Located in the premier Bahia del Mar section of Isla del Sol, this first floor corner villa with the Master Bedroom on the waterside--a rarity among villas throughout Isla -- is new this year to the rental market and offers peaceful views of Boca Ciega Bay. The stunning 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit was almost completely renovated between 2010 and 2011 and professionally decorated by a local designer. Travertine tile flows throughout the entire unit, upgraded granite tops lend appeal in both kitchen and baths, and new kitchen appliances and cabinetry enhance the smartly designed space. Along with the kitchen, both baths were completely gutted and renovated in June 2010.
All of the furniture, bedding, and fixtures were purchased between 2010 and 2011. The master bedroom includes a top of the line king bed, a high-end TV/clothing armoire, and professionally faux-finished bedside tables with ample drawer storage. The master bath has a tiled, walk in shower and upgraded sliding doors. There is also a walk-in closet.
The living room features an extremely comfortable sectional, round leather ottoman with storage, and a TV/DVD console. The dining room table offers 4 chairs, with the availability of seating for 5 or 6 by pulling in benches or chairs from other rooms.
The guest room offers a queen murphy bed (which can be folded up, but the owners keep it open and use this room as a bedroom). There is a super-comfy mattress, the closet is very spacious, and the built-in desk/bureau has great drawer space. The guest bath has a tiled tub/shower combination.
On the screened lanai there is a cushioned love seat and matching coffee table. Two woven chairs flank a small table suitable for dining.
All cooking utensils, pots and pans, dishes, glasses, etc., were purchased in April 2011, and should please the gourmet cook, as everything is well above rental grade quality. There is a 46” Samsung TV purchased in 2014 in the living room, a DVD player, plus a 35” TV in the master bedroom armoire. There is also wireless internet. A stackable, front load washer/dryer is located within the condo for your convenience, or utilize the laundry room in the adjacent building to do a couple loads of laundry at one time.
The waterfront pool offers a hot tub, outside shower, and changing/rest rooms. There is also an exercise room available for your use, but the owners prefer to walk the property or go to Gold’s Gym, which is just a couple mile drive and offers short-term memberships.
Just another short drive away is the famous Ft. DeSoto Park, and in the other direction is St. Pete Beach. 15 - 20 minutes east is the cosmopolitan atmosphere of St. Petersburg’s downtown, offering wonderful restaurants and inviting museums. Tampa International Airport is about a 30 minute drive---if you avoid rush hour traffic.
The owners are seeking tenants who will treat this as their own and appreciate the care with which each piece of furniture, cookware, and decor were chosen, and who will hopefully return year after year to enjoy this well-furbished condominium.
Park right outside the door and walk right in to your home away from home. So easy; so convenient. Relaxing and refined. Enjoy!
PROFESSIONALLY MANAGED BY LOCAL RENTAL AGENT.
Keywords: Villa, Condo
As a licensed real estate agent in Florida since 1987, I frequently toured and sold units in Isla del Sol. I was amazed at the beautiful, tropical landscaping that was so well maintained, particularly in the Bahia del Mar section (which is where we purchased). The accessibility factor is wonderful as well, with St. Pete Beach just a couple minute drive in one direction, and the rest of Tampa Bay in the other direction.
I absolutely love all the renovations that were done to this unit, and the peaceful, neutral colors. It's like staying in a brand new place. Parking right in front of the door is great, as is the private entry....most condos have entry doors that are right next to the neighbors, but not this one! I only wanted a corner unit, and this has an extra window on the end that overlooks a park-like setting and allows for more interior light. From almost every room, you can see right out to the water. I've even spotted dolphins from the lanai. The local birds are beautiful, too, and I saw a large wood stork when I was last there. That is a rare sighting.
When I was there in the summer, a friend and I took the short walk to the waterfront pool a little earlier in the morning than usual, and spotted dolphins, sting rays, pelicans, terns, etc.
We love to jump in the car and have a meal at one of the local, beachy restaurants. Alternately, we go to downtown St. Pete and enjoy a walk through the Dali or the Fine Arts Museum and dine at one of the Beach Drive cafes.
Every morning, folks are walking around the island for exercise or to enjoy the lush landscaping. This really is a peaceful place.