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The Best Best Beach Vacation You'll Ever Have!! Tommy's on the Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

(2) 2 Bedroom units-Each sleeps 6. (1) 1 Bedroom units-sleeps 6. (3) Baths Tota

Tommy's on the Beach is your perfect Florida vacation rental. Built in the 1960's, Tommy's has been renovated to include modern conveniences yet still has the charm of an 'Old Florida' beach house with a 'retro' beach cottage style decorating. There are (TWO) 2 BEDROOM UNITS UPSTAIRS which are large enough to sleep 6 guests each. There is (ONE) 1 bedroom unit downstairs that can also sleep 4-6 guests. Each unit is private and has a full kitchen and a fantastic Gulf view! We are a family friendly vacation rental and with permission, a pet friendly vacation rental as well. Located between Clearwater Beach and St. Petersburg Beach, Indian Rocks Beach is right in the heart of the Tampa Bay area.

Family Reunions: Although Tommy's on the Beach is a 3 unit Cottage, many families choose to rent the entire property for Family Reunions.

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Jan Bowers
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Jan Bowers

Tom and I grew up close by in Clearwater and our first home as newlyweds was in Indian Rocks Beach. We raised our 2 sons in Dunedin, close by, but always wished to return to Indian Rocks Beach. We are amazed that we have been able to own and share a beach front vacation rental with guests from all over the world. Our sons live out of town now but their first stop is always the beach- there really is nothing quite like it.

Jan Bowers purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Jan Bowers chose Florida Central West

We love our property- it really is a "blast from the past" and brings back so many fond memories of the happy beach days of our youth. The gulf swimming is wonderful , the beach beautiful and the sunsets amazing. Although it has been renovated, it still has a wonderful "Old Florida" feel. No elevators or parking garages- just walk out your door to the beach. We even have a Shuffle Board Court which is about as retro as you can get. Our beach front yard is shady and comfortable and the decks and patios all have great views. We love this part of the beach as we have no high rise resorts or hotels- just a classic Florida beach town.

What makes this cottage unique

Our guests can rent one, two or all 3 units- whatever suits them best. We can host 1 to 18 guests comfortably with plenty of privacy for everyone. We are in a quiet town but close to all the wonderful activities that the Tampa Bay area has to offer. We offer award winning beaches but great sporting , cultural and fun activities, too. We really do offer the best Florida beach vacation you can have. And, we are just 45 minutes from Busch Gardens and 90 minutes from Disney/Universal. We even have a small water park just 5 miles away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have been coming to Indian Rocks Beach for more than 40 years, and Tommy's on the Beach is our favorite place to stay. The units are charming, the private beach access is unbeatable, and Jan and Tom are the most helpful and personable hosts that you will ever find. In the commercial block right behind Tommy's, there are two good restaurants and a French bakery, and other good restaurants in easy walking distance.
Apr 2013
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Indian Rocks Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • There are two (2) Bedroom Units and one (1) Bedroom Unit. All are separate, private units. The entire cottage can be rented and you will have 5 bedrooms and a total of 4 double futons which all together sleeps 18
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
DVD player; full, unobstructed view of the Gulf and beach, private deck, private parking & picnic area; chairs, umbrellas, hammocks & fishing gear.


4.6/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

The Best Best Beach Vacation You'll Ever Have!! Tommy's on the Beach
average rating of 4.6 based on 6 reviews

Great Location!! Old, vintage Florida feel.

  • 4 of 5

My daughter and I had a great time at Tommy's on the Beach. The property is in a great location perfectly situated on Indian Rocks Beach with private access and only a quick drive to everything you need and Clearwater Beach. The condo, a little dated, but clean and had most everything we needed. But we came for the beach and the view and this place did not disappoint. Jan was great to work with and very accommodating on check in and check out times. I really appreciated the minimal check- out requirements as well. Made it easy on me considering it was just me and my daughter. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Genevieve Thank you for your kind words and for spending your precious vacation time with us. We hope you will return!
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Best Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

It really was the best beach vacation!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good times

  • 4 of 5

We really liked the property and its vintage charm. Very clean and comfortable. Great view to the ocean. Owner very nice and personable.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We hope you will return!
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Our Favorite Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Jan and Tom are the absolute best. This is our second time staying at Tommy's, and it definitely won't be our last. The property has a great location, offering easy access to local shops and restaurants, with a Publix and CVS just a short drive away. The condo itself is comfortable and has a GREAT VIEW! We enjoyed sipping margaritas and relaxing on the deck under the sunshade when we weren't on the beach. Can't go wrong choosing Tommy's on the Beach for your vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! We love sharing our wonderful beach house with great guests like you!
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Beautiful Location, Perfect Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved every second of the stay. It reminded me of being in Key West. The location is perfect on Indian Rocks Beach. Quiet, relaxing and a gorgeous view of the Ocean. The owner was as nice as anyone you would ever meet and the other tenants at the time were reoccurring guests so that tells you something. Overall 5 out of 5. If I had to critique anything it would be the finishes. The unit wasn't updated, but from our perspective it was a perfect beach cottage put together the way it should be. Definitely going to be booking another stay soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Jeremy for your kind words. We loved meeting you and your family and sharing our "Old Florida" beach house with you. Hope to see again soon.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
French Bakery
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Your Front Yard
Car: necessary

We are close to area attractions, shopping, fishing, sailing, boating, nature parks, tropical botanical gardens, Busch Gardens, dining, museums, geo caching, marine aquariums, manatee sightings, bird watching, alligator sightings, sea turtle nests, spring training, Devil Rays' baseball and Buccaneers' football. We are just 90 minutes from Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World and just 45 minutes from Busch Gardens. We have a wonderful small water park just 5 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Indian Rocks Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $50
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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