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Charming 1 Bedroom Beach Condo, Lush Landscaping, Clean Pool.

Bedrooms 1
Space 350 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool


About the property

Real Gem Of A Property, Stay Once And You'll Come Back For Years Like Regulars.

Enjoy a Gulf of Mexico vacation in our private beach condo. Gulf Gardens is located directly across the street from the Gulf of Mexico. In less than a one minute walk from your doorstep you will be enjoying the sun on the white powdery sands of quaint Madeira Beach. Don't forget to grab the metal detector in the closet and try your luck at finding some beach treasure. Or just relax and watch the dolphins play until the sun sets with your favorite beverage. Yes Madeira Beach is one of the last in the county that allows adult beverages on the beach.

Back at the property, you can swim in one of the area’s largest and cleanest pools surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Enjoy an open-air meal on the poolside patio, or watch the waves from your second story balcony. One of the few units on the property with an ocean view.

Our spotless condo comes equipped with a fully-stocked kitchen - everything you need to prepare a home-cooked meal. Clean linens will be provided and there are two shared grills on the complex where you can grill your catch of the day! There are two cable TV's and a DVD player in the unit for your entertainment. The onsite property managers will ensure you feel like family during your stay and will answer any questions you may have during your vacation.

One of the nicest features of this unit is the unmistakable attention to cleanliness and details that only a discriminating owner can provide. And parking is a breeze even on the busiest weeks. One stay and you will already be looking forward to your next vacation here!

Located in the heart of the Clearwater/Saint Pete beaches, our unit offers a convenient home base for touring Central Florida. You’ll be 30 minutes away from Tampa International Airport, Busch Gardens, Ybor City, and only 90 minutes away from Orlando’s family attractions. More local to your rental, historic John’s Pass is only 1 mile away. Stroll down to John’s Pass for many dining and shopping options, and grab a homemade ice cream or fudge on your way back at the famous Candy Kitchen!

So if you're looking for a well-kept, quiet property to relax and unwind, this is the place for you!

More Details

Property Manager
Dave Larsen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2017

About Dave Larsen

Local Tampa resident that enjoys all that the outdoor Florida lifestyle offers.

Dave Larsen purchased this condo in 2013

Why Dave Larsen chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

It's a real diamond in the rough thanks to our onsite property managers who meticulously maintain the place. You won't be disappointed, we have renters that have been coming for decades from as far as Canada and England.

What makes this condo unique

Best rate this close to the beach, and one of the nicest, cleanest pools you'll find in the county.


Madeira Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • New mattress and box spring 2013.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Charming 1 Bedroom Beach Condo, Lush Landscaping, Clean Pool.
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Gulf gardens is a little paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Gulf Gardens was one of the best we have encountered on the Gulf coast.. All units at Gulf Gardens are individually owned and we stayed in no 17 and nos 9 both owned by Dave

This review is for nos 17 and the one in the picture

First of all i would like to add we have previously stayed in beach houses condos and a penthouse directly along the coast and never thought i would have changed to a small complex

But this time we decided we wanted to go for 9 weeks instead of 4 and prices on the beach where just ridiculous

So we decided if we wanted to vacation longer then we had to compromise

We found Daves unit on home and away and booking was easy

It was never to much trouble for dave to reply to my many questions.

I was still a little worried before my stay on how i would feel about this place

But as soon as we arrived ..there where no more worries

The place itself is a little peace of paradise..there is a husband and wife management team ..imre and maria ..they are truly a wonderful couple

They keep the place in tip top condition even though they are in their 80s are truly made to feel like one of the family here

Now onto the 1 bedroom unit

If you are expecting interior designed top of the range then this is not for you ..however dave has made this place homely and nothing seens to much trouble for him

For instance my husband mentioned the bed was a little hard and a few days later a topper from amazon arrived to make the bed softer a new slow cooker added

Having stayed in many rentals around the world i have to say Dave has been one if the most efficent owners we have come across

