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Gulf Watch Beach Retreat: White sand & clouds, green Gulf water, blue sky & You!

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7-30 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Beachfront 3 Bedroom/3.5 Bathroom with Gulf Views

Gulf Watch Beach Retreat has over 2500 sq ft of home right on the sugary, white sand of St. Pete Beach with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. The split bedroom plan has 2 guest bedrooms on the ground floor. The beachside Guest Bedroom features a queen-sized bed and has a private adjoining full bathroom with tub/shower combination. Guest Bedroom #2 has twin beds and is serviced by the full bathroom located just steps outside its door in the hallway adjacent. There is also a half bath/ water closet on the ground floor off of the kitchen. Up the stairs there is a huge family room with fabulous beach and Gulf views, as well as an enormous master bedroom that also enjoys incredible views of the beach and the Gulf of Mexico. The Master Bath has a whirlpool tub and separate shower. Both the Master and the upstairs family room access a large balcony via sliders. All bedrooms, as well as the family room and living room, have flat screen televisions. There is a handy breakfast bar and separate dining table for 6. Of course, much of the time you will want to be dining outside, where a gas grill awaits the Master of the Grill! There is a full kitchen with a range, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave. There is a washer and dryer in an inside utility. The driveway accommodates 3 vehicles. No street parking is allowed and cars are not really a requirement between the Pinellas Suncoast Trolley and the various services that comb the beaches ferrying people for tips alone!
St. Pete Beach is a treasure-trove of activities from strolling, shelling, swimming and fishing to loads of gastronomical delights featuring the best grouper you could ever hope to eat! It is all here and there is plenty in between too! Beach Bars blasting Buffett abound. Several local venues vie for the title of best burger on the beach! Try them all! Fancy Japanese? We have it! Check out The Blue Fugu at Dolphin Village. In fact, we have Thai, Italian, Mexican, German, Cuban, Spanish, Chinese - not to mention several places that feature local seafood. RumFish Grill at the Guy Harvey Resort, has an enormous indoor aquarium that displays local marine life. (That's just in case you want to know what the fish on your plate looks like when swimming gracefully by your table!) If you want to put on your best duds - The Don CeSar has The Maritana Grill - second to none and richly deserving of its multitude of accolades. Hotel Zamora is the newest addition to our crown of upscale dining. Hotel Zamora, like The Don, is just a short walk away! In fact Gulf Watch Beach Retreat is in the heart of many exciting beach venues that are perfect for making memories that will have you returning year after year to St. Pete Beach and this quintessential beach retreat.
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    $100 per pet fee, breed restrictions, and security deposit is increased to $500 with pets in the home....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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  • Master Suite: Upstairs with Vaulted Ceilings, King Bed, Huge Balcony with Gulf Views, Ensuite Bathroom with whirlpool tub and separate shower. Flat Screen TV. Guest Bedrooms Downstairs: Queen beachside bedroom has adjoining full bath. The twin bedroom is serviced by the full guest bath just steps from its door in the adjoining hallway. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Master - Upstairs is Ensuite...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Bath #2 is the ensuite bathroom for Queen Guest Bedroom #2....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Services Guest Bedroom #3 & is in hallway adjoining....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 90 minutes to Disney and yet a world away.

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Flat Screen TVs in Living and Family rooms, as well as all bedrooms...moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Look out the living room, family room, dining room and master windows and see the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy views from your patio and from the upstairs' balcony as well!...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Located directly on the soft, sugary sand of beautiful St. Pete Beach! Voted #1 Beach in US in 2012, #5 in the world! Voted #2 Beach in US in 2015 - though we can't figure out why we weren't #1 again!...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Check out the photographs! That isn't a telephoto lens! That is what your eyeball can see!...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The Gulf of Mexico is your swimming pool and only steps from your back door!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is a breakfast bar for casual dining, as well as a table that seats six indoors. Outdoors on the patio, there is another table that easily accommodates six for al fresco dining. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking for 3 cars only - No RVS and no street parking...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free Long Distance in Continental US and Canada...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Range, Fridge, Microwave, Dishwasher & Small Appliances. Fully stocked with pots, pans, cutlery, dishes, glasses, etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Range...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Huge balcony upstairs flanks the entire west side of the house with views of the Gulf of Mexico....moreless

  • Golf:

    Many courses nearby, including Isla del Sol that is only 5 minutes away!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane Gas Grill...moreless

 

Reviews

5
from 4 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May through December
May 1 - Dec 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,500 $7,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

Independence Day
Jul 1 - Jul 8, 2017
8 night min stay

$3,000
flat fee
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 - Nov 24, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,000
flat fee
Christmas
Dec 23 - Dec 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,000
flat fee
New Year
Dec 30 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay

$3,000
flat fee
January
Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2018
30 night min stay

$6,500
February & March
Feb 1 - Mar 31, 2018
30 night min stay

$6,900
April
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2018
30 night min stay

$6,500
My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

$5,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $300 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Booking Fee $89 + tax
  • Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

About a week before your arrival we will email you a welcome letter that will contain all the information you will need for check in.


Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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Location

  • Middle Grounds Grill

    "Incredible food. Half price bottles of wine on Wednesdays. Great live music."

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  • Pass-a-grille Beach, St Pete, FL

    "Voted #1 Beach in US in 2012, #5 in the World #2 Beach in US in 2015!"

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  • The Hurricane Seafood Restaurant

    "Fun watering hole with rooftop sunset deck"

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  • Snappers Sea Grill

    "Great Seafood. Usually a wait in season or on Saturday nights."

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  • Seahorse Restaurant

    "Great breakfast (closed Tuesdays)"

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  • Corey Ave

    "Our office is on Corey Avenue! So are lots of great shops featuring local wares from artists..."

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  • Verducci's Pizzeria Trattoria

    "Verducci's has some great Italian food!"

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  • Pass-a-Grille Historic District

    "Shops, restaurants, the post office, bars, and the beach"

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  • Sea Critters Cafe

    "Good food and the kids will love feeding the mullet off of the dock!"

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  • The Floridian

    "Best on the beach - for sure! Yummy black beans and rice and Cuban bread. "

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  • Nori Thai & Sushi

    "Great sushi and Thai food. The hot and sour soup is awesome. Prices are great too and the se..."

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  • Agave Restaurant

    "Fresh Mexican food that is always delicious! Best Sangria on the beach!"

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  • Maritana Grille at The Don CeSar

    "For a special night out, you cannot beat the Don and The Maritana Grill. It is pricey - but ..."

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  • Morean Arts Center for Clay

    "Located in a historic train depot, you will be amazed at the beautiful clay creations on dis..."

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  • Jackie's on Corey Bistro & Catering

    "Lovely outside dining - or inside. Terrific food by Chef Jackie that is nicely presented."

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28.3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tampa International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Hotel Zamora
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Isla del Sol
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Pinellas Bayway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Don CeSar
5 Metres
Nearest Beach
St Pete Beach

Car: Not Necessary

When you arrive, you will know why St. Pete Beach is consistently rated at the top of the beaches in the US! The warm Gulf waters and pristine sand beckon you. The sound of the surf calms you. The sun warms you and browns your skin. The warm, salt water buoys your spirits, as does the sound of Jimmy Buffett seeping from the beach bars as you walk along the beach. Take off your flip flops! Strolling through the water, searching for shells is a great daily pastime! Grab a Styrofoam noodle and float away your worries! It's the best buck you will ever spend at The Dollar Tree! :o) Mosey up the beach and rent a jet ski or go parasailing. Your kids might like to give the slide at The Tradewinds a shot. There are many venues with live music from the southern tip of Pass A Grille to the north end of St. Pete Beach. Sunsets are an event. Each one is different, from pink and orange hues that cascade across the sky to deep purples - this nightly show is phenomenal. They say that there is the possibility of a green flash as the sun sinks below the horizon. (I have never seen one, but I know people who swear that they have! Put it this way, I always look for it! ) As the sun sets and the temperature cools, it is yet another perfect time to go for a stroll. There are many great places to eat - including your back yard, which is set up with a gas grill. Get your grill on for a beachside BBQ - or head out to one of the many venues within walking distance.

St Pete Beach is the most convenient of the Pinellas chain of islands that grace the Gulf! You can be on the Pinellas Bayway in 2 minutes and on I275 in less than 10. Downtown St. Petersburg, with a plethora of restaurants and museums, as well as the Major League Baseball Team, the Tampa Bay Rays, is only a 15 min drive. Golfers? Isla del Sol is literally within walking distance or a 5 minute drive. Join Paradise Golf for privileges to Isla del Sol and many other local courses that are normally not available to non-members! There is so much to do in Downtown St. Pete that it is mind-boggling! Visit the DAli Museum, which hosts the largest collection outside of Spain. Saunter over to the Dale Chilhuly Exhibit - the only permanent one in the US! There is also the Museum of Fine Arts and the History Museum. All of those great cultural experiences are only about 15 minutes drive! Once you are "Cultured-Out," or even during the museum cultural crawl - you can enjoy the great downtown venues for food and drink along Beach Drive's waterfront promenade. No car required! Free-Beach Ride or one of the other taxi-like services will take up to 8 people downtown from St. Pete Beach for around $30 + tip! You won't want to leave the beach often though, because there is so much to do right on your door step! However, if you fancy a trip a little further afield, call Free Beach Ride or take the Suncoast Trolley. You really can manage without the need for a car on this beach vacation. Of course, if you have a car, you may want to check out Busch Gardens in Tampa - or make the 90 minute trek to Disney or Universal Studios. It is possible to drive up in the morning and back at night. One thing is for sure, the sound of the surf will never be sweeter than it is in the moment you open your patio door having just returned from a full day at a theme park! :o)

