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Absolute Beachfront Condo #1- Awesome view and owner owned, private secure wi-fi

Linda Sandvoss

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Linda Sandvoss

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Calendar last updated:
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Absolute Beachfront Condo #1- Awesome view and owner owned, private secure wi-fi

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Special Offer! Cancellation Special May 23-30 Regular Summer rate May 23 - May 30

St Pete Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

2BR 2BA - 2 Private Balconies in a Luxury Condo, sleeps 4

You could be watching and taking pictures of the dolphins playing in the Gulf of Mexico from one of my two private balconies in my private corner of paradise. My condo, with a breathtaking view, overlooks the seven mile long sugar white sand of St. Pete beach. Condo 503 offers a direct Gulf beachfront, fifth (top) floor condo in Vistas on The Gulf.

This condo gives you one of the most unique views in the building of the sunset as well as the all along the beach from the top floor My vacation home faces the Gulf of Mexico with an unobstructed view. Condo 503 also benefits from being a corner unit with additional windows from which to enjoy the many views of the surf and all along the North end of the beach. The extra windows also provide more natural light and the new screen patio door gives you an opportunity to turn the air conditioner off and enjoy the wonderful tropical breezes. This option also gives you a chance to enjoy the sounds of the waves.

If you have usually stayed in hotels, compare not only the prices but the quality and space you will be getting for your money in my condo.

As of February 23, 2015 I had a private internet connection installed in my condo to provide my guests with a secure, dependable service. You also will be able to make free telephone calls within the United States and Canada.

I take great pride in the cleanliness of my condo. New carpeting was recently installed in the master bedroom and the grout was recently professionally cleaned. The living room sofa and chairs were just replaced in March 2015.. The master bedroom mattress and box springs were also replaced in December and I replaced the bedroom television January 2015. I am constantly updating and having everything professionally cleaned. I live locally so it is easy for me to keep up with keeping it in the condition I would want to find if it were my vacation.

This building also happens to be the newest beach-side building designed specifically for condos on St. Pete Beach unlike many condos along the beach that were motel or hotel rooms that have been converted condos.

Staying in my condo with a fully equipped kitchen gives you options for meals including being able to cook on outdoor grills that are on the property next to the pool.

I installed a door for privacy on the guest bedroom which was designed to be just an open room. Many of the condos in the building do not have that door.

My condo is within walking distance of a large major grocery store as well as a variety of restaurants and a variety of shopping. You could easily stay here and not rent a car. You could sight see using the local trolley system and in addition there is a cab system on the beach.

Please note my condo rents for a minimum of one week and a maximum of 2 weeks. It rents Saturday to Saturday only with some exceptions in September, November and early December. I rent to a maximum of 4 persons per stay.

The living room balcony directly faces the Gulf, then wraps around with a panoramic view to the North along this beautiful beach. Remember my condo is beachfront, not just a condo in a beachfront building or one with a partial view from the side of the building.

The condominium is tastefully furnished and equipped with all the comforts of home, including granite counter tops in the kitchen and two bathrooms.

I recently replaced all of the balcony chairs. Each balcony is furnished with two chairs, and a side table. The living room balcony has a lounge chair and the balcony is large enough to move the furniture from the second balcony if you need additional seating on the living room balcony. There is a small eating table on each balcony.

The condo has two cordless telephones that may be used for long distance calls within the United States and Canada. There is also a messaging machine so you will not miss any incoming calls while you are out.

A washer and dryer is in the condo which means you do not have to pack as many clothes or go anywhere else to do your laundry nor pay for the use of my washer and dryer. My washer and dryer are in a closet in the hallway, and not in the guest room, so running it should not disturb anyone. It can be done while you are at the beach :-) There is an ironing board and iron are in a separate closet in the hallway.

One of the big advantages of my vacation home is I purchased reserved parking space, #7, which is not only beneath the building but right next to the elevator for the convenience.

I personally stay in my condo four times a year which gives me the time and opportunity to evaluate what needs to be replaced or added for not only the convenience of my guests, but myself as well.

The condominium building free internet access. I provide my own internet service to provide you with a more dependable secure service.

