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Linda Sandvoss

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Absolute Gulf Beachfront Condo-BREATHTAKING Views, Available 5/28 - 6/4

18 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

St Petersburg Area Condo Rental Photos and Description

Beachfront Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4) condo overlooking the beach

Grab your sandals and come on down to my beachfront ocean and Gulf of Mexico, condominium on the barrier island of St Pete Beach. It offers you not only a unique SPECTACULAR PANORAMIC view of the Gulf of Mexico and the sugar white sand of St Pete Beach, but also a comfortable well furnished vacation home. It is never too early to reserve dates to build a SANDCASTLE of your own in my front yard and make your own positive memories of a beach vacation. If you have usually stayed in hotels, you should compare not only the prices but the quality and space for what you are getting for your money with my 1000 sq ft. PRIVATELY OWNED CONDOMINIUM. There are only 33 condos in the building which means fewer people than in the large complexes.

My condominium is my home away from home and is tastefully furnished and equipped with all the comforts and personal touches of a well stocked home.

I continually redecorate and upgrade items in my beachfront condo because this my vacation home and living locally makes it easier for me to check the condo between guests to make certain everything is in order.

As of September, 2015 THE RENOVATION OF BOTH BATHROOMS AND BEDROOMS WAS COMPLETED. The master suite has new floor tile and plantation door with the adjoining master bathroom featuring a new walk-in shower complete with hand rails for my guests. In addition the master bath has new cabinets, granite counter-top, mirror, USB outlet, hair dryer, lighting, and commode.

The remodeled guest bedroom has been converted from a separate bathroom and bedroom into a PRIVATE SUITE with the addition of a new plantation door leading into the suite. The guest suite also has new floor tile throughout the bedroom and flowing into the bathroom. This bathroom has a tub/shower combination with new handrails, new cabinet with granite top, and lighting, mirror and hair dryers . A new 40 inch HD TV has been installed in the guest bedroom.

I also purchased a new sectional sofa for the living room in September, 2015

Earlier in 2015 I had new high quality windows and sliding doors installed throughout the condo that provide less noise and glare, and are more energy efficient. The living room chairs, lamps and sofas were all replaced and I regularly have the upholstery professionally cleaned.

The entire building has a new wireless WiFi/ telephone system that includes not only free local calls but free long distance calls within the United States and Canada providing guests with a more dependable wireless internet connection.

The master bedroom/bathroom suite has a king size bed, a 30" flat screen TV/DVD, walk-in closet and a breathtaking view of the beach as well as sliding doors onto the balcony overlooking the beach.

The guest suite is furnished with twin beds with excellent mattresses as well as a comfortable chair and bedside stand and a 40" flat screen TV. The twin beds can easily be pushed together to make a larger bed. The guest bedroom has a walk-in closet and recently remodeled full bathroom.

The living room and dining room will comfortably accommodate a family of four and has a spectacular view unique to this location in the building. There are sliding glass doors to access the private balcony from both the living room and master bedroom where you could be sipping a tropical drink overlooking the sparkling water. The living room has a 42 flat screen television, new sectional sofa and two side chairs

Staying in unit #306, provides you with a fully equipped kitchen with plenty of counter space for preparation of some or all of your meals. There are two outdoor propane grills. #306 is also within walking distance of a variety of restaurants and shopping. A local trolley system as well as a local taxi system provides you transportation to one of two major grocery store chains.

Beach chairs, an umbrella and a small number of beach toys as well as a cooler in my condo are available for my guests.

This condo is SMOKE=FREE and pets are not permitted in the building.

This condo rents for a minimum of 7 nights, Saturday to Saturday and a maximum of two weeks from mid December through mid August. The Saturday to Saturday requirement is often waived during off season. My condo rents to a maximum of 4 persons per stay.

The CAPRICE IS referred to as the JEWEL OF ST PETE BEACH, and you will quickly learn why. The building isn't on the busy Gulf Blvd and therefore you hear the waves, not the traffic.

IT is on the northern curve of St. Pete beach providing a unique view of both the Gulf of Mexico and the entire length of the beautiful seven mile, sugar white sand of St. Pete Beach. The grounds are immaculately tended and beautifully landscaped as well as being enclosed for privacy.

