About the property
- Condo1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Sofa bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
The best waterviews and comforts kept our guests coming back to our Gulf Retreat 1 (VRBO Listing 43893). Eventually we found that so many people wanted to come back that we had to turn many of them away due to lack of availability. But no more: Announcing Gulf Retreat 2! The same floor plan, amenities and luxury appointments as our Gulf Retreat 1. Most importantly, the same fabulous VIEWS, and just a few feet away, in the same condo association.
Please scroll down on this page to see the comments from our previous guests or to find the link to our dedicated website for the most complete information.
FANTASTIC VIEWS from waterfront top (third) floor unit on Intercoastal Waterway. Watch wild birds, dolphins, and boats from very private balcony (you do not see, and are not seen from, other units). Garage, Pool, Quiet.
Fifteen (15) miles of wide white sand, never crowded, beach is easy access across street, great for walking, jogging, hiking, biking, fishing, and sunsets. Great location on beautiful Sand Key Island about midway between Clearwater and St. Pete beaches. Private fishing pier with bench on Intercoastal Waterway.
Spacious 1400 square feet with cathedral ceilings, open space design, large master bedroom that overlooks Intercoastal Waterway and opens onto balcony. Quiet, only four units in building. Deluxe completely furnished in 'Key West' style with king bed in master bedroom, two twin beds in guest bedroom with superior mattresses, queen-size sleep sofa, private single-car garage with remote openers.
Washer/Dryer in unit. Refrigerator with ice/water dispenser. Heated pool on grounds.
• Waterviews, waterviews, waterviews!
• Just steps to beach (approx. 150 yards)
• Washer/Dryer in unit
• Computer with high-speed cable internet and WiFi
• Unlimited long-distance calls (USA and Canada)
• Upgraded digital cable TV package
• Private 1 car garage
• much more!
Restrictions. 7 day minimum. No elevator, you will walk up two flights of stairs (but wait until you see the view!!). Must be at least 25 to rent. Sorry, no pets are permitted. Quiet hours 10:00 PM -8:00 AM. (This is not a party building.)
Keywords: Condominium Waterfront
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Darryl Glenn
Isabel is from Spain and we met while I lived and worked there for ten years. During our years there we enjoyed traveling throughout Europe and especially staying in the quaint Bed and Breakfasts that are so typical there. We made notes of all of the things we liked and disliked about everywhere we stayed and planned to one day have somewhere unique and cozy of our own to offer to vacationers. In 2000 work brought us to St. Petersburg, Florida. In 2004 we purchased a condo in Indian Shores, just a few miles from our home. We decorated it with nothing but the best (Isabel is an Interior Decorator and has her own business). As guests began to know us and word began to get around we soon had a steady flow of visitors and a full calendar. Just repeat visitors were nearly keeping the unit booked. In 2008 we decided to buy a second unit, with the exact same floor plan and the same extraordinary views, just a few steps away. We call them our Gulf Retreat 1 and Gulf Retreat 2.
Darryl Glenn purchased this Condo in 2006
Why Darryl Glenn chose Indian Shores
We love Indian Shores because it is the quietest, most relaxed part of Sand Key, the barrier island that runs along the Gulf shore from St. Pete Beach to Clearwater. It is the narrowest part of the Sand Key, only 150-200 yards across where we are located. That means you can enjoy both the Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico only a few steps apart. Indian Shores is the last part of the coastline in Pinellas County that preserves a small-town feel. Gulf Blvd. is still just a two-lane road and the speed limit is 35 m.p.h. There's is only one traffic light in Indian Shores. There isn't as much asphalt as you see to the south or north of us, a lot fewer high-rise buildings and none of the tourist traps. While you will find all the restaurants and conveniences you need near-by Indian Shores is still primarily a residential, family-oriented community.
What makes this Condo unique
Our view is of the Intracoastal Waterway, the body of water that separates Sand Key from the mainland. We love it because of all the boat traffic - it's fun to watch. The dolphins are always a joy to see, too. They are most active early in the morning or at sunset. Manatee are a little harder to spot, but are always around, too. When the tide is low there is a sandbar that emerges from the water just off our balcony. The seabirds all come to feed there and it's wonderful entertainment. And the Intracoastal Waterway is beautiful to behold at night, when the lights from the boats and other properties reflect off the surface. You must see it to appreciate it! And of course the beach is just across the street. It takes just a couple of minutes to get there walking. It's never crowded and always relaxing. We have beach toys, inflatables, beach chairs, an umbrella, a cooler... everything you need except a good book and suntan lotion! And we even have a handy cart to put everything in and wheel it across the street!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Our home from home
This was our third stay with Darryl and Isabel. It really is just like coming home now. The apartment is a joy and sitting on the balcony or on the jetty is the most serene way to spend a few hours. Planning our next visit already.
We just spent 5 enjoyable weeks at this condo. It has a great view and we love the location and really like having the garage. Darryl is so helpful and easy to work with. This was our second stay and we plan to return next January for another month.
Beautiful Condo, Great Location
Overall we had a great experience at gulf retreat 2 condo. Everything was decorated beautifully, clean and well kept. There is lots of space and they even had kids toys games and wonderful books for adults. There were only a few minor issues we had that were not major by any means. Things to keep in mind there are 4 flights of stairs to reach the condo, it is about an hour or more with traffic to tampa, and keep in mind the week of Jan1st is actually quite cold so we didn't get to do beach as much. But any other time of year it is super convenient to the beaches, the view is gorgeous, and there is plenty of resources that are provided. There are a couple of pots/pans that may need to be replaced and the knives are wearing down and may need replacing but other than that everything is very very well kept. Thank you for a beautiful stay.
We're so happy you enjoyed your stay! Weather is always tricky, I'm sorry it wasn't ideal for you. It's only January 10 and it was in the 70's today. You never know what to expect!
I'd like to clarify the stairs, because it's not exactly 4 flights of stairs. Our buildings have three levels: The garage is on the bottom level, there is a unit on the first level and our unit is on the second (top) level. So you do have to walk up two levels - or two flights - of stairs to gain access to our unit. There is a bend in each flight of stairs with a small landing, so the two flights of stairs are broken up into 4 sections, but there are really only two stories of stairs in total.
Thank you for letting us know about the cookware that needs replacing, too. We'll make sure to get it replaced!
Darryl and Isabel
Indian Shores Visit
Great location, walking distance go fun restaurants, beach and shopping. Excellent wildlife viewing from patio or dock....nice beaches!
Third time staying at this condo, love it every time!
I love coming back to this property, it feels like home! This was my first time visiting during the holidays and the condo was decked out in Christmas decorations and a big tree! It made our stay that much more special
We really enjoyed are stay. Very nice condo. It was beautifully staged. Great view of the water. Owners were nice, friendly and accommodating.
Live Theater (Clearwater, Tampa, St. Pete, Sarasota), Museums (Tampa, St. Pete, Sarasota), Parks, Trolley Runs Length of Beach (trolley stop in front of condo), Dolphin watching tours, John Pass Village .
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Arrival/departure days are Sunday. Exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis. In certain instances we may allow a stay of less than 7 nights. Payment by personal check (in U.S. Dollars) is preferred. We accept cashiers checks or money orders in U.S. Dollars as well.