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Beachfront Cottages at Beautiful Sandy Shores

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

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

SANDY SHORES

has three beautiful cottages:

THE GULF

THE PATIO and THE GARDEN (see #508989)

and

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.

Surf, sand and sun, coupled with quiet solitude, magnificent sunsets, and the shade of the Australian Pines make this the perfect getaway spot. You will enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in the world - perfect for a morning stroll or an afternoon shelling expedition, as well as beautiful-maintained accommodations. Sandy Shores is a slice of Old Florida at it's very finest.

Wireless/WIFI available

Visit our other properties at:

VRBO #508989 - Patio Cottage

VRBO #508994 - Garden Cottage

More Details

Owner
Myrtle Hall
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Independence Square in Florida Central Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
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 ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom with Shower and Bath tub
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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 have the experience with us, you will surely come back.........

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(108 traveller reviews)

Beachfront Cottages at Beautiful Sandy Shores
average rating of 4.962963 based on 108 reviews
5

Marvelous

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place and hostess.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Jim amd Di

  • 5 of 5

We returned this year and enjoyed #4 Gulf Cottage (78339) which offered ALL of the comforts of home along with: private tropical garden, expansive views of dunes, beach and Gulf and a lovely hostess, Myrtle and her sweet dog Abbey.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Di for you lovely review. Abbey and I can't wait to have you and Jim back as our guests!
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5

Wounderful.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the golf house beautiful view. The properties are supplied with every thing u could possibly need immaculately clean. Stepps to the beach. Beach chairs , umbrellas etc. Are supplied wonderful resturants within walking distance, or u can drive 1pmin either direction to more resterants. Slyce is directly across the street.brie cheese wheel is fablous as well as the pizza and salad. Chop house on gulf blvd has awesome steaks for seafood salt rock, guppys also.sany shores is a wonderful place to stay and Myrtle and her dog Abby are great hosts. We will be staying over labor day again for 10 days , can hardly wait to visit this little quiet piece of paradise.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The most relaxing and peaceful visit at Sandy Shores... we loved it

  • 5 of 5

Three of us (childhood friends/sisters) stayed in the Gulf Cottage for 4 wonderful nights. Myrtle and Abby greeted us upon arrival and showed us around the cottage and property. Myrtle's property is absolutely beautiful and peaceful, and all within steps to the beach. Being in the Gulf Cottage, we were able to see the water as soon as we got up in the morning. The gardens were so pretty and quaint, and although the cottages are close because it's a small property, the gardens and paths gave us perfect privacy. Each cottage had its own private seating area and garden. There is a laundry room, storage room with beach chairs and umbrellas to use, outdoor shower to wash sand off our feet, and even a hidden clothes line to hang wet clothing or towels if desired. The Gulf Cottage was just perfect. Myrtle has high quality bath towels, beach towels, bedding, furniture, etc., and there is really nothing we lacked. It was spotless and completely comfortable. Sometimes it's hard to sleep when in a strange place... but not here. We slept soundly. The kitchen was fully stocked, right down to the coolest silverware we ever saw. We had purchased some groceries at Walmart before crossing the bridge into IRB, were able to cook breakfasts and lunches in, and could have gone the entire time without using the rental car. I had been struggling with a health issue and found a walk-in clinic not too far on the other side of the bridge.. just in case anyone needs that information. That was the only reason for using the car. Otherwise, we sat on the beach or walked up and down the beach during the day, watched the sun set every evening, and would then get ready to walk to the restaurant of our choice for dinner. There are several great places to eat; all different, and all within a short walk. We loved Lulu's, Slyce and Crabby Bill's. There was a CVS too with very reasonable prices. Myrtle was very nice and was available for anything we might have needed. This getaway to Sandy Shores was just what my friends and I needed; we felt completely at rest during our stay. Myrtle, we thank you for opening your beautiful cottage to us, and hope that at least one of us gets to return one day soon!!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Gulf Cottage, arriving Thanksgiving evening. Mrytle and Abby met us upon our arrival and showed us the home and the property. The cottage exceeded my expectations with cleanliness. We found everything we could have possibly needed. We could hear the ocean from our cottage where I would have my morning coffee. We spent our mornings walking the shoreline collecting sea shells and our afternoons playing on the beach. The sunsets are breathtaking as well. Our two children we had with are 6 & 7 and they had the best time as well. Thank you, Mrytle, for a wonderful stay. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 night stay in Gulf Cottage at Sandy Shores - AMAZING!!!! Can't wait until our next visit!

