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St Pete Beach / Gulf View Studio


Property Details

Updated: Oct 22, 2016
Studio: (0 bedrooms), Murphy-bed- sleeps 2, 1 Bath

St. Pete Beach Gulf View Studio efficiency condo overlooking the breathtaking Gulf of Mexico. Literally 150 feet to the beach! Well appointed, thoughtfully equipped, for your turn-key vacation enjoyment. Guests are treated to both gulf views from your unit's front windows and courtyard pool views from your personal balcony. The pool is heated and available to guests. Walls are brightened with framed photographs by local artist. A comfortable queen size murphy-bed provides a restful night's sleep and additional living room space during the day. Surrounding the St. Pete Beach community are a variety of beach, grocery, coffee and deli shops; also a selection of restaurants, all within walking distances. A guest book is provided that details many local services and attractions. For additional details please click on the 'amenities' tab above.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

I am 'in the fore-front' of the photo above: I am a 34 year veteran middle school math educator, married to Susan, a 20 year United States Air force veteran. We have 3 grown educated children. I also am a 29 year volunteer first responder/rescuer with the National Ski Patrol in Connecticut. We both plan to spend time in Florida, where Susan grew-up and Connecticut upon retirement.

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Speaks: english

4 Reviews

based on 4 traveler reviews

Macomb, MI


  • 5 of 5

This was our 7th time using VRBO and once again it did not disappoint-we were looking for a condo with a pool and within walking distance of the Gulf and "bam" we found both at The Friendly Native the beach is literally 175 yards from the unit and as you can see in the pictures you have a view of the beach and the pool!!! This unit is small but very accommodating Marshal and Susan have thought of most everything to make your stay comfortable- in the closet they have two beach chairs a very handy 12 pack cooler ,three beach mats and obviously if your flying in these are items your not packing.If your looking for luxurious or high end this is not for you- however if your looking for CLEAN and very functional this is it!! My wife and I were here for four days and it couldn't have been any better the pool was very nice and well kept and the other people staying here we so friendly and pleasant.

There are a few restaurants /Bars within walking distance of the condo that we found to be quite good - we love oyster's and the Oyster Shuckers is just a short walk -also Willies Bar was a lot of fun and close by as well.

This was our first time in St.Pete/ Treasure Island and I went away thinking we need to come back and explore more .As I mentioned the location between Treasure Island and St.Pete is perfect we would definitely stay here again !!!

The owners were very helpful and any email or call was quickly returned - so if your reading this and wondering if you should pull the trigger just remember this is what it is a smaller CLEAN condo to explore from.

Thanks once again Marshall!!! (chip)

D. From Michigan

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear D. from Michigan, Susan & I wish to express our appreciation to you for taking the time to write a review and, of course, a big thank you for the kind words. We do receive personal emails from our guests telling us what a pleasant time they had at our little "peace" of St. Pete Beach Heaven, but it is extra special to see such comments posted to assist potential guests to feel comfortable making a vacation decision.
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Simply a beautiful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed just two weeks. It was everything I expected and more! The location was ideal for walking on the beach. Nearly everything was in walking distance from the unit restaurants, laundry, entertainment (if you are interested). The families there were warm and inviting, you are not a stranger there. All in all the most relaxing vacation I have spend in many years.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David, Susan & I wish to thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. We take great pride in maintaining a high level of form and function for our guests as if we were staying there. We look forward to hosting you in the future when your desire to travel to St. Pete Beach "beckons" again. Sincerely, Marshall & Susan
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  • 5 of 5

This huge efficiency is ideal for two guests, for a lengthy stay.

It is a bright and open space, recently remodeled. In high end style. The window and sliding glass door let in the Florida sunlight from morning until night! It was our "HEAVENLY PARADISE" for a month. The ocean is directly across the street, and our view is glorious!!!!!! The other residents, Friendly Natives, are great, welcoming, and fun to be with. The pool is set warm for an enjoyable entry and swim. The pool is surrounded by a hibiscus hedge. PARADISE FOUND AT St Pete's Beach! We hope to reserve here, forever! The owner is great to work with and very accommodating. A 5 STAR rating for this beauty!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time here during our 5 day stay! The condo is modern, very cute and actually quite spacious and comfy. it was equipped with everything we needed. I loved that a 1 minute walk had my feet right in the white beach sand. The space is perfect for 2 people. We traveled as 2 females and felt very safe. The view is great from the condo and there's so much to do in the area. We also enjoyed the breakfast bar across the street that overlooks the ocean as well as the cocktail bar a short walk down the beach.

We'll definitely be staying here again!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Natasha, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review and such a complementary one at that. We are so glad that you both enjoyed yourselves so much and felt safe and relaxed. Susan & I have put effort into creating a place for our guests and on occasion ourselves, that we can all appreciate. We look forward to hosting you again in the future should your desire to travel lures you back to St. Pete Beach. Sincerely, Susan & Marshall
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From the Owner

This Property was the first real estate venture for my wife Susan and I and serves us nicely when we visit St. Pete Beach where Susan was raised and her mom still lives. We knew when we walked in and saw the view it was the place to buy, small, clean, convenient and affordable.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Tampa International at 15 Miles Car: not necessary

There are so many things to do for all ages. Fun in the sun includes: all water sports: boat rentals, local cruises, deep sea fishing, surfing, para sailing, swimming/sunning. Bike rentals/ 47 mile Pinellas trail, golf, tennis, movie theaters, trolley tours, gift shops, performing arts, St. Petersburg & Tampa waterfront cultural centers, museums, galleries and shops.

Busch Gardens, 30 mins. away

Disney, MGM, Sea World 90 min. away.

Tampa Airport 30 mins. , airport shuttle available, ask for 'super shuttle'.

Public Transportation steps away

See Guest Information Guide, see coffee table drawer at condo for specifics


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
May 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
In Season
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Nightly Rate: $90 - $115

Weekly Rate: $595 - $770

Monthly Rate: $1736 - $2380

Off Season Gulf/Pool Rates (May through Nov.) Nightly $90, Weekly $595, Monthly $1736 (3 night minimum)
In Season Gulf/Pool Rates (Dec. through Apr.) Nightly $115, Weekly $770, Monthly $2380 (3 night minimum)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: Oct 22, 2016
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From the Owner

Unobstructed view of the state owned beach will always be protected from a 'high-rise development' being built and blocking the view.

Property Type

  • studio


  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • Beachfront


  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 500 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1
  • Clean retro-motif, Tiled throughout, pedestal sink, medicine cabinet, glass shelving


  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, Normal queen matrice
  • Condo is a studio with a queen sized murphy-bed which stores in its own cabinet during the day to provide for more living space.


  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Living Room Include : flat screen cable TV with separate blue ray DVD player, CD stereo, ceiling fan, leather loveseat, 2 antique lounge chairs, floor lamps & coffee table. Let's not forget the 'wine cooler'. Galley Kitchen includes a 2-stool breakfast bar, and dinette table with 2 matching chairs Bathroom is clean, tiled with tub/shower & pedestal sink Condo is fully organized with all the equipment for housekeeping. There is a two-burner smooth glass electric cook top, frost-free refrigerator with freezer, dishwasher, microwave, blender, coffee maker, bagel toaster, cookware, glassware, dishes, utensils, hairdryer, and most other home comforts. Linens/Towels are provided but not exchanged Laundry coin-op is close by Local phone calls are free Cable TV, Wireless Internet & Parking Pass are included wtih your stay AC/Heat in unit.

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