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$400 OFF for 2 - week of 9/23, 9/30 & 10/7 PENTHOUSE DIRECT OCEAN FRONT GORGEOUS

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,370 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

New inside with gorgeous amenities and appointments throughout make this luxurious 3 bedroom and 2 full bathroom condo the focal point for your next great vacation. Sleeps eight, and from its penthouse central location, you can actually view the sunset from the kitchen, dining room, living room and balcony. You can also enjoy the sunset from the hot tub, tennis courts, pool and of course - the beach! Reef Club is a 5-story 55-unit condominium complex with assigned private parking, a beachside heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, outdoor BBQ grills and a fabulous beach. Reef Club is centrally located between Clearwater Beach 5 mins to the north and St. Petersburg Beach 10 mins to the south. You are only 30-40 minutes from Tampa International & Clearwater Airports and Busch Gardens. Disney World, Universal Studios and world famous Orlando attractions are just 90 minutes away. Our penthouse beachfront condo is a great place to relax and vacation. A great location for all. Make it your place for your next great vacation!

Don't need a car - extended stay convenience: Great feature - you can take a shuttle from the Tampa Airport to Indian Rocks Beach - about $32.

Also, and for one price ALL DAY, the Sun Coast Trolley will take you from St. Pete Beach (Treasure Island) to Sand Key (Clearwater) with unlimited stops - all for one price!

Again, you don't need a car - other family members can arrive earlier/later when you give them your digital security code.

AND if you do have a car (or are on business) the significant others can still get around - if they are not at the beach or the pool all day long.

Again, great shuttle to the airport and great trolley on the beach - you don't need a car . . . but Gulf Boulevard is great to cruise.

Rentals and packed sand: There are many rentals within 5 miles: skiing, para-sailing, jet-ski - check out the owner's webpage a few lines below for even more information, phone numbers and links . . . .

The packed sand is great for jogging, bike riding or just walking on the beach.

Watch the Seabirds at eye level as they glide by your Reef Club vacation penthouse.

Restaurants and places: Best ice cream in the world! Candy Kitchen - they make their own - go there. They have the same ice cream at 'Candy Kitchen' (one block north of Reef Club . . . just the portions are not as large :).

Salt Rock Grill - atmosphere! Great value - surf & turf - more . . . go before 5:00 for extraordinary prices!

Crabby Bill's - Seafood - always happening. Within very close walking distance - TJ's, Keegan's, Guppys and PJ's Oyster Bar - all good.

THE Pub - down the street. Dine at the outside bar evenings and watch the Intracoastal.

TJ's Italian Pizza, Picata and Sea Bass. Maggie Mae's Sunrise Cafe - in Sand Key for great breakfasts.

Try the bagel Tuna for lunch at Lighthouse Doughnuts - and of course the donuts and breakfasts are great! Canadians say 'We had their bagel sandwiches and they were better than the Canadian ones!

All the above located on Gulf Boulevard.

More Details

Property Manager
Rick and Charlotte Gonzalez
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Rick and Charlotte Gonzalez

As a family of five, Charlotte and I have vacationed in Hawaii, Turks & Caicos, Bahamas, South America - etc. and all great wonderful vacation locations. However our best - stress free and quality vacations have been at the Gulf Beaches of Florida. The location is always ideal for weather, activities, friends and family . . . and we don't feel like we had to out of the country to vacation - we didn't! Great location and easy to get to and so much to do. Pro sports teams in Tampa, Busch Gardens, Gulf beauty and of course we would always go to Orlando and enjoy everything Orlando has to offer - from Disney, to Sea World to the Orlando Magic. This is simply a great location and this condo is beachfront - penthouse - 30 minutes from Tampa airport . . . what more can you say. Getting here is easy for Western Hemisphere and European vacationers and you can start your vacation right away. We have enjoyed this area immensely.

Rick and Charlotte Gonzalez purchased this condo in 2009

Why Rick and Charlotte Gonzalez chose Florida Central West

Beachfront location top floor ocean view penthouse 40 minutes from Tampa International with Tampa/Orlando at your fingertips. Great people during our stays. We like the people we have met. Great location to fly to - great location to drive to - and great location to center your vacation from.

This condo has three bedrooms and is designed to sleep maximum of 8 people. In the living room there is also a very nice new leather couch with a comfortable queen sleeper sofa. Two HDTVs including 42' Panasonic Plasma in Living Room and 37' Insignia HD in Master Bedroom. Flat TV & DVD in second bedroom. High Speed wireless Internet.

