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“Bad Experience” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Vistas on the Gulf

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Vistas on the Gulf
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   4000 Gulf Boulevard, Saint Pete Beach, FL 33706   |  
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BAtavia,Il, United States
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“Bad Experience”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Dear Vistas on the Gulf,

I almost never send letters of this type. However, our stay was the single most unpleasant that I have ever had in St Petersburg Beach. While the accommodations were very nice the stench of mold and mildew in the room was so bad that it caused serious problems with my allergies, I had the pleasure of taking my two granddaughters on spring break as well as visiting my mother who lives in the Beau Monde Condos. When we arrived home my wife made me unload my suitcase in the garage and put my clothes in a garbage bag before bringing them into the laundry room. It took three washings to get the smell out. This condo is badly in need of fumigation. My wife and I are blue water sailors and I can tell you that our boat never smelled at all. I do not recommend that you rent it out again until you take care of this. Part of the problem is that you left the air conditioner blower on all the time. Condensed water in the cooling unit collects mildew and mold. When the blower stays on after the compressor turns off that moldy water is re-evaporated and blows through the condo. I do not believe that we will ever stay there again. Sorry. Thank Heaven for the Beach Haven Motel.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dalton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We stayed in Unit 203 last week and it was beautiful! Great views of the gulf and amazing sunsets. Condo was tastefully decorated and well stocked. You can tell that the owners take great pride in making your stay as comfortable as possible. The property management was very easy to deal with as well. Will definitely be back! Hopefully sooner rather than later!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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St. John's, Canada
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Stayed at unit506 this past Xmas2013. So disappointed. Unit was so outdated. Kitchen utensils, chesterfield and most items in unit were worn out and should be thrown out. Owners reep all the profit. Ripped off

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

My Husband and I just came back from a WONDERFUL vacation in St. Pete !!! We stayed at condo at the Vistas...The unit itself was very clean and we had all the amenities you need...It was very comfortable and lots more space than your typical condo...The value of this condo was excellent compared to any other condo situated on the beach...The only drawback and remember this is if you want a "Gulf View" the lower the number the better view you have of the Gulf. We listened to traffic day and night and had to crane our necks to see the Gulf...Other than that we will be staying at the Vista's again only this time we will get a condo with a true FULL "Gulf View" ...

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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San Angelo, Texas, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Beautiful place right on the beach, not a single complaint. Unit was very clean, well appointed, had everything we needed, plus free WIFI. Building was well maintained, management staff was polite & helpful. Close to everything...shops, grocery stores, restaurants. Great pool with lot of lounging space, perfect spa temperature, we even cooked out on the grill one evening and caught a beautiful sunset while enjoying dinner. Loved the morning walks on the beach which is steps from the building!

Will definitely return, I can see why the beach was voted #1!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

My family and I rented unit#307 from 8/4/13 to 8/9/13. I must say this was one of the most relaxing vacation we have ever had. First of all let me start by saying that we are from Miami and although we have gorgeous beaches down here. I must say that I prefer the gulf beaches because of their white sands and very little if any waves. The water was just perfect, you could see schools of fishes right through and one evening we even saw a dolphin. The sunsets are just spectacular and the beach is just a perfect location. It is a few blocks away from where all the "tourists" are so you feel more private and walking distance from where all the action is. Now as far as the resort. I couldn't give it more stars because 5 is the max I can give it. Everything from the customer service to the cleanliness, location, parking, pool, beach toys. It was just awesome. The unit was clean, comfortable and it had all the comforts of home. Each unit has an oceanview although some are sideways you still get to see the ocean. The pool is small but not too small, just right for the kids. Now the best thing I must say at this resort are the 2 ladies who take care of the office. Joanne and Anna. They are just terrific, one night we locked ourselves out of our unit. Now it was 11pm and both ladies were home resting (probably sleeping) from working all day, and Anna took a cab from here house to the resort just to open the door for us. I feel that this kind of service is priceless. I want to commend them and congratulate them for giving such five star service. I would definitely recommend this resort to everyone. It is a hidden gem and it should get more recognition.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We rented unit #408 July 13th - 20th. We found the unit through VRBO and contacted the owners (the Youngs) via email. We normally stay at a resort while in St Pete so we were a little nervous booking a condo. It worked out to be the best of both worlds for us, we got the condo amenities with the staff of a hotel. Check in & check out were done through the on-site rental office which made it just like checking in at a hotel. There was also a staff person there daily to clean and maintain the grounds. I will try to break down our experience:

The owners – The youngs were very friendly and easy to deal with via phone & email. We had never rented a condo before and Terry certainly put our minds at ease and the process really is as easy as making a hotel reservation.

Condo – The condo was as nice or even nicer than shown in the photos. The unit was very clean, my wife didn’t even have to re-clean the bathrooms (like she normally does). The kitchen was well stocked with everything needed for a family to cook meals. The washer and dryer (stackable) was great to have and worked fine. Furniture was newer and clean. All electronics worked with no issues. The unit is gulf view and had decent views from both balcony’s, one is private and one is the exterior walk the entrance door (as is common in Florida). The pool , hot tub, and grounds were clean and well maintained. Even the gas grills (poolside) were clean.

Location- Good spot on the beach, 2nd building north of the Don Cesar beach suites (not THE Don). There is a small “beach grass” area directly in front of the building which requires a short (like 10 yards) walk to the beach, which nice and wide and groomed. Short walk to a Wallgreens and a pizza/Italian place. Publix grocery store is a 2 minute drive.

Bottom Line – You get a great value for your money. If you are looking for 5 star accommodations, stay at the Don and spend 2 to 3 times the money. If you are looking for a nice, clean place to stay at a reasonable price then give the Youngs a call, you won’t be disappointed. I will be contacting them shortly to set-up next years vacation.

If you have any questions shoot me a message and I will be happy to answer them.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Vistas on the Gulf

Address: 4000 Gulf Boulevard, Saint Pete Beach, FL 33706
Location: United States > Florida > Saint Pete Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Saint Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Vistas on the Gulf 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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