Author Archive

Fun in the Autumn Sun on the Florida West Coast

Posted on: November 22nd, 2016 by admin No Comments

Autumn Events 2016

Super Boat Races Sep 30-Oct 2

The Super Boat races were as much fun as they always are. Tons of people show up along the beach and crowd onto the pier to watch the most powerful racing boats in the world roar by. You can hear the sound all along the beach and when you get close enough, you can feel the vibrations in your chest. This is an event that is worth fight the crowd for. If you want to draw the event out, attend all three days, enjoy the boats on display in Coachman Park, and dine on the carnival style food available along the marina.

Super Boat at Clearwater Beach Super boat Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Jazz Holiday Oct 13-16

The Clearwater Jazz Holiday is a perfect excuse to lay out on  your beach blanket in the park and listen to some music. The greats of jazz appear to fill Coachman Park in downtown Clearwater with excellent jazz music. The event is a laidback yet exciting event, with daytime and nighttime music to enjoy. Clearwater Harbor provides the backdrop and a nice place to stroll either on the way or out.

Clearwater Jazz Holiday

Chalk Walk chalk art festival Oct 20-23

The Chalk Walk Festival is only a few years old but it’s already a favorite at Clearwater Beach. This event draws ample spectators to stroll down the Beach Walk sidewalks watching the chalk artists create intriguing images. It makes the beachfront stroll just that much more exciting to visit. While you’re there, the beach restaurants are right beside you and the white sands that made Clearwater Beach famous are just across the street.

Mermaids sidewalk chalk art Chalk Walk art Clearwater

Stone Crab Festivals Oct 21-23

The Stone Crab Festival is another Clearawater Beach and regional favorite. While stone crab season is much longer than the two-day festival, this event brings the season to light and a whole lot of people together. Live bands, dining tents, and trinkets make this festival a hit. Several Clearwater Beach restaurants offer their own venues for the event.

Stone Crab Fest

Volleyball America Nationals Oct 22

While a volleyball tournament at Clearwater Beach is nothing new, this one occurred during the Chalk Walk Festival and the Stone Crab Festival, rounding out the festival atmosphere at the beach. Set next to Pier 60, which runs a sunset festival of its own each night, the volleyball tournament drew in yet another dynamic for this top-weekend-of-the-year for Clearwater Beach.

Beach volley ball pier 60 Clearwater Beach volleyball October

John’s Pass Seafood Festival Oct 27-30

The Madeira Beach favorite tourist destination of John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk set up its own seafood festival again this year, including a Halloween costume contest in its midst. The food on display ogled passersby and satisfied anyone ready to chow down. A large dining tent included a live stage for a well-rounded experience. In addition to this fantastic foodie event were plenty of vending stalls plus the great shops and waterfront boardwalk that have made John’s Pass a coastal favorite for the region.

Johns Pass Seafood Festival Johns Pass Seafood Festival

Tarpon Springs Seafood Festival Nov 11-13

The Tarpon Springs Seafood Festival added the Greek flair for which Tarpon Springs is so famous. The fishing-town-gone-tourist-stop has plenty of gift shops to entertain you for hours, which made a fantastic venue for a seafood festival. This event allowed attendees to walk the street and choose from a wide array of seafood plus Greek food.

Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

Taste of Indian Rocks Beach Nov 12

Taste of Indian Rocks Beach is a one day event that puts out a pretty big spread. Folks attending this event gathered in the park for this Saturday event in the beach town that still retains the feel of Old Florida while having no problem keeping up with today.

Indian Rocks Beach

Discover Egmont Key Nov 12-13

This unique event took you on a ferry ride to an island that has oddly escaped fame. The sand and palm trees cover this island that sits right at the mouth of Tampa Bay, which is why it has the history it does. Military bunkers from the past as well as crumbled barracks make this island a fascinating place to visit. Once off the ferry you could inspect the old lighthouse, walk along sandy palm shaded trails, stroll the old brick streets where the barracks used to stand, and then explore the old military compound inside and out. The Discover Egmont Key event was just a really good excuse to visit a place you should have checked out before anyway.

