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Beachfront PARADISE! Newly updated townhouse with breathtaking ocean views!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

SEVEN NIGHT MINIMUM STAY (Trust us, it won't be enough!)

Wake up to the sounds of ocean waves rolling in...a sunrise stroll with the sand between your toes. Afternoons filled with family fun in the sun. Sunsets and refreshing drinks by the pool. THIS is beachfront living! Welcome to beautiful Indian Rocks Beach, a small community known for immaculate white sand beaches that are family-friendly, incredible natural wildlife, and close proximity to amazing attractions up and down the Gulf coast. This vacation oasis surrounded on both sides by water is also home to our boutique beach getaway, a fully renovated and recently updated 2 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse with direct beach access outside and every vacation amenity waiting inside.

Upon entering your eyes linger for a moment on the cozy, coastal cottage decor...then travel directly to the view from the wide living room balcony, overlooking lush tropical gardens and sand dunes that flow right into the quiet beach and azure blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. A modern, state-of-the-art chef's kitchen, breezy and open living/dining room and full bathroom complete the entry level.

Upstairs, each spacious, beachy bedroom has a water view-- one directly facing the ocean, the other facing our private dock on the intracoastal waterway. Along with a king size bed in the master bedroom two queen size beds in the second bedroom can accommodate additional guests.

This unit comes fully equipped-- sheets, towels, complete kitchen accessories, TV, central heat/air, beach chairs and toys, etc. Also included are full cable service and internet access at no additional charge.

The private, beachside pool is heated and well-appointed for relaxing or grilling, with the adjoining sand dunes providing a gorgeous natural barrier to the pristine beach just steps away.

And oh, that beach... whether you're into shell collecting or water sports, swimming or lounging with a good book, this is the place! Best of all, a recent beach renourishment program has tripled the size of the sugary white sand at your doorstep.

Unlike many of the busy neighboring resorts along Gulf Blvd, The Happy Fiddler is a small boutique property located in the highly desirable "Narrows" section of IRB, with no other homes or condo developments facing it. That lack of foot traffic means stepping onto a stretch of beach that always feels quiet and private, regardless of the time of year. But when you're ready to see the sights, this property is just a short two-minute walk to the area's fun beachy restaurants, ice cream shops and shopping district.

Those interested in further exploring the coast in search of adventure won't have to travel far: the Tampa Zoo, Busch Gardens and Adventure Island are close day visits; nearby downtown St Petersburg has the world renowned Dali museum and a host of smaller museums, galleries and parks along its charming waterfront marina; gorgeous Clearwater Beach, with it's incredible nature preserves and famous Marine Aquarium are just 20 minutes up Gulf Blvd; and various charming smaller towns like arty Dunedin and Mediterranean-flavored Tarpon Springs are close as well.

All of the above are just short drives away, but also running regularly up and down Gulf Blvd. from Clearwater to St Pete is the cute Jolly Trolley street car (low priced single fares or weekly passes available). Check it out!

We are just 30 minutes drive to the Tampa International Airport and 20 minutes to the Clearwater/St. Pete airport. Book now to enjoy a quiet, family-friendly vacation getaway in paradise, where the gorgeous white sand beach is literally steps away!

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2018


Indian Rocks Beach Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


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Beachfront PARADISE! Newly updated townhouse with breathtaking ocean views!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

The Happy Fiddler was in a perfect Location

  • 4 of 5

The only discomforts we found with the Unit we stayed in, was that the beds in both bedrooms where too hard for us, also the A/C had a sign on it to limit the Temp setting to 72°F or the evaporator unit would freeze up, (a clue that the evaporator/condenser units aren't matched properly). We came from the Cincinnati, OH. area and even in the Winter we turn down the Thermostat to 67°F for Sleeping. We may be back to the Fiddler, but we'll try a different Unit.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andrew - thanks again for staying at our beach place, and we appreciate the feedback. We'll look into having soft mattress pads on hand for future guests who need them. RE: the a/c, the sign is more of a recommendation, which we'll clarify. As a reminder, we do provide on-site management (a rarity at vacation properties along the gulf coast!) who can help make adjustments as needed so your stay is absolutely perfect. And, as outlined in our welcome email, we encourage guests to reach out to us directly with questions or concerns...we would've said to turn that a/c down and enjoy! Nonetheless, we welcome your return next year, and wish you the best if you choose to vacation elsewhere! Best, Sean & Marilyn (owners)
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Perfect place for a beach vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views of the gulf and the sound of the waves crashing on the beach. The unit had everything we needed for a beach vacation. Nice updates through out the unit and the pool area was spotless. Loved having a manager on site for any questions or concerns. Hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grimes, IA

Awesome condo, awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

We stay in this area of Florida multiple times per year and this is an awesome, well stocked condo in a great location. I would recommend it highly!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cordova, TN

Fantastic location and views!

  • 5 of 5

Our decision to spend Christmas in IRB at this condo was 100% correct. The condo has a great layout and the view of the sunset every evening was awesome. Great location with restaurants and a CVS within walking distance. Beach is very private and just amazing.

Saw dolphins going along the shore and went deep sea fishing out of John’s Pass about 20 minutes south of the condo.

You can’t go wrong with this rental.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location as we had hoped

  • 5 of 5

Lovely quiet location the apartment is fantastic only complaint was aircon was to loud to have on at night for those who slept in back bedroom but we will definitely recommend

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful time, wonderful place

  • 4 of 5

My family and I enjoyed this property so much. It is right on the beach in a smaller complex. The grounds are kept up well, the pool is heated and the view is spectacular. The condo was beautiful, it had everything we needed: beach chairs, toys, coolers, towels and more. We grilled out every night and enjoyed the sound if the waves crashing on the beach.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $115 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300

Rates are subject to change until your reservation is confirmed. For any further questions, please e-mail owner and you will receive an answer within 24hrs. Thank You!

Manager'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.