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Beachfront Cottages at Beautiful Sandy Shores

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

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.
Wireless/WIFI available
Visit our other properties at:
VRBO #508989 - Patio Cottage
VRBO #508994 - Garden Cottage

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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome:

    We have a lot of beach toys and buggy boards for the kids...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Feel free to smoke outside at any time!...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    although we love dogs pets are not allowed, sorry...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom with Shower and Bath tub

Other Amenities

  • Once you have the experience with us, you will surely come back............moreless



  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront

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


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Coin Dryer in a laundry room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Living room with queen sleeper sofa...moreless

  • Parking:

    one car per cottage available in front of the house...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided:

    so are beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Coin Washer in a laundry room ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    you don't have to bring anything...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave


  • Deck / Patio:

    There are four Patio areas all over our property...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Our property is covered with beautiful flowers and palm trees...moreless



Write a review 5
from 110 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May - December
Apr 29 - Dec 15, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $85 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%


Check in after 3 pm on your check-in date and check-out at 10 am

on your departure date.



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

insurance, go to or for details and

to purchase.

No pets allowed under any circumstances.

I have 2 other cottages as well. Please visit listing numbers 508994 GULF Cottage and 508989 PATIO Cottage to view their availability.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
St. Petersburg International Airport
20 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Across the street
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Belleair Country Club
10 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
several great restaurants in walking distance
10 Metres
Nearest Beach
right in front of our 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 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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1946

About the owner: 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 the Owner Chose Independence Square, Indian Rocks Beach, FL, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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Links to more information:



  • Beautiful Sandy Shores

    Beautiful Sandy Shores

  • Gulf Cottage
View from the Garden/Patio Area

    Gulf Cottage View from the Garden/Patio Area

  • Gulf Cottage
Living Room

    Gulf Cottage Living Room

  • Gulf Cottage
King bed

    Gulf Cottage King bed

  • Gulf Cottage
Kitchen with Microwave,
Stove, Dishwasher and Fridge

    Gulf Cottage Kitchen with Microwave, Stove, Dishwasher and Fridge

  • Patio Area in front of the
Patio Cottage

    Patio Area in front of the Patio Cottage

  • Garden Cottage

    Garden Cottage Livingroom

  • One of many sitting areas

    One of many sitting areas

  • Sandy Shores

    Sandy Shores

  • Our walkway to the Gulf of Mexico

    Our walkway to the Gulf of Mexico

  • Gulf Cottage
View from the Dunes

    Gulf Cottage View from the Dunes

  •  Gulf Cottage -Livingroom with Dining Area in the front

    Gulf Cottage -Livingroom with Dining Area in the front

  • Gulf Cottage
Dining Area

    Gulf Cottage Dining Area

  • Gulf Cottage
Kitchen and Dining

    Gulf Cottage Kitchen and Dining

  • Fruit on my pineapple plant

    Fruit on my pineapple plant

  • Another beautiful sunset

    Another beautiful sunset

  • Garden Cottage

    Garden Cottage

  • Sandy Shores

    Sandy Shores

  • Sandy Shores by night

    Sandy Shores by night

  • Sandy Shores
Patio Area

    Sandy Shores Patio Area

VRBO #78339

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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