"My husband & I stayed at Gulf Gate Resort condo #507 for 2 1/2 weeks in September, 2016. Our adult daughter joined us the last week. I must say this condo is above & beyond what we expected. We thought the pictures online were beautiful, but the pics don't do it justice. This codominium is much more beautiful in reality ~ it is stunningly gorgeous...
Condo #507 is large & roomy & has everything you need for the perfect beach vacation:
1.) A full, newly-remodeled kitchen with a smooth-top stove, granite counter tops, & all the dishes, glasses, cups, bowls, utensils, pots, pans, etc. you need.
2.) Comfortable beds ~ plus the sofa bed has a lovely, brand new queen size mattress.
3.) You don't have to pay a resort fee for beach chairs & umbrellas. #507 has a beach chair & 2 beach umbrellas outside in the balcony closet. Plus there are also beach toys, floaters, pool noodles, & 2 beach balls to play with. If you need more beach chairs, there are additional chairs in the pool BBQ area. Free to borrow!
4.) We didn't have a car & didn't need one. Everything is a short walking distance away ~ numerous restaurants, Publix Grocery Store, Dollar Tree, CVS Pharmacy, & other businesses. And there is a shopping cart in the hall closet. If you do want to travel further, the trolley bus stop is right close by, or you can take the Free Beach Ride taxi service for only a donation.
5.) You are right on beautiful St. Pete Beach... just walk across the foot bridge over the sand dunes, & you're there!
6.) The lightly heated pool is refreshing, & the hot tub is fun & feels great.
7.) In a covered area near the pool, there are barbeques available for use.
Bob, the owner, was very friendly, kind, & attentive to our needs. He called us a couple days after we arrived to make sure we had what we needed & that everything was all right. And he again called us before we checked out.
What more can I say? Gulf Gate Resort #507 has everything you need & want for the perfect St. Pete Beach vacation! We visited during the off-season, so the price was inexpensive (especially compared to the big-name resorts!)... & we absolutely loved it!"
Date of Stay: September 2016
Review Submitted: September 24, 2016