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75+ Reviews!! Gulf Retreat I: Spectacular Views, Luxurious Comforts

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Living Room with unobstructed water views. Dolphin watchers' rejoice!

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Last updated: 12/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 BR, 2 BA, sleeps 6

** Special Fall pricing in effect**

Please use "Book Online" option to take advantage of special Fall discount - save $200/week off our regular rate!

Please view the comments from our previous guests. They all loved it and you will, too!

Wake up on Indian Shores' intercoastal waterway... view playful dolphins from the comfort of your king-size bed... watch the boats head out to the Gulf... Walk the powdery-white sands... Relax on the private balcony overlooking nesting sea-birds...

• Waterviews, waterviews, waterviews!
• Just steps to beach (approx. 150 yards)
• Washer/Dryer in unit
• Computer with high-speed cable internet and WiFi
• Unlimited long-distance calls (USA and Canada)
• Upgraded digital cable TV package
• Private 1 car garage with 2 remote openers
• much more!



Keywords: Waterfront Condominium

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Owner

Member since: 2004

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    ...moreless

  • King size bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Inflatable mattress (1), Baby Crib (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • For a complete list of amenities, please visit our web site. Some things we offer that you might not expect: - Private garage (fits one car, with remote opener) - Private fishing/dolphin watching pier - Beach chairs and beach umbrella - Games (cards, checkers, backgammon, chess, etc, ) - CD music library - Desk area in living/dining room area with WiFi, computer and unlimited, high-speed internet access...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    And National Geographic and Tampa Bay subscriptions...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall
Sep 6 - Dec 17, 2016
7 night min stay
$85
$2,300
High Season
Jan 29 - Apr 15, 2017
7 night min stay

$995 $3,575

Changeover Day: Sunday

Mid-season
Dec 24 - Jan 28, 2018
7 night min stay

$875

Changeover Day: Sunday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$795 $2,850

Changeover Day: Sunday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning Fee $95 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

Arrival/departure days are Sunday. Exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis. In certain instances we may allow a stay of less than 7 nights. Payment by personal check (in U.S. Dollars) is preferred. We accept cashiers checks or money orders in U.S. Dollars as well.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
TPA
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Pub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Pub
0.01 Miles
Nearest Beach
Indian Shores

Car: Recommended

Other Activities: Boating, Kyaking, Paddleboarding, Fishing, Mini Golf, Wildlife Viewing

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Isabel is from Spain and we met while I lived and worked there for ten years. During our years there we enjoyed traveling throughout Europe and especially staying in the quaint Bed and Breakfasts that are so typical there. We made notes of all of the things we liked and disliked about everywhere we stayed and planned to one day have somewhere unique and cozy of our own to offer to vacationers. In 2000 work brought us to St. Petersburg, Florida. In 2004 we purchased a condo in Indian Shores, just a few miles from our home. We decorated it with nothing but the best (Isabel is an Interior Decorator and has her own business). As guests began to know us and word began to get around we soon had a steady flow of visitors and a full calendar. Just repeat visitors were nearly keeping the unit booked. In 2008 we decided to buy a second unit, with the exact same floor plan and the same extraordinary views, just a few steps away. We call them our Gulf Retreat 1 and Gulf Retreat 2.

