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Casa Del Mar

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 4 Sleeps

'Boca Ciega Beauty'...Casa Del Mar...Isla Del Sol...fifth floor one bedroom, 1 1/2 bath Bay view

condo. Pullout

queen size bed in living room for additional sleeping. No pets and no smoking please.

Art Mancino
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 1, 2017


Isla del Sol Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Half Bathroom -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Heated pool, jacuzzi, fishing. Large TV, high speed Internet access and free long distance phone calls. Newly remodeled kitchen with solid wood cabinets, granite countertops and tiled floor.


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Casa Del Mar
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews


  • 1 of 5

We initially booked this place based upon the positive reviews.

Upon arrival, we were surprised and shocked enough that we referenced the reviews to be certain we had the correct owner listed in VRBO. This place was not reflective of the reviews in VRBO in any way!

1) The kitchen is very outdated and the dishes were dirty. Utensils and plates had not been washed or scrubbed which contained food particles from the previous guest. The dishes were so dirty from previous guest, we tried to scrub the debris from the forks, knives, and plates. Eventually, we chose to purchase our own dishes for the month stay so that we could be clean. We just placed their provided dishes in the upper shelf and took pictures to prove our review.

2) The bath towel placed on the towel rack in the bathroom had blonde hair on it. The other towels provided are small (not full size) bath towels and all towels are very old, worn out material. When I went to take a shower, the drain instantly backed up to my ankle within 2-3 minutes.

3) The sheets had blonde hairs in the bed. We are not blonde, therefore, we assumed someone just made up the bed without washing the sheets and bath towels and assumed it was acceptable (it is NOT). The blankets had a faint odor on them needless to mention the sheets had hair. The spare sheets in the closet were definitely used, not clean since they were not folded and has an odor.

While the Internet and TV service was great, we expected to arrive with a clean unit. Unfortunately, we are clean people and would hope when a property is advertised with the reviews we saw here, we could expect a clean and orderly rental. Not expecting much. To take the first several hours on arrival cleaning dishes and washing the sheets and towels is completely outrageous. Making matters worst, while washing the sheets, some fool makes a remark as to why we are washing so much laundry. This being said, clearly people within some communities consider themselves clean when they are far from reality. This place was NOT CLEAN in the Kitchen, Bathroom or the bed. Which made the stay very unwelcome and disrespectful of our expectations based upon reviews that are not completely honest. This place was not clean and I am appalled that we actually paid $125 cleaning fee upon exit for a place that was disgusting.

* We have rented Vacation Rentals for many years for our travels, this place is not recommended due to the misleading reviews.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is safe to say that after 12 years this is their first negative review we have received. I have a local manager and cleaning person and if they had contacted us when they first noticed a problem we would have gladly come by and corrected it. While l cannot prove or disapprove some of their allegations regarding blond hairs, I can say that when we arrived at the condo after our cleaning person had cleaned the unit, we did not experience any problems with the linens but we did correct the problem with the bathroom drain. With regards to the towels there were 10 full bath size towels in the condo in addition to hand towels and washcloths. The kitchen has had a complete remodel less than three years ago including new custom cabinets granite countertops and new tile floor so I would disagree with their assessment of the condition of the kitchen as you can see from the pictures on our website. In summary we do our best to ensure our tenants have a very pleasant experience which is evident by our other reviews and will continue to do so
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Amazing Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented Art's unit for three (3) months and we are just loving it here! The views from the balcony are breathtaking, The condo is in pristine condition and Art is the best owner. He looks after ever detail instantly. Regrettably next year we can't come back or we would be here for the same three (3) months for sure!!

It really is a home away from home! The pool area and grounds are extremely well kept and it is such an idle location to rest and relax, oh and shop!

I would recommend this unit to anyone!!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Darlene, it was a pleasure having you and your husband stay at our condo. We appreciate the kind words and you are welcome again in the future.
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in Art and Debbie's condo for 3 months. It was a pleasure. The condo was immaculately clean and tastefully decorated. The building just received a new coat of paint in the hallways as well as beautiful new carpet.

Isla del Sol is a wonderful place to stay as it's very safe and has safe areas for walking with some of the best open water views in the county. It's a great location as you are within minutes of St. Pete Beach, Ft. Desoto Beach and downtown St. Petersburg as well as the Skyway to Bradenton/Sarasota.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful comments Kerry. We enjoyed having you stay at our place and hope to see you again.
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Nova Scotia, Canada

Execellent Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a month and were sorry to leave. A wonderful condo with everything you might need.Includes new granite in the kitchen and bathroom. A very clean,confortable nicely decorated condo. Start each day with a Florida sunrise and coffee on your balcony. Quiet and very safe area with lots of places to walk. Enjoy the heated pool and hot tub or just lay back and soak up the sun. Only a few minutes to St Pete Beach and all it offers. We have traveled to Florida for many years and this was by far our best choice. Enjoy.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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On Boca Ceiga Bay. 1 mile from Gulf and near Fort Desoto State Park.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125

Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

From $1,400-$2,400/month. Minimum rental period is monthly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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