The exercise facility that overlooks the pool and beach, has a television as well as a recreation/party room. The pool is heated during cool weather and provides plenty of seating as well as umbrella tables for our guests.

You will have a choice of one of three laundry rooms are in the building with two washers and dryers in each laundry room

There a shuffleboard on the property and you can check out the equipment at the on- site office. An added bonus to this property is the outer deck, away from the pool and closer to the beach. You will find the outdoor grills there and it is furnished with several tables as well as lounge chairs, and benches. It is my favorite place to take a glass of wine to watch the magnificent Gulf of Mexico sunsets.

Next to the Caprice are volleyball nets set up on the beach so many times you can find a pickup game.

ADDITIONAL RENTAL INFORMATION:

The calendar on this site refers only to the occupancy of my condominium, #306. not that of the entire building and the description of the condo refers only to my condo.

This Unit and building are SMOKE-FREE and pets are not permitted in the Building.

There is a twenty-five (25)year minimum age requirement for the person registering for the condo.

CRIBS AND HIGHCHAIRS are available at a small additional charge and I can send you the information.

There is an on site office open daily (with the exception of Holidays) to answer questions and address any issues that you might have during your stay. Arrangements can be made with the onsite office to pick up your keys for a late arrival.

Keywords: Privately owned Beachfront condo, Oceanfront, Gulf front, 2 bedroom/ 2 bath condo

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

About Linda Sandvoss

This is my second beachfront condo on St. Pete Beach. My late husband and I both enjoyed beach vacations and soon discovered how much we each enjoyed St. Pete Beach. We bought our first condo in 2003 and found this one in 2006. I find this condo a wonderful, place for me to come to relax and enjoy beach time. It is a place full of wonderful memories for myself and my family. I recently moved to St Petersburg and live just 20 minutes from my condo which allows me to keep it in the best possible condition for my guests.

Linda Sandvoss purchased this condo in 2007

Why Linda Sandvoss chose St Petersburg Area

We had admired this property on our walks along the beach and saw that it offered a quieter setting away from Gulf Blvd and the traffic. We also like the privacy this building provides with the unusual feature of being fenced and having a large landscaped beach-side property. This condo is located west of Gulf Blvd., the major traffic route along the beach. We knew we wanted another beachfront condo and thought this would offer our guests another choice along St. Pete Beach. We liked the option of having a sun deck separate from the swimming pool. The grounds are fenced offering more privacy and a safe environment for young children to play.

What makes this condo unique

In September, 2015, I had my condo remodeled to provide the only condo in the building with two separate suites providing my guests with more privacy. The renovations included tile in both bedrooms and baths as well as a walk in shower in the master bathroom. Both bathrooms have been completely remodeled.

The management company I use, has an onsite office on the property that is open daily, (with the exception of Holidays) and available to my guests. That gives guests availability to immediately address any concerns they might have in regards to the condo.

The condo association just had a new wireless internet and telephone system installed so you can now make free local long distance calls within the United States and Canada and provides you with a more dependable system.

It is difficult to describe the breathtaking view which is of both the Gulf of Mexico and extends all the way to the Southern point of Pass-a-Grille.

The location of my balcony gets most of the morning sun which is wonderful on cooler days and then shade in the afternoon as the day gets warmer.

The grounds are beautifully landscaped and give young children plenty of space to run and play in a secure, fenced area to run and play as well as an area of sand in which they can play..

I like the fact that you can hear the waves instead of the traffic because it is in a much quieter part of the beach. The beach itself was re-nourished in September, 2014.

There are only 33 condo units in the building, so the area never seems crowded like the larger resort hotels seem to be.

My condo is also far enough from the elevator that you do not hear the elevator door opening and closing.

In 2012 St. Pete Beach, Florida, was designated Top Beach Destination by a nationally known travel company . Once you visit this seven miles of white sugary sand, you will understand why

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a glorious two weeks! Your condo was truly a "home away from home." We wanted for nothing.

We enjoyed our early morning walks on the beach, the cool breezes on the balcony, the sounds of the waves at night and of course the magnifcent sunsets, availability to the beach and the view of the ociean.

