Glorious Gulf Retreat
Redington Beach, Florida
Glorious Gulf Retreat
Venture to central Florida, just thirty minutes away from Clearwater and St. Petersburg, and discover beautiful Redington Beach. Here you will find deep blue skies, clear water, warm weather, white sand beaches and quite possibly, the greatest fishing in the entire state. The Glorious Gulf Retreat boasts 6,700 square feet of luxury that will captivate guests and leave them yearning for more laid back days in the Florida sun.
A spacious home located on the gulf, guests will have five bedrooms and five custom fit bathrooms, 3,000 square feet of perfectly-manicured patio and pool, and walk-out access to the quiet beach.
The ground level of the home has a wonderful open floor plan. Large floor-to-ceiling windows and french doors showcase the fantastic view. The huge living room and luxury kitchen flow effortlessly into each other, which draws the whole group closer together during their stay. Socialization, fun and games will happen seamlessly!
The home offers a large master suite with private bath. The master bath features custom appointments - a double vanity, large tub and huge, rainfall shower. Walking out of the master bedroom, you will find a balcony perfect for relaxing. This is just the place to unwind with a glass of wine or a good book. There are two more bedrooms with king beds, a fourth bedroom with a queen, and the fifth is fit with two full beds. All have adjoining bathrooms.
Walking outside, you will find an exterior living area with an outdoor dining area and grill. Enjoy lots of outdoor lounge space with perfect views. The views and sunsets from this home are some of the best in the Florida. You will not be disappointed with this exquisite home!
Single Family Home with 3 levels
5 bedrooms, 5 baths, 6700 square feet
King, King, King, 2x Full, and Queen
12 guests maximum
Tampa International Airport (TPA), St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport (PIE)
30 minutes by car (TPA), 20 minutes by car (PIE)
Gulf of Mexico
Activities of Interest
- Beach Yoga Pinellas - Beach Yoga classes are a Hatha flow with core strengthening exercises to accommodate all levels and experience.
- Hippie Hollar Paddleboarding - A privately owned paddle board company that has been operating for two years but with over five years of paddleboarding experience.
- Parasailing at Gators Parasail - Madeira Beach gives you a whole new view of the Tampa Bay Beaches from St Pete Beach to Clearwater Beach and beyond.
- Speedboat Adventures - Experience the thrill of driving your own speedboat while following a skilled guide. Tour the Gulf and local waterways, catching sight of dolphins and manatees along the way!
- Non Stop Fishing Charters - Fish the flats and inshore waters for Snook, Trout, Redfish, Tarpon and more!
Places of Interest
- Busch Gardens - Experience unique animal encounters, world class roller coasters, tasty dining and amazing live entertainment.
- Caladesi Island State Park - As one of the few completely natural islands along Florida´s Gulf Coast, Caladesi´s white sand beaches were rated America's Best Beach in 2008.
- The Florida Aquarium - Learn more about ocean wildlife at this amazing aquarium, perfect for all ages!
- Seaside Seabird Sanctuary - Make sure to stop by the observation tower when you visit, which offers visitors a stunning view of both the sanctuary grounds and the Gulf of Mexico!
- Salt Rock Grill - This beachside landmark is legendary for their hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood and superior service!
Twelve Thumbs Up!
Our stay at Glorious Gulf Retreat was absolutely outstanding! Six of us ladies, all long-time high school friends, really enjoyed a fun & relaxing girls’ trip. The house was just amazing – even better than the pictures – beautiful, wonderfully decorated, very spacious, comfortable beds, lovely view of the ocean and right on the beach. And Kimberly couldn’t have been more welcoming and gracious. She called me before hand to make sure we knew what to expect, sent very detailed info, and touched base during our stay to make sure things were going well – even though she and her family were on vacation at the time themselves. And she even left us a nice welcome basket with yummy goodies! How sweet! Additionally, the property manager, Melissa, was on call and promptly answered or came by for any questions or issues we had (which were very minor like turning on the hot tub). We had everything we needed and ample supply of essentials (linens, beach towels, TP, paper towels, Kleenex). They really went out of their way to made us feel welcomed. And the location was great – literally just a few steps up and over the seawall and you were on a clean, soft, white-sand beach. We were there at the end of October so no one was in the water, but the morning walks on the beach were refreshing. And I can never get enough of a good sunset - in this were certainly weren’t disappointed. Personally, it doesn’t get much better than sitting on the deck overlooking the water, with a nice glass of wine, good friends or loved ones, and sharing an awesome sunset! And to top it off, the color-changing lights in the pool and hot tub were a fun treat. The town and surrounding area were great too. I was struck by how clean and well-maintained everything was. The locals obviously take pride in the beauty they have around them. There were plenty of fun things to do, a good assortment of restaurants, very nice beaches – really something for everyone. And I’m thankful that Melissa mentioned the Chihuly blown-glass exhibit at the art museum in St. Petersburg. I’m in the stained glass business but I didn’t even know it was there, but we all enjoyed it immensely. Two things I might say which are good to know – the 5th bedroom mentioned in the description is in a separate a two-story guest house; although it’s quite nice with a kitchenette, etc, just not in the main house. And there is an elevator in the house, which is great for hauling luggage or for those with mobility issues, as there are stairs up to the main floor. So, all in all, we give this Glorious Gulf Retreat 12 thumbs up (2 from each of us), and we thank Kimberly and her family for sharing their wonderful home with us and helping to make our vacation a very memorable one! ”
Amazing Gulf Front Mansion! Sunsets to die for.
