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Barbara Walch

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Beach Condo, Gulf of Mexico Views, 1 Bedroom, No Service Fees!

8 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Florida Central Gulf Coast Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Off Season Summer Rates - Only $695/week!!

Get a quote directly from me, the owner. You'll be glad you did.

(Please note: No Service Fee. Service Fee does not apply to my property.)

This Gulf-front complex is quiet and relaxing. Enjoy a Gulf-view from every window in this unit. New Heated Pool in our Gulf-front Courtyard!!

Condo #29 is spacious and cheerful with comfortable furnishings and a tropical decor. FREE WiFi and local and long distance calling within the continental U.S.

There is plenty of closet and pantry space for your belongings. The kitchen is fully equipped. There is a full size refrigerator and microwave oven. An electric stove and oven, coffee-maker and toaster are included. The cabinets are stocked with dishware and glasses. Wine glasses, wine bottle opener, can openers, ice cream scoop, ice bucket, kitchen gadgets and cutlery are provided.

Keywords: Tropic Terrace, Treasure Island, St. Petersburg, beachfront, gulf-view, Old-Florida charm, nostalgic, quiet relaxation, tropical courtyard, sunset views from the balcony, directly on the beach trail, king sized bed, condo, apartment, one bedroom, kitchen, boardwalk, overlooks pool, heated pool, waterview, Free WiFi, Free Long distance calling.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Barbara Walch (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Barbara Walch

My husband and I are both teachers. We moved here from Buffalo, NY after someone gave us an ice scraper that read 'teach at the beach'. In 1999, we attended The Great Florida Teach-In and stayed on Treasure Island during our visit. We fell in love with Treasure Island and the St. Petersburg area.

We love water sports, especially kayaking, and we grew tired of paddling around ice on Lake Erie and Ontario. We moved to Florida so we could enjoy the water all year round.

We have two children. Our daughter, Betsy, is a professional musician and is completing a graduate degree. Our son , Danny, is in 4th grade and plays Little League baseball and soccer .

Our condo offers something for both of our children. Betsy enjoys thawing out on the beach during semester breaks and Danny loves playing in the surf, building sand castles and flying kites.

We still have family and friends in Western New York and we often return there for holidays and family reunions. We miss our family, but not the snow shovels and ice scrapers.

Barbara Walch purchased this condo in 2004

Why Barbara Walch chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

We bought our condo on Treasure Island so that our relatives and friends would have a beautiful place to stay when they came to visit us. The condo is only ten minutes from our permanent residence on the mainland side of Boca Ciega Bay.

We feel that our condo is located on the nicest stretch of beach in Pinellas County. It is a wide beach with white sand. Palm trees adorn the dunes and seabirds are plentiful. The swimming is ideal with a sandy bottom that slopes gradually. Swimmers, young and old, enjoy walking out to the sandbar offshore.

With John Pass nearby, you see dolphin cruises, tour boats and pleasure boats coming and going through the pass.

What a wonderful place to have a digital camera! Everything is so beautiful you want to capture the images for keeps. You'll feel like a professional photographer...

What makes this condo unique

The best thing about staying at Tropic Terrace is 'staying' there. While the location is convenient to many attractions, my favorite thing to do at Tropic Terrace is to just stay put and soak up the scenery. The sea birds are beautiful and the people on the beach are fun and friendly.

Just yesterday a man was flying over the beach in an ultralight parasail. It was a colorful sight. The week before, there was a kite festival with hundreds of kites flying overhead.

Most folks agree that sunsets on the Gulf of Mexico are spectacular and with the dunes and palms on Treasure Island the sunset is especially appealing.

My family loves having a marshmallow roast around the charcoal grill in the evening after sunset. And when you feel like hitting the town, the condo is within walking distance to John's Pass Village Shoppes and Restaurants. There is a beach trolley running up and down Gulf Blvd if you need a lift or hop in the car and you'll be there in 5 minutes or less--depending on whether the bridge is up at John's Pass. (That bridge itself is an engineering marvel.)