 

Manager info

Next Home Beach Time Realty

About: Next Home Beach Time Realty is a boutique vacation rental management company, as well as a full service Real Estate office. Come stay in one of our properties, we will help you to make memories - and maybe even purchase your own slice of Paradise!


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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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  • Gulf Watch Beach Retreat: White sand & clouds, green Gulf water, blue sky & You!

    Gulf Watch Beach Retreat: White sand & clouds, green Gulf water, blue sky & You!

  • Upstairs opens onto a large family room with fab views of the Gulf.

    Upstairs opens onto a large family room with fab views of the Gulf.

  • Master Checklist: Comfy king, high ceilings, Gulf view & huge balcony - CHECk!

    Master Checklist: Comfy king, high ceilings, Gulf view & huge balcony - CHECk!

  • The entire 2nd floor is  a Master Retreat affording its guests privacy & peace..

    The entire 2nd floor is a Master Retreat affording its guests privacy & peace..

  • Inside it is cool & comfy. Outside it is warm & sunny! You Ready for Beachtime?

    Inside it is cool & comfy. Outside it is warm & sunny! You Ready for Beachtime?

  • The great room combo is perfect for making holiday memories for the whole family

    The great room combo is perfect for making holiday memories for the whole family

  • The kitchen has new S/S appliances: fridge, range, dishwasher & microwave

    The kitchen has new S/S appliances: fridge, range, dishwasher & microwave

  • View from Master & Family Rm on upstairs' balcony looking south across the dunes

    View from Master & Family Rm on upstairs' balcony looking south across the dunes

  • Back downstairs, the hallway off living rm leads to 2 guest bdrms & a full bath.

    Back downstairs, the hallway off living rm leads to 2 guest bdrms & a full bath.

  • The beachside Guest Bedroom with queen is ensuite with this full bath.

    The beachside Guest Bedroom with queen is ensuite with this full bath.

  • This guest full bath services the twin guest bedroom. It has a tub/shower combo.

    This guest full bath services the twin guest bedroom. It has a tub/shower combo.

  • The brick-paved patio is your private sunbathing spot. Don't forget  sunscreen!

    The brick-paved patio is your private sunbathing spot. Don't forget sunscreen!

  • Welcome! Gulf Watch Beach Retreat awaits you & yours & the memories yet to come.

    Welcome! Gulf Watch Beach Retreat awaits you & yours & the memories yet to come.

  • This awesome room means that there are 2 separate areas for TV, games & chilling

    This awesome room means that there are 2 separate areas for TV, games & chilling

  • The huge & very private master w/ensuite bath, has a stunning view of the beach!

    The huge & very private master w/ensuite bath, has a stunning view of the beach!

  • Quintessential beach décor complements the view & helps set you onto Island Time

    Quintessential beach décor complements the view & helps set you onto Island Time

  • New flat screen TVs are  in every bedroom, & in the living & family rooms.

    New flat screen TVs are in every bedroom, & in the living & family rooms.

  • Inside there is dining for 6 & outside there is too! Choices!!!!

    Inside there is dining for 6 & outside there is too! Choices!!!!

  • Many large windows make the whole house bright and inviting.

    Many large windows make the whole house bright and inviting.

  • The Master Bath has a whirlpool tub and separate shower.

    The Master Bath has a whirlpool tub and separate shower.

  • Guest Bedrm #1 has 
queen bed, full bath adjoining, flat screen TV & beach view.

    Guest Bedrm #1 has queen bed, full bath adjoining, flat screen TV & beach view.

  • Guest Bedrm #2 has twin beds & funky retro feel. A full bath is just steps away.

    Guest Bedrm #2 has twin beds & funky retro feel. A full bath is just steps away.

  • Al fresco dining at the ground level is perfect for your beachside BBQs!

    Al fresco dining at the ground level is perfect for your beachside BBQs!

  • Gulf Watch awaits your arrival. Just add you & your perfect beach stay begins.

    Gulf Watch awaits your arrival. Just add you & your perfect beach stay begins.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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