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Shell House - Direct Beach Front Home

Bedrooms 7
Space 5,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

7 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, Sleeps 14

Recently remodeled our fabulous beach front home is located on the wide white sandy Gulf beaches of Indian Shores. This home features a total of seven bedrooms and 5 bathrooms in the main house and the guest house with over 4000 sqft of living space.

The open plan kitchen, dining and living areas on the second floor offer amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico and the beach from the floor to ceiling windows which lead out onto a large cover balcony. There are two bedrooms and one bathroom on this floor, as well as laundry facilities for your convenience. The third floor offers three bedrooms, one being the Master bedroom, with it's own en-suite bathroom and private balcony looking over the beach. On the ground floor there is a large recreation room with sofas, a TV and pool table* . There is a bedroom with en-suite bathroom and another covered area leading to the beach.

There is also a separate guest house at the front of the property that sleeps two on a queen sleeper sofa with a kitchenette with microwave, small fridge & Kuerig and private bathroom which looks out over the pool.

The home is the perfect getaway.

*Pool Table available for use with extra deposit

** Please note there is only one pool. The pool is located in between the main house and the cabana house.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

Why Liz chose Indian Shores

Unique single family home located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Also has private 'cabana house' style room separate from the main house with kitchenette and bathroom, a great retreat.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I would rate this 4.5 stars if possible. My family spent a great week here celebrating my parent's 50th wedding anniversary. This property is very nice and has everything you need for a large group at the beach! The two pools give options for those who don't like the sand and it comfortably sleeps 14 with 6 bedrooms in the main house and another in the cabana house. The elevator is an added plus for bringing things up from the lower level. We really enjoyed spending mornings and evenings on the back porch watching and listening to the ocean. Part of the fire pit was missing when we arrived and they promptly brought us another one the next day. The only reason I would deduct half a star is because they were a little late meeting us for the check in and there are a few minor cosmetic issues that need to corrected, such as, the lights in the pool not working. Otherwise, it was perfect!
Jun 2015
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Indian Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Located in guest house (separate from the main house)
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Located in guest house (separate from the main house)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Shell House - Direct Beach Front Home
average rating of 4.909091 based on 12 reviews
Kansas City, Missouri

Family Vacation 2017

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent the most wonderful summer vacation at this lovely, spacious beach home! It was a beautiful week spent here with our three children and 8 grandchildren. The home was beautifully furnished and fully stocked with everything we could possibly need. The view and our beach were just perfect! Thank you so much for all that was done to make this a dream vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough great things about this rental, the owners, the management company, and all the people involved in the process. It is truly a top-notch operation. Our party included an age range of 10 months to 76 years and we had everything we needed including an elevator and all things baby - all things! The home was incredibly clean, we never ever felt cramped, and the location is great as the home is in a space along the beach with homes as opposed to condo buildings, therefore, the beach is much quieter. Soooo nice! Highly recommend this house and this group!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

Second year in a row we have spent a week here with our kids and grandkids!

Fabulous! We loved it. We would be back for the third year, but it is already rented for the timeframe we wanted. 5 stars!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer Family Beach Trip

  • 5 of 5

If we could give it 10 stars we would! This home is absolutely amazing. The elevator made it so helpful to haul luggage in on the first day. The house is directly on the beach & has forever spoiled us with location. The views from every floor (three levels) are phenomenal. We ate lunch everyday on the balcony off the kitchen, such a gorgeous view. The owners have thought of absolutely everything, providing sunscreen, bug spray, towels, beach chairs, a kayak, mini fridge outside for waters & beverages, Kuerigs on every level, pool toys, the extra garage fridge, there honestly wasn't ever anything that we thought of that we wished we had, because they have it ALL. It was an absolute blast & such a great area. Far enough away from any major hotel yet still close to shops & restaurants. The cabana house was also a huge bonus for a couple to stay in so they had more privacy from the kiddos. The pools were so awesome for the kids! We couldn't have asked for anything more & hope to be back some day to visit! Thank you so much Liz, Alex & Brenda & please give a huge thank you to the awesome homeowners & their personal touches throughout the house!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful home. It was perfect for our family gathering, and we all really enjoyed it. Thanks to Liz, Alex & Brenda for helping book the trip and make it perfect! I can't wait to come visit next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent an incredible week in this beautiful home. We hosted our children and grandchildren and had a wonderful time. We would highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa International/Clearwater:St Pete Airport
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

End of term cleaning $500 + Tax
Booking Fee $375 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

During off season we do allow a minimum of a three night stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund