This condo was built on the island of Tierra Verde, which has similar geography to the Florida Keys. This fairly narrow island is bounded by the Gulf of Mexico to the west and Tampa Bay to the east. We are easily accessible by driving interstate highways to within six miles of our building. Tampa International Airport is a twenty five minute drive.
What sets this condo apart is the view of Tampa Bay and the privacy you will enjoy from the balcony. The building is located right at the waterfront without any other buildings obstructing the view. You will gaze on miles of open water, framed by palm trees and shoreline mangroves. Sometimes, you will observe dolphins and manatee as they swim just off shore. Our large private balcony is only sixty feet from the water. From the balcony, living room and dining room, you can enjoy the tranquil and peaceful views. We invite you to browse through the photos to see why the view will reel you in and never let you go.
The condo itself sleeps six guests. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and a full bathroom. The guest bedroom has two twin beds. The living room has a queen size sleep sofa. The second full bathroom is located across the hall from the guest bedroom. There is a dining room and a full kitchen. The kitchen has ample dinnerware and cooking utensils. The entire condo has porcelain tile floors. High speed internet and cable TV with DVR are included as well as local and long distance phone. The patio has a table and chairs. This unit is located on the second floor with a private staircase. The second floor allows us to have an advantageous vantage point of the water.
Holiday Island Condo Association has a superbly laid out resort style setting. As you enter the grounds, you will notice ample off street parking. The buildings are positioned with access to a large green area that leads our guests to the pool and hot tub which are located near the water. We also have a large club house, exercise room, tennis courts and laundry facilities. There are rental boat slips when available. A large public playground is located directly across the street from the property.
You may bring your own kayak and launch it directly from our shared dock. You may also bring your own bicycles to enjoy the bike path which is accessible from our property. From the bike path, you can ride into Fort DeSoto. Fort DeSoto is a Pinellas County Park, ranked the number one beach in the United States in 2005. The park has miles and miles of beautiful beaches. From the park you can rent bikes or kayaks, purchase refreshments, take a ferry ride to Eggmont Island, picnic, rollerblade, collect shells, fish, camp, launch boats, take kite boarding lessons or just play in the beautiful white sand.
Activities (on site or nearby):
You can choose from two different environments. Tierra Verde has a peaceful quiet setting but just a short drive away you can immerse yourself in the big city environments of St. Pete Beach, St. Petersburg or the many communities of Tampa Bay.
There is so much to do! Choose your favorite activities. A few of the larger area attractions include professional baseball (Tampa Bay Rays), professional football (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), professional hockey (Tampa Bay Lightning), Arena Football League (Tampa Bay Storm), Busch Gardens Theme Park and the Salvador Dali Museum. Disney World is less the ninety miles away, and makes for a great day trip. Check the web for the many Tampa area attractions that are too numerous to list.
Keywords: Condo, Waterfront, Water View, near Fort DeSoto and St. Pete Beach.
We've thoroughly enjoyed our vacation at Holiday Island, A-12. It must be the BEST unit for view, sun exposure, (great sunrises) dolphin entertainment, birds (especially the great egret who'd sit on the railing and delight us!), pool, hot tub and grill dock. The grounds are immaculate, everything kept neat.
The decor is great: decals on windows, shells, paintings, wall colors, tiled floors, etc. All guests found the unit lovely as well.
We'd rate the 5*'s
The condo was very clean and functional and in a terrific location for our family of four. This is probably the best unit in the complex with views of the bay. The tennis courts, pool and hot tub are great, the fishing was good considering it was cold and the Ft. Desoto pass on the fridge, beach chairs and umbrella were a welcome touch and enjoyed the short drive to spend time there on the beach and did some fishing there too. Walking distance to Billy's, Island Grill, great pizza and other restaurants. The owner was very good to deal with and would rent from him again.
This was our first visit to this area and we had a great time. Great area for walking on the beaches, cycling, and site seeing up and down the coast. The condo has everything you need to relax and enjoy time away. The property was clean, and neat as noted in the photos. The owner was always helpful and available whenever we had questions or concerns.
Easy to work with. We plan to return soon. Thanks
Pat and I want to thank you for all the info and assistance to make our stay more comfortable in your condo. Your condo is in a Great location, and is in excellent condition.
Pat caught more fish from the back yard boat deck than Fort Desota Park. The restaurants that were close by and were excellent. Tony and Nello's Italian restaurant, food had some of the best flavors of all the restaurants we enjoyed. Billy's Stone Crab, Seafood and steaks was also one of the best restaurants we visited. Thanks again for all your help in making us feel welcome in your condo. We can highly recommend your unit to some of our friends, and we all ready have.
Wishing you all he best, Charles and Pat
Property is exactly as described, beautifully appointed and clean. Views outstanding and amazing wildlife all around - more manatees than we could count! Pool and tennis courts both very well maintained and lovely social atmosphere around the pool. Would love to come back.
We had a wonderful time! Everything is as described and better. The view off the balcony is fantastic we sat out there several times in the evening to feel the breeze and watch the water. We also enjoyed our breakfast each morning outside. The condo is under great care, very clean, and had exactly what you needed. We liked how it has a private entrance(no other condo units on that stairwell). We would highly recommend for any couple or small family getaway. As for nearby We would recommend Ft. De Soto Park, and take a trip to Pass-a Grille. Our favorite restaurants in the St. Pete Beach area is Gigi's just over the bridge to the right it has great Italian and will deliver to the condo. Overall you can't go wrong with this condo. We will definitely rent again in the future.
After spending many years vacationing on the gulf beaches we wanted a change of pace and this condo was by far the best choice we could make. The grounds are well maintained and picture perfect. The views across the bay from the balcony are awesome, the many relaxing hours around the pool and daily drives into Ft. DeSoto park for fishing & the beaches made for a truly memorable vacation. The condo is clean, bright & tastefully decorated , shopping & attractions are convenient and we highly recommend the local restaurants . All in all a great place to be !
Easy access to Fort DeSoto, via walking, biking or driving. Fort DeSoto is a Pinellas County Park - rated the number one beach in the United States in 2005.