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Darryl Glenn

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
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Indian Shores Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 BR, 2 BA, sleeps 4

Please scroll down to see the link to comments from our previous guests. They all loved it and you will, too!

Wake up on Indian Shores' intercoastal waterway... view playful dolphins from the comfort of your king-size bed... watch the boats head out to the Gulf... Walk the powdery-white sands... Relax on the private balcony overlooking nesting sea-birds...

• 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 with 2 remote openers

• much more!

Keywords: Waterfront Condominium

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Darryl Glenn (Owner)
Advertiser since 2004
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About Darryl Glenn

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 2004

Why Darryl Glenn chose Indian Shores

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.

What makes this condo unique

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family and I stayed in unit 603 for 1 week in April, and we have found our yearly vacation destination in the area! The condition of the unit was exactly as pictured, and the location is excellent as well. Beach access is across the street (about a 3 or 4 min walk), and there's also a small convenience store next to the property. The store came in handy on those days when I wanted/needed something and was too comfy in my beach gear to get changed and drive somewhere else! The master bedroom suite was very nice: the king bed was very comfortable (even the sheets were soft), and the double sinks in the master bath were a huge hit, too. The washer and dryer in the unit are newer models and worked quite well. It was nice to have the option to have clean clothes when I packed up and went home. We ate breakfast on the balcony every morning, and even got to watch the dolphins in the cove for about 10 or 15 minutes. My daughter was beside herself with excitement! The neighborhood was friendly and the property grounds are well taken care of and clean. We spent a couple afternoons at the pool, which has facilities located right there and plenty of lounge chairs. My daughter loved having pool “toys” to bring with her. We did use the grill several times; the option was nice since we had minimal clean up! All in all, we will be returning in 2014 and hopefully many years to come. Indian Shores, Florida is my family’s favorite vacation destination (Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Big Cat Habitat and Sanctuary, and the Florida Aquarium). Thank you, Darryl, for providing such a wonderful place for our family vacation!
Apr 2013
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Mcgaheyville, Virginia
5

The best!

  • 5 of 5
I would like to say that this has been our best vacation ever due to the fact that the area is very quiet and the best of all is that the condo where we stayed is so nice with very nice views from the balcony (we saw dolphins), I can't find the right word to describe it but I will say that is simple spectacular. We will go back again, I will recommend this condo and area to everybody. Very relaxing and private, Thanks for giving us the opportunity of having the best Vacations.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
5

Best family vacation yet!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
The condo exceeded our expectations! Not only is it beautiful and clean but everything we needed to enjoy a stress-free vacation was there. The pictures are exactly as seen. What a view! The beach is an easy walk across the street. Having a wagon, cooler, and toys for the kids was fantastic considering we flew to Tampa. We fished every morning off the dock, saw dolphins everyday and hit the beach and pool every afternoon. It was a perfect family getaway and I would recommend this condo to anyone wanting a peaceful, relaxing time at a home-away-from-home! Thank you so much!
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
Eau Claire, WI
5

Beautiful Condo!!!!

  • 5 of 5
We had such a wonderful time at the condo and are very appreciative that we had the opportunity to stay there. The condo was beautiful and exactly as advertised. It had all the amenities needed and the "Welcome Basket" upon our arrival was a wonderful surprise. The condo also had a lot of beach toys and accessories, and the beach wagon was a God send. Our two young boys loved the wagon rides to the beach!! This truly was an awesome vacation, thanks, in large part, to your wonderful condominium and your hospitality. We hope to come back again soon and took home many wonderful memories of both Indian Shores and your beautiful condo. Thanks again!
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
Eau Claire, WI
5

Awesome Condo!

  • 5 of 5
We had such a wonderful time at the condo and are very appreciative that we had the opportunity to stay there.

The condo was beautiful and exactly as advertised. It had all the amenities needed and the "Welcome Basket" upon our arrival was a wonderful surprise.

The condo also had a lot of beach toys and accessories, and the beach wagon was a God send. Our two young boys loved the wagon rides to the beach!!

This truly was an awesome vacation, thanks, in large part, to your wonderful condominium and your hospitality.

We hope to come back again soon and took home many wonderful memories of both Indian Shores and your beautiful condo.

Thanks again!
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

Memorial Day Memories

  • 5 of 5
A great condo with everything that you need for a fun family vacation. We hope to return again.
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

Mariner's Point Gulf retreat, Indian Shores

Mariner's Point Gulf retreat, Indian Shores
  • 5 of 5
This was our first experience renting through VRBO and we were so lucky to have found such caring and attentive owners. They were quick to answer any questions and alleviate any of our fears from the very beginning of the process.

The photos published do not do justice to this beautiful condo that exceeded our expectations.

Our two week holiday in this beautifully decorated, spacious and spotless condo was absolutely wonderful. The owners ensure that everything you could possibly need is provided.

The view from the master bedroom and living room is awesome, especially at night. The short walk to the beach (less than 5 minutes) was made easier by the wagon provided for the beach chairs, umbrellas, etc.

In closing we highly recommend this beautiful condo.
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
TPA
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Indian Shores
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Pub
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The Pub
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Boating, Mini Golf, Wildlife Viewing

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Indian Shores Condo Rental Rates

Notes

  • $750-$975/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Rentals are for a minimum of 7 days, and prices vary seasonally.
  • February - April: $975/week
  • May - December: $750/week
  • Christmas - January: $850/week
  • Holiday Weeks (Memorial Day, Fouth of July, Thanksgiving...): $899/week
  • Save an extra 10% on stays of 28 days or more
  • Special pricing available for longer stays
  • Please add $300 security deposit, 12% tax and $95 cleaning fee to total

Amenities

Amenities

Indian Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Free Long Distance
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Available
  • Garage
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • Books ...
  • Toys
  • Television
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • water parks
  • bay/sound
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • walking
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • parasailing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
For a complete list of amenities, please visit our web site. Some things we offer that you might not expect: - Two car garage (fits two cars or a car and a boat!) - Private fishing/dolphin watching pier - Beach chairs and beach umbrella - Games (cards, checkers, backgammon, chess, etc, ) - CD music library - Desk area in living/dining room area with computer and unlimited, high-speed internet access