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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Large Beach Front 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Condo


Fiddler on the Beach is a small, tranquill complex located directly on the beautiful white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Lush palms and landscaping surround the entire building and large pool area.

Our location and views can't be beat! Come relax and enjoy our spacious two story town home model located on the second and third floors. You don't even need to use the elevators but they are there if you wish. On our main floor is the kitchen, dining, living area and three piece bathroom and upstairs are 2 bedrooms and another full three piece bathroom. Families love this layout which allows young children a quite bedtime and teens their own space to hang out, watch movies and play games. It's clean, bright and airy with white wicker furniture and hardwood floors. Especially nice is how quiet this particular unit is as we have an corner unit with no others above. After a day on the beach relax on your private second floor balcony surrounded by palm trees swaying in the ocean breezes while taking in the sights and sounds of tropical birds and watching the sun disappear into the Gulf!

Several cafes, bars and restaurants are within walking distance and many more are accessible by hopping on the Suncoast Beach Trolley where you can explore all of the unique beach communities from its beginning at Park Street Terminal in downtown Clearwater to 75th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard. Check out the shops on Corey Avenue, enjoy the sights at John's Pass Village. If dining in is for you, you will love the fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops.

Fiddler on the Beach is just 30 minutes from Tampa Airport 20 minutes from St Petersburg airport and just 20 minutes off I-275.


Gulf/Beach View

King Bed with Memory Foam Topper

Ensuite Bath

Walk-in Closet

New Flat Screen TV


One Queen Bed

One Twin Bed

Walk-in Closet

Ensuite Bath

Intercoastal Waterway View


Very Well Equipped

Granite Countertops


Coffee Maker

Electric Kettle


Garbage Disposal

Dishwasher & Dish Soap Provided

DINING OUT (Our favourites)

Guppy's On The Beach 4 Star $$

1701 Gulf Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach


Salt Rock Grill 4.3 Star $$$

19325 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores


More Details

Julie and Philip Prather
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 3, 2018

About Julie and Philip Prather

Our passion is travel and my goal is to provide beautiful, clean accommodations in the best locations for others to enjoy!

Julie and Philip Prather purchased this condo in 2013

Why Julie and Philip Prather chose Indian Rocks Beach

We wanted a condo not only for rental but one we would enjoy ourselves and we found it! Beach front, clean, spacious and easy to get to were what we were looking for and this is it. We are confident you will love it too!

What makes this condo unique

Beach, Beach, Beach!

Best Views!




Great Atmosphere!

Lush Grounds!

Delicious Restaurants!

Suncoast Beach Trolley!

Close to Tampa & St Petersburg Airports

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Julie,

Sorry for the delayed response, but we've been having too much fun! The condo was clean and in the condition we expected. The extra soap and toilet paper were also a very nice touch. Having traveled down here for several years in a row we really appreciate those added conveniences. I have noticed the maintenance man working on something every day we've been here, including Sunday.

We previously stayed at a condo on the intercoastal side of Gulf and I don't think we'll ever go back. Having the beach just steps away really makes this a special place. We watched dolphins last night and this morning and have spent significantly more time on the beach than in years past.

We couldn't be happier with your beach house!

Thank you,


Hi Julie,

Oh my gosh, this has been our best vacation ever and that includes the other five times we've visited this area! We rented a paddle board and followed dolphins three times. I went out about fifty yards past the buoys this morning while following a school of tarpin which was amazing (and apparently kind of dangerous). We have has so much fun and don't want to leave!

We can't wait to come back. Thank you so much. We have one more full day on the beach and we have truly enjoyed it. I'll send you some photos after we get back.

Thanks again,

Jun 2014
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Indian Rocks Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • 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
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Two 3 piece bathrooms (one on each floor)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom: Ocean/Beach view King bed Ensuite bath Walk-in closet New Flat screen TV 2nd Bedroom One Queen One twin Ensuite bath
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.6 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

All was as promised and more!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Absolutely Stunning

  • 5 of 5

The description of the unit and property was more than accurate, the pool was very clean and a nice temperature, the property was well maintained. The managers, Cheryl and Rick e-mailed us looking for our time of arrival so we may be greeted when we got there, they started our stay with a smile and made checking in relaxing and stress free (well needed after a long flight). The owners Julie and Philip quickly answered any questions that we had and they were very nice to work with and they made sure that we had everything. The unit its self was immaculate! every detail was thought of, and a view that kept you in awe. We ate at many restaurants that are within walking distance to the unit, but a 5 minute drive we found Keegans and Chicago-jaqx, the food was fantastic and not over priced. A car is not needed (but helpful for the food market) because you can take a trolley up and down the coast from Johns Pass to Clearwater and it stops in front of the condo! We have stayed at this unit twice before and another one in the same building, this is our favorite unit, we never had one regret! If your thinking about coming to Indian rocks Beach, look no more, this is it!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not as family friendly as it used to be

