WOW - SPECTACULAR RENO !! - DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH !!

Ian or Michelle

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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WOW - SPECTACULAR RENO !! - DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH !!

Indian Shores Condo Rental Photos and Description

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

TOTALLY RENOVATED LUXURY UNIT DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH, INDIAN SHORES

**BOOKING WINTER AND SPRING 2015!!**

LOCATION: Sandcastle I, Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, Upper Gulf Coast, Florida, USA

BONUS -- FREE WIRELESS INTERNET, FREE LONG DISTANCE (USA/CANADA), FREE NETFLIX, DIGITAL CABLE WITH OVER 200 CHANNELS (INCLUDING HD), KIDS DVD'S, 4 FLAT SCREEN TV's (2 are SMART TV's WITH FREE NETFLIX!!), FULL ENSUITE LAUNDRY, PACK 'N PLAY IN OUR UNIT!!

Enjoy an amazing view to the beach and ocean from almost anywhere in the condo; the preferred 4th floor location is high enough for a fantastic view over the beach (not to mention the amazing sunsets), and low enough to enjoy the sound of the surf from your living room and master bedroom, which both have direct access through huge glass doors to the extra-large (22 foot) balcony (see picture showing view from balcony).

Over $80,000 spent on a TOTAL RENOVATION & UPGRADE to this 1100 sq ft (2 bedroom + den/3rd bedroom) unit! NOTHING has been left untouched - see details below, this condo is basically BRAND NEW. There are a few pictures here, check the link below to our website for lots more pictures.

UPGRADES INCLUDE:

new open kitchen with granite counters & breakfast bar, open to the living area

all new stainless appliances (including fridge with icemaker, smooth top stove, dishwasher, microwave & front-loading washer/dryer in unit

new bathrooms with granite vanities, new tiles, new fixtures

new 19” ceramic tile throughout (yes, that means no carpets!)

new interior doors and sliding patio doors, new wide baseboard & trim

new designer paint & lighting

new beds & bedding, new furnishings

new air conditioning and heating units

FREE wireless high-speed internet in the condo and also poolside/by the beach

new 42' plasma with digital cable & premium high-def

channels, 32' LCD in master.

Two other TV's (with DVD/VCR) and a CD changer/stereo

FREE phone & long distance anytime/anywhere to USA & Canada

kitchen gadgets (cappuccino maker, waffle maker, blender for the frozen margaritas, etc) to go along with the standard kitchen fare

fully equipped with beach toys, chairs, etc

new ceiling fans in every room

MORE ABOUT THE UNIT…

This unit is classified as a 2-bedroom unit, despite having the den used as a third bedroom. This means you have the extra space if you need it!

In the gulf-front master overlooking the beach, there is a king-size bed, walk-in closet, ensuite bath with a pedestal sink in the shower/toilet area and another granite vanity with sink in a separate area (two people can get ready at once - this is the only unit in the building set up like this).

In the second bedroom (similar in size to the master at 15x12), which overlooks the intercoastal waterway, you will find queen and double beds, with access to the second bathroom with a large shower/soaker tub, pedestal sink & toilet. The den/third bedroom (overlooking the intercoastal waterway) has a day bed with trundle (two single beds). There is also a Graco Pack 'N Play that can be used for the smallest family members as a crib, no need to rent or drag one through the airport!!

ABOUT THE BUILDING…

Sandcastle I has some of the most beautiful grounds along the beach, and the management takes great pride in the condition of the common areas. There was a major renovation completed in the past couple of years to the outside & common areas of the building, it shows as new and has a beautiful BEACHFRONT HEATED POOL and LARGE NEW SPA/HOT TUB next to the pool, overlooking the beach. Other amenities include a sauna, lending library, ping pong/recreation area, poolside washrooms & change rooms. For you BBQ lovers, there are two gas BBQ’s on the grounds complete with tables to relax & enjoy a beverage while doing your grilling.

