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Historic Beachfront Cottages. 2011 Propertydistinction Award

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Last updated: 03/06/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Scruggs Harbor is a charming and historic landmark dating back to 1928. It is like going back in time to a calmer and more serene setting. The two main cottages are directly on the beach and you step from your cottage onto the sand. Front windows across the cottages offer continuous viewing of this beautiful beach and her many changes and moods.

Each Non-Smoking cottage is decorated tastefully and comfortably and has all you need - just bring casual clothes and a bathing suit. It is truly a relaxing get-away and our many guests come back each time they need to unwind, feel the sun, walk the sand, and just generally getaway. We have plenty of parking, a rare commodity on any beach, and we welcome families, friends, and just folks from everywhere. We've also hosted some great weddings and reunions.

Keywords: This is a private cottage located directly on the sand facing the Gulf - private with a million dollar view

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Member since: 2002

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/06/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • towels and Linens provided, Washer & Dryer on premises, No Smoking inside cottages...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    All places have beach views and are steps from the sand and Gulf and no high rises....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    All of Scruggs Harbor is directly on the beach facing the Gulf. We have been on a prime beach property since the early 1900's. Steps from the beach, Scruggs Harbor is an award winning property....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Directly on the Gulf of Mexico...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    All places have beach views - prime historic locations....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    We have 2 ocean front cottages smack dab on the sand facing the Gulf....moreless

  • Village:

    We are located in a lovely village called Indian Rocks Beach. It has not "sold out" to developers and still has a small town feel and a great welcoming spirit....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet:

    wifi available...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    private onsite parking...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    laundry with washer and dryer on premises...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    fully equipped kitchens w/microwave...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $75
  • Pet Fee $35


Payment is check or cash

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/06/2017
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Saint Pete/Clearwater
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Crabby Bills
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Largo Municipal
Indian Rocks Beach, FL, USA
Nearest Motorway
Gulf Blvd
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
PJ's Bar and Restaurant
Indian Rocks Beach, FL, USA
Nearest Beach
Indian Rocks Beach

Car: Recommended

WE have a volleyball court on the beach in front and a sea going kayak for use, Plenty of rafts, balls, noodles, toys, etc, Also, beach chairs to take down on the sand. Located on a prime beachfront compound. Scruggs Harbor is definitely a bit of 'old Florida' with the mod coms!!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1923

About the owner: Scruggs Harbor has been in the same family since the early 1900's. It has a become a historic landmark in Indian Rocks beach and is enjoyed by many many people throughout countless years. We have a tremendous repeat business and also love meeting new people. We strive to make everyone's holiday special and unique. We encourage families to gather with reunions, weddings and celebrations of all kinds. Kids especially love the spaciousness and freedom Scruggs Harbor offers. We've been in this business for many many years and love what we do.

Why the Owner Chose Indian Rocks Beach, FL, USA:
This property is one of the best situated on the whole coast. We are beachfront and have a large private compound with lots of parking for our guests and their visitors too! We love sharing this place with others as it is a very unusual private setting. People come here and feel the "energy" from the times the Indians gathered in Indian Rocks Beach. It is truly an "oasis" in the midst of life's craziness.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Many of unique features and benefits come from being an original 1900's beachfront property. People love the "old Florida" feel that is lacking most places. We welcome guests and their friends to enjoy this unusual property. We have tons of private parking ( a rare commodity on any beach) and lots of space for wandering and exploring. There is no other place like this as most have been torn down and replaced with high density vacation condos. We have lots of privacy here and people relish the ambiance of this unique place.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/06/2017

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Links to more information:



  • Fay Roy  on the 'beach of your youth'

    Fay Roy on the 'beach of your youth'

  • View from Deck of Fay Roy Cottage

    View from Deck of Fay Roy Cottage

  • Historic Scruggs Harbor -  Circa 1928

    Historic Scruggs Harbor - Circa 1928

  • View of Shady Nook Cottage from Beachside

    View of Shady Nook Cottage from Beachside

VRBO #19389

This listing was first published here in 2002.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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