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Remodeled Beach Home 200 Foot Steps to the Gulf Waters.

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Fully Equiped & Furnished 1 bedroom 1 bath beach condo you are sure to enjoy

A beautiful & quaint Beach Community with a small town feel located on a Gulf Coast Barrier Island between Clearwater Beach & Saint Petersburg Beach in Florida. This is a safe, affluent area with only 2 access bridges from the Mainland. There is only one Hotel nearby (Holiday Inn about a mile to the south). It hosts an indoor/outdoor Bar, Restaurant & Waterpark. Most of the homes in the neighborhood are owner occupied. Ask about our other properties VRBO #898995 - 1 Bedroom 1 Bath Waterfront Condo on Boca Ciega Bay with regular dolphin sightings from your couch (only 3 miles east of the Gulf of Mexico Beaches). Two more IRB Condo's coming on line Fall 2017 so if you are traveling with others they can have adjacent units.

Condominium Details

The Suite was completely renovated and newly furnished in Fall 2015. Tobacco usage is prohibited on the property. Located in the heart of Indian Rocks Beach, you are only 200 steps from the Gulf of Mexico (across Gulf Blvd.) and its calm clear waters. A large Nature Preserve borders the south side of the property. There are only 4 buildings in the complex, each holding 3 units. complete privacy. There is a table, 2 chairs and a Gas Grill outside your door. There is a large private yard which you can use for picnics or lawn games. Off Street Parking is available within direct sight of your unit. Take a look on Google Earth view (SE Corner of 10th & Gulf Blvd).

The Living Room has 3 Rocker Recliners, a working fireplace, 60” Flat Screen Smart TV, Bright House Cable, Wi-Fi, Blu-Ray DVD with 5.1 Surround Sound, End Tables and a Breakfast Bar with 2 comfortable white leather Bar Stools.

The Dining Room has a Glass Top Table, Plush Chairs and Service for 4.

The Kitchen has a large Refrigerator/Freezer with Ice Maker, full size Microwave with exterior venting Range Hood, Glass Top Electric Range & Oven, Toaster Oven, Coffee Maker, Britta Water Filter, Pots, Pans, and related accessories. A Bosch dishwasher was added in April 2017. There is a coin operated Clothes Washer & Dryer on site and a large coin laundry 2 blocks away.

The Bedroom has a Queen size Pedestal Bed with Tropical Bedding and a 32" TV. There is a 3 Drawer and a 5 Drawer Chest along with a 2 Drawer Night Stand. Two Closets, one for your clothing and personal effects, the other stocked with Toiletries, a Hair Dryer, Towels and Linens.

The Full Bathroom decorated in a Palm Tree Theme, with Tub & a powerful Shower is off your Bedroom.

Floors are Ceramic Tile throughout. Cleaning Service is available upon request.

The unit is cooled by a newer AC system with Hypo-Allergenic Filtration.

Check-in & Check-Out

Check-in is any time after 1100 am and Check-out is 1:00 pm. You will be provided with a unique keyless access code in advance of your arrival.

Although there are a few restaurants, there are no shopping plazas or major retail outlets on the island. There is a full service CVS Pharmacy & Store a mile South on Gulf Blvd.

The soft White Sand Beach is generally sparsely populated. The Gulf Water Temperature is in the mid to high eighty’s from June to October & the waves are usually less than a foot high.

Recreational Activities include swimming & snorkeling in the clear tropical waters, shell collecting, a Nature Preserve with an easily accessible boardwalk & inner coastal water views, lighted tennis courts, racket ball, shuffle board, a baseball stadium with a concession stand, playgrounds, parks, boat launches, a skate park, library, art’s and crafts all nearby.

There are many festivals & celebrations throughout the year (listed on the town website). If you want a little more excitement, clubs, shopping, live entertainment (most bands stop playing at 10pm due to noise ordinances), aquariums, amusements, etc., you can find them a relatively short distance away. Clearwater Beach & all its attractions can be found about 9 miles to the north. Saint Petersburg Beach offers similar activities about the same distance to the south.

Some of our favorites are:

A ride on the Sea Screamer at Clearwater Beach. One of the world’s largest speed boats with Dolphin Sighting Guaranteed. Sit in the very back of the boat to start (the bench behind the last seat). Once the Dolphin sighting is over move to the very front of the boat. Tickets are about $24 each. Their ticket agent will provide a discounted parking pass. Beer and Soft Drinks are available for purchase on the boat. The ride is about one hour. Leave your cell phone in the car as you may get wet. Saltwater and electronics don't mix. If you want to take pictures, pick up a disposable camera.

Sunrise Breakfast at Maggie Mae’s on Gulf Blvd. next to the Sand Key Mariott. Voted best breakfast on the beach. Sign in at the front noting where you will be, then go out back to watch the sunrise over the inner coastal waterway. If you don’t arrive early during peak season you may have to wait a significant amount of time. Maggie's has a 2nd location without the water view just across the Belleair Causeway (go North on Gulf Blvd then turn right at the traffic light). There is a Bonefish Grill next door to this Maggie's location.

