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Beach Cottage I - Stunning Beach Condo - Indian Shores Area

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

SPECTACULAR, Beach condo, two-bedroom, two-bath in one of the best buildings in Indian Shores. Beach front building, with heated pool, jacuzzi, and pool area overlooking the beach. Wood-burning fireplace in the Living room & your own jetted tub in Master Suite. Fully equipped kitchen with newer appliances. Tastefully decorated at Beach Cottage I, one of the most desirable buildings in Indian Shores. Directly on the beach, enjoy spectacular sunsets and monlit nights on miles & miles of white sandy beaches in the Gulf of Mexico. Walking distance to water sports, restaurants and shops.

Assigned covered parking in building with plenty of visitor's parking.

Near good restaurants, great shops & John's Pass, offering deep-water fishing, water sports & day cruises. Walk to REDINGTON PIER for line fishing and more water sports. Only 28 miles from Tampa and Busch Gardens; 10 miles from Clearwater Beach & 15 miles from St. Pete. Less than a two hour trip to Disney World and Orlando. 45 minutes to Tampa International Airport and 15 minutes to St. Pete/Clearwater airport. Beach Trolley avaialble in front of premises running through all the beaches from Clearwater to John's Pass and St. Petersburg day and night.

Keywords: Luxury 2 bedroom 2 bath condominum on white sand beach. Amenities include heated pool, hot tub, beach volley ball, covered parking. Jetted tub in master suite. Family/Kids friendly. All the comforts of your home, including full size washer & dryer in unit. 50 inch Flat Screen TV. Fully equipped kitchen. Beach chairs, towels and beach umbrella in unit. Walking distance to restaurants and attractions. Trolley stop at location. Trolley takes you to all beaches including St. Pete and Clearwater for just one fare a day.

More Details

Owner
Alina Giasi
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Alina Giasi

We live in Tampa and visit our second home often and plan to move there when we retire. We have decorated and remodeled the condo to offer all the comforts of a home away from home. We gather here with family and friends often, and have built many cherished memories of our time together at 'our' beach, and hope you and your loved ones can do the same!

Alina Giasi purchased this condo in 2003

Why Alina Giasi chose Florida Central West

The Gulf beaches are just stunning, calm clear waters with an array of colors, wild life and shells with miles of peaceful white sand beaches, yet we are within walking distance of shops, day cruises, water sports, great entertainment and fresh local seafood restaurants. We enjoy our family getaways and hope to share our beautiful beaches and home with our guests. We live in Tampa, just about 45 minutes away from the condo, and bought this property as our second home. Our aim is to make our guests feel this is a second home to them as well, and many of our guests have been coming back for years.

What makes this condo unique

Only 30 minutes to Tampa and 1.5 hours to Disney World. Visit the new Dali Museum in St. Petersburg or the lively restaurants of Clearwater and John's Pass. Walk to Reding Pier and fish, collect shells, take a stroll for an ice cream, or walk to The Friendly Tavern, with its local tiki bar and karoke nights, and walk back home (only three blocks away). Experience local restaurants and fresh seafood, or sit back and relax to enjoy our spectacular sunsets!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Alina,



I just wanted to send you a note and thank you very much for allowing us to

rent your condo at Indian Shores. We had a lovely vacation and the condo

had everything we needed and more. It was very comfortable and we felt

very much at home.



I hope we will be able to look at renting your place again next year.



Thank you again.



Jenny & Mike





Thank you so very much for your kind words Jennie. I am so happy you enjoyed the condo and are hoping to come back next year!...Of course, we love to hear that from our guests, as we do our best to make you feel at home.



When you get a chance, kindly sign into VRBO#34810 and leave your comments on our guest book, so other renters can hear comments directly from you. This helps us so much with our future rentals and is so greatly appreciated!
Apr 2014
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Amenities

