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Gulf Front Corner Penthouse

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,221 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps up to 5)

This Direct Gulf Front Corner unit Penthouse condo has 2 Bedrooms/2 Baths and is Newer Construction built in 2004. Unique to the top floor are Higher Ceilings and Skylights that bring in more light. This unit has many upgrades including Granite in the Kitchen with Stainless Appliances, Upgraded Vanities and Granite Counters in the Baths, Hard Wood Floors in the Bedrooms, and Tile through out. The unit is also beautifully furnished with Tommy Bahama style decor. In addition, we provide beach chairs, umbrella, play pen, and a few other items so you don't have to pack additional luggage.

Located within minutes to dozens of restaurants and bars, tennis courts, skate park, fishing, paddling boarding, shopping, and 45 minutes from Busch Gardens and 1.5 hrs from Disney World.

Keywords: beach,indian rocks beach, clearwater beach, gulf, gulf of mexico, beach front, florida, waterfront, IRB, St. Petersburg beach, Sand Key, frank, ambrosio, frank ambrosio

More Details

Property Manager
Frank Ambrosio
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Frank Ambrosio

My real estate office with Berkshire Hathaway is located just 4 blocks south of the property. I'm right around the corner for all of your needs.

Frank Ambrosio purchased this condo in 2004

Why Frank Ambrosio chose Indian Rocks Beach

Having been a native of Florida I can say it's the Best Beach town near a major city like Tampa. There's Spring Training, Amusement Parks, and more.

What makes this condo unique

Beach activities - Boating, Fishing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding SUP, Bike Riding down the beach, visiting the best Restaurants that are located on the Beach.


Indian Rocks Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1221 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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Gulf Front Corner Penthouse
average rating of 4.3125 based on 16 reviews

I love Indian Rocks Beach and found this condo to be very comfortable and inviting.

  • 5 of 5

The condo is nicely decorated and in good shape. Kitchen is well supplied and dishes and glasses are not scummy from the water as I have seen in other places. Only negative was there were not any beach chairs in the unit. We ended up buying cheap chairs to use which were not very comfortable. Hope to be able to stay in this condo on our next visit

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blacksburg, VA

Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place! The unit itself was very well maintained and clean. The view from the balcony is unmatchable, providing a clear view of the Gulf with high quality patio furniture. The condo is stocked with kitchen essentials (dish ware, coffee maker, pots/pans), linens (including beach towels), and beach gear (chairs, umbrellas, cooler, beach balls, etc.) - this helps ease the stress of packing and makes the stay very convenient. The pool area is nice and clean with plenty of seating. Covered parking on the ground floor was great to keep the car cool during the heat of the day. The beach itself is great - it’s a good size and not overly crowded like you’ll find in Clearwater. Hilda was great to work with, making the booking process smooth and answering all the questions we had prior to arrival.

In terms of nearby restaurants and things to do, there are several places that are certainly walkable. Guppy’s and Keegan’s are great dinner options. There’s also a nice bakery a couple blocks over. Many other dining options are a short 5-10 minute drive away. Clearwater Beach is a 5-10 minute drive, John’s Pass is 15-20, Treasure Island is 20-25, and Tampa is about 40-45. Airport is 20-25 minutes from the condo.

Overall, we had a wonderful experience. If you are looking for a beach getaway that is close to everything yet outside of the major congestion/overcrowded beaches/over-commercialized high-rises, then this is the place to go. We’ll definitely be returning to IRB and look forward to staying here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Spot

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained condo, extremely clean. Pool, Hot Tub, nice beach just steps away.

Not sure why I left...

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not worth it! The Property Management company is horrible! Would NEVER DEAL with them again!

  • 1 of 5

Wow, where do I begin? First of all, we love Indian Rock Beach! We are considering buying a unit, but this was a nightmare. Don't expect to get your security money back and here are the problems with the unit discussed directly with Hildi. You will never hear from Frank, and after many attempts to contact him, he will never contact you!

For the price we paid, let me tell you how I would improve this unit.

-replace the shower door in the master bathroom

-get new lounge chairs by the pool

-have the garbage picked up more regularly than once a week where it is not overflowing out of the dumpster

-invest in some new beach towels and bath towels. These are so thin.

-invest in new pots and pans considering of the Teflon has been eroded

-invest in a new butcher block where the knives are not just broken but they're also not rusted

-leave a brand-new kitchen sponge for the new tenants each time

-leave at least five pellets for the dishwasher for each tenant

-replaced all the throw rugs and area rugs in the unit.

-invest in new kitchen accessories/gadgets/utensils. They are old and junkie and I would never use them in my home. You need to get quality kitchen shears that are not rusted and falling apart as well as new tongs and new cutting boards

-there should be at least a shower caddy in the master bathroom but ideally, both bathrooms.

