The Villa was brilliant, clean, spacious, well set out etc. However you need to know the location is not "near" the beaches. Technically there IS a beach within five minutes, but its the mouth of a river at Hudson. The beaches you expect (from the pictures) are at least 40 minutes or as much as 2+1/2 hours away as far as St Petes and Clearwater are concerned.
If you want a villa to relax in, these cannot be beaten. If you want a villa as a base to explore the Gulf coast from, you will be doing a significant amount of driving.
Local restaurants are mainly on Highway 19 which is a three lane road, so although good standard, not local style eateries, more motorway stop-offs.
Arrived to have to clean table and chairs. Kitchen door hanging off . Knob missing from air con making it difficult to regulate . No reply from letting agent to fix air con . Further from small beach than anticipated.
Clean pool . Mesh needed replacing .
Tired villa in need of a makeover