On patriotic holidays, you will have a front row seat to a fantastic firework display on the beach. Beach concerts often end with fireworks as well. You can enjoy the concerts from a distance. Tropic Terrace is on the quiet end of Treasure Island, but if you are looking for more excitement, it's just a short walk down the beach trail.

We have a very unique new Publix grocery store nearby with an excellent selection of fine food. Many meal items are already prepared for your convenience and enjoyment.

Reviews

4.8
based on 8 traveler reviews

Beach Condo, Gulf of Mexico Views, 1 Bedroom, No Service Fees!
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a 3 night stay at Tropic Terrace in #29. From the initial booking, the owner, Barb Walch , was welcoming and helpful. Very easy to book and check in/out. The office and resort's staff were friendly as well. The condo was clean, well decorated, comfortable and had everything needed for our stay. All we had to do was get groceries and hit the beach! The owners even included 2 beach chairs, an umbrella, and some toys for the kids to use during our stay. This was so helpful, as we were packed tight for a long week in Florida having visited Universal Studios early in the week. Just knowing we didn't have to bring these items from home was a relief. The view from the dining table area was wonderful, and the walk to the beach was quick. King size bed in the bedroom and sofa bed in the living room were spacious an comfortable.

The condo complex was clean, very cute and had a retro feel. Lawn and grassy area, as well as landscaping was well kept and pretty. Pool area is modern, clean, and the warm water was great. Pool 9am-9pm hours are perfect to avoid disturbing others, but the complex overall was quiet and peaceful our entire stay. We used the grill, and rec room for ping pong and ice, as well as the laundry area. Never has issues after hours using codes to unlock the doors to common areas. Felt very safe and quiet, also close to shopping and restaurants.

Beautiful beach area was clean, not crowded at all, and while we didn't travel very far along the paved beach walkway it seems like a perfect way to get around the area.

This was our first trip to Treasure Island. We really enjoyed our stay and can't wait to come back. I'd highly recommend TropicTerrace, and #29 specifically. It was a great value and perfect way to finish off our vacation in Florida!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A perfect beach vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our one week at the suite and on Treasure Isl! It was perfect for us considering we had a 9 month old baby with us. The beach was close and clean, the pool was perfect - baby loved it, the complex was quiet and very clean. The suite had everything to make breakfast, lunch and dinner, although we went out for dinner most nights. It was clean and there was blinds and drapes for privacy and keep sun out on very hot days. The complex is right on the beach trail which we walked everyday. The location was perfect - walking distance to everything (Publix, Walgreens, restaurants, shops, John's Pass). We didn't have a car and we managed to get around by walking (with a baby and stroller). One recommendation I would make for the owners is to keep the beach umbrella in the suite for quick and easy access. Going to the beach with a baby, you absolutely need shade as it is sunny and hot all day. Otherwise, everything was perfect and we couldn't have asked for a better vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Annie, Thank you for the 5 Star Review!! I appreciate you taking the time to write it. I'm happy to hear that you and your mom enjoyed your beach vacation. Glad your baby had fun in the new swimming pool. You really pinpointed to reason we love our condo so much. The location is ideal with or without a car. Treasure Island is a beautiful, safe, clean and friendly beach community. Everything you need is close by, yet it still feels like a tropical getaway! Come back soon. I'll stock up on umbrellas and keep a spare on hand. Enjoy your little one! They grow up so fast. Sincerely, Barb
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5

