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Directly on the Beach, Internet +Wifi, Intimate Building, the Hibiscus House

Mary

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Mary

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2015
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Directly on the Beach, Internet +Wifi, Intimate Building, the Hibiscus House

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Indian Shores Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Indian Shores---A quiet, quaint jewel of a beach town with wonderful restaurants... and Hibiscus House is situated right in the middle of it all!! Clearwater and St. Pete beaches are easily accessible utilizing the inexpensive Beach Trolley. You'll be only an hour away from Disney World, and 30 minutes from Busch Gardens in Tampa.

Our Two Bedroom, Two Full Bath Condo is directly on the Beach. It is in an intimate building with only nine other units. The Master Bedroom is on the Gulf side with unobstructed Gulf views. This is an unusual feature not found in most beachfront condominiums. If that is not enough, the Master Bedroom also has it's own, private 10 x 10 covered balcony which is accessible from the living room as well.

This privately situated Southwest Corner Unit affords magnificent Views! Just picture yourself sitting on the balcony taking in the Sunsets! But that is not all, there is also a second balcony off of the living room to enjoy your evening cocktails.

Open up the sliding glass doors, let the Gulf breeze in.....and sleep to the sound of the waves in the Master Bedroom king-size bed. Wall mounted flat screen TV completes the room, along with a walk-in closet in the Master Bath. There are upscale furnishings throughout the Hibiscus House including the sunken living room with beamed ceilings and hardwood floors. An open floor plan allows you to view the Gulf from the kitchen and dining area as well.

A corner fireplace adds an element of warmth that our guests describe as a 'homey' feel to the condo. The second bedroom features beach cottage furnishings and two twin beds.

We live in London, England and have Jocelyn and Jodi who are very local to the condo and make sure everything is clean, and in good condition. We chose this condo as it is a wonderful situation being just on the 2nd floor and at this part of the beach, the distance from the building to the waves is so short. The climate is wonderful you will appreciate that if, like us, you are living in colder climes.

Professionally decorated throughout with a crisp clean beach cottage motif. The Hibiscus House puts you in the middle of all that you would want for your coastal vacation. We invite you to be our guests and enjoy all that the Hibiscus House has to offer.

Keywords: Southwest Corner Condominium

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Mary (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2015

About Mary

We are a British couple and chose this property as being the one we would want to use for our own vacations in this delightful climate - and for the same reasons as we think you will like it and this part of he Indian Shores / Indian Rocks Beach area. We have travelled widely and think there is nothing that can compare to ending your day with a beautiful sunset - or enjoying the everchanging seascape and sky.

The beach itself is relatively narrow so you can sit on your balcony and feel so delightfully close to the dunes and the waves lapping the shore.

Mary purchased this condo in 2013

Why Mary chose Indian Shores

This one of a kind Southwest corner unit is located in a small intimate building and will not be duplicated anywhere else. The unit provides the feeling that you are in a single family home instead of a condo.

What makes this condo unique

Small friendly building, two balconies of a good size with the main one open on two sides to the south and west, nice and close to the shoreline, easy parking ( 2 spaces) with one of our parking spots very close to the short flight of steps up to our condo, you can stand at the kitchen sink and be cooking while you still have a great direct view of the sea, retracting doors to the balconies so you get the maximum feeling of openess.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 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.

Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Directly on the Beach, Internet +Wifi, Intimate Building, the Hibiscus House
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

Perfect Setting....Awesome view

  • 5 of 5

This condo is very private, along a quiet stretch of the Indian Shores beach. Everything is as advertized....the owner "Mary" messaged me to make sure everything was in order, and after we checked out we noticed we left a couple items at the condo and the local office mailed them to us promptly! Excellent service all the way around. The location was perfectly situated and close to many awesome restaurants, and activities at Johns Pass. We took two 14 yr old girls, and they had a great time as well!......Great Vacation!!

