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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property



Your family vacation awaits you in this beautiful, private gulf front condo located directly on the beach with 2 balconies leading directly to miles of sugary, white sand and pool. Breathtaking sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico's shimmering waters and sunrise on intercoastal balcony. Accommodations are unsurpassed in this unique spacious 3 bedroom/2 bath beach lovers condo. NOT ONE -- but TWO FULL BALCONIES! Enjoy the gorgeous views of the Gulf of Mexico from the private balcony off the master bedroom and dining room; and/or when the sun sets check out the second balcony located off the over sized family room. Enjoy cocktails on our second balcony with views of the inter coastal and our private fishing dock where you can watch yachts sail back to the marina at the days end. Also fantastic to watch sunrise from this balcony. Be sure to catch the dolphins at play from either balcony. (Check out our guest comments) Our spacious, bright, corner unit is located in a small, secure building and includes all the comforts of home. Private elevator, accessed only by key holders, takes you to your front door; or use the stairwell from the Gulf side balcony to access the pool/beach. Great for families with children -- you can see your little ones on the beach from the balcony! That's how close you are! Contact us at 352-428-0218 or at

Our kitchen is complete with all necessities of home. Supplies include pots, pans, dishes and all you would need to prepare a meal at home.

Master Bedroom Ensuite - Located on the gulf side of this unit complete with comfortable king size bed, TV, walk in closet. Roomy sitting area perfect for dolphin/manatee sightings or whatever would please you in the privacy of your bedroom. This room views the gulf of Mexico with sliders to private balcony. Stairwell to pool from this balcony is convenient. (2nd Floor) Balcony is private in that people cannot see you from other units or pool area. Great for coffee in pj's or sunbathing!

Second bedroom is decorated in an aqua sand dollar/starfish theme equipped with comfortable twin beds which can be pushed together for a King size bed. Baby needs (crib and high chair) neatly tucked away in closet. No extra hidden cost for these items.

Third bedroom is decorated in coral and aqua starfish, sand dollar and coral reef motif. Complete with queen size bed. Fishing poles, rainy day games and bed rail stored in closet. This room overlooks neighbor's pool and lush greenery.

Family room is over sized with fireplace and desk on one side of the room and 32"TV, comfy leather couches and recliner on other side. Watch TV or enjoy the views from either side of this room. Catch the action on the inter-coastal and fishing dock; access to 2nd balcony with a great view of the inter-coastal and Gulf Boulevard. Unbelievable sunrises from this balcony.

Laundry Room - complete with new washer/dryer.

You will find this beach front vacation hideaway not only inviting but affordable and practical. So... just relax and 'Hide Away' or visit nearby theme parks, attractions, nightlife, exquisite shops, fabulous dinner/gambling cruises! Indulge in one of our many local restaurants to experience superb dining all within minutes of this condo. BBQ poolside at sunset with cocktails! Leave the car home and bike ride or take the Trolley with a pickup point within walking distance from your condo. The possibilities are endless!


LONG DISTANCE ANYWHERE IN THE US AND CANADA (comes in handy when cell phones don't get reception) No need to hang off the balcony for a signal!

WIRELESS INTERNET; No extra fees for secure unlimited access.

BABIES/CHILDREN: portable crib, high chair, sand toys, etc. all on premises and sanitized on a regular basis.*

FOR THE BEACH: canopy, beach chairs, beach towels, beach blanket, beach umbrella, assorted sand toys, balls, games, paddles, and so much more. All on the premises. No need to haul or purchase pass times.

Please call today for additional photos and updates. We are diligently working on your hideaway transforming it into your home away from home. Our repeat guests have made suggestions to make this property one of the best for beach living and we are implementing those changes on a regular basis. Feel free to contact us at 352-428 0218 or and be the next family to put your Footprints in the Sand! Check out our guest reviews from repeat guests who love this unit: the views, the location and so much more. Our primary goal is to provide a clean comfortable home away from home where families can rest, renew and create lifetime memories at one of the finest beaches on the Gulf coast. Thank you for taking the time to consider this property. We look forward to speaking to you personally and reserving your Footprints in the Sand!


Minimum Stay: Weekly - Saturday to Saturday. Monthly and nightly rates are also available for select days.

