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Your Oceanfront Paradise Vacation Destination - Oceanway 202

Indian Rocks Beach, FL, USA
  • Condo1221 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Beautiful beach-front condo, 2 BR/2BA. Directly on the Gulf - walk to everything

Beautiful beach-front condo, 2 bedroom and 2 baths. Sleeps 6 in 3 queen beds with luxury memory foam mattresses, all brand new in 2017; if you have a larger group, we also own Unit 203 immediately next door, and Unit 306 in this same building, so we can accommodate up to 18 people at one time if you book all 3 units (see VRBO property #948885 and #1098958). All granite counter tops. Newer building (built in 2004). Direct Gulf Front with full panoramic ocean views. Walk to Beach, Restaurants, and Shopping. Bookings accepted Saturday to Saturday. Non-Smokers Rejoice -- this Condo Is Completely Smoke-Free -- inside, outside on the balcony, and at the pool. Landline with free local and long-distance domestic calling. We provide numerous beach chairs in the unit, along with beach umbrellas and a 10 x 10 pop-up canopy for use at the beach. Several blocks down the beach to the left, there is also a rental company that rents deluxe chairs and cabanas by the day.

Your oceanfront paradise vacation awaits you. Sip your morning coffee on the huge balcony overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Mexico with the saltwater breeze kissing your skin and the ocean waves massaging your every sense. Enjoy your day at the heated pool or on the sun-drenched beach -- lounging, walking, fishing, swimming, playing in the pristine sand and surf, or floating on a raft as the waves gently rock away all your stress. Rent a canoe, kayak, or paddle board from the local rental shop.

When hunger hits, IRB (Indian Rocks Beach) beckons you with some of the best restaurants in the beach within easy walking distance. Or stay in and cook in the fully-equipped kitchen or grill out by the pool.

If you want to adventure a bit further --take a short 1.4 mile ride to enjoy a day of fun for all ages at Splash Harbour Water Park. Head up the coast just 5.8 miles to world-famous Clearwater Beach (rated in 2016 as the #1 Best Beach in the USA by TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards) or down the coast 15 miles to St. Pete Beach (rated in 2016 as the #4 Best Beach in the USA by TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards).

This and so much more awaits you . . .

Travel right and travel light -- you have your own washer and dryer in the unit.

Getting Around:

You will not need a car for this vacation. Besides being directly on the beach, you will be walking distance to everything you need. If you walk out of the condo and turn left, it is a 3- block walk to a wonderful French Café and another breakfast and lunch place, and also the best Thai restaurant in the area for lunch and dinner. All three have outdoor seating. If you walk out the front and turn right, it is about a 3-block walk to one of the best restaurants in the area, Guppy's on the Beach. Just past that is a small convenience store and food market for all of your basic shopping needs. For more heavy duty shopping needs, there is a Publix grocery store 1.7 miles away, but you would need to drive to that because it is across the causeway.

Plus you can hop aboard the Suncoast Beach Trolley with many stops in Indian Rocks Beach, including a stop at 21st Avenue, one block from your vacation paradise. Use the trolley to tour the Gulf Beaches stretching from Clearwater Beach south to Indian Rocks Beach, Indian Shores, Redington Shores, North Redington Beach, Redington Beach, Madeira Beach, St. Pete Beach and Pass-a-Grille. Focus on the shores and attractions near one stop or several--you'll find them easily accessible. Or, travel the entire route to get a truly comprehensive view of the coastal communities and sample their many offerings. Locals take the trolley too and they'll likely recommend some of their favorite shopping and dining spots that you may not otherwise find.

Up to three children five years old or younger ride for free with an adult, and affordable full-day unlimited ride passes are available. With trolleys arriving every 20 to 30 minutes between approximately 5 a.m. and 11 p.m. (midnight on Fridays and Saturdays), it's easy to cover the whole coastline in a full day of fun.

Clearwater Beach and Sand Key to the North:

The north end of the Suncoast Trolley route begins at the white sandy beaches near Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach. By day the soft white sand is the perfect spot to play volleyball and build sandcastles. You can also dine directly on the beach at Frenchy's Rockaway Grill, a Clearwater Beach tradition (you must try the grouper sandwich!) and daredevils have their pick of parasailing and WaveRunner rentals to play above or in the blue waters.