Nice beach location and view

  • 5 of 5

This unit is one away from the beachfront end of the building and forward of the building next door so there are unobstructed, nice views of the beach from the north-facing front shared balcony/walkway and from the south-facing dining area inside the unit. The owners are very personable and strive to make you feel welcome. The personal touch is nice. The adjoining Treasure Island Beachtrail makes taking a walk along the beach very convenient. It is easy to walk on the Beachtrail to the "main-corners" of Treasure Island where you can shop and dine. We had wonderfully refreshing beach days. Everything was comfortable, convenient, and relaxing. We can not wait to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Charles and Mary Ellen, Thank you for the 5 Star Review! I'm so happy that you enjoyed your vacation in our beach condo. Glad you liked the view. You can see miles of beach from those windows. I enjoyed meeting you both and exchanging "notes" on our daughters and their music careers. Wishing you a wonderful Spring and Summer! You deserve it after that long winter. All the best to you and your family, Barb
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a few days around the 4th of July in the condo for our wedding anniversary. As soon as we walked through the door we felt at home! Barb had it decorated for the 4th of July and we fell in love. It is VERY clean and well kept, and very welcoming. The pictures you see here are spot on. Perfect place for a couple to get away from it all. The pool area is beautiful with all the tropical plants/trees. You are just steps away from the amazing beach and soft white sand. The condo contains everything you need including kitchen items to cook and eat. You're just a short drive or even a walk to John's Pass where we were able to rent a boat and visit Shell Island. The Middle Grounds restaurant on the island is a great place to eat. And, if you really want to treat yourself to an excellent meal, we went to the Maritana Grille at the Don CeSar hotel in St. Pete's Beach. Just a short drive but the food is unbelievable! It's a little pricey, but we had the 6 course meal. It was for our anniversary dinner and was well worth the price! Even though it rained 4th of July night, the fireworks were beautiful right on the beach. I've already recommended the condo to friends and family, and we plan on making future trips back. Thank you for a wonderful and relaxing stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pamela, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review and thank you for referring your friends and family. I’m happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed our beach condo. There is something unique about the place that makes people feel relaxed and “at home”. We felt the same way the first time we saw the property. I’m glad you mentioned the nearby boat rental in John’s Pass. I hope you got to see some dolphins. Speaking of fine restaurants… Middle Grounds Grill is also a favorite of ours. (My husband has never taken me to the Don Cesar, but I will start dropping some hints!) Congratulations on your wedding anniversary! I look forward to hearing from you in the future. Sincerely, Barb
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4

Nice place

  • 4 of 5

Overall this was a very cute small place perfect for 2 maybe 3 people. There were a few issues that we had, for one the blinds in the living room looking out to the beach have absolutely no privacy. At night if you have a light on, the people in the condos next door can see right through the blinds so hopefully that is something that the owners can look into. Also the ice machine is located in the Rec room which closes at 5pm and is closed all day Sunday?? We didn't realize this so we did not have any ice the first night. Other than those 2 issues though we had a great trip with wonderful weather! I would definately stay again I just hope the owners can address those two issues. Thank you for the place and hopefully we will come back again next year :)

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Justin, Thank you for your kind review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay and plan to return again next year. In the meantime, I will look for a more substantial window covering for our gulf-view window. It's a nine foot span, so perhaps we should go with a vertical blind instead. In response to your comment about the ice machine, I have posted the leisure room hours on the refrigerator door and I placed some extra ice cube trays in the freezer as a back-up. Tropic Terrace is seeing tremendous growth with the addition of our new swimming pool and the increasing number of attractions in John's Pass. On your next visit, you will see even more improvements. Have a wonderful summer and come visit us again soon. Sincerely, Barbara Walch
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4

Tropic terrace

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Tropic Terrace. Every one was very friendly, the grounds, pool and complex very well maintained. Great location, walking distance to Johns Pass. Our unit was a good size for a couple , the bathroom a bit tight, but most important clean. Will be returning next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joanne, Thank you for reviewing our property. We appreciate all the nice things you wrote about Tropic Terrace. We're glad you will be returning next year. As you mentioned, being within walking distance to John's Pass is a real asset to our condo. There are so many great restaurants and attractions just a short walk down the street or you can stroll the beach to get there. This November 2013, a new aquarium, "Secrets of the Sea" will be opening in John's Pass. You can check it out on your next visit. In the meantime, all the best!! Barb and Dan Walch
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Map

