Discover the tropical beach-inspired retreat with a private bay beach that awaits you in St. Petersburg Florida. Perfect for family fun, romantic getaways for couples, business trips, temporary re-location, or visiting relatives.
This spacious 2 bedroom 2 bath condo has free wireless internet & phone (free local and long distance calls US/Canada). The master bedroom has a king size bed and a flat screen TV, walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom with linen closet. The 2nd bedroom has twin beds, walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom with linen closet. The kitchen is well-equipped, includes dishwasher & water filter. The living room has a flat screen TV and dvd player. Enjoy breakfast in the pleasant morning sunlight on the screened balcony overlooking a peaceful yard.
Every evening, stroll down to the private bay beach & have a seat by the pool, benches or tiki tables for an amazing view of each unique sunset. On the beach see boats, birds, the occasional dolphin & manatee. One pool is adjacent to the condo along with the tennis and racquet ball courts. The other pool overlooks the beach along with the spa & small putting green. Both pools are heated in the winter. It's just minutes to the best gulf beaches. Convenient to theme parks in Tampa & Orlando. We invite you to find the secret to the Florida holiday that many of our guests return for, year after year!
Golf, Baseball, Football, Hockey, and Grand Prix racing are some of the major sports in the St Petersburg/Tampa Bay area. There is a small practice putting green on the condo property and we have a few clubs in the condo closet for renter's use. Public golf courses nearby are Twin Brooks at 3 minutes away, Treasure Bay is 15 minutes away, Mangrove bay is 25 minutes away.
Tropicana Field for the Rays Baseball games from April - October, 10 minutes away
Spring training in the area for the Phillies, New York, Rays
Tampa Bay Buccaneers football at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, about 35-40 minutes away
Tampa Bay Lightning hockey at the St Pete Times Forum in Tampa, about 35-40 minutes away
Grand Prix racing in downtown St Petersburg annually in March or April
There is an abundance of water sports in the area: boating, kayaking, paddle boards, windsurfing, jet skis, fishing, snorkeling, scuba.
Museums in St. Petersburg area: Museum of Fine Arts, Chihuly, Salvador Dali, Children's Hands-on Museum, Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI, Tampa), Holocaust Museum, Ringling Museum of Art (in Sarasota), Leepa-Rattner Art Museum
Heritage VIllage in Largo (nw of St Petersburg) has historic homes from the founders of the area.
Pass-a-Grille Beach has a historic home turned into a museum on 8 Ave, plus shops and cafes on 5 Ave.
Sunken Gardens, at 4th Street N and 21 Ave N, St Petersburg
Busch Gardens and Adventure Island in Tampa
Aquariums: St. Petersburg Aquarium downtown.
Clearwater Marine Center: dolphin and turtle rescue, displays, touch tanks. See the dolphins Winter and Hope, now starring in their own life-story movie recently fillmed on-site.
Florida Aquarium in Tampa, displays of world-wide species, activities, touch tanks, water play (kids, bring your bathing suit).
Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, manatee habitat and display, sting-ray feeding & touch tank.
Tarpon Springs, in Greek-themed tourist area with shell and sponge shops, boat tours, restaurants.
Sea World in Orlando: feed dolphins, touch tanks, displays of world-wide species, rides, shows.
Discovery Cove in Orlando, swim with sea-life and interact with a dolphin (by appointment)
Universal Studios, Disney, Epcot, MGM, Animal Kingdom, in Orlando (90 minutes away)
Gary is from Chicago and Joanne is from Montreal, so we both know how cold winters can be! We have been here in St Petersburg since we married in 1980, have raised 3 children and have a flourishing family business. We have owned a variety of rental properties over the decades, but our favorite now is having a vacation rental to enjoy, decorate, and share with family, friends, and rental guests. It's very rewarding when guests express how much they have enjoyed staying at our condo. Whenever we travel, we prefer to also rent vacation homes. Some of our current interests are snorkeling, swimming, traveling, exploring new restaurants and sights especially in tropical locales.
We have lived in St Petersburg for 34 years and never tire of the beaches, sunsets, tropical views. There is always something new to explore and favorites to re-visit. Busy in daily life and work, we sometimes forget we are surrounded by beaches and bays, so it's nice to have a personal getaway nearby to relax and remember what a great place this area is and why we are here!
The condo property is centrally located with easy access to all surrounding areas and activities. We live in St Petersburg about 10 miles from our condo, so it is close by whenever we need a change of scenery. We don't have to go far for a relaxing break. Also, we can maintain the upkeep of the condo to the highest possible standard since we are close by and can check on it and update it often. We are also easily available for renters should repairs be needed.