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Best of both worlds: Close to everything and away from the crowds

Coquina Key, Saint Petersburg, FL, USA
  • Condo850 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay14 - 30 nights

1 bedroom/ 1 bath ground floor on canal

After spending a busy day swimming at Florida's beautiful beaches, shopping at the outlets or visiting Busch Gardens come home to this 1BR/1BA condo located on Beach Drive in a quiet gated community and barbeque on your patio that sits right on a canal. Has a large patio and Weber Genesis propane BBQ . only downstairs units here can have a gas BBQ in the complex. Coquina Key is one of Tampa Bay's best kept secrets.

This 1BR/1BA condo is within a beautiful landscaped 24 hour gated community in the south Waterside complex. The condo sits directly on a canal and the lake can be viewed from the bedroom. The ground floor unit means no stairs to deal with when dragging in your luggage or groceries.

We are happy to accommodate you for anything from a short term (2 weeks) holiday to a full seasonal rental (depending on the season).

The condo is fully furnished and you need only bring your bathing suit and sun lotion. All linens, kitchen equipment, etc. is provided. We’ve even provided a cooler and beach towels for your days at the pool or beach.

The unit is tiled (bedroom has wood laminate flooring) and has quality furnishings. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes full size dishwasher, large microwave, garbage disposal, refrigerator and electric stove. Coffee maker, toaster, etc. are also included.

The master bedroom has a king sized bed and good closet and dresser storage for your clothes. The bedroom has a view of the Waterside lake and fountain.

The living room has a pull out queen sofa bed. The dining area has a Henredon 6 place dining table.

Entertainment equipment includes basic cable for the 46” Plasma TV, a Blu-ray DVD player. . WiFi is available at the condo and at the Yacht Club.

The back patio sits directly on a canal with no boats blocking your view. A gas grill, wrought iron dining set and gliding chairs are provided. Catch your fish and cook it on the grill without leaving your patio.

Complex facilities include 2 pools, 24 hour gym, Laundromat and a fully licensed yacht club where you can enjoy the game on one of the large screen TVs over a beer or soda or sit outside and enjoy the view of Tampa Bay and look for dolphins or manatees. Some nights the Yacht Club staff offers light meals like Taco Tuesday or Sliders night. Special events with music are also scheduled periodically.

The two pools are both resort type pools with one adjacent to the yacht club and sits directly on Tampa Bay and the other next to the gym and over looks the lake. The bayside pool is heated and includes a hot tub spa, ice machine and a pier from which you can fish. The second pool includes gym facilities, Laundromat, sauna and shower/ changing area.

For the more active vacationer there are 2 lighted tennis courts, pickle ball courts, basketball court, shuffle board, horseshoes, corn hole, golf driving range (pitching and putting), gym and sand volleyball court.

We reside in Waterside South also, so if you have any problems or need something like beach chairs for your day at the beach or a large pot to cook up some local clams, we will try to help you. The Business Center on site is in the condo administrative areas and can print or fax documents for. On weekends, we can also print anything (like boarding passes) that you may need (we also may be able to help).

Waterside South is a fully fenced complex with 24 hour security at the gates and has 88 acres of landscaped grounds to insure your privacy.

We accept pets ( which may be limited by HOA rules) and there is a dog park on site. We are dog lovers and can offer dog sitting services for well behaved dogs.


Michael Gallagher

Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 11, 2018
About Michael Gallagher

We are residents of Waterside South who moved here as a result of a VRBO stay at the complex. We are retired and live in the complex, so are available for any questions or problems. We lived in Europe for about 15 years and travel frequently, so understand the problems of traveling and hope we can help you out. Michael is a golfer, so is happy to help you out if you want to set up tee times locally.

Michael Gallagher purchased this Condo in 2012

Why Michael Gallagher chose Saint Petersburg

As owners we want to keep the community to as high a standard as possible and being located nearby, we can provide you with any support you may need like restaurant suggestions, best dive diner in the area, shopping, directions, etc. If you find the condo missing something, we may be able to provide it. We are cooks so have a lot of equipment in case you have the urge to have a seafood boil, make a cake or have a picnic.

