"If you're searching for top notch you'll certainly find it here! Everthing is up to date; it all seemed brand new, crisp and clean. Plenty of room and space for a big family, I was a guest and we had 5 adults, two children and yet plenty of space and privacy. Every suite has a king bed, its own flat screen TV and full bathroom, huge closets and places to store your goods, the main floor king suite also has a bunk bed offset area, the children loved it. We cooked a lot of our meals, the kitchen cabinets are fully stocked with plenty of everything and nice modern appliances; we utilized the crock pot to do a lot of the work while we were out enjoying the beach. The beach was only a short distance and made for a nice morning walk, the house pool was wonderful for relaxing and total privacy. We rode bicycles in the evenings to the get ice-cream. There are bicycles, floats and beach towels for your use, washers and dryers on two levels of the property, an elevator so you don't have to haul your stuff upstairs!! I loved the screened in porch off the main floor dining area overlooking the pool, I sat out there while having my morning coffee.
AMI is such a nice island and has great little shops, non-commercialized. The sand is white and beautiful; the water is so clear you can see the ocean floor and grab your shells.
At the Anna Marie Island beach Cafe', where we walked to in the mornings - there is outdoor seating and they offer all you can eat pancakes, I heard that the BLT is to not be missed, unfortunately we ran out of time and didn't get to try these.
I prefer to hit the local spots and try local fares when traveling and there were plenty, you really don't have to leave the island unless you want chain restaurants. Publix grocery was very close and had everything we needed to stock the fridge and pantry for the week.
I over-packed (again), the atmosphere is relaxed and casual - I didn't use my dressy clothes or heels.
*Topper's - The Sandbar Restaurant for patio dining, Two Scoops at City Pier for ice cream, morning walks on the beach and later sunset at the beach is a must.
I am a time share owner at a gold star level and I have stayed at many properties nationwide since 96' - I would like to say that this property goes above that gold star ranking, kudo’s to the owners for such a tremendous job proving their clients with such quality.
I had a great time and I hope to return to Anna Maria Island and this property someday!"
Guest: Catherine C.
Date of Stay: May 2015
Review Submitted: May 19, 2015