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Beachfront Cottages at Beautiful Sandy Shores on Gulf of Mexico

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 582 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 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.

Free 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 bath tub / Shower.

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 bath tub / Shower.

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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018

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.

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 around the Indian Rocks Beach around the Pinellas County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 582 sq ft
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
  • seating for 4 people
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 with King size bed, sleeps 2, and queen size sofa.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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 -
(39 traveller reviews)

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Beachfront Cottages at Beautiful Sandy Shores on Gulf of Mexico
average rating of 4.948718 based on 39 reviews
5

Cozy and quaint. The garden is breathtaking.

  • 5 of 5

Cozy and quaint. The garden is breathtaking

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. Short and to the point. I love that. Hope to welcome you again in the future.
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5

clean and private. you wouldn't know you were in downtown irb unless you wanted to.

  • 5 of 5

the property is well managed and maintained. myrtle is friendly and has thought of everything. the only thing you need to bring for the beach is yourself!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lynette for this beautiful review and for staying at Sandy Shores. Hope to meet you again.
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5

Five star property and hostess. Can’t wait to go back again.

  • 5 of 5

Our second year here and always fantastic. Clean cottages, everything we would need, right on the beach. The owner is sweet as can be.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And so are my guests! Thanks for staying with me again. I had so much fun and thanks for the lovely review. Myrtle
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5

We give this a grand experience.

  • 5 of 5

The place was great. Everything you need To relax. The extras available that accommodate those who fly in, ie beach chairs, umbrella and towels. Our host Myrtle was very helpful in taking us to shop and checking in that all was good. This was a great vacation of relaxing and enjoying our time away from the bustle of life.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This cottage is the perfect hideaway vacation spot! Conveniently located near shops & restaurants.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the gardens & at night laser lights are turned on them which makes it so enchanting! We felt right at home, the cottage was very well kept and super clean. The beach just steps away! We stayed in cottage #2 which was perfect for the four of us. Next time, we may try #4 as it has ocean views. We were also pleased to use the provided beach towels, toys and umbrellas! Laundry was also easy to use, machines do a great job. We took advantage of the strip across the street lots of good food within walking distance! Even an old time candy store my daughter loved. The beach was perfect not to crowded so you felt like you have your own space. Shelling was okay & the water was not the clearest, but that didn't stop us. We spent all off our time there. Beautiful sunsets! If you chose this as your vacation spot you will not be disappointed! Read the reviews and book it!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very clean

  • 5 of 5

Steps from the beach and best restaurants in town, great location.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 around the Indian Rocks Beach,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
18 Aug 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£386
for 3 nights
From
£107
£793
 
 
Dec - Jan
15 Dec 2018 - 25 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£815
for 7 nights
£815
 
 
Winter
26 Jan 2019 - 19 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,072
for 7 nights
£1,072
 
 
Sommer
20 Apr 2019 - 16 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
£412
for 3 nights
From
£116
£836
 
 
Autumn
17 Aug 2019 - 13 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£386
for 3 nights
From
£107
£793
 
 
Dec - Jan
14 Dec 2019 - 24 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
£836
for 7 nights
£836
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£412
for 3 nights
From
£116
£772
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £56.98 + Tax

*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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