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Relax and Recharge on Beautiful Private Island Oasis. Amazing Sunsets !

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Newly Renovated Condo: Stunning Ocean Front Views. Private Balcony Sleeps 3-5

Welcome to Paradise! A PRIVATE island oasis with gated access and 24 hr security; minutes from Tampa, Clearwater and St. Pete Beaches. This is a 5th floor condo of Gulf Island Beach and Tennis Club, overlooking the private bay and Olympic size heated pool! Unit has FREE WiFi and UPGRADED cable w/ HD!

Complex also has private bay with white sand private beach and mile long Nature Trail right along the gulf!

This unit has been completely remodeled with NO expense spared! New cabinets and appliances, including hot water heater! All new marble and porcelain tile flooring through out including hand cut travertine mosaics in the kitchen and bath. 6 inch crown molding, granite countertops in the kitchen and the bathroom with dual sinks instead of the usual single. Bath has handrails for safe and easy access.

The spacious master bedroom boasts a private entrance to the balcony with a NEW FULLY adjustable Queen size orthopedic mattress with remote control and 3 levels of message! Also includes separate TV. Living room has new 55 inch HD TV w/ DVD and new leather couches with a queen size pull out bed. Unit also has built in Reverse Osmosis water filtration so no bad Florida water taste here! ( No need to buy and carry jugs of water).

There is Plenty to do in the area with multiple Malls, parks, mini golf and even many 18 hole golf courses and great restaurants all Close by! Also close to the Bonati Spine institute, this is an ideal place to recuperate and re-charge your batteries.

This unit has been completely remodeled and freshly painted!

The spacious master bedroom boasts a private entrance to the balcony overlooking The Gulf of Mexico!

Living room has couch has a queen size pull out bed, and 12 foot wide sliders which walk right onto the balcony and give an impeccable open view of the Gulf of Mexico!

The clubhouse for this particular unit has a library and Game Room with full size pool table, ping pong, fuss ball, chess, checkers and even a full size poker table.

The clubhouse Is a BEAUTIFUL VENUE overlooking the Gulf of Mexico on one side and a saltwater canal going into the Gulf on the other! It has plenty of parking ad can be rented for a very reasonable price! It seats over 100 people so you can entertain multiple guests! Clubhouse also has a full size bar with all the utensils you need to through a party!. Plenty of Countertop Space to hold Hot and Cold trays (Catering)

There are also 2 work out rooms with weight lifting machines and multiple treadmills, elliptical machines and other various cardio equipment.

The view and fantastic Florida sunsets cannot be put into words, but must be seen and experienced for yourself. You will NOT be disappointed!

Credit Cards accepted

From our private island, you are only a short drive to a number of major amusements and other Florida attractions including:

* Disney World

* Busch Gardens

* Weeki Wachee

* Casino gambling boats

* Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

* Clearwater and Saint Petersburg beaches and shopping

There are a number of great local restaurants including:

* Sams on the Beach

* Mike's Dockside

* Inn on the Gulf

* Numerous Privately Owned Local Catch Restaurants


You can also choose from a variety of familiar 'chain' restaurants including:

* Olive Garden/ Carrabas

* All fast food chains located nearby

*Bob Evans/Perkins/Denny's/Ihop

* Steak N Shake

More Details

Sergio Franciamore
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Italian, Some German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018

About Sergio Franciamore

We purchased this unit after we rented it for a week! Upon entering and seeing the view we realized why we moved to Florida! (Northern Transplants) This secured community epitomizes Florida living at its best. to us. We completely renovated the unit because this is our 'staycation' retreat. We have many animals because we run a rescue so we really can't go on vacation but we definitely don't mind! We go often when its not rented for sunset dinners, bbq's, game room and boating not to mention all the other activities. Me and my family love it here and we are sure you will too!

Sergio Franciamore purchased this condo in 2012

Why Sergio Franciamore chose Gulf Island Beach & Tennis Club

Florida Living at its Best ! Local fishing, clean and secure surroundings. Pet friendly (small pets) plus beautiful weather numerous amenities including local golf courses, private tennis courts, Olympic size heated pool game room. In short amazing resort style living for relatively little money.