Alan...Springfield Mo.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Sarasota, Fl
5

Best kept secret on Indian Shores

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I have rented this unit twice in the past two months! Perfect location! We will continue to make Hibiscus House our home away from home for the Holidays! The accommodations could not be better just pack your bag everything else will be waiting for you upon your arrival. Best views on the beach! Sunset watching from your 2 private balconies!!! This property is very well maintained and the owners were a joy to work with. We will be back soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
5

Annual Spring Break Escape - Perfect Place to Recharge the Batteries

  • 5 of 5

Hibiscus House is our perfect place to relax and recharge the batteries after the cruel winters we experience in Michigan. My husband and I work hard all winter and look forward, counting down the days, to our spring break enjoying the gulf breezes on the balconies of the Hibiscus House. Even our teenage son enjoys this week away with Mom and Dad, the condo has free WiFi so he can stay in touch with his friends back in the real world. My husband and I make the short trek every morning down to the Indian Shores Coffee Company and enjoy a coffee, a chai and a muffin. We like to explore - and this location is convenient for a quick hop to neighboring cities and towns. Close to many restaurants... Crabby Bills, Frenchy's in Clearwater, Pan y Vino and Seventh Sun Brewing Company in Dunedin. The condo is in a quiet building with not a lot of neighbors, open all the sliders and enjoy the gulf breeze and sunsets. Very clean and comfortable, decorated in a beach cottage theme, books for reading in the bookcase, convenient washer and dryer to rinse out those bathing suits after a day on the beach. Terrific beach for walking and collecting shells - you can go for miles and miles. My husband enjoys his jogs as there are paths beside the road for joggers and walkers. We too have wanted to keep this place a secret as a previous reviewer has said - because we always look forward every year to our Spring Break at Hibiscus House and don't want anyone else renting our piece of paradise during that week. We have rented other places in Florida over the years and keep coming back to Hibiscus House Condo it is our VERY FAVORITE!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Stoke-on-Trent UK
5

Beach Lovers Dream

  • 5 of 5

An excellent condo situated right on the beach with 2 fabulous balconies; 1 off the living area and 1 off the fabulous master bedroom. Every consideration is made to make your stay a wonderful experience from the flat screen TVs to the bucket and spades and surf boards!! A very safe location, where you could leave your chairs and towels on the beach and go for lunch. Supermarkets, shops, bars and restaurants all close by. You have to try Crabby Bills!! Walk there on the beach at sunset, enjoy a good meal and live musci before catching the trolley bus back ($2 each). You will find everything you ever need in the condo. We will definitely return. You have to try the minature golf across the road it's an experience and definitely rent a speed boat to see the dolphins in the bay!! Many thanks to Mary for the information provided to make our stay great.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Winter Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed in the Hibiscus House every February for the past 7 years and the only reason I have not written a review previously is because I wanted to keep this place a secret. It was our winter home away from home only better. Sitting on the balcony in the late afternoon with a glass of wine enjoying a beautiful sunset was perfect. The location is perfect. Close to so many nice restaurants that we rarely eat home (but when we did, the kitchen was stocked with every utensil we needed to make a complete meal). Close to Tampa, Clearwater Beach and St. Petersburg providing enough fun activities, both day and night, to keep you active no matter how long you stay. The unit itself is extremely well maintained, very clean and comfortable with more than enough space. We love traveling to Florida, and the Hibiscus House is one of the main reasons we feel this way. In addition the all the great reasons to stay here, the owner is a wonderful person to do business with.

Steve B.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Houston, Texas
5

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 7 glorious days at Hibiscus House in July 2003. We chose Hibiscus House from the Internet and were a little nervous about staying someplace where we had never before visited. This was not only our first visit to Hibiscus House but also to Indian Rocks, Florida.

We were certainly less apprehensive about staying at HH after speaking with Beth on the telephone. Her friendly but professional manner will put you at ease and make you feel that you are in good hands from the get-go.

HH as well as Indian Rocks far exceeded our expecations. Beth's online pictures DO NOT do her beach house justice! Absolutely everything you need is provided and Beth is just a phone call away should you need her for any reason. She even provides a binder FULL of information about things to do in the areas, restaurants, etc. Take her recommendations to heart -- we did and were never disappointed.

Indian Rocks beach itself is lovely. The sand is soft, the water cool and relatively calm, and the beach uncrowded.

All in all, this was one of the most relaxing vacations we've ever spent. I highly recommend Beth's beach house. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2003
  • Stayed: Aug 2003
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

From $1,050 Per week

Indian Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
March 2015
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Low season
Apr 11 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Sep 12-Oct 31
Sep 12 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,150
 
 
Oct 31 -Dec 18, 2015
Oct 31 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Jan/Feb 2016
Jan 3 2016 - Feb 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Peak season
Feb 27 2016 - Apr 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Insurance $45
Tax Rate 12.0%
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Amenities

Indian Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Size
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Central Air Conditioning, Two Cable TVs and VCRs, Outside Shower, Picnic Area on Beachfront Deck, Guest Parking, Ceiling Fans in each room & both balconies, Answering Machine, New Appliances

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