You’ve heard of the stay-cation—but how about the condo-cation? Make your beach holiday that much cozier by choosing to stay in a condo vacation rental.
Wondering where to start the search for that perfect holiday house? Get a true local’s perspective with The Vacation Rental Alliance of the Tampa Bay Beaches, a go-to resource for finding your dream place to stay in St. Pete/Clearwater, whether it’s on the beach, or just off the sandy path.
The Vacation Rental Alliance of the Tampa Bay Beaches is a consortium of 12 vacation rental properties providing Condo-tels, which are full service condos, and self-catering resorts, which are private condos that are like little homes away from home.
Three “More” Reasons Why Your Next Vacation Should be a Condo-cation
More Privacy (and Quiet): no need to share a room with the kids—with a vacation rental, you’ll enjoy multiple, private bedrooms. Plus, think about how great it will be not having noisy hotel neighbors, or an ice machine whirring away outside your door.
More Roomy: another benefit of multiple bedrooms—you can bring your extended family, have a group getaway, or just luxuriate in all that space yourself. Don’t forget about that separate living space you can stretch out in, and many condos will also have multiple bathrooms.
More Homey: staying in a vacation rental, you really get all the comforts and conveniences of home. Pack light because you’ll be able to freshen up your vacation wardrobe with onsite laundry facilities. Kitchens stocked with utensils and cookware mean you can fix a few home-cooked meals (and save a little money while you’re at it). There are even condo rental options, like those offered by Best Beach Rentals, which are pet friendly, if you want to bring your favorite four-legged friend with you (you should, too, because St. Pete/Clearwater is super pet friendly—check out these pet-friendly beaches and restaurants).
Spoiled for Choice: Vacation Rental Highlights
Check out this information on the Vacation Rental Alliance to explore all your options, but here are some highlights about select participating rental management companies:
Specializing in beachfront rentals, choose from dozens of properties along the gulf beaches from quiet Tierra Verde (gateway to the popular Fort de Soto Park and its beaches) to the south, to popular Clearwater Beach to the north.
Made up of 250 condo-style suites, this resort on the north end of Clearwater Beach is nothing short of spectacular. If it’s pampering you want, book a treatment at the on-site Sandava Spa; go for dinner and drinks in a cabana by the pool, or pick your spot in the white sands that are just steps away from your room (umbrellas and loungers come with).
This Vacation Rental Alliance member specializes in privately owned beach rentals in the small communities of Indian Shores and Indian Rocks Beach. Especially great for families, these neighborhoods are home to relaxing beaches for when you want to chill out, and Splash Harbour Water Park and Smuggler’s Cove Adventure Golf when you want to kick up family time.
Offering only beachfront properties, JC Resorts hosts multiple one, two and three bedroom vacation rentals from Indian Rocks Beach to Madeira Beach—a much roomier option for a home away from home. Their impeccable offering includes on-site guest services, daily newspaper delivery and weekly maid service.