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Darryl Glenn

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish

By Popular Demand: Gulf Retreat II - 65+ reviews, Dolphin Watching!

43 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Florida Central Gulf Coast Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Sofa bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

The best waterviews and comforts kept our guests coming back to our Gulf Retreat 1 (VRBO Listing 43893). Eventually we found that so many people wanted to come back that we had to turn many of them away due to lack of availability. But no more: Announcing Gulf Retreat 2! The same floor plan, amenities and luxury appointments as our Gulf Retreat 1. Most importantly, the same fabulous VIEWS, and just a few feet away, in the same condo association.

Please scroll down on this page to see the comments from our previous guests or to find the link to our dedicated website for the most complete information.

FANTASTIC VIEWS from waterfront top (third) floor unit on Intercoastal Waterway. Watch wild birds, dolphins, and boats from very private balcony (you do not see, and are not seen from, other units). Garage, Pool, Quiet.

Fifteen (15) miles of wide white sand, never crowded, beach is easy access across street, great for walking, jogging, hiking, biking, fishing, and sunsets. Great location on beautiful Sand Key Island about midway between Clearwater and St. Pete beaches. Private fishing pier with bench on Intercoastal Waterway.

Spacious 1400 square feet with cathedral ceilings, open space design, large master bedroom that overlooks Intercoastal Waterway and opens onto balcony. Quiet, only four units in building. Deluxe completely furnished in 'Key West' style with king bed in master bedroom, two twin beds in guest bedroom with superior mattresses, queen-size sleep sofa, private single-car garage with remote openers.

Washer/Dryer in unit. Refrigerator with ice/water dispenser. Heated pool on grounds.

• Waterviews, waterviews, waterviews!

• Just steps to beach (approx. 150 yards)

• Washer/Dryer in unit

• Computer with high-speed cable internet and WiFi

• Unlimited long-distance calls (USA and Canada)

• Upgraded digital cable TV package

• Private 1 car garage

• much more!

Restrictions. 7 day minimum. No elevator, you will walk up two flights of stairs (but wait until you see the view!!). Must be at least 25 to rent. Sorry, no pets are permitted. Quiet hours 10:00 PM -8:00 AM. (This is not a party building.)

Keywords: Condominium Waterfront

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Darryl Glenn (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish

About Darryl Glenn

Isabel is from Spain and we met while I lived and worked there for ten years. During our years there we enjoyed traveling throughout Europe and especially staying in the quaint Bed and Breakfasts that are so typical there. We made notes of all of the things we liked and disliked about everywhere we stayed and planned to one day have somewhere unique and cozy of our own to offer to vacationers.

In 2000 work brought us to St. Petersburg, Florida. In 2004 we purchased a condo in Indian Shores, just a few miles from our home. We decorated it with nothing but the best (Isabel is an Interior Decorator and has her own business). As guests began to know us and word began to get around we soon had a steady flow of visitors and a full calendar. Just repeat visitors were nearly keeping the unit booked. In 2008 we decided to buy a second unit, with the exact same floor plan and the same extraordinary views, just a few steps away. We call them our Gulf Retreat 1 and Gulf Retreat 2.

Darryl Glenn purchased this condo in 2008

Why Darryl Glenn chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

We love Indian Shores because it is the quietest, most relaxed part of Sand Key, the barrier island that runs along the Gulf shore from St. Pete Beach to Clearwater. It is the narrowest part of the Sand Key, only 150-200 yards across where we are located. That means you can enjoy both the Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico only a few steps apart.

Indian Shores is the last part of the coastline in Pinellas County that preserves a small-town feel. Gulf Blvd. is still just a two-lane road and the speed limit is 35 m.p.h. There's is only one traffic light in Indian Shores. There isn't as much asphalt as you see to the south or north of us, a lot fewer high-rise buildings and none of the tourist traps. While you will find all the restaurants and conveniences you need near-by Indian Shores is still primarily a residential, family-oriented community.

What makes this condo unique

Our view is of the Intracoastal Waterway, the body of water that separates Sand Key from the mainland. We love it because of all the boat traffic - it's fun to watch. The dolphins are always a joy to see, too. They are most active early in the morning or at sunset. Manatee are a little harder to spot, but are always around, too.

When the tide is low there is a sandbar that emerges from the water just off our balcony. The seabirds all come to feed there and it's wonderful entertainment.

And the Intracoastal Waterway is beautiful to behold at night, when the lights from the boats and other properties reflect off the surface. You must see it to appreciate it!

And of course the beach is just across the street. It takes just a couple of minutes to get there walking. It's never crowded and always relaxing. We have beach toys, inflatables, beach chairs, an umbrella, a cooler... everything you need except a good book and suntan lotion! And we even have a handy cart to put everything in and wheel it across the street!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Darryl and Isabel:



Thanks for laying on the record-breaking temperatures (!), 93° - 99°, as well as a surperb condo. Stepping in a looking through the wide windows was like watching a wide-screen movie... 24 hours a day.



What a view - and what activity in the inland waterway. We were amazed at the diversity of birds large and small, their hunting differences for the fish - and the constantly jumping fish themselves. And, of course, the magic of dolphin, many and in groups of up to 4. Better than a nature park and all in comfort and shade on the balcony.



Similarly inside (just who else can watch all this activity from their bed?!). All so spacious and comfortable and so well equipped. Liked the garage "car cooler" spot, with the door opener (not all rentals provide this).



Beach just yards away was great, but much better to stay on the inland side. All in the whole family were impressed and delighted by it all. Pity it was not endless!
Jun 2010
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By Popular Demand: Gulf Retreat II - 65+ reviews, Dolphin Watching!
average rating of 5.0 based on 82 reviews
5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in this condo for 2 weeks , fantastic !!! From the balcony we saw Dolphins , manatees, fish jumping , flamingos and many more birds ! Quiet , had everything you needed , short walk to a not busy beach . One of my best vacations !!! Daryl answered my questions promptly thanks so much !

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was everything we had hoped for. Indian Shores is a great peaceful location with a wonderful beach and great restaurants. The apartment is ideally situated with wonderful views over the intercoastal waterway. It has everything you need for a wonderful vacation and Darryl is always on hand to quickly resolve any issues. The apartment is furnished to a high standard with a great kitchen area and wonderful master bedroom. We would highly recommend this.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Darryl and Isabel Have Thought of Everything!

  • 5 of 5

Just pack a suitcase and everything else is provided including a welcome basket! It was our first time staying on the intracoastal and we were thrilled to see dolphin, manatee and the many tropical birds right outside our balcony. The condo is spacious and immaculate, and the bed is very comfortable. The gulf is a short just walk across the street and the wagon holds the beach chairs, cooler and umbrella that are provided. There are many great restaurants in the area or you can use the grill that is in your garage. You have all the comforts of home and leave with a suitcase full of clean clothes thanks to the in unit washer and dryer. Couldn't ask for anything more.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Place!

  • 5 of 5

For us, it was home away from home. We loved it. It was great, the kitchen had everything you would need, a comfy king size bed, two bathrooms, which was a plus, and a balcony that overlooked the waterway where we could watch boats come and go, as we would often have either lunch or dinner out on it. We really appreciated the enclosed garage with remotes and the gas grill we would use, if not going out to try a few places to eat in the vicinity, like twice at Crabby Bills. No complaints.This condo was clean, quiet, comfortable, and across the street from the beach. Thank you so much Darryl and Isabel for making your condo a nice place to stay for 2 weeks.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented one of your condo's and another couple rented the other. Both are great places, all the things you need and more. Great location, clean, and plenty of room. Oh did I not mention the awesome views... We will most definitely return and tell others about these places.. Thanks so much....

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Home on the beach

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect place. Upon arrival, I had no idea that my the place would be better than my expectations. The rooms were very spacious, clean and well decorated. The location was nice and quiet. It felt just like home, everything was where you would expect it and the welcome basket was a nice touch. The view from the balcony was awesome, we seen plenty of dolphins, manatees and other animals playing in the intra coastal waters. The beach in this location had a nice gradual slope so I wasn't too worried about my small children playing in the water. It was a nice touch to have all of the beach toys the kids would need available in the garage with the wagon to take everything to the beach. Very nice place, great owners, great location. If going, make sure you stop into some of the mom & pop ice cream places along Gulf Blvd. I would definitely come back to this location.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa International Airport (TPA)
Car: not necessary

Live Theater (Clearwater, Tampa, St. Pete, Sarasota), Museums (Tampa, St. Pete, Sarasota), Parks, Trolley Runs Length of Beach (trolley stop in front of condo), Dolphin watching tours, John Pass Village .

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Rates & Availability

Indian Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Jan 29 2017 - Apr 15 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$995
$3,575
 
 
Mid-season
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 28 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$875
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$795
$2,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.0%

Arrival/departure days are Sunday. Exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis. In certain instances we may allow a stay of less than 7 nights. Payment by personal check (in U.S. Dollars) is preferred. We accept cashiers checks or money orders in U.S. Dollars as well.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Florida Central Gulf Coast Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen size sofa bed
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
3 Cordless Phones, 4 Overhead Fans, 3 DVD Players, 2 Vcrs, Coffeemaker, Blender, Glass-Top Stove, Deluxe Side-By-Side Refrigerator with Water and Ice through the Door, All Eating Utensils for 8, Non-Stick Cooking Utensils, Washer and Dryer in Unit, Vacuum Cleaner, Loads of Cupboards and Counter Space with 4 Bar Stools, Heated Pool (Shared), Beach Chairs, No Smoking Except on Balcony

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