You could be watching and taking pictures of the dolphins playing in the Gulf of Mexico from one of my two private balconies in my private corner of paradise. My condo, with a breathtaking view, overlooks the seven mile long sugar white sand of St. Pete beach. Condo 503 offers a direct Gulf beachfront, fifth (top) floor condo in Vistas on The Gulf. This condo gives you one of the most unique views in the building of the sunset as well as the all along the beach from the top floor My vacation home faces the Gulf of Mexico with an unobstructed view. Condo 503 also benefits from being a corner unit with additional windows from which to enjoy the many views of the surf and all along the North end of the beacthh. The extra windows also provide more natural light and the new screen patio door gives you an opportunity to turn the air conditioner off and enjoy the wonderful tropical breezes. if you choose to turn off the air conditioning and open the windows. This also gives you a chance to enjoy the sounds of the waves.
If you have usually stayed in hotels, compare not only the prices but the quality and space you will be getting for your money in my condo.
I take great pride in the cleanliness of my condo. I am constantly having everything professionally cleaned. I just had the tile throughout the condo professionally cleaned November 2013.
This building also happens to be the newest beach-side building designed for condos on St. Pete Beach unlike many condos along the beach that are motel or hotel rooms that have been converted condos.
Staying in my condo with a fully equipped kitchen gives you options for meals including being able to cook on outdoor grills that are on the property next to the pool.
I installed a door for privacy on the guest bedroom which was designed to be just an open room. Many of the condos in the building do not have that door.
My condo is within walking distance a large major grocery store as well as a variety of restaurants and a variety of shopping. You could easily stay here and not rent a car. You could sight see using the local trolley system.
Please note my condo rents for a minimum of one week and a maximum of 2 weeks Saturday to Saturday. I rent to a maximum of 4 persons per stay.
The living room balcony directly faces the Gulf, then wraps around with a panoramic view to the North along this beautiful beach. Remember my condo is beachfront, not just a condo in a beachfront building or one with a partial view from the side of the building.
The condominium is tastefully furnished and equipped with all the comforts of home, including granite counter tops in the kitchen and two bathrooms.
A new 40' flat screen TV was added to the living room in Sept., 2013 as well as a small flat screen TV in the guest bedroom. The issue with the new sofa that squeaked and had soft cushions was addressed successfully. The master bedroom also has a television.
Each balcony is furnished with two chairs, and a side table. The living room balcony has a lounge chair and the balcony is large enough to move the furniture from the second balcony if you need additional seating on the balcony. There is a small eating table on each balcony. New balcony furniture was just ordered in September 2013.
The condo has two cordless telephones that may be used for local telephone calls and the phone will receive incoming long distance call. There is also a messaging machine so you will not miss any incoming calls while you are out.
A washer and dryer is in the condo which means you do not have to pack as many clothes or go anywhere else to do your laundry nor pay for the use of my washer and dryer. My washer and dryer are in a closet in the hallway, and not in the guest room, so running it should not disturb anyone. It can be done while you are at the beach :-) There is an ironing board and iron are in a separate closet in the hallway.
One of the big advantages of my vacation home is I purchased reserved parking space, #7, which is not only beneath the building but right next to the elevator for the convenience.
I personally stay in my condo four times a year which gives me the time and opportunity to evaluate what needs to be replaced or added for not only the convenience of my guests, but myself as well.
The condominium building has an exercise room and free internet access.
An on-site office is open daily, with some exceptions, to pick up your key and address any questions or concerns you might have during your stay. Arrangements for keys for arrivals can be made allowing you to pick up the keys from a lock box on the property.
Please remember that my availability calendar and condo profile refers strictly to my Condo, 503, and does not reflect on availability in the building.
I purchased this condo after having spent many vacations on various beaches around the country. I knew I wanted strictly a beachfront condo where I could sit on the balcony in the mornings with a cup of coffee and enjoy watching the dolphins. In the evening I wanted to be able to sit on my balcony with a glass of wine and enjoy the sunsets overlooking the beach. No matter what the weather is, there is something about overlooking the water that soothes my soul.
I love walking long uninterrupted distances on the beach and was looking for a wide, long, and firm sand beach. St Pete Beach met that criteria. I also wanted to be able to walk along the beach to somewhere for breakfast or ice cream. It was important that it was a beach that was good for swimming and water sports. I also looked for an area that met my desire to be close to sporting and cultural events as well as a variety of shopping and restaurants of all kinds because I knew this would be a vacation home as well as a beach get-away. The location of this condo meets all of my criteria.
This particular condo was the view I could only have dreamed of ever having. You cannot see my balconies from any other condo in the building. I was also impressed that this condo does not have a window to an outside hallway. These privacy advantages were important to me.
The building is centrally located which means I can take a shuttle from the airport and not even bother having a car or if I have a car it is an easy drive to and from the airport. There is also a trolley on St. Pete Beach that you can pick up at various stops along Gulf Blvd and goes as far north as Clearwater.
I stay in my condo every three months as it is my vacation home so all of these reasons are important.
My beachfront condo #503, directly on St. Pete Beach could be yours for your next family vacation.
The advantages of staying in my beachfront condo vs. staying in a beachfront hotel room or a condo with just a view of the beach are numerous.
When you rent my condo you will not be charged a resort fee, a security deposit fee and you will have a reserved parking space under the building directly next to the elevator at no extra charge to you. You will not be paying someone to park your car either.
The guest bedroom has a door and my washer and dryer are not in that bedroom, but in the hallway near the kitchen.
The views are breathtaking and because this is not a large hotel you will not be crowded on the beach in front of the condo. Of course you never have to leave the condo to watch the dolphins or the sunset.
I still pinch myself every time I walk to the balcony and realize this truly is my corner of paradise.
As part of its 2012 Travelers' Choice Awards, TripAdvisor recently compiled millions of user ratings, and St. Pete Beach, Florida, was crowned Top Beach Destination in the U.S. with seven miles of white sand to its name.
St. Pete Beach was so popular that it even took fifth place (out of 181) in rankings for beaches worldwide.