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Right on the Gulf! Beautiful sandy beachfront, clean, safe, quiet, and friendly!

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

1 bed rm, 1 bath rm, kitchen, living rm, dining area, with waterfront balcony!

Our renovated 5th floor Gulf Front condo is so good for the Soul!! Climb out of your king size bed in the morning, have your coffee on the balcony while watching for dolphins or take a walk on the beach looking for shells! Spend your days relaxing on the powder white sandy beach, swimming in the gulf or heated pool, fishing, shopping, or just exploring John's Pass, St. Petersburg, or nearby Tampa.

Then toast the most beautiful sunsets you'll ever see!! Take your perfect picture from the sand or the balcony! Wrap up your day experiencing a terrific array of restaurants within minutes of Sunset Beach. Come home, take a moon lit stroll on the beach, enjoy the free WiFi, choose a movie from our movie library, or just relax and settle in for a wonderful nights sleep, all while listening to the sound of the surf below!

You don't need to look any further! This place is a little slice of paradise and truly creates

a relaxing AHHHHHHHH vacation experience!

We prefer weekly rentals Saturday to Saturday, but we can certainly be flexible! :)

We prefer not to do monthly rentals in Jan, Feb, Mar, and April. We prefer one, two or three week rentals in that time period. No longer than three weeks. Thank you!

More Details

Shelley and Kirk Helbach
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

Why Shelley and Kirk Helbach chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

We love the Treasure Island Area. We've been vacationing here for years. We feel blessed to now own our 2nd home here and are happy to share it with you!


Sunset Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with a large tiled walk in shower. Towels and washcloths provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , with a queen sofa sleeper in the living room
  • Nice size bedroom with a king size bed and lots of closet space. Bedding provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Right on the Gulf! Beautiful sandy beachfront, clean, safe, quiet, and friendly!
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
Franklin, WI

We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

My mom and I took a mini getaway here and we could not have been more pleased. This rental owner is BY FAR the BEST to interact with and is super thoughtful and responsive.. The property was outstanding and everything was so well thought out and comfortable. We could not have enjoyed ourselves more and we keep talking about going back!!! We can't wait to return : )

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you for writing such a wonderful review! So glad you enjoyed your stay!! We'll look forward to hearing from you again soon!! :)
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Trust Me - You Will LOVE This Rental!

  • 5 of 5

Our experience renting the Helbach's property was nothing less than superb.

When I selected my vacation dates of interest, Shelley contacted me within MINUTES to talk to me about the property. We had a nice chat and gabbed for close to an hour. Extremely friendly, that one! First impression was fantastic, so we arranged for payment and sealed the deal.

Vacation finally began and we were more than pleased when we arrived at the property. The condo is tastefully decorated in a beach-y motif (Shelley, I LOVED your little touch of Wisconsin on the recliner!), is very clean, and is stocked with nearly EVERYTHING you need for your vacation. There are several chairs and umbrellas for the beach, boogie boards, noodles... seriously - no need to buy anything extra (unless you want to bring a beach tent, which we did). There are tons of dishes and utensils, pots and pans, plastic containers, grilling items... you name it, it's there. If it isn't there, Publix is right up the street (another plus - this condo is conveniently located to EVERYTHING)!

The *only* problem we encountered (which had absolutely nothing to do with the Helbachs at all) was that a friend came out to visit for a few hours and brought her small dog with her. We knew that pets were not allowed to STAY at the property, but we didn't think that a visit from a lap dog would cause a problem. Unfortunately, a member of the condo board contacted Shelley when we stepped up to the room instead of just mentioning it to me, so I hated that she had to be bothered with that. Apparently someone else in one of the other rentals had the police called on them for having a larger dog visit, so... long story short - don't risk even having VISITING pets! Sorry for the inconvenience, Shelley!

