About this rental
FOOTPRINTS VACATION HIDEAWAY - AT West Coast Vista.
Your family vacation awaits you in this beautiful, private gulf-front condo located directly on the beach with 2 balconies leading directly to miles of sugary, white sand and a heated pool. Breathtaking sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico's shimmering waters and sunrise from the intercoastal balcony. Accommodations are unsurpassed in this unique spacious 3 bedroom/2 bath beach lovers condo. NOT ONE -- but TWO FULL BALCONIES! Enjoy the gorgeous views of the Gulf of Mexico from the private balcony off the master bedroom and dining room; and/or when the sun sets check out the second balcony located off the oversized family room. Enjoy cocktails on our second balcony with views of the intercoastal and our private fishing dock where you can watch yachts sail back to the marina at the day's end. Also fantastic to watch the sunrise from this balcony. Be sure to catch the dolphins at play from either balcony. (Check out our guest comments) Our spacious, bright, corner unit is located in a small, secure building and includes all the comforts of home. A private elevator, accessed only by key holders, takes you to your front door; or use the stairwell from the Gulf side balcony to access the pool/beach. Great for families with children!
ABOUT THE LAYOUT OF OUR/YOUR HIDEAWAY:
The kitchen is complete with all necessities of home. Supplies include pots, pans, dishes, and all you would need to prepare a meal.
Master Bedroom Ensuite - Located on the gulf side of this unit complete with a comfortable king-size bed, TV, and walk-in closet. Roomy sitting area perfect for dolphin/manatee sightings or whatever would please you in the privacy of your bedroom. This room views the Gulf of Mexico with sliders to a private balcony. Stairwell to the pool from this balcony is convenient. (2nd Floor) The balcony is private in that people cannot see you from other units or pool areas. Great for coffee in pj's or sunbathing!
The second bedroom is equipped with comfortable twin beds. Baby crib neatly tucked away in the closet.
The third bedroom is equipped with a new queen-size bed. Rainy-day games, books, and more are stored in the closet and throughout the unit. This room overlooks the neighbor's pool and lush greenery.
The family room is oversized with a fireplace and desk on one side of the room and a 58" TV, comfy leather couches, and a double recliner on the other side. Watch TV or enjoy the views from either side of this room. Catch the action on the inter-coastal and fishing dock; access to the 2nd balcony with a great view of the inter-coastal and Gulf Boulevard. Unbelievable sunrises from this balcony.
Laundry Room - complete with full-size washer/dryer.
You will find this beachfront vacation hideaway not only inviting but affordable and practical. So... just relax and 'Hide Away' or visit nearby theme parks, attractions, nightlife, exquisite shops, and fabulous dinner/gambling cruises! Indulge in one of our many local restaurants to experience superb dining all within minutes of this condo. BBQ poolside at sunset with cocktails! Leave the car home and bike ride or take the Trolley with a pickup point within walking distance. The possibilities are endless!
FOR THE BEACH: chairs, towels, blankets, beach umbrella, assorted sand toys, balls, games, paddles, and so much more. All are on the premises.
Please call today for additional photos and updates. We are diligently working on your hideaway transforming it into your home away from home. Our repeat guests have made suggestions to make this property one of the best for beach living and we are implementing those changes regularly. Contact us and be the next family to put your Footprints in the Sand! Check out our guest reviews from repeat guests who love this unit: the views, the location and so much more. Our primary goal is to provide a clean comfortable home away from home where families can rest, renew and create lifetime memories at one of the finest beaches on the Gulf Coast. Thank you for taking the time to consider this property.
We look forward to speaking to you personally and reserving your next vacation.
One of the unique benefits of this condo is its size and location. The building itself is private with a total of 15 units. At full capacity, the beach is private. The sand is soft and white and the water is crystal clear. The condo is situated in the 'Narrows' which is surrounded by the gulf and the inter-coastal. The photos are very deceiving. Most people, upon arrival, express how happy they are with the size of the unit and the views. It is very roomy and split into two sections: the gulf side and the intercoastal side. Come and check it out soon.
Why Kids Love It
The photos of our grandchildren speak for themselves. Hours of building sand castles, boarding, shark teeth and sand dollar digs, turtle nests, sand sculptures, shells, long walks on the beach and so much more. The pool is also refreshing after a long day on the beach.
