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Indian Rocks Beach Vacation Home -- Spacious Retreat Just Steps to the Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3BR, 2FB, 1GA, Sleeps 6. Living room, family room, screened porch, fenced yard

This pet-friendly, beautifully decorate home with a solar-heated pool is in the heart of Indian Rocks Beach. Rest in the quiet privacy of a neighborhood setting away from the noise and traffic of the beachfront, yet enjoy the fun and bustle of a Florida holiday just steps away. You will find the beach at the end of your block. Restaurants and gift shops are around the corner. A nature preserve borders your backyard. Leash-free dog park is a half block away. Major shopping areas are a short drive to the mainland. Tampa airport is 30 minutes away.

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More Details

Bruce or Lisa Westall
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 April, 2017

About Bruce or Lisa Westall

Bruce and Lisa Westall have worked in the lodging/hospitality business for over 25 years.

They own the Porch House Bed & Breakfast in Granville, Ohio, a small college town

near Columbus. For several years they vacationed in Florida and eventually decided to try their hands at owning a vacation rental property. They were sure they wanted to own a house large enough for a family to enjoy, and they wanted to provide a private pool as well. It was important to them, too, that the property be within a short walk to the beach. All they needed was a Florida community that appealed to them. After an extensive search, they happened upon

Indian Rocks Beach, and said to each other, “This reminds me of our village in Ohio!”

That was nearly ten years ago. Since then they’ve added a second house to their rental

inventory with the same family-friendly features.

Because of their extensive lodging experiences in both Ohio and Florida, Bruce and Lisa have

become experts about the characteristics of a great family vacation. They strive to offer a

clean, welcoming home in a quiet neighborhood that is within walking distance of shops, restaurants, parks, and of course, the beach. They are always available to handle the little glitches that occur in any house, because they want to make sure guests enjoy a problem-free


Bruce or Lisa Westall purchased this house in 2006

Why Bruce or Lisa Westall chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

Indian Rocks Beach is a great destination for a family, retired couple, or vacationer to enjoy

a pleasant stay. The beach is spectacular, and you will find entrances to it every two blocks

along Gulf Boulevard. Your house is only a block from this main thoroughfare, and along it

you will find great restaurants and shops. Your neighborhood is quiet and residential in nature; everyone waves and speaks in passing, and anyone you meet will offer tips about what to see or where to eat.

Clearwater Beach is just a short drive north on Gulf Blvd. Lots of vacation glitz here: souvenir shops, restaurants, and Pier 60, a beach - centered venue for swimming, entertainment, and

kid-friendly attractions. Or you can head south to St. Johns Pass, a vacationer’s mecca on the inland waterway. More shops, good eats, and fun.

Don’t want to drive? Take the trolley; there’s a stop on Gulf at the end of your street.

Aside from a major supermarket (5 minutes across the bridge) you need not leave the

town at all. Enjoy the beach, relax by the pool, delight in a well-deserved getaway.

You will not be disappointed when you select Indian Rocks Beach as your destination. That is why our guests return year after year.

What makes this house unique

As soon as you enter the home, you will smile and think to yourself, “Yes, this is Florida.”

Bruce and Lisa have taken great care to decorate the interior with bright, beachy colors and furnishings. The kitchen is well-stocked with cooking supplies and utensils. The pool area and deck provide ample seating for leisurely hours in the sun.

If you’re not accustomed to staying in a vacation rental home, you will be

surprised at how spacious and accommodating this house is. There is ample room -- inside and out -- for your family or group to be together or stay apart.

The owners are committed to providing both a clean, welcoming home and also one where

everything works. If something -- an appliance, for example -- is missing or broken, they will try to take care of it within twenty-four hours.

Best of all the home is located within easy walking distance of the beach, shops, restaurants, and parks. There are two city parks that cater to children and a nature preserve with an interesting self-guided boardwalk tour. And they’re all nearby.

