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Beachfront Cottages At Beautiful Sandy Shores - Steps Away From The Sand

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4


has three beautiful cottages:


THE GULF (VRBO #78339) and


Please be our guest! Sandy Shores has been in the Hall family for over 60 years, and is currently owned and operated by Myrtle Hall. Myrtle is German-born and moved to Indian Rocks Beach in 2000 when she married her late husband, Ned. Ned’s grandmother bought the Indian Rocks Beach property in 1946. Ned's father George Hall built the first, two-story building in 1952. The one-story Gulf Cottage (vrbo/78339) followed in 1972. Ned's family lived here in the winter, and spent the summer in Ithaca, NY, where his father was the Golf Coach at Cornell University for over 40 years. Ned followed in his footsteps as a PGA Teaching Professional for over 25 years. He was teaching at the Clearwater Golf Club located in Clearwater, Florida when Myrtle, in Florida on holiday from Germany, met him in 1998. Myrtle and Ned, of course, had their wedding right in front of beautiful Sandy Shores!

Like Ned, Myrtle fell in love with this beautiful property and its rich family history. Ned and Myrtle started to rent out their cottages in 2005 after a complete beautification and enjoyed every minute of sharing this lovely property with their guests. Myrtle carries on the Hall family tradition of hospitality at Sandy Shores and adds her special brand of German warmth. Her attention to detail and cleanliness makes Sandy Shores a unique and charming retreat.

Wireless/WIFI available.

Visit our other COTTAGE at:

VRBO #78339 - Gulf Cottage

Sandy Shores is a very unique “slice of old Florida”, with lots of flowers, palms, lounging areas, privacy, all with a relaxed vibe. There are only four units on the property and three of them rent on a weekly basis – so most of the time you have the whole place to yourself.

The Gulf Cottage is a single story, one bedroom House, very private, quiet and clean with a spectacular, unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico. It has a king bed and a queen sleeper sofa.

The kitchen has everything what a chef would wish for, a big fridge, dishwasher, microwave and stove included. The bathroom has a shower and bath tub.

Behind the Gulf Cottage and landscaped courtyard is a two story building – the top floor I reside in – with the PATIO and GARDEN Cottages below.

The Patio has a King Bed and Queen Sleeper Sofa, the Garden has a Queen Bed and

a Queen Sleeper Sofa. Both have a full kitchen with stove, fridge and microwave.

The bathroom has a shower and toilet.

The weekly price for the GARDEN is as follows:

Winter Feb-April $949 + $60 Cleaning + 13% tax totals to $1140.17

Other season $749 + $60 Cleaning + 13% tax totals to $914.17

Standard rate in "other" season $114 per night

More Details

Myrtle Hall
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Myrtle Hall

Sandy Shores has been in my late husband, Ned's, family for over 60 years. Ned's Grandmother bought it in 1946 and his Father built the first two-story building in 1952 and the Gulf Cottage followed in 1972.

I live onsite so I am available during your stay. I've also worked for 12 years in a local bank. One of the things my guests repeatedly tell me, is that they can see my love for Sandy Shores in the cleanliness and beauty of the property. I take pride in knowing my attention to detail ensures my guests have the most comfortable stay. And, for my German visitors, I enjoy speaking German to help you feel at home.

Myrtle Hall purchased this cottage in 1946

Why Myrtle Hall chose Florida Central West

We started to rent out our cottages in 2005 after a total beautification and enjoying ever since every minute of sharing this lovely property with all our guests.

What makes this cottage unique

Rest in our secluded gardens, enjoy the shade under our beautiful Australian Pine Trees and watch the fantastic sunsets of the Gulf of Mexico . You can't get any closer to the dunes and beach!


