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ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT CONDO # 1 - BREATHTAKING VIEWS

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

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.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.

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 Spargur
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Linda Sandvoss Spargur

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 Spargur purchased this condo in 2003

Why Linda Sandvoss Spargur chose Belle Vista

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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Amenities

Belle Vista Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • 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
  • 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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average rating of 4.744186 based on 51 reviews
5

Awesome Beachfront Paradise

  • 5 of 5

There isn't anything bad to say...Awesome beachfront condo with all that you could need. This was our 2nd stay here and will not be our last. The views are phenomenal and the condo is clean and well furnished.The location cannot be beat. The office staff is very friendly and made me feel like I was at home. This time, my husband and I took advantage of the free rides, the trolley and Uber. We will definately not even rent a car for the next visit. Linda, the condo owner, called midweek to check in which is nice...This condo is a gem !!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of my condo. It is so helpful for potential guests to hear objective opinions. I will be certain to pass your comments on to the on site staff as well as their superiors. I love the fact my guests can stay there without the need to rent a car for the week. I will look forward to hearing from you to schedule another vacation.
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5

Best Condo and Parking Space in the Building!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in this Condo. The Owner goes the extra mile to see that the Condo is well supplied with dishes, pots, pans, utensils, beach chairs, umbrella with corkscrew end for easily digging into the sand, small cooler, beach toys and everything else you need for a pleasant stay. The extra balcony on the North side of the building is only in the four Condos at this corner of the building. If you don't want to carry the beach equipment down to the beach each day, you can rent umbrellas, lounges, chairs, etc. from the Beach House Suites two Condos south of this building. If Michael Fabian is on duty at the Beach Hut, tell him you want 1/3 off. For about $62 for the day, he can set you up with the Beach Bed, three umbrellas, two lounges and two side tables and terry cloth sheets. Give him a $5 tip up front and he'll check on you all day to make sure the umbrellas are properly blocking the sun. White powder sand feels so soft on your bare feet so plan to do some beach walking. Watching the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico from your private balcony is awesome too. Perfect week at St Pete Beach!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice condo with beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

It was one of the rainiest visits to St. Pete Beach (tropical storm Emily), but that didn't ruin our stay at this nice condo. Wonderful views! It is nicely kept. It was a little noisy from the birds on the beach (they were literally there all day and night) and the Miramar's AC unit (what we believe was their AC unit). Not much can be done about that. The unit is spacious and has nice decor. Just my opinion, but I think the master bathroom needs a little TLC and we noticed that the baseboards around the unit appeared to have water damage (not sure what it was due to). We would stay here again. Linda is kind and you can tell that she really cares about the condo and making sure that guests have a wonderful time while staying there. Thank you Linda for sharing your home! (oh, forgot to mention that her parking spot is the best!!! Loved being so close to the elevator!!)

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, quiet, convenient location, efficient staff, full ocean view

  • 4 of 5

Very nice location. It was great to have a private parking space. Loved the pool with the outdoor patio/picnic area with the bathrooms on site. The trundle bed in the 2nd bedroom was a great solution for saving space. I would have no problem returning there.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing my condo. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay in my condo and look forward to you returning. I too like the area by the pool where you can grill and prepare lunch or dinner, especially when you have children with you. With the restrooms right at the pool, even when you are out on the beach, you do not have to go back to the condo. I was fortunate to be able to purchase the parking space adjacent to the elevator which makes it convenient to load and unload although I must admit, with the location I have stayed there without a car on several occasions.
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5

Exceptional condo. Beautifully maintained. Just a great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute. Breathtaking sunsets! Easy walk to many restaurants. Great beach access. Staff was friendly and helpful. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay in my condo and I look forward to you returning. I love the fact when I am staying there that I can get to such a variety of restaurants without driving. I will be certain to pass your comments on to the onsite staff. Linda
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Wonderful Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at Linda's beautiful condo on St. Pete Beach......and, as in our first visit, it was again an awesome time! The recent renovations in the living room, kitchen, bedrooms and baths were beautiful. The addition of the built-in closet/dresser in both bedrooms was a great idea! And, as always, the condo was very clean, centrally located to restaurants, grocery store, shopping and.......oh, did I mention the view from the balcony? It is the BEST on the beach!! Breakfast, lunch, dinner, sunsets on the balcony.......priceless!! And the beach is just a stones throw away! Weather was perfect......a wonderful time once again! Can't wait until the next time!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed the renovations but more importantly appreciate the view from my balcony. Each time I enter the condo I walk directly to the front balcony and experience the same feeling I did the first time I walked out there. It definitely is a Wow moment, It is where I start each morning and watch the sunsets from there in the evening. I look forward to having you as guests again in the future. Linda
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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
"Theme park with roller coasters, rides, attractions, shows, animal attractions and dining."
Chihuly Collection
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 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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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. Anyone renting the condo for more than two weeks must pay a 30% deposit with the balance due 60 days prior to arrival.
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

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.