the kitchen. He provides plenty of nice bath and beach towels. It has a great deck to have coffee in the morning as this side is shaded in the morning. The beds are really comfy. If you stay in the master, do yourself a favor and take a shower in the hall shower- IT IS AMAZING!! The pool was lovely to come in for a swim after the day on the beach. There is a nice grill for cooking poolside. The laundry area is nice and stays locked with your code. The shared space wasn’t bad at all- we loved our neighbors. It’s super quiet in there inside and you can’t hear the family beside you. The umbrellas provided were very nice- Tommy Bahama. I was glad we brought our own chairs as the ones provided are more like ball field chairs. We loved this place and would definitely not hesitate to stay there again!!
Castnetter Beach Resort 5
Lia
July 2022
We really enjoyed our stay at the Castnetter beach resort 5. It was the perfect size for our family of 4. The beach proximity was great and the condo was centrally located. The kids enjoyed the pool when we weren’t in the Gulf. They especially loved the comfortable beds. This was our first visit to AMI and we hope to visit again soon!!
Castnetter Beach Resort 6
Anna
June 2022
Wonderful stay! Location was incredible and right next to the beach. The resort had everything we needed and was very clean. Alan and Donna were excellent hosts and very helpful. Amazing trip!
Castnetter Beach Resort 5
Ivanh
June 2022
My family of 4 stayed in Castnetter 5. It was perfectly sized for me, my wife & 2 young kids. The location is very convenient to Manatee Beach, literally right across the street. Having a beach umbrella, chairs, and a cart to haul it all was perfect! On-site laundry room was also very convenient. After a long day at the beach, there’s an outdoor shower to cleanup & a nice little pool to cool down & relax. The outdoor gas grill was well kept / clean / equipped with cooking utensils. Alan is an amazing host, who was very responsive & attentive. I wouldn’t hesitate to book here again.
Castnetter Beach Resort 5
Michele
May 2022
Good location to beach, right across the street. Warm pool. Lovely home. Loved having all the beach equipment! Very relaxing vacation, you will love it there! Oh, bed very comfy!!
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Mona
April 2022
Alan and Donna are wonderful hosts! We got to meet them and they are very kind and helpful. They really take care of their place! It was clean and had everything we needed for quick meal preps with a smaller crockpot, blender, toaster, coffee maker and kuerig, microwave, dishwasher and stove/oven. All kitchen essentials were there also! The location is great as we could walk to the beach using chairs, umbrellas, beach towels And a cart with wheels! It was awesome!!! Grocery store (PUBLIX) and Dollar Tree( great place to get small sizes of things) close by as well! Nice pool area and friendly neighbors. Loved our stay!! A+++
Castnetter Beach Resort 6
Angela
March 2022
Great location for the public beach, nice pool and easy to communicate with our hosts! Castnetter 6 was clean and had all we needed for cooking and going to the beach-plenty of beach towels, chairs and umbrellas!
Castnetter Beach Resort 5
Mahnaz
December 2021
The place location is excellent, very convenient to the beach and shopping center. Deck area is very nice and you can open the door and have an extension to the living area. Near to a pathway for walking or running.
Castnetter Beach Resort 6
Mena
August 2021
Nice place to stay at, clean and well-organized. Quick access to the beach!
Castnetter Beach Resort 5
Cara
July 2021
Castnetter Beach Resort is a great value! Location proximity to the beach, Publix, and the free trolley can’t be beat. The unit is well-maintained and clean and Alan was very responsive. Highly recommend!
Castnetter Beach Resort 2
Tracy
April 2021
Castnetter 2 is an awesome place in an amazing location. The amenities were great. Everything you need for a beach vacation is provided. The washer and dryer are certainly a plus. We look forward to staying again in the future.
