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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Newly Renovated Condo: Stunning Ocean Front Views. Private Balcony Sleeps 4-6

I have just purchased this 7th floor 2 bedroom unit. I do have a 1 bedroom advertised on VRBO as well and you can read my reviews, 13- 5 STARS over the last year as well as read what other vacationers have to say about the complex! Property # 506076.

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 7th floor condo of Gulf Island Beach and Tennis Club, overlooking the private bay and Olympic size heated pool! FREE WI-FI throughout unit as well as 2 dvd players, New 55 inch Flat screen in Living Room plus 32 inch in Master bedroom w/ HD cable!

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 and freshly painted!

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

Both Bedrooms have full baths with NEW granite countertops and sinks! See pics!

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!

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.

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, Spanish, Italian, some German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Sergio Franciamore

We purchased this unit 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 2014

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 7
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • 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
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Both Bathrooms have new granite countertops, sinks and fauce
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Both Bathrooms have new granite countertops, sinks and fauce
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Second bedroom has queen size bed and full bath w/ granite!
    Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master bedroom has Floor to ceiling 10 foot wide sliders to private balcony! Enjoy unparalleled view of the Gulf of Mexico while lying in Bed!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • 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 4.6578946 based on 38 reviews
Daniels, WV

Relaxing Quiet Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I like to visit Florida for our annual vacation. However, we usually like to be away from a lot of the noise and crowds, but still have access to amenities. This was the perfect spot for us. The unit was clean and cozy. It included all the necessities we required for the week. We didn’t have to worry about people partying until late hours. It was a safe, quiet, and relaxing getaway. In the morning we could see dolphins, stingray, ducks, and fish off our balcony. The grounds were beautiful. My daughter and I went exploring and we were able to see the most beautiful sunset. The pool area is well kept and the pool is large enough for everyone to enjoy. There was a nice mixture of retirees and families.

While we were in Florida we visited the nearby Crystal Springs and kayaked with the manatees. We also visited Coquina Island which is a must. It is a gorgeous natural beach with wildlife and gorgeous water. Sam’s Beach Bar is a must to visit, and is a quick drive from the condo (less than 5 minutes). I’ll be dreaming of their fresh Mahi-Mahi tacos until I return again.

Sergio was such a great help during our stay. He helped offer places to go (like Coquina beach and Sam’s), and was always available if I had any needs or questions. He made sure the unit was stocked with plenty of clean towels and sheets and went above and beyond for us. If you are looking for a clean, comfortable, low key experience this spot is just the place!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome! So happy to hear you and your family really enjoyed yourselves makes me happy to be able to share my condo and make other people feel welcome in this little piece of paradise! Again so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon .. Regards Sergio.
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  • 5 of 5

best spot for anything you want to do

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Safe travels!
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Quiet, relaxing environment - beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

My husband was not a Florida lover, but after our stay he changed his mind and wanted to return next year. Our condo was in a perfect location. The view was amazing and we never got tired of looking at the water. We saw dolphins right in front of us and a lady I spoke with told me she had seen a stingray in the lagoon. When the wind slowed down, we could see the bottom of the lagoon perfectly and watched many fish.

Our weather wasn't perfect, but we still enjoyed every minute. The pool was wonderful and never busy. The nature walk was very pretty and do-able. There were many places to walk in the neighborhood and the area was generally very quiet and peaceful.

The condo kitchen was very well stocked. We like to cook and found everything we needed. Sergio had great suggestions for places to go out to eat or to visit. We loved Inn on the Gulf, Sams (go early) and Get Hooked.

The condo was very comfortable and included lots of extras - like toys for the pool, telescope, binoculars, comfy furniture and beds. We would recommend this to our friends and hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was very nice to meet both you and your husband very happy you enjoyed my condo! I always try to make everyone feel as comfortable as possible... I do love the amenities and the views as well it never gets old! Anyway good luck with your Marathon glad you used the neighborhood and the sightseeing to enjoy your runs! I hope running by the Gulf gave you more motivation! LOL
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Needed Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The Condo was Exceptional. As all Condos it was spacious; But the ambience, was theraputic to me. The Decorum and themes, down to the aroma therapy was unique and made me feel at home. I personally needed this particular stay after months of transition and stress. This Condo home provided me a piece of heaven on earth for a window of time. I want to soak it all in! Well worth it!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay I was with all my guess I try to make it there stay a memorable one! Many of my guests love the aroma candles that I have situated around the condo but of course there are optional whether you want to use them or not... anyway have a safe trip back and hope to see you again soon thank you Sergio
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Beautiful view very poor condition for the price

  • 2 of 5

To begin I had to contact HomeAway and go through quite a time consuming ordeal to write this review because Sergio, the manager, wrote that I had cancelled my stay eliminating my ability to write a review as he new it would not be good. This may be the reason only good reviews are posted. Beware of Sergio if you still choose to stay in this unit. Now for the review.

The positives: The view is beautiful.

