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Gulf-Front (Water Views from Every Room)

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,060 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Heated Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

The unit is directly on the Gulf of Mexico, 90 minutes from Disney Theme Parks, 45 minutes from Busch Gardens, 30 minutes from Tampa, Florida, 10 minutes from John's Pass Village.

Location on Indian Shores: This smoke-free unit is located at popular Sand Castle I on the 7th floor and directly on the Gulf of Mexico

also with Intracoastal Waterway views.

Interior Information: Across the living room/kitchen and master bedroom stretches the balcony with fabulous views of the

Gulf of Mexico. The second bedroom and den offers views of the Intracoastal Waterway.

We supply all soaps, detergents, tissues, paper towels, garbage bags. We have available for use in the

condo a portable crib, high chair, and stroller.

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017


Indian Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1060 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All soaps, tissues, detergents , and garbage bags are supplied for your convenience.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 2 queen , 1 baby crib , Crib in closet for use in any room
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa Sleeper
  • You will find a king-sized bed in the gulf-front master bedroom with private bath. The guest bedroom has two queen-sized beds. There is a futon in the small den. The living room has a sofa-sleeper.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Phone (2), Cable TV (3), DVD (2), VCR (2), CD (2), Full Kitchen, George Foreman Grill, Cooking Utensils, Linens, Beach Towels, Hair Dryers, Soaps, Tissues, Detergents, Washer & Dryer in unit, Portable Crib (No Crib Sheets), Umbrella Stroller, High Chair, Beach Chairs, Beach Toys, Free U.S. Long Distance.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Gulf-Front (Water Views from Every Room)
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews

Great location; lovely condo with spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular views greet you as you enter the condo - of the beach and Gulf. Even the walk along the hall from the lift outside the condo is lovely with views out to the intercoastal. We enjoyed watching the sunrise over the intercoastal from the little den and the sunset from our balcony overlooking the Gulf. The condo's main living area is compact, but we found it just right for 2 adults and a 10 year old. The den was a nice added extra where we could work on the computer as needed....handy if you have to work while you are there. The bedrooms are very large and the beds are comfortable. The kitchen was the best equipped kitchen I have ever encountered after 17 years of renting properties on IRB / Indian Shores (twice per year) - for this cook, it was a joy not to have to run out and buy things (or bring them from my parents' home nearby). Our only slight niggle was that we did have to do more clean up upon leaving than we normally have to do (example, strip the beds and put the sheets in the washing machine, sweep, etc -usually, this is covered by the cleaning fee, though I understand that turn around times can be tight - in other places, the cleaners bring in the new bedclothes and take away the old ones to wash in industrial washing machines.) As a result of that, we did have to start the process of leaving earlier (ie: the night before), because the checkout time is rather early at 10am (though check in is early too, at 2pm). Overall, this did not impact on our holiday much, we enjoyed our stay, and I would stay here again. I only mention it because if you are last minute in your approach to check out and/or messy and/or just really hate stripping beds and washing sheets, it might not be the place for you. But if you like great views, a well stocked kitchen, and comfy beds, then you'll like it. I think the trade off is worth it, but everyone is different. One other big positive that was unusual - there were several keys available, including one that could be left in a lock box so that you never had to worry about being locked out. This was particularly handy when going to the beach (didn't have to worry about bringing a key with you) or when my husband and I were going different places.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My appreciation for the positive review; although, my apologies for the confusion with the clean-up. We do not expect guests to sweep prior to departure. There is no cleaning expected. That is what the cleaning fee is for. Due to the limited wash time between guests, we do request that the master bedroom sheets be placed in the washer washing so the cleaner can come in, put them in the dryer and start the next load. It is not necessary to strip all the beds. If our guests have an early departure, please just let us know. It would not be necessary to put the master bedroom sheets washing. And if a later departure is requested, we do try and accommodate our guests' request. We work very hard to provide a very clean, well-equipped, and pleasant accommodation for our guests. Hope to see you soon!
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Better than Imagined

