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

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Independence Square - SANDY SHORES/ PATIO

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4


has three beautiful cottages:


THE GULF (VRBO #78339) and


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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Myrtle Hall
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
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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!


based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

Beachfront Cottages At Beautiful Sandy Shores - Steps Away From The Sand
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

The place to be!

  • 5 of 5

I was fortunate to find this gem - as a single mom with two young children, I was looking for a small place right on the beach with reasonable rate. Such an adorable, quaint place - it was perfect and had everything we needed and more. Wonderful memories were made and my children had the time of their lives. Myrtle is such a sweetheart. We agreed that we will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amanda & Jon

  • 5 of 5

We came for a long weekend and although hurricane Matthew was hitting those days, our stay was not affected. We stayed at the Patio Cottage and one would be hard pressed to find a cleaner place to stay at on Indian Rocks Beach right on the gulf front. Myrtle and Abby are wonderful hostesses and made suggestions where to eat, and places to go. Myrtle makes you feel right at home and we enjoyed talking with her and meeting her brother/sister-in-law as well. Sandy Shores is very well taken care of, the property is so clean and one can tell how much pride Myrtle has by her well maintained gardens and landscaping. There are multiple places to sit and enjoy the area, and she even has shaded areas if too much sun is an issue. Our favorite place to enjoy the gulf was the captains chairs and sunning in the lounge chairs that are equipped with comfy cushions perfect for reading or relaxing. Myrtle has plenty of beach chairs, umbrellas to borrow, and even provides beach towels to take to the beach. We stayed at the beach all day long but loved having an outdoor lunch at Myrtles Patio area table and chairs. We loved our stay in the Patio cottage and have made a promise to come back next year around the same time frame. Thank you so much Myrtle for sharing your home with us and we truly enjoyed our time spent at the Sandy Shores Patio cottage. We look forward to seeing you next year God willing.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Authentic Florida Cottage on the Beach

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the Patio Cottage for a week while attending a wedding in the area. I could not have found a better place. I always look for smaller places, away from the crowds, that are not so commercialized. And Sandy Shores is like an oasis - quaint, comfortable and quiet, with beautiful, shady gardens and steps from the beach. The cottage was immaculately clean, with everything needed for the week. Myrtle was gracious, kind and welcoming, helpful and informative. I did not have a car, with family and friends close by, but it would not have been necessary with a CVS across the street and many good restaurants within walking distance. Uber and the Beach Trolley are easy and convenient as well. I look forward to returning to this charming little hidden gem again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Barb for your kind review on Sandy Shores. I try to make everyone's stay enjoyable and I very much look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the Patio Cottage for a long weekend get-away. The first impression was how beautiful the landscaping is and how well it is maintained. The outside area is very peaceful and calming. You could feel the stress going away. There are plenty of places to sit outside to watch the sunset or just listed to the ocean. Inside the cottage was spotless. I have stayed in other condo's where certain areas were not very clean. Not at all the case here. The furniture and the king size bed are very comfortable. One of the great things I love about IRB and where Sandy Shores is located is there are many restaurants and shopping within walking distance. I did not have to put any gas in my rental car when I returned the car to the airport. Myrtle and Abby are great hosts. It is very obvious Myrtle cares about her home and Abby loves her home as well!. Everything you need to go to the beach is right there, including beach towels, chairs and toys. Definitely look forward to staying at Sandy Shores again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sandy Shores - our search is over!!

  • 5 of 5

My best friends and I enjoy a long weekend at the beach every year, 12 years running. We always choose various beach sites in Florida, but our search is over as we've now found "our" place. We will book The Patio Cottage at Sandy Shores, Indian Rocks Beach from now on! The cottage was a beautiful, clean, comfortable place for the 3 of us. Two of us shared the very comfortable king bed while the other slept on the sleeper sofa. The house was perfect although we spent little time there. If we wanted to cook, we were fully equipped. Instead we chose to walk to the various restaurants nearby - pizza, seafood, Mexican, Italian, bakeries, coffee, etc. We also rented a paddle board from the surf shop across the street. They brought the board to us at our location on the beach, and also came back to pick it up (great service). The location was perfect. Park your car and you won't need it again until it's time to leave.

The property is complete with beautiful landscaping; very welcoming when you need a break from the sun. Speaking of the sun, the gorgeous, clean quiet beach is just over the dunes and the sunsets are incredible!

Myrtle was a wonderful hostess and like I said, she can expect to see us every summer from now on.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dottie for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you three and you are so very welcome for your next Sandy Shores vacation! Myrtle
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Beautiful and convenient location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week in the Garden cottage. Perfect spot to RELAX and enjoy the beautiful Florida beaches. Myrtle was helpful and kind. This location can't be beat- we've stayed in other condos and hotels in the area in the past and this spot was by FAR our favorite! It's not large and it's not "shiny new," but it has character for miles. We absolutely hope to be back in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
Car: not necessary



Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Independence Square, Florida Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May - Dec
1 May 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Dec - Jan
18 Dec 2016 - 27 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Season
28 Jan 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May - Dec
29 Apr 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £61 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Check in after 3 pm on your check in date and check out at 10 am
on your departure date.
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.

I 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.
No pets allowed under any circumstances.

I look forward to having you as my guests.
Myrtle Hall
I have two other cottages as well. Please visit VRBO #508994 (Garden Cottage) and VRBO #78339 (Gulf Cottage) to view availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Independence Square in Florida Central Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • 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
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with shower and toilet
  • 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
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • 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

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