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Cute, Cozy Private Beach House Directly on the Gulf

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,575 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

'Tween Waters Cottage' sits directly on the sugar sand between the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway -- giving guests the opportunity to enjoy both beach and boating activities. This single-family, two-story Gulf-front home has all the charm of 'Old Florida' and all the comforts of the 21st century, including wi-fi, 2 flat-panel high-definition cable TV's, and unlimited free phone service to the USA and Canada.

With 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, the house makes a lovely vacation, honeymoon, or winter retirement home for a couple with occasional guests... or for families and groups of up to 8 (9 with a high-rise aerobed).

You'll love the comfy furnishings and the thoughtful amenities, including a large gas barbecue grill, the Gulf-front picnic shelter for lunches on the beach, padded sun-loungers and Adirondack chairs (so you don't miss a leisurely sunset), a porch or deck off each of the 3 upstairs bedrooms, and the private dock across the street. It's easy to drop a fishing line -- or rent a boat or bicycle from the shop just down the street.

The first-floor den/4th bedroom has a queen bed (NOT a sofa bed) and an adjoining bathroom... ideal for folks who don't do stairs. The king bed in the Master Bedroom features a 2.5 inch memory-foam mattress topper -- it's like sleeping on a cloud!

'Tween Waters Cottage' is professionally cleaned before you arrive and is provided to you fully furnished, including beach towels, sand toys, bath and kitchen supplies, and paper products. Shopping, restaurants, and all the attractions of the Tampa Bay area are close by, but once the soothing sight of the Gulf and the relaxing sound of the surf work their magic, you will find it difficult to leave. This quiet residential neighborhood has no high-rise condos within a thousand feet. The beach feels like your own private piece of paradise.

Enjoy the water view from every room, a gorgeous sunrise every morning, and a brilliant sunset every night. You, your family and friends will make memories for a lifetime -- at 'Tween Waters Cottage.'

Keywords: Beach House, Beach Cottage, Single-Family Home, Gulf-Front, Boat Dock

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Dan Callahan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Dan Callahan

We both cherish our childhood memories of vacations at the shore. For Barbara, it was picnics on the sand and swimming in the Atlantic. For Dan, it was fun times with the family water-skiing and boating on the Delaware River. So, when the rare opportunity came to purchase our own beachfront vacation home on the gentle Gulf of Mexico with a dock for boating and fishing, we couldn't pass it up. Now we share our precious find with other families looking to relax and re-connect by the sea.

Dan Callahan purchased this house in 1990

Why Dan Callahan chose Florida Central West

'Tween Waters Cottage' is only 30 minutes away from our main family home in St. Petersburg. This ensures we are nearby to respond quickly if our guests need us -- and makes it easy for us to use the Cottage frequently ourselves.

What makes this house unique

'Tween Waters Cottage' has a very peaceful, private atmosphere. No canyons of condos. No shared walls with strangers. The house is a rarity in our part of Florida -- a direct beachfront single-family home nestled between two other single-family homes. There are plenty of restaurants and activities nearby... but coming home to the Cottage makes you feel like you are entering another world... and leaving your cares behind.


Indian Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1575 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1) Memory-Foam Mattress Topper, Queen size Beds (1) Memory-Foam Mattress Topper, Twin or Single Beds (2) Memory-Foam Mattress Toppers, Baby Cribs (1) Pack 'n Play available no charge with advance request. High chair, stroller, crib can be rented from local baby-gear company at guest's expense., Bunk Beds (1) Memory-Foam Mattress Toppers We can add a high-rise aerobed if no one wants the upper bunk.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor Rinsing Shower, Private Dock for Fishing or Boating


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Cute, Cozy Private Beach House Directly on the Gulf
average rating of 4.6857142 based on 35 reviews

Beautiful location and the tree shade beach side was a welcomed plus on the hot afternoons!

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a wonderful rendez vous there and the owner was very helpful and quick to respond to any needs or questions. A few small glitches with a couple burned out lights and hot water but again the owner responded with helpful solutions. It would have been more convenient if the outside shower was working, but we just went old school with the outside hose for rinsing! You just need to expect some of these quirks with an old but quaint beach cottage. Overall an amazing vacation (it was hard to leave!), and the owner was very responsive. Thanks Dan!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lisse, Netherlands

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Great location!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, North Carolina

Fantastic Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your beach home with our family! We had a fantastic vacation (April 8-April 15), perfect weather, and the best beach house and lot on the Gulf Coast. I loved the shade trees, watching the sunset, and sleeping with the windows open every night. What a beautiful view, so relaxing! Easy walk to many restaurants and shops. We had fun renting a boat, paddle boards, and a kayak from Island Marine Rentals. Thank you and we hope to come again next year!!! The King Family

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint house, perfect for our family !

  • 5 of 5

Owner provided everything we could think of. Great house. Master bed was so cozy! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maumee, ohio

End of February, great time!

  • 5 of 5

Great time we had at this house! 8 friends stayed here together. The view is amazing and the house has all the comforts of home. The owner is very nice on the phone.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Upstate New York

Perfectly wonderful family spot!

  • 5 of 5

This was a fabulous house for our family of 8. Our kids range in age from 8-18 and EVERYONE enjoyed the space, location, amenities and sleeping accommodations. Of all the houses we have rented throughout the years of vacation, this is tops on our list. The supplies of linens, basic food kitchen needs (including salt/ pepper, paper towels, dish detergent, etc) that were provided were an ecxellent addition to our stay and decreased stress on the parents- which made this my most relaxing vacation ever. I really can't say enough about this place.

If you are looking for fancy and modern, you may want to pick a different spot. If you are looking for comfortable, cozy, quaint and " not perfect" but liveable... Then this is your spot. Steps from canal side (for sunrise) and gulf side (dolphin sightings often)- we will plan to be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
St. Petersburg-Clearwater/Tampa Int'l
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
The Pub Waterfront Restaurant
Nearest Golf
3.3 Miles
Largo Municipal Golf
Nearest Restaurant
Villa Gallace Italian Restaurant
Car: recommended

Canoe and Foot-Paddle Boat on premises (To be used only on calm-water days at the guests' own risk)

Stand-Up Paddle Boat Rental shop is 7 minutes away

Boat, Bike and Scooter Rental Shop is 2 minutes away


Rates & Availability

Indian Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Spring
May 7 2017 - Jun 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 11 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 27 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Dec 17 2017 - Feb 2 2019
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Tax Rate 13.0%

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Add $300 for Fourth of July Week, Add $200 for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter Weeks; Add $100 for New Years Week; Add $100 for 9th Person

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