Close your eyes and imagine reclining in a plush lounge chair on your own private lanai overlooking the warm, turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Bathed in soft light, you can hear the gentle waves lapping at the beautiful white-sand beach. This cheerful two-bedroom condo is an affordable gem perched on one of Florida's loveliest coastlines. A screened-in lanai that runs the length of the entire home boasts spectacular floor-to-ceiling vistas -- views which, here on the sixth floor, you'll enjoy in total privacy. It's a great place to view the spectacular sunsets for which the Gulf coast is known.
Inside, you'll find an inviting living room with a DVD player and cable TV. WIFI is also included. The kitchen opens to a dining area that seats 4 - 6 people, and an office nook provides a space for keeping up with work. This condominium has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, one with a large walk- in shower. The bayside bedroom has two twin beds, while the gulf side bedroom has a king-size bed and a sliding door that opens onto the lanai. There is also a queen size convertible sofa in the living room.
The building enjoys its own private swimming pool, heated to a therapeutic temperature and ringed with lounge chairs. You'll find that on many days, you'll have this area all to yourself. Or step just beyond the pool, past the hedges and palm trees and onto the beach. The Travel Channel called Vanderbilt one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in Florida, and you'll quickly see why it earns such accolades. Its pearly white sand disappears into the crystalline water, where pelicans glide only inches above the surface and dolphins can sometimes be seen playing in the surf just offshore. This part of the beach is always peaceful and never crowded. This is the kind of exclusivity and beauty that you'd normally expect from a five-star hotel. Walk in either direction on this beautiful four mile stretch of beach and you will encounter all manner of shore birds: heron, egret, ibis, sandpiper and of course the ubiquitous tern.