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Luxury Beach Beach House Pet Friendly

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Home, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 5)

We are 'on the sand' and the sugary sand is beautiful, powdery white sand that stretches as far as the eye can see. Our private quiet beach house allows you to unwind, relax and enjoy the moment. Soak in the relaxing atmosphere, enjoy a refreshment on the patio, toast each other at sunset, all the simple things of life that are most rewarding.

For active people, antiquing (some of the best in Florida), the The Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of Winter the dolphin star of the movie 'Dolphin Tale' is 10 miles away. Baseball, Football, hockey and more sports is 45 minutes away in Tampa and St. Petersburg. The Mahaffey theater is 15 minutes away where stars perform in a quaint small theater. Busch Gardens is 45 minutes by car and Disney is only 2 hours away.


Owner
Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Owner/Property Manager

Raised in Michigan, my family spent our vacations at a rental cottage on one of the lakes. I have been drawn to the water ever since. My tour in the navy gave me the dream (more a hope) of owning a house on the ocean/gulf.

My day job is to run a travel company that specializes in wonderful vacations from cruises to tour to resorts, we book it all.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Florida Central West

Several years ago I was driving the beach and saw this pretty beach house. They were having a open house so I went in. I loved the place immediately. Unfortunately the asking price was way out of my ability so I did nothing but kept looking from time to time. Several years passed and the housing boom busted and the property came back on the market at a more reasonable price and we got it. By renting the house out, we can pay down the mortgage and whenever It is not rented, we get the opportunity to live our dream at the beach.

What makes this cottage unique

Comfy is the way our guest describe the beach house. Quickly you feel like you have lived there forever. Convenience is the word that comes to mind when I think of the beach house location. We are convenient to restaurants, attractions, stores - just everything! The deck out front actually is on the beach. No elevators or long walks, down 4 steps and you are on the white sand. Up over the sand berm and there is one of the most beautiful beaches in Florida.

Where we are located few people come down to that area of the beach so it is very private and quiet, except for the sunsets, where it seems all of Indian Rocks Beach comes out to the beach for our spectacular sunsets!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We could not have asked for a better week! Weather was perfect every day! Beautiful home! So comfy and cozy and perfect for our size family. We enjoyed the perfect sun sets!



Loved walking on the beach every day and collecting shells, great restaurants and shopping! But our favorite meal was cooking the the grill and eating dinner on the deck and watching the sun set!



Thanks for sharing your wonderful piece of Florida with us.
Apr 2016
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Luxury Beach Beach House Pet Friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 53 reviews
5

4th time here

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th time staying here and we love it. The house is well maintained and is right on the beach. We'll be back in 2017!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jill, We are so fortunate to have such good guest. Ed
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5

Loved this cottage on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this cozy cottage on Indian Rocks Beach. We enjoyed beautiful sunsets relaxing on the deck and were just steps from the beach. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice to have you stay with us.
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North Georgia
5

Great week on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Overall a great week on the beach! Great location, good weather, and the beach house was very accommodating and worked out great for us and our pet.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Can't get better than this.

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th time to visit IRB, but the first time to rent your cottage. It was perfect. My favorite features were the view and proximity to the beach (of course), and the Sassy Cat who came to visit us on the back porch daily. We had a great day at John's Pass in Madiera beach riding a jet ski and hanging out at the Copper Clover (Irish Pub that just opened recently). Everyone in and around IRB is so friendly and welcoming. Your place is heaven on earth, and we surely hope to come again.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always fun to read comments and learn new places to visit.
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Raleigh, NC
5

Fantastic cottage, fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

This is a very well-appointed, charming cottage, and the location is perfect. The beach is a short walk from the front deck, which by the way is expansive and has a sun shade that is quite handy in the afternoon. The cottage faces west to the Gulf, so the water views and sunsets are amazing. Binoculars are a must for watching ospreys, pelicans, terns, herons and skimmers at work. In the water we saw dolphins galore as well as manatees and even a mammoth sea turtle heading back to the water after laying her eggs. A great experience -- we hope to do it again.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You made my day! We love the beach, the house, the Gulf and all the critters that live there so it is heart warming when our guest have the same experience that we love. There are many sea turtles nesting on our beach at this time of the year. A local group fences off the area so the eggs are not disturbed. Thanks again for visiting. Ed
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5

Best view of the Gulf we've ever seen!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is very cozy and comfortable. It feels private even though the properties are close to each other. The view of the Gulf is unrivaled. The cottage is clean and well furnished. You feel comfortable there. The awning covered deck and boardwalk with shower and hose to rinse after being at the beach are great. Then there's only 15 - 20 yards of soft sand to be on the beach.

We loved being able to see the Gulf over the dunes. Especially at sunset!

Ed is a very responsive owner. We were in touch and the minor problems that occurred were taken care of ASAP.

The cottage has a guest book to write a short summary of your stay. It's fun to read the entries that other guests have written about their stays at the cottage. There are books on the history of Indian Rocks Beach that we found very interesting.

We also enjoyed our proximity to the Kooky Coconut! We could walk to it easily for their homemade ice cream! The building has been there since 1925!

We highly recommend staying at 812 Beach Trail.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay with us. The Kooky Coconut is one of my favorites too!
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Car: recommended

Additional information: Just South of Clearwater Beach.

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Rates & Availability

Indian Rocks Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
January
Jan 28 2017 - Feb 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,394
 
 
March
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,989
 
 
April-May
Apr 15 2017 - May 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,785
 
 
June Special
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 10 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
 
Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Jul 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,093
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning $149 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

$1695-$3995/wk
Winter/Spring $2,395 - $3,995 per week;
Summer $2,395 - $3,495;
Fall $1,085 - $2,995;
Sales tax of 12% and Cleaning fee of $125 additional;
$500 deposit;
Check in and out on Saturdays.
Dates Available: Year Round 20% off second week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Indian Rocks Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1040 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - outdoor shower
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master bathroom is quite spacious.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Plenty of drawer and closet space.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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