BEACHFRONT COTTAGES AT BEAUTIFUL SANDY SHORES

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Myrtle Hall

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
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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:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Myrtle Hall

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2005
Speaks english, german
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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
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Property Reviews

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Beachfront Cottages at Beautiful Sandy Shores
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 57 reviews
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Indian Rocks Beach Florida Central Gulf Coast
Naperville, Illinois
5

Paradise on the beach

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
If you are looking for a tranquil, beautiful place to stay that is only steps away from the beach then Sandy Shores is the perfect destination for you. I have stayed at 4 other places in Indian Rocks over the last 30 years and Sandy Shores is by far my favorite place to stay. Myrtle is continuing the tradition of cozy, clean and affordable accommodations that was started by her late husband Ned. Everything you need is provided. A variety of restaurants are just a short walk away and the beautiful white sands of Indian Rocks Beach are just steps from your door. As long as I go to IRB, Sandy Shores will be my choice for a perfect, relaxing vacation.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beachfront Cottages at Beautiful Sandy Shores
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p78339vbi
(727) 4182799
Indian Rocks Beach Florida Central Gulf Coast
Munich/Germany
5

Verry special place, a insider tip

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We stayed at Sandy Shores for the first time, and it was very relaxing. It was a garden paradise with the beach and gulf of Mexico just down a short path. Sandy Shores is wonderful and the cottages are super clean, well appointed with a great location. You won't regret your stay at "Sandy Shores"! We had a little bit bad luck because of the weather. So we visited Cape Caneveral (KSC), Myakka River State Park (Gators without a fence 15 yds away), Homosassa River with the Manatees, Tarpon Springs, Ybor City, Cleerwater Beach with Pier 60. All these points of interest are reachable within at most 2 hours. For dinner there is Crabby Bill across the street - fantastic place with excellent shrimps. Also across the street is a CVS for forgotten milk etc. We hope to come back.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Beachfront Cottages at Beautiful Sandy Shores
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p78339vbi
(727) 4182799
Indian Rocks Beach Florida Central Gulf Coast
Denver, Colorado
5

Perfect Beach Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
When I first found this property on VRBO I was a little skeptical, as there are so many properties to choose from and it can be difficult when you are looking at pictures and reading descriptions from another state. What attracted us was the layout of the property, with only 3 cottages, instead of the large, high rise condominiums that have replaced many of the quaint, older properties. Dealing with Ned and Myrtle instead of a large property management company made me feel even more comfortable about renting the property. The listing was very accurate and the photos were exactly as the property is. The property is well maintained and comfortable with so many places to relax and enjoy the landscaping and lizards! The kitchen in the Gulf Cottage was well equipped and everything was spotless. We also had the Garden and Patio Cottages, which were smaller but comfortable and clean. The private beach was beautiful, and there are many activities and restaurants within walking distance. We rented beach cruisers the first day and rode the beach...very relaxing and enjoyable. The next day was spent parasailing from John's Pass, just a few miles south, and relaxing on the private beach. Ned and Myrtle were very helpful with any questions as well as restaurant referrals, etc. We will definitely be back, and would highly recommend this property to anyone seeking a comfortable, peaceful vacation on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico! Thank you, Ned and Myrtle Hall!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Beachfront Cottages at Beautiful Sandy Shores
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Indian Rocks Beach Florida Central Gulf Coast
Murfreesboro, TN
5

BEACH BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
My husband and I were looking for a little relaxation and we found it at Sandy Shores in Indian Rocks Beach. Ned and Myrtle are friendly hosts who have created the perfect beach accomodations. The cottage was CLEAN CLEAN, CLEAN with all the amenities. If you want sand, surf, sun, mixed in with a little food, this is THE place! We could see the beach from our window and within 20 steps our feet were in the sand. The sand was white and clean, and the beaches were not crowded. We wanted a trip to decompress and we were able to do just that. We never drove anywhere once we got there. We played paddle ball, walked, picked up seashells, watched sunsets, and thoroughly enjoyed our time on the beach and in the sun. There is a fabulous ice cream shop just down the street a block and the restaurants across the street had great food. There is no reason to go anywhere else -- This is a FABULOUS rental and location. I can't wait to go back!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Beachfront Cottages at Beautiful Sandy Shores
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Indian Rocks Beach Florida Central Gulf Coast
Georgia
5

Perfect Place in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
I am a confirmed returned customer of Myrtle & Ned at their beautiful "Sandy Shores". They are wonderful and the cottages are super clean, well appointed with a great location. You won't regret your stay at "Sandy Shores"!
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
Helpful votes: 2/2

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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

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

Indian Rocks Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

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

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