ABOUT THE AREA…

Indian Shores is located on a barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico, between Clearwater and St. Petersburg, and is easily accessible via several major airports, including Tampa (TPA), St. Petersburg (PIE), and Sarasota Bradenton (SRQ). You can also fly into Orlando (MCO) if your plans include Disney, which is less than two hours away (along with Sea World, Universal Studios, Gatorland, and all the other Orlando attractions). In the immediate Tampa Bay area, there are unlimited attractions such as Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, the Florida Aquarium, John’s Pass, the Lowry Park Zoo, just to name a few. Into sports? It’s all here: NFL Football (Buccaneers), Major League Baseball (Devil Rays, as well as well as spring training for many MLB teams including the Yankees, Blue Jays, Phillies & others nearby), NHL hockey (Lightning) and countless golf courses. If boating is your thing, there are rentals available directly across the street on the intercoastal waterway & boat slips are available within walking distance. Shopping? You won’t be disappointed; shopping from high end to factory outlets all within a short drive!

Our condo is managed by a local property management company located 1 minute south of the Sandcastle. They have been in business under the same ownership for 28 years.

The Suncoast Beach Trolley (stops outside the building) is a convenient way to get around on the beach if you don’t want to drive. If you do drive, there is a covered parking spot assigned to our unit and limited guest parking is also available.

This is a non-smoking unit. Sorry, pets are not allowed in the condo or on the grounds. Sandcastle 1 is a family/adult building. If this does not suit your needs we would respectfully ask that you look elsewhere. Primary renter must be min. 25 years old and must occupy unit.

Keywords: Beach Condo, Oceanfront Condo, Direct Beachfront, Sandcastle, Vacation Rental, Condo Rental

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

Ian or Michelle

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We are a family of four with two girls. We have been travelling annually to this area since well before the girls were born. We enjoy this area because it immediately makes you feel at home. The area has a great 'beach vibe' with lots of great local restaurants, many with live entertainment, but is also as quiet and peaceful as you want. If you want to be in the middle of the action, Clearwater and St. Petes are both an easy 10 minute drive. There is endless entertainment opportunities, with Tampa next door and Orlando 90 minutes away. If theme parks are your thing, we have that. If sitting beachside or poolside with a good book and a cold drink is your thing...we have that. If you like good restaurants....we have that. If you'd rather BBQ your own steak or fresh catch of the day...we have a gorgeous kitchen and BBQ facilities. If your idea of a busy day is beach, pool, hot tub, nap on the balcony with the sound of the waves....we definitely have that! We truly hope you enjoy our little piece of paradise as much as we do.

Ian or Michelle purchased this condo in 2008

Directly on the beach!! Enough said!

Great heated pool, largest in the area. New Large Hot tub. Beautiful grounds. Rec room with ping pong table, lending library and self-serve tourist info. Superb location with lots of good restaurants and activities nearby.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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5
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Wow - Spectacular Reno !! - Directly on the Beach !!
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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Wow - Spectacular Reno !! - Directly on the Beach !!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p203547vb
905-461-9007
Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

FABULOUS STAY

  • 5 of 5
My family had a wonderful time staying at this condo! It was clean, and the beds were very comfortable. The rooms were more spacious than the pictures even showed. It was a pleasant surprise to have laundry detergent, dish washing detergent, paper towels, and some spices in the cabinets. The sunset was absolutely gorgeous at night on their balcony. We will definitely return if time and finances allow us to in the near future!!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Leslie, thanks for your comments and thanks for staying with us! We'd love to have you back, it's been a pleasure dealing with you. Thanks again! Ian & Michelle
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Wow - Spectacular Reno !! - Directly on the Beach !!
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Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
Hamilton, Ontario
5

A MONTH IN PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I recently rented the Condo from Ian and his family from the end of September 2013 until the end of October 2013. You would not find a nicer place to rent. The Condo was very spacious with an extraordinary view of the beach, and breath taking sunset every night. The pool and Jacuzzi were enjoyed every day, along with walks along the beach. The area has many great restaurants and shopping malls close by. We have booked again for next year and will be increasing our stay. With the new friends that we made we are planning a big potluck dinner upon our return. Thanks again Ian and family for having such a beautiful place
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jim & Sue for your note! Happy to hear you had a good month and glad you enjoyed the beach and the view as much as we do! It's a pleasure dealing with you folks, talk to you soon!
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Wow - Spectacular Reno !! - Directly on the Beach !!
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905-461-9007
Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
Nicholasville, KY
5

AMAZING CONDO!

