Jim and Sue's
Tips & Recommendations


Bring your family or enjoy a romantic get-away.
Stay at one of our condos located
in the heart of one of Florida's "Best Kept Secrets"!

Conveniently located in the between St. Petersburg and Clearwater Beaches, both of our condos are easily accessible to either St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport (25 minutes by car) or Tampa International Airport (30 minutes by car).


RESTAURANTS & EATERIES - Visit the local restaurants and eateries and taste the fresh produce and seafood of the season while in this part of Florida.

Jim's favorites include:

MADEIRA BEACH/TREASURE ISLAND/ REDDINGTON: 
Middle Ground Grill, Verducci's, Sandy's on the beach, Dockside Dave's for the best grouper sandwiches in the area, Bubba Gumps & Scully's at John's Pass, The Conch Republic

INDIAN SHORES / INDIAN ROCKS BEACH: 
Crabby Bills, Salt Rock Grill, PJ's, Marlin Darlin, Guppies, Keegans, The Frogpond, The Wine Cellar 

TYRONE MALL - ST PETE'S :  Carrabas, Bonefish Grill

CLEARWATER BEACH:  Island Way Grill (Favourite in Clearwater Beach area) 

TAMPA:  Maggioni's, PJ Changs

GROCERY STORES: 
Publix on Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island is the best followed by Winn Dixie & Albertsons in Madeira Beach


ENTERTAINMENT & THINGS TO DO

Visit the many family attractions in the area such as Downtown St. Petersburg, a trip to Walt Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios (90 miles), Tampa's Busch Gardens (30 miles) and the Tampa area Lowry Park Zoo http://www.lowryparkzoo.com


SHOPPING...

ELLENTON DISCOUNT SHOPPING CENTRE
Sue recommends to those who share her passion for shopping that you visit the Ellenton Discount Shopping Centre (45 minutes south by car)

TYRONE MALL in St. Pete's (20 minutes by car) 

THE INTERNATIONAL PLAZA ( in Tampa near the Airport) http://www.shopinternationalplaza.com  

STEINMART
Must visit a Steinmart retail outlet, to all you Canadians, is an upscale version of Winners! http://www.steinmart.com

"NEW" SPA AT MADEIRA BAY
Visit this fabulous Spa which opened in Spring 2008 by walking across the street:  http://spamadeirabay.com

The world famous John's Pass Historical Village and Boardwalk in Madeira Beach for deep sea fishing, a day trip to Shell Island, a day at Tarpon Springs to see the Greek sponge divers and fine greek cuisine, boat tours, shopping and dining. The entire area is a "mini-golf putting paradise"!


North view of Madeira Beach and John's Pass with Gulf of Mexico on the left.  The Madeira Norte building is the fifth building from the bridge heading north.
View of Madeira Beach
LOCAL GOLF COURSES


Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
8001 Cumberland Road, Largo, FL 33777
Book Tee Times - 727-392-1234
www.
bardmoorgolf.com

Baypointe Golf Club
9399 Commodore Drive, Seminole, FL - 33776
Tee Times - 727-595-2095

East Bay Golf Course
702 Country Club Drive, Largo FL 33771
Book Tee Times:  727-581-3332

Mangrove Bay Golf Course
875 62nd Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Phone 727-893-7800 and Tee Times: 727-893-7797

Tides Golf Club
11832 66th Avenue North, Seminole, FL 34642
Tee Times - 727-393-8483 or 727-392-5345


DO YOU KNOW THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD FAMOUS JOHN'S PASS?

Named after it's discoverer, Jean "John" Levach, a local sea turtle hunter and fisherman, John's Pass was created by a major hurricane in 1848, when a tremendous storm cut a large passage throught the barrier island and today separates Madeira Beach to the north and Treasure Island to the south.

Eat and shop to your hearts content at the historical John's Pass which is located directly across the street from our Madeira Norte Condo. With over 100 shops, restaurants, art galleries and nightclubs, the Village has become a destination for many visiting the area. John's Pass also features commercial and charter deep sea fishing, casino and sightseeing cruises, boat & jet-ski rentals and parasailing.