We hated to leave, but just got back home from Pirate's Den last weekend. We took our grandsons (ages 10 & 16) there on vacation. Maree met us with a friendly welcome & helpful advice about things to do and see. She continued to be helpful throughout our stay of 8 days.
Our apartment was # 3--two bed, two bath. It was cute, clean, comfortable, spacious & quiet. Decor is Old Florida style. We found it to be well furnished. The pool was pleasant and clean.
Like other reviewers, we were able to borrow lawn chairs, umbrella, beach towels and toys to take the short block to the beach. Everything worked in the apartment and the landscaping is attractive. We enjoyed having breakfast or dinner out at the screened in porch. There were books to read if we were into it.
The location is just one block from the white sands of Holmes Beach. You cross a street, walk a few yards between small dunes with sea oats and a few burs (wear your sandals) to get to the beach. Just a few yards away is a beach cafe with delicious shrimp and fish. The boys enjoyed belgian waffles on the beach a couple mornings. The place has live music every night. Many other restaurants are within walking distance. The trolley is free. Publix & Walgreens are just a block away. We loved it. Can't wait to go back next year & plan to stay longer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Anna Maria Pirates Den is a small family run resort located on gulf drive in Holmes Beach. We have four individually decorated 2 bedroom apartments and 2 one bedroom cottages. Enjoy the island way of life, sun, beach, and most of all relaxation. Swim in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and walk any of the seven miles of sandy beaches and of course if you walk too far you can always catch the free trolley back to your fully equipped apartment. The island described by the English Daily Mail newspaper as "tranquil Florida, as it used to be, just beaches, pelicans and palm trees". ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Anna Maria Pirates Den Hotel Holmes Beach
- Hotel Anna Maria Island
- Resort Anna Maria Island
- Anna Maria Pirates Den Anna Maria Island/Holmes Beach, FL