West Coast Vista is located in the Narrows. Indian Rocks Beach is a welcoming town of 5,000 and offers a little of everything from nature preserves and an art center to a historical museum. The "Narrows" is our unique location and is well known for its versatility. Just hideaway on our beautiful private beach or venture out to some of the most popular tourist attractions. Clearwater Marine Aquarium home of "Dolphin Tale" movies; Sunset Cruises, Gambling, Day Cruises, Fishing charters, Dinner/Dancing, Dolphin & Whale watching, etc. Theme parks such as Busch Gardens/Adventure Island Water Park; Disney/Sea World, Fabulous shopping ranging from upscale boutiques to moderate stores minutes from the condo, Golfing, Miniature Golf, Fine Dining along Gulf Boulevard where the Trolley takes you anywhere from Clearwater Beach to John's Pass.
Favorite Places To Eat
Salt Rock Grill
T'J's Italian Café
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Nov 26 - Dec 15 2023
Dec 16 - Dec 30 2023
Feb 11 - Apr 08 2024
Apr 08 - Apr 29 2024
Apr 29 - May 27 2024
Clean Fee/Linens: $200
Tax Rate: 13%
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RATES AND AVAILABILITY ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Minimum Stay: 7 days - Saturday check-in.
Maximum Stay - No limit
* Holiday rate 10% uplift
*Corner unit 10% uplift
Last updated on November 21, 2023
Hosted by John & Tina Altieri
Member since 2018
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: Our family moved to Florida from New York in 1992. Before purchasing this unit, we scoped most beaches from the east to the west coast of Florida. When we found Indian Rocks Beach and walked into this unit, we knew we found our dream home away from home. The views, the turquoise gulf, the sugary white sand, the building itself had everything we wanted and more. The best part of this location is the versatility -- it is private enough to just "hideaway" and enjoy beach living at its best or explore some of Florida's main attractions. This location has it all.
We cannot put into words the beauty and peace that surrounds you in this vacation hideaway. We chose the name Footprints Vacation Hideway because that is exactly what it is. Each day promises a new experience. Not only the beautiful white sandy beaches and turquoise water but the magnificent sunsets and sea life which are seen from both balconies are unbelievable! Last time we were there we saw a manatee - every time we are there we see dolphins both on the gulf and the Intracoastal. We truly love our home away from home and extend a warm welcome to all our guests. We try our best to make it feel like a home away from home and many of our guests return year after year. We would love to answer any questions you may have about our condo. It is truly our dream beach home and a tremendous blessing that we would like to share with others. We look forward to hearing from you and taking your reservation so your family can be the next to put their Footprints in the Sand.
Why this property? Our family has grown since we purchased this "home away from home" and to this day our favorite features are the same. To name a few - the magnificent views from almost every room; the proximity to everything - literally, steps away from the gulf waters. You can see the kids now grandchildren, building sandcastles on the beach while sipping cocktails on the balcony. (age-appropriate of course).
We had a wonderful stay at Tina and John’s condominium. The location of the condominium in Indian Rocks Beach is perfect on the narrows. The unit is practical and has everything that you need to feel at home. The layout of the unit is unique as the bedrooms are spread out. My mother was never worried about waking others up in the morning and our sweet baby slept great in the master bedroom which is far from the living room. We greatly appreciated using the pack n play and high chair. My older sons enjoyed the boogie boards and played football on the beach. The unit was very quiet however the building was not at full capacity. We appreciated the convenience of being on the 2nd floor and the use of the semi private elevator. Tina left us perfect instructions for check in and check out. We enjoyed the balcony facing the gulf and the intercostal equally. My kids were excited to see the dolphins in the intercostal. We cooked many meals in the unit and found mostly everything we needed. My only wish is that the condominium offered access to a community gas grill. There is a charcoal grill for use, but we just happen to be more familiar with our gas Weber. We enjoyed mini golf and Tampa zoo (absolute must if you have younger children) The Indian Rocks Beach area has a very nice vibe and plenty of restaurants.
Stayed: November 2023 Submitted: December 04, 2023
Always a pleasure!
We LOVE staying with the Altieri’s! The condo has everything you need and Tina is super responsive to any needs or questions! You truly cannot beat this location - right on the beautiful and quiet beach with a great little refreshing pool right outside your door! We will continue to come again and again!
Stayed: July 2023 Submitted: August 17, 2023
My repeat guests are always a pleasure to host. Your appreciation of our efforts to make this condo your home away from home is most gratifying. We look forward to seeing you again and again soon. Thank you for choosing Footprints.