We have been here on St. Pete Beach several times. Twice we rented a house which was heavenly, but no view of the ocean. Your condo gave us all the amenities of a house as well as breathtaking views of the ociean. Thank you so much
Jun 2010
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Reviews

4.8
based on 18 traveler reviews

Absolute Gulf Beachfront Condo-BREATHTAKING Views, Available 5/28 - 6/4
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 23 reviews
5

Perfect week!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to St. Pete but hopefully not our last thanks in large part to this condo and it's owners attention to detail. Complete with a drop dead gorgeous view of the beach this condo has everything you need for a week of r & r. Updated baths and comfortable furnishings will greet you upon arrival as well. Office management as well as pool and property care are top notch as too. Don't discount the fact that anything you could possibly need is easily within walking distance as well. We were there for a week + and never did anything but walk to where we wanted to be. Super property!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a wonderful week!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this condo. My husband and I traveled with our 18 year old daughter and her friend who were on their college spring break. To say that the girls liked the close proximity to the beach would be an understatement. They were content to spend as much time as possible on the beach. We rented lounge chairs and umbrellas from the "cabana guy". A bit pricey but my daughter's friend has very fair skin so it was money well spent. The condo was GREAT! We want to come back again and have already recommended it to friends at home. It really had everything that you would need. Very nicely decorated. Clean as a whistle. Perfect for four people. (If I had a recommendation, it would be for more pillows. But we all slept great so...) We dropped the girls off at Disney one day and my husband and I went to Winter Park. Went to the Morris Museum to see the Tiffany exhibits and walked around the town. That day was a highlight for my husband and me. Even tho the girls had a great day at Disney (my daughter's friend had never been and she was thrilled to spend the day at the Magic Kingdom), they would have loved roaming around Winter Park. Went to Clearwater Beach one night - the girls enjoyed the surf shops. Went to Bradenton and saw the Red Sox play Tampa (Go Sox!!!). Went to Pass a Grille twice to go to Hurricane's - once for lunch and again for dinner. Packed up sandwiches one night and just sat on the beach watching the spectacular sunset. Went to St. Petersburg one evening for dinner - what a nice city. Went to some nice restaurants - never cooked dinner once. We hope to come back to Linda's condo on St. Pete Beach again - in the near future!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati
5

St Pete Beach

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed the week we spent at the beach. The Condo was nicely appointed and had ample small wares in the kitchen. The view down the beach was like no other had to offer. The location was perfect we walked everywhere, down the beach, to Rick's Reef and Crabdaddys's. Looking forward to coming back year after year.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was like advertised or better. The condo easily sleeps a family of four and there is no street noise or other distractions. The interior is fresh with updated bathrooms and a new nice sofa. The kitchen is not as updated, but has all amenities and served us well. The balcony has a real nice view over along the beach and water. It is also right on the beach, so it is simple to bring kids and gear back and forth to the beach. The community pool was very popular with the kids, although not big, it was not very populated during our stay. The people who where there were friendly to our kids, although it was mostly older people there. I would book the same place again!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. I am so pleased you enjoyed staying in my beachfront condo. The new bathrooms were just done in September and make such a difference along with making both bedrooms separate suites. The guest during fall are generally older unless they bring young grandchildren with them. It is younger families for spring, holidays and summer. Thank you again.
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Jacksonville Fl
5

Better every year

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough about this condo, this was our 4th trip back and it gets better every year! Sunsets are amazing, pool is perfect and condo has everything you need. Kitchen has all the essentials plus a few extras however, tons of good restaurants with in walking distance. It has become something we all look forward to every year! If you are looking for all the comforts of home with the perfect vacation spot - this is your condo!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina
5

Loved this "Jewel"

