Florida Apartment - Flat W/All Inlusive Price [#239726ha] | View Property
2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 6)
$70 - $120 per night (USD)
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Ants in Kitchen and Bathroom, Saggy Bed and Sofa, Problematic and Tight Parking. Limited AC and Internet, Heard all movement upstairs, we were downstairs. Poorly Equipped Kitchen. Rough Sheets. Very Small Shower Stall. The Place was Clean and Well-Maintained However. Flat Screen TV's good. Trip's Restaurant close by was great! Wish the Property was a Good as the Photo's. No Dis-agreeable Smells. We stayed the week. Would have left early, but stayed out all day every day.
- Guest BB
- Date of stay 05/01/13
- Review Submitted 05/13/13
Owner response: Hi Bill, I'm sorry you were disappointed with your stay. You certainly could have mentioned something to me while you were here but I will respond to your points. There were no ants in the unit when you arrived and yes there were ants in the kitchen when you left but had you taken the trash outside to the trash can during your stay instead of piling the bags up in the corner of the kitchen you could have avoided that like all our other guests and saved me the cost of an exterminator. The parking was problematic because you were driving a very large Escalade type vehicle. I offered you the full driveway next door when you arrived to resolve it but you decided to squeeze in back which you did each day as I am sure you must do at most places you go. I even moved the concrete parking curb so you could take up 2 of the 3 parking spaces. I also offered to let you park your boat next door for free during your stay so your parking complaint lacks merit. The kitchen is not poorly equipped I have everything in there you could want including a fridge with an ice maker, built in microwave, dishwasher, blender, crockpot...plus every other kitchen gadget needed... not sure what you could have possibly wanted for. The shower stall is 34" X 34" inside and it is the standard size for average size people. There was a 36" x 57" shower just steps from the unit at the pool that is better suited to accomodate some people. The queen size matress is newer and the bed sheets were new out of the package the day you arrived, is that what you meant by "rough sheets" . They were badly stained with blood and dirt when you left and there was blood and dirt on the tile floor. Larger people find alot of furniture uncomfortable as you did with the bed and couch which I assure you are in good condition. No one has ever mentioned limited internet... oddly enough the computer in the unit is hard wired and works perfectly. The central air conditioning works perfectly and there was an extra A/C unit in the bedroom for people who like to sleep in colder conditions. The apartment looks excactly like the pictures I provided you just as all my guests mention in their reviews. I realize some people are difficult to please and that is ok. I appreciate you mentioning that it was very clean with no disagreeable smells. I hope you are able to find a nice place to stay in the future. Take Care Dave
The house was clean and had everything that we needed for a weekend stay in St. Pete. Our host(s) were incredibly helpful and we couldn't have asked for more... very convenient and easy to get to the Trop. We'll definitely be back!
- Guest Amy
- Date of stay 04/19/13
- Review Submitted 04/23/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
A real oasis!
A real oasis!
We recently stayed here for 9 days in February. Both apts. were rented but they have a beautiful 30 ft. (I think) motorhome which was available on the property so we decided to give it a try. We didn't hesitate to rent here based on the multiple positive reviews. Boys, we weren't disappointed. The whole experience exceeded our expectations. We drove up not knowing what to expect and when we opened the gate to the property, we discovered a hidden gem - a real oasis. The motorhome was immaculately clean with everything we needed - from blow dryer to iron and ironing board. The heated salt water pool, the patio furniture, everything was perfect. And I can't say enough good things about the hosts - they were fantastic! Dave picked us up at the airport and brought us back for a small fee. The bed was very comfortable and although Dave warned us about possible noise due to construction nearby, we never heard a thing - except the lovely sound of birds in the morning. We were pleased that they showed us the other two units for the future when we return. It is close to the bus stop where you can hop on a bus and get to downtown St. Pete in 8 mins. We had a car rented which allowed us to travel all over the area. Not far from there are many restaurants and grocery stores - also a 7-11 practically next door. These guys are super nice and they went out of their way to make sure we had a fantastic vacation. We will return to this little oasis. Thanks guys! J&J
- Guest Joanne R.
- Date of stay 02/22/13
- Review Submitted 03/03/13
Owner response: HI Jim and Joanne, it wa a pleasure to meet you both and I enjoyed our wonderful conversations as well... I'm glad you enjoyed you stay. Come back soon. Dave
The property description and pictures are extremely accurate. The property was clean and well maintained, and our hosts were amazing! Super nice, super helpful, super accommodating! It is a charming property, surrounded by history. Our Busch Gardens visit was rained out, and our teenagers weren't a bit disappointed. They were content to swim in the pool and hang out at the apartment. We are only a few hours away, and look forward to returning again, soon. Thank you, Dave, for the hospitality!
