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NEWLY REMODELED OCEAN FRONT CORNER CONDO WITH GREAT VIEWS OF THE GULF OF MEXICO

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

SPACIOUS BEACHFRONT CORNER CONDO. IT FEELS LIKE YOU ARE RIGHT ON THE BEACH!

SPACIOUS BEACHFRONT CORNER CONDO WITH A GREAT VIEW OF THE GULF FROM THE VERY SPACIOUS BALCONY AND ALSO A VIEW OF THE INTRACOASTAL ALONG WITH GREAT DINING TABLES AND LOUNGERS AND HEATED POOL. THE UNIT IS 2 BEDROOMS AND 2 BATHROOMS .THE CORNER LOCATION OFFERS MORE PRIVACY THAN OTHER UNITS IN THE BUILDING AND THERE ARE ALSO FREE BIKE RENTALS AVAILABLE FROM PLUMLEE REALTY WHICH ALSO HAS AN OFFICE ONSITE. THERE IS ALSO A GREAT TROLLEY THAT YOU CAN RIDE FROM CLEARWATER BEACH TO ST. PETERSBURG BEACH ALL DAY FOR $1.00 PER DAY. WE JUST RECENTLY PURCHASED ALL NEW LIVING ROOM FURNITURE WITH A QUEEN SLEEPER SOFA AS WELL AND YOU LOOK DOWN FROM THE BALCONY AND YOU ARE LITERALLY RIGHT ON THE BEACH. WHEN YOU LOOK OUT AT THE BALCONY AND THE OCEAN FROM THE KITCHEN AND LIVING ROOM, YOU FEEL AS IF YOU ARE ON A CRUISE SHIP. WE ALSO HAVE TWO OTHERS CONDO IN INDIAN ROCK BEACH VRBO CODE 387293 AND 858720 THAT ARE MANAGED BY BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY REAL ESTATE 387293 IS A 2 BEDROOM 2 BATH NEWER CONDO RIGHT ON THE BEACH. AND WE HAVE A 3 BEDROOM 2 BATH CORNER CONDO VRBO CODE 858720 AND ANOTHER 2 BEDROOM 2 BATH CORNER CONDO VRBO CODE 890711 THAT ARE FAIRLY NEW AS WELL AND BOTH ARE NEWLY REMODELED. YOU CAN CALL OR E-MAIL ME WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT BOTH OF THOSE LISTINGS.


Owner
STEPHEN GAUDINO
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About STEPHEN GAUDINO

I HAVE ALWAYS LOVE THE GULF COAST FOR THE WEATHER AND GREAT SCENERY AND ENDLESS ACTIVITIES ALONG WITH GREAT RESTAURANTS AND FAMILY FRIENDLY PLACES TO VISIT.

STEPHEN GAUDINO purchased this condo in 2014

Why STEPHEN GAUDINO chose Florida Central West

I LOVE TO BE ON THE BEACH WITHOUT DRIVING AND FIGHTING THE TRAFFIC. I HAVE STAYED AT OTHER ACCOMODATIONS THAT REQUIRED DRIVING TO GET TO THE BEACH AND I FELT THAT THIS UNIT IS MUCH MORE RELAXING AS YOU ARE RIGHT ON THE BEACH. THERE IS EVEN A GREAT TROLLEY THAT YOU CAN RIDE FOR $1.00 ALL DAY WHERE YOU CAN HOPE ON AND OFF AND TRAVEL BETWEEN ST. PETE BEACH AND CLEARWATER BEACH.

What makes this condo unique

BEACHFRONT LOCATION ALONG WITH GREAT HEATED SWIMMING POOL AND CLOSE TO MANY RESTAURANTS AND BOATING AND STRESS FREE VACATION AS WE ARE RIGHT ON THE BEACH. GREAT FOR WATCHING NIGHTLY SUNSETS.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

NEWLY REMODELED OCEAN FRONT CORNER CONDO WITH GREAT VIEWS OF THE GULF OF MEXICO
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews
Reston, Virginia
5

The Perfect Gulf Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Recognizing the need for some private space and time of our own while on a week-long family visit over Christmas to the Tampa-St. Pete area, my wife and I booked this unit months in advance of our trip – and it was the best move we could have made (that’s not a comment about the in-laws!). This condo is exactly as nicely decorated and as well maintained as shown in the VRBO listing. The care and attention to detail put into this unit by the owner is obvious proof that he treats it like his own home, not some mere income-producing rental.

