My family and I decided to add 2 extra days to our weeklong vacation in August. We now decided to spend 2 nights on Anna Maria Island and then drive to the east coast for the rest of the week. I know nothing of Anna Maria Island other than beautiful beaches (courtesy of a facebook picture...lol) and saw it on a episode of House Hunters. From the little bit of research I did I guess there is a Holmes Beach and Bradenton beach. Is there much difference in each one? One or any better than the other? It would be my husband, our two sons (2 and 7) and my parents traveling. We would need a 2 bedroom or a 1 bedroom with a sleeper sofa. We want a place that has a pool and is on the beach. I've seen that some places say "across the street" from beach...If we weren't traveling with my parents it would be fine but for this time I'd like to avoid it. We don't need fancy but don't want a bates motel either. Old florida charm would be awesome (and not too expensive...lol). We are now breaking the bank since our car rental will have to originate in either tampa or fort myers and end at palm beach int'l.
Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Thank you soooo much!!!!