About the property
- Cottage805 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
has three beautiful cottages:
THE PATIO and THE GARDEN (see #508989)
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.
Surf, sand and sun, coupled with quiet solitude, magnificent sunsets, and the shade of the Australian Pines make this the perfect getaway spot. You will enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in the world - perfect for a morning stroll or an afternoon shelling expedition, as well as beautiful-maintained accommodations. Sandy Shores is a slice of Old Florida at it's very finest.
Free Wireless/WIFI available
Visit our other properties at:
VRBO #508989 - Patio Cottage
VRBO #508994 - Garden Cottage
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, german
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
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.
Why Myrtle Hall chose Pinellas County
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.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A Perfect Slice of Heaven!
Sandy Shores has become our ideal spring break destination. We just returned from our 5th visit to Indian Rocks Beach and have already booked for 2 weeks next March. Being from Chicago, we look forward to "melting away winter" in sunny Florida every year, but just as lovely as the sunshine is Sandy Shores itself! Myrtle's welcoming smile and Abby's enthusiastic greeting always make us feel warm and welcomed. It is like coming home to family. As for the property itself, it is perfect. We stay in the quaint and cozy Patio Cottage, which is the perfect size for 2 people. It is decorated in an "old school" Florida style and is immaculate. The king sized bed is very comfortable and there is an abundant amount of closet space and storage. Outside your door is an extensive courtyard and garden; it is truly lovely. This area is perfect for morning reading, an afternoon nap, or a happy hour cocktail. All this and I haven't even mentioned the gorgeous, quiet beach, which is only steps away! It is so convenient since you can simply walk back to your cottage to grab a snack or get a cold beverage. The sunsets on the beach are spectacular. You are guaranteed your own parking spot, right in front of the cottages but you may never even have to use your car when you are there! There are many restaurants within walking distance. We have been to many places in Florida over the years, but this is the first place that continues to call us back. It is that special.....
I cannot thank you enough for choosing Sandy Shores for your vacation. It was wonderful having you as my guests and I look forward to your next visit.
We stayed in the cottage on this property. Very cozy and provided everything needed for a perfect beach vacation (beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, floats, noodles, coolers, etc). There is a wonderful "secret garden " on the property and owner - Myrtle takes very good care of her property. Cottage was very clean and had all needed supplies for a great week. It has a beautiful view from the living area of the ocean and blues skies!
The location of this condo is perfect......close to the ocean, restaurants and even ice cream!
Can't wait to stay another time!
Sandy Shores, Indian Rocks Beach, FL
So, we've vacationed in this area for over 20 years. We've stayed in very nice condos over the years, however when we met Miss Myrtle at Sandy Shores it was by far the best ever. She takes care of every need you may have for a beach cottage. Her property is absolutely beautiful along with her personality. Will be back many more times to come. Love you Miss Myrtle.
Clean & comfortable cottage with perfect beach views & access!
My family of three stayed in cottage #4 at Sandy Shores for a week. The inside of the cottage was very spacious, clean and comfortable! The garden areas outside the cottage are beautifully maintained and add to the privacy there. We loved having the beach in front of us and the city behind us. We were able to walk to several restaurants and ice cream places. Slyce Pizza was our favorite, right across the street! We never noticed any city noise in our cottage or at the beach. The owner, Myrtle, was sweet to work with. She takes very good care of the property. The on site outdoor shower area is so nice to have to rinse the sand off from the beach! We didn't use the laundry area, but liked knowing it was there. There are several outdoor sitting areas, plenty of chairs. Just an overall perfectly private beach cottage! We hope to visit again!
Quaint and Clean
Sandy Shores offers so much to make your stay relaxing and refreshing. Myrtle, the owner is very pleasant and the pride in her property really shows. She provides most of the amenities you might want for your stay so packing to come here is a breeze. A huge plus, the cottages are located within walking distance to many great places to eat and even a CVS right up the street. You really don't need to start your car for anything once you arrive.
A relaxing couples retreat!
My wife and I had a very relaxing week in the Gulf cottage at Sandy Shores. Myrtle was a most gracious host to her welcoming property on the Gulf of Mexico. She lives on the property and will be seen tending to her beautiful plantings around the property and other chores keeping things in top shape. Everything inside and out is very clean and tidy. The Gulf cottage was a delight to stay in. A view of the dunes and Gulf by day and sunset right from the dining room table in the evening. If you are beach people like us, it really doesn't get much better than this! This is a property for couples of any age who are looking for a relaxed, low key vacation. Stay at Sandy Shores, you'll be glad you did!
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 Sanctuaries 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 and a CVS just across the street, nearest Airport, Clearwater/St, Pete or Tampa, Distance 15/28 miles, nearest Town, Clearwater, distance 5 miles
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
*Minimum day requirements: From December 15th-the last Saturday of April, a 7 day minimum is required from Saturday to Saturday. The rest of the year, a 4 day minimum is any four consecutive days. *Check in is after 3 pm on your check-in date and check-out is at 10 am on your departure date. *Please call 30 minutes prior to arrival. *PARKING IS LIMITED TO ONE SPACE PER UNIT. *No pets allowed under any circumstances. *You must adhere to the number of guests which were reported at the time of booking.*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. *TRAVEL INSURANCE: It is highly recommend you purchase travel insurance. If you wish to purchase travel insurance, go to www.accessamerica.com or www.insuremytrip.com for details and to purchase. *There are two additional cottages on the property. Numbers 508994 for the Garden Cottage which has the most reviews and 508989 for the Patio Cottage. *Helpful booking tips:For ACCURATE PRICING, you must enter arrival and departure dates for VRBO to check availability and calculate pricing. Some seasons cost more per day and require a minimum of 4 or 7 nights. Minimum 4-7 days does not mean you can book 4-7 nights, it means you must book 4 or more consecutive nights OR 7 nights from Saturday to Saturday. Dates that do not comply with the parameters display a message of "does not meet minimum stay requirements". Winter season bookings are always 7 days, from Saturday to Saturday from December 15th to the last Saturday in April since 2005.