BY POPULAR DEMAND: GULF RETREAT II - 65+ REVIEWS, DOLPHIN WATCHING!

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Darryl Glenn

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
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BY POPULAR DEMAND: GULF RETREAT II - 65+ REVIEWS, DOLPHIN WATCHING!

Indian Shores Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Sofa bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

The best waterviews and comforts kept our guests coming back to our Gulf Retreat 1 (VRBO Listing 43893). Eventually we found that so many people wanted to come back that we had to turn many of them away due to lack of availability. But no more: Announcing Gulf Retreat 2! The same floor plan, amenities and luxury appointments as our Gulf Retreat 1. Most importantly, the same fabulous VIEWS, and just a few feet away, in the same condo association.

Please scroll down on this page to see the comments from our previous guests or to find the link to our dedicated website for the most complete information.

FANTASTIC VIEWS from waterfront top (third) floor unit on Intercoastal Waterway. Watch wild birds, dolphins, and boats from very private balcony (you do not see, and are not seen from, other units). Garage, Pool, Quiet.

Fifteen (15) miles of wide white sand, never crowded, beach is easy access across street, great for walking, jogging, hiking, biking, fishing, and sunsets. Great location on beautiful Sand Key Island about midway between Clearwater and St. Pete beaches. Private fishing pier with bench on Intercoastal Waterway.

Spacious 1400 square feet with cathedral ceilings, open space design, large master bedroom that overlooks Intercoastal Waterway and opens onto balcony. Quiet, only four units in building. Deluxe completely furnished in 'Key West' style with king bed in master bedroom, two twin beds in guest bedroom with superior mattresses, queen-size sleep sofa, private single-car garage with remote openers.

Washer/Dryer in unit. Refrigerator with ice/water dispenser. Heated pool on grounds.

• Waterviews, waterviews, waterviews!

• Just steps to beach (approx. 150 yards)

• Washer/Dryer in unit

• Computer with high-speed cable internet and WiFi

• Unlimited long-distance calls (USA and Canada)

• Upgraded digital cable TV package

• Private 1 car garage

• much more!

Restrictions. 7 day minimum. No elevator, you will walk up two flights of stairs (but wait until you see the view!!). Must be at least 25 to rent. Sorry, no pets are permitted. Quiet hours 10:00 PM -8:00 AM. (This is not a party building.)

Keywords: Condominium Waterfront

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Darryl Glenn

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Isabel is from Spain and we met while I lived and worked there for ten years. During our years there we enjoyed traveling throughout Europe and especially staying in the quaint Bed and Breakfasts that are so typical there. We made notes of all of the things we liked and disliked about everywhere we stayed and planned to one day have somewhere unique and cozy of our own to offer to vacationers.

In 2000 work brought us to St. Petersburg, Florida. In 2004 we purchased a condo in Indian Shores, just a few miles from our home. We decorated it with nothing but the best (Isabel is an Interior Decorator and has her own business). As guests began to know us and word began to get around we soon had a steady flow of visitors and a full calendar. Just repeat visitors were nearly keeping the unit booked. In 2008 we decided to buy a second unit, with the exact same floor plan and the same extraordinary views, just a few steps away. We call them our Gulf Retreat 1 and Gulf Retreat 2.

Darryl Glenn purchased this condo in 2008

We love Indian Shores because it is the quietest, most relaxed part of Sand Key, the barrier island that runs along the Gulf shore from St. Pete Beach to Clearwater. It is the narrowest part of the Sand Key, only 150-200 yards across where we are located. That means you can enjoy both the Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico only a few steps apart.

Indian Shores is the last part of the coastline in Pinellas County that preserves a small-town feel. Gulf Blvd. is still just a two-lane road and the speed limit is 35 m.p.h. There's is only one traffic light in Indian Shores. There isn't as much asphalt as you see to the south or north of us, a lot fewer high-rise buildings and none of the tourist traps. While you will find all the restaurants and conveniences you need near-by Indian Shores is still primarily a residential, family-oriented community.

Our view is of the Intracoastal Waterway, the body of water that separates Sand Key from the mainland. We love it because of all the boat traffic - it's fun to watch. The dolphins are always a joy to see, too. They are most active early in the morning or at sunset. Manatee are a little harder to spot, but are always around, too.

When the tide is low there is a sandbar that emerges from the water just off our balcony. The seabirds all come to feed there and it's wonderful entertainment.

And the Intracoastal Waterway is beautiful to behold at night, when the lights from the boats and other properties reflect off the surface. You must see it to appreciate it!

