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3 nights mid June - ON the beach

kansas city
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3 nights mid June - ON the beach

We are flying into Tampa mid-June for a short vacation. We can rent a car, so driving a little way would not be a problem. I already have 3 pages of notes and can't decide on the perfect place. #1 On the beach- I'd love to hear the ocean from the room and have a great view from a balcony. #2 Clean - I read about "Old Florida" and although that would be okay, I don't want to be in a dirty place. Newer beds and bedding. #3 Beautiful sandy beach to walk and lay out with chairs and umbrellas. #4 Coffee shop, restaurants, boating tours, and shopping within walking or biking distance. #5 Golf within a 20 minute drive - possibly a top ranked PGA course?

Tripadvisor has always led us to a great place! Please help!

UK
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1. Re: 3 nights mid June - ON the beach

walking distance will limit you, possibly from the best places/beaches such as Siesta Key which can be walking distance to places but dependant on where you stay. The more you can get to in wlaking distance, generally means the more built up and 'boardwalk' style/urban it is.

Look at AMI, Lido Key, St pete beach, and Treasure island would be my main recs. Lido Beach resort, Harrington House, the Beachcomber or Sirata, the Tradewinds resorts in those areas might suit.

kansas city
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2. Re: 3 nights mid June - ON the beach

Thanks for the quick response. I have stayed at Tradewinds before and it was okay. There was a wonderful Cuban coffee and sandwich shop there. I don't like the Treasure Island area. We could drive anywhere, but I love to walk the beach in the morning with a great coffee. My time will be spent mostly on the beach and some of the time trying out the local culinary venues.

kansas city
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3. Re: 3 nights mid June - ON the beach

Do you know anything about House of the Sun, Bungalow Beach Resort, or Cedar Cove Resort?

UK
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4. Re: 3 nights mid June - ON the beach

Try the local forum.

I dont' usualy stay overnight there, as my house is just over an hour away.

5. Re: 3 nights mid June - ON the beach

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