|Minimum Stay||14 nights|
After spending a busy day swimming at Florida's beautiful beaches, shopping at the outlets or visiting Busch Gardens come home to this 1BR/1BA condo located in a quiet gated community and barbeque on your patio that sits right on a canal. Coquina Key is one of Tampa Bay's best kept secrets.
This 1BR/1BA condo is within a beautiful landscaped 24 hour gated community in the south Waterside complex. The condo sits directly on a canal and the lake can be viewed from the bedroom. The ground floor unit means no stairs to deal with when dragging in your luggage or groceries.
We are happy to accommodate you for anything from a short term (2 weeks) holiday to a full seasonal rental. Short term rentals include free initial cleaning. Cleaning service during your stay can be organized at the renter’s expense.
The condo is fully furnished and you need only bring your bathing suit and sun lotion. All linens, kitchen equipment, etc. is provided. We’ve even provided a cooler for your days at the pool or beach.
The unit is tiled (bedroom has wood laminate flooring) and has quality furnishings. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes full size dishwasher, large microwave, garbage disposal, refrigerator and electric stove. Coffee maker, toaster, etc. is also included.
The master bedroom has a king sized bed and good closet and dresser storage for your clothes. The bedroom has a view of the Waterside lake and fountain.
The living room has a comfy pull out queen sofa bed. The dining area has a Henredon 6 place dining table.
Entertainment equipment includes basic cable for the 46” Plasma TV, a Blu-ray DVD player and portable stereo with iPod dock. WiFi is available at the condo and at the Yacht Club. For longer stays we can arrange more cable access at the renter’s expense.
The back patio sits directly on a canal with no boats blocking your view. A gas grill, wrought iron dining set and sofa are provided. Catch your fish and cook it on the grill without leaving your patio.
Complex facilities include 2 pools, 24 hour gym, Laundromat and a fully licensed yacht club where you can enjoy the game on one of the large screen TVs over a beer or soda or sit outside and enjoy the view of Tampa Bay and look for dolphins or manatees. Some nights the Yacht Club staff will off light meals like Taco Tuesday or Chili night.
The two pools are both resort type pools with one adjacent to the yacht club and sits directly on Tampa Bay and the other next to the gym and over looks the lake. The bayside pool includes a hot tub spa, ice machine and a pier from which you can fish. The second pool includes gym facilities, Laundromat, sauna and shower/ changing area.
For the more active vacationer there are 2 lighted tennis courts, pickle ball courts, basketball court, shuffle board, horseshoes, corn hole, golf driving range (pitching and putting) gym and sand volleyball court.
We reside in Waterside South also, so if you have any problems or need something like beach chairs for your day at the beach or a large pot to cook up some local clams, we will try to help you. The Business Center on site is in the condo administrative areas and can print or fax documents for. On weekends, we can also print anything (like boarding passes) that you may need (we also may be able to help).
Waterside South is a fully fenced complex with 24 hour security at the gates and has 88 acres of landscaped grounds to insure your privacy.
We accept pets ( which may be limited by HOA rules) and there is a dog park on site. We are dog lovers and can offer dog sitting services for well behaved dogs.
We are residents of Waterside South who moved here as a result of a VRBO stay at the complex. We are retired and live in the complex, so are available for any questions or problems.
We lived in Europe for about 15 years and travel frequently, so understand the problems of traveling and hope we can help you out.
Michael is a golfer, so is happy to help you out if you want to set up tee times locally.
Michael Gallagher purchased this condo in 2012
As owners we want to keep the community to as high a standard as possible and being located nearby, we can provide you with any support you may need like restaurant suggestions, best dive diner in the area, shopping, directions, etc. If you find the condo missing something, we may be able to provide it. We are cooks so have a lot of equipment in case you have the urge to have a seafood boil, make a cake or have a picnic.
Waterside is a quiet community, but less than 30 minutes from everything Tampa Bay has to offer. Sarasota and the Amish area is only a bit further away. At Coquina you can spend the day with the crowds, but get away from them in the evening. With 2 pools there is always enough room for all.
There is a bar on-site, so you can walk down and have a drink overlooking Tampa Bay or have a drink poolside.
Tennis courts are generally empty and we have a pickle ball court, driving range (pitching and putting only), basketball, etc. There is plenty to keep you busy including monthly trivia nights, seasonal festivals, all without leaving the complex.
We so enjoyed our 11 night stay in Mike and Mary Lou's condo! From the jumping tarpon fish in the morning to afternoon snoozes on the patio to watching a tri-color heron land a few feet away we highly recommend this first floor end unit condo on the canal. The patio is enormous! There are no boats docked in front of the patio. We would have loved to have booked it for 2016, but not surprising it was booked for our time. Mike was very quick to repsond by email. In addition to the unit, the neighborhood has a great yacht club where we danced the night away to a great one man band and enjoyed the happy hour and themed food nights on other evenings. Everyone at Waterside was very friendly and the on site laundry facility was just $1.50 per load. Also, a mile away is a supermarket and great diner that was featured on the Food Channel. It is 10 minutes into busy downtown St. Petersburg, so we loved going there for the day and coming back to the serenity of the neighborhood. We loved walking the many paved sidewalks in the neighborhood. We highly recommend this condo!!!
Staying at Michael and Mary Lou's condo at Waterside in St. Petersburg, FL was very relaxing, safe, enjoyable and comfortable. The location is perfect. You can stay at the condo complex to fish, swim in one of the two pools, walk the sidewalks along the complex channels and bay, workout in the gym, read in the library or relax at the club. Close distance to downtown St. Petersburg and St. Pete Beach. The caliber of furnishings at the condo were wonderful. Michael and Mary Lou are so nice and helpful. Decide "yes" on this condo if you are coming to this area.
Our family had a great time in this accurately described community. There was plenty to do for adventure seekers and a relaxing time for the more laid back. The owners were very kind and accommodating with lots of great suggestions about restaurants, shopping and attractions. I highly recommend this property and will definitely return.
This is our first long stay, but definitely not our last. It is a wonderful place to meet people, relax & enjoy the area. Mike & Marylou have been great hosts & very helpful with information about the area. The pictures are very accurate & the place has all you need. I like being away from the busy side of St. Pete & there is so much to do downtown. We've fished off the patio, seen the dolphins & attended the many fun events at the Yacht Club. Very friendly community. Take in a spring training baseball game, NHL game, PGA tournament, musical concerts, this area has it all. Recommend the Wagonwheel flea market, downtown fresh market, Masarro's Italian market, Central Ave. Pass-a-grillebeach, John's Pass, The King & I Thai restaurant, Crowley's Irish Pub, Mystic Fish. The bus system here is great if you want to avoid the parking. We would recommend this to anyone.
The title says it all. The condo is in a convenient location in a very nice area. We were looking for a quiet nice location. It was all and more. Owners on site and are very nice people. We had an enjoyable stay.
Our stay here was great! The condo was very clean and updated. We loved being able to go out back and grill right on the water. The property has so many nice amenities, My husband loved using the on site gym and my three year old son couldnt get enough of the two pools within walking distance. I really liked the king size bed because my husband is a big guy and I can't sleep with him right next to me.
The only con is that it is a little drive to restaurants, beach, and stores but we didn't mind it.
Mike is a pleasure to rent from gave us the option to clean the condo ourselves to save money on the extra cleaning fee that so many other land lords charge large amounts for.
Award winning beaches such as De Soto beach are 20 minutes away and most water sports can be accommodated in the area. Fishing pier off the sunshine highway as well as fishing right in your back yard.
Downtown St. Petersbug offers a range of dining, shopping, movies, and special events throughout the year.
The Sundial has been recently renovated with gourmet shops, clothing, wine, etc.
Sports fans can catch a Tampa Bay Rays game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Multiple golf course are also in the area with St. Petersburg Country Club less than 10 minutes from the condo.
Ellenton Outlets are about 30 minutes away.
Animal lovers can take a tour of the Big Cat Rescue which cares for all kinds of large cats, see a tiger up close.
Slightly further afield is Busch Gardens located 30 minutes away in Tampa and Orlando/ Disney World can be reached in less than 1.5 hours.
There is something here for people of all ages. There is also a bar on-site that overlooks the bay.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
14 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
14 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
14 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
|HOA Registration (<3 Mo)||$25|
|HOA Registration (>3 Mo)||$100|
Please contact us for specific rates. We offer discounts on last minute rentals or for rentals for extended periods of time.
We like to have minimum periods for 14 days, but if we have vacancy, we may consider a shorter term (minimum 7 nights) for last minute rates.
Cleaning fee may be waived if condo is left in the same condition as it was upon arrival.
Deposit and fees required at time of booking to secure the unit. Deposit amount varies depending on length of stay. Deposits can be refunded up to 90 days prior to booking, half up to 30 days. Fees cannot be refunded as they are paid to the HOA. Additional deposit may be required for pets.
Cleaning deposit may be refunded if the condo is left in the same conditions it was upon arrival.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.