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Beautiful 2BR 2BA Beachfront Condo on Sandkey

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Beachfront

Welcome to our gated, private, beach-front condominium located on the private section of the softest, whitest sand of Sandkey Beach. We are on the Gulf of Mexico near luxury hotels on the widest, nicest, longest beach in Clearwater Beach, but we have the privacy and tranquility that no luxury resort can offer. The best sunsets on Sandkey are located off your Master Bedroom balcony. You can wake up to the serenity of your own private ocean view, as we have provided Brand-new cocktail table and 4 chairs located in the closet on the balcony, which are perfect for having breakfast rolls and coffee overlooking the Gulf.

Our clean, well-maintained, 2 bedroom/2 bath condo, located on the 6th floor, features a spacious, fully-loaded kitchen/breakfast bar with all the comforts of home. Entryway balcony presents views of the inner coastal waters of Clearwater Bay. The spacious, living/dining area is highlighted by a large, picture window featuring panoramic viewing of the jade-colored waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The new (2016) large balcony overlooking the Gulf can be easily accessed by both the living room and the master bedroom. The Master bedroom has a king mattress, new, luxury walk-shower, new custom-designed vanity with quartz top, new sink (2017) and walk in closet. Guest bedroom is has two, twin beds, with Tommy Bahama bedding and tropical themed bedroom furniture. The guest bathroom is newly remodeled with white marble sink, toilet and new decor. Entire condo was repainted November 2017. Cream-colored Italian leather Couch and loveseat are new, October 2017. Air conditioning works well and is regularly cleaned, serviced and maintained. Water heater is new, 2017. Enjoy the large, outdoor heated swimming pool and large capacity weber propane grill (2017) The pool area contains plenty of chaise lounge chairs, plus, 2 dining tables with 2 umbrellas, and 8 chairs. Washer and Dryers are located on Each Floor. Sorry, no smoking indoors, but outside on the balcony is fine.

Your trip to the beach is complete, with coolers, beach chairs, umbrellas, beach towels, and sand and water toys. We are located near many tourist activities, including: Clearwater Aquarium, Clearwater Marina for deep-sea fishing, water sports, dolphin watching excursions, sunset cruises, shopping, dancing, dining and much more. Car recommended, but not required as public transportation in Clearwater is very good.

Keywords: Gated Condominium, Beachfront, on the Ocean, Unobstructed Views, Private Beach, Private Parking, Newly Renovated, Large, Outdoor Pool, grill.

More Details

Bernie Sullivan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About Bernie Sullivan

Here is a magical sunset on Sandkey! My name is Bernie and this is my wife Lara. Although we work in Chicago, we like to escape to the serenity and peace of sunny Florida. Unlike the often cloudy skies of Chicago, Clearwater is beautiful year-round and we like to spend as much time outdoors as possible. You can walk the long stretch of soft, white sand for hours and miles and never run out of beach! Sandkey Beach is a quiet place to reconnect with nature that stretches all the way to Treasure Island. It is fantastic place for seashell hunting, watching dolphins and manatees playing in the sea, and observing countless numbers of seabirds and marine life. Sandkey is the place I daydream I am at, when I am stuck in traffic during my long commutes.

Bernie Sullivan purchased this condo in 2000

Why Bernie Sullivan chose Clearwater Beach

I chose to buy in Sandkey because it is located right on the beach and I always wanted to live on the ocean. We are also located nearby 5 charming, top-rated Florida beaches (Clearwater Beach, Honeymoon Island, Caladesi Island, Tarpon Springs Beach and Fort Desoto Beach). Clearwater has amazing restaurants with every kind of food you can imagine, but I am also a short drive to Tampa if I am in the mood for some of the top rated restaurants in the World, like Bern's Steakhouse, or Donatello's for Italian. There are fantastic Beach shops across the street from my condo, or I can visit Tampa's International Mall for some world class shopping.

