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"Something Fishy" Waterfront Beach Townhome with Beautiful Views of the Gulf!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Heated Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome

Overview


Details
Property
townhome
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights

Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Heated Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome

About the property

Townhouse Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

'Something Fishy' beach townhouse is truly the tropical gulf front paradise, decorated in a fun and funky Florida flair that will continuously remind you that you are on vacation in the tropics!

Two spacious upstairs bedrooms, both with king size beds and quality bed linens, provide the vacationer with privacy and intimacy as they are strategically located above the main living area. A loft space with a comfortable pull out sofa bed offers additional sleeping arrangements that is perfect for kids or an extended family member. A large walk in closet, washer/dryer and flat screen tv's in the bedrooms give this unit extra convenience.

The master bath is a vivid array of wild colors and a hand painted shower curtain of two buxom bathing beauties, thick, coordinating towels and many extra appointments that will help keep you content during your stay.

The kitchen, complete with a wide array of appliances and utensils, is not only vibrant and well lit, but the view of the gulf can be seen for your enhanced visual pleasure in the adjoining dining area. The large living room offers a wide variety of seating and lounging and a large flat screen television with both VCR and DVD capabilities. A fully stocked library of movies for all ages as well as games and coloring books provides hours of entertainment.

The downstairs bathroom is a nautical delight, complete with a shower and decorative touches that will delight your senses.

The balcony overlooking the gulf is large enough to host cocktail hour as the sun sets over the gulf shores.

Our storage space at ground level provides convenience to the beach and is stocked with beach umbrellas, beach chairs and water/sand toys. A small grill offers an option to cooking inside. Outdoor, patio furniture in the carport is on hand for those that want to catch a cool breeze in the covered carport that houses two vehicles for this unit.

A beach shower, patio picnic table and a private path through the sea grass to the beach gives this condo complex a welcoming touch. The newly refinished pool area is a great alternative for a cool swim.

Keywords: Townhouse, Gulf, Beach, Condo, Villa, Apartment, Bungalow, Flat

More Details

Owner
Patti
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2017

About Patti

Welcome to 'Something Fishy' beach condo, my unique creation that I painted and decorated with tropical style pieces created by a variety of local artists.

As an athlete and mother, I can assure you that Indian Rocks Beach is a wonderful playground for those that like to be outdoors enjoying the sunshine with their friends or family! Whether you like to run, bike, swim or just grab a beach chair and a great book, you'll love what the area has to offer.

I am an avid runner, cyclist and fitness enthusiast who enjoys the wonderful year 'round sunshine and opportunity to spend a great deal of time outdoors. I love to waterski, wakeboard and escape every so often to head out West for a bit of snowboarding with my 2 sons! I am a competitive marathon runner and often make a point to discover a new place via my daily training runs.

I would enjoy and opportunity to share our beach haven with you and all of the wonders of beach side solitude . . . 'Something Fishy' is truly a great escape!

Patti purchased this townhome in 2005

Why Patti chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

Indian Rocks Beach offers all of the amenities of some of the more populated beaches, without all of the hassles of traffic, parking and noise pollution. The calm, residential quality of the area and the serenity of the white sandy beaches are perfect for a relaxing beach getaway for a group outing or a family vacation. Our 24 unit complex is very family oriented and friendly. The condo that I purchased has its own covered parking spaces right under the unit for easy access. Since the bedrooms are above the living area, privacy is maintained for those that choose to sleep in. The epic sunsets on the quiet beach are breathtaking.

Most importantly, I take great care of my valued guests, as they are what inspire me to make 'Something Fishy' such a great vacation destination. I live only 4 miles from the unit, so I am available to my visitors and have been known to drop by on one of my training runs or training rides to make certain that my guests are thoroughly enjoying all that we offer.

What makes this townhome unique

Covered private parking is such a treat, especially when it is directly in front of our unit! This convenience offers ease when unloading suitcases and groceries to its private entrance. There are countless restaurants within walking distance as well as some terrific live music, and there's even a trolley that services over 20 miles of our gulffront roadway to transport you safely to all of the hotspots along multiple neighboring beaches.

Enjoy our newly resurfaced outdoor, heated swimming pool that is only a few dozen steps from the beach. Lounge in a beach chair on the deck and soak up some rays in our quiet complex.

Host a family and friends barbeque alone or with the surrounding friendly neighbors on the deck bordering the beach while you watch a breathtaking sunset.

Clearwater Beach is just 4 miles north and hosts countless festivals, events and is home to a wonderful rehab aquarium that was featured in Disney's "Dolphin Tale." Boat charters, sunset sails, pirate ship cruise as well as entertainment on the beach and even night time family outdoor free movies are all available along the waterfront. Don't forget to check out the indoor surfing at "Surf Style" in the bottom of the Aqualea.

