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Last updated: 08/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

You could be watching and taking pictures of the dolphins playing in the Gulf of Mexico from one of my two private balconies in my private corner of paradise. My condo, which is my home away from home, has breathtaking views, overlooks the seven mile long barrier island, sugar white sand of St. Pete beach. Condo 503 offers a direct Gulf beachfront, fifth (top) floor condo in Vistas on The Gulf. This is considered by many the prime location in the building.
This condo gives you one of the most unique and best views in the building of the sunset as well as the all along the beach from the top floor My vacation home faces the Gulf of Mexico with an unobstructed view. Condo 503 also benefits from being a corner unit with additional windows from which to enjoy the many views of the surf and all along the North end of the beach. The extra windows also provide more natural light and the new screen patio door gives you an opportunity to turn the air conditioner off and enjoy the wonderful tropical breezes. This option also gives you a chance to enjoy the sounds of the waves.
If you have usually stayed in hotels, compare not only the prices but the quality and space you will be getting for your money in my condo.
I take great pride in the cleanliness of my condo. Besides all that is already good in August 2016 many upgrades will be taking place which includes new kitchen appliances, sink and granite countertop as well as a new floor in the master bedroom and three major build-ins. The living room sofa and chairs were and mattresses as well as two of the televisions were just replaced in 2015. I am constantly updating and having everything professionally cleaned. I make a point of staying in my condo every few months to evaluate everything and make certain it is up to the standards I expect.
This building also happens to be the newest beach-side building designed specifically for condos on St. Pete Beach unlike many condos along the beach that were motel or hotel rooms that have been converted condos. Take one look at those and there is no comparison.
Staying in my condo with a fully equipped kitchen gives you options for meals including being able to cook on outdoor grills that are on the property next to the pool. It is such a relief not to have to go out for every meal and yet if you choose, you will find a wide variety of types of restaurants within walking distance.
I installed a door for privacy on the guest bedroom which was designed to be just an open room. Many of the condos in the building do not have that door.
My condo is within walking distance of a large major grocery store as well as a variety of restaurants and a variety of shopping. You could easily stay here and not rent a car. You could sight see using the local trolley system and in addition there is a cab system on the beach.
Please note my condo rents for a minimum of one week and a maximum of 2 weeks. It rents Saturday to Saturday only with some exceptions thought the year. I rent to a maximum of 4 persons no matter the age, per stay.
The living room balcony directly faces the Gulf, then wraps around with a panoramic view to the North along this beautiful beach. Remember my condo is beachfront, not just a condo in a beachfront building or one with a partial view from the side of the building.
The condominium is tastefully furnished and equipped with all the comforts of home, including granite counter tops in the kitchen and two bathrooms.
I recently replaced all of the balcony chairs. Each balcony is furnished with two chairs, and a side table. The living room balcony has a lounge chair and the balcony is large enough to move the furniture from the second balcony if you need additional seating on the living room balcony. There is a small eating table on each balcony.
The condo has two cordless telephones. There is also a messaging machine so you will not miss any incoming calls while you are out.
A washer and dryer is in the condo which means you do not have to pack as many clothes or go anywhere else to do your laundry nor pay for the use of my washer and dryer. My washer and dryer are in a closet in the hallway, and not in the guest room, so running it should not disturb anyone. It can be done while you are at the beach :-) There is an ironing board and iron are in a separate closet in the hallway.
There are three HD televisions in the condo with even 3 HBO channels offered on two of the televisions.
One of the big advantages of my vacation home is I purchased reserved parking space, #7, which is not only beneath the building but right next to the elevator for the convenience.
The condominium association provides free internet access and service throughout your stay.
An on-site office is open daily, with some exceptions, to pick up your key and address any questions or concerns you might have during your stay. Arrangements for keys for arrivals can be made allowing you to pick up the keys from a lock box on the property.
In another room in the onsite office is a large selection of reading material and games that you may borrow during your stay.
At the pool, there is a large container of beach toys that children may use during their stay.
Beach towels are available in the onsite office. They will require a deposit that is returned when you return the beach towels at the end of your stay.
Please remember that my availability calendar and condo profile refers strictly to my Condo, 503, and does not reflect on availability in the building.

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 5
  • 950 sq. ft.
  • Details:

    Elevator : My condo is far enough away from the elevator that you will be unable to hear the elevator doors opening and closing....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The person responsible for the rental must be a minimum of 25 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking in the building, condo or on the balconies. There is a designated smoking area on the ground floor....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Trundle bed converts into twin beds....moreless

  • The master bedroom has a queen size bed, cable TV and a private bathroom. The guest bedroom (sitting room) is furnished with a trundle bed that converts into two twin beds and the room has a flat screen television and dresser. The second bathroom is adjacent to the guest room. The guest bedroom , which has french doors, opens onto the second private balcony with a view along the North shoreline and across to the inter-coastal waters. The closet for the guest room is in the hallway although there is a small hanging rack in the guest bedroom and a dresser. There is a pull out queen sofa in the living room and an available room divider that can be used for privacy when using the sofa as a bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    This bathroom is part of the master bedroom suite...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    This bathroom is adjacent to the guest bedroom...moreless

