My wife and I (mid-50's) are considering making a trip to sw Florida the last week of March. Our sole objective is to sit on the beach for five days and do nothing---that is we're not interested in nightlife, shopping, theme parks,etc. Just looking for a quiet, laid back relaxed destination to escape the dreary late winter in Chicago. We've only been to Florida once about 30 years ago--Tampa/Sarasota.
We are not looking for luxury accomodations--trying to stay within a budget--a simple cottage, studio, or effiency motel would work just fine--even renting a tralier--trying to stay under $150/night, which might be tough given the time of year we are trying to go. Don't like chain motels--looking for a mom and pop with local character.
Some places we saw that might work are Anna Maria, Englewood, Sanibel--does any one have any other suggestions? Any suggestions for accomodations--inexpensive, could be quirky or even slightly dumpy--we're not real picky. Also willing to split up the time between several destinations. Any help, advice greatly appreciated.