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Manning Hammock, a Pet Friendly Original Historic Cottage, a Block to the Beach

(12 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

A Pet Friendly Original Restored Cottage In Indian Rocks Beach

Manning Hammock is one of the oldest private residences in Indian Rocks Beach. Built by Captain John Manning in 1926 and lovingly restored, the cottage is nestled in a hammock of live oaks and palm trees just a block from both the beach and the intercostal waterway. Our large, fully fenced yard offers a shaded retreat with a fountain, hanging orchids, and many birds: an island oasis and a safe play place for dogs and children alike. With two queen-sized bedrooms and a sofa , Manning Hammock can accommodate up to five guests. A garden room, screened porch, separate living/dining room, and outside seating area provide ample space for reading and games. Rinse off after the beach in the secluded outdoor hot-and-cold shower. Seagrass flooring, ample parking, original wood paneling. Owner has additional nearby properties to accommodate larger groups.

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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Toys


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 5
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Dec 31 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,200 $4,600
low season
Aug 27 - Dec 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,050 $4,000
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%



Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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26 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tampa International
20 Metres
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Nearest Beach
Indian Rocks Beach

Car: Recommended

Swimming, shelling, boating, fishing, snorkeling, shopping, (antique

guides are available), relaxing in the hammock, or rocking on the

front porch with a good book. The Indian Rocks Area Historical

Society is a block away, housed in an old beach cottage. Tampa, just

25 miles away has International Plaza, Busch Gardens, and historic

Ybor City. The Seabird Sanctuary and Clearwater Marine Aquarium are

an easy drive. But better yet is the Beach Trolly (cost $1.25) which

runs up and down the beach, as far south as Pass-a-grille. Many

great places to eat, from casual for a grouper sandwich or stone

crabs, to the fancier. There are a number of places to eat

within walking distance, including the Lighthouse Donut shop for a

latte or espresso and fresh donuts, Crabby Bill's, Villa Gallace, Tapas Garden & Wine Bar & JDs.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Hal and Marian Flowers, Tampa residents spend as much time as possible at Indian Rocks Beach. They originally purchased Chicasi Cottage in 1998 for their family beach house. They acquired Manning Hammock, just a block away, to preserve the historic cottage and the beautiful property, and to accommodate their ever growing family with a fenced in yard for children and pets. Although across the street from the beach, Hal loves Manning Hammock because of the 12 majestic live oaks on the property which provide a cool shady retreat, the tranquil setting, and the access to the City boat docks on the Intercoastal across the street. Marian enjoys tending the many orchids which hang in the trees, and everyone enjoys the variety of birds who come to enjoy the feeders and the flowing fountain waters.

Why the Owner Chose Independence Square, Indian Rocks Beach, FL, USA:
The most beautiful landscaped garden in Indian Rocks Beach with real attention to tropical gardens and to the design of the cottage's interiors.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Privacy in a beautiful setting. At the beach, but not on the beach.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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  • Front Porch

    Front Porch

  • front porch

    front porch

  • house front on 1st Ave.

    house front on 1st Ave.

  • living/dinning room

    living/dinning room

  • master entrance

    master entrance

  • dinning area

    dinning area

  • kitchen


  • patio seating

    patio seating

  • back yard

    back yard

  • back yard near 3rd street gate

    back yard near 3rd street gate

  • view of back yard from 1st Street

    view of back yard from 1st Street

  • 3rd street back gate

    3rd street back gate

  • second bedroom adjacent to porch

    second bedroom adjacent to porch

  • front door entrance

    front door entrance

  • front of home

    front of home

  • living/dinning room

    living/dinning room

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • kitchen


  • outdoor seating

    outdoor seating

  • back yard

    back yard

  • back yard

    back yard

  • back yard looking towards 1st Street

    back yard looking towards 1st Street

  • 3rd Street entrance to back yard

    3rd Street entrance to back yard

  • Private hot and cold  shower

    Private hot and cold shower

VRBO #502977

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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