"We recently stayed in unit 104 for a week and ended up extending our stay an extra 3 days. This room was very nice, the location of the room was PERFECT, and we would definitely recommend this unit to anyone who is looking for a vacation spot. The property itself (Treasure Island) has a few drawbacks, which I will expand on momentarily.
First I'd like to mention something that wasn't mentioned in the ad, which is that this unit does in fact come with the use of beach chairs/umbrellas (in season). This is something I have seen mentioned/complained about in other reviews. I overheard the beach chair person telling someone each chair rents for $100/day, but this unit comes with two chairs and one umbrella included. The unit also has a washer/dryer in the unit itself. The balcony/porch does walk out to the pool deck, and this particular unit (104) is almost directly in front of the stairs which go down to the beach. We thought this location was excellent. Loved being able to walk out to the beach anytime, so easily. Also, not being directly in front of the pool, it was nice and quiet and we had a (practically) unobstructed view of the beach from our living room/master bedroom.
Now, this is something the owners or management should note: The gate on the porch DOES NOT LATCH. The latch was installed incorrectly and it cannot be latched. This is a liability risk, in my opinion, as a child or a pet could access the pool deck on their own very easily. We have young children and kept the gate shut with a tied beach towel (the only thing we had handy to use as a rope). But this latch should be fixed ASAP to prevent injury and/or liability.
Treasure Island seems to be an older condominium, and there is only one pool for 23 (+-?) floors of condos. The pool is heated (to a less-than-toasty 78 degrees), but it is outdoor and there is no hot tub. So in bad weather, rain or cold, you would not be able to swim very comfortably. If we stayed somewhere else next year, I think it would be because of the lack of an indoor pool. We had one day of rain and one day of cold in our 10 day stay, and an indoor heated pool would have been just the thing.
All that being said, when it was time to check out, we had a hard time forcing ourselves to leave. If their pet policy would let us bring all 3 of our small dogs, I think we would have been negotiating a monthly rate!
I would recommend this condo and would also likely stay here again."
Guest: Janie G.
Date of Stay: October 2014
Review Submitted: November 17, 2014