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Great Beach Location, Great Value, Great Reviews - Balcony, WIFI, Cable TV"""

Bedrooms 1
Space 505 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedrooom, 1 Bathroom, Balcony, Fully Furnished Ocean/Beach View Condo

Gulf Winds Resort - Best Location on St. Pete Beach! Fully furnished, one bedroom, one bath beach condo. Very well-reviewed - available for three night up to multi-month getaways. This ocean/beach view condo is on St. Pete Beach, just a few steps (1/2 a block) from a beautiful white-sandy beach with clear, turquoise water. It is professionally managed, so someone is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist.

You will feel at home in my unit with its full kitchen and layout. It is very close to many attractions including water sports, fishing, theme parks, casino cruises, and museums. The heated swimming pool stays warm year round and has a view of the ocean. This location offers privacy and amenities not found anywhere else.

The condo has wood floors in the living room, carpet in the bedroom, and tile floors in the bathroom. There is a queen bed in the bedroom, plus double and single futons in the living room. The condo contains amenities including a HD TV with cable, DVD player, high speed wireless internet, small stereo with aux input (for your iPod, iPhone, Android, etc.), phone (free US calls), central air conditioning, complete kitchen, and linens/towels. Smoking is not permitted inside the unit, but guests may smoke on the balcony with the sliding door closed. Free parking for one vehicle is included.

Location and convenience are key when you choose your vacation destination. The condo is only 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport (TPA) and 20 minutes from St. Pete/Clearwater Airport (PIE). Orlando is less than 90 minutes away where you will find all the Disney World entertainment (Disney, Epcot Center), MGM Studios, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Sea World and many more attractions. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is only 30 minutes away - where the rugged beauty of the Serengeti meets out-of-this-world rides and exotic animals.

The condo is 10 minutes from downtown St. Petersburg and 25 minutes from downtown Tampa. Do you enjoy watching sports? We have professional baseball, football, soccer, and hockey within 25 minutes and spring training baseball only 10 minutes away.

You will find some of the best fishing and golf courses in Florida and restaurants in the area are some of the finest you will find anywhere. You can walk just a couple of blocks to many restaurants, shops, and all sorts of entertainment. Or you may just want to hang out and not go anywhere else, as you are at the #1 ranked beach in the country.

Start your day with a relaxing walk on the beach, and end your day watching the most beautiful sunsets you have ever seen.

More Details

Chris Lavigne
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, polish, Any language accepted via email.
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Chris Lavigne

My name is Chris Lavigne. I fell in love with Upham Beach on St. Pete Beach when I was a kid. I love the beach, water, nightlife, and great restaurants - so this condo location is perfect for me...and hopefully for you as well. I travel often, so I rent it out while I am away. Let me know when you are ready book my condo for some fun in the sun!

Chris Lavigne purchased this condo in 2013

Why Chris Lavigne chose St Pete Beach

Gulf Winds has the best location in St. Pete Beach. There are several restaurants, beach bars, convenience stores, beach retail stores and ice cream parlors all within 1-10 minute walk. The condo is located at Upham Beach which provides showers, beach rentals, breakfast/lunch grill and beach volley ball. Gulf Winds is by far the best value and location in St. Pete Beach.

What makes this condo unique

Condo includes what you will need to enjoy the beach such as beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach toys for kids, floats and fishing rods. If you break or lose an item, please replace it before you depart. Please return the items sand-free (extra cleaning charges will apply if not).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you, we had a great stay - everything was fine in the condo. Thank you for all the Christmas goodies that were put out, that was very thoughtful.

