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Our cure for the common 'cold' - pristine sugar white beaches

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Last updated: 08/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sandcastle I condo description

Sand Castle I is located on a barrier island, halfway between Clearwater and St. Petersburg, with the Gulf of Mexico on one side and the inter-coastal waterway on the other. Located 35 minutes from Tampa International Airport and 90 miles from Orlando.

This direct Gulf front beach paradise is a pleasant place located on the 8th floor of the popular, family-friendly Sand Castle I Condominiums, with all the amenities of home with the pleasure of being on the beach!!. The master bedroom and living room share a large balcony directly overlooking the beach. While looking out the balcony’s sliding doors, either from your comfortable king size bed or from the cozy leather sofas, it seems like you are cruising in the sea!!

Just imagine...waking up in the morning, pouring a cup of coffee and heading out on the balcony overlooking the pool and the emerald waters of the Gulf, as well as its sparkling white beach sands. Smell the saltwater breeze as it drifts in off the Gulf. Listen to the calming sounds of the waves; admire the various different birds’ species flying by and the occasional dolphins playing along the shore. Enjoy the fabulous view of boats cruising the inter coastal waterway from the windows of the other two bedrooms. And when the day comes to an end, relax and treat yourself, from your private beachfront balcony, to a romantic and spectacular sunset full of beautiful colors while listening to your favorite tunes from either your own created Pandora radio station or the songs you brought along in your iPod/iPad. Later, drift off to sleep with the sound of the waves.

Completely upgraded, nicely renovated and tastefully decorated Condo. It has everything you need to make your vacation most enjoyable! The condo has been freshly painted from top to bottom. It has new 18”X18” ceramic tile flooring throughout the whole unit.
Completely refurnished with everything new, from lighting fixtures to ceiling fans to furniture in each room. The new open kitchen is fully equipped for gourmet cooking with new wood cabinets and granite countertops. The Master bedroom has a new King size bed. The second bedroom has two new Queen size beds. The third bedroom has a new Queen size bed as well. All bedrooms have their own 40” Flat HD TV’s. The Master bathroom has large mirror, new vanity with granite countertop and a walk-in, travertine tile shower. The hallway bathroom has also a large mirror, new vanity with granite countertop and a tub/shower that is also tiled.
The large living/dining area has new furniture including a 55” Flat HD TV with over 70 Cable Channels in addition to Netflix, Internet Radio and YouTube . Also, the entertainment center has a Blue-Ray DVD player, speakers and IPAD / IPOD Compatible Stereo. Free WiFi. Free local and long distance phone calls within US and Canada. Patio table and 6 chairs on balcony. The condo also comes equipped with central air conditioning/heat and new beach chairs, new beach coolers, umbrella, a variety of sand toys and board games for your enjoyment. We also have a Play-Yard and a High Chair for babies to use.
Pack light, an in-suite washer and dryer are in the unit as well as iron and iron board.

Whether you are escaping from the gelid climate of the North, looking for a romantic getaway, or just spending a quality vacation with your friends and family, this is the perfect place to be. Many choices exist for you to spend your day: Walk the powdery-white sands, sit at the beach, go for a swim, play beach volleyball, relax in the heated swimming pool (80 degrees) or hot tub (104 degrees), enjoy a sauna session, play some Foosball, have a ping-pong match, enjoy a good book from the library or just have a cookout in one of our free gas grills, located within the complex gardens.

You can walk to a few local restaurants along the new laid walking trail along the Gulf Boulevard.
A Trolley stops in front of the building and runs from Clearwater to St. Pete’s beach. If you prefer fishing or boating, there is a Boat rental dock just across the street; where you can also rent bikes or motorbikes to adventure in the surroundings. For shoppers, the choices are endless within a short drive. Also, within short driving distance are numerous activities including a seasonal Farmers Market, Florida Botanical Gardens, Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, shopping, libraries, theaters, galleries, museums and dining from simple al fresco outdoor cafes to gourmet fine dining.

