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Trish and Trevor Whiffen

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Direct Sand Beachfront 2/3BR 2BA Condo/Free Internet/Long Dist

26 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Florida Central Gulf Coast Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Enjoy beautiful sunsets every evening from our ninth floor balcony with a completely unobstructed view looking West over the wide sandy beach and the Gulf of Mexico.

Our condo is equipped with dedicated and secure Free Wireless Internet, Free Unlimited Long Distance calling anywhere within the United States and Canada, and an extended High Definition cable television package including ESPN, SHOWTIME, and ON-DEMAND programming. The condo has three televisions, a DVD player with the main Sony Bravia flat screen television in the livingroom, a second Sony flat screen television with a DVD player in the Master Bedroom, and a third television and DVD player for gaming with easy-access gaming hookups in the second bedroom. The condo also has two cordless telephones, and a Sony CD/AM/FM/IPOD player and charger.

Our condo comfortably sleeps up to six people, with a huge King-size bed in the Master suite. The Master also has a fully-renovated four piece bathroom, and a beautiful unobstructed direct beachfront view through the sliding doors leading to the balcony.

The other two bedrooms overlook the Inter-coastal waterway through large picture windows, with a great view of the sunrise in the East. The second bedroom is equipped with two double beds, with a single bed available in the third bedroom.

We are located in the popular and family-friendly Sandcastle 1 Condo Building, which is halfway between Clearwater and St.Petersburg, and approximately 25 minutes to the Tampa International Airport. The Clearwater-St.Petersburg Airport is even closer.

Our condo is freshly painted in cool and inviting Florida-tone colors, was recently updated, and is tastefully decorated. The condo comes fully-furnished, with a brand new dedicated air conditioning unit, plus an in-suite washer, dryer, fridge, stove, dishwasher, microwave, garbage disposal, coffeemaker, blender, toaster, kettle, kitchenwares, two over-sized portable fans, a vacuum cleaner, and an ironing board and iron for your convenience.

The condo also has a "Baby Trend' crib and highchair for your little ones.

The condo also comes equipped with a variety of beach chairs, sand toys, fishing rods, beach umbrellas, and Boogie boards, along with a selection of paperback and hard cover novels for your enjoyment. We also have two beach coolers, and travel mugs for you to enjoy your coffee or a cool drink by the pool or the ocean.

Our unit is also equipped with a Schlage-brand keyless/keypad entry system for your convenience and security, allowing you to head to the beach without worrying about who brought the keys. There's also no risk of being accidentally locked out in your haste to hit the beach!

The Sandcastle I complex has a large beachside pool and hot tub, together with a games room with ping pong, a book lending library, and free Wireless Internet service in the games room as well.

The beachfront area has a lush tropical garden and barbeque area with picnic tables overlooking the ocean, and a beach volleyball court. Each condo has one designated reserved parking spot, with additional guest parking available on site.

The area has beautiful wide white sand beaches, and is close to dozens of restaurants, ice cream stores, coffee shops, and pizza places, appealing to all tastes and price-points. There are also several malls, mini-putts, and championship caliber golf courses in the immediate area, along with power boat, kayak, beach bicycle, and scooter rentals .

Our condo is also a short drive to the sports facilities which host the NFL Buccaneers, the NHL Lightning, and the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team of the American League. Disney World is approximately eighty minutes away by car. Busch Gardens is about a thirty minute drive. Several Major League baseball teams base their Spring Training in this area, including the New York Yankees, the Philadelphia Phillies, the St.Louis Cardinals, and the Toronto Blue Jays, among others.

But it's the unforgettable sunsets from the balcony that keep most Guests coming back, as the sun continues to amaze and delight every night! Don't miss the chance to enjoy our spectacular 'second home' in Florida!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Trish and Trevor Whiffen (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Trish and Trevor Whiffen

We are a family of five who have stayed in the Indian Shores area many times and always look forward to returning to our Sandcastle home.

Trish and Trevor Whiffen purchased this condo in 2007

Why Trish and Trevor Whiffen chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

We love the wide sandy beaches and the amenities of the family-friendly Sandcastle 1 building. We have always felt very comfortable and welcome here.

What makes this condo unique

We have a completely unobstructed view of the wide sandy beach looking across the Gulf of Mexico from our balcony and get to enjoy spectacular sunsets every night.

Reviews

4.6
based on 26 traveler reviews

Direct Sand Beachfront 2/3BR 2BA Condo/Free Internet/Long Dist
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 26 reviews
Elkhart, IN, USA
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was exactly as described! Trish was great to deal with! Perfect location....stunning view, right on the Gulf! The most amazing part is the mesmerizing, continuous sound of the waves, which you can hear even with the sliding doors closed! Very peaceful at night and in the morning. The beach was clean and never crowded. The pool was nice and also not too crowded. The Pub, Crabby Bill's, and Salt Rock Grille were all tasty places to eat. Crabby Bill's had outdoor music entertainment. All in all, this was a great condo, owned by great people, in a superb location! I'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very complimentary words about our condo in Florida. Trevor and I are always happy to hear that our guests have enjoyed the experience of renting our condo and that they been able to appreciate all the amenities of our condo and the area around it. The view of the beach and the sound of the waves of the Gulf of Mexico are two of our favourite things to enjoy when we are there, too! We hope that you can come back very soon!----Trish and Trevor
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5

