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*PEACH on the BEACH* TOP floor/DIRECT Gulf - contact owner for best price

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

RIGHT OUT THERE! 2BR/2BA ultra clean - WEEKLY - 96 reviews tells the story

What a great time to book your late summer and/or Labor Day beachfront condo. A Super way to build family memories.. Kindly call 727-595-5727 for quick answers to all questions.

TOP FLOOR & DIRECT GULF balcony. Entire building newly painted. The unit now has a new washer/dryer and new ten foot floor to ceiling drapes in Living room. YOU WILL LIKE IT ALL.

PEACH ON THE BEACH, in the Beach Palms complex, is a DIRECT GULF, TOP FLOOR unit with a garage. We offer LOCATION, location and LOCATION with GREAT sunsets and beach access. YOU will be right out there for the magnificent views and the glorious sunsets. This is "the" special beach front, penthouse vacation condo that you are looking for. Look to the North, WEST, and South at the GREAT BEACH, from the Peach's very own direct Gulf balcony. Nothing blocks your view of the Gulf of Mexico.

2/br-2/ba Direct Gulf unit on the 5th (top) floor with CLEAR views, up and down the entire BEACH, from your personal balcony. The PEACH is updated, upscale & CLEAN, and includes a garage, with beach toys too. New micro-fiber furniture in the living room, including a very comfortable chaise lounge. When you walk into the "PEACH" you will appreciate the open feeling that the 10 foot ceilings provide. The - NEW- full floor to ceiling drapes supply a feeling of warmth in the unit. Free WiFi, with HD TV in living room and cable in the master and guest bedrooms. The unit also has Air conditioning (brand new system) as well as a full kitchen with all utensils provided and a NEW washer and dryer. Visitors rave about how comfortable our king sized bed is in the master bedroom (all linens provided). The master bedroom, bathroom offers a SEPARATE tub and walk-in shower. Also, the walk-in closet seems to be greatly appreciated, by many of our visitors. Finally, new ceiling fans and twin beds in the second bedroom.

Located on the barrier island town of Indian Shores, Beach Palms (formerly Beach Cottage III) is DIRECTLY on the BEACH with two glass elevators, a heated pool, BBQ's and enclosed garage filled with everything you and yours will need for the beach..

This is your Florida dream vacation hideaway!

Please check out our 96 reviews, as they tell the REAL story.

More Details

Susan Boettle
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2018

About Susan Boettle

Susan and I (Vic) have lived and rented beachfront condos for over 30 years. Susan hails from upstate NY (Cortland) and has lived locally here in the Clearwater/St Pete area, for many years. I grew up and lived in the Chicago/Peoria area coming to Florida 30 years ago. This is when I was lucky enough to have met and married Susan. She graduated from the Univ. of South Florida and I received my degree from Bradley Univ. in Peoria, IL. Susan is a 30 year retired Pinellas County teacher (K) and very proud of it. Finally, I convinced her to join me in retirement. Enough about us, what about you and yours?

Susan Boettle purchased this condo in 2002

Why Susan Boettle chose Indian Shores

Susan has the patience and knowledge to help anyone intending to visit this area. We have put our hearts and souls into making our direct beachfront condo one of the BEST on the beach. Add to that the direct, top floor location and you have a winner for your holiday. Worried about you car, then you will love our garage. How many condos offer you a garage? Best of all, is the unobstructed view from the private balcony, directly over the Gulf. Please, take a look at our pictures and you will see the exact Gulf views, of the entire beach. Each yea,r we make improvements in the unit. In 2015, we put in a new tray kitchen ceiling with LED lighting and a new chandelier in the dinning room. Last yea,r it was new micro-fiber living room furniture, including a chaise lounge, and the year before that we added free WiFi and HD TV in the living room. In the previous year, we put new tile in the entry hallways, kitchen and both bathrooms. The list goes on and on, but we hope you get the idea!!! This place is maintained to very high standards, which we hope our visitors will appreciate and enjoy.

