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Totally Updated, Spacious/Clean, See My Rave Reviews! Highly Requested!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,140 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


About the property

Spectacular & Spacious (Wifi) Condo, Pool, 2 Bdrm+ sofabed, 2 fullBaths, Sleeps

AMENITIES galore! -- Our place is one of the most requested units on Isla. I have wonderful guests and love to accommodate everyone's needs. We try and make our place cozy, comfortable and new but always invest in new furniture and updates. That is why I have so many 5 star reviews. If you have a question and are unsure about booking just email us the owners and we will answer any concerns you might have. The area is perfect whether you are a couple or two couples or a family of 4. There is so much to do, places to see, and many beaches nearby. Now see what we have to offer: 2018 New 55 In. OLED TV w/Netflix and movie channels. New Sofas and no slip tiled balcony! New King master mattress for late 2017 as well. Just replaced LR and Master Fans for this year and new gorgeous lighting. New Smart Thermostat for 2018.Newer porcelain kitchen floor, sink upgrades, LG dryer and recessed lighting in 2016! Just bought a new LG steam washer! Re-Glazed master bath, Gorgeous Hunter Douglas plantation shutters in both bedrooms, kitchen upgrades-including countertops/stainless backsplash. Guest Bath w/ seaglass, granite, porcelain & kohler all done in recent years. Complete A/C System re-done. Master bedroom carpeting all redone. Hardwood floors, STAINLESS KITCHEN APPLIANCES ! Yes full deep capacity WASHER & DRYER in unit!!!! KING bed in master, WiFi, Super clean, Fully equipped KITCHEN, and tastefully decorated furniture, 42 in. PLASMA-HI-DEF in master, very spacious, xtra-large master-bath (double-sinks), large closet space,

TWO master bdrms on opposite ends of condo for privacy, UNLIMITED N.A. phone calls (incl. Canada), heated pool, hottub, gorgeous surroundings, with lakes, palms, fountains! Isla is the best place to stay in the St. Pete Gulf area! Owner is always adding more! You keep renting-we keep perfecting! Read on! In fact--Newer CARPET installed in guest bedroom. GUESTBATH has been completely remodeled! All top materials! Glass/Granite top, seaglass tile! Bed linens are replaced often-yes that includes sheets and mattress pads and new comforters bought each year. Towels replenished as well. Out with the old and in with the new so you always have a refreshing experience! This is a must for my guests. And yes weekly and monthly rates are discounted from nightly rates !

Sit back and relax and take in Paradise with lush grounds, impeccably landscaped with beautiful flowers and royal palms! This unit is one of the BEST in Vista Verde West! The layout is what is unique in this particular unit. Highly attentive owners offer a freshly painted condo throughout with all modern furniture. Inviting open-concept living and soaring high ceilings. You won't get this particular spacious layout in many units on Isla. Our place is perfect for 'snowbirds' wanting a place with all the comforts of home, or those who need a place to stay on an interim basis i.e. relocators or vacationers who want more than a hotel room that has nothing to offer but a noisy pool. Are you visiting friends or family? Or need a place to stay and attending a wedding? Well, we can accommodate you.Your getting a house per se with everything in it! Both short-term and long-term renters welcome! This 2 bedroom 1140 sq, ft. unit has a beautiful KING size sleigh bed in master with a huge master bath. The master bath offers double sinks, plenty of storage, a sunk-in tub and shower with fresh new linens & soft quality towels. The spacious and sunny guestroom has a queen bed with gorgeous built-ins, newer carpet and crown molding, with a slight view of the gulf/bay! Not to mention, an en-suite bathroom with over-sized large gorgeous shower. **(re-done -wait to you see it!) You would think there are two master bedrooms in this unit! With this set-up, this makes an ideal place for two couples to enjoy separate private quarters! Or the kids on the opposite end of the condo. No side by side bedrooms in this unit! Again, a very unique feature and a must for privacy when there are more than 2 of you!

