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Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Vistas 301 Gulf Front Condo 2 Bedrooms + sofa bed 2 Baths,Sleeps 5 comfortably

You're going to love it here. Our condo, Vistas on the Gulf 301 is the unit with the American flag flying on the balcony out lined in yellow in our opening picture. Don't be fooled by other listings showing Vistas building and not outlining their condo which may not be a direct gulf front condo. No fooling around here, it's a TRUE GULF FRONT CONDO (not a side unit) with two balconies many recent upgrades and is the nicest unit in the building. If you desire a direct gulf front unit this is what you want. Vistas on the Gulf is a 38 unit condo on St. Pete Beach. If you've never been here, the beach is a great place for families and couples quiet and relaxing. We are the original owners of unit 301 and spend as much time as possible there, it has become our oasis! The gulf front view is just incredible, not only during the day, but look at our pictures to see some of the spectacular sunsets and rainbows we've seen!

The unique thing about our unit is that we have two balconies--a large balcony directly facing west to the beach and Gulf of Mexico. Another balcony is off the second bedroom and faces south. This view gives you a great pool view and a beautiful gulf view. One of the nice features of our condo, is that you can walk right out to the beach and can enjoy several beach restaurants/bars and never even have to put on your shoes!

Each unit is individually owned and we have added many personal touches. Master bedroom has a queen bed with a new firm premium mattress purchased May 2017 and other bedroom has a bunk bed with stairs, twin mattress top / full size firm mattress bottom purchased May 2017. The living room also has a new queen sized sofa-sleeper Jan 2017 . As nice as the unit is, you'll most likely be enjoying the beautiful beach and weather outside! New power leather recliner, new carpets purchased Nov 2017. Air conditioning system recently installed. Everything in our unit operates as it should.

We clean, upgrade and replace items regularly during each of our 9-10 weeks we visit each year. We take great pride in our condo and believe in putting money back into it to keep it fresh, updated and desirable. Just like you, we like staying in a clean updated well maintained condo when we vacation. We re invest in our condo continuously hoping that our guests have a wonderful experience. We love repeat guests. This is our happy place, let it be yours as well.

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Jim Colaianni
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Jim Colaianni

My wife and I have owned our beach condo since construction was completed and take great pride in our unit. We visit often from Chicago and are on top of any little repairs or missing household items. It's more than an investment property and your enjoyment during your vacation is important to us! We 're always cleaning, replacing or upgrading something during our 9-10 weeks we visit each year. We believe in putting money back into our condo to keep it clean, fresh and desirable. We want you to have a wonderful experience and contact us directly for your next visit to St Pete Beach. We love having repeat guests.

Jim Colaianni purchased this condo in 2003

Why Jim Colaianni chose Belle Vista

We love St. Pete Beach! My wife's grandparents and parents have been visiting since the 40's. SPB is totally laid back.

Tee shirts, shorts and flip flops is the dress code there. I always say SPB is more like Key West then Palm Beach. Relax and leave your formal wear at home. Our kids are always safe. We never have an issue with them walking on the beach day or night. Not to worry Mom and Dad, no college parties or crazyness here. This is a great family place, very peaceful and quiet for you snow birds escaping from the harsh northern winters.

What makes this condo unique

St Pete Beach has beautiful white sand beaches. It has a relaxing laid back feeling to it.

Enjoy a leisurely walk along the beach or pick up the pace and run while enjoying the surf, sun and relaxing atmosphere.

Don't forget to smile and say hello to the other walkers and runners as they greet you.

Enjoy the many beach side and casual restaurants near my condo. Publix Super Market is 1/4 mile north of us on Gulf Blvd, easy to walk to. There is a trolley (bus) stop in front of our building for easy traveling up and down Gulf Blvd all the way to Clearwater.

You'll love our unit as everyone does as you'll see in the guest comment book we keep in our living room.


