DIRECT SAND BEACHFRONT 2/3BR 2BA CONDO/FREE INTERNET/LONG DIST

Trish and Trevor Whiffen

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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DIRECT SAND BEACHFRONT 2/3BR 2BA CONDO/FREE INTERNET/LONG DIST

Indian Shores Condo Rental Photos and Description

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

Enjoy beautiful sunsets every evening from our ninth floor balcony with an unobstructed view looking West over the wide sandy beach and the Gulf of Mexico.

Our condo is equipped with dedicated and secure Free Wireless Internet, Free Unlimited Long Distance calling anywhere within the United States and Canada, an extended digital cable television package including ESPN and DISNEY, three televisions, a DVD/VCR player and high definition box with the main Sony flat screen television, a second Sony flat screen television with a DVD player in the Master Bedroom, and a third television and DVD player for gaming with easy-access gaming hookups in the second bedroom. The condo also has two portable telephones,and a Sony CD/AM/FM/IPOD player and charger. A 'Baby Trend' high chair and portable crib are also available in the condo as well as a full ironing board and iron.

Our condo comfortably sleeps up to six people, has two four piece bathrooms, and a beautiful unobstructed direct beachfront view from the balcony, living room and the master bedroom.

The two other bedrooms overlook the Inter-coastal waterway with a great view of the sunrise in the East.

We are located in the popular and family-friendly Sandcastle 1 Condo Building, which is exactly halfway between Clearwater and St.Petersburg.

There is a king-size bed in the master bedroom, with its own four-piece ensuite, two double beds in the second bedroom, and a single bed in the third bedroom. The condo is freshly painted and recently updated, tastefully decorated, fully furnished, and comes equipped with a brand new dedicated air conditioning unit, and an in-suite washer, dryer, fridge, stove, dishwasher, microwave, garbage disposal, coffee maker, blender, toaster, electric kettle, kitchen wares, oversized portable fan, and a vacuum cleaner.

The condo also comes equipped with beach chairs, a variety of sand toys and Boogie boards, along with a selection of paperback and hard cover novels for your enjoyment. We also have a beach cooler, umbrella, and travel mugs for you to enjoy your coffee or a cool drink by the pool or ocean.

The Sandcastle I complex has a large beachside pool and hot tub, together with a games room with ping pong, a book lending library, and free Wireless Internet service in the games room as well.

The beachfront area also has a lush tropical garden and barbeque area with picnic tables overlooking the ocean. Each condo has one designated reserved parking and there is guest parking available on site.

The area has beautiful wide white sand beaches, and is close to dozens of restaurants appealing to all tastes and price-points. There are also several malls and golf courses in the immediate area. Our condo is also a short drive to the sports facilities which host the NFL Buccaneers, the NHL Lightning, and the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team of the American League. Disney World is approximately eighty minutes away by car. Busch Gardens is about a thirty minute drive.

The unforgettable sunsets off the balcony continue to amaze and delight! Don't miss the chance to enjoy our spectacular 'second home' in Florida!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair accessible

Trish and Trevor Whiffen

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We are a family of five who have stayed in the Indian Shores area many times and always look forward to returning to our Sandcastle home.

Trish and Trevor Whiffen purchased this condo in 2007

We love the wide sandy beaches and the amenities of the family-friendly Sandcastle 1 building. We have always felt very comfortable and welcome here.

We have a completely unobstructed view of the wide sandy beach looking across the Gulf of Mexico from our balcony and get to enjoy spectacular sunsets every night.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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4.8
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Direct Sand Beachfront 2/3BR 2BA Condo/Free Internet/Long Dist
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews
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Direct Sand Beachfront 2/3BR 2BA Condo/Free Internet/Long Dist
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p178285vb
416-931-2399
Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
Elkhart, IN, USA
5

WONDERFUL!

  • 5 of 5
This condo was exactly as described! Trish was great to deal with! Perfect location....stunning view, right on the Gulf! The most amazing part is the mesmerizing, continuous sound of the waves, which you can hear even with the sliding doors closed! Very peaceful at night and in the morning. The beach was clean and never crowded. The pool was nice and also not too crowded. The Pub, Crabby Bill's, and Salt Rock Grille were all tasty places to eat. Crabby Bill's had outdoor music entertainment. All in all, this was a great condo, owned by great people, in a superb location! I'll be back!
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very complimentary words about our condo in Florida. Trevor and I are always happy to hear that our guests have enjoyed the experience of renting our condo and that they been able to appreciate all the amenities of our condo and the area around it. The view of the beach and the sound of the waves of the Gulf of Mexico are two of our favourite things to enjoy when we are there, too! We hope that you can come back very soon!----Trish and Trevor
business
Direct Sand Beachfront 2/3BR 2BA Condo/Free Internet/Long Dist
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p178285vb
416-931-2399
Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

EXACTLY AS IT APPEARS,AS IF YOU HAD BEEN THERE BEFORE, NO SURPRISES

  • 5 of 5
Our experience with the owners was what you would hope for, pleasant, friendly,
extremely helpfull and encouraged us to call if there was anything we required.Would
certainly return in the future. Recommending this property would be a pleasure.Trying
the Frog Pond and Sweet Sage is an absolute must for breakfast.I hope who ever follows us to this property enjoys it as much as we did.
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words about your condo renting experience with Trevor and myself. We, too, enjoy working with our guests to ensure that their stay is the very best it can be.Our condo is our 'second home' so we have tried to make it a wonderful place to spend vacation time. We hope that you can come back to Sandcastle I, Unit #903 very soon!- Trish and Trevor
business
Direct Sand Beachfront 2/3BR 2BA Condo/Free Internet/Long Dist
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p178285vb
416-931-2399
Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

LOVED IT!!!!

