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A precious Jewel Box cottage directly on the beach!

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Aug 23, 2016
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Open the front door and step onto the white sand of our beautiful beach! 180 degrees view of the Gulf! No other place like this unique and enchanting cottage! Experience the tranquility, privacy and magnificent water and beach view of this one-of-a-kind beach cottage. All the conveniences of a private luxury beach-front home. Breath taking sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico, enjoy strolling, swimming, kite-flying, walking on the shore or searching for sea shells, all right outside your front door. You will never want to leave! Walking distance to 5-star Restaurant 'Salt Rock Grille' and other restaurants and shopping.

Free beach transport trolley/bus stop within steps!

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

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Speaks: english, spanish

23 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Elmira, NY


  • 5 of 5

We spent one week here and would return in a heartbeat! The cottage is beautifully maintained and had everything we needed for our stay. By far the cleanest rental we've ever stayed in! The front porch allowed for us to spend so much more time outside because of the shade. We were so close to the beach which we loved. Our teenage son was even impressed with this cottage. Joey and her husband were very attentive during the rental process.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you had a great time! It is very gratifying to share our home with people who enjoy it as much as we do. Please come see us again. Joey and Mark
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Many issues added up to a stressful vacation

  • 2 of 5

The correspondence with the owners during booking was easy. Joey even permitted us to bring our three terriers (adult, well-behaved) since we made it clear that they're our "furbabies" and we take them on all vacations. The property itself is lovely. I've never been in a more well-appointed rental. However, it got weird very quickly. After our 12 hour drive, we couldn't wait to let the pups walk on the beach (on a leash). We were met with "NO DOGS ON THE BEACH!" by several onlookers. I've heard of dogs only being allowed if they're on leashes - but Indian Shores is a NO DOG AT ALL area. We were heartbroken. I Googled for the information beforehand and it wasn't mentioned anywhere. I felt the owner, having understood how important it was for our dogs to come could have been forthcoming with this information. I called her that evening and received no response.

The first morning after our arrival, I woke up at 6am to let the dogs do their business in the little sandy area outside the cottage. My husband came with me. The door, which has an electronic keypad was left in the 'unlocked' position. We turned around and realized the door was locked. Neither of us had locked it. We scrambled to figure out what to do and wound up at the local coffee shop. We called a locksmith and about 5 hours and $175 (they refunded this after we returned home) later, we were back in the rental. The locksmith told us the lock malfunctioned because it is being used in beach conditions. We did not hear from the owners until 10pm that evening. When I finally spoke with the owner's husband, he told me I was not using the lock properly. My point is, he was argumentative. To his guest.

After that, we tried to relax, but started noticing cameras everywhere. There are two or three cameras mounted on the front porch which, if you can't take your dogs on the beach, you'll spend a good amount of time sitting in the porch area with them. After a few days, we decided to use the gas hour later, the owner calls to ask if I've used the grill. Isn't that strange? It was thing after thing at this place...we will not rent from Joey again.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute ocean front cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved the place - a few yards to the beach, perfect for long walks or any other beach activity. Home is well appointed with modern appliances - bathroom is efficient in a small space. Beds are very comfortable. Walkable to a coffee shop and Salt Rock Grille. Very cute - would come back if we have the opportunity!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for what we wanted.

  • 5 of 5

Loved this cozy cottage right on the beach. Our expectations were exceeded in every way with this place. Great customer service; there was a problem with the A/C when we arrived and the owners had it fixed before we could get back from lunch. The owners have done a great job decorating and making sure this cottage is as nice as it can be. I'm a cook and I loved this kitchen. The profile pictures don't do this place justice. We couldn't have been more pleased!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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PERFECT in every way

  • 5 of 5

We just left and will definitely return. LOVED the direct beach access right out the door. Cottage was adorable. High end furnishings. Already missing it. Ate at GUPPIES and that was amazing.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted you enjoyed your stay. Come stay with us again soon. We'll see if we can add to your list of great places at which to eat!
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A Sea Side Treasure

  • 5 of 5

Words can not describe how wonderful this beach cottage is. It was impeccably decorated and everything was immaculate. Joey is so caring. She made every detail of booking so simple. From her speedy answers to emails to suggestions about the area, she was the perfect host. The beach is just footsteps from the door and it felt like our own private beach. I can not wait to go back next year and enjoy this jewel of a beach cottage. Thanks so much Joey for making our stay so special.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are delighted you enjoyed the cottage and our beach. You are always welcome! Hope to truly have you as our guests again.
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Activity and Interests

45 minutes from Tampa International Airport and Busch Gardens. Shopping, golf, restaurants within walking distance. Less than two hours from Disney World, Epcot, Universal and other Orlando attractions. Minutes away from fishing and John's Pass which offers jet ski rentals, para-sailing and large party boats.


Rental rates

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My Standard Rate
Mar 27 2016 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning Fee $95
Pet Fee $125
Tax Rate 13.0%

$295.00 / night, three (3) nights minimum.
10% discount for more than (2) weeks rental.
$4990.00 / month

Prices subject to change without notice.

This is a non-smoking unit.

Check-in time is 3:30 p.m. day of arrival. Check-out time is 11:00 a.m. day of departure.

Pet deposit may increase with additional pets. Contact owner for pricing.

Rates subject to change. Reservation will be confirmed upon receipt of a $350 security deposit. Payment in full is due 30 days prior to arrival. Reservation subject to cancellation if payment in full is not received 30 days prior to occupancy. All deposits refundable for cancellations with 30-day advance notice. No refunds of deposit with cancellation with less than 30 days notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...


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


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront


  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 600 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Beautifully furnished with all amenities and attention to details. Central a/c, ceiling fans, cable television, high speed internet. Fully equipped kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, microwave, instant hot water dispenser, refrigerator with ice-maker, garbage disposal, full-size washer and dryer.

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