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Wrap Around Balcony, Corner Unit Direct Gulf Front

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 - 8 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Unit With The Livingroom And Master Bedroom Opening Onto Gulf

Breath Taking View From The Wrap-Around Deck. This Fourth floor condo has windows on THREE sides to give you the wonderful view of the Gulf of Mexico no matter which way you are

facing. The Master Bedroom is on the beach side, so leave the sliding glass doors open and fall asleep to the sounds of the surf! Plantation shutters and light wood tones give you that Florida Vacation feeling. Relax poolside, read a book under an umbrella beach side, or take a siesta on the HUGE Wrap-Around deck under the overhang. Fish right off the beach and in the evening cook your fresh caught seafood in the spacious gourmet kitchen as you relive your perfect day in paradise.

More Details

Doug Quinn
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Doug Quinn

I am a retired dentist and my wife is a Realtor. We left Atlanta and moved to the Tampa Bay area in 2001. Glenda worked for a Fortune 50 company for 20 years before starting her own Marketing company. When she sold the company and we moved to Fla I was able to continue practicing dentistry. I joined the practice of an Emory Dental school classmate who had set up in this area after we graduated. I re-retired in 2008 and became bored. My wife was a realtor so I went to class and got my Fla real estate license. We love the beach and Gulf of Mexico and have become sales specialists in waterfront property.

Our home is 10 minutes from this condo. We are on the Intracoastal waterway with our boat on a lift in the back yard. I can be in big water in less than 15 minutes right out John's Pass. That is why we don't live in the Pier House quite yet. Hard to give up what we already have. We really do plan on moving into this particular condo when we really RETIRE....whenever that is!!!

Doug Quinn purchased this condo in 1994

Why Doug Quinn chose Independence Square

When we bought this condo we had a check list of 'must have' features. Some of those criterea could be sacrificed but not the need to have the master bedroom open onto the beach. There is nothing better than falling asleep to the sound of the waves....except for waking up to the same sounds.

The unique design of this building gives our end unit sliding doors and decks on the North side as well as the West side(the one facing the beach). This is by far the brightest, most open 1500 square foot condominiums I have seen in this area. We feel if you are at the beach you should be able to have a view of the sand from every room. Well, we do.

What makes this condo unique

This unit is on the 4th floor of a 5 story building. The unit above ours is 200 square feet larger. As such it provides with an overhang on the balcony. This was an unexpected bonus and provides protection from the occasional rain shower.

We own 2 assigned parking spaces, one under the building and the other just outside the North elevator. Close to the covered parking space is a beach locker where we provide beach chairs and umbrellas.


Independence Square Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Second Bath - toilet , shower , This bathroom has a shower and functions as a powder room
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Master bath has 2 sinks and a large California styled dressing area. There is a oversized walk in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Second Bedroom - 1 queen , The second bedroom is located in the front of the unit
  • Master bed room has a king sized bed and a 50 inch HDTV The second Bedroom has a 40 inch HDTV
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming


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(25 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

This Pier House condo was exactly as described and we enjoyed a very relaxing and comfortable vacation. We had one little problem and Dr. Quinn came over promptly and took care of the situation; we appreciated this very much! We recommend this specific unit to anyone looking for privacy and comfort in an area that has quick access to everything you want to see, do, or eat. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am certainly glad you had such a lovely time. We hope to see you again the next time you plan to visit Indian Rocks Beach.
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Month of warmth

  • 5 of 5

The view was awesome, the unit was spacious enough, laid out well so the traffic noise was very minimal. We had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. We cooked our meals in the well stocked kitchen. Beautiful sunsets seen right from the balcony. We would go back in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and great location!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here in the past and it keeps getting better. The owner takes great care of the condo and it's always in pristine condition when we arrive. The kids love the pool and it's right on the beach. There are many restaurants within walking distance which makes dinner easy after a long day on the beach. We'll definitely be back!


  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Time in IRB!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. Great view from the tall stools on the balcony. All amenities provided including chairs and umbrellas for the beach. Owner lives nearby and when we couldn't figure out how to work one of the TV's, he was right there to help us out. Hoping to return next year.

Jim & Judy

June 2017

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review. We always try to fix any problems immediately. When we go on vacation that's what we expect. This is your special time at our place and we don't want any bad experiences. We love our return renters!!!
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Perfect beachfront condo!

  • 5 of 5

Having rented condos through VRBO for many years, Doug's condo tops them all! Beautifully and elegantly decorated, this condo has everything one could want. Unbeatable views of the Gulf! We cannot wait to return...!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best unit we have stayed in at the Pier Hoyse

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful unit with heavenly views from all areas. Listening to the sound of the surf while sleeping is so peaceful. Owners were very accommodating and easy to work with. Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.0%

Cleaning fee of $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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