DIRECTLY on the BEACH, our unit runs NORTH EAST to SOUTH WEST.
Monika & Peter Gewecke
- english, french, german
About Monika & Peter Gewecke
We are a family of four and are originally from Germany. When Peter retired in 1994, we decided to replace our home in Germany/ Berlin and Duesseldorf to live here in Florida, in Treasure Island. Peter is my husband of almost 50 years, now I am the smallest in size in the family, as you can see in this photo taken in 2012. Markus is our older son and Stefan is our younger son. Only Peter and I live here and our sons and their families live and work in Germany. They all come and visit us, when their time allows them to do so. We, as parents, have more time and we fly regularly to Germany to visit them. We love our new primary home on Isle of Capri in the City of Treasure Island, where we met many wonderful people and became friends with many of them .We also enjoy our good and quiet neighborhood. I am an avid League tennis player hitting the tiny yellow balls in my free time. Besides this, our main goal is our business/condo rental and, of course, YOU - OUR GUESTS. We live almost year round here in Treasure Island to take the time and pride to give you an outstanding service.
Monika & Peter Gewecke purchased this Condo in 2006
Why Monika & Peter Gewecke chose Treasure Island
LOCATION - Prime Location DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH. We bought this condo, an end unit from north/east to south/west TOTALLY FACING THE BEACHES and situated DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH. Both bedrooms are facing north, very important here in Florida, keeping the sun out and staying cool. Facing south/west are balcony PARALLEL to the beach and living room with kitchen. Our condo is on the 5th floor out of 6 floors. From every window and every room you have DIRECT views to the beaches to the horizon, the Gulf of Mexico. Our condo offers 925 sq Ft and a big balcony of 100 sq Ft in full view of the beaches and FACING TOTALLY the beaches. It is fully furnished to the best of our own European/Floridian taste. Being DIRECTLY SITUATED DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH, this condo is airy, bright and with light colors in white and yellow being the dominant colors. You receive the pleasure of the most AMAZING SUNSETS from the big balcony facing the beaches. Before we choose living here in Florida, we traveled around the world to many different places and countries and decided to be part of this beautiful wide beach here in Florida's calm and sunny part of the world. On a very private note: I was Stewardess/Flight Attendant with Air Canada, being multilingual, English, French, German and stationed in Montreal and in Toronto and spent my vacation at that time in Treasure Island. Yes, I really did this and I fell in love with this city of Treasure Island. My husband Peter, who is DIPL.-ING, Master's Degree in engineering from the University of Berlin, and I married in Germany, had two boys, and we all lived in Germany for most of our lives. After Peter retired we both decided to stay and live here. Our adult boys live and work with their families in Germany. They visit us when their time allows them to do so.
What makes this Condo unique
NEW Information in 2018. Our whole building got a purification water treatment installation for all water faucets in the condos. We installed new sliding glass doors in the living room towards the balcony in 2016. They run smoothly and are according to the latest standards and requirements for Hurricane Proof Windows and Doors. We experienced NO DAMAGE through Hurricane Irma in September 2017. In April 2017 we installed energy saving devices at our own front entrance door as well as the sliding glass doors. These doors must be shut in order to have the air conditioning system run. You cannot have these doors and windows open and expect the air conditioning system run. These are Energy saving magnets. This condo building, built in 2000/2001, remodeled in 2004/2005 and repainted in 2016 has a fantastic name: SOUTH BEACH CONDO HOTEL. The first impression you get while arriving are the distinctive colors on the facade: Bright Yellow, softer yellow and dark Violet. On the outside of the two staircases you see the name in big letters, lit at night: SOUTH BEACH. This building is outstanding and unique with South Beach Colors! In 2004/05 the whole building was refurbished and updated with granite counter tops and new appliances. We, Peter and Monika, always re-decorate and update the furnishing and window decorations throughout the different rooms. In January 2017 we installed new decorations of dark blue/black curtains to block out the lights at night. We also installed a new 40 " Smart TV in the master bedroom and in August 2017 a 50 " SMART TV in the living room. We really fell in love with this building and condo because of the LOCATION. Location is a MUST being DIRECTLY ON THE BEACHES, no neighboring buildings disturbing your views and a quiet and serene surrounding. You only hear the waves from the Gulf of Mexico while sitting on the balcony.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great Vacation stunning view
Had a great time vacationing at this property. Dropped our daughter back off at school and this was a great get away prior. Nicely furnished with all the amenities lots of local restaurants as well. Will return!
Beautiful condo with amazing views!
This is a beautiful condo with anything you could possibly need! We loved having everything we needed for the beach! Chairs, towels, umbrella, toys and a really nice cart! The condo was very clean and had plenty of towels and linens for my family of 5. So many homey touches and many things to help you get your vacation started! Dish washing liquid, laundry detergent, etc, and a first aid kit which came in handy! Lots of good local restaurants on the island! Loved the short walk to the beach and also enjoyed the pool and playing shuffle board.
Monika was an amazing host who met us personally at the condo and gave us a tour and some really good recommendations for our stay.
My favorite thing to do was have my coffee in the morning on the patio soaking up the amazing view!!
We would love to stay here again!!
Stay here! You'll love it!
Stayed here last week. Absolutely loved the condo, views, and location. Monika was easy to rent from , very informative, and timely. Don't let the pictures of the trail to the beach discourage you, it is closer than you think, all condos/hotels set back the same. The condo is awesome with full kitchen, washer/dryer, two baths and awesome balcony . Great location on the strip, walkable to many restaurants and stores. Rent this, you'll love it!