Indian Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please do not seat on leather sofa with wet bathing suits. Do not jump on beds or hand clothing from shower curtain rods. Treat our home like yours.
  • HOA does not allow more than 6 guests. No Pets allowed. No smoking allowed inside unit. HOA does not allow towels hanging from the balcony.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Master Bath: separate dressing area & large walk-in closet
  • SEPARATE DRESSING AREA AND WALK-IN CLOSET IN MASTER SUITE. JETTED BATHTUB IN MASTER SUITE.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 double
  • King size beds (1) COMFORTABLE KING SIZE BED IN MASTER SUITE with Pillow Top new matress, Queen size Beds (1) QUEEN SIZE IN SECOND BEDROOM, plus futton in second bedroom that opens into a full size. Also a roll away single size bed to use in any room., Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Roll away twin size cod can be used in any room., Child Beds (1) Twin cod can be used in any room. Infant crib available., Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Second bedroom has Queen size bed. In addition there is a Futon in second bedroom OPENS INTO A FULL SIZE BED. plus a roll away/ COT bed converts TO TWIN SIZE FOR USE IN any room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
THIS IS A LUXURY CONDOMINIUM WITH MANY AMENITIES AND FAMILY/ KIDS FRIENDLY. FIND ALL THE COMFORTS OF A HOME WITH FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN, IN UNIT FULL SIZE WASHER AND DRYER. 52' FLAT SCREEN TV IN LIVING ROOM AND TV'S IN EACH BEDROOM. STEREO AND IPOD DOCK AND CHARGER. VIDEO/DVD LIBRARY, PLUS BOOKS AND GAMES IN UNIT. WIRELESS INTERNET AND CABLE. ASSIGNED COVERED PARKING ADDITIONAL PARKING FOR VISITOR HEATED POOL AND HOT TUB IN ON POOL DECK OVERLOOKIING THE BEACH FROM THE SECOND FLOOR WITH SPECTACULAR SUNSETS, AND GAS GRILLS FOR COOKOUTS. WALKING DISTANCE TO PUBLIC TENNIS COURTS AND NEAR GOLF AND MINIATURE GULF FOR KIDS. CITY TROLLEY STOPS IN FRONT OF BUILDING AND GOES TO ALL BEACHES AND JOHN'S PASS WITH MANY RESTAURANTS, ATTRACTIONS AND DAY CRUISES, SUCH AS DOLPHIN CRUISE, HONEYMOON ISLAND, CASINO CRUISES AND PIRATE CRUISES. WALKING DISTANCE TO RESTAURANTS, PUBS AND KARAOKE. BEACH CHAIRS, UMBRELLAS, BEACH TOYS & TOWELS PROVIDED IN THE UNIT. ALL YOU NEED IS YOUR OWN SWIM SUIT.

Reviews

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Beach Cottage I - Stunning Beach Condo - Indian Shores Area
average rating of 4.5652175 based on 49 reviews
Suwanee, GA
5

Great apartment and wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experinece with VRBO and we are amazed. The apartment was exactly how described, if not better: clean, all beds are comfortable, the kitchen iand the laundry room have very good appliances. The view is awesome and far from the noise of the pool! The communication with the owner was great. We highky recommend this place for your vacations!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank, thank you, thank you!! We love our condo and LOVE to share it with renters who appreciate it too!! Please come back again soon!!
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4

Beautiful, Relaxing Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Alina was wonderful to rent from. She was always available when needed. The condo was beautiful and the condo complex was great for multiple families to enjoy together. This condo is on the back side which faces the Bird Sancturary, not beach front. However, it gives you privacy where the pool side units did not. I felt that the cleaning company could have dive a better job at cleaning the unit.

All in all, we did have a beautiful stay here. I would recommend this unit.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was a pleasure to be available for your arrival times and I am glad that you enjoyed the condo at all the amenities. There are really only a few condos that are completely beach front at our complex, since most of the units are side units, which is the case for ours. However, our unit is the second unit in from the beach, and we still have a nice view of the beach and ocean from the living room, master suite, kitchen, and especially the balcony, which is very peaceful, as you mentioned. Actually when we spoke, you commented that you were working from the balcony and enjoying the beautiful view. This peaceful and more private setting was one of the reason why we chose this side of the complex, as the master suite is also on that side, and away from the noise of the pool area. I, and the rest of our family, came in for our 4th of July celebrations right after your family left. I have gained a higher appreciation of the hard work our cleaning crew faces at times. There were 4 of us and we were washing linens and towels for hours. The shower poles and curtains were half off and the curtains, not the lining, had to be replaced from stains of red clothing that had been hanging from them. We were scrubbing the floors late into the night. Our next door neighbors who live in their condo year around, complained to us from towels hanging on the balcony railing and too many people in the unit. We open our home to families in hope that they can create beautiful memories and treat our home like their own. Many of our renters have been coming back every year for the past 13 years, they consider this "their home away from home", and we appreciate them for doing so.
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Dunbar
4

Very clean, close to beach

  • 4 of 5

Very clean nice condo. Bathrooms need some up dating. Also would have liked to know that a bird sanctuary was right next door. When on balcony it was beside us. Not a fan of birds, kinda noisy at times. Pool area had no umbrellas and pool floor was in need of repair. Very secure building. Location was central to pretty much everything. Over all a very nice place.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us! Master bath is scheduled to be completely renovated this Fall, after the high Summer season. You are right. Pool deck has umbrellas at the tables by the grills, but no umbrellas in the area where the lounge chairs are located. I hope you were able to use the beach umbrella and beach chairs provided in the unit. We do appreciate your comments and your staying with us!
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5

AWESOME EVERYTHING!!

