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Christine and Ari Prassinos

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Spectacular 9th Floor Panoramic Views

10 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Florida Central Gulf Coast Condo Rental Photos and Description

Unobstructed Views of the Gulf of Mexico

Lovely Gulf front unit at the popular Sandcastle I Condo in Indian Shores Florida. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views from your 9th floor private balcony and spectacular sunsets that are sure to impress.

Enjoy unobstructed views of the beach and relax to the sound of the waves from the extra-large 22 foot balcony with sliding glass doors from the master bedroom and living room.

This condo has 2 spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms and a den that may be used as a third bedroom. Master Bedroom has a king size bed with 32' inch LED TV and private ensuite bathroom. Second bedroom has 2 queen beds and a 32' LCD TV, and the den/third bedroom has a full size bed. Comfortably sleeps 8 people.

Offers all the comforts of home with a fully equipped kitchen and a washer and dryer located inside the condo. High speed internet and free WiFi. Condo has one assigned parking space as well as visitor parking on site.

Beautifully landscaped grounds, a beach front large heated pool, and hot tub. Other amenities include a sauna, game room with ping pong table, lending library, poolside bathrooms/change areas, two gas barbeques and picnic tables.

Indian Shores is located between Clearwater and St. Petersburg. It is approximately a 20 minute drive from St.Pete/Clearwater airport, 30 minutes from Tampa International airport.

There are many excellent restaurants including The Pub just across the street, Slyce Pizza, Crabby Bill’s, PJ’s Oyster Bar, Guppy’s and the five star Salt Rock Grill within a few minutes drive. These and many others offer fresh seafood and other favorites.

A variety of attractions are conveniently located nearby including Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Clearwater Marina (where Dolphin Tale movie was filmed) the Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo and John’s Pass. Disney Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios, Sea World and the many other Orlando attractions are about 90 minutes away.

For those sport fans out there, take your pick…NFL Football (Buccaneers), Major League Baseball (Devil Rays, spring training for the Yankees, Blue Jays & Phillies), NHL Hockey (Lightning) and countless golf courses.

For the fishing enthusiasts, there are lots of options, from inshore to offshore, fishing piers, or trying to catch some of the lunkers that cruise the beach (Snook, Mackerel, Redfish, etc).

If boating is your thing, there are rentals available directly across the street on the intercoastal waterway & boat slips are available within walking distance.

For those who enjoy shopping, you won’t be disappointed. Shopping and outlet malls are all within a short drive.

The Suncoast Beach Trolley (stops outside the building) is a convenient way to get around on the beach if you don’t want to drive.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Christine and Ari Prassinos (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beach was great and the building and grounds were well maintained.
May 2013
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Reviews

4.1
based on 10 traveler reviews

Spectacular 9th Floor Panoramic Views
average rating of 4.1 based on 13 reviews
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"Economy condo"

  • 1 of 5

Furniture is very dated, dirty, and potentially bought at a used store. All of it should be replaced. The master bed mattress is extremely soft, old, and hurt our backs. We bought our own bedding because the bedding/pillows were old and dirty. We bought and left two nice pillows. carpet is very bad and smelly. We bought febreeze. The kitchen is dated but clean. Bathrooms are small with oddly hung little fans. Not sure the electrical wiring is code.

The unit does have convenience items such as previously used beach equipment and kitchen items, I imagine from the many people that have stayed there have left items much like we did as well. The balcony is incredible with great views and we did enjoy the sunrise and sunsets!!!

The furniture on the patio is sturdy but aging and one piece broken.

This is definitely a revenue property for the owner, who clearly does not invest a lot. Make sure you do not pay a lot for this unit. This is the cheap option. We feel we overpaid (but VRBO wont let me share price)

Perhaps we were expecting too much of Tampa, but seems everyone smoked and the smell of smoke was everywhere even sitting on our balcony. Seems everyone brought these huge 10x10 canopies on the beach and took up most of the beach. Everyone would set up their canopy and leave them there all week. I suppose in order to enjoy this condo or this area you have to be a regular beachgoer and know all these little intricacies.

The beach is right outside the building and very nice. We hit the beach everyday and had a blast. Lots of people setting off fireworks till 1am and left tons of garage on the beach. Sad.

The pool at Sandcastle 1 and hot tub are very nice. The equipment is in great shape. The lights stay on till 11 p.m. and people stay long after. The building itself is clearly very dated. Unfortunately once again always people chain-smoking at the pool, dropping ashes on the concrete making people in bare feet walk in it. Rude!!!!

Yes I'm an ex smoker and it bugs me alot. Im also from he north where smoking is no longer prevelant. Was really really odd sitting in smoking restaurants.

The area around the condo is typical cheesy cliche beach stuff with overpriced restaurants and rough looking locals. This is not a high-class area. Definitely past it's prime.

If you want nicer and have the money go north to Clearwater. If you are on a budget and willing to forgive some inconvenience, this is a fine choice for location.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We do appreciate the candidness of our guests and we are always looking to improve our unit. We have already made plans to replace the living & dining room furniture and the king mattress next month while we are at the condo. The bedding is always replaced and washed in between visits. Pillows get replaced 1-2 times every year. The carpet is steam cleaned 1-2 per year. We inspect and replace broken items 1-2 times per year. This is not just an investment property for us, this is also a place where our family and friends can enjoy a quiet stay away from the hustle and bustle of some of the busier beaches. Our price reflects the condition of not just the unit, but the building itself. There are other units at the Sandcastle I complex that have had 80-90k worth of renovations and they are priced app. 25-40% more than our unit. We do have plans for a major renovation in the next 1-2 years and our prices will also rise to reflect the current market value for the area. Until we do the renos, our condo will still meet the needs of a budget conscious traveler. For those that want 4-5 star accommodations you will be paying $400-500 per night elsewhere. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we appreciate the review.
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Jasper, GA
4

Loved it!!

  • 4 of 5

This was a great place to stay!! There was my husband and I with our two kids and my parents. We all loved the room and quiet beach. The furniture is showing wear and the parking was difficult, but everything else was amazing!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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O Fallon, IL
4

beach get a way for 8=awesome

  • 4 of 5

Over all this stay was great. The only negative is we were told 2 parking passes, but when we arrived, policy was change to 1. We were taken care of after expressing our frustrastion. The room had everything you

Could think of and those things you forgot. Beach is clean, security is great. Don't for get to cap hunt at night, we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hillsboro, MO
5

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Sand Castle 1. The building is in a wonderful location in Indian Shores. A great beach centrally located between Johns Pass and Clearwater when you want to shop. The pool and hot tub are wonderful! I wished they stayed open a little later than 10 though. The unit is not overly fancy, but was clean and had everything we needed. The view from the balcony is wonderful, and access to the beach was a breeze. The Pub restaurant across the street was great for breakfast and dinner.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Maggie, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Sandcastle.
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Wildwood Crest, NJ
5

Bob & Eleanor - Wildwood Crest,NJ

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Sandcastle I, unit 907 was once again fantastic. The unit is very comfortable, well equipped with all the dishes, pots, utensils, etc. you'd ever need. As always, the unit was spotlessly clean when we arrived. There's plenty of things to do and certainly a number of excellent restaurants very close by. We live at the beach in NJ so this winter vacation serves as an extension to our daily life and we're already looking forward to returning in 2015.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bob & Eleanor, thank you so much for staying at the Sandcastle and I'm sure you are already counting the days until your visit next year. Cheers!
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Ontario
3

Xmas vaca

  • 3 of 5

This unit was well stocked

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Rock Grill
"Great steak and seafood."
PJ's Oyster Bar
"Awesome grouper sandwich. Nice and friendly staff."
Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary
Slyce Pizza Bar
"Best Pizza in the area."
Lighthouse Doughnuts
Belleview Biltmore Country Club
"Great local golf course. Make sure to book through Paradise Tee Times to get a good rate: ht..."
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
"Great local golf course. Make sure to book through Paradise Tee Times to get a good rate: ht..."
Gondolier Pizza Italian Restaurant
The Tides Golf Club
"Good local golf course. Make sure to book through Paradise Tee Times to get a good rate: htt..."
Florida Aquarium
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Pier 60
John's Pass
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Busch Gardens - Tampa
Guppy's on the Beach
Crabby Bill's
Tyrone Square Mall
"Shopping!!!"
Walt Disney World
Universal Studios Florida
Largo Mall
Keegan's Seafood Grille
"Awesome seafood and great service."
Villa Gallace
The Pub Waterfront Restaurant & Lounge
Shephard's the Wave Nightclub
Haze Ice Cream
"Best Ice Crean in the area, and right across the street."
Aqua Prime Seafood & Steaks
Car: recommended

Dozens of golf courses within a short drive. Fishing, inshore, offshore, or on the beach.

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Rates & Availability

Indian Shores 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
 
Low
Jul 9 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
Value
Sep 3 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Prime
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,695
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Damage Waiver Fee $45
Tax Rate 13.0%

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Amenities

Florida Central Gulf Coast Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 9
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 32' LED TV
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 32' LCD TV
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This units rents from Saturday to Saturday.

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