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“Unit 110 - Best vacation ever!”
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Holiday Villas III
Wolfville, Canada
1 review
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“Unit 110 - Best vacation ever!”
Reviewed March 31, 2012

My husband and I stayed in Unit 110 at Holiday Villas III for a week in March 2012. Great communication, directions and instructions from the agent who rented us the unit. The people in the condo office were helpful, too. The unit was very clean and had everything we needed for the two of us, except wireless internet. Wired connection was available for an extra cost. There were only 3 chairs at the table and one bar stool at the counter. The unit faces the inter-coastal waterway and the road noise may bother some people. We got used to it after the first night. We loved watching the sunrises from the balcony. The king size bed was comfortable but it needed new sheets - the bottom fitted sheet would not stay on the mattress at night because the elastic corners were worn out. The pool was warm and relaxing. The beach was beautiful. The parking spot was across the street but we were able to cross the street with no problem. We recommend this as a place to stay. Look forward to returning again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kennesaw, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2012

We stayed in Holiday Villas III unit 605 and had an amazing vacation. The unit was updated and very nice, matched the photos we saw online- we thoroughly enjoyed the granite kitchen and the cleanliness of the condo. The balcony view of the ocean was to die for. My husband and I enjoyed our privacy in the master bedroom and our 3 children enjoyed the 2nd bedroom with the two double beds and TV. We have already booked for next year and are staying in 605- we would recommend Holiday Villas III! The owner was really easy to deal with and the office was equally pleasant. We have now found our new home away from home.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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lgravesjr75, General Manager at Holiday Villas III, responded to this review, May 26, 2012
Judy, we were very pleased to read your feedback and the fact that you had an amazing vacation at Holiday Villas III. We were also glad that you enjoyed your stay in unit 605. That is one of our most popular units due to the renovations that were recently done. You are right that the oceanfront views are terrific and we were glad you enjoyed the bedrooms. Glad you were able to confirm your stay for next year before you left- that is exactly why we are here in the on-site rental office 7 days a week. Have a great year and we look forward to your return to your new home away from home!
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Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2012

We stayed here from 1-23-12 thru 3-3-12. From the moment we walked in, we knew this would be a memorable vacation. Orlando and Miriam Calvo are the most friendly and accomodating people. After just a few minutes visiting with them, we felt we had made new friends. The condo is located in a quieter area of Indian Shores with the Suncoast Trolley (which travels up & down Gulf Blvd) bus stop right in front. The condo is decorated very nicely, extremely clean with great living room furniture, a huge HD TV and, of course, wonderful views from the balcony. We saw amazing sunsets, dolphins & many coastal birds while sitting on the balcony furniture. There were beach chairs and pool toys, along with large beach towels for our use. The master bedroom is huge with a large walk in closet, plenty of drawer space, a TV & separate bathroom which has a huge tiled walk in shower. Very refreshing after a day in the sun! The owners thought of everything to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. Having a second bedroom with two double beds made it easy to have overnight guests without feeling crowded. There is easy access to the beach through the pool area which is cleaned daily. This condo also has covered parking which is a definite plus in FL. Many excellent restaurants close by especially the Salt Rock Grill. All in all, we definitely recommend this condo and are hoping to stay here the next time we're in FL.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank tripmp00
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lgravesjr75, General Manager at Holiday Villas III, responded to this review, May 26, 2012
We were glad to read your review and are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Holiday Villas III and that you were able to make a memorable vacation. You are absolutely correct when you said the condo is located in the quieter area of Indian Shores, and that is something we promote with all our guests. We were also pleased that you enjoyed your condo and the amenities that were offered. We are very proud of the direct Gulf Front views from our balconies and often hear from our guests that they enjoyed incredible sunsets, dolphins and all sorts of coastal birds. Holiday Villas III does have smooth easy access to the beach and the Holiday Villas III condo association tries very hard to ensure the pools area and common amenities are clean at all times. Thanks for your recommendation and we look forward to your return to Holiday Villas III, our On-Site Rental Office is always available to assist and is open 7 days a week.
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

stayed at holliday villas 3 for 3 weeks late january, early feb ending 2-12-12...for a older building it is a very nice complex..it is well maintained inside and out..it has a very nice swimming pool area and the beach is wonderful...we stayed in unit #605...it is set back from the front and you have a 90 degree view of golf..the unit is next to a washer and dryer and the master bedroom is right next to the only elevator...the four star rating is for the complex..I would rate #605 as three stars...we have already reserved a unit for next year, and it is not #605...we found out that there are much nicer ones available...

