Direct Sand Beachfront 2/3BR 2BA Condo/Free Internet/Long Dist
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Sandcastle I condo description
Enjoy beautiful sunsets every evening from our ninth floor balcony with an unobstructed view looking West over the wide sandy beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
Our condo is equipped with dedicated and secure Free Wireless Internet, Free Unlimited Long Distance calling anywhere within the United States and Canada, an extended digital cable television package including ESPN, HBO, ENCORE, CINEMAX, SHOWTIME and DISNEY movie networks, three televisions, a DVD/VCR player and high definition box with the main Sony flat screen television, a second Sony flat screen television with a DVD player in the Master Bedroom, and a third television and DVD player for gaming with easy-access gaming hookups in the third bedroom. The condo also has two portable telephones, a Sony CD/AM/FM/IPOD player and charger, and synchronized clock radios in all three bedrooms. A new 'Baby Trend' high chair and portable crib are also available in the condo as well as a full ironing board and iron.
Our condo comfortably sleeps up to seven people, has two four piece bathrooms, and a beautiful unobstructed direct beachfront view from the balcony, living room and the master bedroom.
The two other bedrooms overlook the Inter-coastal waterway with a great view of the sunrise in the East.
We are located in the popular and family-friendly Sandcastle 1 facility exactly halfway between Clearwater and St.Petersburg.
There is a king-size bed in the master bedroom, with its own four-piece ensuite, two double beds in the second bedroom, and a single bed in the third bedroom. The condo is freshly painted and recently updated, tastefully decorated, fully furnished, and comes equipped with a brand new dedicated air conditioning unit, and an in-suite washer, dryer, fridge, stove, dishwasher, microwave, garbage disposal, coffee maker, blender, toaster, electric kettle, kitchen wares, oversized portable fan, and a vacuum cleaner.
The condo also comes equipped with new beach chairs, a variety of sand toys and Boogie boards, along with a selection of paperback and hard cover novels for your enjoyment. We also have a beach cooler, umbrella, and travel mugs for you to enjoy your coffee or a cool drink by the pool or ocean.
The Sandcastle I complex has a large beachside pool and hot tub, together with a games room with ping pong, a book lending library, and free Wireless Internet service in the games room as well.
The beachfront area also has a lush tropical garden and barbeque area with picnic tables overlooking the ocean. Each condo has designated reserved parking and dedicated guest parking on site.
The area has beautiful wide white sand beaches, and is close to dozens of restaurants appealing to all tastes and price-points. There are also several malls and golf courses in the immediate area. Our condo is also a short drive to the sports facilities which host the NFL Buccaneers, the NHL Lightning, and the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team of the American League. Disney World is approximately eighty minutes away by car. Busch Gardens is about a thirty minute drive.
Our condo has seen more than $12,000 worth of upgrades being done in the last 3 months including the installation of laminate hardwood being installed in the master and second bedroom, with the third bedroom having large ceramic tiles which continue throughout the kitchen, living room and bathroom areas of the condo. A fresh coat of paint has been applied throughout the entire condo and a new dishwasher has been installed in the kitchen along with new lighting in the kitchen, bathrooms and hallway, too. New faucets were installed in the kitchen and both bathrooms, as well as new mirrors, towel bars, hooks and toilet paper holders were installed in both bathrooms. New bedding and towels have added to the fresh new look of the whole condo, too!
The unforgettable sunsets off the balcony continue to amaze and delight! Don't miss the chance to enjoy our spectacular 'second home' in Florida!
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Limited Accessibility
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Unobstructed view of beach and Spectacular Sunsets, Tastefully Decorated, Fully Furnished, Close to All Amenities, View of the Inter-Coastal Waterway in Addition to Ocean, Lush Tropical Gardens, Three Televisions, Lending Library, Coffee Maker, One King Bed, Two Double Beds, and a Twin Bed, ...moreless
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Shared Hot Tub
- CD Player
- DVD Player
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool
- Outdoor Grill
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Water Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Miniature Golf
ReviewsWrite a review
I've stayed there twice and would definitely stay again and again.
- Guest Juianna A.
- Date of stay 10/20/13
- Review Submitted 11/18/13
Owner response: Thank you for your enthusiastic endorsement of our condo! Trevor and I are so happy to see guests returning again and again...just like we love to do! Thanks again, and we hope to have you back to Sandcastle I, Unit 903 in the near future! -- Trish and Trevor
Location, Location, Location!
Location, Location, Location!
As far as location goes, Perfect! Right on the beach, very little walking distance. The view is INCREDIBLE!! The overall condo is cute. The pool is very nice and I would def. stay at the Sand Castle again but I would want to be sure that the new cleaning staff passes muster before staying in this unit again. After talking to owner after the fact, apparently the cleaning lady was having some kind of personal crisis and ending up quitting later that week, but here was our unfortunate first impression: Check in was at 3:00. We arrived just before 4:00 to a complete mess. Nothing had been cleaned from the last guests. So our first impression was not a good one. We immediately called the owners and at first she tried to cover for the cleaning lady, saying she must have been busy. When she did show up we were forced to leave so she could clean. (and I use clean loosely) It was clear that she did very little cleaning; not all of the sheets appeared to be changed & the sinks in the bathrooms were grimy as well. Also the shower curtain in the master bathroom was covered in mold. After the spit shine the cleaning lady did, she left her mop and bucket in the middle of the dining room. The poor lady was so out of it, that she didn't even know what day we were arriving. The rest of the week was thoroughly enjoyable as you'll have a difficult time finding a place with better views, and such a short walk to the beach!