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at Sandy Shores, Myrtle (and her sweet dog Abbey) were waiting to greet us and show us around her very private and beautiful property. We parked in front of the yellow two story building right on Gulf Rd. This is where the Garden Cottage and Patio Cottage are located. The Gulf Cottage that we booked is a stand alone building with a view of the dunes, beach and gulf. (When we first entered the courtyard area of Sandy Shores, it felt like we were walking into a secret garden!)

As we toured her property, we received basic housekeeping guidelines of the cottage, locations of the laundry room, clothesline, outdoor shower, beach supplies storage room, gas grill, garbage/recycling containers, and various sitting areas scattered throughout the property. Last but not least, Myrtle then pointed out the short walk on her private property path through the dunes to reach the beach. We spent a lot of time at that beach enjoying the sun, water, shelling, walking, beautiful sunsets, and just relaxing! It was so nice of Myrtle to provide beach chairs, an umbrella, beach towels, etc...

Our cottage was immaculate! We had a fully stocked kitchen, the rooms were good sized and anything we needed was supplied including bath towels, toilet paper, paper towels, blankets, pillows, linens, wifi, cable, etc... The porch was the perfect place to sort through our shells and enjoy the beauty of her tropical gardens. When we weren't on the beach we found the cottage quite peaceful and very comfortable.

There is a Publix just minutes away, so buying groceries to eat most of our meals at home was convenient. When we did go out to eat, we found Myrtle's property was within walking distance to many places in Indian Rocks Beach including Slyce Pizza (which has an amazing garden salad and pizza) and our favorite restaurant Crabby Bills (where we enjoyed our first stone crab claws - delicious!)

Sandy Shores is private, clean, well equipped, convenient to town, close to the beach, and Myrtle does an incredible job maintaining the property. It is obvious how much she loves this beautiful family home and the treasured memories of her husband she shared it with. Myrtle was wonderful to work with and the communication before our trip, during our stay and after we left for home was great! We really had such a good time at Sandy Shores and hated to leave! We are definitely looking forward to our next stay!!!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Kirk and Pam for this lovely review. You just make me speechless and I'm so thankful and blessed to have guests like you! Looking forward to your next stay. All the best and have a Merry Christmas. Myrtle
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Location

Guppy's on the Beach
Keegan's Seafood Grille
Salt Rock Grill
Crabby Bill's
Villa Gallace
E&E Stakeout Grill
Venus
"Our favorite breakfast place!"
Johns Pass Boardwalk
"Drive 20 Min down south and visit all the nice stores and restaurants or go on a boat to wat..."
Clearwater Beach
"Just a short ride to see Pier 60 and the habour"
Busch Gardens - Tampa
"1/2 hours or 45 Min. from our home."
Salvador Dali Museum
"You got to see the new Museum!"
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
St. Petersburg International Airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Across the street
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Belleair Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
several great restaurants in walking distance
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
right in front of our property
Nearest Point of Interest
John's Pass
Nearest Point of Interest
Clearwater Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Tampa International and Bush Gardens
Nearest Point of Interest
St. Petersburg
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 Sanctuaries 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 and a CVS just across the street, nearest Airport, Clearwater/St, Pete or Tampa, Distance 15/28 miles, nearest Town, Clearwater, distance 5 miles

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Independence Square, 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
 
Winter Season
28 Jan 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,369
for 7 nights
£1,369
 
 
May - December
29 Apr 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£712
for 4 nights
From
£159
£1,120
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,188
for 7 nights
From
£159
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £68 + 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.
PLEASE LIMIT THE SIZE OF YOUR PARTY TO THE NUMBER OF GUESTS SHOWN ABOVE. PARKING IS LIMITED TO ONE SPACE PER UNIT.

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:
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 other cottages as well. Please visit listing numbers 508994 GULF Cottage and 508989 PATIO Cottage to view their availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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