As we drove up to Once Upon a Tide my eyes lit up as I was dazzled by the exquisite setting. A large balcony was calling our names and made me realize this was going to be the perfect tranquil escape. The home is situated just a short block and a half walk from the lovely white sands of Anna Maria Island. Each day we walked the beach and watched the sunrise and in the evening returned to enjoy the colorful sunsets. The home is fully equipped from a simple sand pail to bicycles to cruise to the local restaurants. Heading to those restaurants is quite easy when residing at Once Upon a Tide. Every place is nearby and the island makes all who journey, there feel welcome. If you are not one to want to venture far from home, Once Upon a Tide has its own pool and a perfect area to read, play, and escape. I highly recommend this home for your next Florida get away!