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Upscale Desirable Gulf Front Escape-Corner Unit-Prime Location-Spectacular View!

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THE ONLY THING WE 'OVERLOOK' IS THE GULF OF MEXICO!

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Last updated: 11/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Pier House condo description

Consider this your personal invitation to escape to 'PARADISE' on Indian Rocks Beach! We provide the Paradise, but you must come up with the excuse to escape! If casual upscale, luxury accommodations in a laid back atmosphere are your desire, topped off with a spectacular direct Gulf front view, we welcome you to have a look at what we offer......

Having been creatively redesigned to allow for maximum viewing pleasure, this exclusive 3rd floor direct Gulf front SW corner unit is unique in its 1450 sq. ft. layout and is the only one of its kind in one of the most desirable condo buildings on the beach.

You will find the Living/Dining area cheerfully bright and comfortably accommodating with leather furniture, a 46' TV, Fireplace (we even provide the logs in case we actually have a chilly night), and counter height dining table. Three sets of sliding glass doors open to a spacious wrap around balcony, which allows you a totally unobstructed view - no bars from shutters, nothing between you and the Gulf of Mexico except sand, sea oats, pelicans and seagulls! Listen to the calming crash of the waves and take in the scent of the fresh salty air as a balmy breeze gently lifts the umbrella from your tropical drink! Be captivated by the beauty of a different and unpredictable sunset every evening and experience the thrill in watching the formation of a storm out in the Gulf! Whatever the weather, when the show is over come inside, dim the lights and prop your feet up while you reflect on your day over a cocktail or two. You control the ambience of the condo to suit your mood with a flick of the switch, as all of the lights are on dimmers. A variety of music CD's are provided for your enjoyment, along with a number of digital music stations and movies on demand accessible through cable TV. Unlimited Long Distance anywhere in the U.S. and Canada and High Speed Internet access is readily available. But, hopefully you won't be using it for work!

The spacious Kitchen is open to the living/dining area and features stainless steel appliances, granite counters, 2 sinks, instant hot water dispenser, above and below cabinet lighting options and an impressive panoramic view of the Gulf of Mexico. Should you decide to actually cook while you enjoy your stay here, you will find everything you need in the fully equipped kitchen, including plenty of ice for your blender concoctions! Or you may choose to enjoy the many restaurants that are within walking distance or a short drive.

A 'grand' King Size Bed, complimented with quality linens and plenty of comfy pillows, awaits you in the warmly inviting Master Bedroom Suite, which has a separate balcony with a SW view of the beach and Gulf. Enjoy the 32' TV positioned on the wall for your viewing pleasure. The private 'en suite' Master Bath, exquisitely built for two, features a raised step-up shower with double shower heads, separate his and her vanity areas, marble floors, and a 19' TV.

We offer a spaciously comfortable King Size Bed in the second Bedroom, which makes our condo perfect for two couples. It is located at the front of the condo and is separated from the Master bedroom, which allows privacy for both. This room also has a 32' wall mounted TV. Conveniently located just outside the door is the second Bathroom with an extra large shower - with room for two if you so desire. Sorry, there is no bathtub in our unit.

The location of the Pier House, 420 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, is easily accessible to and from the mainland, as we are on the westernmost point of Pinellas County beaches, just over the Indian Rocks Beach Bridge, in between Mile Markers 16 & 16-1/2. The building is small, with only 25 units, and is secure as a key or code is required for entry into the elevators, the beachside pool area and the beach. The Pier House is an elite residential condominium community where many residents live full time. So you will not encounter the busyness of people coming and going like typical vacation rental buildings. Enjoy our heated pool, which is maintained at a comfortable 84 degrees, and the spa is always hot and ready when you are! Building and pool maintenance is performed on a regular schedule of 3 days per week. In addition, Pier House owners and guests boast about our well manicured lawn and landscape that just adds to the beauty and enjoyment of our beach front property.

We personally care for and maintain our condo, and we enjoy our very own escape here often, as we live close by. So you can rest assured that upon your arrival you will be presented with a meticulously clean and pristine home in which to enjoy your vacation. You will find EVERYTHING you need and would expect ... plus extra touches that will add to your convenience, comfort and enjoyment, including beach towels, chairs and umbrellas, coffee & filters, spices & condiments, shampoo, soap, and paper goods, just to name a few things. A full size washer & dryer are provided in unit for your convenience along with all laundry necessities.

While we would love to accommodate families with young children, this unit is more suitable for couples or families with children over the age of 12. This is a non-smoking unit and pets are not allowed. In addition, we will not rent to vacationing students or singles under the age of 25.

