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Historic Beachfront Cottages. 2011 PropertyDistinction Award

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Scruggs Harbor is a charming and historic landmark dating back to 1928. It is like going back in time to a calmer and more serene setting. The two main cottages are directly on the beach and you step from your cottage onto the sand. Front windows across the cottages offer continuous viewing of this beautiful beach and her many changes and moods.

Each Non-Smoking cottage is decorated tastefully and comfortably and has all you need - just bring casual clothes and a bathing suit. It is truly a relaxing get-away and our many guests come back each time they need to unwind, feel the sun, walk the sand, and just generally getaway. We have plenty of parking, a rare commodity on any beach, and we welcome families, friends, and just folks from everywhere. We've also hosted some great weddings and reunions.

Keywords: This is a private cottage located directly on the sand facing the Gulf - private with a million dollar view

More Details

Joan Hogg
Member since: 2002
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Joan Hogg

Scruggs Harbor has been in the same family since the early 1900's. It has a become a historic landmark in Indian Rocks beach and is enjoyed by many many people throughout countless years. We have a tremendous repeat business and also love meeting new people. We strive to make everyone's holiday special and unique. We encourage families to gather with reunions, weddings and celebrations of all kinds. Kids especially love the spaciousness and freedom Scruggs Harbor offers. We've been in this business for many many years and love what we do.

Joan Hogg purchased this cottage in 1923

Why Joan Hogg chose Indian Rocks Beach

This property is one of the best situated on the whole coast. We are beachfront and have a large private compound with lots of parking for our guests and their visitors too! We love sharing this place with others as it is a very unusual private setting. People come here and feel the "energy" from the times the Indians gathered in Indian Rocks Beach. It is truly an "oasis" in the midst of life's craziness.

What makes this cottage unique

Many of unique features and benefits come from being an original 1900's beachfront property. People love the "old Florida" feel that is lacking most places. We welcome guests and their friends to enjoy this unusual property. We have tons of private parking ( a rare commodity on any beach) and lots of space for wandering and exploring.

There is no other place like this as most have been torn down and replaced with high density vacation condos. We have lots of privacy here and people relish the ambiance of this unique place.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Indian Rocks Beach in Pinellas County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • each cottage has one bedroom with queen bed and one bedroom with 2 twins
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
towels and Linens provided, Washer & Dryer on premises, No Smoking inside cottages


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Historic Beachfront Cottages. 2011 PropertyDistinction Award
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed staying in this wonderful historic beach house. A rare commodity in today's market. The hosts were fantastic and made our stay one of extreme pleasure. Located on a prime beachfront, Scruggs Harbor is truly a hidden pleasure. Well furnished and really clean and fresh. Would definitely stay here again and will tell all our friends about it. Again, maybe not - this place is so popular that it is hard to get in from what I understand.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Back to the 70's

  • 5 of 5

Hadn't been to Indian rocks Beach since the 70's...happily not much has changed. Beautiful beach..charming historic cottage. Loved every moment at IRB ~ namaste.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Scruggs Harbor is one of the last of the original beachfront landmarks in Indian Rocks . We are on a prime location and each place is very charming and unique. Definitely a bit of " old Florida", we have had weddings, family reunions, celebrations of all kinds and gatherings of families and friends for many many years.
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Definititely a bit of "old Florida" on the Gulf

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming and historic beach front place that is slowly disappearing from the Gulf landscape. The places are well kept and unique. Everyone is so friendly and helpful and you feel like you are with family. I take my family here often and we always hate to leave. It is very clean and nicely furnished. The beach is at your front door and there are no high rises in sight. It is centrally located and Indian Rocks Beach is a great walking town with lots of parks and good restaurants. I would recommend Scruggs Harbor to anyone who wants to just get away, enjoy peace and tranquility and have an experience that is becoming more uncommon all the time.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2011
  • Date of Stay: February 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Saint Pete/Clearwater
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Crabby Bills
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Largo Municipal
Nearest Motorway
Gulf Blvd
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
PJ's Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Indian Rocks Beach
Car: recommended

WE have a volleyball court on the beach in front and a sea going kayak for use, Plenty of rafts, balls, noodles, toys, etc, Also, beach chairs to take down on the sand. Located on a prime beachfront compound. Scruggs Harbor is definitely a bit of 'old Florida' with the mod coms!!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £26.65
cleaning £57.11

Payment is check or cash

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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