The Negatives: The unit is in terrible condition. The report that it has been completely updated is extremely misleading. Yes maybe it has new furniture but that if it us. When we arrived the cleaning if even done was poor. Mold on the shower curtains, mold in the grout around the tub's refrigerator not clean and missing glass shelves. . When Sergio was asked when they would be replaced he stated they were on back order. We were there for one month and still no shelves. Most of the doors on the kitchen cupboards were falling apart, The shelf under the kitchen sink collapsed. The sliding door to the deck was extremely difficult to open and almost impossible to close from the outside. The fan in the master bathroom did not work making it very uncomfortable to dry off. The toilet in the guest bathroom worked poorly. You had to hold the handle done for a long time to perform a flush. It felt like it could back up any minute.

During our second week the AC quite working. Contacted Sergio and he sent someone out to recharge. The next day no AC as the it had lost its charge again. Contacted Sergio and this time he stated the unit was completely shot and needed to be replaced. He texted "There is nothing I can do". So for the last week and half of our stay we had not AC. On the day we were leaving he sent a text saying the were replacing the unit that day.

I have rented a different unit for next year that I have inspected and it is light years better than this one for a lot less money.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As in every case there's always got to be one in a bunch that is never contented... to the fact that I did something to try to avoid a bad review.. there is nothing you can do to avoid a bad review on VRBO because if there was there'd be no such thing as a bad review on anyone's property! And it's true I have many good reviews and that is because the property is as stated and in fact after this person left which they stayed in February... I've already had two different parties come and stay for weeks at a time and have left me great reviews which you see posted.. no one else saying anything about the refrigerator or doors coming off the cupboard! As far as the AC as soon as he mentioned there was a problem I had someone out there the next day which I would do with any of my guests so they're not inconvenienced or uncomfortable. the problem turned out to be severe needing the replacement of the entire unit. It took some time to order and receive and as the weather was not hot..so I did not want to inconvenience them as it would take a full day to replace..in short this person was a pure malcontent and I'm sure you know some out there..he was never happy to begin with although I did my very best to try and make their stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible! For example on day one he complained that there were no shopping carts left for him to unload his vehicle of which I explained he would just have to be patient and wait until someone returned one which obviously I cannot control but he stated his dismay to this as well.. also I am the owner not the manager and I take pride in my units! he complained about the TVs in the bedrooms to which I went out and replaced both with brand new flat screen TVs the nextday! He also doesn't mention that he called me a close to 11 p.m. on a few occasions because he couldn't figure out how to work the remote although I explained it and even came in person to show him how to use it. All I know is if you go back over the entire four year span I've been renting this unit plus the 5-year span I've been renting my other unit you will see what type of owner I am! I have updated my two bedroom with new flooring and new furniture and new pictures will be posted soon to show that... In short I'm not worried about this person's View it was tainted from the moment he arrived. all in all if you read all my reviews you will find the truth. Thank you Sergio
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Beautiful spot!

  • 4 of 5

We (2 adults, 1 child) really enjoyed our time at this condo. The views are beautiful. The condo is spacious and in good shape. It was clean and everything worked as is should. Sergio was always available and willing to help. Although we never needed him. Everything went smooth.

The property overall was really nice. The pool was great, it was always busy but never overcrowded. My ten year old loved it. We saw dolphins and manatees in the lagoon most days. The nature trail around the lagoon was cool too. We used the tennis courts everyday and also spent time down in the game room.

This condo complex is mostly full of snowbirds and long term renters. Everyone was VERY friendly and made us feel welcome. 24 hour security at the entry gate kept everything safe and quiet.

The town of Hudson does not have that "tourist trap" feel. It was mostly locals or long term renters. Sam's Beach Bar and The Inn on the Gulf over at Hudson Beach were both good spots for a meal. Great pizza at Gianni's. If you want the "tourist trap" experience take the short drive down to Tarpon Springs.

Overall we had a great time. I would recommend this place to a friend.

Thanks for having us Sergio-

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much it was a pleasure having you as well... I do feel this is one of the Hidden Treasures in Florida which is exactly the reason why I bought at this complex... even though technically I'm not a baby boomer which it is perfect for I do enjoy the amenities and location immensely.. of course only when it's not rented which doesn't leave much time! LOL very glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves... that makes it worth while doing this!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Clearwater/ Tampa
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sam's Beach Bar/ Grill
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Links, Beacon Woods + many others!
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
PortuGreek, Sam's om the Beach + many others!
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Hudson Beach
Car: recommended

Countless amenities located nearby including world class golf courses, beaches, restaurants, malls and cinema's.

Enjoy 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!

Enjoy the private mile long Nature Path which surrounds the complex. Enjoy watching many different species of birds and fish including Dolphins and Manatees! You can also fish from many different areas around the complex or just enjoy sitting on the benches watching the boats and wildlife!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Gulf Island Beach & Tennis Club, Tampa Bay

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
sprin 18
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
winter 19
15 Dec 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £185.65
Cleaning Fee £74.26
Pet Fee £74.26

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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