Egmont Key lighthouse Egmont Key ruins

St Pete/Pass a Grille Chowder Challenge Nov 13

The Chowder Challenge might be the best culinary event of the year, at least if you like chowder. Top restaurants of the region chip in to present their best chowders. Guests received samples of various types and then sat down to taste and fill out a survey sheet. At the end, you got to vote for your favorite chowders. If you love food, outdoor events, and especially chowder, this event was not to be missed.

Chowder Challenge St Pete Pass a Grille

Sanding Ovation Nov 16-20

Sanding Ovation earns a place in the strata of events not to be missed on the Central Gulf Coast of Florida. The key draw are the sand sculptures made right on the beach at Treasure Island. On the last day of the event, the votes from visitors and sculptors determined the top sculptures for the year.

Sanding Ovation sculpture Sanding Ovation vendors

Dunedin Celtic Music and Craft Beer Festival Nov 19

This was one of the most entertaining events of the year for not only music but for beer tasting and souvenir shopping. Tents with Celtic themed items lined the field to explore between music sets. The Celtic bands were top notch and a whole lot of fun to watch. The later the night got, the wilder the music became. Add beer tasting to the mix, and, well, it was a lot of people having a lot of fun.

Celtic Music Fest

 

 

Look for these local events coming to the Central Gulf Coast of Florida this holiday season.

Clearwater Turkey Trot, Nov 24

Florida Botanical Gardens Holiday Lights in the Garden, Nov 25 – Dec 31

Snow Place Like Tarpon Festival and Tarpon Springs Boat Parade, Dec 2

Clearwater Color Run, Dec 3

Clearwater Holiday Lighted Boat Parade, Dec. 10

Madeira Beach Holiday Boat Parade & ROC Park Concert, Dec 10

Treasure Island lighted boat parade, Dec 11

Indian Rocks Beach boat parade, Dec 11

Clearwater Beach Outback Bowl beach event, Dec 30

Clearwater Midnight New Years Fireworks, Dec 31

 

Other posts you might enjoy:

Escape Room Joins the Fun in Clearwater Florida

Clearwater Color Run Strikes Again

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

 

Save

Save

Fishing Charters on the Florida West Coast

Posted on: September 14th, 2016 by admin No Comments

A fishing charter into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico is a dream come true to many. The beautiful blue waters, the warm climate, and the fantastic fishing combine to create one of the best fishing charter locations in the country. But what does a fishing charter on Florida’s West Coast entail? That’s a we’re going to answer.

Fishing the Gulf of Mexico

While you can also find the larger tour boats that take large groups, most fishing charter boats are relatively small, taking four to eight people. That means you need to be prepared to spend time in close quarters with companions and the boat crew. Here at Clearwater Beach Marina, crews are almost always a team of two.

Clearwater Beach Marina

It is a good idea to choose a comfortable boat. The reason is the length of the trip. The Gulf of Mexico is shallow along Florida’s West Coast while the best fishing is in deeper waters. That means charter boats most often will take you straight out into the Gulf, heading for the shelf where you will experience the best fishing. Powerful engines are standard equipment and the boat ride is usually a lot of fun. The entire trip is most often set as half day and full day, which means either four or eight hours. If you want the best fishing, however, ask for the full day. That will get you well over the shelf and into the waters that will fill you cooler with fish and usually a bit more.

Gulf of Mexico fishing

Florida is famous for sunshine. Your chances of sun on a morning trip into the Gulf of Mexico are very high. Our skies usually start clear with clouds slowly gathering as the day goes on. Larger boats provide interior areas but the more common charters do not. That means you will be in the sun most of the day. Even if you are acclimated to being in the sun, be sure to use sunscreen to avoid getting burned. On the upside, you will be out on a very blue body of water in the bright Florida sunshine, which is actually quite nice.