NOTE: SHOULD YOU DECIDE TO RESERVE YOUR TIME IN PARADISE, I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU WILL BE DEALING DIRECTLY WITH ME - NOT WITH A MANAGEMENT COMPANY OR VRBO. I ENCOURAGE COMMUNICATION AND QUESTIONS, EITHER THROUGH E-MAIL OR FEEL FREE TO CALL ME. NORMALLY, I AM ABLE TO RESPOND WITHIN A FEW HOURS OR AT LEAST WITHIN THE SAME DAY.









Keywords: Indian Rocks Beach Luxury Beachfront Vacation Rental - Upscale - Direct Gulf Front - Oceanfront - Beachfront - Great Location - 2 Bedroom Condo

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 3
  • 1450 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : 2 elevators/1 on each side of building

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            We will not rent to vacationing students or singles under the age of 25....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Not Suitable For Children:

            Not suitable for children under the age of 12....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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          • Sorry, there is no bathtub in our unit.

          Entertainment

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Games:

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          • Music Library:

            We have a wide variety of music CD's available for your enjoyment....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • Television

          Attractions

          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Marina
          • Playground
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Miniature Golf
          • Shelling
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Beachfront:

            Nothing between you and the water except sand and sea oats!...moreless

          • Oceanfront:

            Totally unobstructed view from the balcony - no buildings, trees, or bars from shutters!...moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Jet Skiing
          • Kayaking
          • Parasailing
          • Pier Fishing
          • Sailing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Surf Fishing
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Water Skiing
          • Wind-Surfing

          Dining

          • Dining
          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 6 people

          General

          • Air Conditioning
          • Clothes Dryer:

            Full size in unit....moreless

          • Elevator:

            2 elevators/1 on each side of building...moreless

          • Free Long Distance:

            Anywhere in the United States and Canada....moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided:

            Everything you will need - 2 sets of sheets for each BR, plenty of bath towels, kitchen towels, and beach towels....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Assigned parking space directly in front of building....moreless

          • Telephone:

            Landline phone available....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Full size in unit. Includes all laundry necessities....moreless

          • Wireless Internet:

            Unlimited and free of charge for all guests....moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            In living room - logs included in case we actually have some chilly nights!...moreless

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker:

            12 cup Mister Coffee drip coffeemaker. Coffee, filters, sugar, tea, etc. provided. A mini Keurig is available if you prefer cup at a time or flavored coffees....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Plenty of everything - dishes, cups and glasses, silver ware, etc....moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Ice Maker
          • Kitchen:

            Fully equipped. 2 sinks and instant hot water dispenser....moreless

          • Microwave
          • Pantry Items:

            Good supply of paper goods - toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, paper plates and cups. Spices, sugar, flour, foil, Glad wrap, storage baggies and containers, etc. Laundry det. & dryer sheets. ...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Side by side with extra large ice maker....moreless

          • Stove
          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Outdoor Grill:

            There are several charcoal grills by the pool area that are shared by everyone. You supply your own charcoal and leave clean for the next person to use....moreless

          Pool / Spa

          • Communal Pool:

            Newly remodeled and heated at 84!...moreless

          • Heated Pool
          • Shared Hot Tub
           

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          My Standard Rate
          7 night min stay

          $2,000

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Tax Rate 12%

          Notes:

          FYI - 12% tax is $240 based on a 7 night stay. Cleaning fee is included in the weekly rate. A $250 fully refundable security deposit is required from first time guests only.

          A Reservation Deposit of 50% of the weekly rental amount is due with signing of the Rental Agreement. The remaining balance will be due 30 days prior to check in date. I am not set up to accept credit cards but will accept a personal check.


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          Last updated: 11/26/2014
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          Location

          • Guppy's On the Beach - Grill & Bar

          • Crabby Bills

          • Jimmy Guana's

            "Rent a boat from Indian Rocks Boat Rentals at the Holiday Inn Harborside Marina, and after y..."

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          • P J's Oyster Bar

          • CVS Drug Store

            "Conveniently located and stocked with plenty of beachy items. They also carry some basic gr..."

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          • Beach Welcome Center

            "You can get information on places to go and things to do (if you get tired of sunning yourse..."

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          • HERSHEY'S ICE CREAM SHOP!

            "Can't ask for a better place for an ice cream shop! Just walk across the street and you are..."

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          • Slyce Pizza Bar

          • Ride-N-Roll Cyclery

            "Walk across the street and pick out your "ride" for the day. They have a variety of sizes a..."

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          • Salt Rock Grill

          • E & E Stakeout Grill

          • Frenchy's Saltwater Cafe

            "Our favorite of all the Frenchy's Restaurants. One of the best places for grouper sandwiche..."

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          • Dockside Dave's

            "We always joke that it should be called "Dockless" Dave's because there is no longer a dock ..."

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          • Los Mexicanos

            "Walking distance from the condo. Suitable Mexican food and drinks. Not my favorite but wil..."

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          • Clearwater Marine Aquarium

            "Visit the home of our famous "Winter" the dolphin."

