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BEACHFRONT Condo! Gorgeous Views & Recent Renovations - Available 9/24 -10/3

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

St Pete Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

2BR 2BA 2 balconies, fully furnished beachfront Luxury Condo that sleeps 4

You could be watching and taking pictures of the dolphins playing in the Gulf of Mexico from one of my two private balconies in my private corner of paradise. My condo, which is my home away from home, has breathtaking views, overlooks the seven mile long barrier island, sugar white sand of St. Pete beach. Condo 503 offers a direct Gulf beachfront, fifth (top) floor condo in Vistas on The Gulf. This is considered by many the prime location in the building.

This condo gives you one of the most unique and best views in the building of the sunset as well as the all along the beach from the top floor My vacation home faces the Gulf of Mexico with an unobstructed view. Condo 503 also benefits from being a corner unit with additional windows from which to enjoy the many views of the surf and all along the North end of the beach. The extra windows also provide more natural light and the new screen patio door gives you an opportunity to turn the air conditioner off and enjoy the wonderful tropical breezes. This option also gives you a chance to enjoy the sounds of the waves.

If you have usually stayed in hotels, compare not only the prices but the quality and space you will be getting for your money in my condo.

I take great pride in the cleanliness of my condo. Besides all that is already good in August 2016 many upgrades will be taking place which includes new kitchen appliances, sink and granite countertop as well as a new floor in the master bedroom and three major build-ins. The living room sofa and chairs were and mattresses as well as two of the televisions were just replaced in 2015. I am constantly updating and having everything professionally cleaned. I make a point of staying in my condo every few months to evaluate everything and make certain it is up to the standards I expect.

This building also happens to be the newest beach-side building designed specifically for condos on St. Pete Beach unlike many condos along the beach that were motel or hotel rooms that have been converted condos. Take one look at those and there is no comparison.

Staying in my condo with a fully equipped kitchen gives you options for meals including being able to cook on outdoor grills that are on the property next to the pool. It is such a relief not to have to go out for every meal and yet if you choose, you will find a wide variety of types of restaurants within walking distance.

I installed a door for privacy on the guest bedroom which was designed to be just an open room. Many of the condos in the building do not have that door.

My condo is within walking distance of a large major grocery store as well as a variety of restaurants and a variety of shopping. You could easily stay here and not rent a car. You could sight see using the local trolley system and in addition there is a cab system on the beach.

Please note my condo rents for a minimum of one week and a maximum of 2 weeks. It rents Saturday to Saturday only with some exceptions thought the year. I rent to a maximum of 4 persons no matter the age, per stay.

The living room balcony directly faces the Gulf, then wraps around with a panoramic view to the North along this beautiful beach. Remember my condo is beachfront, not just a condo in a beachfront building or one with a partial view from the side of the building.

The condominium is tastefully furnished and equipped with all the comforts of home, including granite counter tops in the kitchen and two bathrooms.

I recently replaced all of the balcony chairs. Each balcony is furnished with two chairs, and a side table. The living room balcony has a lounge chair and the balcony is large enough to move the furniture from the second balcony if you need additional seating on the living room balcony. There is a small eating table on each balcony.

The condo has two cordless telephones. There is also a messaging machine so you will not miss any incoming calls while you are out.

A washer and dryer is in the condo which means you do not have to pack as many clothes or go anywhere else to do your laundry nor pay for the use of my washer and dryer. My washer and dryer are in a closet in the hallway, and not in the guest room, so running it should not disturb anyone. It can be done while you are at the beach :-) There is an ironing board and iron are in a separate closet in the hallway.

There are three HD televisions in the condo with even 3 HBO channels offered on two of the televisions.

One of the big advantages of my vacation home is I purchased reserved parking space, #7, which is not only beneath the building but right next to the elevator for the convenience.

The condominium association provides free internet access and service throughout your stay.

An on-site office is open daily, with some exceptions, to pick up your key and address any questions or concerns you might have during your stay. Arrangements for keys for arrivals can be made allowing you to pick up the keys from a lock box on the property.

In another room in the onsite office is a large selection of reading material and games that you may borrow during your stay.

At the pool, there is a large container of beach toys that children may use during their stay.

Beach towels are available in the onsite office. They will require a deposit that is returned when you return the beach towels at the end of your stay.

Please remember that my availability calendar and condo profile refers strictly to my Condo, 503, and does not reflect on availability in the building.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Linda Sandvoss (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

About Linda Sandvoss

I purchased this condo after having spent many vacations on various beaches around the country. I knew I wanted strictly a beachfront condo where I could sit on the balcony in the morning with a cup of coffee and enjoy watching the dolphins. In the evening I wanted to be able to sit on my balcony with a glass of wine and enjoy the sunsets overlooking the beach. I also wanted to make sure that no one would be able to block my beachfront view. No matter what the weather is, there is something about overlooking the water that soothes my soul.

Linda Sandvoss purchased this condo in 2003

Why Linda Sandvoss chose St Pete Beach

I love walking long uninterrupted distances on the beach and was looking for a wide, long, and firm sand beach. St Pete Beach met that criteria. I also wanted to be able to walk along the beach to somewhere for breakfast or an afternoon beer. It was important that it was a beach that was good for swimming and water sports.

