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Family Friendly Florida Beach Front Condo

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Beautiful beach side pool. Plenty of sun and shade to be found all day long.

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Last updated: 05/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Our home is an open concept corner condo with beautiful direct frontage onto the Gulf of Mexico beach. Great for a relaxing week... or month.. for 1 to 3 couples - or a sizeable family. With an updated kitchen, comfortable dining area and living room we have room for a wonderful family and/or friends holiday. A larger balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico is perfect for al fresco dining or just lounging and watching the waves. People watching included for free!! Spacious closet space in all 3 bedrooms along with TV's for quiet viewing. All bedrooms have windows opening to the beach for added freshness, sunshine, quiet and security. New mattresses recently purchased in June 2013 for all bedrooms. We have a King bed in the master bedroom which has its own ensuite bathroom and a Queen bed in each of the 2 guest bedrooms. They share a full bathroom located conveniently between the 2 bedrooms. We have a pull out couch in the living room for that extra guest. Maybe they will wake up first and put on the coffee!!! Tile and wood flooring throughout the condo cuts down on possible allergens with toss rugs for kids playing on the floor. 2 building elevator banks make access very convenient - entering from the street or back into the property from the pool and beach area. Spacious pool area for sun seekers and shade lovers alike. Gas and charcoal BBQ's are available along with dining chairs for a relaxing meal beside the pool. A guest gazebo encloses showers and toilets for poolside convenience.

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Property Type

  • 5 story
  • Condo
  • On floor 4
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : 2 elevator banks for street and beach access

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Elevators and wheel chair ramps from the pool area....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    With TV. Brand new mattress as of June 2013....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Ensuite bathroom and TV. Brand new mattress as of June 2013...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    With TV. Brand new mattress as of June 2013...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    The couch in the living room pulls out to a 3/4 bed....moreless

  • Each bedroom has its own TV for your viewing choices. Brand new mattresses were bought in June 2013. No carpeting in the bedrooms to avoid allergens. Windows open to the beach in all bedrooms for a fresh ocean scent. Ceiling fans in all bedrooms. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

    Ensuite to Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Guest Bath...moreless

  • Tubs are perfect for younger children and older family members.

Other Amenities

  • Depending on the time of year, Natural Resources marks off turtle and sea bird nest areas along the beach. Great for the kids to observe and watch for hatchlings!!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    4 TVs in the condo....moreless

  • Toys:

    Has Beach Chairs and some toys in the large storage closet near the front door. ...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Direct frontage Gulf of Mexico...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator:

    2 elevator banks for street and beach access...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free wireless internet throughout the condo....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Plenty of seating for a full family. Enjoy a flat screen TV as well as full view of the beach. We also have a pull out couch for the extra guest....moreless

  • Parking:

    1 assigned parking spot plus some guest spots...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Well stocked kitchen. Plenty of wine glasses for enjoying the sunsets each evening. Plastics for pool area....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Full size for the full size family!!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Updated kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave the veggies while someone else BBQ's down by the pool....moreless

  • Oven:

    Full size for turkey dinners over the holidays....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless Steel....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric, ceramic stove top for easy clean up!!...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Larger balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Dining and lounging space....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Plenty of seating around the pool. Gazebo with showers and toilets for easy access....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    2 shared BBQ's. Gas and charcoal - for your preference....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Beautiful and spacious area with plenty of lounge chairs and/or dining tables for meals around the pool. Charcoal and gas BBQ's poolside....moreless

  • Heated Pool
 

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $150
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

We are always willing to negotiate. Please call or email us for a personal rate. Everyone deserves a beach holiday!!

$300 Deposit required upon signing contract. Final payment due 30 days before arrival. Cheques and US Bank Drafts accepted.


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Last updated: 05/19/2015
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Location

0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Indian Shores

Car: Recommended

We have a lot of golf courses in the area. A local flea market, storefronts to rent recreational vehicles - mopeds, bikes, boats, etc. Busch Gardens is 45 minutes away, Prime Outlet malls within 1 hour drive. Mini Golf, Baseball practise cages, more ice cream shops than you can imagine!! Sea Bird Sanctuary close by - watch the keepers bring the injured birds out and teach them to fly again!! Miles of level beach for serious walkers. Drive to Disney Land for a couple of days and then come back to the beach and sigh in relief at the lack of crowds. 5 Star restaurants within 10 minute beach drive. Great bike paths for safe cycling and rollerblading. Convenience store 3 minute walk away for emergency ice cream runs. Biggest and best breakfast on the Beach is found just 5 miles down the road. Fresh seafood retailer - incredible choice and great prices 3 miles down the road. Innumerable bars and restaurants within walking and driving distance. Leave the car keys at home and enjoy that extra glass of wine over dessert. Tampa International Airport is conveniently close for quick golf trips and easy pick up for later family arrivals.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2008

About: We are a family of four who loves to vacation on the beach and complain about our golf games. We bought the condo to enjoy with our children and now that they are grown up, we are looking forward to having more time to spend in Florida - hopefully in the near future!! Living and working in Toronto, Canada our winters make us long for sunny beaches!! We are still years away from retirement, so we make do with occasional long weekends - flying in to play some golf and enjoy the beach. It is a shame for it to not be used so we have decided to rent it out and hope other people enjoy our Florida home as much as we do.

