Perfect apartment in a perfect place
If you are looking to relax in a beautiful and fun fill spot, then this is the place for you. The apartment is outstanding and well equipped, set in a peaceful and private setting and the local places to eat and drink will not disappoint. We were amazed by the beaches with their white sand and clear blue seas. Nothing is too much trouble for Once Upon a Beach and our stay was a perfect mixture of slowing down and sightseeing. A big thank you from our family for making this stay special.
- bradley H from Epsom UK, Posted: 05/09/2023
Thank you so much for staying with us, Bradley, and for the feedback! We loved having you stay with us at Bateman's and would happily welcome you back anytime! We always love to hear when our guests have a wonderful time in our homes, as well as on the island we also love! We hope to help you create may more family memories in the future!
- Once Upon A Beach staff, Posted: 05/09/2023
Wow wow wow
This property is absolutely amazing, couldn’t fault it at all. The space within the property and all the rooms were outstanding. Whatever you needed was supplied and the AMI community and restaurants were terrific. I would definitely stay here again without hesitation!
- Lisa H from East Sussex England, Posted: 05/02/2023
Lisa: we are thrilled to hear you had such an amazing time at Bateman's and on Anna Maria Island. We loved having you all stay with us at Once Upon A Beach! We'd happily welcome you back anytime! Thank you for staying with us!
- Once Upon A Beach staff, Posted: 05/03/2023
Have just returned to England having had the best holiday we've had for years due in the main to the wonderful accommodation of the villa. It was an absolute delight to spend a couple of weeks here with our two sons and their wives. The villa is so spacious that each couple can find their own private area when a little time and space is needed. The living quarters ie. Lounge and Kitchen are very large allowing in our case the six of us more than ample room for dining and relaxing after a day exploring the island. Also there's a wide balcony off the Lounge/Kitchen area if sitting out upstairs is preferred. The pool area again is spacious with two large seating areas for dining and chilling out in the lounge area. The pool is heated to an ideal temperature and once a swim has been taken there is a table tennis table or table soccer game to enjoy. There's even a jetty from which one can fish ( Our eldest son did just that in the early morning catching a good half dozen fish at one sitting alone) Everything went so smoothly that we never had any reason to contact the rental guys for any problems. There weren't any. So if your looking for that perfect vacation this villa in this location is the answer. Great.
- Stanley H from SUTTON SURREY ENGLAND., Posted: 05/01/2023
Stanley: thank you so much for leaving feedback from your stay at Bateman's! We absolutely enjoyed having you and your family stay with us at Once Upon A Beach. We would gladly welcome you back any time and are thrilled you were able to enjoy this home to it's fullest potential! Thank you again!
- Once Upon A Beach staff, Posted: 05/01/2023
Yup, we'll be back! This house was perfect for our party of 8 (4 couples). All of the living area/bedrooms/laundry room were located on the main (upper) floor. The living room, kitchen, and dining room were open and great for group meals and hanging out together! The King bedrooms were perfect for each couple with each having it's own attached ensuite. The decor was current and lovely. The house was clean and well cared for...and the outdoor space....AMAZING! Such a fun outdoor area under the house blending into the back yard/pool area. The pool is heated, the spa gets hot, the sectional seating area has a fire pit table, and the dining/bar area has a TV for watching football games. There's also a hammock, foosball table, and ping pong table. What else could you ask for?? The house was well equipped with everything we needed, including plenty of beach chairs, beach buggies for hauling beach gear, coolers, beach towels, umbrellas and tents, and even fishing gear for fishing in the canal behind the house! When I reached out to the rental company for help with the Spa, they responded quickly and the information was helpful! We enjoyed sitting on the back porch in the mornings drinking coffee and watching the fish splash in the canal. We LOVED this house and had an amazing visit to AMI!
- Andrea F from Knoxville, Posted: 01/18/2022
Absolutely amazing! Our first visit to AMI! This home featured ample space for 4 couples to have private bedrooms/bathrooms plus areas to dine/cook/entertain in different areas of the home. We enjoyed the outdoor area, pool/hot tub and fishing! Beautifully appointed with all the amenities! Excellent location! We will be back!! Thanks!
- Michele P from Fenton, Michigan, Posted: 01/09/2022
AMI Destination - Bateman's
Lovely, comfortable, private home that is fully stocked from the kitchen to the outside amenities (especially liked playing Corn Hole in the evenings). We enjoyed the opportunity to boat and kayak from the dock, and our main mode of transportation was golf cart. The beach at Bean Point is expansive and beautiful and is about a 10 minute walk from the home or quick golf cart ride. Visiting Egmont Key was a favorite plus enjoyed seeing the dolphins on the way there! We encourage all to take in a gorgeous sunrise from the pier area and a sunset from the beach. If anything, there is so much to do here, there is simply not enough time in a week span to leisurely do it all! We were also thrilled to see a manatee from the dock!
- S D , Posted: 10/01/2021
This beautiful home has everything you could ever need. It is gorgeous and looks like it should be in a magazine. The four bedrooms are huge and my teenagers appreciated having their own space as well as bathroom. The beds are comfy and there are tons of extra blankets. There are plenty of regular towels, pool towels and beach towels. The location is perfect and we were able to walk to the pier, Bean Point or Pine Avenue for an ice cream break. The garage is fully stocked with everything you need for beach as well as fishing gear. My daughter even caught a 26" fish off the dock in back of the house! We can't wait to book our next trip to Anna Maria Island!!
- Brook , Posted: 10/01/2021
This will be the house we book again! It greatly exceeded our expectations and the pictures do not do it justice. It was sparkling clean, much larger than expected and our welcome gift was so unexpected. The added bonus was the abundance of blankets, beach towels and toiletries. It was like being at home but of course so much better. The location is amazing and so relaxing. You are a short stroll to the beach and downtown, yet tucked away in your own private oasis. Anytime we had a minor question, Nikki responded back immediately. It was as if we had our own private concierge. I do not have a single thing I would change about this home and this house will be the reason we return to AMI as we often visit different location in FL to escape the cold of Ohio. I LOVE this house and we plan to return ASAP. Thanks for all!
- Danielle M , Posted: 10/01/2021
Working with Nikki and Michael was excellent. The house is beyond beautiful, everything you could possibly think of has been provided. This is a MUST Go place, rent a golf cart and boat and live the best life. Owners are beyond accommodating , outside living space is perfect. We did Thanksgiving outside with family and it was PERFECT. Thank you for such a great experience, and my family and I cannot wait to go back!
- George B , Posted: 10/01/2021
This home was absolutely superb!! It had everything we could have wanted and more. My children loved the foosball table, the ping pong table, and the ring toss, as well as the Xbox. The adults enjoyed the pool, hot tub, and the outdoor bar area. The house itself was immaculate and very comfortable. There was plenty of room for my family of four, as well as my parents. We will defiantly be renting Batemans again!!
- Mary , Posted: 10/01/2021