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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 nights


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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 3, 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 Madeira Beach

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
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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


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Charming 1 Bedroom Beach Condo, Lush Landscaping, Clean Pool.
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 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: November 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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Was very clean!! View of ocean!!

  • 5 of 5

Would stay again!!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tampa, Fl

Perfect getaway before school starts.

  • 5 of 5

This little gem is perfect for two people. The unit as well as the grounds are very well kept by Imre and Maria. The location is great and within walking distance to the beach (just a 2 minute walk) and to many shops and restaurants. This morning we had a delicious breakfast at Sweet Brewnette, just two blocks away. It was a very peaceful and relaxing few days.....just what we needed. We will definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, great host

  • 5 of 5

I am from Florida and have been to this area many times growing up. Always wanted to stay at a place on or near the beach but never have until now! 40 yrs later!! Dave was so accomidable and friendly. The condo was just across the street from Madeira beach. Beautiful pool! The other people staying there were all so friendly too! The price was good (I thought) especially on 4th of July week. Bed was comfy. Sitting on the balcony in the evenings was relaxing. Walking over to the beach to watch the sunset was beautiful. Seems like lots of people do this as a tradition. We were slightly inconvenienced at a local shop due to this custom lol. Apparently the owner locks up shop to go over and watch the sun set! Wasn't mad:) we just joined her. As my fiancé says, it was amazing! This place is located along the gulf blvd strip. If you go to the right you have beaches, to the left, beaches. Seriously.. it was an excellent stay! Thank you Dave for making it happen. (Dave went above and beyond to help me book this stay), on such extreme short notice) we were on the plane headed to Florida! I was a procrastinator but Dave turned my fault into joy!! Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Springfield mo

Best vacation EVER

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay here! So cute and short walk across the street to beach. This was a little piece of paradise! Room had extra stuff for the beach like chairs, umbrella, and even a metal detector (beside fridge), coffee and all the dishes and cookware you could possibly need. It was quiet, pool and outside well kept and just adorable! We walked to CVS and Johns pass daily, but you could take the trolley. I advise getting bus stop number near you and text them for pickup times from your room. We were constantly missing the bus and having to wait 25 minutes for next one. Owner Dave was fantastic and responds to messages immediately. Staff left you alone and gave us plenty of towels etc for our week stay so didn't have to contact anyone for anything. I just can't say enough about this place. Madeira beach was perfect for us. Almost had beach to ourselves every day. Unlike Clearwater beach, which was packed and crazy. You can drink on the beach at medeira, just not bottles. We loved the Mad Beach Brew co at Johns pass. The food was amazing and they have games etc for kids and adults. Just amazing trip overall. Hope to go back every year to our little paradise. Best vaca decision We ever made! THANK YOU Dave, VRBO, and Gulf Gardens Resort! Miss you already!

Cody And Chris

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beach access across the road!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice unit. Had everything we needed! Very convenient access to the beach across the road!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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