John's Pass
"John's Pass has something for everyone. The boardwalk is a great place to see the local dolp..."
Middle Grounds Grill
"Fantastic menu. "
Caddy's on the Beach
"Casual beach atmosphere."
Johns Pass Boardwalk
"The place to see dolphins. Great views and fresh seafood restaurants."
Sloppy Joe's Treasure Island
"Just an easy stroll down the Treasure Island Beach Trail. No need to drive. Dining indoors ..."
Friendly Fisherman Restaurant -John's Pass
"Lovely view and fresh seafood."
Publix Super Market® on Treasure Island
"Ultra modern grocery shopping- great selection, beach items and hot and cold ready made meal..."
St Petersburg Municipal Beach
"Children's Playground on the beach. Picnic Area with Snack Bar. Cold drinks, snacks, sundrie..."
McDonald's
"fast food restaurant on Gulf Blvd."
Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis
"Tennis Courts, Children's Playground, Baseball Diamond, Picnic Area, Restrooms."
Gators Cafe & Saloon
"Waterfront Cafe and Saloon with the World's Largest Waterfront Bar, Live music and sports ..."
Hubbard's Marina
"My son loved Hubbard's deep sea fishing trip. I like the sunset tour with free wine and bee..."
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Within walking distance in either direction.
Nearest Beach
Our building is beachfront.
Nearest Point of Interest
Unit 29 Tropic Terrace
Nearest Point of Interest
John's Pass Village/Madeira Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Roselli Park/Tennis Court
Nearest Point of Interest
Playground/ Snack Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Gators Waterfront Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix Supermarket/Subway
Nearest Point of Interest
Middleground Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
McDonalds
Nearest Point of Interest
The Club on Treasure Island
Car: recommended

Walking distance to John's Pass Village Shoppes, Restaurants, Marina and Tourist Attractions! Beach Trolley for convenient bus transportation on Gulf Blvd. Beachfront property on The Treasure Island Beach Trail with nature information kiosks. Bike and boat rentals nearby.

Please click on LOCATION to see our satellite map showing nearby parks, sports facilities, shopping, restaurants, entertainment and attractions.

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Rates & Availability

Treasure Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season
May 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$114
$695
 
 
January
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$119
$775
 
 
Tourist Season
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 12 2017
5 night minimum stay
$129
$875
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$119
$775
 

Additional information about rental rates

No Service Fee- subtract $0
One time cleaning fee $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

**No Service Fee will be charged. Service Fees do NOT apply to my property.

Please contact owner for additional information regarding rates and discounts. Quotes are prepared individually based on dates requested and length of stay.

Peak season rates apply to holiday weeks such as Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day and special events. Sorry no pets. No smoking allowed.

This unit is ideal for 2 guests, but may accommodate up to 4 people.

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Amenities

Florida Central Gulf Coast Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 535 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • View of the Gulf of Mexico.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) full size
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
NEW heated swimming pool now open! Steps to beach and boardwalk, FREE WiFi, recreation room w/ ping pong table, shuffleboard court, tropical courtyard, picnic area and barbeque grill, lounge chairs for sun bathing, bike rack, card and board games, coin operated laundry, sofabed. Walking distance to John's Pass Village Shoppes and Restaurants. Beach combing for sea shells. Beach trail, sidewalk for strolling, jogging and biking along the beach. At Tropic Terrace we take pride in our greenspace. You will find a wonderful variety of flowering tropical plants surrounding our new heated pool. You will find both sunshine and shade throughout the day. New patio furniture and umbrellas compliment the landscape. The lush greenery is a welcome sight to our Northern guests. Beach umbrella available in our unit. Coastal Living Magazine Collection and reading material in unit for your enjoyment. Binoculars, kites and sand toys provided. (Let us know if you need anything in particular.)

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