  • 5 of 5
I've stayed there twice and would definitely stay again and again.
  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your enthusiastic endorsement of our condo! Trevor and I are so happy to see guests returning again and again...just like we love to do! Thanks again, and we hope to have you back to Sandcastle I, Unit 903 in the near future! -- Trish and Trevor
business
Direct Sand Beachfront 2/3BR 2BA Condo/Free Internet/Long Dist
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p178285vb
416-931-2399
Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
4

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!

  • 4 of 5
As far as location goes, Perfect! Right on the beach, very little walking distance. The view is INCREDIBLE!! The overall condo is cute. The pool is very nice and I would def. stay at the Sand Castle again but I would want to be sure that the new cleaning staff passes muster before staying in this unit again. After talking to owner after the fact, apparently the cleaning lady was having some kind of personal crisis and ending up quitting later that week, but here was our unfortunate first impression: Check in was at 3:00. We arrived just before 4:00 to a complete mess. Nothing had been cleaned from the last guests. So our first impression was not a good one. We immediately called the owners and at first she tried to cover for the cleaning lady, saying she must have been busy. When she did show up we were forced to leave so she could clean. (and I use clean loosely) It was clear that she did very little cleaning; not all of the sheets appeared to be changed & the sinks in the bathrooms were grimy as well. Also the shower curtain in the master bathroom was covered in mold. After the spit shine the cleaning lady did, she left her mop and bucket in the middle of the dining room. The poor lady was so out of it, that she didn't even know what day we were arriving. The rest of the week was thoroughly enjoyable as you'll have a difficult time finding a place with better views, and such a short walk to the beach!
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Seth for the review of your stay at our condo! Trevor and I also appreciate the great location of our condo, and especially the incredible views and sunsets! We try our very best to ensure that our 'second home' has all the comforts of home for our guests.

It was unfortunate that you experienced a problem with our cleaning service. We have been grateful to have never had a problem with our cleaner during six years of dedicated service. We were glad, however, that you brought these issues to our attention. After speaking with you, our cleaner confirmed that she was no longer able to continue working with us due to her health problems. As a result, we have indeed hired a new cleaning service this month. Everything is thankfully going smoothly once again.

Thanks again for renting our condo. We hope that you can experience another 'thoroughly enjoyable' week at Sandcastle I, Unit 903 sometime soon!

Trish and Trevor
business
Direct Sand Beachfront 2/3BR 2BA Condo/Free Internet/Long Dist
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p178285vb
416-931-2399
Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

VACATION

  • 5 of 5
This place was clean, enough space for 5 and close to the beach. We went there for our family vacation and no complaints.
The views of the ocean and sunset were fantastic. This place also had a great pool and hot tub. It was also close to some great restaurants and shops. Would recommend this place for a family or couple who want to get away and enjoy the beach.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your glowing recommendation of our condo and the area around our condo. We, too, love all the amenities of our 'second home', as well as the breathtaking views of the beach and the spectacular sunsets!

We hope that you can return to Sandcastle I, Unit #903, sometime soon!

Thanks again!

Trish and Trevor
business
Direct Sand Beachfront 2/3BR 2BA Condo/Free Internet/Long Dist
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p178285vb
416-931-2399
Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
4

EXCELLENT CONDO IN INDIAN SHORES

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed our stay at Sandcastle I. The condo was wonderful and spacious for our family of 4. It was clean, comfortable and had gorgeous views. We were able to watch dolphins every day on both the ocean side and the intracoastal side. The sunsets were beautiful. The condo has everything you need for a great stay at the beach. Trish was so wonderful to deal with. She is a very sweet person. The only negatives were the 1st day we were there one of the elevators was broken and it caused quite a line/wait for us to get up to the 9th floor. They did have it fixed by the next day. Also, the pool for the building is small and was always too crowded for us. But who needs the pool when you have such a beautiful beach to enjoy. We also like this spot as it is close to so many great things to enjoy. I will definitely try to stay here again when we come back to this area and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a nice and affordable place to stay in Indian Shores.
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review of your holiday experience enjoying our condo and the area around our condo!

We're so glad that you could enjoy all the amenities of our 'second home', as well as all the beauty that is the beach, the intercoastal waterway, the dolphins, and, of course, the spectacular sunsets!

Trevor and I hope that you and your family can return to Sandcastle I, Unit # 903, sometime soon!

Thanks again!

Trevor and Trish
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Local professional Sports Teams Include the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning, and the Tampa Bay Rays of the American League.

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Indian Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July
Jul 12 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
$995
 
 
Fall
Aug 30 2014 - Dec 12 2014
7 night minimum stay
$765
 
 
Holidays
Dec 13 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$995
 
 
Winter
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 23 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,175
 
 
January/February 2015
Jan 24 2015 - Feb 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,475
 
 
February/April 2015
Feb 21 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,595
 
 
April/June 2015
Apr 11 2015 - Jun 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$995
 
 
June/July 2015
Jun 13 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,175
 
 
July/August 2015
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$995
 
 
Fall 2015
Aug 29 2015 - Dec 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$765
 
 
Holidays 2015
Dec 12 2015 - Dec 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$995
 
 
Winter 2015
Dec 26 2015 - Jan 22 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,175
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Delivery Fee $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
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Amenities

Indian Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 9
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Elevator ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Game Room
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • cinemas
  • theme parks
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • rafting
  • hot air ballooning
  • basketball court
  • wind-surfing
  • golf
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • jet skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Unobstructed view of beach and Spectacular Sunsets, Tastefully Decorated, Fully Furnished, Close to All Amenities, View of the Inter-Coastal Waterway in Addition to Ocean, Lush Tropical Gardens, Three Televisions, Lending Library, Coffee Maker, One King Bed, Two Double Beds, and a Twin Bed,
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