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BEACHFRONT PENTHOUSE LUXURY OCEAN FRONT CONDO NEW INSIDE GORGEOUS SUNSETS

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,375 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Check out our NEW VIDEO and MORE pictures of our condo. Video is third or fourth image while reviewing all photos at top of main page.

New inside with gorgeous amenities and appointments throughout make this luxurious 3 bedroom and 2 full bathroom condo the focal point for your next great vacation. Sleeps eight, and from its penthouse central location, you can actually view the sunset from the kitchen, dining room, living room and balcony. You can also enjoy the sunset from the hot tub, tennis courts, pool and of course - the beach!

Please note we rent Saturday to Saturday unless "off-season" as we can provide better rates that way and accommodate our guests. However, please inquire during "off-season" and as owners of this condo we have more flexibility.

Reef Club is a 5-story 55-unit condominium complex with assigned private parking, a beachside heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, outdoor BBQ grills and a fabulous beach. Reef Club is centrally located between Clearwater Beach 5 mins to the north and St. Petersburg Beach 10 mins to the south. You are only 30-40 minutes from Tampa International & Clearwater Airports and Busch Gardens. Disney World, Universal Studios and world famous Orlando attractions are just 90 minutes away. Our penthouse beachfront condo is a great place to relax and vacation. A great location for all. Make it your place for your next great vacation!

Don't need a car - extended stay convenience: Great feature - you can take a shuttle from the Tampa Airport to Indian Rocks Beach - about $32.

Also, and for one price ALL DAY, the Sun Coast Trolley will take you from St. Pete Beach (Treasure Island) to Sand Key (Clearwater) with unlimited stops - all for one price!

Again, you don't need a car - other family members can arrive earlier/later when you give them your digital security code.

AND if you do have a car (or are on business) the significant others can still get around - if they are not at the beach or the pool all day long.

Again, great shuttle to the airport and great trolley on the beach - you don't need a car . . . but Gulf Boulevard is great to cruise.

Rentals and packed sand: There are many rentals within 5 miles: skiing, para-sailing, jet-ski - check out the owner's webpage a few lines below for even more information, phone numbers and links . . . .

The packed sand is great for jogging, bike riding or just walking on the beach.

Watch the Seabirds at eye level as they glide by your Reef Club vacation penthouse.

Restaurants and places: Best ice cream in the world! Candy Kitchen - they make their own - go there. They have the same ice cream at 'Candy Kitchen' (one block north of Reef Club . . . just the portions are not as large :).

Salt Rock Grill - atmosphere! Great value - surf & turf - more . . . go before 5:00 for extraordinary prices!

Crabby Bill's - Seafood - always happening. Within very close walking distance - TJ's, Keegan's, Guppys and PJ's Oyster Bar - all good.

THE Pub - down the street. Dine at the outside bar evenings and watch the Intracoastal.

TJ's Italian Pizza, Picata and Sea Bass. Maggie Mae's Sunrise Cafe - in Sand Key for great breakfasts.

Try the bagel Tuna for lunch at Lighthouse Doughnuts - and of course the donuts and breakfasts are great! Canadians say 'We had their bagel sandwiches and they were better than the Canadian ones!

All the above located on Gulf Boulevard.

More Details

Owner
Rick and Charlotte Gonzalez
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Rick and Charlotte Gonzalez

As a family of five, Charlotte and I have vacationed in Hawaii, Turks & Caicos, Bahamas, South America - etc. and all great wonderful vacation locations. However our best - stress free and quality vacations have been at the Gulf Beaches of Florida. The location is always ideal for weather, activities, friends and family . . . and we don't feel like we had to out of the country to vacation - we didn't! Great location and easy to get to and so much to do. Pro sports teams in Tampa, Busch Gardens, Gulf beauty and of course we would always go to Orlando and enjoy everything Orlando has to offer - from Disney, to Sea World to the Orlando Magic. This is simply a great location and this condo is beachfront - penthouse - 30 minutes from Tampa airport . . . what more can you say. Getting here is easy for Western Hemisphere and European vacationers and you can start your vacation right away. We have enjoyed this area immensely.

