With a king-size bed in one bedroom, a queen-size bed in another, and a full bathroom for each, the Palms of Treasure Island 209 can accommodate 2 couples as comfortably as it can a family. In fact, because the living area sofa opens into a bed for 2, it can sleep as many as 6 people. But sleep will probably be the last thing on your mind when you stay here. That’s because the condo complex is just a 2-minute walk to sugary Treasure Island Beach and the Gulf of Mexico. What’s more, it sits alongside the Intracoastal Waterway—it even has its own private fishing pier. And since it’s only a few blocks from the Treasure Island Causeway, connecting the island to the mainland, you can drive to the Dalí Museum, the Chihuly Collection, Tropicana Field, and other attractions of St. Petersburg in less than a half-hour.
When you’re not out and about, you’re apt to be swimming in the complex’s solar-heated pool and lounging on one of the poolside chaises. Here you’ll have a front-row seat to the parade of boats drifting by on the Intracoastal. You can stroll along the waterway as well. Dolphins and manatees frequent the waters; here’s your chance to watch them up close.
You can also admire the Intracoastal from the Palms of Treasure Island 209’s roomy covered balcony. The view of the lush complex grounds, the turquoise waters, Paradise Island just beyond, and the seemingly endless azure sky above is simply breathtaking. The balcony is furnished with a dining table and chairs, so you can while away hours out here. At least once during your stay try to wake up in time to catch the sunrise over the Intracoastal; the sight of the rosy hues reflected in the water is one you’ll long remember.
Meals on the balcony are equally delightful. The rustling of the palm fronds amid the salt-laced sea breezes is an ideal accompaniment to gourmet feasts and takeaway pizza alike. You can also dine alfresco at the complex’s barbecue area. Whether it’s grouper you reeled in yourself or steak from the supermarket a block away, it’ll taste even better cooked on one of the charcoal grills and savored on a picnic table amid the manicured lawn.
Prefer to dine indoors? You can do that too. The Palms of Treasure Island 209 has a large indoor dining table that’s also great for setting up a board game or a jigsaw puzzle. The kids might prefer to belly up to the breakfast bar, which is also a convenient spot for setting up your laptop to take advantage of the free WiFi.
On the other side of the breakfast bar is the fully equipped kitchen. Appliances, cookware, gadgets, tableware: It’s all right here. All you’ll have to supply are food and an appetite. There’s even a dishwasher, because when the beach is just outside your front door, the last thing you want to do is wash dishes. Nor do you want to waste precious vacation time in a laundry room, which is why the Palms of Treasure Island 209 has its own washer and dryer.
With its comfortable seating -- wait till you sink into the leather armchair! -- laid-back furnishings, and flat-screen TV with cable, the condo’s living area is tailor-made for relaxing after a day on the go. Each of the bedrooms has its own TV as well, in case you can’t fall asleep without watching your favorite late-night shows. The most relaxing spot in the Palms of Treasure Island 209, however, just might be the jetted tub in the en-suite master bathroom. If swimming, paddleboarding, canoeing, fishing, or parasailing have your muscles crying for mercy, a long soak among the tub’s massaging waters will have them feeling as good as new.
So, what are you waiting for? Book your stay at the Palms of Treasure Island 209 today and make your dreams of a Florida getaway a reality.