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West Coast Vista condo description
FOOTPRINTS VACATION HIDEAWAY - Your family vacation awaits you in this beautiful, private gulf front condo located directly on the beach with balcony access to miles of sugary, white sand. Breathtaking sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico's shimmering waters. Accommodations are unsurpassed in this spacious 3 bedroom/2 bath haven. NOT ONE -- but TWO FULL BALCONIES! Enjoy the gorgeous views of the Gulf of Mexico from the private balcony off the master bedroom or enjoy the view of the inter-coastal waterway from the second balcony located off the over sized family room. Relax and take a few steps to our private fishing dock while watching yachts sail back to the marina. Catch the dolphins at play from either balcony. (Check out our guest comments)
Our spacious, bright, corner unit located in a small, secure building includes all the comforts of home. Private elevator, accessed only by key holders, takes you to your front door; or use the stairwell from the beach side balcony to get to the pool/beach. Great for families with children -- you can see your little ones on the beach from the balcony! That's how close you are!
Our KITCHEN has been updated complete with new counter tops, new appliances, updated cabinets. Supplies include pots, pans, dishes and all you would need to prepare a meal at home.
Master bedroom has king bed/large sitting area/private bath/walk in closet. This room has great views with sliders to balcony. Second bedroom is brightly decorated in fishy theme equipped with comfortable twin beds. The third bedroom is a soft elegant tropical floral motif complete with queen size bed and TV.
Family room is over sized with comfortable new furniture overlooking Gulf Boulevard and the inter-coastal with a large sitting area. 32'TV with growing collection of DVD's; sliders provide access to 2nd balcony with a great view of the intercoastal and gulf boulevard.
You will find this beach front vacation hideaway not only inviting but affordable and practical. So... just relax and 'Hide Away' or visit nearby theme parks, attractions and nightlife. Try one of the fabulous dinner/gambling cruises! Indulge in one of our many local restaurants to experience superb dining all within minutes of this condo. BBQ poolside at sunset with cocktails! Leave the car home and bike ride or take the Trolley that runs on Gulf Boulevard. The possibilities are endless!
OUR RATES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
LONG DISTANCE ANYWHERE IN THE US AND CANADA (comes in handy when cell phones don't get reception) No need to hang off the balcony for a signal!
WIRELESS INTERNET ; No extra fees for unlimited access. Unlike many local hotels that still charge a fee.
BABIES/CHILDREN: portable crib, high chair, walker, bed rail, diapers, baby toys, sand toys, etc. all on premises and sanitized on a regular basis.
FOR THE BEACH: Beach chairs, Large beach towels, Beach Blanket, Beach Umbrella, Assorted Sand Toys, balls, games, paddles, beach bocci ball and so much more are all on the premises. No need to haul or purchase pass times.
Please call today and be the next family to put your Footprints in the Sand! Here are some of the comments our guests have left in our guest book. These are just several of the many positive ratings.....
Additional updated comments can be found in the Guest Comment section of our listing. Be sure and check it out!
SEE YOU AT THE BEACH!!
John & Tina
We had a wonderful week here at your place on the beach. It was our first family trip to the Gulf and this is a beautiful place. We loved everything -- water, sand, shells And, thank-you so much for the water toys you left for us to play with. We have left them and a few more for other families to enjoy. The Strouse Family
Thanks so very much for such a nice place to stay. It was just like being at home. We have really enjoyed our stay here. Hope you will allow us to come back another time. We tried to leave the condo the way we found it. Thanks again! Layman Family, Arkansas
Dear Tina, John & Kids,
How blessed you are! A beautiful place for a wonderful family. Thank you so much for allowing our family to enjoy your little piece of Heaven here on earth. The ocean/gulf was so peaceful and relaxing. It rejuvenated Frank and me. The kids enjoyed us and we enjoyed them! Miracles do happen!! Family time is critical for the whole family and the Beach always reminds us of that! We look forward to another week next year! God bless you all, the Allegra’s , Florida
Had an exceptional time this week. We will be back same time next year. Holston Family, Florida
We had a wonderful time here with our family. This is our first vacation with our two granddaughters -(2 yrs and 2 months) the girls had a wonderful time. Eleanor loved the beach and the ocean and little Evelyn loved to nap on the king size bed!! Your condo is beautiful and wonderfully equipped. We had everything we needed. Thanks so much for providing a highchair. That was a very thoughtful gesture and we appreciate it. We used your beach toys and added a few to your collection. Thanks again - we hope to return again. The Fosters - St. Louis MO
Last night we watched a giant sea turtle lay her eggs and today everyone is flying kites! Your beautiful place has made it so easy to enjoy our week all together! Risens, Bloomington IN/Chicago, IL
Dear Tina John & Family
As always we have enjoyed staying at your beautiful condo! Again it is perfect. We will be back again for our fifth year next year. Dave & Pauline - Sheffield
Call today and be the next family to put your footprints in the sand!!! Additional photos available on request.
