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Beautiful St Pete Beach Top Floor Condo in Gulf Front Building

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Belle Vista Condo Rental Photos and Description

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

*Our calendar is current & we ask that you check it before making an inquiry. Also, we only rent from Saturday to Saturday during high and shoulder season. I have kept my summer and January rates the same as last year as well as lowering the holiday rates for this season! Check it out! Ask me today how to save money on your stay with NO fees!*

Completed in 2003, this newer, top floor, luxury condominium building is ideally located directly along the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico on St. Pete Beach. Step out onto the balcony from the living room or master suite to enjoy a spectacular sunrise or witness your slice of the beach as it comes alive. This unit gets full sun in the morning and into the early afternoon which makes it a great place for that morning cup of coffee, breakfast or lunch as well as a good spot to catch some rays! Several times a year we have a great view of the sunset from our balcony as the sun moves to the south and back north again!

The unit is fully furnished and professionally decorated with floor-to-ceiling mirrors that give added dimension to your living space. The fully-equipped kitchen provides for the comfort and convenience of a relaxing meal at home. The kitchen and two full baths are warmed by the upscale feel of maple cabinets and granite counter tops. There is a king-sized bed in the master bedroom, two twin beds with convenient built-in storage drawers in the second bedroom and a queen-sized sleep sofa in the living room. Cable TV is available in both bedrooms and the living room which also has a stereo with CD player and separate DVD player for your enjoyment.

We have created a lovely master suite by updating the master bath, adding a king bed, installing a high-end carpet and room darkening shades over sheers. The second bedroom has been updated as well where we added twin platform beds with new mattresses, replaced the dresser and added a new lamp and bed-side chest.

Over the last year or two, we replaced the sleep sofa, dishwasher, refrigerator, bedroom furniture, DR table and chairs and patio furniture. New twin beds installed in late May of 2015. We obviously work extremely hard to keep the condo looking its best which is easy to do when you live a few miles away. Why would you even consider a dated unit or a small hotel room??

Almost forgot ~ as local owners we have no use for an owner's closet and provide this space for our guests more than doubling your closet space. After all, who wants to live out of suitcases on vacation? Between that and the storage drawers under the twin platform beds you have storage space galore!

For those folks who know the area well, you already know all of the reasons that this is such a great vacation spot. St. Pete Beach was rated the #1 beach in the USA in March of 2012 and ranked us #5 in the world by a familiar travel website and #4 in the US in 2016. Not enough? Former Governor Charlie Crist declared us the sunset capital of Florida replacing a dejected Key West! We have you covered on the art scene as well with downtown St. Petersburg (a mere 15 minute ride away) named the nation's #1 top arts destination for mid-sized US cities for several years in a row by American Style Magazine. Reasons cited were the new Salvador Dali Museum, the Chihuly Collection and the Warehouse Arts District.

Did you know that there are many spring training sites in our proximity? If you are in town during March you may be able to snag tickets to a game to see your favorite team at a reasonable price! Our hometown professional sports teams offer the opportunity to see major league events at a more modest cost than in most other stadiums around the country. The Tampa Bay Rays play in an indoor stadium less than a 15 minute ride from the condo. Popular annual events in the area include the Firestone Grand Prix through the streets of downtown St. Pete, Beach Goes Pops, Gasparilla and so much more. So much to offer ~ never enough time!

Head down to the sugar white sands of our fabulous beach or simply hang out by the pool and spa. You decide. Stop by the lending library inside the onsite office to pick up the latest book on your way out. You can meander down the beach to the legendary and historic Don CeSar Beach Resort for an unparalleled dining experience or stroll a bit further to quaint Pass-A-Grille for a bit of shelling or to explore the unique shops and galleries. Consider casual dining at the many waterside restaurants for a relaxing evening under the stars or check out the many highly-rated off-beach restaurants. There are great rooftop bars to enjoy one of our many spectacular sunsets. There is no shortage of great spots!

This lovely condo offers FREE Wi-Fi internet access.

We are local owners who are frequently onsite to manage and care for our unit which is reflected in the condition of our lovely condo. We strive to keep it updated and make constant improvements with the comfort of our guests always number one. We love our condo and think you will too! Come stay with us ~ you'll be glad you did!

