We spent just over 2 weeks here and had a great time. We couldn’t have picked a better location, it’s so central to everything. You really don't need a car and we used ours very little. There is a good choice of shops restaurants, cafes and bars less than a five minute walk. You can walk along the beach to even more. I don't think Publics is much more than a 15 minute walk but who's counting when you can walk to the supermarket along the beach and then catch the free trolley back if you buy too much.
The most beautiful beach is just a very short walk to the end of the street. In fact its so close that you don't need to take drinks etc. to the beach, you just pop home for a lovely cold drink or a bite to eat and we left our chairs right on the beach.
The house itself was very clean, nicely furnished and very comfortable with everything you need for a perfect holiday. We had a minor problem with the AC. Norman arranged for someone to take a look within an hour of us contacting him and the repairman arrived first thing the next morning with a replacement part.
This is our first visit to Anna Maria where we have not had a pool and we will never bother with one again. You can swim in a pool anywhere but the beach is unique so make sure you make the most of it.