"This cozy one block from beach rental has suited me just fine on last and former multiple rental visits. It is a “old Florida” style duplex; and I have stayed in both units at one time or another, so my comments can apply to both. My most recent stay for two weeks was in unit B in April 2016, which had new mattresses and box springs, islandy appropriate decor, regular sized stove and refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, two modern larger screen TVs with “smart” tv options, good wireless internet access, phone, washer and dryer, two good-working room air conditioners, and unit was clean and neat upon arrival — as in all my previous visits. I visit alone (as a former island resident); but both units have double beds in bedroom plus a living room “sofa-sleeper” to accommodate more than my needs. I found the linens and towels, etc. to be more than adequate — and all clean. Both units have two bathrooms, each with showers, which suits me fine and I only need one. The kitchens have always seemed to have more than enough pots, pans, dish-ware and various utensils for my needs, as well as for a family or two couples, I would think.
There are some basic “starter" supplies of expendables, e.g., dish-washing liquid, paper towels, bug spray if needed (it is Florida), various cleaners, etc. There is nearby on-island grocery (Public), Walgreens drugstore, liquor store, gas station, hardware store, and many various shops. Of course, there are several places to dine from Domino’s to right across the street 3 star-rated (29 out of 30) Zagot reviewed Beach Bistro — with several worthy in-between restaurants. If you are reading this, then you already know about the hidden gem of Anna Maria island. However, this rental duplex is not some cookie-cutter major hotel-like space, e.g., Marriott, Hyatt, etc., of which there are none on AMI I have stayed in those for various reasons and times. This rental is comparatively basic to those; but also very affordable to most and yet with comfort, old Florida ambiance and location that is outstanding. One can literally walk one block to beach and enjoy the always viewed majestic Gulf sunsets, as well as, the day excursions for sun and sea.
The unit parking is fine, plentiful for at least two cars per unit and is adjacent to units — steps from door, and just off main street. The drive is the common on island shell composition, which is environmentally good and no drainage problem when it rains."
Guest: W M.
Date of Stay: April 2016
Review Submitted: May 11, 2016