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Beach View - Steps From The Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

2 bedroom/2 bath condominium with all amenities including washer/dryer.

Approximately 1500 sq. ft. with open floor plan and just steps from the sandy beach. Watch sunsets from your own balcony or the beach. Two covered parking slots. Dining room seats 8 comfortably and the kitchen is stocked with china, silverware, cooking utensils. Both bedrooms have seating areas with cable TV in the south bedroom. Large screen TV in the family room with HD cable. WIFI included. Restaurant is easy walk -- 1/3 mile and a convenience store is less than one block walk. You can rent boats, paddle boards, canoes, motor scooters -- a short walk away. A care is necessary for trips to sights in Tampa St. Petersburg or Orlando. However, the PSTA Trolly stops near the apartment on Gulf Blvd. offering service to both Clearwater and St. Pete beaches.

Tom Griesdorn
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 January, 2017

About Tom Griesdorn

Owners are on premises as we live just in front of the apartment building

Tom Griesdorn purchased this apartment in 1999


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Beach View - Steps From The Beach
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! We were in town to watch Clemson win the National Championship and your place was perfect for our group of 5! Tom was so helpful when we arrived and had great recommendations for food and activities in the area. We had everything we could need and just steps from the beach! The only thing that could have made the weekend better was warmer weather! Thank you so much for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super awesome place! So close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! The owner was very flexible with meeting us. The place was very clean and spacious. I stayed with my wife and 4 kids (ages 10, 8, 6, and 3) and our dog.

We enjoyed walking to the beach (which took all of 1 minute) and using all the great beach supplies that were available at the rental (chairs, beach toys, boogie boards, beach wagon).

We spent our time at the beach, at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and at a nice nature walks nearby: Town Square Nature Park, George C. McGough Nature Park (which had wild animals in rehab), and Indian Shores Nature Preserve Boardwalk (which had a great playground for the kids).

Enjoy your stay---you won't be disappointed!!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed in a home away from home.... the only thing nicer than the property was the owner himself. An overall joy. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great location if you are looking for a quiet, relaxing, fun vacation. Steps from the beach and Tom is a great host. Couldn't ask for anything better!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing to stay with us at Surfside Villas. Seems the weather was very cooperative...lots of sun and warm water in the Gulf during your visit. Do come again and I hope your return trip was comfy and uneventful. Tom
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Great location and great amenities

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and wish we could have stayed longer. This was our first venture with VRBO and we were very happy with how easy the process was once we settled on a place that had availability. Tom was quick to answer our questions and easy to work with. We showed up at about midnight which was no problem because we found the keys in the lock box and we got settled in right away. We really loved how much room the condo had and can never go back to a regular hotel room for the four of us again now!

We really loved all of the water toys that came with the place (chairs, boogie boards, sand toys, resort style beach towels, Frisbee and more). We also loved the covered parking which kept the car shaded from the sun and out of the rain. The beds and living room furniture were comfortable, and the kitchen had all of the utensils and cups/plates/bowls that we needed. The cabinets even held some leftover spices and such which is extremely helpful.

We couldn't go a full 5 stars though for a couple factors. One was the construction right next door. There are 2 houses being built on the lot north of the condo. They didn't start until 8am, but given we came in from AZ it felt like 5am to us. You could hear it in the northern bedroom and it of course interrupted the quiet when we sat on the front porch to watch the waves and drink our coffee and eat breakfast. Also, the bedrooms are located right up against the main road so you hear the traffic in the rooms. Lastly, I travel quite a bit for my job and have grown accustomed to light blocking curtains on the windows. The north bedroom had only thin blinds and the other had the thin blinds and sheer curtains which let lots of sunshine into the rooms in the morning. I wouldn't necessarily let any of these factors prevent me from renting this unit again, but I would be better prepared for them next time.

Overall we are very happy with our experience and already wish we were back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Lauderdale, FL

Great Location steps from the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location steps from the beach! Beautifully decorated beach cottage with ocean view. Will definitely return on my next visit to Tampa. Had all beach amenities!

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
St. Pete/Clearwater Airport


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Additional pricing information

Cleaning £81
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Indian Shores in Florida

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower
  • 2 -- Baths -- fully furnished -- tub and shower in each
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Each of the two bedrooms has a suite bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

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