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*PEACH on the BEACH -727-595-5727 call local owner-TOP FLOOR/DIRECT GULF - CLEAN

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

*Balcony over looks Gulf - 95 reviews - weekly-10' ceilings - garage - 2 BR/2BA

Kindly, call Susan at 727-595-5727 and TALK with a REAL person, who is willing to answer your questions concerning the area, building and most importantly the condo; then when you arrive, she meets you and STANDS BY everything she told you during your phone conversations. This is special service, for special people.

Please read at least some of our 95 reviews on the VRBO review site (#4322). Can 95 reviews be wrong ??? Our 96th review just arrived and it too, is a GREAT one. We work hard to make your visit 'SPECIAL' and know YOU will want to write us a review, after your visit, as well.

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The following is what makes a PEACH on the BEACH --- It is a 2/br-2/ba Direct Gulf unit and on the Top floor, of five, with CLEAR views, up and down the entire BEACH, from, what would be YOUR very own balcony. The PEACH ON THE BEACH is only one of four units, on the TOP floor/of five, in the entire building, which faces directly to the West, and so, the Gulf on Mexico. The view of the Gulf of Mexico, is one of the biggest things that you desire on your visit to Florida, right? And, how can you do better, than to have it right out in front of you. The PEACH is updated, upscale & CLEAN, with a garage, with beach toys too. We have just finished putting in a new tray ceiling in the kitchen and added LED lighting. At the same time, we replaced our dining room chandelier and the results are spectacular. Also, we have added new micro-fiber furniture in the living room, including a very comfortable chaise lounge. When you walk into the "PEACH" you will appreciate the open feeling that the 10 foot ceilings provide. The full floor to ceiling drapes supply a feeling of warmth in the unit. Visitors rave about how comfortable our king sized bed is in the master bedroom. The master bedroom, bathroom offers a SEPARATE tub and walk-in shower. Also, the walk-in closet seems to be greatly appreciated, by many of our visitors. Finally, new ceiling fans and also, new twin beds in the second bedroom.

Flash !!! This condo is right out there and you will love that DIRECT Gulf of Mexico "top" view in all directions. You will find this condo CLEAN, as we do prepare it ourselves. This is a VERY important point and overlooked by many first time visitors.

Our Beach Palms penthouse condo is located in/on the barrier island town of Indian Shores, FL. with Clearwater Beach to the North and St Pete Beach to the South. This CLEAN and nicely DECORATED condo offers two bedrooms with a king in the master and twins in the second and is located in a five story (top-floor) mid-rise upscale building DIRECTLY on the BEACH with glass elevators, pool(heated), garage and, as you might guess, fantastic views and sunsets.

Beach Palms until recently was known as Beach Cottage III with a reputation for being one of the very best WEEKLY rental buildings in the area. Look up and down the white sandy beach from the living room balcony and listen to the waves. You can almost TOUCH the water. Yes, this is your Florida dream vacation hideaway! The condo is decorator furnished, immaculate, and has a fully-equipped kitchen with a washer and dryer.

A Home AWAY from Home: Amenities: Free WiFi, with HD TV in living room and cable in the master and guest bedrooms. Ten foot ceilings, Drapes ( not verticals), Air conditioning(brand new system), flat screen TV (3), Stereo, Pool (heated in season), Microwave, Dishwasher, Full kitchen, Washer, Dryer, No pets allowed, Linens provided, Cookware and utensils provided, Gas BBQ, Charcoal BBQ, Garage, Heated pool (In October '16 the entire heated pool was REDONE and so is very pleasing to the eye), Glass elevators (2), Hurricane shutters. Recently we added free WiFi, along with HD TV in the living room with cable TV in both Bedrooms. Recently, we added NEW furniture in the Living Room. Our garage has been up-graded too. The floor has been power washed and the entire garage has been painted with new base-boards added. So, now, not only is the condo (itself) CLEAN and upgraded, but the garage, as well.

We TRY HARD to please our visitors: Please take the time to read our testimonials. After your stay in our VERY upscale Beachfront Condo we would encourage you to add your comments. How do you beat a TOP FLOOR / DIRECT GULF FRONT unit, like this one ??? Yes, a true 'PEACH on the BEACH'.

If you have the time , then please read the review from one of our most recent visitors, as follows: ========================================= "It is clear from the moment you meet Susan that she cares about your experience. There is such pride in ownership and this is obvious in the well equipped and immaculate condo. The setting is beautiful and the complex and grounds well maintained. There is such care in ensuring that you have everything you need for a wonderful vacation and the condo is so clean and cared for that you truly want to care for it as if it is your own home. We not only re-booked for next year but I feel that I have also gained a new friend in Susan. My husband and I cannot wait until next year! " ========================================== What more can we tell you? Kindly call Susan if indeed, you need more info at 727-595-5727.

