Beautiful beach-front condo, 2 bedroom and 2 baths. Under new ownership as of June 2017! Sleeps 6 in 3 queen beds with luxury memory foam mattresses (all brand-new as of March 2018). Direct Gulf Front — full panoramic ocean view with all the comforts of home. If you have a larger group, we also own Unit 202 immediately next door, and Unit 306 in this same building (see VRBO property #948885 and #1037478). All granite counter tops. Newer building (built in 2004). Walk to Beach, Restaurants, and Shopping. Bookings accepted only Saturday to Saturday. Non-Smokers Rejoice -- this Condo Is Completely Smoke-Free -- inside, outside on the balcony, and at the pool. 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.
Your oceanfront paradise vacation awaits you. Sip your morning coffee on the huge balcony overlooking 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 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 in the beach within easy walking distance. Or stay in and cook in the fully-equipped kitchen or grill out by the pool.
Indian Rocks Beach (IRB) is located south of Clearwater Beach, and north of St. Pete Beach, but it’s better than both! Once you discover IRB, you'll never want to stay anywhere else!
Please note: Check-in and check-out days are on Saturday only.
We are "owner-operated," which means you'll have direct access to us, and not a "management company" that manages hundreds of rentals. This is one of only 3 rental properties we own, all at Oceanway, and we pride ourselves on doing everything we can to make your vacation a wonderful experience. We vacation here once a month with our family, too, and absolutely love it! We're delighted to share our experiences and favorite places to visit!
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 (rated in 2016 as the #1 Best Beach in the USA by TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards) or down the coast 15 miles to St. Pete Beach (rated in 2016 as the #4 Best Beach in the USA by TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards).
This and so much more awaits you . . .
Travel right and travel light -- you have your own washer and dryer in the unit.
You will not 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, Guppy's 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.