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A Gorgeous First Floor Condo on Water in beautiful Bahia del Mar? Yes Please!!

5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 14, 2016
Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 4

What a beautiful, coastal casual way to relax! Escape to the tropical barrier island of Isla Del Sol, near St. Petersburg, Florida! The condo complex reminds you of a Disney World resort - professionally landscaped and so clean! Like being in a reasonably-priced resort you can rent by the month! And so quiet and serene - a great place to totally relax.

Rentals are by the month only, but you will want to stay longer!

If you want to visit the historic Don Cesar hotel or Pass-a-Grille beach, head over the bridge and a gorgeous vista awaits at the top of the bridge. Everything about this place is spectacular!

The first thing you will notice when you walk into the condo is the beautiful, comfortable boardwalk floors throughout the unit. Pristine, fully furnished, first floor, one-level (no stairs!) condo with screened-in porch. PLUS largest deck in complex overlooking fountains in Bahia Del Mar's private salt water lake, adjacent to Boca Ciego Bay. 24-hour security, free in-condo Wi-Fi, pedestrian-friendly and bicycle-friendly community. Newly painted ceilings throughout to add light to the roomy condo. Bright white wicker furniture throughout with sand and sea palette, a dash of spicy color and art really adds to this laid back condo!

Master has king-sized bed, flat screen TV, DVD, thick-cushioned recliner and rocker for your morning read by the window, water view and screened-in porch access. Updated master bathroom with walk-in shower. Guest bedroom has a queen-sized bed and newly painted, updated, private bath with quartz counter top.

Beautiful, bright kitchen with everything you need to dine in or have a dinner party: dishware, new knives, glasses, small appliances, crock pot, garbage disposal, deep sink and tall faucet, serving dishes, casserole dishes, bowls, new pots and pans, coffee maker, cutting boards, teapots, cooking utensils, paper and cleaning products - you name it, we have it! And if we don't, just let us know!

Also features a clean, contemporary dining area, relaxing living room featuring twin Lazy-Boy recliners (ahhhhhh!), long sofa, flat screen TV (with Blue Ray DVD player, DVR, and digital cable), and new, larger washer and dryer.

The beautiful, sprawling deck was just rebuilt and now features composite wood decking (no splinters!). There is a privacy screen in the screened-in porch in case you want to go outside in your jammies and have breakfast!

Imagine taking your meals at a table that always has a waterfront view and has perfectly manicured grounds with a backdrop of tall, royal palms. The condo area pool is heated in the winter and chilled in the summer. Or you can relax in the hot tub, located next to the pool. The pool area overlooks Boca Ciega Bay. If you are at the pool around 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., you will see a pod or two of dolphins coming into the Bay right in front of the pool!

Condo rental policy requires monthly stays only - but you will want to stay longer!

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

We live in Atlanta and discovered this hidden treasure through our close friends. We live around the corner from each other in Atlanta AND Isla Del Sol! Originally from Pittsburgh, we moved to Atlanta and loved to vacation on the Gulf Coast. As soon as we visited Isla while vacationing with friends, we knew we had to invest in our own place! And we love sharing it with others who want to escape to a perfect, Florida Gulf vacation spot.

What a great place to relax, play games with friends, laugh over a couple of cocktails on the deck. We absolutely love it!

We can't get here as often as we would like, so we enjoy sharing it with guests!

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5 Reviews

5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

St. John's, NL, Canada
5

Beautiful and peaceful......WE HATED TO LEAVE

  • 5 of 5

We had stayed in Isla before in a high rise so I thought we would miss the view. But this was so much better. Sitting on the large patio and listening to the birds chatter and watching the fish jump in the pond was so very relaxing and peaceful. The condo is beautiful, very tastefully furnished and it quickly became our home away from home as we settled in. Susan has thought of everything you could possibly need from the kitchen to the beach. We ate most meals outside in the screened-in Lanai or enjoyed a glass of wine there at night before bed. Our time went way too quickly. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are looking forward to returning next Spring. Susan and Jim

You were both a pleasure to deal. Thank you so much for sharing your piece of paradise.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is our pleasure to make your vacation comfortable! It is great that guests can go out on the large outside deck overlooking water - indeed soothes the soul. You do not need to take an elevator in order to see a beautiful water view!
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Bensalem, Pa
5

Love It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about the place. It had everything we needed and some. Very clean and comfortable. We liked it so much we are going back in 2015.