ADDITIONAL RENTAL INFORMATION:
* Weekly Rental - Saturday to Saturday.
* ADD: 12% Tax, $125 Cleaning, 10% Holiday Week Surcharge.
Keywords: Footprints Vacation Hideaway at West Coast Vista. Awesome, private location directly ON the beach. Beautiful water views from condo with plenty of room for the family to enjoy all the comforts of home. This 3/2 home away from home is truly incredible beach living with magnificent, views of Gulf and Intercoastal. TWO separate balconies ---corner unit in small secure building. UPDATED FAMILY ROOM WITH NEW FURNITURE.......
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- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Covered Parking
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Washing Machine
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Free Long Distance
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Beach View
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Roller Blading
- Pier Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Deepsea Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Duty Free Shops
- Water Parks
- Botanical Garden
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
- Outlet Shopping
- Gambling Casinos
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Minutes from Clearwater Beach! Variety of day cruises such as Pirate Cruise, Gambling, Dinner/Dancing, Dolphin Watching, etc, Theme parks such as Busch Gardens/Adventure Island Water Park, Disney/Sea World, Fabulous shopping ranging from up-scale boutiques to moderate stores minutes from condo, Golfing, Miniature Golf, Fine Dining along Gulf Boulevard where the Trolley takes you anywhere from Clearwater Beach to John's Pass....moreless
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A wonderful home away from home
A wonderful home away from home
We had an amazing time at the condo. Tina did an amazing job at working with our schedule, to ensure a smooth check in. Everything was organized and prepared so well. We arrived to a lovely, clean, spacious condo with a gorgeous view of the beach and the gulf. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed, and we enjoyed cooking and barbequing our own meals there. However it was also nice to be close to so many restaurants, and the ice cream parlor which we frequented that week! Additionally there are lots of extra towels, and beach toys which saved us a lot of space packing. The condo is decorated in order to really have that beachy feel. I wish we could have stayed longer. This is the perfect condo for families or for a group of friends. This was an amazing home away from home, and I hope to be back ! Thank you again Tina !
- Guest Kath (Canada)
- Date of stay 02/17/13
- Review Submitted 03/05/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Our little slice of heaven
Our little slice of heaven
My husband and I have stayed at John and Tina's condo for the last two years the month of January. Every year they have made upgrades to the condo that we love so very much. Our children join us for one week and my husbands parents also come for a week. The location and the condominium are a perfect fit for young and old alike. Our grandsons were 18 months old and 6 years old. It was truly unbelievable that John and Tina could have everything and more for both of the children. Pac-n-play, high chair, beach toys, noodles, buckets with shovels and baskets for the kids. My father-in-law uses a walker and had no problem going to the beach and pool every day. Very easy access for a handicapped person. There are nice restaurants and bars that have live music day and night that we walked to from the condo. There is also a fabulous bakery within walking distance as well that my mother-in-law frequented daily. My daughter, grandson and myself rented beach bike cruisers and rode for miles. Lovely watching the dolphins as we were riding. The rest of our family went fishing every day in the gulf and the inter-coastal waterway on our own private dock. Needless to say, they had and unbelievably great time. My husband and I are counting down the days until January 4, 2014. Thank you John and Tina for making your home our home as well. If you love serenity and beauty you will love Footprints at West Coast Vista. Give Tina a call and book today!!!!!