- Guest seth s.
- Date of stay 07/27/13
- Review Submitted 08/16/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, people with disabilities, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you Seth for the review of your stay at our condo! Trevor and I also appreciate the great location of our condo, and especially the incredible views and sunsets! We try our very best to ensure that our 'second home' has all the comforts of home for our guests. It was unfortunate that you experienced a problem with our cleaning service. We have been grateful to have never had a problem with our cleaner during six years of dedicated service. We were glad, however, that you brought these issues to our attention. After speaking with you, our cleaner confirmed that she was no longer able to continue working with us due to her health problems. As a result, we have indeed hired a new cleaning service this month. Everything is thankfully going smoothly once again. Thanks again for renting our condo. We hope that you can experience another 'thoroughly enjoyable' week at Sandcastle I, Unit 903 sometime soon! Trish and Trevor
This place was clean, enough space for 5 and close to the beach. We went there for our family vacation and no complaints. The views of the ocean and sunset were fantastic. This place also had a great pool and hot tub. It was also close to some great restaurants and shops. Would recommend this place for a family or couple who want to get away and enjoy the beach.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 06/29/13
- Review Submitted 07/15/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you so much for your glowing recommendation of our condo and the area around our condo. We, too, love all the amenities of our 'second home', as well as the breathtaking views of the beach and the spectacular sunsets! We hope that you can return to Sandcastle I, Unit #903, sometime soon! Thanks again! Trish and Trevor
Excellent condo in Indian Shores
Excellent condo in Indian Shores
We enjoyed our stay at Sandcastle I. The condo was wonderful and spacious for our family of 4. It was clean, comfortable and had gorgeous views. We were able to watch dolphins every day on both the ocean side and the intracoastal side. The sunsets were beautiful. The condo has everything you need for a great stay at the beach. Trish was so wonderful to deal with. She is a very sweet person. The only negatives were the 1st day we were there one of the elevators was broken and it caused quite a line/wait for us to get up to the 9th floor. They did have it fixed by the next day. Also, the pool for the building is small and was always too crowded for us. But who needs the pool when you have such a beautiful beach to enjoy. We also like this spot as it is close to so many great things to enjoy. I will definitely try to stay here again when we come back to this area and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a nice and affordable place to stay in Indian Shores.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 06/15/13
- Review Submitted 06/27/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review of your holiday experience enjoying our condo and the area around our condo! We're so glad that you could enjoy all the amenities of our 'second home', as well as all the beauty that is the beach, the intercoastal waterway, the dolphins, and, of course, the spectacular sunsets! Trevor and I hope that you and your family can return to Sandcastle I, Unit # 903, sometime soon! Thanks again! Trevor and Trish
We had a wonderful time at Indian Shores. Our party consisted of myself, my wife, my 9 yr old son and 18yr old daughter. My mother in law , her sister, and a long time family friend joined us as well for a few days. The area is very nice and just far enough from the hustle and bustle of clearwater. The condo was just as advertised. it was clean, well maintained, and had all the provisions that we needed. The condo housed all 7 of us very comfortably. We utilized the grilling area several days and was pleased with the equipment and how easy it was to use. For dinning our I would recommend the Pub just across the street. Activities included a trip to Egmont key by boat We really enjoyed. We also did some kayaking. Most of all we just hung out at the condo and relaxed. Watched dolphins playing just 20 ft from the shore, did some swimming in the pool, relaxed in the hot tub, layed on the beach and listened to the ocean. just had a great time. And finaly The overall experience with renting the condo was top notch. Trish was very easy to deal with. She returned phone calls, emails and was spot on with what she said she would do. Thank you trish for helping make our trip to Florida one to remember.
- Guest eman (Ewing,il)
- Date of stay 06/08/13
- Review Submitted 06/22/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you so much for your kind words and for the terrific review of our condo. In addition, we appreciate the 'top notch' review of your condo rental experience at Sandcastle I, Unit # 903! Trevor and I are always happy to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay at our 'second home' as much as we do! We're so glad that we could make your trip to Florida 'one to remember ' and we hope that you can come back soon! Thanks again! Trish and Trevor
Christmas in Florida
Christmas in Florida
We really enjoyed our stay in this very nicely decorated and clean condo. Everything we needed was there. The view from the 9th floor is a plus. This is a return visit to this condo complex in 2012. The grounds and pool area are beautiful. Family environment and wonderful people we meet at the pool on vacation as well. The beach is beautiful and you can walk for miles in either direction. Great restaurant across the street, just sit back on their patio along the intercoastal waterway. The owners of this condo were great to work with. I would highly rcommend this condo and condo property. Recommend driving to downtown St. Petersburg. Great restaurants and beautiful old Florida look. This is the third property we have found and rented through VRBO with great success and wonderful owners. For this property, thanks Trish!
