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Beach Front Cottage - 4 steps to the beach - Pet Friendly,

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,080 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5), full size laundry room, modern kitchen

This property is perfect for a family of four, Mom Dad and two kids. Beach is steps away and the twin beds in the second bed room work perfectly.

Also perfect for two couples to share the cost.

Our most popular renter is a couple with 1 or 2 dogs that seeks a quiet vacation. We are pet friendly with a fenced in yard.

We choose The Turtle Nest name to reflect the sea turtles that nest in the sand in front of the cottage.

Beach Front Cottage, right on the beach. Listen to the Gulf waves hitting the beach from your bedroom. Enjoy a barbeque meal on the deck, toast each other as you celebrate our world famous sunsets.

For pet lovers we have a fenced in the back yard. While pets are welcome on our property, THE COUNTY HAS AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING PETS ON THE BEACH.

Also our leather furniture in the living room is soft and comfy. The queen bed in the Master bedroom is now a tempurpedic mattress. Oh, so comfortable. Two twin beds in the second bedroom give you flexibility for sleeping arrangements.

We have also painted the interior of the cottage.

We are 'on the sand' and the sand is beautiful, white sand that stretches as far as the eye can see. Our private quiet home allows you to unwind, relax and enjoy the moment. Soak in the relaxing atmosphere, enjoy a refreshment on the patio, toast each other at sunset, all the simple things of life that are most rewarding.

For active people, antiquing (some of the best in Florida), the The Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of Winter the dolphin star of the movie 'Dolphin Tale' is 10 miles away. Baseball, Football, hockey and more sports is 45 minutes away in Tampa and St. Petersburg. The Mahaffey theater is 15 minutes away where stars perform in a quaint small theater.

Busch Gardens is 45 minutes by car and Disney is only 2 hours away.

Keywords: Indian Rocks Beach Cottage, Beach Front Cottage, Beach Trail, Cozy Cottage, On the Sand cottage, comfortable gulf front cottage, gulf front cottage, pet friendly, beach home, beach cottage, on the beach, takes dogs, quiet home on beach

More Details

Owner
Ed
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2017

About Ed

After serving in the Navy I began my career in sales positions working for Northwest Airlines. I was fortunate to enter the travel industry where I remain today. Having run a cruise line, I purchased a travel company and have been fortunate to work with wondeful people who excel at planning vacations. Yes, I have had the opportunity to travel to many places and meet so many interesting people. But I can honestly tell you I have been fortunate to have landed here in the Gulf area where the beaches are unspoiled and safe.

Now days I really love to go to the beach and relax.

Our place is pet friendly because I love my dogs. Jack, my favorite, recently passed away but Max has stepped up to the plate and just become a terrific partner. Max is a cocker spaniel.

My favorite time on the beach is sunset with a glass of wine just watching the sunset. So peaceful. Many people come out to see the sunset because each one is unique and spectacular.

Ed purchased this house in 2012

Why Ed chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

I lived on Indian Rocks Beach back in the 90's and loved the character of this small beach community. The people are very friendly, restaurants can be walked to and the beach is breath taking. So I have been looking for the right place to return to IRB. And I found it here. It is private, no cramped quarters with other families, convienent one step to the beach, a large deck offering covered and sunning areas, the master bedroom is on the ocean so we can hear the wave action as we lay peacefully in bed. Our home is 40 minutes away so coming to the beach house is easy.

What makes this house unique

Great Deck, Fantastic Beach, One-Step access to the sand,private no crowds of people, and the most stunning sunsets to enjoy from your deck or the beach. Restaurants, ice cream store, local bars all within walking distance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We could not have asked for a better week! Weather was perfect every day! Beautiful home! So comfy and cozy and perfect for our size family. We enjoyed the perfect sun sets!



Loved walking on the beach every day and collecting shells, great restaurants and shopping! But our favorite meal was cooking the the grill and eating dinner on the deck and watching the sun set!



