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BEACH LOVERS PARADISE WITH SPECTACULAR SUNSETS

Julie Prather

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Julie Prather

Advertiser since: 2009
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
October 7, 2014
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BEACH LOVERS PARADISE WITH SPECTACULAR SUNSETS

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Indian Rocks Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

Large Beach Front 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Condo

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!!

Fiddler on the Beach is a small, tranquill complex located directly on the beautiful white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Lush palms and landscaping surround the entire building and large pool area.

Our location and views can't be beat! Come relax and enjoy our spacious two story town home model located on the second and third floors. You don't even need to use the elevators but they are there if you wish. On our main floor is the kitchen, dining, living area and three piece bathroom and upstairs are 2 bedrooms and another full three piece bathroom. Families love this layout which allows young children a quite bedtime and teens their own space to hang out, watch movies and play games. It's clean, bright and airy with white wicker furniture and hardwood floors. Especially nice is how quiet this particular unit is as we have an corner unit with no others above. After a day on the beach relax on your private second floor balcony surrounded by palm trees swaying in the ocean breezes while taking in the sights and sounds of tropical birds and watching the sun disappear into the Gulf!

Several cafes, bars and restaurants are within walking distance and many more are accessible by hopping on the Suncoast Beach Trolley where you can explore all of the unique beach communities from its beginning at Park Street Terminal in downtown Clearwater to 75th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard. Check out the shops on Corey Avenue, enjoy the sights at John's Pass Village. If dining in is for you, you will love the fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops.

Fiddler on the Beach is just 30 minutes from Tampa Airport 20 minutes from St Petersburg airport and just 20 minutes off I-275.

MASTER SUITE

Gulf/Beach View

King Bed with Memory Foam Topper

Ensuite Bath

Walk-in Closet

New Flat Screen TV

SECOND BEDROOM

One Queen Bed

One Twin Bed

Walk-in Closet

Ensuite Bath

Intercoastal Waterway View

KITCHEN

Very Well Equipped

Granite Countertops

Dishwasher

Coffee Maker

Electric Kettle

Blender

Garbage Disposal

Dishwasher & Dish Soap Provided

DINING OUT (Our favourites)

Guppy's On The Beach 4 Star $$

1701 Gulf Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach

727-593-2032

Salt Rock Grill 4.3 Star $$$

19325 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores

727-593-7625

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Julie Prather (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english

About Julie Prather

Our passion is travel and my goal is to provide beautiful, clean accommodations in the best locations for others to enjoy!

Julie Prather purchased this condo in 2013

Why Julie Prather chose Indian Rocks Beach

We wanted a condo not only for rental but one we would enjoy ourselves and we found it! Beach front, clean, spacious and easy to get to were what we were looking for and this is it. We are confident you will love it too!

What makes this condo unique

Beach, Beach, Beach!

Best Views!

Sunsets!

Tranquillity...

Great Atmosphere!

Lush Grounds!

Delicious Restaurants!

Suncoast Beach Trolley!

Close to Tampa & St Petersburg Airports

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Julie,

Sorry for the delayed response, but we've been having too much fun! The condo was clean and in the condition we expected. The extra soap and toilet paper were also a very nice touch. Having traveled down here for several years in a row we really appreciate those added conveniences. I have noticed the maintenance man working on something every day we've been here, including Sunday.

We previously stayed at a condo on the intercoastal side of Gulf and I don't think we'll ever go back. Having the beach just steps away really makes this a special place. We watched dolphins last night and this morning and have spent significantly more time on the beach than in years past.

We couldn't be happier with your beach house!



Thank you,

Rob



Hi Julie,

Oh my gosh, this has been our best vacation ever and that includes the other five times we've visited this area! We rented a paddle board and followed dolphins three times. I went out about fifty yards past the buoys this morning while following a school of tarpin which was amazing (and apparently kind of dangerous). We have has so much fun and don't want to leave!



We can't wait to come back. Thank you so much. We have one more full day on the beach and we have truly enjoyed it. I'll send you some photos after we get back.



Thanks again,

Rob
Jun 2014
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.6
based on 8 traveler reviews

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BEACH LOVERS PARADISE WITH SPECTACULAR SUNSETS
average rating of 4.625 based on 9 reviews
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BEACH LOVERS PARADISE WITH SPECTACULAR SUNSETS
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480238vb
-(905) 475-8187 (Ontario, Canada)
Indian Rocks Beach Florida Central Gulf Coast
Cincinnati, Ohio
5

Indian Rocks Gem

  • 5 of 5
This was our first visit to the Clearwater area and we absolutely loved it! The Indian Rocks area is wonderful - very quiet and not too crowded. Julie's condo is just about perfect! It is beautifully decorated and the view is amazing! We loved being on the end of the complex, away from the pool noise. Also, there is no one above the unit! Julie, along with Janet and Matt (complex managers) are wonderful to work with! We will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Missy, thank you for taking the time to write a review. My guests are the best! I'm glad you discovered the beauty of Indian Rocks Beach. I enjoyed working with you and I am very happy to hear you found the new on-site managers great to deal with. I look forward to your return.
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BEACH LOVERS PARADISE WITH SPECTACULAR SUNSETS
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480238vb
-(905) 475-8187 (Ontario, Canada)
Indian Rocks Beach Florida Central Gulf Coast
FL
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5
The condo was very comfortable and clean. up to date appliances and décor. Very comfortable master bed. The only thing I would add would be a personal washer and dryer. Cable TX in living room was static at times (cable co problem?). Owner very helpful responded quickly to all questions.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments, clean and comfortable is what I strive for. We have had the condo for just over a year now and are making improvements with each visit. I'm glad you noticed the new memory foam topper in the master bedroom. We also purchased a new queen bed for the second bedroom last winter. On our next visit in the fall a washer and dryer are being installed. In the meantime there are laundry facilities in the building. The Fiddler does have basic cable only so not all channels are available, however on some if you go up on down one you will find the same channel with clear reception. We also have a good selection of movies in the TV cabinet.
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BEACH LOVERS PARADISE WITH SPECTACULAR SUNSETS
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480238vb
-(905) 475-8187 (Ontario, Canada)
Indian Rocks Beach Florida Central Gulf Coast
Toronto, Ontario
5

Amazing Vacation Spot!!! Will come again :)

  • 5 of 5
We had amazing stay at the Fiddler on the Beach. The beautiful nightly sunsets, dolphin shows and endless beach were more then we could ask for! The owners were great to deal with and everything was as promised. The condo was very nicely decorated, extremely clean and well equipped with everything we needed and more! Grounds and pool were quiet and well maintained. We especially enjoyed the restaurants and local outdoor bars all in walking distance. We will definitely be coming back and have recommended this spot to our family and friends. Thank you Julie for a wonderful stay!
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michelle for taking time to write this wonderful review. A wonderful beach, beautiful sunsets, great restaurants and dolphins sightings are what Florida vacations are all about. I'm so glad you will be back!
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BEACH LOVERS PARADISE WITH SPECTACULAR SUNSETS
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480238vb
-(905) 475-8187 (Ontario, Canada)
Indian Rocks Beach Florida Central Gulf Coast
Blue Mountains, Ontario
5

Indian Rocks

  • 5 of 5
My better half and I had the extreme pleasure of staying in this unit in April. We enjoyed it so much we are going back for two weeks in November. From walking on the beach to the close proximity to restaurants made it all worth while. The owners excellent taste in decor made it a relaxing place to be. Being the end unit it kept us away from any noise at the pool.
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you Jim! I glad you liked my updated beach decor. It's always nice to have returning guests. Enjoying a swim or walk on the beach, followed by a glass of wine on your balcony while the sun sets over the gulf then dinner across the street is hard to beat!
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BEACH LOVERS PARADISE WITH SPECTACULAR SUNSETS
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480238vb
-(905) 475-8187 (Ontario, Canada)
Indian Rocks Beach Florida Central Gulf Coast
Nixa, Missouri
2

The beach was beautiful, everything else... not so much.

