FOOTPRINTS HIDEAWAY/UNIQUE BEACHFRONT/2 FULL BALCONIES/SUNRISE AND SUNSET VIEWS

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Gulf Balcony w/access to stairs -pool/beach. Great alternative to elevator.
Gulf Balcony w/access to stairs -pool/beach. Great alternative to elevator.
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Gulf Balcony w/access to stairs -pool/beach. Great alternative to elevator.

About the Property

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Property Type: Condo
  • Minimum Stay: 7 nights
  • Living Area: 1300 sq. ft.

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 pool. Breathtaking sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico's shimmering waters and sunrise on 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:
DINING ROOM
The kitchen is complete with all necessities of home. Supplies include pots, pans, dishes, and all you would need to prepare a meal at home.
Master Bedroom Ensuite - Located on the gulf side of this unit complete with a comfortable king-size bed, TV, 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 queen-size bed. Fishing poles, rainy day games, and bed rail are stored in the closet. 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 new 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, 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 from your condo. The possibilities are endless!

FOR THE BEACH: canopy, beach chairs, beach towels, beach blanket, beach umbrella, assorted sand toys, balls, games, paddles, and so much more. All 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. Feel free to 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 Footprints in the Sand!

Unique Benefits

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.

Area Information

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
Guppy's
T'J's Italian Café
The Pub
Crabby Bills
Slyce

Inside Scoop

Inside scoop - handwritten reviews from repeat guests fill our shelves with all of their adventures and priceless memories made at "their" hideaway.

Amenities

  • Beds
  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Crib
  • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Balcony
    • Beach Chairs
    • Beach View
    • Beachfront
    • Deck / Patio
    • Dock / Boat Slip
    • Elevator
    • Fireplace
    • Free WiFi
    • Full Kitchen
    • Heated Pool
    • Heating
    • Internet
    • Kid Friendly
    • Linens Provided
    • Managed by Owner
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non-Smoking
    • Ocean View
    • Oceanfront
    • Outdoor Shower
    • Parking
    • Private Pool
    • Towels Provided
    • Water View
    • Waterfront
    • Wheelchair Accessible
    • Wireless Internet
  • Appliances
    • Blender
    • Cable / Satellite TV
    • Ceiling Fans
    • Coffee Maker
    • Dishes & Utensils
    • Dishwasher
    • DVD Player
    • Freezer
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron & Board
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor Grill
    • Oven
    • Refrigerator
    • Stove
    • Telephone
    • Television
    • Toaster
    • Washer / Dryer

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
Sep 04 2021 - Nov 20 2021
$1,500 7 nights
Nov 21 2021 - Nov 28 2021
$1,600 7 nights
Nov 28 2021 - Dec 19 2021
$1,500 7 nights
Dec 19 2021 - Jan 02 2022
$1,800 7 nights
Jan 02 2022 - Feb 12 2022
$1,600 7 nights

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Fees:

Cleaning/Linens: $160

Tax Rate: 13%

Notes:

RATES AND AVAILABILITY ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Minimum Stay: 7 days -
$500 Security Deposit; Rental agreement will secure the dates of your request. Balance due 45 days prior to check in for US; 60 days prior for international bookings.
* ADD: 13% Tax; $160 Clean
* Holiday rate 10% uplift

Availability

Last updated on September 12, 2021

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Map

Nearest Airport: Tampa International or Pete Airport (closest) - 25 miles
Nearest Bar: The Pub - 1 mile
Nearest Beach: Indian Rocks Beach - 25 feet
Nearest Golf: Largo - 3 miles
Nearest Theme Park: Busch Gardens - 35 miles
Nearest Restaurant: Villa Gallace - 0.3 miles

Owner Info

John & Tina Altieri

John & Tina Altieri

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 which 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 your 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 exactly the same. To name a few - the magnificent views from almost every room in this unit; 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).

