Hello from Belloise Realty,
We know that there are a lot of concerns right now regarding the coronavirus epidemic and planned vacations. We want you all to know that our offices are closed while we practice social distancing but this does not affect our ability to do business by phone and representatives are taking calls from 9am – 5pm E. We are closely monitoring COVID-19 and we want everyone to know that during this time while we are undergoing this pandemic, we understand your concerns and we want to be here to assist you. At this time, we are currently assisting guests who are scheduled to arrive to Clearwater Beach during the month of April to the end of May.
If you booked through Airbnb visit:
If you booked through VRBO or HomeAway visit:
If you booked directly through Belloise Realty, reach out to your booking agent, or simply call our office number at (727)449-2700 so we can further assist you and help you during this time.
Regarding our policy, please refer to your Rental Agreement listed on your reservation. Our offices are currently closed but we are still accepting calls and accepting rent payments. If you need to pay your monthly rent, please place your payment in an envelope and place payment through our office door slot. Make sure to write your name, address and phone number on the envelope so we can make sure we know who the payment is from and that it is processed correctly. We understand that this pandemic has affected your vacation plans and we want you to know that we are here to help. For questions or concerns, give us a call at (727)449-2700.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 during this pandemic, it’s best to practice social distancing. With movie theaters, shopping centers and night clubs/bars closed, this gives us more reason to stay at home and stay in proximity to our family.
Besides washing hands and practicing social distancing, there are other ways to help during this unusual time such as: supporting local businesses, donating to food banks, checking on your neighbors, and avoid overbuying items.
Local businesses during this time are working hard to provide the necessities people may need. Whether they are supplying food, cleaning supplies, toilet paper and more, they are staying open to make sure you’re well taken care of. For businesses that are currently closed, the best way to support them is to buy gift cards to use for a later time. This will help them get through during this challenging time.
Donating to food banks in your community is also something you can do to help families in need. Meat, canned goods, fruit, dairy products, and vegetables are a few things that can be donated. With only a limited supply from grocery stores and local businesses, donating can help make a difference and provide a meal on someone else’s dinner table. Before you make donations, make sure to call ahead to see if they’re open.
Making a call to check on your neighbors and friends about how they’re doing can also be a great help. If they are low on supplies and you have extra to provide them with, it can help them not make the extra drive to the nearest store. If your friend or neighbor has a low immune system and are at greater risk, pick them up some supplies on your way to the store. Be a great neighbor and make a difference in someone else’s life.
The last thing you can do to help during this pandemic is to avoid overbuying. With limited supplies in stores and sold out items online, it’s hard to find any supplies people need. Many sold out items such as toilet paper, disinfectant wipes, water and other products can be hard to find. Buying 10 packs of water or toilet paper will not benefit you or anyone with that much supply. Limit your purchases and think about the rest of the community who also need those supplies for themselves.
For more information about COVID-19, visit www.myclearwater.com for further updates in the Clearwater area.
As always, be safe and make sure to wash your hands regularly.
Don’t Let The Coronavirus Ruin Your Vacation!
Many of you are aware of the COVID-19 that has been spreading around the U.S. but don’t let that affect your vacation. Even though Disney World, Universal Studios and other popular amusement parks are temporarily closed, there are still many fun and exciting activities to do, especially on Clearwater Beach Florida. Here on the beach, we have MANY fun outdoor and indoor activities for everyone to enjoy. Whether it’s kayaking to Caladesi island, or going on a dolphin encounter tour, there is something that will suit everyone’s needs.
Some activities here on Clearwater Beach are:
Clearwater Beach Aquarium: Home of the famous Winter and Hope from the popular Dolphin Tale movies, here at the aquarium not only will you meet the dolphins, you will also learn about their rehabilitation program. Open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Adult tickets are $26.95. Kids (ages 3-12) are $21.95. Seniors (ages 60+) are $24.95 and children 2 and under and free.