A wonderful stay!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this condo was absolutely wonderful. The condo had plenty of space for the group of us staying there. The pool and hot tub were both also really nice and there was a ton of seating around the pool area. The beach was beautiful and not too crowded! Within the area there are a lot of really nice places to eat and right across the street is The Pub which has excellent food, drinks, and staff! Trish was super helpful anytime I had a question and she would email/call promptly with any question I had. I would highly recommend the stay here! Thank you to the owners for sharing their second home with us! I can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Trevor and I are so happy to hear that your stay at our condo was 'absolutely wonderful'! We try our best to make our guests feel as comfortable and 'at home' as we possibly can. We, too, enjoy the pool, the hot tub and the beautiful beach, as well as all the great restaurants nearby.(One of our favorite places to dine is on the patio at the The Pub, watching the boats cruise down the Intercoastal Waterway!) Trevor and I look forward to arranging your return to our 'second home' in the near future! Thanks again!- Trevor and Trish
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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
5

A Real Gem

  • 5 of 5

This condo is a true gem...spacious, clean, well-equipped. Pool area is superb and beachfront is amazing. Owners are very professional and a pleasure to deal with. We'll return, without a doubt!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Trevor and I are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at our 'second home'. We love to hear that our Guests feel the same way that we do about our condo and the area around our condo and we hope that you can come back and enjoy it all again soon!- Trevor and Trish
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5

Fabulous vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a fabulous and relaxing week of vacation while staying at this perfectly located condo! Everything we needed was there, from beach chairs & coolers to kitchen utensils & wine glasses, and even the washer & dryer came in handy. Spotlessly clean and comfortable. The view was everything we hoped for! Stunning sunsets. And when we weren't actually on the beach itself, we spent a lot of time sitting on the balcony enjoying the sun, the sound of the waves, and total relaxation! Plenty of things to do nearby, and loved having 'The Pub' directly across the street to walk to as the food there is wonderful! Would certainly recommend this place to family & friends and hope we can come back again for more visits!!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Trevor and I do appreciate the enthusiastic review of your stay at our 'second home' in Florida! We, too, feel that it is a 'fabulous vacation spot', whether we are enjoying the magnificent sunsets from the balcony, catching some sun and fun on the beach, or enjoying the great food at restaurants like 'The Pub' nearby. We try our best to make sure that our Guests can enjoy all the wonderful amenities of the condo, the pool, the beach, and the area around the condo. Trevor and I appreciate you recommending our place to your family and friends and we do hope that you can come back sometime soon! - Trevor and Trish
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5

Relaxing stay at Indian Shores

  • 5 of 5

Our visit to Indian Shores and this condo was perfect. The unit is spotless, the kitchen has everything you will need and both rooms have comfortable beds. The decor is very tropical. We enjoyed having the beach furniture at our disposal. The view is spectacular from the balcony. You couldn't ask for better accommodations. The owners were a pleasure to work with and were always available to answer any questions. First class customer service. The only thing was that our time at Condo was too short and would have enjoyed another week or two! We would defintely stay again and would not hesitate to recommend the Condo to our firends and family.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Trevor and I are so happy to hear that your vacation at our condo was 'perfect'! We love it when our Guests can enjoy all the amenities of our 'second home' , including the clean, relaxing, tropical feel inside the condo and, of course, the spectacular beach and sunset views from the balcony, and from the living room and Master bedroom, tool! Thank you for sharing your kind words about our 'service', as well. We try our best to make every Guest feel 'at home' and we hope that you, and any of your friends and family, can come and enjoy a wonderful holiday at our 'home away from home' in the near future! - Trish and Trevor
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5

AWESOME VACATION RENTAL #903

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful vacation we had. It went too fast and we were there for 3 weeks. The condo was spotless and had everything we could possible need. The view of the ocean/sunsets from the balcony was spectacular. We had the sliding doors open the whole time to listen to the ocean. Amazing how well we slept listening to the waves all night. The furnishings were beautiful, very Florida and beach-like. We definitely recommend this condo to everyone who would love a FIRST CLASS vacation in the Sunshine State! It was perfect in every way!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful words about our condo and about your stay at our Florida home. Trevor and I are so happy that you could enjoy all the amenities of the condo that we love, including the amazing ocean views and spectacular sunsets from our balcony! We hope that you can soon return to enjoy another 'First Class' vacation at our 'second home' in Indian Shores, Florida! - Trish and Trevor
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Local professional Sports Teams Include the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning, and the Tampa Bay Rays of the American League.

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Rates & Availability

Indian Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July/August 2016
Jul 9 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,175
 
 
August/December 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$895
 
 
December 2016/January 2017
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,275
 
 
January/February 2017
Jan 21 2017 - Feb 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,725
 
 
February/April 2017
Feb 18 2017 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,875
 
 
April/June 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,175
 
 
June/July 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Delivery Fee $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%
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Amenities

Florida Central Gulf Coast Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 9
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Unobstructed view of beach and Spectacular Sunsets, Tastefully Decorated, Fully Furnished, Close to All Amenities, View of the Inter-Coastal Waterway in Addition to Ocean, Lush Tropical Gardens, Three Televisions, Lending Library, Coffee Maker, One King Bed, Two Double Beds, and a Twin Bed,

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