Florida - Tampa / St. Petersburg Vacations

SANDY BEACHES - AND SO MUCH MORE

If the Tampa area were somehow magically transported 100 miles inland, there would still be plenty of exciting reasons to visit. Tampa offers a bustling arts scene, professional sports, upscale shopping - even an African-themed zoo and thrill park. But Tampa, of course, is perfectly placed along the Gulf Coast, enticing tourists to get out and enjoy the perpetually sunny days at coastal parks and white-sand beaches. (Forbes recently named Tampa the fifth best outdoor city in America.)

Nearby St. Petersburg also offers many fine examples of serene sands and metropolitan conveniences. When guests aren't enjoying the warm, Gulf waters, they can tour one of six museums, visit art galleries, and enjoy quality shopping and dining - all on or near the waterfront. Much of the dining and entertainment can be found on the Pier, which includes a multi-story inverted pyramid with an observation deck that affords excellent sunset views.

Endless Vacation Rentals offers one and two-bedroom luxury condos in the middle of it all, each with the quality views and comforts you would expect in a home away from home.
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Vacation Internationale at Sand Pebble Resort
Treasure Island, FL US
Sand Pebble Resort overlooks the Gulf of Mexico on a portion of the 28-mile stretch of beach that comprises the Pinellas Suncoast. A short walk away are John's Pass, a popular fishing spot, and John's Pass Village, a favorite haunt of shoppers. Busch Gardens and other Suncoast amusements are within an easy drive. You'll also find a good selection of restaurants nearby. The resort's activities director can plan great days for vacationers of all ages.

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Saturday

Important Information
  • No smoking in units: could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Pet Information: Animals are not permitted; could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Resort cannot honor unit upgrades or moves.
  • Security deposit required upon check-in at the resort.
  • Housekeeping fee: Housekeeping Fee for Reservations less than 7 Nights: There may be a 29 to 48 U.S. dollars for all units, per stay.
The Resort Club at Little Harbor
Ruskin, FL US
Secluded between Tampa and Sarasota, this Caribbean-style resort is situated on 124 acres and is surrounded by harbors, marinas, and Tampa Bay. Enjoy a half mile of secluded white sandy beach. Take a dip in one of two heated pools or sit in the hot tub. Play tennis on one of three courts, beach volleyball, or basketball. Enjoy the fitness center, the children's playground, the shuffleboard court, the horseshoe field. The resort hosts two restaurants and a tiki bar as well.

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Saturday

Important Information
  • Please check with resort for smoking policy.
Grand Shores West
North Redington Beach, FL US
Located in North Redington Beach, Grand Shores West is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico and Boca Ciega Bay. Here you can swim along the resort's beach or in the outdoor pool, or try the water sports available on site. The resort provides a fleet of sailboats and catamarans, volleyball, free sailing lessons; for just outside your door are the white sandy beaches and the warm waters of the Gulf. Amentities and special services include a sixteen foot jacuzzi and free beach cabanas.

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Saturday

Important Information
  • Pet Information: Animals are not permitted; could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Resort cannot honor unit upgrades or moves.
  • Parking Restrictions: Limited parking onsite
  • Mandatory fee: Security deposit is 250.00 U.S. dollars.
Island Gulf Resort
Madeira Beach, FL US
Spend your days lounging on the beach or pampering yourself in the warmth of the hot tub. The resort overlooks the Gulf of Mexico on a portion of the beach that comprises the Pinellas Suncoast, where swimming, sailing, deep-sea fishing and windsurfing are the order of the day. For your convenience the resort provides beach cabanas, and the on-site gas grills let you serve up your favorite catch of the day.

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Saturday

Important Information
  • No smoking in units: could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Minimum age check-in is 21.
  • Pet Information: Animals are not permitted; could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Security deposit required upon check-in at the resort.
  • Resort cannot honor unit upgrades or moves.
  • Housekeeping fee: Housekeeping Fee for Reservations less than 7 Nights: There may be a 31 U.S. dollars for Studio, per stay.
  • Housekeeping fee: Housekeeping Fee for Reservations less than 7 Nights: There may be a 28 U.S. dollars for 1 Bedroom units, per stay.
  • Housekeeping fee: Housekeeping Fee for Reservations less than 7 Nights: There may be a 33 U.S. dollars for 2 Bedroom units, per stay.
  • Parking Restrictions: No boat parking, No RV parking, Limited parking onsite
Treasure Island Beach Club
Treasure Island, FL US
Located on one of Florida's most beautiful beaches, the Treasure Island Beach Club is both a home away from home and a convenient base of operations for enjoying much of what Florida has to offer. It is an easy drive from both major airports and all you need for great family vacation is waiting for you, including the warm waters of the Gulf. Spend the day sampling beach activities or lounge around the resort's beautiful beach-front pool. Both fine and casual dining are only minutes away while shopping and entertainment are just around the corner.

