Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
About Kathy Wilhelm
My husband and I are native to Buffalo New York. The cold winters in Buffalo are what brought us to vacation throughout Florida when our children were younger. We liked the laid back family atmosphere of the Treasure Island area and specifically Sunset Vistas. My husband also enjoys fishing and it is world class in this area. Being able to navigate the beaches with ease was a plus for us. There are times we only use our car for groceries.
Kathy Wilhelm purchased this Condo in 2008
Why Kathy Wilhelm chose Treasure Island
Being small business owners it is difficult to get away for long periods of time and being in the Sunset Vistas rental program was a plus for us. Customer service is very important to us as vacationers and we wanted the same great service for our guests. No punching in a code to get into the condo or having to call an answering service if you need assistance. That's what are staff are for. We love the feeling of being at a hotel with all the amenities, yet, inside you have all of the conveniences of home. For us, it is the best of both worlds. The hotel atmosphere with the convenience and space of a condo and the ability to have breakfast and lunch "in" was an added plus. We have found this a big time and cost savings.
What makes this Condo unique
Having access to the staff at the property is what we like the best. It gives you a sense of security knowing that as a vacationer your personal contact with me is not over once the reservation is made. Our staff are there for you 24/7. They are a great group of people that will do everything they can to make your stay more pleasurable. Our location is within 20 minutes to downtown St. Pete, 20 minutes to Clearwater, 30 minutes to Tampa International Airport, 10 minute walk to Johns Pass, a 1 hour boat trip to the best fishing anyone could ask for and of course a 2 minute walk to the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico!!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Smoking permitted on the balcony
Childrens Splash Pad
Minimum age of primary renter:25
At check-in the front desk will establish credit for $60 per day for incidental charges for guest convenience.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Kathy was great. She helped out with things to do. I would give this place a 5 star no problem the only complaint I have is they need to do something about the locals coming to the pool. The only reason I am bringing it up is so maybe they fix this so other don’t have to deal with it. Loved how the beach was not over crowded. Parking spot was very nice not ever looking for a spot. The condo had everything you need. I would like to thank kathy for everything. You let my family enjoy are Christmas in Florida. Thanks again.
Happy New Year Jeff! This is why I so love when guests leave reviews. If we are not told about issues we can not fix them. Unfortunately, this can occasionally be an issue at all of the nicer pools on the beach. Our security guards used to go around the pool and check room cards to weed out the locals. Some of our guests were bothered by this but it is the only way to check. Im thinking it might be time to start asking occasionally for room cards again. I will call the manager today. Also for guests staying in the future....the front desk will be more than happy to check into any issues like this if t you let them know . We have security on staff 24/7.
Thank being said I am so glad that you and your family had a nice time and that you enjoyed the holiday on the beach. I look forward to having you again!
great stay. perfect!
we'll be back! :)
I love hearing this Dan. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It is so helpful for future guests. We look forward to having you again soon!.
This unit is by far the best kept beach condo we have stayed in, bar none, throughout the country, as well as Mexico and the Carribean. Kathy shows a consistent and impeccable interest in her guests' experience from the moment the reservation is made through check out. The Resort itself has a perfect location with any and every amenity you could ever need within a short walk.
Wow! What a nice review. I am so happy that you enjoyed yourselves and I hope you will call me again for a return trip for some sun and sand time!
This unit is not a Beach Front unit. It is a beach side view 2/3 of the way back of the building. You get to look at the back of the other condos and listen to the traffic.
The windows were full of condensation and the floors were sticky do to a air conditioning filter that was packed full of dust and took them over two days to fix.
The TV fell off the wall in the master bedroom which was caught before it hit anything else. It had been installed with the wrong screw anchors, I went out and purchased proper toggle bolts and fixed it as it was faster than having the maintenance do it because they did not even have any bits for their drill.
We used the washer and dryer and the dryer left black marks on our white clothes. Upon inspection the filter was totally plugged with lint and sand. Tried to clean it up but the sand still left marks on our clothes, it was unusable.
The shower heads had no water flow , they were full of minerals. the wife had long hair and was not able to properly rinse her hair.Also there was black fungus growing on the bottoms of the second bathroom shower curtains.