What makes this condo unique

If you plan to visit the area, you need someone you can trust, which describes us. Tired of dealing with fast talking, rude, only interested in getting your booking people? That is NOT us. We like the old fashioned telephone, so that we can describe everything in full and to your complete satisfaction. We have been as honest as we possibly can be, with our pictures. We see pictures on the internet that are taken at the best possible angles, that represent views, that the complex offers, that make not true to the actual unit. We just shake our heads and feel sorry for the folks who get fooled' by such half truths. This is one reason we meet and greet our visitors in person. We view the grounds together and walk into the unit with you. Someone not happy? This has yet to happened. If it were to occur, we would talk about it 'on the spot' and work it out. Finally, since we meet and greet all of our visitors, we provide the keys, so you do not need to drive up and down the beach (or fool with a lock box) to get keys. No doubt, flying or driving you will be tired and who needs to look for the whereabouts of the keys?

Finally, since we have built a two way 'faith and trust' on the telephone, we have NO need to ask you to pay in advance. Payment is upon arrival. Many operations (most, if not all) ask you to pay in advance. Doesn't that make you feel a bit uncomfortable? It does when we travel. We do ask for a reservation deposit, when you book the condo. This assures us, that you are indeed coming and makes us feel better about turning others away for the dates you have reserved.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Sent: Thu 2/10/11 11:24 AM


Sure thing, and thanks again! Diane & John

In a message dated 2/10/2011 9:27

What a nice EM. Thank you! We can only hope that our "paths" cross again. If any of your friends are in need of a place, kindly, let us know, so that we can "roll-out" the red carpet for them, too.

You are GREAT people and we only wish we had MORE like you. Hope you enjoy those Stein Mart "goodies" and that the golf game stays up to "par".

Best Regards, Vic & Susan


Hi Vic & Susan! Thanks so much for the prompt return of our security deposit.

We enjoyed our Beach Cottages stay as well as could be expected under the difficult personal circumstances. The condo was beautiful and we enjoyed keeping it that way. We felt as if it was our own home. We'd love to come again, if our travels to Florida take us to the Gulf Coast. We'll certainly recommend our places to friends and family, should the opportunity arise. Again it was a pleasure to meet you both, and thank you for all your help during our stay.

Diane & John Eisgruber

Dec 2010
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Indian Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , your choice of shower stall OR combo tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , your choice of shower or tub
  • Split bathroom floor plan allows privacy between bathrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , direct Gulf with KING
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds
  • Split bedroom floor allows privacy between bedrooms.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Newly painted (entire unit) - new tile in kitchen, hallways,dressing area and both bathrooms. - New kitchen cabinets. - All around UPSCALE/CLEAN unit. Free WiFi, local and long distance telephone and HD on living room TV (both bedrooms have TV's - cable). Please take a look at our pictures and our reviews and see for yourselves. New living room furniture, both attractive and comfortable (2014)


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*PEACH on the BEACH* TOP floor/DIRECT Gulf - contact owner for best price
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 97 reviews

Wonderful view! Comfortable & well-equipped unit!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in three different units at Beach Palms and this one was by far the best! The view was fabulous. The beds were comfortable. It was completely outfitted with everything we could possibly have needed from linens to kitchen items to beach toys. Very nice and responsive owners. It was a wonderful experience overall and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a memorable stay in Indian Shores!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking such good care of our condo, during your stay. You are a lovely family and we look forward to more visits from you, in the near future. Best Regards, Susan and Vic
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Very Clean Beach Rental

  • 4 of 5

Overall this was a great rental. The view of the Gulf of Mexico was excellent. The condo was immaculately clean and mostly updated. It's not your top of the line rental, but we were not looking for that. It was equipped with almost everything we needed for our stay. Susan was extremely friendly and the check in went very smoothly and quickly. (even though my husband got lost on the way and we were late- Susan was very kind about us arriving 30 minutes later than she expected)

The beach and pool area where very clean. We spent most of our time with our two young sons in the pool and some at the beach. It's a great place for a family.

