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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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Elevator : There are 2 elevators to take you to the 8th floor. The condo is all on 1 floor...moreless
Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Long-Term Renters Welcome
Kids will love the pool, beach and playing in the gulf. We have water/sand toys available. Board games in condo unit. Additionally, we have a Play Yard, High Seat, a Child Walker and a Child Car Seat
Spring Break 2015 Mar 21 - Apr 10, 2015 7 night min stay
Spring 2015 Apr 11 - Jun 26, 2015 7 night min stay
Summer 1 2015 Jun 27 - Jul 10, 2015 7 night min stay
Summer 2 2015 Jul 11 - Sep 11, 2015 7 night min stay
Fall 1 2015 Sep 12 - Nov 20, 2015 7 night min stay
Fall 2 2015 Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2015 7 night min stay
Winter 3 2015 Nov 28 - Dec 18, 2015 7 night min stay
Winter 4 2015 Dec 19 - Jan 29, 2016 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
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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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!