-you should have an owners closet instead of a junk drawer in the kitchen that includes a hammer sandpaper a dropcloth ruler, painters brushes and pliers.

-you should invest in some really nice dish towels and plates that are consistent and match

-I would also invest in some new placemats considering the ones that were here are old and gross and dirty.

-screen on porch needs to roll smoothly on tracks & not come off when you slide it.

I was met with opposition on every one of these items!! She blamed us for her screen and told us she was taking it off of our deposit.


Also, most importantly, I genuinely believe they tried something unscrupulous by going around paying VRBO because they emailed me directly and my unit was never listed under my trips like all of my other VRBO's.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am the owner of the condo and I have never had a guest leave our unit as poorly as this guest did. 99 percent of our guests are very respectful and this was the one percent that did not. Our cleaners even had to pull crayons out of the electrical sockets and there also scratches left on our very nice terrazzo floor and the screen door was taken off of the track and left on our patio. Our cleaners had to spend an extra 2.5 hours to clean the unit. My wife and I are very fussy people and try to address all items to make sure that every guest has a great experience and we treat this condo as our 2nd home which it is. I have since told our property manager to block this guest from renting our condo in the future and my wife is still very upset about it. Our property manager Hilda is very responsive in answering all requests and the balance of the reviews are all 4 and 5 stars to reflect this. We recently purchased the unit and stayed there 2 weeks ago and have since replaced the glass door in the master bath as well as new glass doors in the guest bath, installed new light fixtures, shower caddies, installed new granite countertops in both bathrooms, and addressed all of the other items that were listed as we are very proactive in making sure that the condo is the best in the building as the views and location are 2nd to none. I even call our guests to follow up after they arrive to make sure that everything is satisfactory . As far as pool chairs are concerned, our condo association just purchased these chairs a few months ago along with new gas grills and we stayed there 2 weeks ago and used them and they were very adequate. The person might have been expecting a experience similar to a Ritz Carlton but for the quality , nightly price of our condo and excellent location and size. I believe that it is a very good value and we have many repeat renters from year to year and we are fully booked for the winter of 2018. We will never rent to this family again. Steve, condo owner.
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Easy family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our three young sons, ages 3, 5, 7. I chose this condo because of the heated pool and the proximity to the beach. I wanted to be able to move among the beach/pool/condo easily and this was perfect for us. The condo itself was very clean and well maintained. Lots of storage and plenty of linens. There were beach toys, beach towels and nice chairs to use, and it wasn't a big deal lugging them to/from the condo because of the elevator. This condo is a corner unit and on the top floor so every room has windows and it even has skylights in the hallway. The condo is very quiet too. The balcony may be the best part - amazing views of the water and all the way north as well. We walked to the playground at Kolb park, went to Splash Harbour Water Park and ate at a few of the many great places to eat around the condo. My only feedback to the owner is that the bed linens and pillows in the master bedroom were so cheap and uncomfortable. Definitely not one of those beds you look forward to diving into at the end of a day in the sun and sand. Other than that, it was an awesome and easy vacation for our family - we hope to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review! I sent this to the owners and we are buying new sheets for the beds. We would love to host your family again, thanks for taking care of the condo while you were here! We are also purchasing very comfortable new pillows, come back and see us again!
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Ocean Way Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful condo! Unbeatable view! Heated pool and hot tub. Plenty of room and very comfortable beds. Owners are very easy to work with. We had a great week!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this review! We hope to host you and your family again!
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Nearest Airport
11.1 Miles
St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.7 Miles
Largo Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Indian Rocks Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Prudential Tropical Realty
Nearest Point of Interest
Kolb Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Keegan's Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Guppys Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Cuso's Club & Cantina
Nearest Point of Interest
Thai-Pan Alley
Nearest Point of Interest
Red Lion
Car: not necessary

For our guest, please feel free to contact us anytime. We are local and will love to help you in any way we can.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Booking $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $145 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Peak pricing applies for weeks including a holiday. Saturday to Saturday rentals only. Please inquiry for longer than weekly rentals.Please contact us directly to reserve condo and receive the rental details of booking and information. Payments are to be made to Berkshire Hathaway Home Services via check or credit cards through paylease, we have local office on Indian Rocks Beach that handles this please contact us for details. First payment of 25% of the total is due within 7 days and the remainder is due 45 days before arrival. We are a large Real Estate company and not linked to accept credit card payments through VRBO as we process our own so you will receive a declination when you attempt the auto booking option on our listings but we will contact you regardless to handle your booking in the method described above. Feel free to call us!

We welcome guests that are prepared to treat our property with respect and care. We have spend time and effort to make our condo a place to feel pampered and relaxed with beautiful surroundings. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. This property is not for those looking to cause unnecessary wear and damage to our condo. We take pride in what we have to offer and hope you do too.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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