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Beach Front Cottage - 4 steps to the beach - Pet Friendly,

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,080 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5), full size laundry room, modern kitchen

This property is perfect for a family of four, Mom Dad and two kids. Beach is steps away and the twin beds in the second bed room work perfectly.

Also perfect for two couples to share the cost.

Our most popular renter is a couple with 1 or 2 dogs that seeks a quiet vacation. We are pet friendly with a fenced in yard.

We choose The Turtle Nest name to reflect the sea turtles that nest in the sand in front of the cottage.

Beach Front Cottage, right on the beach. Listen to the Gulf waves hitting the beach from your bedroom. Enjoy a barbeque meal on the deck, toast each other as you celebrate our world famous sunsets.

For pet lovers we have a fenced in the back yard. While pets are welcome on our property, THE COUNTY HAS AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING PETS ON THE BEACH.

Also 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.

We have also painted the interior of the cottage.

We are 'on the sand' and the sand is beautiful, white sand that stretches as far as the eye can see. Our private quiet home allows you to unwind, relax and enjoy the moment. Soak in the relaxing atmosphere, enjoy a refreshment on the patio, toast each other at sunset, all the simple things of life that are most rewarding.

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.

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More Details

Owner
Ed
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

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 Florida Central West

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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Amenities

Indian Rocks Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1080 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , step in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Beach Front Cottage - 4 steps to the beach - Pet Friendly,
average rating of 4.952381 based on 57 reviews
5

Awesome!

  • 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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5

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: Apr 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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5

Heaven on the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect spot to go and relax!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 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: Feb 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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5

4th time here

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th time staying here and we love it. The house is well maintained and is right on the beach. We'll be back in 2017!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jill, We are so fortunate to have such good guest. Ed
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5

Loved this cottage on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this cozy cottage on Indian Rocks Beach. We enjoyed beautiful sunsets relaxing on the deck and were just steps from the beach. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice to have you stay with us.
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
1 Block
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Tampa
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.

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Rates & Availability

Indian Rocks Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
August
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,785
 
 
Fall
Sep 16 2017 - Nov 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,393
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,785
 
 
Popular
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,393
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,743
 
 
New Years
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,673
 
 
January
Jan 6 2018 - Jan 26 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,715
 
 
Feb - Mar
Feb 3 2018 - Apr 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,996
 
 
April - May
Apr 7 2018 - May 18 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,792
 
 
Memorial Day
May 26 2018 - Jun 8 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,925
 
 
Summer
Jun 9 2018 - Aug 10 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,093
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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