Owner is an area licensed realtor. We’d love to find you a great place, too! Otherwise, we hope to see you again in our lovely condo.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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About The Owner

We are very local owners living less than five miles away from our condo. We were spending so much time down here on the beach that we decided to make it our permanent home. Who can blame us? Carol has been a local Realtor on the beach since 2005 and Dave has worked in the area marine industry and is now affiliated with a Fortune 100 company. We're avid boaters and wanted to live on the water in a place we consider 'paradise'.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2003

Why The Owner chose Florida

Beaches are among the best in the world with four having been rated #1 within the past few years by Dr. Beach. We are in what we consider the best spot on St. Pete Beach. We are mid-beach and don't suffer the erosion issues that plague the north and south ends of the beach ~ our beach actually grows a bit with each passing storm. There are no ugly T-Groins (found at the far north end of the beach) or dangerous jetties ~ simply a beautiful stretch of beach. We were here on July 4th, 2016 to enjoy the beach for the day ~ water was perfect and in the upper 80. Personally, we think our condo is one of the best on the beach and personally maintained by local owners which mean we spend many weekends in the property giving it an additional polish long after the cleaning people are gone. They do a great job but we know our guests expect the best and we do whatever we can to deliver!

What makes this condo unique

Location, location, location. Being mid-beach, we are in the middle of it all making it easy to get to local grocery stores, restaurants, bars, etc. You can walk, drive or take several of the local trolley or beach 'jitney' options. A car is optional as it is easy to get around using various means of transportation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came down to St. Pete for our oldest son's Hit, Pitch and Run Competition. We had to go to Tropicana Field(15 minute drive) where our son won 1st place in the competition. He competed against the best of the best of Florida's finest players.

Carol and David greeted us when we arrived late Friday. They made this trip so easy. Explained everything and great attractions to see. We didn't go out much except to Tropicana Field and Egan Park (local ball field) to practice, and Tyrone Mall (15 minutes away).

The beach was amazing. Loved being right on the beach! The condo was clean and very comfortable for a family of 5. We will be back again!

Thank you Carol & David
May 2016
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Beautiful St Pete Beach Top Floor Condo in Gulf Front Building
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 37 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I booked this condo at the last minute. This was our first visit to Saint Pete. From the first e-mail, the owner was very responsive with answering questions and also giving useful tips about traveling to the area. From the pics I thought it looked nice but was a little concerned about the amount of space for a family of 4 including 2 teen boys. However I was very pleasantly surprised that it was more than ample for the 4 of us. It was clean, nicely decorated, and had everything we needed. Carol the owner met us at the door when we arrived and made some suggestions for activities and food which I greatly appreciated. Her food suggestions were right on, and we did end up kayaking in the area she suggested and we were lucky enough to have 5 manatees swim with us during our kayak trip!! One evening the cooling system in the condo seemed to be failing. I texted Carol and told her, and we went ahead and left for dinner. While we were gone, the owner showed up with a heating and cooling guy and had the air fixed by the end of our dinner!! WOW! This stretch of the beach was not crowded while we were there, it was absolutely beautiful, and the condo could not be more convenient to the beach- just steps away!!! There were chairs and 2 umbrellas and also floats that we used all week at no cost to us. The chairs and umbrellas were on the balcony of our unit, and the floats were in a big bin beside the pool. Furthermore, the owners care and are accessible for questions and I feel confident they will take care of any issues, should any fluke occur. Would I return to this unit? Heck yes!!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Anita, for taking the time to give such a wonderfully detailed review and recognizing our dedication to the comfort and enjoyment of our guests. It is important to us that our guests are comfortable and enjoying their vacation on our lovely stretch of beach. You have pointed out some of our favorite reasons to live in this area ~ gorgeous beaches, great food and, yes, the unexpected moments with our local sea creatures which we often take for granted. I enjoyed meeting your lovely family and would love to have you back in the future. Carol
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Tallinn, Estonia

Perfect match to our needs!

  • 5 of 5

There are two key ingredients to perfect vacation rental in my opinion - the property that matches to your criteria and owners who care. And we're lucky to get both when we renter condo #508 - the property itself (building as well as condo) couldn't have been better situated and equipped/maintained. And owners were very friendly, personable and attentive to details, which was very valuable.

It wasn't the first time we're staying in St. Pete Beach, but having a open and friendly connection with local folks (i.e. owners of the condo) helped us to learn a few things as well.

