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Pure Luxury! Guaranteed 'Wow' on Entry! One Minute Walk to white sand beach.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Large 3BR/2BA Condo with Private Yard. Sleeps 8

Our beautifully furnished condo has a large, private, fenced yard that is just off the pool. And its only a 60 second walk to the gulf beaches! The condo boasts 1350 square feet of living space and has three bedrooms with two full baths. For all to enjoy, there is NO SMOKING inside the condo and NO PETS permitted. Open the ten foot sliding glass doors onto your private, fenced backyard where you can sit in the shade under the covered area or enjoy private sunbathing in the uncovered area. Al fresco dining is wonderful. And the kiddies can play in a safe contained area. Sitting in the living room, or working in the kitchen you can look out of large windows onto the pool area (great for keeping an eye on the kids swimming). The Waves is a small, gated condo complex with only nineteen units around the heated pool. We have a coin laundry room with lounge on premises. You'll Love This Condo! You Will say 'Wow' when you walk in!

It really is only two blocks to the water!: You can walk there in 60 seconds. (Maybe a little longer if you're dragging the kids.)

Amenities: Enjoy the huge, great room living area. Here you'll find a 42' TV, DVD, cable, stereo with MP3/I Pod connectivity and plenty of seating. Board games and activities are supplied for your quiet time. All granite counter tops, Ceiling fans, Central Air Conditioning (you control the thermostat), Parking for two cars. We have a Full Kitchen with: Fridge with ice maker, Dishwasher, Range, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Blender, Electric can opener, Mixer, Pots, pans, bowls, cooking utensils etc. Dishes, glassware, and cutlery: You get the idea: everything you need. But don't spend too much time in the kitchen: you're on vacation! Grocery shopping services are available.

All the Extra Touches for a Stress Free Vacation: We have: Hair dryer in each bathroom, High chair, Ironing board and iron, big fluffy luxury hotel towels, Comfy high thread count cotton sheets, Coin laundry on premises. We give you a starter supply of Toilet paper, Paper towels, Napkins and Soap. With 1350 square feet, this condo is big enough for the whole family to enjoy. The gated complex is the perfect setting for a friendly, family style vacation. Ours is a luxury style condo with a relaxed atmosphere. Of course, all the usual beach things are available to do in the area. St. Pete Beach is a beautiful, wide, white sandy beach. The waves are very small (if any) and the water is warm. This is a Gulf Beach Not the ocean. Take an easy stroll to local shopping and restaurants and theater. There are many good eating establishments within a 5 minute walk of the condo.

We have a high chair, portable crib/playpen and a stroller available for your use.

There is so much to do in the Tampa Bay Area.: We have all sorts of boating and water sports also including Sailing Regattas, Major Boat Shows and Deep sea fishing.

You can also find a PGA golf course and World Class Tennis tournaments a short drive away.

There are miles of nature trails for biking, hiking, roller skating or just plain old walking.

We are close to both the off shore SunCruz Casino and the HardRock Casino.

Sorry, no snow or mountain sports. (However we do offer an indoor ski simulator in the area.)

There are plenty of museums and art galleries in the area. We keep a draw full of pamphlets in the condo on things to do in the area.

We're less than 45 minutes from area airports and Busch Gardens. Orlando is only 90 minutes away.

More Details

Frank & Nadine Ruisi
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 9, 2014


Saint Pete Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • There is a hair dryer in each bathroom. We have big fluffy luxury resort type towels. The bathroom floors and shower walls are all ceramic. Bath mats and rugs in each room. The counter tops are granite. Starter soap and toilet tissue is supplied. BRING YOUR OWN BEACH TOWELS! Our bath towels cannot leave the condo.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Bunk beds also portable crib available
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Innerspring full futon
  • There are three bedrooms in this spacious condo. The large master suite has a private bath, walk in closet, 27' TV, leather couch, dresser, nightstand, ceiling fan and a private entrance to the patio. The first guest bedroom is a large room with a queen bed, large dresser, mirror, night stand, ceiling fan and a 27' TV. The second guest bedroom has twin bunk beds decorated in a bright beach theme. It's perfect for the kids. The futon in the living area is very comfortable with an inner spring mattress (not your typical futon.) It's not one of the TV couches. It's in a separate area of the great room. Pamper yourself in our all cotton high thread count sheets, beautifully decorated rooms and comfortable mattresses. For your convenience we have a high chair, portable crib/playpen and a stroller available in the condo.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We want your vacation to be as stress free as possible. We have contracted with an excellent local company to provide additional guest services such as, additional housekeeping, extra towels, and linen change-out. Contact numbers will be provided in your welcome flyer and are posted in the condo. Inexpensive beach towels can be purchased at several local stores or bring your own. Please, DO NOT take our bath towels the beach. WE HAVE OIL-FREE BEACHES


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Pure Luxury! Guaranteed 'Wow' on Entry! One Minute Walk to white sand beach.
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews
Rhode Island

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

My family of five had a terrific time at the condo! Waves #1 was perfect for us, great patio, clean pool, close to beach! We will definately plan a future stay!


  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2007
  • Stayed: Sep 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your April 2011 stay.
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Appleton, Newfoundland, CANADA

Not the 'WOW' we expected!