My wife and I live about forty minutes from this property and decided to have a "staycation" and invite a few local friends to visit us at different times during the the week while we lived in luxury. The house is amazing. When you walk into the main living area there is a huge expanse of kitchen and living area that is designed for entertaining. Ceilings are 30 feet high with giant glass doors overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The kitchen island alone seats about 25 around a chef's kitchen. The pool and hot tub remind you of being in your own island resort. Seating, landscaping and privacy are provided in an elegant atmosphere. The beach is directly behind the pool and if you have never been to this area on the Gulf of Mexico you are missing out. Redington Beach is great because you are not surrounded by condos and hotels like you would be in tourist destinations such as Clearwater Beach. This house sits among other stand alone homes along this stretch of beach.There are many restaurants and bars in the area and you are very close to Downtown St. Petersburg which has amazing nightlife. It is close to Clearwater Beach but without all the tourist hustle and bustle. The owner Kimberly provides details on things to do in the area and is readily available if you have any questions. We emailed and spoke on a few occasions and was a pleasure to talk to. Being local we even discussed meeting out one night when she is in town. There is a local House manager that is also available although we only needed to see her upon arrival. We definitely rate the Glorious Gulf Retreat as 5 stars! ”
What a breathtaking home on the Gulf. Our family truly enjoyed our stay at the Backman's Glorious Gulf Retreat. We spent our days lounging in the pool and walking along the soft, sandy beach. In the evenings we were treated to some of the most beautiful sunsets. The house came equipped with everything you could possibly imagine from a gourmet kitchen to a toddler's dream playroom. This home definitely ranks as one of our top vacation homes. Thank you Kimberly for being so hospitable. What a treat!!”
I must say this is the best property we have visited in third home. The home and location is just spectacular. Kimberly and Douglas made sure everything we could need was provided. The outdoor entertaining area was beautiful with porches, patio space, pool and hot tub. The white sand beach and the gulf waters were breathtaking and we enjoyed many sunset walks. The area is so quiet and relaxing yet so close to so many things in nearby Tampa, St Petersburg, Sarasota, and Johns Pass. We hope to return soon! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home. Deborah and Scott Stone”
Best Beach Experience One Can Hope For !!!
Our family truly was comfortable and felt welcomed at this lovely home on the Gulf Coast for Florida. Everyone from the Owner, property manager, and housekeeping was very pleasant and helpful throughout our stay. We made several 'day trips' throughout the week to nearby attractions, but always made it back in time to enjoy the sunset and a walk on the beach. You can just feel all of the great memories that this house been apart of from those before us, and we certainly created our own to not be forgotten anytime soon. We could not have been any happier with our vacation ! We would not hesitate to come back in the years to come. Thank you again from The Leach Family.”
A Hidden Gem
Our stay on Redington Beach was absolutely perfect. The house is very spacious and truly lovely with everything that you could possibly need in terms of luxury and basic amenities. We would thoroughly recommend a stay. The house is right on the beach which is very private with the odd jogger running past, as the main hotels are about a mile up the beach, so only the residents of the neighbouring houses tend to frequent the beach. It caters for children perfectly with stair gates on all floors and down to the pool. There is even an area full of toys which kept our children amused for hours. There is plenty of inflatable toys for the pool and a bbq for poolside dining. The hosts were great and checked in on us via SMS a couple of times, as was their house manager who was fantastic and couldn't have been more helpful on our arrival. We have 5 kids under 10 and there's lots to do with them in the area, such as Busch Gardens and a pirate boat to go dolphin watching. We went to Disney one day which only took about 1.5 hours, so if you looking at staying in Florida, forget Orlando and stay by the sea at Redington Beach.”
This property is remarkable in every way! Epic home, stunning views, steps to the beach, beautiful pool…and the hosts were amazing, exceeding all expectations. As a discerning traveler, I give this my highest rating!”
This property is remarkable in every way! Epic home, stunning views, steps to the beach, beautiful pool…and the hosts where amazing, exceeding all expectations. As a discerning traveler, I give this my highest rating! ”
My family and I have traveled the world, seen many oceans from many views and have seen many wonders around the world but this home and beach are among the finest. We had three generations of family and everyone was happy. The home is perfectly laid out with every amenity one could wish for and the beach was beautiful and serene. The skies and the sunsets were absolutely fabulous. It was amazing when it rained and we were able to enjoy rain with an ocean view. The hosts made all their children's toys and play area available for their guests and it made for the perfect retreat back into the house from the beach. We were guests at the home over the 4th of July and the fireworks from the beach in front of the house were unbelievable. There is no need to ever leave the home or the area around it but if you want to there is so much to do in Clearwater and St. Petersburg on the water and off the water. There is a very nice grocery store a few minutes from the house and the kitchen is amazing for cooking. We appreciate the opportunity to experience the beauty of your home and the best sandcastle sand ever. ”
Glorious Gulf Retreat
This beautiful beachfront home is absolutely amazing! We felt like we were at a private luxury resort. The house caters to every interest from a gourmet kitchen, high end media system, inside children's play area, every pool and beach equipment imaginable. Amazing sunsets are included! Kimberly was the perfect hostess. Arrival and departure were effortless. Perfect 3rd Home destination! We are looking forward to returning next year”
- 40"+ TV
- Air Conditioning
- Chef's Kitchen
- Covered Parking
- DVD Player
- Espresso Machine
- High Speed Internet
- Hot Tub
- Multiple TVs
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Pool
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Washer & Dryer
- Wireless Internet
- iPod Dock Stereo