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Fantastic and Newly Renovated to Studs plus Free WIFI & Long Distance

Juan Molina

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Juan Molina

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
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Calendar last updated:
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Fantastic and Newly Renovated to Studs plus Free WIFI & Long Distance

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Indian Shores Condo Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Sand Castle I is located on a barrier island, halfway between Clearwater and St. Petersburg, with the Gulf of Mexico on one side and the inter-coastal waterway on the other. Located 35 minutes from Tampa International Airport and 90 miles from Orlando.

This direct Gulf front beach paradise is a pleasant place located on the 8th floor of the popular, family-friendly Sand Castle I Condominiums, with all the amenities of home with the pleasure of being on the beach!!. The master bedroom and living room share a large balcony directly overlooking the beach. While looking out the balcony’s sliding doors, either from your comfortable king size bed or from the cozy leather sofas, it seems like you are cruising in the sea!!

Just imagine...waking up in the morning, pouring a cup of coffee and heading out on the balcony overlooking the pool and the emerald waters of the Gulf, as well as its sparkling white beach sands. Smell the saltwater breeze as it drifts in off the Gulf. Listen to the calming sounds of the waves; admire the various different birds’ species flying by and the occasional dolphins playing along the shore. Enjoy the fabulous view of boats cruising the inter coastal waterway from the windows of the other two bedrooms. And when the day comes to an end, relax and treat yourself, from your private beachfront balcony, to a romantic and spectacular sunset full of beautiful colors while listening to your favorite tunes from either your own created Pandora radio station or the songs you brought along in your iPod/iPad. Later, drift off to sleep with the sound of the waves.

Completely upgraded, nicely renovated and tastefully decorated Condo. It has everything you need to make your vacation most enjoyable! The condo has been freshly painted from top to bottom. It has new 18”X18” ceramic tile flooring throughout the whole unit.

Completely refurnished with everything new, from lighting fixtures to ceiling fans to furniture in each room. The new open kitchen is fully equipped for gourmet cooking with new wood cabinets and granite countertops. The Master bedroom has a new King size bed. The second bedroom has two new Queen size beds. The third bedroom has a new Queen size bed as well. All bedrooms have their own 40” Flat HD TV’s. The Master bathroom has large mirror, new vanity with granite countertop and a walk-in, travertine tile shower. The hallway bathroom has also a large mirror, new vanity with granite countertop and a tub/shower that is also tiled.

The large living/dining area has new furniture including a 55” Flat HD TV with over 70 Cable Channels in addition to Netflix, Internet Radio and YouTube . Also, the entertainment center has a Blue-Ray DVD player, speakers and IPAD / IPOD Compatible Stereo. Free WiFi. Free local and long distance phone calls within US and Canada. Patio table and 6 chairs on balcony. The condo also comes equipped with central air conditioning/heat and new beach chairs, new beach coolers, umbrella, a variety of sand toys and board games for your enjoyment. We also have a Play-Yard and a High Chair for babies to use.

Pack light, an in-suite washer and dryer are in the unit as well as iron and iron board.

Whether you are escaping from the gelid climate of the North, looking for a romantic getaway, or just spending a quality vacation with your friends and family, this is the perfect place to be. Many choices exist for you to spend your day: Walk the powdery-white sands, sit at the beach, go for a swim, play beach volleyball, relax in the heated swimming pool (80 degrees) or hot tub (104 degrees), enjoy a sauna session, play some Foosball, have a ping-pong match, enjoy a good book from the library or just have a cookout in one of our free gas grills, located within the complex gardens.

You can walk to a few local restaurants along the new laid walking trail along the Gulf Boulevard.

A Trolley stops in front of the building and runs from Clearwater to St. Pete’s beach. If you prefer fishing or boating, there is a Boat rental dock just across the street; where you can also rent bikes or motorbikes to adventure in the surroundings. For shoppers, the choices are endless within a short drive. Also, within short driving distance are numerous activities including a seasonal Farmers Market, Florida Botanical Gardens, Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, shopping, libraries, theaters, galleries, museums and dining from simple al fresco outdoor cafes to gourmet fine dining.

Busch Gardens in Tampa, Adventure Island and the Florida Aquarium are less than 45 minutes away. Fishing, golf courses, and water sports are also nearby. You also may go to John's Pass to experience their waterfront restaurants, fabulous shopping and water excursions. You may also venture out for a day trip to Disney, Sea World and Universal Studios in Orlando (about 90 miles away). There is plenty to entertain you in a week…exactly what you want for a beach vacation.

