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Bob Phillippy

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Sunset Sands directly on the Gulf of Mexico beach at Sonrisa Condos, Belleair B.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Belleair Shore Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 (4 beds) ground floor premium 14 unit condo

Enjoy miles of white sand and aquamarine waters. This attractive ground floor, 2 bedroom with 2 ensuite bathrooms, 1140 sq ft condominium has a private entrance, tile floors, 2 parking spaces, and is located less than 300 feet from the Gulf of Mexico (depending upon the tides). Master bedroom and living room provide direct access to the Gulf of Mexico and magnificent views of glorious sunsets, pristine beach, and sparkling pool.

Our beach escape is still very connected with high speed cable internet (Bright House Networks), quality unit & patio reaching WIFI, US & Canada free telephone services (in case your cell service is not perfect on the beach), etc. Because internet, WIFI, TV and phone are all provided by Bright House Networks, you only need to call one vendor for any support problems.

Notice to individuals with disabilities. There are at least ten steps up an artificial elevation required to get to (and from) our SunSet Sands from the Sonrisa parking lot and to the beach from the patio of our unit and no handicap assistance systems to aid with the steps. The unit also has normal size (not enlarged for easy disabilities access) bathroom access doors and other normal sized (NOT enlarged for easy disabilities access) features that might make it difficult for individuals with certain types of disabilities to access our SunSet Sands. We own only one unit (of 14) in Sonrisa Condominiums and have not been able to influence architectural changes required to increase the accessibility of our SunSet Sands. Please do NOT consider leasing our SunSet Sands if you have any disability that might prevent you or any of your family or guests from enjoying the full use of our SunSet Sands.

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Bob Phillippy (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Bob Phillippy

Steve Phillippy for the entire Phillippy family. My wife & I retired in May 2013 to make more time for travel, volunteer work, grandchildren, extended family, making a difference in and adding value to the world.

Bob Phillippy purchased this condo in 2000

Why Bob Phillippy chose Florida

The Beach! The white, soft sand, of the warmer Gulf of Mexico! At our SunSet Sands in Belleair Beach, you are very close to some of the largest homes on the beaches of Florida, which you can walk in front of on the beach directly from our SunSet Sands patio. Belleair Beach is a semi-private beach meaning that no one but residents or clients can park in Belleair Beach.

What makes this condo unique

You are on the ground floor and can walk directly to the sandy beach on the Gulf of Mexico. You can smell, hear and see the Gulf of Mexico from your bedroom, living room, kitchen and patio. You don't need shoes to get to the sand and the gulf from our SunSet Sands. The sunsets! You should always make time for the sunsets.

Notice to individuals with disabilities. There are at least ten steps up an artificial elevation required to get to (and from) our SunSet Sands from the Sonrisa parking lot and to the beach from the back patio of our unit and no handicap assistance systems to aid with the steps. The unit also has normal size (not enlarged for easy disabilities access) bathroom access doors and other normal sized (NOT enlarged for easy disabilities access) features that might make it difficult for individuals with certain types of disabilities to access our SunSet Sands. We own only one unit (of 14) in Sonrisa Condominiums and have not been able to influence architectural changes required to increase the accessibility of our SunSet Sands. Please do NOT consider leasing our SunSet Sands if you have any disability that might prevent you or any of your family or guests from enjoying the full use of our SunSet Sands.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)
Sunset Sands directly on the Gulf of Mexico beach at Sonrisa Condos, Belleair B.
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews
5

Quiet, relaxing getaway yet close to the surrounding attractions.