An on-site office is open daily, with some exceptions, to pick up your key and address any questions or concerns you might have during your stay. Arrangements for keys for arrivals can be made allowing you to pick up the keys from a lock box on the property.

In another room in the onsite office is a large selection of reading material and games that you may borrow during your stay.

At the pool, there is a large container of beach toys that children may use during their stay.

Beach towels are available in the onsite office. They will require a deposit that is returned when you return the beach towels at the end of your stay.

Please remember that my availability calendar and condo profile refers strictly to my Condo, 503, and does not reflect on availability in the building.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Linda Sandvoss (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2015

About Linda Sandvoss

I purchased this condo after having spent many vacations on various beaches around the country. I knew I wanted strictly a beachfront condo where I could sit on the balcony in the mornings with a cup of coffee and enjoy watching the dolphins. In the evening I wanted to be able to sit on my balcony with a glass of wine and enjoy the sunsets overlooking the beach. No matter what the weather is, there is something about overlooking the water that soothes my soul.

Linda Sandvoss purchased this condo in 2003

Why Linda Sandvoss chose St Pete Beach

I love walking long uninterrupted distances on the beach and was looking for a wide, long, and firm sand beach. St Pete Beach met that criteria. I also wanted to be able to walk along the beach to somewhere for breakfast or ice cream. It was important that it was a beach that was good for swimming and water sports.

Another criteria was to be away from the main public access to the beach so the beachfront would not be crowded.

I also looked for an area that met my desire to be close to sporting and cultural events as well as a variety of shopping and restaurants of all kinds because I knew this would be a vacation home as well as a beach get-away. The location of this condo meets all of my criteria.

This particular condo was the view I could only have dreamed of ever having. You cannot see my balconies from any other condo in the building. I was also impressed that this condo does not have a window to an outside hallway. These privacy advantages were important to me.

The building is centrally located which means I can take a shuttle from the airport and not even bother having a car or if I have a car it is an easy drive to and from the airport. There is also a trolley on St. Pete Beach that you can pick up at various stops along Gulf Blvd and goes as far north as Clearwater and the beautiful and exciting city of St Petersburg.

I stay in my condo every three months as my vacation home so all of these reasons are important to me as well as my guests.

My beachfront condo #503, directly on St. Pete Beach could be yours for your next family vacation.

What makes this condo unique

The advantages of staying in my beachfront condo vs. staying in a beachfront hotel room or a condo with just a view of the beach are numerous.

When you rent my condo directly through me you will not be charged a resort fee, a security deposit fee and you will have a reserved parking space under the building directly next to the elevator at no extra charge to you. You will not be paying someone to park your car either.

The guest bedroom has a door, which not all of the condos in the building have, and my washer and dryer are not in that bedroom, but in the hallway near the kitchen.

The views are breathtaking and because this is not a large hotel you will not be crowded on the beach in front of the condo. Of course you never have to leave the condo to watch the dolphins or the sunset.

I still pinch myself every time I walk to the balcony and realize this truly is my corner of paradise.

In 2012 a reputable travel company designated St. Pete Beach, Florida, as Top Beach Destination in the U.S. with seven miles of white sand.

In addition to all of the other benefits, this is a vacation home to me and therefore I maintain my condo as I want to find it when I arrive. I also live locally so I am constantly checking and making sure my condo is in excellent condition.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a beautiful week in St Pete Beach. We come every year and this is the best Gulf/Ocean front view we've ever had. Only trouble is-we don't want to leave.
Apr 2007
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Reviews

4.8
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Absolute Beachfront Condo #1- Awesome view and owner owned, private secure wi-fi
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 27 reviews
5

An excellent condo experience!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this condo for two years in a row in January, and both times the total experience was quite enjoyable. Staff members, as well as the owner, are ready to address whatever issues may arise in a timely and effective manner and clearly seek to accommodate their guests by providing excellent customer service. As a whole, the building and pool areas are very clean and very well maintained.

The building is perfectly located with regard to restaurants, shopping, Pass-A-Grille, downtown St. Pete, ClearWater Beach, Dunedin, etc. Everything from beach and water fun activities to cultural events is readily available. A listing of specific places, phone nos., addresses and directions is provided in the unit....in addition, specific recommendations for restaurants, shopping, etc. are listed and described in the condo Guest Log.