When we went to use the DVD player in the main living room one night, it did not work for the 5 year old grandson.
As it turns out we had family in another unit in the building and the comparison was like night and day. The other unit was well maintained, was beach front for the same price.
We were totally disappointed, this unit on the north side was certainly not the cream of the crop in this building. Would never go back to this unit.
The Sunset Vista condos have different owners and all have their own ideas for decorating their units. We will go back to this area as the other unit on the south as it is beautiful, the grounds are well keep, the pools and all the other ammenities are great. It is a superb place.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. As I mentioned to you when you contacted me after checking out, the company that maintains our condo is on site 24/7 and had you contacted me or the front desk when you checked in I could have had the items assessed aimmediately. I wished you would have done that. This is the luxury of having an onsite management comapany. I did have reservations back to back before and after you and you will see from their reviews posted that the other guests did not have any issues and gave the property 5 stars. However, I would not be a good owner if I did not have your concerns assessed which was done within 24 hours of you contacting me and a report was sent to VRBO due to you initiating a claim. I immediately, contacted the guest that checked in the day you checked out to see if there were items that needed repair and the guest said all was fine. After her 3 night stay our manager reported back to me that the DVR in fact was not operational but had you called the front desk they could have gotten you a new one immediately from stock. As far as the showers go the next guest had no problem but they did change out the shower head in the master bath to improve flow. Moisture on the windows was unfounded and we do have our furnace filters changed on a monthly basis...more often than most prople do at home. Regarding the view....I show in my photos a very accurate view from my balcony. Our property is located on the beach ! My view is from the side of the building which does not affect the view my guests see of the beach and gulf. It's a great view which is why our condo is so popular. I have not had anyone who had so many complaints in my 13 years of owning several properties . That being said, I did offer you a substantial discount for your next stay which you were not satisfied with. I am sorry that I was unable to make you happy but dont think that anything I would have done would have been enough.
Lovely beachside condo. A clean, comfortable condo close to everything.
This condo was perfect for relaxing and walking on the beach. Beautiful pool, and clean tidy grounds. Check in was easy and they made sure you had everything you need. Roomy condo and perfect balcony to sit and look at the ocean. We will be back! Loved this home away from home.
I am pleased that our condo met your expectations and it sounds like you enjoyed the view as much as we do. Thank you again for taking the time to write a review and I look forward to hearing from you again.
Perfect family vacation!
This was the perfect size place for my family of 5. My son (15) said the sleeper sofa was comfy :) The view even not centered with the Gulf was spectacular. The area was great for shopping and family bonding time. We rented a boat at Johns Pass and took it out to shell island (highly recommend), we rented jet skis, visited Universal in Orlando (2 hour drive) and utilized the beach rentals for a fun beach day of paddle boarding and relaxing. Pools was great, on site bar was very cool. I can’t say enough about Kathy the property owner. She gave us so many ideas, called and made it all so easy and predictable! Highly recommend and I know we’ll be back!
Wow sounds like you guys were really busy! The trip to Shell island is one of my favorites. Its a great way to explore the waters of the gulf of Mexico. I love that you took the day trip to Orlando, an easy ride and something fun to do while at the beach. I look forward to hearing from you again in the near future and will be happy to add to your list of things to do!
Sunset Vistas is easily accessible to the many attractions along the west coast of Florida. Locally, Treasure Island is home to John's Pass Fishing and Shopping Village, and one of Florida's finest white sandy beaches. Dinner and casino cruises are only steps away as are adventure tours, including parasailing, scuba diving and jet skiing.
In nearby St. Petersburg you can enjoy fascinating museums, The Pier, and Fort De Soto Beach (recently rated the top beach in the United States). Tarpon Springs is a quaint Greek fishing village known for sponge diving. In Tampa you will want to visit historic Ybor City, the Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo, MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry) and of course Busch Gardens and Adventure Island. Make Sunset Vistas your home to experience Tampa Bay Devil Rays baseball, Buccaneer NFL football or Lightning NHL hockey. Our staff will be delighted to help steer you in the direction of your most memorable vacation experience!