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Charming 1925 Cottage by the Beach - 3 RENTING OPTIONS starting at $120/night!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-15)

We have 3 renting options - Renting our downstairs cottage alone, renting our upstairs cottage alone, or renting both cottages together. Our rates on our rates page are for BOTH cottages rented together. To inquiry about rates for just our downstairs cottage or just our upstairs cottage, please email or call!!

'The Beach Trail Cottages' are the ideal Florida Beach Vacation Homes for the family or individual. This cottage, consist of 2 separate newly updated units (newly refinished hardwood floors, furniture updates, new fully enclosed fence for back courtyard, paint, outdoor lighting, and appliance updates). This 2 story home was built in 1925 and has 2 private floors. The cottage offers the ever harder to find quaint, 'Old Florida' atmosphere, yet equipped with the modern conveniences one is used to in today’s world.

The cottage is a 100 ft walk to the beach (NO BUSY STREETS TO CROSS), on the second row of houses and only a few minutes drive or walk to shopping and restaurants. This cottage is two doors away from the trolley stop which allows one to explore many miles along the gulf beaches. The cottage is a one-hundred step walk away from the pristine white sands and sparkling water of Indian Rocks Beach. Our tropical landscaping, decks, walkways, palms and oaks all contribute to creating a very relaxing 'Old Florida' feeling. Our guests from Europe, Canada and from all over the USA have just loved their holidays spent with us.

******Please visit our website listed below for detailed information regarding rates and individual cottage details******

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

About Christi

My husband and I had been traveling to the Indian Rocks Beach area for many years prior to purchasing the 'Beach Trail Cottages' (about 15 years). On one of our many trips to the area, we found this beautiful, well-kept, charming property and knew it had to be ours!

Christi purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Christi chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

We have always loved our vacations at Indian Rocks Beach and we wanted a place that felt more like 'home' to us that we could return to time and time again! We have stayed in many beautiful condos in the area, but they didn't quite provide us with the private outdoor space and small 'homey' feeling we were wanting in a property for our family. When we found Beach Trail Cottages, it had the charm, space to fit our small and/or extended family if need be, outdoor space, easy access and extremely close proximity to the beach (a must for our young children) we had been looking for! This cottage is located on the second row from the beach and still on the beach side of Gulf Blvd. (west of Gulf Blvd.) and there is no need to cross a busy road to get to the beach....just take a 100 foot stroll down the quiet Beach Trail alley to reach the beautiful white sand beach!

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage(s) were built in 1925 and have more charm than the 'craftsman' style homes built today. We have just refinished (September, 2011) all the original hardwood floors found throughout the cottage(s). We can provide accommodations for families up to 15 people! With two separate 'cottages' and a large, fully fenced courtyard area with ample outdoor seating options - perfect for family reunions, small wedding receptions, business retreats. When the cottages are rented separately, they are also perfect for a small family vacation!


Indian Rocks Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 14
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Downstairs cottage - 1 bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs cottage - 1 bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Additional enclosed hot/cold shower outside
  • 1 bathroom in each cottage
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Downstairs cottage
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Downstairs cottage 2nd bedroom - twin is a pull out trundle
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , upstairs cottage bedroom
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 sofa sleepers in upstairs - 1 crib also available
  • King size beds (1) (1) Downstairs Cottage, Queen size Beds (1) (1) Upstairs Cottage, (1) downstairs cottage, Double Beds (1) (1) downstairs cottage, Twin or Single Beds (3) (1) Trundle - downstairs cottage, Baby Cribs (1) Available on request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 queen sleepers in upstairs cottage
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
High chair and crib with crib sheets available upon request


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Charming 1925 Cottage by the Beach - 3 RENTING OPTIONS starting at $120/night!
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Great Experience!

  • 4 of 5

We truly loved the charm of this beach house! This truly suited our needs with two children. Close to the beach and a very private backyard that was great!! The kids loved the Kooky Koconut for ice creams. Rustic but with modern conveniences!! Especially enjoyed the sun porch for get-togethers in the evening! Hope to return next year for longer time. The apartment upstairs has a lot of steps to climb so I would not recommend it to anyone who has trouble with stairs but the downstairs is fine.

Gail & Bruce - Nova Scotia

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Times

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time renting part of a house, all of the downstairs few weeks ago. Since I was in Tampa for work during that week, I was able to see the place before actually checking in. We were lucky that someone cancelled and we were able to rent it last minute. The place is a walking distance to the beach. There is amazing ice cream place almost right next to the house. We didn't get to rent bikes, but there is renal store close by as well. Publix and Clearwater are both short drive away. The backyard is nice and private. We didn't get to use its grill. It was great to have extra towels and chairs to take to the beach. I've rented number of other by-owner properties in Florida before, and this was another great experience.


  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gregory, It was a pleasure to meet you and have you stay at the cottages - you are wonderful to work with and hope to see you again in the future! Many Thanks! Christi & Jason Lebsack
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Lake Saint Louis, MO

Great Time At Beach Trail Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The upstairs was perfectly suited for our group of 3 adults. Photos on website accurately depicted the rental's appearance. Very clean and well-maintained. Loved the cottage decor which added to the charm. VERY close to the beach. Can walk from beach to great local hamburger shack...Kooky Coconut. Will recomment to family/friends. Hope to return for another visit. Guppy's, Crabby Bill's are fun. Recommend the crab burger @ Guppy's and the fish spread appetizer @ Crabby Bill's. Sunday Brunch @ Shephard's in Clearwater was great. Sunset on the upper deck @ Cady's at Sunset Beach was awesome.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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**** Our FAVORITE location and rental in Florida ****

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at The Beach Trail Cottages when we visited Florida this past September. In the times we have been to Florida I would have to say this was my FAVORITE location and rental. It was just few steps to the BEAUTIFUL white sand beaches and walking distance to many restaurants and shops. It was just a couple doors away from a trolley stop. We LOVED not having to worry about renting a car.

The Beach Trail Cottages have an "Old Florida" atmosphere which was so appealing and cozy, it was truly a home away from home. We have already booked another trip there coming up in April AND June. We are extremely eager to return. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Great place for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at this cottage for my mom's surprise 60th birthday celebration. The owner was very reliable, friendly and professional, and the house itself was perfect. The outdoor deck area was the perfect space for the birthday party, and the accommodations inside were comfortable. Very close to the beach and very easy beach access. I'd definitely visit again.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Harrisburg, PA

Upstairs at Beach Trail cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent a month in the adorable upstairs apartment of the Beach Trail cottage in Jan and Feb of 2009. We have stayed at many oceanfront condos and houses along the Atlantic coast. This was the most wonderful experience we have ever had. The cottage is exactly as I would imagine a summer ocean cottage to be...quaint and with the wonderful yard and tropical plants all around. It was within walking distance to restaurants, stores, a nature park and, of course, the beautiful Gulf. The cottage was very clean and had all we ever needed. And our 2 pets were very happy there too. We definitely hope to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2009
  • Stayed: Jan 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa - 40 mins
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Car: not necessary

Beach Trail Cottages are located 90 minutes from Disney World and 45 minutes from Busch Gardens. The Tampa airport is the closest airport and a 40 minute drive. However, our family finds that flying into the Orlando airport is MUCH MORE cost efficient and the Orlando airport is a 2 hour drive. Bike rentals are available just a few blocks away and with the Public Trolley stop just right outside our neighbor's cottage, getting from Clearwater to St. Petersburg (or Treasure Island in between) is easy and inexpensive (bikes permitted on the beach). There are many other attractions such as local boat rental companies and Putt-Putt golf (the kids can even feed a live alligator while there). We have many restaurants within walking distance (featured on 'Diners, Drive-through's and Dives' is the Amazing Keegan's seafood and grill. We are a 10 minute drive from Clearwater Beach (home of Winter the Dolphin at the Clearwater Aquarium, Pier 60 with Summer movie nights on the beach and nightly artist/craft vendors, shopping, parasailing, dolphin boat tours, fishing charters, and much more). While we are close to Clearwater, it is nice to be located in Indian Rocks Beach where the actual beach area is much less crowded and more family friendly. The Kooky Coconut is just 3 houses north of us and they have amazing Ice cream, cheeseburgers, and Cubans - you can even order to go and pick-up to bring back and enjoy on our back deck! While we do allow dogs in our upstairs cottage, our beaches in the area do not permit dogs.


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
Both Cottages - High Season
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Both Cottages - Low Season
Apr 24 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Both Cottages - Regular Season
May 20 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet deposit - refunded $100
Cleaning fee - $100 per $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

**** These rates are for renting both cottages together. Both cottages can be rented separately!!!*****
Upstairs cottage alone (sleeps 2-6) - $875/week for regular season, $975/week for high season, $775/week for low season. $100 cleaning fee & 12% tax. Downstairs cottage (sleeps up to 7) - $975/week regular season, $875/week low season, $1075/week high season. $100 cleaning fee % 12% tax.


At time of reservation, we require a 50% deposit (check) within 1 week of reservation date (unless renting monthly and then we require 1 weeks rent as deposit). If there is a cancellation to the reservation UP TO 45 days before arrival, half of the 50% deposit will be returned to you. Cancellations WITHIN the 45 day period before rental period begins will result in no refunds of 50% deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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