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Oceanside Retreat - $495 Weekly Rate Sept. 7-30th 2017

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Steps from the beach. Tastefully decorated two bedroom (1 Queen, 2 Twins) condominium in Indian Rocks (Gulfside), directly across from Crabby Bills Restaurant by the causeway located between Clearwater and St. Petersburg Beach. Small, quaint complex within walking distance to Indian Rocks Beach

restaurants, beach shops and attractions. This is NOT your average

beach condo!

A nature lover's paradise just steps away from crystal clear, white

sandy Indian Rocks Beach front. Treat yourself to morning strolls

along the seashore, stunning sunsets or just enjoy the cool, calming

Gulf breezes. Shelling and swimming highly encouraged...

More Details

Paula Ottinot
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
August 30, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Having stayed a number of times in Indian Rocks and Indian Shores we were well acquainted with staying in the high rise condos. This was different and suited us better because once out the door you had access to the beach which was wonderful. This is old Florida and we liked it. The condo had all the amenities you associate with US living and the unit has been recently remodeled as the Americans say. The only downside is that although it says it can take six the second bedroom is smaller than we expected. However it was perfect for myself and my wife. While some of the units have a view of the setting sun this was not an issue with us and in fact we preferred the extra privacy of this back unit. We could walk to restaurants like Guppy's where the food was exceptional and there were specials one day of the week. In the other direction we ate at the Irish pub Mick Quinns named after the Irish rugby international. A bus passes the door to take you to Tyrone Square mall so that it is possible to do away with the necessity of having a car. The Pinellas Trail is a cycle trail which we cycled north to Dunedin. We rented bikes. Plenty to do close to all amenities and the spectacular Gulf of Mexico on your doorstep. We used to see dolphins swimming close to the beach.We will be back.
Dec 2012
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We're across the street from world famous Crabby Bills and just

a few blocks away from famous Johns Pass Village and all of the

wonderful restaurants and night life, deep sea fishing, para-

sailing, scuba boats, etc. You can have a retreat on the beach or

bring your boat if you're more energetic. We are only 40 minutes

from Busch Gardens and Adventure Island, and 90 minutes from the

Orlando attractions of Disney World, Sea World, Universal and MGM


Take the local beach trolley to Clearwater Beach attractions and/or

Pier 60 just 10 minutes away. There are many fine restaurants and

activities that are very close to the condo. Hiking, Biking, Golf,

Tennis, Miniature Golf, Amusement Parks, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing,

Horseback Riding, Shopping, Restaurants, Live Theater, Cinemas,

Museums, Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling & Diving, Boating,

Sailing, Water-skiing, Surfing, Windsurfing, Parasailing, Jet-

skiing, Shelling all available in the area.


Independence Square Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Large Sitting/Dining area for five;counter/bar area for additonal seating. Split bedroom plan with private master with Queen-sized bed, second bedroom w/twins trundle beds, and pull-out sofa bed. Ample storage and closet space. Fully furnished unit--stocked kitchen, TV/VCR/DVD player, free wi-fi, board games, video library, beach towels and chairs included. Washer and dryer, in unit, for your convenience. Everything you need for a wonderful stay!!


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Oceanside Retreat - $495 Weekly Rate Sept. 7-30th 2017
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 34 reviews

The beach is your backyard

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this place with my wife and three daughters. The place is ideal for any getaway occasion, but especially families. Everything is within a walking distance. All the restaurants, bars, Walgreens, shops, church, etc. The best part of this location is the beach, which is literally in the backyard of this property. We stayed here at the end of July and the weather was perfect, the ocean was really warm with small waves (good for kids), surf fishing was great, and the beach was very clean. We will definitely consider coming back here!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice apartment in a great location. Wonderful beach and sunsets. Restaurants close by.very comfortab

  • 4 of 5

Overall experience - really nice...would consider returning

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect vacation location, condo as described

  • 5 of 5

No surprises, exactly what I thought after researching this location. Perfect for small family or couple. Enjoyed our week very much we will return and rent again.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beachfront condo near ice cream, CVS, trolley, ocean

  • 5 of 5

Loved it.

The beach was our backyard.

Huge living area. Excellent selection of pots & pans. Comfortable queen sized bed - and decent twin and trundles too. Plenty of towels. Big living area. Good washer/dryer. Quiet neighbors.

Best part: location. With Crabby Bill's full service beachy restaurant (open for breakfast at 7am- try the pancakes! and meet the actual Crabby Bill who is 80-something and doing scratch-offs at that hour) across the street, 3 ice cream parlors within a 1/2 mile, CVS, surf shops, on the beach trolley line that takes you to St. Petersburg for $2.50 - it cannot be beaten! And at night - there is chill music (usually just a dude w a guitar) at Crabby Bills - which is both KID and DOG friendly with a huge outside porch area. And InstaCart delivered our groceries from Publix.

Did I mention Slyce pizzaria (New Haven Style) is just down the street and happily delivers?

This condo was perfect for my 4yr-old-sons, husband and me for a week at the beach. We played on the soft sandy beach, collected shells, and flew kites. We went to Dinosaur World in Tampa one day, walked(!) to a Turtle and Owl sanctuary another morning, and did 2 days on the busier beaches of Clearwater.

Great vacation for a great price.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location location location

  • 5 of 5

Very nice appartment. Close to restaurants, trolley stop and cvs. Plenty of room for parking. Would stay here again. This unit is an upper unit that faces the street and does not have a water view. There was some traffic and bar noise but was minimal. Would have been convenient to have an extra set of keys because you need a key for the gate to the beach. Absolutely loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Rental Property Right on the Water

  • 5 of 5

Loved the furnished 2 bdr rental unit, right on the beach with easy access, plenty of local restaurants, and a CVS across the street. Plenty of dishes, towels, and a great kitchen (new appliances and a full size fridge), we couldn't have been happier with our stay! Owner/manager was very accommodating and answered all our questions in a timely manner. 5/5

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Damage Deposit $135

*seasonal/monthly rental available upon request
*July 4th & Christmas weeks add 10%
Rates do not include $95 cleaning charge and 12% Florida taxes on

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.