  • 5 of 5

This condo was exactly as described. Location was terrific if you are looking to have the beach to yourself. Very quiet, clean unit with many homes nearby. This ground floor unit made our access to pool and ocean extremely easy(view from unit was beautiful). Owner had all the beach necessities in a storage area right next to entrance door of unit(including beach towels). Fully equipped kitchen made it very easy to cook up some meals in the unit too. We had 6 occupants with plenty of sleeping room with master bedroom, 2nd bedroom and pull out sleeper sofa in family room. Owner went out of way to contact us and make sure everything was o.k. Thank you Steven for renting to our family.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at Sunset Sands 6 times over the last 8 years. It never disappoints. The owners have kept the condo updated and replace furniture, electronics, kitchen supplies, and beach supplies on a regular basis, so we always have everything we need, in perfect working order, to enjoy a fantastic beach vacation. The owners are easily accessible and check in on us at the beginning and end of our stay to make sure all is to our liking. The condo is located in a perfect spot to have access to lots of things to do for adults and children alike. There are lots of restaurants within a short drive, there are many parks with boardwalks where you can take a short or long walk, and there are multiple museums and a zoo in Tampa when you want to give the kids something different than pool and beach to enjoy. The condo property is well maintained with routine grounds and pool maintenance. The beach is never crowded and absolutely beautiful. I recommend this location to all my friend and family looking for the perfect Florida beach vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Sonrisa #5. Everything was exactly as advertised. Being on the first floor was great with 3 small children. All the sand toys and cart was awesome! Very fast responses from owner if we had any questions. Cannot wait to make a return trip!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful location! Beautiful view! Steps from the beach!

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at the Phillippy property in April 2016 was great! The new king size and double beds were extremely comfortable and the bedrooms were spacious. The living room furniture is comfortable and the newer flat screen is a great addition. The only room that is a bit dated , is the kitchen, but we don't spend much time there on vacation!!

Steve Pillippy checked in with us on our first day to make sure all was well. He continued to be accessible and responsive during our stay. He was great when we lost our key and needed to bother him at night at home!

We are returning next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Winter Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place to spend a relaxing week with loved ones. The view of the beach from the patio was perfect. It was a great place to have our morning coffee. The accommodations were perfect too. The beds were comfortable all our needs were met. The kitchen was stocked with any equipment needed for the preparation of our stay at home meals. The owners have thought of everything to make guests feel at home.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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4

Fantastic Location

  • 4 of 5

Steve was a wonderful host. We got locked out because I left the key inside, but Steve did everything he could to get us back in as soon as possible. We enjoyed the location. The beach is so quiet compared to the other end right in Clearwater Beach. The condo is spacious and certainly has everything you'd need for a lengthy stay. My only complaint is we didn't have enough big pots for cooking, since there were 6 of us. Otherwise, the unit was clean and the description of the listing was accurate. The property was beyond well maintained and I would definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting a quiet, safe,relaxing and all amenity vacation.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Clearwater Marine Aquarium
"Small but interesting."
Guppy's on the Beach
"Popular locally owned restaurant close to the beachfront by not on the beach front."
Crabby Bill's
"Locally owned seafood restaurant that is very casual and reasonably priced."
Sunsets At Pier 60
"This is the famous Clearwater Beach Pier 60. This is generally the focal point for activity..."
Frenchy's Rockaway Grill
"Frenchy's is locally owned seafood, now with a number of locations (they keep buying other r..."
Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill & Bar
"This is a local beachside eating and beer gathering place for many years. It is the locatio..."
Sand Key Park
"You can walk to this park on the beach north about 2.6 miles from our condos. It is a wonde..."
The Pub Waterfront Restaurant & Lounge
"Locally owned, on the intracoastal waterway, restaurant and beer place. It is the location!..."
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sand Key, Clearwater Beach, Hotels, Shops & Rest.
Nearest Golf
4.6 Miles
Belleair Country Club
Nearest Motorway
30 Metres
Gulf Boulevard
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Guppy's (S.) or Sand Key, Clearwater Beach
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Belleair Beach
Car: recommended

Our condominium is located in a small, 14 unit, complex (Sonrisa Condominiums) that is in Belleair Beach, a non-commercial residential beach community with no public beach access points. The nearest public access to your beach front is over a mile away outside of Belleair Beach. Yet the center of activity at Clearwater Beach's Pier 60 is approximately 4 miles away. This community is conveniently located 35 minutes from Tampa International airport, 45 minutes from Busch Gardens and 90 minutes from Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World. Discover a comfortable and tranquil setting for a relaxing vacation right on the beach. Enjoy boating, deep sea fishing, jet skiing and para-sailing just minutes away. Or walk the beach and enjoy the beautiful sunsets of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Rates & Availability

Belleair Shore Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Family Summer 2016
Apr 17 2016 - Sep 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,197
$4,297
 
