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GULF FRONT BEACH APARTMENT ... ON THE BEACH. SLEEPS 8

Bruce Carter

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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GULF FRONT BEACH APARTMENT ... ON THE BEACH. SLEEPS 8

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Indian Rocks Beach - Unit 6

2/3 bedroom beachfront apartment

With 2+ bedrooms and trundle beds on the sleeping porch it can accommodate up to 8. 2 full baths. Sometimes we get two families with the kids sharing the porch. Walk out on the private deck and you are right on the beach. Get comfortable under the gazebo and enjoy the amazing sunsets. Cook in the large kitchen outfitted with pots. pans, coffee maker, micro,blender for daiquiris and margaritas, and extra large refrigerator....all the comforts of home.

Large master bedroom with king size bed overlooking the Gulf, rattan furniture for that Florida look, large oak pedestal dining table seats 6 with extra kids eating on the porch. The sleeping porch overlooking the beach doubles as breakfast area for those who get up early to go beach combing for shells. Guests compliment us on the warm glow of antique 100 year old red heart pine floors

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bruce Carter (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2003
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About Bruce Carter

Kathy is a part time school teacher and I am a city planner. We lived in Florida and met in college then headed west in search of adventure where we settled near Golden. The Rocky Mountains are out our back door. A couple times a year we hop on a flight and come down to relax on the beach and visit our relatives in Largo and Sarasota.

Bruce Carter purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Bruce Carter chose Indian Rocks Beach

I grew up here. My grandparents bought the island estate in 1966 for the remarkable price of $28,000 and turned the home and carriage house into 6 vacation rentals. They had the pleasure of watching 4 generations of beach goers come to enjoy fun in the sun. When they got into their 80's they retired and moved to the mainland. My wife Kathy and I thought it was too nice to sell so even though we live in Denver we bought it. Fortunately. we have a great manager and handyman close by to greet our guests and get them settled in and care for their needs. We have 2 sons that we take on vacation each summer.

What makes this cottage unique

Historically, the most beautiful spot on the tropical barrier islands of Tampa Bay between Clearwater and St Pete.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The private entrance had its own private patio and the main patio was only ten steps away. The view of the Gulf of Mexico from the room was magnificient!



The location right on the Gulf was picturesque! In the morning we would walk the white sand beach, just 100 feet from our door, as far as we could walk. We also enjoyed riding our bikes on the best bike paths I have ever seen. Along the new completed road there was both a walking and bike paths on both sides of the street. The beach was unbelieveable! Powder white sand and blue green water was just in front of our room. The salt breeze that flowed through our room was great.



In the evenings we would drive down Gulf Blvd and choose one of the many excellent seafood restaurants. There are also several coffee shops very close to Sun N Fun. Clearwater is 7 miles down Gulf Blvd where we took a boat ride in the Gulf seeing dolfins jumping in the boat's wake.



Each evening we would watch the sun go down into the Gulf from our patio. Such beauty
Apr 2010
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

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Gulf Front Beach apartment ... On the Beach. sleeps 8
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Gulf Front Beach apartment ... On the Beach. sleeps 8
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p369991
+1 -727 595-3611
Indian Rocks Beach Florida Central Gulf Coast
Orlando
5

Very nice.

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I stayed in Unit 5, an efficiency, with a large window looking out to the beach. Just step out the door and walk across the small area in back, and you're on the beach, which is very quiet, almost no one there. It's very peaceful sitting in a rocking chair in the gazebo and watching the beautiful sunset. Lots of shore birds. The unit was not luxurious, but clean and quaint. We look forward to going back.
  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Gulf Front Beach apartment ... On the Beach. sleeps 8
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p369991
+1 -727 595-3611
Indian Rocks Beach Florida Central Gulf Coast
Chicago,IL
5

This was truly a Sun N Fun relaxing Vacation

  • 5 out of 5
We rented all 6 units for a family of 14. Yes this is an old house, it takes awhile for the shower to warm up, some of the windows are a little hard to open. But I plan to come back!! You will feel very comfortable, and so much at home, here in this beach front cottage. We really enjoyed rounding up the chairs and getting together under the gazebo with coolers full of iced drinks. In the day we had shade from the hot sun, at night, the rope lights provided a soft ambient glow that made the conversation all the more delightful. and on a whim you can skip onto the softest beach sand and dip your feet into warm ocean waters of the Gulf of Mexico!
The location was ideal for a quiet getaway, you are surrounded by private residences, and yet you are within a short distance of some really delightful night spots like Crabby Bill's. We went to Guppy's for Surf and Turf one night. We also went up to Clearwater's Beach Walk and Pier 60. Frenchy's is also a great place to eat. There are so many places to eat, and easy to find on the internet. Which is why Sun N Fun cottage has Wi Fi. We really enjoyed having wi fi to search for places to eat and activities.
One of the advantages of having this beach house was the kitchen. With your own kitchen you can go out to eat, or make your own meal, or just throw a few steaks on the grill.
This is what a vacation is about, "Doing what you feel like doing, when you want to!" Sun N Fun Beach House gives you all of that in a comfortable cozy setting right on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Thanks Sun N Fun for wonderful memories,
Erich Bixler
  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2010
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Gulf Front Beach apartment ... On the Beach. sleeps 8
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p369991
+1 -727 595-3611
Indian Rocks Beach Florida Central Gulf Coast
Boston
5

