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Beachfront Cottages At Beautiful Sandy Shores - Steps Away From The Sand

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

SANDY SHORES

has three beautiful cottages:

THE PATIO,

THE GULF (VRBO #78339) and

THE GARDEN (VRBO #508994)

Please be our guest! Sandy Shores has been in the Hall family for over 60 years, and is currently owned and operated by Myrtle Hall. Myrtle is German-born and moved to Indian Rocks Beach in 2000 when she married her late husband, Ned. Ned’s grandmother bought the Indian Rocks Beach property in 1946. Ned's father George Hall built the first, two-story building in 1952. The one-story Gulf Cottage (vrbo/78339) followed in 1972. Ned's family lived here in the winter, and spent the summer in Ithaca, NY, where his father was the Golf Coach at Cornell University for over 40 years. Ned followed in his footsteps as a PGA Teaching Professional for over 25 years. He was teaching at the Clearwater Golf Club located in Clearwater, Florida when Myrtle, in Florida on holiday from Germany, met him in 1998. Myrtle and Ned, of course, had their wedding right in front of beautiful Sandy Shores!

Like Ned, Myrtle fell in love with this beautiful property and its rich family history. Ned and Myrtle started to rent out their cottages in 2005 after a complete beautification and enjoyed every minute of sharing this lovely property with their guests. Myrtle carries on the Hall family tradition of hospitality at Sandy Shores and adds her special brand of German warmth. Her attention to detail and cleanliness makes Sandy Shores a unique and charming retreat.

Wireless/WIFI available.

Visit our other COTTAGE at:

VRBO #78339 - Gulf Cottage

Sandy Shores is a very unique “slice of old Florida”, with lots of flowers, palms, lounging areas, privacy, all with a relaxed vibe. There are only four units on the property and three of them rent on a weekly basis – so most of the time you have the whole place to yourself.

The Gulf Cottage is a single story, one bedroom House, very private, quiet and clean with a spectacular, unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico. It has a king bed and a queen sleeper sofa.

The kitchen has everything what a chef would wish for, a big fridge, dishwasher, microwave and stove included. The bathroom has a shower and bath tub.

Behind the Gulf Cottage and landscaped courtyard is a two story building – the top floor I reside in – with the PATIO and GARDEN Cottages below.

The Patio has a King Bed and Queen Sleeper Sofa, the Garden has a Queen Bed and

a Queen Sleeper Sofa. Both have a full kitchen with stove, fridge and microwave.

The bathroom has a shower and toilet.

The weekly price for the GARDEN is as follows:

Winter Feb-April $949 + $60 Cleaning + 13% tax totals to $1140.17

Other season $749 + $60 Cleaning + 13% tax totals to $914.17

Standard rate in "other" season $114 per night

More Details

Owner
Myrtle Hall
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 November, 2017

About Myrtle Hall

Sandy Shores has been in my late husband, Ned's, family for over 60 years. Ned's Grandmother bought it in 1946 and his Father built the first two-story building in 1952 and the Gulf Cottage followed in 1972.

I live onsite so I am available during your stay. I've also worked for 12 years in a local bank. One of the things my guests repeatedly tell me, is that they can see my love for Sandy Shores in the cleanliness and beauty of the property. I take pride in knowing my attention to detail ensures my guests have the most comfortable stay. And, for my German visitors, I enjoy speaking German to help you feel at home.

Myrtle Hall purchased this cottage in 1946

Why Myrtle Hall chose Indian Rocks Beach

We started to rent out our cottages in 2005 after a total beautification and enjoying ever since every minute of sharing this lovely property with all our guests.

What makes this cottage unique

Rest in our secluded gardens, enjoy the shade under our beautiful Australian Pine Trees and watch the fantastic sunsets of the Gulf of Mexico . You can't get any closer to the dunes and beach!