Why Beach Palms (formerly Beach Cottages III):
After spending a few years renting in this building, we decided to buy and set some roots. The kids have spent time on a beach somewhere in the world since they were born. They loved the beach and pool area of Beach Palms of all the Florida condos that we stayed at. We all liked that the building is a low rise, so we were not constantly waiting for elevators. However, as we are on the 4th floor, it is an easy climb to our condo if you have more energy... which is more my husband's style!! 2 sets of elevators, front and back property are very convenient to the beach or to the street. The pool area is beautiful with lots of room to spread out and the beach view is fantastic. The ocean is very calm on our beach - perfect for little ones and the sand is fine between our toes!! The beach is wide and flat with miles to walk. I hate to be indoors while in Florida - so I walk the beach for hours, while I work on my tan. I look to avoid ankle and knee strain, so the level area of sand that stretches for literally miles is perfect for an easy swinging gait. This property gives everyone in our family what they need/want for a holiday. My husband can drive to a different golf course everyday and still be back for lunch. While he is away with the car, the kids use the street car that goes by the building to get down to the tourist shops and restaurants with their friends. Although I do not recommend walking to the grocery store, there are many convenient places to pick up essentials or go out for a coffee. The beautiful bike path the city built extends for miles along Gulf Blvd, so joggers and bikers are out every day for exercise. We sometimes rent bikes for our stay and just keep them in the front hall of the condo. Tampa airport is an easy 30 minute drive - perfect for our quick golf trips and many of our favorite restaurants are within a 15 minute drive.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
We love this condo because it is a corner unit directly overlooking the beach. It has more windows than most of the other condos in the building and better security because none of the windows are on the interior walkways; all overlook the beach. Being a family prone to allergies, the clean tile and wood flooring makes it easier for us all to breathe deeply. The scatter rugs are easily steamed regularly to eliminate allergens. Now that we are all adults, we all tend to cook different things at different times of the day, so the updated kitchen was a necessity for us as are the TV's in every bedroom. They may be small, but they provide quiet time for us all while at the same time encourage the kids to join us to watch the bigger screen in the main family room for movies and sports events. The pool area was a huge draw for us as well. The great thing for me was that there is actually shade around the pool. So, after spending hours on the beach, we can always find a patch of shade around the pool to avoid the hot midday sun without having to go inside. This, in my experience, is rare in pool areas!! As a woman of scandinavian descent - I prize the shade provided by the palm trees around the pool. Over the years, we have watched several beach weddings from our balcony, so we know our beach is gorgeous for pictures. We also love to watch for the pod of lively dolphins that live in our bay. We see them almost every 3rd day - very exciting for land-bound Torontonians!!


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Photos

  • Beautiful beach side pool.  Plenty of sun and shade to be found all day long.

    Beautiful beach side pool. Plenty of sun and shade to be found all day long.

  • Balcony over the Gulf is perfect for Al Fresco dining and people watching!!

    Balcony over the Gulf is perfect for Al Fresco dining and people watching!!

  • Fully Equipped Kitchen with Granite Counters and Stainless Steel Appliances

    Fully Equipped Kitchen with Granite Counters and Stainless Steel Appliances

  • Front Foyer - space for ALL the beach toys, shoes and bathing suits we all have!

    Front Foyer - space for ALL the beach toys, shoes and bathing suits we all have!

  • A clean and bright condo.  Lower allergens due to tile and wood floors.

    A clean and bright condo. Lower allergens due to tile and wood floors.

  • Master Bedroom - King Bed, TV and Roomy Ensuite Bath. New Mattress June 2013.

    Master Bedroom - King Bed, TV and Roomy Ensuite Bath. New Mattress June 2013.

  • Master Ensuite Bathroom.  Commode, Bidet and Shower Area.

    Master Ensuite Bathroom. Commode, Bidet and Shower Area.

  • Guest Queen Bedroom 1 with Juliette Balcony and TV. Spacious closet.

    Guest Queen Bedroom 1 with Juliette Balcony and TV. Spacious closet.

  • Comfortable Queen Bed Guest Room # 2 with TV.  New Mattress June 2013.

    Comfortable Queen Bed Guest Room # 2 with TV. New Mattress June 2013.

  • Plenty of sunny and well designed spaces for family members

    Plenty of sunny and well designed spaces for family members

  • Pull out couch for the extra guest.  Scatter rugs for children to play on.

    Pull out couch for the extra guest. Scatter rugs for children to play on.

  • Spacious living room with flat screen TV and views of the beach

    Spacious living room with flat screen TV and views of the beach

  • Plenty of room to lounge and people watch from the Gulf Front Balcony

    Plenty of room to lounge and people watch from the Gulf Front Balcony

  • Roomy comfort for 8 to enjoy family dinners.

    Roomy comfort for 8 to enjoy family dinners.

  • Living area with plenty of comfortable seating around TV and views of the beach

    Living area with plenty of comfortable seating around TV and views of the beach

  • It is always a beautiful day in Sunny Florida!!

    It is always a beautiful day in Sunny Florida!!

  • Master ensuite bathroom - Sink is Separated from Shower and Commode.

    Master ensuite bathroom - Sink is Separated from Shower and Commode.

  • Guest Queen Bedroom # 1 - Juliette Balcony over Beach. TV.  New Mattress 2013.

    Guest Queen Bedroom # 1 - Juliette Balcony over Beach. TV. New Mattress 2013.

  • Full guest bathroom.

    Full guest bathroom.

  • View from the balcony.  Miles of level beach for walking and shell collecting.

    View from the balcony. Miles of level beach for walking and shell collecting.

  • Updated kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances

    Updated kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances

  • Master Bedroom with King bed

    Master Bedroom with King bed

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 05/19/2015
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