What makes this condo unique

I am also a short drive to the World's most popular theme parks including: 45 mins. to Busch Gardens 45 mins. to Busch Garden’s Adventure Island Water Park 1 hour, 30 mins. to Cypress Gardens 1 hour, 45 mins. to Walt Disney World 1 hour, 50 mins. to Seaworld, Orlando, FL. 1 hour, 45 mins. to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, and Disney’s Blizzard Beach 1 hour, 56 mins. to Wet N’ Wild 10 mins. to Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary 10 mins. to Clearwater Marine Aquarium 40 mins. to Lowry Park Zoo 40 mins. to The Florida Aquarium, Tampa, FL. 18 mins. to The Florida Botanical Gardens 40 mins. to Florida International Museum 40 mins. to Museum of Fine Art. 40 mins. to Salvador Dali Museum 35 mins. Westfield Countryside Shopping Mall 35 mins International Shopping Mall 40 mins. Ellington Factory Outlets Shopping Mall John’s Pass is fun to visit. Many merchants have shops on the streets of this turn-of-the-century fishing village. Enjoy cocktails at sunset at the brand new Sand Pearl Resort—go beachside and sip cocktails at the Tate Island Grill. Marriot Hotel’s Tiki Bar is directly across the street from your condo. You can gaze out over the bay while feasting on lunch and drinking tropical cocktails. The Marlin Darlin Key West Grill, has delicious, fresh, affordable seafood for your family’s night out.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This condo was the most beautiful, relaxing place my husband and I have ever been. Bernie and Lara are friends of ours and they let us stay at their condo for our children's spring break. We have younger children and they loved the ocean so much that we only spent a part of the day at the theme park because it was so crowded they wanted to leave early and head back to the beach.
Apr 2010
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Clearwater Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Luxuary Master Bathroom remodeled December 2017
    bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Marble sink/counter, new hardware, new toilet, new decor
  • All-new Luxuary Master Bathroom has Quartz sink, Natural stone shower, solid wood vanity and Kohler toilet and Moen "sage" brushed nickel hardware. remodeled Dec. 2017. Guest Bathroom renovated Nov. 2012, has marble counter top, newly painted, new toilet, new decor, new shower head.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom: King size beds Brand-New flat screen TV in Master Bedroom purchased January 2017. (1) Brand new mattress and box springs Nov. 2012. Guest Bedroom: Twin Beds (2) brand new mattresses, box springs, linens and bedroom furniture Nov. 2012. Sofa Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) in living room. Professionally steam cleaned January 2017.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Entire condo Newly Painted November, 2017. Newly Carpeted November, 2012. New Air-conditioning unit July 2011, Central heating, Ceiling-Fans, Dish washer (2012), Refrigerator/Freezer with IceMaker (new 2017), Oven, Microwave, Cooking utensils, Coffee maker, Toaster, Iron & board, Blender, Stove-Top-Burners, Dining room seats 6 people, Linens provided, Towels provided, Alarm-Clock, Hair-Dryers, Laundry-Soap, Dish Soap, Paper-Towels, Shampoo, Soaps-Basic, Toilet-Paper, Beach Lounge Chairs provided, Beach Towels Provided, Coolers for Beach, Body boards, noodles and other swimming toys provided, 4 private balcony chairs, 2 tables, Community outdoor pool with plenty of lounge chairs, and an umbrella-covered table and chairs for dining outside, Community laundry facilities located on the same floor as unit, Walking distance to restaurants, groceries, shopping and activities, Activities-Guides, Restaurant-Dining-Guides,


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Beautiful 2BR 2BA Beachfront Condo on Sandkey
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 10 reviews

Perfect Winter Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful beachfront condo on Sand Key. Weather was perfect beach is clean and well groomed. Condo was spotless and in great shape. Owner kept in communication, was available and attentive. Beach chairs, cooler and umbrellas were available for our use. Condo was great for us and our overnight guests. Restaurants and shops are just across the street. Maggie Mae's breakfast restaurant, Backwaters and the Columbia restaurant are all great places to eat. Clearwater Beach scene is less than a mile away. Theater, concerts and shows are nearby as well as the Clearwater downtown festivities.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Misrepresented Well Used-Up Condo

  • 3 of 5

When we walked in the door everything looked very nice. Then one by one we found things that needed fixing. There is only 1 cupboard to put your food, and a rule telling you any open package must be refrigerated because of bugs. The ice maker makes ice with black chips in the ice. The Tv had 3 remotes to get it to work. The bedroom t.v. remote did not turn it off so we bought a new one so we did not have to get up to turn it off, The vertical in the Mstr. bedroom had several ones missing so the moon was in your eyes. The mattress is very old and gave us back aches. No fans in bathrooms. We replaced light switch covers, bought a tool kit, put a wedge in the door wall to keep the wind out in the bedroom,bought a anti-slip mat for the shower and over the door hooks and cleaned the grout in the Mstr. bath that had 40 years of dirt. It needs a new refrigerator, the door shelf keeps falling off and it holds all the spices. There is very little room for your food in there also. The dining room chandelier burns out lights very fast. They are probably too strong. We spent 3 months repairing what we could. The cupboards in the kitchen are vinyl and are coming off because of the heat. We tried to glue them to no avail. He made us pay him directly so we could not complain to VRBO.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Owners Response: We have rented our condo on the beach for 10+ years (January – March) and have had very good reviews and happy tenants for this entire time period. It should be expected though that we would not be immune to a critical review. We took it in stride and made some changes to the condo, but some complaints here are not true and are misleading. We purchased a new TV for the bedroom. We freed up cupboard space and added additional storage in the kitchen pantry/closet area. One cupboard door was replaced because a very small area had puffed. We purchased new refrigerator, although we could not find any black chips in the ice. We informed the tenants that the grout in the master bath floor was colored grout and could not be bleached white. The tile is 5 years old and the bathroom is immaculate. The king size bed is a very comfortable high end pillow top bed less than 5 years old and we have had no previous concerns or complaints. We only ask that opened items such as cookies etc be placed in the refrigerator to avoid any pests. The tenant purchased many small items for the condo such as hooks, soap dishes and rubber shower anti-slip mats that were not needed then sent us an itemized billed bill for 62.47. The tenant also purchased a thermometer and measured the heat produced from our oven and stated that it was several degrees lower then stated on the oven dial. The tenant contacted us more then 10 times to update us on “upgrades” they were making to our condo. We take pride in a very clean, modern beach condo and keep the unit in impeccable shape. We welcome a walk through by any interested parties. 
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Ottawa, IL

