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Patty Alten

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

Not Your Typical Beach Rental

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights

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Sleeps 5-6. 2 Bedrooms. 1.5 Baths

Updated 2 bedroom/1.5 bath townhouse with an enclosed porch just steps from the beach. We (the owners) lived in the unit until recently so you will think you are at home in paradise. Sleeps 5-6, with beds for 5 (2 queen beds, futon) - plus a cot and air mattress for extra guests. Just bring your toothbrush and clothes - everything else is provided! 42' TV in the living room and TVs in both bedrooms, along with wireless internet, DVD players, and games. Private grill by the water. Fireplace to warm you on those cool nights after a moonlight walk on the beach. The complex has 2 pools, hot tub, game room, gym. NO smoking. No pets. And did we mention the beach!

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Patty Alten (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)
Not Your Typical Beach Rental
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews

A Delightful Get Away

  • 4 of 5

My stay at Patty's town house in Madeira Beach Yacht Club was delightful. The furnishings were very comfortable and the appliances all worked well and were of quality. There was a Keuric Coffee Maker and plenty of dishes. I think each of Patty's guests leave whatever they can't finish in the food pantry so new comers can start their stay knowing that there's a few coffee pods, sugar, etc. there for the start of their stay. The townhouse faces the parking area, but I still enjoyed sitting on the screened porch and enjoying my morning coffee. The intercostal waters are just steps away and my walk to the beach was very pleasant along that pathway. I also loved walking along the intercostal park just up the street. One of the two pools is just across the street, and Winn Dixie, the local library, and CVS are only a short walk away. The park across from the Yacht Club has many activities, some a little loud, but basically great to see the people and children of the area enjoying themselves.The beach was my main attraction and the walk was very short, but there is a rather large parking lot at the beach entrance for those who wish to drive.

One of the most important features of Madeira Yacht Club for me is the safety aspect. Everyone staying at the Club has keyed entries onto the property and into certain facilities. I was often alone in the townhouse, but the security system insured my feeling safe and secure. Restaurants in the area are great. I had many fine meals there. Some of the best at Salt Rock Grille and The Columbian. Patty and her husband have done their best to ensure that all their guests enjoy their stay at their homey little retreat. I would certainly recommend a stay to anyone who is in the area. There's room for a family of four or more to feel at home.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Delightful Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for the month of February and now wish we had also stayed for March. We loved the location, the comfort and Patty and Larry's help when needed, which was rare! The townhouse is well equipped and so convenient to walk to Winn Dixie, the Dollar Store or CVS for anything we needed. It's a comfortable home for staying inside on those rainy days. Loved the 2 pools and the hot tub. We walked to restaurants and even to John's Pass! Wonderful place to spend a week or a month (or even more!) The only items we needed to buy were beach chairs. The ones that were there were not in good condition. The beach was only 5 minutes away and just wonderful. We picnicked on the beach several times to watch the sunset. We would recommend this town house highly and hope to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay at Madeira Beach Yacht Club

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. Patty was absolutely a pleasure to deal with and responded very quickly to any questions before our arrival. Once at the unit it was well stocked with everything we needed and a great location. We used the pools, went to the beach, visited Fort De Sotto Park, mini-putt, jet skis, pirate cruise, ice cream, etc. The unit was close to everything - restaurants, the beach, grocery store, etc. There was a previous comment that the A/C didn't work but we had absolutely no problems and we were three Canadians melting in the August Florida heat - the A/C worked just fine. What was really nice were the beach toys and chairs and the spices, coffee, olive oil, laundry soap, etc. that have been left to share by various guests and the owners. So nice not to have to buy absolutely everything. We would definitely recommend this property and hope to be back in the area sometime soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect fit

  • 5 of 5

Condo was perfect for our family of four...super clean and in great condition...close to everything...would definitely stay again

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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At Home in Mad Beach

  • 5 of 5

I would have written this review sooner but the process is a bit complicated. Nevertheless, I do so now ...and quite happily too!

This was my first time using VRBO and booking someone's property. In this case I would substitute the word "property" with the word "home" ...for that is how we felt within minutes of our arrival.

The booking was painless, the owner, Patty, answered my many questions, and the condo was really lovely, cozy and comfortable. You literally need to bring only a few changes of clothes and a couple of bathing suits. you can do your grocery shopping at the Winn Dixie right outside the complex and go on foot or get in your car to the Publix just over the bridge. The beach is a short walk away, as are numerous restaurants, drinking holes, an ice cream shop, a brand new CVS...need I go on??? Yes, because I failed to mention that the local public library is literally across the street from the condo complex!

There are two pools on the grounds and as a guest you have access to both, as well as the club house with its exercise rooms, jacuzzi and shower/dressing rooms.

The unit has a fully equipped kitchen, a washing machine and dryer, and cable TV in both bedrooms and in the living room as well. We slept very comfortably and the mattresses in both bedrooms were quite good. There is also a dining room and small outdoor porch....we heard no noises at all and everyone we met was friendly and helpful...

Our favorite memories: having coffee by the water out back every morning while watching the sun come up, going for miles long walks on the beach everyday...and exploring the area by car...there is so much to see and do, so close by!

We would not hesitate to return; in fact, we really and truly hated to leave...

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nicole,Brian and family

  • 3 of 5

We returned home today from a 7 day stay in this condo...

We were very pleased with the cleanliness and comfy feeling.. Very pretty inside and They do provide all the comforts of home. The keurig was a nice bonus.

There are a few down sides to this rental

It's not just steps from the beach

It's quit a walk at least 2 large city blocks if not more especially when you have to walk through the whole codo complex and then another whole large city block..Not easy when you are dragging things to spend a full day on the beach like coolers, chairs ect... there is parking next to beach but you do have to pay.

Secondly the owners control the air conditioning from their phones we lowered it because it was nothing less then 95 outdide while we were in florida and the bedrooms are on 3rd floor because condo is on second floor so of coarse heat rises and the bedrooms were very hot...

The landlord called me to tell me they get alerts to their phonesb when air is lowered and had asked us to keep it where they had it and that they will control it if we lower it so if you like it cool as we do this is not the place for you they keep it at 75 degrees but if feels like upstairs..

Kind of creepy if you ask me made me feel as though we were being watched .

And the washer and dryer are on the same floor as the bedrooms so if your running the UNVENTED dryer it gets stifling up there.. Sleeping wasn't easy.

One other draw back... No view

We love to sit outside at night and look over the water

The only view is the other condo across from you it's and inner facing condo ..

The complex is super clean pools are as well

You feel very safe there.. And very quiet...

We did booked this last minute so we dealt with it but if you have time to shop around we saw lots of on beach complexes that we would definitely book next time most were same price.

Still had a great time

But they don't explain any of this in their description which they should...

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: From the owner: our phones alert us when there is an a/c system problem, which it did frequently because this guest's teenage girls were turning it down to 58 degrees. We had just replaced the system a week before this guest arrived. No residential a/c system in 95 degree Florida weather can handle a 35-40 degree drop. As for the distance to the beach, the guest seemed to be confused about this from the get-go, even though I was very explicit in an email. We have not seen the place, but our cleaning person has advised that the guest trashed the place and broke some of our furniture and the Keurig, so I would never rent to this guest again.
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Madeira Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
January 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
28 night minimum stay
March 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning fee $85
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. MINIMUM 7 NIGHTS. Monthly rentals preferred. Cleaning fee of $85 must be left in cash on the table at the time of checkout.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Florida Central Gulf Coast Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna

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