John's Pass is just 6 miles south and offers a double decker boardwalk full of interesting shops, restaurants, and fishing charters.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had a great week here in Something Fishy. We did exactly what we had planned -- "Rest and Relax." We rode our Harley several times, which was great. Thanks for sharing your condo with us. I love the extra touches you added. I love the "beachy" feel of the condo. My husband was so grateful to be able to park his truck & Harley under cover, as he worries about both. Celebrated my birthday here on Tues, and must say one of the best ones yet. Loved seeing the ocean from the balcony, so peaceful. But now we must head to the mountains of TN into lots of snow from what friends say.



Take care and God bless you & your family. Hope to return next year.
Dec 2011
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Amenities

Indian Rocks Beach Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2) Both bedrooms boast king beds and lots of fluffy pillows and blankets., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In the upstairs loft area is a brand new, comfortable full pullout sofa and its own closet area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • 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
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach chairs, umbrellas and beach toys available for use in our private storage facility.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(101 traveler reviews)

"Something Fishy" Waterfront Beach Townhome with Beautiful Views of the Gulf!
average rating of 4.881188 based on 122 reviews
5

Hands down the nicest, most relaxing condo I have ever stayed in.

  • 5 of 5

The area: Superb location. Gated, quiet, literally steps from the quiet, unspoiled, clean beach. Easily walk-able for miles each way! Only a few blocks to several great choices for meals, and a CVS. Many more restaurants & grocery stores only a few miles away.

The Indian Rocks Beach Welcome Center is 2 blocks away. They cheerfully printed our return flight Boarding Passes for us. Got info on several nearby places: John's Pass (20 min away), Fort De Soto State Park (45 min), Florida Botanical Gardens & Heritage Village (10 min), Sunset Celebration at Pier 60, Clearwater Beach (20 min), IRB Nature Preserve & Dog Park = boardwalk over the mangroves to the Bay! (1/3 mile). Much more is close by ….

The condo: Identical to photos. Beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean, very comfy & stocked with everything you could possibly need (inside & out) for a comfortable, worry free vacation. Ground level: 2 covered parking spaces, & a storage room with several beach chairs, kids water & sand toys, coolers, etc. Second floor: Nice sized living, dining, kitchen & full sized bath. Kitchen was very well stocked (appliances, tableware, random staples). Many books, DVDs & games. Balcony with table & 2 chairs for a great view! Third Floor: 2 large bedrooms (both comfy kings!), an alcove with a newer sleeper sofa, a master dressing room/closet that contained extra linens, beach towels/blanket, some hotel sized toiletries. Also, the upstairs 2nd full sized bath had 2 doors, so it was privately accessible from all 3 sleeping areas. (No traveling thru another bedroom. No trips up & down the steps during the night!)

The owner: this woman knows how to treat her guests! Many, many small personal touches showed that Patti cares about providing her guests with a great experience, almost like a luxury hotel. Dusk to dawn nightlights, beds made up on arrival, ample linens, laundry detergent, hand soaps, hair dryer, paper goods, more than enough clothes hangers, restaurant menus, area maps, two complimentary bottles of water …. just to name a few. Also, little notes are posted for you with instructions for the thermostat, washer & dryer, trash dumpster area, pool gate, etc … No need to question anything! (Sounds trivial, but proved to be invaluable!) I felt she was readily accessible at any time. Would travel back to this area & this condo in a minute!!! (Thank You, Patti!)

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary- Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at "Something Fishy" Beach Condo. It truly makes my heart sing to know that all of my ongoing efforts to fine tune the details are appreciated. You were wonderfully considerate guests!
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5

Great place! Steps from the ocean!

  • 5 of 5

This place had everything we needed. It's in a gated community. We felt very safe! Parking was right next to the condo door and the pool was steps away. Door to beach was maybe 50 yards. The kitchen was well-stocked with all necessary appliances and utensils. The storage closet had everything you would need for the beach! Patti had a beach blanket and multiple beach towels ready for use. The washer and dryer were great and beds were super-comfy! Great time overall!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy when are guests are happy! Looking forward to having you come back again!!!
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5

Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

When we first entered the property, I realized we were entering a very cozy place. There were plenty of included items such as beach chairs, beach towels, and a beach blanket. One of the best things about Something Fishy was that the bed was extremely comfortable. Patty even was thoughtful enough to have sunscreen in the medicine cabinet of the bathroom in case we had forgotten it! Also, she provided all the laundry supplies, which was a huge blessing! We were steps from the beach and took advantage of long morning and evening walks. The sunsets were beautiful! Be apprised that this is a townhouse, and the bedrooms and the laundry are on the top floor, two flights up from the entry. Patty was wonderful to work with; giving us helpful hints about a trip into Tampa and suggestions for dinner in Indian Rocks Beach. (Guppy's was our favorite!) We would gladly stay here again if we returned to IRB!!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wooster, Ohio
5

Third Time Was the Charm!

