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Updating our knife block was on our priority list this year off-season when we are accessing what the unit needs during our deep-cleaning; however, there is a knife sharpener in the drawer, also. We kept our old knives from the previous set in the drawer, along with lots of miscellaneous knives. I’m so sorry this guest could not find a sharp knife among more than 20-or-so knives in the condo. We offer two electric strips in each bedroom, along with a couple of extension cords in the closet. Our master bedroom has an electric strip near the TV and DVD, along with another one on the east side of master bedroom bed. Our second bedroom has an electric strip near the TV and DVD and another near the center nightstand. We will, of course, add another electric strip on the west side of the master bedroom bed and an extra in the closet. We take our guests’ suggestions into consideration whenever possible. We also offer very well-equipped condo with lots of extras at a reasonable rate. Come and visit!

Spectacular views greet you as you enter the condo – of the beach and Gulf. Even the walk along the hall from the lift outside the condo is lovely with views out to the intercoastal. We enjoyed watching the sunrise over the intercoastal from the little den and the sunset from our balcony overlooking the Gulf. The condo’s main living area is compact, but we found it just right for 2 adults and a 10 year old. The den was a nice added extra where we could work on the computer as needed….handy if you have to work while you are there. The bedrooms are very large and the beds are comfortable. The kitchen was the best equipped kitchen I have ever encountered after 17 years of renting properties on IRB / Indian Shores (twice per year) – for this cook, it was a joy not to have to run out and buy things (or bring them from my parents’ home nearby). Our only slight niggle was that we did have to do more clean up upon leaving than we normally have to do (example, strip the beds and put the sheets in the washing machine, sweep, etc -usually, this is covered by the cleaning fee, though I understand that turn around times can be tight – in other places, the cleaners bring in the new bedclothes and take away the old ones to wash in industrial washing machines.) As a result of that, we did have to start the process of leaving earlier (ie: the night before), because the checkout time is rather early at 10am (though check in is early too, at 2pm). Overall, this did not impact on our holiday much, we enjoyed our stay, and I would stay here again. I only mention it because if you are last minute in your approach to check out and/or messy and/or just really hate stripping beds and washing sheets, it might not be the place for you. But if you like great views, a well stocked kitchen, and comfy beds, then you’ll like it. I think the trade off is worth it, but everyone is different. One other big positive that was unusual – there were several keys available, including one that could be left in a lock box so that you never had to worry about being locked out. This was particularly handy when going to the beach (didn’t have to worry about bringing a key with you) or when my husband and I were going different places.

After seeing the pictures and reading the property description we ‘thought’ we knew what to expect when we arrived. We were pleasantly surprised to find the property at Sand Castle 1 better than we could have imagined! The description was very accurate in regards to location, and we were provided with a detailed map to get us from the Tampa airport to the property. The building was very well maintained and very clean, inside and the grounds outside. The grounds were beautiful, giving a resort feel. The pool was very clean and warm, the hot tub was also very clean, a bit too hot for us (the air temp was 90+ though). The views of the gulf were incredible from the full wall sliding doors from the the master bedroom and living room, leading to a full balcony. We were able to watch a dolphin from our balcony one morning while enjoying our coffee! The condo itself was immaculately clean. I don’t know if I have ever stayed an a hotel/motel/condo as clean! Multiple sets of linens, towels and even beach towels are provided. The kitchen is stocked with every imaginable dish/pan/utensil you could ever want. A 3 ring binder with MANY menus for local restaurants was also provided. bed in the master bedroom as well as the beds in the 2nd bedroom were extremely comfortable. Even the futon in the front sitting room was very comfortable to sleep on (with linens provided) if you have a loud snorer in your family! The condo had an immediate "home" feeling (even providing dressers, hangers in the closets and hampers for dirty clothes) from the moment we walked in, leading us to want to stay "home" to enjoy the beach. The beach itself was amazing. Very clean, and minimal rocks or seaweed, tons of very soft sand as far as you can walk out.. Lots of great shelling available. The beach was considerably less crowed than other beaches we visited (Clearwater, St Pete, Sarasota). The condo has beach chairs and toys to use, so nice!

My family all cried when our week came to an end and we had to leave, BUT… we are already planning another visit as soon as we are able and we will DEFINITELY stay in this property- we wouldn’t stay anywhere else in the Gulf Beaches area!!!