Meets and Exceeds My List of Priorities
We love the Madeira Beach area as it is clean, safe, relatively quiet, yet is close to many different activities (kayaking, bicycIing, hunting for seashells) and 2 airports.
If your beach accommodation priorities are cleanliness, comfortable bed, and amenities you don't want to bring on the plane, you will be very happy here! If you like beach-vacation bonus items like: beach chairs,umbrella,water/sand toys,you will be happy here!
Bonus condo items: flat-screen TV with DVD player in liv. room, TV in master bedroom, master suite with its own ensuite bathroom (and large shower area), welcoming and serene decor, large dining table with extra inserts for a great dinner party,lazy-boy chairs and sofa, roomy and relaxing. I could go on; there's a Coffee maker AND a kettle, a very roomy pantry, and lots of kitchen cabinets,with easy-to-clean tile floors (everywhere except bedrooms).
A very kind and helpful owner, with whom it was very easy (and always enjoyable) to communicate. I'm sure if there ever are issues (and that's just a normal along the coast), that Jack would be ready to deal with it. The property is kept clean, especially in the pool and hot tub area. They've just "renovated" their elevator too.
So,Yes, I definitely recommend this condo to friends and relatives, and we are returning shortly for a longer stay.
John's Pass has many interesting shops, and excursion options (sea-doo, fishing, etc...) The Boca Ciega Bay is a truly beautiful second waterway to explore. One of the best dolphin viewing spots in the area, imho, is on the bridge at John's Pass. I have been to nearby Madeira Bay Resort and Spa (Oceans West Salon & Spa) - not even a block away - for many services, (they especially have very well-trained RMTs whose services have been excellent).
Head into St. Petersburg (just over St.John'sPass into Treasure Island) for many more things to see and do, like shopping organic, at Earth Origins, nearby on Central Ave (which starts as the Treasure Island Causeway).
Going north to Indian Shores, with an entrance from the beach or from Gulf Blvd, we always enjoy a visit to the free Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary. Don't really know why they are struggling, as their facility is very easy to access, with birds available for close viewing, a great shop, and an unusually high-calibre educational component, on top of the important work they do (mostly by volunteers).
Return to the condo in the evening to watch another incredible sunset!
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Owner's Response: This a good review for the entire area and i certainly agree.
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