Rome got built! We knocked the condo down to concrete slab and studs, and completely rebuilt and upgraded the unit to our 5 star resort standards. The condo building is flanked by the Mexican Gulf and the Intercoastal waterway. Let it take your breath away - a sweeping wide-open view of the beach and the Gulf and spectacular sunrise and sunset on the 8th floor spacious wrap-around balcony!
Or enjoy the view right from the comfort of your bed or sofa as both the Master and Family Room face the balcony through 8 foot-wide floor to ceiling glass sliders. The other rooms also offer amazing views of the beach and the water. The white sandy beach is your private backyard, graced by herons and pelicans – perfect for jogging, walking or building a sandcastle. At night, you can count the stars and sleep to the soothing sound of gentle waves.
Besides the stunning natural beauty, the inside is exquisite and full-featured. We are perfectionists who love to travel and stay at great resorts – our singular goal is to make the unit a vacation home where we would enjoy staying. You will be delighted!
Book now to make this vacation an unforgettable one! We are getting quite booked as you can see from the calendar. If the unit is booked during your desired dates, as a courtesy, we'll be happy to refer you to owners and agencies of other comparable superior quality units.
Upgrade Details: We have spent about $100,000 for TOTAL RENOVATION to this 1100 square foot unit. See the pictures. No detail was spared! Upgrades include:
• All new open kitchen with granite counters, glass tile back splash, all new cabinets & breakfast bar, open to the living area
• All new stainless appliances (incl. fridge with icemaker, smooth top stove, dishwasher, microwave & front-loading washer/dryer in unit)
• All new bathrooms with granite vanities, new porcelain tiles, new fixtures
• All new porcelain tile throughout (no carpets!)
• All new sliding storm-proof high efficiency patio doors and windows, crown-molding
• All new designer paint & lighting
• All new beds & bedding, new furnishings for every room (complete make-over)
• All new air conditioning and heating units
• Complimentary wireless high-speed internet in the condo and also poolside/by the beach
• Complimentary phone & long distance anytime/anywhere to USA & Canada
• All new 46' flat-panel TV with digital cable & premium high-def channels, 42' plasma in master
• Two other flat-panel TV's (with DVD/VCR) and a CD changer/stereo
• All New kitchen gadgets (espresso maker, smoothie maker, etc.), all new designer flatware and China, and other standard kitchen ware
• All new Nautica beach chairs, toys, etc.
• Last but not least, as residents of the area for 20 years, we have made binders of wonderful restaurants of all types of cuisine that we recommend or endorsed by leading food critics, and neat local activities such as antique car show by local owners and bustling farmers markets where food, music and fun are abundant. 5-star concierge service at your finger tips!
ABOUT THE BUILDING…
Sandcastle I has the most beautiful grounds along the beach, and the management takes great pride in the condition of the common areas. A major renovation was completed two years ago to the outside & common areas of the building, it shows as new and has a beautiful and spacious 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 over an hour 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 and the Lowry Park Zoo. Into sports? It’s all here: NFL Football (Buccaneers), Major League Baseball (Devil Rays, spring training for MLB teams incl. the Yankees, Blue Jays and Phillies), NHL hockey (Lightning) and countless golf courses. For boating, rentals are available directly across the street on the intercoastal waterway & boat slips are available within walking distance. Shopping? From high end to factory outlets all within a short drive!
Our condo is managed by a local property management company, who oversees most of the rentals in our building. Their office is located right across the street.
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 drive, a covered parking spot is assigned to our unit and guest parking is also available.
Primary renter must be min. 25 years old and must occupy the unit.
Due to a late cancellation we have openings in January/February 2012 - Please call or email for details!
We stayed a week in this fabulous condo. The owners were very available and on top of our needs. Honestly, the pictures don't represent that well the spectacular decoration and view of it. Everything is so neat and tasty. It is very well stocked, specially the kitchen. I cook a lot and there was everything you could need. Great selection of tv channels in the living room, which we have rarely found in other condos where they only give you the basic channels. Being located in the corner makes it a great advantage due to the amazing view. It is nicely located close to everything. We are looking forward to coming back. Thank you Steve and Wendy for sharing with us.
We haved stayed in another unit a lot in this building for years and love the beach here. The other unit was not available and we luckily cound rent this unit. The updates are beautifully done and make the unit really relaxing. The wrap around deck allows you to have sun in the morning and evening adding to the incredible views this building offers. The unit we have stayed in previously is located on the opposite side of the building and the deck does not wrap around (mornings can be chilly without the sun). This area is laid back, but you can drive to the tourist areas if you choose. A big plus in our book and why we keep coming back. Having The Pub across the street for a relaxing drink on the intercoastal is nice without driving too. We had friends go with us for their first trip to this area/ condo and they loved it. We all agreed the wrap around deck and updates are a plus. The beach has always been maintained well here and are perfect for relaxing. The pool and hot tub were closed this visit, but we could tell they were going to be nice. The pool and hot tub has always been well maintained and the grounds have always been gorgeous! Sorry to the owners I haven't posted earlier. This was also the perfect place to watch the Cardinals win the 2011 World Series since we all are from St. Louis. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your condo. We will be back.
We stayed in this unit this past Fall and it was fabulous. We are going back in the Spring and unfortunately this one is not available, otherwise we would be staying there again. Loved all the upgrades. A very comfortable place to spend a week on the beach. Thanks!