FOOTPRINTS HIDEAWAY FALL SPECIALS FOR 2014-TWO PRIVATE BALCONIES 3/2 CORNER UNIT

Tina & John Altieri

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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FOOTPRINTS HIDEAWAY FALL SPECIALS FOR 2014-TWO PRIVATE BALCONIES 3/2 CORNER UNIT

Indian Rocks Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

PRIVATE BEACH FRONT CONDO with PANORAMIC VIEWS 3BR/2Bth Sleeps 6-Family friendly

FOOTPRINTS VACATION HIDEAWAY - Your family vacation awaits you in this beautiful, private gulf front condo located directly on the beach with 2 balconies leading directly to miles of sugary, white sand and pool. Breathtaking sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico's shimmering waters. Accommodations are unsurpassed in this spacious 3 bedroom/2 bath haven. NOT ONE -- but TWO FULL BALCONIES! Enjoy the gorgeous views of the Gulf of Mexico from the private balcony off the master bedroom or enjoy the view of the inter-coastal waterway from the second balcony located off the over sized family room. Relax and take a few steps to our private fishing dock while watching yachts sail back to the marina. Catch the dolphins at play from either balcony. (Check out our guest comments)

Our spacious, bright, corner unit located in a small, secure building includes all the comforts of home. Private elevator, accessed only by key holders, takes you to your front door; or use the stairwell from the beach side balcony to get to the pool/beach. Great for families with children -- you can see your little ones on the beach from the balcony! That's how close you are!

Our kitchen has been updated complete with new counter tops and appliances.. Supplies include pots, pans, dishes and all you would need to prepare a meal at home.

Master bedroom has new king bed/large sitting area/private bathroom/walk in closet. Master bathroom recently updated with beautiful new tile. This room has gulf views with sliders to private balcony. Stairwell to pool from this balcony is convenient. (2nd Floor) Balcony is private in that people cannot see from other units or pool area. Great for coffee in pj's or sunbathing!

Second bedroom decorated in sea shell theme equipped with comfortable twin beds. The third bedroom is also soft sea shell motif complete with new queen size bed and TV.

Family room is over sized with large sitting area. This room can be split in two. Watch tv on one side of the room in our comfy couches; or, read in the sitting area which has recliner and large rattan chair; or just sit and watch the action on the intercoastal and fishing dock. 32'TV with growing collection of DVD's; sliders provide access to 2nd balcony with a great view of the intercoastal and Gulf Boulevard.

Laundry Room - complete with new washer/dryer and slop sink.

You will find this beach front vacation hideaway not only inviting but affordable and practical. So... just relax and 'Hide Away' or visit nearby theme parks, attractions and nightlife. Try one of the fabulous dinner/gambling cruises! Indulge in one of our many local restaurants to experience superb dining all within minutes of this condo. BBQ poolside at sunset with cocktails! Leave the car home and bike ride or take the Trolley that runs on Gulf Boulevard. The possibilities are endless!

OUR RATES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

LONG DISTANCE ANYWHERE IN THE US AND CANADA (comes in handy when cell phones don't get reception) No need to hang off the balcony for a signal!

WIRELESS INTERNET ; No extra fees for unlimited access. Unlike many local hotels that still charge a fee.

BABIES/CHILDREN: portable crib, high chair, walker, bed rail, diapers, baby toys, sand toys, etc. all on premises and sanitized on a regular basis.

FOR THE BEACH: Beach chairs, Large beach towels, Beach Blanket, Beach Umbrella, Assorted Sand Toys, balls, games, paddles, beach baci ball and so much more are all on the premises. No need to haul or purchase pass times.

Please call today and be the next family to put your Footprints in the Sand! Here are some of the comments our guests have left in our guest book. These are just several of the many positive ratings.....

Additional updated comments can be found in the Guest Comment section of our listing. Be sure and check it out!

SEE YOU AT THE BEACH!!

John & Tina

June 2003

We had a wonderful week here at your place on the beach. It was our first family trip to the Gulf and this is a beautiful place. We loved everything -- water, sand, shells And, thank-you so much for the water toys you left for us to play with. We have left them and a few more for other families to enjoy. The Strouse Family

July 03

Thanks so very much for such a nice place to stay. It was just like being at home. We have really enjoyed our stay here. Hope you will allow us to come back another time. We tried to leave the condo the way we found it. Thanks again! Layman Family, Arkansas

July 2003

Dear Tina, John & Kids,

How blessed you are! A beautiful place for a wonderful family. Thank you so much for allowing our family to enjoy your little piece of Heaven here on earth. The ocean/gulf was so peaceful and relaxing. It rejuvenated Frank and me. The kids enjoyed us and we enjoyed them! Miracles do happen!! Family time is critical for the whole family and the Beach always reminds us of that! We look forward to another week next year! God bless you all, the Allegra’s , Florida