  • 5 of 5

Lat year, after our Jan. 2016 visit, Patti said "Third time will be the charm". Indeed it was !! Not only was the condo just as clean and bright and comfortable as ever, but the weather was out of this world--record highs for January. We found the location again most convenient to all the best restaurants and tourist destinations in the St. Pete area--like our favorite Tuesday Market at Gulfport--and any day at charming Tarpon Springs with the best Greek food this side of Athens--but we also ventured to visit family in Orlando and found it an easy couple of hours drive from the Gulf. We look forward to a 4th visit in 2018--the Lord willin' an' the creek don't rise!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're shooting for "Fourth Time Will Be Fabulous"!!! I truly look forward to having you come down to visit every January!! Thank you for all that you do to make it easy on the housekeeper to get the unit ready for the incoming guests.
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5

Something fishy had everything we needed Thanks

  • 5 of 5

Close to the Beach.Close to prime eats! Close to Tampa and St.Pete's!Patti was awesome!

Thanks again

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dad/Daughter time is priceless!!!! An annual trip is recommended!!! I'll keep the light on for you two!
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Moulton, AL
5

National Championship Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at "Something Fishy" while we visited the area for the CFP National Championship in Tampa. From the relaxing view from the balcony to the few short steps to the sand and water...everything was amazing. All the necessities needed to make our trip complete were there. The storage closet full of chairs and beach goodies was an extra added benefit! Thank so much for such a comfortable, cozy stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great family bonding experience you had during the National Championship game! How much fun! Glad you spent your time at "Something Fishy" and had a wonderful experience . . .come see us again!
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Salt Rock Grill
"Great place to have an intracoastal dining experience with terrific atmosphere and wonderful..."
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Keegans
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Largo Public Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
I275
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Crabby Bill's, Guppy's, Keegan's, PJ's
Car: recommended

Indian Rocks Beach is a semi-residential community with more of a 'mom and pop' feel to the gulf front vacation rentals. Our community boasts miles of sandy white beaches to explore, stroll and enjoy. Within walking distance of our beach are restaurants, a skateboard park, a local art/community center, the intracoastal waterway as well as boating and fishing. A free trolley runs up and down Gulf Blvd. right in front of our complex and takes you both north and south for over 25 miles. Deep sea fishing, stand up paddling, sunset cruises, dinner cruises, water skiing, sailing, etc. are all available at the local rentals. Golf courses surround the area and are plentiful. Busch Gardens, Dali Museum, Tropical Field are all local attractions and Disney World is merely 90 minutes away.

The largest pedestrian bike trail in the U.S. just 1.5 miles due East of the beach condo.

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, parasailing, shelling, spa, racquetball, basketball, horseshoes, mini golf, shuffleboard

Golf: Largo Public Golf Course is within 1 1/2 miles as well as multiple other public courses.

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Rates & Availability

Indian Rocks Beach Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Break 2017
Feb 11 2017 - Apr 21 2017
1 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Early Summer 2017
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
1 night minimum stay
$180
 
 
Summer I 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
4th of July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Summer II 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 3 2017
1 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
Early Fall 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 29 2017
1 night minimum stay
$115
 
 
Late Fall 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 17 2017
1 night minimum stay
$130
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Early Winter 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 8 2017
1 night minimum stay
$130
 
 
Winter 2017
Dec 9 2017 - Dec 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$155
 
 
Late Winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 26 2018
1 night minimum stay
$130
 
 
Early Spring 2018
Jan 27 2018 - Feb 9 2018
1 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Spring Break 2018
Feb 10 2018 - Apr 20 2018
1 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Early Summer 2018
Apr 21 2018 - May 25 2018
1 night minimum stay
$180
 
 
Summer I
May 26 2018 - Jun 29 2018
1 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
4th of July 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Summer II
Jul 7 2018 - Sep 2 2018
1 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
Early Fall 2018
Sep 3 2018 - Sep 28 2018
1 night minimum stay
$115
 
 
Late Fall 2018
Sep 29 2018 - Nov 16 2018
1 night minimum stay
$130
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 24 2018
1 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Early Winter
Nov 25 2018 - Dec 7 2018
1 night minimum stay
$130
 
 
Winter 2018
Dec 8 2018 - Dec 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
$155
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 13.0%

A $400.00 security deposit will be required on all rentals and are due with payment of final balance 45 days prior to arrival. Cancellations must be made 30 days prior to arrival and will incur a $100 administrative fee and 50% forfeit of the rental fee. International bookings incur an additional 4% fee to cover administrative fees.

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