|Minimum Stay||7 - 31 nights|
Enjoy breathtaking sunrises from this lovely totally renovated condo right on Tampa Bay. Enjoy the gated community with 2 heated swimming pools, spa/hot tub, fully equipped fitness center, private yacht club bar, fishing pier, tennis, billiards, etc. Waterside at Coquina Key is a mere two miles from historic downtown Saint Petersburg. Ask about parking your boat or RV on site.
This unit has recently been totally renovated: new porcelain tile floors, downstairs and wood flooring upstairs. All new solid wood cabinets, light fixtures, stainless appliances, window treatments & granite counter tops. Master bedroom has a new King bedroom set and balcony with incredible open water views, plus 37' flat screen HDTV. Guest bath downstairs with full bath upstairs including tub and shower. Full size stacking washer and dryer in included. Living room looks out on patio and awesome water views. Watch the cruise ships leave port in the evening and the fishing boats go by all day long. In living room is 55' flat screen HDTV with 52 channels. WIFI is also included. All you need to bring is your toothbrush.
Stay once and you will not want to leave.
Keywords: Resort condo, condominium, gated community, waterfront condo, waterfront, waterfront view
We are retired realtors who live to travel. Even though we live on 5 acres east of Tampa we love the water and buying this condo fulfilled a life long dream. Now that we have finished a major renovation it is time to share our lovely condo with others.
Carol purchased this condo in 2011
We did not want to own something which feels like an apartment, and wanted to have a feeling of privacy. Waterside at Coquina Key has a Key West resort feel. The units are all only two stories high and
feel very open. Being right on Tampa Bay gives the condo a wonderful peaceful feeling. Being a 24 hour guard gated community gives a very comfortable feeling of safety.
The pool is heated year round, and both the pool & spa are directly on Tampa Bay with an incredible view. Our unit is immediately next to the pool, spa and clubhouse. We enjoy going to the private Yacht Club in the evening and playing Eucre with fellow residents. Enjoy walking or biking around the development and watching the water and the boats in their slips on site. Our son has had great luck catching red snapper, grouper and sheeps head from near our patio. There are numerous great restaurants to dine at just two miles from Waterside and it is a joy to walk out on the famous Pier which is in the same area.
THE GROUNDS: Grounds of Waterside at Coquina are immaculate and well manicured. Lots of mature trees and plants. Very nice walking trails, and lots of sea life (dolphins, manatees, sharks, lots of great fishing). There is a super equipped gym on site, two pools, tennis courts, enclosed driving range, shuffleboard, basketball courts, and volleyball court. There is a guard on the gate to let you in, and after that it is card activated. Super secure. There is a yacht club on site as well with bar/lounge area and small library. They offer great specials; Monday 2 pulled pork sandwiches for $2.00, Tuesday with tacos 3 for $2.00 and $2.00 margaritas, plus the mid month birthday party with amazing live music. You hardly have to leave the community. There is ample shopping close by (15 mins or so).
THE CONDO: Very well decorated and very clean. Very spacious. Private deck from the living room right on the sea wall....watch the dolphins swim by, watch people fish right from the seawall, while watching cruise ships sail by. One living room wall is mostly glass so you can enjoy amazing sunrises or a full moon on the bay. Unit is newly renovated, master bedroom is upstairs and is huge, with a computer/printer for you to use. Also has a private deck overlooking Tampa bay. There is a patio table and chairs there, as well as a lounger and BBQ. Carol and Vic had a 5 month tenant before us, but still managed to clean the place really well and check us in early! Floors are slate tile or laminate which is a big bonus. There was lots of STUFF left for us to use; coffee, teabags, flour, BBQ sauce, cooking oil, cereals, and on and on. Lots of dishes as well.
THE OWNERS: Carol and Vic were amazing to work with. On day 2 noticed we did not have a frying pan, dropped Carol an email and had a brand new one delivered the next day. She has a one bed unit there as well, so we came to visit them while there, and she had a nice glass of wine waiting for us (we drank the whole bottle). They are both very accommodating and very easy to work with.
CHALLENGES: The unit does not have a landline phone, so had to call and add long distance to my cell phone (from Canada). Be careful when booking your flights. Most VACATION rentals I have rented go from Nov 01 to Dec 01 so we booked our flights that way. Carol rents like a long term rental, Nov 1-30 we had to move out on the last night and book a hotel.
