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Debbie Kuehnert

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Upscale Desirable Gulf Front Escape-Corner Unit-Spectacular View-Prime Location!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Independence Square Condo Rental Photos and Description

Beachfront Condo w/Direct Gulf Views, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Consider this your personal invitation to escape to 'PARADISE' on Indian Rocks Beach! We provide the Paradise, but you must come up with the excuse to escape! If casual upscale, luxury accommodations are your desire, topped off with a spectacular direct Gulf front view, we welcome you to have a look at what we offer......

Pier House Unit #305 truly is a hidden gem on the Rocks. Having been creatively redesigned to allow for maximum viewing pleasure, this exclusive 3rd floor direct Gulf front SW corner unit is unique in its 1450 sq. ft. layout and is the only one of its kind in one of the most desirable condo buildings on the beach.

You will find the Living/Dining area cheerfully bright and comfortably accommodating with leather furniture, a 46' TV, Fireplace (we even provide the logs in case we actually have a chilly night), and counter height dining table. Three sets of sliding glass doors open to a spacious wrap around balcony, which allows you a totally unobstructed view - no bars from shutters, nothing between you and the Gulf of Mexico except sand, sea oats, pelicans and seagulls! Listen to the calming crash of the waves and take in the scent of the fresh salty air as a balmy breeze gently lifts the umbrella from your tropical drink! Be captivated by the beauty of a different and unpredictable sunset every evening and experience the thrill in watching the formation of a storm out in the Gulf! Whatever the weather, when the show is over come inside, dim the lights and prop your feet up while you reflect on your day over a cocktail or two. You control the ambience of the condo to suit your mood with a flick of the switch, as all of the lights are on dimmers. A variety of music CD's are provided for your enjoyment, along with a number of digital music stations and movies on demand accessible through cable TV. Unlimited Long Distance anywhere in the U.S. and Canada and High Speed Internet access is readily available. But, hopefully you won't be using it for work!

The spacious Kitchen is open to the living/dining area and features stainless steel appliances, granite counters, 2 sinks, instant hot water dispenser, above and below cabinet lighting options and an impressive panoramic view of the Gulf of Mexico. Should you decide to actually cook while you enjoy your stay here, you will find everything you need in the fully equipped kitchen, including plenty of ice for your blender concoctions! Or you may choose to enjoy the many restaurants that are within walking distance or a short drive.

A 'grand' King Size Bed awaits you in the warmly inviting Master Bedroom Suite, which has a separate balcony with a SW view of the beach and Gulf. Enjoy the 32' TV positioned on the wall for your viewing pleasure. The private 'en suite' Master Bath, exquisitely built for two, features a raised step-up shower with double shower heads, separate his and her vanity areas, marble floors, and a 19' TV.

We offer a spaciously comfortable King Size Bed in the second Bedroom, which makes our condo perfect for two couples. It is located at the front of the condo and is separated from the Master bedroom, which allows privacy for both. This room also has a 32' wall mounted TV. Conveniently located just outside the door is the second Bathroom with an extra large shower - with room for two if you so desire. Sorry, there is no bathtub in our unit.

The location of the Pier House, 420 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, which is considered a quaint little beach town, is easily accessible to and from the mainland, as we are on the westernmost point of Pinellas County beaches, just over the Indian Rocks Beach Bridge, in between Mile Markers 16 & 16-1/2. The building is small, with only 25 units, and is secure as a key or code is required for entry into the elevators, the beachside pool area and the beach. The pool is heated to a comfortable 84 degrees during the few cooler months we are thankful to receive here on the West Coast of Florida. The spa is always hot and ready when you are! In addition, there is a nice covered area with a couple of picnic tables and a BBQ grill poolside. The Pier House is an elite residential condominium community where some residents live full time. So you will not encounter the busyness of people coming and going like typical vacation rental buildings. Building and pool maintenance is performed on a regular schedule of 3 days per week. In addition, Pier House owners and guests boast about our well manicured lawn and landscape that just adds to the beauty and enjoyment of our beach front property.

We personally care for and maintain our condo, and we enjoy our very own escape here often (although, not often enough!), as we live close by. So you can rest assured that upon your arrival you will be presented with a meticulously clean and pristine home in which to enjoy your vacation. You will find EVERYTHING you need and would expect ... plus extra touches that will add to your convenience, comfort and enjoyment, including beach towels, chairs and umbrellas, coffee & filters, spices & condiments, shampoo, soap, and paper goods, just to name a few things. A full size washer & dryer are provided in unit for your convenience along with all laundry necessities.

While we would love to accommodate families with young children, this unit is more suitable for couples or families with children over the age of 12. This is a non-smoking unit and pets are not allowed. In addition, we will not rent to vacationing students or singles under the age of 25.

