Studio Style Condo (Sleeps 2-4)
About Christine Lucenti
My husband and I live here in Florida and we both work, my husband owns his own business and I work as an Association Manager, we love to travel when we can, when we are not working we enjoy taking a ride on our boat, or going for long drives to place we have never been and exploring Florida and all it has to offer. We have two small dogs and we love to take them with us when the situation allows. I am a certified diver and dive every chance I get.
Why Christine Lucenti chose Ruskin
My husband and I both love the tropics, which is probably the main reason we live here. Most of our travels are to the Caribbean. We have visited places such as Costa Rica, Mexico, The Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Jamaica, Aruba just to name a few, what we love about the Little Harbour Island Resort at Mariner’s Club Bahia Beach is that it reminds us of all the things we love and enjoy about the tropical places we visit. So we decided to purchase a unit, not really for a rental property but for our use and enjoyment as our vacation home. We stay there as much as we can, but when we are not using it ourselves, we feel that we should allow other to enjoy this tropical escape. We also love going to the parks, Bush Gardens, Sea World and Universal, so its easy to drive to them from the resort. If you like tropical getaways and feeling like you’re on “Island time” we are positive that you’re going to love it here as much as we do!
What makes this Hotel unique
In our condotel you will find all the amenities of home and the luxury of begin on vacation. We have two queen beds, enough room to sleep four. In the kitchen we have a two burner portable stove, as well as pots, pans dishes, etc. in addition to a microwave and toaster oven, sometimes you just want to heat up your left-overs. For those of you who like to make your own frozen concoctions, we have a blender. We have a 46' flat scree TV and Bluray player preloaded with free unlimited netflix and pandor radio, as well as cable with all the premium channels. We have for your convenience two Tommy Bahama Beach chairs, for your use when visiting, use them to sit on the sun deck and watch the sun rise in the a.m. and then go back in the evening and watch it set. There is water all around you, you can take a dip in the pool, swim at the private beach, sit in the hot tub and have all your troubles swept away. Or if you’d rather be adventuress you can go on a boat ride from the marina, or go to an amusement park, it just a short distance to Bush Gardens, and Disney. Then end your day by having drinks at the tiki bar where there is always a drink special going on then take a seat by the bonfire on the beach before you turn in for the night. You can do so much or you can do nothing at all, it's all up to you and how you wish to spend your vacation!
Pool / Spa
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Resort on the Gulf
If you are looking to stay anywhere near the Gulf, this should be considered. The room is perfect for four people, it has everything you need. The place is located in a real resort (two swimming pools, an actual private beach, entertainment every night, great restaurants literally across the street, tennis courts, basketball courts, a marine, security, stunning views of sunsets over the Tampa Bay each night. Yes, their are plenty of places to stay along the Gulf, but seriously where else are you going to get all of this in one place?! On top of all this, it is located within a close drive to dozens, no exaggeration, dozens of white sandy beaches and clear water (Clearwater, Siesta Key, Venice, St Pete, John's Pass) we were able to pick different ones throughout the week instead of just being near one. If you wanted to, you could also make a day trip over to Orlando or Naples easily as well. This area has so much to offer and do, and it's even better when you are staying in a full fledged resort on top of it all. It is really a no brainer if you are looking to stay anywhere near the Gulf of Mexico. Christine was super nice and friendly as well and the place was clean and ready to go. Hope this helps someone out there make a wise decision. Trust me, you are not going to find another place this good for the money anywhere near the Gulf in Florida.
Great R&R getaway!
Stayed 3 nights. Condo was nicely decorated; I would describe it more as a large studio apartment. Very clean as were the surroundings also.
Would be best for 2 adults. We had 3 adults; 4 would have been too crowded.
Beds were super comfy. Everything we needed was on site; except for groceries. Discovered a few local diners that were so cozy and served delicious food.
The restaurant was great on premises & we really enjoyed the live entertainment in the tiki bar in the evening.
Pools were immaculate. Beautiful safe area for walking and admiring the marinas. Had a great time on the beach also.
Staff were all very friendly.
Very scenic with the pier. Amazing sunsets!!
Thank you Christine!
Great extended weekend
Christine was great to work with!! Had one minor issue with the TV and it was fixed in 10 minutes. Hooks bar and grill is awesome as is the Sunset Grill. Really enjoyed our visit.
Great property-Location, Location, Location
Room was perfect and at a very fair price. Right across the street from two restaurants, two bars, tennis courts, two pools and the beach. Fishing was awesome off the shore and the pier. Everything we needed was right there except for a grocery store, plenty fairly close. Hooks whitefish is out of this world, we ate there at least once a day. Will definitely be back!
Great Location! lacking cleanliness and kitchen space!!
I would have given the location a 5 star, next to restaurants beach and pool, but the place itself I was disappointed in, I paid a cleaning fee like others and the place was not clean. If they are paying cleaning folks, the manager should do a spot check afterwards, because there was dog pee stains on the floor, which tells me the floor wasn't washed and not dry mopped either, dog hair everywhere and not from my dog, since we just got there. And I was disappointed in the kitchen too, lots of pots and pans for what? There wasn't any counter space to cut anything for cooking and just one counter heater. I would rent again knowing that I really can't cook much. Refrigerator isn't large enough if you stay a week, good for a one or two day stay. Great place if you don't bring dark clothes because of all the dog hair and if you don't mind eating out all the time.
Hi, I am sorry that you were disappointed, I wish you would have reached out to me upon your arrival to tell me about the condition in which you found the unit when you got there, I would have sent my cleaning person over to take care of cleaning the room again. I live 4 hours away and I trust that my cleaning people are doing what I am paying them for, obviously I will no longer be using them for cleaning if this is what you came into, I am truly sorry.
As for the kitchen, I explain in my description that it is only a kitchenette and the pictures show that the kitchen and fridge are small. We do have both an electric burner and a convection stove top that you can cook on. I try to make that clear in the description as I do get several monthly rentals.
I appreciate your feed back and again I will be finding a new cleaning crew.
Perfect relaxing stay away from home
The room had everything we needed for the week. We never used the kitchen as we ate out or went to one of the restaurants on the property. The room was spacious and the beds were comfortable. The property was clean and all the staff were polite and helpful. We took our dog and walked the property in the middle of the night. Security was constantly around and I felt safe. Christine was very helpful and was available as we had a few questions. We will definitely stay again if we decide to vacation the area again!