Luxury Corner Penthouse - Prestigious Ocean Sands - 30' Balcony
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- Minimum stay:Contact owner
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Ocean Sands condo description
KEY POINTS: Oceanfront ~ 2-week minimum rental ~ Corner penthouse ~ Accommodates 4
NOTE: Scroll down (just before 'Map & Owners' Profile') for links to more photos and a printable neighborhood map showing restaurants and other services.
Newly renovated (2012) end unit on the top floor of Tower 1 of Ocean Sands, an oceanfront landmark known for its high standards and upkeep.
Sweeping views of the beach and ocean from a long 30' balcony, accessible from the Living Room & Master Bedroom. Water views from all rooms, with windows on three sides of this corner apartment.
Ocean Sands is secured (24 hour coverage), offers a large heated pool and spa, covered parking (assigned space), and more.
The building caters to mature couples, many of them full-time residents. We and our neighbors enjoy the quiet, friendly, and calm atmosphere which Ocean Sands provides.
Please see more information below under 'Further Details' concerning the size, comfort, and amenities provided in this superb apartment.
Note: Ocean Sands enforces a two-week minimum stay and we encourage rentals of one month or more. One-week rentals CANNOT be accommodated, due to condo association rules.
Comfort & Roominess throughout: Spacious Living Room has room-width door wall with access to the large balcony, & views to the north & west. A couch (NOT a sleeper-sofa), recliner, and swivel tub chair provide seating for 5, with ottomans offering additional space. Dining Area offers ocean views, large glass-topped table, & 4 chairs.
Master Bedroom has wide door wall with access to the balcony & ocean views. It has a King bed, large walk-in closet (clothes hamper & hangers), extensive storage, & comfortable reading chair and light. Just-renovated Master Bathroom provides dual vanities, & separate toilet & bathtub room. There is a large soaking bathtub/shower (with secure assist handles) & new comfort height toilet.
Second Bedroom has a Queen bed, large closet & other storage, along with a reading chair & light. Kitchen has a large window looking onto Boca Ciega Bay, & the Office Nook has a computer table with slide-out keyboard tray, laser printer, & a rolling desk chair. 30 foot balcony is carpeted, with a chaise lounge, side table, & eating table with four chairs.
Amenities & entertainment are state-of-the-art: New furniture and electronics, including premium speed wireless internet, USB-connected laser printer, LCD flat screen TV's & Blu-Ray DVD players in Living Room (46'), Master Bedroom (42'), & Second Bedroom (32'). Premium cable boxes with expanded channel selection for the Living Room and Master Bedroom offer 75 HD (High Definition) channels. Almost 100 Blu-Ray DVD's, paperback books, & games are provided for your enjoyment.
Living Room and each Bedroom has Verilux reading lamps & reading chairs. Cordless phones in Living Room, Master Bedroom, & Second Bedroom, with free calling within the U.S. and Canada.
Dine in the neighborhood or at home: Within easy walking distance are Italian and French restaurants, 2 bars/grilles, a pizzeria, and a fast food outlet (Subway). A short drive (or 30-minute walk on the beach) to John's Pass provides a wide variety of other restaurants, including Bubba Gumps and Hooters, along with local venues. Gulf Boulevard in both directions offers a huge choice of eating options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Our Kitchen is fully-equipped, with a ceramic-topped stove, digitally-controlled oven, microwave, side-by-side refrigerator, dishwasher, and garbage disposal. High-quality small appliances include a coffee maker, toaster oven, blender, mixer, griddle, tea kettle, electric can opener, and chopper.
Plenty of space is available for storing supplies in the Kitchen cabinets or hall pantry. Dinnerware, stainless steel cookware, and utensils are designed to allow comfortable long-term stays with no constraints on meal preparation.
There is a full-size washer and dryer, iron, ironing board, vacuum cleaner, broom, and shopping trolley.
For the beach, we have towels, chairs, and umbrellas.
- 1225 sq. ft.