Restaurants and places: Best ice cream in the world! Candy Kitchen - they make their own - go there. They have the same ice cream at 'Candy Kitchen' (one block north of Reef Club . . . just the portions are not as large :). Salt Rock Grill - atmosphere! Great value - surf & turf - more . . . go before 5:00 for extraordinary prices! Crabby Bill's - Seafood - always happening. THE Pub - down the street. Dine at the outside bar evenings and watch the Intracoastal. TJ's Italian Pizza, Picata and Sea Bass. Maggie Mae's Sunrise Cafe - in Sand Key for great breakfasts. Try the bagel Tuna for lunch at Lighthouse Doughnuts - and of course the donuts and breakfasts are great! Our Canadian friends say 'We had their bagel sandwiches and they were better than the Canadian ones! All the above located within walking distance on Gulf Boulevard.

What makes this condo unique

There is a lot. Penthouse beachfront, sunset while watching seagulls coast by, hot tub, pool, volleyball, gas grills - bike rides on the beach. Don't laugh - but the thing that did it for me was watching the sun set from the top floor balcony while enjoying an excellent carbernet and a McDonald's double cheeseburger. (It had been a long day). TJ's is 3 minutes north and excellent. Crabby Bills a 5 minute walk away - and great places to eat. Resting with the ocean breeze . . .

Don't need a car - extended stay convenience: Great feature - you can take a shuttle from the Tampa Airport to Indian Rocks Beach - about $28 (727) 572 1111. Also, and for one price ALL DAY, the Sun Coast Trolley will take you from St. Pete Beach to Sand Key (Clearwater) with unlimited stops - all for one price! Again, you don't need a car - other family members can arrive earlier/later when you give them your security code. AND if you do have a car (or are on business) the significant others can still get around - if they are not at the beach or the pool all day long. Again, great shuttle to the airport and great trolley on the beach.

Ferry, Boat and Charter Related

Pura Vida Deep Sea Fishing Charters - Sky Screamer Parasailing - Footloose Sailing Charters - Wild Cat Speed Boat Tours - Pura Vida Fishing Charters - Caladesi Honeymoon Ferry Service - Dimares Yachts - Tampa Bay Boat Charters - Capt George Roux - Megabite Charters

Golf, Golf Course and Adventure Golf Related

Smuggler's Cove Adventure Golf - City of Indian Rocks Beach City Hall: General Information - Golf View Cafe - Terrace Cafe - Belleview Biltmore Golf Club - Baypointe Country Club - City of Largo - Palm Hill Golf Club - East Bay Golf Club - Tides Golf Club & Pro Shop

Pro Sports Teams in the Area

Tampa Bay Buccaneers » American Football --- Tampa Bay Devil Rays » Baseball --- Tampa Bay Lightning » Ice Hockey --- Orlando Magic » Basketball ---

Guestbook comments from the manager

We thoroughly enjoyed your wonderful home. Thank you.
Dec 2012
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Amenities

Indian Rocks Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1370 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Elegantly Tiled
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , With detachable flex handle shower head
  • Master Bath with granite counters and new fixtures. Gorgeous tiled shower. Also second bath with new cabinets and fixtures nicely decorated for your vacation.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , HD TV Private Ocean View and Balcony Access
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Flatscreen TV with Cable and DVD
  • This condo has three bedrooms and is designed to sleep maximum of 8 people. In the living room there is a very nice new leather couch with a comfortable queen sleeper sofa. Two HDTVs including 42' Panasonic Plasma in Living Room and 37' Insignia HD in Master Bedroom. 200 MB High Speed wireless Internet. The master bedroom has two beautiful view points - 1) access/view to balcony and Gulf of Mexico, pool, jacuzzi, beach, tennis courts and BBQ - 2) direct view overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and beach for gorgeous sunsets! New furniture and custom made drapes in the master bedroom with closure rods providing you with wonderful privacy and control of your penthouse ocean view from the Master Bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Completely renovated new kitchen everything. Also counter area in kitchen has been opened up to view the ocean/beach (from the kitchen) and large counter with matching dining chairs and palm base glass dinner table. Eight can be served within arms reach and you can view the beach from this penthouse kitchen. Use the innovative plantation shutters for privacy in the living room and the vertical shutters in the master bedroom. Fold the plantation shutters up and slide to the left. Then expand and they magnetically click into place - wonderful privacy and control of your penthouse ocean view. The condo has tasteful accessories throughout and a gorgeously mirrored wet bar. You will be provided with your own digital security pass lock code for entry at time of arrival. True luxury, great location, Reef Club central top floor penthouse by the ocean, with the benefits of a world class city - what better location for a great extended vacation on Florida's Gulf Coast!

