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Charming Beachside Cottage - Fun Decor and Fenced Backyard!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,054 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8)

This beachside cottage is located just 100 yards from the beach on the beach side of Gulf Boulevard and 50 feet from the beach access. That means that once you get the family and all the beach gear out on the beach, only to hear the youngest one request a trip to the potty 1 minute after hitting the sand, no problem. It's only a few minutes walk and there are no roads to cross! The 3 bedrooms plus den and spacious living room allows ample room for your group inside and your private fenced yard, deck, tiki bar, and gas grill is ideal for outdoor entertaining.

This beach house works well for multi-generation families, small groups (girlfriends' getaway), couples traveling together, and dog owners (all wood and tile floors plus a fenced in yard). The spacious master bedroom features a queen bed and flat screen TV. The second bedroom is almost as large as the master; it was redone in summer 2016 and features a queen bed and flat screen TV. The third bedroom features a twin daybed with twin trundle and the kids' surfing-themed bunk room (redone in summer 2016) features a twin bunk bed and a large flat screen Smart TV. There's an extra mattress under the bunk bed for that extra kid that wants to be in the "cool" room.

Don't worry about bringing or buying beach gear. The house is stocked with boogie boards, sand toys, beach chairs, beach towels, a beach cart, etc. Just bring your own Speedo and flip flops. Unlike many beachside properties this one features a large parking area with room for six cars, or a car and motorhome or boat.

A car is nice to have to see attractions further inland but guests without a car can take the Suncoast Trolley up and down the Pinellas County beaches from Clearwater Beach to St. Pete Beach. The stop is right next door to the house. Indian Shores features dedicated walking and separate bike path lanes. There's plenty within a 2 mile radius - ice cream shops, Smugglers Cove mini golf, the seabird sanctuary, and scores of great restaurants. By car the house is 5 minutes from a Publix; Target and numerous other stores are all within a 15 minute drive.

We love spending time at 'Three Mermaids and a Crab' and hope you will, too!

Keywords: house, cottage, bungalow, single family home

More Details

Gamin and Todd Zacharias
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Gamin and Todd Zacharias

We are a beach-loving family that has many wonderful memories of vacations at beach houses. We love to entertain family and friends; our get-togethers are all about good food, good conversation, party games, and happy tired kids that go to bed early!

Gamin and Todd Zacharias purchased this house in 2011

Why Gamin and Todd Zacharias chose Florida Central West

Indian Shores is the perfect type of beach community - busy enough to have restaurants and attractions nearby without the highrises, crowds and traffic of a big beach town. Families and snowbirds alike love this area.

What makes this house unique

We are 70 yards from a Suncoast Trolley stop which can take you to all of the Pinellas County beach towns. Our beautiful beach has picnic tables, trees, sea oats, and peace and quiet. We love strolling down to the beach to watch the sunset, checking up on 'patients' at Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, and noshing on Key Lime donuts at The Lighthouse Bakery on Sunday mornings.


Indian Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1054 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub and shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , twin bed with twin trundle; pack-n-play portable crib
    Bunk Room - 1 bunk bed , bunk bed sleeps 2 plus extra twin mattress under bed
  • Beds to sleep eight including top bunk and trundles.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • alternative lifestyle
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
beachside, 6 parking spaces, 70 yards to trolley stop


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Charming Beachside Cottage - Fun Decor and Fenced Backyard!
average rating of 4.775 based on 40 reviews

Very nice

  • 4 of 5

Very cute , close to beach, clean and good location .

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The proximity to the beach made this house. Owners super easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Guelph (Ontario)

Great location and practical for a large family with kids!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked in the decor reminded us to relax because our vacation had started! While the property isn't the fanciest or largest, the four bedrooms with bunk beds are perfect for a large family, and the fenced in backyard is nice to have with little kids running around. Great walking distance to amenities and the beach, and very well equippped with all you need for your stay! And the property owners are very responsive if you have any issues...

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, MI

Very Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This place was very cute! It was not directly on the beach but that was never a problem for us and in fact, the backyard is pretty secluded which was nice when we were in the house! It was a great, safe locating and many friendly neighbors! The owners were easy to contact, friendly, and accommodating! I would definitely recommend for a low key, relaxing vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a great vacation! This great house had plenty of room for our family of five. Everything was clean and well organized. With an easy walk to the beach and plenty of beach toys, chairs, etc it was a fun and relaxing vacation with our 2- and 4-year-old. We enjoyed ice cream and mini golf near by. The pirate ship adventure in Clearwater is a must do for anyone with kids. We have rented many homes through VRBO and homeaway and this is the first we'd come back to.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed over Xmas and New Year. The place is a perfect vacation spot, amazing inspiring beach house decor; clean and tidy, has everything you need, even beach and water toys. Quiet non crowdy beach is just minutes walk and adored by dolphins;) Owners were reachable on phone and pleasant to talk to. We loved our stay, recommend it very much and hope to get back!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Nearest Airport
13.6 Miles
St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Mickey Quinn's Beach Pub & Grill
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Baypointe Golf Club
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrak Station Clearwater
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 688/Ulmerton Road
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Pub Waterfront Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Indian Shores
Car: recommended

While the beautiful beach is the main attraction there are many other things to do in the area. Kids love Smuggler's Cove Adventure Golf (less than a mile away) and visiting Clearwater's resident movie stars Winter and Hope the dolphins at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (11 miles away). Splash Harbour Water Park just opened in Indian Rocks Beach; it's less than 2 miles away.

Adults enjoy downtown St. Petersburg and the incredible Dali Museum (20 miles away) as well as Tampa Bay Rays games at Tropicana Field.

Neighboring city Tampa (30 miles away) has its fabulous Riverwalk area which features the Straz Center, Glazer Children's Museum, Tampa History Museum, Tampa Art Museum, the Florida Aquarium, and several waterfront parks. Tampa is also home to Lowry Park Zoo, Busch Gardens theme park, and NFL and NHL teams.


Rates & Availability

Indian Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Aug 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Note that the service fee which is broken down in a detailed quote is from VRBO/HomeAway; it is their charge for providing booking security and support. This fee is not collected by the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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