More Details

Owner
Susan Boettle
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

About Susan Boettle

Susan and I (Vic) have lived and rented beachfront condos for over 30 years. Susan hails from upstate NY (Cortland) and has lived locally here in the Clearwater/St Pete area, for many years. I grew up and lived in the Chicago/Peoria area coming to Florida 30 years ago. This is when I was lucky enough to have met and married Susan. She graduated from the Univ. of South Florida and I received my degree from Bradley Univ. in Peoria, IL. Susan is a 30 year retired Pinellas County teacher (K) and very proud of it. Finally, I convinced her to join me in retirement. Enough about us, what about you and yours?

Susan Boettle purchased this condo in 2002

Why Susan Boettle chose Florida Central West

Susan has the patience and knowledge to help anyone intending to visit this area. We have put our hearts and souls into making our direct beachfront condo one of the BEST on the beach. Add to that the direct, top floor location and you have a winner for your holiday. Worried about you car, then you will love our garage. How many condos offer you a garage? Best of all, is the unobstructed view from the private balcony, directly over the Gulf. Please, take a look at our pictures and you will see the exact Gulf views, of the entire beach. Each yea,r we make improvements in the unit. In 2015, we put in a new tray kitchen ceiling with LED lighting and a new chandelier in the dinning room. Last yea,r it was new micro-fiber living room furniture, including a chaise lounge, and the year before that we added free WiFi and HD TV in the living room. In the previous year, we put new tile in the entry hallways, kitchen and both bathrooms. The list goes on and on, but we hope you get the idea!!! This place is maintained to very high standards, which we hope our visitors will appreciate and enjoy.

What makes this condo unique

If you plan to visit the area, you need someone you can trust, which describes us. Tired of dealing with fast talking, rude, only interested in getting your booking people? That is NOT us. We like the old fashioned telephone, so that we can describe everything in full and to your complete satisfaction. We have been as honest as we possibly can be, with our pictures. We see pictures on the internet that are taken at the best possible angles, that represent views, that the complex offers, that make not true to the actual unit. We just shake our heads and feel sorry for the folks who get fooled' by such half truths. This is one reason we meet and greet our visitors in person. We view the grounds together and walk into the unit with you. Someone not happy? This has yet to happened. If it were to occur, we would talk about it 'on the spot' and work it out. Finally, since we meet and greet all of our visitors, we provide the keys, so you do not need to drive up and down the beach (or fool with a lock box) to get keys. No doubt, flying or driving you will be tired and who needs to look for the whereabouts of the keys?

Finally, since we have built a two way 'faith and trust' on the telephone, we have NO need to ask you to pay in advance. Payment is upon arrival. Many operations (most, if not all) ask you to pay in advance. Doesn't that make you feel a bit uncomfortable? It does when we travel. We do ask for a reservation deposit, when you book the condo. This assures us, that you are indeed coming and makes us feel better about turning others away for the dates you have reserved. We await your phone call and look forward to it!!! Evenings are best for us and we can be reached at 727-595-5727.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From: Eisman1945@aol.com

Sent: Thu 2/10/11 11:24 AM

To: vicboettle@hotmail.com





Sure thing, and thanks again! Diane & John



In a message dated 2/10/2011 9:27

What a nice EM. Thank you! We can only hope that our "paths" cross again. If any of your friends are in need of a place, kindly, let us know, so that we can "roll-out" the red carpet for them, too.



You are GREAT people and we only wish we had MORE like you. Hope you enjoy those Stein Mart "goodies" and that the golf game stays up to "par".



Best Regards, Vic & Susan

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Hi Vic & Susan! Thanks so much for the prompt return of our security deposit.

We enjoyed our Beach Cottages stay as well as could be expected under the difficult personal circumstances. The condo was beautiful and we enjoyed keeping it that way. We felt as if it was our own home. We'd love to come again, if our travels to Florida take us to the Gulf Coast. We'll certainly recommend our places to friends and family, should the opportunity arise. Again it was a pleasure to meet you both, and thank you for all your help during our stay.



Diane & John Eisgruber

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Dec 2010
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Clearwater/St Pete - or Tampa International/TIA
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Salt Rock Grill
Car: recommended

-- FLASH -- 'Beach within Reach' and condo is a 'Peach'---(on the BEACH). One of a kind and YOU will love it as you look out from YOUR private balcony directly at the Gulf of Mexico. Or you can look, right (north) and or left (south) the beach and see what amounts to miles of open beach. The "super" unit is kept Ultra CLEAN and ready for your visit. We do weekly bookings, generally on a Saturday/Saturday basis.