NOTE: SHOULD YOU DECIDE TO RESERVE YOUR TIME IN PARADISE, I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU WILL BE DEALING DIRECTLY WITH ME . I ENCOURAGE COMMUNICATION AND QUESTIONS, EITHER THROUGH E-MAIL OR FEEL FREE TO CALL ME. NORMALLY, I AM ABLE TO RESPOND WITHIN A FEW HOURS OR AT LEAST WITHIN THE SAME DAY.

Keywords: Indian Rocks Beach Luxury Beachfront Vacation Rental - Upscale - Direct Gulf Front - Oceanfront - Beachfront - Great Location - 2 Bedroom Condo

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Debbie Kuehnert (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

About Debbie Kuehnert

Having been born and raised in Maryland, but living here for over 30 years, we are reminded everyday of how much we love Florida and why we moved here so many years ago. We love the weather, the beach, the sunsets, and the Florida lifestyle! It just doesn't get any better than this!

Debbie Kuehnert purchased this condo in 2005

Why Debbie Kuehnert chose Indian Rocks Beach

As long as we have lived here we always admired the Pier House because of it's unique appearance and construction qualities. In addition, the location is so perfect and convenient. So, of course, when we decided to look for a place on the beach which was close to home so we could use it often, we found our perfect place in unit #305. Although the appearance of the unit itself was quite outdated, we looked past all of that and headed right for the view of the beach - and were sold right away! My husband has a very creative mind, so we decided to 'go for it' and came up with 'our very own piece of Paradise'. We know you will enjoy it as much as we do!

Guestbook comments from the owner

With their permission, of course, I am sharing a portion of this note from my most recent guests (now Tennessee friends) who have stayed with us many times..... Again, another wonderful, relaxing trip to our favorite beach. This time we brought along our son and his new wife. We couldn't wait for them to enter your unit. Their faces told it all - they loved it as we do! The weather was a little cool, but I loved it. Fall is becoming more and more my favorite season of the year. We're already looking forward to our next trip to your beautiful condo. We are blessed to be able to work in our business back in Tennessee with all our children and son-in-law, but soon, Butch and I would love to stay a whole month here sometime, maybe in Feb. or March. But, for now a week now and then will suffice us. Love you and thank you!
Nov 2013
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)
Upscale Desirable Gulf Front Escape-Corner Unit-Spectacular View-Prime Location!
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews
Hickory Hills, IL
5

Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just stayed for two weeks at Deb's condo in Indian Rocks Beach. First of all this is all about location and you are near everything when staying at Pier House. The Welcome Center, great restuarants with entertainment nightly as well as convenient fast food, beautiful views of the Gulf, wonderful warm weather with a heated pool and hot tub, the beach just outside the gate, what else can you ask for.....well we also had a beautiful condo that was stocked with all the essentials. We had a relaxing wonderful time and are already thinking of next year. Thanks for this great experience.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you enjoyed all that our beautiful Pier House on IRB has to offer, and everything within the condo was perfect as well. The location of the Pier House is prime, as it is easy to walk to a lot of places or a short drive up and down the beach or across the bridge to the mainland. I appreciate your time in reviewing your stay. Hope to see you again next year!
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Independence, Kentucky
5

This place is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Deb's condo is beyond perfection! She has thought of everything you could possibly need and then some to make your stay wonderful. We had an excellent vacation and absolutely loved the condo. The view is amazing! We would love to stay here again for sure.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to review your stay. I am a perfectionist and I work hard to keep the 5 star ratings I receive from my guests. Perfection is a high priority for me, and I appreciate that my guests notice the extra things I do to make staying in our condo an enjoyable and memorable experience. So glad you enjoyed your time in Paradise. Hope to see you again when you return to our beautiful and quaint Indian Rocks Beach.
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5

An amazing week in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, Indian Rocks Beach is one of my all time favorite Florida locations to spend time. Staying in this condo with such personal service and greeting from Deb, the owner, started our stay off perfectly. The location right on the beach near restaurants and stores, the security and the overall experience at this well equipped condo, made our week's stay here just perfect. For part of the week another couple joined us and they felt the same way. Sitting on the balcony in the morning with a cup of coffee watching the dolphins swim by and then at night with a glass of wine watching the sun set, was very special. I miss it! Thank you, Deb and Stefan, for providing all of this for us. It was a wonderful way to start off our time in Florida plus the weather also cooperated! Barbara and Tom

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My mission is accomplished when I get confirmation from my guests that they truly enjoyed their experience in our condo and appreciate my personal service. You did have a splendid week with chamber of commerce weather. I can't control that, but I am always happy when Mother Nature cooperates. So not only did I supply you with perfection in your accommodations, my friend Mother Nature came through as well. Thank you for giving us an opportunity to share our little piece of Paradise with you.
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Grand Rapids, MI
5

Repeat renters who wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else...