Finally, for those looking for nightlife, clubbing in Clearwater is only 15 minutes away or make the 35 minute drive into Tampa.

With so many amenities on this beautiful property and attractions nearby, this is the perfect spot for couples, families, and all who are seeking the very best vacation ever! Experience a vacation you will never forget!! A vacation atmosphere that will cause you not to want to go back home: Perfect accommodations, delicious food, great shopping and magnificent sunsets!. Check calendar for availability

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More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Juan Molina (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2015

About Juan Molina

My wife Rosa and I (Juan) live currently in Pittsburgh, PA. (This will give you an idea why we chose this warm and beautiful place in Florida). Our daughter lives in Cincinnati, our son in Manhattan and have several family members spread out in 3 different states in USA as well as 4 different countries in the world. We were looking for the perfect place to share with all of them and our friends, Everybody agreed that such a place should be right at the beach. We have always loved the beach and have many great memories of our times at the beach. Walking the beach in the evening is a favorite activity. The whole family agrees we found a fantastic paradise spot.

Juan Molina purchased this condo in 2012

Why Juan Molina chose Indian Shores

Finding a location that would offer attractions for all of us and would satisfy all of our needs was an important factor in our decision criteria. We were looking for a place at the beach, within 30 minutes from the airport and close enough to Orlando to have the opportunity of fun day excursions to the theme parks. We were very lucky to receive the experienced assistance of Cyndee Haydon (from Charles Rutenberg Realty) in our search. After a long exploration of the Greater Tampa surroundings and their beautiful properties, we finally settled for our unit at Sand Castle I because it offered everything we were looking for, We love Indian Shores because it is the quietest, most relaxed section of Sand Key, the barrier island that runs along the Gulf shore from St. Pete Beach to Clearwater. It is the narrowest part of the Sand Key, only 150-200 yards across where we are located. That means you can enjoy both the Intercoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico only a few steps apart. Indian Shores is the last part of the coastline in Pinellas County that preserves a small-town feel. Gulf Blvd. is still just a two-lane road and the speed limit is 35 m.p.h. There's is only one traffic light in Indian Shores. There isn't as much asphalt as you see to the south or north of us, a lot fewer high-rise buildings and none of the tourist traps. While you will find all the restaurants and conveniences you need near-by Indian Shores is still primarily a residential, family-oriented community. We are very thankful to Cyndee for her wise advices and experienced consulting in finding this property!

What makes this condo unique

Location, location, location! This is what makes this property so unique. Steps away from the beach, intercoastal viewing of the narrows, great fishing, Huge pool, boat slips, minutes from the mainland! Not to mention the exceptional cuisine found at many local restaurants. It's a Tropical Paradise! Our condo offers fantastic sunsets viewed from our large balcony, the convenience of a full kitchen and ensuite laundry, comfortable furniture and many extras that enhance our guests' stay. We provide all you need for a relaxing vacation - you provide the bathing suit. Just kick back, relax and listen to the waves while you enjoy the sunset!

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Pay with confidence
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based on 8 traveler reviews

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Fantastic and Newly Renovated to Studs plus Free WIFI & Long Distance
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Ontario, Canada

Perfect Holiday

  • 5 of 5

An ideal updated condo in an ideal area right on the beach. We have been coming to this area for the past ten years. This was our first stay at Sandcastle 1 and we were completely delighted with the well kept building and updated condo unit. This condo is well equipped - a home away from home. You have even thought to include baby necessities, such as high chair and playpen, as well as beach toys and beach towels. Wonderful balcony to enjoy the sunsets.This unit is close to many restaurants, shopping and several major league baseball spring training fields. A terrific choice for a vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brenda Thank you so much for your kind review. We really feel great that you enjoy your stay and look forward to have you again in the near future Rosa and Juan
Wilmington, DE

monthlong stay

  • 5 of 5

The information provided by the woners is accurate as are the pictures. We were not disappointed and we highly recommend this condo. Our ownly negatives were a noisy elevator in the early morning, which only affected the third bedroom and our inability to figure out how to get the close captioning to work on the TV so that my mother could enjoy the programming. This is not bad for a monthlong stay that deleivered on every promise the owners' made. Nice job!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Mary Jo! We are very glad that you enjoy your stay in our lovely condo Rosa and Juan