  • 5 of 5

Just bring food and a bathing suit...this condo was more comfortable than home!

The wife and I took the kids for their first beach vacation and we were all spoiled by this condo, the amenities and its location. The kitchen was perfectly stocked, everything was clean (the wife gave 5 stars here), the bedrooms were cozy (ESPECIALLY the master bed), we borrowed the beach toys, we enjoyed the balcony with a beach view and when we weren't on the beach...we played in the pool. We had several guests hang out in the condo very comfortably and they had had no issues with parking. Our ONLY issue was having to go home!!

Alina...Thank you so much for offering your place for others to enjoy! Everything was truly awesome and we can't wait to come back.

Matt Goodwin - Forney Texas

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Matt! We are so glad your family enjoyed the condo and amenities, and hope you made many happy memories during your stay here! Please come back soon!!
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st. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
2

Excellent location, updated appliances & living room furnishings but needs attention

  • 2 of 5

Our stay was Apr 30 for 8 nights. While we were pleased with the location, the updated appliances, living room furnishings, washer & dryer and master bedroom mattress, we were disappointed with the overall need for a refresh. Kitchen cupboards were definitely in need of a refresh as well as the bathrooms including replacement/cleaning of the shower curtains. The bedroom in the master had the jetted tub; however we would not use it; as its cleanliness was questionable. The second bedroom was not up to standard. The need for an overall cleaning was evident. We had guests arriving that evening so I ended up hand washing the grimey dust from the night stands, wall mouldings and dresser. The wall decorations also had grimy dust on them indicating they had not been cleaned in a long time. Recommendation, keep decorative items to a minimum unless cleaners plan to pay special attention to these areas. While most reviewers found the bird sanctuary to be an added bonus, the noise and smell detracted from enjoying the peacefulness of the views from the balcony. The building itself, including the pool and bbq area was great. We made the best of our stay. Alina, maybe a walk through with these comments in mind, may be useful in returning your condo into tip top shape.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate your honest comments. April is the end of the winter season and that means the unit has been rented back to back for 5 months; therefore, some items, such as shower curtains, may need to be replaced and have special attention. I will share this information with my cleaning crew. l did make a walk through at the end of April and personally took care of several of the items you mentioned. Deep cleanings are done on s regular basis, however back to back cleanings sometimes do not allow enough time for attention to details. Thank you so much for your comments and for staying with us.
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5

March 2017

  • 5 of 5

We rented this condominium for a family vacation which included adult children and my 78 year old Mother.

There were 5 of us in total and we all agreed that it was a wonderful location and that there was absolutely nothing that we needed / wished we had brought with us as the condo is very well stocked with anything we could possibly have needed right down to beach chairs and towels. There was plenty of room for all of us and the view from the balcony perfect.

The owner Alina was very easy to be in touch should we have needed her.

Thank you so very much and we would certainly rent here again should we return to this area.

Just lovely!!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review Debbie. It was certainly a pleasure renting to you and your family. I am so happy you found the condo well stocked with all your needs, and that your entire family enjoyed the stay. I am especially glad you mentioned the view from the balcony was perfect, since that is a frequent question we get from most our renters. Please come back and visit us again soon!
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Tampa International Airport & St. Pete/Clearwate
Nearest Barpub
Walk to Friendly Tavern with open Tiki bar AM & PM
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
John Pass - Various Day Cruises & Casino Cruises.
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Tampa, connecting with all of Florida
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-275, US19
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Water/Jet Skiing at John's Pass & Redington Pier
Nearest Beach
On the beach. Indian Shores Beach.
Nearest Point of Interest
SUN AND FUN:
Car: not necessary

Miles of white sand beaches on the clear blue waters of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, heated pool, spa, beach volley ball and gas grills in the building for the enjoyment of the guests Sun fillied beach walks, collecting shells along the way, bird sanctuary, pier fishing, seafood restaurants, great shops, local within walking distance taverns, bike rentals, water sports & wave runners miniature golf and ice cream parlors, all within walking distance. Catch the Beach Trolley to other beaches and John's Pass, great restaurants, fishing & deep water fishing, day cruises, gambling cruises, dolphin watch cruises, plus relaxing and sinking your feet in the white sand, Spectacular sunsets and moonlit nights. Walk to Redington pier for line fishing and more water sports. Nearby tennis, marina and golf courses.

Make time to watch the spectacular sunsets with sand between your toes!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Damage Insurance $59

Rates are based on 4 occupants. Maximum capacity 6 people. Additional rates $10/day per Person for Groups larger than 4. No pets allowed as per HOA. Smoking allowed only on balcony. Saturday or weekdays arrivals accepted, depending on availability. Great family and/or adult getaway with all the comforts of a home.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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