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2012

Local, local, local restaurants, shops, beaches, gymnasiums, sightseeing, fishing areas and more. We stayed for 3 weeks in the beginning of January 2012. We completed are day in an updated, clean, quiet and beautifully decorated condominium with absolutely everything you need. The view is amazing overlooking boats and yachts passing by. We enjoyed all our meals on the balcony while viewing the beautiful scenery. The temperature in the condo was perfect and there was always something to view through the sliding glass doors. Parks within walking distance. Condominium right on the beach for fun in the sun. With tiki huts, barberque grills, shuffle board and volleyball. If this is not enough, add the most friendliest people you will ever meet & all for a great price. See you next year....

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Ter55
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lgravesjr75, General Manager at Holiday Villas III, responded to this review, February 28, 2012
We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your recent experience at HOLIDAY VILLAS III. We were glad you enjoyed your extended stay of 3 weeks and that you enjoyed your condo and the views of the intracoastal and the balcony the condo had to offer. Holiday Villas III is very conveniently located in Indian Shores within walking distance to parks, shopping and several restaurants - many of which are featured in our brochure rack in the on-site rental office (discount coupons are available in many of the brochures.) We were also glad you were able to enjoy the amenities that Holiday Villas III offers on-site…lots to do if you want. We look forward to your return next year!
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

We stayed in Unit #509. The condo itself was fine except for the three cockroaches. However this unit overlooks Gulf Boulevard. We could not use the balcony because of the noise from the very busy four lane boulevard. We also couldn't hear each other talk unless the door to the balcony was shut. The biggest downside to this unit is that parking is across the very busy Gulf Blvd. There is no crosswalk and you take your life into your hands every time you cross the street. We will not be back.

Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank gram4321
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lgravesjr75, General Manager at Holiday Villas III, responded to this review, February 28, 2012
We were surprised to learn of your concerns as described in this review. Our on-site office is available 7 days per week to assist our guests with any issues and this issue did not appear to have been reported by you at all during your stay. While pest control is the responsibility of the condominium association, we do work closely with both the association and the pest control vendor on those units that we manage through the on-site office.

We would like to speak with you personally to address the concerns related to your view of the Intracoastal in this unit. When you reserved this unit we did discuss with you that this unit faces the Intracoastal waterway. We also indicated that parking for this unit was across the street in our alternate lot by our boat dock and fishing pier on the Intracoastal.

We are sorry that this selection did not meet your expectations and you were able to hear some noise when the balcony door was open. We sincerely hope the rest of your stay was enjoyable with our oceanfront pool, BBQ grills and beautiful weather. We would love to have you back in an oceanfront unit which might meet your needs a bit better and hope you will contact us to discuss that opportunity.
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North Eastham, Massachusetts
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Reviewed January 25, 2012

Just returned from a great week in this two-bedroom Unit. There is not one thing you could want or need that is not provided here. Very clean, beautiful new kitchen, very comfortable beds, large new TV and new leather sofas that make you want to stay inside. Has a nice, clean outdoor patio that gives you that spectacular view of the Gulf. It is an end unit so it is light and airy with a very good view of the beach and pool. The bathrooms are updated and beautiful. Beach chairs, noodles, coolers, games, beach toys and books are there for your enjoyment. The only thing missing are the pina coladas, I had to make them myself. I believe this is one of the nicest units in the building. The pool is heated to 83 degrees and warmed my cold New Jersey bones. The white sandy beach is right outside your door. There is a bird sanctuary nearby so the birds were interesting to watch from the beach. Great owner who is nearby if you needed anything. I can not imagine what you would need since the unit is so well-equipped. Great places to eat nearby. Very easy drive to St. Petersburg to see the Chihuly Glass Museum and Dali Museum. Don't miss them.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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3 Thank WorldTravel1962
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lgravesjr75, General Manager at Holiday Villas III, responded to this review, March 2, 2012
We greatly appreciate the time you took to provide feedback related to your stay at HOLIDAY VILLAS III. Our association does try to ensure the common amenities are enjoyed by our guests, and the heated temperature of the pool is always a plus for our guests- we don't hold back! We were glad you enjoyed the nearby bird sanctuary which is a really easy walk from our location. Thanks again for the great feedback and enjoying our little slice of paradise here in INDIAN SHORES- HOLIDAY VILLAS III. We look forward to your return. Please keep in mind the great amenities we have to offer: heated pool on Gulf side of the building, sand volleyball, shuffleboard, boat dock and fishing pier on the Intracoastal waterway. As well as an on-site rental office open 7 days a week.
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Property: Holiday Villas III
Address: 18610 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785-2022
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Location: United States > Florida > Indian Shores
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Indian Shores
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Villas III 3*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
HOLIDAY VILLAS III is a great family vacation destination, located directly on the Gulf of Mexico in Indian Shores, Florida. Holiday Villas III offers studio, one, and two bedroom condos facing either the Gulf of Mexico or the Intracoastal Waterway. From our heated beachside swimming pool and sundeck to our private boat dock and fishing pier, you will experience the ultimate vacation. ... more   less 
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