Its not the well designed condo on the beach ..but its not their prices either

What Gulf Gardens is and Daves units are, is a perfect little piece of paradise

i dont think we would go anywhere else now along the gulf

we have made wonderful friends and it felt like home

I am truly missing it already

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Patricia, it was great meeting you and Peter, and I know everyone enjoyed having you both stay with us this year. I'm glad you enjoyed your time and look forward to seeing you next year. Tell Peter I said thank you, and hello too please.
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Loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 6 nights in November and it wasn't long enough! The condo was perfect--good location right across the street from the beach, had everything we needed, was updated inside and most importantly, it was very clean. David, the owner was wonderful to work with. He always answered my questions immediately and even spent a decent amount of time with me on the phone. The caretakers, Imre and Maria, were so sweet and made us feel at home. They truly work hard keeping gulf gardens beautiful! This place was perfect for just the two of us and we can't wait to stay again! (Side note, having never been to this part of Florida, we wanted somewhere that would be in the middle of everything and it was. Besides Madeira beach, Gulfport, Dunedin, St. Pete beach and safety harbor were nice towns to visit where we did some sightseeing, shopping and had some excellent meals.)

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Norwich, Norfolk, England

Perfect Place for Two

  • 5 of 5

We've just spent two fabulous weeks at this lovely condo. It's perfect for two people, was spotlessly clean on arrival, well equipped, offers great value for money and in an ideal location - beach just across the road, walking distance to John's Pass and convenient for exploring the wider area. Gulf Gardens has a great pool area and the gardens are kept immaculate by the resident managers, Imre and Maria. The managers are very welcoming and approachable if there is anything you need to know. Dave, the owner was very helpful and quick to respond to the questions I had (and I had a few!) during the booking process. Thanks Dave, we had a great time and would definitely recommend your condo to family/friends and would love to return one day ourselves.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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collegeville Pa

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay for 2 people . Owner was friendly and answered all my emails quickly. Price was perfect . Stayed at a lot of places up and down the whole east coast and I will go back next year . The people who run the the place were very friendly and helpful . Very clean . Thank you for the great vacation .

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 1 week and may make it 2 weeks next year. The gulf was steps from the unit. We spent every day there. The sunsets were beautiful. The unit was just as pictured. Very clean and it had everything we needed including a small cooler to take to the beach. Imre and his wife Maria are lovely people. They are very helpful and keep the grounds beautiful. We went there to relax and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review Elaine. I'm very glad you enjoyed the property and my condo. Sounds like you made the most of your week stay and I would certainly love to have you back next year.
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I loved it.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed there for 4 days and loved it, I will be back next year for 2 weeks. The people were so friendly and kind. The gentleman who ran it was such a nice man. It was so clean. Everything we wanted was there.


  • Submitted: May 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review Kim. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and of course we'd love to have you back next year!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Screwie Louie's
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
The Tides Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
Gulf Blvd
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Dockside Dave's
Nearest Beach
Madeira Beach
Car: not necessary

Located in the heart of the Clearwater/Saint Pete beaches, our condo offers a convenient home base for touring Central Florida. You’ll be 30 minutes away from Tampa International Airport, 45 minutes from Busch Gardens and historic Ybor City, and only 90 minutes away from Orlando’s family attractions. More local to your rental, historic John’s Pass is only 1 mile away. Stroll down to John’s Pass for many dining and shopping options, and grab a homemade ice cream or fudge on your way back at the famous Candy Kitchen! There's also a public marina and boat launch less than 3 miles away with place to moor your boat daily or overnight.


Rates & Availability

Madeira Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Cleaning fees charged for stays less than 5 nights. Deposits refundable for cancellations up to 60 days prior to check in date. Deposits non-refundable inside of 60 days of check in date. If using Paypal, fees are deducted from refund transaction.

Check in time 3pm, check out time 11am.

$200 deposit, balance due to rental manager onsite upon arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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