This is the ONLY property we rent and we personally take the time and pride to care for it and to give you an outstanding service. I do the CLEANING myself and I even IRON the linen for you.
Your NEW PARADISE FOUND in Treasure Island is situated DIRECTLY on the beach and is in SOUTH BEACH CONDO HOTEL. This is a CORNER unit on the 5th floor with 925sq Ft living area and a big balcony of 100sq Ft, from which you can enjoy stunning views from every single room over the white sandy beaches to the Gulf of Mexico. No other building or palm tree or even a street lamp will obstruct your view.
Behind our condo building with only 40 units, the city of Treasure Island rebuilt the walkway in between the beaches and our gardens, just for pedestrians or joggers. No cars or motorcycles are allowed neither on this path nor on the beaches. It meanders along and especially when it is getting dark, the lights are very dim not to disturb the nesting turtles.
We refurnished the whole condo in 2013 and always update it with new appliances and new bedding. The whole kitchen got a facelift with new cabinets and a new refrigerator.
Wireless High Speed Internet Access is FREE!
PARKING on the premises is FREE!
New High Definition Flat Screen TV 42' with a DVD Player
New Refrigerator with glass shelves
New quiet Dryer and New Washer (Oct. 2012/June 2013)
4 comfortable beach chairs and your own beach wagon.
4 white Cover-Ups in Kimono Style for your personal use going to the pool.
Owners: Peter and Monika Gewecke: We are the owners since 2006 and since then we manage and rent our condo only ourselves. No Management is involved, we do really everything ourselves with the help of some professional companies for the work and repair we are not able to do.
The building itself was constructed in 2000/2001 and remodelled and updated in 2005. There are all together 40 units on six floors, but only 10 corner units with 2 bed/2 bathrooms with 925 sq Ft and a big balcony of 100sq Ft to accommodate up to 6 guests, best suited for 2 - 4 adults and 2 smaller children.
Amenities in WALKING DISTANCE: This CORNER vacation condo is situated DIRECTLY on the BEACH on the 5th floor and look at the photos, this is what you really see sitting on the balcony from where you can enjoy the most ROMANTIC SUNSETS.
On April 06, 2013, The New Beach Trail was opened. The new $ 1,2 million trail now meanders through Treasure Island's dune system parallel to the Gulf of Mexico behind our condo building, with more than 20 beach access nodes along the path linked to street entrances along Gulf Boulevard. Turtle-friendly lighting lines the trail and decorative nautical images are embedded, through a sandblasting technique, into the tan and ruby-red concrete. One of the best features of the new trail is the sand wall, capped with a bench top, which provides a nealry milelong seat along the Gulf of Mexico.
You can stroll along water's edge to famous JOHN'S PASS VILLAGE with all the diversity you can imagine; many different RESTAURANTS, a Gamble Ship, para-gliding or para-sailing, boat- or water scooter rentals and you can even rent a bicycle and explore the neighborhood.
On the beach with MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is 'Sloppy Joes' and different pizzerias, cafes and more restaurants, newly opened is Feola's Italian Ristorante situated along the walkway.
PUBLIX opened a fancy store for groceries and everything you need for a relaxed vacation here in Treasure Island..
New restaurants opened in January 2014 in walking distance and also a New BEACH SHOP with an Ice cream parlor. A BUS STOP is on Gulf Boulevard close by and you are invited to take a stroll by bus from CLEARWATER BEACH to PASS-A-GRILL, approx. 35 miles along our beaches for about $ 1.50 per person..
Attractions in DRIVING DISTANCE : If you like to explore the CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG, we recommend to drive to the PIER, about 25 minutes from your vacation condo, which reopened in January 2014. At the end of the PIER stands a very unique building with five floors - it looks like a reverse PYRAMID. There are ongoing discussions how to improve this landmark and we will see what the future will bring .
Also in downtown are different very interesting Museums,i.e. the NEW DALI Museum with changing additional exhibits, the NEW CHIHULY Glass blowing COLLECTION and the History Museum with the FIRST COMMERCIAL AIRLINE in the United States flying across Tampa Bay in 1921 between St. Petersburg and Tampa. The INTERNATIONAL ART MUSEUM with a coffee shop just opened a new wing, overlooking Tampa Bay.
There is Straub Park to stroll along and you find many new and exquisite shops, small galleries, cafes and restaurants to sit outside - just get the Floridian Feeling! DALE CHIHULY opened an exquisite gallery only with his outstanding glass works.
A Day Trip would be to drive over to Tampa and visit Tampa Aquarium, Busch Gardens with all the exciting adventures, Lowry Zoo or further to Orlando with the Disney Attractions. It will take you about one to two and a half hours driving time to get there.
Tampa International Airport will get a facelift and an International South American Airlines flies directly from Tampa to Panama.
The Port of Tampa is getting more important also. From there many different Cruise Lines cruise to the different islands in the southern hemisphere.
We are a family of four and are originally from Germany. When Peter retired in 1994, we decided to replace our home in Germany/ Berlin and Duesseldorf, and live here in Florida, in Treasure Island. Peter is my husband of almost 45 years, now I am the smallest in the family, as you can see in this photo taken in 2012. Markus is our older son and Stefan is our younger son. Only Peter and I live here and our sons and their families live and work in Germany. They all come and visit us, when their time allows them to do so. We, as parents, have more time and we fly regularly to Germany and visit them. We love our new primary home on Isle of Capri int the city of Treasure Island, where we made many wonderful friends. I am an avid League tennis player hitting the tiny yellow balls in my fun time.
Besides this, our main goal is our business/condo and you, our guests becoming friends, and we live almost all year round here in Treasure Island to take the time and pride to give you an outstanding service.
We bought this condo, which is a CORNER unit on the 5th floor out of 6 floors, with direct views from every window to the beaches and the horizon is the Gulf of Mexico. It has 925 sq Ft and is fully furnished to the best of our own European/Floridian taste. Being Directly situated on the beach, this condo is airy, bright and with light colors in white and yellow being the dominant colors.and you can enjoy the most amazing sunsets from the big balcony facing the beaches. Gorgeous views and each time we are over in the condo, we ourselves take the time to sit on the love seat and enjoy a drink, could be coffee or a glass of water or even better a glass of wine. It depends how much time we have to get the condo ready for you, as our new guests. Before we choose to live here in Florida, we travelled around the world to many different countries, but we also wanted to own a part of this beautiful wide beach here in Florida's most calm and sunny part of the world.
On a very private note: I was Stewardess with Air Canada and stationed in Montreal and in Toronto and spent my vacation at that time in Treasure Island. Yes, I really did and I fell in love with this place. I married my husband Peter, lived in Germany many years and after Peter retired as a Chemical Engineer we both decided, after spending a couple of vacations in this part of Florida, to stay here for our retirement.
Now we are trying to give this fascination for this area to you, as our guests.
This condo building has a fantastic name: SOUTH BEACH CONDO HOTEL and this is how it really looks from the outside. The first impression you get are the Three Distinctive Colors outside on the facade: light GREEN, corn color YELLOW and a soft VIOLET. It is so outstanding, everybody knows this building! Really South Beach Colors! In 2004/05 the whole building was refurbished and updated with granite counter tops, new appliances and we always re-decorate and update the furnishing and window decorations throughout the different rooms. We really fell in love because of the location. Location is a must directly on the beach, no neighbors disturbing your views and a quiet and serene surrounding. You only hear the waves from the Gulf of Mexico while sitting on the balcony and sometimes the enjoyment and fun from the kids swimming in the pool.