Busch Gardens in Tampa, Adventure Island and the Florida Aquarium are less than 45 minutes away. Fishing, golf courses, and water sports are also nearby. You also may go to John's Pass to experience their waterfront restaurants, fabulous shopping and water excursions. You may also venture out for a day trip to Disney, Sea World and Universal Studios in Orlando (about 90 miles away). There is plenty to entertain you in a week…exactly what you want for a beach vacation.
Finally, for those looking for nightlife, clubbing in Clearwater is only 15 minutes away or make the 35 minute drive into Tampa.

With so many amenities on this beautiful property and attractions nearby, this is the perfect spot for couples, families, and all who are seeking the very best vacation ever! Experience a vacation you will never forget!! A vacation atmosphere that will cause you not to want to go back home: Perfect accommodations, delicious food, great shopping and magnificent sunsets!. Check calendar for availability


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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Condo
  • On floor 8
  • 1060 sq. ft.
  • Details:

    Elevator : There are 2 elevators to take you to the 8th floor. The condo is all on 1 floor...moreless

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Kids will love the pool, beach and playing in the gulf. We have water/sand toys available. Board games in condo unit. ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

            With views of Intercoastal Waterway...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            Complete with own flat screen TV...moreless

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king, 1 baby crib

            Completely renovated Gulf front w/sliding doors to balcony. ...moreless

          • All bedrooms have their own 40 inch HD LED Flat Screen TV. The Master Bedroom has a Play Yard for infants to play and sleep. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

            Newly renovated throughout with granite countertop...moreless

          • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

            Completely renovated added new travertine shower & bench...moreless

          • All bathrooms have new vanities with granite countertops, new light fixtures, new large mirrors and new tile floors...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Newly renovated open kitchen with new wood cabinets and granite countertops. Every convenience of home and fully equipped for gourmet cooking....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            New side by side doors refrigerator with ice maker and water dispenser...moreless

          • Dining:

            The dining room has a Kitchen Bar area with two high bar stools...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Ice Maker
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room seats 5:

            Leather sofa and loveseat as well as tables and entertainment center with 55 inch HD LED Flat Screen TV and Home Theater System...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            In addition to the Air Conditioning, there are ceiling fans in every bedroom, in the living room and two in the balcony...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Washer and Dryer in our unit as well as numerous machines for all of the building to use on the 2nd floor. ...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Towels Provided
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player:

            Blue-Ray/DVD player in living room with free Netflix, Pandora Radio abd YouTube access...moreless

          • Stereo:

            Home Theater System has capability to connect IPOD/IPAD inputs to its speakers. ...moreless

          • Television:

            55' HD LED TV in living room, 40'' LED HD TV in each one of the 3 bedrooms. ...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            4 outlets: one in living room and one in each one of the 3 bedrooms, ...moreless

          • Books:

            Books available at the condo library next to the pool...moreless

          • Music Library:

            Home Theater System has free access to Pandora Radio...moreless

          • Video Library:

            Home Theater System has free access to Netflix...moreless

          • Toys:

            Sand/water toys available in the condo unit...moreless

          • Games:

            Board Games available in the condo unit...moreless

          • Foosball
          • Ping Pong Table

          Communications

          • Telephone:

            Free long distance for USA and Canada...moreless

          Pool & Spa

          • Communal Pool:

            Heated in winter (80 degrees F). See photo...moreless

          • Sauna

          Outdoor Features

          • Balcony:

            Extra large balcony with table for 4 and plenty of seating. 2 Ceiling fans and outdoor carpet.Closet with beach chairs, umbrella, coolers and sand/water toys...moreless

          • Boat:

            Boats are available for renting across the street...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill

          Theme

          • Spa
          • Romantic
          • Family
          • Away From It All
          • Sports & Activities

          Location & View

          • Beach View:

            Perfect sunset and beach views from this 8th floor Direct Gulf front unit...moreless

          • Beachfront:

            Master bedroom and Living Room are facing Gulf of Mexico - direct views...moreless

          • Oceanfront:

            Don't settle for less - Enjoy Direct - Gulf of Mexico...moreless

          • Water View:

            Intercoastal views from the other two bedrooms...moreless

          Activities

          • Arboretum
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services
          • Fitness Center
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Golf Privileges Optional
          • Paragliding
          • Pier Fishing
          • Roller Blading
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling
          • Surf Fishing
          • Golf
          • Tennis
          • Kayaking
          • Sailing
          • Water Skiing
          • Parasailing
          • Jet Skiing
          • Swimming
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Surfing
          • Wind-Surfing
          • Cycling
          • Skiing
          • Fishing
          • Hospital
          • Groceries
          • ATM/Bank
          • Miniature Golf
          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Library
          • Marina
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Synagogues
          • Water Parks
          • Zoo
          • Restaurants
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Cinemas
          • Live Theater
          • Racquetball
          • Museums
          • Bird Watching
          • Eco Tourism
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Paddle Boating
          • Scenic Drives
          • Walking
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Boating
          • Shelling
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Basketball Court
           

          Reviews

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Winter 1 2014
          Nov 22 - Nov 28, 2014
          7 night min stay

          $1,050
          Winter 2 2014
          Nov 29 - Dec 19, 2014
          7 night min stay

          $900
          Winter 3 2014
          Dec 20 - Jan 30, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $1,190
          Winter 1 2015
          Jan 31 - Feb 27, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $1,526
          Winter 2 2015
          Feb 28 - Mar 20, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $1,610
          Spring Break 2015
          Mar 21 - Apr 10, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $1,820
          Spring 2015
          Apr 11 - Jun 26, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $1,140
          Summer 1 2015
          Jun 27 - Jul 10, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $1,295
          Summer 2 2015
          Jul 11 - Sep 11, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $1,140
          Fall 1 2015
          Sep 12 - Nov 20, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $900
          Fall 2 2015
          Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $1,050
          Winter 3 2015
          Nov 28 - Dec 18, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $900
          Winter 4 2015
          Dec 19 - Jan 29, 2016
          7 night min stay

          $1,140

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Taxes Not included

          Notes:

          Please note that the discounts offered refer to the base nightly rate of $175/night. Depending on the season, the same % discount will apply to the seasonal rate

          Cancellations and Refunds: The Advance Rental Deposit is non-refundable for any cancellation received less than 90 days before the arrival date.

          Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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          Last updated: 08/04/2014
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          Location

          24.9 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Tampa International Airport
          28 Miles
          Nearest Train
          Amtrak Train Station, 601 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa
          9 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          Interstate 275
          Sandcastle I
          Nearest Beach
          Indian Shores
          Sandcastle I
          Nearest Barpub
          The Pub
          3.8 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Baypointe Golf Club
          Sandcastle I
          Nearest Restaurant
          The Pub

          Car: Not Necessary

           

          Manager info

          Year Purchased: 2012

          About: My wife Rosa and I (Juan) live currently in Pittsburgh, PA. (This will give you an idea why we chose this warm and beautiful place in Florida). Our daughter lives in Cincinnati, our son in Manhattan and have several family members spread out in 3 different states in USA as well as 4 different countries in the world. We were looking for the perfect place to share with all of them and our friends, Everybody agreed that such a place should be right at the beach. We have always loved the beach and have many great memories of our times at the beach. Walking the beach in the evening is a favorite activity. The whole family agrees we found a fantastic paradise spot.

          Why Sandcastle I:
          Finding a location that would offer attractions for all of us and would satisfy all of our needs was an important factor in our decision criteria. We were looking for a place at the beach, within 30 minutes from the airport and close enough to Orlando to have the opportunity of fun day excursions to the theme parks. We were very lucky to receive the experienced assistance of Cyndee Haydon (from Charles Rutenberg Realty) in our search. After a long exploration of the Greater Tampa surroundings and their beautiful properties, we finally settled for our unit at Sand Castle I because it offered everything we were looking for, We love Indian Shores because it is the quietest, most relaxed section 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 Intercoastal 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. We are very thankful to Cyndee for her wise advices and experienced consulting in finding this property!

