My husband and I travel quite a bit, and we do vacation rentals when we can. I accidentally found this condo rental as I was searching for something on Clearwater Beach. I have found that usually the best option will show itself if one is patient and careful.
That was clearly the case when I found this condo for rent by owners Steve and Patricia. From the moment I first spoke with them, I could tell they were careful about whom they rented to and would provide great contact to help us prepare for our trip. Every email, phone call, and text was returned promptly and with a welcoming tone. Thank you both for being you.
Upon arriving at the complex, everything was exactly as promised. We had all the codes to access the parking, the building, and the condo, which was very clean and ready to welcome us for our two-week stay.
We had both our sons and their wives with us, so our family togetherness was the main reason we went there. All three bedrooms, the common areas, and the balcony were utilized by us as places to hang out, talk, and rest.
The area around the condo couldn't be better. The balcony overlooking the harbor was usually shady and breezy. The restaurants were everywhere with every price range and ethnicity.
I would recommend two places: Taco Bus across the street doesn't sound very appetizing, which is why we didn't discover it until our second week there, but the food, the service, and the prices are really good if you like Mexican food. They have $5. frozen margaritas every day (different flavors).
If you want a BEAUTIFUL eating experience, go to the Columbia restaurant, which is just a short drive, is on the water, and offers a very elegant and delicious sit down experience. The prices aren't cheap, but they really aren't that bad. We had 6 dinners and a couple of bottles of wine for about $250. We all enjoyed the WHOLE experience.
The beach is so close and clean. With the pandemic, we were uncertain of hanging in public with others, but everyone was conscientious and kind. We didn't spend too much time on the pier itself, but we enjoyed walking there and back.
Lastly, we took an evening cruise to watch the sunset. We used a company next to the pirate ship place (can't think of their name). Everything was spaced out; we sat on the top of the boat, and everyone kept on their masks. We had champagne at sunset. They did a bit of a tour talk in the area, but just being out on the water itself was so lovely.
So those are my comments/feedback. We hope to visit again sometime, especially because we had a great time. Seasoned travelers are a bit hard to please sometimes, but the Amitranos and their condo earned our deepest respect and gratitude. Thanks again.
It's not often that a review can make our knees buckle, but yours did. We are so very touched by your kind words. Our goal is always to treat our customers like family and provide the same amenities that we would expect for ourselves. Thanks to you & your family for being our valued guests and please come back to stay with us again. You are always welcome.
Pat & Steve
replied by the owner (11/13/2020 6:42:09 PM)