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Rick Barton and Susan Lumb

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french

On the Beach With Fantastic Sunsets! August dates still available.

43 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Florida Central Gulf Coast Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)


The perfect beach getaway at our beach front condo. Enjoy our beach inspired colours and decor.

Relax with a cool drink and spectacular sunset from your balcony before dinner, or sit with your morning coffee watching the ocean.

Take a walk along the beach to collect the most amazing shells....but don't leave them for us as we have plenty!

Take a beach chair and sit on the edge of the dunes just in front of our condo, and let your troubles float away.

Get your fishing rod out on the beach, or on The Fiddler's private dock just across the road, and catch dinner.

The Fiddler on the Beach is just a 2 minute walk to the quaint 'beachy' restaurant and shopping district of Indian Rocks Beach, and best of all - no need to take the car!

Further afield is all that Pinellas county has to offer in the way of entertainment, shopping, culture, sports, golf, amusement parks and more.

Each bedroom has a water view, one facing the beach the other the intra coastal waterway. The Balcony off the Living Room overlooks lush tropical gardens and sand dunes and then the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. A modern fully equipped kitchen, light and airy living/dining room and two full bathrooms complete the package.

There is a King size bed in the main bedroom and the second bedroom has two doubles. For an adult or child, we keep a foldaway bed.

The beachside pool with sun loungers is a perfect place to while away a few hours with a good book, or beachcomb along the pristine sands of Indian Rocks Beach.

Busch Gardens and Adventure Island, two parks adjacent to one another in Tampa are wonderful day visits particularly for families with children.

Downtown St Petersburg has several world renowned museums and a host of smaller galleries and parks, the waterfront and marina.

Pinellas County has two of the top USA ranked beaches, Caladesi Island and Fort de Soto state parks. In between these are over 20 miles of glorious white sand, pristine beaches, all open to the public.

While you are here, check out the atmospheric smaller towns of Dunedin - an arty waterfront town and Tarpon Springs, with its historic sponge docks and very Greek, mediterranean flavor and downtown Safety Harbor.

If that hasn't tired you out, sport is our big thing here too!

Golf, tennis, water sport of every kind particularly fishing, pro football, baseball and hockey during season and winter training and games for baseball.

Don't want to drive too much? We have a great public transport system and all along the beaches from Clearwater to St Petersburg beach you can hop on and off the Jolly Trolley street car, low price single fares or weekly passes can be purchased locally.

Keywords: Townhouse

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rick Barton and Susan Lumb (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french

About Rick Barton and Susan Lumb

We are beach loving folks, who enjoy the quieter atmosphere of island communities.

Sunsets, a stroll to the local cafe or bar for a dinner, beachcombing and just relaxing on the sand with a book. Our vacation spot is just what the doctor ordered!

Rick Barton and Susan Lumb purchased this condo in 2008

Why Rick Barton and Susan Lumb chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

Proximity to the center of Indian Rocks, but on the outskirts so it is quiet. Close enough to stroll, far enough to feel the calm.

The opportunity to take the trolley bus from just outside the building to explore further afield - south to St Pete's Beach or north to Clearwater Beach.

What makes this condo unique

Sunsets, water views all around, walking distance to cafes, restaurants and bars, and to listen to great music! Heated pool in winter. The wildlife on the!!


based on 43 traveler reviews

On the Beach With Fantastic Sunsets! August dates still available.
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 43 reviews
Washington, DC

Perfect family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this unit at Fiddler on the Beach! We traveled with our 2 kids (6 and 11) and they didn't want to leave. Indian Rocks Beach is just a few steps away and the unit was fully stocked with everything we needed in the kitchen, bathrooms, and for the beach and pool (toys, chairs, umbrellas, towels, drying rack). We loved the layout of the unit with two floors. The bedrooms upstairs are big and airy and have a great view on both sides. The unit felt like a corner unit in that it was tucked away behind palm trees and not directly over the pool - the balcony felt very private and it was quiet. The palm trees right outside the balcony afforded a perfect view of the beach in the morning and at sunset (what beautiful sunsets)! The unit is just a few minutes walk to a CVS for anything we may have forgotten and under 2 miles away from the local Publix grocery store to stock up on food. We were here for the 4th of July and it was so fun to see the fireworks all along the beach. We could even see them from the comfort of our balcony and bedroom window throughout the night. The shower on the first floor was perfect so we could push the kids into the shower from the beach without trekking sand into the unit. We visited Legoland while we were there and Winter and Hope at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. We also frequented many of the ice-cream and coffee shops along the road and fed the baby gators at the local putt-putt course. It truly was the best beach vacation we've had and the unit really was perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family stay on Indian Rocks Beach

