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Beautiful remodeled beachfront w/all the upgrades

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 28 nights

Overview


Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
28 nights

About the property

Local owners attentive to your needs. Beautiful unit on beach.

Please note: HomeAway/VRBO is now charging (scamming) renters with ridiculous fees for booking. As such, we do no accept online bookings or credit card payments. Also, please understand our condo association does not allow weekly rentals. This unit is available for monthly rentals only. Max. 6 occupants (including children). No smoking. No pets.

This beachfront 3 BR/2BA, second floor unit is on the third level of Driftwood Sands, a quiet and private 45 unit condominium in the quaint town of Indian Rocks Beach.

This recently remodeled unit has been tastefully decorated, and no expense was spared with custom kitchen cabinetry, plank floorings in halls, kitchen, and living room, new carpet in bedrooms, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, bar with wine chiller and built-in wine rack, WiFi, HDTV, DVD, ceiling fans, plantation shutters, and wood burning fireplace!

Property amenities include beachfront, pool, gas barbecue grills, shuffleboard, private gazebo, umbrellas, and private bathrooms and outdoor showers by the pool for guests, plus ground floor storage for pool toys, community meeting room, designated parking, air-conditioned lobby, convenient elevators and best of all is just feet to the beach!

Located in Indian Rocks Beach, Driftwood Sands is within a hour drive (or less) of Clearwater, Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota and all they have to offer. From fishing and fantastic golf, to shelling and shopping, to fabulous dining and arts & entertainment, to sporting events (Bucs, Rays) and thrill rides (Busch Gardens, Sea World and Disney), the Tampa Bay area is well within reach from this lovely beachfront condo unit with spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico and the beach.

Our condo association does not allow weekly rentals. This unit is available for monthly rentals only. Max. 6 occupants (including children), no smoking, no pets.

We do not accept Homeaway or VRBO online payments or credit card charges due to the ridiculous fees they charge.

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Owner
Chris Ingram
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2017

About Chris Ingram

We are a family of five who live in Tampa -- just 30 minutes away from Indian Rocks Beach. Our girls love spending their days at the beach and cooling off at the pool.

Chris Ingram purchased this condo in 2012

Why Chris Ingram chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

Indian Rocks Beach is close enough to all the amenities and comforts of a large city, while having its own identity of a quaint and quiet little town. The neighborly community, and lack of tacky tourist amenties sets Indian Rocks Beach apart from other area beachfront communities. Of course if you're looking for tacky tourism and all of its amenities, Clearwater Beach and Indian Shores are just a few minutes away! Plus, Gulf Blvd. in Indian Rocks Beach has a center turn-lane allowing easy access through town that areas south of Indian Rocks lack.

What makes this condo unique

Great views of the Gulf and white sandy beaches from the living area, porch and master bedroom are the top attraction. The conveniently located pool, covered parking, wide balcony, chef's kitchen, WiFi, and wood burning fireplace are all super features of this unit. This is smoke-free and pet-free unit.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Beautiful remodeled beachfront w/all the upgrades
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews
4

Good place

  • 4 of 5

Pluses: quiet, good beds,nice kitchen

Minuses:

Failure some times to address problems...very few

Association maintenance seems to be during January/February resulting reduced amenities: i.e. Closed pool or deck for two or three weeks

