Sunrise & Sunset- Bayfront and Private Gulf Beach!
Description from the owner
Watch the sunrise on the dock over Boca Ciega Bay. Watch the sunset across a quiet street at our private beach access on the Gulf. Away from the hustle and bustle in an upscale neighborhood on Treasure Island, this unit is in easy distance to the amenities and excitement without the traffic and crowds. Recently updated, clean, no smokers, in a quiet complex. Not a mega-complex, has a friendly, neighborly feel. Second story top-floor unit (climbing one flight of stairs required), 480 sq. ft. Open plan living/dining/kitchen, plus a spacious queen bedroom and full bath. Convertible Sofa in living room means the unit sleeps four.
South of Sunset Beach, our beach area is quiet, far enough from public access to ensure you're with the locals, not the crowds, and it's a great place to go shelling after high tide. We recently found millions of shells on a walk, and picked up (and tossed into the water) about 4 dozen live conch. You'll enjoy strolling the beach and looking at the million dollar homes while staying in one of the most economical beach rentals in Florida. The beach renourishment was completed in July of 2014, adding lots of beach space and some great soft sand. Your bedroom has peekaboo views of both the gulf and the bay. It's not unusual to have Manatee or Dolphins swim by.
The beach is just across the quiet street, south of where busy Gulf Blvd. turns (W. Gulf Blvd. is not the same as that main thoroughfare). Derek Jeter's new mega-million dollar mansion is worth gawking at, about 20 minutes drive north.
Plenty of amenities:
Private beach access is open to residents 24/7.
Dock on the bay available for gazing, fishing (fish cleaning station on site), launching a kayak, snorkeling. (Some kayak rentals available on site.)
Picnic tables and gas grill on the waterfront patio for your use.
Newly installed pool with new deck and palapas so you have room to sunbathe or stay in the shade
Outdoor shower at pool to get the sand off
Unit has 2 flat screen TV's, DVD, extended cable, phone, CD stereo, and fast Wi-Fi
Full kitchen with small appliances, utensils, pots, pans, towels and many of the basics
Games, books, everything you need but your clothes and toiletries is provided
Assigned parking for you plus Free Guest parking (parking is tight during busy times on Treasure Island, and many rental units don't have even one space or require you to park with your bumper up to a busy street-- in our quiet neighborhood you have room for your guests) You'll enjoy driving past the lines of people waiting to pay for parking that is blocks from the beach, pulling into your own space right by the unit, and walking across to the beach.
Lots of fun things to do, every type of store and restaurant is within a few minutes drive.
Book Charter fishing, rent a boat, paddleboard or kayak, or go parasailing, all within 5 minutes drive.
No car? It's doable. There's a trolley service on the islands, a taxi service, and now a "free" car service. You just call ahead for a ride, the drivers work for tips. You can walk to a 7/11, restaurants, etc., then just use the car service for the big load of groceries (1 mile away, kind of a long walk).
Important sites and travel times:
Tampa Airport TPA (low fares, cheap car rentals) 35 min.
St. Pete Airport PIE 20 min.
Busch Gardens 50 min.
Disney World 1:50
Florida Aquarium 50 min.
Ybor City 50 min.
Apollo Beach Manatee Viewing area 1 hr
Mixon Fruit Farms-- Citrus grove with tours, gifts, juice, and fresh orange ice cream 45 min.
Tampa Rays Baseball Stadium 15 min. (It's air conditioned!)
Salvador Dali Museum/Downtown St. Pete 20-25 min.
Madeira Beach Boardwalk area (Big boardwalk/wharf area with shopping, restaurants, paragliding, fishing trips, etc.) 7 min.
Boat and kayak rentals, charter fishing captains, numerous restaurants, Publix supermarket 3 min. by car, an easy walk. 2 restaurants are within a few blocks.
Beach: No car necessary, just walk across the street. You are closer to the waters of the gulf in this condo than many large beachfront condo complexes.
Sunrise & Sunset- Bayfront and Private Gulf Beach! Treasure Island, Florida
Additional Location Information
Quiet residential neighborhood a few blocks from the main strip of hotels, restaurants, etc. Walkable to restaurants, grocery, shopping. Access both the gulf beach and the bay-- condo is on the beach front with private gulf front access across a quiet street.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Waterfront
Nearest airport: PIE, 15 miles Car is not necessary
Last updated on May 21, 2015
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Left on 07/13/2014 for a stay in July 2014 | bharris385Reviewed Jul 13, 2014Stayed Jul 2014
Although small place, it is very well equiped with the the amenities you could possibly need. Small was ok for our family as we spent all our time outdoors. Mike was very friendly and helpful. The ceiling fans were remote control and we could never get them to work but it certainly did not take away from our enjoyment. Mike gave me a few ideas to get them to work but but it really wasn't that much of a bother. Keep in mind there are year around residents that live there so there are a lot of rules. Like I said we did not spend much time at all at the condo so the rules weren't much of a bother either. Overall, this is a great place and a great location to stay in. You won't be disappointed. Thanks Mike..
Glad you enjoyed your stay. Sorry the ceiling fans didn't work, it was just the batteries in the remote controls. We've replaced the batteries and they work great now.
Here are the rules of the complex, just in case anyone is wondering: You can only park in your assigned place (but there are extra spots so you could have up to 3 cars), you can only have up to two guests visit you on the property, no smoking or pets, no unaccompanied children 12 and under in the pool, and you can't leave items in the walkways outside.
Hope we can host you again!
Left on 07/07/2014 for a stay in June 2014 | Amber RReviewed Jul 7, 2014Stayed Jun 2014
The condo is located on W. Gulf away from the hustle and bustle of Gulf Blvd. The condo was very clean & is well taken care of. Everything we needed was provided. The beach was actually closer than I expected. That end of the beach is quiet and not crowded which was perfect! The owners are very thorough and give you any info you may need. I totally and completely enjoyed my time there!
Thanks for a great review, I'm glad we could earn it, and that you had a great vacation. We look forward to having you again!
"On the beach."
Left on 05/09/2014 for a stay in April 2014 | PacmanReviewed May 9, 2014Stayed Apr 2014
Great location on a quiet side street. Enjoyed the close proximity to the beach. Having a second television in the bedroom was nice, too. I could watch sports and my wife could watch something else. No complaints.
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