REDECORATED GULF FRONT CONDO WITH BEACH, POOL AND HOT TUB. INCLUDES WI-FI

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
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Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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REDECORATED GULF FRONT CONDO WITH BEACH, POOL AND HOT TUB. INCLUDES WI-FI

Indian Shores Condo Rental Photos and Description

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

LOCATION: Sand Castle I is located mid-way between Clearwater Beach and St. Petersburg Beach in the city of Indian Shores, about 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport, 90 minutes from Orlando and about 10 miles west of I-75.

ACCOMODATIONS: Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6) and under the building parking.

ABOUT THE AREA: Indian Shores is located on a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. The area has beautiful wide white sand beaches, and is close to golf courses, malls and other shopping and a great variety of entertainment venues. The area is home to the NFL Buccaneers, the NHL Lightning and the American League Tampa Bay Rays. Busch Gardens is about 45 minutes away and the multiple parks of Disney plus Sea World and Universal Studios are only about 90 minutes away. Bike, motorbike and boat rentals are available across the street. John’s Pass with charter fishing, boat rentals, water sport activities, shops and restaurants is about 5 miles down the beach. Other attractions in the immediate Tampa Bay area include Adventure Island, the Florida Aquarium, Sunken Gardens and the Lowry Park Zoo.

Nearby cities such as Sarasota, Bradenton and Tarpon Springs offer a wide variety of additional attractions.

There are many excellent restaurants including The Pub just across the street, Crabby Bill’s, PJ’s Oyster Bar, Guppy’s and the five star Salt Rock Grill, all within a few minutes drive. These and many others offer fresh seafood and other favorites, several with water front dining.

ABOUT THE CONDO: Our condo at Sand Castle I is a direct Gulf-front condo with great views of the beach and Gulf of Mexico from our 3rd floor balcony. Watch the beach and sunsets from the large 23 foot balcony with sliding glass doors from the living room and master bedroom. The master bedroom has a king size bed and private bath. The second bedroom has a queen size and a single bed. The den has a queen sleeper sofa. Both bedrooms and the living room have flat screen TVs and DVD players. The living room has a small stereo system with a CD player. The unit has wi-fi internet service. The kitchen and both bathrooms have been remodeled and the unit is freshly painted and tastefully decorated. The kitchen is fully equipped with new appliances, cooking utensils and dishes. The unit is equipped with a full sized washer and dryer. The balcony is equiped with adjustable electric shutters that function as great sun shades on hot, sunny afternoons.

The Sandcastle I complex has a large beach-side pool and hot tub, a sauna and a games room with ping pong, a lending library, and free Wireless Internet service. The beachfront area has a lush tropical garden, barbeque area and picnic tables overlooking the Gulf. Each condo has designated reserved parking and the space for our condo is under the building. There is also guest parking on site.

The Suncoast Beach Trolley provides service between Clearwater Beach and St. Petersburg Beach (stops near the building) and is a convenient way to get around the beach area.

Our condo is managed by a local property management company that oversees many of the rentals in our building. Their office is conveniently located just up the street.

Keywords: condo, beach front, modern updated unit

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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4.4
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Redecorated Gulf Front Condo with Beach, Pool and Hot Tub. Includes Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews
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Redecorated Gulf Front Condo with Beach, Pool and Hot Tub. Includes Wi-Fi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340845vb
248-476-3855
Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

BEAUTIFUL! WE WOULD STAY AGAIN!

