My family and I, (consisting of my husband, 2 sons ages four and seven, and my mother), arrived here at the Pirates Den on June 25th. We were greeted and shown to our apartment rental #4. We walked in and fell in love with the place. It has 2 bedrooms, one with twin beds, a nice main room, a sweet little cozy kitchen and dining area, and a patio right off the dining area. It is convenient for hanging wet beach clothes and items out to dry and the view is pretty great too. The bathroom was spacious enough and the towels were plush. The shower had great temperature and water pressure. The couch is plenty big for someone to sleep on. Its nearly the same size as a twin after you take off the enormous pillows. The place is spotless and like-new. Its decorated nicely and I haven't wanted for anything in this cozy little cottage style home. Our two sons love staying at a house instead of a hotel. They let us get more rest here than in a hotel room where there is no room for child play or wanderings. :) The pool is perfect.
There is a set of wooden steps that we climb up to reach our rental#4 and a garage underneath filled with things we may need for the beach, extra household items, and a washer and dryer. To wash is $2 and to dry is $1. The owners of this wonderful Pirates Den, are really great and friendly. They welcome you in each time you may have a question. There is a dishpan of water at the foot of the stairs to the entrance to wash off sandy feet and a hose if you may need a bit more than a foot bath. There is also a nice looking grill but we do not plan on using it.
Our rental is a breath of fresh air. We prefer being away from the crowds while enjoying the white sandy beaches of Florida. We have found such a place on our second trip to Florida. Pirates Den is located on Anna Maria Island in a quiet area and within walking distance to pristine Gulf waters and white sandy beaches. Across Gulf Drive highway and about 2 minutes of walking you will find an uncrowded beach with a breathtaking view.
I cannot think of a thing about this place that I do not like. This is an amazing place to stay if you enjoy a lot of peace and quiet. It boasts uncrowded beaches and uncommercialized areas. Thank you Pirate's Den for a 3-day memorable stay. No more hotels for us.