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Charming 1925 Cottage by the Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-13 )

'The Beach Trail Cottages' are the ideal Florida Beach Vacation Homes for the family or individual. refinished hardwood floors, furniture updates, fully enclosed fence for back courtyard, paint, outdoor lighting, and appliance updates. This 2 story home was built in 1925 and has 2 floors (it is important to note that the upstairs floor is accessed by an outdoor staircase). The cottage offers the ever harder to find quaint, 'Old Florida' atmosphere, yet equipped with the modern conveniences one is used to in today’s world.

The cottage is a 100 ft walk to the beach (NO BUSY STREETS TO CROSS), on the second row of houses and only a few minutes drive or walk to shopping and restaurants. This cottage is two doors away from the trolley stop which allows one to explore many miles along the gulf beaches. The cottage is a one-hundred step walk away from the pristine white sands and sparkling water of Indian Rocks Beach. Our tropical landscaping, decks, walkways, palms and oaks all contribute to creating a very relaxing 'Old Florida' feeling. Our guests from Europe, Canada and from all over the USA have just loved their holidays spent with us.

'Please note, we do not rent to separate parties at the same time.' You are more than welcome to have rental options for your home, but we must ensure that the property is not rented to two parties as this would be a violation. 

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Indian Rocks Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Additional enclosed hot/cold shower outside
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs - 1 bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Downstairs - 1 bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 sofa sleepers in upstairs - 1 crib also available
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Downstairs 2nd bedroom - twin is a pull out trundle
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , upstairs bedroom
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
High chair and crib with crib sheets available upon request


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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Charming 1925 Cottage by the Beach
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews

Great Experience!

  • 4 of 5

We truly loved the charm of this beach house! This truly suited our needs with two children. Close to the beach and a very private backyard that was great!! The kids loved the Kooky Koconut for ice creams. Rustic but with modern conveniences!! Especially enjoyed the sun porch for get-togethers in the evening! Hope to return next year for longer time. The apartment upstairs has a lot of steps to climb so I would not recommend it to anyone who has trouble with stairs but the downstairs is fine.

Gail & Bruce - Nova Scotia

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2009
  • Stayed: April 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice little place. Plenty of room,quaint, well kept , owner very responsive and easy to work with.

  • 4 of 5

Great place for relaxing with family

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LOVE IT! Absolutely no complaints!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to the cottage. We love it! It is clean, quaint and affordable. Owners are very helpful when needed and friendly. Close proximity to the beach and the Kooky Coconut! We LOVE this place and will be returning again!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleveland, Tennessee

Charming home and very close to the beach.

  • 4 of 5

The house was indeed charming. We rented upstairs and downstairs and were very pleased with the back yard. The proximity to the beach was great. The only issue we had was that the

Downstairs unit heated up during the day and the ac couldn't cool it down until sometime in the middle of the

Night. It wasn't bad enough for us to call about it tho. Overall we were very happy with the home.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for choosing us Sherry! Yes - Florida is extremely hot in July and the air conditioners do have to work extra hard here in the summer :)!!
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A Little Break for the Boys...

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed this place. Great location to beach, bars, golf, food. Very comfortable. Plenty of space for 4 guys who need their own bed. Plan on returning next year for more of the same.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable rental

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice weeks stay with our family of 12 (6 adults & 6 children). We rented both upper and lower units. It is an easy short 2 min. walk to the beach. The beach is awesome. Many nice restaurants within ten minutes walking distance. We all really enjoyed the large back yard deck for morning coffee, breakfast, cocktail hour and its privacy. Plenty of seating and two large tables. The little ones really enjoyed running around the enclosed back yard. The outside washer and dryer came in handy and the outside shower to wash off additional sand. You do need to supply your own additional toilet paper, paper towels and kitchen garbage bags which wasn't a big deal. Overall, we would certainly consider renting this one again.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

About Christi

My husband and I had been traveling to the Indian Rocks Beach area for many years prior to purchasing the 'Beach Trail Cottages' (about 15 years). On one of our many trips to the area, we found this beautiful, well-kept, charming property and knew it had to be ours!

Christi purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Christi chose Indian Rocks Beach

We have always loved our vacations at Indian Rocks Beach and we wanted a place that felt more like 'home' to us that we could return to time and time again! We have stayed in many beautiful condos in the area, but they didn't quite provide us with the private outdoor space and small 'homey' feeling we were wanting in a property for our family. When we found Beach Trail Cottages, it had the charm, space to fit our small and/or extended family if need be, outdoor space, easy access and extremely close proximity to the beach (a must for our young children) we had been looking for! This cottage is located on the second row from the beach and still on the beach side of Gulf Blvd. (west of Gulf Blvd.) and there is no need to cross a busy road to get to the beach....just take a 100 foot stroll down the quiet Beach Trail alley to reach the beautiful white sand beach!

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage(s) were built in 1925 and have more charm than the 'craftsman' style homes built today. We can provide accommodations for families up to 13 people!


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa - 40 mins
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Car: not necessary

Beach Trail Cottages are located 90 minutes from Disney World and 45 minutes from Busch Gardens. The Tampa airport is the closest airport and a 40 minute drive. However, our family finds that flying into the Orlando airport is MUCH MORE cost efficient and the Orlando airport is a 2 hour drive. Bike rentals are available just a few blocks away and with the Public Trolley stop just right outside our neighbor's cottage, getting from Clearwater to St. Petersburg (or Treasure Island in between) is easy and inexpensive (bikes permitted on the beach). There are many other attractions such as local boat rental companies and Putt-Putt golf (the kids can even feed a live alligator while there). We have many restaurants within walking distance (featured on 'Diners, Drive-through's and Dives' is the Amazing Keegan's seafood and grill. We are a 10 minute drive from Clearwater Beach (home of Winter the Dolphin at the Clearwater Aquarium, Pier 60 with Summer movie nights on the beach and nightly artist/craft vendors, shopping, parasailing, dolphin boat tours, fishing charters, and much more). While we are close to Clearwater, it is nice to be located in Indian Rocks Beach where the actual beach area is much less crowded and more family friendly. The Kooky Coconut is just 3 houses north of us and they have amazing Ice cream, cheeseburgers, and Cubans - you can even order to go and pick-up to bring back and enjoy on our back deck! While we do allow dogs in our upstairs cottage, our beaches in the area do not permit dogs.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet deposit - refunded $100
Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning fee - $100 per $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

At time of reservation, we require a 50% deposit (check) within 1 week of reservation date (unless renting monthly and then we require 1 weeks rent as deposit). If there is a cancellation to the reservation UP TO 45 days before arrival, half of the 50% deposit will be returned to you. Cancellations WITHIN the 45 day period before rental period begins will result in no refunds of 50% deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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