BEACHFRONT COTTAGES AT BEAUTIFUL SANDY SHORES

Myrtle Hall

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
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BEACHFRONT COTTAGES AT BEAUTIFUL SANDY SHORES

Indian Rocks Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Sandy Shores has been in the Hall family for over 60 years, and is currently owned and operated by Myrtle Hall. Myrtle is German-born and moved to Indian Rocks Beach in 2000 when she married her late husband, Ned. Ned’s grandmother bought the Indian Rocks Beach property in 1946. Ned's father George Hall built the first, two-story building in 1952. The one-story Gulf Cottage followed in 1972. Ned's family lived here in the winter, and spent the summer in Ithaca, NY, where his father was the Golf Coach at Cornell University for over 40 years. Ned followed in his footsteps as a PGA Teaching Professional for over 25 years. He was teaching at the Clearwater Golf Club located in Clearwater, Florida when Myrtle, in Florida on holiday from Germany, met him in 1998. Myrtle and Ned, of course, had their wedding right in front of beautiful Sandy Shores!

Like Ned, Myrtle fell in love with this beautiful property and its rich family history. Ned and Myrtle started to rent out their cottages in 2005 after a complete beautification and enjoyed every minute of sharing this lovely property with their guests. Myrtle carries on the Hall family tradition of hospitality at Sandy Shores and adds her special brand of German warmth. Her attention to detail and cleanliness makes Sandy Shores a unique and charming retreat.

Surf, sand and sun, coupled with quiet solitude, magnificent sunsets, and the shade of the Australian Pines make this the perfect getaway spot. You will enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in the world - perfect for a morning stroll or an afternoon shelling expedition, as well as beautiful-maintained accommodations. Sandy Shores is a slice of Old Florida at it's very finest.

Wireless/WIFI available

Visit our other properties at:

VRBO.com/508989 - Patio Cottage

VRBO.com/508994 - Garden Cottage

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Myrtle Hall

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Sandy Shores has been in my late husband, Ned's, family for over 60 years. Ned's Grandmother bought it in 1946 and his Father built the first two story building in 1952 and the Gulf Cottage followed in 1972.

I live onsite so I am available during your stay. I've also worked for 12 years in a local bank. One of the things my guests repeatedly tell me, is that they can see my love for Sandy Shores in the cleanliness and beauty of the property. I take pride in knowing my attention to detail ensures my guests have the most comfortable stay. And, for my German visitors, I enjoy speaking German to help you feel at home.

Myrtle Hall purchased this cottage in 1946

We started to rent out our cottages in 2005 after a total beautification and enjoying ever since every minute of sharing this lovely property with all our guests.

Rest in our secluded gardens, enjoy the shade under our beautiful Australian Pine Trees and watch the Gulf of Mexico and the fantastic sunsets from your living room and dining area. You can't get any closer to the dunes and beach.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 66 traveler reviews

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Beachfront Cottages at Beautiful Sandy Shores
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Indian Rocks Beach Florida Central Gulf Coast
Lutz Fl
5

Tranquility

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful place. The accommodations were excellent, all conveniences, very clean. We live only an hour away from beaches, so we frequent the area often. This is by far one of the best yet. We made our reservations for a return visit before leaving.
The beach is quiet and pristine good for fishing and water activities.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Indian Rocks Beach Florida Central Gulf Coast
Murfreesboro, TN
5

Anniversary getaway

  • 5 of 5
We truly enjoyed our week long stay at Sandy Shores while celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary! We were in cottage 2. Everything was delightful! The cottage was adorable!
The view around the cottage was very nice and being so close to the beach was wonderful!!
Myrtle was so sweet and helpful about anything we needed, too!
We will definitely be returning!
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Indian Rocks Beach Florida Central Gulf Coast
Pearland, Texas
5

Wonderful - again!!!

  • 5 of 5
This was my second trip to Sandy Shores and it was excellent - again. Warm, cozy, comfortable and clean. Excellent location - places to eat and shop within walking distance from cottage, and it's right on the beach!! Excellent place for small children and "older" visitors!!
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Indian Rocks Beach Florida Central Gulf Coast
Bloomington, IL
5

