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Luxurious Oceanfront Penthouse - Master Bedroom and Living Room are oceanfront

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 14 nights

Overview

About the property

Stunning Oceanfront 5th floor Penthouse no obstructed views

Welcome to paradise on the beach. If casual luxury beachfront living with spectacular gulf views and the sounds of crashing waves from your 30 foot balcony appeal to you, keep on reading!! This exclusive top floor corner penthouse has 180 degree unobstructed Gulf views from both the living room and the private master suite. There is also a second balcony off kitchen/dining room with gulf and intercoastal views. Every room in this condo has a Gulf view. In one of the most sought after locations, this two bedroom, two bathroom penthouse is within walking distance of Indian Rock's most popular restaurants. It is located directly across the street from Crabby Bill's, Lulu's and PJ''s Oyster Bar which have daily happy hours until 6 PM. CVS, an ice cream shop, award winning donut shop and coffee bar/bakery are also located directly across the street, you don't even need a car once you get here.

The gourmet chef's kitchen with breakfast bar (fully equipped including Bosch dishwasher, fridge with water and ice dispensers, large microwave, convection oven, garburator, Keurig and 12 cup programmable coffee maker) and large open concept dining/living room as well as the master bedroom overlook the beachfront/pool and hot tub and the Gulf of Mexico.

Watch the world go by, in this highly sought after penthouse with a 30 foot tiled balcony facing the evening sunsets, on your cushioned glider rockers. Enjoy alfresco dining or simply a glass of wine as you watch the dolphins and sunsets and breath in the salty ocean air. From your top floor balcony listen to the waves crashing and soak in the view as far as your eyes can see up and down the beach and straight ahead to the evening sunsets.

After enjoying your morning coffee on the balcony, from your cushioned glider rockers, you may want to stroll down to the geo-thermal heated pool or hot tub for a quick dip followed by a stroll down to the beach. Take the condo's beach tent, cooler and chairs and go fish directly in front of your condo and enjoy your fresh caught fish on the charcoal grills downstairs. Bring it back upstairs and enjoy al fresco dining on your outdoor patio dining set while enjoying the sunset directly in front of you every single evening. I guarantee you will find it difficult to even go out for dinner!

The unit has unlimited high-speed wireless internet (also down at the pool/hot tub), free US and Canada long distance and two HD televisions, (65 inch in the living room and 46 inch in the master bedroom).

The open concept dining/living room features a 65 inch flat screen TV with two new cream coloured leather Natuzzi couches and two new recliner rockers. Three sets of floor to ceiling sliding glass patio doors frame the breathtaking Gulf views from both the living room and master bedroom.

The master suite offers a king sized Serta IComfort bed with 1100 count sheets and a large ensuite master bath (his and her sinks and walk-in closet). Enjoy the Gulf view while lying down on the king sized bed and watching the 46 inch flat screen TV and enjoying the calming sounds of the surf. The master suite also offers private access to the 30 foot balcony and beach/sunset views.

The second bedroom and guest three piece bathroom are a private contained oasis separated from the rest of the condo. The bedroom has it's own private view of the Gulf and is furnished with a queen sized bed, with 1100 count Turkish sheets.

A full size washer and dryer are provided for your convenience.

Need to get out? Enjoy fresh local caught seafood at the award winning Aqua Prime and Salt Rock Grill or unlimited fresh fish at Keegan's or Guppy's world famous lobster bisque. In the mood for something different try the gourmet pizza at Slyce Bar which is a 5 minute walk from the condo. Take a 15 minute beach trolley trip to John's Pass Village, a large marina, shopping and dining complex that offers every water sport rental you can imagine as well as dolphin tours, casino boats and sunset sailings. Feeling adventurous, take the beach trolley to Clearwater and enjoy the exciting nightlife with free Friday concerts on the Pier or enjoy Sheppard's seafood buffet or Hyatt's Ocean Prime Restaurant. For a taste of city life and fine arts, St Petersburg is a 20 minute drive from the beach and is home to several world class art museums such as the renowned Salvador Dali Museum and the Chillully Collection. The Vinoy, a 5 star hotel is near 400 Beach Drive with high end shopping and 5 star outdoor restaurants and patios. Tampa's Busch Gardens and International Plaza is a 40 minute drive while Orlando is 1.5 hours away to get to Disney, SeaWorld , Universal Studios or premium outlets shopping.