  • 5 of 5
As a VRBO renter for the last 15 years, Ian's and Michelle's condo ranks #1 for all the right reasons: cleanliness, comfort, design and decoration, functionality and last but not least..... location!!! This was a combo work and play trip for me and I just cannot praise the owner's enough for the home they've put together for travelers. Perfection!
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hi Alice, thanks so much for your kind comments! We are happy when our guests are happy - glad you enjoyed your vacation and look forward to having you back again!! Ian & Michelle
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Wow - Spectacular Reno !! - Directly on the Beach !!
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Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
Sydney,Nova Scotia ,Canada
5

2012 VACATION

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful two weeks at Sandcastle 1 unit 402 ,the condo was beautiful ,very modern ,my husband LOVED the flat screen TV's. The sunsets from the balcony were absolutley breathtaking,lots of great shopping and good food. Would DEFINITLY recommend this condo to friends and family. Ian was great to deal with...and a maritimer :)
  • Submitted: May 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Peggy, glad you folks enjoyed your stay! Look forward to having you back, and thanks for not holding the Maritimer thing against me!! Cheers Ian
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Wow - Spectacular Reno !! - Directly on the Beach !!
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Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
Grand Junction, CO
5

THE VACATION WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT...

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed in April of 2011 for a babymoon... hardly left the condo complex and beach. The area is really quiet, but more action is only a short drive away. We've travel frequently for both work and pleasure, and this was our best vacation. The interior is well-appointed and bright. Gorgeous kitchen, although a few of the items listed in the description had disappeared, like waffle maker. Condos are older (though building/grounds are clean and well-maintained), but this unit and the newer pool/spa area makes you feel like it's brand new. Be aware that the third bedroom is pretty small; an adult would probably not find the daybed mattresses comfortable. Master suite and other bedroom were comfortable and spacious. We ran into another family staying a few floors up who had stayed in this unit last year and said they'll return to Craig and Michelle's unit in the future. We had one small maintenance issue, and property management (conveniently across the street) took care of it within an hour. Craig and Michelle were also lovely to work with on the reservations, and emailed during our trip to make sure everything was OK.

Beach is clean and relatively shell-free. The highlight of our trip... a lucky encounter swimming with wild manatees right in front of the condo. Also loved watching the dolphins and sunsets from our balcony. This is the perfect spot for a family or couple to kick back and relax as if at home without the stresses of your own house!
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Wow - Spectacular Reno !! - Directly on the Beach !!
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905-461-9007
Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
Toronto
5

I MISS IT ALREADY.

  • 5 of 5
We've stayed at a few condos at Sandcastle, and this one was by far the best. Ian was easy to deal with and very accommodating. I look forward to many years at this beautiful place.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Nearest Beach
beach
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Car: recommended

Professional Sports: NFL Football (Buccaneers), Major League Baseball (Devil Rays, as well as spring training for many MLB teams including the Yankees, Blue Jays, Phillies & others nearby), NHL hockey (Lightning), Boat Rentals Across Street

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Availability & Rates

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Indian Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 5 2014 - Sep 5 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,122
 
 
Fall Value
Sep 6 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$892
 
 
Winter Low
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,192
 
 
Winter High
Jan 31 2015 - Mar 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,522
 
 
Spring Peak
Mar 7 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,822
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Linen Fee $125 + Tax
Deposit due at time of booking, owners will send Paypal Invoice. Balance due 30 days prior to your visit. owner will send 2nd invoice via paypal. Credit card imprint required at check in for damage security.
Tax Rate 12.0%
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Amenities

Indian Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Free Long Distance
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Elevator
  • Broadband Access
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master full ensuite bath PLUS 2nd sink/vanity area, unique to our condo!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Graco Pack 'N Play in the unit, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • zoo
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • water skiing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • surfing
  • jet skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • kayaking
Notes:
Direct Beachfront, spectacular sunsets!, Fully equipped, totally renovated & upgraded unit, close to 3 major airports (Tampa, St. Petes/Clearwater, Sarasota)
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