My Wife and I just spent two weeks in a gulf front unit here, and were very happy with resort.
The furnishings were a little tired (except for the televisions which appeared to be brand new), but the unit and the resort were spotlessly clean. The staff was both friendly and accommodating. The pool and beach areas were first rate, and the sunsets from our balcony were amazing. The place has a family atmosphere as many of the guests return year after year, and they all seem to know each other. We were quickly welcomed into the group however and had a wonderfully relaxing two weeks. The resort is a quick 15 minute walk to St Armands Circle, 10 minutes by car to Sarasota, and 15 minutes to Anna Maria