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Waterfront Beach Rental at the Narrowest Part of the Island! DISCOUNTS!

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Private Dock in the Backyard,

Beach Across the Street

Why choose between boating and beaching...

when you can have BOTH!

Shell Haven is a water-lovers paradise! Our premiere vacation spot is a rare treat on the beaches... every window out front looks upon the Gulf beach sands across the street, while the private backyard looks onto its own landscaped beach and a breathtaking wide-water view of the Boca Ciega Bay. Park your boat or sit and fish in salt water on our long, wide private dock while the kids play in the sand by the water. Make yourself at home in a full kitchen with cooking utensils, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, electric stove, cable TV and VCR or DVD, and a queen sofa bed in the living room. Linens are included. Laundry facilities and high-speed wireless internet are available on-site.

This one-bedroom unit is decorated in a refreshing blue-and-white cottage theme. Bedroom has two full beds and a queen sofabed is in the living room. Enjoy watching the gorgeous beach sunsets from the bedroom, or watch the boats go by on the Intracoastal from the living room and kitchen windows. Beautiful!

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Treasure Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Well-behaved pets subject to prior approval. * Once approved, The pet fee is $60/pet for 2 weeks or less, else $75/pet. Call for details: 727-433-6789
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Wireless Internet Access, Washer & Dryer Onsite.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

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Waterfront Beach Rental at the Narrowest Part of the Island! DISCOUNTS!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 34 reviews

Great space!

  • 4 of 5

A great place to stay. Good back yard on the intercostal. Steps out the front and cross the street for the beach. Our host was a very nice guy. The only problem we had was getting the coffee maker to work. Nice place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We recently changed all our coffee makers to self-contained units that don't require a breakable glass carafe... in response to your review here, we have checked the coffee maker in your unit and it seems to be working fine. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit!
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4 0

Perfect Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully fun & helpful friendly staff. A little piece of Paradise. Nice yard overlooking the bay with a fishing dock & its lighted for night time fun! There are chairs and tables, benches, grill,

The apt was clean & comfortable with a well stocked kitchen. Everything is there including cable tv & wi-fi.

A beautiful beach across the street, shopping nearby and great Gulf breeze makes Shell Haven a little piece of Paradise worth checking out!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awww, thanks! We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit! :)
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Naples Florida

Not the best experience..

  • 2 of 5

We had the best vacation because Treasure Island is a wonderful location and place to stay. We did not have the best experience however renting this unit. We wont be returning or renting from Shell Haven again. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You welcome. Sorry it was not what you expected. Our place is "Old Florida" style, it is an older building, but we keep it clean and in good shape. We are not like a Ritz Carlton hotel, with a front desk and bellhops; however, we don't charge $400/night. It is said that "price only matters in the absence of value"; and we aim to provide a good value... a nice place in a great location at a fair price. Thank you for staying with us anyways - we wish you the best in your future vacation experiences, and pray you find the place that is right for you! :)
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Great place, def recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Went there for Memorial day weekend 2016. Place was located in a great area across an entrance to the beach. The condo itself was awesome. Small, comfy and perfect for us. Back yard and porch were a great place to hang out as well. It was so peaceful. Will Def be booking again! Thank you Shell Haven.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are SO welcome! Thanks for the great comments - you are welcome back any time!
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The Sinisterra's

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time. We arrived Friday night and left Monday. It was a great vacation for us and a successful Mother's Day. The owners were very nice and so were our neighbors. There's a lot of places to fish and with the dock and beach across the street. Defnatily booking soon.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We're glad you had a lovely time... hope to see you again soon!
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Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay here. This time we stayed 2 months. It fits our needs to a "T". We were lucky to find such a great place that will let our dog stay also. Grocery stores, the beach, great restaurants and entertainment are all within walking distance. The people in the other units are great. Since we were all staying at least a month we got to know each other and had cookouts, went to dinner together, set up shopping and golfing and just enjoyed each other's company. Fun fishing off the dock in the back. These units are clean and well equipped. The property manager and owner came by occasionally and are great to work with. We are planning to come back next winter. It beats shovelling snow!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aw... thanks for the nice review! It was such a pleasure having you guys for so long this time! The cookout was a great chance to get to really know each other well! :) Looking forward to seeing you next year!!!
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James Hebin, Trustee
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About James Hebin, Trustee

Jeanie has been handling bookings, reservations and customer support with Florida Coast Cottages for many years. "Beach House Jim" Hebin is the Property Manager of the Shell Haven, and has been into real estate and vacation property management since a very young age.

James Hebin, Trustee purchased this condo in 2005

Why James Hebin, Trustee chose Treasure Island

This is the THINNEST part of Treasure Island (merely two lots wide), and the lot across the street is the beach access parking lot! As a result, you can look out the back window at the yachts boating by our private dock on the Intracoastal Waterway - then simply turn your head 180 degrees and look our the front window to watch people walking up and down the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico across the street!

What makes this condo unique

Bring your boat or jetskis ... No Dock Fee (Slip Fee)! ++++ Free boat ramp is just 3 doors down +++ Caddy's Beachfront Bar & Grill is just 100 yards to the south (stumbling distance home!) +++ A short walk or jetski ride to Publix, downtown Treasure Island, great restaurants and 'watering-holes' +++ Incredible ocean sunsets

Guestbook comments from the owner

I'm sending you this e-mail to let you know that my

family and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves when we were

there in March. My niece had never been to

Treasure Island before and just fell in love with the

whole area. We will be coming back again. Also, your

manager, John, was such a hoot! He made everyone feel at

home. Shell Haven was so quaint! We all loved the

cottage and the surroundings. Like I said, "we will be

back" Thank you so much, Patti Parsons
Mar 2006
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Middle Grounds Grill
"Awesome food... great early bird tapas and drink specials. Fine dining on the islands."
Conch Republic Grill
"Decent food, fair prices."
Fort DeSoto Park
"Outstanding pet friendly beaches, interesting historical site."
Sunset Beach
"Decent nightlife, walking distance."
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Caddy's Beach Bar and Grill
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
350 Metres
Ricky T's
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Treasure Island Beach, Gulf of Mexico
Car: recommended

jet-skiing, snorkeling, fishing, parasailing, dolphin-watching, major sunsets on the Gulf... and no slip fees - dock your boat or jetskis for FREE!

We have beach cruisers for rent: $7/day, $25/wk, $75/mo.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping Fee $60
Pet Fee $60
Tax Rate 13.0%

CANCELLATIONS: The initial deposit may be nonrefundable; a $75 cancellation fee may also apply. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to arrival we will make every effort to re-rent your unit and refund as much as possible; to guarantee a full refund, please purchase trip insurance. (see )
HURRICANE GUARANTEE: If your stay is interrupted by an evacuation due to a hurricane, you are automatically eligible for a free equivalent stay with us. In case of hurricane, flood, sale of property or natural catastrophe, we will make our best attempt to find you a suitable alternative. Please contact the property owner directly for more details.
PET POLICIES AND FEES: Well-behaved pets are welcome subject to prior approval. * Once approved, The pet fee is $60/pet for a 2 week stay or less; for longer than 2 weeks the pet fee is $75/pet per month. Certain pets (like goldfish) stay FREE! Please be considerate of other visitors and always clean up behind your pet. Do not let your pet roam free, nor leave it locked in the room all day. (Thanks!)
SMOKING: Smoking is not permitted indoors; comfortable outdoor areas are provided for your smoking pleasure. Please use the ashtrays provided.
Some reservations may be subject to free upgrades.
Rates and policies are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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