Rick and Charlotte Gonzalez purchased this condo in 2009

Why Rick and Charlotte Gonzalez chose Indian Rocks Beach

Beachfront location top floor ocean view penthouse 40 minutes from Tampa International with Tampa/Orlando at your fingertips. Great people during our stays. We like the people we have met. Great location to fly to - great location to drive to - and great location to center your vacation from.

This condo has three bedrooms and is designed to sleep maximum of 8 people. In the living room there is also a very nice new leather couch with a comfortable queen sleeper sofa. Two HDTVs including 42' Panasonic Plasma in Living Room and 37' Insignia HD in Master Bedroom. Flat TV & DVD in second bedroom. High Speed wireless Internet.

Restaurants and places: Best ice cream in the world! Candy Kitchen - they make their own - go there. They have the same ice cream at 'Candy Kitchen' (one block north of Reef Club . . . just the portions are not as large :). Salt Rock Grill - atmosphere! Great value - surf & turf - more . . . go before 5:00 for extraordinary prices! Crabby Bill's - Seafood - always happening. THE Pub - down the street. Dine at the outside bar evenings and watch the Intracoastal. TJ's Italian Pizza, Picata and Sea Bass. Maggie Mae's Sunrise Cafe - in Sand Key for great breakfasts. Try the bagel Tuna for lunch at Lighthouse Doughnuts - and of course the donuts and breakfasts are great! Our Canadian friends say 'We had their bagel sandwiches and they were better than the Canadian ones! All the above located within walking distance on Gulf Boulevard.

What makes this condo unique

There is a lot. Penthouse beachfront, sunset while watching seagulls coast by, hot tub, pool, volleyball, gas grills - bike rides on the beach. Don't laugh - but the thing that did it for me was watching the sun set from the top floor balcony while enjoying an excellent carbernet and a McDonald's double cheeseburger. (It had been a long day). TJ's is 3 minutes north and excellent. Crabby Bills a 5 minute walk away - and great places to eat. Resting with the ocean breeze . . .

Don't need a car - extended stay convenience: Great feature - you can take a shuttle from the Tampa Airport to Indian Rocks Beach - about $28 (727) 572 1111. Also, and for one price ALL DAY, the Sun Coast Trolley will take you from St. Pete Beach to Sand Key (Clearwater) with unlimited stops - all for one price! Again, you don't need a car - other family members can arrive earlier/later when you give them your security code. AND if you do have a car (or are on business) the significant others can still get around - if they are not at the beach or the pool all day long. Again, great shuttle to the airport and great trolley on the beach.

Ferry, Boat and Charter Related

Pura Vida Deep Sea Fishing Charters - Sky Screamer Parasailing - Footloose Sailing Charters - Wild Cat Speed Boat Tours - Pura Vida Fishing Charters - Caladesi Honeymoon Ferry Service - Dimares Yachts - Tampa Bay Boat Charters - Capt George Roux - Megabite Charters

Golf, Golf Course and Adventure Golf Related

Smuggler's Cove Adventure Golf - City of Indian Rocks Beach City Hall: General Information - Golf View Cafe - Terrace Cafe - Belleview Biltmore Golf Club - Baypointe Country Club - City of Largo - Palm Hill Golf Club - East Bay Golf Club - Tides Golf Club & Pro Shop

Pro Sports Teams in the Area

Tampa Bay Buccaneers » American Football --- Tampa Bay Devil Rays » Baseball --- Tampa Bay Lightning » Ice Hockey --- Orlando Magic » Basketball ---

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed your wonderful home. Thank you.
Dec 2012
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Amenities

