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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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Beachfront, Chicasi Cottage, original vintage Florida charm right on the Gulf
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

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
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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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Lovely beach cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful week playing in the sand and ocean right outside the back door. Lazing in the hammock and evening dinners under the gazebo made the week relaxing and magical!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach home!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, beautiful gulf front views and easy access to the beach. Hal made a point to meet with us and make sure everything was ok. The cottage is perfect for a family vacation. Our kids loved the stay. The cottage is within walking distance to shops and restaurants. We recommend Chicasi highly and would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular little beach cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Every single detail here was another reason to love this little cottage on the beach. Thankfully, there are nice and quiet neighbors on both sides, so we finally escaped the shrieking children of the other places. If I were to dream up a beach cottage all my own, I would certainly come up with something like this incredibly nice place. It truly does exude old-Florida charm at every turn.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A treasure!

  • 5 of 5

Chic a See is an absolute treasure and if you want a magical beach vacation it is one of the best places to stay! I always enjoy being right on the beach, watching the sunset, smelling the sea air and feeling the ocean breezes from the deck out back. The cozy, air-conditioned house itself has that old Florida feel and is decorated like one of those House Beautiful magazines. The owners take excellent care of the property and the pictures are accurate. There is plenty of parking and the house is walking distance from many popular restaurants and the wonderful donut shop down the street. The kitchen is fully stocked and there are lots of beach toys and noodles on site. You can simply relax and enjoy the peace and solitude of the beach. No need to go anywhere.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • 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

Independence Square Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
May 7 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 3 2017 - Nov 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

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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