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Wonderful Water Views! Affordable Rates!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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Overview

Florida Central Gulf Coast Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

Spacious waterfront condo on Intercoastal Waterway with private fishing pier, directly across the street from the beach - literally a 2 minute walk to the white sandy beaches and warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Watch the boats go by, see native birds and dolphins playing in the Intercoastal waters from your private balcony while sipping morning coffee or cocktails at sunset. Enjoy the best of both - Sit or fish on the dock, relax by the private pool or spend time at the beach, the choice is yours! Many excellent restaurants nearby and within walking distance. Mingle with the tourists and locals at the lively outdoor patios in the area while enjoying local entertainment. The area offers a full array of activities including beachcombing, boating, golf, miniature golf, parasailing, waverunners, fishing and fun cruises, plus nearby shopping malls. Busch Gardens is 35 miles, Disney World, Seaworld and Universal theme parks within a 90 minute drive

Description: This 1500 sq. ft. condo, in a quaint Key West style complex of 4 buildings with 4 units each, offers all the amenities of home and accommodates 4 to 6 people comfortably. The kitchen has a breakfast bar with stools and is fully equipped with refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster. There is also a full-size washer and dryer, iron and ironing board. The dining area seats four but can accommodate six with additional chairs provided. The living room has a sofa which converts to a queen-size bed if needed, two occasional chairs, TV, DVD and stereo. The spacious master bedroom has a queen-size bed, extra twin daybed lounge, desk, TV, DVD and view of the secluded pool. The ensuite master bathroom has double vanity sinks and oversize circular whirlpool jacuzzi tub. The second bedroom sleeps 4 with two double beds and TV. The second bathroom has a vanity sink and full size bathtub and shower. The balcony has a patio set and electric barbeque.

Features: The main feature of this condo is the wonderful water views - from the living room, dining room, kitchen or balcony, you will feel all your cares float away! This very unique waterfront setting, unusual on the Intercoastal, offers something for everyone, young and old alike, whether you love to fish, sit on the dock, lounge at the pool or spend time at the beach. The beach is directly across the street and the beach access walkway is just steps from the complex. The beach is wide and uncrowded and 4 beach chairs, umbrella, sand toys and beach bag are provided. The area offers a full array of amenities and activities - 11 restaurants close nearby and rentals of boats, kayaks, scooters and bikes within walking distance. There is carport parking for two vehicles and should you prefer not to drive, the Suncoast Beach Trolley runs hourly along all the Gulf Beaches from Clearwater to St. Pete's for a minimal fare with a stop just steps from the complex.

We've had visitors from the U.S., Canada, the UK and Europe with many returning year after year. Our rates are reasonable - our location is perfect for what the beach and the intercoastal waterway both have to offer and we're sure you'll enjoy your stay here!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sharon or Ed (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for finding this “gem” for us to experience. Best location on the island! Rented a paddle board and paddled many days off the little beach in front. Enjoyed watching the dolphins, birds and even saw a manatee. Loved the proximity to the beach & walked to the nearby restaurant for some waterfront dinners. We’ll be back. Apr 2014



Enjoyed 9 wonderful days in your great condo! Spent time watching nature off the dock and dolphins. The beach access right across the street was awesome! May 2014



What a perfect location! Loved sitting on the dock watching the boats go by, the birds & even dolphins. The beach was so close – our granddaughters loved it – using the boogey boards provided, collecting shells & favorite ritual of jumping the waves at sunset. May 2014



Great views! The kids loved fishing, playing at the beach & swimming in the pool. We loved sitting on the balcony & sightseeing. Thanks for providing affordable accommodations. June 2014



We loved the view from the balcony – beautiful. The kids loved seeing all the nature and of course being at the beach. June 2014



It has been so much fun and the condo is awesome! Thanks for the memories! We hope to come back. July 2014



Your condo exceeded everything we were looking for. We will definitely be back. July 2014



We enjoyed this vacation so much! We were able to see so much wildlife here – dolphins, birds and many kinds of fish. This is such an amazing location, close to so many shops and great restaurants! We can’t wait to come back! Aug.2014



We really enjoyed our time here. Love the area. There is no doubt we will be back. It’s just a wonderful place to be. We did see dolphins every day and the sunsets are beautiful. Aug.2014



We had a wonderful vacation here. The condo was perfect for our family of 6. Our boys caught lots of fish off the dock and they loved the pool. Thanks for sharing your slice of heaven with our family. Aug.



Another great holiday here at your lovely condo. We never tire of just sitting watching the boats, dolphins , birds. We love this area, very quiet and can just get on the trolley bus and go to John's Pass or Clearwater Beach for tourist attractions. Ate mostly at the nearby restaurant can walk to and love the food there. Hope to get back here as soon as we can. Sept.2014
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Wonderful Water Views! Affordable Rates!
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 30 reviews
5

Excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

The location is perfect. Close to the beach, restaurants, stores. Very nice area.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Great location, very friendly owners.

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time (other than Tropical Storm Colin) at Ed and Sharon's condo. Great location and price, walking distance to a beautiful beach. Walking distance to our two favorite eateries, Haze Ice Cream and The Pub Waterfront. The Gulf beaches are now my family's favorite. Clear warm water and small waves make it great for kids. No complaints!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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norfolk, england
4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay at this condo, had all we needed ,beach chairs, beach towels, fishing rods and more, Sharon was very helpful lots of information on places to go and places to eat, the condo may not be new or modern but it's clean comfortable and has lovely water view and only over road from beach, Great value accommodation , we would love to go back one day

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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louisville, ky, usa
4

great location; lovely owners, needs updating

  • 4 of 5

There are certainly far more pros than cons, but I do feel it's important to be as factual as possible for future users. I always hope the reviews I read are giving me information I need to make decisions on rentals for my own needs and comfort.

PROS: This is a spacious, very conveniently located unit in a small complex. The dock on the Intercoastal just out the back door became a favorite place to sit, watch the birds, fish and boats. The crossover to the beautiful beach is steps away. There's a great ice cream shop next door and we found good places to eat. The owners were great communicators, willing to accommodate our flight times and just nice people to work with overall.

NOT-SO-GOODS: We all have different styles and comfort levels in our own homes. Some of the things that bothered us might not even be noticed by other people. At the same time, I think putting dated decor aside, it's simply a given that everything in a rental should be in clean and in good repair. The rest really is just personal preference.

The pictures are accurate. It was clean. The problems, for us, were that the shower in the master bath was just not functional (mounted mid-chest for a 5'2" person and won't stay in position), leaving four of us to share the second bath. Someone who wants to use the jetted tub instead would be okay. The sliding doors to the balcony apparently can't be repaired and I assume the cost of replacement is high. I understand that, however, I loved being on the balcony but needed to have someone else come to close the door behind me each time I went outside or was inviting ants. We fixed a leaking kitchen faucet when we arrived.

I know I seem contradictory, but it really was a pleasant stay for us. Simply enough, when I go to a hotel, if things aren't working, I expect it to be taken care of promptly. If I'm renting a short stay, I presume the same.

Just needs a bit of work.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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5

Return visit is planned

  • 5 of 5

A superb location, with a great view on the intracoastal and just a couple of minutes' walk from the beach. The condo could do with a bit of updating, especially the floor tiles which had a few cracks (not dangerous, no sharp edges) with a few that moved. I'm guessing the cement they're laid upon has crumbled as you can hear the odd crunch as you walk over them - a bit unnerving to begin with. Also the ceilings allow every noise above to be heard, although we only had neighbours above for a few days.

However, these were more minor quibbles for my family, and overall the condo was more than acceptable - spacious and everything you could need for a stay was there, including fishing rods and reels, beach gear and very good aircon, which was needed!

Had good fun fishing off the dock, and there are some nice restaurants close by (five-minute drive). Aqua Prime is recommended.

Overall the condo was great value, in a superb place to relax and unwind, and we will certainly look to see if it is available when we next visit the Gulf coast.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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5

Perfection! 4th Time and Coming Back again:)

  • 5 of 5

Thank you once again for a fantastic vacation .. you continue to go above and beyond to make sure our stay is as relaxing and comfortable as possible. Everything is at your doorstep our kids cannot get enough of the pool and the beach steps away. The views of the inter coastal were amazing, the kids started naming the dolphins as they swam past.. Spotless, spacious well appointed and our home away from home. We will see you next year!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Tampa International
Car: recommended

Indian Shores is located on the beautiful Gulf Beaches halfway between Clearwater Beach and St. Pete's Beach and offers an abundance of beach and water activities, golfing, fishing, shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Clearwater Beach and nearby John's Pass Village at Maderia Beach are popular tourist spots offering jet skiing, parasailing, boating, fishing, and numerous sightseeing, casino, dinner and fun cruises. Nearby Busch Gardens is just across Tampa Bay and Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World are within a 90 minute drive.

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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
 
Spring-Summer-Fall
May 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
6 night minimum stay
$112
$675
$2,700
 
 
Winter - Spring
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
$775
$3,000
 
 
Spring - Summer- Fall
May 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
$675
$2,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$112
$675
$2,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100

$650 - $775 per week, $2600 - $3000 per mo.
Credit card payments accepted. $200 Deposit required to reserve at time of booking. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival. If cancellation is made within 60 days prior to the arrival date, the deposit is non-refundable unless another booking is received for the same dates in which case the deposit would be refunded. Contact owner for details or for last minute booking arrangements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Florida Central Gulf Coast Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The large master bathroom has double vanity sinks and an oversize circular whirlpool/jacuzzi tub to relax in. The second bathroom has a vanity sink and full-size bathtub and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • The spacious Master bedroom has a queen-size bed, TV, and additional daybed sitting/reading area and writing desk, plus a walk-in closet and view of the pool. The second bedroom has two double beds, TV, water views, ample closet and easily accomodates four people comfortably.. In addition, there is a queen-size sofa bed in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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