Comfortable adult seating in living room limited to four people

Good place for older couple

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janet, We appreciate your staying with us the last three years the months of Jan.-March. I am sorry you have been inconvenienced by the pool remodeling last year, and the deck remodel this year. The timing of major building maintenance is out of my control. I know you were upset that the bath towel rack was not repaired. That was my fault, as I thought the maintenance man had fixed it. I should have checked with him. As you know, his mother had a stroke the week you called and he planned to fix it the following week. He apparently forgot, and I was unaware of this until you pointed it out again nearly a month later. So sorry for your inconvenience. As for LR seating, there is a large over-sized couch, love seat and ottoman in the LR. Additionally there is a pub table with two bar chairs by the window and there are four custom-made bar chairs at the bar in the LR. All of those bar chairs are high-end with leather seating and backing, arm rests, and fully swivel. When I do the math, that makes room for 11, not four as you stated. There are also two cushioned and fabric-covered chairs in the bedrooms which could easily be brought into the LR for extra guest seating. We are constantly adding new amenities and replacing items. Since your last stay, we have added new plank flooring in the LR, hallways, bathrooms, and kitchen; as well as new carpet in the BRs. Additionally, we have purchased new fiesta dishware and new linens and bed covers in the MBR. And while yes, our unit is perfect for older couples, it is also a great place for families, or a girl's weekend. Our unit is child friendly with a small number of games and toys,books and videos. We also stock sippy cups, a pack-n-play, and tons of beach toys in the beach closet. We've had lots of families have happy stays with us and we welcome them with open arms! We pride ourselves in the condition, cleanliness and functionality of our unit and our responsiveness to tenant concerns and I believe that is evidenced by the 5 star positive ratings every previous tenant who has rated our unit has left on VRBO. At the end of the day, you can't please all the people all of the time. I am sorry we did not please you at the 5-star level. Chris Ingram (owner)
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5

Exceeding Expectations! Spectacular Sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

This condo rocks, the pictures don't do it justice. The kitchen is fully loaded with Calphalon pans, decent knives and all the small appliance you could imagine. It was immaculate and stocked with everything from extra towels, sheets, pool towels to spices, puzzles, books, games and even birthday candles. It truly is a home away from home. We are a local family of 5 that spent 7 weeks at the condo due to mold in our house. The neighbors were all extremely friendly and quiet. The view is truly sensational especially at sunset. The property is well-maintained and has brand new gas and charcoal grills. The split-plan layout was perfect for a family with children. It is an excellent use of space and actually feels larger than it is. It really felt like a home for us. The owner was great and extremely accommodating. We would definitely recommend this place and most importantly~ Yes, the master bed is comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Randi, Thanks for the nice comments and for staying with us. Enjoy your new home! Chris
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5

Wonderful place! You won't be disappointed.

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time here in September 2016. The condo is amazing. Everything is new and clean, and the view of the water and the pool are great. We spent hours on the balcony sipping cocktails and watching the sunsets. The condo is stocked with everything you need including kitchen items, linens and towels. There is even a first aid kit which we needed to use a couple of times when my grandson got a cut on his foot and a splinter in his hand. The owner is extremely helpful and provides a thorough information book which includes some ideas for things to do and recommended restaurants. We cant wait to come back here!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Month!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our April stay in this lovely, well appointed condo! Everything was as pictured and better! The owner is responsive and easy to work with. Every detail seemed to be covered by notes and directions. If you choose this condo, you will be extremely happy! Indian Rocks beach is a perfect getaway!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Month!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our April stay in this lovely, well appointed condo! Everything was as pictured and better! The owner is responsive and easy to work with. Every detail seemed to be covered by notes and directions. If you choose this condo, you will be extremely happy! Indian Rocks beach is a perfect getaway!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for visiting! Come back again next year.
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5

Wow! Very nice place

  • 5 of 5

We had such a nice stay for the holidays, but we are sad to have to leave! This condo is exceptionally nice, and well-maintained, and very CLEAN! The kitchen had everything -- including a snow cone maker! The owner was very helpful and friendly. We would definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Salt Rock Grill
Keegan's Seafood Grille
"Our favorite place in IRB for lunch. "
Crabby Bill's
"This restaurant is basically a tourist trap. The mostly fried food is gross. Eat here if loo..."
Guppy's on the Beach
"Service is good, nicer atmosphere than most places in IRB. Food is consistently good, but no..."
The Pub Waterfront Restaurant & Lounge
"Fun place to eat. Sit outside and watch the boats go by. Food is good, but not great. Servic..."
kooky coconut/ice cream parlor in indian rocks
"A fun place to take the kids for ice cream or a light snack."
Cody's Original Roadhouse
"Consistently average food. Good kids meal options."
Pinky's Ice Cream & Candy Shop
"A fun place for ice cream, sundae, shake or malted. If you like candy, you'll love the selec..."
Beach Pizza Plus
"Pizza is okay, Slyce pizza is best in IRB."
Los Mexicanos
"Service here is terrible. The staff will just stare at you as you walk in and wait to be sea..."
Sandy's Restaurant
"If the service here doesn't disappoint you, the portions and the prices will. This is consis..."
Stefano's Italian Cuisine
"A 5-star because this is the best restaurant in IRB, but 5 stars suggests it's perfect, it's..."
Slyce Pizza Bar
"Hands down the best pizza on the beaches (and perhaps in Tampa Bay area). NY style and deep-..."
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Tampa International Airport (TIA) or Clearwater
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Tampa
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
I-275
Nearest Beach
Indian Rocks Beach is in your backyard!