$500 Security Deposit; $59 CSA Insurance; Rental agreement will secure the dates of your request. Balance due 45 days prior to check for US; 60 days prior for international bookings. Calendar subject to change.

* ADD: 13% Tax; $140 Clean Fee; 10% Holiday Week Surcharge.

Footprints Vacation Hideaway at West Coast Vista. .. One of the best corner units on south side of the building.

More Details

Tina & John Altieri
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Tina & John Altieri

Our family moved to Florida IN 1992. Before purchasing this unit, we scoped most beaches from the east to the west coast of Florida. When we found Indian Rocks Beach and walked into this unit, we knew we found our dream home away from home. The views, the turquoise gulf, the sugary white sand, the building itself; had everything we wanted and more. The best part of this location is the versatility -- it is private enough to just "hide away" and enjoy beach living at it's best, or explore some of Florida's main attractions. This location has it all.

Tina & John Altieri purchased this condo in 2002

Why Tina & John Altieri chose Indian Rocks Beach

Our family has grown since we purchased this "home away from home" and to this day our favorite feature about this condo is its proximity to everything. Literally, steps away from the gulf waters. You can see the kids building sand castles on the beach while sipping cocktails on the balcony. (age appropriate of course). Our children and grandchildren still love the beach, the theme parks, the fishing, Disney and all the wonders of Orlando. Fishing from our private dock is another favorite of our younger teens. The list goes on......

What makes this condo unique

Some of the most popular benefits of this condo is it's size and location. The building itself is private with a total of 15 units. At full capacity, it is private and quiet. The sand is soft and white and the water is crystal clear. The condo is situated in the 'Narrows' which is surrounded by the gulf and the inter-coastal. The photos are very deceiving. Most people, upon arrival, express how happy they are with the size of the unit and the views. It is very roomy and split into two sections: the gulf side and the inter coastal side. Come and check it out soon.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Tina,

Just a note to say how very much we enjoyed our stay at your

lovely condo. Truly a perfect space to relax and unwind

from the routine of life. Each day after returning from our

outings, Lucy would say "home" as we stepped off the

elevator and into the entry. We certainly did feel at home.

Each of us will treasure the memories of Lucy's first time

on the beach (I think we heard the word, "water," at least

100 times that week). She loved playing with bubbles on the

balcony, and running back and forth between the kitchen and

the living room. She slept peacefully each night in the

blue bedroom with her new monkey. We took her to the zoo in

Tampa and the aquarium in Clearwater. She was the star of

the show one night as she danced to the live music at My

Place on the Beach. As for the rest of us, Emily and I

loved running on the beach in the morning. Luke got in an

afternoon of golf. Jim and Luke saw a manatee in the gulf.

Each couple enjoyed a "date night," Jim and I ate at Guppy's

and Emily and Luke ate at the Pub. We loved playing cards

on the balcony. Luke and I were victorious!


definitely thinking of a return visit. Thank you for

opening your home to us.

Warmly, Carol
Sep 2009
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Indian Rocks Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Handicap bed rails as well as other items for child safety.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • 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


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average rating of 4.736111 based on 74 reviews
Summitville, IN

Heaven on Earth...a Real Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 spent a week at Footprints Hideaway for spring break 2017. It was the best spring break we have had in years! The condo was exceptionally clean, decorated very tastefully, and equipped with all the necessary kitchen, bath, laundry, and beach items that we needed for our stay. The wonderful views from the balconies and the pool were a piece of heaven each day. The beach was beautiful and had plenty of shelling for us, as well as, seeing dolphins and manatees. Tina was so helpful and checked with us for anything that we needed during our stay. It was a safe and pleasant neighborhood for any family. Our 18 year old son, and our adult daughter found plenty to entertain themselves. The surrounding restaurants and shopping were handy, and easy to find with the wonderful information box left by owners. This condo is centrally located to many of the major attractions for all ages in Florida. We were so impressed we booked 2 weeks for 2018! We thank God for showing us this little share of Heaven on Earth, and Tina and John for providing such a comfortable home away from home for our family. We met many of the condo neighbors, and they made us feel part of their vacation neighborhood. I use a wheelchair/walker some days, and the garage parking under the condo and elevator were wonderful for me. The shower in the master bedroom was handicap accessible and worked great for me. We are very thankful that we had the chance to put our footprints in the sand and looking forward to next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the place. Right off the bat one feels more at ease in a unit managed by the owners and not stripped of everything. After flying 14 hours from Alaska and a stop a Publix prior to much needed rest we realized we forgot to get some coffee items. But guess what? A few essentials were on site and made the transition into vacation mode seamless. The condo is very clean and the layout is way cool with the living room on the east side. Sunrise on one side and sunset on the other. This trip was intended to convince my wife's mother to move with us to Florida and it was a great success. I know John and Tins's place was a big plus in her decision. This is an all around great condo. Three couples or a family would find this beautiful property a wonderful home away from home as we did.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