What makes this condo unique

To be 100% honest we purchased the unit because of the amenities, but really because of the amazing view and sunsets!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Gulf Island Beach & Tennis Club in Hudson

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , completely remodeled bath with 2 sinks instead of usual 1.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Fully adjusatable bed with remote and 3 levels of massage!
  • Master bedroom has separate sliders to private balcony!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Relax and Recharge on Beautiful Private Island Oasis. Amazing Sunsets !
average rating of 4.75 based on 44 reviews

Beautiful View and a Dolphin, Too

  • 5 of 5

Three strong points: Sergio, the host, is gracious and attentive to needs. The view is absolutely amazing. And at least once a day a dolphin came into the lagoon and swam right in front of the balcony. In addition, the kitchen was well stocked with what one needs when away from home, and orderly and clean.

Thanks, Sergio!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much I'm really happy you enjoyed your stay I have to pay extra for the Dolphins to show up! LOL have a safe trip back!
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Simply beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous place, the pool was amazing. The room was beautiful and the bed super comfortable. I highly recommend this condo to others! It was peaceful and perfectly romantic, the views was stunning and the place have everything we need to escape of the city.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review.. hope to see you again real soon!
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Great relaxing spot

  • 4 of 5

Great little condo!! The view was spectacular. The dolphins in the lagoon was an added bonus. The local restaurants are Great. Will definitely look up Sergio on our next trip down. Oh why 4 stars instead of 5, cause we couldn't stay longer.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: LMAO! Really glad you guys enjoyed yourselves! it was nice meeting you and hope to see you guys again real soon!
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Would not return

  • 3 of 5

This is the first time using VRBO that we would not go back to a property. The good: location, view, pool, large high def TV, secure. The less good: cleanliness, older furniture, walls in need of paint, baseboard pulled off of walls and left unfinished, wi-fi not working consistently, sliders hard to open/close, very few plates/utensils. This place is okay, I just think there are probably better places to try if we are ever in the area again.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: To be fair I try to take away any constructive criticism for any review... about the only thing I can agree here is that some of the baseboards are pulled off but for particular reason that they were damaged during Hurricane Irma. And are on order to be replaced. These tenants did text me at 10:30 at night telling me the batteries in the remote control for the orthopedic bed that raises and lowers it we're not working and they were too drunk or incapable of figuring out how to work it... at 10:30 at night I was not be able to help.... to make a long story short if you read all my reviews I think they speak for themselves... and as far as the cable not working that is something I have no control over since they were replacing some components due to the hurricane which I have not had any other complaints from tenants staying before or since then... as far as furniture and paint they are less than 3 years old and I think the pictures speak for themselves... and if you read the reviews I've never had a complaint about cleanliness. anyway some people will find fault with anything..
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Fantastic views and accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay. The views were incredible, and the condo and amenities far exceeded expectations.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed!! Keep in touch and let me know if you were serious about purchasing..😊
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A Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

If you love to relax by the pool and enjoy sunsets from your balcony, then this place is for you. There are also plenty of good restaurants, kayaking, and Weeki Wachee nearby. Just about every day we saw dolphins playing in or near the lagoon. The condo had everything we needed and the grounds were beautiful and peaceful. We enjoyed the trail along the water and fishing in the evenings. Thank you Sergio for your sharing your place!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a real pleasure meeting you and your family. I am so glad you guys enjoyed yourselves... I agree it is a Hidden Gem!.. especially realizing the fact that you are from Florida! lol... good luck to you and your family and hope to see you guys again soon ...take care Sergio
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sam's on the beach, Inn on the Gulf plus many more
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Links, Beacon Woods plus more
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Hudson Beach
Car: recommended

Countless amenities located nearby including world class golf courses, beaches, restaurants, malls and cinema's. Everything from small family Italian restaurants to large chains such as Red Lobster, Carabba's. This community has numerous tennis courts, 2 exercise rooms, large banquet hall which can be rented at no charge! Has private nature path


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £72.21
Additional Guest Fee £10.83 per person per night
Pet Fee £54.16
Damage Deposit £180.52

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.

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