  • 5 of 5

A little part of me is reluctant to let you in on the secret that is Deb's Pier House condo on Indian Rocks Beach. We've stayed here several times and are already planning future stays. We've never been disappointed and are always a little sad when it's time to go. Deb's condo is beautiful and immaculate. She provides everything you could possibly need and then some. The view is stunning, and the sunsets are picture-perfect. You are just steps away from one of the prettiest beaches in the area. There are frolicking dolphins and abundant seashells, and one night during our last visit, we watched a guy in full Scottish kilt regalia playing the bagpipes on the beach as the sun went down. Priceless.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is no such thing as too much time in Paradise, and I love that you keep coming back for more. In addition to Mother Nature's beauty of all things associated with being at the beach, one never knows what else you might happen upon. I have seen the guy playing the bagpipes, and I have heard that he does it as a tribute to someone, possibly lost at sea. Sunsets and dolphins are two of my favorite things, whether sitting on the balcony or sitting on the beach, and I am happy that you were able to enjoy them as well. You can certainly expect more of the same on your next visit to Paradise. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. See you in the Fall.
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Niagara, Ontario, Canada
5

First Class

  • 5 of 5

First Class all the way! We have stayed in a number of other condos in the same area but they do not compare to this one. First you are made welcome, personally by the owner, Deb, and then you find a bouquet of fresh-cut flowers on the dining room table. The view is fantastic; the condo is super clean and lacks for absolutely nothing. A few minor annoyances are quickly overlooked and forgotten about. It is right on the beach and all the local restaurants are close by with many within walking distance. As seniors, security is always a concern and we found this unit to be the best in this regard of any that we have been in. Thanks Deb, it was just what we needed.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I very much appreciate you taking the time to write a review of your stay. Reviews are so helpful, not only for possible future guests, but for myself as well, because it lets me know if there is something that I need to do to make things better, or that everything is perfect, which is what I strive for. As far as the minor annoyances you mention, I'm glad I was able to get in touch with you to find out specifically what you were referring to, which was sounds from the elevator and water heater. I try to think of everything to include in my Welcome Book, including possible noises, and even some quirky sounds that could occur in doing certain things within the condo. I encourage everyone to take a few minutes to read it upon arrival to become familiar with your home away from home. I appreciate you bringing this up in your review so that I could address it, and I am extremely happy that once you realized what the issue was, it wasn't really an issue after all. I am happy you were pleased with the accommodations and enjoyed your stay. Thank you.
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This year was our family's 3rd year at Indian Rocks in June for vacation; and our 2nd year staying in this condo. It feels like home. Deb makes sure you are set up with things you might need during your stay. She has a binder of great information about the area, restaurants, and helpful hints. It's great not to worry about packing beach towels, chairs, etc. The view is amazing, and the location is perfect walking distance to so many restaurants. I love that you can drive 10 -15 mintues to tourist type activities, but when you're on the beach it's not packed like some of the busier beaches. It was hard to leave knowing I couldn't start my day with coffee on the balcony watching for dolphins (which we saw several mornings), and ending my day with a glass of wine and the beautiful sunset (yes, she even provides the wine glasses)! I agree with the other reviews - the condo is wonderful, and working with Deb is so easy!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm thankful for your repeat visits and hope to continue to be able to provide you with the same exceptional accommodations on your next visit as you are accustomed to while staying in our condo. I'm happy to hear that my book full of information is helpful and appreciated. I always welcome new ideas and information to keep things up to date. I'm glad you saw some dolphins and enjoyed Mother Nature's sunset shows every evening. I very much appreciate you taking the time to review your latest stay and helping me keep my reviews fresh as well. See you next year!
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I KNOW THIS LOOKS LIKE A LOT TO READ, BUT IT IS FULL OF INTERESTING STUFF. SO PLEASE READ ON.......Enjoy great restaurants and drinking establishments within walking distance or a short drive. The original Crabby's Bills (specializes in seafood, of course, but also offers land food items) is across the street. They usually have some type of live entertainment daily outside at the Loading Zone, which also serves breakfast daily. Jake's Cantina, PJ's Oyster Bar, Jimmy Guana's at the Holiday Inn Harborside Marina, Los Mexicano's, Slyce Pizza, and many other restaurants are within a short walk.