Why the Owner Chose Indian Shores, FL, USA:
We love Indian Shores because it is the quietest, most relaxed part of Sand Key, the barrier island that runs along the Gulf shore from St. Pete Beach to Clearwater. It is the narrowest part of the Sand Key, only 150-200 yards across where we are located. That means you can enjoy both the Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico only a few steps apart. Indian Shores is the last part of the coastline in Pinellas County that preserves a small-town feel. Gulf Blvd. is still just a two-lane road and the speed limit is 35 m.p.h. There's is only one traffic light in Indian Shores. There isn't as much asphalt as you see to the south or north of us, a lot fewer high-rise buildings and none of the tourist traps. While you will find all the restaurants and conveniences you need near-by Indian Shores is still primarily a residential, family-oriented community.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Our view is of the Intracoastal Waterway, the body of water that separates Sand Key from the mainland. We love it because of all the boat traffic - it's fun to watch. The dolphins are always a joy to see, too. They are most active early in the morning or at sunset. Manatee are a little harder to spot, but are always around, too. When the tide is low there is a sandbar that emerges from the water just off our balcony. The seabirds all come to feed there and it's wonderful entertainment. And the Intracoastal Waterway is beautiful to behold at night, when the lights from the boats and other properties reflect off the surface. You must see it to appreciate it! And of course the beach is just across the street. It takes just a couple of minutes to get there walking. It's never crowded and always relaxing. We have beach toys, inflatables, beach chairs, an umbrella, a cooler... everything you need except a good book and suntan lotion! And we even have a handy cart to put everything in and wheel it across the street!


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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

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Photos

  • Living Room with unobstructed water views. Dolphin watchers' rejoice!

    Living Room with unobstructed water views. Dolphin watchers' rejoice!

  • Why turn on the TV? Bigger-than-life water views from almost everywhere.

    Why turn on the TV? Bigger-than-life water views from almost everywhere.

  • Open floor plan and high ceilings for a roomy, spacious feeling.

    Open floor plan and high ceilings for a roomy, spacious feeling.

  • Seating for four on the balcony.  Bird watchers' delight!

    Seating for four on the balcony. Bird watchers' delight!

  • Pristine kitchen for the most demanding chef.

    Pristine kitchen for the most demanding chef.

  • Laundry facilities in the unit.

    Laundry facilities in the unit.

  • Sleep in king-size comfort and wake up to the dolphins passing by

    Sleep in king-size comfort and wake up to the dolphins passing by

  • There is also space for your most precious guests in the second bedroom.

    There is also space for your most precious guests in the second bedroom.

  • TV and entertainment center for your guests' comfort.

    TV and entertainment center for your guests' comfort.

  • Private garage with beach cart, chairs, umbrella, gas grill and lots of toys.

    Private garage with beach cart, chairs, umbrella, gas grill and lots of toys.

  • Private pier for fishing, dolphin and manatee watching.

    Private pier for fishing, dolphin and manatee watching.

  • Greetings from Florida. Wish you were here!

Darryl and Isabel

    Greetings from Florida. Wish you were here! Darryl and Isabel

  • North-facing balcony with fabulous views up the intercoastal waterway.

    North-facing balcony with fabulous views up the intercoastal waterway.

  • Enjoy your meals watching the boats pass by.

    Enjoy your meals watching the boats pass by.

  • 46' flat-screen TV in the living room, with expanded cable and DVD player.

    46' flat-screen TV in the living room, with expanded cable and DVD player.

  • Computer station with High Speed Internet and WiFI.

    Computer station with High Speed Internet and WiFI.

  • Fully-equipped kitchen for your entertaining pleasure.

    Fully-equipped kitchen for your entertaining pleasure.

  • Huge master suite with two walk-in closets and sliding door to balcony.

    Huge master suite with two walk-in closets and sliding door to balcony.

  • Master Bathroom in Master Suite with double sinks and 2 linen closets.

    Master Bathroom in Master Suite with double sinks and 2 linen closets.

  • Bring the family or guests!

    Bring the family or guests!

  • Second Bathroom with full bathtub, near second bedroom.

    Second Bathroom with full bathtub, near second bedroom.

  • Not in the mood for the beach today? Lounge by the heated pool instead.

    Not in the mood for the beach today? Lounge by the heated pool instead.

  • Some of the top-rated beaches in the world - just steps from your front door!

    Some of the top-rated beaches in the world - just steps from your front door!

  • This gives you an idea of the proximity to the beach and Gulf of Mexico.

    This gives you an idea of the proximity to the beach and Gulf of Mexico.

VRBO #43893

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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