There are THREE exceptional TV's in this unit with a DVD player in each room for your entertainment. Guest room TV is brand new! The living room has brand new sofas with a pull out queen bed for extra guests. Enjoy WI-FI,UNLIMITED US & CANADA & PR PHONE USAGE, a 55 in. FLAT SCREEN OLED surround sound TV,cable, CD player, blu-ray and complete stereo for your entertainment. Movies too! Just added NETFLIX and more channels! Glass contemporary dinette set and matching counter breakfast bar stools overlooking the kitchen. Plenty of seating. Linens, small appliances, cooking utensils all included. Relaxing balcony with balcony height outdoor set overlooking pond and golf course. We didn't forget a thing! This place is the cleanest you'll find! And we intend on keeping it clean, comfortable and updated just like your own home. We go the extra mile and replace often and In between have our upholstery and carpeting professionally cleaned twice a year. If you would like an extra cleaning service during your long stay, we can arrange that with a fee. New Hot Water Heater so you can be assured that everything mechanical is new and working great with no emergency calls to interrupt your stay! We vacation here too so we want the best like you do! We have a private cleaning person to ensure everything is perfect for your stay.

Outside, sit back and lounge at our shared kidney shaped pool, with covered hottub and poolhouse. Poolhouse has restrooms so no need to go back to the unit. Safe & comfortable-24 hr. Security on premises. Isla is a wonderful place for morning walks with ponds and palms and sidewalks & breezes all over-very relaxing. There are walking trails throughout the 300 acre plus property. This unit's parking space is directly in front of our condo for your convenience, with guest spots marked in yellow.

Fantastic location- street closest to the bridge to beach/ocean. The sparkling, dolphin filled water is steps away from the front door with view of the Bayway bridge & Don Cesar Hotel, barely a few minutes to St. Pete Beach, close to 275, 90 minutes to Disney, minutes to Fort De Soto, Pass-a-Grille, museums, parks, Downtown, The Pier, Stadiums, fishing, boating, jet-skiing, Sand-key Clearwater, restaurants galore and more! Sit by the pool or on the balcony and enjoy the Florida sun or everything Isla has to offer!

And now booking Summer 2019. Our place is very popular! We want you to feel comfortable knowing us as we want to make sure we have guests who love our place as much as we do. I encourage you to read about us under the owner story. We have been members of VRBO/Homeaway -for 9 years-before Expedia bought the company in Dec. 2015. BOOK NOW FOR SUMMER OF 2019! WE BOOK UP QUICKLY.

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Allison Knapp
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Allison Knapp

We live in CT but look forward to the warm weather after living up here in the cold our whole lives. We are both professionals- an executive banker in Westport, CT and the other half enjoys a long time career with a major utility-Eversource. I handle all my own bookings personally and wouldn't have it any other way. I love to decorate and we are always adding every year, that's why my guests keep coming back! I treat them like gold as they should be!

Allison Knapp purchased this condo in 2010

Why Allison Knapp chose Isla del Sol

We wanted a home away from home!Isla del Sol is the best central location in the St. Pete Gulf area. We also love our location on Isla-the Bahia section is so well manicured and the landscape is unbeatable. Vista Verde West gives us it all and we looked at dozens of units on Isla--we have a much more spacious condo with two bedrooms that mirror two master suites-the master bath is huge like at home. The livingroom is wider and open, high ceilings-not narrow like many we saw. It's so private and quiet where we are-again unlike other Isla condos. But yet so close to the bay-yards away and so close to the drawbridge to the beach. Our balcony view is also gorgeous. We get the morning sun and the evening breeze-having trees near us and the 8th green right in front of us. And the pool-love it-with restrooms right there and it's never crowded. We feel our pool is also one of the best on Isla compared to most others. We find it so relaxing. As one of our guests put it ' we scoped around that whole area and nothing compared to Isla'. You have a landlord that cares about you and your comfort and that is why we are always constantly making improvements and sets our unit apart form many others.

