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Charming Beachfront Studio .... On the Beach

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

2nd floor or ground floor Studio beachfront, 1 full Bath Sleeps 2

Apt #3: The beachfront studio unit on the second floor has a private deck that you can sit out on and enjoy the cool sea breezes and read a book. Guests like the private stairs going down to the beach. Queen sized bed and complete kitchen, free wi fi and unforgetable views... this is just the place for a couple to get away.

Apt #5: You can't get any closer to the beach in this ground floor studio apartment. Lie in bed and watch the palms sway in the breeze and the emerald green waves on the Gulf. Walkout your door and you are steps from the water. All the comforts of home with a full kitchen and dining for two by the beach side window. This is the secluded side of the house with an entrance all your own. Private sitting area with boardwalk to the beach from this beach Suite.

We also have free wifi and on site parking b

More Details

Property Manager
Bruce Carter
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Member since: 2003
Speaks Spanish, Danish, Ask for Carlos for Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Bruce Carter

Curtis Westphal: My Dad was a fighter pilot in Viet Nam. When he went off to war I was about 16. We stayed here with my grandparents. The beach is a wonderful place and made even more special staying at grandma's place. We learned to sail a Hobie Cat, experienced the full force of mother nature when a hurricane passed near by, and grew up in the slow pace of a small beach town where you know your neighbors. (Just don't let your cat wonder onto the beach. Tourist think its lost and take it home.)

I lived here from Junior High, High School, and went off to college in Gainesville where I met my wife, Kathy. When we graduated we went out west to visit relatives in Colorado where we settled and have raised 2 boys. It was satisfying to see them get the same pleasure of going to the beach that I had as a kid. They are alway introducing me to new adventures. In this picture Kathy and I are about to go up in this biplane once owned by Randolph Hurst to get back and forth to mansion in California. It was their treat for my 50th birthday. What a one of a kind way to see the barrier islands flying low along the shore just like the seagulls and pelicans. Hope you find your own kind of fun in the sun. Enjoy our family place in Florida.

Bruce Carter purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Bruce Carter chose Indian Shores

My grandparents moved down here from New Orleans and turned the house and carriage house into 6 vacation rentals. They did this for 40 years. They turned over the keys to Kathy and me so it stays in the family for the next generation to enjoy sharing with great guests that come back year after year.

What makes this cottage unique

Location, Location, Location 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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • resort
  • Water View
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Studio beachfront apartment with 1 queen size bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 1 bicycles
  • 13 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • 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:
Enjoy old Florida. Gulf of Mexico and private white sand beach is right out your door. Wade out to the shallow sand bar to explore for shells and sand dollars. Or walk across the street to watch the yachts go by and fish in the bay. Old Timers call this part of the island 'The Narrows' where the sand is just wide enough for a single row of homes. Historically, the most beautiful spot on the tropical barrier islands of Tampa Bay between Clearwater and St Pete. We have free wifi and parking or our guests.

Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

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Charming Beachfront Studio .... On the Beach
average rating of 4.2 based on 15 reviews
5

Great spot!

  • 5 of 5

It was a great spot and adequate for our needs.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northville, MI
3

Great view

  • 3 of 5

Unit was clean and had a wonderful view of the gulf. However it was in need of updating and a good remodeling. We were there in peak season and the rate was less than most but I would pay more next stay and get a “fresher” unit.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location and beautiful beach directly in front of the unit

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at this unit. The beach directly in front of the unit is beautiful and also remains curiously uncrowded, even when areas just up the way are filled with large groups. We walked the beach every day and also rented bikes and rode on the beach at low tide. The unit was walking distance to a number of restaurants. We can strongly recommend Caddy's Pub - less than a quarter mile away, with surprisingly good food. We also cooked in the unit on several occasions. The gas grill outside worked great - complete with utensils. We were in the upstairs unit - it is fairly small, as is the deck (actually more like a landing) at the top of the stairs that goes directly out to the beach. Our only complaint was the stove - one of the burners does not work at all, and on another burner, the element was "sprung" making it impossible to set a pan down it and have it sit flat. While the remaining appliances and fixtures in the unit were getting up there in age, they all worked so we had no problem with them. It was very nice to have coffee filters there and ready to go. The laundry facility is shared and the machines are a bit beat up - but they work. Word of advice - go to the grocery store on the way in - there is nothing I would call a grocery store anywhere near the unit.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Can't beat the peace and quiet, convenient back yard beach access and unique character of this awesome little place! 5 Stars!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

A little good - A lot not so good

  • 3 of 5

First the good - it is right on the beach with the Gulf of Mexico on one side and the Intercoastal on the other side. Public beach access is not near this unit so the beach is very private and a lot less busy and hectic. The unit was relatively clean - I would give it a 7 out of 10. Now the bad .... the unit itself as well as the surrounding areas and other units are just "old and tired" and the unit we stayed in was extremely small. The pictures are deceiving as some make it look like this is in your unit but it is actually in common areas of the entire building. The deck is on the side of the unit with access through a door. It had nails coming out all over the place and was in bad need of paint or stain. The deck had two taller chairs but then this little plastic end table that really was so small you could not put anything on it. We seldom used this area. The bedding in our unit looked like it had been washed way past its prime and it had an unpleasant smell. The furniture is old, the bathroom shower had a plastic curtain over a window as well as a plastic liner and it made it almost impossible to take a shower with both plastics battling against you. The shower unit itself needed some caulking and had some mildew issues. If you are going to cook any meals check to make sure you have everything you need before you buy food items as we bought an item in a can and found out there was no can opener. We could only get one burner to work on the stove. We did use the outdoor gas grill which worked and was nice. While we were there in the unit below us a very large group was staying in what we thought was a very small place. Luckily for us they were pretty well behaved but they would take over the outdoor area and would leave their trash and bottle and cans at the base of our steps. Just beware that you could run into this. Overall it just was not a good experience and unless things drastically changed, we would not stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beach front and view of intercoastal waterway in front and Gulf of Mexcio in the back

  • 4 of 5

Unique location in the narrows section of Indian Shores Beach. There was the inter-coastal, our house, and the beach..nothing in between.

And the rental came with beach chairs, umbrella, and all the beach toys you could ever use including 2 kayaks. Only downside was the aged house, 4 units built in the 1920's, were pretty worn.

Management did their best to keep the units neat and as tidy as possible.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
tampa International airport
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Waterfront Pub
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Largo
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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The Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of Winter the Dolphin – just minutes from the Sun n Fun Beachfront vacation rentals.

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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
8 May 2018 - 23 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£341
for 3 nights
From
£97
From
£100
Fri,Sat
 
 
Nightly Rate
24 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£341
for 3 nights
From
£97
From
£100
Fri,Sat
 
 
Nightly Rate
28 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£347
for 3 nights
From
£98
 
 
Summer 2018
3 Jun 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£367
for 3 nights
From
£105
From
£108
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Nightly Rate
9 Jun 2018 - 12 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£417
for 3 nights
From
£122
 
 
Summer 2018
13 Jun 2018 - 3 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£552
for 4 nights
From
£125
From
£133
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Nightly Rate
4 Jul 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£619
for 4 nights
From
£142
From
£142
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Summer 2018
8 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£552
for 4 nights
From
£125
From
£133
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Nightly Rate
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£402
for 3 nights
From
£117
 
 
Fall 2017
1 Sep 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£352
for 3 nights
From
£100
From
£105
Fri,Sat
 
 
Holiday
20 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£828
for 5 nights
From
£155
From
£159
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Jan 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 7 Feb 2019
5 night minimum stay
£761
for 5 nights
From
£142
From
£145
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Season 2019
8 Feb 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
6 night minimum stay
£1,034
for 6 nights
From
£164
From
£166
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£596
for 4 nights
From
£136
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £51.98

Rate subject to change. Holiday rates are equal to peak season rates $10. extra per day for 3rd guest
No day or overnight visitors without approval from management. $20. per guest per day if approved.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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