BTW, we used your beach chairs and the cooler - that came in very handy, thank you. We had a great stay and will definitely recommend you to friends and give you a call when we venture that way again.
Dec 2013
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St Pete Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 505 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Upon check-out, guests must take out the trash, wash dishes, and remove sand from beach items borrowed from the closet. Vacuuming is optional.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • Sink, toilet, shower/tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 1 queen bed. 2 guests may sleep in this queen bed. Two additional guests may sleep on the futon couch in the living room.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Great Beach Location, Great Value, Great Reviews - Balcony, WIFI, Cable TV
average rating of 4.4666667 based on 46 reviews
Somerville, MA

Super close to one of the best beaches in the USA!

  • 4 of 5

Chris made things easy along with the nice folks at the location. Check out the Secret Garden at the beach, it's lovely. Take a right at the water and go to the point!

Thanks Chris

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

As always, we really enjoyed staying at this property. It's so convenient to have beach supplies on hand and a beach so close! If I had one wish, it would be for another tv in the bedroom as it seems my husband can't sleep without it. ;)

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a great stay. Enjoyed room and beach area. Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed was right there... clean. Comfortable room and very nice people there to help. Would stay again... Rhonda - Princeton Ky

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worth the money!

  • 4 of 5

The condo isn't outdated, however it is overall well taken care of. The bed was very comfortable. The pull out was a little wiggly, if we had the right tools though could have easily been fixed in sure by tightening the legs on it. Kitchen was well equipped with dishes, great to have the beach chairs and beach umbrella. If you're looking for a fancy resort this is not your place. However if you are looking for affordable, clean, and convenient this is the spot for you. Just steps from the beach. Teresa in the management office was extremely nice. Provided us with coupons for activities and worked with us through our late arrival. Chris was very responsive. Overall we had everything we needed in the condo. Pool was well taken care of. Will definitely rent in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Streator Illinois

Property was great location

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location of the resort . Would recommend to stay at this property

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Susan. You were a great guest. I hope you return soon.
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It’s an ideal spot on an otherwise busy beach; and an easy walk to most shopping/dining…great find!

  • 4 of 5

Our accommodations were comfortable and sufficient to our needs. When I made an error on the arrival date, Chris responded promptly and adjusted same. In addition, Chris again responded positively, When we had a problem with an item requiring replacement.

The adjacent park and beach were clean and easily accessible. The condo could use a few cosmetic adjustments, but the pricing was quite reasonable. The overall property is clean and populated with friendly renters/owners.

The fourth star is a function of an honest description of what we would experience and the courtesy of the owner.

We have already booked the same unit/time slot for next year.

Tom Kirk

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Thomas. I look forward to your return next year!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Tampa Airport (TIA) or St. Pete/Clearwater (PIE)
Nearest Barpub
Numerous in easy walking distance
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrak - St. Petersburg - Clearwater, FL (STP)
Nearest Restaurant
Numerous in easy walking distance
Nearest Beach
St. Pete Beach
Car: not necessary

This unit is located in beautiful St. Pete Beach, on Upham Beach. One half of a block from the beach. An easy walk to numerous shops, restaurants, bars, etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $55

I will try to match or beat any lower prices that you may find on comparable properties. Just provide me with a link to the lower price.

Although I prefer payment through the VBRO / HomeAway website, they now charge a service fee that can be hefty depending on the total cost of your stay. With that in mind, I will also accept bank cashier's checks and money orders in U.S. dollars if there is sufficient time to pay in advance of your stay. Your reservation is not final until payment is made and processed.

I provide a number of items that guests may use during their stay - beach umbrellas, toys, chairs, etc. Any items that are lost or broken should be replaced before you check-out. Failure to replace items will result in additional charges.

Cancellation Policy
In the event that a guest cancels a reservation, or the owners or management company have to cancel the arrangements due to non-payment of the balance due within the time allowed, cancellation charges will be made as follows:

* More than 8 weeks before arrival date: $50.00 USD cancellation fee.
* Between 4 and 8 weeks before arrival date: 50% of rental amount
* Less than 4 weeks before arrival date: 100% of rental amount.

At my discretion, I can sometimes be flexible with the cancellation policy. Happy guests = return guests and good reviews.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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