About the property
- Apartment950 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 6 nights
Walk to the Beach , Spacious upscale beach apt. Walk to everything!
Historically, the most beautiful spot on the tropical barrier islands of Tampa Bay between Clearwater and St Pete. This upscale 2 bedroom 2 bath apt is perfectly situated in the heart of this beach community... Indian Rocks Beach Fl. Fine dining Restaurant Aqua Prime in same building...enjoy the on site lounge before heading to the beach ! Extras: large kitchen, washer and dryer 2 full bathrooms, beach chairs and beach umbrella
. We welcome you to our 'Little Piece of Heaven'. Our sensitivity to the environment, safe beaches, wonderful restaurants, and quaint shops continues to make Indian Rock Beach a favorite for seasonal guests. All of this and more is right out your apartment door !! .
Our city is less than three miles along the Gulf of Mexico and, like its neighboring barrier islands, waterfront property faces either the Gulf or the Intracoastal Waterway. At some points along this narrow piece of land you can view both bodies of water.
A quiet town of approximately 4,000. Indian Rocks Beach was initially developed in the 1920’s as a weekend getaway destination for wealthy inland residents. Its 2.7 miles of beachfront are popular with all ages and between its array of motels and condominiums there are more than 20 beach accesses.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Spanish speakers, English, Spanish, please Ask for Carlos
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great Apartment in a Great Location - But A Few Surprises
First, let me say I loved Indian Rocks Beach! It is a haven away from the “17 families of 6 per square foot” feel of Clearwater! It's kid-friendly, but not obnoxious. You can walk anywhere, and you have the beach on one side and the bay on the other. Water views for everyone!
This apartment was roomy and comfortable for a family of 4. We loved that it sat above a good restaurant. Parking was not an issue, as they reserve a space 24x7 for you with parking cones. During the week we were there, they had live music 2x per day and we’d crack the windows so we could sit inside drinking our wine and relaxing while we listened to the music. Such a great memory!
They also provide 3 beach chairs, 2 umbrellas, a fishing rod and bait trap. We left a couple of boogie boards, so hopefully, those are still there as well.
While I would book this apartment again, there were a few surprises fall into the KNOW BEFORE YOU GO category. They are:
1. No dishwasher. We rent condos with full kitchens so that we can cook breakfast and a few meals per week to save on the vacation expense. Who wants to do dishes on vacation? That’s what dishwashers are for! Bring or buy your own disposable plates/cups (including coffee mugs)/forks/knives/etc. Then be prepared to wash whatever pans/pots you used to cook your meal. It is what it is.
2. Limited cookware / serving bowls. If you will be cooking, bring your own serving bowls or buy at Walmart. They have a few pots/pans, plates/silverware, and a ton of barware.
3. Double Bed Alert!! Both bedrooms have double beds. Great for kids (ok maybe not, as who wants to hear your kids fighting over someone stealing the covers?!), but for 2 adults used to sleeping in king bed, a queen mattress would have been nice and there’s plenty of room for one in the master.
That’s it for the general “life would have been better if….” list. Here are two purely high maintenance critiques:
1. Low flow shower head: Someone in our party said, “I feel like I was dancing in between raindrops.”
2. So many construction issues: There are a ton of “issues” with closets, door molding, sheetrock in bathrooms, sliding glass doors that don’t lead anywhere except to a view of the asphalt-covered restaurant roof)….we eventually made it a drinking game. Spot the issue and take a drink. It was fun! One of these issues includes the ice-making refrigerator isn’t hooked up to the water line, so you have to buy plenty of ice all week.
We had a great time at the Aqua Beach Apartment. Bruce made the whole process so quick and easy when we decided where we wanted our getaway to be. The actual apartment itself was amazing as well. I was a little skeptical at first because it is right above a resturante, but we could not even tell when we were there. Plus the food was excellent. A couple of nights when we didnt feel like cooking we ate there. The place is very open and there was plenty of space for my entire family of four. Everybody had their privacy when they wanted it and when we didnt there was a great living room and kitchen space for everyone to interact. To make it even better, we were right across the street from a great beach! We will definatly be back to this great vacation spot ASAP.
We are so glad you felt we made the process simple, love to hear that! Yes, the Aqua Prime is a great spot with wonderful food and atmosphere. We hope you see you and your family again very soon! Bruce & Toni
Such a wonderful place to be
We really enjoyed our stay at IRB. The apartment was super clean, a great size, the kitchen has everything you might possible need and there was always a parking spot reserved for us.
We like quiet vacations and even though there is a restaurant just downstairs, this place was great. There was no noise or anything else bothering us. The beach is 1 minute away and they even provide beach gear at the apartment. The owner was super helpful with the reservation and replied quickly.
It was such a great vacation and we hope to come back soon.
Thank you for your review of Aqua Beach Apt. It was wonderful having you as our guests. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your vacation and the lodging.
We look forward to your next beach getaway with us.
We do appreciate it !
Let me start off first by saying Bruce was very quick to respond to my inquiry and the reservation booking was quick and easy. However upon arrival my husband and I were a bit confused as to where exactly the beach apartment was located. We were told to park at the Aqua Prime restaurant (which is tasty, but a bit pricey and the staff is super friendly). The beach apartment is located upstairs above the restaurant. I was a bit upset at the beginning because I was unaware of the exact location but after staying a few days it was actually quite convenient to all our needs. It is close to many restaurants and just a quick walk across the street to the beach. Beach chairs and an umbrella were provided which came in handy and although we were above a restaurant it was actually quiet upstairs. Downfall is there is no patio to lounge on and enjoy the evening and no beach view. Also make sure to ask about wifi because there is not any information to log-in access. I had to ask Bruce threw a quick phone call after a couple days without access. I would stay at this location again if we were to head to the beach for a day or two.
The First, not Last, IRB Experience
We appreciated this cozy, convenient-to-the-beach, and clean apartment on IRB. Close to many activity or socializing spots, it still provided a quiet get away for rest and relaxation. The manager was courteous and prompt in responding to our reservation and check-in. We liked having beach chairs/towels available for use during our stay as well as having the basic "start-up" paper goods and coffee handy upon arrival. It does require going up some stairs to access the apt. We definitely plan to rent again and this time stay for the full week--or maybe even two weeks!
Historically, the most beautiful spot on the tropical barrier islands of Tampa Bay between Clearwater and St Pete. This upscale 2 bedroom 2 bath apt is perfectly situated in the heart of this beach community... Indian Rocks Beach Fl. Fine dining Restaurant Aqua Prime n same building...enjoy the on site lounge before heading to the beach ! . We welcome you to our 'Little Piece of Heaven'. Our sensitivity to the environment, safe beaches, wonderful restaurants, and quaint shops continues to make Indian Rock Beach a favorite for seasonal guests. All of this and more is right out your apartment door !! . Our city is less than three miles along the Gulf of Mexico and, like its neighboring barrier islands, waterfront property faces either the Gulf or the Intracoastal Waterway. At some points along this narrow piece of land you can view both bodies of water. A quiet town of approximately 4,000. Indian Rocks Beach was initially developed in the 1920’s as a weekend getaway destination for wealthy inland residents. Its 2.7 miles of beachfront are popular with all ages and between its array of motels and condominiums there are more than 20 beach accesses.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
No day or overnight visitors unless approved by management in writing. Holiday and special events rates equal peak season rates.