Beachfront 2BR 2BA 2 balconies, Remodeled BEACHFRONT Luxury Condo for 4
Linda Sandvoss Spargur
About Linda Sandvoss Spargur
I purchased this condo after having spent many vacations on various beaches on both coasts of the United States. I knew I wanted a strictly beachfront condo where I could sit on a very private balcony in the morning with a cup of coffee and enjoy watching the dolphins. In the evening I wanted to be able to sit on my balcony with a glass of wine and enjoy the sunsets overlooking the beach. I also wanted to make sure that no one would ever be able to block my beachfront view no matter what future development occurred on either side of the building. I knew there would be something about overlooking the water that soothes my soul. I was right:-)
Linda Sandvoss Spargur purchased this Condo in 2003
Why Linda Sandvoss Spargur chose Belle Vista
This particular condo has a view I could only have dreamed of ever having. It truly is my corner of paradise on the top (5th Floor) You cannot see either of my two balconies from any other condo in the building and does not have a window to an outside hallway offering additional privacy and security advantages. The building is centrally located which means I can take a shuttle or Uber from the airport and not even bother having a car or if I have a car it is an easy drive to and from the airport with a parking space that I purchased right next to the elevator. There is a trolley on St. Pete Beach that you can pick up at various stops along Gulf Blvd and goes as far north as Clearwater and the beautiful and exciting city of St Petersburg. My beachfront condo, #503, is directly on St. Pete Beach and since I love walking, this beach provides me a long 7 miles uninterrupted distance on a wide sandy white firm sand beach. I also wanted to be able to walk along the beach to somewhere for breakfast or an afternoon beer. I was looking for a beach that was good for swimming and had water sports available as well as shopping and grocery within walking distance. Another criterion was to be away from the main public access to the beach so the beachfront would not be crowded and in a smaller building, such as this, there aren't long waits at the elevator or the area crowded on the beach in front of the building. I was looking for an area that met my desire to be close to sporting and cultural events as well as a variety of shopping and restaurants of all kinds because I knew this would be a vacation home as well as a beach get-away. The location of this condo meets all of my criteria. With downtown St Petersburg, named in 2018 as one of the prettiest cities in the South by Southern Living, it is just 20 minutes from my condo and Tampa about 35 minutes, this location provides everything I wanted in a home away from home.
What makes this Condo unique
The advantages of staying in my beachfront condo vs. staying in a beachfront hotel room or a condo with just a view of the beach are numerous. You will have my reserved parking space under the building directly next to the elevator at no extra charge. I have had a private wi-fi network installed in my condo so you will have a secure site to do your banking or work. The guest bedroom has a privacy door, which not all of the condos in the building have, and my washer and dryer are not in the guest bedroom, as many in the building are, but in the hallway near the kitchen. My condo does not have any bedroom window to an outside hallway which provides extra privacy and security. Being on an end unit means extra windows in the condo with more natural light throughout the condo and sea breezes. The views are breathtaking and because this is not a large hotel you will not be crowded on the beach in front of the condo. Of course, you would never have to leave the condo to watch the dolphins or the sunset. I still pinch myself every time I walk onto the balcony and realize this view truly is my corner of paradise. In recent years a reputable travel company designated St. Pete Beach, Florida, as Top Beach Destination in the U.S. with seven miles of sugar-white sand and January of 2019 Southern Living ran a complete article about St Petersburg and many of the attractions and benefits. I recently updated the kitchen, both bathrooms and built-in storage in both bedrooms. Now my guests have additional storage in the kitchen, two new custom-built bedroom storage and closet areas and a desk/cabinet area in the living room. I installed a walk-in shower featuring a rain shower and/or handheld shower in the master bathroom as well as safety bars in both remodeled bathrooms including a new, safer bathtub in the guest BR In addition to all of the other benefits, this is truly my vacation home and therefore I am constantly making improvements that I enjoy as well as my guests.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Maximum occupancy 4 Strictly Enforced. Thank you.
Can Only Rent For No More Than 2 Week Periods. No Stays Over 2 Weeks. Thank you.
Minimum of one week Sat - Sat mid December through Aug.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great Vacay Spot
We had a great visit. The condo was perfect and had everything we needed. The view from the balcony was our favorite. We loved waking up to the waves and watching dolphins. With family in Tampa, the condo was a great location for us! The property mangers were so friendly too.
We really enjoyed our stay at the condo. Beautiful view, excellent beach chairs, lovely bathrooms, comfortable furniture. A bit smaller than expected, but absolutely lovely.
