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Beach Paradise on the 5th Floor with a Spectacular View

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

We offer a Gulf-view condo perfect for a romantic getaway or family fun in the sun.

This is not your ordinary vacation rental property. A short trip across Tampa Bay from the Tampa International Airport, our vacation home has been completely remodeled and, being on the fifth floor, offers extraordinary views of dolphins swimming off of the beach and the most amazing sunsets anywhere.

You can bring your boat! We have access to a private dock located on the Intercoastal Waterway side of Holiday Villas III, giving you a different and beautiful way to see this part of Florida. You can swim in the beach side heated pool, head for a swim in the Gulf of Mexico, or fish from the private fishing pier.

Our vacation home is a refuge year round on one of Florida’s beautiful barrier islands. Life here includes celebrated shopping, lots of fine dining, nearby towns such as John’s Pass Village, Clearwater Beach, St. Petersburg Beach, and Tarpon Springs, and cities like Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg. A 45-minute drive takes you to Busch Gardens, and a 90-minute drive will get you to Orlando/Disney. The Tampa area is home to professional football, baseball and hockey. The area is peppered with art galleries and museums, numerous golf courses, and several full service marinas. Welcome to some of the best fishing in Florida.

Check our calendar for availability or contact us by e-mail.

Favorite features of our property include an open floor plan, granite throughout, new kitchen, and new baths. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy Gulf living. The living room features stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. An open kitchen provides a great way to converse with guests while preparing meals. The master suite has a full bath, and the second bathroom serves the second bedroom and your guests.

Come visit the beauty of the Gulf. You will be glad you did.

Keywords: Condominium, Gulf View, Indian Shores Beach, Florida Beaches, Beach View

More Details

Orlando Calvo
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 6, 2017

About Orlando Calvo

We are Orlando and Miriam Calvo, and we have lived in Tampa for most of our lives, raising our four sons about an hour’s drive from the Gulf of Mexico.

Orlando Calvo purchased this condo in 2010

Why Orlando Calvo chose Indian Shores

We decided to buy a beach-front vacation home because of our love of spending time at the beach, and so we could be there more often. Soon our growing sons and their own families will vacation here as well. We hope you will love our vacation home and all this area affords as much as we do!

What makes this condo unique

Holiday Villas III has a beachfront pool, boat docking on the Intercoastal Waterway, and a private fishing dock, as well as pristine white sand beach, beautiful blue water, and the best sunsets anywhere. Many of Florida’s best attractions are within easy driving distance.


Indian Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Fully furnished kitchen with toaster, coffee pot, blender, and lots more. Bathrooms have towels and a blow dryer. Beach umbrella, beach chairs, board games, puzzles, books. Beach side heated pool and lounging deck with 2 Gazebos that overlook the beach. Lounging by the pool while hearing the waves from the beach is TOTALLY AMAZING.


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Beach Paradise on the 5th Floor with a Spectacular View
average rating of 4.98 based on 50 reviews

Home away from home with an ocean bonus!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Orlando and Miriam's beachfront condo was wonderful! We enjoyed the morning sun and the perfect views of the sunsets each evening from the balcony and I loved that we could walk the white sandy beach for as long as we wanted in either direction. The rooms were clean and comfortable, with nice furniture and appliances and everything was fully stocked (kitchen equipment & staples, games, books, towels, even soaps and shampoo). It was like I was stepping into someone's home. Orlando was easy to reach by email or text, and any questions I had were answered quickly and clearly. Access to the beach was excellent and having a dedicated parking spot was wonderful. I'd definitely recommend this condo to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place for our family winter vacation

  • 5 of 5

Just from the this web site, we felt something special for Orlando's appartment... His choice of pictures reflected exactly what we were looking for!

Upon arrival, it simply exceeded our expectations!

We loved the appartment, its location and the beach... just steps away!! (the best beach access in all Indian Shores by the way ;)

Very quiet and very convenient layout!

Magnificent sunset view from the balcony (we miss our glass of wine while enjoying the sunset already!!)

Excellent to treat with Orlando as well! Very accomodating and thinking of every detail to ensure our families spend great time... thank you Orlando!

We will visit you again soon!

Pat & family

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Narvon, PA

Vacation Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We loved this condo so much, it is in a perfect location, with all the amenities you could possibly ask for. It was immaculately clean, cozy and definitely a home away from home. Just a few steps from the elevator to the pool and then a few more steps to the beach and Gulf of Mexico. Watching Dolphins from the balcony early morning and sunsets from the beach were spectacular, plus fishing on the Interal Coastal waterway could not have been more convenient for our teenage son. We enjoyed this vacation condo so much I have already book for next year and can't wait to visit again. Thank you Orland and family for sharing your gem with us!!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Munich, Germany

A perfect week in a great spot

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week with two small children and everybody had a great time. The ease of having pool and beach just an elevator ride away was great. We had every meal on the balcony, enjoyed the views and breeze (sometimes the A/C's around us were a bit too noisy) and loved watching pelicans and other birds flying by. The unit was very well equipped and the kids loved all the sand and water toys. Indian Shores does not feel very touristy and we appreciated the privacy and 'low key'-ness of the area (especially after having been to Fort Myers Beach).

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing week in a perfect condo on the Gulf!

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained 5th floor perfect view, what more could we have asked for? Breakfast on the balcony each morning was our favorite! We have rented other places in the past but this was the best, exactly as pictured and nothing less! We were sad to pack up and drive home.

Orlando and Miriam -thank you again...

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic week

  • 5 of 5

We strongly recommend this unit. We had a fantastic week and we were really confortable. The condo is fully equiped, clean and the views are amazing. Orlando is a joy to deal with. We were sad to leave and will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
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• Awesome Beach Volley Ball Setup, Beach Side Tiki Bar next to BBQ’s with Decorative Concrete Tables and Umbrellas for dining while overlooking the beach, Access to Public Trolley for transportation is right in front of our building, Nearby Bird Sanctuary is within walking distance, Famous John's Pass, Day & Night Sightseeing Cruises, Boat Rentals, Deep Sea Fishing, and LOTS More! Bring your boat! Holiday Villas III has its own private boat dock.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Reservation will be confirmed when the contract and deposit have been received.

$200 damage/reservation deposit is required.
50% of the rental rate is required 60 days before arrival.
Balance of the rent is due 14 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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