Two hours before sunset, the park at Pier 60 comes to life with street performers, artists and musicians for the free nightly sunset celebration. Just before the sun dips into the Gulf of Mexico, pay one dollar to walk out to the very end of the 1,250-foot long pier for a picture-perfect sunset.

The trolley also stops near Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of Winter and Hope, the Dolphins of "Dolphin Tale" movie fame. The research aquarium has an ever-changing guest list of otters, turtles, dolphins and stingrays that they rescue and rehabilitate. Aquarium staff also manages the sea turtle nests at nearby Sand Key State Park, a 95-acre park and beach that overlooks Clearwater Pass.

On the eastern side of Sand Key, the Clearwater Community Sailing Center offers instruction programs as well as kayak and catamaran rentals.

A bit farther south on the trolley route is Madeira Beach's popular John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, featuring more than 130 shops, restaurants and attractions. Families will find water activities for all ages, from WaveRunner rentals and parasailing lessons for older kids to the dolphin sightseeing cruises on The Pirate Ship at John's Pass.

St. Pete Beach & Pass-a-Grille to the South:

The four miles of white, sandy beaches aren't the only reason to ring the trolley bell in St. Pete Beach, voted TripAdvisor's No. 1 Beach in America for 2012. Historic Corey Avenue is the place to get your shopping fix. You'll find art galleries, restaurants, gift stores and swimwear outlets and the historic Beach Theatre.

Almost every week there is some sort of craft or art fair or parade happening along Corey Avenue, including winter wine tastings and gallery walks, sidewalk sales and the popular juried art show held every February.

A "must see" at the southern end of St. Pete Beach is the Loews Don CeSar Hotel. The opulent pink palace, as the building is known to locals, opened in 1928 after being built for $1.25 million. The eight-story building didn't fare well during the Great Depression and eventually became a military hospital and then was vacated for many years before reopening in 1973.

At the southern end of the trolley line is the beach town of Pass-a-Grille, which is a National Historic District. The town is rumored to have earned its name from Cuban fishermen who camped along the water smoking their fish on grills. Traveling by the pass, fishermen could see the fires and took to calling the spot Pass-a-Grille.

In Pass-a-Grille's Gulf Beaches Historical Museum, you can explore the county's barrier islands' past. The museum itself is a piece of history. It was the first church constructed on one of the barrier islands. Exhibits display artifacts from the 16th century to present day.

Finally, don't forget to check out the quaint shops and restaurants along Eighth Avenue, the town's main shopping district before making a return trip north on the trolley.

Owner

Evan and Jeannie Farr

Member Since 2016
Response rate:
90%
Response time:
within one hour
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Evan and Jeannie Farr

Evan is a Certified Elder Law Attorney in the DC Metro area and Jeannie runs their law firm. Oceanway 202 is our home away from home and we are thrilled to be able to share it with you! We first purchased this unit in October 2016, and we loved the property so much that we purchase Unit 306 and Unit 203 in 2017! We manage all three properties ourselves so you will never have to deal with the annoyance of working through a property management company.

Evan and Jeannie Farr purchased this Condo in 2016

Why Evan and Jeannie Farr chose Pinellas County

Everyone says Oceanway is THE Best Property on the Beach! We stay here one week every month, so you can be assured that the property is always in top condition. This is our home away from home, and we are thrilled to be able to share it with you!

What makes this Condo unique

Besides being literally the best condo in Indian Rocks Beach, the entire property is non-smoking -- a rare find even in this day and age.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Master Bedroom
        2 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen

        Bathrooms

        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower

          Location Type

            • Beach View
              No better view available. Direct beach front.
            • Beachfront
              No better location available. Directly on the beach.
            • Near The Ocean
              On the ocean.
            • Ocean View
              No better view available. Direct Ocean front.
            • Oceanfront
              On the sand at Indian Rocks Beach
            • Water View
              Oceanfront.
            • Waterfront

              Theme

                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Spa
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions

                  Meals

                    • Guests provide their own meals

                      General

                        • Internet
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Elevator
                        • Fireplace
                          Electric
                        • Garage
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine

                          Kitchen

                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster

                              Dining

                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people

                                  Entertainment

                                    • Books
                                    • Games
                                      Board games in closet
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Cable TV
                                    • Television
                                      Large flat screen TVs in every room.
                                    • Toys

                                      Outside

                                        • Balcony
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Communal grill in pool area

                                          Suitability

                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Communal Pool
                                                • Heated Pool
                                                • Hot Tub

                                                  Attractions

                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • theme parks
                                                    • water parks

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • photography
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • sailing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • paragliding
                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • wind-surfing

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  23 Reviews

                                                                  Wonderful4.9/5

                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Just returned from a very relaxing 2 week stay at this very well appointed condo.

