Apartment - Entire home/apt · 1st Street East, Madeira Beach, FL 33708, United States

Attractive, comfortable, private oasis in a residential area a block from one of the best beaches on the globe. A perfect place to relax after sunning, shopping & sight-seeing only 3 blocks from Johns Pass, mixture of shops, bars and restaurants.

Your host, Jan
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Attractive, comfortable, private oasis in a residential area a block from one of the best beaches on the globe. A perfect place to relax after sunning, shopping & sight-seeing only 3 blocks from Johns Pass, mixture of shops, bars and restaurants.

The Space

Apt is 1BR/1BA w/a single attached carport (a rare commodity at the beach), utility room with washer/dryer and a small fenced private back yard. It is beautifully furnished including lots of inspiring coastal artwork. The LR has ample seating for you and guests as well as a bistro dining set that seats 4. Also in the LR is a 32” Samsung LED flat screen and DirectTV w/DVR, a DVD player and WiFi. The kitchen is very well equipped with all necessities and many extras. The bath has a tub/shower combo w/a hand held Waterpik showerhead. There is a very comfy queen bed and ample closet/storage space in the BR. The fenced rear yard has a gas grill, umbrella table and chairs and a chaise for your comfort. There is also a queen inflatable mattress for occasional overnight guests. It is half a duplex with owner, Jan and dachshunds Graham & Greta, living next door.

Guest Access

Guests are welcome to use/consume anything they find in the refrigerator/pantry. I do try to leave a few "goodies" like pastries, a few eggs, a small container of milk, staples, etc. to get visitors started so they don't feel they need to run to the grocery store right away. There are also clean linens and a couple of beach towels in the hall linen closet. Basically, everything in the apartment is there to make the guest more comfortable. All I ask is that you treat everything with respect to ensure it is in good condition for the next guests. Visitors will also have complete access to the fenced in area around the apartment that contains outdoor furniture and a gas gas grill. The single carport in front of the unit is designated parking for guests.

Interaction with Guests

Since I live in the other half of the duplex, I will be available to guests most evenings and weekends. I do still work during the week.

The Neighborhood

My neighborhood is a residential mixture of single family year round residents, seasonal rentals and multi-family dwellings that are well maintained. Residents are friendly and respectful of others' privacy. It is ~1 block to our gorgeous Gulf beach, ~3 blocks to Johns Pass with many restaurants, shops, bars & some of the best "homemade" ice cream you've ever eaten in easy walking distance.

Getting around

Beach Trolley stop is 1 block away on Gulf Blvd and goes from Pass-A-Grille to Clearwater

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Weekly Price: $600 /week
Monthly Price: $1800 /month
Cleaning Fee: $60
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Great place to stay. Close to the beach, clean, plenty of towels, and food already stalked in the kitchen when you get there.

    July 2014
  • Jan Ford is a very pleasant individual. Her rental is as advertised. A nicely decorated slice of beach life. She and I share a love for Dachshund dogs and the beach. Jan even left us some breakfast supplies so we wouldn't have to shop right away. The walk to Madeira Beach is a short block across Gulf Blvd and there are the white sands and water waiting for your pleasure. I haven't been as relaxed in a long time. Its only a short walk to John's Pass restaurants like Scully's and numerous others like the hut. Yet is back away from the numerous condo's along the beach in a quiet neighborhood. I would certainly stay there again if my travels carry me to Florida.

    June 2014
  • Perfect Vacation! The apartment is one block from the beach, three blocks to John's Pass. Kitchen was perfect and the goodies Jan provides is a nice treat.The beach is gorgeous, ocean perfect to swim in for hours or walk the beach collecting sea shells. Plenty of water sports, parasailing, snorkeling and beach rentals. Nice restaurants walking distance or a short drive.

    May 2014
  • great and attention host. charming apartment close to the beach. very clean. we enjoyed our stay. we highly recommend a place in the sun and her host.

    May 2014
  • We had the most wonderful stay at Jan's place!. Like everyone else said, there was food in the frig waiting for us too. The condo is so cute and it was so fun to come back too after our ventures during the day. With the full kitchen, we were able to cook a few meals or even grill out if we wanted too, which was nice rather than eating out all the time. We stayed here for just a few days, but it was perfect for our stay!. This is located in a very nice residential area that is quiet and just a block away from the beach and right off Gulf Boulevard where you can catch the trolley to go just about anywhere. If you are looking for a nice, quiet little place to get away in, this is it!. We will definitely be back!. Jan was a super lady to get to know and is more than accommodating!.

    May 2014
  • Von der Schönheit der Wohnung war ich überrascht: sehr schön eingerichtet, rühig und sympatisch. Die Lage in der nähe des Strandes und Flusszentrum war optimal.

    April 2014
  • Jan was a great host - very thoughtful and hospitable, even leaving things in the fridge for my first breakfast. The condo was very comfortable and in an excellent location - 3 minutes walk from a beautiful beach and 10 minutes walk from lively John's Pass. I had a very nice three day stay here and would recommend it highly.

    April 2014
  • I just spent a long weekend at Jan's Place and couldn't have been more pleased! Jan made me feel very welcome and provided so many extra goodies for my stay...and the bed was super comfy!!! I would highly recommend Jan's place to anyone looking for a little slice of heaven on earth...nice quiet neighborhood within walking distance to all the local attractions!!! Two thumbs up

    April 2014
  • We really enjoyed our stay at A Place in the Sun. The unit is two blocks from the beach with a beach access conveniently located straight down the road. The beach here was less crowded than other places and we enjoyed our own private spot on the beach away from others. The beach here is also wider and has a nice gentle slope into the water that would be great for kids and was great for wading for us. As far as the lodging itself it was very clean and plenty spacious for two people. You have the whole duplex that is a private unit that is attached to the owner's duplex. It felt very quiet and secluded with privacy fences and walls. There is a carport to hang out in or park your car as well as half the driveway that is yours to use. Jan provided us with snacks and some food essentials that were in the fridge and on the counter upon our arrival. We are both vegans and she even checked to make sure all the food she purchased were items that we could eat. Jan also provides two high quality beach chairs and some beach towels for your use. The house is very cozy, well stocked with everything you could need, and it has two air conditioning units to keep the humidity down. There are also ceiling fans in every room including some in the carport. The neighborhood though just a few blocks from John's Pass (a popular tourist boardwalk and street) and a block from the main road is very quiet and residential. However, since it was so convenient to the attractions and restaurants we parked our car for our entire stay and used our bikes instead. Riding bikes on the beach was great with hard packed sand and there are plenty of sidewalks to keep you safe from the traffic. If you are looking for a place to stay somewhere on the gulf coast of Florida and like to be near the action but not in the action, A Place in the Sun would be a great choice.

    April 2014
  • We had four wonderful days at Jan`s Place. Jan is a wonderful host and made us feel very welcome! The unit is nicely decorated and has all you need for a pleasent stay. The bed is really good and we slept very well. I can only recommend this place. It`s close to the beach and to local restaurants and attractions (3-4 Minutes walk to Johns Pass Village and Boardwalk).
    Thanks, Jan! Hope we see us again some time :-)

    April 2014
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I cannot live without books, my pups, family and friends, the beach, warm weather and sunshine. NYC is one of my favorite travel destinations. I still work full time and as long as I do, my motto is "I work to live, I don't live to work."
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