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April/May Specials. Great Value. Only 900' to Beach. Stellar Reviews. Pets OK

Indian Rocks Beach, FL, USA
  • House2501 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

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

Outside

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!).

Amenities

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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Owner

Dean Rock

Member Since 2011
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 04, 2018
About Dean Rock

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.

Dean Rock purchased this House in 2011

Why Dean Rock chose Pinellas County

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 ...

What makes this House unique

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.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Front NE Bedroom
        1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed, Bed is a loft/futon combo. Could sleep 2-3 kids
      • Convertible bed(s)
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Living room leather sleeper sofa
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon, The master suite occupies the entire top floor. Huge.
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, The 'Guest' room has it's own full bath.
      • SE Bedroom
        1 queen, One Queen Bed

        Bathrooms

        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Upstairs Master Bath
          toilet, shower, jetted tub, Huge bathroom with double vanity/walk-in closet
        • Guest Bathroom
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, combination tub/shower, People sleeping in East bedrooms typically share this.
        • Bathroom 4
          outdoor shower, Enclosed, outdoor shower. Perfect for rinsing off sand.

          Location Type

            • Beach
            • Near The Ocean
              900 feet. 4 minute walk from Gulf of Mexico (OK. That's technically not the ocean, but you're not seeing land on the other side!)
            • Waterfront

              Theme

                • Budget
                • Family
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions

                  Meals

                    • Guests provide their own meals

                      General

                        • Linens Provided
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Basic Soaps
                        • Broadband Access
                          Cable HSI. 50 mbps down/up
                        • 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).
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Laundry Soap
                        • Alarm Clock
                        • Living Room
                        • Local Restaurant Guide
                        • Paper Towels
                        • Parking
                          Room for 3 in driveway. Careful not to hit sprinkler heads!
                        • Security System
                        • Sofa Bed
                        • Solar Panels
                        • Telephone
                          Free local/long distance within U.S.
                        • Toilet Paper
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Water Cooler
                        • Water Tank
                        • Wireless Internet
                          Cable HSI. 50 mbps down/up

                          Kitchen

                            • Ice Maker
                            • Blender
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              Standard utensils iincluded.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Heavy duty china/silverware.
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Freezer
                            • Coffee Grinder
                            • Kitchen
                              Kitchen contains all standard appliances and service for 12. High quality/heavy utensils. Newer dining set.
                            • Microwave
                              Purchased in Winter '16
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                              Purchased in Fall '12.
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster

                              Dining

                                • 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.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 10 people

                                  Entertainment

                                    • Radio
                                    • Books
                                      My wife's a romance novelist, so there are some ...
                                    • Books for Kids
                                    • DVD Player
                                      In living room.
                                    • Games
                                      Jenga and others.
                                    • Games for Kids
                                    • Books for Adults
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Standard cable or DirecTV. Subject to change.
                                    • Television
                                      3 HD TVs. 50' (2), 27' (1)
                                    • Toys
                                      Mostly outdoor pool/beach toys, including shovels/pails, floaty toys, balls, etc ...
                                    • VCR
                                    • Video Library
                                      Videos stored on DirecTV HD/DVR. Hit 'List' for options. Also, select DVD titles are available, too.

                                      Outside

                                        • Large Cooler
                                        • Balcony
                                          Overlooks the pool. Table and 2 chairs and/or wicker loveseat on balcony.
                                        • Beach Towels
                                        • Bicycles
                                          A pair of beach cruisers. A blast to ride around the neighborhood and too/on the beach.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          All around the pool. Plenty of deck space.
                                        • Fully Fenced Property
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        • Beach Chairs
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Small pond with tranquil waterfall in backyard. Dwarf 3-stock palm tree surrounded by lights. Flowering plants surround pool side.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Purchased in Fall 2012
                                        • Small Cooler
                                        • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                        • Walkway to Water
                                        • Wood Deck

                                          Suitability

                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • Low Allergen Environment
                                            • suitable for elderly or infirm

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Heated Pool
                                                • Hot Tub
                                                  Spillover Spa in backyard flows into pool.
                                                • In Ground Pool
                                                • Jacuzzi
                                                • Outdoor Hot Tub
                                                • Private Pool
                                                  Surrounded by privacy fence, this completes the backyard oasis.
                                                • Steam Shower
                                                • Whirlpool
                                                • Whirlpool
                                                • jetted tub
                                                  Master bath has huge jetted tub that will comfortably seat 2 adults.

