About the Property
Ocean Sands is located on five and a half acres of beach front stretching over 700 feet along the Gulf of Mexico. Located at the intersection of Madeira Beach Causeway and Gulf Blvd., it is within easy access of all main thoroughfares and I-275.
Our parents purchased the model unit at Ocean Sands because it showed them a spectacular view of the Gulf of Mexico from the eight floor. You can see the water from the kitchen, living/dining room and master bedroom with ease. The kitchen windows also offers a view of the fishing boats on the bay side. Beautiful landscaping, a heated pool and jacuzzi, a sun deck, rec facilities, and covered parking are meshed with the natural setting of the sun, sand and sea to make Ocean Sands one of the most popular condominiums on the Suncoast.
You will enjoy the eat-in kitchen with pass-through counter, baths and showers with terrific water pressure, plenty of closet space, washer and dryer, all electrical appliances, and central air conditioning. We provide beach chairs, umbrellas, surf boards, goggles, blankets and towels, and more. Chaise lounges are available on the sundeck or your own private balcony where you will enjoy one magnificent sunset after another during your stay.
Why Kids Love It
My children loved the pool and the beach and when they got older they enjoyed meeting other kids at the jacuzzi at night. They played basketball and tennis across the street in the park. Miniature golf was just up the boulevard and we could walk to several ice cream shops after dinner. If they tired of the sun we played board games and did puzzles on the dining room table. Sometimes they enjoyed sleeping on the balcony listening to the waves crashing and other times we closed the balcony shutters and the bedrooms would remain dark until 10 AM. Everyone loved waking up and eating breakfast on the balcony-watching the dolphins swim by and deciding what to do for that day. We mixed in some trips to Ft DeSoto and Disney/Epcot and before you knew it two weeks had flown by.
#1 must see activity is a trip to Fort DeSoto Park, voted the number one family beach in the entire USA with swimming, walking trails, and of course, a fort. Other must see sites are the Dali Museum, Sunken Gardens, Museum of Fine Arts, Tampa Bay Auto Museum, Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge, and the Chihuly Glass Sculpture Collection. There are plenty of sites for pier or boat fishing and there are a couple of fishing rods available at the condo to try your luck at surf casting.
Restaurants and a Winn Dixie within a two minute walk, fast food and breakfast shops just a hundred yards down the boulevard. CVS and a Medical Clinic a one minute walk away.
Favorite Places To Eat
Salt Rock Grill at Indian Shores (THE BEST)
Frog Pond (best breakfast buffet)
Madeira Beach Snack Shack (next door)
The Daquiri Deck (across the street)
The Boardwalk Grill
The Friendly Fisherman
Pirates Pub N' Grub
Conch Republic Grill
BEST ICE CREAM STORES CLOSE BY:
The Kandy Kitchen
Haze Ice Cream Store
House of Sweets
The Shake Shop
Lu-Lu's Ice Cream
Amish Creamery(voted the best in 2020)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Dolphin watching every day from your own balcony-a pair of binoculars in the condo allow you to track them as they swim up and down the coast in pods from 2 to 20 at a time.
Tennis courts across the street also allow pickle ball play. Grab the rackets and balls provided in the condo and walk over to the courts-games start at 8 AM and visitors are welcome. Rolling carts in the parking garage help you get your suitcases, groceries and other purchases easily into the elevators and up to your suite.
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Jan 01 2021 - Apr 30 2021
May 01 2021 - Dec 31 2021
Administration fee: $60
Cleaning fee: $100
Security (refundable): $500
Tax Rate: 13%
A maximum of six people allowed in unit. Sorry, no pets allowed at this time. All guests are required to adhere to rules and regulations of Ocean Sands Condominiums (copy posted in kitchen).
Last updated on April 19, 2021
Year Purchased: 1981
About the owner: My sisters and I inherited this condo from our parents, who were original owners of Unit 806. Since we lived in New York and were 1200 miles away my parents decided to purchase the model unit in the building because it was so tastefully decorated and they were convinced that the best view in the tower was right from the 8th floor. After our Dad passed away our Mom became a snow bird for almost thirty years so the condo was only used for four months a year during that time. Now we each vacation there at least once a year to enjoy great memories and to honor them by making sure everything looks and works as good as new.
Why this property? Ocean Sands is built on five and half acres of land and utilizes 700 feet of sandy beach. It has recently been re-painted and had the elevators upgraded. In the last few years the pool and spa were renovated. The new management team is always looking for ways to improve Ocean Sands for its residents and guests. We have been vacationing in Madeira Beach for forty years and we have seen some amazing transformations in the area. When an old familiar restaurant retires another one always starts up. There is always music and live entertainment within walking distance to the condo. It is very reassuring to have a Medi-Clinic and a CVS within a minute's walk of your stay.
Calendar last updated: April 19, 2021
Condo was extremely nice with many, many extras including towels, beach items, cooking utensils, seasonings etc. Most of all the condo was very clean and the owner responded quickly to any and all needs.The view was amazing and there are plenty of places to eat and shop within walking distance. Bed in MB was very comfortable and the very large patio oceanside was very enjoyable.
Stayed: March 2021Submitted: April 14, 2021
Thank you so much for the great review John. I am so glad that you and your wife decided to try a Madeira Beach vacation. Please come back soon.
Charming condo with Gulf Bay view
We had a great time in this condo which is located in the building right on the Gulf of Mexico. The apartment is very charming, in very good condition , all the shops you need are within easy reach across the street. The owner of the apartment is a very nice person- giving you all needed informations without smallest issues. We would like to rent that cute place again in the future!
Stayed: March 2021Submitted: March 19, 2021
Thank you for the lovely review Monika. I am glad that you and your friends had such a good time in Madeira Beach. Please come back next year!
Beautiful and stunning condo
Me and my family have stayed in this condo multiple times and I can't have any complains. The unit is gorgeously well kept and spacious and is ideal for a family vacation. With the unit being on the 8th floor, the view of the ocean and sunsets never fail to take your breath away. The complex also has many desirable features such as a large swimming pool, a hot tub, and a barbeque area. The condo is walking distance to a number of grocery stores, bars, and restaurants. I highly recommend this condo to anyone interested in staying and I will certainly be returning in the future.
Stayed: October 2020Submitted: February 04, 2021
Thank you Anita for the very nice review. I know you are coming back for a few weeks this summer. It is a pleasure to rent to you and your family.
We went to MB in July 2007 for the first time. We absolutely fallen in love with this place. Been back here every year since, different times but mostly in December. The place is spacious, huge master suite, and balcony with breath taking views. Elevator goes straight to the beach, pool and hot tub, great especially in coolet winter evenings. Owners afe very accommodate and super friendly. Cannot wait until ger back there
Stayed: December 2019Submitted: February 04, 2021
Thank you for your review Urszula. It is fitting that our first review on this site comes from our very first renter after our Mom passed away and also our most loyal renter (13 times). Our calendar is wide open due to Covid=19 so please check with your family and let us know when you would like to go back!