We live in England and this is our Florida home. We continually improve the standard of our condominium.
We have owned in Beach Palms since the building was built. The building is very well maintained and has direct access to the beach and a lovely heated swimming pool.
Our condominium overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. The balcony is the ideal place to watch the sunset, possibly with a cocktail, and watch the dolphins swim by. The master bedroom has a tub and a separate walk-in shower. The guest bedroom has two double size beds. The guest bathroom has a large walk-in shower.
The living area has two large sofas, LCD TV and DVD. We have free wireless internet (Wi-Fi) and long distance calling to the US and Canada.
The kitchen includes a double oven, microwave, large fridge freezer with ice maker, dishwasher, toaster, coffeemaker and an extensive range of pans and cooking utensils. There is a full range of Mikasa Arabella china. Situated on Gulf Boulevard, the condo is close to convenience and grocery stores and there a number of very good restaurants in the immediate area. Indian Shores is conveniently located between Clearwater Beach and St. Petersburg Beach. Forty minutes from Tampa Airport and 90 minutes from Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios. A 45-minute drive to Busch Gardens. The condo is close to boat, jet ski, bike and moped rentals, as well as golf, fishing, shopping and fabulous restaurants. Both Margaret and I hope you will enjoy our Florida home and look forward to welcoming you in the future.
Yours truly, Chris
Close your eyes and picture yourself lounging on a wide sandy beach, waves lapping at your feet. Imagine yourself sunning poolside, book in hand. How about a romantic stroll on the beach as the sun sets in the Gulf of Mexico? Feel even lazier? Enjoy the breathtaking sunset from your private balcony overlooking the Gulf.
Oh? Don't forget your camera.
Bedding Configuration: 1 King, 2 Full
Additional Features: * AMENITY: combination tub/shower, king, shower, toilet, tub * ATTRACTIONS: restaurants, theme parks, water parks * Business: ATM Nearby, Bank Nearby, UPS Store Nearby, Post Office Nearby, Deep Sea Fishing Charters Nearby, Boat Rentals Nearby, Wave Runner Rentals Nearby, Bicycle Rental Nearby, Paragliding Nearby * Convenience: Medical Services Nearby, Grocery Nearby, Convenience Store Nearby, Movie Theatres Nearby, Golf Course Nearby, Mini Golf Nearby, Walking & Bike Trails Nearby, Restaurants Nearby, Library Nearby * DINING_CHECKBOX: Dining * ENTERTAINMENT: DVD Player, Satellite / Cable, Television, Cable TV, LCD TV, CD Player, DVR, DVD Player, Flat Screen TV * GENERAL: Air Conditioning, Clothes Dryer, Elevator, Garage, Heating, Internet, Iron & Board, Linens Provided, Living Room, Parking, Telephone, Towels Provided, Washing Machine * Geographic: On Beach, Close to Town, Disney less than a 2 hour drive, Busch Gardens 45 minute drive * KITCHEN: Coffee Maker, Dishes & Utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster, Full Kitchen, Ice Maker, Toaster, Cookware, Blender, Tea Kettle * LEISURE_ACTIVITIES: beachcombing * LOCAL_SERVICES_AND_BUSINESSES: ATM/bank, fitness center, groceries, hospital, medical services * LOCATION_TYPE: Beachfront, Oceanfront, Waterfront * Living: High Speed Internet Free, Free Long Distance - US & Canada, Central Heat and Air, Ceiling Fans, Washer & Dryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Walk-in Shower, High Speed Internet Connection * OUTSIDE: Balcony, Deck / Patio, Outdoor Grill * Outdoor: Balcony, Beach, BBQ Grill (Complex), Gas Grill (Complex), Heated Pool * POOL_SPA: Communal Pool, Heated Pool * SPORTS_AND_ADVENTURE_ACTIVITIES: deepsea fishing, fishing, scuba diving or snorkeling, surfing, swimming, water skiing * SUITABILITY: children welcome, non smoking only, pets not allowed * SUITABILITY_CHKBOX: Long-term Renters Welcome, Minimum Age Limit for Renters, Weddings
A guest from INDIANAPOLIS, IN recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2016 My family's vacation at Beach Palms 406 was great. The décor of the condo was the best I've seen. Everything worked as expected and the view from the balcony was incredible. Having a garage to store the beach toys instead of lugging them upstairs was a plus. The Beach Palms complex was also very nice. We took advantage of the two elevators so we didn't have any wait time to get to the beach. The pool and other amenities were fantastic. I hope to stay at Beach Palms 406 again.
