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Starlight Tower, St Pete Beach, Florida
Starlight Tower is a dazzling white colored upscale
co-op Association Apartment Building on the cosmopolitan city of
St Pete Beach Florida Pinellas County
at the Gulf of Mexico
famous for its status as a tourist destination.
The building has nine floors and a penthouse
(two units) with a total of 72 apartments.
All units of the ninth floor and all units at the North
side of the building have two bedrooms and two baths. The rest of the units are either one bedroom, a
studio or efficiency.
Renting a unit:
Owners can rent their unit for a minimum of a three
- Laundry facilities on each floor.
- Two elevators.
- Parking lot with
mixture of private enclosed garages in three
buildings and open
parking spaces assigned to each unit. On the
North garage building is the Association's
- Marvelous landscaped
grounds with tropical flowers and palm trees.
- Shuffleboard court with annual
shuffleboard tournament for the residents.
- An astonishing
swimming pool, that was
renovated in 2012 - 2013 and unlimited
|How is life at Starlight Tower?
In a word "amazing"! From sunrise to
looking out your windows and balconies at the Gulf and
the non stop activities at the beach with people
swimming, surfing, sailing, parasailing, sunbathing,
fishing and certainly the birds who are the best
fishermen in the area! But especially the sunsets where
you see the sun dipping ever so slowly and leisurely
disappearing burning red in the Gulf's waters and the
sky colored by the divine palette on all hues of red and
blue you feel at peace and content as if somehow entered
paradise for a few precious moments. Oh yes, life is
Location from Google Earth
|Every cart postal of St Pete Beach you buy, two buildings stand out: a pink
on the South side and a white on the North side. On the
south side the pink, is the most luxurious and historic hotel of the area
Beach Resort a Loews Hotel and on the north side the white is us,
Starlight Tower! Don CeSar was build in 1926 and its construction completed two years later with
grand opening in 1928. The Don is one of eight hotels in Florida that is
listed on the National Trust for Historical Preservation, Historic Hotels
Our building was built in 1958 and our relationship with
Don CeSar is that both
of us respectively adorn the North and South side of
St Pete Beach the two
most beautiful landmark buildings, one pink the other white boasting solid construction with steel and concrete
and not pre-fabricated materials.
Remarkable solid structures that
not only have endured the passing of decades and
occasional punishment from our tropical weather which is
a small price to pay living right on the Gulf but even
today they look and feel brand new...
In our lobby embedded on the wall is a plaque by the
talented and highly artistic master masons that were
proud to participate in the construction of the
building. Shortly we will add an archives section with
memorable pictures taken during our construction who
puts to shame today's ready-made structures.
The happy bride in front of the Don where her wedding
reception was given on May 11, 2011, became a
Starlighter when she was ten years old.
|About this website:
The website was
voluntarily created in September 2006 by one
of the owners,
Louisa Simos, is
privately funded and maintained by
the purpose is twofold:
To give the owners a private meeting place
at a section of this site with secure
environment password protected where we will be able to
exchange ideas since our common goal is to preserve and
maintain the high standards and integrity of the most
beautiful and desirable apartment building in St Pete
Beach which we are all proud to call HOME regardless if
we live here full time or part time. I believe
that having an Internet presence of our property is an
asset to the co-op's shareholders and Board of Directors
in disseminating information securely and instantly to
all at our protected environment and away from public
view especially now that our restoration
project is about to begin (it has been completed now that the
site is getting updated!) and owners will be anxious for updated
information throughout the process.
And also to inform the public about our beautiful property,
surroundings, hotels, restaurants, beaches,
entertainment areas and activities here and nearby plus
Tampa and Clearwater.
will keep you informed for all recent news related to
our property. It was voluntarily created by one of the
Pat Ifft, who
is the Editor and Chief and is published monthly
since February 1992.
Find past issues on the
Cooking & Recipes - Antiques - Weddings - Honeymoons and
Travel to: Europe - Asia - North & South Africa plus
stories and pictures of Countries visited: Greece -
Italy - Yugoslavia - France - Spain - England - Turkey -
Romania - Egypt - Libya with tips how to enjoy your
vacation and stay out of trouble.
Picture of this Starlighter's wedding party taken at
sunset on the beach in front of Don
On the background you can see
These two landmark buildings are the crown jewels of St Pete Beach