Best Bike/Kayak Rental: Beach Bums. 427 Pine Avenue; (941) 778-3316. Bike rentals start at $5 per hour or $14 per day.
Best Cottage Rescued From Tampa Bay: Belle Haven Historical Cottage. It was built on City Pier in 1920 and fell into Tampa Bay in 1926. Rescued, reclaimed, and renovated, it looks none the worse for wear and sits alongside the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum. 402 Pine Avenue; (941) 778-0492.