Girls Week!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice condo. Can't beat the view or the location. I love that it sits on a very narrow road with the gulf on one side and the inter-coastal on the other. Beach is narrow and never crowded, I've been there during spring break and in the off season and it's never crowded. Lots of places to eat within walking distance. St. Pete's is only 20 min away (max) same with Clearwater. Tarpan is about 45 min. For those of us that love Costco, that's only about 35 min away. Condo was great, completely renovated, you will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at your condo.Condo was beautiful and so was the beach. What we saw on the VRBO site was accurate in every detail.Everyone we met....condo guest and workers at the condo were all so very friendly and nice.We saw dolpins about every morning from our balcony and the outside area was CLEAN! Also, no problem getting or returning condo keys, very easy to rent with everyone being very helpful. Your condo was the center of our wonderful vacation. We will be back!!!! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Judkins' Summer Vacation 2013

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at your condo. Our grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed themselves and watching them run thru the sand into the ocean will be the memory I will most cherish. Apparently, the family has already decided that I look into renting your condo again in 2014...

You have a beautiful condo and we did all possible to leave it in better shape than what we found it...

Looking forward to June of 2014....

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sheldon Thank you so much for your review! We stayed at the condo this week and made several repairs and improvements....among them a brand new air conditioning Looking forward to have you as a guest in 2014 Kind regards Rosa and Juan
Tampa Bay Florida

WOW - best vacation ever - amazing sunset views, everything new, updated & clean clean clean

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this condo - this community is one of our families favorite with it's heated pool, spa, white sandy beaches and close to everything.

This time we stayed in this newly renovated unit and EVERYTHING, I mean everything was brand new - it was 5 star all the way - my teenagers loved that each room has a large flat screen TV - 40" plus and all the tech stuff like pandora, netflix

With 3 bedrooms everyone had their own space which was very nice. Loved laying in bed and having direct Gulf views and intercoastal views in other bedrooms - The open kitchen was fabulous because even if when cooking you're part of everything and it has an amazing view of the ocean.

The large balcony was a favorite for watching sunsets, boats going by or just people watching while sipping our morning coffee.

All the beds were high quality and brand new so we slept really well and the new shower and bench in the master was a nice touch.

The owners were very caring and easy to work with and would highly recommend them and can't wait to stay here again. They even had beach chairs and items for us to use so we didn't have to purchase things just for our stay.

We also enjoyed walking across the street to grab dinner or hear live music at The Pub. This is a great vacation spot any time of year.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Betsey Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad that you had a wonderful time in our condo. looking forward to have you again!! Rosa and Juan


Nearest Airport
24.9 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
The Pub
Nearest Golf
3.8 Miles
Baypointe Golf Club
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Amtrak Train Station, 601 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Interstate 275
Nearest Restaurant
The Pub
Nearest Beach
Indian Shores
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

From $900 Per week

Indian Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2 2015
Jul 11 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
Fall 1 2015
Sep 12 2015 - Nov 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2 2015
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
Winter 1 2015
Nov 28 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
Winter 3 2016
Jan 30 2016 - Feb 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Winter 4 2016
Feb 27 2016 - Mar 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2016
Mar 19 2016 - Apr 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
Spring 1 2016
Apr 9 2016 - Jul 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
Summer 1 2016
Jul 2 2016 - Jul 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2 2016
Jul 9 2016 - Aug 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall 1 2016
Aug 20 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall 3 2016
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Please note that the discounts offered refer to the base nightly rate of $175/night. Depending on the season, the same % discount will apply to the seasonal rate

Cancellations and Refunds: The Advance Rental Deposit is non-refundable for any cancellation received less than 90 days before the arrival date.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Indian Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 8
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1060 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Newly renovated throughout with granite countertop
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Completely renovated added new travertine shower & bench
  • All bathrooms have new vanities with granite countertops, new light fixtures, new large mirrors and new tile floors
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , With views of Intercoastal Waterway
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Complete with own flat screen TV
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Completely renovated Gulf front w/sliding doors to balcony.
  • All bedrooms have their own 40 inch HD LED Flat Screen TV. The Master Bedroom has a Play Yard for infants to play and sleep.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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