Thanks for sharing your wonderful piece of Florida with us.
Apr 2016
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1080 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , step in shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - Queen size bed with Tempurpedic mattress.
    Bedroom 2 - Two twin beds.
  • Queen size Beds (1) 2nd bedroom is twin beds that can be moved together for a king., Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • 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
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

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Beach Front Cottage - 4 steps to the beach - Pet Friendly,
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 58 reviews
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and delightful!

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write and for visiting with us.
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5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely beach cottage right on the beach, with a lot of privacy and room to move. This was our first time staying in a cottage instead of a motel, and what a difference. Very clean and centrally located, making it an even better choice for vacation. We loved it and hope to be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you next year.
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5

Cozy, private and everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, gorgeous beach and all the amenities you need in the house. Comfy bed and couch, plenty of towels and two bathrooms. Would 100% recommend this place!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to learn you had a wonderful stay! Thanks for visiting with us.
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5

Heaven on the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect spot to go and relax!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet of the beach house.
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Lovely Beach Cottage - Steps from the Gulf

  • 4 of 5

Hi Ed. We wrote in your guest book but wanted to thank you again for sharing your cozy beach cottage with us. We loved our evenings on the spacious deck watching the sun go down and listening to the roar of the ocean as well as morning coffee on the deck. My husband loved the close proximity to the beach for his daily fishing and I loved sitting on the beach with the sand between my toes. The weather couldn't have been any better. Thank you again for an enjoyable 3 weeks at your little piece of paradise.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Donna, We are very fortunate to attract such nice people like you to share our home on the beach. We love to do the same things you mentioned. Thanks again for staying with us! Ed
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5

4th time here

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th time staying here and we love it. The house is well maintained and is right on the beach. We'll be back in 2017!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jill, We are so fortunate to have such good guest. Ed
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Location

Guppy's on the Beach
"If you enjoy seafood that is fantastic in a beach setting, then you will want to check out G..."
Keegan's Seafood Grille
"Keegan's is on the same level as Guppy's in terms of menu quality and presentation. Can be ..."
Crabby Bill's
"A real fun place that is very popular. Waiting times can be 30-45 minutes but worth the wai..."
Lighthouse Doughnuts
"My favorite place for donuts on the beach! They simply cannot be beat. About a mile away, ..."
kooky coconut/ice cream parlor in indian rocks
"Kooky's is practically in our backyard! Walk to the end of the street and there it is. Gre..."
Cody's Original Roadhouse
"This is a very popular local chain in the Tampa Bay area. Burgers, steak, ribs and more! ..."
Cafe de Paris
"Very French, a little dressy, not beach apparel. Small but outstanding menu."
Thai Pan Alley
"Absolutely the best Thai food on the beach. Very casual. Unless you really like your food ..."
Red Lion Pub
"Beach casual, fish and chips are the house specialty. "
Publix
"Conveniently located, this Florida chain is my preferred grocery store!"
Sandy's Restaurant
"Wonderful little breakfast place."
William Dean Chocolates
"They make the chocolates on site. Also great gelato."
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
1 Block
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Tampa
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Gulf Blvd
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
1 Block
Nearest Beach
4 Steps to the Beach
Car: recommended

Indian Rocks beach is a classic beach community. Small friendly with many restaurants and bars within walking distance. Clearwater Beach is 4 miles away with many activites.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
August
5 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,681
for 7 nights
£1,681
 
 
Fall
16 Sep 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,341
for 7 nights
£1,341
 
 
Thanksgiving
18 Nov 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,681
for 7 nights
£1,681
 
 
Popular
25 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,341
for 7 nights
£1,341
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,645
for 7 nights
£1,645
 
 
New Years
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,584
for 7 nights
£1,584
 
 
January
6 Jan 2018 - 26 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,621
for 7 nights
£1,621
 
 
Feb - Mar
3 Feb 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,734
for 7 nights
£2,734
 
 
April - May
7 Apr 2018 - 18 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,688
for 7 nights
£1,688
 
 
Memorial Day
26 May 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,803
for 7 nights
£1,803
 
 
Summer
9 Jun 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,949
for 7 nights
£1,949
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £76.94 + Tax
Cleaning £114.64 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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