|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This historic cottage, originally constructed in the 1930s, is just what most people envision a beach house to be. Charming, cozy, and well appointed, our house has a warmth and beauty that will keep you coming back. Constructed before the current building codes, our house was built just off the sand, not on high stilts as is required today. This house has the charm of an original Florida beach house and the modern amenities and updates that keep you comfortable.
Wash away your worries as you relax on your own private pool deck, overlooking the bright blue ocean. Take a walk on the white sandy beach, as pelicans fly overhead. And experience the warm crystal clear surf crashing softly over your ankles. The warm sunshine, sun bathers, and palm trees just add to your Indian Rocks experience. There is everything you need to enjoy a wonderful stay in sunny Florida. Our house is just minutes from shopping, fine restaurants, and all of Florida's favorite attractions.
FAQ: 1. Is your house RIGHT ON THE BEACH?
YES! Our house is a beachfront house. You won't be surprised by finding our 'waterfront' property is actually on the nearby intercoastal waterway, or that 'steps from the beach' means its not actually on the beach.
2. Are there any CONNECTED OR ADJACENT units/buildings on the property?
NO! Our house is a SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE. There are no other units that share the gulf front lot. You won't be surprised by finding other guests on the same property, but in different units.
3. Is the pool shared or PRIVATE?
Our pool is for the exclusive use of the guests in our beach house. You won't be surprised with other unexpected guests using your pool!
4. Is your pool HEATED? Yes, by a solar heating system (except in the hot summer).
We loved our stay at Jeff's beach house. It truly is a beach house in every sense of the word. Just a few steps through the sand and you are on the beach. We spent countless hours relaxing on the deck and toasting the magnificent sunsets. The location is perfect. The master bedroom looks across the pool to the ocean. There is little sandwich/ice cream shop just a block up a beach trail, and there are a couple of other restaurants within walking distance. Jeff's house was clean, comfortable, and well-equipped, and the wi-fi was a hugely appreciated amenity.
This is just to confirm the positive reviews of people who have stayed here before. The location is perfect: short walk to the great Indian Rocks beach – but still private enough that you hardly see or hear the people even on a busy weekend day. The pool is large. On google maps you will see a tall apartment house next door, however you hardly notice it because in the meantime the trees and palms have grown tall enough to shield you. You will find a very well maintained BBQ which we used almost every second day – it does both gas and charcoal. There is ample outside and water gear available – we used the sea kayaks almost daily. Highlight of our last day was a manatee that came close to the beach and snuggled up to our kayak.
Inside again we confirm all the good that has been written about this place. Yes, it is an old house so for example in the kitchen the floor is a bit askew. But everything was clean, well-functioning and you have all the equipment you need (microwave, oven, fridge, dishwasher, washing and drying combo, LCD TV and DVD player in each room, stereo in the living room and speakers on the porch). There were plenty of towels. Staying there with 6 people is no problem, except maybe for the dining table which has only four chairs, but we improvised with chairs from the other rooms.
Contact with the owner was very good. We had a thunderstorm half-way during our stay and the next day he was over to clean out the pool. We met only once in person and he was happy to give advice on things to do locally. Finally: We did get our full deposit back within a week (via PayPal). We will certainly consider coming back to this location!
When I first found the ad for this house, I was afraid it was too good to be true, but it's actually better than we expected. The location is exactly what we have looked for in a vacation rental. It was so nice being able to walk out the back door, and either take a dip in the pool, or sit on the beach. We spent quite a few hours just sitting there watching and listening to sound of the waves. Our family had a wonderful time at Jeff's house and cannot wait to book our next visit.
This is a great house. Pool was great and clean. But like mentioned in other comments don't expect your deposit back. We have not got ours back either. But all in all we had a wonderful time.
Very private home with plenty of room for a large family. The outside is amazing with a great view of the beach from the patio/pool area. Pool was clean and we enjoyed a lot of warm afternoons swimming when we tired of the beach. Kitchen had plenty of cookware. The private parking area with no traffic is a huge plus. We truly enjoyed our week long stay in the home! The only cons I have is that the bedroom areas tend to not cool as much from the A/C (we got extra fans out). The owner was very good at communication prior to our stay and through the reservation process, but slow to respond after our stay. Been two months since our stay and I have not yet received my deposit. Overall would recommend to anyone looking for a quiet beach getaway.
My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful week at this beach house the last week of May, and already can't wait to go back again. This house had everything we could possibly need, from a very well equipped kitchen, plenty of beach towels and lots of pool toys and floats. The main living areas were comfortable and featured lovely 'beach house' decor, although we spent hardly any time in these areas. The master bedroom was large, with a very comfy bed and sitting area. We didn't use the other two bedrooms, as it was just the two of us, but they will be great if/when we return with future children. The main attraction of this house was outside though. The pool area, deck and beach were the highlight of our trip, and the pictures really don't do it justice. We spent many hours in the pool, reading on the deck, or bobbing in the gentle waves of the gulf. This really is a rare find, to have a gorgeous beach view from your own private pool for the week! And we felt the rental price + security deposit were very reasonable for the area. This place was great for us animal lovers, as we saw many pelicans and sea birds right from the property, as well as cute little lizards and green parrots on the power lines in the lot next door. The location was perfect as well, right on an uncrowded beach, walking distance to several good restaurants and an ice cream shop, and only a few miles drive to all that Clearwater Beach and St. Pete have to offer. It was a great home base for the days we could tear ourselves away from the pool and beach, when we traveled up to Crystal River to swim with the wild manatees (Manatees in Paradise tour), took a dolphin sighting tour in Clearwater (Little Toot boat trip) and even fed and held a baby gator at a mini golf place nearby (Congo River). We really look forward to returning for another week at this great home sometime in the future, if Jeff and Jane hopefully continue to share it with travelers!
Located west of Tampa Bay on Florida's beautiful Sun Coast, Jeff and Jane's beautiful beach house is directly on the beach with no adjoining or shared facilities. Tired of condos?? Everything at our house is yours to enjoy, EXCLUSIVELY: the house, the pool, the deck, the parking....(alas, you do have to share the beach as it is public property...but it is a very quiet beach!!)
Other Activities: Sun Bathing on the beach
standard base rate for up to 6 guests. Variable rates up to $3500/week for select holiday, spring/summer and special event weeks.