  • 2 of 5
Upon arrival to the Happy Fidddler I called the owner and asked about arrangements for keys to the unit as well as the address. I was told the keys would be in a certain place and given the address. When we arrived at the Happy Fiddler there were no keys. It was 11:30 p.m. and I called the "Emergency Line" 8 times. I finally called the owner and explained our predicament. She was very helpful and I appreciated her attentiveness, BUT she is thousands of miles away and couldn't help us get in the unit. We have 2 kids and all we wanted to do was get inside. We did finally get inside, although if we would have been caught by the police my husband would probably be in jail. Once we got into the unit everything looked ok, that was until we went to take showers the next morning and the towels were terribly stained. I had to wash towels for my family to use in the community laundry room, using my OWN money! We were afraid to leave the unit the following day because we didn't have a way to lock up our belongings, but we did venture to the beach for a bit. After 8:00 p.m. the day following our arrival we did receive our keys from the "manager" who my husband and I both think was on drugs. We are business owners and the next day my husband opened his laptop to get some work done, there was no Wifi, none, it didn't work! He went down to the office and was told by the manager that she would look into it, we never heard anything as to if she actually called about it. The next few days were good, until it was dire that my husband needed Wifi, he went to the office (there were new managers by now) and told them there was no Wifi, her response... "What do you want me to do about it? Ours isn't working either." My husband asked her to look into it and call him. She did call and said the Wifi would be available on Wednesday, the day we were leaving... no help whatsoever! The new managers were very scummy, my daughter and I were swimming in the pool and they were sitting on their deck chain smoking. It was only my daughter and I in the pool and them on their deck and the only place for their smoke to go was out toward us, my daughter kept saying, "Mommy it stinks!", but they continued to blow their smoke toward a 4 year old. Disgusting! All in all, the beach is awesome, this is a great location, but we went and looked at other places nearby because there is NO WAY we'd ever stay here again! There are very nice houses and townhouses nearby for the same money!
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have always prided myself in providing stress free, relaxing vacations with clean, well equipped accommodations in the best locations to all of my guests and have done so since 2005 with our property in CO and since purchasing this unit a year ago, so to hear what has transpired during your stay has been extremely distressing to me and I am very, very sorry. Unfortunately your visit co-incided with a turn over in the on-site management and it is now apparent that the manager who was let go did not perform her duties regarding check-in and cleaning up until her departure. Our management also lives on site so not only did the incoming managers have to take over the duties required but also had to move into their new residence the same day the old manager was moving out. It is now obvious it was not a seamless transition.
I forwarded these comments to the board of directors and the new managers. Two members of the board got back to me immediately to inform me that the cleaner responsible during that period has already been terminated and issue of smoking is also being addressed. The new managers also reached out to me immediately with their frustration over the comments and informed me they have hit the ground running cleaning up the problems left them by the previous manager.
I am installing a key lock box right outside our unit for emergencies. Being over a thousand miles away I did everything possible in a bad situation and immediately offered to pay for a hotel room or get a lock smith in which ever they preferred. I was greatly relieved when within minutes of our first conversation I received a second phone call informing me that they were able gain access after all. I had one telephone conversation the following day checking on the keys and at that time was told that the condo was great and they were sitting on the beach. I followed up twice with emails over the next couple of days to make sure that everything was okay and also offered a late check-out. When I did not receive a reply I assumed all was well, however now understand the wifi was down and my emails were not received. I was never informed of any of the other issues until after departure. It is only through communication that I can help to rectify problems that do arise.
I apologize again for what transpired during your stay. Unfortunately there was a disruption in the quality of service during the transition but I can say with complete confidence that all matters have been rectified.
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BEACH LOVERS PARADISE WITH SPECTACULAR SUNSETS
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480238vb
-(905) 475-8187 (Ontario, Canada)
Indian Rocks Beach Florida Central Gulf Coast
Louisville, KY
5

Perfect Honeymoon Retreat!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I are both 46 and wanted a honeymoon destination where we could get away from it all, but still have the luxuries of home. Indian Rocks Beach proved to be the perfect location, and the condo provided the comfortable accommodations we were looking for. The condo was beautiful, clean and well equipped.

We watched dolphins from the balcony in the mornings and beautiful sunsets at night. We couldn't have asked for a better honeymoon. The location was perfect for local sightseeing or simply lounging on the beach. The only regret was having to leave. We are already planning our return trip.
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carole, I'm so happy you decided on our condo for your honeymoon and had a great time. I do my best to provide a clean, well equipped, beautiful condo for my guests to enjoy. We love the peaceful relaxing setting of the Fiddler and sitting on the balcony in and watching the dolphins play in Gulf is the best!

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Tampa Airport & St Petersburg Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
JD's Restaurant & Lounge
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Pine Crest Gulf Club
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I-275
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Villa Gallace
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Indian Rocks Beach
Car: not necessary

Beach, Beach, Beach & Sunsets

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $847 Per week

Indian Rocks Beach Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Dec 15 2014
7 night minimum stay
$121
 
 
Early Winter
Dec 16 2014 - Jan 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$147
 
 
Prime Winter & Spring
Feb 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$180
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
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Amenities

Amenities

Indian Rocks Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Two 3 piece bathrooms (one on each floor)
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Master - 1 king
  • Master Bedroom: Ocean/Beach view King bed Ensuite bath Walk-in closet New Flat screen TV 2nd Bedroom Two twins Walk-in closet Ensuite bath
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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