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Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Indian Shores Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 BR, 2 BA, sleeps 6

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Please view the comments from our previous guests. They all loved it and you will, too!

Wake up on Indian Shores' intercoastal waterway... view playful dolphins from the comfort of your king-size bed... watch the boats head out to the Gulf... Walk the powdery-white sands... Relax on the private balcony overlooking nesting sea-birds...

• Waterviews, waterviews, waterviews!

• Just steps to beach (approx. 150 yards)

• Washer/Dryer in unit

• Computer with high-speed cable internet and WiFi

• Unlimited long-distance calls (USA and Canada)

• Upgraded digital cable TV package

• Private 1 car garage with 2 remote openers

• much more!

Keywords: Waterfront Condominium

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Darryl Glenn
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish
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October 19, 2016
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About Darryl Glenn

Isabel is from Spain and we met while I lived and worked there for ten years. During our years there we enjoyed traveling throughout Europe and especially staying in the quaint Bed and Breakfasts that are so typical there. We made notes of all of the things we liked and disliked about everywhere we stayed and planned to one day have somewhere unique and cozy of our own to offer to vacationers.

In 2000 work brought us to St. Petersburg, Florida. In 2004 we purchased a condo in Indian Shores, just a few miles from our home. We decorated it with nothing but the best (Isabel is an Interior Decorator and has her own business). As guests began to know us and word began to get around we soon had a steady flow of visitors and a full calendar. Just repeat visitors were nearly keeping the unit booked. In 2008 we decided to buy a second unit, with the exact same floor plan and the same extraordinary views, just a few steps away. We call them our Gulf Retreat 1 and Gulf Retreat 2.

Darryl Glenn purchased this condo in 2004

Why Darryl Glenn chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

We love Indian Shores because it is the quietest, most relaxed part of Sand Key, the barrier island that runs along the Gulf shore from St. Pete Beach to Clearwater. It is the narrowest part of the Sand Key, only 150-200 yards across where we are located. That means you can enjoy both the Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico only a few steps apart.

Indian Shores is the last part of the coastline in Pinellas County that preserves a small-town feel. Gulf Blvd. is still just a two-lane road and the speed limit is 35 m.p.h. There's is only one traffic light in Indian Shores. There isn't as much asphalt as you see to the south or north of us, a lot fewer high-rise buildings and none of the tourist traps. While you will find all the restaurants and conveniences you need near-by Indian Shores is still primarily a residential, family-oriented community.

What makes this condo unique

Our view is of the Intracoastal Waterway, the body of water that separates Sand Key from the mainland. We love it because of all the boat traffic - it's fun to watch. The dolphins are always a joy to see, too. They are most active early in the morning or at sunset. Manatee are a little harder to spot, but are always around, too.

When the tide is low there is a sandbar that emerges from the water just off our balcony. The seabirds all come to feed there and it's wonderful entertainment.

And the Intracoastal Waterway is beautiful to behold at night, when the lights from the boats and other properties reflect off the surface. You must see it to appreciate it!

And of course the beach is just across the street. It takes just a couple of minutes to get there walking. It's never crowded and always relaxing. We have beach toys, inflatables, beach chairs, an umbrella, a cooler... everything you need except a good book and suntan lotion! And we even have a handy cart to put everything in and wheel it across the street!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family and I stayed in unit 603 for 1 week in April, and we have found our yearly vacation destination in the area! The condition of the unit was exactly as pictured, and the location is excellent as well. Beach access is across the street (about a 3 or 4 min walk), and there's also a small convenience store next to the property. The store came in handy on those days when I wanted/needed something and was too comfy in my beach gear to get changed and drive somewhere else! The master bedroom suite was very nice: the king bed was very comfortable (even the sheets were soft), and the double sinks in the master bath were a huge hit, too. The washer and dryer in the unit are newer models and worked quite well. It was nice to have the option to have clean clothes when I packed up and went home. We ate breakfast on the balcony every morning, and even got to watch the dolphins in the cove for about 10 or 15 minutes. My daughter was beside herself with excitement! The neighborhood was friendly and the property grounds are well taken care of and clean. We spent a couple afternoons at the pool, which has facilities located right there and plenty of lounge chairs. My daughter loved having pool “toys” to bring with her. We did use the grill several times; the option was nice since we had minimal clean up! All in all, we will be returning in 2014 and hopefully many years to come. Indian Shores, Florida is my family’s favorite vacation destination (Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Big Cat Habitat and Sanctuary, and the Florida Aquarium). Thank you, Darryl, for providing such a wonderful place for our family vacation!
Apr 2013
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The property was very nice with a great view of the inter coastal waterway.

