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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Redecorated Gulf Front Condo with Beach, Pool and Hot Tub. Includes Free Wi-Fi

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Indian Shores Condo Rental Photos and Description

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

LOCATION: Sand Castle I is located mid-way between Clearwater Beach and St. Petersburg Beach in the city of Indian Shores, about 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport, 90 minutes from Orlando and about 10 miles west of I-275.

ACCOMODATIONS: Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6) and under the building parking.

ABOUT THE AREA: Indian Shores is located on a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. The area has beautiful wide white sand beaches, and is close to golf courses, malls and other shopping and a great variety of entertainment venues. The area is home to the NFL Buccaneers, the NHL Lightning and the American League Tampa Bay Rays. Busch Gardens is about 45 minutes away and the multiple parks of Disney plus Sea World and Universal Studios are only about 90 minutes away. Bike, motorbike and boat rentals are available across the street. John’s Pass with charter fishing, boat rentals, water sport activities, shops and restaurants is about 5 miles down the beach. Other attractions in the immediate Tampa Bay area include Adventure Island, the Florida Aquarium, Sunken Gardens and the Lowry Park Zoo.

Nearby cities such as Sarasota, Bradenton and Tarpon Springs offer a wide variety of additional attractions.

There are many excellent restaurants including The Pub just across the street, Crabby Bill’s, PJ’s Oyster Bar, Guppy’s and the five star Salt Rock Grill, all within a few minutes drive. These and many others offer fresh seafood and other favorites, several with water front dining.

ABOUT THE CONDO: Our condo at Sand Castle I is a direct Gulf-front condo with great views of the beach and Gulf of Mexico from our 3rd floor balcony. Watch the beach and sunsets from the large 23 foot balcony with sliding glass doors from the living room and master bedroom. The master bedroom has a king size bed and private bath. The second bedroom has a queen size and a single bed. The den has a queen sleeper sofa. Both bedrooms and the living room have flat screen TVs and DVD players. The living room has a small stereo system with a CD player. The unit has wi-fi internet service. The kitchen and both bathrooms have been remodeled and the unit is freshly painted and tastefully decorated. The kitchen is fully equipped with new appliances, cooking utensils and dishes. The unit is equipped with a full sized washer and dryer. The balcony is equiped with adjustable electric shutters that function as great sun shades on hot, sunny afternoons.

The Sandcastle I complex has a large beach-side pool and hot tub, a sauna and a games room with ping pong, a lending library, and free Wireless Internet service. The beachfront area has a lush tropical garden, barbeque area and picnic tables overlooking the Gulf. Each condo has designated reserved parking and the space for our condo is under the building. There is also guest parking on site.

The Suncoast Beach Trolley provides service between Clearwater Beach and St. Petersburg Beach (stops near the building) and is a convenient way to get around the beach area.

Our condo is managed by a local property management company that oversees many of the rentals in our building. They are available to respond to any problems during your stay.

Keywords: condo, beach front, modern updated unit

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)
Redecorated Gulf Front Condo with Beach, Pool and Hot Tub. Includes Free Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews
Columbus, OH
5

A little piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 stayed in this wonderful condo during our spring break. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The condo was very clean & well stocked. The beds were quite comfortable, we slept great. Our daughter stayed in the den, which has a pull out couch & slept fine. The den is open from the hallway (no door) but there's a door that separates it from the kitchen. The condo is decorated very nicely, has the 'beach' feel & I love that. We felt right at home, didn't want to leave! Of course, the best part is being right on the beach - it's amazing! Listening to the waves & watching the sunsets are the best! The grounds are beautiful & well kept. The pool area is nice & cleaned every morning...plus straightened up at night. Everyone is asked to leave the pool/hot tub at 10pm which is nice for the noise factor. The beach is so nice, I walked every morning & found beautiful seashells. Restaurants we went to & would recommend: The Pub, across the street, Slyce pizza about a mile south & Villa Gallace (a nice italian restaurant) were all delicious! We had a great vacation and staying in this wonderful condo helped make it great! We would definitely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always glad to hear when our guests have enjoyed their stay.
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5

Beautiful! We would stay again!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was one of the best we have found. It is very clean, tastefully decorated and plenty big for us and our four children. The den is much larger than the pictures make it look, it was basically my son's room all week! Even though there were no pictures of the bathrooms, they are just as updated and nice as the rest of the condo. The view's were great, and Indian Shores is much more peaceful than Madeira beach, which is just a short drive down the road for those that love the fun! The building itself was well taken care of. It was a plus to see someone cleaning the pool and chairs daily and keeping the grounds nice. An added bonus was that there is a security guard on site at all times. All in all, this is a great condo. Thank you so much to the owners who were very nice and helpful. We would definitely stay here again, in fact, we're already looking at next years dates!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always great to hear that guests have enjoyed staying at our condo.
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Louisa, Kentucky
5