Boating Florida West Coast

If your fishing experience is anything like mine, you might ask whether you are actually going to catch any fish. The answer is yes. The Gulf of Mexico is known for its excellent fishing. Whether you are looking for a good fight or a good meal, you have a chance of encountering either. Tell your boat crew what you prefer and, chances are, they will be able to accommodate.

Two Tails fishing charter

When it comes to extras, each boat is different. Some will tell you to bring a cooler of your own beverages. Others will provide drinks for you. Usually, it’s a little of both, with waters provided and other types of drinks on a bring-your-own basis. Let your boat crew know what you have in mind and they will tell you what you need to buy. If you think the ride is too long to go without eating, be sure to find out what is provided and what is not.

Florida West Coast Grouper

Keep in mind that when you bring the fish back, your charter crew will offer to clean the fish for you. That means you walk away with fish that is ready to cook. But, here on the West Coast of Florida, a good catch is not a surprise. Because of that, restaurants that sit near marinas will often take your fish and cook it for you! Yes, you will have to pay for the meal, but the cost of the fish subtracted. It’s a great way to enjoy your catch without the need to learn any recipes.

Florida sport fishing

When you put all the factors together, and you love fishing, the overall image is a good one. Fresh air, good food, sunshine, sparkling waters, and some hefty bites on your line are all in store for a fishing charter on the Florida West Coast.

Other posts you might enjoy:

Discovering Anclote Key All Over Again

Finding the Lost Dunedin Pass

Fort Desoto Beaches, Boating, and History

 

Save

New Beach Rentals on the Florida West Coast

Posted on: September 6th, 2016 by admin No Comments

We are always looking for quality vacation rentals to offer at our beaches. When we get new units, we get excited about it. Here are few new units we wanted to share with you.

Clearwater Beach

 

Sandpearl 607D

Adorning Clearwater’s pristine beachfront, Sandpearl Residences offers the highest caliber of guest experience and quality of appointment on the Gulf Coast. One of the newer resorts on Clearwater Beach, Sandpearl seamlessly blends refined amenities and nature’s splendor to create moments that enrich the spirit well beyond your stay.

Sandpearl Residence vacation rental Clearwater Beach

This luxurious 3 Bedroom 2.5 Bathroom Sandpearl Residence Condo is 2,181 sq ft and easily accommodates the whole family. The spacious living room has a flat screen TV and plenty of seating.

The large kitchen with granite counter tops and island is the perfect for mealtime. This unit has two dining tables, a small table in the kitchen and a more formal setting in the dining area.

The spacious balcony has a beautiful view of the white sand beach and ocean water in addition to overlooking the Sandpearl pool.

Master bedroom has king size bed, flat screen TV and attached full bathroom with garden tub, walk in shower, vanity and private lavatory.

The first guest room has queen size bed and attached full bathroom with walk in shower and the second guest room has queen size bed. There is an additional half bath in the unit and laundry room with washer and dryer.

Some of the rooms in the condo have motorized blinds and adjustable lighting switches.

Beautiful pool area has access right on to white sand beach of Clearwater.

This is a luxury monthly rental property. While this unit is in the Sandpearl Residences, it is a separate entity from the Sandpearl Resort next door. Guests of the Residences have access to all Residences amenities. Resort amenities are not included.

See more about this unit here.

 

House on the Bay

“House on the Bay” is a charming three bedroom, three bath house with a wonderful view of Clearwater Bay.

Florida Beach Rentals House on the Bay sunroom

This home is spacious and has all the essentials a family could want in a vacation rental. Enjoy a large living and dining area plus a cute kitchen with tile counters and pass-through to the sunroom.  The open, airy sunroom is the perfect place for family interaction with comfy couches to watch TV and cozy dining area.  Panoramic windows capture captivating waterfront views.  TVs in every bedroom and three full bathrooms.

House on the Bay has a great backyard adjacent to the water with a waterfront dock. It is the perfect place to sit and pass the time away watching all the exciting endeavors happening at Clearwater Harbor.

Come on over to the House on the Bay and have a great waterfront vacation.

See more about this unit here.

 

Harborview Grande 307

Come spend your vacation in this gorgeous three bedroom, two bath condo with breath-taking views of Clearwater Bay.

