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Totally Updated, Spacious/Clean, See My Rave Reviews! Highly Requested

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,140 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 29 nights

Overview

About the property

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

AMENITIES galore! -- Our place is one of the most requested units on Isla. I have wonderful guests and love to accommodate everyone's needs. We try and make our place cozy, comfortable and new but always invest in new furniture and updates. That is why I have so many 5 star reviews. If you have a question and are unsure about booking just email us the owners and we will answer any concerns you might have. The area is perfect whether you are a couple or two couples or a family of 4. There is so much to do, places to see, and many beaches nearby. Now see what we have to offer: New Sofas and no slip tiled balcony for 2017! New King master mattress for late 2017 as well. Just replaced LR and Master Fans 9/17 and new gorgeous lighting. New Smart Thermostat for 9/2017.Newer porcelain kitchen floor, sink upgrades, LG dryer and recessed lighting in 2016! Just bought a new LG steam washer in 2017! Re-Glazed master bath, Gorgeous Hunter Douglas plantation shutters in both bedrooms, kitchen upgrades-including countertops/backsplash all done in last 24 months. Guest Bath w/ seaglass, granite, porcelain & kohler all done in recent years. Complete A/C System re-done. Master bedroom carpeting all redone. Hardwood floors, STAINLESS KITCHEN APPLIANCES ! WASHER & DRYER in unit!!!! KING bed, WiFi, Super clean, Fully equipped KITCHEN, and tastefully decorated furniture, near 42 in. PLASMA-HI-DEF, very spacious, xtra-large master-bath (double-sinks), large closet space,

TWO master bdrms on opposite ends of condo for privacy, UNLIMITED N.A. phone calls (incl. Canada), heated pool, hottub, gorgeous surroundings, with lakes, palms, fountains! Isla is the best place to stay in the St. Pete Gulf area! Owner is always adding more! You keep renting-we keep perfecting! Read on! In fact--Newer CARPET installed in guest bedroom. GUESTBATH has been completely remodeled! All top materials! Glass/Granite top, seaglass tile! Bed linens are replaced often-yes that includes sheets and mattress pads and comforters. This is a must for my guests.

Sit back and relax and take in Paradise with lush grounds, impeccably landscaped with beautiful flowers and royal palms! This unit is one of the BEST in Vista Verde West! The layout is what is unique in this particular unit. Highly attentive owners offer a freshly painted condo throughout with all modern furniture. Inviting open-concept living and high ceilings. Our place is perfect for 'snowbirds' wanting a place with all the comforts of home, or those who need a place to stay on an interim basis i.e. relocators or vacationers who want more than a hotel room that has nothing to offer but a noisy pool. Are you visiting friends or family? Or need a place to stay and attending a wedding? Well, we can accommodate you.Your getting a house per se with everything in it! Both short-term and long-term renters welcome! This 2 bedroom 1140 sq, ft. unit has a beautiful KING size sleigh bed in master with a huge master bath. The master bath offers double sinks, plenty of storage, a sunk-in tub and shower with fresh new linens & soft quality towels. The spacious and sunny guestroom has a queen bed with gorgeous built-ins, newer carpet and crown molding, with a slight view of the gulf/bay! Not to mention, an en-suite bathroom with over-sized large gorgeous shower. **(re-done in late 2013-wait to you see it!) You would think there are two master bedrooms in this unit! With this set-up, this makes an ideal place for two couples to enjoy separate private quarters!

There are THREE exceptional TV's in this unit with a DVD player in each room for your entertainment. Guest room Tv is brand new for 2015! The living room has brand like new sofas with a pull out queen bed for extra guests. Enjoy WI-FI,UNLIMITED US & CANADA PHONE USAGE, a 42 in. FLAT SCREEN HI-DEF surround sound TV,cable, CD player, blu-ray and complete stereo for your entertainment. Glass contemporary dinette set and matching counter breakfast bar stools overlooking the kitchen. Plenty of seating. Linens, small appliances, cooking utensils all included. Relaxing balcony with balcony height outdoor set overlooking pond and golf course. We didn't forget a thing! This place is the cleanest you'll find! And we intend on keeping it clean, comfortable and updated just like your own home. We go the extra mile and replace often and In between have our upholstery and carpeting professionally cleaned twice a year. If you would like a cleaning servive during your stay, we can arrange that with a fee. New Hot Water Heater so you can be assured that everything mechanical is new and working great with no emergency calls to interrupt your stay! We vacation here too so we want the best like you do! We have a private cleaning person to ensure everything is perfect for your stay.

