We fell in love with this cottage and with Cortez. There are several really good places to eat and drink within walking distance. We only went over to Anna Maria Island twice, once to go to Walgreens, and once to watch football on Sunday. Everyone we met, locals and snowbirds, was friendly. Our first day there, we walked to the end of the block (toward the water) and there was a man in a boat with a big fish in his hands. He asked us if we were looking for something, and directed us to the closest best open restaurant/bar and it was so good, we went there every day for the week we were in Cortez. The cottage itself was immaculate and very nicely decorated. It was much more spacious than you can tell from the pictures. Having bicycles for guests to ride was really great. I have nothing but good things to say about this property.