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View from Balcony, living room, master bedroom - direct gulf front!

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Last updated: 12/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
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Sandcastle I condo description

TOTALLY RENOVATED LUXURY UNIT DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH, INDIAN SHORES

**BOOKING WINTER AND SPRING 2015!!**

LOCATION: Sandcastle I, Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, Upper Gulf Coast, Florida, USA

BONUS -- FREE WIRELESS INTERNET, FREE LONG DISTANCE (USA/CANADA), FREE NETFLIX, DIGITAL CABLE WITH OVER 200 CHANNELS (INCLUDING HD), KIDS DVD'S, 4 FLAT SCREEN TV's (2 are SMART TV's WITH FREE NETFLIX!!), FULL ENSUITE LAUNDRY, PACK 'N PLAY IN OUR UNIT!!

Enjoy an amazing view to the beach and ocean from almost anywhere in the condo; the preferred 4th floor location is high enough for a fantastic view over the beach (not to mention the amazing sunsets), and low enough to enjoy the sound of the surf from your living room and master bedroom, which both have direct access through huge glass doors to the extra-large (22 foot) balcony (see picture showing view from balcony).

Over $80,000 spent on a TOTAL RENOVATION & UPGRADE to this 1100 sq ft (2 bedroom + den/3rd bedroom) unit! NOTHING has been left untouched - see details below, this condo is basically BRAND NEW. There are a few pictures here, check the link below to our website for lots more pictures.

UPGRADES INCLUDE:
new open kitchen with granite counters & breakfast bar, open to the living area
all new stainless appliances (including fridge with icemaker, smooth top stove, dishwasher, microwave & front-loading washer/dryer in unit
new bathrooms with granite vanities, new tiles, new fixtures
new 19” ceramic tile throughout (yes, that means no carpets!)
new interior doors and sliding patio doors, new wide baseboard & trim
new designer paint & lighting
new beds & bedding, new furnishings
new air conditioning and heating units
FREE wireless high-speed internet in the condo and also poolside/by the beach
new 42' plasma with digital cable & premium high-def
channels, 32' LCD in master.
Two other TV's (with DVD/VCR) and a CD changer/stereo
FREE phone & long distance anytime/anywhere to USA & Canada
kitchen gadgets (cappuccino maker, waffle maker, blender for the frozen margaritas, etc) to go along with the standard kitchen fare
fully equipped with beach toys, chairs, etc
new ceiling fans in every room

MORE ABOUT THE UNIT…

This unit is classified as a 2-bedroom unit, despite having the den used as a third bedroom. This means you have the extra space if you need it!

In the gulf-front master overlooking the beach, there is a king-size bed, walk-in closet, ensuite bath with a pedestal sink in the shower/toilet area and another granite vanity with sink in a separate area (two people can get ready at once - this is the only unit in the building set up like this).
In the second bedroom (similar in size to the master at 15x12), which overlooks the intercoastal waterway, you will find queen and double beds, with access to the second bathroom with a large shower/soaker tub, pedestal sink & toilet. The den/third bedroom (overlooking the intercoastal waterway) has a day bed with trundle (two single beds). There is also a Graco Pack 'N Play that can be used for the smallest family members as a crib, no need to rent or drag one through the airport!!

ABOUT THE BUILDING…

Sandcastle I has some of the most beautiful grounds along the beach, and the management takes great pride in the condition of the common areas. There was a major renovation completed in the past couple of years to the outside & common areas of the building, it shows as new and has a beautiful BEACHFRONT HEATED POOL and LARGE NEW SPA/HOT TUB next to the pool, overlooking the beach. Other amenities include a sauna, lending library, ping pong/recreation area, poolside washrooms & change rooms. For you BBQ lovers, there are two gas BBQ’s on the grounds complete with tables to relax & enjoy a beverage while doing your grilling.