- Elevator : 2 elevators
- On floor 12
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Not Suitable For Children:
This apartment is not recommended for younger children due to safety issues (balcony & 12th floor location); Ocean Sands is primarily an adult complex, and quiet and calmness is highly appreciated....moreless
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Each Bedroom has an LCD flat screen TV and Blu-Ray DVD player, as well as a Verilux reading lamp and chair. High-quality linens and extra pillows provided. Both mattresses are new, and have comfort top support design. Each Bedroom has an 'atomic' (self-setting) alarm clock with dimmable display....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
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- Living Room seats 5:
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Pool & Spa
- Heated Pool
- Deck / Patio:
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Medical Services
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Pier Fishing
- Eco Tourism
- Outlet Shopping
- Wildlife Viewing
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Fitness Center
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- On the beach and easily accessible to everything! Restaurants, shops, ATM's, hair salon, groceries, Library, and recreation within walking distance. A short drive to major shopping (Tyrone Square Mall), historic John's Pass, and other attractions. Tampa International Airport is 45 minutes away. Downtown St. Petersburg is 30 minutes by car, Ellenton Premium Outlets 45 minutes, Sarasota Ringling Museum 1 hour, Busch Gardens 1 hour, and Orlando Disney World 2 hours. While a vehicle is recommended, once you arrive at Ocean Sands, you could easily enjoy the services within walking distance, and/or take the Suncoast Beach Trolley, which goes up and down Gulf Boulevard from Clearwater to Pass-A-Grille, and can be ridden at a nominal charge. The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) runs regular bus service as well, with a stop directly across from our condo. Other Activities: College & professional sports teams, Chihuly Glass Collection, Dali Museum, Ybor City, and many more....moreless
ReviewsWrite a review
Very relaxing stay!
Very relaxing stay!
Wonderful condo that was exactly as described and view of the gulf and sunsets from the beach or blacony were amazing. Very quiet beach in front of condo. Walking distance to restaurants, grocery store & pharmacy. We enjoyed Lisa's restaurant (especially banana's foster french toast & crab mac & cheese) but all food good. Daiquiri shak right across the streeet with good shrimp appetizer, not impressed with daiquiri's. Brown boxer good food and fun to play pool/darts. Owner's great to work with as well as rental agency. No problems and had a very relaxing stay. Kudos to grounds keepers/maintenance, they do a great job! Great place for adults, wouldn't really recommend for families with children (pool rules & quiet complex) , My teenage son wouldn't have enjoyed it as much as we did.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 05/28/13
- Review Submitted 06/10/13
Our Stay in Ocean Sands Condo
Our Stay in Ocean Sands Condo
Our stay at your condo was very enjoyable. Everything in your advertising was accurate; and in fact had much more than what was described in the ad. After the first day, we felt at home. The bed was especially comfortable. Of course the view from the patio was outstanding. The manager provided very good service. The day we arrived, the refrigerator was not working. I called the office and a repair man arrived within a few hours. I would recommend this property to my family and frirnds. The carpet at the entrance to the master bedroom was very dirty; but other than that the condo was clean, comfortable and well equipped and totally organized.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 05/09/13
- Review Submitted 06/03/13
Owner response: We appreciate the nice comments, which recognize our efforts to satisfy our guests with “more than expected” in their home-away-from-home during their vacation. We have a high quality maintenance contract, which guarantees prompt service for any issues, such as the refrigerator mentioned above. As for the dirty carpet, once we heard about that, we arranged for a special cleaning. As part of our ongoing improvements, we plan to replace all the carpeting in October during our annual visit.
Thank you for sharing your part of heaven with us!Guest comment entered by owner
Thank you for sharing your part of heaven with us!
Dropping you a quick note to tell you how much we enjoyed your #1208. Your unit is delightful with everything we needed and such organization. The folks we ran into within the Ocean Sands complex were delightful. Thank you for sharing your part of heaven with us.
