Indian Rocks Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description
2/3 bedroom beachfront apartment
With 2+ bedrooms and trundle beds on the sleeping porch it can accommodate up to 8. 2 full baths. Sometimes we get two families with the kids sharing the porch. Walk out on the private deck and you are right on the beach. Get comfortable under the gazebo and enjoy the amazing sunsets. Cook in the large kitchen outfitted with pots. pans, coffee maker, micro,blender for daiquiris and margaritas, and extra large refrigerator....all the comforts of home.
Large master bedroom with king size bed overlooking the Gulf, rattan furniture for that Florida look, large oak pedestal dining table seats 6 with extra kids eating on the porch. The sleeping porch overlooking the beach doubles as breakfast area for those who get up early to go beach combing for shells. Guests compliment us on the warm glow of antique 100 year old red heart pine floors
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- limited accessibility
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
About Bruce Carter
The owner Curtis Westphal: My wife Kathy is a part time school teacher and I am a city planner. We lived in Florida and met in college then headed west in search of adventure where we settled near Golden. The Rocky Mountains are out our back door. A couple times a year we hop on a flight and come down to relax on the beach and visit our relatives in Largo and Sarasota.
Bruce Carter purchased this cottage in 1996
Why Bruce Carter chose Indian Rocks Beach
I grew up here. My grandparents bought the island estate in 1966 for the remarkable price of $28,000 and turned the home and carriage house into 6 vacation rentals. They had the pleasure of watching 4 generations of beach goers come to enjoy fun in the sun. When they got into their 80's they retired and moved to the mainland. My wife Kathy and I thought it was too nice to sell so even though we live in Denver we bought it. Fortunately. we have a great manager and handyman close by to greet our guests and get them settled in and care for their needs. We have 2 sons that we take on vacation each summer.
What makes this cottage unique
Historically, the most beautiful spot on the tropical barrier islands of Tampa Bay between Clearwater and St Pete.
Guestbook comments from the manager
The private entrance had its own private patio and the main patio was only ten steps away. The view of the Gulf of Mexico from the room was magnificient!
The location right on the Gulf was picturesque! In the morning we would walk the white sand beach, just 100 feet from our door, as far as we could walk. We also enjoyed riding our bikes on the best bike paths I have ever seen. Along the new completed road there was both a walking and bike paths on both sides of the street. The beach was unbelieveable! Powder white sand and blue green water was just in front of our room. The salt breeze that flowed through our room was great.
In the evenings we would drive down Gulf Blvd and choose one of the many excellent seafood restaurants. There are also several coffee shops very close to Sun N Fun. Clearwater is 7 miles down Gulf Blvd where we took a boat ride in the Gulf seeing dolfins jumping in the boat's wake.
Each evening we would watch the sun go down into the Gulf from our patio. Such beauty