Reviews

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5

Beautifully decorated, clean condo with all the comforts of home.

  • 5 of 5

The Rodrigues family has been enjoying the Reef Club in Indian Rocks Beach for the past 25 years. We have been very fortunate to rent from Rick and Charlotte Gonzalez for the past several years. The condo has all the aminities and comforts of home and the owners go above and beyond regarding the extra details. The condo is clean and inviting and provides everything you need for a wonderful vacation. I highly recommend renting from Rick and Charlotte who are highly accommodating to make your stay an enjoyable memory.

We will definitely be back next year!!!

The Rodrigues Family

Toronto, Ontario

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer and Luis: Thank you and you are a family that makes the best of your vacation time. We look forward to future stays and appreciate the many times you have rented from us. Sincerely, Rick and Charlotte
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Lincoln, NE
5

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this condo for our July 2017 "last hurrah" vacation with the whole family, as our oldest one is heading to college. On arrival, the condo was in immaculate condition! As you walk through the front door, you can't help but head straight toward the balcony door, opening to an amazing view of the ocean and the beach below. On our fist day, and every day thereafter, we were greeted by dolphins swimming right in front of the condo. The condo had everything we needed, and plenty of space for our family of five. A huge bonus were some of the beach toys and boogie boards, which our kids absolutely loved and used daily! The property itself is very clean, and groundskeepers are maintaining it daily. We went ghost "crabbing" on the beach late at night (bring your flashlights!), and were greeted by a security guard in the garage ... just being friendly, and making sure everything is OK.

There's plenty of restaurants around with a variety of food choices, and you are a short drive away from a grocery store if you decide to eat in. If dolphins below the property are not enough, you are about 15min away from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (visiting Winter, Hope, Sebastian, etc. was a must for us!). For a great shelling experience, we recommend you take about 40min drive south to Ft. De Sotto park. Tampa Rays were in town, so that was an added bonus ... but if shopping is what you like to do, there's plenty of stores to go around in Clearwater and Tampa. The owners are great to deal with, and were very accommodating. Overall, it was a wonderful experience, and a very relaxing vacation.

Thank you Rick and Charlotte for opening your home to us!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and will share with our groundskeepers and cleaners. The dolphins at times are particularly busy and sounds like they were providing a show for you that week. One of the reasons we purchased our condo was literally what you mentioned - when we opened the front door - could see the ocean first thing - and one thing led to another. Thank you for the details and sharing your experience. Look forward to future visits. Sincerely, Rick and Charlotte
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Condo was great; property needs updating.

  • 4 of 5

The condo was great - clean, comfortable, updated decor, plenty of bath towels and beach supplies (chairs, toys).

The owners were easy to work with, responded quickly, gave lots of helpful info prior to arrival.

The only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is that I felt the overall property (outdoor) could use some updating, esp the pool area. This, of course, is beyond the control of the owners.

Overall the condo is a great value for the money.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kelly: Thanks for the review and mentioning. I am aware that the Board is specifically addressing the pool area (pavers) and looking at changes for the December time frame when it is not so busy. Currently we are fortunate to have a good condo association and maintenance personnel that are keeping things clean, trimmed and ready for recreation - but again busy time of the year and major changes will/would disrupt current vacations. The specific items you mentioned (externally) are being addressed the first two weeks in December. I will be letting our renters know about that as have a number of repeat guests coming early December due to the value pricing. They don't want vacation surprises and frankly demand isn't as strong and updates/repairs are possible in December. The elevators where recently remodeled and we were concerned but with two elevators were able to rotate and work on one while the other was in-service (all done in May) and now the elevators look great. Thank you for mentioning, staying at our condo and we look forward to future visits. Sincerely, Rick and Charlotte
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New Have, IN
5

Perfect vaction location! Lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

From the welcome mat to the balcony shutters (great idea!) and everything in between, just a great place to stay. The tile floors make cleanup a breeze and the closet full of beach "stuff" was great! We enjoyed our stay and the nights we cooked dinner was very special - made use of the grill down by the pool, the fabulous stove/oven and we sat at the great dining table. The view has to be one of the best in the complex (Reef Club) and I was glad to see the recycling bins and put those to use a lot! This condo was competitively priced, I believe, or at least close, and worth the extra $$

