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WOW!! 5 Star C B C Condo: Spacious, Clean, Renovated and Wonderful!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 14 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-7)

Crescent Beach Club is a top notch, private condo community DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH - location, location, location! Enjoy your extra-wide balcony from either the master bedroom or living room, with panoramic views of the beach, pool and hot tub below, as well as Clearwater Beach just to the north. The first picture is the view from our Gulf-side balcony, including the 60-70 foot expanse of beautiful, white beach ... you see only sand and surf! From the breakfast nook or guest room balconies, enjoy perfect views of the inter-coastal waters and the tennis courts below (second picture). Pleasure boaters, including those from the sailing club across the street, are always out ...

If you're looking for CLEAN and BEAUTIFUL, look no further! The makeover for 2012 included a BRAND NEW KITCHEN and master bath upgrade - recent tenants have raved! These improvements follow the near-total condo renovation completed in 2009 - new tile flooring, furniture, fixtures and bedding, fresh paint throughout and a new large screen plasma t.v. - bottom line, you'll love your surroundings! See the next few pictures for an insider's view of ALL the renovations - the new kitchen looks unbelievable and the entire condo is in great condition!

At 1570 square feet, our condo is one of the LARGEST 2BRs available for rent ... plenty of space to spread out, relax and enjoy! There's room for everyone and even a few toys (and a stroller and pack-n-play) included for the kids! Downstairs you'll find two pools, two hot tubs, grills, a billiards room, fitness center (free weights, machines, treadmills, bikes, etc.), tennis courts and of course, a stairway down to a beautiful beach. Crescent Beach Club is a gated community (recently fully renovated with new carpet, paint and gym), always recognized as one of the best on Sand Key.

Sand Key was named one of the TOP BEACHES in the U.S. and offers easy access to LOTS OF ACTIVITIES. Directly across the street from CBC is great shopping and eating, including Backwaters Seafood and the world-famous Columbia Restaurant! Five minutes walk is Sand Key Park and the Community Sailing Club. Just north is Clearwater Beach, with shops, restaurants, boating (the Pirate Ship!) and a recent beach transformation - google 'Clearwater Beach Walk.' South on Gulf Blvd. is a string of beach towns, an eclectic mix of restaurants, from gourmet to local hangouts, putt putt, parks, ice cream, etc. A bit further and you reach John's Pass, Madeira Beach and St. Petersburg. Tampa is only 30 minutes away - shopping, pro sports, Busch Gardens and Ybor City! And, of course, Orlando is only 90 minutes away, with Disney, Universal Studios, Sea World and everything else under the sun!

It's a great vacation spot ... perfect for families who want fun activities AND empty-nesters who want a top-end, quality destination. Feel free to learn from past tenant's experiences through the range of reviews included below. Let us know what's important and ask questions about ANY potential stay - we're here to help!

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More Details

Matt Schwartz
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 8, 2017

About Matt Schwartz

We enjoy the property with both family and friends. It was best described by a recent tenant as 'just like home' ... we do all we can to ensure that your total experience - from booking to vacation to repeat visit - is smooth and positive.

Matt Schwartz purchased this condo in 2003

Why Matt Schwartz chose Clearwater Beach

Sand Key is a great area - top quality beaches, kid-friendly activities and easy access to restaurants, groceries, bars etc. The Tampa/St. Pete/Clearwater area has so much to offer, whether it's one of the best beaches in the world or a full range of Florida activities ... you'll find it here.

What makes this condo unique

Fully renovated and very large private condo. Panoramic views of the Gulf. Steps away from the pool, beach, tennis courts. Restaurants and shopping across the street. Sand Key Park only 10 minutes on foot. Clearwater Beach less than 5 minutes by car. All this only 30 minutes from the Tampa Airport.

Guestbook comments from the owner

For 4 years in a row, Mike vacationed with his wife and two kids in our condo. They loved the easy beach access and all the toys, chairs and even towels available for use. When I follow up now, he says those were some of the best trips they ever took. And, this was BEFORE the renovations so he says he'll keep trying to convince his in-laws they need to return to wonderful Sand Key!
Apr 2009
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Clearwater Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1) master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) guest bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) pack-n-play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) living room
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Table with four chairs and beach furniture on the balcony overlooking the Gulf and beach. A variety of beach necessities - toys, chairs, umbrellas, noodles and a cooler - are all available for your use.