Dinner at the Columbia Restaurant on Gulf Blvd (also next to the Marriott. We never had a bad meal here. Ask for a Table with a water view (#70) at check-in. You can make a reservation, but specific tables are not held. Keep in mind that outdoor seating is a smoking area at most Florida restaurants.

Palm Pavilion Bar and Restaurant or Frenchie's on Clearwater Beach. Try their Grouper Nuggets and Stone Crab when it is in season. Don’t skimp on the parking pass time frame as the Parking enforcement is stringent. Live music starts around noon. Good food and entertainment.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Go see Winter from the Dolphin Tale movie. See the movie 1st if you can.

Hop on the Sun Coast Beach Trolley (There is a stop 50 feet from your Suite). You can explore all of the unique beach communities from downtown Clearwater to Saint Petersburg Beach. Check out the shops, restaurants, enjoy the sights at John's Pass Village, or just enjoy the ride. It's the fun, easy, & affordable way to do & see everything you want to on the beach. We like to stop at the Hurricane Deck Bar & Restaurant on Saint Pete Beach for lunch. The Trolley runs every 20 - 30 minutes from 5:05 a.m. to 10:10 p.m., Monday through Thursday & Sunday, including holidays, with service until midnight on Friday & Saturday. Look for special trolley bus stop signs located frequently along the route. Trolley Drivers do not make change, exact fare is required. The bus and trolley fare is just $2.00 per ride, or ride all day with an Unlimited Daily GO Card. GO Cards are $4.50 & are available on board the trolleys & PSTA buses. The fare boxes are equipped to handle $1, $5 & $10 bills but do not give change. Open food & drinks are not allowed on the Trolley. Service Animals are the only pets permitted. The Trolley does not stop in Bellaire. It is best to ask the driver if the Trolley is going all the way to your desired location as some have different routes.

We often enjoy taking the Trolley a mile or two North or South then getting off and walking the beach back.

Travel Tips

Allegiant Airlines provide the most economical direct flights to Clearwater/Saint Petersburg Airport (PIE) from Columbus, Ohio; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Niagara Falls/Buffalo, New York; and Richmond, Virginia. They do not fly every day, so check their website to see if their schedule will fit into your travel plans. PIE is 12 miles (approximately ½ hour) from your Beach Home. With advance purchase Round-Trip Tickets can be obtained for less than $149 per person. Do your research regarding your origination location. Buffalo/Niagara Falls, NY generally only requires one hour advance arrival including baggage check-in. Clearwater/Saint Petersburg, FL is a major Allegiant Hub. If you will be checking luggage for your return flight, it is recommended you are in line at the airport at least 2 hours in advance. Allowing 3 hours will assure you will not miss your flight home. As an alternative to checking your return items, you may consider either shipping them home or if you like your stay as much as we think you will & plan to return, you can place your personal items in a standard plastic tote which we will provide and store for you at no charge for up to 1 year from your departure date. With Allegiant, the advantage of returning with nothing more than a small carry-on item is you can either use your smart phone or pre-print your boarding pass (a HP Printer is in the condo for your use) allowing you to proceed directly to the Security Check Point upon arrival at the airport saving a couple of (early morning) hours. If you would like assistance or guidance in obtaining lower cost services, please ask.

The next closest airport is (TPA) Tampa International (27 miles/45 minutes without traffic). This airport is serviced by most airlines & has rental cars available on sight. Being in the airport 1 hour before your return flight is generally sufficient.

Don’t rule out Orlando International Airport (MCO). It is 112 miles (about a two hour drive). The advantage is cheap flexible flights serviced by all major airlines & the lowest cost for rental cars. You will need to be in that airport 2 hours before your scheduled departure.

You will enjoy your stay.

More Details

Owner
Tom Van Camp
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Tom Van Camp

My hometown is Buffalo, NY. I moved to Indian Rocks Beach in 2004 and rented for a couple of years, before transferring back north for a career opportunity. My wife and I vacationed here a couple times a year as we absolutely love everything about this area. We have traveled to beaches around the world and found ourselves comparing them to this one. Nothing we experienced (including Aruba) beat IRB.

We bought a wonderful Key West style Ranch Home in Clearwater before we found this gem which we enjoy staying in ourselves whenever possible. It is fun to be able to share this home with family, friends and others. That home is also available on VRBO 784517 if you need more space or have a larger party.

Tom Van Camp purchased this condo in 2015

Why Tom Van Camp chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

This is a perfect vacation rental for an individual or a couple. Private and secluded, yet close enough to everything you could need by taking a short trip over the bridge to the Mainland. You have the solitude of an exclusive beach community yet are close to major tourist attractions and activities. As a single bedroom with a queen size bed it is not well suited for other than up to 2 persons sharing the bed.