Little Toot – Dolphin Encounter Tour: Jump on board to see wild dolphin sightings during a boat ride along the gulf. The Little Toot creates a wave that dolphins love to play in and jump in and out of the water. It is an experience like never before! Tours leave everyday at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and at sunset. Adults (13+) are $23.36 plus tax, Child (4-12 years) are $16. 82 plus tax, and Infants (0-3 years) are free. *must be included with booking.
Jet Ski Rentals: Grab your wetsuit and jump on a jet ski for a thrilling adventure. Clearwater Beach has SEVERAL jet ski rentals to choose from such as Fin’s Jet Ski Tour, WET Rentals, Waverunner Rentals, and more!
Daisy Mae Deep Sea Fishing: If you enjoy fishing, reserve a spot today for an exhilarating experience! During your trip, you can expect to catch king mackerel, barracuda, tuna, sailfish, grouper, snapper and much more!
Congo River Golf: This adventure-themed miniature golf course is one of a kind. With waterfall views, gator feeding scavenger hunts and arcade games, this is the perfect family get together,
Escape Room: Calling all thrill seekers, if you absolutely love solving puzzles and riddles, get ready for some thrill seeking fun. The escape room challenges you to work together to unlock secrets and escape the room before time is up! Can you escape the escape room? Head on over if you dare!
Water Slide & Bungee Jumping Trampoline: Located on the white sands of Clearwater Beach, this GIANT water slide is fun for all! Grab your kids and slide down an inflatable slide or bungee jump on a big trampoline to see some awesome views of the beach.
Splash Harbour Water Park: Grab your swimsuit, towels and sunscreen for a fun day at Indian Rocks Beach water park! Located at the Holiday Inn & Suites, the Splash Harbour Water Park has different varieties of slides, kids’ splash zones, a lazy river and casual dining and tiki bar.
Sunset Cinema: Bring your blankets and beach chairs and watch your favorite movies under the stars on a big white screen located at Pier 60. Every Friday and Saturday, Pier 60 hosts movie nights for all to watch. This FREE outdoor movie theater is great for family outings, date night, or a get together with friends. Popcorn and concessions will be available on-site.
Activities off the Beach:
Westfield Country Mall: Located at 27001 US Highway 19, this large and spacious mall has multiple levels of stores as well as an ice skating rink in the middle of the mall! There’s also the luxury Cobb Movie Theater on site so catch a movie if you can. The reclining seats are comfortable to sit back and relax while eating some popcorn.
Celebration Station: This thrilling amusement park has bumper boats, mini-golf, go-karts, arcade, and more!
Tampa Bay Aviation: Tour the beautiful Clearwater Beach on a breathtaking sightseeing adventure. Fly along the causeway towards Honeymoon Island, and experience Caladesi Island and Clearwater Beach from an unforgettable aerial view.
B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O and BINGO was his name-o!
If this catchy song has caught your attention and is now stuck inside your head….. you’re welcome. Even better, you can play bingo at Beach Fire Beach Bar & Grille on Clearwater Beach. But, it is not your simple bingo game. Have you ever heard of DRAG QUEEN BINGO? If you have, then you my friend are awesome! If you have not, you’re in for a treat. Sit back, relax and let me tell you a little about what drag queen bingo is. This will change the way you play bingo forever!
First things first, Drag queen bingo is exactly how it sounds, with a little comedy. It is a fun way to mix things up to your modern, old-fashioned game, and bring in some culture to the LGBTQ+ community. Welcoming new audiences, it’s a game that is accessible to everyone, no matter your race, age, religion, gender, or anything that is used to define us.
Every Wednesday night, Beach Fire Beach Bar & Grille hosts a drag queen bingo for all those bingo lovers. Bring your friends, family, boyfriend, girlfriend, ALL THE ABOVE, but make sure to leave those little ones at home as this is not your typical bingo game…. profanity will be used. Since this is for an older crowd, get ready for fun because jokes will be made, prizes will be won, and drinks will be spilled. Make sure to bring you A-game and get ready for some serious fun!
