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'Mi Casa,' Charming & Colorful Beach Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Welcome to 'Mi Casa', our 2 story renovated vacation retreat on Indian Rocks Beach near Clearwater Beach, FL. This colorful and charming four bedroom (all with flatscreenTVs), two bath, private home is on the gulfside, just steps to the beach access and the beautiful sugar sand beaches and waters of the Gulf of Mexico, about 50 steps to sand beach.

This original 1949 "Old Florida" style vaulted entry home has been completely and tastefully renovated and is decorated with vintage rattan, retro fabrics, old bathing posters and other tropical beach themes. All updates and amenities, near all conveniences and located in a neighborhood area of private homes and low-rise condominiums.

A private side terrace and a covered back porch with seating and eating areas are added features to this charming and unusual vacation property.

More Details

Robin M. Robertson
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2016

About Robin M. Robertson

I bought this lovely original beach cottage to save it from the wrecker's ball from becoming a block of condos! When I saw the vaulted ceiling and hand-hewn beams, turned staircase and fireplace, I knew I could update it and save the character it possessed. I bought it in August of 2001, a month before 9/11 and made one of the upstairs bedroom a "flag room" to honor this date. I grew up in Tampa and my family spent many years summering in Indian Rocks Beach. I attended high school and college in Florida and currently live 2 mi. from Mi Casa in the town of Belleair Shore where my husband was Mayor for 16 years.

Robin M. Robertson purchased this house in 2001

Why Robin M. Robertson chose Indian Rocks Beach

I grew up in Tampa and went to high school and college in Florida. My family vacationed in Indian Rocks Beach in the summertime. I have many favorite memories of time spent on these beaches with my 3 sisters and parties and gatherings with their friends and children. I remember making homemade ice-cream, scalloping in the intercoastal waters and swimming in the gulf and walking and playing on the beaches.


Indian Rocks Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Large upstairs bath has shower and tub. Entrances from both upstairs bedrooms and hall.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), 2 pac n' plays, 2 highchairs
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Phones, Central Air-Conditioning, VCR/DVD Player, (1080),TVs & 1 40 in flatscreen, 4 27"flatscreen TV's in bedrooms, 'electric' fireplace with visual flames & heat, Beach Toys and Sand Chairs & Outside Shower, Large Parking Area


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(10 traveler reviews)

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'Mi Casa,' Charming & Colorful Beach Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We've recently returned from a fabulous one-week stay at 'Mi Casa'. This cozy, 4-bedroom gem was the perfect rental for our group of 4 adults and 3 teenagers. The house is a stone's throw from the beach, walking distance to Indian Rocks Beach restaurants and a quick drive from both Clearwater and Dunedin where our group enjoyed some spring training baseball games. The house itself is clean, comfortable and well-equipped. Robin was a pleasure to work with and did all she could to ensure our stay was a pleasant one. We would not hesitate to recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that our guests have enjoyed their stay at Mi Casa! We like to make sure everything is working and updated so that our guests can enjoy their vacation with no downtime! We do everything in our power to make sure our guests enjoy themselves while staying at Mi Casa. Any requests are welcome and any special item can usually be provided for your stay! We look forward to meeting our guests to make sure all their needs are being met, whether information on dining, shopping, nearby activities, directions, special needs or information! Please join us to experience a stay in this updated and charming original Florida beach home!
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Summerville, SC


  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, along with another couple, rented this fantastic house for a week. It was exactly like the pictures, like a family's beach house. Having stayed in many rentals over the years we brought towels, beach chairs, pillows and my wife's favorite pot. None of this was needed as everything you could possibly want was already there. One minute walk to the beach which had a great boardwalk for access. Easy drive to Grocery store, drug store and etc. Resturant next door has great Cuban's and ice cream. Loved it and will return!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Florida Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Our first trip to Indian Rock Beach and I have to say we were not disappointed. Mi Casa has everything you need to enjoy the beach - from beach towels to toys! Just a short walk to the beautiful beach. The Crazy Coconut ice cream and more store is right in your back yard, very convenient. A full stocked kitchen and plenty of space for a family sit down dinner. Washer and two dryers for you to keep it all clean and dry! There are many nearby restaurants and drinking holes within walking distance. We chartered a fishing boat – and brought home fresh red grouper for dinner one night, and it was delicious. Our family of 6 adults and 2 babies fit well in this wonderful old Florida style beach house. We plan to return soon - thank you Robin!!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great house everything we were looking for. Great amenities, all you need is your clothes and food. Grocery store close by and I recommend the kooky coconut restaurant in the back yard, (great food). Great service!! When are family was sitting out on the patio, The owner (Robin) came over to check on us, great person. I asked her if she would have another lounger and she said she'll see what she can do. That afternoon she brought us a new lounger. Now that is what you call great service. So I hope the next guest can enjoy the great service and great beach house. The Theisen's

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank our guests for reviewing Mi Casa! Guests say it best! It is a joy to meet each new group of families and friends that come to Mi Casa! We take pride in keeping Mi Casa up to date and providing our guests with anything that will make their stay a little better and provide happier memories of their time in Florida! Thank you all and we hope to see you back at Mi Casa in the future! Robin Robertson, owner
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Norfolk, VA

Everything you could possibly need!

  • 5 of 5

I have twice stayed at Mi Casa in the past two years and I must say it is the perfect beach house for a wonderful vacation. My wife and I stayed this past year with several friends and had more than enough room to fit us comfortably. Everything you could possibly need to enjoy your stay and the beach is already there. Beach towels, chairs, and umbrellas were all there for our use which was great considering we couldn't have possibly traveled with those items. Many nights my wife and I would grab a couple beach chairs and walk down to the beach to look at the stars which were very plentiful. We had to buy our own food and drinks, of course, but everything you need to make and serve any type of meal is there. There is a small beach restaurant right around the corner that has great breakfast/lunch food and smoothies in case you don't want to bother with making every meal. A CVS and some nice restaurants are all within walking distance from the house as well. The decor and pictures all throughout the house give the place a great beach look and is very relaxing. I look forward to coming back next year. I highly recommend staying at Mi Casa especially if you are a tourist that prefers to travel lightly.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nevada, MO

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

My family spent a week at Mi Casa with my brother-in-law's family, for a total of 9 people. We all loved the place! The owners were great to work with and the place looks better than the pictures. We loved the 'old' Florida 'feel' of the house. Almost everything you could possibly need was provided; we brought our own toiletries, but only shopped for food. Access to the beach was great and there were plenty of beach towels, chairs and toys provided. Attractions such as Clearwater Beach and John's Pass Village are just a short drive away. We are definitely saving the contact information for this one because we definitely plan on returning. We would highly recommend this house for anyone who wants to experience what Florida has to offer without the trappings of a tourist location. Thanks for the wonderful experience Mi Casa!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for another positive review for Mi Casa! We are delighted to hear our guests love it the way we do! We look forward to having you with us again in the future! RR
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Car: recommended

Aquarium, Jet Skiing near Airports & Theme Parks


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Max. of 8 total people.

$500 due at booking within 10 days or receiving contract. Bal. due before or at occupancy

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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