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Renovated Direct Sand Beachfront 2BR/3BR - 2BA Condo/Free WiFi and Long Distance

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,186 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2/3 Bedrooms, 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!

Please see our personal website for more photos and a list of local attractions with web links:

More Details

Trish and Trevor Whiffen
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 3, 2017

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.


Indian Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 9
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1186 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - 4 piece-Full tub and shower
    Bathroom 2 - 4 piece-Full tub and shower
  • Both bathrooms recently renovated.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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,


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Renovated Direct Sand Beachfront 2BR/3BR - 2BA Condo/Free WiFi and Long Distance
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 33 reviews
Elkhart, IN, USA


  • 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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Very clean. Beautiful. Ready to go back!!

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Condo very clean. Close to a variety of things to do. Easy access to everywhere. Took trolley for longer excertions.( cheapest and easiest way if wanting to go up and down gulf blvd) Got to see dolphins from balcony and across street( the narrows). Everyone was SUPER friendly and helpful. Nice to be able to walk to beach from condo. Beach wasn't too crowded. Fun crabbing at night. Favorite place to eat was JD's. There is a variety of food and great prices and fun entertainment day and night. HAZE ice cream was awesome. Do not get ice cream any where else!!! Washer and dryer in condo came in handy. I would highly recommend indian shores and castle 1 vrbo. We definately want to visit again. Hopefully next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your glowing Review of your vacation experience at our 'second home'. Trevor and I are so happy that you could enjoy all the amenities of our condo, as well as enjoying the many restaurants and entertainment spots in the area, which you can find by walking, driving or taking the Suncoast Beach Trolley. We especially appreciate your love for HAZE Ice Cream, which is located just across the road from the condo! Thanks again for staying at our place. Trevor and I do hope that you can visit again soon!
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Mount Prospect, Ilinous

Perfect location.

  • 4 of 5

Once again we had a great Florida vacation. This was the second time in this apartment. Very nice apartment and a great location. Just as described and seen in the pictures (even nicer). Easy to deal with the owners. Thank you Trish!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful beach, excellent location and very clean!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this property during the last week in May. The owners were so accommodating to our schedule and very helpful with informing us of all the activities, restaurants and things to do in the area! We had never stayed on this beach before, but it was the perfect location for us. Very relaxing beach and area! The condo was immaculate and ready when we arrived and although it was just the two of us, the condo can accommodate a nice sized family. Plenty of things to see and do, close to everything if you wanted to venture out. Loved the view of the ocean from the master suite! You cannot go wrong with renting this unit! We will be back again.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting us know about your stay! Trevor and I are so happy to hear that you, like us, found lots to enjoy in and around our condo. We try our best to present our guests with the best experience possible when they are staying at our 'second home'. We, too, appreciate the ocean view from our condo, and relaxing on the beautiful sand beach is one of our favorite things to do! Thank you again for staying with us and we do hope that you will soon be back again!
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Wow, what a fantastic 5 week vacation for my family! We strongly recommend this property!

  • 5 of 5

From our first interaction, and throughout our stay, the owners (Trish and Trevor) were absolutely wonderful in explaining the process, helping us with minor things, and showing their concern for their beautiful gulf front property. The wifi worked great, the kitchen was well stocked, the beds were comfortable, the air conditioning worked well, and the VIEW from the living room and balcony of this 9th floor unit was absolutely breathtaking (especially each evening as the sun set). This was our first experience in vacation rentals and we couldn't have been happier with our vacation experience. Thanks again, Trish and Trevor, for sharing with us your beautiful Florida beachfront home!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing recommendation of our place. Trevor and I are so pleased that your first experience with vacation rentals resulted in such a 'fantastic vacation' experience for you and for your family. We do love to hear that our guests enjoy all the amenities of our 'second home' as much as we do, especially the breathtaking sunset views! We would be happy to share our Florida home with you sometime soon. Thanks again! -- Trish and Trevor
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The condo is really nice. Clean. Everything you need. The beach is gorgeous

  • 5 of 5

We loved our 2 week vacation. Pretty much hung around the condo. Spent lots of time at the beach. The sand is so white. The pool is really nice too. We would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Trevor and I are so happy that you enjoyed your holiday at our 'second home' in Florida. We, too, love to enjoy all that our condo and the area around our condo has to offer...especially walking the beautiful white sand beach!! We hope that you can come back soon! Thanks again!- 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.


Rates & Availability

Indian Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June/July 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
July/August 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
September/December 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
December 2016/January 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
January/April 2018
Jan 27 2018 - Apr 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
April/June 2018
Apr 28 2018 - Jun 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
June/July 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Jul 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
July/August 2018
Jul 28 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
September/December 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Dec 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
December 2018/January 2019
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 25 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning before/after $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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