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St. Petersburg island paradise condo with world-class beaches

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2-brm 2-bath 1st-floor condo overlooking golf-course water feature

This first-floor island condo provides a level of upscale comfort and privacy that any savvy vacationer will cherish. Its two bedrooms feature premium quality mattresses, with a king-size in the master and a queen in the second bedroom, which both offer complete privacy in this spacious split-plan arrangement. The stainless appliances and granite counters of the recently remodeled kitchen will delight any family chef. The unit's twin recliner chairs, like-new hardwood flooring and well-dressed bedrooms are visitor favorites as well. Humidity-controlled air conditioning, flat-panel cable television, high-speed internet service, and washer-dryer facilities round out this comfortable residence's interior amenities.

Fred Abel
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Fred Abel

Fred (aka Rocky) and Eileen Abel became the owners of their dream retirement getaway in April 2014 after living in the Orlando area since 1978 and raising their two grown daughters. We met as college sweethearts at Syracuse University in 1970, and after graduating Eileen continued to earn a doctorate in Social Work education and go on to teach at UCF and currently at USC. Now retired and managing the couple real estate, Fred earned a degree in journalism that led to a career in newspapers and magazines, with positions in Baltimore and Melbourne and Orlando, FL, as well as the editorship of a national pageant magazine. When not living in our Bahia home, we can be found in our one-bedroom Baltimore condo in the historic Mount Vernon neighborhood.

Fred Abel purchased this condo in 2014

Why Fred Abel chose Isla del Sol

With its glorious sunsets appearing nightly over multicolor skies and Gulf and Bay waters, Bahia Del Mar and the Tampa/St. Petersburg area comprise as unique a beacon of beauty and culture as you will find in all of America. When you combine the brilliant white-sandy beach scene with the sophisticated city offerings of live performance arts offerings, museums, antiquing, dining and dancing, etc., we can say there is no place quite like this, and we've been traveling for better than 30 years across the U.S. and parts of Europe. Bahia Del Mar's is itself a work of modern art: a combination of tropical natural waterfront splendor, with oodles of massive palm trees lining the access roads and ponds, and modern-classical stucco architecture with terra cotta tile roofs providing cool and cozy shelter.

What makes this condo unique

No doubt many beachside communities share common attractive elements that make them prime vacation spots: the sun, the sand, the gentle surf are evident in spades here in St. Petersburg. What sets Bahia apart is its sense of exclusiveness, its privacy due to the fact that it is situated entirely on an island. The sunlight gleaming off the ponds, the bay and the Gulf is incomparable, as are the sunsets. We're smitten.


Isla del Sol Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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St. Petersburg island paradise condo with world-class beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Our winter stay

  • 5 of 5

Fred and Eileen have a wonderful condo. It has everything one needs for a great stay. The accommodations are lovely and comfortable. We really felt at home for our 2 months there. The beach is only 10 minutes away.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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John Kovach

  • 5 of 5

Very happy with the rental

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26.6 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
1.4 Miles
Boardwalk Cafe
Nearest Ferry
6.2 Miles
Egmont Key Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 275
Nearest Restaurant
1.4 Miles
Boardwalk Cafe
Nearest Beach
1.1 Miles
Car: necessary

Our Bahia Del Mar condominium is part of an amazing, regal palm-tree-lined island paradise on Isla Del Sol, located between the city of St. Petersburg's Boca Ciega Bay and St. Pete Beach. In addition to its own private beach, Bahia sunbathers enjoy a heated pool and whirlpool spa just steps away from the front door. Two of the USA's best-rated beaches are a short drive nearby on the Gulf of Mexico. The island is host to the upscale Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club, and our unit overlooks the course's eighth hole fairway and water feature. Close by are the Tampa International Airport, St. Pete Beach, Sarasota, and Tampa. The visually stunning 'Pink Palace' of the Don Cesar Hotel at St. Pete Beach is a must-visit for its lux ambience and oceanside pools, water sports, beachside diversions and cafés. Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios theme parks are about 90 minutes away via interstate highways. Gulf towns of Pass-A-Grille, Treasure Island and John's Pass offer many hours of shopping, with lots of great restaurants and cafés to cap off your days spent in the sun and surf.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $90
Property Damage Protection $79

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.