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Private 3 bedroom BEACHFRONT Cottage... Yes, directly on the BEACH

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

Beautiful Gulf Cottage 3 bedroom 2 bath, step right out onto the beach !

You can not get any Closer to the Gulf Shore. This private Beach home is on the BEACH. Perfect views of the Gulf from this 3 bedroom 2 bath home, step out to the beach. Over sized beach deck with beach chairs, lounge chairs, fire pit, bar (sorry not stocked), out door shower and even a kayak for guest use. we want your stay to be stress free so we have thought of everything you need to simply relax and enjoy your beach vacation.

Historically, the most beautiful spot on the tropical barrier islands of Tampa Bay between Clearwater and St Pete. Kids love an old place surrounded by water.

Enjoy old Florida. The Gulf of Mexico and private white sand beach are right out your door. Wade out to the shallow sand bar to explore for shells and sand dollars. Or walk across the street to watch the yachts go by and fish in the bay.

More Details

Property Manager
Bruce Carter
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2017

About Bruce Carter

Bruce Carter

Here is just a quick overview of my career along with a few of Carter Vacation Rental strengths in the Vacation industry. .

I have been involved in the hospitality field most of my life. After graduating from Boston University back in 1986 I got my start working as a night auditor in a small hotel just outside of Boston. I soon became fascinated with this industry and wanted to know everything about it. I enjoyed finding ways to improve the overall experience for the guests and in doing so was promoted often. I learned all aspects of each department and through the years I was the General Manager of some well-known hotels. .

During my corporate career as a General Manager of a Hyatt Hotel in Tampa I had an opportunity to manage a small beach vacation rental along the shores of the Gulf. Simply put…I was hooked. This became my new passion and career.

My wife and I had stayed in vacation rentals in the past with mixed feelings about our stays, I knew there was room for improvement in the Vacation Rental business and I was excited to get started.

I feel our success at Carter Coastal Vacation Rentals is from having a variety of vacation property options that suites each guests needs and budget. We also have chosen to keep CVR business relatively small in order to maintain a personable connection with each of our new arrivals. I, along with my team understand the importance of anticipating the guest’s needs as well as treating each guest with complete respect during their vacation getaway.

We take great pride in serving you. We are here for you. So choose one of our properties and soon you will be enjoying a "little slice of paradise" on the beautiful barrier island.

Hope to "see ya" on the Beach

Bruce Carter

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had an amazing time this past week! The house was very spacious and clean. We loved sitting out on the beach everyday and in the evenings watch the amazing sunsets. We really loved this charming beach town. See you next year!
May 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Indian Rocks Beach in Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


4.4/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

Private 3 bedroom BEACHFRONT Cottage... Yes, directly on the BEACH
average rating of 4.4 based on 6 reviews

Best Vacation Ever!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at this cottage! We are a family of five with 1 extra & all had room. The ocean is so close! Beaches were not crowded. It is about 2 hours to Walt Disney World & even closer to Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay Rays stadium & Sea World. I loved this place & we will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Celebrating my 70th with my family.

  • 5 of 5

My Family and I enjoyed your rental. It was all and more that I had hoped for. We were five adults with two boys ages 14 and 17 and a little girl of three. It was a perfect size for us. The patio was well furnished with plenty of seating, an electric barbecue grill and plenty of shade. It was the perfect place to have a cookout with 18 people. The beach access was excellent. Since we were right on the beach, I had rented a couple of paddle boards for the boys to enjoy and it made it very easy to get them from the house to the beach. The home was very well furnished with everything we needed from cooking utensils to beach towels. We all had such a wonderful time I hope to be able to rent it again. We all had such a wonderful time I hope to be able to rent it again

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location but with a few problems...

  • 2 of 5

The cottage is cute with a great location but we had a few problems. 1st the listing states, 2 baths one with shower and another with tub/shower. This is not true. The 2nd bath had only a toilet and sink. There is however a outdoor shower. 2nd, the listing states 2 queen size beds. This is not true. One bedroom has a queen and the 2nd has a double (I measured!) maybe not a problems for some but we found it extremely tight for 6 adults.

We also couldn't get on the internet. There was no instructions for guests. I called the manager twice but got no resolution to this. This was a huge problems for us as we needed it for business purposes. The disposal was not working in the kitchen and both of the bathroom toilets leaked every time you flushed. We were also visited with quite a few roaches, maybe this was because of the disposal not working and the trash held a lot of kitchen waste, I don't know!?!? I'm very torn to recommend this place...the beach was wonderful, the back patio was great, even the outdoor shower was enjoyable. But the beds, the internet, the lack of attention from the manager and the bugs made this place a huge headache instead of a vacation. Also on another note, when I requested to book the listing said 4 night min. But later it was changed to 5 nights...yet another problem!

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Savannah, GA, USA

Private Beachfront Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had an amazing time staying at the Private Beachfront Cottage. We had more than enough room for living and the kitchen was fully equipped and met all of our needs. When searching for a place to stay, it was important that we found a house right on the beach. We loved the luxury of waking up and walking right off of our deck onto the sandy beach. Having Air conditioning and a washer/dryer was a plus to come home to after a long hot day at the ocean. The kids enjoyed having the complimentary Wi-Fi to use at night as well. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed staying here because it felt as if we were right at home. Thank you for the great experience and beautiful place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing such a nice review. I love when people feel right at home when on vacation. We look forward to having you and your family back soon! Toni
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  • 5 of 5

This property was everything we could of asked for!!! We had a family of seven ( 3 adults and 4 kids) and had plenty of room! There was toys, games and even a kayak! It was a perfect place to sit and relax! The beach was only steps away from the back deck! The air conditioner works so good it was nice to go in after sitting outside or being on the beach to a nice cool environment ! The beach behind the cottage was not overcrowded and the sunsets were to die for! The property manager and the owner were very friendly and answered all the questions I had along the way! Over all I couldn't of had a better stay! This is a must rent property for a family vacation or even a romantic get away! This is one sad family ... Only because we had to leave!! :)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was all our pleasure to have you and your family as our guests. So glad you enjoyed your stay. I agree the sunsets are amazing, the sun seems to just melt into the Gulf ! Look forward to having you back for another beach vacation getaway. Sincerely Bruce Carter
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Several within walking Distance
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Bellair Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Several within walking Distance
Nearest Beach
We are on the Beach
Car: recommended

Directly on the BEACH. Florida Gulf Coast Island beach house is all yours to relax with family and friends. Enjoy old Florida. Gulf of Mexico and private white sand beach is right out your door. Wade out to the shallow sand bar to explore for shells and sand dollars. Or walk across the street to watch the yachts go by and fish in the bay.This is the owners suite. Very nice. With 2 bedrooms and trundle beds on the sleeping porch it can accommodate up to 8. Sometimes we get two families with the kids sharing the porch. Walk out on the private deck and you are right on the beach with the Bar-BQ . Cook in the large kitchen outfitted with the finest pots and pans, blender for daiquiris and margaritas, and extra large refrigerator and pantry for extended stays. The porch overlooking the beach doubles as breakfast area for those who get up early to go beach combing for shells.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Indian Rocks Beach, Clearwater Area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2017
1 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
spring 2
8 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £92 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are subject to change. Holidays and special events the rate will equal peak season rates. $10. extra per person per day over 5 guests

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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