Calendar last updated: September 12, 2021

Photos

  • Gulf Balcony w/access to stairs -pool/beach. Great alternative to elevator.
    Gulf Balcony w/access to stairs -pool/beach. Great alternative to elevator.
  • Gateway to miles of white sugary sand from our private Gulf Balcony.
    Gateway to miles of white sugary sand from our private Gulf Balcony.
  • Gulf Balcony
    Gulf Balcony
  • FOOTPRINTS HIDEAWAY/UNIQUE BEACHFRONT/2 FULL BALCONIES/SUNRISE AND SUNSET VIEWS #1
  • Gulf Balcony
    Gulf Balcony
  • Gulf Balcony
    Gulf Balcony
  • Double Sliders from Gulf Balcony to Dining Room and Master Ensuite
    Double Sliders from Gulf Balcony to Dining Room and Master Ensuite
  • Dining Room-Breakfast Bar-Kitchen
    Dining Room-Breakfast Bar-Kitchen
  • Kitchen with all you need to cook at home.
    Kitchen with all you need to cook at home.
  • FOOTPRINTS HIDEAWAY/UNIQUE BEACHFRONT/2 FULL BALCONIES/SUNRISE AND SUNSET VIEWS #1
  • Dining Room views Gulf of Mexico - Bright corner unit.
    Dining Room views Gulf of Mexico - Bright corner unit.
  • FOOTPRINTS HIDEAWAY/UNIQUE BEACHFRONT/2 FULL BALCONIES/SUNRISE AND SUNSET VIEWS #1
  • FOOTPRINTS HIDEAWAY/UNIQUE BEACHFRONT/2 FULL BALCONIES/SUNRISE AND SUNSET VIEWS #1
  • FOOTPRINTS HIDEAWAY/UNIQUE BEACHFRONT/2 FULL BALCONIES/SUNRISE AND SUNSET VIEWS #1
  • Master Ensuite
    Master Ensuite
  • King Size Bed
    King Size Bed
  • Master Bathroom
    Master Bathroom
  • Master walk in shower. Handicap friendly
    Master walk in shower. Handicap friendly
  • 2nd Bedroom - twin beds can be made into King.
    2nd Bedroom - twin beds can be made into King.
  • 2nd Bedroom
    2nd Bedroom
  • 2nd Bedroom
    2nd Bedroom
  • FOOTPRINTS HIDEAWAY/UNIQUE BEACHFRONT/2 FULL BALCONIES/SUNRISE AND SUNSET VIEWS #1
  • FOOTPRINTS HIDEAWAY/UNIQUE BEACHFRONT/2 FULL BALCONIES/SUNRISE AND SUNSET VIEWS #1
  • Front Entry - Access to private secure elevator
    Front Entry - Access to private secure elevator
  • Third Bedroom with queen bed
    Third Bedroom with queen bed
  • Third Bedroom with queen bed
    Third Bedroom with queen bed
  • Third Bedroom
    Third Bedroom
  • Third Bedroom
    Third Bedroom
  • 2nd Full Bath with garden tub located across 3rd bedroom
    2nd Full Bath with garden tub located across 3rd bedroom
  • Laundry Room with new washer/dryer and slop sink
    Laundry Room with new washer/dryer and slop sink
  • Oversized Family Room with 58" Roku TV, double leather recliner, fireplace
    Oversized Family Room with 58" Roku TV, double leather recliner, fireplace
  • FOOTPRINTS HIDEAWAY/UNIQUE BEACHFRONT/2 FULL BALCONIES/SUNRISE AND SUNSET VIEWS #1
  • FR with comfy leather couches views intercoastal, fishing dock, Gulf Blvd.
    FR with comfy leather couches views intercoastal, fishing dock, Gulf Blvd.
  • Sunrise from Inter-coastal Balcony
    Sunrise from Inter-coastal Balcony
  • Sunrise from inter coastal balcony.
    Sunrise from inter coastal balcony.
  • Inter coastal Balcony decorated for the holidays. (upon request)
    Inter coastal Balcony decorated for the holidays. (upon request)
  • Family Fun
    Family Fun
  • FOOTPRINTS HIDEAWAY/UNIQUE BEACHFRONT/2 FULL BALCONIES/SUNRISE AND SUNSET VIEWS #1
  • FOOTPRINTS HIDEAWAY/UNIQUE BEACHFRONT/2 FULL BALCONIES/SUNRISE AND SUNSET VIEWS #1
  • FOOTPRINTS HIDEAWAY/UNIQUE BEACHFRONT/2 FULL BALCONIES/SUNRISE AND SUNSET VIEWS #1
  • Priceless family memories
    Priceless family memories
  • May 2020
    May 2020
  • Steps away from the gulf.
    Steps away from the gulf.
  • The Gulf of Mexico - beautiful warm, gentle water.
    The Gulf of Mexico - beautiful warm, gentle water.
  • Family fun
    Family fun
  • FOOTPRINTS HIDEAWAY/UNIQUE BEACHFRONT/2 FULL BALCONIES/SUNRISE AND SUNSET VIEWS #1
  • FOOTPRINTS HIDEAWAY/UNIQUE BEACHFRONT/2 FULL BALCONIES/SUNRISE AND SUNSET VIEWS #1
  • Beautiful smiles - gulf balcony
    Beautiful smiles - gulf balcony
  • Spectacular Sunsets
    Spectacular Sunsets
  • Actual Moon Set - photo taken from our private balcony. No filters.
    Actual Moon Set - photo taken from our private balcony. No filters.
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Love It!

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: Submitted: September 13, 2021

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AMAZING!

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: Submitted: September 01, 2021

Owner response

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

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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: Submitted: May 29, 2021

Owner response

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

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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: Submitted: May 11, 2021

Owner response

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

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Fabulous Footprints

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: Submitted: April 04, 2021

Owner response

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

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perfect

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: Submitted: January 09, 2021

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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: Submitted: December 30, 2020

Owner response

Thank you so much. Dave and Nichole are great tenants. We welcome them back any time. Happy New year

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Private home away from home

Amazing condo just steps from the beach. Very private and secure. Our family will definitely return!!

Stayed: Submitted: November 16, 2020

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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: Submitted: June 13, 2020

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