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Renovated Direct Sand Beachfront 3BR/2BR - 2BA Condo/Free WiFi and Long Distance

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,186 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 3/2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

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Once you're booked, you can enjoy beautiful sunsets every evening from our ninth floor balcony with a completely unobstructed view looking West over the wide sandy beach and the Gulf of Mexico.

Our condo is equipped with dedicated and secure Free Wireless Internet, Free Unlimited Long Distance calling anywhere within the United States and Canada, and an extended High Definition cable television package including ESPN, SHOWTIME, and ON-DEMAND programming. The condo has three televisions, a DVD player with the main Sony Bravia flat screen television in the livingroom, a second Sony flat screen television with a DVD player in the Master Bedroom, and a third television and DVD player for gaming with easy-access gaming hookups in the second bedroom. The condo also has two cordless telephones, and a Sony CD/AM/FM/IPOD player and charger.

Our condo comfortably sleeps up to six people, with a huge King-size bed in the Master suite. The Master also has a fully-renovated four piece bathroom, and a beautiful unobstructed direct beachfront view through the sliding doors leading to the balcony.

The other two bedrooms overlook the Inter-coastal waterway through large picture windows, with a great view of the sunrise in the East. The second bedroom is equipped with two double beds, with a single bed available in the third bedroom.

We are located in the popular and family-friendly Sandcastle 1 Condo Building, which is halfway between Clearwater and St.Petersburg, and approximately 25 minutes to the Tampa International Airport. The Clearwater-St.Petersburg Airport is even closer.

Our condo is freshly painted in cool and inviting Florida-tone colors, was recently updated, and is tastefully decorated. The condo comes fully-furnished, with a brand new dedicated air conditioning unit, plus an in-suite washer, dryer, fridge, stove, dishwasher, microwave, garbage disposal, coffeemaker, blender, toaster, kettle, kitchenwares, two over-sized portable fans, a vacuum cleaner, and an ironing board and iron for your convenience.

The condo also has a "Baby Trend' crib and highchair for your little ones.

The condo also comes equipped with a variety of beach chairs, sand toys, fishing rods, beach umbrellas, and Boogie boards, along with a selection of paperback and hard cover novels for your enjoyment. We also have two beach coolers, and travel mugs for you to enjoy your coffee or a cool drink by the pool or the ocean.

Our unit is also equipped with a Schlage-brand keyless/keypad entry system for your convenience and security, allowing you to head to the beach without worrying about who brought the keys. There's also no risk of being accidentally locked out in your haste to hit the beach!

The Sandcastle I complex has a large beachside pool and hot tub, together with a games room with ping pong, a book lending library, and free Wireless Internet service in the games room as well.

The beachfront area has a lush tropical garden and barbeque area with picnic tables overlooking the ocean, and a beach volleyball court. Each condo has one designated reserved parking spot, with additional guest parking available on site.

The area has beautiful wide white sand beaches, and is close to dozens of restaurants, ice cream stores, coffee shops, and pizza places, appealing to all tastes and price-points. There are also several malls, mini-putts, and championship caliber golf courses in the immediate area, along with power boat, kayak, beach bicycle, and scooter rentals.

Our condo is also a short drive to the sports facilities which host the NFL Buccaneers, the NHL Lightning, and the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team of the American League. Disney World is approximately eighty minutes away by car. Busch Gardens is about a thirty minute drive. Several Major League baseball teams base their Spring Training in this area, including the New York Yankees, the Philadelphia Phillies, the St.Louis Cardinals, and the Toronto Blue Jays, among others.

But it's the unforgettable sunsets from the balcony that keep most Guests coming back, as the sun continues to amaze and delight every night! Don't miss the chance to enjoy our spectacular 'second home' in Florida!

More Details

Trish and Trevor Whiffen
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Trish and Trevor Whiffen

We are a family of five who have stayed in the Indian Shores area many times and always look forward to returning to our Sandcastle home.

Trish and Trevor Whiffen purchased this condo in 2007

Why Trish and Trevor Whiffen chose Indian Shores

We love the wide sandy beaches and the amenities of the family-friendly Sandcastle 1 building. We have always felt very comfortable and welcome here.

What makes this condo unique

We have a completely unobstructed view of the wide sandy beach looking across the Gulf of Mexico from our balcony and get to enjoy spectacular sunsets every night.


