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My family and I recently returned from our family vacation in Treasure Island, Florida. If you are unfamiliar with Treasure Island it is located near St. Pete Beach near the tip on the Gulf of Mexico side. We stayed in Clearwater a few years ago and had a great time and come to find out it is only about a 45-minute drive between the two cities.
For our stay in Treasure Island, we choose to stay at Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites. When I was researching condos, I loved the pictures that Sunset Vistas had scrolling across their site. As you know, sometimes looks can be deceiving… but not in this case. I also selected this condo because we wanted to go with a larger place to stay since we were going to be cooped up together for a week, and hotels just do not provide the space that we need.
The condo was a two bedroom suite (870 Square Feet) with two baths, a full kitchen, a pullout sofa, and a beachfront view! It also included a washer and dryer which was put to good use every day! Below are several pictures from around the property, including the room.
Courtyard View includes fountains and walking paths
View of the geo-thermal heated pool overlooking the beach as well as the whirlpool spa.
View from our balcony of the Gulf of Mexico and you can also see the kiddie pool which is separate from the main pool.
View of the Cafe from the Courtyard. Right behind the stairs is a ping pong table. The bottom floor on the other side is the main office for check-in.
View inside the Cafe which features breakfast and lunch with outside or inside seating areas.
Walking into the condo….
Dining table and living room with pullout sofa. There is also a TV opposite the sofa.
Washer and Dryer… so glad we had these after spending time on the beach!
Master Bedroom with queen bed and walkout porch with view of the Gulf.
Master Bedroom with TV
Master Bathroom. This was very small as there was no counter space to lay even my beauty items out. There also needed to have more hooks to hang bathing suits and towels.
Second bedroom with queen bed.
Second bedroom closet and TV.
Near the entrance to the beach is #ScubaSteve. Make sure to grab a pic with him and post to social media!
View of the back of Sunset Vistas from the beach
A beautiful Florida Sunset
Now, while we loved staying right on the beach and having easy beach access there were a few pros and cons with the condo:
- Large kitchen with bar and dining table
- Ocean View (make sure to request this)
- Dishes, utensils, pots, and pans are provided
- Queen size sleeper sofa
- Coastal inspired decor
- Clean and well maintained, this includes the whole property
- Close to a shopping village
- Large clean pool with separate kiddie pool
- Only basic cable. Now, this might not seem like a big deal, but when it rains for four days straight movies to keep the kids entertained is a must!
- Small bathroom especially in the master bedroom, no counter space
- No beach or pool towels, you have to use your bath towel which means you need to wash them
- *This was a con for us* Queen beds in both rooms. These are just too small to fit two people (yes we are spoiled with a King bed!)
Tip: When you head to the grocery store, make sure to pick up a bottle of detergent so you can wash your clothes/towels. The front office does charge $1 per pod.
Located within minutes from the condo is a large shopping village called Johns Pass. Not only are there stores to pick up knick-knacks, but there are plenty of places to eat. And if you are looking for water activities, you can find jet ski rentals, fishing, and parasailing. We visited Johns Pass several times throughout our trip!
Overall, we were very happy with our choice in condo and location on the beach! We would definitely stay at the Sunset Vistas on our return trips!
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Disclosure: I received a discounted rate in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.