  • 5 of 5
This condo was one of the best we have found. It is very clean, tastefully decorated and plenty big for us and our four children. The den is much larger than the pictures make it look, it was basically my son's room all week! Even though there were no pictures of the bathrooms, they are just as updated and nice as the rest of the condo. The view's were great, and Indian Shores is much more peaceful than Madeira beach, which is just a short drive down the road for those that love the fun! The building itself was well taken care of. It was a plus to see someone cleaning the pool and chairs daily and keeping the grounds nice. An added bonus was that there is a security guard on site at all times. All in all, this is a great condo. Thank you so much to the owners who were very nice and helpful. We would definitely stay here again, in fact, we're already looking at next years dates!
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always great to hear that guests have enjoyed staying at our condo.
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Redecorated Gulf Front Condo with Beach, Pool and Hot Tub. Includes Wi-Fi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340845vb
248-476-3855
Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
Louisa, Kentucky
5

EXCELLENT VACATION

  • 5 of 5
The views from the balcony are like a picture-book. Property is very clean and well-maintained. Atmosphere is very secure and pleasant in Indian Shores. The condo is very nice in so many ways. Decor is beachy but tasteful. As the description shows, there are two bedrooms, two baths, and a den with pull-out couch. Floor is good quality tile. Full-size washer and dryer was a must for our family as we flew down and packed very light. The furnishings are nice both inside and on the balcony. The kitchen is fully stocked with almost everything you can think of. Coffee maker was also a must for us. There is a mounted hairdryer in the master bedroom. There are games tucked away in drawers everywhere. Go through the cabinets and furniture when you arrive and see what I mean. The only things you supply are paper and plastic goods, food, toiletries, and laundry supplies. The condos are close to the beach down there which makes for a very short walk. Parking is right under the condo and covered. We went the first week of June and crowds were non-existent. We loved this place. We were able to find a very nice place to eat every single night for a week within a 10-25 minute drive, and of course we couldn't try them all. I cannot really think of any drawbacks except for a bit of noise from the pool for this unit might be annoying to some. We loved this property, would highly recommend.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our hope is that all of our guests are as pleased with their accommodations. We believe that will make a vacation so much more enjoyable.
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Redecorated Gulf Front Condo with Beach, Pool and Hot Tub. Includes Wi-Fi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340845vb
248-476-3855
Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
4

FAMILY CHRITMAS REUNION

  • 4 of 5
This was one of 4 units rented by our extended 2-familly group at Sandcastle 1 for Christmas 2013, and it turned out to be my favourite! The listing description and photos gave an accurate picture of the apearance, layout and condition of the property. The unit was well equipped and very clean. My only concern would be the lack of enforcement of rules around the pool, especially small toddlers in the hot pool. Also, this unit is very close to the pool, so when there are a lot of people around it can get very noisy! (and it is a shame to have to keep your doors closed to keep your sanity!) Good weather and the pristine beach were the highlights so we would certainly return at the next opportunity!
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are always glad to see that our guests enjoyed their stay. We do make a special effort to see that our accommodations are clean and appropriately furnished.
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Redecorated Gulf Front Condo with Beach, Pool and Hot Tub. Includes Wi-Fi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340845vb
248-476-3855
Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
Goderich, Ontario
5

HAPPY AT THE OCEAN

  • 5 of 5
My Wife and I have stayed here the last two years in February. This unit has been very well maintained with many upgrades during these two years. Kitchen has everything you could ask for and very well organized. Property and pool area maintained immaculately. Owner very helpful in every way and very nice to deal with. Great restaurants nearby and very centrally located. Unit has everything you could ask for to enjoy a great holiday.
  • Submitted: May 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
business
Redecorated Gulf Front Condo with Beach, Pool and Hot Tub. Includes Wi-Fi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340845vb
248-476-3855
Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

BLISS AT THE BEACH!