Florida Beach Rentals Harborview Grande 307 balcony

This unit has all the conveniences of home that includes a full kitchen and wet bar with built in wine cooler. Open floor plan makes for easy family interaction.

Each bedroom has its own flat screen TV. The master bedroom has an attached full bathroom and access to the balcony.

Walk out onto the balcony to relax or look for dolphins, sipping your favorite beverage as you take in the scenic view. Beaches of Clearwater are a short 10 min walk. This unit also has a boat dock available for use. Immerse yourself in vacation life at this Harborview Grande vacation condo.

See more about this unit here.

 

Harborview Grande 707

Your relaxing, fun-filled vacation awaits you here in this beautiful 7th floor, three bedroom, two bath condo.  This spacious vacation rental has all the conveniences of home with a full kitchen and flat screen TV’s.  The balcony will dazzle you with its large size and beautiful views of the Clearwater Bay.  Take a few moments to breath in the warm, salty air before heading off to the nearby beach.

Florida Beach Rentals Harborview Grande 707 view

This open floor plan has 1800 sq ft for the family to interact.  Unit also has washer and dryer for your convenience.

On site pool is heated during the months of November through March.

There is one assigned parking spot in the covered garage and secure entry.

Harborview Grande is centrally located to all kinds of restaurants, shops and activities. Stroll the new Beach Walk to Pier 60 to play, eat and shop on the Pier.  Daily sunsets are free!!  There are summer movies on an extra-large inflatable screen at the park next to Pier 60.

See more about this unit here.

 

Belle Harbor 307M

This beautiful 3 bedroom, two bath Belle Harbor unit overlooks the courtyard and enjoys partial views of Clearwater Bay.

Florida Beach Rentals Belle Harbor 307 patio couch table

The open floor plan of this unit is perfect for the family, featuring large living, dining and kitchen areas.  The kitchen has granite countertops stocked with all of the conveniences of home.  Quaint kitchen bistro table is wonderful spot the have coffee.  A breakfast bar with seating for 4 is a great place for a quick meal.  If you are feeling a little more formal, the dining table will accommodate with seating for six.  The living room has two comfy couches, a flat screen TV and delightful electric fireplace… so charming.  Walk out onto the balcony and take in the sun and warm breeze with peek-a-boo view of the Clearwater Bay over the beautiful clubhouse

The master bedroom is spacious with a king bed, flat screen TV, balcony access and attached master bathroom.  Master bathroom has a walk in shower, his and hers vanities, and private lavatory.

Second and third bedrooms have king beds and patio/balcony access.  Guest bathroom has shower/ tub combination. Unit has washer and dryer too.

Unit has one garage parking space.

Belle Harbor has heated pool, hot tub, grills, work out facility and community room.

Monthly rental

See more about this unit here.

 

Ocean Sands 504

Ocean Sands 504 is a beautiful, newly renovated studio right on the white sands of Madeira Beach. Enjoy our fabulous sunsets on your private fifth floor balcony.

Beachfront condo Florida West Coast

Nothing was left behind when modernizing the unit, from the kitchen to the bathroom. The recent updates include all stainless steel appliances in the kitchen along with beautiful white granite counter-tops and a flat surface cook top. The kitchen is very functional with a full-size fridge, range, microwave, and a dishwasher for your convenience. Kitchen overlooks the dining/living room area and right out to the beach! The dining table seats four with two additional seats at the breakfast bar. This condo has great entertainment for many hours outside or inside.

Inside, the HDTV is a whopping 42” with high-definition digital cable and a blue ray player. The Murphy bed in the living area is disguised, yet easily transitions in or out of its hiding place as needed.

