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Redecorated Gulf Front Condo with Beach, Pool and Hot Tub. Includes Free Wi-Fi

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

LOCATION: Sand Castle I is located mid-way between Clearwater Beach and St. Petersburg Beach in the city of Indian Shores, about 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport, 90 minutes from Orlando and about 10 miles west of I-275.

ACCOMODATIONS: Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6) and under the building parking.

ABOUT THE AREA: Indian Shores is located on a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. The area has beautiful wide white sand beaches, and is close to golf courses, malls and other shopping and a great variety of entertainment venues. The area is home to the NFL Buccaneers, the NHL Lightning and the American League Tampa Bay Rays. Busch Gardens is about 45 minutes away and the multiple parks of Disney plus Sea World and Universal Studios are only about 90 minutes away. Bike, motorbike and boat rentals are available across the street. John’s Pass with charter fishing, boat rentals, water sport activities, shops and restaurants is about 5 miles down the beach. Other attractions in the immediate Tampa Bay area include Adventure Island, the Florida Aquarium, Sunken Gardens and the Lowry Park Zoo.

Nearby cities such as Sarasota, Bradenton and Tarpon Springs offer a wide variety of additional attractions.

There are many excellent restaurants including The Pub just across the street, Crabby Bill’s, PJ’s Oyster Bar, Guppy’s and the five star Salt Rock Grill, all within a few minutes drive. These and many others offer fresh seafood and other favorites, several with water front dining.

ABOUT THE CONDO: Our condo at Sand Castle I is a direct Gulf-front condo with great views of the beach and Gulf of Mexico from our 3rd floor balcony. Watch the beach and sunsets from the large 23 foot balcony with sliding glass doors from the living room and master bedroom. The master bedroom has a king size bed and private bath. The second bedroom has a queen size and a single bed. The den has a queen sleeper sofa. Both bedrooms and the living room have flat screen TVs and DVD players. The living room has a small stereo system with a CD player. The unit has wi-fi internet service. The kitchen and both bathrooms have been remodeled and the unit is freshly painted and tastefully decorated. The kitchen is fully equipped with new appliances, cooking utensils and dishes. The unit is equipped with a full sized washer and dryer. The balcony is equiped with adjustable electric shutters that function as great sun shades on hot, sunny afternoons.

The Sandcastle I complex has a large beach-side pool and hot tub, a sauna and a games room with ping pong, a lending library, and free Wireless Internet service. The beachfront area has a lush tropical garden, barbeque area and picnic tables overlooking the Gulf. Each condo has designated reserved parking and the space for our condo is under the building. There is also guest parking on site.

The Suncoast Beach Trolley provides service between Clearwater Beach and St. Petersburg Beach (stops near the building) and is a convenient way to get around the beach area.

Our condo is managed by a local property management company that oversees many of the rentals in our building. They are available to respond to any problems during your stay.

Keywords: condo, beach front, modern updated unit

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Indian Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Free Wi-Fi


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Redecorated Gulf Front Condo with Beach, Pool and Hot Tub. Includes Free Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 15 reviews

Great condo, great location.... elevators need work!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Indian Shores every spring for the last 7 years. This condo had everything we could possibly want/need in the kitchen! We loved that! It was so nice to come up from the beach and be able to cook so easily, just like being at home. It was clean, well maintained and amazing view of the beach. We absolutely loved our stay ❤️

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always glad to learn that a guest enjoyed their stay in our condo. We do know that the condo association is planning an extensive upgrade to the elevators later this year so that problem should soon go away.
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Northern Indiana

Overall a nice place- just a couple things need TLC as mentioned below

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I spent a week here over Christmas with another couple. It's a very cute place, love the colors and the decor used. It has a nice airy, Florida vibe. We cooked a lot of meals at the condo, and it was decently stocked with kitchen supplies.

I do think there are a couple things that need attention:

Washer NEEDS replaced. It's an old, janky washer that has seen better days. I went to use it and water wouldn't drain. I contacted owner and he was quick to respond with the steps I needed to take to get someone there (which I appreciated!). The repair company said that they literally just replaced that same part not long ago on that exact washer. Do your guests a favor and get a decent washer instead of just putting a band aid on this worn out ole girl.

The other things I would replace are the beds. My husband and I slept in the queen bedroom that also has one twin in the room. The twin bed is ALL springs and the queen is about half springs. The other couple said that the king bed is halfway shot as well.

Besides the washer and the beds, it was a really comfortable stay. My husband and I are 30 and 33 and the other couple is in their late 20's and we LOVED the location of the condo. We drove to Madeira and Treasure Island and were so thankful we didn't stay there, it was complete chaos with people everywhere! This condo was not overcrowded or busy, which we liked. There was enough options for places to eat, we loved the PUB the best. Slyce Pizza was delicious, just watch it if you use your credit card--They added more money on to their tip and I had to dispute it (luckily the manager was nice about it).

We love to fish and we fished across the street and caught some flounder. A local fisherman told us to go behind the dog parrot restaurant and that was a hot spot for lady fish.

We had a nice vacation and were overall really pleased.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words about our condo. We try to replace things on a regular rotating basis and we had planned to replace all three beds this year. During our next visit we will check into the washing machine with our repair company and determine whether replacement at this time is the best alternative. We appreciate your bring these situations to our attention. Dan McKinnon
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Excellent stay at SandCastle I!

  • 5 of 5

The rental of this unit was simplistic and convenient. Unit was on the 3rd floor which is perfect for our family - a great view but not too many stairs (there is an elevator too). Lots of little amenities like videos, crayons & color books, books, puzzles, games, and a well equipped kitchen made our stay even better. Convenient shopping and food near-by. Public transportation available near-by too. My teenagers had a great time.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the most enjoyable places we have ever stayed at. The condo was clean, comfortable and convenient. The décor was perfect for the beach, the furniture adequate and comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. It had a great view of the Gulf of Mexico and the white sand beach and the sunsets were beautiful. It was convenient to lots of good restaurants with a variety of food and atmosphere. We especially enjoyed the Pub across the street and PJ's Oyster Bar.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Medina, Ohio


  • 5 of 5

This condo is so nice! The decorations are very beachy...just how I like it. It is better than the pictures. All beds are comfy...everything was clean and like new. The view of the beach and Gulf is outstanding!!! The pool and hot tub are great too. The grounds are kept up so nicely and the lighting at night makes it so pretty. We were extremely happy with everything!!! We have rented for several years through VRBO and have never been dissatisfied.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sandcastle 307

  • 4 of 5

We always enjoy our stay at Sandcastle.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

We rent primarily by the week, Saturday to Saturday. Exceptions can be made for monthly and longer periods. Contact the owner for pricing.

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.