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Sandy Shores
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This was our second year we have stayed at Sandy Shores for our family vacation. The condos are clean and the location is unbeatable. Right on Madeira Beach and directly across the street from Johns Pass Boardwalk. This gives quick access to many shops and restaurants as well as watersports rentals, deep sea fishing and sunset and dolphin watch cruises. The property is well maintained and has a quiet family atmosphere. The pool isn’t overrrun with kids like resort pools tend to be. At night it’s nice and quiet.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

We stays 2 adult couples in a 2 bedroom condo overlooking the ocean and really enjoyed our stay. The location was amazing, a 5 minute walk to John's Pass plentiful restaurants and shops. Firstly, this is NOT a hotel, it's a vacation rental. When we asked for a second roll of toilet paper we were told we need to buy our own. There's no turndown service or anything, and the elevator is slow as molasses and hotter than outside. However, the rate was reasonable (3 day minimum) and everybody had their own space. The view of the ocean was amazing and it was a lovely patch of beach. You do have to pay for the chair/umbrella set up but it's $25 for the whole day not a bad deal. There were some rowdy people on the beach but the building was relatively quiet. The unit itself was clean but could use a coat of paint. They provide dishware but expect you to wash it. I didn't have any dish soap so ran the dishwasher (with provided detergent) for a grand total of 6 glasses we used. Would stay again but come better prepared.

Room Tip: Pay extra for the ocean view, it's incredible. Bring your own toilet paper, towels, and dish soa...
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Victoria K
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

Many kids without any behaviour. Pool as adult not usable, full of toys and a playground for canonball jumping kids. WIFI is absolutly terrible, slow and poor connection. Less shadow in the pool Area.

Room Tip: Best Way is Take Another Resort.
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank yolonrw
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Great location across from Johns Pass. The entire property requires you to use a key for EVERYTHING!! Not a key card, a real physical key...which is a total pain. If your forget your key at any time, or if others in your group have one of the two keys provided, you could be waiting a while for someone to come and rescue you. You need a key to get INTO the pool area, which is understandable, but you also need a key to get OUT of the pool area. So if you are going to the beach, you will need to use your key 4 times. 1. to access pool area 2. to exit pool area and enter beach 3.exiting beach to get back into pool area 4. exiting pool area to parking lot so you can access your room. You will also need your key to use the stairs. This resort is only 4 stories, and there is only one small elevator, so most of the time people are using the stairs. Be very careful who you rent through!!! DO NOT use iTrip. They lie. Trust me, don't get involved with itrip, you will regret it...I do!!!! The room was decent, spacious for a one bedroom. The beds were terrible and noisy. My husband couldn't even sleep on it :( The wi-fi is basically non-existent, so don't rely on that. YES, I did contact the rental agency with every issue we encountered, including the fact that despite the so-called "final inspection", there were no beach towels.

Room Tip: They offer free wi-fi, but there is never a connection. Don't book through iTrip
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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
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1  Thank Carie H
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

The view may be partial but it was a very nice spot.
Close to everything...bus stop, coffee shop, restaurants and excursions.
Grocery store a seven dollar trip. Well worth it!! Used BATS cabs and Pavel was so sweet.
Place is very clean!!!

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Sandy Shores

Address: 12924 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach, FL 33708
Region: United States > Florida > Madeira Beach
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Ranked #10 of 16 Speciality Lodging in Madeira Beach
Price Range: $135 - $310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sandy Shores Condo RentalsSandy Shores Condos in Madeira Beach, Florida is the closest beachfront building to the historic Johns Pass Village and Boardwalk. We offer several individually owned and newly furnished 1 and 2 bedroom condo rentals here. Sandy Shores condominium complex is furnished in a casual comfortable decor, located directly on Madeira Beach and close walk to restaurants, shopping and water sports and amusements of all kinds. ... more   less 
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Sandy Shores Hotel Madeira Beach

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