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Walter Vans, Realtor JimBegginsInc. 5050-B GULF Bl St Pete Bch FLorida 33706

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english, dutch, Korean

WATERFRONT Grand Luxury St Pete Beach Dolphins Pool Spa Sauna Kayaks Bikes WiF

14 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 18 nights

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Overview

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HUGE WATERFRONT "Dolphin Watch" Home 4 Bds 4 Baths Sleeps up to 10 Over 5,000S.F

'DOLPHIN WATCH' Grand Luxury WATERFRONT home Near ST. PETE BEACH Central Florida (Gulf of Mexico about 9 minutes by boat or car.) 4 King beds in 4 bedrooms plus sleeper couches, over 5,000 square feet, 465 m2, (6,234 s.f. overall including private covered Lanai @ master bedroom suite) Grand Luxury home on Boca Ciega Bay at St. Pete Beach and its world renowned white sandy beaches on the Gulf of Mexico near famous Fort Desoto State Park. Enjoy boating, miles of beaches, golf, restaurants, theme parks, water sports, fishing, sunbathing and just a fantastic time in this spacious luxury setting facing the South Westerly sun overlooking the open waters of Boca Ciega (Dolphin) Bay. See dolphins daily. Fully furnished with the highest quality European style leather and Italian furniture. Please see the video tour and you will fall in love with your dream vacation in this 6,000 Square Foot Home home fit for Royalty. http://www.youtube.com/embed/xD-H8xxvkAQ?rel=0

HOT TUB/SPA is heated at Guest's option. The POOL WATER TEMPERATURE is directly controlled by the environment, wind and weather.

See our reviews. Extra Concierge Services available.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Walter Vans, Realtor JimBegginsInc. 5050-B GULF Bl St Pete Bch FLorida 33706 (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english, dutch, Korean

About Walter Vans, Realtor JimBegginsInc. 5050-B GULF Bl St Pete Bch FLorida 33706

This property is Swiss owned and professionally managed by: Florida Beach Rentals/JimBegginsInc. 5050-B GULF Boulevard St. Pete Beach FLorida 33706 USA. Walter Vans, Realtor Tel: and Fax: 877-255-8456 X0 wvans2@gmail.com

Walter Vans, Realtor JimBegginsInc. 5050-B GULF Bl St Pete Bch FLorida 33706 purchased this house in 2013

Why Walter Vans, Realtor JimBegginsInc. 5050-B GULF Bl St Pete Bch FLorida 33706 chose St Petersburg

You want to spend your holiday in paradise? Then don't miss "Dolphin Watch in Paradise"! See the sun rise and set, from the incomparable upstairs lanai, where you have full privacy, and views, views, and more views, see dolphins daily (read references) as well as manatees (sometimes) and all kinds of fish. Take the kayaks (3 available) to the close by deserted island. The tranquil water will calm the senses, you'll forget about all your worries back home - this is how we (the Swiss owners) feel every time we get the chance to spend time in our beautiful home. The house inside is extraordinarily spacious and can easily host 2 families or 4 couples.

Watch Sunday Football or PlayStation games on the big screen in the media loft or in your bedroom or play a game of pool and watch in the Pool Table Room. But don't forget to swim in the pool or relax in the spa. In cooler months heat up in the sauna and cool down in the pool - or even in Dolphin Bay - but watch out for dolphins and manatees...

What makes this house unique

Golfers: Within a 30 minute drive or less, you'll find dozens of beautiful golf courses; Pasadena Yacht and Country Club (Walter Hagen's Club) is a private club one mile away where you can play every Monday and even more in summer months.

Kids: Bush Gardens is only a 3/4 hour drive away, Orlando and Disney less than 2 hours! How about miles and miles of sandy beaches, just a 10 minutes close?

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Walter,

It gives me great pleasure to provide feedback regarding our recent holiday in Florida. Firstly the Dolphin Watch residence (property #502 597) was truly amazing. We could not have wished for a better location, close to many golf courses and within easy reach of both St Pete's beaches and St Petersburg restaurants and nightlife. The house is very cleverly designed with access to and a magnificent view over the gulf, southerly and westerly aspects ensuring plenty of sunshine and beautiful sunsets. The house is spacious and bright and extremely practical to live in, with all the modern hi-tech expected (TVs, Cable, Wi-Fi, etc). Equally important to us was the way in which you made it easy for us to contact you whenever we had a question or an issue. You greeted us on our arrival on a Saturday evening. You did a sterling job dealing with the very small number of issues we encountered. For example, I was hugely impressed that you dropped everything on a weekend to find a plumber to fix the issue we had with one of the hot-water heaters. Such things are bound to happen once in a while in a house that is so large and filled with hi-tech devices. You dealt with the issue in a way that spectacularly exceeded our expectation. Again, when it came to our final accounting reconciliation, you dealt with the issue I had in a truly professional and most helpful manner - way beyond my expectation. To anyone contemplating renting Dolphin Watch I would say, "Do not hesitate for a moment. You will make memories for a lifetime." and to anyone asking for feedback on the quality of service from you and your firm, I would say, "You will be impressed."

Best regards.

Pierre
Dec 2015
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4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

WATERFRONT Grand Luxury St Pete Beach Dolphins Pool Spa Sauna Kayaks Bikes WiF
average rating of 4.857143 based on 15 reviews
5

Great location, Great space!

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room for our family of 8! Enjoyed a family gathering with the siblings in this beautiful home. All the space and comfort needed to enjoy this bayside location. Lived in the pool and on the dock fishing. Plenty of seating inside and out for entertaining! Really great stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Best Family Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, I don't even know where to begin...

The home is absolutely beautiful! The home is the nicest rental property we've ever stayed in. It is more of a home than a rental. The linens are exceptional, the towels are soft and plush. Every detail of the home was nicer than we could have imagined for a vacation. The home is very spacious and comfortable. The bedrooms were very large and had lots of space for our belongings. The beds were comfortable and provided a great nights sleep after long days enjoying the beautiful weather. The kitchen is a gourmet kitchen by any standards. The fridge was very large and accommodated everything we needed to feel like we were at home. The home has a full house music system that was used every day. There is a TV room with a great view of the bay and it has a pool table which we really enjoyed. Everything at the home was nicer than we expected. The property was very clean and in perfect condition. The outdoor space was exceptional. The pool and spa were beautiful. We saw Dolphins daily and even had a Manatee swimming around the pier one day. The view of the bay was breathtaking! Waking up in the morning to the amazing view was the perfect way to start each day. The home is located in a central area and required very little driving to get to any of the area attractions. It is also located on a point in the bay which provided no traffic or noise from the road. It is a very private home.

Walter the property manager greeted us with music playing in the home. Walter made our arrival feel like an event. He was quick to answer any questions we had and great to work with on our departure.

I could go on and on about this rental, it is amazing! I would highly recommend anyone with children to rent this home. If you don't have children then you should really rent this home! It is the most beautiful property we've ever had the pleasure of renting. We plan on renting it again next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Swanks

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing!!!!!! Loved everything about it and so true you don't want to leave this place. Views from every window. Comfortable and up to date furnishings are tasteful and sophisticated yet not at all stuffy. I wish I could use their decorator! Walter is always available and accommodating. Our kids loved this place as much as we did. The kayak trip over to small island a hit! Saw dolphins right from dock. Can't say enough good about this place. Only problem for us is how we too it for our next trip as we like to always go somewhere new.... However this will be hard to beat!!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: An interesting fact about the decor. The European owners furnished and decorated much of the home by shopping online. Our concierge service then arranged for delivery, installation and placement. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you
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Best Rental Experience

  • 5 of 5

This was by far our best vacation rental experience. The house is beautiful and very well appointed. The kitchen is huge and really has everything that you could possibly need and more. The views are breathtaking, we saw dolphins, turtles, flamingos and parrots every morning from the spacious dock, pool area and extensive balconies. Bedrooms are spacious (the master is HUGE with a wonderful spa bathroom and outdoor lounge) and tastefully decorated. Pool, spa and sauna are well maintained. We spent our time fishing from the dock, kayaking and swimming. No need to leave the property Walter was fantastic to work with and extremely accommodating. We cannot wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The owners and I are gratified that you enjoyed your stay at Dolphin Watch. Much work goes into our efforts to please our guests and your kind words are so appreciated. We hope to see your lovely family again.
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GREAT PLACE. OUTSTANDING HOUSE

  • 5 of 5

The house is very comfortable , has all the appliances that we might need. We can see the gulf everywhere in the house and the realtor was very helpful

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed the home and our service. Thank you!
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing stay! We traveled with 5 kids from 9 months to 10 and their parents and there was enough space for everyone. Walter was beyond friendly with each question or issue we had and really it was just fixing a broken lock. The house comes fully equipped with everything you would need down to Tupperware if you have leftovers! We never had to leave to do much since the pool and scenery were perfect. We did use the kayaks while there as well as dock a boat (but without the lift). Overall would love to return for another visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that your stay was a success for the whole family.
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Map

Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Pasadena Yacht and Country Club
Car: recommended

On Boca Ciega/Dolphin Bay, the Gulf of Mexico Beaches are just minutes by boat, car or free beach taxi.

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Rates & Availability

Gulfport House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
6 night minimum stay
$800
$5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
19 Day Christmas New Year
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 3 2017
18 night minimum stay
$13,000
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas New Year Holidays
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 3 2017
6 night minimum stay
$950
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 29 2017
6 night minimum stay
$850
$5,500
$22,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$700
$4,400
$16,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $350 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pay By Check=$0 NoCharge $0
Property Damage Protection $99
CC ServiceFee=2%+Tax $0 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Pay with E-CHECK = NO FEES = Save 4%
Pay with Credit Card = YOU PAY Credit Card Convenience FEE

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Amenities

St Petersburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Downstairs w/large dressing area
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Downstairs/Pool/Bar AREA with SAUNA
  • Downstairs Pool Bath includes a full SAUNA
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , Reading lounge TV, expansive water views, private lanai
    Waterview Bedroom - 1 king , Water views, private balcony, TV
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 king , TV, dresser, white moteef
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 king , Easily accessible to all ground floor amenities.
  • All 4 bedrooms have KING size beds that very comfortably sleep 2 adults
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Concierge and housekeeping optional services available (billed separately)

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