House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps up to 12)
- English, Spanish
About Dean Rock
Diehard Steelers, Reds and Penguins fan. Also a college professor -- well, adjunct lecturer technically -- teaching composition and other writing courses at Plattsburgh State University.
Dean Rock purchased this House in 2011
Why Dean Rock chose Indian Rocks Beach
Indian Rocks Beach is where we chose to live, because it is near the beach, is a quiet community with first-rate services (trash pickup two days a week, high speed internet, city water/sewage) ... It's proximity to major attractions and airports is also a wonderful asset. At the end of the day, though, we want a place where we can relax, enjoy our privacy, and go for walks along the beach, through the Nature Preserve, etc ...
What makes this House unique
Every day we go to the beach, without exception. Who can be stressed with sand between their toes? We are very fortunate to have found a spacious home so close to the water, yet far enough where you NEVER hear any of the traffic on Gulf Blvd. It truly is the ideal location/home -- for us anyway.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
It was an AMAZING week!!
The house was beautiful! Not too far from the beach. There was a Nature Preserve right down the road and was really nice and cool to see all the wildlife! Ready to go back!!
Glad you enjoyed your stay. We agree that the nearby park, as well as the playgrounds, tennis courts, pickleball courts, basketball court, skateboard park and more make the area a fun place to live.
With the beach, playground/exercise equipment and Nature Preserve only a block away, it's nice and convenient to be able to walk around the neighborhood.
Over all, It was a big disappointment!
If you are planning a nice vacation at the beach, don’t count on this property.
It is a disappointment in many aspects, but mostly because A/C does not work at all! A/C is too old and not strong enough for the house.
House was at 80-75 F all week and never lower than 75F in the middle of the night!
Owner took three days to try to address the problem trying to avoid any expense.
Also, many appliances do not work properly, decor is outdated and there was a pest problem.
Only good thing is pool.
Never coming back.
Guest tried to blackmail me into offering him a full refund because he had a change in plans, and threatened negative review. Every criticism is 100 percent unfounded. Am hoping 6 years of nothing but positive reviews trumps his lies. It's a joke that VRBO allows someone to pan a property without merit, but it is what it is. Am happy to provide any information or pictures to anyone interested in staying in our home, which I consider to be the best value in the area. I take tremendous pride in this property and personally oversee all aspects of it.
This is a very comfortable home with great floorplan. Pool is awesome and everything was as promised or better. So close to the beach. Indian Rocks has a lot going for it! Great food, fun parks and playgrounds, and just lots to do within walking distance.
We just wish we could have stayed longer!
Everything we could ask for
We were delighted with our choice of property. We arrived with 4 adults and 2 children (age 5 and 2) and the accommodation and location were both ideal. The house is clean, fully equipped and comfortable. It soon made us feel as if we were in our own and the kids were delighted by the pool, the park nearby and the easy walk to the beach. It was an easy drive to spring training sites and to a wide selection of restaurant, grocery stores etc. Dean was more than accommodating, responsive to our every question and need.
We definitely plan to return next year. It is a perfect place for a family vacation.
Thanks for the kind words. We used to think Indian Rocks Beach was the best kept secret on the Gulf. It's not so secret anymore! We love living here for the same reasons you stated. A wonderful place to rear a family or go on vacation. See ya' next year!
Thank you for sharing your home.
I was nervous being with just me, my brother and our mother being that we had the 5 kids. We actually wore them out! The pool was perfect for them. We walked the boardwalk numerous times the week we were there and each time we discovered something new along the way. The walk to the beach was very short and easy. Thank you very much for having a wagon, chairs and some beach toys available. We did go to Clearwater and took The Tropical Boat Tour. The kids (and adults) got to see the dolphins right beside the boat. We got to see three jump at once. Thank you again! It made for some awesome vacation memories!
Guests are always amazed at how close to the beach the hose actually is, and how much there is to do in Indian Rocks Beach, without even having to get in your car! The boardwalk/Nature Preserve area also provides many wildlife surprises. Glad you enjoyed your stay and all the house/area offers.
Kevin L.Buffalo N.Y.
We had a great time,the house was great with lots of room which worked out perfect,we had more family & friends come & stay at different times than we planed on every one had a bed & we were never crowded.It was perfect with our dog with a barkyard around the corner.it was everything Dean said it was from the property,how close everything was,the amenities &very clean.Dean was only a phone call away if you had any problems or needed information.
Exit our home and 4 minutes walking to the west (900 feet) is the white sand and the Gulf of Mexico. Walk to the right (east) and you have a pristine children's playground with all new heavy-duty plastic equipment. This playground also serves as the rear entrance to the Nature Preserve, which if you walk the trails, will lead you to a spacious dog park on the other side! Walk straight out of the house toward Kolb Park and you have all sorts of activities for kids (or adults) of any age, including a baseball field, lit basketball/tennis courts, skate park, etc ... This park is about an 8-minute walk, but my son and I rollerblade there in about half that time. Simply put, this is the ideal spot to vacation, if you're looking to have plenty of space, your own pool and spa, privacy, and proximity to all the family activities people enjoy while on vacation.