2 BR/2 BA condo (sleeps 6 in three queen beds), located in the beautiful and upscale Oceanway condominium, built in 2004. If you have a larger group, we also own Oceanfront Units 202 and Unit 203 in this same building, so we can accommodate up to 18 people at one time if you book all 3 units (see these units at VRBO #948885 and VRBO #1098958). Under new ownership as of March 2016! This top floor corner unit has everything: gulf front heated swimming pool/hot tub. Inside and outside parking, elevator, superb location and white sand beach! View the Gulf from your private 20' balcony. Walk to Beach, Restaurants, and Shopping. Non-smokers rejoice -- this property is completely smoke-free, inside the unit and outside, including the pool, balconies, walkways, and all other common area. We provide numerous beach chairs in the unit, along with beach umbrellas and a 10 x 10 pop-up canopy for use at the beach. Several blocks down the beach to the left, there is also a rental company that rents deluxe chairs and cabanas by the day.
Condo has a king bed in the main master bedroom and a queen bed in the 2nd master bedroom (both with brand-new memory foam mattresses as of Spring 2017), and the living room has a Haverty's "Everyday Sleeper" sofa with a 4 inch memory foam queen mattress on a solid foundation -- VERY comfortable, unlike standard pull-out sofas with loose springs and thin flimsy mattresses. Large open kitchen with granite countertops, new appliances -- fully equipped with all the amenities of your own kitchen.
Free Cable TV and Wifi included. Also have Roku Streaming Device in main living room.
Walk to Beach, Restaurants, and Shopping. Non-smokers rejoice -- this condo complex is completely smoke-free, inside and out, including the pool, balconies, and walkways.
Your oceanfront smoke-free paradise vacation awaits you. Oceanway is well-known as the best condo property in Indian Rocks Beach -- a very laid back, romantic, yet family friendly community with a breathtaking white sand beach -- the next beach over from Clearwater Beach. The Oceanway Property, pool, hot tub, everthing is well-maintained -- everything is top notch here at Oceanway. The entire property is non-smoking, something very important and very hard to find. Sip your morning coffee on the huge balcony with an incredible view of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico with the saltwater breeze kissing your skin and the ocean waves massaging your every sense. Enjoy your day at the heated, smoke-free pool or on the sun-drenched beach -- lounging, walking, fishing, swimming, playing in the pristine sand and surf, or floating on a raft as the waves gently rock away all your stress. Rent a canoe, kayak, or paddle board from the local rental shop.
When hunger hits, IRB (Indian Rocks Beach) beckons you with some of the best restaurants on the beach just a short walk away.
If you want to adventure a bit further --take a short 1.4 mile ride to enjoy a day of fun for all ages at Splash Harbour Water Park. Head up the coast just 5.8 miles to world-famous Clearwater Beach or down the coast 15 miles to St. Pete Beach. See "Getting Around" for information on the Suncoast Trolley which goes all the way from St. Pete to Clearwater.
Travel rIght and travel light -- you have your own washer and dryer in the unit.
This and so much more awaits you . . .
You won't need a car for this vacation. Besides being directly on the beach, you will be walking distance to everything you need. If you walk out of the condo and turn left, it is a 3- block walk to a wonderful French café and another breakfast and lunch place, and also the best Thai restaurant in the area for lunch and dinner. All three have outdoor seating. If you walk out the front and turn right, it is about a 3-block walk to one of the best restaurants in the area, Guppies on the Beach. Just past that is a small convenience store and food market for all of your basic shopping needs. For more heavy duty shopping needs, there is a Publix grocery store 1.7 miles away, but you would need to drive to that because it is across the causeway.
Plus you can hop aboard the Suncoast Beach Trolley with many stops in Indian Rocks Beach, including a stop at 21st Avenue, one block from your vacation paradise. Use the trolley to tour the Gulf Beaches stretching from Clearwater Beach south to Indian Rocks Beach, Indian Shores, Redington Shores, North Redington Beach, Redington Beach, Madeira Beach, St. Pete Beach and Pass-a-Grille. Focus on the shores and attractions near one stop or several--you'll find them easily accessible. Or, travel the entire route to get a truly comprehensive view of the coastal communities and sample their many offerings. Locals take the trolley too and they'll likely recommend some of their favorite shopping and dining spots that you may not otherwise find.
Up to three children five years old or younger ride for free with an adult, and affordable full-day unlimited ride passes are available. With trolleys arriving every 20 to 30 minutes between approximately 5 a.m. and 11 p.m. (midnight on Fridays and Saturdays), it's easy to cover the whole coastline in a full day of fun.
Clearwater Beach and Sand Key to the North:
The north end of the Suncoast Trolley route begins at the white sandy beaches near Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach. By day the soft white sand is the perfect spot to play volleyball and build sandcastles. You can also dine directly on the beach at Frenchy's Rockaway Grill, a Clearwater Beach tradition (you must try the grouper sandwich!) and daredevils have their pick of parasailing and WaveRunner rentals to play above or in the blue waters.
Two hours before sunset, the park at Pier 60 comes to life with street performers, artists and musicians for the free nightly sunset celebration. Just before the sun dips into the Gulf of Mexico, pay one dollar to walk out to the very end of the 1,250-foot long pier for a picture-perfect sunset.
The trolley also stops near Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of Winter and Hope, the Dolphins of "Dolphin Tale" movie fame. The research aquarium has an ever-changing guest list of otters, turtles, dolphins and stingrays that they rescue and rehabilitate. Aquarium staff also manages the sea turtle nests at nearby Sand Key State Park, a 95-acre park and beach that overlooks Clearwater Pass.
On the eastern side of Sand Key, the Clearwater Community Sailing Center offers instruction programs as well as kayak and catamaran rentals.
A bit farther south on the trolley route is Madeira Beach's popular John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, featuring more than 130 shops, restaurants and attractions. Families will find water activities for all ages, from WaveRunner rentals and parasailing lessons for older kids to the dolphin sightseeing cruises on The Pirate Ship at John's Pass.
St. Pete Beach & Pass-a-Grille to the South:
The four miles of white, sandy beaches aren't the only reason to ring the trolley bell in St. Pete Beach, voted TripAdvisor's No. 1 Beach in America for 2012. Historic Corey Avenue is the place to get your shopping fix. You'll find art galleries, restaurants, gift stores and swimwear outlets and the historic Beach Theatre.
Almost every week there is some sort of craft or art fair or parade happening along Corey Avenue, including winter wine tastings and gallery walks, sidewalk sales and the popular juried art show held every February.
A "must see" at the southern end of St. Pete Beach is the Loews Don CeSar Hotel. The opulent pink palace, as the building is known to locals, opened in 1928 after being built for $1.25 million. The eight-story building didn't fare well during the Great Depression and eventually became a military hospital and then was vacated for many years before reopening in 1973.
At the southern end of the trolley line is the beach town of Pass-a-Grille, which is a National Historic District. The town is rumored to have earned its name from Cuban fishermen who camped along the water smoking their fish on grills. Traveling by the pass, fishermen could see the fires and took to calling the spot Pass-a-Grille.
In Pass-a-Grille's Gulf Beaches Historical Museum, you can explore the county's barrier islands' past. The museum itself is a piece of history. It was the first church constructed on one of the barrier islands. Exhibits display artifacts from the 16th century to present day.
Finally, don't forget to check out the quaint shops and restaurants along Eighth Avenue, the town's main shopping district before making a return trip north on the trolley.