Enjoy the privacy of this award-winning cottage directly on the white sands of Indian Rocks Beach. Surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, Chic a si Cottage is built of cypress with a tin roof, Bermuda shutters, and original gingerbread trim. An expansive deck and lawn between the cottage and the beach invites outdoor living with Adirondack chairs, hammock, porch swing, and a dining gazebo with overhead fan and large gas grill. The private outdoor shower allows bathing under the sun or moon. Generous private parking. Newly designed kitchen with all new appliances in 2017. Fireplace, central heating and air-conditioning, washer/dryer.
- Cottage963 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay7 nights
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath directly on the beach with large private outdoor shower
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 15, 2018
About Harry Flowers
Hal and Marian Flowers live in Tampa, and enjoy Chic a si Cottage as their beach house during non-rental periods. Hal is a real estate executive and Marian practices family law in Tampa. Since they purchased it in 1998, they have made extensive improvements including new decks, gazebo, kitchen and appliances, linens & bedding, furniture, HVAC and landscaping, but have preserved the original charm of the vintage cottage. They want you to feel like you have stepped back in time to enjoy the magic of being on the Gulf of Mexico with your family.
Harry Flowers purchased this Cottage in 1998
Why Harry Flowers chose Independence Square
Three bedrooms, two baths, two queen beds and a bunk room allow comfort for 6 with ease. Includes all linens & towels. 3 TVs. Telephones. Kitchen has all imaginable amenities, full size appliances, microwave, dishwasher, coffeemaker, hand mixer, toaster, blender, waffle maker, garbage disposal, refrig with ice-maker & filtered water, and full service for 8. Full sized washer & dryer in private laundry. Cozy living room made of cypress has vaulted ceiling with fireplace, color TV w/digital cable & Bose speakers, Blue-ray VCR & videos, CD player & tuner. High speed wireless internet. Master bedroom has a color TV, and French doors leading out to private outdoor shower. Lounge chairs, beach towels, and many creature comforts including outdoor gas grill. Outdoor rocking chair, and over sized seating make the large deck the place to be at our colorful sunsets. Boat box full of children's toys for sandcastle building and digging. Well appointed, with an eye toward comfort and enjoyment.
What makes this Cottage unique
One of the few original cottages left on Indian Rocks Beach. Perfectly restored ( Historic Preservation Award in 2004), the quintessential beach house!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Heaven on earth. Paradise. Carming, cozy coattage with stellar views of Gulf of Mexico.
My favorite place on the planet to relax, unwind and commune with the sun, sand, wind, moon, starts and water.
Excellent location and easy, direct access to the beach
The property offer areas for outside family events such as covered gazebo, large deck with several seating areas a treat was the outside shower.
Charming cottage in a perfect location
We had a great stay at Chic A Si. The cottage is in a great location on Indian Rocks Beach. There are nearby shops and restaurants and the beach is clean and not super crowded. The house is nicely decorated with a classic beach theme and the kitchen is newly renovated. The house had everything we needed from kitchen staples to beach chairs and toys. The outdoor spaces truly set the house apart. We ate meals under the gazebo, dozed in the hammock and watched the sun set from the deck chairs. Hal was easy to work with and a pleasure to meet. We've got family in the area so we hope to be back.
thank you so much!
Amazing beachfront paradise!
We had a wonderful time last week at Chic a Si cottage. It has everything you need to relax and the outdoor space/location really can’t be beat! Owners are kind and attentive and really anticipate every need! Not sure if I can stay at IRB anyplace else after being spoiled here! Highly recommend.
Thank you so much!
Love this place!
We came back to Chic a si after not being here for several years and it’s better than ever! We used to come when our children were small, came back this year for Mom’s 90th birthday. The extended family stayed elsewhere, but Chic a si was the base for daytime fun. We’ll be back!
Lovely home directly on the Gulf of Mexico.
Start your day having a cup of coffee on the large deck, watching the waves. End the day with a cold beverage, watching the sunset. This is a very comfortable cottage and is perfect for a family. The kitchen has been upgraded and is very nice. The owners are very attentive. Enjoy!
All water sports, kite flying, and shelling on the beach, or just relax in our hammock. Local entertainment abounds with sightseeing at the aquariums, botanical gardens, many art museums, and shopping, antiquing, golfing, fishing, scuba diving, and wonderful restaurants, some within walking distance. For fun take the beach trolley, which runs as far south as Pass-a-Grille, a bargain. Tampa, just 25 miles away, offers historic Ybor
City with its nightlife, Busch Gardens, The Florida aquarium, and shopping at International Plaza.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$100.00 Cleaning Fee plus 13% tax