Indian Rocks Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1375 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Elegantly Tiled
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , With detachable flex handle shower head
  • Master Bath with granite counters and new fixtures. Gorgeous tiled shower. Also second bath with new cabinets and fixtures nicely decorated for your vacation.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , HD TV Private Ocean View and Balcony Access
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Flatscreen TV with Cable and DVD
  • This condo has three bedrooms and is designed to sleep maximum of 8 people. In the living room there is a very nice new leather couch with a comfortable queen sleeper sofa. Two HDTVs including 42' Panasonic Plasma in Living Room and 37' Insignia HD in Master Bedroom. 200 MB High Speed wireless Internet. The master bedroom has two beautiful view points - 1) access/view to balcony and Gulf of Mexico, pool, jacuzzi, beach, tennis courts and BBQ - 2) direct view overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and beach for gorgeous sunsets! New furniture and custom made drapes in the master bedroom with closure rods providing you with wonderful privacy and control of your penthouse ocean view from the Master Bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Completely renovated new kitchen everything. Also counter area in kitchen has been opened up to view the ocean/beach (from the kitchen) and large counter with matching dining chairs and palm base glass dinner table. Eight can be served within arms reach and you can view the beach from this penthouse kitchen. Use the innovative plantation shutters for privacy in the living room and the vertical shutters in the master bedroom. Fold the plantation shutters up and slide to the left. Then expand and they magnetically click into place - wonderful privacy and control of your penthouse ocean view. The condo has tasteful accessories throughout and a gorgeously mirrored wet bar. You will be provided with your own digital security pass lock code for entry at time of arrival. True luxury, great location, Reef Club central top floor penthouse by the ocean, with the benefits of a world class city - what better location for a great extended vacation on Florida's Gulf Coast!

Reviews

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average rating of 4.6551723 based on 72 reviews
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Dont miss out!!

  • 5 of 5

509 was as beautiful as advertised! Rick was so quick to respond to any questions ! Dont miss a chance to enjoy!!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Donny and Paula: Thank you for the review and look forward to working with you and being our guest in the future. Sincerely, Rick and Charlotte
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5

A Wonderful Family Time

  • 5 of 5

First time visiting Indian Rocks Beach and staying at Rick and Charlotte’s condo. We had a lovely time and appreciate not only the comfortable and well appointed condo but all the “little things” as well such as the complimentary bottle of wine, the coffee, tissues, soap, beach items and so forth...so we did not have to run out to the store right away. We were greeted by the lovely Gulf when we arrived.

RIck and Charlotte are proud owners and obviously are concerned that their tenants have a good time when they are on vacation. We appreciated the pre arrival information and knew exactly what was expected. Rick was very responsive with some very minor issues upon our arrival.

We LOVED the keyless entry as that is such a plus when not everyone comes and goes at the same time.

Rent from Rick and Charlotte with confidence, they are good people concerned with your comfort - pictures and video of the condo are accurate and the location is wonderful.

Thank you Rick and Charlotte for renting to us!

Kathryn and Matthew

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kathryn and Matthew: Thank you for the review and the detail that is also helpful to future guests. Best to you and family. Sincerely, Rick and Charlotte
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5

Great Place to Stay!!!! Views are Exceptional and the condo was immaculate

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time here! Rick and Charlotte were so great with communication before we arrived and when we did arrive the condo was fantastic! Walked in to breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico, completely renovated and even better, it smelled clean!!! If you are thinking of renting in this area you should really consider this unit, the master bedroom is huge with great views and an ensuite! They have tons of beach equipment as well. Chairs, umbrellas, kids toys etc... Just bring your suitcase because they have everything else covered!! Thank you so much Rick and Charlotte!! Hope to be back next year!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karleen and family: Thank you for the review and we try to communicate in advance with the code, parking, pictures, map, pre-arrival and generally anything else that might come up - and YES, hope to hear from you next year. Sincerely, Rick and Charlotte
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5

Beautiful Condo and Wonderful Owners!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at your condo! The actual views are so much more incredible in person. The condo is located right on the beach and the pool was a hit with the kids. We were always able to find an umbrella to sit under at the pool deck no matter what time we arrived to the pool, which is a big plus for me!

