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

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Indian Rocks Beach - Indian Rocks Beach Cottage

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

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 we have new furniture in the living room and master bedroom. The queen bed in the Master bedroom is now a tempurpedic mattress. Oh, so comfortable.

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
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2016
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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 patio 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, 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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based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

Beach Front Cottage - 4 steps to the beach - Pet Friendly,
average rating of 5.0 based on 51 reviews
North Georgia

Great week on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Overall a great week on the beach! Great location, good weather, and the beach house was very accommodating and worked out great for us and our pet.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Can't get better than this.

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th time to visit IRB, but the first time to rent your cottage. It was perfect. My favorite features were the view and proximity to the beach (of course), and the Sassy Cat who came to visit us on the back porch daily. We had a great day at John's Pass in Madiera beach riding a jet ski and hanging out at the Copper Clover (Irish Pub that just opened recently). Everyone in and around IRB is so friendly and welcoming. Your place is heaven on earth, and we surely hope to come again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always fun to read comments and learn new places to visit.
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Raleigh, NC

Fantastic cottage, fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

This is a very well-appointed, charming cottage, and the location is perfect. The beach is a short walk from the front deck, which by the way is expansive and has a sun shade that is quite handy in the afternoon. The cottage faces west to the Gulf, so the water views and sunsets are amazing. Binoculars are a must for watching ospreys, pelicans, terns, herons and skimmers at work. In the water we saw dolphins galore as well as manatees and even a mammoth sea turtle heading back to the water after laying her eggs. A great experience -- we hope to do it again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You made my day! We love the beach, the house, the Gulf and all the critters that live there so it is heart warming when our guest have the same experience that we love. There are many sea turtles nesting on our beach at this time of the year. A local group fences off the area so the eggs are not disturbed. Thanks again for visiting. Ed
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Best view of the Gulf we've ever seen!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is very cozy and comfortable. It feels private even though the properties are close to each other. The view of the Gulf is unrivaled. The cottage is clean and well furnished. You feel comfortable there. The awning covered deck and boardwalk with shower and hose to rinse after being at the beach are great. Then there's only 15 - 20 yards of soft sand to be on the beach.

We loved being able to see the Gulf over the dunes. Especially at sunset!

Ed is a very responsive owner. We were in touch and the minor problems that occurred were taken care of ASAP.

The cottage has a guest book to write a short summary of your stay. It's fun to read the entries that other guests have written about their stays at the cottage. There are books on the history of Indian Rocks Beach that we found very interesting.

We also enjoyed our proximity to the Kooky Coconut! We could walk to it easily for their homemade ice cream! The building has been there since 1925!

We highly recommend staying at 812 Beach Trail.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay with us. The Kooky Coconut is one of my favorites too!
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Nixa, Missouri

Another fabulous week in IRB

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about how wonderful this home is. We've been to Indian Rocks several times, but this was our second trip to this lovely little home and I'm ready to plan our return trip. Nothing compares to the ability to walk out the back door and step right on the beach. The private feeling of the beach is the best, we're not too fond of crowded beaches and we've never felt crowded here. We love everything about Indian Rocks Beach, we love the restaraunts, shops and people, when the locals say it's "Mayberry", they aren't kidding. If you are on the fence on where to stay, seriously, look no further. It is worth every penny! Our children love the Kooky Coconut (ice cream shop) and we walked there several times during our week. We ate at Crabby Bills, Guppy's, PJ's, all were great, but our favorite place is DeLosa's Pizza south on Gulf Blvd. in John's Pass. Try the garlic knots, they're incredible! There are so many things to do in IRB and nearby towns, something for everyone for sure. We have done something new every trip and there's still much more we'd like to do. Our favorite thing though... sitting on the back deck eating dinner while watching the sunset, then going down to the beach, my son and husband fishing from the shore catching a variety of fish and shark, and my daughter and I hunting for shells. It's my heaven... Thank you for another incredible week in your beautiful home, Ed, the memories we made will last a lifetime!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at our beach house. We love the area and the privacy to be able to relax. Glad you found the Kooky Coconut, what a delightful shack at the end of the block. Ed
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Lovely ocean front home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at 812 Beach Trail, Aprol 30 - May 7, 2016. Thank you, Ed for sharing your home. You were prompt with replays when I had questions. We needed nothing more than groceries. I was pleased to find a beach bag in the closet, since I forgot to bring one. Having a full sized washer and dryer and kitchen appliances was great too.

We loved the location of Indian Rocks Beach, the crowds were always north or south of us.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back!!

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us!
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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. "
"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
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 Central Gulf Coast

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 Oct 2016 - 18 Nov 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
19 Nov 2016 - 25 Nov 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Dec 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Jan 2017 - 4 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Feb 2017 - 25 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £122 + Tax
Pet Fee £82 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Indian Rocks Beach in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1080 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • 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)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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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