Just want to throw this option out there to anyone planning a visit to Anna Maria Island. The cottage is absolutely precious, perfectly clean and dog-friendly. Everything we need is here...and the king-sized bed in the master bedroom is as comfortable as the ones in any Hilton. There's a closet full of beach chairs, floats and coolers as well as a fully equipped kitchen with washer/dryer. Many shops and restaurants are within walking distance. The owner is very communicative and flexible, and the price is more than reasonable. Check it out...great for us as a couple, and would be awesome for families with kids as well (there's a second bedroom with two twin beds and a fold-out couch). I'm pretty spoiled but I'm impressed. It may take a court order to get me out of here...very nice!