We did get out and explore some places. The aquarium in Clearwater was just ok. We thought it was overpriced a bit, but Susan saved us a coupon so we saved a fair amount of money. (THANK YOU!)

We took our boys to the alligator exhibit in John Pass Village- that was great for them!

We also ate at Keegan's Seafood Restaurant. We LOVED IT!

A few things we thought that could be better were

1. a few more disposable kitchen supplies (as listed above so renters don't have to bother purchasing items they can't bring home)

2.The twin beds in the second bedroom seemed a little old and could probably benefit from an upgrade. My husband slept in that room with my 4 year old son and he said it wasn't very comfy. The master bed, however, was very comfortable.

3. Lastly, the carpet could probably use replacing. There were rugs and runners all over the apartment to help keep the carpet from wearing. While I appreciate and understand what they are trying to do, I ended up having to move some out of the way because I tripped on them a few time.

A suggestion I have for guests coming: You might consider bringing some saran wrap/foil, plastic baggies, olive oil for cooking and other items that you regularly use in the kitchen as there were very little to none provided. It would have been nice to have some of those things included. In a place we previously rented for a vacation most of that was provided so we didn't have to go out and buy it just for a week. I would have easily paid an extra fee to have (paper towel, olive oil, saran wrap, foil, and baggies) or other items provided for us in the kitchen.

Overall, we had a great time. I would recommend this rental to anyone with a young family. The space was ample enough for our family of 4. We would definitely consider renting this property again!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Overall a GREAT unit and so happy that you would recommend it all. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Your search is over!

  • 5 of 5

If the size of this condo fits your needs, your search is over! I have been vacationing on the Gulf Coast for many years and this rental is by far the nicest, cleanest, most well appointed "peach" on the beach that I have ever had the pleasure of calling "home" for a week. Susan was absolutely precious and made sure that we were taken care of after two days of a travelling nightmare with Allegiant. Thank you Susan, your hospitality was impressive and will not be forgotten. This unit is directly on the beautiful coast, conveniently located to restaurants and shopping, and the perfect oasis for your vacation. I LOVED the garage space for the car and the wonderful assortment of beach toys and necessities that were available for use with the condo. You literally don't need to worry about a thing--it's all here. Thank you Vic and Susan we certainly hope to return soon.

Christy E.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We meet and greet many people and we have to say that you and yours were truly a treat to welcome to the Peach on the Beach. OK, so it was not on your booked arrival date, but we did the best we could to make up for Allegiant's cancelled flight and so the delayed arrival. Better late, than never. We enjoyed having you and yours and certainly look forward to your next visit.
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A perfect place for the perfect time of the year

  • 5 of 5

What a great vacation, what a fantastic condo - I really don't know how to start this review...

Should I tell you about the cleanest place at the beach (from Clearwater Beach to St.Pete Beach!), the fantastic view from the balcony, the perfect equipt condo, the charming Hosts, the perfect value, the comfort of a private garage...

Just a few words as a summary: We'll be back next year and we count the months.

Ein paar Stichworte auf Deutsch: Wir machen seit fast 20 Jahren Urlaub in diesem Gebiet, das Peach on the Beach ist bei weitem das sauberste und bestausgestatteste Condo in diesem Preissegment. Nicht günstig, aber seinen Preis wert. Sehr freundliche Eigentümer, die sich um ihren Besitz auch kümmern und Sorge dafür tragen, dass es so gepflegt bleibt wie es ist. Nächstes Jahr wieder!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! what a GREAT review and thank you so very much. You guys were great to have and we are so pleased to hear that you plan to return to our PEACH ON THE BEACH. VRBO changed how reviews were to be submitted and either did not advise us or we failed to notice. Anyway, you got your (our) review in and we loved it. We still do wonder what the German part said ???? Guess you can tell us during your next visit.
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Very well appointed penthouse condo

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd time at this condo, That's says it all, great position, spacious, well fitted out and maintained. An absolute dream of a Holiday Condo. Look no Further you will not find better.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: After three visits from you folks, over the years. We feel like you are family and as we all know --- family comes first --- . You folks are certainly FIRST with us. We certainly look forward to your next visit, when we can VISIT again. Vic & Susan
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at "Peach on the Beach" for a week.The place is immaculate and very tastefully set up. Susan is super-organized and the smallest of our needs were met. The unit is exceptionally clean and has an incredible view. Everything - (linen, cutlery, paper towels, dishes, boxes, wrapping sheets etc) is provided and you really need not worry about anything. Plus, it is literally 3-4mins drive to the nearest grocery store and pharmacy.

We made full use of the beach accessories which were available for our use in the garage.

The heated pool is clean and well maintained. While we were there, there was a company doing their routine tests on the water quality and such. Very impressive.

The check-out process was as smooth as the check-in.In less than two weeks, i even got my deposit back. Everything was professionally handled and it made our stay very memorable.

Believe me - you will never go wrong with this selection. Thanks a ton, Susan and Vic.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your families visit was truly a "win-win" for both of us. You enjoyed your Peach on the Beach visit and we certainly enjoyed having you. We were very impressed with the manner in which you left the Peach. So very very clean and everything in good order. The last visitors did the same for you for you and you surly did it for the next folks. Thanks, so much. Have a GREAT year and we hope to see you again next year and every year thereafter. We can hope, RIGHT?
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Clearwater/St Pete - or Tampa International/TIA
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Salt Rock Grill
Car: recommended

-- FLASH -- 'Beach within Reach' and condo is a 'Peach'---(on the BEACH). One of a kind and YOU will love it as you look out from YOUR private balcony directly at the Gulf of Mexico. Or you can look, right (north) and or left (south) the beach and see what amounts to miles of open beach. The "super" unit is kept Ultra CLEAN and ready for your visit. We do weekly bookings, generally on a Saturday/Saturday basis.

We are accepting weekly bookings for the rest 2017 & 2018, generally on a Saturday to Saturday basis. We think you will enjoy working directly with the owner/Susan, as she is always willing to answer questions and offer friendly advice. Also, suggestions for improvements for your return visit or for others are always welcome and appreciated. After all we do hope you will return every year to see what we have new and different. We are open for most weeks during the fall/winter seasons, of 2017.

Here is what makes a true PEACH on the BEACH. ----------------------------

Top Floor (of 5) and Direct GULF view --- with garage --- one of BEST beachfront buildings on the entire beach and one of the best units in the building. Hard to beat !!! What a perfect VIEW !!! Take a peak at our pictures. Check out our calendar and be sure to read all of our five star REVIEWS. Can they all be wrong?

FREE high-speed WiFi, with HD TV in Living room and flat screen cable in both bedrooms. We have NEW living room furniture for your enjoyment. Also, we have just added a trey ceiling in the kitchen with new LED lighting.

Indian Shores is located on the barrier islands midway between Clearwater Beach to the north and St. Pete Beach to the south. Great restaurants, shopping, and grocery stores are conveniently located within a 5 mile radius of the property. The airports and interstate can be easily reached by crossing the bridge to the mainland, just .02 of a mile north of the condo complex. Explore our open beaches for miles in both directions. The trolley stop is near our parking lot and offers scenic ride for a nominal fee. The condo is recently painted and updated, as our pictures show. Take a look at our testimonials. Happy visitors wrote them. Stay with us and write your own happy testimonial.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Book by the week, Saturday to Saturday, except during the value season when mid-week bookings and longer than a week can be available, and at special rates.

All rates are subject to change

WiFi, HD and both local and long distance telephone calls including Canada are -- NOW -- free.

Payment is due on arrival. No need to pay in advance, unless you wish.. Bank check, travelers checks or cash, are acceptable. A personal check is agreeable, so long as it arrives a full week before your check-in date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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