This was our first trip to Anna Maria Island. We will definitely go back. In addition to the beautiful, beautiful beach, we got to be on the island during their St. Patrick's Day parade (an unexpected treat!). We travel a lot and love trying new restaurants. There are several including Beach Bistro, The Sandbar, Lobstah's and Eat Here that we really loved. The house itself is just minutes from the most beautiful part of the beach. I walked there a couple of mornings, but most days we drove so we could take the beach chairs, bags, etc. The house is nestled amongst all different types/sizes of homes. This home was the right size for me, my husband, and our two college-age kids. The glass pocket doors in the kitchen and living room were generally always open out to the pool where we always took advantage of the outdoor audio system. We were out there a lot! We took the tandem kayak out on the water a few times. And took the bikes out for a ride a couple of times. The renovations are great (we loved the master shower with the multiple jets). Overall, we had a nice stay -- it was perfect for us.