- Guest Julie
- Date of stay 08/15/12
- Review Submitted 08/18/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Will Be Back!
Will Be Back!
My son and I stayed in the downstairs apartment for a week. The apartment and surrounding grounds were very clean and well maintained. We especially loved the pool. The owners, Dave and Paul, were very sociable and we really enjoyed meeting and talking to them during our stay. The location is very convenient to many restaurants and shopping. The only complaint I have (which is not any fault of the owners) is the people who were renting the upstairs apartment, the latter part of our stay. They were very loud, obviously forgetting that we were staying in the unit below them. Their children (who were older and should not have been running around anyway) were running across the room until late at night. I will be back and cannot wait to sit and talk with Dave and Paul again!
- Guest Kimberly C.
- Date of stay 07/03/12
- Review Submitted 07/17/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
My husband and I were so pleased with this apartment and surrounding grounds. The apartment is exactly, if not better, than the photos display. Both the apartment and grounds were clean and well-maintained. We didn't use the exercise facility so can't comment on that. The pool and jacuzzi were wonderful. The location is excellent - close to grocery stores and nonchain restaurants. The owner, Dave, was very gracious and helpful during our stay. For the price, this is much better value than staying in a hotel which doesn't come close to having the same charm and amenities. I will never stay anywhere else on my return trips to this area. Just lovely.
- Guest Paula S.
- Date of stay 05/02/12
- Review Submitted 05/16/12
Owner response: Hi Paula it was a pleasure to meet you both and I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. I Hope to see you again in the near future.
This was a GREAT vacation rental. The pictures depict the ammenities exactly but there was sooooooo much more. First and foremost it was extremely clean. You will need for nothing. Dave & Paul have thought of everything you could possibly require. The pool was beautiful as was the hot tub-and oh the privacy. We had a wonderful stay here over the holidays and would recommend this property to anyone & everyone. Dave & Paul -you are wonderful hosts and they could not do enough for us. Thank you for a GREAT vacation. We will definitly stay here again & again & again
- Guest Debbie B.
- Date of stay 12/17/11
- Review Submitted 12/29/11
My husband and I spent a lovely long weekend in the second-floor, two-bedroom apartment of Dave and Paul’s guesthouse, just behind their own house. When we do a getaway like this, we enjoy going out to sightsee and eat well. When we’re at “home,” we like to read, nap, snack, and watch TV. This apartment was perfect for all our vacation ambitions. Our immediate first impression of the apartment was that it looked just like the pictures in the online listing. Our second impression was that the apartment was spotlessly clean and comfortably furnished, with a well-equipped kitchen. Plus great TVs with cable and DVD player, a computer, and ceiling fans. The weekend weather was a little cool, but we did appreciate the outside amenities as well: inside the walled garden are a beautiful pool, lush landscaping, exercise room, gas grill, comfortable patio furniture, and pool bath. There is also an off-street parking spot for each apartment, which is nice, because the streets in the neighborhood (quiet and full of lovely older bungalows) are kind of narrow. Access to downtown and the beach is really easy on the nearby through streets. Dave and Paul were our landlords, but they offered a level of hospitality we haven’t encountered previously in a vacation rental like this. When they learned we were celebrating our anniversary, a bottle of bubbly appeared in our apartment while we were out. And we also came home with a cactus that Paul had recently repotted and gave to us. We’re already thinking about when we can visit again. Sounds too good to be true? It’s not…simply wonderful.
- Guest Jane W.
- Date of stay 10/28/11
- Review Submitted 11/02/11
Owner response: Hi Jane, it was a pleasure to have you and Joe stay in our rental apartment. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay... and the bubbly. I'm looking forward to seeing you both again in the future.
on ne pouvait pas espérer mieux !
on ne pouvait pas espérer mieux !
Nous avons loué l’appartement T2 pour un mois, du 15 octobre au 13 novembre. Couple de touristes français venant des environs de Paris, c’était notre premier voyage aux Etats Unis. J’ai trouvé cette location sur internet, très intéressée par le prix raisonnable, le descriptif de l’appartement, la très bonne situation en ville et la présence d’une piscine et d’un jaccuzzi ! Ce fut une superbe surprise quand nous sommes arrivés : tout était exactement comme dans le descriptif et les photos sur internet. C’était tellement agréable d’aller nager tous les matins dans la piscine privative, de prendre des petits déjeuners sous le parasol géant près de la piscine, de boire un verre dans le jaccuzzi de nuit, d’apprécier une sieste sous les palmiers du jardin très joliment aménagé…La vie était si douce et paisible là-bas. L’appartement est très bien équipé, absolument tout ce qui est nécessaire pour une vie quotidienne était présent pour une indépendance totale, comme si nous étions à la maison. C’était exactement ce que nous recherchions pour ce voyage et nous estimons très chanceux d’être tombés sur cette location. La meilleure partie a sans doute été de rencontrer Dave et Paul (et les filles !!), nos hôtes, très amicaux, sympas, discrets mais toujours présents quand quelque chose nous manquait ou quand nous avions besoin de quoi que ce soit. Ils nous ont tant donné pendant ce séjour et en ont fait un moment fantastique en Floride. Nous avons passé des moments inoubliables, et je comprends mieux maintenant pourquoi TOUS les commentaires internet sur cette location étaient si bons! Une fois de plus, merci Dave, tu sais à quel point nous avons été heureux là-bas et si tristes au moment de revenir en France, mais maintenant nous avons une seconde maison là-bas, en Floride ;) Cécile & Michaël
- Guest Cécile G.
