The SpaceHi...Allow me to get the stickier points out of the way first.
Our condo is in a 55+ community. Due to Home Owner Association Rules, we can only rent/lease to people who are age 55 or older (although I understand that younger guests can and do visit and can stay up to 3 weeks in any 6 month period with Renters/Lessees).
Next, those same rules require that we not rent/lease for less than 90 days at a time.
If still interested...please keep reading.
If you are considering moving or retiring to Florida...this is an ideal opportunity to try it out before making the big commitment.
Imperial Cove Condominiums is often referred to as "The Best Kept Secret in Clearwater!" and located on the Gulf Side of the State of Florida in what is often termed as the "Suncoast" or "Tampa Bay Area". In fact Imperial Cove Condominiums are situated on the shores of Old Tampa Bay.
There are countless attractions for tourists/visitors as well as residents.
There are lots of Museums, State Parks, Amusement Parks, Zoos, Aquariums, World Famous Beaches, etc. all within about a 1/2 hour drive. Bradenton/Sarasota is about 1 hour drive to the south and Weeki Wachee about 1-1/2 hour trip to the north, Disney World is under 2 hours to the east as examples
Because website links aren't allowed in listings...I'm going to try and describe how you can see a video of our place as it was a few years ago. We've done some updating since then. If you go to (URL HIDDEN) and do a search using the term "angelgeeks" without the quotes...you'll be shown a list of results with one of them being titled "Imperial Cove Condominiums in Clearwater, Florida". If you click on that link, you can see our video. I'd recommend you also do an additional search at that same website using the search terms "Imperial Cove" or "Imperial Cove Condominiums" without the quotes and you'll likely discover other links to videos which will show up that will show much more of the community than the video we took. We shot our video shortly after we purchased in 2012. We have since upgraded some of the furniture and appliances, etc. including a new Red Leather Sectional sofa, a 55" big screen 4K UHD TV with a 4K Streaming Media Player. A regular flat screen TV (in the Armoire) for use in the Bedroom and a Microwave Oven in the kitchen.
Also included is basic cable and high speed internet. The bed is a KING size with a very comfortable mattress. There is a walk-in closet and a two panel door linen closet as well. We will be happy to provide additional sleeping furniture e.g. air mattresses, pull out sofa, etc. should circumstances require them with the understanding that any additional sleeping furniture will need to be used in the living and/or dining room area.
Imperial Cove Condominiums is a beautifully landscaped and meticulously well maintained 55+ gated community on the shores of Old Tampa Bay!
Our community is a retirees dream come true.
It's a vibrant and friendly community. People from all over the world come here for the winter months as well as for full time living and living it up they do, quite well.
There is much to do here for those who seek an active lifestyle although just mozying the days away is also accommodated here quite easily.
The Heated Pool, Clubhouse, Shuffleboard Courts, Putting Green, Artificial Wood Piers and more are here for your enjoyment. Fishing or dolphin, manatee and bird watching are just some of the wonderful things that await you only steps away from where you'd be living. You'll have one of the best views in the community looking out the sliding glass doors and bedroom windows. The Clubhouse features a Library/TV Room, Separate Saunas, Showers and Workout rooms for male and female guests and residents, a Billiards Room with two large tables, Card Rooms, Upstairs Dance Hall where parties and entertainment is often enjoyed. If you like to shop, there is more than you could ever need. Clearwater Mall is less than 5 minutes drive away. Tampa International Airport is only about 15-20 minutes drive as well as Clearwater Beach. There are always some type of group activities going on for the friendly people living at "The Cove", including, but not limited to: golf leagues, bowling leagues, casino trips, singles parties, Texas Holdem Tournaments, holiday parties, etc. There is also a party that takes place every Friday at the pool and clubhouse area with free entertainment by a singer and guitarist who plays many popular folk songs, etc. People bring their own snacks and beverages (including adult). There is also a outdoor and yet covered bar and seating area by the pool and clubhouse as well as a BBQ area just steps away if you'd like to have a cookout. It's a very friendly gathering and people just love it.
Our condo is a 1 bedroom with a King Size Bed, 1-1/2 bath with the full bath being a master bathroom to the bedroom. Square footage is 830 sq. ft. Besides standard standard heating and air conditioning, the unit also has (4) traditional type ceiling fans with two in the living room area and (1) each in the Bedroom and Kitchen. There is also a round adjustable ceiling fan in the master bathroom as well as exhaust fans in both bathrooms. Also included is a remote controlled space heater with multiple temperature and time settings as well as the option to have it oscillate. It's great for the bedroom area should you want to use it.
There are 2 Laundry room areas one floor down (2nd floor) on each end of the building. Each has 2 washers and 2 dryers and require (3) American quarters to operate the washing machines and (2) for the Dryer unless you want to use the dryers that takes 3 quarters which will give you more drying time. The unit comes with one (1) covered parking space with additional uncovered parking spaces available for guests.
This is a gated community and there is a gatehouse that has an attendant which greets you as arrive. While we are confident that everything stated within our listing is accurate, we reserve the right to make changes or adjustments if we discover any discrepancies, etc. so that we may provide more current and accurate information. If you find anything listed or not listed and wish to get additional information, please contact us at your earliest convenience. We appreciate your time, consideration and understanding and wish the best of luck in your search for that special place that will meet your needs.
By the way....we typically stay here ourselves during the winter months of mid November to Mid April and if we are to consider leasing out our condo during the time that we would normally be staying here, we will have to take into consideration our costs to live elsewhere during that time. We're not ruling out the opportunity for people to stay here during the winter months but we want you to know we may need to be some additional time to consider and possibly make other arrangements so that you might be able to stay here. Time that may take longer than the usual amount people might expect to get an answer to their requests for booking. Hope you can appreciate and understand.
Dianne and Joe Guest AccessGuests will have access to many if not all of the amenities that owners enjoy, including Pool, Shuffleboard, Miniature Putting Green, Clubhouse, Separate Workout Gyms for men and woman with separate showers and Sauna rooms, BBQ's areas by the pool as well as one by our Building which also includes a view to Old Tampa Bay, Covered Parking and uncovered parking for guests and many other amenities. You can take a walk around and out to the other pier which extends out into Old Tampa Bay. There are plenty of benches to rest at as you walk or just to take in the views. Interaction with GuestsUnfortunately, we will likely not be interacting with guests unless it's by phone or email as we are "snowbirds" and live up north during the months we are not in Florida. This condo is an ideal place for someone who prefers to be in Florida during the warmest months of the year. The NeighborhoodFor us, the best part of living here is the people. Everyone is so friendly and accommodating. It's as if everyone recognizes what a jewel of an opportunity we have here and can't be happier.
Our building has a number of people who live here full time with one who works for the sheriffs department although most people living here are retirees. Getting AroundThere is public transportation for residents including Buses with a bus stop very close to the main entrance to Imperial Cove Condominiums.