Welcome to “The Shore Thing”, condo #318, at the Island Inn Resort on Treasure Island. Updated and remodeled with beachy charm, this studio efficiency is located directly on the beach. If you’re looking for stunning views, incredible sunsets, endless stretches of sandy beach and sparkling water, all at an affordable price, you’ve arrived!
Clean and comfortable, the condo accommodates up to three adults (or two adults and two children) with a king-sized bed and a new pullout sofa with an upgraded full/double mattress.
Featuring a private balcony facing Treasure Island's magnificent seashore and a year-round heated beachfront pool; “The Shore Thing” also offers many amenities and extras.
The remodeled efficiency kitchen includes a new stovetop, sink and backsplash. The dining table sits four. The kitchen also has a full size fridge/freezer, blender and a newer (2014) microwave, coffee maker and countertop oven. A full complement of pots/pans, dishes and utensils gives you everything you need to prepare your eat-in meals (if inclined). The bathroom has a shower/tub combo and a separate bath vanity featuring a wall-mounted magnifying mirror and hair dryer. The condo also includes an iron/ironing board, laundry basket and many other amenities that will help to make your stay more comfortable.
For your indoor entertainment there’s a new 43” flat screen TV, Cable, free Wifi (note: the wifi is spotty/weak, but upgrades are not available - sorry), a Blue Ray DVD player and an assortment of games, puzzles, books and DVDs. For your outdoor needs the condo provides beach chairs, a beach umbrella, water and sand toys. Additionally, in an effort to be a bit ‘greener’, The Shore Thing offers a Britta filtered pitcher system and a complimentary cloth shopping bag – great for groceries or to carry your ‘stuff’ to the beach.
Along with its beachfront pool, Island Inn Resort features two boat docks/fishing piers, free parking (overflow parking is across the street), a poolside Tiki Bar, outdoor showers, BBQ grills and beach volleyball courts. The lobby offers an ATM, complimentary coffee and a computer station. A coin laundry facility is located on the resort’s 2nd floor. Nearby you’ll find everything you need: Publix grocery, restaurants, unique shops and the Suncoast Trolley to take you up and down the Islands.
With direct access to the Gulf and the Inter Coastal waters, Treasure Island is a hidden gem of the Tampa Bay Area. This is fun, flip-flop, ‘funky’ Florida living at its best! But for those in the mood to explore, St. Petersburg, just over the causeway, offers something for every age and interest – indeed, it made the NY Times top places to visit in 2014! Slightly further is the city of Tampa, home of Busch Gardens, Lowry Park Zoo, Florida Aquarium, Tampa international airport. Beyond that, Orlando (Disneyworld, Universal Studio) is just a 90-minute drive away.
Perfect for a short vacation or a longer getaway – whether a family trip, romantic escape, chillin’ with friends or some quiet time alone – we believe your stay at The Shore Thing will be all that you hope for (and more!).
Additional amenities include: coffee maker, bar, restaurant, kitchenette, museum, atm, covered patio, public transportation, theme park.TripAdvisor property ID 1898526...Read more
Explore pristine Florida beaches in the St. Petersburg area, home to Madeira Beach and Treasure Island. Pick from houses, condos and cottages, and get ready to enjoy sugar white sand and warm breezes. Vacations in the St. Petersburg area offer abundant outdoor recreation – on and off the water – a lively arts scene, and award-winning restaurants.
Madeira Beach, located west of St. Petersburg is home to John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, a fun attraction for all ages. John's Pass, or the Pass to locals, offers top dining and nightlife options, family-friendly attractions, shopping and water sports. While walking the 1,100-foot boardwalk, see alligators at The Alligator Attraction and dolphins playing in the Gulf's waters. Walk into dozens of unique shops that sell everything from beachwear to shells to find the perfect souvenir or gift.
Madeira Beach's restaurants welcome family and friends to try the fresh local flavor. Many top-rated restaurants at the Pass feature entertainment, specials and events as well. The Seafood Festival at John's Pass – held annually in October – hosts more than 100,000 guests to celebrate food, music, and arts and crafts.
Water lovers can parasail, rent jet skis or deep-sea fish to complete their beach vacation. John's Pass is also a popular fishing destination and brings in more grouper than any other place in Florida. Visitors can also relax while birdwatching, boating and canoeing, all within easy access of their vacation rental.
Treasure Island – adjacent to St. Petersburg – is another favorite beach town in Florida. Swim, snorkel, fish, parasail and shell at this hot spot, which was named from an early hotel owner who buried and discovered treasure chests on the beach.
Known as a secret spot for sunsets, Treasure Island's 3 miles of beaches serve as the perfect place to watch the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico with someone special. Treasure Island also offers guests fun-filled attractions and things to do, paired with restaurants serving everything from breakfast to fresh seafood dinners. Many restaurants in Treasure Island are top TripAdvisor recipients and range from bar casual to fine dining.
Other popular attractions in the St. Petersburg area include the award-winning Salvador Dali Museum and Fort De Soto Park, the largest park within the Pinellas County Park System, measuring more than 1,100 acres.
View the properties to find your perfect vacation home, and plan to discover all St. Petersburg offers!
Left on 06/29/2015 for a stay in June 2015 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 29, 2015Stayed Jun 2015
June 20, 2015 to June 27, 2015
Good: The unit is in a nice location with easy access to the beach and local bars and restaurants. The bed is comfortable however on the soft side. The unit comes with a good amount of start up items, the dishes and pans were in good shape, the beach items were relatively new and the unit was reasonably clean. I have stayed at better and worse, however nothing to turn your stomach.
Bad: Like stated in previous reviews, the Wifi is unusable and none of the hot spots even showed up on my wifes Iphone. The alternate Wifi for the bar was just as bad if not worse. The television has cable with 1 or 2 channels that come in clear, the rest are static. The owner stated in his welcome book this is a problem by the cable company...if so why has this not been fixed. The safe was unusable, error was displayed after hitting any combination of numbers. The ac unit also has to be turned off when you are on the balcony due to the exhaust heat blows right into the balcony. There is a decent amount of exterior construction going on which started at 7:30am on some days. When I asked the front desk, they indicated the owner was advised in writing a long time ago. The problem I have is the owners were well aware of almost all these issues and NOTHING was disclosed prior to me committing to the unit. The Wifi comment change but the owner is better now, but it is not spotty, it is useless.
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