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WOW!! 5 Star C B C Condo: Spacious, Clean, Renovated and Wonderful!
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 35 reviews

excllent beach holiday

  • 4 of 5

This is an amazing condo, very generously sized for a 2 bedroom. The apartment was in good shape, all the furnishings clean and comfortable. The owner was confussed but very understanding about our need to pay electronically, it may have taken a considerable amount of time to send a check from the uk. We also required an early entrance on the day we arrived which seemed to be no problem. All in all a very nice condo, practically on the beach, great sunset views, good facilities, and close to a lot of shops, and restaurants very close by. I would recommend this to friends, and hope to return myself some day.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks David - we definitely accommodate our guests in every way possible. Appreciate your kind words about our condo and the CBC surroundings - it is wonderful to visit the West coast of Florida!
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Another great month

  • 5 of 5

Once again ( our third stay) we had a lovely month of March at the condo in CBC. Matt once again was attentive to our needs and the condo was again ready for us upon arrival. We did our usual trips to Spring training baseball game,the condo is in a great location to visit many different parks. The view from the condo remains spectacular and we always enjoy just sitting on the balcony watching the water, shorebirds and the occasional pod of dolphins. Sand Key remains a quiet, peaceful area but minutes from multiple activities and great restaurants.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are gratified to continue earning your vacations - I think you may actually be up to five! Yes, at our condo, you enjoy wonderful views, you benefit from location, location, location AND we do all we can to make your vacation fun and stress-free! See you again in 2016!
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Great condo in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

This condo complex is perfectly located on Sand Key Beach. Sand Key is a quiet beach that you will have to yourself almost every day. On the other hand it is only a mile south of Clearwater Beach with it's multitude of restaurant and entertainment possibilities. The Columbia Restaurant across the street from the condo is really top-notch. Walk to the Sand Key Shoppes closeby.

The condo itself is very clean and well-maintained. The description in the listing is accurate. The actual view from the condo is even more beautiful than the photos. The owner is very responsive and excellent to work with. It was a very enjoyable stay, well recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear all was as you expected - and better - I forgot how nice it is to have a big beach all to yourself. And yes, there are lots of great restaurants. Come back soon!
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada

super nice time

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at CBC in July , the place was clean and proper. The view was astonishing. It was well equipped and the service was great from Matt and Gail. The coffee maker shut down on the second day, they quickly responded by accepting to pay the replacement which I purchased. Which leads me to thing that any other inconvenience would have been handled quickly as well. The condo itself was very nice , spacious and clean. The building was well maintained with game rooms , library and meeting room. The pool was nice ,however why the kids can't play with a sponge ball in the pool remains a mystery. The beach is clammy unlike Clearwater's beach which has real sand but we quickly adjusted and had a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Appreciate the kind words. All good coffee makers must come to an end, i.e., things happen! But, we respond and resolve quickly so you can get back to that vacation ...
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Sylvania, Ohio

Outstanding experience with awesome and honorable owner!

  • 5 of 5

Some people may question the likely ethics of an “online” transaction … specifically, can you trust that money will be returned after a cancellation, regardless of the situation? With Matt as the owner, undoubtedly the answer to this question is YES! They do, when they re-rent.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, unfortunately we had to cancel our reservation for this amazing condo. Matt was incredibly honest, understanding and quick to respond throughout the entire reservation/cancellation process. As soon as the condo was re-rented, Matt returned our reservation money. He has proven to be quite honorable in his promises.

One day, we hope to take that much needed vacation. And this is the first place we will look!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Miriam, thank you so much for sharing this online – yes, we do what we say we'll do – I hope you can make it down soon!
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Private Beach

  • 5 of 5

Big surprise for my first trip to Sand Key/Clearwater area. The sand is more coarse with shells. Bring water shoes. Second, very sparsely populated beach with people. We had the beach mostly to ourselves. Very relaxing to not have to struggle to get a small patch of beach surrounded on all sides by people. Awesome.

Condo was clean and well appointed. Very nice to have views on both sides -- beach and bay. Kitchen centrally located and with plenty of basic appliances for the stay. Couldn't be happier with the condo.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We've always said Sand Key is a great beach – thanks for confirming - the perfect spot to enjoy with family or friends!
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Tampa Airport ONLY 22 miles or St Pete/Clearwater
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Columbia (spanish) and Backwaters (seafood)
Nearest Beach
Directly ON the beach so steps away ...
Nearest Point of Interest
Columbia Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Backwaters Seafood
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix (closest grocery)
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix and Walgreens
Nearest Point of Interest
Clearwater Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Red Lion Pub
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Clean $99
Refundable damage deposit $500
CBC Application $100
Tax Rate 13.0%

We keep the calendar updated, but not daily so always ask! PLEASE NOTE: WEEKLY RATES ABOVE ONLY APPLY FOR A TWO WEEK MINIMUM. The VRBO site uses daily rates to calculate - which can be confusing - longer stays have lower daily rates and shorter stays have higher daily rates. The bottom line: please make sure to inquire about ANY length stay so we can validate availability and pricing. THANKS!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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