Spacious Beachfront, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, newly renovated condo
About Joseph Sullivan
My wife and I are originally from Buffalo, but we met in Tampa through a mutual friend, got married and started a family right away. We had our first son Sammy in 2003, but unfortunately lost him suddenly just before his second birthday, We have two amazing children, Matt and Brooke who inspired us to find a place on the beach and enjoy our time together. Our family is very active and we love all the different types of outdoor activities that we can do together.
Joseph Sullivan purchased this Condo in 2016
Why Joseph Sullivan chose Indian Shores
We chose to buy Holiday Villa's 311 because we loved that it was directly on the beach but away from the hustle and bustle of so many of the touristy locations. We love the serenity of the sunsets from the balcony and enjoy the peaceful mornings watching the dolphins play in the gulf. We completely renovated the kitchen and the bathrooms, but the condo still has an extremely comfortable family feel to the unit.
What makes this Condo unique
Our condo boasts a large balcony for you to enjoy sunsets, and peaceful mornings. Our family often enjoys a good card game while we watch the sun set from the very comfortable patio furniture. There's a lot to do around our condo whether you have young kids in town or are just young at heart. We love to dolphin watch, play mini golf, fish, or go out to a great dinner. You can also rent a kayak or paddle board from one of the many beach rental companies that will gladly deliver to the beach for your convenience. If you prefer motorized water sports there is a marina a short distance away that you can rent all types of boats, or jet-skis. You will not be disappointed by a delicious meal at Salt Rock Grill, or breakfast at Frog Pond.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This property is steps from the beach. Although the weather didn't cooperate as well as we would have liked, we still had a great time! The condo has been updated and was pretty clean, however the floors looked like they needed a bit more attention. They weren't horrible but not like I would have cleaned them. Overall it is an excellent and very secure facility and I would stay there again.
Glad you had a great time. We have our floors steam cleaned 2-3 times a year, however with the beach sand it can be challenging. I will definitely look into it.
Wife college graduation/first family vaca
Absolutely loved our 6 day 5 night stay! The privacy of the place made me and my family feel safe, especially the use of codes to get in the elevator and key access for the beach and pool, that gave my wife the feeling of security knowing that just not anyone could walk into the place. The condo was adequately stocked with utensils for us to cook in and not eat out all the time. The sunsets were amazing from our balcony, we saw stingrays and dolphins. Absolutely loved our stay and my family and myself recommend this sweet getaway, especially as a family vacation. Joe was very easy going and very helpful and responded to our questions/concerns in a timely manner.
So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the kind words.
Not quite worth the money, and doesn't match expectations!
Not a great experience. The condo is average at best. Here my complaints and the main reasons I wouldn't stay stay here or advise anyone else to stay here.
1) the place is locked up like Fort Knox. You have to have a key to gain access anywhere
2) the elevator was broke the whole time we stayed there. I even witnessed an elderly woman with a cane having to walk up the stairs!
3) units do not have washers or dyers.
You have to pay for "community" appliances.
4) I tried to call someone about the issues and the on my email connected me to the onsite real-estate, and was told they're not able to help me and have to contact the owner of the property!
So sorry that your stay wasn't what you expected. Most of our guests love the extra security.
On our VRBO page it states that the laundry room is located on every floor.
I'm looking into the elevator issue. I apologize for the inconvenience.
Place was great and Joe was very easy to deal with. Would rent again in an instant
So glad you enjoyed your stay,
We rented this property just 4 days before we went to Indian Shores. It was beautuful and clean and relaxing!!
So glad you had a relaxing stay.
College move in
Joe was super nice and helpful!
Thanks Kelly your family is welcome anytime.
Quite sleepy little town with a noise ordinance. Pool faces the street so when you are sitting on the patio watching the gorgeous sunset there are no distracting noises coming from the pool area. This makes our guests stay even more private.
Must try restaurants (review all websites)
Salt Rock Grill - Seafood (higher end $$$)
The Original Crabby Bills in Indian Rocks - Seafood/awesome oysters must try
Villa Gallace - Italian (higher end $$$)
Middle Grounds - Seafood in Treasure Island 10 minutes south and my families personal favorite.
Aqua Prime Seafood & Steaks - very good
Slyce Pizza in Idian Rocks
Dog & Parrot - authentic Irish Pub 200 yards north of condo. Damian is an awesome bartender.
Caddy's Pun - Casual seafood on intercoastal
The Florida Winery at Johns Pass (Madeira Beach) - good reviews check it out on trip advisor.
Green Iguana Rental - super fair prices on little coupes for 2 that allow you to drive all the way up into clearwater. Rent bikes, jet skis etc
Smugglers Cove Mini Golf 18 holes with Beer and Wine
Alligator Attraction - Kiss a Gator
The Pirate Ship Royal Conquest - daily sailings with kid friendly activities like storytelling and dancing.
Gators Parasail - www.gatorsparasail.com
Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise And Eco Tour (make reservations)
Best of luck in your quest to find the perfect vacation destination and if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Joe Sullivan at 813-786-7482.