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Cute, Cozy Private Beach House Directly on the Gulf

Dan Callahan

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Dan Callahan

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Speaks: english
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Cute, Cozy Private Beach House Directly on the Gulf

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Indian Shores House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

'Tween Waters Cottage' sits directly on the sugar sand between the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway -- giving guests the opportunity to enjoy both beach and boating activities. This single-family, two-story Gulf-front home has all the charm of 'Old Florida' and all the comforts of the 21st century, including wi-fi, 2 flat-panel high-definition cable TV's, and unlimited free phone service to the USA and Canada.

With 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, the house makes a lovely vacation, honeymoon, or winter retirement home for a couple with occasional guests... or for families and groups of up to 8 (9 with a high-rise aerobed).

You'll love the comfy furnishings and the thoughtful amenities, including a large gas barbecue grill, the Gulf-front picnic shelter for lunches on the beach, padded sun-loungers and Adirondack chairs (so you don't miss a leisurely sunset), a porch or deck off each of the 3 upstairs bedrooms, and the private dock across the street. It's easy to drop a fishing line -- or rent a boat or bicycle from the shop just down the street.

The first-floor den/4th bedroom has a queen bed (NOT a sofa bed) and an adjoining bathroom... ideal for folks who don't do stairs. The king bed in the Master Bedroom features a 2.5 inch memory-foam mattress topper -- it's like sleeping on a cloud!

'Tween Waters Cottage' is professionally cleaned before you arrive and is provided to you fully furnished, including beach towels, sand toys, bath and kitchen supplies, and paper products. Shopping, restaurants, and all the attractions of the Tampa Bay area are close by, but once the soothing sight of the Gulf and the relaxing sound of the surf work their magic, you will find it difficult to leave. This quiet residential neighborhood has no high-rise condos within a thousand feet. The beach feels like your own private piece of paradise.

Enjoy the water view from every room, a gorgeous sunrise every morning, and a brilliant sunset every night. You, your family and friends will make memories for a lifetime -- at 'Tween Waters Cottage.'

Keywords: Beach House, Beach Cottage, Single-Family Home, Gulf-Front, Boat Dock

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Dan Callahan (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Dan Callahan

We both cherish our childhood memories of vacations at the shore. For Barbara, it was picnics on the sand and swimming in the Atlantic. For Dan, it was fun times with the family water-skiing and boating on the Delaware River. So, when the rare opportunity came to purchase our own beachfront vacation home on the gentle Gulf of Mexico with a dock for boating and fishing, we couldn't pass it up. Now we share our precious find with other families looking to relax and re-connect by the sea.

Dan Callahan purchased this house in 1990

Why Dan Callahan chose Indian Shores

'Tween Waters Cottage' is only 30 minutes away from our main family home in St. Petersburg. This ensures we are nearby to respond quickly if our guests need us -- and makes it easy for us to use the Cottage frequently ourselves.

What makes this house unique

'Tween Waters Cottage' has a very peaceful, private atmosphere. No canyons of condos. No shared walls with strangers. The house is a rarity in our part of Florida -- a direct beachfront single-family home nestled between two other single-family homes. There are plenty of restaurants and activities nearby... but coming home to the Cottage makes you feel like you are entering another world... and leaving your cares behind.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 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.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
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Reviews

4.8
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Cute, Cozy Private Beach House Directly on the Gulf
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews

Spring Break 2015

  • of 5

Staying at Tween Waters cottage for the week was one of the most relaxing vacations my family has had. We had 9 adults in the house but there was enough space for everyone. The house was clean and well stocked. The beach was only a few hundred feet out the back door. The only thing I would recommend is either repairing or replacing the beach lounge chairs and repairing the side screen door. My college age kids also had a wonderful time along with the 5 other adults. We will definitely considering renting the house again!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Fourth of July Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Older home that is well maintained, well-stocked and very clean. At first glance we were nervous about the window air conditioners and wood paneling walls, however the house was perfect! The window air conditioners kept the home cool and the wood paneling walls add character that is hard to find these days. Our 5 kids loved the beach and the private access. There was nobody around us and we had a blast dominating the private beach on a holiday weekend. The house had towels, toys, and chairs for everything beach-fun! Because we have 5 kids, we did have to purchase some additional toys for everyone. There were several "left behind" bottles of toiletries, spices, cleaning supplies, etc... in case you forget something (convenient if you need something last minute). We did have to buy toilet paper before our week ended but CVS was close by, so no worries.