- Guest BeachWalker (Michigan)
- Date of stay 12/22/12
- Review Submitted 01/11/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you so much for returning to Sandcastle I again! Trevor and I , too, love all the wonderful features of our condo, our condo complex, and the area around our condo that make us want to return again and again! Both Trevor and I love to work with our guests to give them the best Florida condo rental experience possible, and we're always so happy to hear that our guests have enjoyed everything that our 'second home' has to offer. We look forward to your return! Thanks, again! Trish and Trevor
My friends and I absolutely loved the condo, the view, the beach and all of the surroundings. The temperature in the condo stayed pleasantly cool and we loved the spaciousness of the room. But most of all, we loved the pure view of the ocean with absolutely no obstructions. There is nothing quite like eating breakfast or having coffee on the balcony of this unit. It was great therapy for some very busy moms, professionals, and stressed out girls!!! The ONLY downside is not getting to stay forever.
- Guest Tammy (Tahlequah, Oklahoma)
- Date of stay 07/21/12
- Review Submitted 08/08/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thanks for visiting our Florida home! We are so glad to hear that you had such a great time! Trevor and I hope that you can enjoy another 'Magical Week' at our 'second home' sometime soon! Thanks again! Trish and Trevor
The condo, location, view and ammenities are exactly as stated - you can believe what you read - a refreshing change from many listings you find on the internet or in brochures. The owners were excellent to work with - friendly, honest and easy to contact. The sunset view is amazing and the condo is very well equipped to make you feel right at home. Boat rentals right across the street to complete a great vacation. Thank you VRBO and T&T!
- Guest Sherry & Tim (Battle Creek, MI)
- Date of stay 05/20/12
- Review Submitted 05/28/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing.
Owner response: It was our pleasure to share our Florida home with you! We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay and we hope you can return to enjoy it all again soon! Thank you ! Trish and Trevor
RMC Chicago, Illinois
RMC Chicago, Illinois
We absolutely loved this condo and the building itself. The condo is well-equipped, nicely decorated, and very comfortable. The listing on VRBO accurately described the unit and the property. We would definitely stay there again, and would recommend it to others.
- Guest Patrice1 (Chicago)
- Date of stay 08/07/10
- Review Submitted 11/21/10
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, people with disabilities, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Owner response: We're so glad that you enjoyed your holiday at our Florida home! Be sure to come back soon! Thank you! Trish and Trevor
Home Away from Home!!!
Home Away from Home!!!
Everything written in the details of this Condo were right on the mark!!!! Beautiful place to relax and enjoy the nice sunshine and great beach! We really enjoyed our stay and would definately go back again in the future. The condo was clean and well looked after. A nice feature was a binder with everything you need to know about everything in the condo. From appliances to where to eat - all included in a nice binder! Free internet and long distance calling to Canada was a bonus and very much appreciated. Check in and check out was very easy and the staff were friendly. The grounds/pool/hot tub are beautiful and well kept! Can't say enough about this condo and it's location.
- Guest GFJJ (Newfoundland, Canada)
- Date of stay 06/18/09
- Review Submitted 06/10/10
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: We're so glad that our condo and it's location delivered everything you were looking for in a holiday home. We hope you can come back soon! Thank you! Trish and Trevor
Jan 01-Jan 27..$1175/week, plus 12% State tax and departure(cleaning) fee Jan 28-Feb 24..$1475/week, plus tax and departure fee Feb 24-Apr 13..$1595/week, plus tax and departure fee Apr 14-Jun 15..$995/week, plus tax and departure fee Jun 16-Jul 13..$1175/week, plus tax and departure fee Jul 14-Aug 31..$995/week, plus tax and departure fee Aug 31-Dec 14..$765/week, plus tax and departure fee Dec 15-Dec 28..$995/week, plus tax and departure fee
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Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: We are a family of five who have stayed in the Indian Shores area many times and always look forward to returning to our Sandcastle home.
Why the Owner Chose Sandcastle I:
We love the wide sandy beaches and the amenities of the family-friendly Sandcastle 1 building. We have always felt very comfortable and welcome here.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
We have a completely unobstructed view of the wide sandy beach looking across the Gulf of Mexico from our balcony and get to enjoy spectacular sunsets every night.
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Beautiful Sunset from Pool Area
View of Beach from the Balcony, Looking North
King Bed in the Master Bedroom
Dining Room Area
Living Room with Sony High Definition TV, Cable & DVD Player
Single Bed in the Third Bedroom
View of Pool Area Looking Towards the Ocean
Brand New In-Suite Washer and Dryer
View of Beach and Gulf of Mexico Looking West from the Balcony
Games Room and Lending Library
Sunset as seen from the Balcony
View of Beach from the Balcony, Looking South
King Bed in the Master Bedroom
Two Double Beds in the Second Bedroom
Single Bed in the Third Bedroom
Sandcastle Hot Tub
View of Building from Street
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