- Guest Dave and Betty (Canada)
- Date of stay 01/05/13
- Review Submitted 09/06/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Family Vacation 2013
Family Vacation 2013
The Footprints vacation Hideaway was the perfect location for our family vacation! The accommodations were perfect! Waking up to the beautiful sunrise on the Intercoastal side of the unit and watching the spectacular sunsets on the Gulf side were highlights of our week. We loved the peaceful sound of the waves all day long. It couldn't have been better! The condo was the perfect size for our family of six, and we had all the comforts of home -- away from home! Thank you for the best vacation ever!
- Guest Sunsetters (Orlando, FL)
- Date of stay 08/24/13
- Review Submitted 08/31/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+.
We booked the condo for our family, myself and my husband, and 3 daughters (teens). As soon as we opened the door we felt welcomed! The condo was clean and nicely decorated, and appointed with everything you would need in a home away from home. Tina, the owner, was so attentive and kind, and we were so appreciative that she provided the necessities needed to get us through the day without having to immediately go out to the store. The location is perfect for all ages, with stores and restaurants within walking distance, and only a short drive to Clearwater if you are looking for a busier area. We actually went on a dolphin watch tour in Clearwater (Tampa Bay) and they were close enough to touch. John's Pass is also a nice little town 10 minutes away for shopping and dining. However, our favorite part of the vacation was the BEAUTIFUL beach with powdery white sand, and the clean, warm waters of the Gulf. The owners also provided MANY beach items (umbrellas, beach towels and chairs, shovels and all of the molds for making sand castles). The condo was perfect and we truly felt it was a home away from home. We also liked that it was in a building with only 16 units (not a high rise), and a few days we had the beach almost to ourselves. We spent countless hours on the balcony as well, watching the gorgeous sunsets. Thank you John and Tina for sharing your little slice of paradise!
- Guest Linda C.
- Date of stay 07/27/13
- Review Submitted 08/04/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
This was a great place to stay. Photos and description of the condo are very accurate. The place was clean and it is apparent that Tina and John have done and continue to do work and upgrades on the property. They were very helpful before our arrival in answering all of our questions. I always try to talk to the owners before we rent a place and Tina gave me a good impression before we ever arrived. The condo location is great. It is on the edge of Indian Rocks Beach, away from the crowds. We were there over the 4th of July and our little section of beach remained relatively uncrowded with just family gatherings. We enjoyed having 2 balconies, one east and one west. This is a comfortable place to relax, nothing fancy, but everything that you might want for a week or more at the beach. We especially appreciated beach towels and chairs being provided. The kitchen is well stocked and if you would rather dine out, there are numerous restaurants near by. If you get tired of the beach, there are several nature preserves and a bird sanctuary down the road or you can go across the causeway to Largo and visit the botanical garden or Heritage Village. We will definitely consider renting this condo again.
- Guest Arkies (Little Rock, AR)
- Date of stay 06/29/13
- Review Submitted 07/16/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful condo with us last week! It was paradise. We were all extremely comfortable with the accomodations. It was much more than we expected. The weather was great, the beach was beautiful and the fishing was great and enjoyed shelling with my two grandaughters. Also loved the covered garage. The condo was clean and spacious and had everything we needed. Tina and John are so easy to work with and want to make sure that you have everything you need while staying in their beautiful home. I would not hesitate to recomend this condo.
- Guest Joanne (Atlanta, Georgia)
- Date of stay 07/06/13
- Review Submitted 07/15/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children.
Owner response: It truly is our pleasure to share our Paradise with families such as yours. We are so happy that you had a wonderful stay and found all that you needed to make you comfortable. You are most welcome to return any time and we look forward to hearing from your friends and family too! Thank you for treating our home as your own.... that's exactly what we strive to do when sharing this incredible gift of beauty we call "Indian Rocks Beach." We look forward to seeing your photos so we can share them with others looking for the same experience!