The master bedroom is spacious and very well decorated. It has a walk in closet that also contains a container of beach toys, chairs, and umbrellas. The only thing it was lacking was a boogie board (the waves were huge after the tropical storm), which we purchased and left there for your next guests! There is plenty of lighting and even an alarm clock that has USB and regular plug-in charging capability.

The rest of my family used the other 2 bedrooms without any complaints. My daughter was even happy to find an extra blanket in the closet for her bed.

The kitchen is well-stocked with various cooking and grilling supplies. There is also both a regular coffee pot and Keurig available.

I am a very picky person about cleanliness, and the condo was immaculate.

The owners definitely care about the comfort of their guests. During our stay we had a condo below ours that had an alarm that was making noise during the night. Rick immediately contacted the property manager and the issue was resolved within an hour.

The assigned parking spot is a little difficult to maneuver into at first (especially with a minivan), but we were definitely thankful that it was there and in the shade.

The entire process went smoothly from initial inquiry to departure -- and the security deposit was even returned to us well before it was required to be returned. Thank you for allowing us to spend a week at your beautiful condo!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tim and Kevin for the great review and detail. Valuable for future guests. You never know what will happen (like the alarm thing below our unit) - and after a number of years at Reef Club a general idea who to contact - or to "navigate" to get that alarm off. Again, the detail greatly appreciated and best to you and family. Sincerely, Rick and Charlotte
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5

Loved it! Sorry to see time go by so quickly! Beautiful sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

We had a really beautiful get-a-way. The beach is so close to the condo! The pool and hot tub were refreshing too. Looking forward to our next trip!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carol, Billie and Jayne: Thank you for the review and for sharing the pictures - mentioning the view. Guests from New York almost always mention the view - direct, close, ocean front and it was great speaking with you. With Jayne around I believe every vacation would be great :) ! Sincerely, Rick and Charlotte
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5

Wonderful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Great condo! Well maintained, quality furnishings, clean. We've been coming to this condo for 7 years and have found the owner very responsive to any questions or concerns we have had.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jeanne and Tom: Great having you and family as guests and we appreciate you including us as part of your family time. Sincerely, Rick and Charlotte
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Clearwater Airport - Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Guppys, TJ's, Keegans, Crabby Bills, British Pub
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Clearwater Beach Sand Key / Trsr Island Johns Pass
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Clearwater, Largo, Pinnelas Courses abound
Nearest Train
Trolley runs up/down Gulf Blvd also AirportShuttle
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Gulf Blvd to Walsingham/Ulmerton to I-275
Nearest Restaurant
Plus PJs OysterBar, SaltRockGril, ConchRep & more!
Nearest Beach
Indian Rocks Beach
Car: not necessary

Reef Club is centrally located between Clearwater Beach to the north and St. Petersburg Beach to the south. You are only 30-40 minutes from Tampa International Airport, Clearwater (smaller) Airport and Busch Gardens (about an hour). Disney World and Universal Studios are about 90 minutes away in Orlando. Our penthouse beachfront condo is a great place to relax and vacation and easy to get to for both domestic and international vacationers. There is so much to do including golf, sailing, jet skis, charter boats/rentals, fishing, scuba diving, aerobics, crafts, snorkeling, surfing, hiking, backpacking, bike trails, biking on the beach, horseback riding, kite flying, racquetball, volleyball, basketball, miniature golf, skateboarding, ice cream eating (yes, a sport), cinemas, theme parks, dolphin watching, shopping, dinner cruises, theme parks - just too much to list including all the world class entertainment and pro sports of a major city like Tampa. You can engage all and/or relax on the beach and listen the sound of the surf!

Other Activities: Conserved wetlands forest marina nearby - great boardwalk!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Fast HS WirelessInternet $19 + Tax

This top floor direct ocean view condo is personally owned, personally cared for and well managed. No smoking and no pets please. Saturday to Saturday Rentals. Calendar is accurate as shown. Personal 4-digit security lock code is provided at day of check in/or previous day. This provides you with your unique security lock code. Key access available if requested in advance at nominal charge. Requirement to access by key once code is provided is $75 charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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