What’s great about Drag Queen Bingo is how in character the hostesses are. They will make you laugh until you can no longer hold it in, and will spice things up by insulting everything and everyone but all in good fun. If you win a round of bingo, not only do you get a generous gift, you also MUST run around the entire restaurant while everyone else throws crumpled up paper at you.
During your bingo game, check out Beach Fire’s food menu. They have tasty and delicious food options such as pina colada shrimp, mucho nachos, meat tacos and veggie tacos, beach burgers, and more! They serve craft beer (on tap) and wine selections by the bottle or glass, alcohol beverages, and more. During the week, Beach Fire also has live music performances and host karaoke every Friday.
Drag Queen Bingo is from 7pm-9pm. Make sure to arrive early for better chances at reserving a table. For only $5, you can play up to 10 games. Beach Fire Beach Bar & Grille is located at 608 Mandalay Ave. in north Clearwater beach.
Spring break is just around the corner and WiLD 94.1’s hit music festival WiLD SPLASH is making its way to Coachman Park in downtown Clearwater this weekend on March 7th, 2020.
What exactly is WiLD Splash you ask? Well, besides it being a hip-hop music festival, it is also an event to listen to your favorite artists or if you are unfamiliar with the artists, you can possibly become a fan before the night ends. Featured artists such as DaBaby, Roddy Ricch, Doja Cat, YBN Cordae, Wale, NLE Choppa, and Rubi Rose will all be attending the event and perform at their scheduled times.
*Below you will find information if preparation for this event.
GA at Ticket Raids $40.00
GA $35 (Online)
VIP Tickets $150 (Includes 2 free drinks, dinner, private bar, shaded lounge area, preferred viewing, private air conditioned bathrooms) plus tax & fees
WiLD Party Pass: $95.00 (includes 2 free drinks, shaded lounge area, side stage viewing) plus tax and fees
* To purchase tickets by phone, technical support or questions about your ticket order, please call: 1800-514-ETIX
1:00pm – Gate Opens
2:50pm – Rubi Rose
3:05pm – NLE Choppa
3:40pm – Doja Cat
4:15pm – Wale
4:55pm – YBN Cordae
5:35pm – Roddy Ricch
6:30pm – DaBaby
Contest For All:
GUESS WHAT! You can win a pair of tickets to attend the music festival! All you need to do is listen to WiLD 94.1 all week to snag a pair! Listen hourly from 9am – 8pm. to win!!
Directions and Parking:
WiLD Splash will be located at Coachman Park ( 301 Drew St. Clearwater FL). Downtown parking will be available as well as limited street parking.
Dos and Dont’s for WiLD Splash:
The following items and practices are not permitted at this event:
No pets, except assistance animals
NO grills or open flames of any kind
NO illegal drugs/substances
NO glass containers or bottles
NO coolers, food or drinks
NO weapons of any kind
NO chains and wallet chains
NO signs larger than 8 1/2 x 11 inches
NO laser lights/pointers/pens
NO professional cameras (no zoom/detachable lens or video)
NO flash photography
NO GoPro’s or GoPro equipment
NO selfie sticks
NO unauthorized vendors
NO tents, canopies, or umbrellas
NO audio/video recording devices
NO throwing objects such as footballs, Frisbee’s, etc.
NO in-line skating, skateboarding
NO personal fireworks
DO Bring for WiLD Splash:
Medium sized bags and backpacks (max dimensions:16.7″ x 13″ x 8.5″)
Lawn Cushion or Blankets
One (1) factory sealed bottle of water per person is permitted
Imagine biting down on a creamy and strawberry filled mini cake topped with whipped cream and more strawberries. Sounds like heaven right?