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Saturday

Important Information
  • Pet Information: Animals are not permitted; could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Multi Floor With No Elevator Access: Yes
  • Credit card imprint required upon check-in at the resort.
  • Resort cannot honor unit upgrades or moves.
  • Occupancy limits are strictly enforced: could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
Treasure Shores
Treasure Island, FL US
At the southern tip of Florida's Pinellas peninsula is Treasure Shores. The resort is convenient to everything that has made the Suncoast a favorite vacation spot. Resort amenities include an outdoor pool and picnic area. Treasure Island is noted for its excellent golf and tennis facilities, and both are close by.

Check-in Time: 15:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Saturday

Important Information
  • Pet Information: Animals are not permitted; could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Multi Floor With No Elevator Access: Yes
  • In order to have a phone installed in your unit, call the resort in advance. The fee is $12 per week. Long distance charges may be billed by a major credit card.
  • Resort fee: Equipment Rental fee is 12 per week U.S. dollars. (Call resort in advance to have phone installed for the week.)
  • Parking Restrictions: No boat parking, Limited parking onsite, No RV parking
Sand Pebble Resort
Treasure Island, FL US
Sand Pebble Resort has an ideal location right on the beach in beautiful Treasure Island. The white sandy beach is filled with seashells and Florida's magnificent sun. The gulf is serene and the blue ocean is just spectacular! The resort's outdoor pool is also a gathering place and a fun way to meet new people. Guests appreciate the convenience of being able to walk to John's Pass, a village with tons of restaurants and interesting things to do. Families will enjoy vacationing here with a children's pool and a game room. There's a playground a mile away and live entertainment nearby.

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Friday, Saturday

Important Information
  • Resort non-smoking policy.
  • Minimum age check-in is 21.
  • Pet Information: Animals are not permitted; could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Resort cannot honor unit upgrades or moves.
  • Old elevator will still be in service while the new elevator is installed.
  • Security deposit required upon check-in at the resort.
  • One bedroom "B" units do not have a view of the gulf or controls for heating and air-conditioning. The controls are located in the "A" side of the unit.
  • Housekeeping fee: Housekeeping Fee for Reservations less than 7 Nights: There may be a 29 U.S. dollars for Studio, per stay.
  • Housekeeping fee: Housekeeping Fee for Reservations less than 7 Nights: There may be a 31 U.S. dollars for 1 Bedroom units, per stay.
  • Housekeeping fee: Housekeeping Fee for Reservations less than 7 Nights: There may be a 33 U.S. dollars for 1 Bedroom units, per stay.
  • Housekeeping fee: Housekeeping Fee for Reservations less than 7 Nights: There may be a 44 U.S. dollars for 2 Bedroom units, per stay.
  • Housekeeping fee: Housekeeping Fee for Reservations less than 7 Nights: There may be a 48 U.S. dollars for 3 Bedroom units, per stay.
Eat...

Mema's Alaskan Tacos (Tampa). This popular Ybor's district restaurant is a great place to go after hours (until 3 a.m. on weekends) and offers traditional Mexican fare. Other menu items include tofu tacos and - of course - those namesake tacos prepared by frying the meat and taco shell together.

Z Grill (St. Petersburg). This hip, urban restaurant recently underwent a makeover and now better reflects the skateboard culture of chef Zack Gross. The food, however, is as enticing as ever: Gross was recently named a James Beard semifinalist.

Play...

Go on a family thrill-ride adventure. Tampa's Busch Gardens is a theme park and African-themed zoo wrapped into one. Get face-to-face with exotic animals at "Jungala," then get your heart pumping on one of several world-class coasters.

Get your sports fix. The Tampa/St. Petersburg area host three major sports teams: baseball's Rays, football's Buccaneers and hockey's Lightning. St. Petersburg also hosts a Grand Prix auto racing event annually.

Play on the Pier. St. Petersburg's unique Pier offers many ways to shop, dine and play. The ground floor of this smartly designed "inverted pyramid" features shops and cafes, as well as places to feed the pelicans or book a tour. The top floor sports an observation deck and a restaurant.

Take a walk in Abercrombie Park (St. Petersburg). Locals love this beautiful park where they can walk their dog, wander the beach, or simply sit and enjoy amazing views of the inlet.

Day trip to Disney. Visitors planning a trip to the Tampa area often forget that Orlando, the world's theme park capital, is just a 1.5-hour drive away.

Explore...

Madeira Beach. This family friendly, 2-mile stretch of toe-hugging white sand is easily accessible from several parks. The beach is also home to the popular John's Pass Village, a launching spot for tours and a destination for shopping, dining and entertainment.

Sunken Gardens (St. Petersburg). These city-owned botanical gardens feature thousands of colorful plants and a kid-friendly butterfly garden. Modestly priced, the Sunken Gardens offer a great way for a family to enjoy a "down" day.

Shop...

Bay Walk (St. Petersburg). Retail stores such as Ann Taylor and Chico's help make up this relatively new, Mediterranean-themed shopping, dining and entertainment complex.

Old Hyde Park Village (Tampa). Talbot's, Pottery Barn and Brooks Brothers are just a couple of the more than 70 shops that call this South Tampa shopping destination home.