I am so glad you enjoyed my condo and the renovations and remodeling of both bathrooms that were done within the last year. Since all of the condos in the building are the same square footage, I have enjoyed the challenge of increasing the storage, closet and living space with custom built-in cabinetry to make better use of the available space. I also ordered a special bed frame so that guests have space to store their luggage under the king-size bed. I am glad you enjoyed using the new beach chairs I keep in the condo for my guests. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
This property was great! The condo was perfect for 2 adults and 2 children. The kids loved the sand toys and having chairs for the beach was great. Linda has thought of everything to make the stay comfortable and enjoyable. We would love to come back!!!
I am so glad you found everything you needed in the condo. I try to continue to update to meet the needs of my guests, no matter their ages. I want my condo to be a place where families and couples can make wonderful memories. I would love to have you as guests again. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay.
Linda takes great pride in her property and service to you.
We enjoyed every aspect of the condo and it’s amenities. The pool was clean, beach couldn’t be closer, and the staff takes great pride in the property and it’s tenants.
My wife and I have stayed at several places on St. Pete Beach, and Linda’s condo is by far the best experience we have had thus far.
Thank you for taking the time to review my condo. I sincerely appreciate your comments. I try to continually update my condo to meet the needs of my guests. I usually stay in the condo every few months to make sure everything is in the order I would want to find if I were renting my condo. I will share your comments regarding the staff with them and their supervisors. They work very hard to keep the property in great condition to meet the needs and expectations of the guests. I will look forward to having you as guests again.
Best Vacation ever
I cannot express how much we enjoyed our stay. From checking in, Emily was a dream. Mark was a wealth of information about the area. Linda was fantastic in answering all my questions. The unit was superb!!!! The view ...OMG ...was amazing. Waking up and looking out, was just peaceful. The unit was everything the pictures showed, beds were sooo comfy, the furniture was comfy, and the masterbath shower was divine after being on the beach all day. Everything you needed was in the unit, could not have asked for a better condo. Thank you Linda for sharing your corner of paradise with us.
Anne, Rev, and Jackie
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Your description of the condo is perfect. I update my pictures constantly so guests will know exactly what to expect. I hope to see you back for another vacation.
Location, Location, Location!!
Perfect vacation spot! Beautiful beach. Walking distance to restaurants, nightlife, grocery store if you want. Full kitchen. Beach chairs and umbrella. Best part?? The balcony! The view is incredible. Even on a cloudy day you can enjoy the beach. Perfect for watching the sun set.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am so glad you enjoyed my condo and the balcony. I am here this week with my grandsons and they could hardly get to the balcony fast enough to make sure that the view hadn't changed:-) I had forgotten how convenient the condo is for restaurants until you are travelling with two boys, who seem hungry all of the time, even though I have been fixing some of the meals in the condo. I am glad you put the chairs and umbrella to use. They rent them on the beach but that adds up in a hurry at $25.00 a day, so I try to keep them in the condo for my guests to use. This trip I am trying to get private internet installed in my condo to provide my guests a secure system as well as the wi-fi that is in the building. I hope to have you as guests again.
In recent years, Travelers' Choice Awards, recently compiled millions of user ratings, and St. Pete Beach, Florida, was crowned Top Beach Destination in the U.S. With seven miles of white sand to its name, St. Pete Beach edged out fellow Florida contender Miami Beach.
St. Pete Beach was so popular that it even took fifth place (out of 181) in rankings for beaches worldwide.
Forbes Travel recently highlighted the city of St. Petersburg, which is only 20 minutes from the beach, as the top Unexpected Travel Destinations this summer, and advises readers to skip Miami and try St. Pete instead. The article highlights the city's craft beer scene, on par with other craft beer destinations like Portland, as well as our arts scene and the proximity to beautiful beaches. Check it out....I promise you won't be disappointed and it is well worth an evening of exploring the numerous restaurants, shops and great views of the bay.
My condo is conveniently located within walking distance of Dolphin shopping center with a variety of shops, a drugstore and Publix grocery store. Also you will find a wide variety of restaurants within walking distance.
I have often stayed in this condo without a car. The Suncoast Trolley system runs from St. Pete Beach north as far North as Clearwater. There is also a stop at St John's Village. Uber is also available.
Other Activities: Dolphin watching, para sailing, deep sea fishing, skim boats and stand up paddle boards.
We recently took the mural tour in downtown St Petersburg and I would recommend that activity as well as checking out the exciting art community in St Petersburg.
Many of my guests have been families visiting their children who attend Eckert college which is a short drive from my condo.
I recently took the downtown St Petersburg tour of the mural paintings on buildings. St Petersburg is becoming well known for its art community and a wide variety of museums.