Beautiful bay front apartment with waterside backyard and dock for boating and fishing.
Just steps to a 5 mile stretch of world class beach and walking distance to restaurants, convenience stores, and nightlife. Clean and comfortable, the perfect place to vacation.
Relax on the dock while enjoying your favorite drink; the excitement of dolphin and manatee sightings never gets old. Sunrise on our dock, and sunsets on the beach, we love our property and know you will too.
Before proceeding any further, please make sure our “house rules” meet with your vacation expectations so as not to affect the return of your security deposit:
1) The responsible renter must be at least 30 years old
2) No children under 12 years of age
3) No pets
4) No smoking
5) No parties
6) No extra guests—both day use and overnight
Our one bedroom apartment is offered exclusively to guests (no owner's belongings to navigate around). We provide a welcome "starter" of complimentary coffee, tea, creamer, condiments, spices, and more.
This is a ground floor unit with approximately 450 square feet of living area just off the center courtyard. The tranquil inter-coastal backyard is just through the adjoining breezeway. Please note, there is no water view from inside the apartment. There is one queen bed in the bedroom and USB plugins for your electronics are provided in both the bedroom and living area.
The property is secured by a large, access controlled wooden gate; and the apartment has a smart lock with keyless entry. Guests are provided access codes the morning of their scheduled arrival via text and email.
The apartment is equipped with a "Smart TV" with cable and internet streaming services (Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc) -- guests must have their own account. High speed Wi-Fi internet is provided throughout the property (yes--even outside on the grounds!) at no charge.
We provide toiletries, linens, towels, beach accessories (chairs, umbrellas, towels, coolers), paddle boards, fishing poles and tackle, bait buckets, firewood (for the fire pit), gas BBQ grill, complimentary clothes washer/dryer. The large smart key controlled shed holds many of the goodies--you will be provided the code upon check in. Some of the above items are available on a first come first served basis.
The apartment has an open kitchen (no dishwasher) and is equipped with all the basics a guest needs to dine in. You will find a K-cup coffee maker, toaster, blender, pots and pans, etc. The full size refrigerator has an ice maker.
Central air-conditioning (no wall units or mini-splits) provides guests with consistent climate comfort and very little background noise.
About the property: there are 4 apartments on the property (2/2, 2/1, 1/1, and a Single). The spacious grounds, beach and fishing accessories, and other "toys" are shared by all guests. The property affords multiple seating areas for our guest's comfort. There is also a backyard bathroom available to guests, a hot/cold outdoor shower with a privacy door that you won't want to miss, and a spectacular outdoor kitchen/bar.
The beach is literally across the street! Also directly across the street is the Island Inn Resort which has a great little Tiki Bar on the beach and is open to the public. You can rent bikes, kayaks, paddleboards and more on the beach in front of the Island Inn.
A short walk to the south of us is a liquor store, surf shop (with paddle board rentals), 7-11 store with gas, Caddy's on the Beach, and Sea Hags restaurant. About a 10 minute walk to the north of us is Publix grocery store and many restaurants and bars.
Close to Tyrone Square Shopping Mall, Salvador Dali Museum, Sunken Gardens, St. Petersburg Downtown, Fort De Soto Park. Tampa International Airport is about a 35 minute drive. Busch Gardens and Tampa Bay Aquarium are about a 45 minute drive. Clearwater Beach and Marine Aquarium are about 25 minutes north of us. We are approximately 2 hours from Disney World, Sea World & Universal Studios-Orlando.
One car per apartment parking is available directly in front of our building--please pull straight in towards the building. Additional guest parking is also available next door in the Island Inn parking lot (we own 2 units at the Island Inn); just let the front desk know you are with Tom Riley. Laundry room is located next to the center courtyard.
Full access to the grounds and boat dock, which are shared by all guests.
1. BBQ Grill: Please clean the bbq and utensils thoroughly after using.
2. Noise Level: Noise should be kept at minimum level at any given time.
3. No Smoking: Smoking is not allowed inside the apartments and hallway.
3. Parking: 1 car per apartment. Pull straight in towards the building.
- Please do not leave any trash outside the apartment and the building. The gray garbage cans at the north end of the driveway are for mixed garbage. The blue cans are for recycling.
- Please hang wet towels, clothes and other items on the cleats attached to the outside walls in the walkway. Do not hang towels or clothes on the outdoor furniture.
- Courtyard area umbrella should be returned to a closed position and secured after use.
- Please do not move or remove any outside furniture.
- Please replace fishing rods, paddle boards, and any other items to their proper location.
- No partiers or spring-breakers.
- No extra guests (both day use and overnight)--creates unnecessary wear and tear to the property and is not fair to the other guests.
No parties or extra guests. No smoking. No pets. Renter must be at least 30 years of age or older. No children under 12 years of age.
We love to meet our guests, however, this is a vacation rental and we do not live on site.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, I'm an entrepreneur, traveler, and decent cook. I have 14 year old boy/girl twins and love being their dad. The property reflects my love of the outdoors and my appreciation of clean, comfortable, inviting surroundings.