Thanks to Susan for doing such a good job and making us feel at home in her paradise, if only for a little while.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love our guests and strive to have everything you need at our guest's fingertips! We want you to not worry about anything except relaxation in a serene, coastal condo....
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Atlanta GA
5

So much MORE than we expected!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was so much more than we expected….. We based our decision to rent on the area as well as the pictures of the condo online. We got so much more! The pictures just don’t do it justice… The area is wonderful, convenient to local beaches, restaurants and local attractions. The surprise for us was the condo itself. "Immaculate" comes to mind first and foremost to describe the condo and then the furnishings. The condo has been newly re-furnished and the owners have done an exceptional job of adding art and tasteful accessories. What an added treat for us. We so enjoyed having our coffee each morning in the screened part of the very large deck overlooking the water and the fountain. Late in the afternoon, after sunbathing on the outside part of the deck, we would enjoy cocktails overlooking the water as we prepared our dinner. We enjoy cooking so the fully stocked kitchen offered us every utensil we could ever need. When we decided to eat out, the local restaurants were superb. Everything was at our fingertips and everthing so comfy! It is so nice to get more than you expect, and this place offered us much more. Finally, the owners were a joy to work with. Jim and Susan were wonderful. Thank you both for a wonderful experience and don’t forget, we’re coming back next year!!!

Jack and Juju

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We take pride in keeping the inside of the condo as beautiful as the surroundings outside. We want to make your vacation special and memorable. You are on vacation and you should feel relaxed as soon as you walk in the door!
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Oakville
5

Vacation Pleasure

  • 5 of 5

This waterfront condo is extremely well equipped and is very comfortable and nicely decorated. A special feature is the very large deck which offers a panoramic view of the water and surrounding area. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bahia del Mar is postcard perfect - melts stress straight away!
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Flushing, MI
5

Beautiful condo

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent two months in this beautiful condo. Not only was this condo decorated with a coastal theme that matched the surrounding scenery it was close to many restaurants and attractions. The swimming pool and hot tub was extremely clean and well maintained. When you stay in this waterfront location you will not want to leave.....

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love sharing our condo and the area is so gorgeous that it takes your breath away. You KNOW you are on vacation the minute you turn into Bahia del Mar. Being outside on the deck sitting on a lounge chair watching the flying fish and enjoying the waterview is so soothing. Inside is just as relaxing when you watch TV sitting on one of our Lazy-Boy recliners or sitting on the screened-in porch playing cards with friends. What a getaway!
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Location

From the Owner

It is an affordable tropical island that is impeccably landscaped and maintained. It reminded us of visits to Disneyworld -- the place is perfect. The pristine blue water, the myriad of palms, the gorgeous Florida sunsets are too beautiful not to share! We've updated our first floor condo to reflect a calm, casual home away from home. We've made sure that you have everything you need to relax....

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Tampa International at 25 Miles Nearest Beach : St. Pete Beach at 1 Miles

You are right over the bridge (less than 5 minutes by bike or car) from the fabled Don Cesar Hotel and US Top Ten Award winning Fort DeSoto Beach. You can explore artsy Pass-a-Grille featuring sugar white sand and the blue-green water that the Gulf is famous for! Eat at one of Pass-a-Grille's many restaurants and stay for THE best sunsets.

Banks and grocery stores are 5 minutes away. Close by attractions include watersports, fishing, snorkling, parasailing, dinner cruises and dolphin-watch cruises.

You can drive:

*5 minutes to St. Pete Beach

*5 minutes to Corey Avenue Saturday or Sunday markets (Oct-May)

*5 minutes to historical Don Cesar Hotel for brunch or dinner

*5 minutes from restaurants in Terra Verde (Tony & Nello's, Island Grille, and Billy's Seafood and other restaurants where the locals eat)

*5 minutes to Pass-a-Grille Sunday market (beside Don Cesar Hotel)

* 10 minutes to downtown St. Petersburg (aquariums, festivals, Dali Museum and Chihuly glass exhibit museum)

*15 minutes to famed Mazarro's Market (must see!)