What makes this Condo unique

Waterside is a quiet gated community, but less than 30 minutes from everything Tampa Bay has to offer. Downtown St Petersburg is a five minute drive away. Sarasota and the Amish area is only a bit further away. At Coquina you can spend the day with the crowds, but get away from them in the evening. With 2 pools there is always enough room for all. There is a bar on-site, so you can walk down and have a drink overlooking Tampa Bay. Non-glass drinks are welcome in the pool area (but not in the pool) Tennis courts are generally empty and we have a pickle ball court, driving range (pitching and putting only), basketball, etc. There is plenty to keep you busy including monthly trivia nights, seasonal festivals, all without leaving the complex.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • King size beds (1), Queen size convertible sofa in living room area.


        • 1 Bathroom
          • Tub with shower

          Location Type

            • Lake View
              Lake and fountain can be seen from bedroom
            • Water View
              View of canal in rear and water pond/ fountain in front of the unit.
            • Waterfront
              Condo sits directly on canal leading to Tampa Bay.


                • Away From It All
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                          All bed and bath linens provided. Beach towels also included.
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Fitness Room / Equipment
                          Full equipped community gym
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Broadband Access
                        • Living Room
                          Television, DVD, ipod/iphone docking station, cable
                        • Parking
                        • Parking Off Street
                          Parking directly in front of condo.
                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                          Dry Dock parking is available, but must be arranged in advance to determine if a place is available.
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Wireless Internet
                          Wi-fi is included in condo.


                            • Microwave
                              New large high end GE microwave
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Serving for 12 available. All dishes, glassware, silverware, pots and pans provided. If you need something special, ask us, we love to cook so can provide most anything you need.
                            • Dishwasher
                              New Whirlpool Elite dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Serving for up to 12 people is available. Microwave and dishwasher safe dishes for day to day use is included. We are happy to provide any special items, such as bakeware, you may need if we have them.
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              Fully equipped kitchen with caphalon and all clad cookware. Outdoor gas grill Weber Genesis.
                            • Oven
                              In stove and one in microwave
                            • Pantry Items
                              There is salt and pepper there, but these items are provided by the renter. If you need something specific, please ask us.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Full size refrigerator freezer
                            • Stove
                              Electric Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Dining area seats 6 inside and patio set seating 4 is available on the patio
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                      There are a few books in the condo, but the development has a lending library.
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Music Library
                                      CD library can be provided on request
                                    • Pool Table
                                      There is a pool table at the community center on site.
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Basic cable is included, but upgrade can be arranged for longer stays (month or longer)
                                    • Stereo
                                      iphone docking station with headphone jack adapter
                                    • Television
                                      46' Panasonic Plasma TV with a Blu-ray DVD player
                                    • Video Library
                                      Smart TV allows access to Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, etc if you have a subscription. These are not provided with the condo, but if you have a subscription, you can easily access them.


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          4 seat wrought iron set and sofa seating
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          A covered area is provide on patio. See pictures
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Tennis
                                          Tennis courts in the community near the condo


                                            • wheelchair accessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Communal Pool
                                                  The two pools are both resort type pools with one adjacent to the yacht club and sits directly on Tampa Bay and the other next to the gym and over looks the lake. The bayside pool includes a hot tub/ dipping pool, ice machine and a pier from which you can fish. The second pool includes gym facilities, Laundromat, sauna and shower/ changing area.
                                                • Heated Pool
                                                • Sauna
                                                  Sauna unit available at gym side pool area
                                                • Shared Hot Tub
                                                  Available at bayside pool


                                                    • live theater
                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • churches
                                                    • marina
                                                    • museums
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • theme parks
                                                    • water parks
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • photography
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • shuffleboard
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • sailing
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • paragliding
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • wind-surfing

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  11 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Conveniently located

                                                                  Lora P.-

                                                                  This waterside condo at Coquina Key was the perfect location from which to enjoy St. Petersburg's multitude of Florida vacation offerings. From just sitting on the patio watching the water birds and boat traffic, to day-trips to Fort DeSoto or St. Pete Beach and locations beyond, this condo was perfectly situated. Mike, the landlord, is pleasant and attentive to all our questions and concerns. Thank you, Mike! We enjoyed our stay at Waterside on Coquina Key.