More than we expected

  • 5 out of 5
Old Florida at it’s best. More than we expected. The views were breath taking. Sunsets, Sun rise, rolling quick rain storms! We left feeling a new appreciation for the beauty of the Gulf Coast. We will be back...... the location is unbeatable.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa Internation Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
The Waterfront Pub
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Largo Country Club
Nearest Beach
3 steps ...We are on the beach

Clearwater and its island beaches are fortunate to offer something for everybody. Our attractions include arts and museums, the natural environment, historical buildings, special events and more traditional 'attractions' such as theme parks, whatever your preference. The sampling of attractions below offers a little bit of everything.

DOLPHIN TALE

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of Winter the Dolphin – just minutes from the Sun n Fun Beachfront vacation rentals.

Winter the Dolphin has captured the world with her story of survival and determination. This heartwarming Warner Bros family film is based on the true story about a young boy who befriends an injured dolphin who lost her tail in a crab trap. Through their bond and friendship, the boy motivates everyone around him to help save the dolphin by creating a prosthetic tail to replace the one she lost. Winter’s strong survival instincts become an inspiration to people with special needs throughout the world.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

3000 East Busch Blvd., Tampa (813) 987-5082.

An extraordinary atmosphere filled with naturalistic animal habitats and shows, hair-raising roller coasters, Rhino Rally and more, dazzling live entertainment.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

249 Windward Passage, Clearwater (727) 447-0980.

A very unique natural attraction where one can view, touch and experience the biology and behavior of bottlenose dolphins, loggerhead sea turtles, Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, river otters, sting rays, local fish, coral reefs, mangroves and more.

The Florida Aquarium

701 Channelside Drive, Tampa (813) 273-4020.

A world-class educational facility featuring nearly 5,000 aquatic plants and animals which tell the tale of water, native land and marine animals in Florida.

Florida Botanical Gardens

12175 125th Street North, Largo (727) 582-2100.

Specialty gardens featuring Florida plants including wildlife nesting habitat, restored wetlands and natural bridges.

Lowry Park Zoo

1101 West Sligh Avenue, Tampa (813) 932-0245.

One of the top three zoos of its size in North America featuring more than 1,500 animals representing 350 exotic species including the manatee.

Moccasin Lake Nature Park

2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater (727) 462-6024.

A showcase of the plant and animal species native to the area. Preserve featuring rescued and rehabilitated birds, reptilian, insect and fish displays, plant and energy exhibits, and nature trails through a diversity of natural Florida habitats, allowing viewing of native birds, insects, amphibians, mammals and reptiles.

MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry)

4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa (813) 987-6100.

Largest science center in the Southeastern United States and home of Florida's only IMAX DOME theater.

Sport Fishing

Charter fishing boat for novices to avid anglers, the Phantom can accommodate you. Clearwater fishing specializing in four, six, eight, hour fishing trips. Captain Butch Ford will make you feel right at home fishing for Gulf fish.

Sunsets at Pier 60

Pier 60, Clearwater Beach (727) 449-1036.

A 'street' festival located on the promenade portion of Clearwater Beach's famous fishing pier, celebrating the setting of the sun and featuring artists, craftsmen and performers with weekend musical entertainment.

Sponge Docks/Historical Downtown Main Street

Tarpon Springs (727) 937-6109.

Authentic Greek heritage and community

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Summer Rates
3 May 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
$970
for 3 nights
From
$290
$1,948
 
 
Winter Rates
1 Nov 2014 - 23 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
$937
for 3 nights
From
$279
$1,870
 
 
Spring Rates
24 Jan 2015 - 2 May 2015
6 night minimum stay
$2,445
for 6 nights
From
$391
$2,676
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 12.0%
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Indian Rocks Beach in Florida Central Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Off the master bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Single Bed , Day it's the perect gathering area.at night 4 twin beds
    1 Bedroom Apartment - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 12 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Clearwater and its island beaches are fortunate to offer something for everybody. Our attractions include arts and museums, the natural environment, historical buildings, special events and more traditional 'attractions' such as theme parks, whatever your preference. The sampling of attractions below offers a little bit of everything. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 3000 East Busch Blvd., Tampa (813) 987-5082. An extraordinary atmosphere filled with naturalistic animal habitats and shows, hair-raising roller coasters, Rhino Rally and more, dazzling live entertainment. Clearwater Marine Aquarium: Home of Winter the Dolphin !! 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater (727) 447-0980. A very unique natural attraction where one can view, touch and experience the biology and behavior of bottlenose dolphins, loggerhead sea turtles, Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, river otters, sting rays, local fish, coral reefs,
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