Keywords: Gulf Front Corner Penthouse, Free Wifi

More Details

Owner
Bob
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 8, 2018

About Bob

We fell in love with this condo as soon as we walked in and saw the ocean views. No pictures can describe the views. Every where we looked we saw the gulf and with the 3 sets of floor to ceiling patio doors which open to the sounds of the crashing waves, the salt air and the unobstructed 180 degree views we were mesmerized. This is our home and we share it selectively. We appreciate people who treat it as their own home. We feel truly blessed every time we are able to come down. We are sharing "the Dream" with those who want to loose themselves in nature for awhile.

Bob purchased this condo in 2010

Why Bob chose Independence Square

My wife and I fell in love with the views from this corner penthouse We have been vacationing in Florida for 20 years and never thought we would be owners until we found this place. We are so happy to share it

What makes this condo unique

There is no other 5th floor Penthouse condo on the beach located directly across from 7 of the highest tripadvisor restaurants It is sublimely private and feels like you are directly on the ocean as it is so close to the beach. Gulf views from every room in the Penthouse as there are no condos next to this Penthouse obstructing the view. Words cannot describe how feelingof sitting in glider rocker chairs close your eyews and listen to the pounding of the surf, breath in the salty ocean air in your barefeet on the tiled balcony with a glass of wine or simply a morning coffee. Enjoying the sunset while dining is absolutely breathtaking. No need for a car everything is within walking distance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The unit was everything we expected and more. It was very clean and had a very open design with large patio door Gulf exposures from the living room and master bedroom. The balcony is very proivate with limited exposure to other units on the same floor but has views from each side as well. The owner was easy to deal with and we will likely renew our reservation annually.
Apr 2010
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Amenities

Independence Square Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No additional overnight guests
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub , Matching his and her sinks with 8x8 walk in Master closet
    Guest bathroom - toilet , shower , Private guest bedroom/bathroom separate from the Master Bdrm
  • master bathroom is a private oasis his and her corian sinks, a jetted tub and shower and a full 8 x 8 Master walk in closet opening unto the Master bedroom with a private entrance to the 30 foot ocean front gulf view. It has floor to ceiling private patio doors with unobstructed views of the ocean and the amazingly beautiful sunsets.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom suite - 1 king , Brand new King sized Serta iComfort bed
    Private second bedroom oasis - 1 queen , located in separate wing of the condo with its own bathroom
  • The Master suite is located directly facing the ocean with its own private entrance to the 30 ft tiled balcony and beautiful rocker glider patio chairs and al fresco dining it has floor to ceiling patio doors that open directly into the gulf lulling you to sleep each night it comes furnished with a King size Serta iComfort bed with 1100 count sheets of Pima cotton. A 49 inch tv with 170 channels and unlimited internet and a rocker glider to enjoy the ocean views from your Master Suite A private master ensuite separated from the guest bedroom and bathroom in another wing of the condo. Your Master Suite bathroom is equipped with his and her corian sinks, a jetted tub and shower as well as an 8 x 8 ft closet
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxurious Oceanfront Penthouse - Master Bedroom and Living Room are oceanfront
average rating of 4.875 based on 9 reviews
Oviedo, FL, USA
5

Great Property, Location and Owner.

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our fourth stay in this unit and we're already planning for next year. Great views of the the gulf from top floor balcony. Building lay out provides a sense of privacy, units are off set instead of lined up next to each other. Condo is nicely appointed with new appliances, carpet and paint. Owners Bob and Cheryl take excellent care of their property, everything is always fully functional, clean, nicely appointed and up to date. The pool is good size and well maintained; salt purification instead of chlorine, nice touch. I personally spend lots of time in the spa. You can't beat the convenience of getting to this property either. It's located on Gulf Blvd., which during peak season can slow to a crawl. The beauty of Pier House is that you take a four lane road with a 45 mph speed limit until it dead ends at Gulf Blvd., turn left and 100 ft. later turn right into the parking lot and your there and out of your car. In no time your unpacked, slipping into your bathing suit and walking the beach or crashing the waves, not sitting in traffic on Gulf Blvd. Restaurants abound, groceries close by.....we love this unit, as I said we've stayed in it numerous times and are already planning for next years stay. Thanks Bob and Cheryl.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This property a great place to stay. Very tastefully decorated. Great location and views of beach.