          The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
          Location, location, location! This is what makes this property so unique. Steps away from the beach, intercoastal viewing of the narrows, great fishing, Huge pool, boat slips, minutes from the mainland! Not to mention the exceptional cuisine found at many local restaurants. It's a Tropical Paradise! Our condo offers fantastic sunsets viewed from our large balcony, the convenience of a full kitchen and ensuite laundry, comfortable furniture and many extras that enhance our guests' stay. We provide all you need for a relaxing vacation - you provide the bathing suit. Just kick back, relax and listen to the waves while you enjoy the sunset!


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          Photos

          • Our cure for the common 'cold' - pristine sugar white beaches

            Our cure for the common 'cold' - pristine sugar white beaches

          • Newly Renovated Luxury Master Bedroom - EVERYTHING is NEW!!!

            Newly Renovated Luxury Master Bedroom - EVERYTHING is NEW!!!

          • Warm sunsets paint a new masterpiece each evening for your pleasure

            Warm sunsets paint a new masterpiece each evening for your pleasure

          • Luxurious custom master bathroom with travertine tiled shower and bench

            Luxurious custom master bathroom with travertine tiled shower and bench

          • Open floor plan let's you enjoy the views from every room - NEW tile throughout

            Open floor plan let's you enjoy the views from every room - NEW tile throughout

          • And the kitchen bar means the cook's never lonely

            And the kitchen bar means the cook's never lonely

          • Oversized Renovated 2nd bedroom w/relaxing views of the intercoastal & sunrise

            Oversized Renovated 2nd bedroom w/relaxing views of the intercoastal & sunrise

          • Enjoy bathing with no shower curtain grime here - Completely renovated 2nd bath

            Enjoy bathing with no shower curtain grime here - Completely renovated 2nd bath

          • The pool is postcard perfect - heated with lots of covered table and loungers

            The pool is postcard perfect - heated with lots of covered table and loungers

          • Enjoy any of the community grills & even catch a sunset while you're cooking

            Enjoy any of the community grills & even catch a sunset while you're cooking

          • Ready to take the plunge into paradise?

            Ready to take the plunge into paradise?

          • Breathtaking Sunsets Await You

            Breathtaking Sunsets Await You

          • You will marvel at the Sunset views from this 8th floor condo

            You will marvel at the Sunset views from this 8th floor condo

          • Relax and watch sunsets, dolphins or the New 40" Samsung Flat HD LED screen TV

            Relax and watch sunsets, dolphins or the New 40" Samsung Flat HD LED screen TV

          • View of the beach and the heated pool & spa from the unit without the noise

            View of the beach and the heated pool & spa from the unit without the noise

          • New inviting Living Room with 55" Samsung Flat Screen HD TV, Fast WIFI & Stereo

            New inviting Living Room with 55" Samsung Flat Screen HD TV, Fast WIFI & Stereo

          • Stunning NEW open kitchen so even when cooking you have great view of the beach

            Stunning NEW open kitchen so even when cooking you have great view of the beach

          • Sunrise and intercoastal views from the back bedroom

            Sunrise and intercoastal views from the back bedroom

          • New Lighting, New tile, New doors, New Queen Beds, New Furniture -Everything New

            New Lighting, New tile, New doors, New Queen Beds, New Furniture -Everything New

          • All New 3rd Bedroom/Den has Queen bed & own Flat HD LED TV Screen

            All New 3rd Bedroom/Den has Queen bed & own Flat HD LED TV Screen

          • Large heated spa is perfect way to end your day

            Large heated spa is perfect way to end your day

          • You don't have to cook, just walk across the street to The Pub Restaurant & Bar

            You don't have to cook, just walk across the street to The Pub Restaurant & Bar

          • Inquire now and take your 1st step towards fun times & creating special memories

            Inquire now and take your 1st step towards fun times & creating special memories

          • Unobstructed view from your large balcony

            Unobstructed view from your large balcony

          VRBO #450415

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          Date last modified - Wednesday, July 02, 2014

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          Sleeps 6

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