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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"This was our family's first time staying at "Just Be". We have traveled to the area previously, but this year we needed to take our new dog Luna with us on vacation. The condo is well maintained with available amenities such as a full washer / dryer, kitchen and grill!
The location is great...close to the beach and near some terrific restaurants. Slyce Pizza (excellent pizza...like you get in NYC), Conch Republic (has gotten much better) and Crabby Bill's.
We will definitely return again!
Thank you Linda John for your hospitality. :)
Guest: Diane M.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 20, 2015
"The property is just steps from the beach. The owners description is very accurate. Charming beachside cottage, fun decor, fenced backyard and plenty of parking. The owner provided great customer service and quick response."
Guest: Shakira C.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 26, 2015
"We stayed in the Gulf Retreat from July 4- July 11. We have rented several houses/condos from VRBO and have never had a bad experience, but this condo is easily our most favorite rental we have ever stayed in. There aren't enough good things I can say about this condo. It was our first trip to Indian Shores; we usually vacation to Panama City Beach. We decided to drive a couple of extra hours and we are so glad we did. This condo is just as it is pictured, only better. It could not have been more clean or more well-decorated or more well-equipped. The view from the master bedroom makes it hard to get out of bed! I'm a nature lover/bird watcher and staying on the Inter-coastal Waterway is something I highly recommend. I would wake up early every morning to enjoy my coffee on the balcony, watching blue herons and dolphins. We were blessed with 7 full days of perfect weather. We spent half of our trip on the beach; the wagon Darryl and Isabel provide make it so easy to haul everything you need for a wonderful day at the beach; it's only a 5 minute walk. We spent the other half relaxing by the pool. The location couldn't have been more quiet and peaceful. It's close to great restaurants and not far at all from St. John's Pass where the boys spent a day on rented jet skis. It's also close to the Clearwater Aquarium where we had a girls day visiting Winter the dolphin, from A Dophin Tale. You HAVE to check out the new ice cream shop right down the street, named Haze. The ice cream is hand made and we had it every night!! I could honestly go on and on about the Gulf Retreat and about Indian Shores!!!! Halfway through our trip I even emailed Darryl trying to book the condo again for Spring Break, but they were already booked and I can understand why! We will DEFINITELY be back and we highly recommend the Gulf Retreat!!!"
Guest: Megan B.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 14, 2015
"We knew 6 months before we arrived that this place would be exceptional - getting a Christmas card from Steve & Nancy was an amazing surprise, but when we arrived we just couldn't believe what an outstanding home we had been provided for our 10 night stay.
The condo is ideally situated on Gulf Boulevard which runs directly through the great number of fine towns to be explored, from busy Clearwater to the North down through John's Pass and beyond to St Pete's Beach, with any number of fine restaurants. The beautiful beach & the Gulf is literally across the road - don't miss the Sunsets - and the Salt Rock Grill is right next door, providing a beautiful surrounding to have a fabulous meal and a late night drink without having to get in to the car. There's a mini-golf just the other way if you fancy a game. Access to the great shopping in Tampa and Sarasota is so easy and there's so many supermarkets, pharamacies and fast food outlets back with 10 minutes drive that you'll never be stuck.
In the condo, you'll find everything you need to have a relaxing break, from the fully fitted kitchen to a sitting area with comfortable chairs and cable TV shown on a large modern flat screen, and drawers full of games, DVDs and so on. There's a small study area in the beautiful sun room. You'll find plenty of storage and plenty of hangers in the wardrobe. The bathroom has everything as well including plenty of towels. The laundry room is a short walk across the car park and the pool is a short walk the other way.
And finally - Steve & Nancy. The service we got from them was outstanding. From day one, be it responding to the initial enquiry or to providing restaurant and activity recommendations. They rang several times to make sure all was well. They would chat to us as friends not just clients. And when the shower screen came off it's runners, it was fixed within hours.
This was our eighth time in Florida, but our first staying anywhere other than the mayhem that is Orlando. This is the first time that, firstly, we wanted to stay longer, and, secondly, we were already planning to come back before we were on the plane home. I cannot recommend this property enough. We will be back - hopefully it'll still be available after this review!!"
Guest: Neil & NikkiDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 26, 2015