(Note: MONTHLY rentals ONLY/no weekly rentals, Max occupants: 6. Calendar is constantly updated. Please check our calendar before requesting specific dates as they may already be booked. No pets/no smoking unit.)

Whether you're looking for a nice quiet place to relax on the beach and enjoy spectacular views of the sunset from your rental unit, or are looking for a great place to stay that is close to Tampa Bay area attractions like the Busch Gardens, Lowry Park Zoo, the Florida Aquarium, the Dali Museum, the Straz Center for the Arts, fishing, sporting events (Bucs, Lightning, Rays plus Grapefruit League Spring Training) or something else, this unit is conveniently located near all that the Tampa Bay area has to offer. Only 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport. Plus, just an hour and half from Disney and the Orlando area!

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Rates & Availability

Indian Rocks Beach 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 '17 w/out crowds
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
28 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
Lazy Days of Summer '17 (peak)
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
28 night minimum stay
$3,900
 
 
Early Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
28 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
 
Holidays @ Beach '17 PerMo
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
28 night minimum stay
$3,400
 
 
HighSeason '18 JanFebMar PerMo
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
28 night minimum stay
$4,900
 
 
April '18 Fla's best month!
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
28 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
May '18 Beat the crowds!
May 1 2018 - May 30 2018
28 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
Lazy Days of Summer '18 PerMo
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
28 night minimum stay
$3,900
 
 
Early Fall '18
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
28 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
 
Holidays @ Beach '18
Nov 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018
28 night minimum stay
$3,400
 
 
HighSeason '19 JanFebMar PerMo
Jan 1 2019 - Mar 31 2019
28 night minimum stay
$4,900
 
 
April '19 Florida's best month
Apr 1 2019 - Apr 30 2019
28 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
May '19 Beat the crowds!
May 1 2019 - May 31 2019
28 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay
$3,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning $175
Condo Assoc application $75
Tax Rate 13.0%

This is a monthly rental condo. We do not rent by the night or the week. We do not take credit cards. We do not use VRBO online booking due to the ridiculous fees. We do not rent to parties greater than 6. No pets. No smoking unit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Indian Rocks Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Heated jacuzzi tub, granite counter tops.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Walk-in closet.His & her separate sinks.Granite countertops.
  • Both have granite counter tops. Master has dual vanities, walk-in closet and plenty of under-counter storage.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Cable TV and large closet.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Lots of light and large closet.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Overlooks Gulf/beach. Walk-in closet. His/her sinks in bath.
  • King size beds (1) King bed in Master BR, Queen sized beds (1) BR2 and BR 3. Pack and Play (crib) available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This is a beautiful condo that is bright, clean, newly renovated and has a great view of the beach, Gulf of Mexico and the beautiful grounds and pool of Driftwood Sands in Indian Rocks Beach. Close to area attractions, shopping, golf, sporting and concert venues, restaurants, Tampa airport, and other arts and entertainment opportunities. Best of all, it's right on the beach! Free WiFi on secure server. Maximum occupancy (by condo rule) is 6 persons including children. This is a non-smoking unit and pets are not permitted. Minimum rental period (by condo rule) is 30 days. Please DO NOT CALL AND ASK ABOUT A NIGHTLY OR WEEKLY RENTAL! This is not a hotel. Condo is owned and managed by family in Tampa who are responsive to any condo-related matters during your stay. We can make great restaurant and activities recommendations as well, just call!

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