Perfect for those quiet time people!

  • 5 of 5

We have spent several vacations at Footprints and each time we fall in love with the condo, the surroundings and the owners over and over again! Plenty around to do and plenty of places to eat but the condo remains a quiet place to just relax! Private elevator is sweet for grocery and luggage drop offs! Charcoal grill there for your use! Kitchen is well equipped as well! You are only steps from clean swimming pool and if you go a few more are on the soft quiet beach that we found perfect!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Fit

  • 5 of 5

A group of 5 of us spent a week at Footprints Hideaway and it was fantastic. The condo had a great layout and equipped with the needed kitchen, bath and beach items. Condo clean and well maintained! We really enjoyed the balcony options. Every AM about 8:30 we saw Dolphins making their way by! Sunrise and sunsets were magnificent! The beach was absolutely beautiful! It was so convenient to access the beach. Just down the balcony steps and out a few steps and you were there. Tina was super helpful with any questions we had. We also enjoyed the Pub Restaurant and Slyce Pizza. Slyce had live music in the evening and we enjoyed that. (nothing fancy...1 person singingbut it was relaxing and decent). Overall was a great stay and a perfect fit for us. Will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milford, Ohio


  • 5 of 5

Footprints Hideaway is a great place to visit on the gulf coast. This two balcony condo offers a unique view of the sunrise over the intercoastal and on the beachfront balcony a spectacular sunset over the gulf. It's well furnished, well laid out and well attended by the owner and her staff. We have rented this condo in February for many years and would revisit again and again.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year in a row spending January at Footprints. We love the location and Tina and John's condo. Restaurants and stores are an easy walk, and the beach is only a few steps away. My husband loves to fish, and being on the Narrows gives him great access to the beach and the Intercoastal Canal. Tina and John are not only responsive to your needs; they try to anticipate them. The condo is clean, well-equipped and homey. We love it there, and highly recommend Footprints for a wonderful vacation any time of year!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As always the pleasure was ours. Thank you for yet another fantastic review. It helps to know that our personal touch is appreciated. Be sure and check out some of the new photos, as per your recommendations, and stay tuned for more to come!! See you again in 2018! All our best, Tina & John
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Beach Welcome Center
"Stop in at the Welcome Center for all kinds of coupons, area attractions, maps and more. Mi..."
Tampa International Airport (TPA)
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
"Home of Dolphin Tales Winter! Come visit the famous dolphins!"
Clearwater Beach
"Tourist Attractions"
Splash Harbour Water Park
The Tides Golf Club
John's Pass
Tropicana Field
Raymond James Stadium
Shephard's the Wave Nightclub
Shell Key Shuttle
Tampa Bay Lightning
Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Beach
Indian Rocks Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Footprints Vacation Hideaway
Nearest Point of Interest
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Disney Orlando
Car: recommended

Indian Rocks Beach is a welcoming town of 5,000 and offers a little of everything from nature preserves and an art center to an historical museum. The "Narrows" is our unique location and well known for its versatility. Just hide away on our beautiful private beach or venture out to some of the most popular tourist attractions. Clearwater Beach, See Winter the Dolphin at Clearwater Marine Aquarium the star of two "Dolphin Tale" movies. Sunset Cruises, Gambling, Day Cruises, Fishing charters, Dinner/Dancing, Dolphin & Whale watching, etc, Theme parks such as Busch Gardens/Adventure Island Water Park, Disney/Sea World, Fabulous shopping ranging from up-scale boutiques to moderate stores minutes from condo, Golfing, Miniature Golf, Fine Dining along Gulf Boulevard where the Trolley takes you anywhere from Clearwater Beach to John's Pass.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning/Linens $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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