Vista Verde is Spanish for “green view,” and your view from the balcony of Vista Verde East 6-247 is indeed one of lush green lawns and palm trees, as well as of the complex’s sparkling swimming pool. This 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo has much more going for it beside the view, however: Located on Isla del Sol, a barrier island in Boca Ciega Bay, it’s less than 2 miles from the beaches along the Gulf of Mexico and only a 15-minute drive to downtown St. Petersburg.
Decorated in classic island style, with pale green walls to complement the views outside the windows, the living/dining area is spacious enough that everyone can spend time together without feeling on top of one another. When you’re not nestled on the sectional sofa watching a movie on the flat-screen TV with cable you can kick back in an armchair to take advantage of the free WiFi while the kid's sprawl out on the carpet with their toys. Sliding glass doors lead out to the covered balcony; furnished with a table and chairs, it’s a lovely spot for sipping an early-morning cup of coffee or lingering over margaritas late at night beneath the twinkling stars.
Given how many fabulous restaurants are nearby, you might not eat in much. Then again, the fishing along the bay and the gulf is excellent, so there’s a good chance you’ll reel in some snapper or grouper you’ll want to cook up. The kitchen of Vista Verde E 6-247 is equipped with a new refrigerator, stove, microwave, blender, and knives, along with all the other appliances, cookware, and tableware you could possibly need. Just off the kitchen is the unit’s full-size washer and dryer. Along with a table for 6 in the dining room, there’s a table for 4 in the kitchen. Maybe one night you’ll want to serve the kids dinner in the kitchen while the grown-ups treat themselves to a more leisurely meal in the dining area.
Vista Verde E 6-247 includes 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Having a bathroom for each bedroom means you won’t have to line up in the hallway for your turn to take your morning shower. The master bedroom features a queen-size bed; the 2nd bedroom includes a pair of twin beds. Each bedroom has its own TV and ample storage. There’s a queen-size air mattress as well, should you have extra guests. When you arrive the beds will already made up, plenty of clean towels will be in both bathrooms, and extra bedding will be ready and waiting. If you want to start your vacation with a nap or a shower, you can.
It’s more likely that you’ll want to head out straight to the swimming pool, though. Because the pool is heated, you can plunge in just about any time of year. Afterward, laze on a chaise with a cool drink and a good book, or indulge in a soak in the outdoor spa.
When you’re not luxuriating by the pool you can explore pocket-size Isla del Sol on foot or bike. Or you can drive to several acclaimed beaches in less than 10 minutes. Located right on the Gulf of Mexico, Pass-a-Grille offers great swimming, paddleboarding, parasailing, canoeing, and kayaking, as well as the opportunity to spy dolphins; in addition to its pristine beach, the town features plenty of artisanal shops, restaurants, and a luxury spa. Vista Verde E 6-247 is also less than 10 minutes from Fort De Soto Park, home to miles of beaches, fishing piers, a historic fort, canoe and walking trails, boat ramps, playgrounds, picnic areas, and several hundred species of birds. For more-urbane pursuits, in just 15 minutes you can drive to St. Petersburg, whose attractions include the Dalí Museum and the Sunken Gardens.
Vista Verde E 6-247 has a 1-week minimum stay, with a Saturday arrival in high season. It also needs to be booked at least 18 days prior to arrival. So reserve your stay today, and start planning your fun in the sun.
Please Note: This community requires an advance registration, 15 days prior to arrival. This property cannot be booked less than 18 days prior to your arrival date.