Completely Renovated in 2016 this one bedroom 1 1/2 bath condo is a Beach Lover's paradise. It has all the laid back feel that you can only get from being on the water without sacrificing a bit of the amenities you would want to enjoy. From the king size bed, to the walk in shower, to the full kitchen, nothing has been overlooked. You will leave here rejuvenated and wanting to book your next stay!!
- Condo850 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay7 nights
1 Bedroom 1 1/2 bath condo on the sands of the Gulf of Mexico
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- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 17, 2018
We are the proud new owners of this little piece of paradise! When we first relocated to Florida over 25 years ago, this is what we thought Florida living would be like. We did not realize how rare and precious beachfront living would be. We settled in Safety Harbor, a sweet sleepy town located on the bay side of Pinellas County. It is a great place to live (but the beach is even better!)
Owner purchased this Condo in 2016
Why Owner chose Belleair Beach
I fell in love with this condo the second I walked through the door. We have spent the last four months renovating and decorating and turning Starshine (yes I named it) into the jewel box it is now. We picked out doorknobs and cabinet knobs, baseboards and bedding and on and on. Everything that is inside now was picked with love and thought. We wanted this to be a beach condo but still filled with beautiful and comfortable furnishings. Now when I walk inside, I simply can't believe that we are lucky enough to own this property It truly is beyond my wildest dreams.
What makes this Condo unique
Our deepest wish is that your stay at our home is a wonderful magical visit. Mother Nature has supplied you with her very best---our Gulf beaches are consistently ranked as some of the top in the WORLD. If the sea calls to you, then this is the place to be. Last year a sea turtle chose the beach right in front of the pool to build her nest. This is THE place to kick back, relax and rejuvenate. However, as private as our beach is, you can hop in your car and in under 5 minutes find you way to fabulous restaurants both casual and fancy.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Wonderful place to spend the week
Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. Felt right at home as soon as we entered the condo. Will recommend this place to anyone looking for a one bedroom on the beach.
Thank you so much. I love hearing that you felt right at home--it is music to my ears. It is the experience I want EVERYONE to have.
I hope you can come back again.
Another beautiful stay at Starshine!! All the comforts of home plus more. Just steps to a beautiful beach. This year we had a manatee swim right by us, so exciting!! Already looking forward to next year! Susan O.
Susan-- I am SO jealous of that manatee encounter!! You don't know how lucky you are. I actually took diving lessons to try and see one. (The lessons were a big failure--I was too cold). I have seen them in a river north of here, but never in the gulf.
I would love to say I arranged that for you --and would have if I could--but I guess the manatee just wanted to meet you.
I also am looking forward to your visit next year!---Thank you for taking the time to write those kind words.
Charming rental, hospitable owners, perfect vacation!
My partner and I had a last minute change of plans for vacation, due to red tide affecting the area we planned to originally stay. After finding Starshine, I reached out to Marty to see if we could rent her unit for the week. After some great conversation getting to learn about each other, she gladly accepted. Up until our stay, she kept open communication with us and gave us tips on the best places to go. I have never met an owner of a rental condo that was so hospitable. She seemed like an old friend. Upon arriving to Starshine, we were greeted with the sweetest little gift inside the fridge. She had plates and wine glasses set out and ready for use. The condo was spotless and completely updated. I loved being on the first floor so you could walk out directly to the pool and to the beach. We also had a perfect view of the sunset from the back patio. After reading through the guestbook in the condo and the reviews on VRBO, I could see I wasn't the only one impressed by Marty's sense of hospitality and her overall sweet persona. She AND Starshine are gems!
I also must say, I loved the location. We were close to so many wonderful restaurants and the beautiful mansions we were surrounded by were pure eye candy. If you want a relaxing, fun, and beautiful vacation, reach out to Marty and stay at the Starshine. My partner and I will definitely be back again!
How can I thank YOU for those wonderful, kind words and all the time you took to write them??? I do spend so much time trying to make Starshine perfect for each guest.
When we spoke after you arrived, you were noticing all those touches I add to make things special and I still smile when I think back to that conversation! You definitely have an eye for details.
I've been doing this just long enough to know the kind of guests I want to have and the kind I don't want to have. You are are one of the keepers and I so hope you will come back for another visit. (I also hope the wonderful woman who burst into tears--according to her husband--when she woke up in the morning, walked through the condo and saw the view, will also return).
Keep a picture of the sunset view on your desk at work --it helps to hang on to the relaxed feeling you had when you left.
I hope to have you visit again next year; I will try to outdo this year's surprises.
All the best,
Owner Marty is awesome, left a bottle of wine and cheese tray for when we arrived. Very clean, modern, cute decor. Steps to the beach. Very quiet not many people around. I highly recommended it and will be going back for sure!
Michele--I think that one word "Paradise" is the perfect description for Starshine. I know I can't claim credit for the view, the sky, the water or the sand (Clearwater Beach is always ranked one of the top beaches in the country --we have the same sand without the crowds!)
However, I do try to make your visit as comfortable as possible.
I would love to have you back to visit again.
Wonderful! Beautiful condo and beach!
Great experience! Second time staying here and look forward to returning. Owner attends to details that make you feel welcome and not just another renter.THE BEST!
Outstanding location and pristine home away from home!
Our second year at this beautiful property and this time for 2 weeks and it still wasn’t long enough! Beautifully appointed home with a private pool and beach right outside your door, you couldn’t ask for anything more. Marty is an outstanding host who thinks of every little detail to make you feel right at home. Already planning next years return!
Thank you so very much, Karen. It was great to have you back again! And really--- having a guest return for a second (or third!!!) visit is the greatest compliment I can hope to receive!
And NOW with our new beach refurbishing we have an extra 200 feet of sandy white beach right outside to enjoy.
(In fact I am going today to get new sand chairs so my guests can take even more advantage of it!)
Hope to see you again.