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ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT Condo #1 - Breathtaking views-

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Covered Parking
  • Heated Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

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 just had some major renovations completed as of 9/24/16. This condo will give you unobstructed, breathtaking views, overlooking the seven mile long barrier island, sugar white sand of St. Pete beach. Condo 503 offers you not only a direct Gulf beachfront and sunset view from the balcony and inside living area, but because the balcony wraps around the corner, you view all the way North along the beach as well. Unit 503 is considered by many the prime location in the building.

Another benefit of the corner location of Condo 503 is the additional living room 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 in the not only the living room but the kitchen and eating area. I had a screen patio door added to give 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.

This corner condo provides you a second private balcony for you to enjoy.

If you have usually stayed in hotels, compare not only the prices but the quality, space, and convenience of having a full kitchen for either simple or full course meal preparation.

I take great pride in the cleanliness of my condo. During September 2016 many upgrades took place. Besides the painting of the entire condo and professional cleaning of all of the tile, the new renovations includes new upgraded kitchen appliances, a double sink and with a granite countertop as well as a tiled floor in the master bedroom and two built in's in the bedrooms and a desk area in the living room. New light fixtures were installed in both bedrooms and safety bars in both bathroom tub/showers. A larger TV was installed in the guest bedroom. The living room sofa and chairs were and mattresses as well as two of the televisions were just replaced within the last year. 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 meal preparation plus the option of using one of the building's outdoor grills. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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

Property Manager
Linda Sandvoss
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

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 ever 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 Florida

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 with its 7 mile sandy white, wide beach. 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 had water sports available as well as shopping and grocery within walking distance.

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 with a parking space that I purchased right next to the elevator. 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 privacy door, which not all of the condos in the building have, and my washer and dryer are not in the guest bedroom, as many in the building are, but in the hallway near the kitchen. My condo also does not have a window to an outside hallway which provides extra privacy.

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

I recently updated the kitchen and now my guests have additional storage with the two new custom built bedroom storage areas as well as a desk area in the living room.

In addition to all of the other benefits, this is truly my vacation home and therefore I am constantly making improvements that I enjoy as well as my guests.

Guestbook comments from the manager

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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Belle Vista Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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 ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • 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
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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT Condo #1 - Breathtaking views-
average rating of 4.75 based on 44 reviews

Beautiful Condo; beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this beautiful condo for 2 weeks. The master bed was very comfortable; as well as the living room furnishings and amenities offered. The view off of the balcony overlooking the Gulf was fantastic. The condo complex is very clean and the management is great. We had a great time!

Cheryl Kasparek Jan. - Feb. 2017

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The condo was exactly as described and pictured. The layout was spacious feeling with a truly incredible view from the balcony. We felt that every effort was made to ensure that we were comfortable during our stay. It was the perfect relaxing getaway that we dreamed of!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic as always!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed Linda's condo once again. She continually looks to make improvements and you can't beat the location and ambience. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your recent experience in my condo. I was anxious to get your reaction to all of the improvements I made since your stay last year. I am constantly looking for ways to improve the condo for my guests and for my own stays. Within the next few weeks, I will be staying in my condo and looking forward to giving the new appliances a good workout and.....have a few more ideas to incorporate into the condo. Linda
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Great location on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Linda's condo. The recent renovations are great. The building is quiet and very well maintained. Our family really enjoyed the week we spent here.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay in my condo the first time enough to want to come back for another vacation. You had the opportunity to see the before and after and glad you appreciated all of the new renovations. I will be there for a few weeks next month and looking forward to using all the new appliances as well as having additional storage. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Linda
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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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Rates & Availability

Belle Vista Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Spring
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Week
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
4th of July week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer, 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late August/September
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 4 2017 - Nov 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Pre Holiday
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Years Weeks
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
January 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
February, 2018
Feb 3 2018 - Mar 2 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
March 2018
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 30 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Tropicana Field
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"Theme park with roller coasters, rides, attractions, shows, animal attractions and dining."
Chihuly Collection presented by Morean Arts Center
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"Home of the dolphin, Winter, who starred in Dolphin Tale"
Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure
"Fun filled way to relive the movie experience."
Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sandbar Bills
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Gigi's Italian
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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