Cathy S. from Clarksville, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2016 We enjoyed the condo it was very nice, perfect place for family time. The condo was exactly as it was in the pics sometimes things aren't as they appear but this time it was. Our only complaint was some of the guests were loud, making a lot of noise in the pool area which wasn't the ideal situation for your small children to be in.
Shelley F. from Westland, MI recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in May, 2016 We loved our stay in the condo. The view was fabulous and the condo was updated and clean. The staff was very helpful during the reservation process - I always book thru Kristen. They even let us check out an hour later since we were going straight to the airport when we left. I love this area and we always book with Florida Lifestyles. Thx for a wonderful vacation!
Sharon Z. from BRIGHTON, MI recommends this property. Stayed for 14 days in April, 2016 As always I love staying ay Beach Palms...aA wonderful vacation get away. Wonderful beach,lovely sunsets,great restaurants.
Cheryl T. from Glenolden, PA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in November, 2015 My spouse and two great nieces stayed at this rental. Great view. Clean and well equipped. Nice garage and lots of things to use on the beach. Would rent again. Only downside is the kitchen sink makes noise when you first run it.
A guest from Pickering, ON recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2015 Great view from balcony. Close to great eating spots and other Gulf Beaches. We have really enjoyed our frequent visits to Indian Shores on the Gulf Coast over the many years. Pleased with this condo.
Tad R. from Lakeland, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2015 Place was spotless. Only one request that a darkening curtain be placed in the extra room, my kids find its to light to sleep! wonderful experience! cant wait till next year!
Shyrle M. from Lodi, WI recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in July, 2015 We love this property. The Condo is spectacular. It had everything we could possibly need in addition to a gourmet kitchen with double oven. The management company is awesome to deal with and they respond to every need. It was super busy because of the holiday but all in all, everything exceeded our expectations. We will be back again and again!!
Janet J. from matthews, NC recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2015 We had the best vacation at Beach Palms 406. The condo is very large and just like in the pictures. The beach and pool are just steps away. The beach was perfect for our little ones since the water was calm and clear.
Michael W. from Asheville, NC recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2015 Fantastic, clean and spacious condo. Well appointed kitchen. Great view of the beach. Easy access to beach. Secure parking garage a plus. Absolutely no complaints at all. We highly recommend this unit.
Lucy K. from Evansville, IN recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in May, 2015 We had a great time relaxing at this lovely condo. The furnishings were comfortable and quite tasteful. We appreciated that we had everything we needed in the kitchen. We went to the grocery for provisions and didn't leave again for 3 days. Having access to the garage was a huge plus. Even though there was a lot to do in that area, we were content to relax and go with the flow of the Gulf coast breezes. The view over beach is just perfect, and we liked sitting out there watching the red beaked black and white skimmer birds that were nesting. We were happy to see their nesting grounds were protected birds. The sunsets were in a word, stunning. I would like to come back to this part of the St. Pete area in Indian Rocks Beach. One morning we drove up to Clearwater and were caught off guard with huge high rise hotels and tons of people crawling all over the streets and beaches. We hurried back to our neck of the beach with the peaceful feeling calm and relaxation was seeping out of everyone.
Rick K. from Volo, IL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2015 Staying at a new property always comes with surprises, some not so nice but that wasnt the case with Beach Palms 406 managed by Florida Lifestyle Vacation Rentals. Large walk-out balcony with access from the master bedroom and living room, updated furnishings and well maintained, this unit even has a secure garage.We are very particular in what qualifies as incredible and this unit did, contributing to a great Spring Break vacation.
Tad R. from Lakeland, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2014 we thought every thing was clean untill i went to use the bathroom... the rim inside the toliet was disgusting.. in the other room we found empty bottles of beer behind the tv and a unopened bottle of wine underneath the spare bed
Property Manager Response: Response from Florida Lifestyle Vacation Rentals. Inc. Thank you for your review. We take all comments seriously. We strive for a standard of quality beyond compare. But, no matter how closely we check, sometime we do not see everything. To that end, I have spoken to our Executive Housekeeper about your issues so she can council the housekeeper responsible. In the future, we would appreciate you allowing us to correct any issue that may arise so we can address it in a timely and satisfactory manner. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thanks again for your review and we look forward to your visit again next year.
Shyrle M. from Lodi, WI recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in June, 2014 We had an absolutely wonderful vacation thanks to Florida Lifestyle. The condominium they recommended could not have been better. I love cooking and the kitchen was a delight. Fit for a gourmet... with its double oven and all the pots and pan one could use. There was also proper dinnerware. Beds were comfortable and the weather could not have been better. Staff at the office was pleasant and professional.
Joseph B. from St. Louis, MO recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in May, 2014 Very enjoyable. The condo was decorated beautifuly and very clean. Everything worked, the view was wonderful. Defienatly would recommend.
