We began coming to Runaway Bay 10 years ago when a friend who worked for a travel agent got us our first unit. We fell in love with Anna Maria Island. For the first 9 years we went through one of the local realtors and became increasingly dissatisfied with our experience with reference to the condition of the unit, the rental fees, and the response we got when something needed attention.
In 2010, we decided that we wanted to come back to Anna Maria and, if possible, Runaway Bay so we consulted an onsline booking site using the computer. That was how we were introduced to this unit. We knew what to expect from the island and the complex- that was what kept us coming back!
There was nothing that we wanted that was not available to us. But what came as a surprise was the advantage and pleasure of dealing with the owner (especially this owner!) instead of a realty company. He was so helpful in answering all questions and concerns. The level of communication was excellent and he was very accommodating. He was fair and businesslike but also warm and friendly.
We enjoyed the condo very much and look forward to returning in 2012 for a longer stay.