Belle Vista Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , grab bar in master bath shower/tub hand held shower massage
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Two full baths with tub/shower. grab bar and hand held shower massage in master bath tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master bedroom queen size bed new firm premium mattress and box spring purchased May 2017. New power leather recliner and Sofa sleeper in the living room 2017. Our 22 yr old 6'3 son sleeps there comfortbly when we visit. Rest assured there's no 'bar in your back' like some sofa sleepers., Bunk Beds (2) We purchased a full size lower/twin size upper bunk bed with traditional firm mattresses May 2017 . Two people could sleep in lower full size bed and one person in upper twin size bunk. Stair access to upper bunk (no ladder). Our two girls both 5'10 sleep here. They tell us it's a huge improvement over the trundle beds we had and other units still use.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
3 TV's, and DVDs, Linens and towels provided. Easy in and out covered reserved parking space #2 --large enough for a Chevy Suburban with room to spare, 2 Gas Grills (BBQ), No Pets. Firm mattresses and many upgrades May 2016.


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average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews

** Wonderful, Awesome, Magnificent, Delightful **

  • 5 of 5

What can I say -- we thoroughly enjoyed our 10 day stay at the Vistas on the Gulf in unit 301. Everything was perfect - the condo, the location, the view, the building & grounds, and the staff. It was so fun to stay here. We loved being on the beach. Just a few steps from the building and you are there. We were so happy to find that beach chairs were provided in this unit. We also found that you can get beach towels from the office to use during your stay. Great perk for those that fly. There are restrooms outside by the pool - very convenient. Unit 301 is very lovely and comfortable. It has everything you need. Jim, the owner was very nice and easy to talk to and work with. He provided all the information we needed to have a great vacation! The location is great, close to restaurants, grocery & gas. Be sure to check out SandBar Bill's on the beach just north of the condo. It is a great place to walk to and have a meal or drink!! Thank you Jim and Sherry for letting us stay in your home. We hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. My wife and I are very proud of our condo and like you, we love staying here too. Our goal is to provide a clean, freshly updated, true gulf front condo with everything in working order and to have all of our guests enjoy their stay as much as you did. We have many returning guests we would love to have you back for your next beach get away. This is our "happy land" and we want it to be for all of our guests as well.
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What a view!

  • 5 of 5

Even though there was construction going on next door, we still totally enjoyed our stay in the condo. The view is spectacular. We

found great restaurants close by. The property is well-maintained and so is the condo. The owner called to make sure everything was ok. I am sure the construction has been completed next door. So, if you get the chance stay in this wonderful, relaxing Gulf front unit.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2007
  • Stayed: August 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review! Our guests are important to us. Just wanted to comment that as of the end of December, 2007, the construction is about over, and what little they have left to do seems to be "inside" work. Thanks again for your comments!
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  • 5 of 5

Location, Location, Location! Right on the sugar sand beach, hear the waves crashing. Condo was great, clean, modern. Great cable and internet. Twice the size and half the price of local hotels. Walk to Don Caesar, Shopping, Great Restaurants. Well maintained building. Everything you need for a memorable vacation. Owner, Jim, responds immediately, nice guy with outstanding recommendations. Will return.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another wonderful stay, no surprises or problems. We love staying in Vistas 301

  • 5 of 5

We arrived 12 days after Hurricane Irma passed through. The owner emailed and called us regularly after Irma passed to update us on the condition of his condo, building and St Pete Beach. Jim was honest, straight forward providing us with accurate up dates. Happily St Pete Beach, the condo and building survived the storm with minor wind issues (blown down fence around the hot tub, a couple missing roof tiles). By the time we arrived everything had been cleaned up and repaired. There wasn't any flooding or beach erosion from the storm and they never lost power. The beach was just as we remembered, the condo was perfect with new furnishings since our last stay. This is our fourth stay at Vistas #301, we've never had any issues. The condo is always very clean, bright, airy with everything working properly. Each visit there's always something new or some thing has been replaced. Beds are very comfortable and it's nice having a traditional full size mattress in the lower bunk in the second bedroom, we slept soundly. Wifi, cable TV and HBO included. The owners do a good job of keeping the condo fresh and updated. There were beach chairs and an umbrella in the closet for us to use. The nice thing about this gulf front condo is being on the third floor you have the option of using the elevator or taking a short walk up or down the stairs out side their door, we easily use the stairs. We love our mornings and sunsets on the front main balcony (southwest corner of the building) but also enjoy the side balcony (off the second bedroom facing south) over the pool watching the kids playing in the pool. The covered parking is nice if it rains and keeping your car cool out of the sun. The girls in the office were friendly and helpful as always. The owner (Jim) is very easy to work with. We had another enjoyable week in this lovely gulf front condo. This is our happy place and it's a sad day when we have to check out. We highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Location ever

  • 5 of 5

The location of this unit within the facility, on the beach, and in St Pete can not be beat. This was by far the softest sand (some areas on the beach can be shelly), and the least crowded. The closet full of toys for the kids, coolers, beach umbrellas and chairs was a great added bonus. Traveling across country, having the ability to leave a deposit for very large beach towels from the office was a huge benefit, and I would recommend it. The constant communication and attention to detail from the owners was second to none, including as soon as we got to St Pete with direction as well as recommendations for food (trust me, listen to the recommendations!). To give you an idea of the caliber of location, there is a unit for sale next door at 2.6 million. I can hardly wait to go back and this rates as my children's favorite place to go, and they have been to Mexico and Hawaii.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We'll add you and your family to our list of guests that had a great vacation staying in our condo. Our unit is a great value for those that want more than a hotel room but also expect a clean, updated, well maintained gulf front condo with direct gulf and beach views located on a lesser traveled part of the beach. We'd love to have you and your beautiful family as guests any time.
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Wow! What a find! Our best vacation ever . . .

  • 5 of 5

My first time in St Pete's Beach and I picked a real winner! Before we even got there, the owner was such a pleasure to deal with. We had lots of questions and concerns as we had never booked through VRBO before, but he made it so easy! We just showed up with our swimsuits and everything else we could possible have needed was there waiting for us. Including beach umbrellas, chairs, coolers and toys.

The view from the front balcony is just gorgeous and perfect for sunsets and relaxing breakfasts on the dining table outside. But there isn't just the front balcony, there is a side balcony as well that faces the pool. Our kids are just now at the age where they can probably be left at the pool on their own, but it was great for my husband and I to enjoy a drink on the side balcony and watch them the enjoy the pool. It was nice that it was on the third floor as well so we had a great view and yet could easily go up and down the stairs without using the elevator.

The cleanliness of the unit was great, sometimes I feel kind of funny about using other people's things, but everything looked very clean, fresh and new. All the furniture looks like new and the decoration is very pleasing. The kids loved the bunk beds in the second bedroom and our bed in the Master was very comfortable. Everything in the unit--TV's, DVD's, light fixtures, A/C all were working. Not to mention the washer and dryer, which we had going all the time!

We cooked in quite a bit to save a little money and the kitchen was equipped with everything we needed (even muffin tins!). We enjoyed the grills by the pool too. The kids didn't mind not going out to eat--they had more time at the pool and beach!

The pool area and grounds are kept in top notch condition. I was always so amazed when I got up in the morning and the pool area was all straightened up and so inviting.

All in all one of our best vacations of all times--we hope to be back again soon!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for all your kind words! We're always happy to hear when our guests love our unit as much as we do! Please contact us when you're ready to come back, we'd love to have you!
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Tampa International 30 minute drive
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Tropicana Field

90 minutes to Disney, 30 minutes to Busch Gardens, and 15 minutes to Tropicana Field (home of the MLB Devil Rays) 5 minutes to Fort DeSoto St Park, 10 minutes to John's Pass, 30 minutes to Ybor City Tampa, 25 minute drive from Tampa International airport, 15 minutes from St Pete Clearwater airport.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

**Rates are subject to change due to holidays and seasonality. Contact owner for rates for your specific dates and rates.** Sat to Sat reservations only unless stated

This is a non smoking property. A $200.00 fee will be accessed if smoking has been detected.
Pets are not allowed. Parking for one car only.
Check in with second floor office for keys and parking pass. Office hours are M-Sat 9:00 am to 4:45 pm Sunday 10:00 am - 12:45 pm. There's an after hours arrival lock box out side the office door. Contact us for combination.

Please make a serious reservation only. Late cancellations are difficult to fill.

Enjoy your time at my beautiful gulf view gulf front condo. I ask that you respect my unit and treat it as if it were your own. This a happy place. Guests love staying here and I have many return visits each year. You'll love staying here as well, you won't be disappointed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.