The condo has been extensively remodeled and/or upgraded, with sleek new bathrooms, comfortable beds, and a wonderful living room with views to the beach from two directions. It is decorated throughout with a tasteful seashore motif. As other guests have indicated, the unit is very well stocked with kitchen items and any number of indoor diversions when the weather is bad (although we lucked out – 80 degree highs, bright blue skies, and low humidity the entire time). A major attraction for my wife and myself was just sitting out on the balcony to enjoy spectacular sunsets, flocks of shore birds, and the passing parade of humanity on the beach below; I even witnessed a marriage proposal there.

While the Holiday Villa II building is of older construction, perhaps from the 1970s or so, it is well maintained. Maureen, the on-site property manager, was extremely welcoming and helpful to us. Each unit has an assigned parking space, but guest parking is limited. We never used the pool, but it looked to be in excellent shape. Indian Shores appears to be among the quieter of this string of Gulf beach towns, but we found that was actually appealing, especially in contrast to the absolute circus scene we witnessed to the north at Clearwater Beach or to the south at John’s Pass.

Should we need to again rent a place of our own while in this part of Florida, this condo in Indian Shores would be a no-brainer. Our thanks to Steve for making available such a wonderful home to guests like us.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dominick and Pearl for choosing our condo for you vacation and for your very kind remarks. We hope that you will return in the future and all the best to you and your family for the New Year, Steve and Luisa
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5

Beautiful vacation stay!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated and immaculate vacation stay. We really loved staying in this condo. Views are magnificent. Wonderful sunsets. My family had a terrific time relaxing. Thanks for sharing your condo with us, we would love to stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jeanette for your kind remarks and we are glad that you relaxed on the beach. It is one of our favorite places to relax. We hope that you will stay with us in the future and all the best to you and your family, Steve and Luisa.
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5

Very Nice

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the condo as did the kids. The view was spectacular, and we did see a dolphin while sitting on the balcony. The water was only about fifty to a hundred yards from the elevator/parking garage. My wife and I grew up in Tampa and used to take trips to the beach quite often and can remember having to trudge across what seemed like a quarter mile of sand. The beach was every bit as nice as Clearwater just not so wide. Another plus staying where and when we did meant the beach was never crowded.

It was nice to have cooking equipment including a small crockpot as this allowed us to cook a few meals in-house instead of having to go out. While we did not make use of it, there was a free DVD rental card the desk gave us to use. The three beds were very comfortable, the pull out not so much (our son ended up sleeping on the closed up couch). Very clean so the cleaning fee was worth it. Front desk personnel were very courteous and nice. Overall we would definitely come here again if the price is still competitive.

Pros:

Great view

Plenty of room

Decent cooking equipment

Beach in all aspects except not having life guards nearby, but the Gulf stays fairly shallow for quite a distance, and is rarely super turbulent.

Little extras such as card decks, binoculars, board games, etc.

The Original Pizza-All three of my kids loved the traditional, thin pizza. I really enjoyed the Sicillian crust. The garlic bread with cheese was good as well. Offers delivery or you could walk or take a very short drive to pick it up. Be sure to look on the web site for specials. They were also very quick on both of our orders, one delivery, one pick-up, within 25 minutes.

Salt Rock Grill-Pricier and nicer. This is a good date place with outstanding food. It is within a half mile of the condo.

Centrally located between Clearwater Beach and St Petersburg

Cons

Most of the cons this trip are ones the owner has absolutely no control:

Stormy weather-a low pressure system parked itself over the Big Bend area and brought wind, clouds, and rain. At the same time the waves, while the biggest I have seen in the Gulf, were not so big we could not have fun in them.