Perfect family-friendly beach condo
This condo has absolutely everything needed for a perfect family beach vacation. The unit is spacious and clean, has AMAZING views, and is steps from the beach/pool. It was wonderful having beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, and even sand castle toys available for use. We did not cook much but the kitchen is stocked with everything you need to enjoy meals (we did use the ice cream scooper a few times!). Tina was friendly and helpful and communicated with me throughout the process. The location is great - plenty of restaurants and stores nearby but not overly crowded. We would love to visit again!
Stayed: June 2023 Submitted: June 18, 2023
Thank you for reiterating all the great features of our condo. Our guest reviews are one of the most important parts of how we implement changes to make it feel like home. It was truly a pleasure to host your family. We didn't get to meet this trip, but our communication during your stay assured me that you were attentive guests and treated our hideaway as your own. Peace of mind for an owner is priceless. We look forward to your return and welcome you to the Footprints Family. Cheers, Tina
Such a well kept home on the beach. This was our second time staying here and will be back again next year. The beach is second to none and the locals are wonderful people.
Stayed: May 2023 Submitted: June 18, 2023
Thanks, Kort - always a pleasure to host your family! I'll wait to hear from you about your return dates.
We have been renting from Tina for many spring holidays. Tina provides a wonderful place on the beach. Her condo easily accommodates our family. We enjoy the sunset and sunrise. Restaurants are with in walking distance. She provides a wonderful place to relax. , cook and make family memories. We appreciate her personal touch Linda
Stayed: March 2023 Submitted: June 18, 2023
Thank you for your review. you never cease to amaze me with each visit and it is a privilege to host your family. We are so grateful to have you as part of our family. We've been blessed by your loyalty and appreciation . Looking forward to another year of memories and photos -- if those walls could talk! LOL Stay well and keep in touch
Love Love Love this place!
I can't begin to say enough great things about this Home away from home! We stayed in the condo for the first time back in 2018 and had one of the best Summer vacations with our family of 4. We knew then that we wanted to come back. The wait was long over due when my husband and I were finally able to make it back this year! We wanted to have our own Beach vacation for our anniversary and this condo was the first place we thought of and were very excited that it was available. Absolutely love the area. Never busy and the beach is never crowded. The condo has everything you need for the beach from chairs to towels to beach toys if there are kids in your group. The layout of the condo is great. Plenty of room to spread out whether there are two of you or a family of 6. The kitchen is well stocked with everything needed to cook your own meals or if you are looking to eat out there are some great restaurants within walking distance. The views are amazing from both balconies. I spent most mornings sitting on the balcony with my coffee and a good book. We even saw dolphins playing in the water one morning. The owners Tina and John are amazing hosts! Very attentive and quick to respond to any questions or concerns. They make you feel so welcomed and like part of their family. I couldn't have asked for a better relaxing vacation. We love it so much, we've already planned our return for next year!
Stayed: October 2022 Submitted: November 26, 2022
We visited with my parents and my three very small children (3 and under) and could not have had a better experience! We were checking in the day after Hurricane Ian had hit and actually drove through it on our way south into Florida. Tina was extremely communicative leading up to our trip and checked on us as we traveled into town, taking special care to make sure the unit was ready after having had to evacuate it just a few days before. The views from the condo are unlike any other and the convenience of walking directly down to the pool and beach from our patio made lugging our kids and gear down as easy as it possibly could be. It was such a short walk that it was easy to bring kids back and forth for meals, potty breaks, naps etc. The elevator from the parking space to the unit was extremely convenient too. The unit was clean and had everything we needed for a wonderful vacation!Thank you to John and Tina. We will be back!
Stayed: October 2022 Submitted: October 18, 2022
We are so grateful that it all worked out. You have a beautiful family and it brings us great joy to know that you've made precious memories with your parents and children. This will always be our goal and mission statement. Thank you for choosing our condo and making yourselves at home. Know that you are welcome to return at any time. Welcome to the Footprints family.
Wonderfully located on the Narrows. You'll get plenty of exercise walking from the front balcony to see all the wildlife in the intercostal waterway to the ocean front balcony where you will see everything from rays, dolphins, boats and beautiful sunsets. The condo accommodated 6 adults without any concern for space and included every item we could have possibly needed. Hats off to Tina and John for doing things right - it is obvious you want to do things right and you did just that. I would not hesitate returning to this unit and the Indian Rocks Beach area. Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us.