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Fiddler on the Beach. Everything we needed was there. There were beach chairs, umbrella, boogie boards and sand toys already at the condo which meant we could head out straight away. I hate buying plastic beach toys and then leaving them behind. So wasteful! This time we didn't have to buy anything for the beach! There was also a cooler, so we were set. The condo itself was very cute and beachy! Wonderful views onto the beach and gulf. It was very comfortable and had everything one could need. We found it very charming!

Our kids didn't want to go anyplace, just to the pool and the beach! The inter-coastal is just across the street and that made a great little fishing spot where we saw blue heron, Ibis Egrets, Pelicans and a couple of dolphins. It is possible to walk into the commercial area from this condo too. If we come back to Indian Rocks Beach we would defiantly stay at the Fiddler again!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Irmo, SC

Everything You Need!

  • 5 of 5

The property was just as advertised. It had plenty of space for our family of 5. It was very quiet at night and the beach was never crowded. The location was convenient to Clearwater and to John's Pass. We enjoyed visiting the Clearwater Beach and Pier late in the day for a fun little street festival. It was great to have the option to stay here with the quietness or drive 15 minutes to the busy Clearwater area; it was the best of "both worlds." The sunset views from the balcony were magnificent between the Palm Trees. We made it a point to be on the balcony at sunset each night. The kitchen was well stocked with all that we needed to prepare our meals and there was a Publix grocery store 5 minutes away. We especially loved that beach towels, beach chairs, and beach toys were included. It was so nice not to have to bring our own things. The unit was very clean and well-maintained. It met all of our expectations.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation condo!

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy we chose this condo, not only because it was clean, comfortable and attractive, but because of its location on the island. We had views of water from both sides of the condo (one side was the Gulf of Mexico, and the other side was the bay). There was only about a 2-3 block section of the island where this was the case, and it was so nice to see all the water surrounding us. The condo had everything we needed from kitchenware to beach props to towels/linens. We met the property on-site managers, Matt & Janet, who were very helpful and answered all of our questions. Matt takes good care of the property, the landscaping and lawn looked beautiful. We went mostly to just enjoy the beach, as we live in the mountains, and we loved the gulf (such clear water), and also the swimming pool. This was a friendly, family oriented beach which was exactly what we wanted, and we had a wonderful vacation. If I could make one suggestion it would be to add another beach umbrella to your already well stocked beach props. The beach umbrella there was on the small side and it was difficult to get enough "shade" for 3 people. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely beach with views of spectacular sunsets and close to great restaurants.

  • 3 of 5

This unit is clean and cheery with all the required elements. If the carpeted stairs to the second floor were be taken up and replaced with hardwood and a railing put in the condo would be more appealing and safer.

We discovered the balcony does not get any sun in January or February till almost sunset so you had to sit by the water or pool to get any sun.

The owners were pleasant to deal with and responded promptly to any issues. We did have to ask the tenants above to turn down their music but it was not an issue after we chatted with them.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, thank you for your comments. Unfortunately for you it was unusually poor weather during your stay at our place. Normally, at that time of year, there is sun on the balcony from mid afternoon, and it's also great to be able to sit out there at other times without being roasted by the sun. The lovely owners of the condo above us had only recently moved in and were very apologetic as they didn't realise that their sound levels were too high. They did indeed adjust the level.
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Duxbury, MA

This was a great property--the condo was beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at Fiddler on the Beach. The condo itself was great--all the comforts of home--the views were spectacular and the complex itself was very well cared for. I would highly recommend this Vacation rental!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23.9 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Directly in front on the condo!


Rates & Availability

Indian Rocks Beach Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2016 - Aug 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
Aug 20 2016 - Dec 16 2016
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Dec 17 2016 - Jan 31 2017
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Feb 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Final clean $115 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.0%

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Florida Central Gulf Coast Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1090 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Upstairs bedrooms have a Jack and Jill bath with overhead shower,toilet and vanity. Downstairs bathroom has a walk in shower, toilet and vanity.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2) two double beds in second bedroom, One foldaway twin size bed in closet, and one crib.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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