LOVE staying at Footprints
LOVE staying at Footprints
Always enjoy staying in this unit! We appreciate John and Tina and how quick they are to make sure our stay is comfortable. This is our "home away from home" and our kids love staying here. Thanks for another great week! See you next year.
- Guest PGA (Senoia, Georgia)
- Date of stay 06/22/13
- Review Submitted 07/08/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Betty Brodersen and Sisters 2nd week my hubby and I
Betty Brodersen and Sisters 2nd week my hubby and I
We have rented this unit on several occasions, also found John and Tina the most friendly and easy to work with. This is the most beautiful place to vacation. Photos are exactly like the condo, the views you enjoy are unbelievable. The condo is sufficiently furnished with anything you would need. I have and will continue to suggest and use this rental again and again.
- Guest i have no nickname (iowa)
- Date of stay 04/20/13
- Review Submitted 06/24/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Great Condo, Wonderful owners,,,
Great Condo, Wonderful owners,,,
Another great week at this fantastic condo, this makes 18 weeks we have stayed here since our first visit back in 2007. The owners really make this beautiful, very clean condo feel like a slice of heaven. All the upgrades they have done since our last visit are wonderful. They made an already beautiful place even better. It always impresses me how the owners check after our arrival to make sure everything is to our satisfaction and if we need anything. Never once have things not been to our satisfaction. The two balconies are so relaxing and comfortable. This last week I counted over 20 dolphins. We did have a pretty wicked storm and Tina called to make sure we were OK, which was very thoughtful of her. The pictures and description of this beautiful vacation condo are very accurate. I recommend this retreat to anyone who wants total relaxation and beauty.
- Guest Donna Fetherlin Houser (St. Peters MO)
- Date of stay 05/25/13
- Review Submitted 06/17/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: So hard to believe that it's almost seven years since your family first put their footprints in the sand at our condo. Thank you for your awesome review and most of all for your gratitude of our hard work. We will continue to to upgrade as best we can. It's very gratifying to know that some of our first guests are reaping the benefits of the changes that are taking place. Stay tuned to our webpage for more photos and updates to come. Thanks for being the official "dolphin count family." See you again next year!
Photos and description NOT accurate
Photos and description NOT accurate
Description claimed upgrades and all new appliances and kitchen cabinets. I saw no new appliances or upgrades with the exception of the counter top. The cabinet doors had been "varnished" with runs all up and down was pathetic like an amateur at work . Microwave did not work and we were not informed of this prior to arrival.. No recliners in the family room as advertised. Uncomfortable rattan furniture. Sloppy paint job . Dirty floors. Try going barefoot and you will see what I mean. Our feet were black .Patio furniture had seen better days . Back patio had a broken down glider unsafe to sit on. All except one t.v. looked like they came out of a thrift shop. In fact I think most of the furniture may have as well. Footprints is a tired looking condo. The view and location and two patios were certainly a plus. This place needs professional updating and clean floors! The owners clean the condo themselves so that expains most of it. I would not stay here again.