What makes this condo unique

We have the best of both worlds here. You can go down the strip where the hotels are for dinner or beach, any day, all day if you want but go home to luxury not just a cramped hotel room that has nothing to offer but a much higher price per night and a crowded pool w/ no chairs! Our unit has every amenity you could ever ask for! And go right ahead--if you don't see something-tell us about it-we make changes a few times a year! And its spacious-not narrow like other layouts, huge master bath and has soaring ceilings with a kitchen open to the living area. Again, not all have this unique layout. We love going to the beach, jet-skiing, fishing, swimming, golfing, boating-love the location-on the gulf! You could never run out of fun things to do here or places within your reach! Yet, you can sit back on our balcony, lay on the couch, or sit at the pool or even take a walk on the premises and feel the peace and tranquility. Our unit in particular is updated and clean and we will keep it nice for a much desired condo for you, our guests and for us. It's larger than most on Isla-large bathrooms and showers-open concept with high ceilings-so close to St. Pete Beach-walk out the front door and walk across the parking lot to the bay etc. The balcony is so relaxing-we can sit there all night sometimes sipping our wine. The furniture is all new-cozy comfort. We chose top of the line mattressses and we've added all the extras. It's a great location on Isla. We love the peace and quiet! Longer term rents (monthly-mult. months) are welcome! Don't wait to book-this is already a highly requested unit! Location, location, location! We are at your service-let us know how we can make your stay the best! As a landlord, I always make myself available to my guests. You can count on that! Decorating is my personal hobby-it will always be a tasteful, an updated condo. We have many guests who come back year after year. Now that says it all!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband, myself and another couple stayed here in December and we absolutely loved it! Allison and Mike are the best hosts anyone can ask for. They are so trustworthy and went out of their way  to tell us all the places to go including the best restaurants, beaches and other sites. Allison made sure the condo was beautifully clean and even had waters for us when we arrived. They have so many special touches, like softsoaps and tissue and other accessories and artwork.  This condo has everything! It is stocked! They have everything you could want for the kitchen, games, movie's, books, extra linens, beach towels, beach chairs and unbrellas. The two separate bedrooms were perfect for us! The master bath is huge! And lots of closet space. Allison definitely has an eye for decorating. You will not find any Florida old deco there! Love the LG washer/dryer too. We are rebooking as soon as we figure out our vacation schedules! Her reviews say it all!
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Isla del Sol Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1140 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Must book 15 days in advance of arrival to register with condo assoc-Email owner for exceptions
  • For your convenience all rules and info are posted inside unit upon arrival-Please read. All guests are expected to read and follow.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , over-sized shower w/ separate spout for feet and sprayer,
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , double-sink, very spacious with make up area
  • 2nd Bathroom completely re-done in recent years-- Sea-Glass and porcelain tile in the shower-granite/glass vanity top, comfort height kohler toilet-every inch is new! Adjoining to guest suite. Master bath completely reglazed in 2014.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) KING bedroom set! Very Comfortable High-end Hotel quality Pillowtop mattress. Down comforter; 2017 Mattress replaced-brand new. extra sheets-huge adjoining master bathroom w/ doublesink and walk-in closet, Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in Guest bedroom-unbelievably comfortable, cushioned headboard, like sleeping on air, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa converts to a queen sleeper-extra sheets/bedding in unit
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Reserved parking space right in front of unit! We filled our condo unit with all kinds of things-incl. iron/ironing board, hairdryers, beach towels, fishing poles, movies,boardgames books to read, beach chairs, coolers, umbrellas, 3 TV's-brochures and maps, spicerack, extra hangers, umbrellas, flashlights, softsoaps & body lotion. Remote-control ceiling fans in every room! Much more spacious than many units on the island-we want you to sit back and enjoy our second home! Wider lr area that is open and has cathedral ceilings unlike other closed in condos. King in master-everyone should have a king on vacation! All New furnishings & Updated, painted, spacious and super clean! Our kitchen has everything for cooking in. Awesome location on Isla. Restaurant, coffee shop, dry cleaner, bank & post office box across the street. Grocery stores close by. Many restaurants, beaches, and water activities all close-by. Spas are nearby also. Rent a car at airport or down the street on Gulf Blvd


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average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews

Great Condo!