Castnetter Beach Resort 5
Leigh
April 2021
We had a fantastic week at the Castnetter 5! Nicely updated unit- had everything we needed to make it a great vacation! Deck was nice for hanging out, pool was small but perfect for a break from the beach. Beach towels, carts, chairs- everything you need to make it a fun beach day. Location was perfect- right across the street from the Manatee beach- where all the action a bunch of teens could want happens! A five minute bike ride from the Publix, Skinny’s hamburger place a two minute walk and a trolley stop across the street! We would definitely book Alan’s place again!!
Castnetter Beach Resort 2
Brian
March 2021
The place is very clean and directly across the street from the beach. The full kitchen came in clutch when the local restaurants were completely packed. Free trolley stop within 50 feet of the front door. Extremely friendly host that communicated very well. Would definitely stay again.
Castnetter Beach Resort 2
Rebecca
January 2021
We had a delightful week at Castnetter! It helped that the weather was fabulous, so we could just walk across the road to the beach. Grocery stores were nearby and the kitchen was well-equipped (plus we used the charcoal grills at the park) so we didn’t need to eat out at all, although we did get takeout pizza once. It was a great escape during the pandemic – easy to enjoy being together as a family and avoid the rest of the world! We’ll have to come back and try out the social scene when it’s safe to do so.
Castnetter Beach Resort 6
Traci
January 2021
This is a terrific property! Right across from the public beach, which is ideal during season when traffic can be horrible getting on and off the island. It is also walking distance to some great restaurants, to Publix, and to the beach shops. That said, it’s still very quiet and enough off the road from the road that you have privacy on the patio and at the pool. The property was also extremely clean and clearly very well maintained. We were comfortable from the moment we walked in the door with all the amenities we needed, within the condo and on the grounds (beach chairs, umbrella, carts, laundry, grill, pool supplies, etc). Donna and Alan were lovely; very responsive and helpful with any questions or issues that needed resolution (minor toilet repair). Overall it was a wonderful experience and we will for sure be back to AMI and this perfect little condo for 4!
Castnetter Beach Resort 5
Colleen
January 2021
Alan’s place is sparkling clean and comfortable to stay in. He was extremely prompt in responding to any questions. The location was great with the beach right across the street! The pool was also incredibly clean. Our kids loved swimming in it!
Castnetter Beach Resort 10 – Pool Side Studio
Isabel
October 2020
The place is very clean, easy to access, central location, and very quiet and relaxing. Easy check-in and check-out. Alan has beach equipment available if needed. The pool and patio area was very nice. Would definitely stay again if the opportunity presents.
Castnetter Beach Resort 10 – Pool Side Studio
Christopher
September 2020
Castnetter Resort is an awesome stay. Alan was very friendly and accommodating. Our unit was spotless and had thoughtful touches and amenities that were nice overall; bed was also very comfy! The pool is awesome after a long beach day and the location couldn’t be better, directly across the street from the beach access.
Castnetter Beach Resort 9 – Pool Side Studio
Cameron
August 2020
This apartment was fantastic in every way. From the decoration to location to amenities to how truly comfortable we were. We definitely recommend it and look forward to returning!
Castnetter Beach Resort 9 – Pool Side Studio
Jacob
August 2020
Amazing place great location and perfect amenities for the beach!
Castnetter Beach Resort 10 – Pool Side Studio
Nancy
August 2020
Alan was a great host, we had a question for him and he answered us right away. Very personable and a pleasure to deal with. The location of #10 was excellent, a very short walk to the beach, Publix right around the block, and a variety of restaurants within a couple of short miles. The unit itself was very clean and comfortable, with the pool right outside our door. We will definitely be back!
Gulf Beach View
Becky
July 2020
Alan’s place was perfect for our weekend get away! Clean and it had everything needed right at hand. The beach was located right across the street and was beautiful. The manatees and dolphins would swim right past you. The water was so warm we spent the whole day in it.
Castnetter Beach Resort 10 – Pool Side Studio
Taylor
July 2020
This place was the perfect location! Beautiful place and Alan was a great host.