August 2003

Had an exceptional time this week. We will be back same time next year. Holston Family, Florida

August 2003

We had a wonderful time here with our family. This is our first vacation with our two granddaughters -(2 yrs and 2 months) the girls had a wonderful time. Eleanor loved the beach and the ocean and little Evelyn loved to nap on the king size bed!! Your condo is beautiful and wonderfully equipped. We had everything we needed. Thanks so much for providing a highchair. That was a very thoughtful gesture and we appreciate it. We used your beach toys and added a few to your collection. Thanks again - we hope to return again. The Fosters - St. Louis MO

August 2003

Last night we watched a giant sea turtle lay her eggs and today everyone is flying kites! Your beautiful place has made it so easy to enjoy our week all together! Risens, Bloomington IN/Chicago, IL

Dear Tina John & Family

As always we have enjoyed staying at your beautiful condo! Again it is perfect. We will be back again for our fifth year next year. Dave & Pauline - Sheffield

Call today and be the next family to put your footprints in the sand!!! Additional photos available on request.

ADDITIONAL RENTAL INFORMATION:

* Weekly Rental - Saturday to Saturday.

* ADD: 12% Tax, $125 Cleaning, 10% Holiday Week Surcharge.

Keywords: Footprints Vacation Hideaway at West Coast Vista. Awesome, private location directly ON the beach. Beautiful water views from condo with plenty of room for the family to enjoy all the comforts of home. This 3/2 home away from home is truly incredible beach living with magnificent, views of Gulf and Intercoastal. TWO separate balconies ---corner unit in small secure building. UPDATED FAMILY ROOM WITH COMFORTABLE NEW FURNITURE.......

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Tina & John Altieri (Owner)
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About Tina & John Altieri

We have lived in Florida for over 20 years. Before purchasing this unit, we scoped the beaches from the east to the west coast of Florida. When we found Indian Rocks Beach, we found our dream home away from home. The water is turquoise and feels tropical. The beauty of the location is unique in that it is private enough to just 'hide away' and relax; and, at the same time be close to some of Florida's main attractions. This location has it all.

Tina & John Altieri purchased this condo in 2002

Why Tina & John Altieri chose Indian Rocks Beach

We have a large family with eight children. At the time of purchase the oldest was 14 and the youngest an infant. One of our most favorite things about our unit is how close it is to everything. Literally, steps away from the gulf waters. You can see the kids building sand castles on the beach while sipping cocktails on the balcony. Our children are now grown and still love the beach and the proximity of the night life in Clearwater as well as the water/theme parks in Tampa and Orlando. Fishing from our private dock is another favorite of our younger teens. The list goes on......

What makes this condo unique

Some of the most popular benefits of this condo is it's size and location. The building itself is private with a total of 15 units. Even at full capacity, it is private and quiet. The sand is soft and white and the water is crystal clear. The condo is situated in the 'narrows' which is surrounded by both the gulf and the intercoastal. The photos are very deceiving. Most people, upon arrival, express how happy they are with the size of the unit and the views. It is very roomy and split into two sections: the gulf side and the intercoastal side. Come and check it out soon.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Tina,



Just a note to say how very much we enjoyed our stay at your

lovely condo. Truly a perfect space to relax and unwind

from the routine of life. Each day after returning from our

outings, Lucy would say "home" as we stepped off the

elevator and into the entry. We certainly did feel at home.



Each of us will treasure the memories of Lucy's first time

on the beach (I think we heard the word, "water," at least

100 times that week). She loved playing with bubbles on the

balcony, and running back and forth between the kitchen and

the living room. She slept peacefully each night in the

blue bedroom with her new monkey. We took her to the zoo in

Tampa and the aquarium in Clearwater. She was the star of

the show one night as she danced to the live music at My

Place on the Beach. As for the rest of us, Emily and I

loved running on the beach in the morning. Luke got in an

afternoon of golf. Jim and Luke saw a manatee in the gulf.

Each couple enjoyed a "date night," Jim and I ate at Guppy's

and Emily and Luke ate at the Pub. We loved playing cards

on the balcony. Luke and I were victorious!



IT WAS A PERFECT VACATION, MANY "PRICELESS" MOMENTS. We are

definitely thinking of a return visit. Thank you for

opening your home to us.