We are accepting weekly bookings for the rest 2017 & 2018, generally on a Saturday to Saturday basis. We think you will enjoy working directly with the owner/Susan, as she is always willing to answer questions and offer friendly advice. Also, suggestions for improvements for your return visit or for others are always welcome and appreciated. After all we do hope you will return every year to see what we have new and different. We are open for most weeks during the fall/winter seasons, of 2017. Kindly give us a call for answers to all of your questions, etc. We would like to get to know you. Susan, at 727-595-5727, evenings best for us.

Here is what makes a true PEACH on the BEACH. ----------------------------

Top Floor (of 5) and Direct GULF view --- with garage --- one of BEST beachfront buildings on the entire beach and one of the best units in the building. Hard to beat !!! What a perfect VIEW !!! Take a peak at our pictures. Check out our calendar and be sure to read all of our five star REVIEWS. Can they all be wrong?

FREE high-speed WiFi, with HD TV in Living room and flat screen cable in both bedrooms. We have NEW living room furniture for your enjoyment. Also, we have just added a trey ceiling in the kitchen with new LED lighting.

Indian Shores is located on the barrier islands midway between Clearwater Beach to the north and St. Pete Beach to the south. Great restaurants, shopping, and grocery stores are conveniently located within a 5 mile radius of the property. The airports and interstate can be easily reached by crossing the bridge to the mainland, just .02 of a mile north of the condo complex. Explore our open beaches for miles in both directions. The trolley stop is near our parking lot and offers scenic ride for a nominal fee. The condo is recently painted and updated, as our pictures show. Take a look at our testimonials. Happy visitors wrote them. Stay with us and write your own happy testimonial.

Amenities

Indian Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , your choice of shower stall OR combo tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , your choice of shower or tub
  • Split bathroom floor plan allows privacy between bathrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , direct Gulf with KING
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds
  • Split bedroom floor allows privacy between bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Newly painted (entire unit) - new tile in kitchen, hallways,dressing area and both bathrooms. - New kitchen cabinets. - All around UPSCALE/CLEAN unit. Free WiFi, local and long distance telephone and HD on living room TV (both bedrooms have TV's - cable). Please take a look at our pictures and our reviews and see for yourselves. New living room furniture, both attractive and comfortable (2014)

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*PEACH on the BEACH -727-595-5727 call local owner-TOP FLOOR/DIRECT GULF - CLEAN
average rating of 4.957895 based on 96 reviews
5

Wonderful view! Comfortable & well-equipped unit!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in three different units at Beach Palms and this one was by far the best! The view was fabulous. The beds were comfortable. It was completely outfitted with everything we could possibly have needed from linens to kitchen items to beach toys. Very nice and responsive owners. It was a wonderful experience overall and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a memorable stay in Indian Shores!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking such good care of our condo, during your stay. You are a lovely family and we look forward to more visits from you, in the near future. Best Regards, Susan and Vic
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4

Very Clean Beach Rental

  • 4 of 5

Overall this was a great rental. The view of the Gulf of Mexico was excellent. The condo was immaculately clean and mostly updated. It's not your top of the line rental, but we were not looking for that. It was equipped with almost everything we needed for our stay. Susan was extremely friendly and the check in went very smoothly and quickly. (even though my husband got lost on the way and we were late- Susan was very kind about us arriving 30 minutes later than she expected)

The beach and pool area where very clean. We spent most of our time with our two young sons in the pool and some at the beach. It's a great place for a family.

We did get out and explore some places. The aquarium in Clearwater was just ok. We thought it was overpriced a bit, but Susan saved us a coupon so we saved a fair amount of money. (THANK YOU!)

We took our boys to the alligator exhibit in John Pass Village- that was great for them!

We also ate at Keegan's Seafood Restaurant. We LOVED IT!

A few things we thought that could be better were

1. a few more disposable kitchen supplies (as listed above so renters don't have to bother purchasing items they can't bring home)

2.The twin beds in the second bedroom seemed a little old and could probably benefit from an upgrade. My husband slept in that room with my 4 year old son and he said it wasn't very comfy. The master bed, however, was very comfortable.

3. Lastly, the carpet could probably use replacing. There were rugs and runners all over the apartment to help keep the carpet from wearing. While I appreciate and understand what they are trying to do, I ended up having to move some out of the way because I tripped on them a few time.

A suggestion I have for guests coming: You might consider bringing some saran wrap/foil, plastic baggies, olive oil for cooking and other items that you regularly use in the kitchen as there were very little to none provided. It would have been nice to have some of those things included. In a place we previously rented for a vacation most of that was provided so we didn't have to go out and buy it just for a week. I would have easily paid an extra fee to have (paper towel, olive oil, saran wrap, foil, and baggies) or other items provided for us in the kitchen.

