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Beachfront Cottages At Beautiful Sandy Shores

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (see Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

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 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.

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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 Indian Rocks Beach

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 Gulf of Mexico and the fantastic sunsets from your living room and dining area. You can't get any closer to the dunes and beach.


Independence Square 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:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • Bathroom with shower and toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Ones you have the experience with us, you will surely come back!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Beachfront Cottages At Beautiful Sandy Shores
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
Haliburton Ont Canada

Absolutly wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

What can we say! A beautiful relaxing piece of paradise. Our cottage was like a home from home, fully equipped with everything you need. Myrtle was a wonderful host and made our stay amazing, from outdoor shower and laundry to her beautiful gardens. Every night was a beautiful sunset over the ocean that is only steps away from your cottage. Wonderful beach and ocean will be definetlty be booking our stay with Myrtle for next time.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kay and Tony for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you. Can't wait to meet you again. Myrtle
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Wonderfully relaxing and quiet. Fully equipped cottage has everything you need for an enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

Tucked inside a beautiful garden area, the garden cottage was a perfect spot for relaxation. Owner lives on sight and was most helpful with information about the area. Short walk to the beach. Myrtle provides beach chairs and umbrellas. We will definitely be going back.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing Stay

  • 4 of 5

A nice place to retreat in a garden setting at the shore. Only bothersome thing was the noise of the air conditioning unit running as I am a very light sleeper. Unit 1 is closest to the road and there is a lot traffic noise as well, especially weekend nights. However, the units nearer to the beach may be much quieter as they are buffered by the gardens. The location is great for walking to nearby restaurants and CVS is just across the street. Myrtle is a wonderful hostess and takes great care and pride in her property. I would stay here again. Everything you need Like chairs, umbrellas and towels are provided for a lovely beach vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Beth for your nice review and staying with me at Sandy Shores. I'm sorry that you didn't sleep that well. I will check with a AC company to solve the problem.Thanks for letting me know. Looking forward to meeting you again in the near future. Myrtle
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words cannot explain the beauty of this place

  • 5 of 5

this is the first time the wife and i have visited sandy shores and it is just beautiful it is so peaceful and relaxing the beach is right at the property and the sunsets are amazing we loved it so much we already booked for next year if anyone is looking for a dream come true you have to visit this place the owner Myrtle is one of a kind you wont meet a nicer lady and you can tell by the way it looks around the property she really takes pride in her place we cant wait to go back

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I cannot thank you enough for your kind words. I absolutely loved having you staying with me here at Sandy Shores and I'm already looking forward to having you back next year. Myrtle
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What you see in the pictures is what you get-and more!

  • 4 of 5

Lovely well maintained cottage footsteps from the beach. Take advantage of the beautiful garden. Restaurants and bars in walking distance. Get settled in--all is provided and you may never leave!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David for the nice review. I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay and hopefully will see you again in the future. Myrtle
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Fall Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Sandy Shores for 4 beautiful days, and our experience was relaxing, enjoyable, and our hostess was amazing. Her property is beautifully cared for, and maintained, and she not only thought of just about everything for our comfortable stay, she was readily available if we had questions. Steve and I felt like we were staying with close friends, not at a beach rental! The cottages are clean, and comfortable, and her garden is gorgeous. We cannot say enough about our stay there, and hope to be returning again next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I 275
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Several great restaurant in walking distance
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
At the backyard of the property
Car: recommended

June 2012 Beach Renourishment with fine sand, additional local activities and attractions, Disney, EPCOT, Cypress Gardens are just 2 hours away, Bush Gardens, Historic Ybor City with its nightlife, Pinellas Trail, Salvador Dali Museum, Dog Track, Casino Cruises, Bird Sanctuary and Flea Markets, The Bohemian Town of Indian Rocks Beach offers great Restaurants and local shops, several in walking distance, there are large grocery stores within 3/5 minutes drive anda CVS just across the street, nearest Airport is Clearwater/St. Pete or Tampa International 15/28 miles, nearest Town is Clearwater, distance 5 miles.


Rates & Availability

Independence Square 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.

CANCELLATIONS: 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
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to purchase.
No pets allowed under any circumstances.

I have 2 additional cottages . Please visit listing numbers 78339 Gulf Cottage (has the most reviews) and 508989 Patio Cottage to view their availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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