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Beachfront, Chicasi Cottage, original vintage Florida charm right on the Gulf

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 963 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath directly on the beach with large Private Outdoor Shower

Enjoy the privacy of this award-winning cottage directly on the white sands of Indian Rocks Beach. Surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, Chi-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, fireplace, central heating and air-conditioning, washer/dryer. Owner has an additional cottage just a block away, Manning Hammock, to accommodate larger groups and private parties.

Property Manager
Harry Flowers
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

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, 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 Indian Rocks Beach

Three bedrooms,(two baths) two queen beds and a bunk room allow comfort for 6 with ease. Includes all linens & towels. Telephones. Kitchen has all imaginable amenities, full size appliances, microwave, dishwasher, coffeemaker, hand mixer, toaster, blender, waffle maker, garbage disposal, refrig with icemaker & 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, VCR & videos, CD player & tuner. High speed wireless internet. Master bedroom has a color TV, and French doors leading out to private outdoor shower. Beach chairs, beach towels, and many creature comforts,including outdoor gas grill. Outdoor rocking chairs, and oversized 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!


Independence Square Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 963 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 bunk bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Amazing, spectacular, unique!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at this super adorable cottage on the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much
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The Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Chicasi was awesome! The cottage is just as pictured..perfect in every way. We enjoyed using the private outdoor shower daily, having our morning coffee on the deck as we gazed at the ocean, and enjoying family meals under the gazebo are just a few of the perks you get while staying at the cottage. Just being able to call the beach your backyard was absolutely amazing! Oh and the sunsets...too beautiful to put into words. Indoors was just as fabulous as the outdoors. The owners did a marvelous job at decorating and keeping all the old charm of the cottage. Chicasi was also within walking distance of restaurants and a small water park which made it easy with 4 kids to get around. Again, our stay there was perfect! We made memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you Hal for sharing your property with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!
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Scenic beauty

  • 5 of 5

Such an amazing cottage!! Quiet, cool, close to everything you could want, if you want to leave!! Everything you need for a stay at the beach - and the outdoor shower is to die for!!

It's your own perfect paradise - and the owner Hal is more than accommodating! (love the personal touch with the flags!!!)

Chic-a-sea is my home away from home!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Spot Right on Beach!!!

  • 5 of 5

The Chicasi was an awesome spot in the heart of IRB. We loved the house and the cozy cabin feel it provided. The home included all the amenities we needed and a great deck for gatherings.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, John. Hope to see you soon! Best, H
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Chic-a-Si . . .serenity now

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Chic-a-Si Cottage. We enjoyed furnishings in and out. This is not your cookie cutter rental. Family photos and other personal touches make you feel like you're really at a friend's home. The beach view is relaxing and inviting. The cottage is conveniently located near eateries and merchants.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Sunsets, sand, and a whole lot of R+R!

  • 5 of 5

Our family just had an amazing and truly memorable week at Chicasi Cottage! The owners did an excellent job in capturing the vintage relaxed Florida feel from the decor inside the house to the exceptional outdoor space! Dinners in the gazebo while watching the sunset were mezmerizing! We hope to return to Chicasi in the future and highly recommend it if you want to experience beach life as it should be!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
St Petersburg International Airport
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club
Nearest Train
26 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 686
Car: not necessary

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, art museums, and Shopping, antiquing, golfing, fishing, scuba diving, and eating at Wonderful restaurants, some within walking distance. For fun take

The beach trolley,which runs as far south as passe-a-grille beach, a Bargain. Tampa, just 25 miles away, offers historic YBOR

City with its nightlife, busch gardens, the Florida aquarium, and More shopping opportunities, including international


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

$100.00 Cleaning Fee plus 13% tax

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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