Overall, we had a great time. I would recommend this rental to anyone with a young family. The space was ample enough for our family of 4. We would definitely consider renting this property again!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Overall a GREAT unit and so happy that you would recommend it all. We hope to see you again in the future.
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5

Your search is over!

  • 5 of 5

If the size of this condo fits your needs, your search is over! I have been vacationing on the Gulf Coast for many years and this rental is by far the nicest, cleanest, most well appointed "peach" on the beach that I have ever had the pleasure of calling "home" for a week. Susan was absolutely precious and made sure that we were taken care of after two days of a travelling nightmare with Allegiant. Thank you Susan, your hospitality was impressive and will not be forgotten. This unit is directly on the beautiful coast, conveniently located to restaurants and shopping, and the perfect oasis for your vacation. I LOVED the garage space for the car and the wonderful assortment of beach toys and necessities that were available for use with the condo. You literally don't need to worry about a thing--it's all here. Thank you Vic and Susan we certainly hope to return soon.

Christy E.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We meet and greet many people and we have to say that you and yours were truly a treat to welcome to the Peach on the Beach. OK, so it was not on your booked arrival date, but we did the best we could to make up for Allegiant's cancelled flight and so the delayed arrival. Better late, than never. We enjoyed having you and yours and certainly look forward to your next visit.
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5

A perfect place for the perfect time of the year

  • 5 of 5

What a great vacation, what a fantastic condo - I really don't know how to start this review...

Should I tell you about the cleanest place at the beach (from Clearwater Beach to St.Pete Beach!), the fantastic view from the balcony, the perfect equipt condo, the charming Hosts, the perfect value, the comfort of a private garage...

Just a few words as a summary: We'll be back next year and we count the months.

Ein paar Stichworte auf Deutsch: Wir machen seit fast 20 Jahren Urlaub in diesem Gebiet, das Peach on the Beach ist bei weitem das sauberste und bestausgestatteste Condo in diesem Preissegment. Nicht günstig, aber seinen Preis wert. Sehr freundliche Eigentümer, die sich um ihren Besitz auch kümmern und Sorge dafür tragen, dass es so gepflegt bleibt wie es ist. Nächstes Jahr wieder!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! what a GREAT review and thank you so very much. You guys were great to have and we are so pleased to hear that you plan to return to our PEACH ON THE BEACH. VRBO changed how reviews were to be submitted and either did not advise us or we failed to notice. Anyway, you got your (our) review in and we loved it. We still do wonder what the German part said ???? Guess you can tell us during your next visit.
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5

Very well appointed penthouse condo

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd time at this condo, That's says it all, great position, spacious, well fitted out and maintained. An absolute dream of a Holiday Condo. Look no Further you will not find better.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: After three visits from you folks, over the years. We feel like you are family and as we all know --- family comes first --- . You folks are certainly FIRST with us. We certainly look forward to your next visit, when we can VISIT again. Vic & Susan
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5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at "Peach on the Beach" for a week.The place is immaculate and very tastefully set up. Susan is super-organized and the smallest of our needs were met. The unit is exceptionally clean and has an incredible view. Everything - (linen, cutlery, paper towels, dishes, boxes, wrapping sheets etc) is provided and you really need not worry about anything. Plus, it is literally 3-4mins drive to the nearest grocery store and pharmacy.

We made full use of the beach accessories which were available for our use in the garage.

The heated pool is clean and well maintained. While we were there, there was a company doing their routine tests on the water quality and such. Very impressive.

The check-out process was as smooth as the check-in.In less than two weeks, i even got my deposit back. Everything was professionally handled and it made our stay very memorable.

Believe me - you will never go wrong with this selection. Thanks a ton, Susan and Vic.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your families visit was truly a "win-win" for both of us. You enjoyed your Peach on the Beach visit and we certainly enjoyed having you. We were very impressed with the manner in which you left the Peach. So very very clean and everything in good order. The last visitors did the same for you for you and you surly did it for the next folks. Thanks, so much. Have a GREAT year and we hope to see you again next year and every year thereafter. We can hope, RIGHT?
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Additional information about rental rates

Book by the week, Saturday to Saturday, except during the value season when mid-week bookings and longer than a week can be available, and at special rates.


All rates are subject to change

WiFi, HD and both local and long distance telephone calls including Canada are -- NOW -- free.
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Payment is due on arrival. No need to pay in advance, unless you wish.. Bank check, travelers checks or cash, are acceptable. A personal check is agreeable, so long as it arrives a full week before your check-in date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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