First I have to start out with location, location, location. Flips Flops Forever is located just 3 houses away from the beach. We'd pack our cooler and head over for the whole day but still was able to easily walk back and use the bathroom and get more sun block. It was also close enough to walk, bike ride or take the trolley into town for shopping and restaurants.
The second highlight is the pool. It's so nice and a great size. There is even a ledge for little kids to play, supervised of course, or to put a chair and lounge. The temperature was perfect. There was a grill in the back yard for cooking out and plenty of lounge chairs and even a hammock. A great place for hanging out or taking an afternoon nap. Did I mention the putting green, and the volleyball net? There was something for everyone.
The house itself was very nice. A great size and set up for multiple families vacationing together. There is plenty of room for everyone to have privacy. There is a pool room for the kids and game components too in the living room. The kitchen is gorgeous and has all the amenities that you would need.
There is a full size washer and dryer in the second, newly remodeled, bathroom downstairs. It's so nice to be able to pack light and wash your swim suit.
The upstairs has a great set up, 2 bedrooms. One of the bedrooms is huge and is set up for a whole family, a queen bed, a twin trundle and a toddler bed. It even has a mini fridge, microwave and sink for snacks. This is my favorite room of the house, there's even a balcony with an ocean view.
We've stayed at a several houses in Anna Maria and this was by far the best. Enjoy.