Midwesterner

  • 5 of 5
The property was beautiful and matched the descriptions perfectly. The cottage was super clean! The view was lovely and simply amazing! The cottage was literally beachfront and like having your own private beach. We saw a manatee and dolphins right in front of us! The owners answered all questions and were very kind and friendly. Restaurants and CVS were across and down the street. We were able to purchase a trolley ticket at CVS and ride into St. Petersburg as well as many attractions on the route. Loved the gelato shop just down the road. Ate at the wonderful Italian restaurant which was within walking distance--Villa Gallace--great food, service, and atmosphere! I plan on returning again, hopefully next year! I felt very safe. I really enjoyed the quaintness and the most gorgeous view!! I would encourage you to go to this most beautiful cottages!!
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Indian Rocks Beach Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

Great vacation

  • 5 of 5
Myrtle is wonderful hostess and the beach is not too busy. Good restaurants are within walking distance.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car
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Indian Rocks Beach Florida Central Gulf Coast
St. Louis
5

Perfect for a couples vacation, loved it!

  • 5 of 5
We visited the Tampa area for the first time as a couple and were looking for a nice quiet beach location to stay, not knowing anything about the area at all. After a cursory search on TripAdvisor we found this place (Sandy Shores), and we were really glad we did. We stayed in the Garden cottage on the first level of the two-level building, adjacent to the parking area, in June 2014.

Location: Super convenient as they were right on the beach within walking distance of several bars, restaurants, a CVS, and a seafood market.

Accommodations: Our cottage was pretty much perfect for us, an early-30s couple. The unit was EXTREMELY clean and the bed, couch, and chair were quite comfortable for lounging in between rain storms. The kitchen proved more than adequate for preparation of some delightful seafood purchased at said market. We were both very pleased with the fact that there were ample chairs we could use on the beach, as well as flotation devices for swimming in the ocean. The picnic table and lawn chairs on the patio also came in handy for lunch and relaxing when we didn't want to get sandy on the beach. There is no pool on the grounds, but that was not an issue for us. The only gripe I had was the fact that as a 6'5", 220 lb individual, the bathroom was small and difficult to maneuver. That being said, it was very clean and served us fine. I'm not sure the Garden Cottage would be comfortable for more than a couple with more than one or two small children, but it was great for us.

Overall, it was a great place to stay and significant bang for our buck. Myrtle was an excellent hostess and we look forward to returning at some point in the future.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

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Guppy's On the Beach - Grill & Bar
Keegan's Seafood Grille
Salt Rock Grill
Crabby Bills
Villa Gallace
E & E Stakeout Grill
Venus Restaurants
"Our favorite breakfast place!"
Johns Pass Boardwalk
"Drive 20 Min down south and visit all the nice stores and restaurants or go on a boat to wat..."
Clearwater Beach
"Just a short ride to see Pier 60 and the habour"
Busch Gardens Tampa
"1/2 hours or 45 Min. from our home."
Salvador Dali Museum
"You got to see the new Museum!"
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
St. Petersburg International Airport
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
right in front of our property
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Across the street
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Belleair Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
several great restaurants in walking distance
Nearest Point of Interest
John's Pass
Nearest Point of Interest
Clearwater Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Tampa International and Bush Gardens
Nearest Point of Interest
St. Petersburg
Car: recommended

June 2012 Beach Renourishment with fine sand, additional Local Activities and Attractions, Disney, EPCOT, Cypress Gardens are just 2 hours away, Bush Gardens, Historic Ybor City with its nightlife, Pinellas Trail, Salvador Dali Museum, Dog Track, Casino Cruises, Bird Sanctuaries and Flea Markets, The Bohemian Town of Indian Rocks Beach offers great Restaurants and local shops, several in walking distance, there are large grocery stores within 3-5 minutes drive and a CVS just across the street, nearest Airport, Clearwater/St, Pete or Tampa, Distance 15/28 miles, nearest Town, Clearwater, distance 5 miles

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Indian Rocks Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $695/wk to $1345
  • US Dollars
  • Gulf Cottage Gulf Cottage Patio Cottage Garden Cottage weekly
  • January $1050 $750 $695
  • Feb-April $1345 $995 $895
  • May-Dec $1050 $750 $695
  • Cancellation Policy: no refunds less than 60 days prior to arrival
  • Payment Options: Cashiers Check, Travelers Check, Money Order, Cash
  • Other fees: $75 end term cleaning and 12% Florida occupancy tax/Deposit $250 per w

Amenities

Amenities

Indian Rocks Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Beach View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Toaster ...
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom with Shower and Bath tub
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • theme parks
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • playground
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • antiquing
  • shuffleboard
  • shopping
  • boating
  • horseshoes
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • basketball court
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • parasailing
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • tennis
  • racquetball
  • surfing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
Notes:
Once you have the experience with us, you will surely come back.........

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