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Beach Front Home - Waterfront paradise - Pet Friendly,

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,080 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5), white, sandy beach is your backyard!

Waterfront paradise with spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico. The white sandy beach is your backyard! Breathtaking views throughout the home with sliders inviting you out to your private lanai where you can watch the sun set over the water nightly with friends and family. The home has a casual, coastal feel - perfect for those who want to feel like they're are on a permanent vacation.

Spacious gourmet kitchen makes entertaining easy with plenty of granite countertop space, breakfast bar, solid wood cabinets, side-by-side refrigerator, oven, range, built-in microwave and dishwasher. The master suite features a private entrance to the lanai and a bath with shower stall and large antique vanity. Ceramic tile and wood laminate floors throughout. Ceiling fans add to the beach feel of the house.

Lanai has plenty of room for the bar-b-que, dining set and, lounge chairs.

Rinse the sand off your feet before you come inside with a specially lumbed shower along the deck.

This property is perfect for a family of four, Mom Dad and two kids. The Gulf of Mexico is your backyard. Also perfect for two couples to share the cost.

Our most popular renter is a couple seeking a quiet vacation. We are pet friendly with a fenced in yard and deck.

We choose The Turtle Nest name to honor the sea turtles that nest in the sand in front of the cottage from April to October each year..

Our leather furniture in the living room is soft and comfy. The queen bed in the Master bedroom is now a tempurpedic mattress. Oh, so comfortable. Two twin beds in the second bedroom give you flexibility for sleeping arrangements.

For active people, antiquing (some of the best in Florida), the The Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of Winter the dolphin star of the movie 'Dolphin Tale' is 10 miles away. Baseball, Football, hockey and more sports is 45 minutes away in Tampa and St. Petersburg. The Mahaffey theater is 15 minutes away where stars perform in a quaint small theater.

Busch Gardens is 45 minutes by car and Disney is only 2 hours away.

Keywords: Indian Rocks Beach Cottage, Beach Front Cottage, Beach Trail, Cozy Cottage, On the Sand cottage, comfortable gulf front cottage, gulf front cottage, pet friendly, beach home, beach cottage, on the beach, takes dogs, quiet home on beach

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Ed

After serving in the Navy I began my career in sales positions working for Northwest Airlines. I was fortunate to enter the travel industry where I remain today. Having run a cruise line, I purchased a travel company and have been fortunate to work with wondeful people who excel at planning vacations. Yes, I have had the opportunity to travel to many places and meet so many interesting people. But I can honestly tell you I have been fortunate to have landed here in the Gulf area where the beaches are unspoiled and safe.

Now days I really love to go to the beach and relax.

Our place is pet friendly because I love my dogs. Jack, my favorite, recently passed away but Max has stepped up to the plate and just become a terrific partner. Max is a cocker spaniel.

My favorite time on the beach is sunset with a glass of wine just watching the sunset. So peaceful. Many people come out to see the sunset because each one is unique and spectacular.

Ed purchased this house in 2012

Why Ed chose Indian Rocks Beach

I lived on Indian Rocks Beach back in the 90's and loved the character of this small beach community. The people are very friendly, restaurants can be walked to and the beach is breath taking. So I have been looking for the right place to return to IRB. And I found it here. It is private, no cramped quarters with other families, convienent one step to the beach, a large deck offering covered and sunning areas, the master bedroom is on the ocean so we can hear the wave action as we lay peacefully in bed. Our home is 40 minutes away so coming to the beach house is easy.

What makes this house unique

Great Deck, Fantastic Beach, One-Step access to the sand,private no crowds of people, and the most stunning sunsets to enjoy from your deck or the beach. Restaurants, ice cream store, local bars all within walking distance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We could not have asked for a better week! Weather was perfect every day! Beautiful home! So comfy and cozy and perfect for our size family. We enjoyed the perfect sun sets!

Loved walking on the beach every day and collecting shells, great restaurants and shopping! But our favorite meal was cooking the the grill and eating dinner on the deck and watching the sun set!

Thanks for sharing your wonderful piece of Florida with us.
Apr 2016
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Indian Rocks Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1080 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , step in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - Queen size bed with Tempurpedic mattress.
    Bedroom 2 - Two twin beds.
  • Queen size Beds (1) 2nd bedroom is twin beds that can be moved together for a king., Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Beach Front Home - Waterfront paradise - Pet Friendly,
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 59 reviews

Indian Rocks Beach

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect! The beach was a great quite beach very nice and clean, everything was close by. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you could experience our home and beach. We also love the privacy feeling when we are at the beach house.
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely beach cottage right on the beach, with a lot of privacy and room to move. This was our first time staying in a cottage instead of a motel, and what a difference. Very clean and centrally located, making it an even better choice for vacation. We loved it and hope to be back next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you next year.
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  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and delightful!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write and for visiting with us.
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Cozy, private and everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, gorgeous beach and all the amenities you need in the house. Comfy bed and couch, plenty of towels and two bathrooms. Would 100% recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to learn you had a wonderful stay! Thanks for visiting with us.
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Saint Charles, IL

Heaven on the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect spot to go and relax!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet of the beach house.
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Lovely Beach Cottage - Steps from the Gulf

  • 4 of 5

Hi Ed. We wrote in your guest book but wanted to thank you again for sharing your cozy beach cottage with us. We loved our evenings on the spacious deck watching the sun go down and listening to the roar of the ocean as well as morning coffee on the deck. My husband loved the close proximity to the beach for his daily fishing and I loved sitting on the beach with the sand between my toes. The weather couldn't have been any better. Thank you again for an enjoyable 3 weeks at your little piece of paradise.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Donna, We are very fortunate to attract such nice people like you to share our home on the beach. We love to do the same things you mentioned. Thanks again for staying with us! Ed
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Cafe de Paris Bakery
"Very French, a little dressy, not beach apparel. Small but outstanding menu."
Thai Pan Alley
"Absolutely the best Thai food on the beach. Very casual. Unless you really like your food ..."
Red Lion Pub
"Beach casual, fish and chips are the house specialty. "
"Conveniently located, this Florida chain is my preferred grocery store!"
Sandy's Restaurant
"Wonderful little breakfast place."
William Dean Chocolates
"They make the chocolates on site. Also great gelato."
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
1 Block
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Gulf Blvd
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
1 Block
Nearest Beach
4 Steps to the Beach
Car: recommended

Indian Rocks beach is a classic beach community. Small friendly with many restaurants and bars within walking distance. Clearwater Beach is 4 miles away with many activites.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $149 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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