What makes this condo unique

You should find everything you need here similar to what you would find in an efficiency hotel. If you are missing something or have a special request, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. Centrally located for easy access to Florida's attractions from the Everglades to Orlando

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 13:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • near the sea ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Clean Full Bath with very high water pressure
  • Full Bath with tub, shower and Palm Tree decorations
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Spacious 13' x 13' with 2 closets and ample storage
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Tropical Beach Theme

Reviews

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Remodeled Beach Home 200 Foot Steps to the Gulf Waters.
average rating of 4.631579 based on 19 reviews
4

Very clean and nice

  • 4 of 5

This property was perfect for our 3 day stay in Indian Rocks Beach. The location is very good.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dean & Renee

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your place. I think a king size bed would be a nice addition. The float mechanism in the toilet needs replacing, it has the ability run on, wasting water. I did re-attach to the chain handle lever by using string. I will definitely be rebooking in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are remodeling a King Bed unit adjacent to this condo. Watch for it's availability in late August, 2017. Our other King Bed unit VRBO #898995) still has some availability.
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Clean, convenient, dog friendy

  • 4 of 5

This small unit was ideal for my wife and I since we were bringing our new dog for his first trip. The unit is ground floor, and across the street from beach access. Close to many good restaurants , and next to a nature preserve that has a dog park. One word of caution, the beach is not dog friendly, so that made the dog park even more important for us.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: If you are traveling with a dog, please read the pet policy for this property where it tis clearly stated "dogs are not allowed on the beach." Hopefully reading the policy will lessen the chance of any disappointment.
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5

Great Location, Great Condo

  • 5 of 5

This condo came equipped with EVERYTHING you need...even quarters for the laundry and cold beer. Tom, the host, was very hospitable and gave detailed instructions on how to operate the TV, door locks, etc. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Close to the beach, clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Small condo that is very close to Indian Rocks beach. We preferred this beach over the Clearwater beach because it was less crowded and fewer tourists. The condo is perfect for a couple. It has nice decor and is close to restaurants. Tom was very helpful. Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Great place and location!

  • 5 of 5

Beach access directly across street. Trolley stop out front. Condo very clean and well equipped. Everything we needed we walked to or used trolley. Rarely used car. Nature preserve next door a bonus. Walked it every morning. Good local restaurants close by. Folks here are friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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Location

Slyce Pizza Bar
"Good Pizza. A closer location opening soon near Publix"
Maggie Mae's On The Bluffs
" Great Breakfast & Prices. If you are an early riser try their other location on Gulf Blvd w..."
Salt Rock Grill
"Fish caught fresh by their fleet in the morning then served for dinner. Early bird specials ..."
The Pub Waterfront Restaurant & Lounge
"Dog friendly seating outside. Bar/restaurant atmosphere. Never had a bad meal."
Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary
Florida Botanical Gardens
Pinky's Ice Cream & Candy Shop
"Good Ice Cream. Candies from your youth no matter your age"
Indian Rocks Beach Nature Preserve
"Nice place for a walk. Borders on our property. The 10th avenue entrance has a playground wi..."
Jimmy Guana's Restaurant
"Ask about their birthday month specials"
Indian Rocks Beach Access
"Walk across Gulf Blvd. to the 10th Ave pedestrian beach entrance. Showers available to wash ..."
Maggie Mae's Sunrise Cafe
"Low cost breakfast with outdoor seating right on the water. Opens at 7am which is a good tim..."
Jimmy's Fish House & Iguana Bar
"Park in the Holiday Inn. Best place for dinner and a Sunset combo. Good live bands."
Columbia
"One of our 2 favorites. We go for their first serving at 4:00 pm with a reservation for tabl..."
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
"See Winter the dolphin from the Disney Movie Dolphin Tale"
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach South Harbourside
"Large water park. Live music and outdoor bar"
Busch Gardens
"Large amusement park"
Saint Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport
"Best to ship your luggage home from this Allegiant HUB. Get here 2 hours or more in advance ..."
Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill & Bar
"Sits right on Clearwater Beach. Live music most days starting at 1 pm"
The Sponge Exchange
"Naturally grown sponges"
Tampa Theater
Salvador Dali Museum
Boca Ciega Resort & Marina
"Check out our newest rental unit at VRBO.com #898995 If you want to use the heated pool and/..."
Grand Wailea - A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Spinners Rooftop Revolving Bistro & Lounge
"The food was pricy and something you'd expect to get off a cafeteria line, but the view was ..."
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Clearwater/Saint Petersburg (PIE)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Red Lion
Nearest Ferry
11 Miles
Saint Petersburg/Tampa Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Belleair Gulf Club
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Beach Trolly outside your door
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
I-275
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Jimmy Guannas at the Holiday Inn
Nearest Beach
90 Metres
Indian Rocks Beach Gulf of Mexico
Car: recommended

Your Suite is located near the center of Indian Rocks Beach with Clearwater Beach to the North and Saint Petersburg Beach to the south. Tampa and Bush Gardens are about 40 minutes away.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

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
 
NHL ALLSTAR GAME
25 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£547
for 3 nights
From
£145
£960
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£444
for 3 nights
From
£111
From
£119
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£866
£2,502
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.73
Refundable Damage Deposit £75.06
Cleaning Fee £59.9 + Tax
Pet Fee £75.06
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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