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Outstanding Value/Location. Only 900' from Beach! Pets Welcome.

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Last updated: 02/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps up to 12)

An ideal vacation home, this beautiful 4 bedroom 3 bath home comfortably sleeps 12. The upper level features a huge, 27’ x 24’ master suite, and a wet bar with compact refrigerator. There is a 16’ x 11’ luxurious master bath with double vanity, Whirlpool tub and separate steam shower. You can also exit the bathroom or bedroom onto the large 2nd level deck, which overlooks the oasis-like backyard and the nature preserve beyond it. Upstairs bedroom sleeps 4, with Queen-sized bed and futon. Best of all, you can exit your bed/bath onto the deck and enjoy the view from the patio table above, or walk down the spiral staircase to party at pool level!
On the main floor are three large bedrooms, 2 have Queen-sized beds and one has a twin loft with full-size futon. The two rooms on the East side of the house on the first floor share a full bath. Off the dining room is a large bedroom with a Queen-sized bed "master" bath.
There are TVs in the upstairs master bedroom, largest downstairs bedroom and liv room
Just coming from the beach? Outside there is a shower, changing room and 8’ x 8’ wooden storage shed on concrete slabs. The fenced-in backyard backs up to a nature preserve for total privacy. The pool is warm year-round thanks to the solar-heating panels on the roof. The spa spills over into the pool. Also aiding the relaxing environment is a fountain in the back corner of the lot.
In front of the house is a large horseshoe-shaped driveway, which easily fits 3 vehicles. There is also a one-car garage.
A short walk away ...
Exit the house to your left (west) and you will be walking on the flour-like sands of Indian Rocks Beach. Hail a trolley ($2-$3) and ride north to Clearwater Beach in 10 mins. or down to St. Pete's in 15.
Exit the house straight (north) and within 3 minutes you will be at a state-of-the-art skateboard park, basketball and tennis courts, and baseball field.
Exit to the right (east) and you will be at the cleanest playground you've ever seen, and at the back of it is an entrance to the nature preserve. The preserve is a new path (you're walking on boards with handrails elevated above the ground/water) that winds around the inlet (see Google Earth) and exits next to a dog park (if you brought your 'best friend,' he'll love this park, complete with fire hydrant!).
Need your internet? We've got it. Lightning fast connections and WiFi available throughout the house. Also, standard in 3 rooms, including 1 50" plasma screen, 1 32" LCD and 1 27" LCD.
Of course, there's a dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, and a fully-stocked kitchen with service for 12. Everything from a blender to beaters is included.
The linens are also newer, with high-thread count sheets and comfortable bedding.
A couple of bikes, pool toys, wagon for hauling stuff to the beach, board games, and other pleasant surprises await!

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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/15/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25. Exceptions will be considered, but only in unique situations....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    With a house this large, it's ideal for two families and their children or one big family. Mom and Dad take the upstairs, children get downstairs....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Yes -- on a case-by-case basis. Fee is typically $100/week (cheaper than any boarding house, right?)...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Front NE Bedroom: 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed

    Bed is a loft/futon combo. Could sleep 2-3 kids...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Living room leather sleeper sofa...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    The 'Guest' room has it's own full bath....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    The master suite occupies the entire top floor. Huge....moreless

  • SE Bedroom: 1 queen

    One Queen Bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Upstairs Master Bath: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Huge bathroom with double vanity/walk-in closet...moreless

  • Guest Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    People sleeping in East bedrooms typically share this....moreless

  • Bathroom 4: outdoor shower

    Enclosed, outdoor shower. Perfect for rinsing off sand....moreless

Other Amenities

  • In the master shower there is a seat to sitdown and enjoy a steam. Be sure to look at the button behind you about knee-high and you'll find a 'steam' icon on the button. Press it and wait a min. or two for the heater/steam to kick in, Garbage disposal in the kitchen, ceiling fans in every room (including master bath, but not in two downstairs bathrooms), Huge walk-in closet off master bedroom inside master bathroom....moreless


  • Books:

    My wife's a romance novelist, so there are some ......moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player:

    In living room....moreless

  • Games:

    Jenga and others....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Standard cable or DirecTV. Subject to change....moreless

  • Television:

    3 HD TVs. 50' (2), 27' (1)...moreless

  • Toys:

    Mostly outdoor pool/beach toys, including shovels/pails, floaty toys, balls, etc ......moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Videos stored on DirecTV HD/DVR. Hit 'List' for options. Also, select DVD titles are available, too....moreless


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • 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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Huge picnic table, bench-style sitting, plus a couple of chairs to pull up on the ends, and sit up the breakfast bar....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Cable HSI. 50 mbps down/up...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage:

    1-car garage. (Note: Owner's vehicle may be occupying this space -- and there's no vehicle remote control included)....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Room for 3 in driveway. Careful not to hit sprinkler heads!...moreless

  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Solar Panels
  • Telephone:

    Free local/long distance within U.S....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet:

    Cable HSI. 50 mbps down/up...moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Standard utensils iincluded....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Heavy duty china/silverware....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen contains all standard appliances and service for 12. High quality/heavy utensils. Newer dining set....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Purchased in Winter '16...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Purchased in Fall '12....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Overlooks the pool. Table and 2 chairs and/or wicker loveseat on balcony....moreless

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    A pair of beach cruisers. A blast to ride around the neighborhood and too/on the beach....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    All around the pool. Plenty of deck space....moreless

  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Small pond with tranquil waterfall in backyard. Dwarf 3-stock palm tree surrounded by lights. Flowering plants surround pool side....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Purchased in Fall 2012...moreless

  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    Spillover Spa in backyard flows into pool....moreless

  • In Ground Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool:

    Surrounded by privacy fence, this completes the backyard oasis....moreless

  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Jetted Tub:

    Master bath has huge jetted tub that will comfortably seat 2 adults....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.8
from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Mar 25 - Apr 29, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Rate Starting At
Jul 1 - Jul 8, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 12%


Rates start at $2k/week. $150 cleaning fee. 12% tourism tax. $100 pet fee.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 02/15/2017
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
St. Petersburg
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Indian Rocks Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Exit our home and 4 minutes walking to the west (900 feet) is the white sand and the Gulf of Mexico. Walk to the right (east) and you have a pristine children's playground with all new heavy-duty plastic equipment. This playground also serves as the rear entrance to the Nature Preserve, which if you walk the trails, will lead you to a spacious dog park on the other side! Walk straight out of the house toward Kolb Park and you have all sorts of activities for kids (or adults) of any age, including a baseball field, lit basketball/tennis courts, skate park, etc ... This park is about an 8-minute walk, but my son and I rollerblade there in about half that time. Simply put, this is the ideal spot to vacation, if you're looking to have plenty of space, your own pool and spa, privacy, and proximity to all the family activities people enjoy while on vacation.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Diehard Steelers, Reds and Penguins fan. Also a DirecTV dealer, and college professor -- well, adjunct lecturer technically -- teaching composition and other writing courses at Plattsburgh State University.

Why the Owner Chose Indian Rocks Beach, FL, USA:
Indian Rocks Beach is where we chose to live, because it is near the beach, is a quiet community with first-rate services (trash pickup two days a week, high speed internet, city water/sewage) ... It's proximity to major attractions and airports is also a wonderful asset. At the end of the day, though, we want a place where we can relax, enjoy our privacy, and go for walks along the beach, through the Nature Preserve, etc ...

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Every day we go to the beach, without exception. Who can be stressed with sand between their toes? We are very fortunate to have found a spacious home so close to the water, yet far enough where you NEVER hear any of the traffic on Gulf Blvd. It truly is the ideal location/home -- for us anyway.

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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/15/2017

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  • The living room equipped with DirecTV (in three bedrooms, too!)

    The living room equipped with DirecTV (in three bedrooms, too!)

  • The master suite is huge, with two doors leading to deck.

    The master suite is huge, with two doors leading to deck.

  • The master bath boasts a steam shower, jacuzzi tub and double vanity.

    The master bath boasts a steam shower, jacuzzi tub and double vanity.

  • The front bedroom has a twin bunk/loft and the lower half opens to a full+ futon

    The front bedroom has a twin bunk/loft and the lower half opens to a full+ futon

  • The dining room and living room both have sliding glass doors leading to deck.

    The dining room and living room both have sliding glass doors leading to deck.

  • The master bath with jacuzzi tub, steam shower and walk-in closet

    The master bath with jacuzzi tub, steam shower and walk-in closet

  • Downstairs 'guest room' has its own bath/shower.

    Downstairs 'guest room' has its own bath/shower.

VRBO #368517

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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