If you are looking for a serene place away from the crowd then this location is definitely a place for you.
The minute we entered the apartment we felt at home. Quite, pleasant décor, neutral colors, great layout, spacious, clean and airy. You can see the beach and the blue water of the Gulf literally from the entrance door. Beautiful tile floors, mint green color leather couch and sofa in the living area, modern fully equipped kitchen open to the living room - big modern frig, dishwasher, microwave, plenty of dishes and glassware, washer and drier in a small hall next to the kitchen. Good light fixtures, large dining table with 6 comfy chairs. Three flat TVs. one in the living room and one in each bedroom. Comfortable beds, king size bed in the master, and two full size beds in the guest room. Good size modern bathrooms. Strong water pressure in the showers. We-Fi worked without a glitch. The parking spaces (2 spaces are provided) in the open garage under the building (actually the ground floor) are spacious and allow for an easy access to the car. The terrace that can be accessed both from the living room and the master bedroom is huge .It has a table, a few chairs, comfortable chez lounges, mattresses and cushions are provided. The owner also provides beach chairs and umbrellas.
The unobstructed view of the beach and the Gulf from the balcony is to die for: you are literally on the beach separated from its white sand and blue water of the Gulf by a grassy lawn with a few palm trees underneath. You can also see the pool from the balcony (three units to the right). The pool is relatively small, but it appeared to be sufficient, space wise, since there were just few people by the pool beside us. The pool is heated and very clean and if you need shade you can find it. The building and its premises are well maintained.
The beach is wonderful. It is not wide, which I personally find to be big plus, the sand is sugary white and soft, but hard by the water edge which allows for easy walking along the water and shell collecting.
Indian Rocks Beach is a quiet little town so if you are looking for a quite vacation away from the crowd it is definitely a place for you. A few restaurants are right across the street. A grocery store and a cute French bakery are in less than 5-minute walking distance. Larger places like Clearwater, St, Petersburg and Tampa can be easily reached by car.
Sam, the owner, is readily available to be reached by phone or via email.