- Guest Bill Q - New York
- Date of stay 03/10/13
- Review Submitted 03/23/13
Great time at Ocean SandsGuest comment entered by owner
Great time at Ocean Sands
An e-mail from our guests: I'd just like to say what a great time we had in Apt #1208 in Ocean Sands in Madiera Beach when we visited last month . We stayed for the whole month of September and enjoyed every minute . The condo was in great shape , spotlessly clean , and contained everything you could need for a great beach vacation . I must mention Jack and Chris's attention to detail when ensuring everything is in place for a holiday . Blue Ray DVD's not only available but catagorised for everyone's enjoyment , detailed information on the household appliances , plus all the equipment needed for the pool and the beach made the holiday all the more enjoyable. Lastly the location , right on the beach with magnificent view from three sides of the condo was the icing on the cake . Watching Dolphins and Pelican's every day just added to the overall experience . I'd highly recommend the condo for anyone looking for a great vacation .
- Guest Ian & HelenMarie from the U.K.
- Date of stay 09/01/12
- Review Submitted 10/09/12
This condo exceeded our expectations
This condo exceeded our expectations
This condo exceeded our expectations - and we had high expectations. It is spacious, clean, comfortable with a spectacular view from 3 sides - especially off the balcony. The kitchen is full of everything you need to cook like you are at home, including small appliances (toaster oven, panini press, hand beater just to name a few). Lots of towels for the bathrooms. And the most comfortable king size bed I have ever slept in! Washer and dryer in the unit is a definite bonus! Lots of great restaurants within walking distance. Great shopping in the area! We have already booked for next year!
- Guest Rose E.
- Date of stay 02/01/12
- Review Submitted 03/21/12
A home away from home.
A home away from home.
I am sitting here watching snow falling causing me to reflect upon our last visit to Florida and recollect how enjoyable it was sitting on the balcony at your very cozy, well appointed and comfortable condo at Ocean Sands. Madiera Beach is one of our preferred places on the Gulf having vacationned at many other locations for over thirty years. This was our fourth time at Ocean Sands but the first at your property. It met with our every expectation and need offering all of the comforts of home. We surely hope that will will be able to find a time that is convenient to all so as we may stay there on our next visit. Thank you for sharing your condo affording us the opportunity to have had an excellent vacation.
- Guest Donald W. N.
- Date of stay 10/30/11
- Review Submitted 01/27/12
From our Guest Book......Guest comment entered by owner
From our Guest Book......
Having just visited our Florida home, here are some excerpts from our Guest Book: Your place was the exact combination of everything we needed to have a great time. So grateful that we got to stay here, and maybe one day to return. We also got to watch dolphins swimming from the balcony, and we greatly enjoyed the hot tub and pool. Thanks for the “extras.” They didn’t go unnoticed. (Translated from French……) We are very pleased with this place; very clean and well-equipped. People are very nice, and we met other Quebecers who are here on a regular basis. We won’t forget to tell our friends and family. This is a beautiful place. We are indeed most appreciative to have been able to share your lovely condo for the past two weeks. It is very nicely appointed, most comfortable, cozy, and well-equipped.
- Guest - - - From the owners
- Date of stay 11/30/11
- Review Submitted 12/14/11
My new home in Madeira Beach.
My new home in Madeira Beach.