                                                                  Allready two times a wonderful experience

                                                                  Eberhard D.

                                                                  We lived 2015 and 2016 for 2 and 3 weeks in the condo in november as so called "snowbirds", coming from Germany. We are 73 years old, but feel younger and like to play golf. We enjoy it every time having choosen this condo for our vacation. All you need we find here. The owner (Michael) is living nearby and is allways ready if there are questions. We will come back in 2017 and allready are looking forward for our stay in november. We love it.

                                                                  loved our stay at Waterside!

                                                                  Timothy S.

                                                                  had a wonderful month at this condo. Best equipped kitchen I've ever had in a rental. Condo was clean and Mike was very helpful. Pay attention to his recommendations they are great. waterside was very nice, well maintained, lovely grounds loved walking the three miles of walkways. So much to see and do in St Pete. Mike's recommendations provide a great start. we'll be back!

                                                                  Amazing vacation!!!!!!!!

                                                                  VIsitor from MarylandMontgomery County, MD

                                                                  We so enjoyed our 11 night stay in Mike and Mary Lou's condo! From the jumping tarpon fish in the morning to afternoon snoozes on the patio to watching a tri-color heron land a few feet away we highly recommend this first floor end unit condo on the canal. The patio is enormous! There are no boats docked in front of the patio. We would have loved to have booked it for 2016, but not surprising it was booked for our time. Mike was very quick to repsond by email. In addition to the unit, the neighborhood has a great yacht club where we danced the night away to a great one man band and enjoyed the happy hour and themed food nights on other evenings. Everyone at Waterside was very friendly and the on site laundry facility was just $1.50 per load. Also, a mile away is a supermarket and great diner that was featured on the Food Channel. It is 10 minutes into busy downtown St. Petersburg, so we loved going there for the day and coming back to the serenity of the neighborhood. We loved walking the many paved sidewalks in the neighborhood. We highly recommend this condo!!!

                                                                  Waterside Wonder in St. Petersburg


                                                                  Staying at Michael and Mary Lou's condo at Waterside in St. Petersburg, FL was very relaxing, safe, enjoyable and comfortable. The location is perfect. You can stay at the condo complex to fish, swim in one of the two pools, walk the sidewalks along the complex channels and bay, workout in the gym, read in the library or relax at the club. Close distance to downtown St. Petersburg and St. Pete Beach. The caliber of furnishings at the condo were wonderful. Michael and Mary Lou are so nice and helpful. Decide "yes" on this condo if you are coming to this area.


                                                                  bee b.Birmingham, AL

                                                                  Our family had a great time in this accurately described community. There was plenty to do for adventure seekers and a relaxing time for the more laid back. The owners were very kind and accommodating with lots of great suggestions about restaurants, shopping and attractions. I highly recommend this property and will definitely return.


                                                                  Coquina Key, Saint Petersburg, FL, USA

                                                                  Award winning beaches such as De Soto beach are 20 minutes away and most water sports can be accommodated in the area. Fishing pier off the sunshine highway as well as fishing right in your back yard. Downtown St. Petersbug offers a range of dining, shopping, movies, and special events throughout the year. The Sundial has been recently renovated with gourmet shops, clothing, wine, etc. Sports fans can catch a Tampa Bay Rays game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Multiple golf course are also in the area with St. Petersburg Country Club less than 10 minutes from the condo. Ellenton Outlets are about 30 minutes away. Animal lovers can take a tour of the Big Cat Rescue which cares for all kinds of large cats, see a tiger up close. Slightly further afield is Busch Gardens located 30 minutes away in Tampa and Orlando/ Disney World can be reached in less than 1.5 hours. There is something here for people of all ages. There is also a bar on-site that overlooks the bay.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

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                                                                  Additional Guest Fee
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                                                                  Please contact us for specific rates. We offer discounts on last minute rentals or for rentals for extended periods of time. We like to have minimum periods for 14 days, but if we have vacancy, we may consider a shorter term (minimum 7 nights) for last minute rates.

                                                                  11 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.8/5
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