  • 5 of 5
We would very much like to publically thank the Mckinnons for opening there home to us. It was more than perfect. The owner was extremely responsive to our pre trip questions and his agent was prompt though and helpful. The photos do not do the unit justice, new furnishings are comfortable and rooms tastefully decorated.The unit was very clean and well kept. Every amenity necessary was provided. Lovely landscaping and spectacular sunsets. Only place like it on the beach. We couldn't have been happier. The location of Sandcastle I is perfect and with such an awesome beachfront that we never wanted to venture to any other beach. The property and grounds were attended to daily and the cabana and umbrella just outside the unit was very reasonable to rent for the week. Our son said the bed was so comfortable that he didn't want to get up! We enjoyed our sunset cruise from John's Pass as well as a visit to Universal only a short drive from the condo (90min) made for a fun adventure. We had a fantastic experience at Guppys just down the street so much so that we went back the next night. Best food in Indian Shores. We hope to return next year and will make sure to book Unit 307 at Sandcastle I when we do, the best family vacation ever! Thank you so much.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are always glad to hear that renters feel they have enjoyed their stay in our condo. We try to provide a comfortable, up-to-date accomodation to make vacation stays enjoyable.
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Redecorated Gulf Front Condo with Beach, Pool and Hot Tub. Includes Wi-Fi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340845vb
248-476-3855
Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
Forney, Texas
2

WILL NEVER STAY HERE AGAIN. SOMEWHAT CLEAN, NO FRILLS

  • 2 of 5
Arrived to a broken screen door (more on this later). Not a flashy place, you get what you pay for. Cheap furniture and bedding. Not enough glasses. Towels were very small and could have used some softner. Would have made them feel a little less like sand paper. Back sliding glass door impossible to open easily and the squeak it made could wake up the entire condo. Lock on that door didn't work. Master bath is tiny. Not enough room to dry your hair with someone else in the room and got extremely hot in there. Ice maker on refrigerator didn't work. Required that dishes be washed or put in dishwasher but there was no dish washing soap for either. That would have been nice. We left and a couple of weeks later got billed for the broken screen door closure. The nerve of them!! I called and complained and got the charged reversed after I was lectured that when I stayed on one of their properties again I need to let them know up front. Stay again?? Not in this place nor with this rental company. Pass on this one. You can do better for the money.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Neither we as owners nor our management agent was aware of any dissatisfaction on the part of this renter until they complained about being charged for the broken door closer. Our agent felt the charge was warranted but reversed it when the renter objected. The screen door and closer were new in October 2011. All needed repairs have been completed.

We believe we have a nicely furnished rental unit equipped with up to date appliances, furnishings, utensils, dishes and accessories. It has been remodeled and updated with new bathrooms, kitchen cabinets, doors and moldings and tile floors except in the bedrooms. We update the unit and replace items on a rotating basis as appropriate. The refrigerator, a French door model, was new in 2010 as was the full size dryer. The carpet in the bedrooms was replaced in 2011 and the living room sofas, chair, entertainment center and tables and lamps were replaced early this year. The unit has three relatively new flat screen TVs, all with DVD players. Free Wi-Fi was added in 2011. We believe the dishes, glasses, flatware and cooking utensils are adequate and appropriate for a unit our size but it does require that they be washed on a regular basis. As with most rental condos, we supply the furnishings and equipment but not the expendable supplies beyond a starter quantity.

We regret that this renter was dissatisfied but feel that we provide a nice, appropriately furnished and equipped condo where up to six individuals can enjoy a vacation. We have a number of repeat renters, several for multiple years, two of whom have already renewed for 2013. We believe it is a great place, at a reasonable price, to enjoy a beach front view of the Gulf of Mexico.
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Indian Shores Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Apr 26 2014 - Jul 25 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Fall
Jul 26 2014 - Dec 12 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$765
 
 
Holiday
Dec 13 2014 - Jan 23 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$975
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $90.00 + Tax
A deposit of $200 for one week, $300 for two weeks, $400 for three weeks and $500 for four or more weeks is required with the reservation. The balance is due upon arrival. Rates and availability are subject to change until deposit is received. A separate, refundable damage deposit will be collected at check-in.
Tax Rate 12.0%
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Amenities

Indian Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Elevator
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • VCR
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • shelling
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • sailing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
  • deepsea fishing
  • surf fishing
  • fishing
  • cycling
Notes:
Free Wi-Fi
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