Stayed: June 2022 Submitted: October 17, 2022
Thank you for the excellent review. You've managed to capture in just a few short words, all that we strive for when hosting. Thumbs up to your family for taking care of our condo and treating it as your own. Any owner would be pleased to know that you have followed every protocol for safety and cleanliness. Once again, your gratitude is greatly appreciated and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Welcome to our Footprints family!
This wonderful property is located in an area that is beautiful beyond description. The home is very clean, comfortable and welcoming as well as providing stunning views of the ocean. The owners of the property were very responsive and kind. All these pieces lined up to make our vacation experience outstanding. We will certainly be back.
Stayed: May 2022 Submitted: June 28, 2022
The pleasure was all ours. We certainly look forward to a return visit from a great family. Very respectful of the property and certainly treated it as home away from home. You are now officially part of our Footprint's Family, and we look forward to hosting next year. Thank you for choosing our/your Hideaway and sharing about some of it's great features. All the best!
Heaven on Earth!
I would give 10 stars if the scale went that high! Our family enjoyed our week in this beautiful condo. It felt like home. Everything, everything was wonderful. Annnnd, the sunrises and sunsets (that are viewable from the front and back balconies) are absolutely breathtaking! Oh, and did I say..the hosts are perfect hosts. Thanks for sharing your home with our family.
Stayed: April 2022 Submitted: May 09, 2022
Tina’s home on the beach is in a beautiful location. The condo is comfortable and has all amenities. The balcony by intercostal starts the day with a sunrise. The balcony by the gulf provides beautiful sunsets. Each day is filled with sun, walks on the beach and a kitchen to provide fun meals. The condo is walking distance to restaurants and shops. Our family has been enjoying this beach home for many years . The memories made we hold always. Tina’s home becomes our home on the beach!
Stayed: March 2022 Submitted: May 08, 2022
Trust this booking for an attentive host!
We had a wonderful time at the beach, mainly due to the comfort afforded by this perfectly situated condo and the couldn't-be-better host! Tina, you did everything you could to accommodate us and we appreciate it! We will definitely be recommending you to others! Thank you! Diane and Marcia Sisters on their first vacation together!
Stayed: November 2021 Submitted: May 08, 2022
Our family of five (grandparent/parents and kids) had a relaxing and fun time at Footprints. The condo was as described steps from the beach. We enjoyed the pool everyday. The kitchen had everything our family needed. The other guests at the condo were pleasant. The condo was clean and well cared for. We watched the sunset from the beach or balcony everyday. We look walks/jogs on the beach in the mornings. The hosts were kind and checked in on us when we first arrived and after we left. If we return to Florida we will always stay at Footprint.
Stayed: March 2022 Submitted: April 30, 2022
Our family just got back this week, we want to thank Tina and John for sharing! We have 4 kids, they loved the pool and had no complaints about the beds, they said they felt comfortable and relaxed! The views were amazing, very quiet, but close to lots to do. We loved seeing dolphins, sea turtles, kids loved the frogs and lizards everywhere! My youngest woke up today asking to come back because she wanted to catch some frogs and lizards haha! We hope to make it back at some point but maybe without the kids next time haha!!! It was great meeting John for a split second, loved that you called to check on us, you were great hosts!! Thank you soo much for allowing our family to make all the lovely memories that we were able to make!!!
Stayed: September 2021 Submitted: September 13, 2021
I will begin by saying that the owners were amazing to us, 5 stars customer service. The location of this unit is amazing. It is right on the beach, you can easily admire the beautiful sunsets of the west coast which are breathtaking. It is a small condo unit (6 units I think), so it was very quiet and relaxing. There is a pool and showers from when you come back from the beach. The apartment had everything we needed, equipped with everyday household items in addition to beach chairs, umbrellas and toys so that was less things for us to pack. The beds were comfortable, TVs in every room, huge TV in the family room with Roku. We loved the security of the building, you need an access key for the elevator which leads you directly to the apartment. There are tons of restaurants in the area, there is also a Publix 5 min away (Instacart delivers!), there is also a CVS, gas station a few miles down. We went to St. Petersburg several times for dinner, it's only a 30 min drive and it has amazing restaurants as well and a very nice night ambiance, good for families too, we travelled with 2 young children. Thanks Tina for your kindness and understanding, for getting back to me always through texts and emails.