  • 5 of 5

We loved sitting on the balcony and watching birds, fish, and dolphins. The room was decorated very nicely, and it had everything we needed. We have four young children and needed extra bed space so Daryl and Isabel had an air mattress blown up for us when we got there. They even had toys for the kids to play with. The views from the living room and master bedroom are amazing! All of the rooms are a nice size, plenty of space for our family. We loved the beach toys and cart to carry things to the beach. The beach is just a short walk across the street and it is very quiet. We pretty much had the beach to ourselves most days, it was awesome! Daryl and Isabel are great people to book your vacation with and will do anything to help. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Lincolnton, NC

The most wonderful views on Indian Shores!!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, Darryl and Isabel are wonderful to work with. They were so accommodating! Second, their condo is gorgeous. It was fully stocked with all we needed and more for our 10 night beach stay! The beach toys and wagon were fabulous for us and the children. The pool was never crowded. My absolute favorite thing about the condo was the fabulous view of the dolphins. We stayed over July 4th and the fireworks were the best we have ever seen - the view from the condo was simply amazing! We will be booking our next stay at this condo very soon. It offered everything we hoped for and more. If you are on the fence and unsure where to stay in Indian Shores, this is the condo for you!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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norwich norfolk

Amazing condo great location ,beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful place to stay ,the condo has stunning views , we lay in bed and watched 5 dolphins and 2manatees from the bedroom , really peaceful, beach is about 5 minutes walk again is peaceful and beautiful a great place to watch the sun go down , we had a welcome pack on arrival which was a lovely touch thank you , a great find in this condo , it really won't dissapoint , stunning ,Tracey Gary and Lauren from England .

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Kodak TN

Gulf Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time staying at Darryl and Isabella's condo. We are repeat customers because of several things. Their home is clean and comfortable. It has the view of the Intercoastal Waterway so we may sit on the back deck and watch the dolphins and manitees early in the mornings as well as all the different birds. It is central to everything we want to do from renting kayaks, jet skies, a boat Shopping at Johns Pass, the beach, dining, and Tampa for Busch Gardens. It is also not a long drive to Orlando if you want to do Disney. Their home also has all the items we need for the beach such as chairs, floats, toys, cooler, beach umbrellas and a wagon to pull it all down to the short 5 minute walk to the beach on the Gulf. There is everything in the condo you need so all you have to do is pack your clothes. Nothing else. Publix is a short drive away to stock up on food and snacks. There is a store right next door for things you may need without having to drive to Publix. It sleeps six comfortably and it is a quiet condo association. Our family loves Indian Shores and have no need to look anywhere else to stay while there for this condo has it all. Did I mention this is our third time staying at Gulf Retreat?????? Thank you Darryl and Isabella once again for a fantastic vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The view is incredible!

  • 5 of 5

We love this condo. It was our second time staying there and we are already making plans to return. It's neat, clean, and very beautiful. We ate breakfast on the balcony every morning watching the Pelicans and Egrets fish. In the evening when the tide was out, we would sit on the balcony and watch the birds play on the sand bars. Fish were jumping too!! The condo's view is of the intracoastal waterway and the beach is across the street (the entryway is about a block down the road). We were close to everything. Slyce Pizza is a great restaurant that delivers, Haze Ice Cream is really good as well. Johns Pass and Hubbard's Marina is nearby too. Darryl and Isabel are easy to work and quick to respond to our emails. We've never had any issues with the condo (unlike others we have stayed at). The place is so beautiful and I think Darryl and Isabel have thought of everything to make their guests feel as welcomed and at home as possible. If I could give more than five stars I would!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

Fantastic November!!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Darryl and Isabel for allowing us to rent Gulf Retreat.

I can still remember the WOW feeling when I opened the door to the condo for the first time.

The condo is well appointed with everything that you will ever need while on vacation.

Gulf Retreat is the perfect location for a golf and beach vacation.

Golf courses are close and the beach is really clean and safe with a gradual slope.

There are plenty of good restaurants near by for great meals. Loved the sea food!!!

I spent many a morning having coffee on the balcony overlooking the Intercoastal waterway.

We used the BBQ to cook up some steaks for the American Thanksgiving and ate them on the


Everyone that we met at the condo complex were very friendly and gave us advice for our Indian Shores stay.

November was the perfect month to be in Indian Shores as the weather was fantastic and no crowds.

Anyone looking for a first rate condo in a fantastic location than Gulf Retreat is it.

Thanks again Darryl and Isabel

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Pub
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The Pub
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Indian Shores
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Boating, Kyaking, Paddleboarding, Fishing, Mini Golf, Wildlife Viewing


Rates & Availability

Indian Shores Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 6 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 29 2017 - Apr 15 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 28 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Arrival/departure days are Sunday. Exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis. In certain instances we may allow a stay of less than 7 nights. Payment by personal check (in U.S. Dollars) is preferred. We accept cashiers checks or money orders in U.S. Dollars as well.

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Indian Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • King size bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Inflatable mattress (1), Baby Crib (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
For a complete list of amenities, please visit our web site. Some things we offer that you might not expect: - Private garage (fits one car, with remote opener) - Private fishing/dolphin watching pier - Beach chairs and beach umbrella - Games (cards, checkers, backgammon, chess, etc, ) - CD music library - Desk area in living/dining room area with WiFi, computer and unlimited, high-speed internet access

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