We just returned from Anna Maria and had such a fabulous time! We haven't taken many vacations where we booked our location on line. We were so thrilled to find this spot to be just as it is advertised. It was clean, nicely decorated, and comfortable. The pool was warm, good sized and most of the time we had it all to ourselves. Proximity to the beach was wonderful..it is literally right across the street and you can walk for miles in either direction. Proximity to walgreens/publix is wonderful as well. The unit is well equipped with dishes/pans/beach chairs/pool toys and towels. Bring your own tp, garbage bags,soap etc. Grill and patio furniture were great to have.
We came with 10 other families who all had seniors graduating from high school. Everyone found their own spot on the Island and it was easy for the kids to get around via the trolley or their longboards to hang out together on the beach, at the pool, to play cards, go put put golfing, fishing, shopping or out to one of the piers. No worries about the wild spring break scene on this island, it is wonderfully family friendly and safe. There are several nice local restaurants and beachy type places to eat. We had a great time one day down on the Bradenton Beach pier on the south side of the island. For $4 you can rent a fishing pole and for another few bucks buy a box of squid for bait and fish off the pier. The younger kids had a great time pulling in all kinds of fish as the pelicans watched and waited for a snack! We would love to return and would stay in this location again in a heart beat!