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with our 13 and 18 year old daughters stayed at this awesome condo. I previously searched for hotels that would provide the room we needed and have two bathrooms which are necessary with teenage daughters. I was rather disappointed at the choices and prices until I tried VRBO, that's when I found out this condo was available and it offered everything we needed and wanted. The price allowed us to stay a full week for the same price that we would have been charged for 4-5 nights at a hotel. The location was great, the views were amazing and it had everything we needed and more. This was our third time at St. Pete Beach and we all agreed that this was the best place we have stayed at and we will definitely stay in this condo again. It wasn't crowded, the pool usually had 5 or less people in it at a time. There was plenty of hot water and good water pressure for showers. Never a long wait for the elevators and if you didn't want to wait, the stairs were close by. Leslie in the office was very friendly and helpful. All the restaurants we ate at were great, we especially like Larry's Ice Cream Shop and Twistee. My advice is to always take your key with you, you need it to get back into the gated area from the beach. There are beach chairs and an umbrella provided for you to use, but you can also rent lounge chairs, umbrellas and Cabanas near by, just remember the guy is on island time and doesn't arrive till around 10:30 to set them up and I'm not sure if he is there everyday. This condo is located next to a public access area, which wasn't a problem, there is plenty of beach area for everyone. The front of the building is a great place to watch the sunset, absolutely beautiful!!! We planned on going to Bush Gardens, but we all enjoyed the beach and ocean so much, we decided not to go. We ventured to Pass A Grille and John's Pass which we loved!!! Can't wait to come back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. You have given my future guests lots of good tips . I am going to add a note to my letter I send to the owners prior to their arrival about the necessity of carrying the gate key with them when they go to the beach. The locked gate helps prevent non guests from entering the grounds and using the pool. Thanks again. Linda
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Map

Middle Grounds Grill
Sloppy Joe's Treasure Island
Pass A Grille Beach
"You need to check out this Southern end of St Pete Beach to get a taste of old Florida."
Seahorse Restaurant
"Great breakfast spot in Pass-A-Grille where you can sit outside."
Backfin Blue Cafe
"Excellent food and I enjoy sitting on the veranda"
Larry's Olde Fashioned Ice Cream & Gelato
"A must for ice cream lovers."
Woody's Waterfront
"A great casual spot right on the water with live music many evenings."
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."
Pass-a-Grille Historic District
Fort DeSoto Park
Downtown St Petersburg
"Soak up downtown St Petersburg vibrant art galleries, upscale eateries, new Sundial shopping..."
Sandbar Bill's
Nearest Barpub
0.24 Miles
Woody's
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Interstate 275
Nearest Restaurant
0.28 Miles
Oyster Shucker
Car: not necessary

My condo is conveniently located within walking distance of Corey Avenue shops and some excellent outside restaurants such as Woody's. There is a convenience store within walking distance and a drugstore within one half mile as well as a major grocery store just beyond downtown Corey Ave .

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.

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Rates & Availability

St Pete Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer ratel
May 28 2016 - Jul 1 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,475
 
 
4th of July week
Jul 2 2016 - Jul 8 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,036
 
 
Summer 2016
Jul 30 2016 - Aug 19 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,475
 
 
Late Aug/Sept
Sep 24 2016 - Sep 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Fall 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,299
 
 
Thanksgiving week
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,371
 
 
Pre- Holiday
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Christmas/New Years weeks
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,371
 
 
January 2017 rates
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,371
 
 
February 2017
Feb 4 2017 - Mar 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
Peak Season 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,350
 
 
Easter Week 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,475
 

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning and Linens $130 + Tax
Damage Waiver $45
Tax Rate 13.0%

$45.00 fee for cancellation.

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Amenities

St Petersburg Area Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms were remodeled in September, 2015. The master bathroom has a walk-in shower and the guest bathroom has a tub/shower combination. Both bathrooms have hairdryers.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • These twin beds in the guest suite can be pushed together to make them King size. Both bedroom suites have HD TV's as well as walk in closets new tile floors and in suite bathrooms. Baby cribs are available to rent. The onsite office can make arrangements to have it delivered in time for your arrival.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A 42' plasma television with HDTV is in the living room. The entire condo is tiled. There are two full separate bedroom suites. The balcony has an entrance from both the living room and master bedroom. Both bathrooms have hairdryers. One has a tub/shower combination and the other has a new walk in shower. Both bedrooms have walk in closets. A shuffleboard court is on the property and there is plenty of lawn for children to run off excess energy.

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