Madeira Beach, as well as Ocean Sands, has a lot to offer. On-site at this vacation rental you’ll find a junior Olympic size pool, a Jacuzzi, a tiki hut, a large charcoal barbeque, shuffle board, and plenty of lounge chairs. Madeira Beach offers soft white sands and gorgeous sunsets for your slice of paradise. For the days not spent on the sand, there are countless places nearby to experience. John’s pass has The Friendly Fisherman Restaurant, Hooters, Bubba Gump’s Shrimp Company, unique crafty shops, Fishing, Dolphin Tours, Ghost Tours, The Florida Winery—more than enough unique shops and restaurants to spend a whole day, if not two!

The Ocean Sands Condos are located right on the sands of Madeira Beach, which is centrally located to St. Petersburg, John’s Pass Village, Clearwater Beach, and Tampa Bay.

See more about this unit here.

 

Other posts you might enjoy:

Discovery Tour of Anclote River and Anclote Key

Vacation Rental Frequently Asked Questions

Accommodations or Flight, Which to Book First

Save

Save

Save

Beach Temperatures on the Central West Coast of Florida

Posted on: August 29th, 2016 by admin No Comments

Clouds over beach

How Warm is Florida?

We get a lot of requests for info on what the temperatures are here in Clearwater Beach, Florida, as well as our area in general. While you might think they are mostly aimed at finding out how warm it is here in the winter, a lot of them want to know our summer temperatures too.

Beaches of Tampa Bay

This coastline, in general, is called the Central Gulf Coast of Florida. Our portion of that coast is the beaches of the Tampa Bay area which border the Gulf of Mexico. That encompasses the beach towns of St Pete Beach, Clearwater Beach, and all the beach communities between. It also includes the beach parks of Egmont Key, Fort Desoto, Caladesi Island State Park, Honeymoon Island State Park, and Anclote Key Nature Preserve.

Clearwater Beach morning clouds

Summer on the Florida West Coast

Summer is where we will start. To shortcut the conversation, our summers are hot. It’s Florida. June, July, August, and September are the hot months. No surprise there. According to the U.S. Climate Center website, our average summer temperatures are 89 to 91 degrees Fahrenheit/32 Celsius. Of course, that’s the average. It does go above and below those numbers. Add the humidity brought to us by the Gulf of Mexico and it feels quite warm.

Hyatt pool deck view

 

The saving grace from the heat is the same thing that makes it feel warmer, and that’s the Gulf of Mexico. All you have to do to cool off is dive in. But there’s more to it than that. The Gulf is not quite as cool as you would imagine. In the summer it reaches the mid-eighties. This summer we had a few days of ninety. That was warm but it only lasted a short while and then the water perceptibly cooled off – down into the eighties that is. Despite how warm that sounds, it’s still refreshing to dive in and it does cool you down.

Winter trips to Florida are famous. People come here to escape the winter chills of the north, from both the U.S. and Canada. But how warm is it exactly? There’s good news and bad news. The bad news first. To someone who lives in Florida, it gets cold! The good news, to someone from the north, it’s not cold at all. December, January, and February are the coldest, with a bone chilling 55 degrees Fahrenheit/12 Celsius. Winter water temperatures range around 70 Fahrenheit/21 Celsius.

Swimming Gulf of Mexico

While we joke about how cold it is here we know that it’s really not. However, we once in a while get a person who thinks we enjoy eighty degrees all year long, and that’s just not true. We experience winter, just on a very mild scale. The truth is that our winter is very refreshing. After a summer of high temperatures, a cool winter is actually quite welcome.

The remaining months between summer and winter are some of our favorites. Oddly, they are not as popular with visitors. If you lived in Florida and knew how amazing the weather was, you’d wonder why that was true. It’s not chilly, it’s not hot. We refer to that as very nice weather. The temperatures range between 65 and 85 Fahrenheit/17 and 20 Celsius. They are very enjoyable months to be outdoors.

Clearwater Harbor sunrise

As for rain, we do get that. For nine months of the year we get rain like everywhere else, which is to say, every now and then, whenever nature feels like it. In the summer, however, the weather gets very predictable. The days start sunny, then in the mid-afternoon the clouds gather. By about 5pm, it’s time for a rain storm, often a thunderstorm with dazzling lightning. By 6pm to 7pm, the rain is gone and its time to walk the streets again in the remaining hours of daylight. You can almost set your watch by it. While odd weather is always a possibility, that is pretty much what to expect. So will it rain on your summer vacation here at the beach? Yes, it will. Will it ruin the day? Not at all.

