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Has it All! - Sand Castle II Corner Unit Huge Wrap Balcony

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Our gorgeous 3 bedroom Sand Castle II beachfront condo on Florida's Suncoast is available for those wanting one of the best accommodations on the beach in the Tampa / St. Petersburg area. Located in Indian Shores just 40 minutes from the Tampa International Airport.

Sandy beaches, extending for miles, can be viewed from your private balcony. Imagine sipping you favorite drink in the evening while watching one of the most beautiful seaside sunsets anywhere. Wake up in the morning with the gentle sound of the surf drifting through the master suite patio doors.

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More Details

Owner
Richard Halbach
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

About Richard Halbach

I have been in the beach condo rental business for many years. If you don't see what you want in one of my listed condos, or need multiple condos, just email me as I have many others available through my reservation system.

Richard Halbach purchased this condo in 2001

What makes this condo unique

A luxurious beachfront condominium vacation destination on shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Conveniently located in beautiful Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, just minutes from either the St. Petersburg or Tampa airports. Our luxury condo is close to many of Florida's most famous attractions!

Amenities

Indian Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 9 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large step-in shower
    2nd Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king , Flat Screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Flat Screen TV
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Flat Screen TV
  • King size beds (1) Master BR, Queen size Beds (2) BR 2, Twin or Single Beds (2) BR 3
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Has it All! - Sand Castle II Corner Unit Huge Wrap Balcony
average rating of 4.111111 based on 9 reviews
3

Fun

  • 3 of 5

The condo was very spacious, we really enjoyed the balcony. I think it needs a good spring cleaning and the kitchen could use new utinsels and dinnerware. We had no issues and really had a good time.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay at our beautiful beachfront condo. I will personally take a look at the kitchen utensil situation when I stay there in a few weeks. Thanks for the input. Richard
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4

Sand Castle II Served Our Needs Well

  • 4 of 5

We wanted a good location, accessible to FL West Coast Spring Training games, and also a nice beach spot on the Gulf Coast. This Sand Castle II unit provided both.

Arrival and check-in was competently handled by the ladies at Plumly Real Estate, just up the road from Sand Castle. Their resources and amenities, including free bikes and movie DVD rentals, were a nice touch and added value to our stay.

The unit itself served our needs with comfortable furniture, TV's and appliances that worked, and, being a corner unit, a nice wraparound outdoor deck for morning coffee and evening sunset watching.

Beach access was easy. There are plenty of comfy beach chais lounges with canopies to rent - pay the $25 and they're yours for the day. If you like walking, the beach goes for miles north or south, with plenty of firm sand along with gulls, pelicans, herons, and other indigenous sea birds to photograph along the way.

Sand Castle II also provides good restaurant access. The Pub is right across the street, Crabby Bills is about a mile north, and there are plenty of options driving south. We especially enjoyed Johns Pass Village and Boardwalk in Madeira Beach. Try the Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company. Great brew and food - sit outside to avoid the noise!

A few quibbles: This unit is on the 3rd floor, very near the pool and hot tub. The latter is very popular all day and well into the evening. We could hear hot tub conversations clearly in the master bedroom. Nothing rowdy, but the noise did detract from an otherwise peaceful location. There are also no recycling bins or facilities in this building - everything has to go in the trash, apparently. Trained as we are to separate our bottles, cans, and paper, it wasn't easy being "green"! Finally, there was no ice in the icemaker when we arrived, so I had to go out and buy some to get us through. What's a condo on the beach without an icy evening cocktail?

Thanks to Richard for sharing this lovely location!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed our beautiful beachfront condo. Sorry about the lack of ice in the icemaker in the refrigerator. The cleaning staff always empties it so that the next guest gets fresh ice. Richard
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5

Great Condo, Excellent Views and Location!

  • 5 of 5

This is my fourth visit to the Indian Shores area and my first time renting a condo. Took the whole family this time and needed a large, comfortable place to stay: this condo exceeded my expectations! More than enough room for six adults and my daughters dog. Very comfortable beds and furniture. We liked the palm tree's just off the balcony and the amazing view of the Gulf. Very clean pool and hot tub area with the beach a step away! The Pub restaurant is across the street ( right on Intercostal waterway, great food and drinks) and there are so many other restaurants and bars within minutes from the condo: try Guppy's and Crabby Bills. Richard, the owner, is a great guy to deal with and responds to all your e-mails and phone calls in a timely manner. The folks who manage the rental property, Plumlee Vacations, were excellent as well. This was a great family vacation and recommend to those who want a relaxing, beach vacation. Thank you, Richard.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always appreciate it when a guest is so pleased with our condo.
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4

nice condo with lots of room. Great wrap around balcony

  • 4 of 5

We always enjoy this condo but was disappointed in the cleanliness this time .dirt and dust in the corners of all rooms and ceing fans and ceilings themselves had dust in every room. I wish they would cut down some of the palm trees. You pay for gulf front and because of all the trees you can barely see the water. Those things Asideit is a very convenient location and nice condo. Furniture is very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you liked the condo. The palm trees actually add to the Florida beach flavor and frame the beach nicely. We schedule a deep cleaning twice a year. They dust every surface at that time.
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5

Beautiful Condo Gorgeous Beach Front Location

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a week here in May 2015. The condo has been nicely updated, including new leather LR furniture. The balcony is where you will spend your time, so peaceful and relaxing. It has a wrap around balcony and gives you a view of the intercoastal waterway across the street. The pool and hot tub are just steps away from the elevator, as is the beach. This is an end unit, which we found to be nice and quiet. We travel with our dog and it is very pet friendly too! Plumlee Realty that handles the condo is close to the location and very helpful. Also, they had free bikes for the day and free DVD'S for use. One restaurant across the street, but you can ride the trolley up to Clearwater beach or down to St. Pete beach. Pay by the day nominal charge and very, very frequent stops. Also, do not miss the pizza a Slyce, it is amazing. Perfect to eat on the balcony waiting for one of the gorgeous sunsets. I was very impressed and I live only 18 miles from the gulf a bit south of this location. We will be back again.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful, comprehensive review.
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4

Great views and comfortable beds.

  • 4 of 5

We truley love this condo. We have been here 3 years running and will probably come back next year. The condo is comfortable and is pet friendly. There are lots of good restrauants very close and the rental company is very nice to work with. The only improvement would be new couches. The people who stay here put on suntan oil and then sit on the microfiber couches. It makes them look very soiled. We always put sheets over them when we are there. All in all a very nice condo

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank, you. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Many within walking distance
Nearest Beach
Below balcony

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Rates & Availability

Indian Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Summer
Apr 8 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,395
 
 
Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,495
 
 
July 4th
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,795
 
 
Summer
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,495
 
 
Fall
Aug 26 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,195
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,595
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $140 + Tax
Pet Fee $175 + Tax
Departure Fee $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Except for the fall season, all rentals must fall within Saturday to Saturday.

Cancellation Policy:
$100 up to 45 days prior to arrival
25% deposit amount 45 - 30 days prior
100% within 30 days of arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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