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Dolphin Watch Paradise WATERFRONT St Pete Beach Pool Spa Sauna Kayaks Bikes WiFI

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

About the property

DOLPHIN WATCH PARADISE VIEWS Views WATERFRONT Home 4 Bedrooms 4

'DOLPHIN WATCH PARADISE' Grand Luxury WATERFRONT home Near ST. PETE BEACH Central Florida (Gulf of Mexico just 9 minutes by boat or car or free beach ride.)

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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.

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

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More Details

Property Manager
Walter Vans, Realtor JimBegginsInc. Tel: 877.255.8456 wvans2@gmail.com
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Walter Vans, Realtor JimBegginsInc. Tel: 877.255.8456 wvans2@gmail.com

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

Walter Vans, Realtor JimBegginsInc. Tel: 877.255.8456 wvans2@gmail.com purchased this house in 2013

Why Walter Vans, Realtor JimBegginsInc. Tel: 877.255.8456 wvans2@gmail.com chose Pasadena Golf & Yacht Club

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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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.

Amenities

Pasadena Golf & Yacht Club House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Check in time is by APPOINTMENT ONLY between 4:00-6:00 P.M. This is a Rental HOME, not a hotel, there is no staff on site.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Free Wifi
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
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • 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
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Dolphin Watch Paradise WATERFRONT St Pete Beach Pool Spa Sauna Kayaks Bikes WiFI
average rating of 4.826087 based on 24 reviews
Jackson, Missouri
5

Beautiful Dolphin Watch

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this home and its location. My family and I had an amazing stay, spotted many dolphins while sitting by the pool. Thank you Walter for your time and kind welcome! We will have to try to stay longer than a week next time :)

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are always welcome at Dolphin Watch and we hope that you return soon....the dolphins are waiting.
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Houston, Tx/Kansas City, Mo
3

Not a "luxury" stay

  • 3 of 5

The home was well maintained and provided ample space for our 7 guests. But I would not call it a luxurious property or experience.

All of our guests complained about the smooshy-soft mattresses. My husband and I had aching backs and often got up early just to be more comfortable. My mother-in-law, who had back surgery 6 years earlier, had to sleep on a couch.

The kitchen and family room are spacious, but the television in that area did not have a cable long enough to reach the outlet (big problem for this cook during NCAA March Madness). When I called the property manager to ask about this, I was instructed to find another table in the home, move it into the room, and move the big screen tv (it had been located on top of a sizable bookcase....seriously!).

We also called about having no lights in the shared shower/toilet room (separate room from the bathroom vanity). There was no light in the room except from a small window in the shower hidden behind the shower curtain. We were told it was an electrical issue and would have to be resolved by maintenance AFTER our 9 day stay.

The pool was too cold to use in late March, despite weeks of warm weather. And there is no option to pay an additional fee to heat the pool.

We were ready to leave a few days into our trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the helpful feedback that we are taking seriously since it helps us to improve service to our guests and their overall vacation experience. While the pool has solar panels, the water temperature cannot be guaranteed in winter time. The large Jacuzzi hot tub can seat 8 persons and can be heated year round up to 105 degrees F. with the push of a button. The shower is now outfitted with a glass enclosure. Repairs to the lighting were offered and declined due to the inconvenience of having service personnel on site. After this person's stay, an issue was discovered with one of the bed-frames that has been fixed. As for the mattresses, they are all high-end and were carefully chosen by the owners who are Swiss Orthopedic Doctors. They insist upon the utmost in comfort during their frequent stays at Dolphin Watch. We are very confident that our future guests will enjoy Dolphin Watch as much as do the owners, their families and our many past and repeat guest who have written glowing reviews.
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5 4
5

This home More than met our expectations

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely beautiful!

From the minute we walked in the door everything was perfect. With a beautiful view, A nice pool, and a very relaxing hot tub. We could've spent days never leaving the house. Very convenient to shopping, restaurants iand the beach! I loved waking up ito the Beautiful view and relaxing by the pool in the afternoon while watching the sunset over the bay. Walter was great to work with also.

We would highly recommend this home and hope to enjoy another stay there in the future .

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing review. We hope to see you again soon.
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5

It couldn't be a more perfect location and beautiful house! We had an absolutely amazing time!

  • 5 of 5

More than enough room for 8 adults, the house is beautiful, the pool and dock amazing and the sea life from your back door is incredible! We hated leaving and would come back to stay in a heart beat!! Thank you for sharing your amazing home with us!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nannette, for your kind words. We look forward to your next visit.
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Peoria, IL.
5

Nearly Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The home is stunning. Walter was great to work with and was very responsive. We enjoyed watching dolphins from the waterfront. The kitchen is spectacular and well furnished. The view from the master suite and attached outdoor sitting area was spectacular. The furnishings in all rooms were very nice and comfortable.

If I could change one thing, it would be the pool. The water was very cold early in our week, but thankfully, warmed as the days got hotter. There is a heat pump that can warm the pool (according to the pool guy) but it isn't used. We have rented high end units previously and paid a premium to heat the pool for the week and would have gladly paid a few hundred to do the

same at this home.

This unit is spectacular, don't hesitate to rent based on my comment about the pool. We were 99% happy with the unit and Walter's responsiveness.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic place for a holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week in this gorgeous and spacious villa, with a splendid view over the bay. From the first moment on, we loved this place. The villa is very well equipped, stylish decorated, with a biljard table, music system, several televisions and all other things that made our stay comfortable. The dolhpins gave us every day a visit as they passed the pool within 10 to 20 meters, a wonderful experience. Shops and a 24 hours fitness were within a 5 minute car drive. We will come back to this place!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Our guests are our priority and we are happy to hear of your good experiences.
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $350 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
CC ServiceFee=2%+Tax $0.02 + Tax
Pay By Check=$0 NoCharge $0
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 13.0%

Pay with E-CHECK = NO FEES = Save up to 5%
Pay with Credit Card = YOU PAY Credit Card Convenience FEE up to 5%

Please fill out & sign Rental Rules Agreement when you book and email to or fax (877-255-8456)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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