Sharon Z. from BRIGHTON, MI recommends this property. Stayed for 14 days in April, 2014 We had a great time as we do every year. We love staying at Beach Palms 406 and have been staying there for many years. As usual I am already booked for next year.
A guest from Ottawa, ON recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in December, 2013 This may be the nicest place we have ever rented. The condo is beautiful, spacious, and everything works. The view is outstanding!
Property Manager Response: Response from Florida Lifestyle Vacation Rentals. Inc. Thank you for your kind review. We're delighted that your stay was very enjoyable. We will pass your comments along to the Owners as well as to the Housekeeping, Reception, and Reservation staff.
JAMES W. from JOLIET, ILL recommends this property. Stayed for 9 days in September, 2013 We have stayed in this unit a number of times but was not happy with the condition of the unit.
Property Manager Response: Response from Florida Lifestyle Vacation Rentals. Inc. Thank you for your review. We wish you would have contacted us immediately with any cleaning issues you had upon your arrival. Our housekeeping department would have been happy to correct any problems. Please contact our office with your specific concerns so that we might alert the cleaner of your disappointment and take corrective action for future guests.
Tad R. from Lakeland, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2013 When we walked into the condo, the smeal of cooked meat was overwelming, we had to open the place up and air it out. then we tried to take a shower in the spare bath, and the water backed up to the ankles. Then we tried to cook 2 pizzas in both top and bottom ovens, both burned on the bottom, within 20 minutes. My husband fixed the sliding glass door pull, and the broken chair outside the patio.
Property Manager Response: Response from Florida Lifestyle Vacation Rentals. Inc. Thank you for your review. We apologize about the inconveniences you have brought to our attention. I am checking to make sure the maintenance items you mentioned were corrected when you reported them to our office. UPDATE: The shower drain was fixed the morning after it was reported. The ovens were checked by FAST Of Florida, who has been servicing our area since 1972. FAST reported that the ovens are within manufacturers specifications. Thank you for taking the time to review the condominium. Again, we are sorry that you had any problems.
Candice R. from Tampa, FL does not recommend this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2013 Great vacation. Nice condo. Kitchen smelt like eggs and never left, that was awful. View was gorgeous. Beds were awful. Blood was found on the second bedroom sheets.... A lot of blood. It was gross.
Property Manager Response: Response from Florida Lifestyle Vacation Rentals. Inc. Manager's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm sorry but I do not understand your review. The condo needs to be updated but in your review it says the Condo is nice except you smelled eggs throughout your stay. We have no record of any issues being reported to us. Naturally, we are unable to help if we don't know there is a problem. All our linen is laundered and supplied by Alsco Linen Service. Alsco is a commercial operation that launders in bulk. They state that if a sheet or towel has sun tan oil on it and is laundered is often times looks like dried blood. We have reported the uncomfortable beds to the owner. Again, we would have been happy to remedy the problem if you would have been kind enough to contact us as we strive to make every guests stay a perfect one. Once again, thank you for your review. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - MORE - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Owner's Response: As owners of the condo we are very disappointed to read your comments. If the problems were as severe as you state, we wonder why you didn?t contact Florida Lifestyle office immediately. We and they pride ourselves on providing a marvelous vacation venue. In fact, we have many returning guests every year. With regard to the upgrading of the unit, in recent years we have upgraded both bathrooms, replaced all the furniture in the guest bedroom, replaced the washer and dryer, purchased new sofas installed a new cooker, fridge and dishwasher. We, therefore, are at a loss to understand your comments. Respectfully, Chris and Margaret Rose
A guest from Alexandria, KY recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2013 Had a wonderful, relaxing, time! Although we only had four face clothes for five people ( had to buy some ). And could have used more bath towels. BUT we still had a great time and we WILL be back :)
Sharron N. from Hoschton, GA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in April, 2013 We had a wonderful week in Indian Shores, FL atthe Beach Palms, #406. Everything was just as we were told it would be...great!! Will definitely go back again.
Jim and Penny D. from Rothschild, WI recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in April, 2013 We had a wonderful and relaxing time. Loved being right on the beach and having a beautiful gulf view. It met all of our expectations and more.
Reviewed by: Jeffrey P. recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2013 My family has vacationed at Beach Palms for several years. Each one of these vacations have been an awesome experience. This recent vacation spent in Beach Palms 406 was by far the best!406 was very spacious for a 2 bedroom unit. It had everything our family needed to make our vacation a wonderful experience. I am recommending th unit to everyone I know that is interested in vacationing at Beach Palms in the future!