ABOUT THE AREA…

Indian Shores is located on a barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico, between Clearwater and St. Petersburg, and is easily accessible via several major airports, including Tampa (TPA), St. Petersburg (PIE), and Sarasota Bradenton (SRQ). You can also fly into Orlando (MCO) if your plans include Disney, which is less than two hours away (along with Sea World, Universal Studios, Gatorland, and all the other Orlando attractions). In the immediate Tampa Bay area, there are unlimited attractions such as Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, the Florida Aquarium, John’s Pass, the Lowry Park Zoo, just to name a few. Into sports? It’s all here: NFL Football (Buccaneers), Major League Baseball (Devil Rays, as well as well as spring training for many MLB teams including the Yankees, Blue Jays, Phillies & others nearby), NHL hockey (Lightning) and countless golf courses. If boating is your thing, there are rentals available directly across the street on the intercoastal waterway & boat slips are available within walking distance. Shopping? You won’t be disappointed; shopping from high end to factory outlets all within a short drive!

Our condo is managed by a local property management company located 1 minute south of the Sandcastle. They have been in business under the same ownership for 28 years.

The Suncoast Beach Trolley (stops outside the building) is a convenient way to get around on the beach if you don’t want to drive. If you do drive, there is a covered parking spot assigned to our unit and limited guest parking is also available.

This is a non-smoking unit. Sorry, pets are not allowed in the condo or on the grounds. Sandcastle 1 is a family/adult building. If this does not suit your needs we would respectfully ask that you look elsewhere. Primary renter must be min. 25 years old and must occupy unit.



Keywords: Beach Condo, Oceanfront Condo, Direct Beachfront, Sandcastle, Vacation Rental, Condo Rental

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Condo
  • On floor 4
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Primary renter must be 25+...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2

            ...moreless

          • Den

            ...moreless

          • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Graco Pack 'N Play in the unit, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Direct Beachfront, spectacular sunsets!, Fully equipped, totally renovated & upgraded unit, close to 3 major airports (Tampa, St. Petes/Clearwater, Sarasota)...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Lending Library in the building...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                3 DVD - Blu Ray players PLUS FREE NETFLIX...moreless

              • Foosball
              • Game Room:

                Ping Pong and Fooseball in the building...moreless

              • Games:

                Board games for your use...moreless

              • Ping Pong Table
              • Satellite / Cable:

                (4) Digital Cable with Premium channels & HD - 4 flat screen TV's (42', 32' and two 26') ...moreless

              • Television:

                4 Flat Screen TV's (2 are smart TV's with NETFLIX)...moreless

              • Toys:

                Lots of beach toys...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Some kids movies in unit PLUS FREE NETFLIX...moreless

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Zoo

              Leisure Activities

              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing

              Location Type

                  • Beachfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Covered Parking
                  • Elevator
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Telephone:

                    (3)...moreless

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    FREE, in condo, and in pool area....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Granite Countertops...moreless

                  • Microwave

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Heated to 85 degrees year round...moreless

                  • Sauna
                  • Shared Hot Tub:

                    Heated to 101 degrees year round...moreless

                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Winter Low
                  Dec 20 - Jan 30, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,192
                  Winter High
                  Jan 31 - Mar 6, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,522
                  Spring Peak
                  Mar 7 - Apr 10, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,822

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning/Linen Fee $125 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 12%

                  Notes:

                  Deposit due at time of booking, owners will send Paypal Invoice. Balance due 30 days prior to your visit. owner will send 2nd invoice via paypal. Credit card imprint required at check in for damage security.