Warmly, Carol
Sep 2009
  • 1 of 2
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 43 traveler reviews

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Footprints Hideaway FALL SPECIALS FOR 2014-TWO PRIVATE BALCONIES 3/2 CORNER UNIT
average rating of 4.6511626 based on 43 reviews
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Footprints Hideaway FALL SPECIALS FOR 2014-TWO PRIVATE BALCONIES 3/2 CORNER UNIT
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p30001vb
(352) 428-0218
Indian Rocks Beach Florida Central Gulf Coast
Canada
5

A wonderful home away from home

  • 5 of 5
We had an amazing time at the condo. Tina did an amazing job at working with our schedule, to ensure a smooth check in. Everything was organized and prepared so well. We arrived to a lovely, clean, spacious condo with a gorgeous view of the beach and the gulf. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed, and we enjoyed cooking and barbequing our own meals there. However it was also nice to be close to so many restaurants, and the ice cream parlor which we frequented that week! Additionally there are lots of extra towels, and beach toys which saved us a lot of space packing. The condo is decorated in order to really have that beachy feel. I wish we could have stayed longer. This is the perfect condo for families or for a group of friends. This was an amazing home away from home, and I hope to be back ! Thank you again Tina !
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Footprints Hideaway FALL SPECIALS FOR 2014-TWO PRIVATE BALCONIES 3/2 CORNER UNIT
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p30001vb
(352) 428-0218
Indian Rocks Beach Florida Central Gulf Coast
4

we had a great time

  • 4 of 5
The condo was very nice. We loved the balcony and stairs down to the beach and pool. The king bed was wonderful. We had a great time. Beautiful views and beach front.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Footprints Hideaway FALL SPECIALS FOR 2014-TWO PRIVATE BALCONIES 3/2 CORNER UNIT
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p30001vb
(352) 428-0218
Indian Rocks Beach Florida Central Gulf Coast
Collinsville, IL
5

Great Beach Property!!!

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a wonderful week long family vacation in Indian Rocks Beach, FL. This property was great - very clean and comfortable for all of us. Very convenient to anything we wanted to get to - great restaurants, grocery stores, Fresh Seafood Market (Ward's - excellent), John's Pass, etc. - Tina was great to deal with - From the time we inquired about renting this property, until the time we checked out. We had an early flight the day we arrived, and Tina was able to turn the unit around and get us in to begin out vacation earlier than the normal 4 o'clock check in time - and allowed us to take our time at check out - one more thing that made our week of R&R wonderful. Thank you Tina and John for sharing your "home" with us.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Pam,
Your review is all the thanks needed to continue to offer our guests the best possible service we can. We truly enjoy every aspect of beachfront living and strive to share it with families who feel the same! I look forward to seeing you again next year. In the meantime be sure to check out our photos from time to time as we continue to make Footprints home away from home to our preferred guests. See you next year!
Sincerely,
Tina & John
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Footprints Hideaway FALL SPECIALS FOR 2014-TWO PRIVATE BALCONIES 3/2 CORNER UNIT
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p30001vb
(352) 428-0218
Indian Rocks Beach Florida Central Gulf Coast
Knoxville, TN
5

Love the beach!

  • 5 of 5
We had a lovely time at the condo! This was our second stay at this condo and our 4th stay at the complex. The view from the patio is spectacular! I love the fact that we can see the beach on one side of the condo and the Intra-coastal waterway on the other side. Very unique! Tina is very accommodating and tends to any needs you might have.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marii & Family,
Thank you for your 5 star review. It was a pleasure to accommodate your family. We appreciate your loyalty and care while staying at our home away from home and look forward to many years ahead of new memories with your growing family. Be sure and check our web photos for ongoing updates and changes as we strive to make our condo family friendly with all the comforts of home.

All the best,
Tina & John
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Footprints Hideaway FALL SPECIALS FOR 2014-TWO PRIVATE BALCONIES 3/2 CORNER UNIT
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p30001vb
(352) 428-0218
Indian Rocks Beach Florida Central Gulf Coast
1

Buyer Beware

  • 1 of 5
If you are considering renting this property check a few things out first before you part with any money. Ask for a copy of the 6 page “Do’s and Don’ts” document that you will receive just before you check in and also ask for a copy of the 2 page Check Out “Do’s” you will find them enlightening. Also, if you do rent it, when you get there take pictures of the inside of the condo and then when you leave do the same again so you have proof of the condition at both times.

The cleaning fee is not for cleaning the condo when you leave as you would expect but as the owner informed me by e-mail after we had left, and I quote from that e-mail, “You paid a clean fee, which is for linens including beach towels” so ensure the condo is super clean when you leave or you will lose part or all of your Security Deposit.

In all the years we have been renting vacation homes this is the first time we have been accused of leaving the place dirty and breaking items in the home (which we did not) and also the first time we have lost half of the Security Deposit. So in closing if you choose to rent this condo look upon the Cleaning Fee and the Security deposit as part of the weekly rental.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alan,

Your review is most helpful in reiterating our policies to new guests. It is unfortunate that you did not take your own advice and take photos upon arrival. However, your text messages and emails at check in are all the evidence needed to insure the unit was to your satisfaction. I’m not quite sure if you did not read our rental agreement or just didn't understand it before signing it twice; first electronically and second a hard copy. All of the costs, cleaning fees, security deposit deductions, etc., are simple and noted in our rental agreement.

