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120+ Reviews!! Gulf Retreat I: Spectacular Views, Luxurious Comforts

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Gorgeous living area with brand new wood floors. Everything you need to relax!

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Last updated: 10/20/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mariners Pointe condo description

Please scroll down to see the link to comments from our previous guests. They all loved it and you will, too!

Wake up on Indian Shores' intercoastal waterway... view playful dolphins from the comfort of your king-size bed... watch the boats head out to the Gulf... Walk the powdery-white sands... Relax on the private balcony overlooking nesting sea-birds...

• Waterviews, waterviews, waterviews!
• Just steps to beach (approx. 150 yards)
• Washer/Dryer in unit
• Computer with high-speed cable internet and WiFi
• Unlimited long-distance calls (USA and Canada)
• Upgraded digital cable TV package
• Private 1 car garage with 2 remote openers
• much more!



Keywords: Waterfront Condominium

Property Type

  • Condo
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

            ...moreless

          • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • For a complete list of amenities, please visit our web site. Some things we offer that you might not expect: - Two car garage (fits two cars or a car and a boat!) - Private fishing/dolphin watching pier - Beach chairs and beach umbrella - Games (cards, checkers, backgammon, chess, etc, ) - CD music library - Desk area in living/dining room area with computer and unlimited, high-speed internet access...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                And National Geographic and Tampa Bay subscriptions...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Music Library
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Toys
              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Bay/Sound
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Groceries

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beach
                  • Water View
                  • Waterfront
                  • Waterfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Arrival Day

                      • Sunday

                      Dining

                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Computer Available
                      • Free Long Distance
                      • Garage
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Freezer
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Balcony
                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Payment Type

                      • Amex
                      • Discover
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Heated Pool
                      • Outdoor Pool
                      • Private Pool

                      Forms Of Payment

                          • Accept Credit Card
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rentals are for a minimum of 7 days, and prices vary seasonally.
                          February - April: $975/week
                          May - December: $750/week
                          Christmas - January: $850/week
                          Holiday Weeks (Memorial Day, Fouth of July, Thanksgiving...): $899/week
                          Save an extra 10% on stays of 28 days or more
                          Special pricing available for longer stays
                          Please add $300 security deposit, 12% tax and $95 cleaning fee to total
                          

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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 10/20/2014
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                          23 Available
                          21 Unavailable
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                          Location

                          15 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          TPA
                          0.2 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          The Pub
                          0.2 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          The Pub
                          0.01 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Indian Shores

                          Car: Recommended

                          Other Activities: Boating, Mini Golf, Wildlife Viewing

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2004

                          About the owner: Isabel is from Spain and we met while I lived and worked there for ten years. During our years there we enjoyed traveling throughout Europe and especially staying in the quaint Bed and Breakfasts that are so typical there. We made notes of all of the things we liked and disliked about everywhere we stayed and planned to one day have somewhere unique and cozy of our own to offer to vacationers. In 2000 work brought us to St. Petersburg, Florida. In 2004 we purchased a condo in Indian Shores, just a few miles from our home. We decorated it with nothing but the best (Isabel is an Interior Decorator and has her own business). As guests began to know us and word began to get around we soon had a steady flow of visitors and a full calendar. Just repeat visitors were nearly keeping the unit booked. In 2008 we decided to buy a second unit, with the exact same floor plan and the same extraordinary views, just a few steps away. We call them our Gulf Retreat 1 and Gulf Retreat 2.

