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“Doesnt quite make the mark..” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Bay Street Villas and Resort Marina

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Bay Street Villas and Resort Marina
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Ranked #32 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
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“Doesnt quite make the mark..”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2002

My wife and I are always looking for unique places to stay when traveling and since we have two boys usually look for a condominium so that we have more space. I came across the Bay Street Villas during an internet search and it looked like a great choice. The property is located about three blocks from the beach in a quiet residential area and overlooks the bay. The property consists of 20 one and two bedroom units and is nicely landscaped and well maintained on the outside. The unit we selected was a one bedroom villa with a sofa bed and kitchen with a door opening out to the pool area and the front facing the bay and Mariana. The representative at the property indicated that the property was rated three diamonds by AAA and would easily be four diamonds if there was a restaurant on the premise.

Upon entering the villa we were very disappointed…The unit was built probably during the 60's and is very small with the living room and kitchen combined. The kitchen was tiny with only a half stove, no counter space, no dishwasher, or disposal. We ended up eating every meal out because of the inconvienience of the space. Who wants to wash dishes by hand on vacation? The unit has hardwood floors that were not quite swept clean upon arrival. The tiny bathroom was also stuck in the 60's, with only a half vanity, wall paper in poor condition, the wood on the back of the door was popping up in strips, and there was no electrical outlet. Towel service is only provided on MWF and we had exactly 4 sets of towels. If you stay over on the weekends you go 2 1/2 days without clean towels, so bring your own if you like clean towels on a daily basis. The bedroom was nicely furnished and had ample closet space. The redeeming quality of this villa was the breathtaking view of the bay through the large bay window.

We complained the first day to the general manager and indicated that the unit was too small and would be staying only 3 of the 5 days we reserved. She offered to move us to
a two bedroom villa however the unit it was not on the bay side. I was then told that if I checked out before scheduled that we would be charged for the full stay so we basically were held captive. During our entire stay I never counted more than two other guest staying at this property and now I know why...The unit was overpriced at $105 per night and should probably be rated two diamonds instead of three. I will say that staff was very friendly and tried to accommodate us during our stay however we will not be returning to this property on our next visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2002

If you enjoy a quiet getaway where you can watch the birds play on the bay and enjoy the sun as peeks over the water across the horizon on its way to becoming a huge firey ball in the sky then this is the place for you. Only the sounds of nature.
We came down on a weeklong stay as we thought of traveling to see differenct places but got hooked on the friendliness of the owners and staff and qauintness of the area and didn't leave for 16 days.We could sit at our dining room window and watch the dolphins play. We will be back!

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Additional Information about Bay Street Villas and Resort Marina

Property: Bay Street Villas and Resort Marina
Address: 7201 Bay St, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-1928
Location: United States > Florida > St. Pete Beach
Hotel Style:
#9 Top resorts Hotel in St. Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Bay Street Villas And Resort Marina St. Pete Beach, Florida

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