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Darryl Glenn

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay nights
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100+ REVIEWS!! GULF RETREAT I: SPECTACULAR VIEWS, LUXURIOUS COMFORTS

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:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Darryl Glenn

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2004
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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 2004

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!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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

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100+ Reviews!! Gulf Retreat I: Spectacular views, luxurious comforts
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Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

STAY HERE!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
I planned a vacation for my family and finding accommodations is without a doubt the most important and tedious part of the planning. Indian Shores is an incredible location to chose. This rental unit however exceeded any expectations. The unit is spacious and gorgeous and clean. The view from the balcony is incredible and the amenities were shocking... Bbq, coolers, beach cart, chairs and toys, etc simply remarkable.
The owners are a big part of what makes this the rental you choose, and a big reason why we will return in the future.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

Beautiful Condo on the Intracoastal

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Listing photos were accurate. Everything available for a home away from home, well equipped and immaculate. Owner was very helpful with any questions.
Fishing from the dock was fun. Restaurants too numerous to mention, all within a short drive and different price range. We would recommend this unit and will visit again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway
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Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

Amazing 2 bedroom condo on Intercoastal waterway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 23, 0003
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
My husband and I would highly recommend this beautiful condo. It is beautifully decorated and immaculate. Close to the beach and shopping. We found the building to be very quiet, thus perfect for seniors. This condo would be perfect for anyone. We are looking forward to our next vacation here.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
Ft. Worth, TX
5

Stop searching...just stay here!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Fantastic stay from start to finish. All sorts of unexpected extras and special touches made our stay so enjoyable. Awesome views of the intercoastal waterway...we watched birds, fish, dolphins, and even a couple manatees. The condo has a wonderful layout and is extremely well-kept and clean. We thoroughly enjoyed all the beach toys and equipment, especially the wagon to haul everything (including our children) on the short walk to the beach. Great location, close to several really good restaurants...we really liked Keegan's and JD's! This was such an easy, laid back vacation, much in part because of this condo and all of the included goodies. Thank you so much for a great stay...we look forward to returning.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
Leola, PA
5

A great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
My husband, son and I spent 8 nights in this condo just recently. We were so happy with our stay, and have decided that out of all the condos that we've rented over the years, this is our favorite. Here are some reasons that we enjoyed it: First off, the view from the living room and master bedroom is "to die for". It's a wonderful view of the intercoastal from the third floor -- the water, the wildlife, the serenity -- it's awesome. We saw dolphins, fish jumping out of the water, egrets, pelicans, a flamingo, ...you name it. Secondly, it's very quiet -- once you leave the beach and come back to the condo, it's super quiet and perfect to just rest. Thirdly, it's very close to the beach (just across the road and up past a few properties) and the beach is also very quiet. Not packed with tourists...just enough to make it interesting. Fourthly, they provide virtually everything you need for your stay. We flew to Florida and couldn't bring a lot of stuff, but not to worry. The owners provided a cooler, beach umbrella, chairs, beach towels and a wagon to transport it all in to the beach. The unit was lovely....well-maintained and clean. The condo pool was a bit on the small side, but since no one else was ever there, it was never a problem. Also, it's in a quiet, residential area, but only minutes from a very busy area -- John's Pass and Treasure Island. Needless to say, we would highly recommend this unit.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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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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Availability & Rates

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

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:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
  • Computer Available
  • Garage
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Long Distance
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • 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:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • Books ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • water parks
  • bay/sound
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • walking
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
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