Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Gulf Front 2 Bedroom Corner Penthouse - Spectacular Gulf, Beach and Sunset View

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 14 nights


About the property

Master Bedroom and Living Room Patio Doors Open to Gulf of Mexico

This beachfront penthouse will provide years of memories with its spectacular beach and gulf views from the 30 foot balcony, living room and master bedroom. The living and dining room are open concept.This penthouse has a 30 foot tiled balcony, for your dining or reading pleasure as you watch the sunset. The west facing covered balcony extends out from the building and provides unobstructed views to three sides, up and down the beach and straight ahead to the gulf and the evening sunsets. The unit has a fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast counter for meals or enjoy formal dining at the four seat dining room table. The living room has a 65 inch flat screen with reclining loungers and two leather loveseats. The living room, dining room and master bedroom have floor to ceiling sliding patio doors that ensure lots of natural light and maximize the views. The master bedroom has a king size bed with a memory foam mattress, 46 inch flat screen TV and an ensuite with double sinks and a walk-in closet. The second bedroom has a queen sized bed with its own four piece bathroom and a window with beach and intercoastal views. A full size washer and dryer are provided for your convenience. The unit has wireless internet, free US and Canada long distance and HD cable in the living room and master bedroom. The spare room has a 20 inch TV with a DVD/VCR. The condo is across the street from five popular beach restaurants/bars and a CVS pharmacy and is 90 minutes away from Orlando attractions.

Keywords: Gulf Front Corner Penthouse

More Details


Independence Square Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Ensuite has double sink and separate toilet and bath area
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size Bed (1) memory foam in master bedroom, Queen Bed in the second bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

87% Complete
12% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Gulf Front 2 Bedroom Corner Penthouse - Spectacular Gulf, Beach and Sunset View
average rating of 4.875 based on 9 reviews
Oviedo, FL, USA

Great Property, Location and Owner.

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our fourth stay in this unit and we're already planning for next year. Great views of the the gulf from top floor balcony. Building lay out provides a sense of privacy, units are off set instead of lined up next to each other. Condo is nicely appointed with new appliances, carpet and paint. Owners Bob and Cheryl take excellent care of their property, everything is always fully functional, clean, nicely appointed and up to date. The pool is good size and well maintained; salt purification instead of chlorine, nice touch. I personally spend lots of time in the spa. You can't beat the convenience of getting to this property either. It's located on Gulf Blvd., which during peak season can slow to a crawl. The beauty of Pier House is that you take a four lane road with a 45 mph speed limit until it dead ends at Gulf Blvd., turn left and 100 ft. later turn right into the parking lot and your there and out of your car. In no time your unpacked, slipping into your bathing suit and walking the beach or crashing the waves, not sitting in traffic on Gulf Blvd. Restaurants abound, groceries close by.....we love this unit, as I said we've stayed in it numerous times and are already planning for next years stay. Thanks Bob and Cheryl.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

This property a great place to stay. Very tastefully decorated. Great location and views of beach.

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd time to stay at Bob's place. The beds are very comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped. Bob was a pleasure to deal with when making our booking. The views from the balcony are stunning. Great pool and hot tub. We will definitely recommend this Condo.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Great summer vacation by the beach!

  • 4 of 5

We (family of 4) spent 2 weeks in Bob's beach condo this July in Indian Rocks Beach. Very clean and comfortable with all the amenities and supplies to just relax!!

The condo has a large master bedroom suite for mom and dad and a separate second private bedroom. Great large comfortable "lazy boy" sofas in the living room to make board games and TV nights fun.

The massive balcony allows for beautiful sunset dinners, great for breakfast and people watching.

All the chairs, towels and beach toys to make the days at the beach fun.

