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Ellie Ackley

Member since: 2000
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Ellie Ackley's 'Beach Place'

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay nights


Madeira Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Rent from a fussy and responsive owner! We are on Gulf Boulevard and are the southernmost condo before the bridge to Treasure Island. Our unit is gorgeous and we continually update and enhance it. Our latest changes were a new kitchen with top of the line cabinets and granite counter tops. . New flat screen TVs. Both bathrooms have been redone and we have a walkin shower and a whirlpool tub.We changed the floor plan so our condo is unique. Beach Place is very popular and is well maintained with on-site management. . A washer and dryer are provided for guests. High Speed Internet (wi-fi) available. There is a king bed in the master bedroom and three queen beds in the other two bedrooms. There is a sitting area in the master bedroom that overlooks the beach. We are direct beach front with nothing between us and the beach. The balcony is a great place to see some of the world's finest sunsets.

We provide luxurious accommodations for our guests and are very responsive to their wants and needs.

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ellie Ackley (Property Manager)
Member since: 2000
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Ellie Ackley

We retired and moved to Florida from Dayton in 2001. Ellie was a counselor and teacher in Ohio. Bob was a sales and marketing executive for an electronic medical publisher. We live by Pensacola Beach in NW Florida but we love the beach and our condo in Madeira Beach. It is our family's favorite vacation spot!

Ellie Ackley purchased this condo in 1994

Why Ellie Ackley chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

We have owned (and sold) other beachfront properties in Florida and this is our last one. It is the best. The building is built like a fortress and the location is unbeatable. Nothing can be built south of us - it is a county park. The Pass and the bridge add interest to the beach view. We don't treat Beach Place as a rental, we treat it as our second home and maintain and upgrade it accordingly.

What makes this condo unique

We changed the floor plan significantly to include an alcove and office space off the master bedroom. We have a king bed in the master and a sitting area that is our favorite place to relax and watch TV. Four flat screen TV's. It is our objective to have the nicest rental condo in the building and our guests tell us that we have succeeded. Great beach views and the boat traffic in and out of the Pas


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)
Ellie Ackley's 'Beach Place'
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

I've been around the world - Egypt, Peru, Puerto Rico .... yet it was this Florida Condo that gave me and my family the best vacation experience ever. First off - Ellie is easy to work with, responds quickly, and is a "real person". Second - the condo --- I can't say enough great things about the condo - I had 3 older children and my sister came for most of the week. Grandma also ventured over from Largo each day - only a 10 minute drive for her. Plenty of room for all to spread out - kitchen was well equiped if you wanted to cook every meal and save some money, or splurge a bit and hit all the local spots - Dave's dockside for the freshest seafood around at a reasonable price and some awesome Key Lime Pie, or Hooters and Bubba Gumps right across the street at John's Pass. Best part - you could get to John's Pass either directly (they have flashing lights to stop traffic for pedestrians) or if you want to send the kids over by themselves (there is an arcade over there) - they can walk around the end of the beach and never have to cross traffic. The beach itself is AMAZING ! Ellie does supply beach chairs and an umbrella - but we ended up renting the sturdy wooden ones on the beach for $100 / week. There was also some toys for the kids. We spent nearly every day from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the water - it was that nice. Never too crowded like the beaches here on the Jersey shore -- simply amazing. Having a TV in every bedroom as well as a big screen TV in the living room meant the kids could go off on their own if they didn't want to watch baseball with Grandma ... but here's the best part ---- my 3 teens, who can NEVER be separated from their phones, spent the entire vacation with us - whether we were playing cards and the large dining table, sitting watching the Tampa Rays, or going down to the beach at 8 pm to cheer on the sunset - they remained with us because they had fun. Another hint - if you have someone who can't walk all that well (my daughter just had knee surgery) you can rent a beach wheel chair - it'll be delivered and locked up for your personal use --- we rented by the week, and while it was a bit expensive, it made it easy for her to enjoy a vacation as well. Overall I cannot say enough great things about the location of this condo, as well as the condo itself. We'll most certainly be back next year - I'm hoping we can swing 2 weeks instead of just one -- there just wasn't enough time ! Thanks Ellie and Bob !

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We wish this was our own!

  • 5 of 5

We love this place! We have been coming here for 5+ years also and there is a reason for that. Ellie and Bob have been wonderful, they make the stay great by being so accommodating and for working with us each year. They have surprised us every year since we have been coming here with more updates to the condo and making it nicer each time. A great place to spend with our family, we love our memories made here!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was an awesome week at Beach Place. Condo was spacious and well equipped. Clean and furnished beautifully. Very beachy!! Even though the pool was not ready for us, we had use of the pool next door. It was fabulous!! We will stay here again!! Thank you, Ellie!!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Springfield, MO United States


  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Beach Place Condo on Maderia Beach many times but this time was special.

Ellie n'Bob Ackley have the most comfortable condo that we have ever rented. Very clean and furnished perfectly. Equipped with everything that you could possibly need.

Third floor up and front and center to the beach. Beautiful view.

Perfect location. Just walk across the street to shopping and restaurants. Have never had

a problem with heavy traffic.

We had a wonderful time!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids MI

Spring Break 2015..... The BEST ever!!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Madeira Beach for 5+ years. This is our first time staying at Bob and Ellie's condo.... My only regret?? I wish we had found this condo 5 years ago!! The owners are so easy to work with and make sincere effort to ensure your stay is awesome. Impossible to find any faults with the condo... Ocean front location is awesome for relaxing in the morning watching the morning boats go out along with dolphin watching.. Location to John's Pass is awesome as well.... So nice to throw on flip flops and walk across the street for a night time ice cream cone.... You will not go wrong choosing this condo for your next vacation stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Zumbrota, MN

Couldn't be better!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at Beach Place before, but Ellie's provided all the furnishings one could ask for in her lovely condo. And besides that, she's very artistic! Easy access to shopping and John's Pass. We'd certainly consider staying there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa International
Car: recommended

We are direct beach front. Nothing between our condo and the Gulf. We are right across from the 'Village at Johns Pass'; the premier shopping and resort area on the coast. There are shops, gambling cruises, boat rentals, restaurants, and more shops. We have a lovely beach and the best sunsets you will ever see!

Other Activities: All your normal beach vacation activities are close by. Disney is less than 2 hours away.


Rates & Availability

Madeira Beach Condo Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are subject to change at any time until contract is complete.
Subject to availability when the contract and deposit are received.

Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Madeira Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1640 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , Walk-in double shower
  • Bathrooms were redone in 2012; whirlpool tub in Master; walkin shower in the second bathroom. New vanity with double sink in 2nd bath, enlarged vanity with lady's makeup area in master.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Second Bedroom - 2 queen
    Third Bedroom - 1 queen
  • The Master bedroom has been set up to be comfortable with a king bed and a private sitting area for the adults. Our objective is to graciously and comfortably sleep 6 or 7; we purposely do not have a sofa bed and we do not permit our condo to be jammed with people.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 40 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • jetted tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
1 king, 3 queen. .

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