My parent rented this house when they came to visit last winter. We stayed for a week in late January(?) to early Feb and my 3 year old son still asks to go back.
Personally I think that speaks volumes as 1. He is young 2. We have stayed/visited some amazing places since then. He doesn't ask to go to Disney World, he wants to go to 'his' beach house.
It may look small from the front, but it is quite large with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The pool is the perfect size and I was pleasantly surprised that we didn't need to bring any towels/beach supplies. The home is cozy, clean and decorated nicely.
Anna Maria can be quite busy at times and I've seen numerous people making a run for it across busy roads to get to the beach. At Toes in the Water the beach is less than a block away-- no streets to cross and a pleasant walk.
It's also located close to a trolley stop and an easy stroll to best shops and restaurants (we walked the beach to the...