We stayed in this lovely condo for our July vacation and didn't want to come home!! Cannot find the words to convey how wonderful our experience was here. The owners, Patrik & Eva, were helpful and quick to respond to questions as we inquired about their property. They quickly sent us a rental contract & all the information we needed for our vacation. During our stay, they were easy to contact (had a minor issue with the bathroom light) & inquired how our stay was going several times during the week via e-mail. Following our stay, they were quick to return our security deposit. I just cannot say enough about how accomodating & helpful they were.
As for the condo itself, it is absolutely fantastic!! Because we flew into the area, we were very limited in what we were able to bring with us. We lacked for nothing though! Everything was provided from linens, to beach towels, to paper products, beach accessories, fully stocked kitchen, etc & a washer and dryer.
We think the BEST thing about the condo is the balcony. It directly faces the Intercostal Waterway & the view is fantastic. We had breakfast on the balcony every morning & saw plenty of dolphins, boats, birds, & even a manatee. It is very serene. We spent a lot of time on the balcony. Could not get enough of it.
The condo worked well for our family of 4. The kids stayed in the first BR which has a set of bunkbeds & a queen size bed. The master bedroom is HUGE and even had a nice reclining chair. There was more than enough room for all of us. Everything in the condo was newly remodeled and extremely clean & well kept.
We ate at several of the local restaurants & had great experiences. Good seafood at Crabby Bills and The Pub (sat out on the deck here and it was a nice atmosphere). Also enjoyed Slyce Pizza - the house salad here was AMAZING.
The condo is directly across the street from the beach with easy access, but we also drove to several other public beaches. Sand Key was nice in Clearwater. There are plenty of activities locally & we went to Adventure Island in Tampa (about a 45 minute drive) & also drove to Orlando - not bad for a day trip. There is a small pool in the complex. We were frequently the only ones there. The kids loved having the pool to themselves.
I would highly recommend this condo for anyone looking to spend some quiet time on the Gulf Coast of Florida! After a brief discussion about this year's vacation, the whole family readily agreed that we want to come back here this summer.