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          • Thai-Pan Alley

            "Good Thai food, and they deliver to the condo. Try the curry puffs! Warning: depending o..."

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          • Johns Pass Boardwalk

            "Great place to spend and afternoon or evening. There are lots of touristy shops and places ..."

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          • IRB Sushi

            "You can walk across the street and bring home some sushi rolls to eat on the balcony while w..."

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          • Lighthouse Doughnuts

            "THE place to go for fresh delicious donuts in the morning! They also have great breakfast s..."

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          • The Brown Boxer Pub

            "Great sports bar with lots of TV's and outside seating. Relatively good bar type food and d..."

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          • Wahoo's Waterside Pub & Patio

            "Small place and the service can be inconsistent. We have friends who love this restaurant, ..."

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          • Osaka

            "This is THE BEST place if you like sushi. They have their regular or normal type sushi rol..."

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          • Mahuffer's Aka Sloppy John's

            "This place has been around for years! All the locals know it well. It is a very different ..."

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          • VIP Lounge & Mexican Rstrnt

            "This our favorite Mexican restaurant/bar and we have been patrons for 30 years! It used to ..."

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          Car: Recommended

          I KNOW THIS LOOKS LIKE A LOT TO READ, BUT IT IS FULL OF INTERESTING STUFF. SO PLEASE READ ON.......Enjoy great restaurants and drinking establishments within walking distance or a short drive. The original Crabby's Bills (specializes in seafood, of course, but also offers land food items) is across the street. They usually have some type of live entertainment daily outside at the Loading Zone, which also serves breakfast daily. Jake's Cantina, PJ's Oyster Bar, Jimmy Guana's at the Holiday Inn Harborside Marina, Los Mexicano's, Slyce Pizza, and many other restaurants are within a short walk.

          Our favorites for a really nice meal are GUPPY'S (indulge yourself with at least a dozen raw oysters, served icy cold with Key Lime Tequila Cocktail Sauce (sounds fancy, doesn't it?), fried oysters, which are nicely prepared and have a delicate crispiness to them, tuna spring rolls (one of my favorites), or any of their seafood entrees or daily specials which are always fresh & delicious) - SALT ROCK GRILL (ask for the deep fried lobster tail - not on the menu but they will make it for you) and a dozen icy cold raw oysters - BACKWATERS on Sand Key (sit outside on the intracoastal waterway, and partake of the butter blackened NY strip or one of many terrific seafood dishes), and E & E STAKEOUT GRILL in Belleair (great steaks and daily specials, awesome pork chops, believe it or not, and the best escargot I've ever had, but not enough of them).

          Must try our local Florida favorites - smoked fish spread, available at most restaurants on the beach, grouper sandwich, best at FRENCHY'S and DOCKSIDE DAVE'S (not much on atmosphere, but known for their black grouper sandwiches and the biggest onion rings you've ever seen), she-crab soup at Frenchy's, and Stone Crab which is seasonal Oct. - May.

          Tropical Ice Cream shop, featuring Hershey's ice cream and specialty coffee drinks is right across the street, which may be good for some, or not so good for others. But, you can rent bicycles right next to the ice cream shop, so if you do that first hopefully you can enjoy your scoops quilt free!

          Ride the Trolley along Gulf Blvd. if you don't feel like driving. But, make sure you have plenty of time to spare. It goes from Clearwater Beach to St. Pete Beach and stops anywhere you would like along the way. Visit Johns' Pass Village in Maderia Beach for some souvenir shopping and eats. You are guaranteed to spot some dolphins in the Pass. It's a fun way to spend an afternoon. Visit Clearwater Beach and eat at one of the Frenchy's restaurants or Hooters, or your choice of many others. Check out the Sunset Celebration at Pier 60 (not that you can't have your own from the balcony of our condo). Visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (Home of Winter the Dolphin). Secluded Caladesi Island State Park (accessible only by ferry) has super shelling as well as dolphin sightings. The Greek community of Tarpon Springs (about 45 minutes north) has some great restaurants and bakeries - must bring home some baklava! Stroll the shops and historic docks there - once the sponge-fishing capital of the world - and sail with St. Nicholas Boat Line to see guys in old fashioned wet suits and bell shaped diving helmets snatch sponges from the ocean floor. Enjoy a round of Golf or Putt-Putt. Try parasailing. Charter a boat for fishing or rent a boat for leisure from the marina at the Holiday Inn. There are lots of other charters available also from John's Pass, Clearwater Beach, or Bay Pines Marina. Take in a game and support our local sports teams - Rays Baseball (GO RAYS!), Buccaneers Football, Lightning Hockey.

          Tampa area attractions such as Busch Gardens, Adventure Island Water Park, Lowry Park Zoo, Florida Aquarium, Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), International Mall, and Seminole Hard Rock Casino are all about a 45 minute drive.