  • Each bathroom has a tub/shower combo and is furnished with a hair dryer and plenty of space for toiletries and linens. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • I own a reserved parking space that is reserved for my guests that is under the building, next to the elevator. I believe this condo is comfortable with either two adults plus 2 children or four adults. During 2014 the living room and bedroom televisions with new flat screen were purchased as well as two new telephones and new balcony furniture. I replaced the queen mattress and box springs, the bedroom carpeting and have personally added many amenities that will make this feel more like a vacation home, than just a rental condo. I have added a screen to the sliding balcony door so you can enjoy the sea breeze and the sound of the waves....once you turn the air conditioner off....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There is a large selection of books and puzzles available in the reading room at the office....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • Television:

    New, Sept., 2013 40' flat screen LCD TV...moreless

  • Toys:

    Some beach toys are kept in the closet and additional ones can be found in a toy chest near the pool....moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    This condo directly overlooks the beach and the Gulf of Mexico....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    This is a beachfront condo directly overlooking the beach and the Gulf of Mexico...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Glass topped table and baker's rack...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    I had an air treatment system professionally installed that that destroys bacteria, viruses, allergens and mold making my condo a healthier condo. ...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    I purchased a parking space, #7, next to the elevator that is reserved for my guests. There is limited parking and therefore each condo is only permitted one parking space....moreless

  • Elevator:

    My condo is far enough away from the elevator that you will be unable to hear the elevator doors opening and closing....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens for all beds. Beach towels are available from the onsite office for a deposit that will be refunded when the towels are returned....moreless

  • Living Room:

    New 40 inch flat screen TV, sofa and two side chairs....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street:

    The unreserved spaces around the building can be used if your vehicle is too high to go under the building, but you will still be limited to one parking space....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Two cordless phone. ...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and and Kitchen...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    The building is wired for Bright House wireless internet...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    I try to keep all of the cooking utensils you might need on hand. I replace them regularly....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Place settings for six and includes wine glasses and margarita glasses....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    You will find full size appliances plus many small appliances including blender, bagel size toaster, mixer, and crock pot....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    I have two balconies. The front balcony facing directly west has an eating table, two side chairs. a side table and a lounge chair. The second balcony has a small table and two side chairs....moreless

  • Beach Chairs
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill:

    2 outdoor grills adjacent to swimming pool area...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Refer to picture in photo section....moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    Refer to picture in the photo section....moreless

  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub:

    Refer to picture in photo section....moreless

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Fall
Sep 24 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,268
October
Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,330

Changeover Day: Saturday

November/December
Nov 12 - Dec 2, 2016
5 night min stay
$208
$1,250

Changeover Day: Saturday

Pre- Christmas
Dec 14 - Dec 23, 2016
5 night min stay
$208
$1,250
Christmas Week
Dec 24 - Dec 31, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,999

Changeover Day: Saturday

Feb 2017
Feb 4 - Mar 3, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,200

Changeover Day: Saturday

Peak Season
Mar 4 - Apr 14, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,495

Changeover Day: Saturday

Easter, 2017
Apr 15 - Apr 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,695
Late Spring
Apr 22 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,450

Changeover Day: Saturday

Memorial Day Week
May 27 - Jun 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,595
Summer 2017
Jun 3 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,450

Changeover Day: Saturday

4th of July week
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,327

Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer, 2017
Jul 8 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,450

Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,450

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $99 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

$1000. - 2200/Week

Rentals are available Saturday to Saturday. only. A one week minimum stay. is required.

The maximum number of guests per stay is 4 persons.

Children must be accompanied by one adult at least 25 years old. Families are welcome.

Free reserved parking space under the building and next to the elevator.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Cancellation policy. If you need to cancel prior to the 40 days prior to arrival, there will be a $55. fee for cancelling with the remainder of the deposit refunded. If you need to cancel after the final payment is made, I will hold the payment for one year to give you an opportunity to reschedule at a more convenient date.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 08/23/2016
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Location

Belle Vista, St. Pete Beach, FL, USA
Nearest Beach
In my front yard

Car: Not Necessary

In recent years, Travelers' Choice Awards, recently compiled millions of user ratings, and St. Pete Beach, Florida, was crowned Top Beach Destination in the U.S. With seven miles of white sand to its name, St. Pete Beach edged out fellow Florida contender Miami Beach.

St. Pete Beach was so popular that it even took fifth place (out of 181) in rankings for beaches worldwide.

Forbes Travel recently highlighted St. Petersburg, which is only 20 minutes from he beach, as the top Unexpected Travel Destinations this summer, advises readers to skip Miami and try St. Pete instead. The article highlights the city's craft beer scene, on par with other craft beer destinations like Portland, as well as our arts scene and the proximity to beautiful beaches. Check it out....I promise you won't be disappointed and it is well worth an evening of exploring the numerous restaurants, shops and great views of the bay.