Stayed: August 2021 Submitted: September 01, 2021
Thank you for your incredible review. Not only is it helpful for potential future guests, but priceless to our reputation and mission statement: - a place where families gather to refresh, renew and create memories that last a lifetime. You've listed everything we advertise and more. It was my pleasure to respond to your questions. We know from experience how difficult it can be to travel with children and wanted to be sure you had all the information needed. Thanks to a great team effort, your vacation was all you expected. You are welcome to return any time and are now part of the Footprints Family. Stay safe, Tina
A fantastic and relaxing week
We were looking for a 3 bedroom condo on the beach in Indian Rocks Beach to celebrate our grandsons graduation from college in Missouri and were lucky to find this beautiful condo. It was wonderful to be here with our daughter grand daughter and grandson who live in Kansas. The owners John and Tina were so gracious and made us feel welcome and right at home. The condo has everything that you would need and more to be comfortable. The views were awesome and the sunsets beautiful. This is not a large condo complex so you have allot of privacy and the spectacular beach is not crowded There are many good restaurants and beach stores nearby as well as an ice cream shop with 100 flavors of ice cream. The pool area is well maintained and easy to reach from the condo. We highly recommend this condo!. John and Tina saw to it that all of us had a great time Dave and Judy ( Mt Dora, Florida)
Stayed: May 2021 Submitted: May 29, 2021
Judy and Dave were wonderful guests. Tina and I were very pleased to hear that made their footprints of memories in the sand. I would highly recommend them as guests and would gladly host them anytime. John & Tina
Wonderful and relaxing!
We were lucky enough to spend 2 weeks here. The place was very spacious and had all the things we needed from beach chairs, towels, umbrella's, new blender and excellent communication. The owners were very responsive and provided us with great instructions on getting in to the unit and instructions for departing. The place was cute as it had lots of shore trinkets and beach goodies on shelves, walls etc. It was very clean and was convenient to the pool, elevator, stairs. The views were unbelievable. Watched sunsets every night from the balcony or the beach. The pool was very nice and easy to get to. I was also impressed with the people we met. Many seemed to be repeat renters in the complex. The location was great also. I short walk or very short drive to several restaurants and shopping. We enjoyed eating at Salt Rock grill, Guppies, Grumpy Bills and VIP mexican. Loved this place and looking forward to returning. Paul and Laura (Castle Rock CO)
Stayed: April 2021 Submitted: May 11, 2021
We could not have asked for better guests. Paul and Laura were very patient and understanding when the repair man came. Our conversations were down to earth and entertaining at times. I would welcome them back anytime and hope they return soon. John &Tina
Footprints was the perfect place for our family vacation. The setting is spectacular! Sunrises, sunsets, sugary soft sand and a swimming pool steps away from the spacious 3 bedroom condo. Everything you need for a very comfortable stay is provided. The owners were very friendly and attentive and made you feel at home in theirs. We will definitely be returning!
Stayed: March 2021 Submitted: April 04, 2021
Thank you Judi. It was a pleasure hosting you. All my tenants should be like you. You may come back to your home away from home anytime Best Regards, John Altieri
My husband and I stumbled upon this place one year and fell in love! Perfect size, perfect location. The views are amazing! The condo is well maintained and inviting! The last time i went in 2019, my husband had passed away a few months prior. But he had already booked it for vacation. I decided to go one last time and am so glad I did! the owners are very sweet and caring and make you feel right at home! I hope to be able to return someday!
Stayed: July 2019 Submitted: January 09, 2021
Great Place to stay!
Owners are great to deal with. Condo was exactly as described. Great views, great sunrises and sunsets. Planning on return trip next year.
Stayed: December 2020 Submitted: December 30, 2020
Thank you so much. Dave and Nichole are great tenants. We welcome them back any time. Happy New year
Most wonderful place
This location is amazing - the beach is on your doorstep!! John and Tina (owners) are wonderful and literally make you feel at home. There is everything here that you could possibly need for a stay in paradise. We did our grocery shopping and that was it! If you want to go out for a meal, there are great places in walking distance. The unit was clean, bright and organized. On-site parking was great and the building secure. We cannot say enough about this place and the owners. We are already talking about going back!!
Stayed: June 2020 Submitted: June 13, 2020
Hosted by John & Tina Altieri