Outside, sit back and lounge at our shared kidney shaped pool, with hottub and poolhouse. Poolhouse has restrooms so no need to go back to the unit. Safe & comfortable-24 hr. Security on premises. Isla is a wonderful place for morning walks with ponds and palms and sidewalks & breezes all over-very relaxing. There are walking trails throughout the 300 acre plus property. This unit's parking space is directly in front of our condo for your convenience.

Fantastic location- street closest to the bridge to beach/ocean. The sparkling, dolphin filled water is steps away from the front door with view of the Bayway bridge & Don Cesar Hotel, barely a few minutes to St. Pete Beach, close to 275, 90 minutes to Disney, minutes to Fort De Soto, Pass-a-grille, museums, The Pier, Stadiums, Sand-key Clearwater, restaurants galore and more! Sit by the pool or on the balcony and enjoy the Florida sun or everything Isla has to offer!

And now booking Summer 2018. Our place is very popular! We want you to feel comfortable knowing us as we want to make sure we have guests who love our place as much as we do. I encourage you to read about us under the owner story. We have been members of VRBO/Homeaway -for 9 years-before Expedia bought the company in 2015.

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More Details

Owner
Allison Knapp
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Allison Knapp

We live in Milford, CT but look forward to the warm weather after living up here in the cold our whole lives. We are both professionals- an executive banker in Westport, CT and the other half enjoys a long time career with a major utility-Eversource. I handle all my own bookings personally and wouldn't have it any other way. I love to decorate and we are always adding every year, that's why my guests keep coming back! I treat them like gold as they should be!

Allison Knapp purchased this condo in 2010

Why Allison Knapp chose Isla del Sol

We wanted a home away from home!Isla del Sol is the best central location in the St. Pete Gulf area. We also love our location on Isla-the Bahia section is so well manicured and the landscape is unbeatable. Vista Verde West gives us it all and we looked at dozens of units on Isla--we have a much more spacious condo with two bedrooms that mirror two master suites-the master bath is huge like at home. The livingroom is wider and open, high ceilings-not narrow like many we saw. It's so private and quiet where we are-again unlike other Isla condos. But yet so close to the bay-yards away and so close to the drawbridge to the beach. Our balcony view is also gorgeous. We get the morning sun and the evening breeze-having trees near us and the 8th green right in front of us. And the pool-love it-with restrooms right there and it's never crowded. We feel our pool is also one of the best on Isla compared to most others. We find it so relaxing. As one of our guests put it ' we scoped around that whole area and nothing compared to Isla'. You have a landlord that cares about you and your comfort and that is why we are always constantly making improvements and sets our unit apart form many others.

What makes this condo unique

We have the best of both worlds here. You can go down the strip where the hotels are for dinner or beach, any day, all day if you want but go home to luxury not just a cramped hotel room that has nothing to offer but a much higher price per night and a crowded pool w/ no chairs! Our unit has every amenity you could ever ask for! And go right ahead--if you don't see something-tell us about it-we make changes a few times a year! We love going to the beach, jet-skiing, fishing, swimming, golfing, boating-love the location-on the gulf! You could never run out of fun things to do here or places within your reach! Yet, you can sit back on our balcony, lay on the couch, or sit at the pool or even take a walk on the premises and feel the peace and tranquility. Our unit in particular is updated and clean and we will keep it nice for a much desired condo for you, our guests and for us. It's larger than most on Isla-large bathrooms and showers-open concept with high ceilings-so close to St. Pete Beach-walk out the front door and walk across the parking lot to the bay etc. The balcony is so relaxing-we can sit there all night sometimes sipping our wine. The furniture is all new-cozy comfort. We chose top of the line mattressses and we've added all the extras. It's a great location on Isla. We love the peace and quiet! Longer term rents (monthly-mult. months) are welcome! Don't wait to book-this is already a highly requested unit! Location, location, location! We are at your service-let us know how we can make your stay the best! As a landlord, I always make myself available to my guests. You can count on that! Decorating is my personal hobby-it will always be a tasteful, an updated condo. We have many guests who come back year after year. Now that says it all!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband, myself and another couple stayed here in December and we absolutely loved it! Allison and Mike are the best hosts anyone can ask for. They are so trustworthy and went out of their way  to tell us all the places to go including the best restaurants, beaches and other sites. Allison made sure the condo was beautifully clean and even had waters for us when we arrived. They have so many special touches, like softsoaps and tissue and other accessories and artwork.  This condo has everything! It is stocked! They have everything you could want for the kitchen, games, movie's, books, extra linens, beach towels, beach chairs and unbrellas. The two separate bedrooms were perfect for us! The master bath is huge! And lots of closet space. Allison definitely has an eye for decorating. You will not find any Florida old deco there! Love the LG washer/dryer too. We are rebooking as soon as we figure out our vacation schedules! Her reviews say it all!
Jan 2018
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Amenities

