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DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH, INTERNET +WIFI, INTIMATE BUILDING, THE HIBISCUS HOUSE

Mary

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

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Mary

Advertiser since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 21, 2014
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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)
Advertiser since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 21, 2014

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
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Directly on the Beach, Internet +Wifi, Intimate Building, the Hibiscus House
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Directly on the Beach, Internet +Wifi, Intimate Building, the Hibiscus House
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Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Directly on the Beach, Internet +Wifi, Intimate Building, the Hibiscus House
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Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Directly on the Beach, Internet +Wifi, Intimate Building, the Hibiscus House
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Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
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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Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
Ireland
5

  • 5 of 5
We were five two adults one teenager and two aged 12 and 10. It's not an easy mix finding a place that suits everyone but Hibiscus House had it all. While the condo iteself was just beautiful it was the extras that did it for me - a basket of sports magazines that kept the men happy! A basket of beach toys that saved us having to buy all that kind of stuff and leave it behind as we've had to do on other holidays ( there's not much call for buckets and spades in the midlands here in Ireland!!) Bottle openers, corkscrew, sellotape, scissors, everything for cooking, a family friendly kitchen, loads of towels, beach chairs......You know all those little things that you have i your house,need in an apartment,don't have on holiday and don't know where to go to get them? Well everything that we could have needed was to hand and loads of little extra touches that showed that this is a family home as well as a rental.
We only had one small problem while we were there and one call to Beth saw it sorted. That's impressive.

As for the beach....beautiful, white, sandy and so clean. The water is very safe for children but still a good place to have a proper swim if you are so inclined. Enough people so that it is not empty but plenty of space to feel that this is your own patch. The balcony is directly over the sand. I have never been in a building so near the sand and water before.

All in all I really recommend Hibiscus House to anyone who wants to enjoy a Florida holiday in a home away from home. Now if only I could move it all over here......!!
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2003
  • Stayed: Jul 2003
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indian Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
Benbrook, Texas
5

  • 5 of 5
We have just completed a wonderful week at the Hibiscus House (Oct 10-18, 2002).
My family and I could not have been more pleased. I found the Hibiscus House on the internet while surfing through a number of different sites for Florida Condos. I was a bit leery about renting off the internet but was quickly put at ease after communicating with Beth via email. She was very informative, quick to answer and never seemed the least bit put out with my numerous questions.
It was such a welcome relief to unlock and open the door to a condo that looked exactly like the Web site pictures. The condo was beautiful and gave us such a feeling of being on an exotic island. We really enjoyed having breakfast on the porch and watching the gentle waves rolling in. I most enjoyed the long talks with my 19 year old daughter while sitting up late at night out on the porch bar stools and feeling the cool breeze blowing in.
The condo was beautiful and the beach inviting but our visit was even greater because of the owner, Beth. It seems she has thought of everything. The
3 ring binder chocked full of local information was invaluable.
We communicated a need while there and Beth took care of it immediately and pleasantly.
I can not say enough about our stay and would highly recommend the Hibiscus House and its owners to anyone and would visit again in a heartbeat.
Thank you again Beth, for making our vacation so memorable and such a joy. It has been a real pleasure doing business with you.
Vanessa Pierce and family
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2002
  • Stayed: Oct 2002
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

From $925 Per week

Indian Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High season
Dec 20 2014 - Feb 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,525
 
 
Peak season
Feb 28 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,625
 
 
Low season
Apr 11 2015 - Oct 16 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,210
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$925
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $110 + Tax
Insurance $45
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
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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