Castnetter Beach Resort 10 – Pool Side Studio
Dennise
July 2020
The studio apartment was very clean, and comfortable. There was plenty of space for the 3 of us. It is walking distance to the beach and chairs, towels, umbrella, & cart was provided for the beach. We would definitely stay at Castnetter Beach Resort 10 again!
Gulf Beach View
Emily
July 2020
We had a wonderful stay! Their location is absolutely perfect. The home was clean and had everything we needed. We hope to stay there again!
Gulf Beach View
Thielly
July 2020
My family and I had such a great time at Alan’s place. The unit is located just a few steps from a beautiful beach and everything we needed was nearby. The place was clean and had everything from beach towels to cooking utensils. Alan and his wife were very friendly and the check in and check out process went smoothly. I highly recommend this place!
Castnetter Beach Resort 9 – Pool Side Studio
Gina
July 2020
Perfect “cool” unit for couples! Icy cold air conditioning and relaxing atmosphere. The hosts were absolutely fabulous and accommodating! Highly recommend this condo for a stay on AMI.
Castnetter Beach Resort 10 – Pool Side Studio
David
June 2020
Nice place, thanks for the early check in.
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Breanna
June 2020
Great place.
Castnetter Beach Resort 10 – Pool Side Studio
Lindsay
June 2020
It was a very cozy space with an amazing location. If you like the beach this is the place for you!
Castnetter Beach Resort 10 – Pool Side Studio
Sarah
June 2020
My husband and I stayed here for a little last minute getaway and this is officially the best AirBnB we’ve stayed at. It is in the BEST location on the island, it’s sparkling clean, comfortable bed, tons of space for storage/room, and the owners are helpful and kind. It is a 2 minute walk from the beach + the free trolley on island, so you can get anywhere with ease. 10/10 suggest! ❤️
Castnetter Beach Resort 9 – Pool Side Studio
Juan
June 2020
Best Airbnb I’ve ever stayed in
Castnetter Beach Resort 10 – Pool Side Studio
Curtis
June 2020
Room was clean and as described. This location is across the street from the beach and is close to local restaurants and stores. The value is great with the pool and beach related items. I would highly recommend this location to anyone looking to visit Anna Maria!
Castnetter Beach Resort 9 – Pool Side Studio
Nancy
March 2020
We were very pleased with our stay. Everything was as described. The location is great! The Manatee Public Beach is right across the street along with a bus stop where you can catch the free trolley that runs to both ends Anna Maria Island.
Castnetter Beach Resort 2
Tara
March 2020
Outstanding location and remodeled apartment!! Alan was extremely helpful, especially when our grand babies came and we needed a high chair and pack n play.
Castnetter Beach Resort 9 – Pool Side Studio
Kevin
February 2020
Great place and is just as advertised. You won’t be sorry.
Castnetter Beach Resort 10 – Pool Side Studio
Gwen
February 2020
Alan’s Castnetter’s Beach Resort is the perfect place to stay on the island. It is close to everything, clean, and with great amenities. I did not have a car on the island and didn’t need one. The Manatee Beach, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, and trolly stops are across the street. This trolley is free and runs the entire length of the island. Publix grocery store, CVS, and Skinny’s Place (bar with great burgers) are all just a block away. Alan and Donna are great hosts and always willing to help in any way. I highly recommend Castnetter’s Beach Resort. It is the perfect place to stay on Anna Maria Island.
Castnetter Beach Resort 9 – Pool Side Studio
Beth
February 2020
Well equipped for light meal prep. Clean and attractive.
Castnetter Beach Resort 6
Diane
February 2020
Enjoyed our stay at Castnetter 6
Castnetter Beach Resort 6
John
February 2020
Clean, and convenient to the beach, with a private feel and a well appointed kitchen. We enjoyed dining on the deck. The “house book” was very helpful to us. We would stay here again.
