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Gertrude Foster

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, i can convert any email with stated language

Looking for waterfront condo with private balcony facing Boca Ciega Bay?

47 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights

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Overview

Clearwater Area Condo Rental Photos and Description

Fully equiped 1br/1ba and 2br/2ba which is(available Jan, feb and march,2017)

1 and 2 bedroom bayside condos DIRECTLY overlooking beautiful Boca Ceiga Bay. Waterfront 1br/1ba and 2br/2ba fully furnished units both with their own private waterfront balconies, overlooking the bay and the romantic gold coast sunsets. Heated swimming in the winter and Jacuzzi. Cozy, comfortable and tropical style

Dolphins are spotted in the bay while you are swimming in the pool or soaking in the hot tub. Shore birds are viewed daily and Bottle Nose Dolphins and manatee's can be seen.

Snook, Redfish and Sea Trout frequent the grass flats just a short walk off the beach for wade fishing, or bring your boat, excellent launch ramps are nearby.

All units include upgraded granite kitchen and bathroom counter tops, bar stools, king size bed, sofa that can be pulled out to sleep two. Everything you will need for entertainment. You just need to bring your swimsuit.

Restaurants are nearby - Outback Steakhouse, Cody's, Steak & Shake are just a few. Or you can stop at nearby supermarket to pick up something to throw on the grill on the common area on your way back from the beach. Lots of activities nearby. Quick access to Pinellas Walking Trail, John's Pass and the BEACHES are within minutes from the condo or by boat. The closest beach is Madeira Beach - 2.7 miles by car.

Give yourself a desirable vacation. Come and watch the sunsets.

Keywords: Bayside Condominium, Boca Ciega Bay, Waterfront, close to beautiful beaches, close to restaurants and shopping centers, biking, beautiful condo built in 2006, mold and mildew free, dolphins, tropical, tranquil, getaway, pelicans, pool, hot tub,

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Gertrude Foster (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, i can convert any email with stated language

About Gertrude Foster

The picture above is a picture of my Mother, Sister and I. I rent my condo as well as three other owner's condos. I truly enjoy staying a Boca Ciega Resort because it's a paradise and it is a great escape for me and my family.

Gertrude Foster purchased this condo in 2007

Why Gertrude Foster chose Clearwater Area

My husband and I were looking for a small, intimate condo great for getaways and spending time with friends. We love Boca Ceiga Bay. It's quiet, it's tranquil and we love the sunsets and watching the dolphins.

What makes this condo unique

The most unique benefit is watching the dolphins jumping in the wake of a near-by boater...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Gertrude!



Thank you, thank you, thank you sooo much for allowing us to stay at beautiful Boca Ciega Bay! Pat and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! The condo was perfect and just what we like! We found the pool extremely nice with so many nice people to talk to! We never did find the fitness room, but we did get a run in on the beach a couple of days!! I was wondering what kind of bed is in room 203, because I never slept so well in my life. The pillows were exceptional as well! We will definitely be back again some day…..gotta save our pennies



Thanks again!



Brenda and Patrick
Jun 2012
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Looking for waterfront condo with private balcony facing Boca Ciega Bay?
average rating of 4.9574466 based on 51 reviews
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were looking for a small condo that was near to everything, but somewhere nice to relax in the evenings. We chose condo 217.Gertrude (owner) was so kind and easy to deal with. Imagine our joy when we arrived, opened a drink and say on the balcony, wondering at the beautiful view, when within 30 minutes and 30 yards we had dolphins playing a manatee surfacing!

The condo itself is just what we had hoped for. Clean, safe, cozy, modern, tidy. It really was a 10 minute drive to beautiful Madeira Beach, John Pass, Indian Rocks etc etc. Can't wait to go again!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to post this review. I am glad you enjoyed your holiday. Looking forward to accommodating you on your return. Gertrude
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Granna
5

Fantastic Stay in Condo Unit 112 with the Best Waterfront and Pool View in the Complex!

