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Oceanside Retreat - Avail...June 10th-17th

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Paula Ottinot
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 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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Amenities

Independence Square Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • 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
Notes:
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!!

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

5

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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5

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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5

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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5

Cozy Condo

  • 5 of 5

The property was Very Clean and well kept. Location was convenient to EVERYTHING! The beach was serene and beautiful. The locals were friendly. It was a real treat for my husband and I. We plan on returning this summer with the kids!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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We would not book again.

  • 2 of 5

The location of this condo is great! Crabby Bills, across the street, is the popular place to be! Beware, if you are a light sleeper, you can literally hear everything through the old windows. But Crabby Bills band usually is done by 10pm. The cawing crows will wake you up in the morning though. The private beach access is nice except you have to walk past all the other condo balconies & tenants to get there.

The condo itself was just ok. The bed is horribly uncomfortable. The bathroom is smaller than a cruise ship bathroom, the ceiling vent didn't work and only one lightbulb worked. The shower head is so clogged with gunk that it only sprays on two settings: all random directions and spray a hole through your body. The kitchen had just been remodeled which was done very nicely, but none of the hooks were hung back up on the wall so we had no where to put towels and such. We pulled the coffee maker out of the cabinet to use and it was molded inside so we had to clean it ourselves. Nasty, nasty carpet in the 2 bedrooms embedded with sand and grime.

Overall, we really do not spend much time inside when we're in Florida, but I do not know how anyone could ever consider this condo "clean". IF it was properly cleaned and maintained, this condo would be a great value for a beachside condo.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry the condo did not meet your expectations. Our condo offers cottage style amenities similar to our building structure, more so Key West style living. Our description clearly states that we are centrally located within walking distance to several restaurants including PJs, LouLou's, ice cream shop, and directly across the street from Crabby Bills. Most of our guest appreciate being in walking distance to these amenities. Guest also appreciate the cleanliness of our condo as the word "clean" is mentioned several times in many of our reviews. Carpets are cleaned monthly but sand can be an issue since we are directly on the beach. Our kitchen was recently renovated and additional upcoming renovations are planned. We appreciate your feedback and will improve in the areas you have mentioned.
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California/Tennessee
5

Perfect location!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need for a lovely beach vacation. Owner very thoughtful!

Beth

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$655
 
 
4th july
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
$135
 
 
Summer/Fall
Jul 9 2017 - Dec 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
$655
 
 
Peak 2
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$655
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $135
cleaning fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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