  • 3 of 5

Our condo was nice but no room in cabinets to put our food tho. Lots of ! Stuff! Nice king bed! Slept very well. Lots of linens provided. Beach was Amazing. Condo could use some new beach chairs and umbrella, but items there were serviceable. TV, chairs , sofa were very nice. For our family of 5 we were comfortable. The managers on the other hand, of the condo units, were not very nice. He smoked on the grounds as he worked. Their balcony was a mess and our children and grandchildren could not play at the pool or the grounds. They have lots of' new rules' to follow since our last visit. They even fussed at adults Tossing a foam football! We have stayed at the Happy Fiddler so many times since 1991 and this was the first time there were so many rules- no night swimming, no toys in the pool etc!! One lady got yelled at for getting in the elevator wet! No pets allowed - not a problem for us- but managers have two dogs! Heard from at least three other families staying there, that the managers were not nice to them either. This needs to be addressed by the owners and condo association. We have stayed at the Happy Fiddler over 20 times and this is the first time we have not felt welcome or 'at home'. Debating on our return trip next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Valerie, I'm happy to hear you enjoyed our unit but I am disappointed to hear you and your family did not enjoy your stay as much as your previous visits. I have forwarded your review to the condo board. I replace the beach chairs and umbrellas twice a year when I am down. The salt air corrodes things quickly and if they are not cleaned when put away this happens even quicker. Unfortunately not everyone looks after my condo like they do their own home. I do leave two high quality larger chairs in the closet under the stairs with the other beach toys for use in case the smaller ones break down. They are a little heavier but they stand up well to the elements. The cleaners are supposed to leave one cabinet empty for food, but with weekly rentals each guest puts things away in a different spot and things get mixed up and spread out. There is not a lot of cabinet space and I do provide a very well equipped kitchen for my guests. I know of one owner who takes pictures of how the cupboards should be arranged and sticks them inside each door. I thought it seemed a little over-the-top but I do plan on doing the same on my next visit as I experience the same thing you did and spend a couple of hours each trip rearranging my kitchen. As for the smoking, I wish it was non-smoking on the grounds as well as in the units but this is something the condo association agreed upon (they didn't get my vote). Only owners are allowed pets not guests. This change was implemented over two ago. It is a new city bi-law that no swimming is allowed after dark. I used to love going for a late night dip. :-( The managers are usually very nice to deal with, although Matt can come off abrupt at times. Summer is a stressful time for them with a packed building. Your children and grandchildren should have been allowed to play on the grounds and pool! Toys are allowed in the pool but no ball throwing. I hope you do come back and give The Fiddler another try. Sincerely, Julie
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The unit is very clean and well appointed. The grounds of the property are also well maintained

  • 5 of 5

I would stay again

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Charlie, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm very happy you enjoyed your stay and would love to have back. Julie
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Fabulous condo - end unit - very quiet and convenient

  • 4 of 5

We just got home from a great vacation week at Indian Rocks Beach. This was our first trip to the area so it is hard to book something when you are not familiar with the area. This condo did not dissapoint at all. Everything was just as stated and very clean. The views were really awesome and the beaches were clean and not crowded at all. We also spent some time at the pool which was also very nice. I would definitely stay here again in the future! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I am thrilled you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you back!
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Fabulous condo and location!

  • 5 of 5

I looked at many VRBO possibilities in the greater Tampa area that were directly on the beach, a smaller condo complex, an end unit, and with two single beds in the second bedroom so that our son and daughter, 18 and 22, didn't have to share a bed. Julie's condo was our first choice, and it lived up to our high expectations. Immaculate, lovely, quiet, great location, well-kept grounds -- everything one needs for a great Florida beach vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am thrilled you enjoyed your stay and thank you for taking the time to write a review. I hope you come and visit us again.
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Tampa Airport & St Petersburg Airport
Nearest Barpub
110 Metres
JD's Restaurant & Lounge
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Pine Crest Gulf Club
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Villa Gallace
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Indian Rocks Beach
Car: not necessary

Beach, Beach, Beach & Sunsets, pool, bbq,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $115 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Per person over 4 $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are based on a 4 person occupancy. Each additional person $35 per week. Rates are subject to change without notice. Saturday change over day available only.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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