The St. Petersburg area averages 361 days of sunshine a year, and when you stay at the Palms of Treasure Island 303, you can make the most of them. Not only is the 3-bedroom condo less than a 5-minute walk to sugar-white Treasure Island Beach and the Gulf of Mexico, but the complex also sits alongside the Intracoastal Waterway and is designed for maximum fun in the sun.
For starters, there’s a solar-heated swimming pool, with broad steps that make it easily accessible for just about everyone. Surrounding the pool is a sundeck with plenty of loungers where you can bask among palm trees rustling in the salt-kissed breezes. From both the pool and the patio you can wave to the boats sailing by on the Intracoastal. Or you can stroll out to the waterway and take advantage of the Palms of Treasure Island’s private dock. Even if you don’t bring a canoe or kayak to launch or a rod to reel in fish, you can look out for the dolphins and manatees that frequent the area. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
Among the complex’s other amenities are an alfresco barbecue and picnic area. Whether it’s redfish you caught yourself, on the dock or one of the numerous fishing charters that tour the gulf, or steaks from the supermarket a block away, they’ll taste even better when grilled and savored outdoors.
You can dine alfresco on your private balcony as well. Covered to provide shade on sultry days, the roomy balcony is furnished with a table and chairs. Enjoy breakfast out here as the sunrise casts the Intracoastal in a pink-and-orange glow; eat dinner as the sun sets and day gives way to night; enjoy a nightcap beneath the star-studded sky. This is what a Florida vacation is all about.
Of course, you can opt to dine indoors. The Palms of Treasure Island 303 has an indoor dining table plus an adjacent breakfast bar; together the dining area can seat 8 people. On the other side of the breakfast bar is the kitchen, equipped with a full gamut of appliances, gadgets, cookware, and tableware. Even if your dream vacation entails making reservations rather than making meals, you’ll still appreciate being able to whip up smoothies and margaritas, brew coffee, and reheat restaurant leftovers whenever you want.
The living area’s open layout means you can watch TV or keep an eye on the kids even while you’re slicing and dicing in the kitchen. Once you’re done, you can join them on the well-cushioned couch. If you don’t want to watch a movie on the flat-screen TV with cable, feel free to surf the web via the complimentary WiFi or lose yourself in that book you never have time for at home.
The sofa opens into a bed for 2. Along with the 3 bedrooms, it allows the Palms of Treasure Island 303 to sleep as many as 8 people. Each bedroom has its own flat-screen TV, and there’s a full bathroom for each bedroom as well. One bedroom includes a pair of twin beds, another a queen-size bed. The master suite features a sumptuous king-size bed along with direct access to the balcony; you and your sweetie can slip outside for a romantic cuddle in the moonlight without waking the others. The en-suite master bath is especially luxurious, with a combination jetted tub/shower. Other niceties include a private washer and dryer.
While the Intracoastal is to the east, Treasure Island Beach and the gulf are to the west, just a block away. Relatively uncrowded, the beach features a paved walkway, a play area for the kids, and volleyball nets. Though you could easily spend your entire vacation among the sand and surf, you might want to take advantage of your proximity to St. Petersburg: You can drive there via the causeway in less than a half-hour.
Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? Book your stay at the Pams of Treasure Island 303 today and experience it for yourself.