2nd floor or ground floor Studio beachfront, 1 full Bath Sleeps 2
Carter Coastal Vacation Rentals
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About Carter Coastal Vacation Rentals
Curtis Westphal: My Dad was a fighter pilot in Viet Nam. When he went off to war I was about 16. We stayed here with my grandparents. The beach is a wonderful place and made even more special staying at grandma's place. We learned to sail a Hobie Cat, experienced the full force of mother nature when a hurricane passed near by, and grew up in the slow pace of a small beach town where you know your neighbors. (Just don't let your cat wonder onto the beach. Tourist think its lost and take it home.) I lived here from Junior High, High School, and went off to college in Gainesville where I met my wife, Kathy. When we graduated we went out west to visit relatives in Colorado where we settled and have raised 2 boys. It was satisfying to see them get the same pleasure of going to the beach that I had as a kid. They are alway introducing me to new adventures. In this picture Kathy and I are about to go up in this biplane once owned by Randolph Hurst to get back and forth to mansion in California. It was their treat for my 50th birthday. What a one of a kind way to see the barrier islands flying low along the shore just like the seagulls and pelicans. Hope you find your own kind of fun in the sun. Enjoy our family place in Florida.
Carter Coastal Vacation Rentals purchased this Cottage in 1996
Why Carter Coastal Vacation Rentals chose Indian Shores
My grandparents moved down here from New Orleans and turned the house and carriage house into 6 vacation rentals. They did this for 40 years. They turned over the keys to Kathy and me so it stays in the family for the next generation to enjoy sharing with great guests that come back year after year.
What makes this Cottage unique
Location, Location, Location You will be vacationing on the closest beach to Tampa airport while also secluded from the vacation crowds. We are located in 'The Narrows', so named by the local settlers of the 1920's because the barrier island is so skinny here that there is only room for a single row of homes. The emerald green waters of the Gulf are out your front door and and yachts cruising the channel are out your back door. Water surrounds you like no where else with fantastic tropical views and a true island feeling. Our many repeat guests tell us that this is the most coveted spot on the 12 miles of world class beaches between Clearwater and St Petersburg.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Needs lot of TLC!!
Warped floors, worn out windows, coffee pot years past replacement age, "Take your trash out", anything not visible=dirty,Bathroom and shower gross, Location great accept parking.
Thank you John for your comments. I have passed on your comments to our executive housekeeper. She has assured me that she will double check the cleanliness of every unit in this historic beach home.
This was the perfect location, couldn’t ask for any better.
The unit we stayed in was charming and private. The other guests were friendly and we loved the overall vibe of the place. We used the kayaks, chairs and umbrellas that were provided. Our only complaint is the condition of the shower: it was cracked and moldy, pretty gross. The bathroom door wouldn’t close all the way so we had to take turns leaving the unit to give each other privacy. Overall, the positives outweigh the negatives and we will definitely return in the future!
Thank you for your review and comments. Glad you enjoyed the beach vibe ! The bathroom upgrades have been approved by the owner.
Thanks again , we appreciate your business.
Beach getaway as advertised
Bathroom could use updating as listed in other reviews
Thank you, we hope you enjoyed your stay. Always TLC needed
Great location needs some updates in bath!!
Loved the location right on the beach and the amenities!!!! Room could use some refreshing, especially the bath!!!! Very poor conditions around tub. Need some serious updating in bathroom!!!
Thank you for your comments. Glad you enjoyed the beach location and amenities. We will make the necessary improvements to the bath
Unfortunately, we arrived on a week that was very cold. If it was warm we would have spent a lot of time outside which the view is beautiful and relaxing. But because it was cold, we were inside most of the trip. The Studio we were in was very cute and clean but dated with a few issues. My husband is a contractor and is a landlord to lots of properties, if his tools were in our vehicle he would have been fixing things, for example, caulking the tub, fixing the window that blocks the view of the water due to condensation and the window in the bathroom that is cracked.
There are 5-6 units at this location and not enough parking for them. It was nice to be able to do laundry, there is a BBQ there, but needs to be cleaned out or get a new one.
If this place was done up, I would spend a lot more for that spot. It honestly is cute and right on the beach, who wouldn't want that?
If this place does get updated, please let me know and I will be there in a heartbeat.....Just not the same time we went this time.
Thank you for your comments Deanna. They are helpful. Wish it was warmer weather during your stay. We have once again begun the never ending process of maintaining this old beach property.
Cute beach front rental!
We were in #5, perfect for 2 people. It was a cute, older rental and you could not be any closer to the beach! Great selection of lawn chairs & umbrellas you could bring down to the beach, outdoor seating to watch the sunset, and close enough to restaurants/other activities! We had a few questions, and they replied within a few minutes. Overall a great getaway!
Greetings from the beach Betsy,
Thank you for taking the time to review the Sun n Fun property. Glad to see you liked the location (beachfront, close to restaurants), and beach accessories. Happy that staff was easy to communicate with. We hope to see you again for your next beach getaway.
Carter Vacation Rentals
You will be vacationing on the closest beach to Tampa airport while also secluded from the vacation crowds. We are located in 'The Narrows', so named by the local settlers of the 1920's because the barrier island is so skinny here that there is only room for a single row of homes. The emerald green waters of the Gulf are out your front door and and yachts cruising the channel are out your back door. Water surrounds you like no where else with fantastic tropical views and a true island feeling. Our many repeat guests tell us that this is the most coveted spot on the 12 miles of world class beaches between Clearwater and St Petersburg.
The Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of Winter the Dolphin – just minutes from the Sun n Fun Beachfront vacation rentals.
Winter the Dolphin has captured the world with her story of survival and determination