          Visit Derby Lane for some entertaining greyhound racing. Downtown St. Petersburg is a 30 minute drive. Visit the Dali Museum or Holocaust Museum, walk the waterfront and have dinner at one of many restaurants there. Our favorite is the Oyster Bar on Central Ave.

          St. Armands Circle in Sarasota, about an hour drive, is a nice place to spend an afternoon shopping and eating (seems like that's what we do around here!). Ellenton Outlet Mall is on the way there.

          Orlando area attractions (Disney, Epcot, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Sea World, Discovery Cove, etc.) are about a 90 minute drive. Check out the Blue Man Group or Cirque de Soleil while in Orlando. There are several outlet malls there also.

          Or, partake of my favorite activities of all - RELAX IN THE HAMMOCK SWING ON THE BALCONY, IN A CHAIR AT THE BEACH UNDER THE UMBRELLA, OR ON A NOODLE IN THE POOL OR GULF! Don't forget to have your favorite frosty beverage in hand! Life is good.

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2005

          About the owner: Having been born and raised in Maryland, but living here for over 30 years, we are reminded everyday of how much we love Florida and why we moved here so many years ago. We love the weather, the beach, the sunsets, and the Florida lifestyle! It just doesn't get any better than this!

          Why the Owner Chose Pier House:
          As long as we have lived here we always admired the Pier House because of it's unique appearance and construction qualities. In addition, the location is so perfect and convenient. So, of course, when we decided to look for a place on the beach which was close to home so we could use it often, we found our perfect place in unit #305. Although the appearance of the unit itself was quite outdated, we looked past all of that and headed right for the view of the beach - and were sold right away! My husband has a very creative mind, so we decided to 'go for it' and came up with 'our very own piece of Paradise'. We know you will enjoy it as much as we do!


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          • THE ONLY THING WE 'OVERLOOK' IS THE GULF OF MEXICO!

            THE ONLY THING WE 'OVERLOOK' IS THE GULF OF MEXICO!

          • PARADISE IN 305! Kick off your flip flops, come inside & enjoy the view!

            PARADISE IN 305! Kick off your flip flops, come inside & enjoy the view!

          • Spacious kitchen with lots of lighting options!

            Spacious kitchen with lots of lighting options!

          • View of Living Room from Kitchen area

            View of Living Room from Kitchen area

          • Living Room view from Balcony

            Living Room view from Balcony

          • View of Dining Area, Kitchen & Hallway from Balcony

            View of Dining Area, Kitchen & Hallway from Balcony

          • Another view of Master Bedroom Suite w/stately dresser and wall mounted TV.

            Another view of Master Bedroom Suite w/stately dresser and wall mounted TV.

          • 'Her' side of Master Bath.

            'Her' side of Master Bath.

          • Spacious King Bed in Second Bedroom.  Makes our condo perfect for 2 couples!

            Spacious King Bed in Second Bedroom. Makes our condo perfect for 2 couples!

          • Spacious Gulf front Balcony with awe-inspiring view!

            Spacious Gulf front Balcony with awe-inspiring view!

          • Lounge chairs on the balcony.  The only thing missing is YOU!

            Lounge chairs on the balcony. The only thing missing is YOU!

          • Private Pathway from Pool to Beach

            Private Pathway from Pool to Beach

          • WELCOME TO THE PIER HOUSE! Your reserved parking space is the one on the left.

            WELCOME TO THE PIER HOUSE! Your reserved parking space is the one on the left.

          • Foyer entry area. Easy access to basket full of beach towels - grab & go!

            Foyer entry area. Easy access to basket full of beach towels - grab & go!

          • Open view from Kitchen to Dining/Living area overlooking the sparkling Gulf!

            Open view from Kitchen to Dining/Living area overlooking the sparkling Gulf!

          • View of Living Room from Master Bedroom doorway

            View of Living Room from Master Bedroom doorway

          • Looking into Dining area from Living Room

            Looking into Dining area from Living Room

          • 'Grand' King Size Bed in Master Bedroom.  Sweet Dreams!

            'Grand' King Size Bed in Master Bedroom. Sweet Dreams!

          • Beach view from Master Bedroom Balcony

            Beach view from Master Bedroom Balcony

          • 'His' side of Master Bath.

            'His' side of Master Bath.

          • Second Bathroom w/extra large shower just outside Guest Bedroom.

            Second Bathroom w/extra large shower just outside Guest Bedroom.

          • The best seat in the house! My favorite for coffee, cocktails or a book!

            The best seat in the house! My favorite for coffee, cocktails or a book!

          • Beachside Heated Pool and Spa - always hot and ready when you are!

            Beachside Heated Pool and Spa - always hot and ready when you are!

          • View of Pier House from Beach - we're on the right corner in the middle!

            View of Pier House from Beach - we're on the right corner in the middle!

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          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 5

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