Just returned for my fourth visit to the Pirates Den. Each year when I return to Anna Maria Island there is no doubt about where we will stay, Apt 4 at the Pirates Den. The place is clean, comfy and relaxing; the location can't be beat. Straight across the road is the beach, which is a quieter area of the beach (when we go, usually May or Sept) and Publix is within walking distance as well as Walgreens and other stores to do some "touristy" shopping. The hosts are always available if need be and this year we had the pleausure of meeting Douglas, their son, who is just like his parents :-) (Maree, we missed you this year...). My cousin came with us this year, and she has never been to Florida and also really enjoyed the Pirates Den and said that if/when she returns, that will be her first choice as well. No need to look anywhere else! Just get there, relax and enjoy!