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Gulf Front Beach suite ... On the Beach.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

You can't get much closer to the Gulf. Sleeps up to 8 . Enjoy the views !

With 2+ bedrooms and trundle beds on the sleeping porch it can accommodate up to 8. Walk out on the private deck and you are right on the beach. Get comfortable under the gazebo and enjoy the amazing sunsets. Cook in the large kitchen outfitted with pots. pans, coffee maker, micro,blender for daiquiris and margaritas, and extra large refrigerator....all the comforts of home.

Large master bedroom with king size bed overlooking the Gulf, rattan furniture for that Florida look, large oak pedestal dining table seats 6 with extra kids eating on the porch. The sleeping porch overlooking the beach doubles as breakfast area for those who get up early to go beach combing for shells. Guests compliment us on the warm glow of antique 100 year old red heart pine floors

More Details

Property Manager
Bruce Carter
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Member since: 2003
Speaks: spanish, danish, Ask for Carlos for Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Bruce Carter

The owner Curtis Westphal: My wife Kathy is a part time school teacher and I am a city planner. We lived in Florida and met in college then headed west in search of adventure where we settled near Golden. The Rocky Mountains are out our back door. A couple times a year we hop on a flight and come down to relax on the beach and visit our relatives in Largo and Sarasota.

Bruce Carter purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Bruce Carter chose Indian Shores

I grew up here. My grandparents bought the island estate in 1966 for the remarkable price of $28,000 and turned the home and carriage house into 6 vacation rentals. They had the pleasure of watching 4 generations of beach goers come to enjoy fun in the sun. When they got into their 80's they retired and moved to the mainland. My wife Kathy and I thought it was too nice to sell so even though we live in Denver we bought it. Fortunately. we have a great manager and handyman close by to greet our guests and get them settled in and care for their needs. We have 2 sons that we take on vacation each summer.

What makes this cottage unique

Historically, the most beautiful spot on the tropical barrier islands of Tampa Bay between Clearwater and St Pete.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The private entrance had its own private patio and the main patio was only ten steps away. The view of the Gulf of Mexico from the room was magnificient!



The location right on the Gulf was picturesque! In the morning we would walk the white sand beach, just 100 feet from our door, as far as we could walk. We also enjoyed riding our bikes on the best bike paths I have ever seen. Along the new completed road there was both a walking and bike paths on both sides of the street. The beach was unbelieveable! Powder white sand and blue green water was just in front of our room. The salt breeze that flowed through our room was great.



In the evenings we would drive down Gulf Blvd and choose one of the many excellent seafood restaurants. There are also several coffee shops very close to Sun N Fun. Clearwater is 7 miles down Gulf Blvd where we took a boat ride in the Gulf seeing dolfins jumping in the boat's wake.



Each evening we would watch the sun go down into the Gulf from our patio. Such beauty
Apr 2010
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Amenities

Indian Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Off the master bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , Day it's the perect gathering area.at night 4 twin beds
    1 Bedroom Apartment - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 bicycles
  • 12 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Clearwater and its island beaches are fortunate to offer something for everybody. Our attractions include arts and museums, the natural environment, historical buildings, special events and more traditional 'attractions' such as theme parks, whatever your preference. The sampling of attractions below offers a little bit of everything. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 3000 East Busch Blvd., Tampa (813) 987-5082. An extraordinary atmosphere filled with naturalistic animal habitats and shows, hair-raising roller coasters, Rhino Rally and more, dazzling live entertainment. Clearwater Marine Aquarium: Home of Winter the Dolphin !! 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater (727) 447-0980. A very unique natural attraction where one can view, touch and experience the biology and behavior of bottlenose dolphins, loggerhead sea turtles, Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, river otters, sting rays, local fish, coral reefs,

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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average rating of 4.7 based on 11 reviews
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Nice place good location

  • 4 of 5

Nice

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Quaint and peaceful!

  • 4 of 5

Very relaxing! With the beach in your backyard! Total beach cottage feel!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unit #6

  • 4 of 5

The house is older and not fancy but I loved the ocean view. It was nice to have grills we could use for cooking. This unit has a full kitchen.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing Family Beach Holiday Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a great 3 day weekend in apartment 6. We arrived at 4PM to a personal note attached to the door and found the home in perfect shape and spotless. We are a family of 6 and had plenty of room. The beds were VERY comfortable. The kitchen was well equiped, too. You can't beat the location to the beach as it is in your backyard! Our family loved the kayaks. We found the beach very quiet as there doesn't seem to be any public access close to us so we basically had the beach to ourselves! The gas grills were a nice touch as well.

