Condo, 2 Bedrooms Plus Den w/Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6
- English, Spanish
About Alina Giasi
We live in Tampa, visit our second home often and plan to move there when we retire. We have decorated and remodeled the condo to offer all the comforts of a home away from home. We gather here with family and friends often, and have built many cherished memories of our times together at 'our' beach, and hope you and your loved ones can do the same!
Alina Giasi purchased this Condo in 2003
Why Alina Giasi chose Indian Shores
The Gulf beaches are just stunning, calm clear waters with an array of colors, wild life, colorful shells, and miles of peaceful white sand beaches; yet we are within walking distance of fine dining, unique shops, and many water sports and amenities, including day cruises such as Deep Water Fishing, Casino Cruises, Dolphin Watching and children's cruises, water sports, great entertainment and fresh local seafood restaurants. We enjoy our family getaways and hope to share our beautiful beaches and home with our guests. We live in Tampa, just about 45 minutes away from the condo, and bought this property as our second home. Our aim is to make our guests feel this is a second home to them as well. Many of our guests and repeat customers year after year.
What makes this Condo unique
Only 30 minutes to Tampa and 1.5 hours to Disney World. Our building is one of the best on the beach, with Resort like pool deck, heated pool, jacuzzi and pool deck overlooking the beautiful beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. You will have your own assigned covered parking, and also plenty of visitors's parking. Leave your car parked, and take the local trolley, which stops in the front of our building, and takes you to all the beaches. Visit the new Dali Museum in St. Petersburg , the lively restaurants of Clearwater Beach or go shopping at John's Pass. Walk to Redington Pier to fish for the day, collect shells, take a stroll for an ice cream, or walk to The Friendly Tavern, with its local tiki bar opened during the day, and fun karoke nights, and walk back home (only three blocks away). Experience local restaurants and fresh seafood, or sit back with sand between your toes, relax, and enjoy our spectacular sunsets! Welcoming and Tastefully decorated, spacious unit, with wood burning fireplace, in peaceful surroundings, yet close to shopping, many amenities, and fine dining.
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Lovely, updated condo fully equipped with all the comforts of home.
We’ve been renting condos for our family vacations for over 20 years. This property had every amenity imaginable. The kitchen was fully equipped, linens and towels galore in all the closets, the view from the patio was great! We enjoyed watching and hearing the birds at the sanctuary next door. Wonderful to have all the beach towels and chairs and cooler available for our use in the beach. The property was well kept, everyone we encountered was friendly and kind. We all enjoyed the pool and jacuzzi as well as time at the beach. We also used the grills. As in other comments listed in the review I will agree the master bed was not very comfortable nor was the day bed. However, that didn’t stop any us from having a fabulous week! The location is wonderfully located. Plenty of restaurants, drug and grocery stores near by. I loved loved loved this property and would consider renting it again next year if Alina would have us. Thank you!
Thank you so much for your lovely response and details and; especially for taking such good care of the property. We want our renters to feel at home and to also treat the property as their home, so we can keep coming back and consider it "their second home"
We would LOVE TO HAVE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY BACK!
Definitely one to keep on the "to return" list.
Alina was an absolute delight. The property had everything we needed and more. Very clean, very beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will return for future vacations.
It was truly a pleasure to have your as our guest, and we hope you visit us again soon.
Thank you for your kind remarks and for taking good care of the condo!
Quiet area for a busy week
First time to this area of FL. Quiet, non-crowded beach was nice. Even for busy spring break week, pool area complex handled residents and guests. It was a bit annoying that the pool lounge chairs were attached to surface so you couldn't move them and there was no shade at pool other than a few tables with umbrellas. But heated pool and hot tub were a plus!
We found it was well worth it to rent beach cabanas out front on beach, either $10 an hour, $30 per day or $150 for week. Chairs provided in apartment weren't kind we prefer. Apartment did have plenty of beach toys, towels and nice beach umbrella. The bird sanctuary next door was interesting and provided entertaining views from the balcony. We didn't experience any extra noise -- apartment was very quiet with doors & windows closed. One morning after rain, it smelled a bit from sanctuary, but other than that, it was totally fine.