Another criteria was to be away from the main public access to the beach so the beachfront would not be crowded.

I also looked for an area that met my desire to be close to sporting and cultural events as well as a variety of shopping and restaurants of all kinds because I knew this would be a vacation home as well as a beach get-away. The location of this condo meets all of my criteria.

This particular condo was the view I could only have dreamed of ever having. You cannot see my balconies from any other condo in the building. I was also impressed that this condo does not have a window to an outside hallway. These privacy advantages were important to me.

The building is centrally located which means I can take a shuttle from the airport and not even bother having a car or if I have a car it is an easy drive to and from the airport. There is also a trolley on St. Pete Beach that you can pick up at various stops along Gulf Blvd and goes as far north as Clearwater and the beautiful and exciting city of St Petersburg.

My beachfront condo #503, directly on St. Pete Beach could be yours for your next family vacation.

What makes this condo unique

The advantages of staying in my beachfront condo vs. staying in a beachfront hotel room or a condo with just a view of the beach are numerous.

When you rent my condo directly through me you will not be charged a resort fee or a non refundable damage waiver fee and you will have a reserved parking space under the building directly next to the elevator at no extra charge. You will not be paying someone to park your car either.

The guest bedroom has a door, which not all of the condos in the building have, and my washer and dryer are not in that bedroom, but in the hallway near the kitchen.

The views are breathtaking and because this is not a large hotel you will not be crowded on the beach in front of the condo. Of course you never have to leave the condo to watch the dolphins or the sunset.

I still pinch myself every time I walk to the balcony and realize this truly is my corner of paradise.

In 2012 a reputable travel company designated St. Pete Beach, Florida, as Top Beach Destination in the U.S. with seven miles of sugar white sand.

In addition to all of the other benefits, this is a vacation home for me and therefore I maintain my condo as I would and expect to find it when I arrive. I also live locally so I am constantly checking and making sure my condo is in excellent condition for my guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a beautiful week in St Pete Beach. We come every year and this is the best Gulf/Ocean front view we've ever had. Only trouble is-we don't want to leave.
Apr 2007
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)
BEACHFRONT Condo! Gorgeous Views & Recent Renovations - Available 9/24 -10/3
average rating of 4.71875 based on 40 reviews
5

Best location on St Pete beach! Very clean unit!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter, grandson and I immensely enjoyed staying in condo #503! Beautiful condo with the most amazing ocean front view! Amenities galore! Perfect in every way! Highly recommend. Upon leaving forgot a personal item and Linda took the time to place it in the office for me.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and view .... But ....

  • 2 of 5

Not very clean. Tons of dust on bedroom headboard and lampshades. Makeup on bathroom faucet. Lip marks on glasses and crude on some utensils. Could not use teapot, full of sediment. Just not up to my cleanliness standards.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, I am so sorry you experienced some things that clearly should not have been overlooked by housekeeping. When I received the review today, June 23, for your stay May 21-28, I immediately contacted the onsite office to see if you had reported these issues upon arrival. They did not receive a call or complaint and they assured me if they had, they would have responded immediately sending housekeeping in to correct your issues. On both your upcoming stay letter, and the letter on the welcome bag, I encouraged you to contact me by phone or email if you had any concerns. I did not receive a call or email nor did you leave a message in the guest book upon your departure. What surprised me about your review was that I had a review by guests who stayed, after your stay, that comments on how clean they found the unit. This suggests to me this was a one time over site and not a routine problem. I wish you had brought this to my attention and I could have immediately resolved these issues.
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5

Beach living at it's best!!

  • 5 of 5

Sitting on the balcony over looking the sugar white sand & blue water of the gulf is what a vacation should be! The condo was exactly as described in HomeAway. Clean & comfortable with a designated parking spot. Elevator ride down to pool, hot tub & the beach. Enjoyed morning coffee & evening sunsets with a glass of wine on the balcony. Grocery store, drug store & many restaurants near by. Enjoyed our week in Linda's condo!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Plainville MA
5

Great Location, Excellent Accomadations + Service

  • 5 of 5

Clean spacious condo with a can not be beat location.

The views from the balcony are amazing.

Excellent service from location staff and owner.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Our home in paradis

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation time is the most precious time of the year. We want to relax, take everything easy, eat well, live well and just enjoy life on the beach. This is what we find in St. Pete Beach and especially in Linda's place at Vistas on the Gulf. It's very clean, cosy and comfortable. We appreciate very much the personal touch and care by Linda, as well as the friendly and helpful staff at the premises. Our constant returns speak louder than words.

Thanks Linda.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN
5

Perfectly located property - everything you need for a great beach vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week in this condo. We were searching for a condo with a beach facing balcony - on a higher floor and this one fit the bill perfectly! We enjoyed breakfast on the balcony every day, as well as many lovely sunsets. Besides the chairs and small table, there is also a lounge chair, which was nice for reading.

The building was very quiet - never really heard anyone else. The pool area was always kept very clean and tidied up. The location of the condo building is nice - kind of in the middle of things, but yet still quiet. We had a car, but there are several restaurants you could walk to and the Publix is only about 1/2 mile away (if that).