  • 2 of 5

Overall the place had plenty of room for our family and the space was great. We would have loved to make this our “home away” but there were several alarming issues that need to be dealt with before we’d ever rent it again or recommend it. This feedback was provided to the owners but no idea if the issues have been dealt with since we didn’t hear back from them. Our first impression was more like ‘YIKES’ than ‘WOW’! We were locked out for several stressful hours and finally had to use a knife to jimmy the door to “break in”. Once inside, we found the first 3 dead cockroaches (and several others during our stay). Extremely disgusting and worrisome especially with the baby. Our daughters were freaked out all while they were there! All the dishes were covered with dishwasher film and needed to be scrubbed by hand to make them at least acceptable for use. The master bedroom bed was excruciatingly squeaky and uncomfortable and was dressed in TORN sheets. There were no spare linens for any of the beds. Generally, the whole place was only surface clean. Nothing had been moved or dusted behind. The side yard/patio was in dire need of attention. Finally, need valid and responsive emergency contact numbers. We tried calling several times, especially the first night when we were locked out, and again during the 3 weeks to ask about the cockroaches, the linens, the dishwasher, the pool, etc. Each time we got a fax machine. We also left messages at a couple of the other numbers listed in your condo reference book but never once got a response from anyone. What would one do in a real emergency? I hope this feedback is helpful to the owners and especially to future renters.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gabby, We are sorry to hear that the condo was in such a condition upon your arrival. Our property management company, Vacation Rental Heaven, took over management duties for this condo in May 2012, just after your stay in April. We would like to assure you and any other guests (past, present and future ones) that the condo is in good hands now. We have extra sets of towels and linens in all of our properties, including this one; torn sheets would NOT be left in the condo on our watch. Additional patio furniture has been added and the area has been cleaned and spruced up in general. In case of emergency, we provide our guests with the personal cell phone numbers of the property manager and her assistant, who is on-call 24/7 to deal with issues just like the ones you experienced. We invite you to stay with us on your next trip to St Pete Beach; I know you will be pleased with the condo and the new management team.
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Even Better Than Expected!

  • 5 of 5

I had done a great deal of research before finally settling on the Waves Condo, Unit #1, so I kind of knew what I was getting into. Even as the vacation neared I continued to research and look up the pics, look at reviews, etc. When we arrived it was even better than expected. I booked it for me and my extended family and they were thrilled. Could it really be this close to the beach? Yes it was! Could it be as large as advertised? Even bigger! Would there really be bunk beds for the kids? They loved them! And the patio, it was all ours? Of course! It was 7 days of enjoyment and relaxation. The pool was great, the beach was close, plenty of room, we'd book it again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for describing our condo so well. It is very hard to show how big the condo is in pictures. Here is an example of where words show more than pictures. Our goal is to provide you with a stress free vacation. The condo is 1350 square feet and has three bedrooms and two bathrooms with a private yard and is only one minute to the beach.
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Geneva, NY, USA

February break from the snow

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at our condo. There were a few minor flaws (one of the bathroom sinks not draining properly and the sliding door on a bedroom not working were the most noticeable), but the location was close to everything. We'll definitely consider a return the next time we vacation in Florida.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2009
  • Stayed: Feb 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time in your condo. It was so convenient to the

pool and a close walk (as you promised) to the beach. Everyone there

was so friendly, and I loved the smaller feel than the big high rise

condos that I have stayed in before. It was beautiful, comfy, and

updated. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tampa, FL

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! Thank you for sharing your place. It was clean and outfitted with just the right amount of everything. The kids (ages 2 & 4) had no problems walking to and from the beach. The pool was warm. There were more than enough pool toys and beach toys, so we didn't have to purchase any. The condo was very comfortable. We will definitely rent again! Thanks!

Kelley, Keith, Carson and Connor and Grandmomma Judy.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa(TPA) or St. Pete/Clearwater(PIE)
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
St Pete Beach

We are located in what is called downtown St Pete Beach. There is a historic district, Corey Ave. just a few blocks away where you can find all sorts of boutique shops, a movie theater and several restaurants. The public bus line runs just a block from the condo. All day ride up and down the beach for a flat fee. Get current rates at:


The Tampa Bay Area has all sorts of boating and water sports also including Sailing Regattas, Major Boat Shows and Deep sea fishing. You can also find a PGA golf course and World Class Tennis tournaments a short drive away.

There are miles of nature trails for biking, hiking, roller skating or just plain old walking. Sorry, no snow or mountain sports. (However, we do offer an indoor ski simulator in the area.)

There are plenty of museums and art galleries in the area.

This is a great Location. You'll be less than 45 minutes from area airports and Busch Gardens. Orlando is only 90 minutes

Other Activities: jet skiing, dolphin watching, dinner cruises, off shore Casino.

Golf: This is FLORIDA! Hundreds of golf courses.


Rates & Availability

Saint Pete Beach Condo Rental Rates

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Base Rate
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
May 1 - Nov 30
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Weeks
Dec 22 - Dec 31
7 night minimum stay
Jan 1 - Jan 31
3 night minimum stay
Feb 1 - Mar 31
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes Cleaning Fee: $125
12% Tax
Required: HomeAway/CSA Insurance Premium ($49) and Fully-Refundable Security Deposit ($150)

Rates subject to change. Posted rates do not apply to Holiday weeks

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