Beach Paradise. Relax in our 3 bedroom/2 bath luxury condo directly facing the sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Completely redecorated in March 2010 for the discriminating guest. A spacious balcony spans the living and dining room where one can listen to the ocean and watch fantastic sunsets
Just 30 mn from Tampa airport and 90 mn away from Walt Disney World Resort, Seaworld and Universal Studios in Orlando.
The master bedroom wih its queen size bed comes with a walk in closet and en suite bathroom.
The charming second bedroom boasts a queen size 4 poster bed and en suite bathrooom. The third bedroom has two twin beds.
Located directly of the beach that was chosen 'Best beach destination in the United States and fifth best in the world.' 2012 Travelers' choice awards.
Keywords: on beach,gulf of mexico,luxury,ocean front
I am originally from Grosse Pointe, Michigan and my husband and I now live in Paris, France. We love escaping from our busy lives to this cheerful condo in Florida. I enjoy decorating and believe you will find this home to be both elegant and comfortable.
The Owner purchased this condo in 2010
This is a great place to go and relax. I grew up in Michigan but spent most of my vacations in Florida.
The unit was exactly as pictured, and tastefully decorated. The condo was clean when we arrived, with linens provided by linen service which was nice (very clean). Two thumbs up for management.
We stay at Emerald Isle every year, but this year we stayed at this condo for the first time.
I stayed in the middle guest room, and the bed was bit uncomfortable, a newer mattress would be nice. My sister in law stayed in the Master, and was very comfortable.
The beach suffered 35 feet of sand loss with hurricane Debbie, so there was no beach grooming, and a huge build up of sea weed, which made the sand hard and smelly. (not the best beach this year)...
One huge downfall, is that this unit is 2nd floor, above the pool. The pool had about 20 kids in it over the entire weekend, and many many kids throughout the week. This was really dissappointing, since I like to enjoy a pool. We were barely able to use pool all week, since it was basically hijacked by kids, and parents not controlling them.
The guests were very noisy throughout the week. (this is not a reflection of the condo unit ownership though).. We usually come in August because most kids are back in school. I will definately be rethinking this.
Overall, the unit is close to everything you could possibly want for convenience, and JCR management does a good job keeping units clean and well kept for guests.
My wife and 3 children (ages 11,11, & 9) stayed at this condo the first week of June 2012. Having never traveled to the Clearwater area and surrounding beaches, I was blown away by how many condos/hotels to choose from. Trust me, this condo is perfect.
1. The beach view is great.
2. The condo is updated with nice furnishing and very cool decor (also beach chairs, floats, toys, etc are available)
3. The pool is very nice and the ability to see the kids in the pool or at the beach from the balcony was great. Also, the ability for one or all of the family to go from the condo to the pool to the beach or back in a matter of seconds is unbeatable. With young kids that change their minds every 5 minutes you can't ask for a better setup.
4. The amount of beach you have to enjoy is by far the best you can find. We walked up and down the beach both ways and were surprised by how little beach was available (at high tide) for the bigger condo/hotel properties.
5. It is an easy and scenic 20-30 minute drive to Clearwater (through Indian Shores, Bellair Beach, etc...) Plenty of restaraunts, plus easy access to Clearwater Marine Aquarium where they filmed Dolphin Tale. We spent about 2 hours there, was relatively cheap, informative and kids learned from it..plus it's really cool to watch the movie again once you visit the aquarium..
Unfortunately, the weather could have been better when we were there, but no one can really control that. My advice would be to enjoy the sunsets when you are there, even if it's your first night, don't assume you'll have them later in your trip.
Lastly, the owners of this condo are extremely kind and will work with you to ensure you enjoy your stay. We had a small issue that came up on our first night, but both the owner and the property management company went out of their way to address our situation. They actually went above and beyond for which my family is extremely grateful. We will stay at this condo again when we return to this area of Florida.
I don't normally write reviews and am a picky traveler/shopper when it comes to booking places online...rest assured, you'll be good here.
This vacation condo is the BEST beachfront condo we have ever stayed in! The condo is beautifully and comfortably decorated. We felt like we were right at home. We lacked for absolutely nothing! We spent the week completely relaxed by the sound of the gulf--we could hear the waves from the master bedroom and the living room and kitchen. (Be sure to rent a cabana too!) The condo is close to plenty of places to eat and the beach was clean and large enough that we always had some privacy. We had the pool to ourselves most of the week which was nice too. The owner is a dream to work with and the check in office staff were terrific too. Do not hesitate to rent this unit. You will not regret it.
This apartment was so tastefully done . . . and comfortable. Having a pool and the ocean right at our doorstep was so convenient. The owners and the building's management team were extremely friendly and accommodating as well.
This apartment is absolutely stunning. It is both beautiful and comfortable. The ocean is just feet away. My mother and I so enjoyed our stay here -- from walking the beach to watching the spectacular sunsets. We could not have asked for better accommodations. How lucky we feel to have stumbled upon this oceanside gem. Highly, highly recommended!