This is a home you really need to see to experience the beauty, peacefulness and allow yourself time to recharge. Just a very short walk to the beautiful beach and calm gulf waters. Nice walk or bike ride into the town of Anna Maria with many restaurant options and small grocery store. We were a party of 4 adults and 2 boys and this was our first visit to Anna Maria Island. We had a great time here and enjoyed it very much. We have rented houses before that did not live up to the pictures and claims on their websites, but this home exceeded our best expectations, a great kitchen fully equipped, a top entertainment system and a stylish and tasteful furnishings. The setting is very tropical and the grounds are beautifully maintained. Although it is not on the beach, it really is just a short walk and once on the beach, you will have it practically all to yourself! The swimming pool next to the house was wonderful and we enjoyed it as much as the beach. We would love to stay at this home again sometime and highly recommend it, you will not be disappointed !