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Regatta Beach Club History
Located just north of Pier 60 and the Causeway Boulevard on Clearwater Beach Florida is the beautiful Regatta Beach Club. Nestled at 880 Mandalay Ave., this 12th floor, 355 unit complex was built in 1962 and has quite a history. Originally known as "Old Lady 880", the Regatta Beach Club actually got its start back in 1920 originally set to be called Kipling Arms Hotel. This nine-story luxury hotel was designed to be the crown jewel of Kipling Plaza in North Clearwater Beach. As the vision for Clearwater Beach came to fruition, it seemed that all roads lead to 880 Mandalay Ave. A bridge linking Sunset Pointe Road in Dunedin to Kipling Plaza was proposed connecting the area and leading to shops and restaurants as well as the Grand Hotel. But with the onset of the Great Depression, much of Clearwater Beach's fate was sealed and both projects were abandoned leaving only cinderblocks where the once prime gulf front location began.
For years, the old hotel weathered and became a local hangout for teenagers. Remaining abandoned until after World War II, banks started to approve 100% financing for developers and Clearwater Beach. With the demand for housing, developers borrowed several million dollars to complete the Kipling Arms Hotel but according to local journalists, the developer absconded with the second million dollars and the Kipling Plaza was taken over by the FHA, the Federal Housing Authority, which transferred to the Department of Housing and Urban Development and eventually the department inherited 880 Mandalay Avenue. The area turned into Mandalay Shore and eventually in the early 1980s turned into 880 Mandalay with gulf side apartments renting for up to $700 a month. A local restaurant catered weekend pool parties and live entertainment and for several years, life was pretty good.
In 2004, Crescent Heights, a New York-based developer, purchased 880 for over $46 million and renamed it the Regatta Beach Club. Crescent Heights, known as one of the largest condo conversion companies in the US today, offered existing renters a 10% discount if they converted to buyer status. In one day, 60 of the 349 condo units were contracted, and buyers online to the length of the building the first day 880 Mandalay was offered for sale to the public. With massive renovations, updates, and bringing the entire building up to modern standards and codes, popularity quickly expounded on the building. Since converting to ownership, the old party days of the Regatta Beach Club our history, however, it offers some of the most uninterrupted views of the Gulf of Mexico anywhere in Clearwater Beach and has been voted one of the country's best beaches.
Regatta Beach Club Today
Units at the Regatta Beach Club include studios at 460 ft.² up to three-bedroom units as large as 1500 ft.². Each unit features a beautiful balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and there are plenty of on-site amenities for residents and their guests.
Condo owners can enjoy a fitness center, billiard room, hair salon, heated swimming pool, fishing pier, and of course, the beautiful white sandy beaches right outside their front door. Just down the street is Pier 60 featuring fishing charters at the Clearwater Marina, jet ski rentals, fantastic outdoor activities and playgrounds, world-class restaurants, and fantastic shopping. Condominiums units tend to start at about $300,000 with condo association dues approximately $325 per month, which covers all amenities, building and grounds maintenance, security, sewer, trash, and water. Pets are allowed. Please check with current listings as condo association fees can change and increase over time.
Residents with school-age children are typically assigned to Sandy Lane elementary school, Dunedin Highland middle school, and Clearwater high school, all between three and 5 miles from the Regatta Beach Club.
While this is primarily a car-dependent area, the Regatta Beach Club is located toward the north end of Clearwater Beach with a few transit options and it is somewhat bikable. The Carlouel Yacht Club is just four blocks north and the closest restaurant is just three minutes south or less than a mile at Beach Fire Bar & Grill and the Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill. At this point, there's a variety of parks such as McKay Park, Mandalay Park, the Clearwater Beach public boat ramp, Kayak tours, jet ski and boat rentals and all the fabulous shopping and dining closer to the causeway. The famous Clearwater Beach and Pier 60 is perfect for fishing, enjoying the beach, letting the kids play at the playground, grabbing some great beachwear at one of the Ron Jon Surf Shops around the area, or heading across to downtown Clearwater with more shops, restaurants, and entertainment options.
Downtown Tampa is about 45 minutes or 26 miles east of the Regatta Beach Club and St. Petersburg is about 45 minutes south or approximately 25 miles. Following along the coastline, the Regatta Beach Club is about an hour north of St. Pete Beach.
In 2004, the Regatta Beach Club got a full renovation and is one of the most prominent and affordable beach club condo communities in Clearwater Beach. For more information or to browse all Condos for sale at Regatta Beach Club, browse active listings above or contact my office at any time to schedule a showing. If you'd like to be notified when new listings hit the market or similar properties and condos on Clearwater Beach, contact me below.