2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Sleeps 4 Great views and location
About Tom Chapman
Our family after many trips to Florida exploring the north, south, east and west fell in love with this beautiful place where the dolphins play and the beach life is so relaxing. There's so much to do within walking distance !
Tom Chapman purchased this Apartment in 2001
Why Tom Chapman chose Saint Petersburg
Great views, private dock with dolphins in the back yard and occasionally a manatee. . 2 minutes walk to the infamous boardwalk for live music, great restaurants and shops. . Walking down to the white sandy beach's for sunset's. Sitting on the dock and watching the wild life and the amazing views, the parades of boats going by heading out into the gulf of Mexico.
What makes this Apartment unique
The private dock with dolphins in the back yard and occasionally a manatee. Every time we're there we have seen dolphins come by to say hi.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Watching dolphins and location fantastic!
Dolphins swim and play in the area several times each day, could not get enough of them. The location is right behind John's Pass so very nice to be able to walk to restaurants and shopping. Property in decent shape, could use a few updates. There are notes all around about things like tenants below live on property and get up early, so no running, therefore would advise against staying here if you have young children. You are not supposed to touch the thermostat. Post says there is a grill, but had issues with Property Manager who lives on site when we tried to use it. He reluctantly allowed us to use one of the gas grills. If items are off limits to guests this should be noted. If it were not for some issues we had with Property Manager this stay would have been great. The other tenant was very nice. You cannot beat the view and watching all the boats go by. It is close to St. Petersburg which has many nice restaurants and bars and Clearwater beach which is awesome.
Very nice place to stay with family
We were 4 adults and 2 childred (ages 10 and 8). There was plenty of room for all of us. Very convenient location and to topper was the occasional sighting of dolphins. One afternoon, a mom and her pup swam right under the pier.
The one small complaint we have was the lack of natural daylight in the living room. Really did not like opening the door (with storm door closed) to allow more light in....don't like to waste electricity. A solar tube in the living room would be a great addition .
Otherwise there is no reason to not stay at this apartment. We will not hesitate to rent out again next time we are in the area.
Glad you had a great time, looking forward to seeing you again.
Hopefully next time the weather will be better so you can enjoy the sunshine and the Lanai
Dolphins retreat great.
Just stayed for three night wish it had been for longer it is a great place to stay, everything that you need is there, shops places to eat bars fishing dolphins in the back yard.Plenty of room in the apartment for us, would stay here again for sure . Many thanks Tom for everything, sorry we missed you maybe next time.
Glad you enjoyed your time at the dolphin watch retreat.
looking forward to seeing you next time. Thank you! ~Tom
We only booked a three day visit but wish we had spent a lot longer. Plenty of room great for shops bars and places to eat. Saw dolphins every day really close to the jetty, would stay there again we all loved it.
Glad your enjoyed your stay. come back again soon.Thank you
Loved the location and easy to work with the renter.
Thank you. Glad you enjoyed you stay. see you next time..
We had a great time at Dolphin's Retreat. The place was exactly as pictured. Captain John was very helpful. A great place for a quiet family vacation with our 2 teens. They enjoyed exploring John's Pass and Orlando was still close enough for a day trip. The dolphins made an occasional appearance and the birds were surprisingly fun to watch. A memorable vacation, I would definitely recommend.
Glad you had a great time . Thank you
5 minute walk to the white sands of Madeira Beach, 2 minutes walk to
John's pass and gulf blvd.
10 minute walk to Treasure Island or catch the trolley to Clearwater beach
Less than 60 drive car to Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Raymond James Stadium (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Tropicana Field (Rays Baseball), Ice Palace (Tampa Bay Lightening), Straz Center for Performing Arts, Florida Aquarium, Savidor Dali Museum,The Dale Chihuly Collection at Morean Glass Studio, The Pier Aquarium, Gallery Art Walk.
Less than 90 minutes Disney World, Universal and many Major League baseball teams spring training. You can even drive to Fort Meyers and take the key express and go the Keys for day trip or overnight.