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Romantic Beachfront getaway

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 680 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Beachfront 1 bdrm, full bath, kitchen &.living room

Our most requested apartment for the romantic getaway. 9 tall windows overlook the beach and the Gulf of Mexico from the second floor of the big house. Lie in bed in the morning and watch the sand pipers and the beach combers. Dine in the evening at the table for two and enjoy the most beautiful red sunsets into the ocean. Our guest book is full of rave reviews. This is the best of Old Florida.

We want your stay to be stress free so we have complimentary wifi and on site parking for you.

See ya on the BEACH !

More Details

Property Manager
Bruce Carter
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Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

About Bruce Carter

The owners Curtis and his wife Kathy: My grandparent's, Ernest and Leona Delano, bought the place in 1965 and went about converting it into beachfront vacation rentals. I used to come down to Florida and visit them. My father, an air force fighter pilot, went off to Vietnam so I lived here while he was away. I met my wife Kathy at college in Gainesville. We moved to Denver, raise 2 boys and always came back every year to relax in this very special place. In 1996 my grandparents retired and we decided the Sun n Fun was too nice to part with so we bought it to keep it in the family for the next generation to enjoy.

Bruce Carter purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Bruce Carter chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

As you can see from the photo, good memories are made here. Both our boys are now married and when we can we fly down from Denver and stay a week or two. My oldest son Aaron proposed to his wife on the beach and of course it decided to rain so they came in soaked to the bone. We can go on and on about the fun we have. Always a treat.

What makes this cottage unique

Location, location , location. My grandparent's chose well. This part of the island is so narrow you can throw a stone from the Gulf and hit the Bay. We get the best of both world's. The sun rises on the boats cruising up and down the channel. And in the evening we get the deepest red sunsets into the Gulf that folks write home about.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Indian Shores in Pinellas County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 680 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • resort
  • Water View
  • waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Views overlook the Beach and Gulf of Mexico.
  • 9 tall windows overlook the beach and the Gulf of Mexico from the second floor of the big beach house. Lie in bed in the morning and watch the sand pipers and the beach combers. Dine in the evening at the table for two and enjoy the most beautiful red sunsets into the ocean.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 12 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Romantic Beachfront getaway
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
5

We loved this beach property and can't wait for our next visit!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time staying in unit 4. My husband, myself and our 8 and 4 year old kids stayed here and it was perfect for us. The unit was clean, comfortable and a few steps from the beach. There was a nice area of kids sand toys and a few boogie boards to use as well as kayaks I believe. We left a bunch of our beach toys when we left so I imagine other people do as well so you don't need to bring much. The only thing that might make the stay a little more comfortable would be to have a few more beach towels for guests to use and there are no spices of any sort to use to cook (not even salt or pepper!). A roll of tinfoil, plastic wrap and some ziploc baggies would have been so nice to have and a cheap thing to keep stocked in the units. Other than that we enjoyed every second of our stay! Can't wait to come back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Beach Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay if you love the beach. Nothing fancy, but well kept and very comfortable. Did I mention it was close to the beach. You can sit on the porch sipping mojitos while watching the kids play in the surf. It's that close. We'll be staying there next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent vacation

  • 5 of 5

The property was great, stayed in unit 4 which overlooks the Gulf and beach front. Beautiful sunset views, great location and is close to dining and shopping. I highly recommend this for your next stay in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

It was a cozy, comfortable place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

What I liked the most was the cozy feeling. I felt like it was a home away from home. It was very nice that you provided the kayaks and ocean toys and umbrellas. The apartment was quiet and the beach felt private. We had a wonderful time and we are looking forward to returning soon. The staff was helpful and friendly also.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Girls Getaway location!

  • 5 of 5

What a charming, clean wonderful bungalow. We enjoyed our Girls Weekend away very much. We especially loved the kayaks! What fun paddling around the ocean - we saw manatees! One (very small) request...there was only one sad ice cube tray in the freezer. We created an ice bowl and filled and refilled and filled and refilled so we had enough ice, but a few nice trays would have been helpful. Did not spoil our time by any means, but could help make the experience perfect! Thanks for a wonderful spot! We would definitely come back!

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a good time on your girls weekend here at Sun n Fun! I appreciate you bringing up the ice trays, we will be sure to provide more than one in all of our rooms. We look forward to having you back again soon!
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5

Our home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

This was my wife's and mine 3rd time visiting The Sun n Fun. We loves it so much the 1st time we did it again and after the second decided it will be our anniversary destination Indefinitely. Bruce and his staff are always so personable and always accommodating.

We love the town and surrounding areas And the beach front is amazing and we truly believe unbeatable. This is coming from a Florida couple that has seen most of the beaches throughout the state.

We highly recommend this property to all and look forward to celebrating many more anniversaries at The Sun n Fun.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa Int Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Largo Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Waterfront Pub....and so many more
Nearest Beach
We are directly on the Beach
Car: recommended

You will be vacationing on the closest beach to Tampa airport while also secluded from the vacation crowds. We are located in 'The Narrows', so named by the local settlers of the 1920's because the barrier island is so skinny here that there is only room for a single row of homes. The emerald green waters of the Gulf are out your front door and and yachts cruising the channel are out your back door. Water surrounds you like no where else with fantastic tropical views and a true island feeling. Our many repeat guests tell us that this is the most coveted spot on the 12 miles of world class beaches between Clearwater and St Petersburg.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Indian Shores, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£411
for 3 nights
From
£118
From
£121
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£794
for 5 nights
From
£147
From
£150
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£473
for 3 nights
From
£139
From
£148
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
22 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£682
for 4 nights
From
£156
From
£162
Fri,Sat
 
 
Fall
28 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£310
for 2 nights
From
£127
From
£137
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£868
for 5 nights
From
£162
From
£165
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018
2 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
6 night minimum stay
£1,112
for 6 nights
From
£173
From
£182
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £50.25 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

CAN ACCOMMODATE 4 MAX no day or overnight visitors without approval from management. $20 per day per person if approved. Thank you

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