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Beachfront Cottages at Beautiful Sandy Shores on Gulf of Mexico

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 595 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (see Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

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 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 internet access available for our guests.

Also visit our additional properties at:

VRBO #78339 - GULF COTTAGE

VRBO #508989 - PATIO COTTAGE

More Details

Owner
Myrtle Hall
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 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 Independence Square

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 Gulf of Mexico and the fantastic sunsets from your living room and dining area. You can't get any closer to the dunes and beach.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Independence Square in Indian Rocks Beach

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 595 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • Bathroom with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen size bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Once you've experienced a visit with us, you will surely return!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beachfront Cottages at Beautiful Sandy Shores on Gulf of Mexico
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews
Jefferson, OH
5

All you can ask for and more!

  • 5 of 5

Sandy Shores was awesome! The charm of the garden cottage was warm, homey and above all immaculate! You feel the love and hard work of Myrtle’s property the moment you step out of your car.

Her gardens and landscape are beautiful. The fact that you are only a 100 yard walk to dipping your feet into the Ocean and collecting seashells is just an added bonus, not to mention the view of the great sunsets from the deck chairs. Myrtle’s hospitality is over the top as she is available and willing to accommodate you in every way possible. We can’t wait for our return visit!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Pam for your lovely review and for staying with me at Sandy Shores. I'm very happy that you enjoyed your stay and even more that you might come back!
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Columbs, OH
5

Clean, cozy and quiet !

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Garden Cottage at Sandy Shores from May 12-19, 2018, and found it to be an extremely clean and well kept property! It was the perfect small size to use as a base for our exploration of the St Petersburg area - and it was right on the beach! Indian Rocks and this property is "Old Florida" at it's best ! It's a quiet, less hectic area but with nice restaurants just across the street. Myrtle Hall, the owner, was very hospitable and always available for any needs we might have. Her gardens are outstanding and give the property a peaceful ambiance. Thank you, Myrtle; we hope to come back again some day!

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Noblesville, IN
5

Beautiful property just steps from the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed a week and we wish we could have stayed longer! Steps to the beach, beautiful gardens on the property. Perfect location between Clearwater and St. Petersburg. Myrtle and Abby were such a wonderful hostesses. Full kitchen available even though we didn’t use. Myrtle has beach chairs and equipment available to use for her guests. Has a wonderful view of the beach from her property. Perfect for watching sunsets. Walking distance from Crabbys Bills, CVS, and many other beach shops. Will definitely be returning as soon as we can!

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Castle, IN USA
5

Sandy Shores is a beautiful, restful place.

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying at Sandy Shores for a number of years. The owner takes great pride in her property. She keeps it very clean and attractive. You just need to walk down her steps, and you are on the beach. She is truly concerned about your comfort. The location is great. It is within walking distance of great restaurants and a CVS. We always look forward to returning. The property is an award winner.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris for the review! I cannot express how happy I am that you enjoyed yourself.It's always a pleasure having you. See you next year. Myrtle
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4

Wonderful place to spend a winter week!

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottages, and the grounds are lovely, too. Beach chairs everywhere, easy beach access, and close to good food and drink. Appreciated the washer and dryer, and the well-equipped kitchen.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kristine for your nice review. It was a pleasure having you and your husband as my guests and maybe I see you again in the near future.
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5

Bright beach beauty

  • 5 of 5

These sweet cottages will give you a taste of "old Florida". Immaculately clean, well kept tropical garden to lounge in, just steps from the beach. The owner is pleasant, kind and accommodating, going out of her way to make your vacation comfortable. Great local cuisine across the road. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
ST PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
ACROSS THE STREET
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
BELLEAIR COUNTRY CLUB
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I 275
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Several great restaurant in walking distance
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
At the backyard of the property
Car: recommended

June 2012 Beach Renourishment with fine sand, additional local activities and attractions, Disney, EPCOT, Cypress Gardens are just 2 hours away, Bush Gardens, Historic Ybor City with its nightlife, Pinellas Trail, Salvador Dali Museum, Dog Track, Casino Cruises, Bird Sanctuary and Flea Markets, The Bohemian Town of Indian Rocks Beach offers great Restaurants and local shops, several in walking distance, there are large grocery stores within 3/5 minutes drive anda CVS just across the street, nearest Airport is Clearwater/St. Pete or Tampa International 15/28 miles, nearest Town is Clearwater, distance 5 miles.

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Prices & Availability

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

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
 
Summer
28 Apr 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£378
for 3 nights
From
£105
£756
 
 
Fall
18 Aug 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£363
for 3 nights
From
£100
£735
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£384
for 3 nights
From
£107
£756
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £55.82 + 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 508989 for the Patio 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

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