The condo is well outfitted with everything you need to cook and do laundry (if you want to do those things on vacation!). It was very, very clean upon our arrival and well stocked with linens to last us the week. In the condo, there are also beach chairs and an umbrella - we really appreciated having these already there for our use.

LInda was very easy to work with (we rented at the very last minute) and the condo staff were also helpful and friendly the few times we interacted with them. Made for a stress free, easy vacation!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing a review of my condo. The reviews are an important thing for guests who have not visited my condo previously. I am glad you enjoyed your vacation and I certainly will share your positive comments with the on site staff. Thank you again for giving such a nice detailed review.
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Backfin Blue Cafe
"Excellent food and I enjoy sitting on the veranda"
Seahorse Restaurant
"Great breakfast spot in Pass-A-Grille where you can sit outside."
Agave Restaurant
Larry's Olde Fashioned Ice Cream & Gelato
"A must for ice cream lovers."
Sea Critters Cafe
Tropicana Field
"Home of the Tampa Bay Rays"
Raymond James Stadium
"Home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers"
Busch Gardens - Tampa
"Theme park with roller coasters, rides, attractions, shows, animal attractions and dining."
Chihuly Collection presented by Morean Arts Center
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
"Home of the dolphin, Winter, who starred in Dolphin Tale"
Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure
"Fun filled way to relive the movie experience."
Nearest Beach
In my front yard
Car: not necessary

In recent years, Travelers' Choice Awards, recently compiled millions of user ratings, and St. Pete Beach, Florida, was crowned Top Beach Destination in the U.S. With seven miles of white sand to its name, St. Pete Beach edged out fellow Florida contender Miami Beach.

St. Pete Beach was so popular that it even took fifth place (out of 181) in rankings for beaches worldwide.

Forbes Travel recently highlighted St. Petersburg, which is only 20 minutes from he beach, as the top Unexpected Travel Destinations this summer, advises readers to skip Miami and try St. Pete instead. The article highlights the city's craft beer scene, on par with other craft beer destinations like Portland, as well as our arts scene and the proximity to beautiful beaches. Check it out....I promise you won't be disappointed and it is well worth an evening of exploring the numerous restaurants, shops and great views of the bay.

My condo is conveniently located within walking distance of Dolphin shopping center with shops, Publix grocery store. Also there is a wide variety of restaurants within walking distance.

I have often stayed in this condo without a car. The Suncoast Trolley system runs from St. Pete Beach north as far North as Clearwater. There is also a stop at St John's Village.

Other Activities: Dolphin watching, para sailing, deep sea fishing, skim boats and stand up paddle boards.

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Rates & Availability

St Pete Beach 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
 
Early Fall
Sep 24 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,268
 
 
October
Oct 29 2016 - Nov 4 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,330
 
 
November/December
Nov 12 2016 - Dec 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$208
$1,250
 
 
Pre- Christmas
Dec 14 2016 - Dec 23 2016
5 night minimum stay
$208
$1,250
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 31 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,999
 
 
Feb 2017
Feb 4 2017 - Mar 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
Peak Season
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,495
 
 
Easter, 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,695
 
 
Late Spring
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
Memorial Day Week
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,595
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
4th of July week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,327
 
 
Summer, 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $99 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

$1000. - 2200/Week
Rentals are available Saturday to Saturday. only. A one week minimum stay. is required.
The maximum number of guests per stay is 4 persons.
Children must be accompanied by one adult at least 25 years old. Families are welcome.
Free reserved parking space under the building and next to the elevator.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Cancellation policy. If you need to cancel prior to the 40 days prior to arrival, there will be a $55. fee for cancelling with the remainder of the deposit refunded. If you need to cancel after the final payment is made, I will hold the payment for one year to give you an opportunity to reschedule at a more convenient date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

St Pete Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is part of the master bedroom suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is adjacent to the guest bedroom
  • Each bathroom has a tub/shower combo and is furnished with a hair dryer and plenty of space for toiletries and linens.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed converts into twin beds.
  • The master bedroom has a queen size bed, cable TV and a private bathroom. The guest bedroom (sitting room) is furnished with a trundle bed that converts into two twin beds and the room has a flat screen television and dresser. The second bathroom is adjacent to the guest room. The guest bedroom , which has french doors, opens onto the second private balcony with a view along the North shoreline and across to the inter-coastal waters. The closet for the guest room is in the hallway although there is a small hanging rack in the guest bedroom and a dresser. There is a pull out queen sofa in the living room and an available room divider that can be used for privacy when using the sofa as a bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
I own a reserved parking space that is reserved for my guests that is under the building, next to the elevator. I believe this condo is comfortable with either two adults plus 2 children or four adults. During 2014 the living room and bedroom televisions with new flat screen were purchased as well as two new telephones and new balcony furniture. I replaced the queen mattress and box springs, the bedroom carpeting and have personally added many amenities that will make this feel more like a vacation home, than just a rental condo. I have added a screen to the sliding balcony door so you can enjoy the sea breeze and the sound of the waves....once you turn the air conditioner off.

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