* 15 minutes to St Pete/Clearwater Airport

* 20 minutes to the Hard Rock Casino

* 25 minutes to Tampa International Airport

* 30 minutes to Bush Gardens and Tampa Bay

* 90 minutes to Disney World, SeaWorld, Epcot, Harry Potter, and Universal Studios

Recommended restaurants in St. Pete: Verducci's Italian (the best and has early bird specials that includes 2 for 1 wine), The Frog Pond (for big breakfasts), Beverly's (for regular American and French-flavored breakfasts), Jackie's on Corey Avenue for excellent fresh and innovative meals, Oyster Shuckers on Blind Pass for excellent seafood (including all-you-can-eat crab legs), Silas Dent's for Lobster Dinner Thursdays.

In Tierra Verde, be sure to go to both Island Grille and Billy's Seafood for excellent seafood at great prices (including early bird specials), Tony & Nello's for incredible Italian dinners that are huge. These are our favorites!

Best beaches are Pass-a-Grille across the bridge and turn left, St. Pete Beach across the bridge and turn right, and Fort Desoto which is past Tierra Verde and only a few minutes away.

Music and dancing is at Shark Tales across the street from Oyster Shuckers, and Cadillac's.

Grocery shop at The Butcher's on Pinellas Bayway and Mazzarro's on 22nd Street and any Publix or Walmart which are closeby.

Shop at Patchington's for boutique ladies wear (across from our complex which houses Subway and Boardwalk restaurants), and in the Publix shopping center on Gulf Boulevard across from the St. Pete public beach.

Take day trips to:

*Sarasota for upscale shopping and Long Boat Key for gorgeous beaches

*Ybor City which was known as the Latin Quarter for Cuban food, freshly rolled cigars, and Flamenco dancing at the famous Columbia Restaurant (excellent food and a beautiful building).

*Tarpon Springs for a Gulf coast town with a definite Greek flavor. Wonderful place for Greek food, Greek pastries, and sea sponges!

*Treasure Island for lots of restaurants and local stores.

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Amenities

From the Owner

Isla del Sol is just so beautiful! No noise, no spring breakers, no noisy cars. A languid, dreamy place that you can never get enough of.

Property Type

  • condo

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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  • Hair Dryer
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  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
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  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 890 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, Walk-in shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Master bath has a newly built walk-in shower with gorgeous, textured, wavy tiles added to represent the water surrounding you. New quartz counter top. Shower seat and bars for balance. Second bathroom has a tub/shower and also features a new quartz counter top. Both newly painted in seafoam green.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Access from Master to the screened-in porch. Features a plush, bamboo rocker and recliner so you can look out across the lake from your bedroom! Walk-in closet. Gorgeous view everyday!

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Freebies: * 24-hour security * Free Wi-Fi in Condo * Expanded digital cable * Phone calls anywhere to US or Canada * Use of two bicycles * Access to exercise room * Access to heated/chilled outdoor pool and hot tub * Boogie boards, pool noodles * New beach chairs and new beach umbrellas * Monthly Pest control * DVDs and games * New table and 6 chairs on deck * New 10 foot table umbrella on outside deck (opens and closes easily with crank) Newly painted kitchen fully stocked with everything you need including: * Coffee pot, microwave, blender, toaster, hand mixer, electric knife * New dishwasher, new garbage disposal, new sink and faucet * Table settings/glasses/service for 8+ * New set of pots/pans, utensils, bowls * Knives, cutting boards, and the list goes on.... Other Amenities: * New washer/dryer * Towels (kitchen, bath, and beach) * All new linens, pillows * Basic cleaning and bath supplies including dish and laundry detergents * HD flat screen TV with blue-ray DVD player * IPod ready CD stereo with radio * Clock radios in both bedrooms * Hair dryers in both bathrooms * 2nd flatscreen TV and DVD in master bedroom * Indoor/outdoor electric George Forman grill * Glass and wicker table and 4 padded chairs in screened-in porch (with new fan) * Ironing board and iron * Local menu binder Condo is 25 minutes from Tampa International Airport and 15 minutes from St. Pete/Clearwater Airport. A wide variety of fabulous and reasonably-priced restaurants are close by including incredible German, Italian, Czech, and Chinese food. Great shopping is minutes away - indoor malls, outlets, local markets

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