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SALE up to $300 off July - December 2018 Beach Front- Ends Monday

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,080 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, white sandy beach is your backyard! Prices include discount

We sit right on the sand. Beach front home directly on the beach with spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico. The white sandy beach is your backyard! Breathtaking views throughout the home with sliders inviting you out to your private lanai where you can watch the sun set over the water nightly with friends and family. The home has a casual, coastal feel - perfect for those who want to feel like they're are on a permanent vacation.

Spacious gourmet kitchen makes entertaining easy with plenty of granite countertop space, breakfast bar, solid wood cabinets, side-by-side refrigerator, oven, range, built-in microwave and dishwasher. The master suite features a private entrance to the lanai and a bath with shower stall and large antique vanity. Ceramic tile and wood laminate floors throughout. Ceiling fans add to the beach feel of the house.

Lanai has plenty of room for the bar-b-que, dining set and, lounge chairs.

Rinse the sand off your feet before you come inside with a specially plumbed shower on the deck.

This property is perfect for a family of four, Mom Dad and two kids. The Gulf of Mexico is your backyard. Also perfect for two couples to share the cost.

Our most popular renter is a couple seeking a quiet vacation. We are pet friendly with a fenced in yard and deck.

We choose The Turtle Nest name to honor the sea turtles that nest in the sand in front of the cottage from April to October each year..

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.

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

Edward Mass
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Edward Mass

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 worked 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.

Edward Mass purchased this house in 2012

Why Edward Mass chose Indian Rocks Beach

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1080 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , step in shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2
  • 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)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • 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


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SALE up to $300 off July - December 2018 Beach Front- Ends Monday
average rating of 4.928571 based on 64 reviews

A little bit of paradise

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay. Exceptional location with the beach right on the doorstep. THe home has everything you need, perfect size for 4 people. Kitchen has everything you need. Lots to see and do. Efficient, accommodating and helpful landlord. Beautiful property, beautiful sunsets, beautiful beach, beautiful place. Highly recommended!!!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was excellent although the covering on the porch leaked during medium or heavy rains. thank

  • 4 of 5

I would definitely rent again. Only minor issues with the propane running out and the porch roof leaked some during rains which were frequent at times. Good size, location, and neighbors. Thanks again for the opportunity to spend a week at the beach. Sincerely, Jeff Elsbury

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: While the canvas awning can provide limited protection from the rain, its main purpose is to shade the sun. Sorry if this caused you any inconvenience. We have replaced the LP gas. Should you encounter difficulties in a future stay, please contact us so we can fix the problem during your stay. Thanks for staying with us. Ed
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Charming cottage, exactly as advertised.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, beautiful sunsets.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary, We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for your kind words. Safe Travels and come see us soon.
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nice place on the beach

  • 5 of 5

we loved it will stay again soon

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you chose to stay with us and look forward to your return.
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Perfect Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

I cannot begin to explain how much we loved vacationing at this perfect beach home. The location is wonderful. You are steps from the beach, there are so many restaurants to choose from and a local Farmer's Market almost every day within driving distance. There is everything you would need in the kitchen to cook as little or as much as you want. The deck on the back of the home is perfect for quiet reading, laying in the sun or just watching the waves hit the shore. Every night people would pack up their equipment for the walk to the beach to watch the sunset. At this home, you just step out of your door onto the covered deck and enjoy the beauty of the sun going down with cocktail in hand. The walk to the beach is literally steps from the deck. This lends itself to early morning walks on the beach for shell collectors as well as late night visits to the water. You can hear the gulf sounds when you sleep. The owner is easy to work with and most importantly for us, he allowed us to bring our dog. Many restaurants and shops also welcome your pet and there are several dog parks in the area. There are many activities that you can visit and we enjoyed trips to Tarpon Springs, to TEC to watch the manatees swim as well as Clearwater Beach, Dundein and John's Pass just to name a few. I hope that we can visit again soon! Thank you for allowing us to share your home!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for visiting with us. We ae so happy you enjoyed your stay.
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Indian Rocks Beach

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect! The beach was a great quite beach very nice and clean, everything was close by. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you could experience our home and beach. We also love the privacy feeling when we are at the beach house.
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Cafe de Paris Bakery
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Red Lion Pub
Beach casual, fish and chips are the house specialty.
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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
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
9 Jun 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
11 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late August
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 9 Nov 2018
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Veterans Day
10 Nov 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Jan 2019 - 18 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
19 Jan 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £112.5 + Tax
Pet Fee £75.5 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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