We are two retired couples in our 60's who really enjoyed our month-long stay in the top unit in March 2014. We loved Anna Maria Island. This house is in a great location - - a very short walk to the beach and only a block from a trolley stop (there is a free trolley that runs the entire length of the island, we LOVED that!). It was relatively cool for the entire month (in the 70's) so we were able to leave the sliding doors open in the bedroom (although it would have been nicer if there were screens in those doors) and left the front doors open, there was a calm breeze blowing through the unit all day long! The living room is HUGE, with 3 sofas but the large porch that overlooked the bay was the best part. It faces west, overlooking the bay and since this house is next to a trailer park, the view to the bay is not obstructed. We saw lots of crazy looking big white birds and even a flock of wild green parrots! We were a little disappointed that we really couldnt fish in the bay at the end of our street, it was too rocky. But we had fun fishing in the gulf off of the beach, caught lots of different types of fish! And the porch....a little piece of heaven... that porch was soooooo relaxing. We spent hours out there just sitting and chatting and reading and watching. It is a very quiet area except for occassional construction noise because of some new homes that were being built down the street... but that was on the east side so we really couldnt hear that from the porch. The people on the island were very friendly, there were some good happy hours, there is a grocery store and drug store only about 1 mile from us (used the trolley if we weren't buying much), and there is a "downtown" area a few miles north (near Anna Maria Pier, don't miss that!) and another one a short drive south. At the south end of the island was a market every weekend during March which we really enjoyed. There is a park on the south end of thisland which we hiked... fishing from the beach... the bike riding was a bit limited since we were not comfortable riding on the main drag. We loved our stay and the owner was extremely accommodating and friendly. The few issues we had (i.e. the remote control for the tv was missing) were quickly resolved. Loved the covered parking and the locked garage where we could keep our beach and fishing and biking equipment. This is a great place to stay! Both units are only accessible via steps so keep that in mind if you have issues getting around.