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with shower and toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • 1 Bedroom, sleeps 4 ( 2 adults and 2 kids or 3 adults) Queen size bed and queen size sofa sleeper in GARDEN Cottage King size bed and queen size sofa sleeper in PATIO Cottage
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beachfront Cottages At Beautiful Sandy Shores - Steps Away From The Sand
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews
5

Myrtle makes you feel right at home!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property & perfect location steps from the beach!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming, clean, well appointed, quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Our third time here was just as lovely as the first two, and we will return again. Myrtle keeps her place so well maintained, so clean, and stocked with everything a guest could need. The beach is beautiful, quiet, and full of wonderful birds, pleasant people. Sunsets from the beach are spectacular, as is the night sky from chairs on the dunes. Just a wonderful place to relax, with restaurants and shops in walking distance. Thank you, Myrtle and Abby, for a lovely week.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carl and Jill, so pleased to having you stay at my place and happy that you always enjoy it here. Looking forward to next year already to spend time with you. Myrtle
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5

Can't get any better than that!

  • 5 of 5

Will definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The feel of what Florida used to be:)

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was quaint, cozy and super clean. The gardens, patios and all the grounds are just beautiful. Just a short walk over the dunes to the ocean. I will be back again and again. This is my favorite area of Indian Rocks beach.

Myrtle and her side kick Abbie were very accommodating!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, right at the beach and shops.

  • 4 of 5

Myrtle is great to communicate with about any questions. I loved that she has beach equipment and toys to use at the beach. There is a nice garden and patio area to relax just outside your door.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quaint cottage right on the beach with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is located steps from the beach and Mrytle supplies everything you need from beach towels, beach chairs, shade umbrellas, beach toys, etc. The cottage is well maintained and there are several restaurants and stores in walking distance. We had a rental car and explored the local area (went parasailing at John's Pass, kayaking at Shell Key island, walked Pier 60 at Clearwater Beach, etc.) but if you are only wanting to relax at the beach you could walk to everything you need without a car.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you. I'm glad you had such a great time! Myrtle
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
ST PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
ACROSS THE STREET
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
BELLEAIR COUNTRY CLUB
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
ACROSS THE STREET
Nearest Beach
IN FRONT OF OUR PROPERTY
Car: not necessary

'WINTER' THE DOLPHIN IN CLEARWATER BEACH, BUSH GARDENS IN TAMPA,

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
May - Dec
29 Apr 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£492
for 4 nights
From
£107
£790
 
 
Dec - Jan
16 Dec 2017 - 26 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£790
for 7 nights
£790
 
 
Winter Season
27 Jan 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,025
for 7 nights
£1,025
 
 
Summer
28 Apr 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£526
for 4 nights
From
£115
£811
 
 
Autumn
18 Aug 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£492
for 4 nights
From
£107
£790
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£526
for 4 nights
From
£115
£769
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £56.75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

*Minimum day requirements: From December 15th-the last Saturday of April, a 7 day minimum is required from Saturday to Saturday. The rest of the year, a 4 day minimum is any four consecutive days. *Check in is after 3 pm on your check-in date and check-out is at 10 am on your departure date. *Please call 30 minutes prior to arrival.
*PARKING IS LIMITED TO ONE SPACE PER UNIT. *No pets allowed under any circumstances. *You must adhere to the number of guests which were reported at the time of booking.*CANCELLATIONS: A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date are subject to a 5% cancellation fee or $50 which ever is greater. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, or that are
made within 60 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment and reservation deposit. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit. You may choose to purchase travel insurance separately.
*TRAVEL INSURANCE: It is highly recommend you purchase travel insurance. If you wish to purchase travel
insurance, go to www.accessamerica.com or www.insuremytrip.com for details and to purchase. *There are two additional cottages on the property. Numbers 78339 for the Gulf Cottage which has the most reviews and 508994 for the Garden Cottage. *Helpful booking tips:For ACCURATE PRICING, you must enter arrival and departure dates for VRBO to check availability and calculate pricing. Some seasons cost more per day and require a minimum of 4 or 7 nights. Minimum 4-7 days does not mean you can book 4-7 nights, it means you must book 4 or more consecutive nights OR 7 nights from Saturday to Saturday. Dates that do not comply with the parameters display a message of "does not meet minimum stay requirements". Winter season bookings are always 7 days, from Saturday to Saturday from December 15th to the last Saturday in April since 2005.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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