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Beachfront Cottages Sandy Shores - Garden Cottage

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

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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 December, 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 Sandy Shores

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.

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sandy Shores in Indian Rocks Beach

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
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 and toilet
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 Sandy Shores - Garden Cottage
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews
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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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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5

Beautiful Quiet spot right on the water!

  • 5 of 5

Quiet place right on the beach! Perfect spot to relax and unplug with everything you need. I have used VRBO many times and Sandy Shores had everything!!! We enjoyed our stay and hopefully can stay longer next time!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. It was very nice having you as my guests.
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5

#1 for a Reason!

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start? My husband and I stayed in the Garden Cottage for five nights and I can honestly say this was the best place we've ever stayed. Myrtle keeps her cottages immaculately clean and it was like being in my own home for a week. She has everything you need - full kitchen if you want to cook some meals, full size fridge and washer & dryer on the property if needed. Bed is very comfortable and decor is perfect for the beach. This is a small cottage, but perfect for our needs. We will most definitely be back to stay again.

The grounds and her garden are beautifully kept and there's lounge chairs and tables in several places, as well as anything you need for the beach - folding chairs, umbrellas for the sun, and various beach toys/noodles/boogie boards, etc. Also an outdoor shower to rinse off your sand from the beach.

I have to admit I loved hearing Myrtle's German accent, as I lived in Germany as a girl. She and her small dog, Abby, will greet you when you arrive and she gives you a thorough tour of the property and is available anytime you may need her. You get a real sense of how much love, time & effort are put into keeping her cottages & grounds this special.

The best though is this LOCATION! Steps from the beach (and this area of beach is very calm - not crowded or busy) as well as walking to a handful of restaurants - all of which were great (I'm partial to Lighthouse Donuts and their apple fritters)! This area of Indian Rocks Beach has no high-rise condos and except for the CVS, it also has no "chain" businesses - all mom & pop, unique and quaint area.

I could go on & on - but the bottom line is this: you will love it here, I promise!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kristine for this wonderful review. I'm so happy that you loved Sandy Shores and hopefully I can welcome you again soon!
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Ellenboro
5

We had a wonderful time.

  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect for our family vacation. With restaurants across the street, lighthouse donuts down the street and easy access to the beach, it made this the best location for a getaway. The property is beautiful and we'll maintained. Myrtle is wonderful and provided everything one would need for a stay at the beach. Will definitely stay there again when we have the opportunity.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Love your review. Hope to see you again one day at Sandy Shores.
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Haliburton Ont Canada
5

Absolutly wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

What can we say! A beautiful relaxing piece of paradise. Our cottage was like a home from home, fully equipped with everything you need. Myrtle was a wonderful host and made our stay amazing, from outdoor shower and laundry to her beautiful gardens. Every night was a beautiful sunset over the ocean that is only steps away from your cottage. Wonderful beach and ocean will be definetlty be booking our stay with Myrtle for next time.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kay and Tony for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you. Can't wait to meet you again. Myrtle
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Sandy Shores, 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
 
Dec - Jan
16 Dec 2017 - 26 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£741
for 7 nights
£741
 
 
Winter
27 Jan 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£932
for 7 nights
£932
 
 
Summer
28 Apr 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£488
for 4 nights
From
£106
£762
 
 
Fall
18 Aug 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£467
for 4 nights
From
£101
£741
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£494
for 4 nights
From
£108
£762
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £56.29 + 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 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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