BRADENTON, Fla., Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lizzie Lu's Island Retreat, a family owned vacation rental company located in historic Anna Maria Island, Florida, is offering a taste of Old Florida for those looking for a relaxing vacation markedly different from many vacation properties in the state. Beautiful homes owned by Anna Maria Island-residents and husband and wife team, Ben and Keren ten Haaf, offer guests outstanding comfort and relaxation while experiencing the natural beauty of the island.
With 15 separate properties to choose from on Anna Maria Island, Lizzie Lu's Island Retreat can help guests create the perfect Florida vacation that offers the ambience and opulence that defines an old school Florida experience. The experience of working with Lizzie Lu's Island Retreat is enhanced by the fact that all of these properties are owned by the ten Haaf family, who are dedicated to sharing the traditions and charm of Anna Maria Island with each and every guest that stays at one of their locations.
"From the beginning, our plan for Lizzie Lu's Island Retreat is to give our guests a great experience every time they stay with us," said Ben ten Haaf. "By managing a small number of family owned rental properties, we are able to make decisions solely with our guests in mind."
The innovative approach of owning the Lizzie Lu's properties allows the ten Haaf family to include mobile technology as a component of their guest offerings. With a free mobile app, guests can receive local information directly on their mobile devices while also being able to request needs for their visit.
"Being able to use the technology on our app means guests can check in on their own schedule when they arrive on Anna Maria Island, as well as offering easy access to our team in the event that they need anything on the property," said Keren ten Haaf. "As residents of the island, we can offer insights that aren't always available when you are staying with other companies in Florida. Our devotion to the Old Florida Heritage traditions of Anna Maria Island means that we greet our guests personally during their visit, because it is very important to Ben and myself that we make a personal connection with everyone that stays with us!"
One of the most important aspects of staying with Lizzie Lu's Island Retreat is to create the Old Florida feel of Anna Maria Island. Harkening back to the 1940s and 50s, the vacation homes that are offered allow families the opportunity to explore local beaches where children can run free to play in the water, dig for clams and oysters and stay in the small, ground floor homes that allow for tranquil ocean breezes to gently lull you to sleep each evening. The quiet atmosphere and casual dress that defines Anna Maria Island, along with a slower pace that places a premium on recreating the Old Florida lifestyle, is a defining point for the quintessential Florida experience from generations ago.
The vacation rental properties that are a part of Lizzie Lu's Island Retreat feature modern appliances and amenities to offer the comfort of today with an old world charm. Owners Ben and Keren ten Haaf have completed extensive renovations and updates to their rental homes, adding outstanding, modern conveniences to the interiors to ensure that guests are completely comfortable during their stay.
Defining the Anna Maria Island experience is The Sand Castle, one of the oldest homes on the Island. Dating to 1924, The Sand Castle takes visitors back to a time on Anna Maria Island where nights were spent on the front porch, enjoying the cool sea breezes. Complete with the original spiral staircase located in turret. The Sand Castle is a renovated marvel, providing a unique perspective at what life looked like on Anna Maria Island almost a century ago. The special care in the renovation process taken by Ben and Keren speaks to their love and appreciation of the old Anna Maria spirit and is a proud inclusion to Lizzie Lu's Island Retreat properties.
About Lizzie Lu's Island Retreat
The plan for Lizzie Lu's Island Retreat is to give guests a great experience every time they stay with us. By managing a small number of family owned rental properties, we are able to make decisions with you in mind – well maintained, meticulously clean, and stocked with everything our guests might need.
You can expect the same clean, well furnished, resort like atmosphere in any of our vacation properties as we are able to monitor all the properties and ensure they stay in great shape. For more information about Lizzie Lu's Island Retreat, please visit our website at https://www.amivacationrental.com.
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