Charming Beachside Cottage - Fun Decor and Fenced Backyard!
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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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Member since: 2011
- 1054 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9
- Beds to sleep eight including top bunk and trundles.
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Tub and shower
- beachside, 6 parking spaces, 70 yards to trolley stop
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Filtered Water
- Free Long Distance
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 26 - Dec 23, 2016
3 night min stay
Dec 24 - Jan 1, 2017
7 night min stay
Winter/Early Spring 2017
Jan 2 - Apr 15, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Cleaning fee $100 + tax
- Pet Fee $75 + tax
- Tax Rate 13%
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Owner's cancellation policy:
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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.
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.
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Welcome to Three Mermaids & a Crab!
Fully-equipped open concept kitchen/dining area
New (summer 2016) queen bedroom with flat screen TV
Bunk room Smart TV with Netflix subscription
Fun beachy decor; many pieces were created by local artists & the owner
Aerial view of home (red arrow)
The beach access
Spacious open concept living room with flat-screen TV
Master queen bedroom with flat screen TV
New (summer 2016) surfing-themed bunk room with large flat screen Smart TV
Twin daybed with twin trundle bed
Relax on the deck or at the tiki bar
3 Mermaids & a Crab = 1 mom, 2 daughters, 1 dad. Guess who the crab is?
Quiet, uncrowded beaches
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016
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