Tuesday, August 07, 2007

I Need Your Googling Abilities

Howdy, all of my blog readers!

I have a work conference coming up in late October in Tampa, Florida. I am going to turn the trip into a vacation following the meeting. I need your help in tracking down a suitable abode while there. Here are the parameters:

Needs to sleep 6-8 people
Needs to be a house, not a condo or apartment or a hotel
Needs to be within an hour's drive of Tampa
Needs to be on the GULF side, not on the bay side or river or 'waterfront'
Needs to be on the beach, or within a few hundred feet of it
Needs to accept a nightly rate, as we won't be there for a full week and will be overlapping the normal Sat-Sat week (will most likely be a Thurs-Monday stay)
The entire stay needs to be under $2,000.

I've done some searching and think the Clearwater to Gulfport peninsula looks good.

I'd appreciate any links you can send.

Superthanks!

10 comments:

Jenny Robin said...

On a totally unrelated note:

I am enjoying some most delicious left overs of pork roast and super mashed taters.

Mmmmm

Anonymous said...

you could stay with Nags!

jilly

CatBoy AKA Charles said...

I won't have any time for this until at least this aftenoon, but I'll see what I can do.

6 to 8 people? Are you not sure how many are going to be there or are you allowing extra space for any people you pick-up along the way.

Jenny Robin said...

There are 5 of us definitely committed to going. We may pick up 2-3 more once more information is provided.

The more people on board, the less expensive the lodging and food will be, and the more fun times will be had.

Jenny Robin said...

Oh, also, the listings usually say 'sleeps 1-2, 6-8, 8-10,' etc..

schell said...

Try St Pete's Beach. Or the Destin area. Destin is especially beautiful..white sand beaches, green/blue water.

Jenny Robin said...

I googled 'gulf coast rentals florida' and found a great website. I sent many emails earlier Wednesday, and several folks got back to me.

Most are willing to do the nightly rate, and give a discount for the off season. Things are looking great! Still, if you have ideas, please let me know. Thanks to those of you who have already helped.

CatBoy AKA Charles said...

I'm glad you found something, this week has not been going how I thought it would (nothing big) and I have barely been near the computer.

Anonymous said...

West coast of Florida is WAAAY prettier than the Atlantic side


--emma

Anonymous said...

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