                          Why the Owner Chose Mariners Pointe:
                          We love Indian Shores because it is the quietest, most relaxed part of Sand Key, the barrier island that runs along the Gulf shore from St. Pete Beach to Clearwater. It is the narrowest part of the Sand Key, only 150-200 yards across where we are located. That means you can enjoy both the Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico only a few steps apart. Indian Shores is the last part of the coastline in Pinellas County that preserves a small-town feel. Gulf Blvd. is still just a two-lane road and the speed limit is 35 m.p.h. There's is only one traffic light in Indian Shores. There isn't as much asphalt as you see to the south or north of us, a lot fewer high-rise buildings and none of the tourist traps. While you will find all the restaurants and conveniences you need near-by Indian Shores is still primarily a residential, family-oriented community.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                          Our view is of the Intracoastal Waterway, the body of water that separates Sand Key from the mainland. We love it because of all the boat traffic - it's fun to watch. The dolphins are always a joy to see, too. They are most active early in the morning or at sunset. Manatee are a little harder to spot, but are always around, too. When the tide is low there is a sandbar that emerges from the water just off our balcony. The seabirds all come to feed there and it's wonderful entertainment. And the Intracoastal Waterway is beautiful to behold at night, when the lights from the boats and other properties reflect off the surface. You must see it to appreciate it! And of course the beach is just across the street. It takes just a couple of minutes to get there walking. It's never crowded and always relaxing. We have beach toys, inflatables, beach chairs, an umbrella, a cooler... everything you need except a good book and suntan lotion! And we even have a handy cart to put everything in and wheel it across the street!


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                          Speaks: english, spanish

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                          • Gorgeous living area with brand new wood floors. Everything you need to relax!

                            Gorgeous living area with brand new wood floors. Everything you need to relax!

                          • We provide the toys, you bring the fun

                            We provide the toys, you bring the fun

                          • Enjoy your meals watching the boats pass by

                            Enjoy your meals watching the boats pass by

                          • Spacious sitting and relax area. Warning: You could get use to this!

                            Spacious sitting and relax area. Warning: You could get use to this!

                          • Fully-equipped kitchen for your entertaining pleasure

                            Fully-equipped kitchen for your entertaining pleasure

                          • Sleep in king-size comfort and wake up to the dolphins passing by

                            Sleep in king-size comfort and wake up to the dolphins passing by

                          • There is also space for your most precious guests in the second bedroom

                            There is also space for your most precious guests in the second bedroom

                          • Second Bathroom with full bathtub, near second bedroom

                            Second Bathroom with full bathtub, near second bedroom

                          • Not in the mood for the beach today? Lounge by the heated pool instead.

                            Not in the mood for the beach today? Lounge by the heated pool instead.

                          • We provide the cart with the chairs, the umbrella and all the toys

                            We provide the cart with the chairs, the umbrella and all the toys

                          • This gives you an idea of the proximity to the beach and Gulf of Mexico.

                            This gives you an idea of the proximity to the beach and Gulf of Mexico.

                          • Floor plan.

                            Floor plan.

                          • Caution: Dolphins and manatee playing - wake up to this view every morning.

                            Caution: Dolphins and manatee playing - wake up to this view every morning.

                          • Complimentary views with your breakfast

                            Complimentary views with your breakfast

                          • Why turn on the TV? Bigger-than-life water view from almost everywhere.

                            Why turn on the TV? Bigger-than-life water view from almost everywhere.

                          • Pristine kitchen for the most demanding chef

                            Pristine kitchen for the most demanding chef

                          • Computer station with High Speed Internet and WIFI

                            Computer station with High Speed Internet and WIFI

                          • Master Bathroom in Master Suite with double sinks and 2 linen closets

                            Master Bathroom in Master Suite with double sinks and 2 linen closets

                          • TV and entertainment center for your guests needs

                            TV and entertainment center for your guests needs

                          • This beautiful and impeccable guest bathroom would meet the most high standards

                            This beautiful and impeccable guest bathroom would meet the most high standards

                          • Some of the top-rated beaches in the world - just steps from your front door!

                            Some of the top-rated beaches in the world - just steps from your front door!

                          • Greetings from Florida. Wish you were here!

Darryl and Isabel

                            Greetings from Florida. Wish you were here! Darryl and Isabel

                          • This gives you an idea of the proximity to the beach and Gulf of Mexico.

                            This gives you an idea of the proximity to the beach and Gulf of Mexico.

                          • Laundry room with detergent, softener, iron and iron board

                            Laundry room with detergent, softener, iron and iron board

                          VRBO #43893

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                          This listing was first published here in 2004.

                          Date last modified - Monday, October 20, 2014

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                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

                          View calendar: Updated 10/20/14
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                          Member since: 2004
                          Speaks: english, spanish
                          • Calendar last updated 10/20/2014
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