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Peaceful Private BEACH Front Pet Friendly

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,040 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Home, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 5)

Recently updated beach house. You are right on the beach. No elevators or stairs. Spectacular sunsets from your deck or 4 steps to the beach. The white sandy beach is your backyard! Breathtaking views throughout the home with sliders inviting you out to your private huge deck where you can enjoy a drink and watch the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico nightly with friends and family. The home has a casual, coastal feel - perfect for those who want to feel like they're are on a permanent vacation.

Spacious gourmet kitchen makes entertaining easy with plenty of granite countertop space, breakfast bar, solid wood cabinets, side-by-side refrigerator, oven, range, built-in microwave and dishwasher. The master suite features a private entrance to the lanai and a bath with shower stall and large antique vanity. Ceramic tile and wood laminate floors throughout. Ceiling fans add to the beach feel of the house.

Lanai has plenty of room for the bar-b-que, dining set and, lounge chairs.

Rinse the sand off your feet before you come inside with a specially lumbed shower along the deck.

We are pet friendly with a fenced in yard and deck.

We choose The Turtle Nest name to honor the sea turtles that nest in the sand in front of the cottage from April to October each year..

Our leather furniture in the living room is soft and comfy. The queen bed in the Master bedroom is now a tempurpedic mattress. Oh, so comfortable. Two twin beds in the second bedroom give you flexibility for sleeping arrangements.

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.

Keywords: Indian Rocks Beach Cottage, Beach Front Cottage, Beach Trail, Cozy Cottage, On the Sand cottage, comfortable gulf front cottage, gulf front cottage, pet friendly, beach home, beach cottage, on the beach, takes dogs, quiet home on beach

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Amenities

Indian Rocks Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1040 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 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 ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • 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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

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Peaceful Private BEACH Front Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 60 reviews
5

Perfect Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

I cannot begin to explain how much we loved vacationing at this perfect beach home. The location is wonderful. You are steps from the beach, there are so many restaurants to choose from and a local Farmer's Market almost every day within driving distance. There is everything you would need in the kitchen to cook as little or as much as you want. The deck on the back of the home is perfect for quiet reading, laying in the sun or just watching the waves hit the shore. Every night people would pack up their equipment for the walk to the beach to watch the sunset. At this home, you just step out of your door onto the covered deck and enjoy the beauty of the sun going down with cocktail in hand. The walk to the beach is literally steps from the deck. This lends itself to early morning walks on the beach for shell collectors as well as late night visits to the water. You can hear the gulf sounds when you sleep. The owner is easy to work with and most importantly for us, he allowed us to bring our dog. Many restaurants and shops also welcome your pet and there are several dog parks in the area. There are many activities that you can visit and we enjoyed trips to Tarpon Springs, to TEC to watch the manatees swim as well as Clearwater Beach, Dundein and John's Pass just to name a few. I hope that we can visit again soon! Thank you for allowing us to share your home!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for visiting with us. We ae so happy you enjoyed your stay.
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Indian Rocks Beach

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect! The beach was a great quite beach very nice and clean, everything was close by. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you could experience our home and beach. We also love the privacy feeling when we are at the beach house.
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5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely beach cottage right on the beach, with a lot of privacy and room to move. This was our first time staying in a cottage instead of a motel, and what a difference. Very clean and centrally located, making it an even better choice for vacation. We loved it and hope to be back next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you next year.
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5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and delightful!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write and for visiting with us.
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5

Cozy, private and everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, gorgeous beach and all the amenities you need in the house. Comfy bed and couch, plenty of towels and two bathrooms. Would 100% recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to learn you had a wonderful stay! Thanks for visiting with us.
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5

Heaven on the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect spot to go and relax!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet of the beach house.
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Owner

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

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 house in 2012

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Indian Rocks Beach

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 house 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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Cafe de Paris Bakery
"Very French, a little dressy, not beach apparel. Small but outstanding menu."
Thai Pan Alley
"Absolutely the best Thai food on the beach. Very casual. Unless you really like your food ..."
Red Lion Pub
"Beach casual, fish and chips are the house specialty. "
Publix
"Conveniently located, this Florida chain is my preferred grocery store!"
Sandy's Restaurant
"Wonderful little breakfast place."
William Dean Chocolates
"They make the chocolates on site. Also great gelato."
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa
Car: recommended

Additional information: Just South of Clearwater Beach.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $149 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + 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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