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Charming Beachside Cottage - Fun Decor and Fenced Backyard!

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Last updated: 12/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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

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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1054 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be 25 years of age or older...moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pet friendly - all hardwood and tile floors and a fenced-in yard....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    twin bed with twin trundle; pack-n-play portable crib...moreless

  • Bunk Room: 1 bunk bed

    bunk bed sleeps 2 plus extra twin mattress under bed...moreless

  • Beds to sleep eight including top bunk and trundles.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • beachside, 6 parking spaces, 70 yards to trolley stop

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    available through cable and Roku/Smart TV...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Includes Roku and Netflix...moreless

  • Toys:

    A deck box full of sand and outdoor toys...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Netflix available for guests; there are Smart TVs and Rokus...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    100 yards to the beach; 50 feet to beach access...moreless

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Table with 6 chairs and breakfast bar table with 4 stools...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • 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:

    6 spaces...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    open concept...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Boogie boards provided. Rental outfitters (boats, paddle boards, jet skis, etc.) are only a few miles away....moreless

  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Winter
Nov 26 - Dec 23, 2016
3 night min stay
$170
$1,050
Holiday
Dec 24 - Jan 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,350
Winter/Early Spring 2017
Jan 2 - Apr 15, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,450
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$195

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning fee $100 + tax
  • Pet Fee $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

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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Location

13.6 Miles
Nearest Airport
St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Mickey Quinn's Beach Pub & Grill
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Baypointe Golf Club
12 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Station Clearwater
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 688/Ulmerton Road
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Pub Waterfront Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Indian Shores, FL, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

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Photos

  • Welcome to Three Mermaids & a Crab!

    Welcome to Three Mermaids & a Crab!

  • Fully-equipped open concept kitchen/dining area

    Fully-equipped open concept kitchen/dining area

  • New (summer 2016) queen bedroom with flat screen TV

    New (summer 2016) queen bedroom with flat screen TV

  • Bunk room Smart TV with Netflix subscription

    Bunk room Smart TV with Netflix subscription

  • Fun beachy decor; many pieces were created by local artists & the owner

    Fun beachy decor; many pieces were created by local artists & the owner

  • Aerial view of home (red arrow)

    Aerial view of home (red arrow)

  • The beach access

    The beach access

  • Spacious open concept living room with flat-screen TV

    Spacious open concept living room with flat-screen TV

  • Master queen bedroom with flat screen TV

    Master queen bedroom with flat screen TV

  • New (summer 2016) surfing-themed bunk room with large flat screen Smart TV

    New (summer 2016) surfing-themed bunk room with large flat screen Smart TV

  • Twin daybed with twin trundle bed

    Twin daybed with twin trundle bed

  • Relax on the deck or at the tiki bar

    Relax on the deck or at the tiki bar

  • 3 Mermaids & a Crab = 1 mom, 2 daughters, 1 dad.  Guess who the crab is?

    3 Mermaids & a Crab = 1 mom, 2 daughters, 1 dad. Guess who the crab is?

  • Quiet, uncrowded beaches

    Quiet, uncrowded beaches

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016

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