OVERALL: Would highly recommend. You do need a car.
This condo is even better than the description online and the photos. I just returned from a one week stay there and each day I stayed there I was amazed with this condo and the items that Carol and Vic had provided for their guests. First let me start by saying, I am a 64 yr old female who was traveling to St Pete to visit my dtr and new grandbaby. The security at this gated community was outstanding. Carol was waiting for me at the condo with a big welcome smile and a VIP TOUR. I called her once to ask a question about the wi-fi (simply because my old eyes couldn't read the code to sign in with) and she answered my call immediately. She assured me that if I had any more questions or problems to call her. I had no problems except leaving! The kitchen had every electric appliance you could ever need, including toaster, slow cooker, blender, griddle mixer,etc. The kitchen was also stocked with more than basic cooking ingredients which she explained were there for my use. Carol also brought me a dozen fresh brown eggs from their farm. The baths included everything you would have access to at your own home. Amazing. Carol and Vic also had provided books for reading pleasure, board games, and cards. Oh, one other thing that I really liked was the fact that for each of the three rooms with flat screen televisions, she had provided a laminated copy of the tv channels. i loved that. I hate going to a new place and not knowing where the channels are. The view from the condo was so serene. I still have not decided which view I liked better, downstairs patio and den or upstairs balcony each with magnificent views of the bay. There is also a yacht clubhouse about a 2 minute walk from the condo which has a library for guests as well as a very nice bar area which provides daily specials. I will be returning to St Pete many times in the years to come to visit grandbaby and i sure hope i get to stay here again. It is truly the absolute perfect place to be. I have made two new friends, even though I am a Texas Ranger fan and they are Tampa Bay Rays fans!
Loved, loved, loved, this condo. We had a wonderful time. Carol thought of everything and more. Don't know what we would have done without her help with directions. The sunrises were beautiful. It was nice to sit out in the morning looking out at the water , the peace and quiet was great. The pool was only a few steps away from us , met a lot of nice people too. If we ever go back we will stay here again for sure. The only downside was that we had painters come to paint the outside the last 3 days we were there but Carol had no say in that and she hated it for us too. We still had a GREAT time .....thanks again for a wonderful vacation..
I'm almost hesitant to write this review...because I want this condo to always be available for us! This is a great home. Virtually on the water, with dolphins, pelicans and all kinds of other birds passing by all the time, along with the speedboats. Well furnished and equipped, with a very comfortable king sized bed in the master, and a bonus "mini office," including computer and printer. The pictures on the VRBO site are accurate...this place is very nice. It's in a gated community, with wandering security patrols, so safety is excellent. Two pools..no waiting! A small, but well equipped exercise facility. You can drive to downtown St. Petersburg, with all its wonderful restaurants and activities, in 10 minutes. The "yacht club" is a great place for drinks on the veranda, watching the cruise ships go by. But the best part of this condo is the owners...Carol is very responsive to any questions, and has lots of recommendations.
This condo in St. Petersburg was absolutely beautiful, very clean and well maintained. The view from the living area and master bedroom was incredible. We watched the sunrise every morning while also seeing dolphins swim by on many days. The amenities included a good size pool and hot tub, also with great views of the bay. The unit had everything anyone could need, I felt right at home. The owners were very helpful and provided pamphlets and info on the surrounding area. I will definitely be calling to stay for our next vacation!
The photos of the property were accurate and so was the description.We had a lovely time and will be going back. Carol and Victor do everything to make your visit wonderful. Everything was neat and clean and very comfortable.
Judy and Frank
Tampa International airport is 25 minutes away, Busch Gardens, Lowry Park Zoo, MOSI Museum, The Aquarium at Channelside are all in Tampa 20 to 25 minutes away. Rays baseball home games are only 10 minutes from the condo. Historic downtown Saint Petersburg and the Pier are just 2 miles north. Footballs' Buccaneers stadium is 20 minutes. World famous Orlando is a little over one hour. Tampa's cruise ship port is 20 minutes.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
31 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
|Notes||If booking is cancel within 45 days of arrival the full deposit will be forfeited.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.