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Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Vistas 301 Gulf Front Condo 2 Bedrooms + sofa bed 2 Baths,Sleeps 5 comfortably

You're going to love it here. Our condo, Vistas on the Gulf 301 is the unit with the American flag flying on the balcony out lined in yellow in our opening picture. Don't be fooled by other listings showing Vistas building and not outlining their condo which may not be a direct gulf front condo. No fooling around here, it's a TRUE GULF FRONT CONDO (not a side unit) with two balconies many recent upgrades and is the nicest unit in the building. If you desire a direct gulf front unit this is what you want. Vistas on the Gulf is a 38 unit condo on St. Pete Beach. If you've never been here, the beach is a great place for families and couples quiet and relaxing. We are the original owners of unit 301 and spend as much time as possible there, it has become our oasis! The gulf front view is just incredible, not only during the day, but look at our pictures to see some of the spectacular sunsets and rainbows we've seen!

The unique thing about our unit is that we have two balconies--a large balcony directly facing west to the beach and Gulf of Mexico. Another balcony is off the second bedroom and faces south. This view gives you a great pool view and a beautiful gulf view. One of the nice features of our condo, is that you can walk right out to the beach and can enjoy several beach restaurants/bars and never even have to put on your shoes!

Each unit is individually owned and we have added many personal touches. Master bedroom has a queen bed with a new firm premium mattress purchased May 2017 and other bedroom has a bunk bed with stairs, twin mattress top / full size firm mattress bottom purchased May 2017. The living room also has a new queen sized sofa-sleeper Jan 2017 . As nice as the unit is, you'll most likely be enjoying the beautiful beach and weather outside! New power leather recliner, new carpets purchased Nov 2017. Air conditioning system recently installed. Everything in our unit operates as it should.

We clean, upgrade and replace items regularly during each of our 9-10 weeks we visit each year. We take great pride in our condo and believe in putting money back into it to keep it fresh, updated and desirable. Just like you, we like staying in a clean updated well maintained condo when we vacation. We re invest in our condo continuously hoping that our guests have a wonderful experience. We love repeat guests. This is our happy place, let it be yours as well.

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More Details

Jim Colaianni
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Jim Colaianni

My wife and I have owned our beach condo since construction was completed and take great pride in our unit. We visit often from Chicago and are on top of any little repairs or missing household items. It's more than an investment property and your enjoyment during your vacation is important to us! We 're always cleaning, replacing or upgrading something during our 9-10 weeks we visit each year. We believe in putting money back into our condo to keep it clean, fresh and desirable. We want you to have a wonderful experience and contact us directly for your next visit to St Pete Beach. We love having repeat guests.

Jim Colaianni purchased this condo in 2003

Why Jim Colaianni chose Belle Vista

We love St. Pete Beach! My wife's grandparents and parents have been visiting since the 40's. SPB is totally laid back.

Tee shirts, shorts and flip flops is the dress code there. I always say SPB is more like Key West then Palm Beach. Relax and leave your formal wear at home. Our kids are always safe. We never have an issue with them walking on the beach day or night. Not to worry Mom and Dad, no college parties or crazyness here. This is a great family place, very peaceful and quiet for you snow birds escaping from the harsh northern winters.

What makes this condo unique

St Pete Beach has beautiful white sand beaches. It has a relaxing laid back feeling to it.

Enjoy a leisurely walk along the beach or pick up the pace and run while enjoying the surf, sun and relaxing atmosphere.

Don't forget to smile and say hello to the other walkers and runners as they greet you.

Enjoy the many beach side and casual restaurants near my condo. Publix Super Market is 1/4 mile north of us on Gulf Blvd, easy to walk to. There is a trolley (bus) stop in front of our building for easy traveling up and down Gulf Blvd all the way to Clearwater.

You'll love our unit as everyone does as you'll see in the guest comment book we keep in our living room.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Belle Vista in Saint Pete Beach

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , grab bar in master bath shower/tub hand held shower massage
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Two full baths with tub/shower. grab bar and hand held shower massage in master bath tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master bedroom queen size bed new firm premium mattress and box spring purchased May 2017. New power leather recliner and Sofa sleeper in the living room 2017. Our 22 yr old 6'3 son sleeps there comfortbly when we visit. Rest assured there's no 'bar in your back' like some sofa sleepers., Bunk Beds (2) We purchased a full size lower/twin size upper bunk bed with traditional firm mattresses May 2017 . Two people could sleep in lower full size bed and one person in upper twin size bunk. Stair access to upper bunk (no ladder). Our two girls both 5'10 sleep here. They tell us it's a huge improvement over the trundle beds we had and other units still use.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
3 TV's, and DVDs, Linens and towels provided. Easy in and out covered reserved parking space #2 --large enough for a Chevy Suburban with room to spare, 2 Gas Grills (BBQ), No Pets. Firm mattresses and many upgrades May 2016.


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average rating of 4.882353 based on 34 reviews

** Wonderful, Awesome, Magnificent, Delightful **

  • 5 of 5

What can I say -- we thoroughly enjoyed our 10 day stay at the Vistas on the Gulf in unit 301. Everything was perfect - the condo, the location, the view, the building & grounds, and the staff. It was so fun to stay here. We loved being on the beach. Just a few steps from the building and you are there. We were so happy to find that beach chairs were provided in this unit. We also found that you can get beach towels from the office to use during your stay. Great perk for those that fly. There are restrooms outside by the pool - very convenient. Unit 301 is very lovely and comfortable. It has everything you need. Jim, the owner was very nice and easy to talk to and work with. He provided all the information we needed to have a great vacation! The location is great, close to restaurants, grocery & gas. Be sure to check out SandBar Bill's on the beach just north of the condo. It is a great place to walk to and have a meal or drink!! Thank you Jim and Sherry for letting us stay in your home. We hope to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. My wife and I are very proud of our condo and like you, we love staying here too. Our goal is to provide a clean, freshly updated, true gulf front condo with everything in working order and to have all of our guests enjoy their stay as much as you did. We have many returning guests we would love to have you back for your next beach get away. This is our "happy land" and we want it to be for all of our guests as well.
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What a view!

