Terrific retreat, beautiful views, and perfect location

We loved our stay at Captain’s Cove and would definitely return to this lovely condo. It was perfect for our family of 4, with a nicely sized master bedroom, a separate bedroom for the kids (they loved the twin beds as well a having their own bathroom), and a very nice, open-feeling kitchen/dining/living room area. It was well decorated, well kept, and furnished with everything we needed to enjoy our stay–the essentials for cooking, etc. as well as other items such as board games/cards and beach equipment. As promised, the beach was a very short walk across the street, and there were plenty of restaurants and shops in close proximity. We rented kayaks from the Island Marine Rentals just down the street, and had a blast taking these for a spin around the Intercoastal, which the condo backs right up to. Not only did we see 4 dolphins during our kayak excursion, but we also saw dolphins in the water from the condo balcony, where we spent time each morning and evening to enjoy the beautiful and peaceful view. There was a parade of birds and ducks to watch throughout the day–some diving right into the water to grab fish. We enjoyed sitting on the pier (just steps from the parking space) in the evening, watching fish literally leap out of the water. (Bring a fishing pole for sure!) We appreciated Jeff and Gina’s many recommendations for food, activities, etc., taking their advice and enjoying great seafood at Guppy’s down the street and Frenchy’s in Clearwater. (Try the stuffed grouper at the latter!) Clearwater was a quick drive north along the coast, and St John’s Pass a quick drive south along the coast. We enjoyed both, as well as a day trip north to Honeymoon Island and a day trip to Sea World in Orlando. We found the Captain’s Cove condo to be just the right location to be central to all of these activities. And with several grocery stores, CVS’s and other stores so close by, this location was truly a quick drive or walk from anything we needed. This was our first trip to the Tampa Bay area, and with such a great place to call “home” during our 1-week stay, we were not disappointed. The kids have been vocalizing since we left about how much they miss the condo, and we had such a nice experience there as well–we would re-book this place in a heartbeat for our next trip.