CHARMING BEACHFRONT STUDIO .... ON THE BEACH

Bruce Carter

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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CHARMING BEACHFRONT STUDIO .... ON THE BEACH

Indian Shores Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2nd floor or ground floor Studio beachfront, 1 full Bath Sleeps 2

Apt #3: The beachfront studio unit on the second floor has a private deck that you can sit out on and enjoy the cool sea breezes and read a book. Guests like the private stairs going down to the beach. Queen sized bed and complete kitchen, free wi fi and unforgetable views... this is just the place for a couple to get away.

Apt #5: You can't get any closer to the beach in this ground floor studio apartment. Lie in bed and watch the palms sway in the breeze and the emerald green waves on the Gulf. Walkout your door and you are steps from the water. All the comforts of home with a full kitchen and dining for two by the beach side window. This is the secluded side of the house with an entrance all your own. Private sitting area with boardwalk to the beach from this beach Suite.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Bruce Carter (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2003
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About Bruce Carter

Curtis Westphal: My Dad was a fighter pilot in Viet Nam. When he went off to war I was about 16. We stayed here with my grandparents. The beach is a wonderful place and made even more special staying at grandma's place. We learned to sail a Hobie Cat, experienced the full force of mother nature when a hurricane passed near by, and grew up in the slow pace of a small beach town where you know your neighbors. (Just don't let your cat wonder onto the beach. Tourist think its lost and take it home.)

I lived here from Junior High, High School, and went off to college in Gainesville where I met my wife, Kathy. When we graduated we went out west to visit relatives in Colorado where we settled and have raised 2 boys. It was satisfying to see them get the same pleasure of going to the beach that I had as a kid. They are alway introducing me to new adventures. In this picture Kathy and I are about to go up in this biplane once owned by Randolph Hurst to get back and forth to mansion in California. It was their treat for my 50th birthday. What a one of a kind way to see the barrier islands flying low along the shore just like the seagulls and pelicans. Hope you find your own kind of fun in the sun. Enjoy our family place in Florida.

Bruce Carter purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Bruce Carter chose Indian Shores

My grandparents moved down here from New Orleans and turned the house and carriage house into 6 vacation rentals. They did this for 40 years. They turned over the keys to Kathy and me so it stays in the family for the next generation to enjoy sharing with great guests that come back year after year.

What makes this cottage unique

Location, Location, Location You will be vacationing on the closest beach to Tampa airport while also secluded from the vacation crowds. We are located in 'The Narrows', so named by the local settlers of the 1920's because the barrier island is so skinny here that there is only room for a single row of homes. The emerald green waters of the Gulf are out your front door and and yachts cruising the channel are out your back door. Water surrounds you like no where else with fantastic tropical views and a true island feeling. Our many repeat guests tell us that this is the most coveted spot on the 12 miles of world class beaches between Clearwater and St Petersburg.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Charming Beachfront Studio .... On the Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Charming Beachfront Studio .... On the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p369984
+1 727 595-3611
Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
Marianna, Florida
5

Beauty and Peace

  • 5 of 5
This is the second year that my Mom and I have chosen to stay at this property. The house was built in 1925, but you would never know it. The rooms are nicely decorated and modern. The owners are very nice people and very easy to work with. I would return anytime. We had a wonderfully relaxing time.
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Beachfront Studio .... On the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p369984
+1 727 595-3611
Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

Paradise at Indian rock beach

  • 5 of 5
Great ocean views and clean rooms.
Plenty to do and great location. Great management of making sure we were happy.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to have you and your family as our guests. We look forward to seeing you again during your next beach getaway at Sun n Fun Beachfront rentals.
Sincerely
Bruce
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Charming Beachfront Studio .... On the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p369984
+1 727 595-3611
Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
Westminster, MD
5

  • 5 of 5
I've stayed here several times and each time, I've not been disappointed! Kathy and Cor are great and the place is wonderful. I'd go back again...in fact, I think I will!
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
tampa International airport
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Waterfront Pub
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Largo
Car: recommended

You will be vacationing on the closest beach to Tampa airport while also secluded from the vacation crowds. We are located in 'The Narrows', so named by the local settlers of the 1920's because the barrier island is so skinny here that there is only room for a single row of homes. The emerald green waters of the Gulf are out your front door and and yachts cruising the channel are out your back door. Water surrounds you like no where else with fantastic tropical views and a true island feeling. Our many repeat guests tell us that this is the most coveted spot on the 12 miles of world class beaches between Clearwater and St Petersburg.

Dolphin Tale

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of Winter the Dolphin – just minutes from the Sun n Fun Beachfront vacation rentals.

Winter the Dolphin has captured the world with her story of survival and determination

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Availability & Rates

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Indian Shores Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Rates
Aug 20 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$119
$775
 
 
Winter Rates
Oct 1 2014 - Jan 16 2015
3 night minimum stay
$119
$765
$2,890
 
 
Spring
Jan 17 2015 - May 1 2015
6 night minimum stay
$159
$980
$3,780
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $45
Tax Rate 12.0%
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Amenities

Amenities

Indian Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 510 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Budget
  • Historic
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Studio beachfront apartment with 1 queen size bed
Entertainment:
  • Toys ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 13 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • kayaking
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
Notes:
Enjoy old Florida. Gulf of Mexico and private white sand beach is right out your door. Wade out to the shallow sand bar to explore for shells and sand dollars. Or walk across the street to watch the yachts go by and fish in the bay. Old Timers call this part of the island 'The Narrows' where the sand is just wide enough for a single row of homes. Historically, the most beautiful spot on the tropical barrier islands of Tampa Bay between Clearwater and St Pete.
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