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Paula

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Family Friendly Florida Beach Front Condo

12 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Florida Central Gulf Coast Condo Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Direct Beach Front, Corner Condo On The Gulf Of Mexico

Our home is an open concept corner condo with beautiful direct frontage onto the Gulf of Mexico beach. Great for a relaxing week... or month.. for 1 to 3 couples - or a sizeable family. With an updated kitchen, comfortable dining area and living room we have room for a wonderful family and/or friends holiday. A larger balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico is perfect for al fresco dining or just lounging and watching the waves. People watching included for free!! Spacious closet space in all 3 bedrooms along with TV's for quiet viewing. All bedrooms have windows opening to the beach for added freshness, sunshine, quiet and security. New mattresses recently purchased in June 2013 for all bedrooms. We have a King bed in the master bedroom which has its own ensuite bathroom and a Queen bed in each of the 2 guest bedrooms. They share a full bathroom located conveniently between the 2 bedrooms. We have a pull out couch in the living room for that extra guest. Maybe they will wake up first and put on the coffee!!! Tile and wood flooring throughout the condo cuts down on possible allergens with toss rugs for kids playing on the floor. 2 building elevator banks make access very convenient - entering from the street or back into the property from the pool and beach area. Spacious pool area for sun seekers and shade lovers alike. Gas and charcoal BBQ's are available along with dining chairs for a relaxing meal beside the pool. A guest gazebo encloses showers and toilets for poolside convenience.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Paula (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Paula

We are a family of four who loves to vacation on the beach and complain about our golf games. We bought the condo to enjoy with our children and now that they are grown up, we are looking forward to having more time to spend in Florida - hopefully in the near future!! Living and working in Toronto, Canada our winters make us long for sunny beaches!! We are still years away from retirement, so we make do with occasional long weekends - flying in to play some golf and enjoy the beach. It is a shame for it to not be used so we have decided to rent it out and hope other people enjoy our Florida home as much as we do.

Paula purchased this condo in 2008

Why Paula chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

After spending a few years renting in this building, we decided to buy and set some roots. The kids have spent time on a beach somewhere in the world since they were born. They loved the beach and pool area of Beach Palms of all the Florida condos that we stayed at. We all liked that the building is a low rise, so we were not constantly waiting for elevators. However, as we are on the 4th floor, it is an easy climb to our condo if you have more energy... which is more my husband's style!! 2 sets of elevators, front and back property are very convenient to the beach or to the street. The pool area is beautiful with lots of room to spread out and the beach view is fantastic. The ocean is very calm on our beach - perfect for little ones and the sand is fine between our toes!! The beach is wide and flat with miles to walk. I hate to be indoors while in Florida - so I walk the beach for hours, while I work on my tan. I look to avoid ankle and knee strain, so the level area of sand that stretches for literally miles is perfect for an easy swinging gait. This property gives everyone in our family what they need/want for a holiday. My husband can drive to a different golf course everyday and still be back for lunch. While he is away with the car, the kids use the street car that goes by the building to get down to the tourist shops and restaurants with their friends. Although I do not recommend walking to the grocery store, there are many convenient places to pick up essentials or go out for a coffee. The beautiful bike path the city built extends for miles along Gulf Blvd, so joggers and bikers are out every day for exercise. We sometimes rent bikes for our stay and just keep them in the front hall of the condo. Tampa airport is an easy 30 minute drive - perfect for our quick golf trips and many of our favorite restaurants are within a 15 minute drive.

What makes this condo unique

We love this condo because it is a corner unit directly overlooking the beach. It has more windows than most of the other condos in the building and better security because none of the windows are on the interior walkways; all overlook the beach. Being a family prone to allergies, the clean tile and wood flooring makes it easier for us all to breathe deeply. The scatter rugs are easily steamed regularly to eliminate allergens. Now that we are all adults, we all tend to cook different things at different times of the day, so the updated kitchen was a necessity for us as are the TV's in every bedroom. They may be small, but they provide quiet time for us all while at the same time encourage the kids to join us to watch the bigger screen in the main family room for movies and sports events. The pool area was a huge draw for us as well. The great thing for me was that there is actually shade around the pool. So, after spending hours on the beach, we can always find a patch of shade around the pool to avoid the hot midday sun without having to go inside. This, in my experience, is rare in pool areas!! As a woman of scandinavian descent - I prize the shade provided by the palm trees around the pool. Over the years, we have watched several beach weddings from our balcony, so we know our beach is gorgeous for pictures. We also love to watch for the pod of lively dolphins that live in our bay. We see them almost every 3rd day - very exciting for land-bound Torontonians!!

Reviews

4.5
based on 12 traveler reviews

Family Friendly Florida Beach Front Condo
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews
5

Perfect place to be right on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Exceeded location.!!! The condo has everything we needed and was very clean. A view of the ocean from the balcony and the sunsets were phenomenal. The kitchen was very open to living room. The in unit washer and dryer is a great convenience. Perfect location to spend time with family at your beautiful condo. We all very much enjoy our stay and already talking about near future. All the amenity access to the beach, pool and kitchen. Shops and restaurants was close to Indian Shores Beach was perfect.

I would highly recommend this place best location on the gulf to friends and family!!!! Thank you for sharing your home with us.