Our favorites for a really nice meal are GUPPY'S (indulge yourself with at least a dozen raw oysters, served icy cold with Key Lime Tequila Cocktail Sauce (sounds fancy, doesn't it?), fried oysters, which are nicely prepared and have a delicate crispiness to them, tuna spring rolls (one of my favorites), or any of their seafood entrees or daily specials which are always fresh & delicious) - SALT ROCK GRILL (for starters, a dozen icy cold raw oysters and the flash fried snapper breast are must haves) then ask for a deep fried lobster tail, which is not on the menu, but they will make it for you - BACKWATERS on Sand Key (sit outside on the intracoastal waterway, and partake of the butter blackened NY strip or one of many terrific seafood dishes), and E & E STAKEOUT GRILL in Belleair (great steaks and daily specials, awesome pork chops, believe it or not, and the best escargot I've ever had, but not enough of them).

Must try our local Florida favorites - smoked fish spread, available at most restaurants on the beach, grouper sandwich, best at FRENCHY'S and DOCKSIDE DAVE'S (not much on atmosphere, but known for their black grouper sandwiches and the biggest onion rings you've ever seen), she-crab soup at Frenchy's, and Stone Crab which is seasonal Oct. - May.

There is a bicycle and scooter rental shop across the street behind the Tropical Ice Cream shop, which features Hershey's ice cream and specialty coffee drinks, which may be good for some, or not so good for others. But, if you ride a bike or take a walk on the beach first, hopefully you can enjoy your scoops quilt free!

Ride the Trolley along Gulf Blvd. if you don't feel like driving. But, make sure you have plenty of time to spare. It goes from Clearwater Beach to St. Pete Beach and stops anywhere you would like along the way. Visit Johns' Pass Village in Maderia Beach for some souvenir shopping and eats. You are guaranteed to spot some dolphins in the Pass. It's a fun way to spend an afternoon. Visit Clearwater Beach and eat at one of the Frenchy's restaurants or Hooters, or your choice of many others. Check out the Sunset Celebration at Pier 60 (not that you can't have your own from the balcony of our condo). Visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (Home of Winter the Dolphin). Secluded Caladesi Island State Park (accessible only by ferry) has super shelling as well as dolphin sightings. The Greek community of Tarpon Springs (about 45 minutes north) has some great restaurants and bakeries - must bring home some baklava! Stroll the shops and historic docks there - once the sponge-fishing capital of the world - and sail with St. Nicholas Boat Line to see guys in old fashioned wet suits and bell shaped diving helmets snatch sponges from the ocean floor. Enjoy a round of Golf or Putt-Putt. Try parasailing. Charter a boat for fishing or rent a boat for leisure from the marina at the Holiday Inn. There are lots of other charters available also from John's Pass, Clearwater Beach, or Bay Pines Marina. Take in a game and support our local sports teams - Rays Baseball (GO RAYS!), Buccaneers Football, Lightning Hockey.

Tampa area attractions such as Busch Gardens, Adventure Island Water Park, Lowry Park Zoo, Florida Aquarium, Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), International Mall, and Seminole Hard Rock Casino are all about a 45 minute drive.

Visit Derby Lane for some entertaining greyhound racing. Downtown St. Petersburg is a 30 minute drive. Visit the Dali Museum or Holocaust Museum, walk the waterfront and have dinner at one of many restaurants there. Our favorite is the Oyster Bar on Central Ave.

St. Armands Circle in Sarasota, about an hour drive, is a nice place to spend an afternoon shopping and eating (seems like that's what we do around here!). Ellenton Outlet Mall is on the way there.

Orlando area attractions (Disney, Epcot, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Sea World, Discovery Cove, etc.) are about a 90 minute drive. Check out the Blue Man Group or Cirque de Soleil while in Orlando. There are several outlet malls there also.

Or, partake of my favorite activities of all - RELAX IN THE HAMMOCK SWING ON THE BALCONY, IN A CHAIR AT THE BEACH UNDER THE UMBRELLA, OR ON A NOODLE IN THE POOL OR GULF! Don't forget to have your favorite frosty beverage in hand! Life is good.

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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

FYI - 13% tax is $260 based on a 7 night stay.

CLEANING FEE is included in the weekly rate.

WANT TO STAY LONGER? SPECIAL RATE FOR A 2 WEEK STAY IS $1850 per week or $3700 plus tax.

A $250 fully refundable security deposit is required from first time guests only.

CANCELLATION notice given at least sixty (60) days prior to arrival date will receive a full refund. Cancellations less than (60) days prior to arrival forfeit the full advance payment and/or deposit amount. No refunds will be given for cancellation (14) days or less prior to arrival.

HURRICANE OR STORM POLICY fully outlined in Terms of Rental Agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Independence Square Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Sorry, there is no bathtub in our unit.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • King size luxury firm beds in both bedrooms. Each with a 32 inch wall mounted TV. Twin inflatable mattress available for 1 extra person.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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