Updated Beachfront Condo with great views, Pool, Large Beach, Sleeps 4
What can be better than a vacation in Indian Shores along the Gulf coast of Florida. Sun, Fun and sand we have it all. We love our Beach Palms condo and spend many weeks here throughout the year at our 2nd home. We continuously do upgrades to our home, that is one of the reasons we have many repeat guest and family that come back year after year.
Marianne purchased this Condo in 1991
Why Marianne chose Indian Shores
Beach Palms is located directly on the beach, the views are great. NO Streets to cross.
What makes this Condo unique
Large Sandy beach which goes in either direction for miles, enjoy your morning walks, evening strolls or making sand castles during the day. We have a beautiful looking tropical pool area with heated salt water pool, lush plantings, lounge chairs and gas grills. Grill with a spectacular view of the pool/beach what more can you ask for!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Indeed spacious, beautifully decorated, well-equipped, & quite comfortable furniture with lots of storage. Sand & surf an absolute solution to stress! Disappointed how many young families disregarded pool rules which limited other guests from relaxing experience.
Had a Great week vacation, everything was very nice, condo was very nice, and clean. Will probably be back again. Thank You
Thank you for your great review of our Beach Palms condo.
We are always very pleased to have guests enjoy both our condo and their vacation. Having a clean place to stay and having great weather is a win win. Until next time.
Rick & Marianne
Such a great place
We had a wonderful time here! They had everything we needed at the condo. It was a great location. It was very clean! We will definitely be back to this condo.
It was a pleasure having you and your family stay at our condo. You are always welcome to return anytime.
Until next time!
Rick and Marianne
Loved our second visit to this lovely condo! All the amenities you could wish for, clean, comfortable, quiet beach within easy distance of all the restaurants and things to do we wanted.
It is a pleasure having you and your family stay at our beachfront condo.
We want to thank you for taking excellent care of our second home. If and when you decide on a third trip to the area, please contact us. You and your family are always welcome back.
Rick and Marianne
.TOO MANY PROBLEMS
The only way I can explain our experience is by pros and cons. Unfortunately there were more cons than pros. The pros: The condo unit itself is beautiful and had many items we needed in the kitchen. It did not have much as far as beach equipment. The covered parking was nice on the rainy evenings when we were getting in and out of our car. The owner is quick to respond, but really wasn’t able to solve many of our problems.
The cons: Plumlee Rentals is in charge of the unit. I had to call their after hours service a couple of times, they never returned my calls. Plumlee didn’t give us the entire set of keys we needed, which is all I can see that they do and they don’t do that well. The keys to the elevator and all of the gates at entry points were understandably for security, but if your keys don’t work well in the gates, it’s a hassle. The only gate that doesn’t need a key is the one leading to the beach. Ironically, while we were there, the pool was vandalized and soiled, two days no pool. We also needed maintenance because the only doorknob on the front door we could lock and unlock with a key, fell off one night. No one called us back. Thank goodness my husband could fix the knob with a few little screwdrivers we found. Plumlee isn’t in charge of maintenance, that is a separate group you have to deal with. Construction: It has been going on since at least March, since I looked at other condo reviews of Beach Palms while on vacation. It was never mentioned to us by the owner that ANY construction was going on OR would be going on. Scaffolding by the pool all week and flooring laid in the condo next to us. It was extremely noisey. We hardly spent any time in the condo or by the pool because of this reason. There was no way to take a nap or relax on the balcony, as the noise resignated everywhere. I would have never rented this unit had I known that this would be what we had to listen to all week. We were not told about it, or offered a discounted rate for the inconvenience. We had actually looked at another condo in another area down the road, but I was called personally by the owner and told that there could possibly be construction on the balcony and I was given the option to rent or not, which I appreciated.
We only get one week of vacation, we had a great time, but the construction coupled with the pool situation, and no response/help from the rental office or maintenance group, really didn’t make it an easy stay.
I'm sorry to hear that you had more con's than pro's regarding your vacation rental. I know you had send me numerous texts over the week which I tried to answer or get answers for you. I do know you mentioned that you were pleased with the condo and had no problems with our unit.
Upon your arrival your first text indicated that I did not have any beach gear, the only items that I mention in my advertisement is beach towels.
Our building maintenance and painting started in January, 2018, and was completed weeks prior to your arrival. They had to construct the scaffold on the opposite side of the building not your side to fix the mansford above the unit on the 5th floor. Regular maintenance of a bldg is required for safety reasons.
2 guest reviews prior to your arrival don't mention any construction.
You sent me a text regarding vibrating noise coming from somewhere in the building. I contacted the board, they were not notified by any unit owner of work being done. You did some checking and found the unit next to ours were putting in new floors. If I had known this work was going to happen I would have notified you. It is very unfortunate that they did this work during your vacation. This noise would have impacted a number of units above, below and around this owner's unit.
You did send me a text regarding the pool being closed, upon checking I notified you it was closed because of toxic levels in and around the pool because of fecal matter. It is very unfortunate that vandalism like this happens and ruins someone's use of the pool for that day and part of the next.
6 days after your arrival you notified me of the problem with the door knob coming off when you returned from dinner on Thursday night. You mentioned your husband had put it back on and that you didn't want anyone to look at it until after your departure. We've never had this happen before, nor did you mention that the knob was loose during the previous days.
I have spoken to the owner of the agency and they have changed how they record and act upon after hour emergencies, I believe this is the number you called regarding various issues. I have included on my tips and consideration sheet the rental agency local number which should be called anytime during working hours, this goes directly to the rental agency.
I hope that you were able to use the pool and beach for most of your vacation and enjoy the many great places to visit and eat in the area.
Perfect beach front condo
Great condo! CLEAN, comfortable, everything you need for a perfect sand between your toes vacation!
Hi Annette and Jim,
It was a pleasure having you stay at our condo.
You are welcome to return any time.
Enjoy your summer!
Rick and Marianne
15 minutes south of Clearwater Beach.
5 minutes north of John's Pass
Both places are a must to visit. They offer Dolphin watching, boat cruises.
Busch Gardens is approx. 30 minutes from the condo.
Orlando Theme Parks are 1.5 to 2.0 hr drive.
Plenty of restaurants within a couple of miles going either north on Gulf Blvd or south.
Beach Trolley stops on Gulf Blvd., you can leave your car at the condo.
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