                                                                  Alison L.Mechanicville, NY

                                                                  Found my home away from home on the oversized balcony enjoy morning coffe, afternoon ice tea and relaxing after a day of long walks in the beach with a glass of wine watching sunsets that never got old! Evan was quick in responding to questions regarding the parking. The condo was very well equipped with everything needed in both kitchen and baths. Plenty of beach towels and chairs/umbrella for use on the beach. We rented a cabana which was just steps away when we wanted to block the winds one day. Condo is short walk to many great restaurants. So perfect, we have already booked for next year. Thank you Evan and Jeannie for sharing your beach front home.

                                                                  Loved this condo on the Gulf of Mexico!

                                                                  Jeanne R.

                                                                  Lovely condo, great location! The addition of a restroom in or near the pool area is the only change I would have liked.

                                                                  All the comforts of home with a great view

                                                                  Adrian H.

                                                                  So much to like about this place: A well-equipped kitchen with just about everything we needed (and one of us is a professional chef)... Other great amenities: Washer and dryer, beach toys and chairs; great, strong wi-fi; new TVs; board games; plenty of nice blankets and big fluffy beach towels. .....The other people staying in the building were nice as could be...many folks who come every year, and even though they all knew each other they reached out, inviting us to cookouts, etc. Pool was perfect temp for wintertime. Not exactly a walkable neighborhood; there are a few restaurants nearby, but you will need a car or will need to take advantage of the ride-sharing or beach trolley. Overall, I thought this was a good value -- and we will likely return some time in the future.

                                                                  Awesome Condo/View/Beach!

                                                                  Sharon S.

                                                                  We just got back from our visit to Indian Rocks Beach...wish we could have stayed another week! Absolutely loved the condo. It was very clean and well stocked from kitchen to bath supplies. Every day we walked the beach in the morning and soaked up the sun in the afternoon. In the evening, we enjoyed the beautiful sunsets from the condo balcony. We liked the fact that the condo is ideally located to Clearwater and St. Pete's. Hopefully, next time we head to IRB , we can stay at this Oceanway Beach Paradise.

                                                                  Great Escape: Beautiful view

                                                                  Billie M.

                                                                  Even more beautiful condo than the pictures showed. Great view of the sunsets every day but a couple. Weather just right, mostly warm and sunny, a few cool and windy days. Saw dolphins a few mornings swimming north near the buoys. Great information from owners about shopping and things to see. Many in walking distance. Well supplied kitchen, plenty of towels, etc. TVs for rainy days or evening viewing much better than our last trip rental we had. The new locks in the pool area seemed to be a challenge for guests but the pool maintenance person was there the last day working on it so prob. ok now.

                                                                  This is a great area (Indian Rocks Beach) - close to a lot of activities, easy to get to around from St Pete to Clearwater for museums, etc. (loved the Dali Museum, especially) Thanks again for a great getaway, hope to visit area again and stay longer.

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                                                                  Jim H.

                                                                  I loved the condo very nice and upscale. The view was fantastic and the deck was large. The beach was very narrow and lots of shells, hard to walk on especially if you are a tender foot like me.... But all in all I will be back ....

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are very glad you enjoyed the condo and the view. The beach is not normally narrow and full of shells. This is a remnant from hurricane Irma, which caused erosion and brought a lot of shells onto the beach. Typically the beach there is clean pristine white sand and much wider. The City of Indian Rocks Beach will be restoring the sand to it's pristine condition in due course.

                                                                  Location

                                                                  Indian Rocks Beach, FL, USA

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  $175
                                                                  Tax Rate
                                                                  13%

                                                                  Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

                                                                  $175avg/night
                                                                  23 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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