My condo is conveniently located within walking distance of Dolphin shopping center with shops, Publix grocery store. Also there is a wide variety of restaurants within walking distance.

I have often stayed in this condo without a car. The Suncoast Trolley system runs from St. Pete Beach north as far North as Clearwater. There is also a stop at St John's Village.

Other Activities: Dolphin watching, para sailing, deep sea fishing, skim boats and stand up paddle boards.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: I purchased this condo after having spent many vacations on various beaches around the country. I knew I wanted strictly a beachfront condo where I could sit on the balcony in the morning with a cup of coffee and enjoy watching the dolphins. In the evening I wanted to be able to sit on my balcony with a glass of wine and enjoy the sunsets overlooking the beach. I also wanted to make sure that no one would be able to block my beachfront view. No matter what the weather is, there is something about overlooking the water that soothes my soul.

Why the Owner Chose Belle Vista, St. Pete Beach, FL, USA:
I love walking long uninterrupted distances on the beach and was looking for a wide, long, and firm sand beach. St Pete Beach met that criteria. I also wanted to be able to walk along the beach to somewhere for breakfast or an afternoon beer. It was important that it was a beach that was good for swimming and water sports. Another criteria was to be away from the main public access to the beach so the beachfront would not be crowded. I also looked for an area that met my desire to be close to sporting and cultural events as well as a variety of shopping and restaurants of all kinds because I knew this would be a vacation home as well as a beach get-away. The location of this condo meets all of my criteria. This particular condo was the view I could only have dreamed of ever having. You cannot see my balconies from any other condo in the building. I was also impressed that this condo does not have a window to an outside hallway. These privacy advantages were important to me. The building is centrally located which means I can take a shuttle from the airport and not even bother having a car or if I have a car it is an easy drive to and from the airport. There is also a trolley on St. Pete Beach that you can pick up at various stops along Gulf Blvd and goes as far north as Clearwater and the beautiful and exciting city of St Petersburg. My beachfront condo #503, directly on St. Pete Beach could be yours for your next family vacation.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The advantages of staying in my beachfront condo vs. staying in a beachfront hotel room or a condo with just a view of the beach are numerous. When you rent my condo directly through me you will not be charged a resort fee or a non refundable damage waiver fee and you will have a reserved parking space under the building directly next to the elevator at no extra charge. You will not be paying someone to park your car either. The guest bedroom has a door, which not all of the condos in the building have, and my washer and dryer are not in that bedroom, but in the hallway near the kitchen. The views are breathtaking and because this is not a large hotel you will not be crowded on the beach in front of the condo. Of course you never have to leave the condo to watch the dolphins or the sunset. I still pinch myself every time I walk to the balcony and realize this truly is my corner of paradise. In 2012 a reputable travel company designated St. Pete Beach, Florida, as Top Beach Destination in the U.S. with seven miles of sugar white sand. In addition to all of the other benefits, this is a vacation home for me and therefore I maintain my condo as I would and expect to find it when I arrive. I also live locally so I am constantly checking and making sure my condo is in excellent condition for my guests.


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Photos

  • View from the balcony at sunset

    View from the balcony at sunset

  • My condo, 503's large balcony faces directly West and small balcony faces North.

    My condo, 503's large balcony faces directly West and small balcony faces North.

  • View from living room.

    View from living room.

  • Living room, kitchen and eating area

    Living room, kitchen and eating area

  • View from my front 
balcony during sunset

    View from my front balcony during sunset

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Guest Room

    Guest Room

  • Guest Bedroom with french doors and sliding glass doors to second balcony.

    Guest Bedroom with french doors and sliding glass doors to second balcony.

  • Pool and Jacuzzi overlooking the beach

    Pool and Jacuzzi overlooking the beach

  • Path to the beach:-)

    Path to the beach:-)

  • St Pete Beach

    St Pete Beach

  • My dream home.

    My dream home.

  • Living room with unbelievable view

    Living room with unbelievable view

  • View to the right along the beach from the front balcony.

    View to the right along the beach from the front balcony.

  • LG LED Television with eating area

    LG LED Television with eating area

  • Fully equipped kitchen and eating area.

    Fully equipped kitchen and eating area.

  • Master bedroom with new Queen size mattress and box springs

    Master bedroom with new Queen size mattress and box springs

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • The guest room trundle bed converts into two twin beds at same height.

    The guest room trundle bed converts into two twin beds at same height.

  • Guest Bathroom

    Guest Bathroom

  • Grills for guests next to the pool

    Grills for guests next to the pool

  • Loaning library in onsite officthat contains a variety of books, games and puzzles

    Loaning library in onsite officthat contains a variety of books, games and puzzles

  • Keeping watch!

    Keeping watch!

  • Some of the activities available on St Pete Beach

    Some of the activities available on St Pete Beach

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Thursday, August 25, 2016

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