SUMMATION: If this place is available when you're booking your vacation - DO IT! It's definitely worth the price and you'll love working with the Helbachs! We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you Josh! I appreciate the great review and the kind words! It was a pleasure having you stay! We're very pleased you enjoyed your time and hope to hear from you again in the future! :)
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Weirton WV

Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

For many years, we vacationed in Myrtle Beach, SC. After a week there, we needed another vacation! Very busy, long lines, traffic-not very relaxing. Sunset Beach and the Helbach's beachfront condo was exactly what we needed in a vacation. The condo was very clean, tastefully decorated, and had everything we needed to enjoy the beach every day. We ate delicious meals from Snapper's Sea Grill to the Drunken Clam. We took a roadtrip one day to Clearwater, where my son and his girlfriend visited the aquarium and then we took off to Ellenton to the outlets-done in one day! A special thank you to Shelley and her family for sharing their vacation home with us!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You!! We are happy you found the area and our beach home fun and relaxing! It's very hard not to relax when you are there! Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We look forward to hearing from you again in the future if you decide to vacation again at Sunset Beach!
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Central New York

Best vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location, lovely beach cottage decor, very clean, comfortable seating, comfortable bed, well supplied kitchen, bath and linens, (we have rented many vacation homes over the years and have learned that these are the basics) and Shelley was wonderful to work with. We discovered this little spot called Sunset Beach on Treasure Island about 5 years ago and just love it. The building is in a perfect spot and we enjoyed swimming, walking, sunsets along with bird and dolphin watching. We are hoping to go back next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are so happy you enjoyed your time at our beautiful Sunset Beach home! We're looking forward to having you stay again next year! Thanks again!
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BEAUTIFUL Beach Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Retired in February and what a perfect way to start my retirement spending the month at this beautiful beach front condo! Our first visit to Treasure Island and can't wait to go back! The condo is beautiful! Beautiful sunsets, sand, shells and fun to watch the dolphins from the balcony. Shelley the owner is amazing and makes sure that you have everything you need. The location is close to John's Pass, great restaurants and shopping. My niece and I spent a day shopping at St. Armand's Circle which is only 41 miles away! Fun day! We had a lot of delicious meals and one of our favorites which is in walking distant from the condo is Sea Hags. Great food and Happy Hour! Also go to Spinners for the beautiful view and great food. Can't wait to go back for another month or longer! Thanks for sharing your beautiful beach condo!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debbie!! We were so happy you were able to start your retirement at our condo on Sunset Beach! So glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for the great review!
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The PERFECT Vactaion!!

  • 5 of 5

My hubby and I were looking for a perfect vacation spot and someone recommended we go to Treasure Island, Florida. We didn’t know anything about Treasure Island but began doing research on the area and searching the VRBO site for places to rent. We found this condo that looked to be perfect—right on the beach, decorated with a beach theme and equipped with everything we needed. I contacted the owner, Shelley, to see if it was available the week we were looking at. Shelley quickly responded and provided me with an overview of the condo—all we needed to hear was white sandy beaches that aren’t crowded, dolphins swimming in the ocean, beautiful sunsets and a beach bar/restaurant we could walk to and we were sold! I had a long conversation with Shelley the next day and she answered all of my questions and sent some more information on the area and a list of restaurant recommendations—I felt like I was re-connecting with an old friend! When we arrived it was everything we had imagined and then some! The condo is extremely clean and comfortable—it was the best I had slept in years. The beach is absolutely amazing—the sand is like powdered sugar, you will find the most incredible seashells you have ever seen, and enjoy the most gorgeous sunsets. We ate phenomenal meals, loved shopping at Johns Pass, enjoyed walking down for cocktails at Caddy’s on the beach, all providing a mix of fun and relaxation to create the perfect vacation for us! You will not be disappointed and you will be looking at how soon you can go back!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review for us! It was my pleasure assisting you through the rental process. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at the condo! It really is the perfect balance of fun and relaxation! Thanks again! :)
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Short drive south from Tampa Airport, aprox 1 hr to Busch Gardens, aprox 1 3/4 hrs to Disney. Short walk to Caddy's Restaurant right on the beach or the Tiki Hut across the street. Near John's Pass for shopping, eating, or taking a boat trip for dolphin watching!


Rates & Availability

Sunset Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Feb 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
June-Dec 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
January 2017
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 13.0%

Along with the 13 % FL tax there is an $95.00 cleaning fee and a refundable $100.00 damage/security deposit due to hold your dates. The balance is due 30 days prior to your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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