Our family has created many wonderful memories in our Gulf Front condo. We first fell in love with the views from this 2nd story condo and decided to completely renovate the unit. The 12 ft sliding glass door provides a spectacular view of the ocean that you can enjoy from sunrise to sunset. The rear of the unit faces the intercoastal waterway, which allows you to also have a peek at the intercoastal from your bedroom.
The luxurious top to bottom renovation of our spacious two bedroom, two bathroom unit was recently completed. The upgrades are endless, all countertops are granite, stainless steel appliances, NEW furniture and 18' porcelain tile throughout, and the bedrooms and living areas have been equip with ceiling fans. The master bedroom has a king sized bed, en suite bathroom with a walk in shower and 32' cable TV. The second bedroom has plush queen and full sized beds and a 32' cable TV. The second bathroom is equip with double sinks and a bathtub/shower combination. The spacious living room is setup for entertaining and has a 50' cable TV with DVD player. The oversized 17 ft balcony is perfect for outdoor dining or relaxing.
Holiday Villas III is a resort with a year round heated oceanfront swimming pool. The view from the pool is virtually unobstructed and steps to the white sandy beach. It is truly the best on the beach. If you chose our condo, we will also give you access to our beach chairs, beach toys, rafts, boogie boards or any other item in our patio closet. The resort includes: charcoal BBQ grills, tiki huts for family gatherings, beach volleyball, shuffleboard, off street reserved and guest parking, and last but certainly not least a PRIVATE FISHING PIER and a day dock for boats.
The Disney theme parks in Orlando or the Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa are a perfect day trip activity from Holiday Villas III. Our Grandson Donovan's personal favorite is the local star, Winter, at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. The Indian Shore community offers fishing, golf courses, and water sports. If you are a sports enthusiast, you can catch a football game at Raymond James Stadium, baseball game at Tropicana Field or a hockey game (a favorite of our Canadian son-in-law Bill) at the St. Pete Times Forum.
Finally, Indian Shores is conveniently located near three airports: Clearwater/St. Pete (PIE - 15 miles), Tampa (TPA - 25 miles) and Orlando (MCO - 110 miles) Airports.
My husband, Dick, and I live in Woodsfield, Ohio along with our two sons, Louie and Ryan. Our Daughter Abby and her family currently live in Columbus, OH. Go Bucks! We have two grandson's Donovan and Dalton who have become professional sand crab hunters. In the fall of 2013, we added our granddaughter Elin to our family of beach lovers. She made her first visit to Indian Shores and is an official beach bunny!
Karen Sulsberger purchased this condo in 2011
We have been vacationing along both of Florida's coasts for 20 years. The quiet and friendly atmosphere of Indian Shores is unmatched. We have really enjoyed all of the great restaurants. One of us could even fancy ourselves a food critic of the shore between Clearwater and St. Pete Beach.
The sparkling waters of the Gulf Coast are just as beautiful as the Caribbean beaches we have visited. The view from our condo is fantastic; being on the second floor gives you a closer connection to the beach. The pool at Holiday Villas III is truly unique because it has a great view directly to the ocean. This is a view you won't find at many other properties along the gulf coast.
My husband and I spent a week here to relax and unwind. When searching for a condo I was struck by the decor. It is lovely! Everything was as described. The kitchen was VERY well-equipped. The bed was incredibly comfortable and the view was exactly as we had hoped. Karen was wonderfully responsive and answered all of our questions. The beach was beautiful and never very crowded even though there were several families there on spring break. We were within walking distance of mini golf and a wonderful restaurant that we visited twice. We plan to return to this unit next year, if available.
Glad to see that everything in this condo was just as described. It was very clean, comfortable and well stocked...especially the kitchen. We really enjoyed the view off the balcony and the awesome sunsets. After a fun-filled day, we were rewarded with a very comfortable night's sleep. The condo is conveniently located near activities and great restaurants. Will definitely stay here again!
Stayed at this condo late September early Oct 2014. Everything was exactly as pictured. Karen is really good to deal with. Answers all your questions in a quick time frame. The beds are comfortable with clean good quality linen and the kitchen is fully stocked with various dishes and utensils. The sunset view from the Balcony can not be truly captured with a camera but you have to see it to believe it. The condo is tastefully decorated and you can tell that Karen and her husband take pride in their home away from home.
This condo was very nice. It's on the second floor with a direct view of the gulf. Being on the second floor came in very handy when the elevator was busy. The condo was nicely decorated and very clean. It was nice to have a pool as the gulf temp was 90 degrees. The owners were very nice to work with and the deposit was returned quickly. The employees in the office were also very nice. I would recommend staying here. The location is perfect.
My husband, my 2 sons (8 & 9) and I checked in on July 5th 2014. The condo is better than the pictures! Everything was clean, the furniture is beautiful, the beds comfy. I loved how it was decorated with the beach theme. Everything you could possibly need in the kitchen is there. There are plenty of towels. The view from the balcony is great.
Although there is no washer and dryer in the unit it is right down the hall. It is not hard to find. Never had a problem getting to use them. Just bring quarters as the office does not have change. There was an issue with the AC when we checked in but after a call to Karen the AC guy was there in an hour or so. Great service. Karen answers questions quickly and is reachable.
If you have a boat this location is great for that. Right across the street for a small fee you can dock your boat for the week. That is one of the main reasons we chose this property, however our boat broke down and we couldn't bring it this trip. My husband and sons still enjoyed the dock for fishing.
There are umbrellas, beach chairs, toys, beach floats etc for your use too. We would definitely recommend this condo to friends & family and we will be back too!
When you rent this "unit" on VRBO, you are renting one you can truly call your "home" away from home, DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH! These owners have taken the time to deliver all the details that count when you're away from home - excellent mattresses and bedding, upgraded kitchen, nice furnishings and even the right utensils in the kitchen. The owners are also VERY reachable for questions every step of the way and care about the experience you have. Don't pass this one up.
Indian Shores is a tiny barrier island community. It is situated with the Gulf to the West and the Intracoastal Waterway to the east. The area is known for great seafood, panoramic beaches, tropical wildlife and a friendly atmosphere. Many local attractions include: Johns Pass Historical Fishing Village, SunCoast Seabird Sanctuary, Tiki Garden, SunCoast Beach Trolley and Johns Pass Water Sports. The beaches in the area are known around the world and include: Clearwater Beach, Sand Key Park, St. Pete Beach, Egmont Key, Caladesi Island, Honeymoon Island, Maderia Beach, Treasure Island, Pass-A-Grille Beach and Fort De Soto Park. Indian Shores is also conveniently located near the famous theme parks in Orlando and can be accessed easily from Clearwater/St. Pete (PIE - 15 miles), Tampa (TPA - 25 miles) and Orlando (MCO - 110 miles) Airports.
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May 24 2014 - May 31 2014
April 11 - April 25 - $1375/wk
April 25 - June 27 - $975/wk (May 22 - May 30 ...Memorial Day - $1125/wk)
July 11 - Sept 5 - $975/wk (June 27 - July 4 - July 4th - $1275/wk)
Sept 12 - Dec 19 - $875/wk (Aug 5 - Sept 12 - Labor Day - $1125/wk)
Dec 19- Jan 2 - $975/wk
Jan 2 - Feb 27 - $1275/wk $3975/month
Feb 27- April 30 - $1375/wk $4375/month
12% State Tax, $100 Departure Fee, $300 Security Deposit