You were provided with time stamped photos and a corresponding list of the damages with an opportunity to negotiate a fair amount to be deducted from your security. Threatening emails were your reply and proved that you would not reason by denying any and all damages.

We have fulfilled our contractual obligation and have gone above and beyond to provide you with a detailed report of the minimal charges deducted.

Furthermore, the check in packet outlines common sense rules that were designed to protect the unit from destructive guests and also protects the guest from damages caused by prior tenants. It also outlines safety issues as well as rules and regs and do’s and don’ts which most of my guests find informative and a useful guide.

Finally, in reviewing all of our correspondence your one star rating seems to be the result of $125 deduction for the damages during your stay. Be sure and check out recent updates and replacements since your departure. With all the choices of vacation rentals, I’m sure you can return to one of your previous locations. Best of luck to you.
Sincerely,
Tina & John Altieri
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Footprints Hideaway FALL SPECIALS FOR 2014-TWO PRIVATE BALCONIES 3/2 CORNER UNIT
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p30001vb
(352) 428-0218
Indian Rocks Beach Florida Central Gulf Coast
Ahmedabad,Gujarat,India
5

Vacation on the Beach

  • 5 of 5
We had a very pleasant & memorable stay of two weeks at this well managed condo along Florida Gulf cost.
We found the unit clean,neat,well furnished & tastefully decorated.The building is located at a nice spot offering beautiful views of sunset & sunrise.Photographs posted on unit's website do reflect real thing.
The owner/manager was sincere & prompt . Our dis comfort with Soft mattres,s was quickly resolved by replacing it with a new one .So was dish washer replaced due to water leakage .Over all we were very pleased & happy with the care & attention we received that made our stay a pleasant one .
We hope to come again to this beach front condo at Indian Rocks beach.
  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5 Star review. In the past ten years we have tried our best to please our guests by providing all the comforts of home. You both have made it such a pleasure to make the necessary changes during your vacation. Your communication throughout your stay made it possible to bring the unit up to the standards our guests have come to expect. As our busy summer comes to an end, we are continuing to update and refresh the condo. Be sure and check out our new photos for just some of the changes since your stay; new washer/dryer have been added to the collection of updated appliances and new couches are on their way. John and I plan to take a mini vacation to see exactly what additional work needs to be done. I look forward to hearing from you soon with your new vacation dates. All the best to both of you and thank you for making my job so easy. Sincerely, Tina Altieri
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Salt Rock Grill
The Pub Waterfront Restaurant
Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary
Salt Rock Grill
Il Lido
Bay 1 Ice Cream & Sandwich
Mahuffer's Aka Sloppy John's
Tiki Gardens - Indian Shores Beach Access
Guppy's On the Beach - Grill & Bar
Keegan's Seafood Grille
Florida Botanical Gardens
Crabby Bill's
E & E Stakeout Grill
Slyce Pizza Bar
Publix
Lighthouse Doughnuts
CVS Drug Store
Beach Welcome Center
HERSHEY'S ICE CREAM SHOP!
Los Mexicanos
T J's Gourmet Italian Cafe
Panera Bread
Bonefish Grill
Pinky's Ice Cream & Candy Shop
Winn-Dixie
IRB Sushi
Gulf Coast Museum of Art
Villa Gallace
Tampa International Airport
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
"Home of Dolphin Tales Summer! Come visit the famous dolphin!"
Car: recommended

Minutes from Clearwater Beach! Variety of day cruises such as Pirate Cruise, Gambling, Dinner/Dancing, Dolphin Watching, etc, Theme parks such as Busch Gardens/Adventure Island Water Park, Disney/Sea World, Fabulous shopping ranging from up-scale boutiques to moderate stores minutes from condo, Golfing, Miniature Golf, Fine Dining along Gulf Boulevard where the Trolley takes you anywhere from Clearwater Beach to John's Pass.

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Indian Rocks Beach Condo Rental Rates

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Low Season
Aug 9 2014 - Dec 20 2014
7 night minimum stay
$975
 

Additional information about rental rates

Clean fee $125 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Cleaning/Linens $125.00/Credit Card Fee 2%/Holidays Add 10%/Specials Available
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Amenities

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Indian Rocks Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Elevator
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • basketball court
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
COMPLIMENTARY LONG DISTANCE CALLING - US, CANADA, PUERTO RICO, VIRGIN ISLANDS, MARIANA ISLANDS and more, COMPLIMENTARY WI-FI, Washer & Dryer (in-unit), Heated Pool, CRIB/HIGH CHAIR/STROLLER/WALKER ON PREMISES AT NO EXTRA CHARGE
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