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By Popular Demand: Gulf Retreat II - 65+ Reviews, Dolphin Watching!

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Balcony View of Intercoastal - watch the boats and dolphins playing

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Last updated: 08/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The best waterviews and comforts kept our guests coming back to our Gulf Retreat 1 (VRBO Listing 43893). Eventually we found that so many people wanted to come back that we had to turn many of them away due to lack of availability. But no more: Announcing Gulf Retreat 2! The same floor plan, amenities and luxury appointments as our Gulf Retreat 1. Most importantly, the same fabulous VIEWS, and just a few feet away, in the same condo association.

Please scroll down on this page to see the comments from our previous guests or to find the link to our dedicated website for the most complete information.

FANTASTIC VIEWS from waterfront top (third) floor unit on Intercoastal Waterway. Watch wild birds, dolphins, and boats from very private balcony (you do not see, and are not seen from, other units). Garage, Pool, Quiet.

Fifteen (15) miles of wide white sand, never crowded, beach is easy access across street, great for walking, jogging, hiking, biking, fishing, and sunsets. Great location on beautiful Sand Key Island about midway between Clearwater and St. Pete beaches. Private fishing pier with bench on Intercoastal Waterway.

Spacious 1400 square feet with cathedral ceilings, open space design, large master bedroom that overlooks Intercoastal Waterway and opens onto balcony. Quiet, only four units in building. Deluxe completely furnished in 'Key West' style with king bed in master bedroom, two twin beds in guest bedroom with superior mattresses, queen-size sleep sofa, private single-car garage with remote openers.

Washer/Dryer in unit. Refrigerator with ice/water dispenser. Heated pool on grounds.

• 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
• much more!

Restrictions. 7 day minimum. No elevator, you will walk up two flights of stairs (but wait until you see the view!!). Must be at least 25 to rent. Sorry, no pets are permitted. Quiet hours 10:00 PM -8:00 AM. (This is not a party building.)

Keywords: Condominium Waterfront

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Condo
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

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

    minimum age 25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Please bring your children! Quiet hours after 10:00 PM....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed only on balcony (smoking inside will result in forfeit of Security Deposit). Ashtray on balcony. Please do not dispose of anything off the balcony - strictly prohibited by the condo association....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 3 Cordless Phones, 4 Overhead Fans, 3 DVD Players, 2 Vcrs, Coffeemaker, Blender, Glass-Top Stove, Deluxe Side-By-Side Refrigerator with Water and Ice through the Door, All Eating Utensils for 8, Non-Stick Cooking Utensils, Washer and Dryer in Unit, Vacuum Cleaner, Loads of Cupboards and Counter Space with 4 Bar Stools, Heated Pool (Shared), Beach Chairs, No Smoking Except on Balcony...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    assorted vcr tapes and DVDs...moreless

Theme

  • Family

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View:

    Beautiful views of the Intercoastal from living, dining, kitchen and master bedroom...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Great view directly along the Intracoastal waterway, very private,watch wildlife from balcony...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Garage:

    Private 1 car garage with 2 remote openers...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    in garage...moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    large capacity...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    suitable for 6 guests...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    glass top stove...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    side by side with thru door ice and water...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    great view directly over the Intracoastal Waterway...moreless

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May - December
May 1 - Dec 19, 2015
7 night min stay

$750 $2,875

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $107 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $96 Nightly

Christmas-January
Dec 20 - Jan 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$850 $3,275

Changeover Day: Sunday


Discounts: 7 nights or more: $121 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $109 Nightly

February - April
Jan 31 - Apr 16, 2016
7 night min stay

$975 $3,760

Changeover Day: Sunday


Discounts: 7 nights or more: $139 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $125 Nightly

Late April
Apr 17 - May 1, 2016
7 night min stay

$850 $3,275

Changeover Day: Sunday


Discounts: 7 nights or more: $121 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $109 Nightly

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$750 $2,875

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $107 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $96 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

Arrival/departure days are Sunday. Exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis. In certain instances we may allow a stay of less than 7 nights. Payment by personal check (in U.S. Dollars) is preferred. We accept cashiers checks or money orders in U.S. Dollars as well. We also accept credit cards for an additional 4% transaction fee.

A deposit of 25% is required to confirm a reservation. The remainder is due 30 days prior to the arrival date. If payment in full is made when the reservation is confirmed (must be at least 60 days prior to the arrival date) there is a 5% discount off the rental rate. If the reservation is to be confirmed 30 days or less prior to the arrival date payment by credit card is required.


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Last updated: 08/23/2015
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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tampa International Airport (TPA)

Car: Not Necessary

Live Theater (Clearwater, Tampa, St. Pete, Sarasota), Museums (Tampa, St. Pete, Sarasota), Parks, Trolley Runs Length of Beach (trolley stop in front of condo), Dolphin watching tours, John Pass Village .

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

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!


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Balcony View of Intercoastal - watch the boats and dolphins playing

    Balcony View of Intercoastal - watch the boats and dolphins playing

  • Wake up to dolphin views from this king-sized bed in the master suite.

    Wake up to dolphin views from this king-sized bed in the master suite.

  • Living and dining room area

    Living and dining room area

  • Guest Bedroom with Twin Beds, Chest, Dresser, TV/DVD Player

    Guest Bedroom with Twin Beds, Chest, Dresser, TV/DVD Player

  • Large, open kitchen with updated appliances and gourmet cookware

    Large, open kitchen with updated appliances and gourmet cookware

  • Private Fishing Pier on Intercoastal

    Private Fishing Pier on Intercoastal

  • Sunrise from Balcony

    Sunrise from Balcony

  • Location: 19829 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, Florida

    Location: 19829 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, Florida

  • 15 miles of wide white sand beach just accross street

    15 miles of wide white sand beach just accross street

  • Dining Area and Livingroom Overlook Intercoastal

    Dining Area and Livingroom Overlook Intercoastal

  • Spacious Master bathroom, His/Hers Walk-in Closets, Double Vanity Sinks

    Spacious Master bathroom, His/Hers Walk-in Closets, Double Vanity Sinks

  • Convenient desk area complete with computer, high-speed internet and WIFI

    Convenient desk area complete with computer, high-speed internet and WIFI

  • Entertainment center with expanded cable TV offering, stereo, VCR and DVD

    Entertainment center with expanded cable TV offering, stereo, VCR and DVD

  • Heated Pool

    Heated Pool

  • Water View at Night

    Water View at Night

  • Privacy, only 4 units per building, large garage (2.5 car) with auto door opener

    Privacy, only 4 units per building, large garage (2.5 car) with auto door opener

VRBO #85316

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Condo
Owner
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 08/23/2015
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