Highlight on the beach front was dolphin sighting!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spencerport
5

Property # 480969 Indian Shores Our stay April 23-30

  • 5 of 5

Hi Paula my family and I loved our stay last week in your home on Indian Shores.

Your balcony is fantastic, you have the best view on the beach. Your condo is

very large, beautiful, and the beds are very comfortable. We loved John's pass

where we rented jet ski's with the kids and saw dolphin's. We enjoyed eating

there overlooking the bay. Your pool area is very nice and relaxing. We only

grilled once as there are so many great places to dine out at. My wife and kids

loved when we ate in Clearwater one night on the beach watching the sunset.

Everyday we sat on the beach in your chairs and swam in the ocean. We even

rented bikes. It was wonderful having warm sunny weather after the cold winter

we had here in Rochester. We took the kids to Universal one day. The drive was

only 1 1/2 hours the kids loved the Harry Potter rides. We would love to return

and enjoy another week in your lovely home. Paula thank you so much for sharing

your home with us.

Thank you very much. Randy and Karen Smith and family

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN USA
4

Good condo layout for three couples

  • 4 of 5

Large, roomy and very open 3 bd/2ba was perfect for 3 couples on vacation. Patio, kitchen and dining area was also very ample for six people to enjoy the beach views and meals. Communication with the owner was always prompt and considerate. We had a wonderful time and plan on coming back next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prior Lake, MN
5

Perfect Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful week! The condo was perfect for our family. It was well equipped with everything from cookware to beach toys. The views were spectacular. The proximity to the seabird sanctuary provided for amazing views of in-flight Pelicans throughout the day. The beach was never over-crowded and the area had everything we could have wanted/needed. Thank you so much! We would definitely be happy to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Mike for your kind words. I am happy you had a great vacation and you are welcome back at any time. Cheers Paula
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4

Beautiful Views!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for five days with another couple and had a great time. The balcony had great views of the beach and was an excellent place to relax and drink some frozen drinks. The room was slightly dated, but in good shape and worth the price. The list of restaurants was very nice as well and we really liked the Salt Rock Grill for a nice dinner and the Frog Pond for brunch. We will likely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Darrell for taking the time to write a review. Especially thank you for mentioning the dated look!! I have been trying to convince my husband we need some new furniture for a year now. After reading your comments, he finally agreed to new furniture for all 3 bedrooms!! Hopefully I can get that done once the busy season is over, and when you come back again, you can tell me what you think. I am glad you had a great vacation with your friends and were able to enjoy the area's amenities. The Frog Pond does have HUGE breakfasts!! Thanks again. Cheers Paula
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Owensboro, Kentucky
5

Nice Beach

  • 5 of 5

Four adults stayed in this condo for 2 weeks this October. Paula, the owner was very helpful. She gave us a list of restaurants and activities that are in the area. She emailed us alternate routes when the bridge was closed for repairs. The condo was very nice. We especially liked the large living area, the well equipped kitchen and the balcony that had a perfect view of the beach. There was easy beach access and the pool looked directly out onto the ocean. The beach was on of the nicest I've ever been on. Indian Shores has easy access to the Tampa International Airport. There is a trolley that travels from St. Pete to Clearwater.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Cathy, for your review. I am so pleased you enjoyed our home and I hope you come back again. Cheers Paula
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Map

Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Indian Shores
Car: recommended

We have a lot of golf courses in the area. A local flea market, storefronts to rent recreational vehicles - mopeds, bikes, boats, etc. Busch Gardens is 45 minutes away, Prime Outlet malls within 1 hour drive. Mini Golf, Baseball practise cages, more ice cream shops than you can imagine!! Sea Bird Sanctuary close by - watch the keepers bring the injured birds out and teach them to fly again!! Miles of level beach for serious walkers. Drive to Disney Land for a couple of days and then come back to the beach and sigh in relief at the lack of crowds. 5 Star restaurants within 10 minute beach drive. Great bike paths for safe cycling and rollerblading. Convenience store 3 minute walk away for emergency ice cream runs. Biggest and best breakfast on the Beach is found just 5 miles down the road. Fresh seafood retailer - incredible choice and great prices 3 miles down the road. Innumerable bars and restaurants within walking and driving distance. Leave the car keys at home and enjoy that extra glass of wine over dessert. Tampa International Airport is conveniently close for quick golf trips and easy pick up for later family arrivals.

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Rates & Availability

Indian Shores Condo Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 13.0%

We are always willing to negotiate. Please call or email us for a personal rate. Everyone deserves a beach holiday!!

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Amenities

Florida Central Gulf Coast Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 5 stories
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Ensuite to Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest Bath
  • Tubs are perfect for younger children and older family members.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , With TV. Brand new mattress as of June 2013.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ensuite bathroom and TV. Brand new mattress as of June 2013
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , With TV. Brand new mattress as of June 2013
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The couch in the living room pulls out to a 3/4 bed.
  • Each bedroom has its own TV for your viewing choices. Brand new mattresses were bought in June 2013. No carpeting in the bedrooms to avoid allergens. Windows open to the beach in all bedrooms for a fresh ocean scent. Ceiling fans in all bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Depending on the time of year, Natural Resources marks off turtle and sea bird nest areas along the beach. Great for the kids to observe and watch for hatchlings!!

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