Indian Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 9
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1186 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • If you violate any of the terms and conditions of the rental of our condo, we have the right to cancel your reservation.
  • All rentals must be from Saturday to Saturday, for 7 nights at a time.
  • Rentals to those who are vacationing with groups renting in other units in the Sandcastle I building cannot be accepted.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - 4 piece-Full tub and shower
    Bathroom 2 - 4 piece-Full tub and shower
  • Both bathrooms recently renovated.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Unobstructed view of beach and Spectacular Sunsets, Tastefully Decorated, Fully Furnished, Close to All Amenities, View of the Inter-Coastal Waterway in Addition to Ocean, Lush Tropical Gardens, Three Televisions, Lending Library, Coffee Maker, One King Bed, Two Double Beds, and a Twin Bed,


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Renovated Direct Sand Beachfront 3BR/2BR - 2BA Condo/Free WiFi and Long Distance
average rating of 4.7105265 based on 38 reviews

A fantastic week!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very clean and comfortable. Although we didn't do much cooking, the new kitchen had all the modern convenience and was a dream! As promised, the sunsets from the balcony were amazing and early morning shell hunting was just a few steps away! We would definitely recommend this condo and hope to make another trip next February!!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Trevor and I are so happy to hear that you enjoyed a 'fantastic week' enjoying our newly renovated dream kitchen, as well as all the other amenities of our condo and the area around our condo. We hope that you can come back soon to another 'amazing sunsets and seashells' vacation! --Trish and Trevor
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Awesome condo with a perfect view.

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully renovated condo & the owners provided all necessities & “nice to haves”. Communication throughout the entire process was detailed & insured we had a great vacation. Hope to visit again soon! Thank you , Trish & Trevor!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to enjoy an incredible view. Loved the updated kitchen.

  • 5 of 5

Owners were great to work with. Enjoyed walks on the beach and area food establishments. Sunsets were beautiful!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Trevor and I are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the amenities and the views, both inside and outside of the condo. We hope that you can come back soon! -- Trish and Trevor
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Great condo on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the condo, it was a perfect week. the condo had everything you need with a beautiful view! We loved the hot tub and heated pool. It was a perfect location with restaurants and stores nearby in walking distance. We especially enjoyed Caddy's pub which was right across the street. We would go back again, relaxing vacation at the beach!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Trevor and I are so happy to hear that your 'perfect week ' included enjoying all the amenities of our condo and the area around our condo, and that you found everything that you needed....including that incredible view! Thanks again for renting our 'second home'. We do hope that you can come back soon! -- Trish and Trevor
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Fantastic!!!! Everything we needed for a family of 5.Beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, easy access to beach and pool. Would recommend to stay

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Trevor and I are so happy to hear that you and your family had a 'fantastic' time enjoying all that our condo and the area around our condo has to offer! Thanks so much for staying at our wonderful 'second home'. We hope that you can come back soon!--Trish and Trevor
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Very clean. Beautiful. Ready to go back!!

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Condo very clean. Close to a variety of things to do. Easy access to everywhere. Took trolley for longer excertions.( cheapest and easiest way if wanting to go up and down gulf blvd) Got to see dolphins from balcony and across street( the narrows). Everyone was SUPER friendly and helpful. Nice to be able to walk to beach from condo. Beach wasn't too crowded. Fun crabbing at night. Favorite place to eat was JD's. There is a variety of food and great prices and fun entertainment day and night. HAZE ice cream was awesome. Do not get ice cream any where else!!! Washer and dryer in condo came in handy. I would highly recommend indian shores and castle 1 vrbo. We definately want to visit again. Hopefully next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your glowing Review of your vacation experience at our 'second home'. Trevor and I are so happy that you could enjoy all the amenities of our condo, as well as enjoying the many restaurants and entertainment spots in the area, which you can find by walking, driving or taking the Suncoast Beach Trolley. We especially appreciate your love for HAZE Ice Cream, which is located just across the road from the condo! Thanks again for staying at our place. Trevor and I do hope that you can visit again soon!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Clearwater -St.Petesrburg
Nearest Barpub
The Pub
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Clearwater Beach
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Largo Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 275
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Pub
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Indian Shore
Nearest Point of Interest
Boat and Bike Rentals
Car: recommended

Local professional Sports Teams Include the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning, and the Tampa Bay Rays of the American League.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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