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Vistas on the Gulf
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“#203”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

We stayed in unit # 203. It was a bit dirty, the floors were messy, we had to sweep, lots of hair and sand from the last guess, there were food crumbs on the sofa, sand and shells as well. The worse bit was the fact that the silverware and plates were dirty, with dried food on them. We had to wash everything before using it. Some light bulbs were out, most annoyingly in the master bath. The bed was not good. The iron was broken, so the water leaked out, the iron board needs a new cover, Shower liners need replacing.They ask you to start the dishwasher before you leave, but there was no dishwasher liquid provided, they ask you to take out the trash, no extra trash bags were given. It was really nice having a washer/dryer. There were beach chairs, so that was nice. If they work on all those things, I think it would be fine.This unit does need a good cleaning. We got in late, the last thing we wanted to to was clean.The location is great, you can walk to the publix down the street, cvs, walgreens( to get those trash bags and dishwasher liquid). When we stayed there were a lot of kids, so a bit hard to use the pool. The sitting area near the pool was a bit weird, we did not use the elevator because our unit was just at the top of the stairs, so every time we walked down we had to walk through a large group eating or hanging out, a bit strange. We also had a hard time getting the internet to work. We would stay here again, we would try for a different unit though.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

Just returned from a one week stay in Unit 503....top floor, corner unit, gulf front. We actually booked on VRBO (#66993), but Libertie Management handled the payments and check-in.

We called on our arrival day to say we would be late and it was still super easy to check-in. They left our keys and parking pass in a lock box so we were able to quickly get to our unit. Unit 503 was clean and comfortable, and the view out over the beach and Gulf of Mexico was amazing. The condo is fairly small--not a lot of cabinet space in the kitchen, small dining nook, second "den" barely fits daybed and small dresser. However, it was perfect for our family of four. The entire complex was very clean and appeared to be well maintained. Pool is an okay size and in great condition with plenty of deck chairs and tables available.

Location is excellent. Very easy access to Pinellas Bayway bridge and several restaurants within walking distance. There is also a Walgreens very close by and Publix less than a two minute drive. We would definitely recommend this complex and Unit 503 to others

Room Tip: Gulf front units have best views--they end in 01,02,03
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

My family and I just returned from a week long stay in Unit 208 and it was great! The condo was clean and well-maintained and the beds were super comfortable. The ladies in the office, Anne and Colleen, were very helpful and friendly. The property is clean and well-maintained and the location is EXCELLENT!! We enjoyed walking out from our condo to the beach every day. The beach is gorgeous! It has to be the best beach we have been to! The heated pool and grills were also an added bonus! This was our first visit to St. Pete Beach, but we will definitely return!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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West Middlesex, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2012

We have had unit 302 booked for several months. The day before we traveled from Pennsylvania we got a phone call from someone who was very hard to understand. When I realized it was from the Vistas, I called and was told that we will be starting our vacation in unit 303, then moving SOMETIME during the 9 days to unit 302. They said there was some damage due to the storm the week before. When we arrived on Sunday, i called the TRS office and they knew nothing about when we could move into 302 since it was Sunday. On Monday, i called again, still nothing, but they will call back. We were supposed to drive to Orlando that day for Disney, but we were delayed due to TRS. Finally at 10AM they told us that we could move into 302. We did. Everything in 302 was wonderful, except we needed to clean the mess in the master bathroom that the construction people left. When we arrived home, there was a message on our machine from Sunday morning that we could go directly to unit 302 and could bypass unit 301. There is another management company at the Vistas on the Gulf : LIBERTE MANAGEMENT - (727) 367-2006 - use them. They are onsite and very friendly. I asked TRS what they would do for my having to move and he asked for my suggestion. I asked for 10% of my bill refunded. He said he will look into it.... still waiting. SO DON'T USE TRS!!!!

Room Tip: Some rooms in the building are managed by TRS, some by LIBERTE. Do your research. TRS frequently m...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Robbinsdale, Minnesota
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Reviewed April 5, 2012

We just returned from our spring break vacation - 2nd time staying at the Vistas. We went thru TRS to book this unit. 1st of all - TRS switched us for the 2nd year in a row out of the room we originally booked and were told we could have - the room we got smelled quite musty. We tried to use air fresheners etc. but nothing worked to get rid of the musty smell. The AC did not work properly and the drain in one of the bathrooms was clogged. We did call for maintenance which came and corrected both issues. We had to sweep & vacuum up the crumbs left on the floors. More thorough cleaning for the next guests is definately needed. From what we've heard from others - Liberty Mgmt is the way to book at the Vistas. If we ever do go back to the Vistas, we will book through Liberty Mgmt. On a positive note, we loved the pool area and definately the beautiful view but you can get that anywhere on the beach. The grounds were kept up very nice and the pool & hot tub were cleaned often. St. Pete Beach is a beautiful area. Definately one of our favorite vacation spots.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Republic, MO
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Reviewed March 10, 2012

We have stayed in unit #305 three separate times now over the past 4 years and we can't say enough about it. The owner (Pat) has done a great job with keeping it up to date with nice furniture and modern electronics. All of the units have free wifi. The location of this place is perfect. The pool is heated and great for enjoying with your family. There are barbecue grills (gas) outside if you want to do some grilling for dinner. Each unit has a full kitchen stocked with all the plates, silverware, pans, etc. When we stay we make it habit to eat out once a day and the rest of the meals we eat in the condo. The grocery store (Publix) is about 1/2 a mile away so walking wouldn't be a problem if you didn't have a car. St. Pete Beach is such a laid back area, but it is the best beach I've ever been to by far.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2012

Just got back from an extended stay at unit 501. This is a great top floor corner unit where we have stayed before. It has clearly been updated in the last few months. New living room furniture, large flat screen tv, new paint and new king size bed in the master bedroom. We found the unit very well maintained with fine appliances and granit countertops. The staff was very helpful and the poolside bbq grills are great for outside dinning. We have stayed in other units at the Vista and this unit by far has the best beach and gulf views. The views and sunsets off the balconies and wilndows are amazing and are worth the increase in price from units without a view.

Room Tip: Top floor corner units like 501 have the best views of the beach and gulf.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Vistas on the Gulf
Address: 4000 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-3819
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Location: United States > Florida > St. Pete Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 14 Specialty Lodging in St. Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Vistas on the Gulf 3.5*
Number of rooms: 42
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