The kitchen was updated and newly renovated. The living room furniture was a little worn but comfortable. The bedrooms have their own A/C units and could be adjusted. There was 1 bedroom and bath on the first level, and 3 bedrooms, 1 bath upstairs. We knew the 2 bathrooms might be a stretch for our family of 7 but we managed.

I would recommend getting up a little early and walking to The Lighthouse bakery for fresh doughnuts...yummy! Scooter, bike and boat rental was just a quick walk across the street. Restaurants were nearby (we drove but you could walk). The neighborhood (street) was quaint and friendly. We never left the house on The 4th and could watch more than 15 different firework displays...GORGEOUS and MEMORABLE!!

I gave it 4 stars because the house was a little older and there were some small inconveniences like: no A/C in the bathrooms and it got hot (but you could open the window), the paddle boat that was offered did not work, the canoe was unusable, and the laundry room did not connect from inside the house.

I would stay again because it was priced right, and the kids had a blast and didn't notice the small issues.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Pacifica, Ca
5

Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Heaven!! I spent all my childhood in the 50's at these beaches every summer and this house and property brought it all back! The shade of those beautiful Australian pines was one of the best features of the house. Inside everything was just right with ammenities. Enough room for everybody plus the occasional visitors. We would recommend this house and would absolutely consider renting again. This back yard is what all these beaches looked like in the 50's. Nice to know some of this beauty is still there!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
St. Petersburg
5

Best relaxing vacation EVER!!!!

  • 5 of 5

As work and life can be so stressful, a little vacation close to home was just what I needed!!!! What a wonderful, relaxing place.... The ocean side, cozy home helps escape the world and allows you to recharge your battery. The lawn chairs are perfect for a nap!! I never wanted to leave!! Planning for another vacation there soon!!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
st.petersburg, FL
5

D. Middleton

  • 5 of 5

Dr. Dan's rental is an excellent place to go for families or couples. It's quiet, has everything you really would need on site. Our family has been twice now and have thoroughly enjoyed our experiences. Just wake up, stroll onto beautiful quiet beach and enjoy. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Rockledge, Fl
5

Labor Day waterfront rental

  • 5 of 5

The house is great with all the accomodations, equipment and extra stuff needed. Enough room for 4 couples. The location is amazing. There is a boat cementery, but it gives it character. In summary I loved it and we are planning to go back next year. I would recommend it without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
St. Petersburg-Clearwater/Tampa Int'l
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
The Pub Waterfront Restaurant
Nearest Golf
3.3 Miles
Largo Municipal Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.5
Villa Gallace Italian Restaurant
Car: recommended

Canoe and Foot-Paddle Boat on premises (To be used only on calm-water days at the guests' own risk)

Stand-Up Paddle Boat Rental shop is 7 minutes away

Boat, Bike and Scooter Rental Shop is 2 minutes away

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Rates & Availability

From $1,800 Per week

Indian Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Winter/Early Spring
Feb 8 2015 - May 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Late Spring
May 3 2015 - Jun 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Summer
Jun 7 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Please contact for exact quote
Add $300 for Fourth of July Week, Add $200 for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter Weeks; Add $100 for New Years Week; Add $100 for 9th Person
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Amenities

Indian Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1575 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1) Memory-Foam Mattress Topper, Queen size Beds (1) Memory-Foam Mattress Topper, Twin or Single Beds (2) Memory-Foam Mattress Toppers, Baby Cribs (1) Pack 'n Play available no charge with advance request. High chair, stroller, crib can be rented from local baby-gear company at guest's expense., Bunk Beds (1) Memory-Foam Mattress Toppers We can add a high-rise aerobed if no one wants the upper bunk.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outdoor Rinsing Shower, Private Dock for Fishing or Boating

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