Just 20 Steps to the Sand...1930's Beach Mermaid Cottages
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Private Homes cottage description
Just 20 steps from the sand! These 2 1930s vintage Martha's Vineyard/Key West style cottages will make you smile!
These historic cottages were built with materials from local Tampa church. They were brought to Indian Rocks Beach by barge before bridges were constructed. The cottages include stained glass windows, raised panel door ( as room divider), bead board ceilings and front screen doors!
Come enjoy the best sunsets on the gulf in this primitive bohemian old Florida style beach community... Indian Rocks Beach!
I have 2 separate cottages. The Mermaid has 1 bedroom with queen bed and queen sleeper sofa in living area. It is also equipped with washer/ dryer in cottage.
The Seahorse has 2 bedrooms with full size beds and full size sleeper sofa. It also has washer and dryer and private patio.
Both cottages have outdoor showers.
Both cottages have central heat and cooling systems.
These colorful, unique cottages have been selected as local artists favorite themes.
Looking to relax and enjoy beautiful sunsets? You will love my cottages and will creative happy memories here!
Keywords: Vintage beach cottage
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Unique local restaurants and shops within walking distance. National supermarkets and shopping located just 5 minutes from cottages over Umberton Bridge. Step back in time and enjoy the slow pace of Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, a small Bohemian village. Need some excitement? Busch Gardens and Ybor City in Tampa just 30 minutes away. Love the arts? Enjoy a day in St. Petersburg just 25 minutes from cottages. Tampa International Airport located just 30 minutes from cottages. ...moreless
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Beach View
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Fitness Center
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
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A month in paradise
A month in paradise
We stayed in the Mermaid House for the month of Jan. 2012. What a delight! The home is so quaint and so whimsically decorated. The owner was nearby and was able to answer any questions we had as well as recommend restaurants etc. We were very close to the ocean and could see the sunsets from our front door. Not only can I recommend this rental we plan to be there again in 2013!
- Guest Sherry (Madison, WI)
- Date of stay 01/01/12
- Review Submitted 04/26/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+.
The owner needs people skills....
The owner needs people skills....
My wife and I have stayed in both the Mermaid and the Seahorse cottages and our favorite by far is the Mermaid, it has a queen bed and is much more colorful. They are in a great location, steps to the beach and several of our favorite pubs. Unfortunately the Seahorse is very cramped and the beds are worn. Both cottages do not have a dedicated parking space and can be a problem during busy weeks. Both were poorly equipped, old pans, sparse linens. We had to use pizza pans for lids. Our stays always started with several days of cleaning, dirty floors, bathrooms and fixtures. Then there is the issue of the overbearing landlord. She lived in the storage unit between the two cottages during our second stay (Feb and Mar. 2012). Three times we had to prepare for tours of perspective renters, she had no problem showing our cottage while we were trying to enjoy our vacation, also her for rent signs seemed to beckon people to walk right up and look into our cottage without respect for us. She also demanded that we allow her access to our patio so she could use our laundry facilities again I felt I needed to be there. I could go on, but the bottom line is we will never stay here again.
- Guest SJLBS (Flint, MI)
- Date of stay 02/01/12
- Review Submitted 04/23/12
Owner response: Sorry, Michigan didn't enjoy their 1st and 2nd stay in my cottages..seems unusual there would have been a 2nd stay if the 1st wasn't satisfactory...Great effort was put forth to get them in the Seahorse, it was not available at the time they requested, but I went to great effort to accommidate...Their payment was not submitted on time, but I did go ahead and keep Seahorse reserved for them. Its the Beach, cannot dictate where people park, provide a free parking pass to park anywhere on beach...They had alot of overnight guests which they were not charged for and even requested a parking pass for their guests, which I complied..The tenants originally requested 3 months then cancelled 1 month, No charge to them for that..They brought a cat unannounced which I do not do pets, they should have been declined, but I let them stay,they would not have been able to find a place.. they refused to pay a cleaning fee or pet fee..and I did return their deposit inspite of them breaking the no pet rule, and cancelling one month.. Alot of bulling and intimidation took place from both husband & wife towards me the owner, to the point I felt it necessary to inform my neighbors that it took place, Actually a friend of mine wittenesd some of it. ..it was a Sat.to Sat stay, they demanded that they receive a refund for the sat, when check out is 11:00am..Sat. My property mgr. gave them a check for that day, and their original deposit check or they would not leave..for the next guest...seemed very pleased when they were there..until they realised check out was Sat...The property mgr.felt uncomfortable making a repair on the patio area and checking out the dishwasher... We found them to be very territorial, when they themselves asked for the service check...The showings had to take place because the tennants cancelled their last month reserve at the last minute..And the laundry facilities at the Seahorse were being tested because they had a 30 day warranty, they had just been replaced and it is on the patio after all, not in the house...I am not even going to comment on the cleanliness issue they bring up..no comment from them at the Mermaid from their first stay..I did the cleaning at the Seahorse and I have never had a complaint before..According to the property mgr. there had to be quite extensive cleaning from cat hair and bombs for allergy reasons.. before new tenants could move in...I think their decision is best., not to stay in my cottages again.... I Wish them well
High season (Jan. thru April)#4 Seahorse $1975 per month/$975 per week Low season ( May thru Dec.) #4 Seahorse $1475 per month/$825 per week High season (Jan. thru April)#3 Mermaid $1575 per month/$795 per week Low season (May thru Dec.) #3 Mermaid $1375 per month/$775 per week 12% fl. state tax $100. CLEANING FEE $500.FOR WEEK STAY to $1,500.FOR MONTHS STAY REFUNDABLE DAMAGE DEPOSIT $100. lost key fee if applicable
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Mermaid Living Room
Mermaid facing front door...See the beautiful stained glass 1930's Tampa church
#4 Seahorse Cottage 2bd. + 2sofa beds
Seahorse Dining Area
Sunset Jan 2012 IRB
Mermaid Living Area
Mermaid Kitchen Area
Mermaid Bed/Bath and in-unit washer/dryer!
Seahorse looking from kitchen into living area
view from cottages IRB
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