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,new kitchen installed with all new appliances in 2017, 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.
- Cottage963 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum 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:
- Jun 20, 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 Pinellas County
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!
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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. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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!
THE place to relax♥️
My family loved this cottage, it was just what we all needed! We will be back next year to enjoy the gulf and Chicasi !
Amazing trip at unbelievably clean, beautiful, and authentic Florida beach cottage.
We had an amazing time staying at this one of a kind property. Not only is it beautiful and cozy, but it also extremely confident to anything that you wish to do. Our daughter loved playing with all of the beach toys, and we were amazed with the convience that the location of the property provided.
I would highly recommend this property to anyone in search of a once In a lifetime experience. Leading up to the stay the owner was fantastic to work with, which provided a seemless stay.
We can’t wait to return in the future!
property and location are ideal
This was our third stay at the property. A stay here spoils the guest for any other rental.
Returning guests will enjoy the kitchen updates. Owner memorabilia and old Florida vibe
create a homey and nostalgic feel.
Fantastic! Returning next year!
Great vacation & cottage, and owner is wonderful to deal with.
Charming, convenient and clean!!!
Nowhere else compares. The best on the beach.
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