Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Blue Heron Cottage - Indian Rocks Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4 only)

Go to to book Cottage 6.

Not taking anymore reservations on this listing.

Blue Heron Cottages have been described as adorable, charming and nostalgic.

Winner of the 2017 Indian Rocks Beach Preservation Award.

Originally built in the 1940's we restored our cottage #6 to create an oasis for your vacation, nestled on the beach in the classic beach town of Indian Rocks, where you can walk to many restaurants and parks.

Just recently we have upgraded the kitchen and added granite counters, a full sized refrigerator and a new range, a wrap around Trex deck, painted the interior, added new furnishings and of course we renew all our linens regularly. We also have added an HD 40' TV with Premium channels and we have wifi, there is a 32" TV in the 2nd bedroom too.

Guests return year after year to enjoy the serenity, the sun and the sand and most love to be away from the surrounding more commercialized beach vacation destinations.

Our cottage has 2 bedrooms consisting of a queen bed and 2 single beds, sleeping up to 4 people and we maintain it lovingly.

The kitchen has all one needs to prepare a feast however; we have some of the finest award winning restaurants on the Gulf Coast, including Guppy's, Salt Rock Grill, Keegan's, Crabby Bill's, The Pub and Villa Gallace. From family dining to seafood dining to casual sand in your shoes dining, we have it all within walking distance.

We supply a "starter kit" consisting of soaps, paper goods, 2 towels each, a facecloth each, a dish towel and a hand towel. There is a convenience store 3 mins away and grocery store, Publix, 2 miles away.

The grounds of the Cottage are impeccable and just a few paces along the shell path takes you to the heated pool with endless views of the Gulf of Mexico. Listen to the waves, the call of the gulls and marvel at the site of Dolphins playing and Pelicans diving for fish.

Indian Rocks Beach is just south of Clearwater Beach for those who want more activities and we are only 40 mins to Tampa Airport and short hops to many golf courses. Theme parks are all within 45 mins to 1 1/2 hours drive.

Founded in the early 1800's Indian Rocks Beach and developed mainly since the 1940's, Indian Rocks Beach is a thriving community that has maintained most of its original character, and supports a lively mixture of recreational activities. There are many annual events such as the popular Arts and Crafts Festival every November and April. and the Holiday Boat Parade where lighted and festively decorated boats will cruise down the Intracoastal Waterway.

Indian Rocks Beach has many parks and Kolb park is one of three Pinellas County parks to open a “skate park” which is located across the street from City Hall. Besides the skate park, there are other amenities such as tennis courts, a playground, and baseball field for others to enjoy. We also have a Nature Preserve Park with a winding boardwalk that will take you on a tour of some of the most beautiful natural settings along the Intracoastal Waterway.

Keywords: Gulf front, on the beach, Seaside, Florida, Beach, Cottage Rental, waterfront, pool

More Details

Cathleen and Tim Shears
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for helping make our vacation wonderful.

Your cottage was perfect and the access to the beach was a blessing as we spent most of our time there!

Once again, thank you.
Nov 2017
  • 1 of 4


Indian Rocks Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk-in shower, No tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(56 traveler reviews)

91% Complete
7% Complete
1% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Blue Heron Cottage - Indian Rocks Beach
average rating of 4.892857 based on 60 reviews
Chanute, Kansas

❤ Blue Heron Cottage # 6

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a fabulous week long trip to Blue Heron Cottage #6. We couldn't have asked for more. The cottage was clean, and perfect size for our party of four. Just a short walk, and you are on the beach . Restaurants and entertainment are within walking distance also! We are anxious to return to this charming place!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Donna, thanks for the nice review. Hope to see you again soon and glad we helped you have a great vacation. Tim and Cathleen
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

February 2018 at Blue Heron #6

  • 5 of 5

Vacationing here was definitely worth it.

Great beach cottage for 2 senior adults. The interior is updated, the beds slept well,

and the bathroom and shower were very functional.

It had everything we needed for our 1 week stay.

And Blue Heron #6 has a new deck around the side and front, which was pleasing.

We spent most of our time on the wonderful beach, but also enjoyed swimming

in the warm pool, which we had to ourselves each time.

Plus the grounds are charming and quaint, especially lovely at night when lit up

with accent lighting.

For us, it was an ideal place to stay, an oasis on the beach.


  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Cincinnati, OH

Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at cottage 6! The location is great and a short walk to plenty of restaurants or a trolly ride to johns pass!

The house is beautiful and very well maintained. They even had a shed out back for some beach chairs and sand stuff.

We spent the warmer days on the beach. Then it was a bit windy so we used the heated pool. My son actually became very confident after swimming everyday!

The communication was very fast! Any questions we had were answered within a hour.

Thanks again


  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


  • 5 of 5

The unit is clean, close to the beach and the beds are comfortable. Would stay again and recommend to anybody that wants to stay on the beach at a very reasonable price.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Cottage is just as described!

  • 3 of 5

The blue heron cottage was in a PERFECT location! Steps from the beach and within walking distance of all that Indian Rocks Beach has to offer! We stayed two weeks. The first week was terrific! Good weather and therefore we spent a lot of time outside. However, every neighbor there had dogs and let them wander freely. We are not dog people. The dogs were friendly enough but nonetheless a bother. The cottage itself was clean and quaint. Everything that I had expected. Cathleen and Tim were even gracious enough to allow us to check-in early as we had a late flight arrival. We enjoyed our stay at Blue Heron #6. A blue heron was even standing in front of the cottage as we awoke our first morning! However, if you don't care for animals at your feet or wandering freely, maybe this is not the place for you. My three stars would be four stars if not for the animals.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad the cottage was "PERFECT" and that you enjoyed your stay – Indian Rocks Beach is a great little beach town. As you know we do not accept dogs however, other cottages do, rarely are there more than one or two. Indian Rocks Beach does not allow dogs on the beach and Blue Heron does not allow dogs around the pool area. A cottage owner opposite of ours, who comes here just for the holidays, does have a little Shih Tzu and the cottage next door has repeat Canadian guests who bring their Lab "Summer". Both dogs we have found are friendly, however we do understand a non-dog people’s perspective. We will open dialog with the other owners.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Chanute, Kansas

Perfect cottage

  • 5 of 5

Blue Herron 6 was perfect for our weeks stay in Indian Rocks Beach. Close proximity to the beach was wonderful. The cottage was modern and all we needed. Cathleen and Tim were very easy to work with. We highly recommend this cottage!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.0%

We do require a Reservation Form to be reviewed, it is here on the VRBO site.
High season rate applies to Thanksgiving.
Discounted fees for longer stays in low season: 3 weeks =7% discount, 4 weeks =10% discount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties