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Best Beach House Vacation- Tommy's on the Beach

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
20
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 1-18)

Tommy's on the Beach is your perfect Florida Vacation Rental. Built in the 1960's, Tommy's has been renovated to include all the modern conveniences yet still retain the charm of an 'Old Florida' beach house with 'retro' beach cottage style decorating.

We have two upstairs two bedroom-units and one downstairs one-bedroom unit, all large enough to sleep two to six guests. All three have full kitchens and fantastic Gulf views! We are Family Friendly and with permission, a Pet Friendly vacation rental too. Reserve one, two or all 3 units. We are perfect for one to eighteen guests.

Located between Clearwater Beach and St. Petersburg Beach, Indian Rocks Beach is right in the heart of the Tampa Bay Area. We are close to Area Attractions, Shopping, Fishing, Sailing, Boating, Nature Parks, Tropical Botanical Gardens, Busch Gardens, Dining, Museums,Marine Aquariums, Manatee sightings, Bird Watching, Alligator Feedings, Sea Turtle Nests, Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Buccaneers. We are 90 minutes from Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World.

NEW: Free Wireless Internet in all units!

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Owner
Jan Bowers
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017

About Jan Bowers

Tom is a 3rd generation Floridian and with his wife, Jan, have grown up in and in the area. We were high school sweethearts and lived on Indian Rocks Beach when we were newlyweds. We now live in Dunedin but are thrilled to own a little piece of our history, Indian Rocks Beach. We love sharing it with our friends and guests from all over the world. Our 2 sons live out of the area and their first stop when they come home is Indian Rocks Beach. There really is no place else like it!

Jan Bowers purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Jan Bowers chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

Owning this wonderful beachfront property is a dream come true for us and we are the first people in our families to achieve this. We grew up coming to Indian Rocks Beach during the 1960's so this property is very special to us and we have captured the wonderful retro feel with modern amenities. We love sharing it with our guests. We are close to everything and right in the middle of the fun Tampa Bay area even though Indian Rocks Beach is one of Florida's last remaining "Old Florida" beach towns.

What makes this cottage unique

We are located in one of the most charming 'Old Florida' beach towns and on a beautiful white sand beach. We also are lucky enough to have a wonderful Gulf front garden with shade so you can enjoy sunning on the sandy beach or relax in our cool, shady garden. The swimming is wonderful and you may even see dolpins, sea turtles and manatees. Our romantic sunsets are spectacular and we have a fire pit to roast marshmellows under the stars.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is most likely our 5th year in renting at "Tommy's on the Beach" we truly love this place and plan to continue renting for the month each year. Wow what a truly enjoyable vacation, eating out and just looking over at the Gulf. We have two little dogs who just love to look out on the top deck. Our son and his family come down for a week each march and the children totally enjoy their time at our rental condo. We just love to see the dolphins moving along wht gulf. Beautiful, relaxing, and wonderful neighbors. See you next year Tommy's on the Beach.
Mar 2009
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Reviews

4.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Best Beach House Vacation- Tommy's on the Beach
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews
5

Wonderful place for a family celebration on the beach.

  • 5 of 5

We used Tommy's to our family together to celebrate our 50th anniversary. It was perfect, laid back and right on the beach. The owners, Tom & Jan Bowers, are very congenial and work with their guests to insure that your time at their vacation rental is as perfect as possible. For us, it helped that the weather was near perfect too. We certainly plan to come back again.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love sharing our beach house with wonderful guests like you all and will look forward to your return.
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4

Everything it advertises and more

  • 4 of 5

What a fabulous place to take vacation. Rented the entire beach house for our 'family vacation.' Was perfect and provided the privacy we needed and yet had us all at one place. Was everything it advertised and more; down to the sun sales to keep the afternoon sun off the decks. The owners were marvelous to work with, even touching base midweek to see if we had any concerns or needs. Am definitely saving this location for future consideration. Thank you Jan and Tommy for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We love sharing our "Old Florida" beach home with wonderful guests like you!
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5

RELAXING VACATION

  • 5 of 5

OUR VACATION WAS GREAT AT THIS VERY BEACHY HOME AWAY FROM HOME. WE DID FIRES AT THE FIREPIT AND WATCHED THE SUNSET ON THE BEACH EVERY NIGHT. THERE WAS ALSO GREAT RESTAURANTS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF THE APARTMENT AND OUR DOG WA HAPPY BEING WITH US AS WELL. JAN AND TOMMY WERE GREAT HOSTS AND THEY LET US STAY AS LONG AS WE WANTED ON THE DAY OF OUR DEPARTURE. WE DEFINATELY WOULD RECOMMEND THIS PROPERTY TO ANYONE!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Rock Grill
Guppy's on the Beach
"An Indian Rocks Tradition for great Food. Just a couple of blocks away"
Crabby Bill's
"Perfect "Old Florida" food and fun "
Keegan's Seafood Grille
"Featured on tv show "Diners and Dives". The locals love it!"
Maggie Mae's On The Bluffs
"Best breakfast just a mile away"
Marlin Darlin
"Great early bird in upscale casual restaurant. "
Indian Rocks Beach Nature Preserve
"Nice walk on the Intercoastal and the dog park, too."
Cafe de Paris
"People come from miles around- right behind us and perfect for breakfast/lunch croissants, ..."
Lulu's Oyster Bar & Tap House
"The "Old Florida" fried shrimp is the best!"
Red Lion Pub
"Great wings and beer!"
Smuggler's Cove Adventure Golf
"Challenging mini golf and baby alligators, too!"
Pajanos Pizza & Subs
"Where the locals go"
William Dean Chocolates
"Hi-Tea and gelato. Candy featured in the "Hunger Games" movie"
Pinellas County Heritage Village
"Wonderful collection of Pioneer buildings and the Botanical Garden is right next door."
Fred E Marquis Pinellas Trail
"Biking and walking path 30 miles long"
Island Surf Shop
"Rent a stand up paddle board"
Salvador Dali Museum
"Largest collection of Dali art outside of Spain. Fascinating and located in wonderful downt..."
Shine Mural Festival
"Wonderful walking tour of the murals of St. Petersburg. Thriving artist scene."
Loews Don CeSar Hotel
"Great place to visit for lunch or dinner. Historical Hotel on the beach"
Captain Memo's Pirate Cruise
"Cruise Clearwater Harbor in a "real" pirate ship"
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
"Meet Winter, the star of the "Dolphin Tale" movies. Fun and inspirational"
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa International Airport or St. Petersburg Airp
Nearest Barpub
Across Street
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Largo Municipal , Belleair Golf Resort
Nearest Restaurant
0.04 Miles
Guppies
Nearest Beach
Indian Rocks Beach

Just 90 minute drive from Disney/Universal attractions

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Rates & Availability

Indian Rocks Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$600
$3,950
$12,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150
Tax Rate 13.0%

We have a 3 night minimum

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Indian Rocks Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4) Sleep Sofa or Futons (4)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our beach house features a grassy, shaded beachfront yard with private picnic areas for each unit or all use them and have plenty of room for groups. Each unit has a full kitchen and living room and either a deck or patio looking out to the beach and Gulf. We have an amazing view of our beautiful Gulf and white sand beach. We are located in the quaint 'Old Florida' town of Indian Rocks Beach right in the middle of the busy Tampa area. You can relax on our quiet beach or enjoy the many activities that make our area perfect for visitors as well as locals. We are really the best beach town in Florida!

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