- Guest contessa (Homosassa)
- Date of stay 05/18/13
- Review Submitted 06/13/13
Owner response: After reading your review I was compelled to read you original inquiry. “A retired, local couple in search of a beachfront property seeking the lowest rate possible for one week.” Not only have we fulfilled our rental agreement to the letter, but went above and beyond for you as we do all our guests. As you can see from reading our 30 positive guest reviews, Footprints Vacation Hideaway is well represented by it’s photos and description. When I contacted you a few hours after your check in, the very first question was “is everything to your satisfaction.” Your reply was yes. You gave me the impression that you were happy with the unit and your only disappointment was the broken recliner in the family room which I found out about during my stay at condo.. We spoke several times during the week of your stay, and you never reported your disappointment. Everyone has different taste in decor and ours was far below your standards, however, most of your statements are inaccurate and slanderous. Our photos along with our 30 guest comments are our best description of what Footprints is about. Our appliances are 5 mths old. The microwave should have been reported immediately. It has been since been replaced. We have also provided a smaller counter top backup just in case. The dirty floors should have been reported immediately. We would have had our professional cleaning company come back.We DID NOT advertise two recliners. The hallway and partial kitchen paint job was done less than two weeks before your stay. The family room window treatments, curtains and verticals were all purchased and installed at the same time. The lamps and some of the smaller furnishings were all purchased and installed days before your arrival. The master bath was gutted one week prior to your arrival. The remainder of projects for the summer is to finish painting the dining area, and complete the family room with a new sectional.The list of the projects to complete on a weekly basis is endless. We will continue to do what we’ve been doing for the past ten years. Take care of our home away from home as best as we possibly can. I am so sorry that our best was not good enough for you. Our rental agreement states all of responsibilities of the tenants as well as the owner. We have fulfilled our part of the rental agreement. Again – had you verbalized some of your complaints, we would have immediately rectified them. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
SPECIALS ON ALL REMAINING WEEKS 2013 - PLEASE COMPLETE ALL FIELDS ON INQUIRES January 2015 - February 2014 to April 28, 2014 - $1,695.00/per week April 28 to May 26, 2014 - $1,295.00/per week May 26, 2014 to September 8, 2014 - $1,395.00/per week September 8, 2014 to December 22, 2014 - $1050.00/per week December 22, 2014 to January 5, 2015 - $1,400.00/per week Clean Fee $125/Tax 12%/10% HolidaySurcharge/2.5% Credit Card Fee/E-check FREE
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Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: The Holidays are upon us. Specials are always available, especially for small families, on all remaining weeks in 2013. The next few weeks are the best kept secret on the beach. Not only is the weather perfect, but the rates are the lowest of the year. Hope to speak to you about some of the great features of our condo. John & Tina ____________________________________________ We have lived in Florida for over 20 years. Before purchasing this unit, we scoped the beaches from the east to the west coast of florida. When we found Indian Rocks Beach, we found our dream home away from home. The water is turquoise and feels tropical. The beauty of the location is unique in that it is private enough to just 'hide away' and relax; and, at the same time be close to some of Florida's main attractions. This location has it all.
Why the Owner Chose West Coast Vista:
We have a large family with eight children. At the time of purchase the oldest was 14 and the youngest an infant. One of our most favorite things about our unit is how close it is to everything. Literally, steps away from the gulf waters. You can see the kids building sand castles on the beach while sipping cocktails on the balcony. Our children are now grown and still love the beach and the proximity of the night life in Clearwater as well as the water/theme parks in Tampa and Orlando. Fishing from our private dock is another favorite of our younger teens. The list goes on......
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Some of the most popular benefits of this condo is it's size and location. The building itself is private with a total of 15 units. Even at full capacity, it is private and quiet. The sand is soft and white and the water is crystal clear. The condo is situated in the 'narrows' which is surrounded by both the gulf and the intercoastal. The photos are very deceiving. Most people upon arrival express how happy they are with the size of the unit and the views. It is very roomy and split into two sections: the gulf side and the intercoastal side.
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Spectacular Indian Rock Beach. Private beach with miles of white sugar sand.
Dining Room with views to gulf.
Dining Room with sliding doors to gulf balcony.
Master Bedroom with private bath.
Master Bath newly tiled..
Second Bedroom complete with two twin beds.
Family Room on intercoastal side of the unit. NEW FURNITURE
Family Room with views to intercoastal
Gulf Boulevard view from intercoastal balcony off FR. Bike trail on Gulf Blvd.
Small private building on gulf Condo is on 2nd floor, south corner unit.
Beach entrance from pool area...
Sunset view from the gulf balcony.
Dining room/Kitchen/Breakfast Nook.
Kitchen with everything you need for a home cooked meal.
Master Bedroom sitting area with sliding doors to gulf balcony.
Third Bedroom with queen size bed.
Partial hallway between the Intercoastal side of the unit and the gulf side.
Family Room with recliner/sliders to intercoastal balcony.
Sunrise on intercoastal balcony. Private fishing dock.
View standing on the intercoastal dock at West Coast Vista. 'The Narrows'
Private pool on gulf. Heated in the colder season.
Gulf Blvd. side of WCV. Second floor south corner unit. Undercover parking
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