Indian Rocks Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with shower and toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 1 Bedroom, sleeps 4 ( 2 adults and 2 kids or 3 adults) Queen size bed and queen size sofa sleeper in GARDEN Cottage King size bed and queen size sofa sleeper in PATIO Cottage
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Beachfront Cottages At Beautiful Sandy Shores - Steps Away From The Sand
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

Quaint cottage right on the beach with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is located steps from the beach and Mrytle supplies everything you need from beach towels, beach chairs, shade umbrellas, beach toys, etc. The cottage is well maintained and there are several restaurants and stores in walking distance. We had a rental car and explored the local area (went parasailing at John's Pass, kayaking at Shell Key island, walked Pier 60 at Clearwater Beach, etc.) but if you are only wanting to relax at the beach you could walk to everything you need without a car.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you. I'm glad you had such a great time! Myrtle
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Beautiful and well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

This was mine and my significant others third stay at Sandy Shores (if that tells you anything). We always come back and it only gets better each time.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice to have you back for the third time this year and thank you for always writing a lovely review. Myrtle
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Quiet oasis by the beach!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were looking for a quiet area of beach on the Gulf Coast. It met all of our wish list! Cottage was excellent and Myrtl was on site to help with everything. We will gladly come back again! Thanks, Don & Pam

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mike & Linda loved the Old Florida Charm!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Myrtle's cottage for 5 nights and we were happy with it all. If you are looking for "old" Florida charm these cottages are the place to come. It's very quaint & inviting. We have never had an owner give us such a detailed explanation of were we could find things in our cottage & the grounds. Myrtle includes the little things like salt/pepper, napkins & such; which is so nice not to have to run to the store to buy little things that you might only use once or twice. You can park your car and never leave..if you want. The location is the best! Walk down to the beach in a few steps or walk across the street to the many restaurants, drug store and so much more. Our favorites were Crabby Bill's & Slyce pizza. We tried the Mexican restaurant for the 1st time and it was very good. Try the shrimp cocktail! Amazing. We also tried Aqua Prime for their early bird special. It was fantastic. If they are offering the Guacamole crab meat appetizer you need to get it! Pricey but so worth it. We are still talking about it! We usually stay further down the coast but we definitely were impressed on this location.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mike & Linda for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you as my guests and it's nice to know that you will be back.
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

9 Nights of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

What a relaxing vacation ! 20 meters away from the beach which allowed us to take a walk every morning to collect seashells and enjoy the multiple sunsets right out of our house. Because of the proximity of the beach sometimes it is possible to spot some bottlenose dolphins not too far of the coasts. A week allows you to spend time with your family and escape reality !

The suit was very clean, comfortable and had everything you could possibly ask for...The accessibility was also great - Clearwater, Crabby Bills (restaurant), Tarpon Springs, St Petersbourg (Dali museum).

Overall the experience was great and I would come back anytime :)

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Mahe for your lovely review. It was an absolute pleasure to have your whole family staying at Sandy Shores and I hope that I can welcome you again in the near future. Thanks again and have a good 2017.
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Two Years in a Row!!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at Sandy Shores the last two years and have had an extraordinary time both years. Beautiful sunsets from our cottage, as well as a quick access to quiet early morning beach strolls. We've been able to walk to a number of great restaurants for our meals and are close enough to the mainland to make quick trips to the store for supplies. Mostly we enjoyed the tranquility and quiet. We'll be back and would rate it 6 stars if we could.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Ken for your 6 Star review and I cannot express how happy I'm that you and Holly enjoyed your stay so much. Thanks for all the kindness and looking forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
Car: not necessary



Rates & Availability

Indian Rocks Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May - Dec
Apr 29 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Check in after 3 pm on your check in date and check out at 10 am
on your departure date.
A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more
than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date are subject to a 5% cancellation fee or $50
which ever is greater. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, or that are
made within 60 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment and reservation
deposit. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit.
You may choose to purchase travel insurance separately.

I highly recommend you purchase travel insurance. If you wish to purchase travel
insurance, go to or for details and
to purchase.
No pets allowed under any circumstances.

I look forward to having you as my guests.
Myrtle Hall
I have two other cottages as well. Please visit VRBO #508994 (Garden Cottage) and VRBO #78339 (Gulf Cottage) to view availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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