White sandy beaches, crystal clear shades of blue ocean that stretches for miles!! Make the Madeira Bay Resort your next travel destination! Travel Madeira Bay Beach Resort now!!

Madeira Beach across from the resort
Madeira Beach across from the resort

Are you looking for affordable beach condo rental accommodations in the Saint Petersburg Florida area?  Well I stumbled onto a GEM of a find, booking our last trip this past May!!

It’s centrally located in the beautiful Clearwater/Saint Pete’s area, and checks off many “must -have” boxes when searching for the ideal, convenient and economical accommodations stay.

The secret treasure I speak of is the Madeira Bay Resort!!

 

Street view of the Madeira Bay Resort

The last few visits to St. Pete, my husband and I would stay at the Dolphin Beach resort in Saint Petersburg when we were traveling by ourselves.

This trip my daughter had just gotten home from her first year of university, and though she does like the beach, she just isn’t the 6-8 hour a day beach lover my husband and I are.

We thought we’d try something close to John’s Pass in Madeira Beach, simply because it is the central area in St. Pete’s for shopping and dining.

This gave my daughter options during the day if she choose to leave the beach before us.

Johns Pass FL
Johns Pass, Madeira Beach

 

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OUR ARRIVAL:

As we approached the resort, we were pleasantly surprised how easy it was to see from a distance. We loved the Mediterranean feel of the architecture and that Johns Pass, which sits adjacent to the resort, was in eye view. 

Johns Pass

If you’ve never heard of the incredible shopping and dining experience at Johns Pass, you can check that out at Johns Pass.com

Pulling into the garage parking area sits a beautiful marina just behind the building that comes from the Intracoastal water-way. Here you see gorgeous privately owned boats and yachts.

The resort does allow guest docking, however the marina must be called in advance for storage and dockage. You can find more info on that by visiting http://www.madeirabaydocksinc.com/

Just to the right of the marina sits Mad Beach Fish House, a quaint outdoor bar/restaurant that sits just above the marina.

We didn’t get a chance to try out the place, but I will say it was hopping every night of the week, which usually indicates good food and service.

ACCOMMODATIONS:

The parking garage was a good size, incredibly convenient, and quite spacious, making it very easy to park, and get our beach chairs and accessories everyday.

The front desk is located on the 2nd floor, and having the first room on the right turned out to be great!! We were very happy to have the elevator and front desk just a few steps away.

Our condo apartment was a two bedroom, two bath, with a full size kitchen, living room, laundry room, dishwasher, central air conditioning, two large tv’s, wifi, and a private balcony just off the main bedroom.

 

Madeira Bay Beach Resort: Dining table near entry way
Dining table near entry way
Madeira Bay Beach Resort: Spacious living room area
Spacious living room area
Madeira Bay Beach Resort: living room view
Living room view
Updated kitchen
Updated kitchen
Master Bedroom with private balcony
Master Bedroom with private balcony
2nd bedroom with full size bottom and twin top bunk
2nd bedroom with full size bottom and twin top bunk
Master bathroom at entry of apartment
Master bathroom at entry of apartment
full size bathroom off master bedroom
Full size bathroom off the master bedroom
washer and dryer in hallway entry
Washer and dryer in hallway entry


Probably the only negative I had at all was that our view was large palm trees with the busy Gulf Blvd in front of us.

However, with that being said, we spent very little time on the balcony, and did not request or were particular about our view because we                                              did not plan to spend much time there anyhow.

The apartment was clean, comfortable and met all our needs for our week stay.

STAFF AND RESORT HIGHTLIGHTS:

STAFF:

I am that girl!! You know, the girl that has the gift of gab and makes friends wherever I go, and this trip was no different!!

Madeira Resort night manager Julie Lauritsen
Madeira Bay Resort night manager Julie Lauritsen

Julie Lauritsen, the evening desk manager became my fast friend!! She’s a Colorado native, but like myself, loved Florida and the Gulf coast and took the leap, moving to the Saint Pete’s area a few years back. I was able to sit down with her and get a few details about the resort.

I think it completely enhances any traveling experience when you stay where the staff is friendly, kind and eager to accommodate you during any vacation stay.
We were fortunate enough to stay right off the 2nd floor elevator and adjacent to the front desk lobby.
Every morning Sarah, who is the day manager greeted us with a smile and started our day off nice by answering any questions about the area, and wishing us a great day!!
We would return most late afternoons from the beach, where Julie was sitting with a smile, and even made it a point to wave and acknowledge you on a phone call.
This truly turns a “nice place to call home a week” into a GREAT place you enjoy coming back to everyday!!

Midweek, we had one day where there was a gentleman that tended to the front desk. I didn’t get to catch his name, but he did welcome us, leaving and returning to the condo on the one day I didn’t see Sarah or Julie. Overall, we were very pleased with the two wonderful ladies we dealt with all week. You definitely got the sense that they enjoyed their job, and the guests were a priority!!

RESORT HIGHLIGHTS:

GREAT location! Walking distance to Johns Pass that is the best shopping and dining in the Saint Petersburg area!
Convenient parking garage that’s roomy and sits directly adjacent to the marina that’s just steps away.
3 minute walk to the beach.
Heated swimming pool and jacuzzi
All units come with washer and dryer.
Wifi
Fitness Room
Conference room that can accommodate weddings or other special functions.
Cabanas, beach chairs, umbrellas,strollers and cribs available for rental
Private balcony for each unit
Handicap accessible rooms available
24 hour front desk service
On site fishing and charter boats
Boat slip rentals that include a shower and laundry facility for marina rental guests.

WHAT’S NEARBY:

Johns Pass: .09 miles (5 minutes walk)
Treasure Island: 2.2 miles
Pass-a-grille beach, Saint Petersburg: 7.7 miles
Clearwater Marina: (Home of Winter from the movie DolphinTales) 15.2 miles
Clearwater Beach 14.7 miles
Tampa International Airport 25.8 miles

CONTACT INFO:
13235 Gulf Blvd.
Madeira Beach, FL 33708
Phone: 727-342-7800
Toll-free US:1-866-398-2970

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The Madeira Bay Resort also has its own blog for great resources on local area dining, water activities, events in the area and other great travel tips that you can find right here: https://www.madeirabayresort.com/blog/

I am so happy to be able to share this wonderful resort with you all and hope if you are planning to visit Saint Pete’s area you find this information helpful. You can also check out a great tour of the resort here.

I definitely will stay here again in the future and feel so fortunate that we gave this place a try. I absolutely recommend  booking a stay at the Madeira Bay Resort.

Book your stay now at:  The Madeira Bay Resort

 

If you have stayed at this lovely resort before, share your experience in the comments section below.

 

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