  • 5 of 5

Even though there was construction going on next door, we still totally enjoyed our stay in the condo. The view is spectacular. We

found great restaurants close by. The property is well-maintained and so is the condo. The owner called to make sure everything was ok. I am sure the construction has been completed next door. So, if you get the chance stay in this wonderful, relaxing Gulf front unit.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Dec-2007
  • Date of Stay: August 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review! Our guests are important to us. Just wanted to comment that as of the end of December, 2007, the construction is about over, and what little they have left to do seems to be "inside" work. Thanks again for your comments!
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Great condo, great beach, responsive owner!

  • 5 of 5

Condo was clean, excellent location with a great view. Beach is easy to access. Office and maintenance staff very nice. The second bedroom is small with no closet so would be tighter for 2 couples but great for a family. Owner is extremely responsive and kind! The pool has a big box with sand toys to share. Highly recommended! You can rent chairs from the place left of condo and right... go right!! Way cheaper.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. There is a closet with a clothes rod in the hall just a few steps from the second bedroom that those sleeping in the second bedroom could use. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Everything was perfect at Vistas 301

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing getaway. The condo was everything as described and more. It was clean, updated and was perfect for our vacation. It's obvious the owners care about their condo and want their guests to be happy. The owner was in contact before and during our stay checking in with us and providing restaurant suggestions. Oh that view! We spent a lot of time of the gulf front balcony enjoying meals and drinks watching beach goers and sunsets.

The building is kept up nicely and the girls in the office are sweet and very helpful. I'd give this condo ten stars if I could. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Location, Location, Location! Right on the sugar sand beach, hear the waves crashing. Condo was great, clean, modern. Great cable and internet. Twice the size and half the price of local hotels. Walk to Don Caesar, Shopping, Great Restaurants. Well maintained building. Everything you need for a memorable vacation. Owner, Jim, responds immediately, nice guy with outstanding recommendations. Will return.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another wonderful stay, no surprises or problems. We love staying in Vistas 301

  • 5 of 5

We arrived 12 days after Hurricane Irma passed through. The owner emailed and called us regularly after Irma passed to update us on the condition of his condo, building and St Pete Beach. Jim was honest, straight forward providing us with accurate up dates. Happily St Pete Beach, the condo and building survived the storm with minor wind issues (blown down fence around the hot tub, a couple missing roof tiles). By the time we arrived everything had been cleaned up and repaired. There wasn't any flooding or beach erosion from the storm and they never lost power. The beach was just as we remembered, the condo was perfect with new furnishings since our last stay. This is our fourth stay at Vistas #301, we've never had any issues. The condo is always very clean, bright, airy with everything working properly. Each visit there's always something new or some thing has been replaced. Beds are very comfortable and it's nice having a traditional full size mattress in the lower bunk in the second bedroom, we slept soundly. Wifi, cable TV and HBO included. The owners do a good job of keeping the condo fresh and updated. There were beach chairs and an umbrella in the closet for us to use. The nice thing about this gulf front condo is being on the third floor you have the option of using the elevator or taking a short walk up or down the stairs out side their door, we easily use the stairs. We love our mornings and sunsets on the front main balcony (southwest corner of the building) but also enjoy the side balcony (off the second bedroom facing south) over the pool watching the kids playing in the pool. The covered parking is nice if it rains and keeping your car cool out of the sun. The girls in the office were friendly and helpful as always. The owner (Jim) is very easy to work with. We had another enjoyable week in this lovely gulf front condo. This is our happy place and it's a sad day when we have to check out. We highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Tampa International 30 minute drive
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Tropicana Field

90 minutes to Disney, 30 minutes to Busch Gardens, and 15 minutes to Tropicana Field (home of the MLB Devil Rays) 5 minutes to Fort DeSoto St Park, 10 minutes to John's Pass, 30 minutes to Ybor City Tampa, 25 minute drive from Tampa International airport, 15 minutes from St Pete Clearwater airport.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Belle Vista, St Petersburg Area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring Summer 2018
28 Apr 2018 - 5 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer/fall
6 Aug 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Fall
1 Dec 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
pre holiday
15 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
value peak season
26 Jan 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
peak season
9 Feb 2019 - 19 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
spring summer 2019
20 Apr 2019 - 17 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £75.49 + Tax

**Rates are subject to change due to holidays and seasonality. Contact owner for rates for your specific dates and rates.** Sat to Sat reservations only unless stated

This is a non smoking property. A $200.00 fee will be accessed if smoking has been detected.
Pets are not allowed. Parking for one car only.
Check in with second floor office for keys and parking pass. Office hours are M-Sat 9:00 am to 4:45 pm Sunday 10:00 am - 12:45 pm. There's an after hours arrival lock box out side the office door. Contact us for combination.

Please make a serious reservation only. Late cancellations are difficult to fill.

Enjoy your time at my beautiful gulf view gulf front condo. I ask that you respect my unit and treat it as if it were your own. This a happy place. Guests love staying here and I have many return visits each year. You'll love staying here as well, you won't be disappointed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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