Saving the best for last, it's most important to mention that the owner is completely accessible, is a delight to work with (either by phone, online, and even on site), and works very hard to assure that guests have what they need/request by providing an open, ongoing communication. It is obvious that the owner goes beyond the call to maintain a very clean and well-stocked condo for guests' pleasure. In addition, furniture and other amenities are updated and replaced whenever necessary....feeling comfortable and at home in this condo is something that happens as soon as guests move in!

I certainly recommend this property to all my friends and relatives...we are very much looking forward to returning next year!

Rose (from PA)

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
davenport,ia
3

just ok

  • 3 of 5

Nice condo, but loveseat in front room is terrible!! No cushin and can feel springs. Would be nice to have cable in bedrooms.just arrived today.. so far not real impressed.the view is fabulous!!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good morning again. Thank you for bringing your concerns to my attention this morning. I am glad I had an opportunity to just talk with you. The maintenance man will stop in to see you this morning and will check out what might be wrong with the sofa and advise me as to what I need to do. He will also check the televisions. I contacted the onsite office they informed me there has been problem with the cable and email provider the past 24 hours along a large portion of the beach and that is apparently what is going on with your lack of cable because I do in fact have cable throughout the condo. Hopefully the company will be address the issue today, but if it is that large of a problem, it may take longer than either of us would like. In the meantime, enjoy that view:-) Linda
5

Amazing Views from this Condo

  • 5 of 5

We rented the condo for our honeymoon and could not have been more pleased! The view from both balconies was great! The condo was clean, well stocked, beds were comfortable, not one single complaint! We loved how close we were to the beach and also having the pool and hot tub! With the location only being about a half an hour from Tampa, we were able to drive there for multiple events, as well as, enjoy several events in the immediate area. We had an all around awesome time at St. Pete Beach and plan to return soon. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This property was just as advertised. Beautiful views, wonderful & attentive staff, great location. The unit was clean and tidy and stocked with all the necessities for preparing meals as well as going to the beach. I'm looking forward to my next stay!!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Spectacular Views!

  • 5 of 5

Linda,

I just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our week at your beautiful condo. The view from the front balcony is spectacular, we saw dolphins several days! We enjoyed having our breakfast on the balcony and we found ourselves out there whenever we were in the condo.

My daughter loved "her" bedroom and its parrot motif. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed and more. We especially appreciated having the beach chairs and umbrellas at our disposal. It truly felt like a home away from home.

The building management and staff were all very helpful during our stay. The building, pool and hot tub were clean and well maintained.

We were sad when it came time to leave, and look forward to staying here again.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your time in my corner of paradise. I appreciate you taking the time to write a review and look forward to hearing from you the next time you plan a trip to St Pete Beach. Linda
5

We had a wonderful stay in St. Petersburg

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful top floor, ocean front condo was in pristine condition and very comfortable for the two of us. Our grandkids are so big now that it would not accommodate a family visit, but it was exactly what we needed to get away from the dreadful 2014 winter in upstate New York. We have already recommended the property to others and hope to return again ourselves. We walked the beach every day except one and on that day we fell in love with all that downtown St. Petersburg had to offer - the Museum of Fine Arts as well as the Dali & Chihully museums, the multi screen movie theater, the Hangar for lunch and the historic Vinoy Hotel for drinks.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed staying in my condo and had a warm break from the Northern winter. You found many of my favorite spots in downtown St Petersburg. I have found that one of the major advantages of St Pete Beach is the variety of things to do in the area with the nearby cities of St Petersburg and Tampa. I look forward to you visiting again.

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Backfin Blue Cafe
"Excellent food and I enjoy sitting on the veranda"
Sea Horse
"Great breakfast spot in Pass-A-Grille where you can sit outside."
Agave Mexican Restaurant
Larry's Ice Cream & Gelatos
"A must for ice cream lovers."
Sea Critters Cafe
Tropicana Field
"Home of the Tampa Bay Rays"
Raymond James Stadium
"Home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers"
Busch Gardens
"Theme park with roller coasters, rides, attractions, shows, animal attractions and dining."
Chihuly Collection presented by Morean Arts Center
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
"Home of the dolphin, Winter, who starred in Dolphin Tale"
Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure
"Fun filled way to relive the movie experience."
Nearest Beach
In my front yard
Car: not necessary

As part of its 2012 Travelers' Choice Awards, recently compiled millions of user ratings, and St. Pete Beach, Florida, was crowned Top Beach Destination in the U.S. With seven miles of white sand to its name, St. Pete Beach edged out fellow Florida contender Miami Beach.

St. Pete Beach was so popular that it even took fifth place (out of 181) in rankings for beaches worldwide.

Other Activities: Dolphin watching, para sailing, deep sea fishing, skim boats and stand up paddle boards.

Sun Coast Trolley runs from St. Pete Beach all the way North to Clearwater with many stops including St. John's Pass Village.

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Rates & Availability

From $1,090 Per week

St Pete Beach Condo Rental Rates

Special Offer! Cancellation Special May 23-30 Regular Summer rate

Special Offer From:
Dates May 23, 2015 to May 30, 2015

Come enjoy a beautiful beachfront condo with breathtaking views that just had a cancellation. I will charge the summer rate instead of the typical holiday rate.

Within the past few months, this condo has a new sofa, living room chairs and new master bedroom mattress and box springs. In addition, at my expense, I have a independent wi-fi connection insuring you a secure, dependable connection.

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
4th of July week
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 10 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,795
 
 
Summer
Jul 25 2015 - Aug 14 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 4 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,295
 
 
September Special
Sep 12 2015 - Oct 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,195
 
 
Fall
Oct 31 2015 - Nov 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,090
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,495
 
 
Pre Holiday
Nov 28 2015 - Dec 4 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,195
 
 
Holidays
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
January 2016
Jan 9 2016 - Jan 29 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,385
 
 
February 2016
Jan 30 2016 - Feb 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,195
 
 
March 2016
Feb 27 2016 - Mar 25 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,535
 
 
Easter Week 2016
Mar 26 2016 - Apr 1 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Early April 2016
Apr 9 2016 - Apr 15 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,395
 
 
Late April 2016
Apr 16 2016 - Apr 29 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
$1,995
 
 
Early Summer 2016
Apr 30 2016 - May 27 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $91.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes $1000. - 2200/Week
Rentals are available Saturday to Saturday. only. A one week minimum stay. is required.
The maximum number of guests per stay is 4 persons.
Children must be accompanied by one adult at least 25 years old. Families are welcome.
Free reserved parking space under the building and next to the elevator.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
A deposit of $200.00 is required to confirm the reservation. I will need your home address and daytime telephone number that will be shared with the onsite office at the condo. The office handles all of the financial transactions and will call you for the down payment with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival. I prefer you make the payments by bank check but your may make credit card.
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Amenities

St Pete Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is part of the master bedroom suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is adjacent to the guest bedroom
  • Each bathroom has a tub/shower combo and is furnished with a hair dryer and plenty of space for toiletries and linens. The tile was professionally cleaned throughout the condo December, 2014,
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed converts into twin beds.
    - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • The master bedroom has a queen size bed, cable TV and a private bathroom. The guest bedroom (sitting room) is furnished with a trundle bed that converts into two twin beds and the room has a flat screen television and dresser. The second bathroom is adjacent to the guest room. The guest bedroom , which has french doors, opens onto the second private balcony with a view along the North shoreline and across to the inter-coastal waters. The closet for the guest room is in the hallway although there is a small hanging rack in the guest bedroom and a dresser. There is a pull out queen sofa in the living room and an available room divider that can be used for privacy when using the sofa as a bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
I own a reserved parking space that is reserved under the building, next to the elevator. I believe this condo is most comfortable with either two adults plus 2 children or four adults. During 2014 the living room and bedroom televisions with new flat screen were purchased as well as two new telephones and new balcony furniture. I replaced the queen mattress and box springs, the bedroom carpeting and have personally added many amenities that will make this feel more like a vacation home, than just a rental condo. I have added a screen to the sliding balcony door so you can enjoy the sea breeze and the sound of the waves....once you turn the air conditioner off.

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