The location is great for restaurants, pharmacy and coffee house steps away.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Wonderful location with unbeatable views and privacy

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed this fabulous condo on more than one memorable vacation and hope to make it our 'go to' home from home in the future. Aside from the convenient easy stroll to more than one great restaurant/bar this condo offers comfortable, quiet and private accommodation with amazing views over the beach to enjoy relaxing days counting dolphins and collecting shells! The owners are both professional and welcoming who have made each stay an absolute pleasure. Can't wait to reserve again!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
Oviedo, FL, USA

Consistently wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property well placed on amazing beach. Easy to get to, convenient restaurants and shopping. Responsive owner. No brainer!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Absolutely "Perfect" in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

This condo is beautiful! My husband and I have stayed at other Pier House condos and this unit lacks nothing - very well equipped kitchen, beautiful furnishings, lots of beach "chairs and toys" - we couldn't have asked for a better vacation. Enjoyed it so much that we're going back in October, 2014! We've never written a review before but felt compelled to review this condo. Located "beach" side, we had gorgeous views of the gulf from living room, dining room and master bedroom and were just steps from the pool and beach. We rented a car so that we could try out different restaurants and pick up a few groceries and were able to take advantage of the owner's designated parking spot! Owners are absolutely wonderful to deal with and our entry and exit from the unit were seamless. The beach is breathtaking - white sand and warm gulf waters. Get up early if you want to go "shelling" - lots of beach walkers at sunrise picking up shells that wash up on the beach through the night. Sunset seems like Mecca - everyone seams to arrive and stand on the beach to watch the gorgeous sunsets - just like clockwork. Beach is very private - we left our chairs, books, umbrellas etc. for hours at a time while we walked the beach and returned to find everything just as we had left it. There are several good eating places within walking distance of the condo, as well as a large drug store that's more like a general store as they carry a good variety of food products as well. The nearest grocery/liquor store would be a Publix which is about a 5 minute drive from the condo. Although a car is not really required, we would recommend renting a car, even for just a few days so that you can stock up on groceries and visit some of the great restaurants in the immediate area. We're from Canada where summers can be short so going to Florida in October just extended our summer. Temperatures were not but not humid so we spent the majority of our days on the beach and in the warm gulf water. Would highly recommend this condo to everyone looking for high end and secure accommodation and amenities, awesome views of the gulf and direct beach access. Our favourite restaurant was the "Columbia" - famous for their salad that "eats like a meal" which isn't within walking distance but I'm sure would be an affordable cab ride. Until the Canadian owners of this condo decide to occupy the unit full time, we'll be doing our best to return to this unit every year.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 6, 2017

About Bob

My wife and I enjoy relaxing and enjoying everything Indian Rocks Beach and Tampa have to offer. This is our home and we share it selectively.

Bob purchased this condo in 2010

Why Bob chose Independence Square

My wife and I fell in love with the views from this corner penthouse condo in Indian Rocks Beach. We have been vacationing in Florida for 20 years and finally found the perfect place and decided it was time to take the ownership plunge.

What makes this condo unique

You can't describe how relaxing it is to sit on the balcony any time of day and enjoy the unobstructed views of sparkling gulf water and the beautiful beach. The unit is conveniently located near the Indian Rocks bridge and is only minutes away from grocery and pharmacy stores. Indian Rocks Beach is less densely developed and therefore its beaches are less busy than other nearby communities like Clearwater. However some of the most popular bars and restaurants are across the street.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The unit was everything we expected and more. It was very clean and had a very open design with large patio door Gulf exposures from the living room and master bedroom. The balcony is very proivate with limited exposure to other units on the same floor but has views from each side as well. The owner was easy to deal with and we will likely renew our reservation annually.
Apr 2010
  • 1 of 1


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
St Petersburg
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Across the street
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
3 miles in Largo
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
across the street
Car: recommended

The condo is:

- across the street from five of Indian Rocks busiest restaurants

- five minutes from the Largo golf course

- 40 minutes from Busch Gardens in Tampa

- two hours from Disneyworld in Orlando


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

reception and cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $500

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.

You might like these similar properties