                                                  Attractions

                                                    • reefs
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • marina
                                                    • playground
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • library
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • synagogues
                                                    • theme parks
                                                    • water parks
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • roller blading
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • golf privileges optional
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • paragliding
                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • racquetball
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • wind-surfing

                                                                  Notes

                                                                    • 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.

                                                                      12 Reviews

                                                                      Wonderful4.8/5

                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      AWESOME! House is spacious and location ideal.

                                                                      Brian R.

                                                                      My family of four and sister's family of 5 both wanted to vacation along Florida's Gulf coast. We shopped around and couldn't find a better value that would sleep the 9 of us. The house is very comfortable and well-stocked with everything you need. We used the wagon for our daily walks to the beach, which took us only a few minutes. Indian Rocks Beach has so much to do with parks, playgrounds and restaurants all within walking distance!

                                                                      Outstanding House/Location

                                                                      kevin s.

                                                                      This is a very comfortable home with great floorplan. Pool is awesome and everything was as promised or better. So close to the beach. Indian Rocks has a lot going for it! Great food, fun parks and playgrounds, and just lots to do within walking distance.

                                                                      We just wish we could have stayed longer!

                                                                      Everything we could ask for

                                                                      We were delighted with our choice of property. We arrived with 4 adults and 2 children (age 5 and 2) and the accommodation and location were both ideal. The house is clean, fully equipped and comfortable. It soon made us feel as if we were in our own and the kids were delighted by the pool, the park nearby and the easy walk to the beach. It was an easy drive to spring training sites and to a wide selection of restaurant, grocery stores etc. Dean was more than accommodating, responsive to our every question and need.

                                                                      We definitely plan to return next year. It is a perfect place for a family vacation.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thanks for the kind words. We used to think Indian Rocks Beach was the best kept secret on the Gulf. It's not so secret anymore! We love living here for the same reasons you stated. A wonderful place to rear a family or go on vacation. See ya' next year!

                                                                      Thank you for sharing your home.

                                                                      I was nervous being with just me, my brother and our mother being that we had the 5 kids. We actually wore them out! The pool was perfect for them. We walked the boardwalk numerous times the week we were there and each time we discovered something new along the way. The walk to the beach was very short and easy. Thank you very much for having a wagon, chairs and some beach toys available. We did go to Clearwater and took The Tropical Boat Tour. The kids (and adults) got to see the dolphins right beside the boat. We got to see three jump at once. Thank you again! It made for some awesome vacation memories!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Guests are always amazed at how close to the beach the hose actually is, and how much there is to do in Indian Rocks Beach, without even having to get in your car! The boardwalk/Nature Preserve area also provides many wildlife surprises. Glad you enjoyed your stay and all the house/area offers.

                                                                      Kevin L.Buffalo N.Y.

                                                                      We had a great time,the house was great with lots of room which worked out perfect,we had more family & friends come & stay at different times than we planed on every one had a bed & we were never crowded.It was perfect with our dog with a barkyard around the corner.it was everything Dean said it was from the property,how close everything was,the amenities &very clean.Dean was only a phone call away if you had any problems or needed information.

                                                                      Quiet neighborhood yet so close to everything!

                                                                      Jill m.Atlanta, GA

                                                                      My family, including my elderly parents, stayed here to visit our newest family member - a very sweet two year old. The house was perfect. The downstairs bedroom with the en suite bathroom was great for my mobility impaired Dad, while the huge upstairs was perfect for the couple with a small child - plenty of room and quiet for nap time(even when the lawn maintenance company was there!). The pool is lovely. Due to the heat we never turned on the hot tub, but the jets were nice and provide a beautiful waterfall into the swimming pool.

                                                                      We never heard or saw neighbors but the neighborhood is great for an early morning or evening stroll. There is also a lovely nature trail that leads from the park down the street along a boardwalk - great for bird watching.

                                                                      If you have never been to the Indian Rocks Beach area before, you will love both the beaches and the great restaurants. We made breakfast and lunch at the house and had wonderful meals out within a mile or two.

                                                                      All in all, we had a very nice stay in this house - every thing was clean, in good working order and with plenty of privacy and space for our family. We highly recommend it!

                                                                      Location

                                                                      Indian Rocks Beach, FL, USA

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Cleaning Fee
                                                                      $150
                                                                      Pet Fee
                                                                      $100
                                                                      Tax Rate
                                                                      12%

                                                                      Rates start at $2k/week. $150 cleaning fee. 12% tourism tax. $100 pet fee. Booking through VRBO/Homeaway will result in a service charge that they impose. I have been told it ranges from 6-12%.

                                                                      $343avg/night
                                                                      12 Reviews
                                                                      Wonderful 4.8/5
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