Property Manager Response: Response from Florida Lifestyle Vacation Rentals. Inc. We are delighted to hear that your vacation at Beach Plams 406 was wonderful and appreciate your recommendation to future guests.
A guest from Toronto, ON recommends this property. Stayed for 17 days in November, 2012 We stayed at this condo from November 23 to December 10th 2012. Like the weather, the condo was first class. We have stayed in many rental condo's over the years, and by far this was the best. Kathy at Lifestyles recommended this one to us after we were left high and dry with Jack Collins rentals going out of business, she was great and very helpful. The amenities at the condo were top notch, as were the furnishings. We would definitely return again and would recommend to friends planning to go down to "The Beaches" in Florida.
Richard F. from Georgetown, TX does not recommend this property. Stayed for 7 days in August, 2012 PICTURES LOOK A LOT BETTER THAN ACTUAL CONDO. CONDO NEEDS CARPET, SOFA CLEANED, BASE BOARDS DUSTED, BETTER BEDS AND A COFFEE MAKER THAT WORKS.
Property Manager Response: Response from Florida Lifestyle Vacation Rentals. Inc. From the manager: Thank you for taking the time to comment. We do our best to make sure the units look like the photos. We do not use a professional photographer and never Photoshop or airbrush any of the photos on our website. All of the condominium are cleaned between each guest and are deep-cleaned annually, usually in September. Coffee pots, blenders, etc. are cleaned but not tested. If we are told about a defective small appliance we replace them immediately. However, after reading the review we checked the coffee pot and found that is was working properly. Thank you again for your comments.
Fabulous condo comfortable beds and fantastic kitchen amenities!
Janice R. from London, ON recommends this property. Stayed for 14 days in July, 2012 We had a wonderful time at 406 Beach Palms for two weeks from July 28th to August 11th. The condo was very clean and the unit had many amenities that we enjoyed. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was well supplied for all our cooking needs. The televisions had many channels and a PVR in the living-room. We barbecued every evening on one of the two Webber Gas Barbecues and one night we even fired up the charcoal grill. The pool was lovely but a little busy at times with large families taking over the pool. We spent most of our time at the beach and rented a Cabana for the two weeks we were there. The owners of the unit have a wonderful assortment of chairs, floats. pool noodles and such which we really enjoyed. Except for the pool congestion the stay was 5 star!!!!!! A lovely condo whose owners take great pride and make your stay very pleasant. We especially enjoyed having an ice -making machine and water dispenser on the fridge. You will not be disappointed with a vacation at this lovely place.
A guest from INVERNESS, FL does not recommend this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2012 Overall, we did enjoy our stay at Beach Palms. The property is very nice and the unit 406 was very spacious. We found it very clean and pretty well supplied for our stay. The main issue was the beds - they were extremely hard and very uncomfortable - so much so, that we slept on the sofa which was much more comfortable. The rest of the furnishings were nice. We did also enjoy sitting on the balcony which was beachfront. We would definitely return to the Beach Palms property, but would probably look for another unit that would hopefully have more comfortable beds.
STEVE L. from SCHENECTADY, NY recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2012 This was our 4th Stay in Beach Palms and this Unit was the nicest by far. The Balcony is larger than it appears in the pictures as well as the living area. Will rent again.
Dale F. from Cleveland, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in May, 2012 We enjoyed the unit. Need to add instructions on the TV setup after your grandchild scrambles all the remotes. Great location and we hope to return.
A guest from AVILLA, IN recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2012 Love the area, we have been coming down from Indiana for 5 years in a row and cant wait to go back! We will get in touch soon for another date!Thanks!The Goddard Family!
A guest from Brighton, Mich recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2012 We had a great time in this unit. The condo was very clean, the kitchen was very well stocked and there was ample, comfortable seating in the living room. The free internet and telephone was a nice perk. We also enjoyed the two car garage which was stocked with about anything you would ever need to take to the beach. Would definitely stay there again and would not hesitate to recommend this condo to our friends and family.
ANNETTE & KARL H. from WESTMINISTER, COLO recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in June, 2011 Martha was a great help, listened to our needs and wants and met each one of them. Our condo was perfect, the bedding, the layout, the location, the instructions, every thing just wonderful, we will call you next year!!!!
Scott M. from Lake St. Louis, MO recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2011 You seem to need a key wherever you go in the building, elevator, beach, pool etc. It became a pain when you have thirteen people in two condos. Other than that we all had a great time.
We had another fantastic holiday at 406 Beach Cottages. The property is terrific and the beach location is great. Weather coul
Margot J. from Toronto, ON recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2011 We have stayed in this unit several times and we have always noticed how the owners are always upgrading the property. This visit the new sectional couch and king bed in the master bedroom were wonderful additions. Thank you.