So I'd definitely recommend anyone to check Vistas on the Gulf in general pay attention to condo #508 - you won't regret it. And our family is looking forward to coming back some time in a future.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Max, Thank you for a lovely review. It was a pleasure meeting you and your wife during your stay here in St. Pete Beach and we're so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We would love to have you and your family return in the future and consider you one of our many treasured guests. Sincerely, Carol
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Lincoln Illinois

Great Condo and great view!

  • 5 of 5

We rented 508 on short notice and the owners were fantastic!! They responded right away and were helpful with any question I had. The condo is very well maintained, the view is beautiful from the balcony, and there were beach chairs to use--bonus! There is a binder with local info and flyers, so we rented kayaks and they delivered to the unit, so fun. The property in general was very nice: there is a grill and tables outside the pool area to use, and many delicious restaurants within (short) walking distance to eat at or get take out, even a Chick fil A, a couple grocery stores, and a nice playground. The beach is beautiful and we had so much fun in the pool and the beach. One thing we will do next time is take advantage of the trolley. I definitely recommend this unit/place to people.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonnie, Thank you for such a lovely review. We were happy to be able to accommodate your family and hope you return to Vistas on the Gulf again in the future. We do think we have a great beach location in an area filled with great stores and resta
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Beautiful week at st Pete beach

  • 5 of 5

The condo was beautifully decorated and had everything we needed, including beach chairs! But was very clean and the pool area nice. The beach is stunning

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Louise, Thank you for your kind words and we're so happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay. I'm sorry that we were booked following your stay making it unable for you to extend for another week. We hope that we see you again in the future.
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Love this condo!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have rented this condo for the past 5 years.

The owners have always been very accommodating. Once the coffee pot broke and they brought a new one immediately.

My husband was thrilled when they updated their TVs.

Each year when we return, we notice new things to make our stay more enjoyable like new bedding, furniture , etc.

The beach is fantastic!! The location is wonderful.

Restaurants, grocery, pharmacies, banks are all close.

We would highly recommend this condo.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, Susan. We value your continued desire to stay in our condo and do work hard to make it a place where our guests will want to return year after year. It has been our pleasure having you and Ed as some of our many treasured guests.
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Beautiful Condo. Will Provide a Nice Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this beautiful condo! Our family of six including two small children were very comfortable. The furnishings are very nice and the kitchen is stocked well enough to prepare small meals. Everything is well maintained. It's true, the balcony can be a little noisy, but once inside there is no noise. My only complaint is the WiFi. We could not use it very much and when asking the condo office about it, even she said it was terrible. However, this is not Carol's fault. But, maybe the owner's in the building should request they beef up the system if free WiFi is going to be offered as a perk.

Carol could not have been more helpful prior to our arrival. We exchanged a number of emails and she is quick to answer. Thank you for all the help!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, Tonya. We are glad that you and your family enjoyed your time in our condo and hope to see you back. I have already mentioned the wi-fi situation and appreciate that you let us know as that is the only way we can continue to improve and provide the quality product that our guests deserve! We hope to see you again. Sincerely, Carol
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Shell Key Shuttle
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Isla Del Sol Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route #275
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Sandbar Bill's
Nearest Beach
St. Pete Beach
Car: not necessary

The Dali Museum and Chihuly Glass Exhibit in downtown St. Pete. See your favorite baseball team play the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Pete. It is an easy 15 minute drive to downtown St. Pete where you will find great restaurants, free entertainment, and many special events like the annual Grand Prix through the streets of downtown.


Rates & Availability

Belle Vista Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Season
Sep 10 2016 - Dec 23 2016
4 night minimum stay
Jan Short Week
Jan 2 2017 - Jan 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Feb 4 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Apr 29 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

We DO NOT charge extra fees as you book directly with the OWNER of this property. Saturday to Saturday rentals only during holiday, high and mid seasons. Otherwise, minimum rental period is 4 nights. NOTE: Cleaning fee of $130 will be added to rentals of less than week. Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed when initial deposit is received.

Cash, check, OR credit cards through PayPal. Deposit due at time of booking to secure reservation with payment in full due a month prior to arrival. Please contact me directly to see how I can save you money!

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Belle Vista Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 749 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Updated Fall 2012
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Hair Dryers in each bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , New king bed added in 2012.
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Platform beds with convenient storage underneath.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living room has a queen-sized sleep sofa.
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Platform beds with storage drawers underneath., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen-sized sleep sofa in LR.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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