I have thought long and hard about what i am going to write in this review as very selfishly I want to keep this gem of a condo for myself! One thing i will say is that the balcony was detrimental to my vacation as I wouldnt leave it,lol!I didnt go out to eat,I didnt go out to shop(my bags were actually underweight going home,never happened before in all my trips to Florida)I read books,i swam in the pool and went down on the beach.It was absolute heaven. The extras in this condo were very much appreciated.I particularily liked having a printer as I was able to print out a coupon which saved me 30 percent off my total bill at a clothing store I go to(ok I did shop,just not as much as i usely do!) The sun came on the balcony around 3.30pm and stayed there until sunset around 8.30pm.It was extremly hot and humid during my stay but there were glorious sea breezes on the balcony and of course the views were to die for. I have stayed dozens of times in madeira beach and numeros times in ocean sands and can honestly say that this is my favourite condo. As I write this I have realised that exactly two weeks ago I was still sitting out on that magnificent bacony,what i wouldnt give to be still there! Jack and Chris,you did a great job with this condo,thank you for my new Madeira Beach home but,sussh dont tell too many people about it!! Heather Northern Ireland
- Guest hev (Co.antrim Northern Ireland)
- Date of stay 05/07/11
- Review Submitted 06/04/11
Recommended for: People with disabilities, families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
My husband and I, stayed here two weeks ago with his parents. It was the best time! We sure didn't want to come home, especially after having the best weather, (80 degrees and sunny every day for two weeks!). The condo had everything we needed to have a great vacation. The pool and hot tub were greatly used. We really appreciated the balcony with it's magnificant view of the gulf of mexico, and the beautiful beach. We even saw dolphins swimming in the gulf from the balcony! The people living in the building were very nice and friendly, and the fact that the beach, the pool, and the building were gated made us feel very safe and secure. The front side of the building has a great view of the bay. So much better than staying in a hotel room! I can't say enough good things about this place. I can only hope to stay here again on a future visit.
- Guest Heather (Perkiomenville, PA USA)
- Date of stay 03/15/11
- Review Submitted 03/29/11
Recommended for: People with disabilities, families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Low (Winter): Jan 2 - Feb 15, 2013 - - $1100/week (2 week minimum) Prime (Spring): Feb 16 - Mar 1, 2013 - - $1300/week (2 week minimum) Premium (Spring): Mar 2 - Apr 5, 2013 - - $1400/week (2 week minimum) Low (Summer): Apr 6, 2013 - Aug 23, 2013 - - $1100/week (2 week minimum) Value (Summer/Fall): Aug 24 - Dec 20, 2013 - - $900/week (2 week minimum) Prime (Holiday): Dec 21, 2013 - Jan 1, 2014 - - $1300/week (2 week minimum) $100 cleaning charge; $50 Ocean Sands rental fee; $45 security insurance; 12% tax Payment, keys, & information handled by our local agent
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- Nearest Airport: Tampa International Airport at 25 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: I-275 at 10 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Madeira Beach (directly on the beach) at Ocean Sands
- Nearest Barpub: Daiquiri Shak & Grille (Across the street) at 0.1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis at 4 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: The Brown Boxer (Across the street) at 0.1 Miles
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Welcome to Ocean Sands #1208, your Madeira Beach vacation home
From the balcony: Looking north to Redington Beach
Living Room accommodates 5, has 46" TV, Blu-Ray player, & premium HD channels
Dining Area & large, open Kitchen; Laundry closet near entrance
Inland view (from Kitchen & 2nd Bedroom) to Boca Ciega Bay & shopping
Master Bedroom with King bed, plenty of storage, & direct balcony access
Master Bedroom has reading chair & Verilux reading lamp; ensuite bath & closet
Separate room has comfort height toilet & soaking tub/shower (inc. assist grips)
Second Bedroom has reading chair, Verilux reading lamp, alarm clock, & books
30' carpeted Balcony has dining table, chaise lounge, & electric shutters
Ocean Sands from Gulf Boulevard - Tower I on left, Tower II on right
Spacious and open layout, ideal for one or two couples; equipped for long stays
Light & airy Living Room, with windows on 2 sides; direct access to 30' balcony
From the Balcony: Looking south to John's Pass
Dining Area has ocean view; pass-thru from Kitchen for convenient entertaining
Modern large & small appliances; Office nook with premium WiFi & laser printer
Bright Kitchen has views to the ocean & inland to Boca Ciega Bay
Master Bedroom has 42" TV, Blu-Ray player, & premium HD channels
Newly-renovated Master Bath has dual sinks, ample storage, & excellent lighting
Second Bedroom with Queen bed, large closet, 32" TV & Blu-Ray player
Newly-renovated 2nd Bath with single vanity, linen closet, & large stall shower
Large heated pool & spa; locked gate provides access to beach
Ocean Sands from the clean & well-maintained beach; Tower II (L) & Tower I (R)
From our balcony: The end of another beautiful day in Madeira Beach
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