Sleeper Sofa Mattress-There has never been a sofa mattress that is comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dave for staying with us and we are glad that you had a great time. We love the tranquility of the beach and the area as opposed to Clearwater, Treasure Island and Maderia. Our sofa sleeper is new and we did purchase an upgraded mattress to be a back up as there are not meant for long-term sleep but we did upgrade all our our beds including the king size and 2 queens as we know how important beds are on vacation. All the best, Steve and Luisa
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5

Awesome Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Holiday Villas II. The unit was just amazing from the furnishings to the cleanliness and the awesome views from the Living area and the balcony. We are already planning to book next years trip. I highly recommend this unit.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chuck, thanks for staying with us and we are very glad that you appreciate the improvements since we purchased 2 years ago. All the best. Steve and Luisa
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay and were very sad to have to leave!! We had a very positive experience from start to finish. The office staff was very friendly and helpful...the view was outstanding (being a corner unit definitely added to the amazing view and made the living area seem very open and spacious)...the beach was clean and less crowded than the neighboring areas (we could see more of a crowd to our direct north and south, but we never had a problem finding a spot near the water directly in front of us). We were lucky enough to see dolphins almost everyday we were there...and the sunsets were amazing! The kitchen was nice and new and was stocked with more than enough cooking utensils and basic kitchen tools (we haven't been so lucky with other rentals). We were not expecting any beach gear but were thrilled to find several beach chairs, a large umbrella, coolers and floats to take advantage of. The condo was decorated with a beach theme...which looked very nice (loved the master bedroom and bathrooms!). The pool felt great and was a nice treat after a day in the sun (the water was considerably cooler than the ocean and was very refreshing). We were very impressed overall and would definitely recommend this unit!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jennifer for staying at our condo and we are glad that you appreciate our upgrades since we purchased the unit a few years ago. I like to provide conveniences like coolers etc. as I know how much that I appreciate them when I am traveling. All the best, Steve
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5

Immaculate condo! We were very impressed by the cleanliness and overall condition of this unit.

  • 5 of 5

The property is in an older building, but is taken care of and well maintained. We loved staying in 318, and we were very pleased with the condo. It was extremely clean and well stocked. The unit has been very tastefully remodeled and is beautiful. You can tell that the owner takes great pride in his property. I would highly recommend this condo and we definitely plan to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Indian Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
WINTER
Jan 3 2017 - May 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$265
$1,855
$7,300
 
 
SPRING/SUMMER 2017
May 2 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$207
$1,449
$4,825
 
 
4TH OF JULY
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$241
$5,700
 
 
SUMMER 2017
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
$5,400
 
 
FALL 2017
Aug 18 2017 - Dec 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
$3,950
 
 
CHRISTMAS 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
$6,500
 
 
WINTER 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 17 2018
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
$5,400
 
 
SPRING 2018
Feb 18 2018 - Mar 17 2018
4 night minimum stay
$286
$2,000
$7,900
 
 
SPRING BREAK 2018
Mar 18 2018 - Apr 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
$314
$2,200
$7,800
 
 
SPRING/SUMMER 2018
Apr 8 2018 - Jun 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
$207
$1,450
$5,400
 
 
SUMMER 2018
Jul 8 2018 - Aug 18 2018
4 night minimum stay
$207
$1,450
$5,600
 
 
FALL 2018
Aug 19 2018 - Dec 22 2018
4 night minimum stay
$157
$1,100
$4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$170
$1,190
$4,760
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

CLEANING FEE $140 + Tax
PLUMLEE DAMAGE INSURANCE $45
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Indian Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 FULL RECENTLY REMODELED BATHROOMS WITH GRANITE COUNTERTOPS.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , QUEEN SLEEPER SOFA BED.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • 1 KING AND 2 FULL SIZE BEDS ALONG WITH A QUEEN SLEEPER SOFA IN THE LIVING ROOM.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
GREAT FAMILY ORIENTED OR COUPLES BEACH GETAWAY CLOSE TO MANY GREAT RESTAURANTS AND WATER ACTIVITES AND GREAT SUNSETS.

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