  • 5 of 5

After seeing the pictures and reading the property description we 'thought' we knew what to expect when we arrived. We were pleasantly surprised to find the property at Sand Castle 1 better than we could have imagined! The description was very accurate in regards to location, and we were provided with a detailed map to get us from the Tampa airport to the property. The building was very well maintained and very clean, inside and the grounds outside. The grounds were beautiful, giving a resort feel. The pool was very clean and warm, the hot tub was also very clean, a bit too hot for us (the air temp was 90+ though). The views of the gulf were incredible from the full wall sliding doors from the the master bedroom and living room, leading to a full balcony. We were able to watch a dolphin from our balcony one morning while enjoying our coffee! The condo itself was immaculately clean. I don't know if I have ever stayed an a hotel/motel/condo as clean! Multiple sets of linens, towels and even beach towels are provided. The kitchen is stocked with every imaginable dish/pan/utensil you could ever want. A 3 ring binder with MANY menus for local restaurants was also provided. bed in the master bedroom as well as the beds in the 2nd bedroom were extremely comfortable. Even the futon in the front sitting room was very comfortable to sleep on (with linens provided) if you have a loud snorer in your family! The condo had an immediate "home" feeling (even providing dressers, hangers in the closets and hampers for dirty clothes) from the moment we walked in, leading us to want to stay "home" to enjoy the beach. The beach itself was amazing. Very clean, and minimal rocks or seaweed, tons of very soft sand as far as you can walk out.. Lots of great shelling available. The beach was considerably less crowed than other beaches we visited (Clearwater, St Pete, Sarasota). The condo has beach chairs and toys to use, so nice!

Darlene was very easy to work with when we had questions before our trip and with a PayPal glitch we had. It is obvious she takes pride in her property and works hard to provide a place that is comfortable and welcoming to her guests.

My family all cried when our week came to an end and we had to leave, BUT... we are already planning another visit as soon as we are able and we will DEFINITELY stay in this property- we wouldn't stay anywhere else in the Gulf Beaches area!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

The condo was perfect, and exactly as described. I was impressed with how well stocked it was. We had everything we needed: plenty of bath towels and wash cloths; plenty of beach towels, beach chairs, beach toys, and beach umbrella; laundry soap; dish soap; garbage bags; kitchen towels; enormous amounts of dishes, utensils, cups, etc.; even a cooler and ice packs to carry to the beach. The washer/dryer was especially convenient. If it's not here, you don't need it. Covered parking was very nice and the 7th floor view was amazing! The condo was well maintained and quite clean. Beds were very comfortable; even the futon slept well, according to my teenage son. Pool area was nice, though we didn't spend much time there. My daughter enjoyed the recreation room with friends. We did not utilize the grill area. This condo is just a short elevator ride and a few steps from the fabulous gulf. The area seemed quiet and peaceful. As an added bonus, there is a yummy ice cream shop directly across the street! We spent one day at Busch Gardens (short 45 min drive), and another day at Sea World (2 hour drive due to heavy traffic). We strolled through St. John's Pass and ate dinner at Bubba Gump's. The food was good, but quite expensive ($30 per person average). If you are looking for a great beach condo that has everything you need, you just found it! Thank you, Darlene! It was a pleasure staying at your home.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views and great value! ! ! 😎👍

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of room for everyone, many amenities in kitchen and towels also. Covered parking was greatly appreciated! We would definitely stay there again. Many great restaurants close by with many entries. A great time was had by all. A couple things could be updated, was very clean stay. Beautiful sunsets and sunrises! !🏖 The weather was perfect. Darlene was very helpful with the questions we had about the condo! Any questions just ask... Beautiful beach just steps away from the condo. . .

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful week we had at Darlene 's home. The accommodation's were marvelous. It was just like being at our own home. Cannot wait to come back!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!!

  • 5 of 5

Darlenes' vacation condo was the most well equipped rental my family has ever stayed in. She was wonderful to deal with. There was nothing we needed to bring except our clothes and food. The condo had the most wonder views, reserved parking, and close to everything..IT was clean, confortable,and, all equipment worked without any problems. She had instructions and information to answer any questions you might have. The elevators were spotless and there was never a long wait. The grounds were beautiful and the beach wonderful. Other guests around the pool area were friendly and our children made wonderful new friends from other countries. Thank you Darlene for sharing your vacation home. Thank you for keeping the cost affordable. I highly recommend this home for a vacation,

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Indian Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 22 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 20 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Aug 19 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jan 27 2018 - Feb 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
Prime Season
Feb 24 2018 - Apr 6 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

Saturday-to-Saturday visits during high season times
$999-$1599 depending on the season
Holiday rates may vary
$200 Per Week Deposit to Reserve Unit
Payment Requested 30 Days Prior to Arrival
Cancellation Policy - 45 Days Prior to Arrival
$200 Refundable Security Deposit
Last Minute Discounts!!!
Deposits and Payment Accepted by Cashier's Check, Personal Check 30 Days Prior to Arrival,
and Credit Card (5% Administrative Fee).

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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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Beach
On the Beach!
Car: recommended

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