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Beachfront Cottages At Beautiful Sandy Shores

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


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.

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


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • Bathroom with shower and toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen size bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
Ones you have the experience with us, you will surely come back!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

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Beachfront Cottages At Beautiful Sandy Shores
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews

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: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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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#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: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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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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: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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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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: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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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Wonderfully relaxing and quiet. Fully equipped cottage has everything you need for an enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

Tucked inside a beautiful garden area, the garden cottage was a perfect spot for relaxation. Owner lives on sight and was most helpful with information about the area. Short walk to the beach. Myrtle provides beach chairs and umbrellas. We will definitely be going back.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing Stay

  • 4 of 5

A nice place to retreat in a garden setting at the shore. Only bothersome thing was the noise of the air conditioning unit running as I am a very light sleeper. Unit 1 is closest to the road and there is a lot traffic noise as well, especially weekend nights. However, the units nearer to the beach may be much quieter as they are buffered by the gardens. The location is great for walking to nearby restaurants and CVS is just across the street. Myrtle is a wonderful hostess and takes great care and pride in her property. I would stay here again. Everything you need Like chairs, umbrellas and towels are provided for a lovely beach vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Beth for your nice review and staying with me at Sandy Shores. I'm sorry that you didn't sleep that well. I will check with a AC company to solve the problem.Thanks for letting me know. Looking forward to meeting you again in the near future. Myrtle
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Sandy Shores, 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
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 £56.86 + 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.

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.

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 have 2 additional cottages . Please visit listing numbers 78339 Gulf Cottage (has the most reviews) and 508989 Patio Cottage to view their availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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