Rick and Charlotte were lovely to work with and answered all my questions. I highly recommend this condo to all!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Julie and Steve: Thank you for the review and for mentioning that we are competitively priced - for being on the top floor and renovated. Often guests realize that after the fact and it is not always apples to apples - etc. Tile floors have made it good for our cleaning staff also and they do there best and we are fortunate to have them cleaning (or as Sue says "detailing") our three condos at Reef Club. The other two are also renovated and with great views. Glad you took advantage of the grills, pools - dining table (glass palm tree pedestal) and mentioned the recycling bins - excellent - and often taken for granted. Best to you, family and friends and look forward to future stays. Sincerely, Rick and Charlotte
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5

Perfect Escape

  • 5 of 5

Oceanfront, granite countertops, tile shower, nice beds & it's beautifully decorated-as seen in pictures. Complete relaxation-from morning coffee on your own private balcony over looking the ocean to beach walks at sunset...it's more private compared to a lot of the bigger hotel chains down the beach, which I prefer. Accommodating for all ages, my 2 year old son LOVED the pool and my dad was extremely happy with the flat screen tvs watching his old westerns on the comfy leather couches or the king size bed. Also thanks to the owners for providing beach chairs with head rests & cup holders and umbrellas! Great restaurants nearby, salt rock grill, beachcomber and guppies were our top 3, but grills are outside if you like to cook! Def recommend to anyone!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Erin: Thank you for the review and detail. Glad we could adjust the schedules for your week, and reminds us how busy we are and needing the time - and your example of morning coffee on the private balcony looking at the ocean is a good one. We appreciate you mentioning the pool, Sony Bravia TV, mentioning the beach chairs - and the accommodations. We look forward to future visits including our next door top floor units at Reef Club. Thank you for the recommendation. Sincerely, Rick and Charlotte
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4

Amazing Sunsets

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time. The condo was very clean and updated. Beds were very comfortable. Loved sitting on the balcony. Our grandsons loved the proximity to Dunedin and other activities in Clearwater. Thanks again Rick and Charlotte.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the quick response and review from last week. Also for mentioning the beds as the two queens in the second bedroom are new this year. Yes, this time of the year is great for the sunsets in front of the condo - through June. Looking forward to future stays and best to you and family, Rick and Charlotte
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Clearwater Airport - Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Guppys, TJ's, Keegans, Crabby Bills, British Pub
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Clearwater Beach Sand Key / Trsr Island Johns Pass
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Clearwater, Largo, Pinnelas Courses abound
Nearest Train
Trolley runs up/down Gulf Blvd also AirportShuttle
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Gulf Blvd to Walsingham/Ulmerton to I-275
Nearest Restaurant
Plus PJs OysterBar, SaltRockGril, ConchRep & more!
Nearest Beach
Indian Rocks Beach
Car: not necessary

Reef Club is centrally located between Clearwater Beach to the north and St. Petersburg Beach to the south. You are only 30-40 minutes from Tampa International Airport, Clearwater (smaller) Airport and Busch Gardens (about an hour). Disney World and Universal Studios are about 90 minutes away in Orlando. Our penthouse beachfront condo is a great place to relax and vacation and easy to get to for both domestic and international vacationers. There is so much to do including golf, sailing, jet skis, charter boats/rentals, fishing, scuba diving, aerobics, crafts, snorkeling, surfing, hiking, backpacking, bike trails, biking on the beach, horseback riding, kite flying, racquetball, volleyball, basketball, miniature golf, skateboarding, ice cream eating (yes, a sport), cinemas, theme parks, dolphin watching, shopping, dinner cruises, theme parks - just too much to list including all the world class entertainment and pro sports of a major city like Tampa. You can engage all and/or relax on the beach and listen the sound of the surf!

Other Activities: Conserved wetlands forest marina nearby - great boardwalk!

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Additional Guest Fee $19 per person per night
Damage Deposit $400

This top floor direct ocean view condo is personally owned, personally cared for and well managed. No smoking and no pets please. Saturday to Saturday Rentals. Calendar is accurate as shown. Personal 4-digit security lock code is provided at day of check in/or previous day. This provides you with your unique security lock code. Key access available if requested in advance at nominal charge. Requirement to access by key once code is provided is $75 charge.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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