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd time to stay at Bob's place. The beds are very comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped. Bob was a pleasure to deal with when making our booking. The views from the balcony are stunning. Great pool and hot tub. We will definitely recommend this Condo.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great summer vacation by the beach!

  • 4 of 5

We (family of 4) spent 2 weeks in Bob's beach condo this July in Indian Rocks Beach. Very clean and comfortable with all the amenities and supplies to just relax!!

The condo has a large master bedroom suite for mom and dad and a separate second private bedroom. Great large comfortable "lazy boy" sofas in the living room to make board games and TV nights fun.

The massive balcony allows for beautiful sunset dinners, great for breakfast and people watching.

All the chairs, towels and beach toys to make the days at the beach fun.

The location is great for restaurants, pharmacy and coffee house steps away.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful location with unbeatable views and privacy

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed this fabulous condo on more than one memorable vacation and hope to make it our 'go to' home from home in the future. Aside from the convenient easy stroll to more than one great restaurant/bar this condo offers comfortable, quiet and private accommodation with amazing views over the beach to enjoy relaxing days counting dolphins and collecting shells! The owners are both professional and welcoming who have made each stay an absolute pleasure. Can't wait to reserve again!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oviedo, FL, USA
5

Consistently wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property well placed on amazing beach. Easy to get to, convenient restaurants and shopping. Responsive owner. No brainer!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely "Perfect" in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

This condo is beautiful! My husband and I have stayed at other Pier House condos and this unit lacks nothing - very well equipped kitchen, beautiful furnishings, lots of beach "chairs and toys" - we couldn't have asked for a better vacation. Enjoyed it so much that we're going back in October, 2014! We've never written a review before but felt compelled to review this condo. Located "beach" side, we had gorgeous views of the gulf from living room, dining room and master bedroom and were just steps from the pool and beach. We rented a car so that we could try out different restaurants and pick up a few groceries and were able to take advantage of the owner's designated parking spot! Owners are absolutely wonderful to deal with and our entry and exit from the unit were seamless. The beach is breathtaking - white sand and warm gulf waters. Get up early if you want to go "shelling" - lots of beach walkers at sunrise picking up shells that wash up on the beach through the night. Sunset seems like Mecca - everyone seams to arrive and stand on the beach to watch the gorgeous sunsets - just like clockwork. Beach is very private - we left our chairs, books, umbrellas etc. for hours at a time while we walked the beach and returned to find everything just as we had left it. There are several good eating places within walking distance of the condo, as well as a large drug store that's more like a general store as they carry a good variety of food products as well. The nearest grocery/liquor store would be a Publix which is about a 5 minute drive from the condo. Although a car is not really required, we would recommend renting a car, even for just a few days so that you can stock up on groceries and visit some of the great restaurants in the immediate area. We're from Canada where summers can be short so going to Florida in October just extended our summer. Temperatures were not but not humid so we spent the majority of our days on the beach and in the warm gulf water. Would highly recommend this condo to everyone looking for high end and secure accommodation and amenities, awesome views of the gulf and direct beach access. Our favourite restaurant was the "Columbia" - famous for their salad that "eats like a meal" which isn't within walking distance but I'm sure would be an affordable cab ride. Until the Canadian owners of this condo decide to occupy the unit full time, we'll be doing our best to return to this unit every year.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Crabby Bills, PJ’s, Lulu’s, Jakes Mexican Cantina
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Down the street largo golf
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Walsingham
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Crabby Bills, PJ’s, Lulu’s, Jakes Mexican Cantina
Car: recommended

The condo is:

- across the street from five of Indian Rocks busiest restaurants

- five minutes from the Largo golf course

- 40 minutes from Busch Gardens in Tampa

- two hours from Disneyworld in Orlando

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

reception and cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $500

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.

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