We had the most wonderful family vacation while staying at Dan’s condo! The condo suited our family of four (mom, dad, 4 and 6 year olds) very well. It was clean and well stocked. Dan was a dream to work with. All of my communications were responded to with lightning speed and accuracy.
The pros: The beach is only a 4-6 minute walk and it is a beautiful beach. We agreed it is one of the best ones we’ve ever been to. The condo really has most anything you could need: paper towels, trash bags, sunscreen, pool and beach toys, a beach wagon (so nice to have!), beach chairs and umbrella, beach towels, a soft side cooler, like literally everything. The bed was very comfortable. There is a little dock at the complex that we got to see dolphins, fish, and birds from. The pool is heated.
Dan is really, really great to work with. He helped with transportation recommendations, date changes, and all of my questions very quickly.
The cons: The pool closes at dusk. We did agree that while we had an amazing time, the island itself did little to play into that. It was very busy. When I read about Anna Maria Island online I had the perception of it being slow paced, quiet, non-commercialized, and almost sleepy. That was not the case. The island was crowed and busy, but the beach was not congested.
Bottom line for us: If you are going to Anna Maria Island I would absolutely recommend you stay at Dan’s Condo.