Clearwater Beach rain

That’s the summary of our weather here on the Central Gulf Coast of Florida, especially in the Tampa Bay area and its beaches. The reality is that it’s pretty nice just about any time of year, so long as you’re not expecting something else. So if you are coming to visit us, you now have a better idea of what to anticipate. That often makes for a better stay.

Sunny beach day Clearwater Beach

Other Posts You might enjoy:

Paradise Lost; A Beach in Peril

Wild Winter Wonders on the Florida Gulf Coast

Florida Barrier Island Breakdown

For the Love of Speed – Fast Cars and Fun on the Florida Gulf Coast

Posted on: February 10th, 2015 by admin No Comments

Festival of Speed

race carTwo automobile events hit the Tampa Bay area this spring. The first is the Festival of Speed. This event displays the high priced cars and boats we all would love to own. The car show runs from March 6th to the 8th and is held outdoors at Vinoy Park. Attend the Festival of Speed to see for yourself where auto meets art.

 

Grand Prix of St Petersburg

race carThe second exciting event for lovers of speed is the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg. This race is held on the streets of St Petersburg, with the beautiful waters of Tampa Bay within view. Watch professional racers zip through the streets of one of America’s favorite vacation destinations. This event hold all the thrills you are looking for in professional racing.

 

Illuminated Light Parade

Set on the beautiful St Petersburg waterfront, the 2015 Illuminated Night Parade is a night time treat. This grand display of lights travels through the streets of St Petersburg, each float casting bright light into the coastal towers of St Petersburg, Florida. Enjoy floats, marching bands, dancers, and race cars in town for the Grand Prix of St Petersburg. This is definitely a great weekend to visit this Gulf Coast city.

St Petersburg Florida

Downtown, St Petersburg, Florida

St Petersburg Florida

Downtown St Petersburg, Florida

 

Downtown St Petersburg, Florida

Downtown St Petersburg, Florida

 

Other posts you might enjoy:

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

9 Need to Know Differences between Hotels and Vacation Rentals

Best View of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge

 

2014 Special Ops Spartan Race Is Coming to Tampa Bay

Posted on: January 25th, 2014 by admin No Comments

Fun and Suffering for Racers at Tampa Bay Spartan Race

Spartan RacesI was recently introduced to the Spartan Race concept when I went digging to find out more about the upcoming Special Ops Spartan Sprint coming to Tampa Bay in February. You can watch the fun videos at the Spartan Races FAQ page. The 2014 Spartan Sprint will be held at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, on February 15th. The videos make it look like a lot of fun. They also make it look really hard! Plenty of couch-bound folks consider 4 miles a challenge. The Spartan Race contestants do a whole lot more than just jog that distance. A gauntlet of challenging barriers are put on the course of this race. With brutal climbing and crawling obstacles, and plenty of mud and dirt, I suppose you would wear clothing for this race that you were prepared to throw away afterward. You will find me in the bleachers. However, if you think you have what it takes, then sign up for the Special Ops Spartan Race, and put yourself to the test.

 

Cash Prizes for Tampa Bay Special Ops Spartan Sprinters

Spartan Races Tampa BayCash prizes are awarded to the winners of the Special Ops Spartan Sprint.  Cash prizes will be given to the top 3 male and female winners of the elite heat, $2000, $1000, and $750, respectively, courtesy of Navy Federal Credit Union. However, simply the finishing the race is an accomplishment for many. Each participant who completes the race will receive a Special Ops Spartan Sprint Medal. While the weather in February cannot be predicted yet, the Spartan Races are not really weather dependent. Overcoming adversity is the whole idea. So rain or shine, cool or hot, you can expect a good show at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. If you enjoy unique sporting events, we will see you there. The Special Ops Spartan Sprint is free for spectators!

