I stayed here early June with 2 adults and 2 children in unit 14.
Pros: Reservations were smooth and all the staff are super friendly and helpful. I loved Anna Maria island, walking distance to many places and honestly the beach was much nicer at the end of Spring street than Holmes or Bradenton so a great location. Loved eating at the Sandbar. It seemed to be the more quiet end of the island and loved it. Appreciated the clean pool and toys to share. Was always quiet and with other respectful guests. Barbeques and tables to share. I felt it was safe and a family environment location.
Cons: Our unit didn't work well for us. The unit had mostly carpet instead of tile (I thought it would be tile after looking at the website pics, but not all the units do). The carpet was gross and old, our feet turned black after walking on it for a few minutes. The sofa bed was older and not comfortable even for my 4 year old. Each night I had him fall asleep in our bed and then I transferred him to sleep on the floor with a few towels or try to put him back into the sofa. I felt horrible guilty, but not many other options at that point. The other issue is that there is a porch light right outside the living room window so it is very hard to sleep because you can't block out the light, the mini blinds don't block well. It looks like the sun is rising all night long. Not an issue in the bedroom, but is in the living room/sofa area.
I would definitely visit again if it were just the 2 of us or if there was another unit without the light issue. I did mention the light and issues with sleep for our kiddos, hoping they could turn off the light, but they couldn't.
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