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival we were ecstatic about the view. The unit had everything needed from towels, dishes, cookware, coffee maker, microwave, silverware, blender, toaster, paper towels, coffee filters, dish towel, dishwasher and even wine glasses with corkscrew. Everything we needed was already in condo Unit 112. The bed was comfortable with new linens. Internet was fast and secure. Cable TV was on both TVs in the living area and bedroom. Free local calls. My wife and I stayed five days for one of the best getaways ever. The largest Walmart ever built is about a mile away along with many restaurants such as IHOP, Steak and Shake, Outback and others. Publix, ALDI's, and WinnDixie Supermarkets are close to the unit. While the view from the balcony is great you can stay in this unit and see everything with the almost floor to glass ceiling. Unit 112 does allow some small dogs as we obtained approval for a Bichon. Unit 112 has a washer and dryer. We were very pleased with the cooperation and help of Gertrude who also emailed us information on local events such as a street fair. Unit 112 has keyless entry. The complex has pool, hot tub, free parking, fishing pier and provides gas grills for BBQ cooking. We will return and recommend this particular unit. Thanks to Gertrude who made this stay great!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding Vacation Condo With Views Exceeding Expectations! Five Stars Plus Rating!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! The view from this condo is beyond description. Whether on the balcony or viewing from inside the living area though the almost floor to ceiling glass doors the waterfront bay view is outstanding! I watched dolphins playing in the bay each morning. The condo offers everything needed for a vacation. Unit 112 has cookware, glasses, silverware, coffee maker, paper towels, bath towels, microwave, blender, soap and even wine glasses with a cork screw to open the bottles. I could list more but if anything was missing, which it is not, the largest Walmart ever built in about a mile away. Close by are Publix, Walmart and WinnDixie grocery stores. Nearby dinning includes IHOP, Steak & Shake, Outback, Village Inn, Starbucks and many others. A nearby gas station/convenience store, WaWa, was selling unleaded gas for $2.05 per gallon and had great fresh coffee. This condo has a swimming pool, hot tub, fishing/boat pier and use of gas grills for a BBQ if you are so inclined. Plenty of free parking with a unloading/loading area near the elevators. Inside the condo you have free local telephone calls, a secure DSL Internet connection and cable TV. TVs are located in the living area and in the bedroom. Note the owner has tiled the balcony as well as the condo floors. We dined on the balcony with outstanding sunset views. Gertrude made the reservation process easy and the keyless entry system to the condo was a plus. By the way Gertrude even sent us an email during our stay to let us know about a free nearby "street fair and public market." It is one thing to rent a nice condo but quite another thing to have the person you rent from take a "personal interest" in making sure all your questions are answered. A big "Thank You" to Gertrude for making our stay very relaxing and worry free. By the way the War Veterans Park is less than a mile away and offers a boat ramp, picnic areas, public restrooms as well as many great fishing spots. The Bay Pines VA Hospital is about a mile away and this condo is great for a disabled person. We are already planning a return trip with family members since Gertrude said she has a two bedroom unit in addition to this one. Condo unit 112 is great! If you are looking for relaxation my wife and I recommend this condo!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mr. Ed, thank you so much for taking the time to write a detailed review. I also want to thank you for giving me permission to publish the stunning photographs you took while you were visiting Boca Ciega Resort. I wished you could have seen the other one bedrooms that I rent. They too have been remodeled and have spectacular views on the marina side. It is great to hear my hard work in the condos I rent have finally paid off. I am so happy you and your wife enjoyed your holiday. We look forward to meeting you on your return. Gertrude Foster
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Pittsburgh, PA.
5

EXQUISITE!!

  • 5 of 5

Gertrude accommodated my fiancee and I on shortest notice and provided a gorgeous accommodation for Christmas Week. The condo is Personality plus, cozy and totally relaxing.

