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Testimonials to Bay Haven


"Manatees, dolphins, Tarpon's, sharks, conch shells, snorkeling, perfect time perfect weather perfect hosts. Thank you so much for sharing paradise with the Paradine's. "

Dave & Terry (2011) - Wesley Chapel, Florida


"Spending the month of March at Bay Haven on beautiful Anna Maria Island, after a Northern Michigan winter, was as close to heaven as one can get. The location on the Northern end of the island was ideal, offering quiet evenings and yet close to restaurants, beaches, and shopping. We were blessed with gorgeous weather 29 of 31 days as well as beautiful sunsets almost nightly. We felt right at home in Bay Haven, but will admit we spent most of our time on the dock enjoying an abundant array of sea and bird life. Almost daily we were entertained by manatees, dolphins, and a special blue heron, fondly named "Horace". We fished off the dock, biked around the island, walked on gorgeous beaches, ate grouper daily, read, and simply relaxed. We will be counting the months until our return March, 2012. Pete and Mary p.s. the owners were wonderful!"

Pete & Mary (2011) - Lake Leelanau, Michigan


"Very comfortable & relaxing. Everything you need is here. Beautiful sunsets. The dock is great for morning coffee & afternoon cocktails. Lots of wildlife: all kinds of birds, lots of fish, even dolphins once in a while. Tampa Bay beach at the other end of the street. Restaurants, parks, preserves are all nearby. Very quiet at night. Great place to walk or bike. Glad we found out. Can't wait to come back in 2012."

Dick & Kathy (2011) - Easton, NH


"We have seen most of Florida, having driven up and down the coastlines a number of times. We have seen and stayed at many wonderful places but none have come close to Bay Haven and Anna Maria Island. The peace and tranquility of the place was just perfect for us. We hope to make it back again soon."

Frank and Karin (2008, 2010, & 2011) - Copenhagen, Denmark


"We stayed at Bay Haven, :-). If anyone has a chance to go and visit, we are sure that you will love it. Bay Haven should be called Bay Heaven… it is so beautiful and peaceful." 

Carol and Bruce (2008) - Anderson, S.C.


"We have vacationed two successive Februarys at Bay Haven.   Being right on the water it makes for easy kayak launching and porpoise watching - as well as gorgeous sunsets. Anna Maria Island is a great choice to experience "Old Florida" at its best. The life style is tranquil, so walking and cycling are a real pleasure. The Gulf beach stretches miles and is not too crowded. A number of good restaurants nearby are right on the water for really pleasurable dining! And Sarasota is not far away for shopping/theater/museums, etc. Anna Maria Island and Bay Haven are our favorite spots among all those in Florida we have stayed."

Arleen & Peter (2007 & 2008) - Stamford, CT


"What sets our stays at Bay Haven apart from previous rentals on Anna Maria is the location. The peace and serenity of this cottage on Bimini Bay is a peaceful and serene respite to return to at the end of the busy day, filled with views of wildlife and incredible sunsets. It is no wonder that the dolphin and manatee frolic in these waters. The memories of our time spent here, as we look forward to returning, are what get us through the long New England winters. It has become a very special part of our lives."

Elizabeth & Michael (2007, 2008, 2009, & 2010) - Chatham, MA.


"Thank you for allowing us to stay at Bay Haven. It was amazing. We had the greatest time."

Sean and LaiLanie (2008) - Jacksonville, FL


"We did indeed enjoy the peace and quiet of Bay Haven and liked the island very much."

Bill and Annemarie (2009) - Rockville, MD


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