Anna Maria City Pier Grand Opening

Wonderful Family Vacation….Highly Recommended!

My husband, our four children (ages 5, 15, 17, and 21) stayed at Dan’s 2-bedroom condo for a week. It felt like walking straight into home when we arrived. There was plenty of room for all of us. The condo is exactly as pictured and has every “home” amenity we needed and wanted. We cooked meals, we washed and dried clothing (allowing us to pack lightly-very important traveling with so many in one car!), there was a bathroom for the adults and one for the “kids”, the lanai was perfect for coffee every morning and wine at night, and there is a TON of beach accessories! Truly! Wagon, toys, floats, noodles, umbrella, chairs, boogie board, skim board, sand strainers, snorkels and masks…we brought our “family-sized” tent and nothing else (we bought full-face snorkel masks while there because EVERYONE wanted to snorkel, even the 5yo-more on that momentarily).

Runaway Bay, on Anna Maria Island is a sizeable resort, but the walk to the beach is short; 3 minutes with all our gear and family. The walk to the pool even shorter. There is a nearby onsite kayak launch into the bay if one wanted to rent kayaks. We ordered full-face snorkel masks while we were there and had them delivered to the mail room-zero problems. We rented bikes for the week and were able to ride easily to essentials, restaurants, shopping, and Historic Bridge Street. We saw a number of bird species, a manatee, dolphins, stingrays, so many fish, hermit crabs, and the kids found more than 50 sand dollars (not counting the live ones that we put back!).

Residents and other visitors to the resort were so kind! We struck up conversations with residents and visitors alike. Dan’s Florida Condos was a perfect home base for us as we ventured out to the Mote Aquarium, to buy locally caught seafood, and to celebrate our daughter’s birthday. I texted Dan with questions, and he responded promptly and patiently.

Highly recommend! We had a splendid time and are ready to return.

One thought on “Wonderful Family Vacation….Highly Recommended!

  • 06/30/2020 at 10:39 pm

    Joy I am so thrilled that you had such a great time on Anna Maria Island. What I love most about your vacation, is that you really took advantage of your time on the Island and experienced some of the best sights offered. As your family and friend base grows into the future, I look forward to the opportunity to host you again, possible in both the 2br and 1br. Take care and thank you again for being GREAT GUESTS!


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