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Tropical Getaway...Private Pool...Steps to the Beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Private Vacation Home. Lush Garden With Fenced Patio And Pool.

Contemporary, bright, designer decorated home with split bedroom floor plan. Wall mounted flat screen TV and WiFi. Modern well equipped kitchen. Patio doors open to newly landscaped and paved pool area. Inside and outside dining. Separate laundry area.

Ample seating on pool deck with umbrellas, grill, and retractable awning. Privacy fence surrounds pool and patio areas. Storage shed contains pool/beach toys.


Owner
bruce & lisa westall
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About bruce & lisa westall

We are retired educators who have operated an Ohio bed & breakfast for over twenty years. We entered the vacation home rental business because our lodging experience had prepared us for another way to entertain guests.

bruce & lisa westall purchased this house in 2012

Why bruce & lisa westall chose Florida Central West

First, we like the fact that it has a private pool and is

within a couple blocks to the beach. Also the home is

in a quiet neighborhood away from the noise and bustle of the more commercial part of the town.

What makes this house unique

Privacy. Quiet. Your own pool. Pet friendly. Kid friendly.

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Tampa
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Indian Rocks
Car: not necessary

Indian Rocks Beach is a quiet old Florida beach town on a barrier island between Clearwater and St. Petersburg. No fast food or chain motels, just beautiful white sandy beaches and dazzling sunsets. Just over the bridge however, you'll find a grocery store, pharmacy, and movie theater.

Amenities

Indian Rocks Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , inside master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , hall
  • 1 attached to master with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 1 king 1 queen 2 twins
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

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Tropical Getaway...Private Pool...Steps to the Beach
average rating of 4.909091 based on 33 reviews
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had higher expectations for price of stay

  • 3 of 5

Location of property to the beach and Gulf Blvd. is great. Property landscaping and house in general is also very nice.

Being a frequent vacationer to this area for many years and having stayed at several other properties including condos in the area I feel we must say we were not totally satisfied with our stay.

Our two teenagers looked forward to taking the bikes and heading out on their own to discover the area they are familiar with from previous visits only to find one of the bikes was in disrepair and could not be used.

The carpets in the bedrooms required cleaning, if not replacement. To be fair the handyman for the property did drop off the carpet cleaner with plans to do the work after we left, not much of a benefit for us however.

During our stay the weather consisted of periods of heavy rain and also clear days in the 90 degree range. This requires more attention to the pool and its condition. The pool maintenance is done once a week on Wednesdays, maintenance showed up on Thursday and the pool was beyond being attractive for swimming as we had been there from the previous Saturday. I spent time skimming the top and the bottom to remove debris and also used the portable pool vac to try and keep up with minimal results. The pool maintenance did vacuum and add chlorine however due to the high water level in the pool (higher than the skimmer to draw water to the filter) the debris on the top was not entering the skimmer and maintenance did not lower the water level to allow this to work as it should.

The chlorine pucks in the floating feeder does not apply enough chlorine to deal with the warm pool water and debris washed in from rain water and from the trees during high winds. This time of the year may require more frequent pool maintenance to avoid discoloured water and high water levels.

Everything required during the stay is available for the kitchen, bathroom, beach etc.

A resolution to the issues listed would certainly raise our satisfaction level.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We appreciate the positive comments you offer, and very much respect that you pointed out some issues that needed to be addressed. We resolved the bicycle and carpet issues, and are trying to arrange for more frequent pool maintenance during the hurricane season. Unless guests like you let us know about maintenance problems, we often don't know about them for weeks. We are committed to providing a safe and hospitable home for families to enjoy.
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5

perfect family vacation house

  • 5 of 5

Travelled in August with two kids 14 and 9 , the house provided all the amenities we needed to enjoy our time in Florida. Close access to the beach in Indian Rocks as well as beaches in Reddington and Clearwater . The pool is a lifesaver to beat the late summer heat . one of the best VRBO properties we have used !

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this home, close to everything! The patio and pool area was beautiful. Can't wait to come back again.

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

Great House, Beach, Attentive Owners

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect for our stay. We loved the beach décor, it was spot on for the location. The pool just outside the back door was a big hit with our grandkids, the tropical plants surrounding it provided a very private feel. Kitchen was fully equipped and ready to go. The beds are all very comfortable and the house is located in a quiet neighborhood. Indian Rocks Beach is a great place to stay, not overly crowded and only a five minute walk from the house. There is a wagon with large tires to haul items (and great granddaughter) to the beach. Very impressed with the contact from the owners, they emailed several times to make sure everything was going well and what we expected. There is also a box of menus from local restaurants with comments written in. Allows you to avoid taking a shot in the dark but actually choose where you are going based on some input. All in all, great stay. Would recommend highly.

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

Great Beach House

  • 5 of 5

This is a great beach house in Indian Rocks Beach. The house is fully furnished with everything you need. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, laundry, living room, dining room and a pool. Master has a king bed and a shower only bathroom. Bedroom 1 has a queen bed and Bedroom 2 has two twin beds. They share a full bathroom. The kitchen is fully equipped with more than enough cooking utensils and tableware. Living room has a very nice TV. Dining Room has room for 6-8 people. The outdoor area is incredible. Pool is excellent and the landscaping is super. It is beautifully lit for the night. There is a gas grill for outdoor cooking. The beach is a short walk down the street (approximately 1000 feet) and beach toys, bikes, etc. are provided. There are many great restaurants nearby (Guppys, Sliyce, Keegans) and are within walking distance. We would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION AND.....

  • 5 of 5

PERFECTLY SITUATED, QUIETE COMMUNITY WITH 350M TO A PERFECT BEACH. STORES AND RESTAURANTS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE. STILL THE FEELING YOU GET WHEN ENTERING THE "PORCHHOUSE" IS THAT YOU ARE ON THE BEACH. EVERY DETAIL IN THIS HOUSE ISC PERFECTLY THOUGHT OUT AND MATCHED (YOU HAVE HISTORY AND ART COMBINED WITH THE ART OF BATHING SUITES IN THE LIVING ROOM). IT TOOK US SEVERAL DAYS TO DISCOVER ALL. IT IS LIKE A JAQUE TATI MOVIE - YOU NEED TO SEE IT FIVE TIMES TO DISCOVER ALL THE DETAILS. PERFECT HOUSE FOR FOUR ADULTS AND TWO CHILDREN AS WE WERE. THERE ARE ALL THE STUFF YOU NEED FOR THE BEACH - THE CART WAS JUST A BIG HIT. WE FIT TWO KIDS IN IT AND ALL THE STUFF WE NEEDED FOR THE BEACH. IT IS STOCKED WITH EVERYTHING YOU CAN POSSIBLY NEED - THE ONLY THING WE MISSED WAS EGG CUPS AND SMALL SPOONS - COULD BE VERY EUROPEAN TO ASK FOR THIS THOUGH. THE AC ICED ON US THE SECOND DAY. BRUCE WAS QUICK TO GET REPAIR PEOPLE TO COME AND FIX IT. THE KIDS (2 1/2 AND 5 1/2 Years old) REFERE TO THE PORCH HOUSE AS "HOME" AND DECIDED TO STAY AND NOT RETURN TO SWEDEN. IF WE RETURN TO FLORIDA WE WILL NOT STAY ANYWHERE ELSE!! IF YOU CONSIDER A VACATION ON THE GÚLF SIDE OF FLORIDA THIS IS IT. THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR 10 DAYS HOLIDAY ONE TO REMEMBER!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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