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2 bedroom 1 1/2 baths. Charming cottage on stilts- walk to the beach and shops

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

Due to popular demand there is now the option of a firm or a soft mattress, one in each queen bedroom. Also there is now leather furniture in the living room. This charming Florida cottage on stilts awaits your presence. Walk to the beach, shops and restaurants. Cool your hot sandy toes in the lush grass on the front lawn. Wear out your kids at the beach or at either of 2 playgrounds in walking distance. Relax in the private hot tub. Grill on the back deck ( or better yet- order delivery). Try out paddleboarding or kayaking on the intracoastal waterway just a few blocks away.

This unique property has an open floor plan great room with a vaulted wood ceiling and large skylight. Two bedrooms have hardwood floors and queen size beds. With 2 twin beds in the enclosed sunroom , the cottage can comfortably sleep 6 guests . There is cable, and wifi but no land line phone. A bike rental place is within walking distance. The private pavered driveway can accomodate at least 2 vehicles.

This property is 40-45 minutes from Tampa International Airport, 1 hour from Busch Gardens and the Lowry Park Zoo. 1 hour 45 minutes from Disney and Universal attractions. There is also a trolley on Gulf Blvd 2 blocks away that goes to Clearwater and Saint Pete beaches.

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Amanda Feusner
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2017


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

2 bedroom 1 1/2 baths. Charming cottage on stilts- walk to the beach and shops
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 18 reviews
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Comfortable home + close to the Beach

  • 4 of 5

We found this home to be very comfortable and well appointed. Nice neighborhood.....overall very quiet. 10 minute walk to the beach was easy , and a few times walked to local restaurants. Very helpful owner with communications beforehand. We had a wonderful visit/ holiday~ Thanks!

1 suggestion- We found the water heater to be undersized with 4 people, the cottage sleeps 6.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house is spacious, comfortable, and beautifully decorated! It comes with everything needed for a great beach holiday (even toys for kids)! Amanda is a responsive owner who provides information about local restaurants and activities. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and were sad to leave this lovely place when our vacation ended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and lovely property

  • 4 of 5

We had a great week in Indian Rocks and the house was in a great location.

Just 5 mins walk from the beach and very close to restaurants and bars.

The house itself is quirky and got loads of character which we loved. It was clean and well looked after.

The only thing wrong with the house is the beds - I believe the owner has received this feedback already.

The beds were noisy - Strange thing to say but when you roll over and are constantly woken up by the springs in the bed then perhaps it's time for new mattresses?

This was in both of the main bedrooms.

The only other area that we felt needs to be developed is the hot tub. We never ventured into it to be honest as it had sand in the bottom of it and it didn't feel clean.

However we weren't there for the hot tub so it never botherd us. But it may bother others.

All of the above did not affect our stay as it was fab, but I do feel new mattresses in both rooms are a must!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very disappointed!

  • 1 of 5

I have vacationed many parts of Florida the last 10 years with our family. The house was pretty outside and the decor was pretty. The house wasn't clean. I would recommend checking on your cleaning service. The end tables in the guest bedrooms were dirty, toilets rims needed to be cleaned, the sunroom area needs to be cleaned, comforters on the bed definitely needed to be washed saw make up stains. I pretty much spent Sunday thru Monday cleaning and washing sheets, the bath towels had a fowl smell had to re wash those. The couch had a lot of stains. I was very grossed out to sit on these cushions, I would recommend buying leather or faux leather couches, the pull out couch was terrible to sleep on you can feel the springs on your back, the master bedroom mattress was uncomfortable you can feel the springs as well. I came to relax and enjoy our 16th year anniversary to find these issues was very disappointing. I would recommend getting an exterminator, I saw a couple of roaches in master bedroom. Would I stay here again, NO! Very upsetting and disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maria, I am horrified by your experience and would like to offer you a partial refund. I have the same person clean my own house and the cottage. She is usually very good. We do have Terminix too by the way. I know that she spent 9 hours cleaning the day before you came and told me that the last guests used every single towel in the place and left several outside. She swept up 6 dustpans full of sand and while she was there a neighbor came over to complain that several families were staying there. I stayed there myself for a week in June and did deep cleaning everywhere, including the sofa cushions. You have helped me make an important decision to limit my renters to 6 people. And I will get some leather sofas. Please give me your address so I can send you a refund of your cleaning fee and some more to take yourself to dinner. My apologies, Amanda
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Cute, comfortable cottage in a nice neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage worked out nicely for our first family vacation with our married sons and our grandchildren. As described, the clean, well-maintained property is located about a block and a half from the beach, making it an easy walk for playing and sunning on the beach during the day and back for the beautiful sunsets each evening. The neighborhood feels safe and as a whole is well-maintained with a nice playground only a couple of blocks away.

The kitchen is well-stocked; my son is a sous chef and was surprised that he used very little of his own supplies he had brought. The property description is accurate as to items available for beach use. There were plenty of towels (for the beach and bathing), crisp sheets on the bed and plenty of available closet and drawer space. Overhead fans are in every room as well as a few portable fans if needed (such as in June when we were there). The internet connection was great.

We had three cars, one small one, a van and one medium size SUV and were all able to park in the driveway (if you are wondering).

The owner was responsive whenever I had a question. Overall I would recommend this property if you want to feel like you are coming home each evening, so much nicer than a hotel in a touristy area!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Beach Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This beachy cottage is well appointed with everything you could possibly need! From an abundance of towels, kitchen items, kids toys, and beachy fun (like the perfect wagon to pull to beach!). We were so happy upon arrival! Clean, perfectly fitting the description and actually exceeding out expectations in many ways! There was a highchair for our one year old we hadn't anticipated which saved the day! Also a pack and play available which was wonderful! The bathroom was modern and new..with a bathtub with is essential for a toddler after the beach! Located one quiet, private road few blocks for the most beautiful beach, the location couldn't be more accessible and perfect!

The inside is decorated with beautiful painting and wall colors, very refreshing and peaceful! Kitchen was very well equipped with any cooking item you could think of as well as plenty of extras like paper towel, spices, napkins, just so homey and generous in all ways!

We will most definitely stay next time we are in IRB! Thanks Amanda for everything!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
2 blocks
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Indian Rocks Beach-2 blocks
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
21 Dec 2016 - 25 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
26 Apr 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £47
Cleaning £136

Cancellation with refund minus $250 if greater than 30 days notice given. If less than 30 days, no refund. Quiet hours 10p- 7a. Use hot tub at your own risk. Have fun!

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Indian Rocks Beach in Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Sink
  • 1 full bath 1 1/2 bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • 2 bedrooms with queen beds 1 enclosed sunroom with 2 twin beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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