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Come and Play at the Playful Porpoise

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath top floor Condo with view of the Gulf

Listen to the waves lap at the sugar sand beach from the private balcony of this spacious and beautiful Gulf side 2/2 condo centrally located in pretty Indian Rocks Beach, Florida. A great get away spot.

The Playful Porpoise is a cheerful 3rd floor unit in a small and well maintained building with lovely grounds, reserved covered parking, and a pool that is the perfect size to cool off in after an unforgettable day at the beach. (Please note this building does not have an elevator so access is via stairs). Beach towels, folding chairs, umbrellas, floats and toys are all provided for your use and are conveniently stored in a common room next to the pool. After your swim it's time to choose which wonderful restaurant to try. There are quite a few within easy walking distance, shops too! Or enjoy staying in! This non-smoking condo is a happy and beachy, roomy spot with plenty of space for up to six to spread out. People only please, no pets are allowed.

The master bedroom is decorated in a fun 'vintage beach' décor with a comfy queen bed, plenty of drawer storage, and a new wall-mounted flat screen TV. The walk in closet holds beach towels and plenty of extra bedding, yet there is ample room for all your things. The private bathroom has a large walk-in shower with glass doors.

The 'surf style' guest bedroom can accommodate a variety of sleeping arrangements, with a bunk bed on one wall that has a twin bed on top and a full bed on the bottom. On the other side of the room is a twin day bed. The second full bathroom is just outside the guest bedroom and also has plenty of storage and a tub/shower combination.

Continue down the hall past the linen closet filled with fluffy towels then past the handy washer/dryer stack and the space opens to a wonderfully layed out kitchen/dining/living room area. The bright clean kitchen is fully equipped, including a refrigerator with in the door water and ice, a new dishwasher, and tons of dishes and glassware.

Sit at the counter or dining table to enjoy your meal time conversations. The spacious living area is the perfect spot to sneak in a nap with two recliners and sofa. There is a large flat screen TV. A DVD player and plenty of games are provided for entertaining pleasure. Or continue on through the sliders and have a seat on the balcony to peek out through the palms at what is going on at the beach!

This is why we love the Playful Porpoise and hope you do too.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Indian Rocks Beach in Pinellas County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Guest - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed
    Guest - 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , twin has a day bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(28 traveller reviews)

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Come and Play at the Playful Porpoise
average rating of 4.821429 based on 28 reviews

Great place! Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

This place is steps from Indian Rocks Beach and so well equipped for a wonderful beach vacation! Would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was clean and inviting. Excellent location.

  • 4 of 5

The playful porpoise was a very inviting, clean vacation rental. Plenty of beach supplies. Kitchen was stocked, we only needed food. Great location as well, right in the middle of everything

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario

Amazing location with everything you need for a perfect and carefree vacation.

  • 5 of 5

The Playful Porpoise was a fantastic property located just steps away from Indian Rocks Beach for my family of 4. Karl was a pleasure to correspond with and provided us with all necessary information to make the vacation carefree. The linen/kitchen cupboards were amply stocked, pool/beach accessories were in abundance, in house laundry machine was convenient, pool was a fantastic option if you did not want to take a dip in the beach and more importantly the unit was clean, airy and relaxing. Extremely close to many restaurants (including an ice cream parlour directly across the street). Although there are no elevators to the unit, the walk up to the top floor is simple and easy and my boys never had a single complaint (even with their hands full of seashells and other treasures). Definitely a place worth returning to and being able to plan the vacation with Karl was a definite bonus.

Thank you for making our visit to IRB a memorable one (kids loved staring at the ray on the top bunk)!! Playful Porpoise is definitely top of our list when we return to Florida again.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, clean and comfortable unit

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the playful porpoise. The entire unit was clean, well stocked, and comfortable. A great unit if you have multiple children as the guest room has a bunk bed and day bed. Also we noticed it was well stocked with baby items (high chair, playpen). TONs of beach towels and lovely to have washer and dryer in the unit. We loved having a view of the sunset from our balcony.

Our only complaint was that the pool downstairs was very dirty. During our 11 day stay we never saw anyone come to clean it. The pool deck was covered in bird droppings when we arrived. My husband was basically pool boy the entire time trying to clean debris from and around the pool. Obviously this is a condo board/maintenance issue and not specific to the unit itself.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi I am really glad you enjoyed your stay at the Playful Porpoise. I am sorry the pool was not cleaned and hope that you will come back. If any guest were to have this happen to them I would encourage you to contact me immediately via phone or email and I will contact the condo board to have it corrected. Best Regards Karl
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Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The condo was perfect for our family of 5. Great location, the master bedroom does have a little noise from the street outside but wasn't a big deal. Everything worked great and loved the beach toys and chairs provided. The pool didn't seem that warm, but the kids didn't seem to mind. Thanks for sharing the condo with us, would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sparkling clean,close to beach! Everthing we needed for a great family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed everything about this vacation. The condo was bright and spacious and clean,clean,clean ! We were visiting with daughter and our 2 grandkids (8 and 11 year old boys) and there was room for all. The boys loved playing in the gulf then spend time hanging out in the heated pool which was a great place to get out of the sun and take a nap.

This place is a couple minutes walk to the beach and great restaurants and even a baseball field and park for the boys.

We all hope to return again next year!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Red Lion Pub
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Indian Rocks Beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season 2018
18 Dec 2017 - 15 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Value Season 2018
16 Apr 2018 - 20 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Memorial Wk 2018
21 May 2018 - 9 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Value Season 2 2018
10 Jun 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 4th 2018 wk
25 Jun 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Value EOS 2018
15 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season 2018
9 Sep 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning upon departure £53.43 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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