Apartment kitchen and bathrooms were very nicely remodeled. King bed in master was not comfortable at all. Mattress has significant body indents on each side. King mattress in 2nd room was fine and kids didn't complain about futon, twin daybed or twin trundle.
Kitchen pretty sparse on supplies, so be prepared to grocery shop (or bring items if driving). We planned on taking the "Sunbeach coast trolley" everywhere, which ended up being inconvenient, especially for grocery shopping. The stop is right out front but really it is a city bus that comes about every 30 minutes. You have to really know the schedule and even then it operates on delays. Luckily there was a print out in the apartment because the stops don't have schedules posted and the Apps to download were all worthless. Necessary to buy or bring laundry detergent and dishwasher soap. One roll of kitchen paper towels and one kitchen dishcloth was supplied. Found some salt and pepper and a few other spices. Mostly it was just easier to eat out or get take-out than buy all the ingredients for cooking.
But all in all, nice stay -- close enough to Clearwater aquarium and sandcastle festival without staying in all the busy chaos up there and found some great restaurants and minigolf in Indian Shores, Reddington and Madeira.
Thank you for staying with us and for your comments.
Please note that condos are not rented with any groceries or supplies. They are just that, a furnished condo that is rented; however, renters have to provide their own groceries. We provide initial supplies for toilet paper and papert towels, but we are not a hotel; however, we provide extra space and comfort and offer a 2 bedroom, 2 bath, condo, compared to a hotel room with only one bedroom, one bathroom and no kitchen, yet our our value is the same cost or less. Therefore guests are not promised and should not expect groceries to be included on the price.
We have noted your comments on the master bedroom bedroom, and are purchasing a new king size pillow top mattress for the master suite. The second bedroom just had the king size mattress replaced.
Thanks again for staying with us!
Fun in the sun!
Excellent upgrade condo. The only downfall was the balcony was facing the bird sanctuary, which was noisy and sometimes smelly. I support the cause so it didn’t bother me. However guests were not impressed
March 2 to 30, 2019
Beautiful condo....beautiful furniture, all first class....kitchen with all upgrades, wine cooler. Beautiful soft leather Italian furniture, but not too comfy. The condo is on the bird side, this year we had to close the door several times because of the smell. The floors were filthy..thought under the sink was just the dark in the tiles..it was dirt. I washed the floor. Lovely terrace, pool and bbq.s. But this year the March breakers were brutal.......with the weekly rentals...different gang every week.....we had some issues checking in....Alina was quick to respond....a suggestion....the check in binder needs to be updated....and kept in the same spot. Great restaurants....Salt Rock Grill terrific....love the location....it’s a beautiful condo.....
Great Place to Stay
Had a great stay at this condo. It is very well equipped, even has toys to take to the beach for the kids. We had trouble with a couple of the TV's and Alina had them fixed promptly. Balcony also overlooks a bird sanctuary and it was great for watching the birds come and roost in the evenings and take off in the mornings.
So glad you enjoyed your stay.
We just remodeled the kitchen and it looks fantastic, we even added a wine cooler to the bar.
Thank you for the review, and please come back soon!
Miles of white sand beaches on the clear blue waters of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, heated pool, spa, beach volley ball and gas grills in the building for the enjoyment of the guests Sun fillied beach walks, collecting shells along the way, bird sanctuary, pier fishing, seafood restaurants, great shops, local within walking distance taverns, bike rentals, water sports & wave runners miniature golf and ice cream parlors, all within walking distance. Catch the Beach Trolley to other beaches and John's Pass, great restaurants, fishing & deep water fishing, day cruises, gambling cruises, dolphin watch cruises, plus relaxing and sinking your feet in the white sand, Spectacular sunsets and moonlit nights. Walk to Redington pier for line fishing and more water sports. Nearby tennis, marina and golf courses.
Make time to watch the spectacular sunsets with sand between your toes!