 
FL Late Summer 2016
Sep 18 2016 - Nov 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
$997
$3,297
 
 
US Holidays/FL Winter 2016-17
Nov 20 2016 - Jan 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,295
$4,680
 
 
FL Beach Spring 2017
Jan 15 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,595
$5,695
 
 
Family Summer 2017
Apr 16 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,197
$4,297
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,197
$4,297
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & per lease fees $95 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 13.0%

$400 deposit is returned after inspection and cleaning unless VRBO damage insurance is purchased. If damage insurance is purchased, the $400 deposit is applied to the lease.
Because of the inspection and cleaning contractor’s sometimes tight schedule, check-in and check-out times are contractual. Check-in time is after 4:30 PM on date of arrival. Check out is before 10 AM on date of departure.

Notice to individuals with disabilities. There are at least ten steps up an artificial elevation required to get to (and from) our SunSet Sands from the Sonrisa parking lot and from the beach side patio to the beach and no handicap assistance systems to aid with the steps. The unit also has normal size (not enlarged for easy disabilities access) bathroom access doors and other normal sized (NOT enlarged for easy disabilities access) features that might make it difficult for individuals with certain types of disabilities to access our SunSet Sands. We own only one unit (of 14) in Sonrisa Condominiums and have not been able to influence architectural changes required to increase the accessibility of our SunSet Sands. Please do NOT consider leasing our SunSet Sands if you have any disability that might prevent you or any of your family or guests from enjoying the full use of our SunSet Sands.

No domestic animals of any kind are allowed. The Sonrisa Condominium owners restrictions documents prevent non-owner pets. Additionally we do not allow pets because certain of our guests may be allergic to pets and suffer because of previous guests bringing pets. Please NO animals of any nature are allowed in our unit. We will hold any violator of this rule fully liable for any potential damages to future guests and to our property.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Belleair Shore Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2nd bedroom bathroom - toilet , shower , Door separates bathroom from bedroom
    Master bedroom bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Toilet & vanity separated from shower and jetted tub by door
  • The master bedroom has a separate shower and jetted tub area from the bathroom vanity areas. Both bathrooms contain towels, wash cloths, and hand towels, hair dryer, toilet paper, soaps, etc. None of the bathrooms or other facilities in our unit or Sonrisa meet ADA standards or are specifically handicap friendly.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , Super premium king size bed new in 2015
    Living/great room opens to patio and beach - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sofa sleeper with a quality pull-out queen size mattress;
    Bedroom #2 with en-suite bathroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Double bed new in Dec. 2015; crib="pack and play"
  • Master Bedroom: King Bed (2015 Beautyrest Recharge Alayna Plush Pillowtop King Mattress Set with a total mattress protection cover all from Macy's), TV with cable, Walk-in Closet, Private bath with shower and whirlpool tub; Treadmill. Bedroom 2: 1 full sized beds (new in Dec. 2015), 1 single bed, TV with cable, Walk-in Closet, Private bath with shower; for younger guests we have a 'pack & play' in the 2nd bedroom (not included in the bed count), child's booster seat, toys, etc. This is a beach place. The bedroom closets store a lot of things for the beach including but not limited to the following: towels, games, toys for kids of all ages, etc. If we don't have it and it is reasonable that other guests might enjoy it, we generally let guests purchase any additional beach items needed after a call for authorization. We want everyone to enjoy the beach. Bathrooms are NOT ADA
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Sonrisa Condominium complex (only 14 units) is next to Belleair Shore (the next 30+ homes) , which has some of the largest beach front homes in Florida. The beach in front of Belleair Beach and Belleair Shore is free to be walked by anyone with beach access. Beach access is limited by exclusive parking throughout Belleair Shore and Belleair Beach. Sonrisa parking and residence is your exclusive access to this exclusive beach community. Belleair Beach is an exclusive residential beach community. There are no commercial establishments in Belleair Beach. The Sonrisa Condominums are located in the approximate beachfront center of west Belleair Beach on the Gulf of Mexico. Our guests love the quiet, exclusive character of Sonrisa. Active shopping, dining, entertainment and other services are located in the adjacent beach communities of Clearwater Beach, Indian Rocks Beach and Belleair. The Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater area is a large metropolitan area with almost everything.

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