The property was very cute. There were several rental units within a fenced area. The common courtyard had plenty of outdoor dining tables and chairs and a great BBQ for all to use. The garden in the courtyard is spectacular and a beautiful place to eat supper outdoors.
We had 2 bikes available for use and the host was very accommodating with these (Gave us his bike while he repaired a flat on mine. Provided a new lock immediately when we were concerned about this). We experienced perfect autonomy and privacy but we were well taken care of, when we did have questions.
Anna Maria Island is beautiful (even with some construction happening on the beach). You can find excitement if you want (We para-sailed and jet-skied). I felt like I was back in time to a slower paced world. We wanted a quiet and relaxing beach vacation where we could walk/cycle everywhere. That is exactly what we enjoyed. There are plenty of TVs and great internet access in the rental unit, but we preferred to be outside.
If you are looking for the Disney-version of Florida (high energy, junk food, and exhaustion).... Anna Maria Island may not be for you.