Isla del Sol Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1140 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Must book 15 days in advance of arrival to register with condo assoc-Can not guaranty any last minute bookings without discussing with owner first.
  • Add'l # of adults for occup. upon email request to owner before booking-maximum 5 All rules and info are posted inside unit upon arrival-Please read
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , double-sink, very spacious
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , over-sized shower w/ separate spout for feet and sprayer,
  • 2nd Bathroom completely re-done in 2013-- Sea-Glass and porcelain tile in the shower-granite/glass vanity top, comfort height kohler toilet-every inch is new! Adjoining to guest suite. Master bath completely reglazed in 2014.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) KING bedroom set! Very Comfortable High-end Hotel quality Pillowtop mattress. Down comforter; 2017 Mattress replaced-brand new. extra sheets-huge adjoining master bathroom w/ doublesink and walk-in closet, Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in Guest bedroom-unbelievably comfortable, cushioned headboard, like sleeping on air, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa converts to a queen sleeper-extra sheets/bedding in unit
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Reserved parking space right in front of unit! We filled our condo unit with all kinds of things-incl. iron/ironing board, hairdryers, beach towels, fishing poles, movies,boardgames books to read, beach chairs, coolers, umbrellas, 3 TV's-brochures and maps, spicerack, extra hangers, umbrellas, flashlights, softsoaps & body lotion. Remote-control ceiling fans in every room! Much more spacious than many units on the island-we want you to sit back and enjoy our second home! All New furnishings & Updated, painted, spacious and super clean! Awesome location on Isla. Walk-in medical center, drycleaner, bank & post office across the street. Grocery stores close by. Many restaurants, beaches, and water activities all close-by.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
Halifax, UK
5

A Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

We have visited St Pete from the UK every year for the last 25 years and stayed at many condos on Isla del Sol, but this has been our 7th consecutive stay at Allison's superb condo. Every year it just gets even better as Allison continually invests in top class furnishings and home comforts. It also has THE best pool on Isla. If you are looking for the perfect vacation rental then look no further - you've found it.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful condo in an excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

Allison has everything you need to enjoy your stay! The condo decor is beautiful, and the development is very nice and peaceful as well. Highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable & convenient!

  • 5 of 5

We found Allison very easy to work with. The condo was quite beautiful, well maintained, clean, and comfortable. Our stay far exceeded staying at a hotel - it felt like home! The location was convenient to St. Pete beach and all the fun activities there. We were very happy to find such a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodstock, Georgia
5

BEAUTIFUL CONDO, VERY COMFORTABLE AND EXCELLENT LOCATION!!!

