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Oceanside Retreat - SPECIAL July 7th-July 14th $495.00 week....

Bedrooms 2
Space 985 sq ft
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2018

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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Independence Square Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 985 sq ft
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
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 - SPECIAL July 7th-July 14th $495.00 week....
average rating of 4.475 based on 41 reviews

As Expected

  • 4 of 5

It was exactly what my Boyfriend and I expected. Perfect for just the two of us. No different than an an extended stay hotel. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Place was clean. Location was perfect. Grounds was groomed and maintained. Neighbors respectful.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice condo

  • 4 of 5

The condo was very nice. Missed not having a balcony or outside sitting area. Building management needs to do some work around the outside of the building. Weeding sweeping and painting are needed.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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enjoy our stay not really and the experience was horrible

  • 5 of 5

Our complaints. The bright blue beach chair was broken. At night when you walk to the fence far right corner post has cock roaches. When the light comes on you can see them going into the bottom of the post. When I went to put towels in washer, there was sand all over the top of washer. Had to buy a light bulb to put in lamp on top of dresser. If you shut the bathroom door all the shut, my husband got locked in the bathroom. Lucky he had a Phillips screw driver in his back pack. I had to take the screws out to get him out. The front blinds would not open so at least we had some light into the living room. I don't think we will ever go thru Vrbo again. No message for us to know how to unlock the main door. We would not recommend anyone renting this place. Message sent to us at 5:47 from both you and Paula. The address is also wrong on the web site. Needless to say the people on the ground floor and top floor told us we payed way to much for this rental. We paid more than the second floor. This is unacceptable.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Older unit. Needs some maintenance. Very noisy.

  • 3 of 5

Complex gulf front so beach was very accessible. Our unit had view of street. The street noise was very loud as was the bar across the street. Sleeping was interrupted every night several times. Toilet needs some maintenance. “Ran” about every 10 minutes. Right outside bedroom. Shower leaked. Bed was not comfortable.

Our parking spot was almost in the road. Came out one morning to see someone had dented driver side door of our rental car!

The kitchen was nice. Could have used a few more amenities there. No wine glasses, no baking sheets, no foil etc. Did have a lot of cleaning supplies and towels.

Our first day we had to purchase paper towels and toilet paper. There was very little of both in condo on arrival.

Would I book again? No I would not.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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On the beach but not with a beach view veranda.

  • 5 of 5

Great beach experience

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $135
cleaning fee $95 + Tax

*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.