Amazing Stay at SouthBeach Condo - Treasure Island
This was our first time to Treasure Island and staying at Monika and Peter's condo at South Beach.
From the moment we met Monika and walked in to the 5th floor end unit we knew we would have an amazing time. The views was simply breathtaking. The condo was kept in immaculate condition and had everything we needed to make our stay very enjoyable. I loved the beach chairs, toys for kids, umbrella and cooler that all fit into a new collapsible wagon. Made the walk to the beach a breeze. After a day at the beach coming back to very cool AC was perfect. The dishwasher and in-unit Washer and Dryer came in very handy as well. This condo truly has everything you need...just bring your swim suite.
Thank you again Monika for the fantastic hospitality and opening your condo to us to use last week. We had an amazing time and created memories that will last a lifetime. We look forward to coming back!
Storms with a view
We came to St Pete to visit our daughters. Drove 13 hours to be greeted by our very cordial and accommodating vrbo owner. The condo was stocked with absolutely all amenities. She gave us great inside tips about restaurants and could not have been any nicer. What a great find and a true joy. We got to watch the storms roll in and out from the lovely 5th floor balcony overlooking the beach. 5 star rating from us. Last night cleared up and enjoyed watching the sunset from Spinners Restaurant. Another gem.
It is always my pleasure meeting with our guests and I try to give you the best experience for your precious vacation time.
You left so early in the "middle of the night" to drive back home to Louisiana to avoid the heavy rain. Luckily you arrived safely at home.
You are more than welcome to come back and stay with us again, while visiting your daughters.
Great place for beach visit.
Great little for a visit to the beach. Awesome to be a short walk to the water.
Hi, Shawn and family,
thanks for your great comment, briefly and precisely correct.
I am happy to hear that you all had a great time, especially the boys playing on the beach and swimming in the Gulf of Mexico.
We, the owners, Peter and Monika , put a Special Folder in our condo for you to browse through all the different venues, attractions, shopping, etc. which Treasure Island and neighboring towns have to offer. We always update this folder.
Treasure Island in Pinellas County, has the most beautiful and wide beaches with bright white sand. Recently, the City decided to preserve our sandy beaches with plantation of sea oats. Our coastline starts at Clearwater Beach on the northern point of the islands and ends in Pass-A-Grill, the most southern destination, 34 miles altogether over a couple of bridges over the Intracoastal Waterways.
From our condo you can walk for hours and miles without crossing any street and there is no traffic allowed at all on our beaches.
I like to point out that dogs are not allowed on the beaches, only on a leach in company of an adult on the walkways.
Grocery Shopping at Publix is a pleasure, because it is only five minutes away by car, as well as Walgreens is close by. In town we have the post office , different banks and speciality shops like flower shop, a gym, new: oil and vinigar, ABC wine store and many more.
For your additional exploring - about 20 minutes by car south from us - is Fort de Soto National Park. In this park which is located on the mouth of Tampa Bay, you can admire nature all surrounding you. If you like you can explore the old Fort, built in 1898, but was never active. There are some old canons on display and the whole area is part of old Floridian History.
Many Restaurants of different tastes are in walking distance from the condo. Just to mention a few: Middle Grounds (excellent), The Pearl, next to the clock tower, (excellent) a couple of Pizza places or just grab a sandwich at Foxi's. On the beaches itself, walking from our condo only five minutes on the beach walkway, are two restaurants: Italian Restaurant Feola's and Sloppy Joe.
Besides this, there is John Pass Village, a tourist attractions and friendly village in walking distance from our condo along the shoreline. It will take you about fifteen minutes walking from our condo building. John Pass Village has about two hundred different venues and a couple of restaurants for you to explore. At John Pass is a board-walk, from which you can admire wild playing dolphins while drinking a cup of coffee or tea or having an ice-cream, home made!
The New DALI Museum in downtown St. Petersburg is about the Spanish extraordinary artist Salvadore Dali and opened in January 2011. The building itself is already spectacular from the outside. Another First Class Museum is the world glass artist Dale CHIHULY from Seattle.
St. Petersburg is a beautiful and very unique city of about 250.000 inhabitants, situated directly on Tampa Bay with new condo buildings and also old and historic hotels. It is really worthwhile to walk around Straub Park and have a seat in one of the many restaurants and locales.
Other activities here on our beaches are: Skite Flying, Sand Sculptures called THE OVATION, sun bathing, and there is something for everybody to do.
Golf and Tennis: For you and your family the city of Treasure Island offers the Treasure Bay Golf PUBLIC and Tennis Courts for a reasonable price. The Golf course has 9 holes and there are 10 clay like Har-true tennis courts. This facility is located on the Intracoastal Waterway with wide views over the water and in summer there is always a breeze which makes it easy for all guests to play outside.
Shopping: Close by is Tyrone Mall, where you find International and national suppliers, like H & M, Macys, etc. and also different restaurants to relax after the shopping tour.
About 30 minutes south, close to Sarasota, is the Outlet Mall Ellenton with hundreds of shops and many different restaurants. Enough temptation for everybody.
We are sure you will find a gift and a souvenir for all your loved ones at home.
New in the Fall of 2016 and continuing in 2017: The Ferry Service from John's Pass along the different small towns like hop on and off. At the moment this service is only on the weekends available.