Indulge in an event that celebrates everything strawberry. From strawberry shortcakes, to strawberry cookies and cheesecake, the Strawberry Festival is an 11 day event that celebrates a life in American history.
Dating back to 1930, the Florida Strawberry Festival welcomes visitors from around the world. They bring communities together in celebration of their harvest and their exhibits of agriculture, fine arts, industry and more. Throughout the years, this event has ranked in the top 40 fairs in North America.
Attending the festival is a great opportunity to explore the culture of Plant City. With 10,000 acres of planted strawberries, you can see from a first-hand experience the changes in growing strawberries have changed throughout the years.
What is expected?
At the Strawberry Festival, not only will you consume many different strawberry flavored desserts, there will also be entertainment such as youth livestock shows, rides, exhibits of commerce, live music and more!
If you like competition and consider yourself the competitive one in the group, check out some of the strawberry eating contests such as: “Deep Fried Strawberry Pie On a Stick Relay,” “Strawberry Spaghetti Eating Contest,” “Strawberry Shortcake Eating Contest,” “Strawberry Mashed Potato Pie Eating Contest” and more!
There will also be “strawberry rides” for the younger kids to enjoy. The New York Yankees Kiddie Korral will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
During your walk through the festival, you can expect to see the famous strawberry mascots, Mr. & Miss Berry! They love meeting visitors and taking pictures with them. Pictures with the Berry’s will take place everyday at 11 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Make sure to bring your own camera since there will not be one available on site.
For all you strawberry lovers, if you love to cook and explore different recipes check out the “Award-winning official Florida Strawberry Festival Cookbooks.” The cookbook contains everything strawberry, and has sweet and savory recipes to follow! To purchase a cookbook, the cost is $19.95 (cash and credit card is accepted).
Gather your friends and family and make your way to the Publix Showcase tent for a Battle of the Bands that consists of 10 bands battling it out. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the music, you may find a liking to it towards the end of the night. Some of the contestants for the battle of the bands you can expect to see are: Coach & Fur, Electric Woodshed, Humans In Disguise, Oakalee, Rachel Warfield and more!
Things you need to know:
The Strawberry Festival will take place on February 27th – March 8 2020 and will open daily at 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
To attend this festival, you will find the cost below:
Adults (ages 13+): $10
Children (ages 6-12): $5
Children (ages 5 and under): FREE with paid adult admission
Parking will be available on site in the Blue, Gray and Red parking lots. They are located on Ritter Street, off of Highway 92 or Highway 574.
Cars, pickup trucks, and vans under 20ft are $5
Vehicles over 20ft. to 39ft. are $10
Vehicles or buses over 40ft are $15
Put on your dancing shoes and make your way to downtown clearwater for the Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival on Saturday February 22-23. The Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival is bringing in live music to Coachman Park!
Not only is this a music festival, it’s also a SEAFOOD FESTIVAL! Yes ladies and gentleman, you heard that correctly. What’s better than a music festival that serves seafood? If you are not a fan, do not worry, there will be other food options to snack on.
Before we get carried away, let’s talk about ticket information, preparation for the event and all the other general information.
Not only is this event FREE but you have the option to purchase a VIP package ticket, reserved seating ticket, or a Captain’s Krewe ticket:
Captain Krewe (Ultimate Blues Fan):
- Reserved Seat in first 2 rows
- Early Admission Brunch
- Meet-n-Greet with artists on both days
- Unlimited Drinks in the exclusive SUPER VIP area, with craft beer selections
- 1 meal
- Private Restroom Trailer
- Special Captain’s Club Gift
- Reserved Seat in Premium stage viewing
- 3 drinks on us
- 1 meal
- Private Restroom Trailer
- Private Bar and VIP area
- Special Sea-Blues Gift
- Hassle-Free Guaranteed Reserved Seat
- Special Sea-Blues Gift
You can purchase tickets at the gate or visit www.myclearwaterevents.com for ticket purchasing. Simply click on the “Sea Blues Festival” tab and it will direct you to the ticket page. Ticket prices range from $30-$100.