Great place if you want to relax and just get away from it all! Thank you Bruce, for a wonderful stay! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location! Wonderful accommodations! Excellent beach!

  • 5 of 5

We totally enjoyed an easy vacation with sun and fun! Loved our time on the beach which had direct access from the property. At sunset, we were fortunate to watch dolphins surface just off shore from the property's white sand beach! We also watched as pelicans dove from flight into the water gathering fish!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure having you as our guests at Sun n Fun Beachfront rentals. Glad you enjoyed your stay and we do hope to have you back for some more Dolphin viewing and relaxation.
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Here for a short stay!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived last minute and had the main house....much more room than we needed.....but we loved this beautiful old Florida beach home. Bed was very comfortable which is important for us and the view is breathtaking! There is nothing fancy but everything you need! We will be back and we want to bring our family!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to review Sun n Fun beachfront Rentals. We are glad you enjoyed and we hope to see you again soon.
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa Internation Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
The Waterfront Pub
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Largo Country Club
Nearest Beach
3 steps ...We are on the beach
Car: recommended

Clearwater and its island beaches are fortunate to offer something for everybody. Our attractions include arts and museums, the natural environment, historical buildings, special events and more traditional 'attractions' such as theme parks, whatever your preference. The sampling of attractions below offers a little bit of everything.

DOLPHIN TALE

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of Winter the Dolphin – just minutes from the Sun n Fun Beachfront vacation rentals.

Winter the Dolphin has captured the world with her story of survival and determination. This heartwarming Warner Bros family film is based on the true story about a young boy who befriends an injured dolphin who lost her tail in a crab trap. Through their bond and friendship, the boy motivates everyone around him to help save the dolphin by creating a prosthetic tail to replace the one she lost. Winter’s strong survival instincts become an inspiration to people with special needs throughout the world.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

3000 East Busch Blvd., Tampa (813) 987-5082.

An extraordinary atmosphere filled with naturalistic animal habitats and shows, hair-raising roller coasters, Rhino Rally and more, dazzling live entertainment.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

249 Windward Passage, Clearwater (727) 447-0980.

A very unique natural attraction where one can view, touch and experience the biology and behavior of bottlenose dolphins, loggerhead sea turtles, Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, river otters, sting rays, local fish, coral reefs, mangroves and more.

The Florida Aquarium

701 Channelside Drive, Tampa (813) 273-4020.

A world-class educational facility featuring nearly 5,000 aquatic plants and animals which tell the tale of water, native land and marine animals in Florida.

Florida Botanical Gardens

12175 125th Street North, Largo (727) 582-2100.

Specialty gardens featuring Florida plants including wildlife nesting habitat, restored wetlands and natural bridges.

Lowry Park Zoo

1101 West Sligh Avenue, Tampa (813) 932-0245.

One of the top three zoos of its size in North America featuring more than 1,500 animals representing 350 exotic species including the manatee.

Moccasin Lake Nature Park

2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater (727) 462-6024.

A showcase of the plant and animal species native to the area. Preserve featuring rescued and rehabilitated birds, reptilian, insect and fish displays, plant and energy exhibits, and nature trails through a diversity of natural Florida habitats, allowing viewing of native birds, insects, amphibians, mammals and reptiles.

MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry)

4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa (813) 987-6100.

Largest science center in the Southeastern United States and home of Florida's only IMAX DOME theater.

Sport Fishing

Charter fishing boat for novices to avid anglers, the Phantom can accommodate you. Clearwater fishing specializing in four, six, eight, hour fishing trips. Captain Butch Ford will make you feel right at home fishing for Gulf fish.

Sunsets at Pier 60

Pier 60, Clearwater Beach (727) 449-1036.

A 'street' festival located on the promenade portion of Clearwater Beach's famous fishing pier, celebrating the setting of the sun and featuring artists, craftsmen and performers with weekend musical entertainment.

Sponge Docks/Historical Downtown Main Street

Tarpon Springs (727) 937-6109.

Authentic Greek heritage and community

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Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $145
Tax Rate 13.0%

extra $10. per person, per day after 5th guest

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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