"This was our third stay at Ocean Sands, but our first with this owner. She was easy to deal with, prompt with responses, and even provided local brochures when she mailed the keys to us. She contacted us shortly after arrival to ensure our satisfaction, and encouraged us to contact her if any issues arose.
The unit itself is spacious, very clean, and comfortable. Although the building itself is older, the unit's bright tile floors, newer carpets in bedrooms, and flat screen TVs gave an updated feel. The view of the Gulf from the 30 foot 11th floor balcony is unparalleled! We spent countless hours watching early morning walkers, beach frolickers, and mesmerizing sunsets. You truly can't beat the location.
The amenities offered include a larger sized pool with a lovely deck, surrounded with palm trees and lots of lounge chairs. As well, there is a large tiki hut, charcoal grill, shuffleboard area, and covered parking. The owner also provided free wi-fi and long distance calls.
The location of the building is excellent. John's Pass and Publix grocery store are minutes' drive, and there are lots of restaurants and shops in close walking distance. Down the coast are St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island and a drive up the coast brings you to Reddington, Indian Shores, Indian Rocks, and Clearwater - lovely short drives.
We have been coming to Florida for 5 years now, since our oldest son was a baby. Now with a new baby, we still find Ocean Sands meets our needs perfectly, in all areas. We have booked again for next Spring as we were so pleased with this unit and the owner's hospitality and attentiveness! You won't be disappointed with this unit!"
Date of Stay: March 2015
Review Submitted: April 19, 2015