- Date of stay 10/15/11
- Review Submitted 12/08/11
Owner response: Merci pour votre aimable examen. Il a été un plaisir, vous avez-vous tant à la Floride notre paradis.
we stayed in the 2 bedroom apt. The place was extremely clean, beautifully decorated i must say. Good taste Paul and Dave. The swimming pool was great and so was the landscape. Dave and Paul were very nice people.. Thanks alot..My kids didnt even want to leave the place.. what a beautiful place you have .
- Guest Maria
- Date of stay 06/24/11
- Review Submitted 06/28/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: It is always a pleasure to meet new families and of course the children always have lots of fun around the pool.. Thanks again and come back for a visit soon. Dave
We have just spent the Month of May 2011 at these apartment's.Fantastic facilities throughout, Dave & Paul make you feel very welcome, Will definitly book again ,Kind regard's Dave & Lena
- Guest dave
- Date of stay 05/02/11
- Review Submitted 06/01/11
A tropical getaway!
A tropical getaway!
My husband and I decided to take a trip to Florida to visit his family. We brought along my mom and our 5 yr. old son. We absolutely love the 2 bedroom apartment. It was convient to everything. The hospitaliy was even better! Thanks for making our vacation such a BREEZE!!!!
- Guest Eric and Renata
- Date of stay 04/02/11
- Review Submitted 12/27/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
An Oasis in the City
An Oasis in the City
This is a great place to relax and enjoy the Florida sunshine. I stayed in the one bedroom apartment that was very clean and very comfortable, with all the amenities as described in another review. I loved reading in one of the lounge chairs under the palms. The salt water pool is beautiful and when my grandchildren came to visit for the day, we could hardly get them out of it. We also grilled hamburgers and hot dogs pool side and had a lovely lunch under the umbrellas. Dave was friendly and very helpful. The toaster-oven broke and he replaced it the same day. He also is very knowledgeable about the area and had good suggestions for places to go. It was very easy to get from the apartment to downtown St. Pete, Tampa and Clearwater. Grocery shopping is close by as are some good restaurants. My visit was delightful and I definitely will recommend it to friends and family.
- Guest Jane
- Date of stay 03/22/11
- Review Submitted 04/04/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Hi Jane, it was great meeting you. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to seeing you in the future. Thanks again for staying here. Take care Dave
A Great Vacation Break
A Great Vacation Break
Photos and description of the property clearly describe the amenities. We love the pool and the tropical surroundings. You read a book or lounge after a swim in the well heated salt water pool. (no nasty chlorine) Want a warmer bubble spa treatment? Its right there. We enjoy BBQ and its yours to use. Cook dinner and eat poolside. The owners are friendly and offer suggestions on dining out and local highlights. The accommodation is clean and comfortable. We walk to nearby Crescent Lake Park. A short drive to Tampa Bay and downtown St. Pete's or to the Gulf Beaches. A personal favorite is Sawgrass Park, a natural preserve with a boardwalk through the forest leading to a lake loaded with wildlife. The computer plus available wifi were well used by us to investigate outings and log email. The free long distance is another bonus. This is a great place to stay. We were lucky to have found it and have returned 3 times.
- Guest James
- Date of stay 03/01/11
- Review Submitted 03/29/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thanks Jim, it's always a pleasure to have you and Joanna here... the month seems to go so quickly though. We'll see you next year... have a great summer up north. Dave
This is my third year in a row staying here and I will be returning next year as well. For me this is my secret paradise in fla. It is well equiped, clean, comfortable,and ouiet. The owners make you feel like this is your home.
- Guest Dave
- Date of stay 02/01/11
- Review Submitted 03/11/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
We loved this place!
We loved this place!
We loved this place so much we have booked it for our next visit down to St Pete. Apartment is VERY nice. It was very clean, up to date and well maintained. We would def recommend it to family and friends! Dave thanks so much for allowing us to use your home while we were on vacation!! We loved it!
- Guest Melissa
- Date of stay 07/05/10
- Review Submitted 07/09/10
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.