  • 5 of 5

Great condo. Spacious 2 bedroom close to the beach and easy access to Downtown Tampa. Very clean and comfortable with everything you need. Great common facilities and pool area.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious 2 BR Condo, nothing lacking!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo with all the amenities. Very clean and comfortable!

Hoping to come back soon, Allison was a pleasure to deal with.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome condo!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a awesome time at the condo! Our kids, who are teenagers, loved the pool. The condo was very spacious and had everything we needed. We are a family of five, with 3 grown teenagers, and we never felt cramped. Very close to St. Pete beach and the marina in Tierre Verde where we rented a boat. The condo came furnished with beach chairs, beach umbrella, and multiple coolers as well. We will definitely be staying here again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place, great area

  • 5 of 5

Condo was spacious and clean and had everything we needed. It's in a quiet and safe area. We and the kids loved going to the pool, and relaxing. Boat and jet ski rentals close by...which we always rent, as well as views of the water, beach, etc. Would definitely stay again

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, nice and quiet place to recharge !

  • 5 of 5

My family liked this condo! It had everything you needed. Plus it’s close to a pool and st Pete beach isn’t a far drive either! Thanks again

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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This is the one, We had The Best Baecay Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this condo was nothing less than perfect. We truly enjoyed having large space to socialize together and have privacy for two couples. The decor was absolutely fabulous from room to room and there were so many amenities included,that we kind of over packed. I fell in love with the kitchen and the master bedroom/bath.We all agreed that we would definitely be coming back to St. Pete and stay here again. The Knapps have this condo loaded with everything "Top Of The Line" to make this a perfect romantic getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Island Grill/ Tony & Nello's/The Wharf
Nearest Golf
Isla del Sol/Mangrove
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Tony & Nello's, Boardwalk, The Wharf, Chop House,
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
St. Pete Beach/Pass a Grille
Car: recommended

A couple minutes to the best beaches in the U.S.-Pass -a-Grille & St. Pete Beach, 20 min. to Clearwater, 90 minutes from Disney,60 min. from the New Legoland, 40 minutes to Busch Gardens & Adventure Island, enjoy The Pier, Florida Aquarium, Lowry Zoo, fishing, boating, take in a game-home of the TB Rays, Bucs or see a NY Yankee exhibition game, minutes from the award winning Fort Desoto Park, Literally down the road from one of the best U.S. Beaches-St. Pete Beach, Jet ski or rent a boat in Tierra Verde, Play golf every day if you want!Golf course on property open to public from May til Oct. Plus, over 30 courses within driving distance. Kids summer camp. Play tennis at Pass-a Grille. Take a drive to Clearwater, Sarasota, Siesta Key (rated Best Beach 2011), Long Boat Key, the white sand of Anna Maria Island-You are so close to highways-275-there is so much to do here all year! There is no end to fun and relaxation!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Condo Association fee $100
Cleaning Fee $100

Note For Jan-thru May I do not guarantee booking more than 12 months out in advance due to repeat monthly guests priority during those months. If I get a cancellation then, I will open it up.Rental fees are subject to change 6 months in advance. Minimum stays may apply depending on season and according to association rules. Jan-Mar are only monthly. Typically no less then 3 or 4 nights. 3 or 4 nights stay is available as long as the 3 or 4 days prior or after are not booked so we can meet the 7 day association rule.
Owners fee are the Cleaning Fee which is $100 per stay and the $100 association fee (neither is taxed). If you wish add'l cleaning during your stay as well-contact owner to make private arrangement for service.
13% Tax on Rent---Must book 17 days or more in advance of arrival-less than that -reservation is not guaranteed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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