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Beachfront Cottages at Beautiful Sandy Shores

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

Overview

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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 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 Sandy Shores in Indian Rocks Beach

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
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:
  • 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 -
(113 traveller reviews)

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Beachfront Cottages at Beautiful Sandy Shores
average rating of 4.9557524 based on 113 reviews
5

Clean & comfortable cottage with perfect beach views & access!

  • 5 of 5

My family of three stayed in cottage #4 at Sandy Shores for a week. The inside of the cottage was very spacious, clean and comfortable! The garden areas outside the cottage are beautifully maintained and add to the privacy there. We loved having the beach in front of us and the city behind us. We were able to walk to several restaurants and ice cream places. Slyce Pizza was our favorite, right across the street! We never noticed any city noise in our cottage or at the beach. The owner, Myrtle, was sweet to work with. She takes very good care of the property. The on site outdoor shower area is so nice to have to rinse the sand off from the beach! We didn't use the laundry area, but liked knowing it was there. There are several outdoor sitting areas, plenty of chairs. Just an overall perfectly private beach cottage! We hope to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint and Clean

  • 4 of 5

Sandy Shores offers so much to make your stay relaxing and refreshing. Myrtle, the owner is very pleasant and the pride in her property really shows. She provides most of the amenities you might want for your stay so packing to come here is a breeze. A huge plus, the cottages are located within walking distance to many great places to eat and even a CVS right up the street. You really don't need to start your car for anything once you arrive.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A relaxing couples retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a very relaxing week in the Gulf cottage at Sandy Shores. Myrtle was a most gracious host to her welcoming property on the Gulf of Mexico. She lives on the property and will be seen tending to her beautiful plantings around the property and other chores keeping things in top shape. Everything inside and out is very clean and tidy. The Gulf cottage was a delight to stay in. A view of the dunes and Gulf by day and sunset right from the dining room table in the evening. If you are beach people like us, it really doesn't get much better than this! This is a property for couples of any age who are looking for a relaxed, low key vacation. Stay at Sandy Shores, you'll be glad you did!

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely

  • 5 of 5

The Gulf Cottage was the perfect escape for us ... quiet and very comfortable, with the beautiful beach to greet us every morning. The cottage itself is comfortable,well maintained and charming, and Myrtle is a wonderful, attentive host. We'll be returning for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here about 6 years ago and absolutely loved it! I got on here to check and see about going back, but it's already booked :( I had forgot to leave a review all those years ago!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much - every review is so appreciated not only for me but especially for my future guests. Thanks Jess!
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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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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 Sandy Shores, 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
 
May - December
29 Apr 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£689
for 4 nights
From
£154
£1,083
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
From
£154
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £66.03

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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