Before proceeding any further, please make sure our “house rules” meet with your vacation expectations so as not to affect the return of your security deposit:
1) The responsible renter must be at least 30 years old
2) No children under 12 years of age
3) No pets
4) No smoking
5) No parties
6) No extra guests—both day use and overnight
Stylish waterfront one and two bedroom accommodations--THESE ARE 2 APARTMENTS SIDE-BY-SIDE (same building).
Our ground floor, side-by-side apartments totaling 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms are offered exclusively to guests (no owner's belongings to navigate around). We provide a welcome "starter" of complimentary coffee, tea, creamer, condiments, spices, and more.
These are two ground floor apartments side-by-side. The 2 bedroom + 1 bathroom apartment is approximately 600 square feet of living area near the main building entrance. There is one queen bed in bedroom 1, and two twin beds in bedroom 2. USB plugins for your electronics are provided in both bedrooms and the living area. The apartment accommodates up to 4 guests (no children under 12 please).
The 1 bedroom + 1 bathroom apartment is approximately 450 square feet of living area just off the center courtyard. There is one queen bed in the bedroom and USB plugins for your electronics are provided in both the bedroom and living area. The apartment accommodates up to 2 guests (no children under 12 please).
PLEASE NOTE: there are no water views from inside either apartment, but the tranquil inter-coastal backyard is just through the adjoining breezeway and the beach is directly across the street.
The property is secured by a large, access controlled wooden gate which is near the front doors of the apartments; each apartment has a smart lock with keyless entry. Guests are provided access codes the morning of their scheduled arrival via text and email.
The apartments are equipped with "Smart" TV's that have cable and internet streaming services (Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc) -- guests must have their own accounts for internet streaming services. High speed Wi-Fi internet is provided throughout the property (yes--even outside on the grounds!) at no charge.
We provide toiletries, linens, towels, beach accessories (chairs, umbrellas, towels, coolers), paddle boards, fishing poles and tackle, bait buckets, firewood (for the fire pit), gas BBQ grill, complimentary clothes washer/dryer. The large smart key controlled shed holds many of the goodies--you will be provided the code upon check in. Some of the above mentioned items are available on a first come first served basis.
The 2 bedroom apartment has a semi-open kitchen with dishwasher, and is equipped with all the basics a guest needs to dine in. You will find a K-cup and French Press coffee maker, toaster oven, blender, pots and pans, etc. The full size refrigerator has an ice maker.
The 1 bedroom apartment has an open kitchen (no dishwasher), and is equipped with all the basics a guest needs to dine in. You will find a K-cup coffee maker, toaster, blender, pots and pans, etc. The full size refrigerator has an ice maker.
Both apartments have central air-conditioning (no wall units or mini-splits) which provides guests with consistent climate comfort and very little background noise.
About the property: there are 4 apartments on the property (2/2, 2/1, 1/1, and a Single). The spacious grounds, beach and fishing accessories, and other "toys" are shared by all guests. The property affords multiple seating areas for our guest's comfort. There is also a backyard bathroom available to guests, a hot/cold outdoor shower with a privacy door that you won't want to miss, and a spectacular outdoor kitchen and bar.
The beach is literally across the street! Also directly across the street is the Island Inn Resort which has a great little Tiki Bar on the beach and is open to the public. You can rent bikes, kayaks, paddleboards and more on the beach in front of the Island Inn.
A short walk to the south of us is a liquor store, surf shop (with paddle board rentals), 7-11 store with gas, Caddy's on the Beach, and Sea Hags restaurant. About a 10 minute walk to the north of us is Publix grocery store and many restaurants and bars.
Close to Tyrone Square Shopping Mall, Salvador Dali Museum, Sunken Gardens, St. Petersburg Downtown, Fort De Soto Park. Tampa International Airport is about a 35 minute drive. Busch Gardens and Tampa Bay Aquarium are about a 45 minute drive. Clearwater Beach and Marine Aquarium are about 25 minutes north of us. We are approximately 2 hours from Disney World, Sea World & Universal Studios-Orlando.
One car parking per apartment is available directly in front of our building--please pull straight in towards the building. Additional guest parking is also available next door in the Island Inn parking lot (we own 2 units at the Island Inn); just let the front desk know you are with Tom Riley. Laundry room is located next to the center courtyard and there is no charge to use the machines.
We offer a unique property for guests looking for an upgraded, yet still affordable Florida vacation. Please note the house rules: the responsible renter must be at least 30 years of age, no children under 12, no pets, no smoking, no parties or extra guests.
What can you expect? A clean, stylishly furnished apartment; high end outdoor furniture in a beautifully serene waterfront setting; convenient beach access; close proximity to great restaurants, bars and nightlife!