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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

***Saint Pete Beach was lucky to have had minimum impact by Hurricane Irma. There was no power loss, storm surge, flooding or tornadoes. Our building Vistas on the Gulf had minor damage, condos were untouched and property has been cleaned up. We are open for business and back to normal.**** Our condo, Vistas on the Gulf 301 is the unit with the American flag flying on the balcony in our opening picture. No fooling around here, it's a TRUE GULF FRONT CONDO (not a side unit) with many recent upgrades and is the nicest unit in the building. 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 2016 and other bedroom has a bunk bed with stairs, twin mattress top / full size firm mattress bottom purchased May 2016. 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! Newer power leather recliner, new carpets purchased Feb 2016. 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 desireable. 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.

You may have seen the notice from vrbo under our heading that we do not offer online booking through vrbo which is true. This is a new program vrbo is pushing. For cost issues and other reasons we prefer check payments that are paid to our on site management company (Land of Liberte Realty) which you will deal directly with once you decide to move forward with your reservation. You pay nothing directly to us, the owners. We've been listing our condo with vrbo since 2005. You'll see other condo's from our building listed on vrbo as well. If the notice causes you doubt, check our reviews or call us. We are legit. Thank you for your interest. **

Keywords: Condominium

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About The Owner

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.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2003

Why The Owner chose St Pete Beach

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 wet tee shirt contests going on 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.


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.


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 ...
  • 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 2016. Newer power leather recliner., Sleep Sofa (1) recently purchased Sofa sleeper in the living room. 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 2016 . 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 4.866667 based on 30 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: Jan 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: Aug 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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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: Jun 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: Apr 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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Rest and Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Great location, Beautiful sunsets, Clean condo and well maintained property... A little piece of Paradise.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy to hear you had a wonderful stay. Our condo has been a "happy place" for just about everyone that has stayed here. Please think of us for your next beach get away, we love repeat guests.
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Another great vacation

  • 5 of 5

Third year vacationing in this condo. As lovely as ever. We fly, so having chairs, umbrellas, etc. is wonderful. Everything you need for a great vacation is in this condo. Well equipped kitchen, quiet, beautiful views. Have never been disappointed (and I am very fussy). This unit has it all. We were sorry to leave. Will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kindness and being a returning guest. Your third visit with us is testament that we have a clean, fresh, updated condo with everything in working order and is a good value. We have many returning guests. Our guests have many condos to choose from and they chose ours. Our condo is a fun and happy place to vacation, people like staying here. Thank you to all our guests
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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.**

This is a non smoking property. A $200.00 fee will be accessed if smoking has been detected.
Pets are not allowed.
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 kill me and 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.

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