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                  Last updated: 12/13/2014
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                  Location

                  13 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Sandcastle I
                  Nearest Beach
                  Beach

                  Car: Recommended

                  Professional Sports: NFL Football (Buccaneers), Major League Baseball (Devil Rays, as well as spring training for many MLB teams including the Yankees, Blue Jays, Phillies & others nearby), NHL hockey (Lightning), Boat Rentals Across Street

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2008

                  About the owner: We are a family of four with two girls. We have been travelling annually to this area since well before the girls were born. We enjoy this area because it immediately makes you feel at home. The area has a great 'beach vibe' with lots of great local restaurants, many with live entertainment, but is also as quiet and peaceful as you want. If you want to be in the middle of the action, Clearwater and St. Petes are both an easy 10 minute drive. There is endless entertainment opportunities, with Tampa next door and Orlando 90 minutes away. If theme parks are your thing, we have that. If sitting beachside or poolside with a good book and a cold drink is your thing...we have that. If you like good restaurants....we have that. If you'd rather BBQ your own steak or fresh catch of the day...we have a gorgeous kitchen and BBQ facilities. If your idea of a busy day is beach, pool, hot tub, nap on the balcony with the sound of the waves....we definitely have that! We truly hope you enjoy our little piece of paradise as much as we do.

                  Why the Owner Chose Sandcastle I:
                  Directly on the beach!! Enough said!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                  Great heated pool, largest in the area. New Large Hot tub. Beautiful grounds. Rec room with ping pong table, lending library and self-serve tourist info. Superb location with lots of good restaurants and activities nearby.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Links to more information:

                   

                  Photos

                  • View from Balcony, living room, master bedroom - direct gulf front!

                    View from Balcony, living room, master bedroom - direct gulf front!

                  • All new electronics, new patio doors, 4th floor location with stunning view!

                    All new electronics, new patio doors, 4th floor location with stunning view!

                  • Dining table with 4 leather chairs, plus 3 more chairs at the breakfast bar!

                    Dining table with 4 leather chairs, plus 3 more chairs at the breakfast bar!

                  • Master bedroom - King Pillowtop mattress and the sound of the ocean!

                    Master bedroom - King Pillowtop mattress and the sound of the ocean!

                  • Smart TV with Netflix in the 2nd bedroom (and living room)

                    Smart TV with Netflix in the 2nd bedroom (and living room)

                  • Den with trundle bed (kids love this room, their own TV with DVD player too).

                    Den with trundle bed (kids love this room, their own TV with DVD player too).

                  • Counter height patio table with 4 chairs (no looking through the railing!)

                    Counter height patio table with 4 chairs (no looking through the railing!)

                  • 2nd bathroom (soaker tub/shower, granite vanity)

                    2nd bathroom (soaker tub/shower, granite vanity)

                  • Gorgeous large heated pool and hot tub, next to the beach, with new pavers!

                    Gorgeous large heated pool and hot tub, next to the beach, with new pavers!

                  • We are here!

                    We are here!

                  • Stacking washer & dryer in the condo

                    Stacking washer & dryer in the condo

                  • What you will wake up to.....

                    What you will wake up to.....

                  • Totally renovated open kitchen with granite, stainless appliances, icemaker, etc

                    Totally renovated open kitchen with granite, stainless appliances, icemaker, etc

                  • Brand new open kitchen, granite, stainless appliances, fully equipped!

                    Brand new open kitchen, granite, stainless appliances, fully equipped!

                  • Master bedroom - 32' flat screen and unique bathroom setup with two vanity areas

                    Master bedroom - 32' flat screen and unique bathroom setup with two vanity areas

                  • 2nd bedroom has Queen pillowtop and double beds and direct access to 2nd bath.

                    2nd bedroom has Queen pillowtop and double beds and direct access to 2nd bath.

                  • Den has flat screen TV/DVD player

                    Den has flat screen TV/DVD player

                  • Light and bright, and all new!

                    Light and bright, and all new!

                  • Your view as you walk out to the pool/hot tub/beach

                    Your view as you walk out to the pool/hot tub/beach

                  • Double beach chair/cabana available to rent daily or weekly, directly in front!

                    Double beach chair/cabana available to rent daily or weekly, directly in front!

                  • Nicest grounds on the beach!

                    Nicest grounds on the beach!

                  • Miles of white beach for your enjoyment!

                    Miles of white beach for your enjoyment!

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                  Date last modified - Saturday, December 13, 2014

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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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