 

Clearwater Beach TriRock Triathlon 2013

Clearwater Beach Volleyball

Tampa Activities

Florida Beach Rentals Review of Coastal Cabanas

Posted on: November 6th, 2013 by admin No Comments

After the updates at this beach-community cottage, we took new photos so that we could give online visitors a look at the changes. Below is a review created based on that visit.

 

3. Livingroom & kitchenGulf Coast Cabana for the Family

This studio style vacation rental is brightly colored to remind you each day that you are on a Florida Gulf Coast getaway. With room for a family all in one studio, you will be set to launch your vacation at the Gulf Coast beaches of St. Petersburg and beyond.

 

10. Trundle bedGreat Family Setup to Cabana

This cabana vacation rental unit has more room for sleeping than it appears at first glance. A queen size Murphy bed folds down from one wall while the day bed has a slide out trundle mattress.

 

17. PatioCoffee Deck

The best place to have your cup of joe is on the open air patio out front. Wake up to the cooler morning air while you sit on the beachy deck furniture. The decking style is reminiscent of a seaside dock.

 

2. Front elevationBeach Neighborhood

This vacation rental is only two blocks from the beach and an even short walk will take you to a view of the intercostal waterway. It is easy to pick up the beach feel from the neighborhood anywhere you turn.

 

Fort De Soto (6)What Is Nearby?

The beach and the intercostal are close by but you can also take a short drive to the community pool with great poolside play fountain, a very popular feature at Gulf Coast parks and pools. Be sure to check into the nearby Fort De Soto park.

 

3. Livingroom & KitchenA Vacation Rental for Extended Family or Friends

This small unit fits a standard family but more room is next door if your group is larger. The two Costal Cabana vacation rentals are side by side and can be rented together, pending availability. Be sure to book early to grab both units for your party. Enjoy the units in the evening and then meet on the front porch for a family breakfast.

 

Why I Would Stay at the Coastal Cabana

This vacation rental appears set for a group to have fun. Return from your great day of sightseeing, wash off the sand, then hit the streets of this beach community for a fun filled night. This location brings back fond memories of family vacations spent on the beach.

 

Related Posts:

Gulf Coast Beach Restaurants

St Pete Beach Restaurants

Beach Vacation Cottages

 

 

440 West Condo 508 S Review

Posted on: October 24th, 2013 by admin 2 Comments

Florida Beach Rentals

Florida beach rentals enjoys keeping our guests up to date on upgrades and improvements to our rentals. On a recent update photo shoot I had the opportunity to take in the accommodations for this beach front rental condominium.

 

Buildings FrontProfessional Seaside Charm

This tower condo is crisply decorated for the upscale guest or business professional. The modern decor blends well with the amenities such as an exercise room, rec room with pool table and sitting area, and the Gulf-side pool surrounded by a large deck.

 

2. Dining roomComfortable Floor Plan

The floor plan of this fifth floor condo couldn’t be simpler. Everything is within easy reach, including a serving window from the kitchen to the dining room that has the added bonus of providing a harbor view from the kitchen. The couches are cozy and the harbor view can’t be missed through floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors.

 

7. Master bedroomHarbor View Master bedroom

The master bedroom is large but the mirrored closets and en suite vanity and bathroom add even more to the space.

 

17. Patio viewCoffee Nook with a View

Aside from the dining room table with a view, the balcony is the most obvious coffee nook in this channelside beach rental. A seat on the patio furniture offers a view of both the Gulf of Mexico and Clearwater Beach Inlet. When the sun is shining bright, the white sands on the bottom light up, giving the waters a turquoise hue. Watch Clearwater Harbor boat traffic go by with the shores of Sand Key just beyond.



submit to reddit

Subscribe to feed

Archives

Blog Traffic

Pages

Pages|Hits |Unique

  • Last 24 hours: 1,027
  • Last 7 days: 7,205
  • Last 30 days: 27,695
  • Online now: 7

Get on our email list!

Receive weekly updates on vacation rental deals and discounts!

Subscribe to our mailing list

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers