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Bike to Indian Rocks Beach, Private Hot Tub/ Yard, FatTireBeach Bikes.

Bedrooms 1
Space 300 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Guest Suite , Enclosed Private Hot Tub/Yard, Beach Bikes, Laundry, 300 sq ft.

1950's Bungalow, private, beach themed oasis, often referred to by guests as a "couples retreat." We are walking/biking distance, across Walsingham Bridge, and one cross street, Gulf Blvd, to the beautiful sands of Indian Rocks Beach. Beach bikes and equipment are free for use during your stay. We provide a Golf Cart shuttle daily to the Shopping Center (Publix), liquor store, etc.

The indoor space is tiled throughout with lots of natural light. The unit is equipped with a bar sink, mini frig/freezer, ice maker, Kureg and regular coffee makers, washer, dryer, stove, oven, microwave, queen bed, closet, couch, dresser, and bathroom with stand-up shower. There are an ironing board and iron. Space has a smart TV with cable television and high-speed wireless internet. Beach towels, towels and wash clothes, hand towels, four pillows, and bedding. There is one baseboard heater in the bedroom and two window air conditioners you manually adjust to your own comfort level.

The Outside Space, private to the unit, includes; One private off-street parking space, private fenced yard, Enclosed Hot Tub with Waterfall, fire pit with four outdoor chairs, outdoor table and four chairs with umbrella, gas grill, outdoor storage with smores sticks, hotdog sticks for the fire, and hooks for hanging up wet towels. The hot tub is digital and you can pick the temperature you want. The hot tub enclosure opens up on all four sides and there is a bar on one side with stools.

Equipment on site; two beach bikes with fat tires, one three-wheeled bike with a basket, men's bike equipped with fishing cart, fishing poles, pull behind cart for male bike, cooler, umbrella's, beach cart, beach chairs, two bag chairs, and I may be missing something, Please ask! Request at or prior to check-in. All free with no fee.

Laid back owners who don’t sweat the small stuff. If you are high maintenance or easily stressed this is not the place for you. The owners will attempt to accommodate any reasonable request so that you have a fantastic trip. The neighborhood is safe, secure, in close proximity to anything you’d need, and quiet. The unit is small, <300 sq feet, consisting of one bedroom, one small kitchen area. There is no living room, but there is a small couch in the bedroom. The apartment is located in the rear of a primary residence. There is a 6 Ft privacy fence surrounding your backyard space.

The Beach Trolley provides easy access to Clearwater Beach, John's Pass, St Petersburg, Dali Museum. Uber friendly area. We provide free golf cart shuttle to Publix, shopping center, liquor store, Mike’s Pizza and Pub.

John Bonner Nature Park and McGough Nature Park are located in the neighborhood, just steps from the home. Enjoy the trails and Intracoastal views, visit the injured Birds of Prey, who live on-site. There is a Bald Eagle there as well. The Florida Botanical Gardens and Pinellas County Heritage Village are a few miles away. Fishing Charters and boat rentals are also available.

More Details

Sean and Jennifer Goss
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

About Sean and Jennifer Goss

My husband Sean and I moved to Florida in 2010 from Lexington, Kentucky. Sean lived in Germany for most of his childhood, he speaks fluent German. I'm a Registered Nurse who travels throughout the Suncoast Region.

We found "The Close Enough Beach House" in 2013 and updated the entire property to include the studio space that is attached to the back of the primary residence. We began welcoming guests in 2015 and we've enjoyed every minute of it. Meeting new people from all over the world has been an amazing experience.

We enjoy a slower pace, the beach lifestyle, and welcome you to enjoy the same. We hope you feel at home from the minute you arrive.

Sean and Jennifer Goss purchased this studio in 2010

Why Sean and Jennifer Goss chose Largo

We are listed on multiple sites with great (4-5 star) reviews. We want each guest to have a five-star stay.

What makes this property special is the backyard space. Close enough to the beach, yet your own space where guests cookout, lounge in the hot tub, entertain and sometimes make a fire on cooler winter nights. We also offer lots of equipment including beach bikes which are rentals on the beach. We have a Scooter rental on-site for 1/2 of what you pay at the beach and deeply discounted if you rent the entire length of your stay.

We offer a unique space (300 sq feet), small, yet packed with most anything you might need on a beach vacation. The unit offers a private, safe, and secluded environment that is close to all area attractions. We are a short bike ride over the bridge to the sand. If you're looking for a small space, close to everything, with a great private outdoor space, at a fair price, this is it. The home has been updated and items are purchased new for guests to enjoy free of charge. Fat tire beach bikes for use to ride the sand are an added bonus, plus we also have standard bikes and one three-wheeled bike with a basket for those who desire the stability of an extra wheel.

We are great for people staying longer periods of time because we have Laundry (washer/dryer) in the space, cable TV, and high-speed internet. You will not find a place that offers the seclusion and private backyard space this close to the beach.

What makes this studio unique

If you're looking for a private space close to the beach that offers a nice outdoor space, this is the place for you. Scooter rental is sometimes available.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Largo in Pinellas County

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2 ...
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • No RV's, large trailers, or dogs over 25 pounds without prior approval. Signed contract for stay. Not responsible for accidents.
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Walk-in shower, dial faucet, wall mounted hair dryer, mirror, liquid soap, hand soap, bath towels, hand towels, wash clothes, toilet paper, anything you may have forgotten.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen bed, Four Large Pillows, Smart TV, Cable, Wireless Internet, Desk with Chair, Couch with stool, closet, wireless speaker, alarm clock, USB cable, Showtime free, screen door, two separate entrances.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
You'll be an automatic local the minute you arrive. The Beach Center is close by and offers discounted tickets to all area attractions. Our neighbors are awesome. Uber friendly area with quick responses. Quick delivery from many beach restaurants. Golf cart shuttle daily 9am-12 noon to grocery, liquor, breakfast, lunch, shopping. Drop off and pick up. Independent Scooter rental on-site for up to two people. The local places will fry your catch for you should you catch your own dinner.


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Bike to Indian Rocks Beach, Private Hot Tub/ Yard, FatTireBeach Bikes.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 30 reviews

Great little getaway

  • 5 of 5

Sean and Jenny have a sweet spot in a quiet neighborhood, right next to Indian Rock Beach. I chose this place because of the wonderful outdoor space. The owners are handy to answer any questions and help you locate all the items that they have so thoughtfully left to make your stay perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!!! We hope you come back again.
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We enjoyed our stay so much

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay .Sean and Jenny are amazing .The cottage was clean ,cute ,had everything you needed, the private yard with hot tub was great , we took the bikes for a ride , really enjoyed the birds .I would say if you want to relax and have down time this is the place . We made friends not just a vrbo stay .Thanks to Sean and Jenny God Bless

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome hidden gem!

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely be coming back here again! The private outdoor area with the hot tub was amazing! Everything was clean and we loved how the place was decorated - just our style, super cute, perfect for a couple. They have everything you could possibly need! Sean was so nice and we can’t wait to come back for another mini staycation!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time!!

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. We hope you come again.
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Our Private Bungalow

  • 4 of 5

Stayed a month and enjoyed it very much. Sean tended to every need we had and always available. Really enjoyed our private backyard with hot tub, grill, patio. Every morning as we would go for a walk to either of the two nature reserves, we were greeted by Baby and Ruby a cockatoo and macaw with hello. The cottage was decorated with such unique pictures, signs, and nostalgic items . We would recommend to any couple young or old.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us during Season. We hope you come again.
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Cozy And very comfortable bed

  • 4 of 5

I enjoyed our stay here very much. Sean made us feel very much at home and always was asking us if we needed anything. We loved the bed it was very comfortable. Very close to Indian rocks Beach. Could walk or bike there. Our dog loved the enclosed area

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Crabby Bill's, The Red Lion, PJ's , JD's
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Largo Public Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Mikes Pizza
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Indian Rocks Beach
Car: not necessary

The home is a 1950's Bungalow located .75 miles from the beautiful Indian Rocks Beach. It is walking /biking distance, with only one crossover at Gulf Blvd, and you're on the sand. There are two nature preserves located within the neighborhood. The perfect place for a morning walk, a Kayak expedition, or a day of relaxation on one of the less commercial beaches. Live like a local and relax the night away in your private backyard oasis.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £33.92

Rental agreement with liability release required for each guest staying in the unit. Drivers license required proof of stay. One pet under 25 pounds without prior approval. NO CAMPERS, Boats, Trailers without prior approval. NO plug in for electric cars or campers/vans without prior approval. Maximum 2 overnight guests. NO EXCEPTIONS. No large parties or gatherings. NO SMOKING inside the unit. SMOKING outside is fine. DOGS must be on a leash when outside your backyard. PETS must be secured when the guest is out of the unit. Check-Out is 10:00 A.M. SHARP!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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