In preparation for the Sea-Blues Festival, there will be food and drink options and merchandise for purchase. Cash, credit and debit cards are accepted; there will also be an ATM on site. You may bring your own lounge chairs, blankets, palm size camera or phone for photos/video, sealed water bottles, a small bag ( subject to inspection), and of course your smile.
The gates will open at 2pm on both days and will be located at 301 Drew St. Clearwater, Florida 33755.
Do you enjoy eating fries? Do you enjoy it so much that you are willing to go to a festival where all they serve is fries, and fries, and more fries? If you answered yes then you are in for a surprise! Say goodbye to that diet and say hello to all you can eat french fries! St. Petersburg is hosting their 4th annual French Fry Festival for two days starting on February 14-15. The event will be from 6pm-11pm on Friday and 4pm-10pm on Saturday
Before you scroll down for directions to this FREE event, here is the inside scoop of what you can expect at the festival.
First, not only will there be loads of french fries, but there will be over 30+ different food vendors. Whether you are craving BBQ, pizza, tacos, asian cuisine, or caribbean food, they have it all!
Take a look at some of the food vendors you can expect to see this week:
- Asian Variety
- Boardwalk Vibes (Fri. only)
- Bubba’s Q Food Trucks (Sat. only)
- Cajun Cuisine Food Truck
- The Cheesesteak Truck* (Fri. only)
- Engine 53 Pizza (Fri. only)
- Fiesta Bowls
- Flip’n Tasty Filipino Food Truck* (Sat. only)
- Floribbean Fusion Food Truck* (Sat. only)
- Gertrudev’s Low Country Wings (Sat. only)
- Got Lobstah?* (Sat. only)
- Gyros For Heroes
- Impasto Tampa* (Fri. only)
- I WANNA WOK
- Just Smokin BBQ
- Maggie on the Move
- Mr. Weirdo’s American Food
- Mr. C’s Grilled Cheese
- Pamz Pizza Conez
- Pasta di Guy
- Shiso Crispy
- SLAMMER SHOP
- St. Pete Taco Lady (Fri. only)
- Starfish Food Truck
- The Melt Machine Gourmet Grilled Cheese Food Truck
- Vamos Colombian Inspired Food Truck
- Williamsburg Cucina (Sat. only)
- Wings N Things St Pete
- Wichpressfoodtruck* (Fri. only)
Holy cow that is a lot. But guess what, it doesn’t end there! For those of you with a sweet tooth, you are in for a special treat! Here are some of the dessert vendors:
- Chief’s Chill Out
- Craving Donuts@
- Funnel Vision Food Truck (Entree and Sweets)
- Krepelicious* (Sat. only)
- Lyv Coffee
- The Pineapple Shack Island Creamery
- Skoops (Sat. Only)
- Softee The King@
- Sweet Island Snow* (Sat. only)
Now that we have covered the food options, let’s move onto entertainment. On Friday February 14th, DJ Paul Cook will take the stage and on Saturday the 15th, Screamin Donkey’s will end the night.
There will be beverages to purchase on site (fountain or adult beverages). The event is free and pet friendly so swing on by with your pet and enjoy the music, food, and atmosphere. There will be on site restrooms and outdoor eating tables.
Last but not least, If you are planning on attending and have no clue where to park, do not worry, we have parking covered. Of course there is hundreds of metered street parking but for those who prefer to park in a lot, check out these public parking garages:
- Sundial Parking Garage (117 2nd st. N)
- SouthCore Parking Garage (101 1st ave. S)
- Al Lang Parking Surface Lot ( 1st ave S between 1st st. and Bayshore Blvd)
Now that you know all there is to know about the French Fry Festival, here are the directions to the event:
100 Bayshore Dr. NE. Saint Petersburg, FL 33701