An Oceanside Retreat for Two Retirees

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy to visit the gulf side of Florida for the first time. We usually stay in Palm Beach but we are looking at options for purchasing a property in Florida and we wanted to explore Central Florida and the Gulf Coast. We were surprised at how much calmer the ocean is on Florida's west coast. The beaches are very clean and well-maintained and the water was actually very clear in Clearwater. We have grandchildren and family who will be visiting us, and we liked that Sand Key is a fairly short drive from Disney, St. Armand's Circle, Sarasota, downtown St. Petersburg and Tampa. Plenty for relatives to do when they are in town. We used the wifi and heated pool almost daily, and ate a Maggie Mae's for breakfast several mornings per week. Backwaters has a nice happy hour if you want to look at the water while having something cold to drink. I would stay here again and the price was a little less than some of the other units in the building and below average for the rental properties we toured on Sand Key. We are considering making the one of Pinellas County Beach Communities our permanent residence as we have been impressed with everything this area has to offer.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Here is Where You Want To Be

  • 5 of 5

Perfect Florida Gulf Coast beach vacation. We even got lucky and happened to be here during the Taste of Clearwater. What a fantastic place. Everything is close by, you can walk to restaurants from the condo and downtown has excellent night life. Perfect sunshine everyday. No clouds except the first day we arrived it rained. The Condo was in perfect shape. The bedrooms have a nice, modern, tropical theme. Enjoyed being right on the beach and had everything we needed as far as kitchen supplies. The high definition TV was complicated to use at first, but once you know how to use the sound system was exceptional for watching sports and movies. Had everything we needed for coolers, umbrellas and beach chairs. Don't have any complaints. I will be a repeat customer!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oswego, IL

What a Great Escape

  • 5 of 5

My Husband and I arrived on August 1, 2013 and stayed till August 30, 2013. We are from Ontario and we wanted to enjoy the last of our summer vacation. The condo was very, very clean and looked brand-new. We were surprised that we had sun much of the month, as we heard that Florida can be rainy during August and during hurricane season. When it did rain it was a short afternoon shower. My husband I got plenty of sun and did not mind the showers as the cooled the beach off. I will rent from the Sullivan's again. We had an amazing time and loved Sand Key.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jessica and Kelly Loved Sand Key Beach, October 2011

  • 5 of 5

Amazing Weather! Sand Key was lovely every day in October. It only rained one day for a little while in the afternoon. The condo was very clean and organized. It had everything we needed. I walked 5-8 miles every day. I took the beach chairs to the beach, swam and relaxed. It was a perfect location, I prefer privacy and like to avoid densely crowded beaches. It was like being on a private, tropical island, the polar opposite of spring break time in Cancun! The condo was beautifully decorated and conveniently close to shopping and restaurants. The pool was under renovation while I was there and I did not use it, but I did take advantage of the sundeck on the 3rd floor which was a plus. My cell phone got good reception and I was able to pick up wi-fi internet when I wanted to use it. Great memories! Hope to return soon and tryout the new pool. Jessica and Kelly

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clearwater Beach
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
St. Petesburg Airport
Nearest Barpub
Backwaters Bar and Grill
Nearest Restaurant
Columbia Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Sand Key Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Clearwater Aquarium
Nearest Point of Interest
Saint Petersburg Clearwater International Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Clearwater Community Sailing Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Marriott Resort Sandkey
Nearest Point of Interest
Sheridan Sandkey Premier Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
The Shoppes on Sand Key
Nearest Point of Interest
Clearwater Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Sunsets at Pier 60

Clearwater Aquarium, Clearwater Marina: Boating, water sports, sunset cruises, dolphin watching, Clearwater Beach Sunset Park and Playground, Swimming, Boating, 6 Nearby Beaches: Sandkey Beach, Clearwater Beach, Honeymoon Island, Caladesi Island, Tarpon Springs Beach, Fort Desoto Beach Beach combing, Deep Sea-Fishing, Pier-Fishing, Deep Sea Fishing, Building Sandcastles, Gambling-Casinos, Florida Botanical Gardens, Sunsets at Pier 60, Sunset Cruises, Sightseeing boats & Dolphin excursions, Dinner Cruises, Charter Boats, Casino Cruises, Sailing center, Kayaking, Wave Runners, Scuba Diving, Hiking, Bicycle rentals (Dunedin, and Fort DeSoto),Horse Back Riding, Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, Ghost Tours,Zoos, Theme Parks, Museums, Aquariums, Waterparks


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
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Additional information about rental rates

HLT Application fee $50
Tax Rate 12.0%

All rates include tax. 500.00 security deposit required to hold. Full payment is due 31 days prior to lease date. Discounts apply to lease terms 90 days or greater. Condo Sleeps four people.

All rates include tax. 500.00 security deposit required to hold. Full payment is due 31 days prior to lease date. Discounts apply to lease terms 90 days or greater.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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