Castnetter Beach Resort 6
Kim
February 2020
We had a great vacation here!
Castnetter Beach Resort 10 – Pool Side Studio
Veronica
January 2020
The photos give a good impression of the listing. It was nice and clean and amenities as described. There was also a washer and dryer available at no additional cost which was very convenient. Alan is quick to respond to inquiries and very helpful.
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Castnetter Beach Resort 5
Renee
January 2020
Great location and responsive host. Thank you for a memorable stay.
Castnetter Beach Resort 5
Joy
January 2020
LOOK NO FURTHER! Cute, quaint, clean — has everything you need and more. Easy to book, great location, friendly staff. Comfortable furniture/beds, quiet space, warm pool. Very clean, well maintained and stocked. Easily accessible (bike/walking/trolley) if you don’t want to drive. Everything you need for a day, a week or a month — stay in and cook (all utensils, etc. you need) or go to the beach across the street (beach toys/carts, umbrellas etc.) You can’t go wrong with this place.
Castnetter Beach Resort 6
Sofia
December 2019
Thank you for the nice and tasteful accommodation which was clean and fresh. Nice decor and comfortable beds! Located close to the beach and bus. There is an ingwt to complain about! Can really recommend this home
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Castnetter Beach Resort 9 – Pool Side Studio
Dan
December 2019
Great room right across from the public beach! Host provided beach chairs, umbrella and beach cart/ cooler < huge help! Would stay again!
Castnetter Beach Resort 5
Rosemary
December 2019
Castnetter beach resort was a fantastic vacation rental. The location was absolutely wonderful! Straight across the street from Manatee Beach (2 minute walk to the water). Perfect for families with young children. Alan provided everything we needed; crib, bedding, high chair, towels… The unit was clean and well organized. The kitchen had everything we needed. Beds were comfortable. Everything was great! Alan was very responsive and made our stay enjoyable. I would recommend this rental without hesitation.
Castnetter Beach Resort 6
Nick
December 2019
Great location, prompt and courteous responses, and flexible on check-in as well (which was great due to an early morning flight)! Everything was as described.
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Bryan
November 2019
The spot was amazing, really. It was cozy and full of thoughtful touches including paper plates and plastic silverware for convenience. It had laundry detergent, dish soap, a sponge and everything you could need, extra trashbags too. It was also a nice little spot that was extremely comfortable for my girlfriend and I, with the beach being right across the street, a nice secluded pool and a Publix and CVS less than 2 minutes away. Even if you crave a fast food restaurant most placrs can be found within 20 minutes. It was genuinely worth every penny.
Castnetter Beach Resort 5
Nikki
August 2019
Fantastic location and perfect accommodations for a nice weekend at the beach! Alan was welcoming and checkin was a breeze! 10/10 would stay here again!
Castnetter Beach Resort 10 – Pool Side Studio
Christopher
August 2019
Alan had great communication and a great location with the beach across the street. There was even a beach “care package” with chairs, umbrella and rolling cart. Great touch! The pool was very relaxing. The entire experience was a 6 out of 5 stars!
Castnetter Beach Resort 10 – Pool Side Studio
Joseph
August 2019
Great location, super clean and very well maintained.. Plan on staying here again
Castnetter Beach Resort 10 – Pool Side Studio
Marcos
August 2019
Great location, walking distance from the beach, supermarket and restaurants. The room is super clean and very cozy. Love it and will definitely come back.
Castnetter Beach Resort 10 – Pool Side Studio
Daniel
August 2019
Perfect place
Castnetter Beach Resort 10 – Pool Side Studio
Kerry
July 2019
Lovely well kept property! Super clean. Great size. Fridge and microwave are nice touches as are the beach chairs, towels, etc. for use. Right across from public beach but quiet and lovely, especially with the little pool surrounded by palm trees! Can’t say too many good things! Very gracious owners that take great care of the place.