Bruce and Lisa hope this becomes your home away from home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for such a wonderful place to spend a vacation. The beaches here are picture perfect, the sunsets...breathtaking. This is Florida at its best. We love the little shops, restaurants, taverns and other amenities all along the beach from Clearwater to St. Pete's...so much fun.

Indian Rocks Beach,in all, is such a perfect, peaceful place. We would love to come back sometime.
May 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Indian Rocks Beach in Pinellas County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedrooms are newly decorated in a bright, colorful style. New mattresses and linens ensure your sleeping comfort.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Convenient, one-floor plan makes vacation living easier for young and old alike.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

Indian Rocks Beach Vacation Home -- Spacious Retreat Just Steps to the Beach
average rating of 4.821429 based on 29 reviews

Perfect Location, Perfect Amenities!!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter, her two children and I stayed at this wonderful little house during our annual Spring Break trip. The location was perfect. The beach was just across the street at one end of our street and the fabulous playground and Nature Preserve were at the other end of our street. Everything necessary for a day at the beach was provided including beach towels, chairs and sand toys. We also enjoyed our backyard in-ground pool every day. The hosts provided all the necessities including tissues, toilet paper, paper towels, hair dryers and soap. The house was extremely clean and decorated beautifully in a beach motif. Bruce dropped by some wash clothes that I thought we needed. (Of course, I found where they were stored in the bedroom closet afterwards.). I would definitely stay here again!! Love, love, love!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Nice house with plenty of room for our family of 6. We enjoyed the quiet neighborhood and the pool in the backyard. We visited Lowry Park Zoo, Busch Gardens, Clearwater Aquarium.... all a short drive away. The beach was very close by. We enjoyed some beautiful sunsets! Left some items there and Bruce mailed them to us quickly, thanks Bruce!! Would definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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North Carolina

Great place, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time in Indian Rocks Beach. The house was more than enough space for our family of 6. Everything you needed was right at your fingertips. The pool was an added bonus! Short walk to the beach where we enjoyed beautiful sunsets. We visited Lowry Park Zoo, Busch Gardens, Clearwater Aquarium, Derby Lane, and Raymond James Stadium. All were a relatively short drive away. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a quiet, peaceful getaway!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always great to hear that a family enjoyed its stay at the beach. We hope you packed a lot of good memories for home and will return next year.
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Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time in three years we have stayed here. The house is very comfortable and well maintained.

The pool and backyard is great for relaxing and soaking up the sun. The weather could not have been better.

The beach is a short walk and not over crowded. The house is convenient to restaurants, shops and attractions.

Bruce is always responsive and follows up to make sure everything is good on arrival.

We would definitely stay here again. Great vacation

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the generous compliments. It really makes our day when a family enjoys their stay in our home. We hope to host you again.
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

The home is spacious and clean in a quiet neighborhood. The pool area is wonderful. It is only a short walk to the beach. The handy cart made it easy to haul our beach stuff. Overall, we enjoyed our time there.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We're happy you enjoyed your stay at the beach, and we look forward to hosting you again. Bruce & Lisa
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Very nice Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week. Home has everything you need along with restaurants very close. Kids went for ice cream everyday and with the beach so close we took daily walks. Wonderful quiet place to get away from the busy life. Hope to return again sometime soon.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the beach. We're very happy it was a pleasant week and look forward to hosting you in the future. Bruce & Lisa
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Indian Rocks Beach
Car: recommended

Indian Rocks Beach is a tranquil, family-oriented vacation community on one of the world's safest beaches. Parks, a library, and a variety of leisure activities and shopping nearby. Historic trolley serves this and neighboring beach communities.

Fantastic beach and inter coastal access -- both are just steps from your door.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Feb., March, April
1 Feb 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May, June, July, Aug.
1 May 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec., Jan.
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £115.95
Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51
Pet Fee £77.3
Tax Rate 13.0%

Holiday rates are slightly higher.
$500 security deposit refundable within 30 days following departure.
50% of the required to hold reservation. Refundable up to 60 days of arrival.
$100 non-refundable pet fee.
Saturday to Saturday rental

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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