And of course the beach is just across the street. It takes just a couple of minutes to get there walking. It's never crowded and always relaxing. We have beach toys, inflatables, beach chairs, an umbrella, a cooler... everything you need except a good book and suntan lotion! And we even have a handy cart to put everything in and wheel it across the street!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

Property Reviews

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By Popular Demand: Gulf Retreat II - 65+ reviews, Dolphin Watching!
average rating of 5.0 based on 68 reviews
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By Popular Demand: Gulf Retreat II - 65+ reviews, Dolphin Watching!
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Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA
5

Better than expected

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Is it for sale??? I would like to buy this one. I have draw the architecture plan as the concept is perfect. Very well located, very clean and very comfortable. Large rooms, large windows, nice Intracoastal view. Dolphins, birds and rabbit seen from the balcony. Convenience store next door, gulf beach access across the road, Coffee Shop 10 minutes walking. Soft water swimming pool very well maintained. Thanks for the welcome gift basket.

I have made over 2 weeks of research to find this place and I don't regret my selection....Who can regret this? Just read the other reviews and you'll see. We had more than expected.

Free Internet connection, free phone for North Americas, access to a MAC computer.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
St. Augustine, FL
5

Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
The owners were amazing, the condo, the location, and the view were perfect! I would highly recommend this for a great vacation destination! Everyday we woke to drink our coffee and watched the dolphins on balcony, beached it all day, swam in pool or did some fishing, went out to eat and off to the beach for sunset! We barely had enough time to enjoy the beautiful condo that was impeccably clean and spacious. We will definitely be back again!
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Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
Pembroke
5

Excellent, couldn't have wished for better, highly recommend.

Excellent, couldn't have wished for better, highly recommend.
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
We can't speak highly enough regarding our stay at this property. It was simply superb. The owner was most helpful, the apartment was spotlessly clean and very well maintained, fault could not be found with either the apartment or location. Due to the nature of our business this was the first vacation we have taken in years and we were so fortunate to have found such a wonderful place to stay, it exceeded all of our expectations. We would most certainly recommend this apartment.We loved sitting out on the balcony watching the wildlife, all kinds of birds, fish and dolphins. The pool was great, the beach was great and the private dock was great, who could ask for more! We hope to be able to return soon. Thank you so much.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
Harvard, IL
5

Fabulous! Do I need to say more?

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
This condo is everything it says in the add and so much more!!!! trust me you will not be disappointed if you stay here! Not to mention the unit owners Darryl and Isabel are absolutely wonderful to deal with and go that extra mile to make sure everything is perfect for you down to the wonderful care package that awaited are arrival!

If you want a great location, fabulous views, quiet beaches, and love to view the local wildlife right from your private balcony STOP, this is the place for you! We know we found our home away from home when we stayed here! Not, to mention our kids loved it too!! With the private pier, the beach right there and the pool! LOVED IT... Do I need to say more!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
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Better than a nature park, beach just yards away

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
Dear Darryl and Isabel:

Thanks for laying on the record-breaking temperatures (!), 93° - 99°, as well as a surperb condo. Stepping in a looking through the wide windows was like watching a wide-screen movie... 24 hours a day.

What a view - and what activity in the inland waterway. We were amazed at the diversity of birds large and small, their hunting differences for the fish - and the constantly jumping fish themselves. And, of course, the magic of dolphin, many and in groups of up to 4. Better than a nature park and all in comfort and shade on the balcony.

Similarly inside (just who else can watch all this activity from their bed?!). All so spacious and comfortable and so well equipped. Liked the garage "car cooler" spot, with the door opener (not all rentals provide this).

Beach just yards away was great, but much better to stay on the inland side. All in the whole family were impressed and delighted by it all. Pity it was not endless!
Helpful votes: 2/2

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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa International Airport (TPA)
Car: not necessary

Live Theater (Clearwater, Tampa, St. Pete, Sarasota), Museums (Tampa, St. Pete, Sarasota), Parks, Trolley Runs Length of Beach (trolley stop in front of condo), Dolphin watching tours, John Pass Village .

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Availability & Rates

Indian Shores Condo Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $675/wk - $2400/mo
  • US Dollars
  • Rates US Dollars: Weekly Extra Night Monthly
  • May to December ................... $699 ........... $100 ............ $2500
  • December, January and April ....... $799 ........... $115 ............ $2880
  • February and March ................ $899 ........... $130 ............ $3230
  • NOTE:Plus $95 Per Rental Cleaning Fee, plus 12% Florida tax,
  • plus $300 refundable Security Deposit.
  • Sorry, no pets allowed.

Amenities

Indian Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Iron & Board
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Broadband Access
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen size sofa bed
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Toys
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • botanical garden
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • water skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • kayaking
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • golf
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • parasailing
  • hiking
Notes:
3 Cordless Phones, 4 Overhead Fans, 3 DVD Players, 2 Vcrs, Coffeemaker, Blender, Glass-Top Stove, Deluxe Side-By-Side Refrigerator with Water and Ice through the Door, All Eating Utensils for 8, Non-Stick Cooking Utensils, Washer and Dryer in Unit, Vacuum Cleaner, Loads of Cupboards and Counter Space with 4 Bar Stools, Heated Pool (Shared), Beach Chairs, No Smoking Except on Balcony