  • 5 of 5

Allison's beautiful condo was a pleasure to stay in!! All of the furnishings are very clean and up-to-date. The condo was immaculate and very well stocked. The grounds are well maintained and it's a very nice area to walk around in. Allison has definitely thought of everything including beach chairs, umbrellas, fishing poles and so much more. You will not be disappointed!!! Allison is an exceptional host and WOULD ABSOLUTELY RENT FROM HER AGAIN!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
5

EXCEPTIONAL CLEAN, COMFORTABLE, SPACIOUS CONDO!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is my third stay in Allison's beautiful condo and I could not have been more pleased with my stay!!!! Allison is absolutely fantastic and pleasant to work with. She goes out of her way to be sure your stay is enjoyable and stress free. Payments were handled securely and efficiently. Every room of the condo is not only tastefully furnished and up-to-date, but also comfortable and homey. Allison takes great pride in keeping the condo clean and well cared-for, and is constantly planning new updates. The condo is also well-stocked with kitchen utensils, towels, and beach chairs. THIS IS BY FAR THE NICEST CONDO I HAVE RENTED ON ISLA! I always feel like I am in my second home when I stay here. The condo's convenient location to St. Pete Beach, Pass-A-Grille, downtown St. Petersburg, and Tampa mean you are only minutes from enjoying everything the Tampa Bay Area has to offer, while taking comfort in the fact that you have a clean, comfortable, spacious getaway to return to after a day of sightseeing. I always hate to leave, but it is the opportunity to return which keeps me going until my next visit. BOOK NOW!!! YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Brillaint location, easy reach of so much to see and do and condo is simply home from home.

  • 5 of 5

First impressions were great and it just kept getting better! The condo is part of a clean, well maintained and organised set up, where you have use of a beautiful pool with loungers, Jacuzzi and facilities. The grounds are immaculate and you'll have an egret visit you on the balcony! The condo itself is gorgeous - spacious, tastefully furnished but has a real homely feel. The kitchen is stocked really well - a professional chef would be proud - even some cook books if you wanted a quiet night in with home made food. It was good to have the washer and dryer. There are DVD's. games and books to borrow during your stay. Beach chairs and parasols were also available to take with you to the many beaches on your door step. Fantastic base for exploring the Tampa Bay area - Fort De Soto park is within 10 minutes drive - great for the dolphins and manatee, Anna Maria Island is so beautiful - don't miss Ginny and Jane E's for something to eat there - Tropicana for the Rays and St Pete's for the museums - just to start with! Everything in the condo was clean, comfortable and made you feel at home as soon as you walked in. Allison is great with the communications and an attentive host throughout our stay. Would thoroughly recommend this condo, you won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
The Boardwalk/ Island Grill
Nearest Golf
Isla del Sol/Mangrove
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
275
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Tony & Nello's, Boardwalk, The Wharf, Chop House,
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
St. Pete Beach/Pass a Grille
Car: recommended

A couple minutes to the best beaches in the U.S.-Pass -a-Grille & St. Pete Beach, 20 min. to Clearwater, 90 minutes from Disney,60 min. from the New Legoland, 40 minutes to Busch Gardens & Adventure Island, enjoy The Pier, Florida Aquarium, Lowry Zoo, fishing, boating, take in a game-home of the TB Rays, Bucs or see a NY Yankee exhibition game, minutes from the award winning Fort Desoto Park, Literally down the road from one of the best U.S. Beaches-St. Pete Beach, Jet ski or rent a boat in Tierra Verde, Play golf every day if you want!Golf course on property open to public from May til Oct. Plus, over 30 courses within driving distance. Kids summer camp. Play tennis at Pass-a Grille. Take a drive to Clearwater, Sarasota, Siesta Key (rated Best Beach 2011), Long Boat Key, the white sand of Anna Maria Island-You are so close to highways-275-there is so much to do here all year! There is no end to fun and relaxation!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250
Condo Association fee $100
Tax Rate 13.0%

Note I do not guarantee booking more than 12 months out in advance due to repeat guests for Dec-May. Repeat monthly guests will get priority. Please email owner to check availability for over 1 or more years in advance. Rental fees are subject to change Dec.-Apr. if 6 months or more prior to that month. Minimum stays may apply depending on season and according to association rules. Jan-Mar are only monthly. Typically no less then 3 or 4 nights. But email and ask before booking any stay less than 7 days. Each guest is approved by the condo association. 3 or 4 nights stay is available as long as the 3 or 4 days prior or after are not booked so we can met the 7 day association rule.
Owners fee are the Cleaning Fee which is $100 per stay and the $100 association fee. If you wish add'l cleaning during your stay as well-contact owner to make private arrangement for service.
13% Tax on Rent---Must book 20 days or more in advance of arrival-less than that -reservation is not guaranteed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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