Thanks Gertrude!!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, IN
5

Excellent bed & spectacular views!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I stayed for the months of January & February and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Gertrude's condo! The balcony faced the marina and we had beautiful views of the sunrise and sunset! It could ge a cooler, breezy day but the sun would shine on the balcony all day and it was delightful! We would see dolphins too! Her condo has everything you need and was tastefully decorated! We will gladly come back and highly recommend her condo!! Gertrude is a joy to work with!

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Larry and Christine, So glad you two enjoyed your stay in my Condo #217 at Boca Ciega Resort. We enjoyed having you! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Hope you have a very safe trip home! Gertrude
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Delaware
5

Spectacular Views

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely, relaxing place to spend a week recouping from holiday craziness!! The unit had everything we needed, was clean and very comfortable. The balcony was our favorite place to read, relax and watch the sun rise and sun set!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The holidays are very stressful for everyone, so happy to hear you took some time to relax, this is definitely the place for that and the beautiful scenery is also an extra benefit. Come back and see us soon!!
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John's Pass
"excellent for shopping!"
Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary
"located on the beach"
Dockside Dave's
"local seafood "
Tyrone Square Mall
"great for finding anything you may need. also has a couple of good restaurants"
John's Pass Village and Boardwalk
"local culture"
Target
"one block away"
Carrabba's Italian Grill
"Italian food"
Cajun Cafe On the Bayou
"if you are craving for Cajun food, try this one! not as good as the food in Louisiana"
Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Tampa International or St.Petersburg Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
Outback Steakhouse
Nearest Ferry
17.1 Miles
Caladesi Honeymoon Ferry Services
Nearest Golf
1.1 Miles
Seminole Lake Country Club
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I-275
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Outback Steakhouse
Nearest Beach
2.7 Miles
Madeira Beach
Car: recommended

The closest beach is Maderia Beach 2.7 miles from the Resort. Approximately 30 miles away is Beach Busch Gardens, Dog Racing, Tampa Bay Rays and Buccaneer Stadium, 7 miles away Ft, DeSoto Nat'l Park & Camp ground, beautiful St, Pete beach 5 miles away, Shopping malls and more are minutes away. Walking and running trails open to the public at Veterans Memorial Park walk across the bridge, which is also pet friendly and also has canoe trails. Located just down the road at 9600 Bay Pines Drive. Within the block is Cody's. Outback steakhouse, Steak and Shake, Target super store, Bait and Tackle Shop

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Rates & Availability

Seminole Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jul 6 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$110
$750
$1,920
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 8 2016
3 night minimum stay
$130
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$130
 
 
1/1 Dec 20th/2016-Jan/2017 2/2
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$130
 
 
1/1 peak season 2017 2/2 more
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$110
$750
$1,920
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
cleaning fee wk or less $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates
Please add additional fee of $25 per night for 2 / 2 condo PRICE Shown is for the 1 / 1
Cleaning Fee:
1 bedroom = $75
2 bedroom = $125.00 if staying month or longer
Pet cleaning fee additional = $50.00 for each pet
If you pay through Pay Pal payment to include an additional 2.5% administrative charge and if VRBO 9%
$1000.00 deposit per month during peak season
$250 1 / 1 condo damage deposit $500 for 2 / 2 condo

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Amenities

Clearwater Area Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • always professionally clean.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom/1 Bath - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Owner's condo -shown on the video
  • King size beds (1) Have been told the Beds are the Best!!!!, Queen size Beds (1) not all condos have king bed..., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa converts to a double size bed.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Inside the Condo is stackable Washer/Dryer, Phone - free local phone calls, free internet connection, Jennair stove with oven, pots/pans and utensils, Blender, Wine glasses, Dishes, Linens, Towels. Close to Tampa airport and St. Pete/Clearwater Airport...attractions -Clearwater Aquarium, Pier 60, Board Walk, famous Tropicana Ball Field and it is within walking distance of some of the popular bars and restaurants in the area within a few minutes drive from some of the popular beaches. Enjoy breath taking sunset from your balcony as the day draws to an end.

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