Excellent Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The views from the balcony are like a picture-book. Property is very clean and well-maintained. Atmosphere is very secure and pleasant in Indian Shores. The condo is very nice in so many ways. Decor is beachy but tasteful. As the description shows, there are two bedrooms, two baths, and a den with pull-out couch. Floor is good quality tile. Full-size washer and dryer was a must for our family as we flew down and packed very light. The furnishings are nice both inside and on the balcony. The kitchen is fully stocked with almost everything you can think of. Coffee maker was also a must for us. There is a mounted hairdryer in the master bedroom. There are games tucked away in drawers everywhere. Go through the cabinets and furniture when you arrive and see what I mean. The only things you supply are paper and plastic goods, food, toiletries, and laundry supplies. The condos are close to the beach down there which makes for a very short walk. Parking is right under the condo and covered. We went the first week of June and crowds were non-existent. We loved this place. We were able to find a very nice place to eat every single night for a week within a 10-25 minute drive, and of course we couldn't try them all. I cannot really think of any drawbacks except for a bit of noise from the pool for this unit might be annoying to some. We loved this property, would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our hope is that all of our guests are as pleased with their accommodations. We believe that will make a vacation so much more enjoyable.
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5 0
4

Family Chritmas reunion

  • 4 of 5

This was one of 4 units rented by our extended 2-familly group at Sandcastle 1 for Christmas 2013, and it turned out to be my favourite! The listing description and photos gave an accurate picture of the apearance, layout and condition of the property. The unit was well equipped and very clean. My only concern would be the lack of enforcement of rules around the pool, especially small toddlers in the hot pool. Also, this unit is very close to the pool, so when there are a lot of people around it can get very noisy! (and it is a shame to have to keep your doors closed to keep your sanity!) Good weather and the pristine beach were the highlights so we would certainly return at the next opportunity!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always glad to see that our guests enjoyed their stay. We do make a special effort to see that our accommodations are clean and appropriately furnished.
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Goderich, Ontario
5

Happy at the ocean

  • 5 of 5

My Wife and I have stayed here the last two years in February. This unit has been very well maintained with many upgrades during these two years. Kitchen has everything you could ask for and very well organized. Property and pool area maintained immaculately. Owner very helpful in every way and very nice to deal with. Great restaurants nearby and very centrally located. Unit has everything you could ask for to enjoy a great holiday.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Bliss at the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We would very much like to publically thank the Mckinnons for opening there home to us. It was more than perfect. The owner was extremely responsive to our pre trip questions and his agent was prompt though and helpful. The photos do not do the unit justice, new furnishings are comfortable and rooms tastefully decorated.The unit was very clean and well kept. Every amenity necessary was provided. Lovely landscaping and spectacular sunsets. Only place like it on the beach. We couldn't have been happier. The location of Sandcastle I is perfect and with such an awesome beachfront that we never wanted to venture to any other beach. The property and grounds were attended to daily and the cabana and umbrella just outside the unit was very reasonable to rent for the week. Our son said the bed was so comfortable that he didn't want to get up! We enjoyed our sunset cruise from John's Pass as well as a visit to Universal only a short drive from the condo (90min) made for a fun adventure. We had a fantastic experience at Guppys just down the street so much so that we went back the next night. Best food in Indian Shores. We hope to return next year and will make sure to book Unit 307 at Sandcastle I when we do, the best family vacation ever! Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always glad to hear that renters feel they have enjoyed their stay in our condo. We try to provide a comfortable, up-to-date accomodation to make vacation stays enjoyable.
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Rates & Availability

Indian Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Jul 30 2016 - Dec 16 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$765
 
 
Holiday
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,195
 
 
Winter/Spring 2017
Jan 28 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,495
 
 
Summer 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$995
 
 
Fall 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Dec 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$895
 
 
Holiday 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 26 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,195
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,595
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

We rent primarily by the week, Saturday to Saturday. Exceptions can be made for monthly and longer periods. Contact the owner for pricing.

A deposit of $200 for one week, $300 for two weeks, $400 for three weeks and $500 for four or more weeks is required with the reservation. The balance is due upon arrival. Rates and availability are subject to change until deposit is received. A separate, refundable damage deposit will be collected at check-in.

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Amenities

Indian Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Free Wi-Fi

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