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Dan Callahan

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Cute, Cozy Private Beach House Directly on the Gulf

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Indian Shores House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

'Tween Waters Cottage' sits directly on the sugar sand between the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway -- giving guests the opportunity to enjoy both beach and boating activities. This single-family, two-story Gulf-front home has all the charm of 'Old Florida' and all the comforts of the 21st century, including wi-fi, 2 flat-panel high-definition cable TV's, and unlimited free phone service to the USA and Canada.

With 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, the house makes a lovely vacation, honeymoon, or winter retirement home for a couple with occasional guests... or for families and groups of up to 8 (9 with a high-rise aerobed).

You'll love the comfy furnishings and the thoughtful amenities, including a large gas barbecue grill, the Gulf-front picnic shelter for lunches on the beach, padded sun-loungers and Adirondack chairs (so you don't miss a leisurely sunset), a porch or deck off each of the 3 upstairs bedrooms, and the private dock across the street. It's easy to drop a fishing line -- or rent a boat or bicycle from the shop just down the street.

The first-floor den/4th bedroom has a queen bed (NOT a sofa bed) and an adjoining bathroom... ideal for folks who don't do stairs. The king bed in the Master Bedroom features a 2.5 inch memory-foam mattress topper -- it's like sleeping on a cloud!

'Tween Waters Cottage' is professionally cleaned before you arrive and is provided to you fully furnished, including beach towels, sand toys, bath and kitchen supplies, and paper products. Shopping, restaurants, and all the attractions of the Tampa Bay area are close by, but once the soothing sight of the Gulf and the relaxing sound of the surf work their magic, you will find it difficult to leave. This quiet residential neighborhood has no high-rise condos within a thousand feet. The beach feels like your own private piece of paradise.

Enjoy the water view from every room, a gorgeous sunrise every morning, and a brilliant sunset every night. You, your family and friends will make memories for a lifetime -- at 'Tween Waters Cottage.'

Keywords: Beach House, Beach Cottage, Single-Family Home, Gulf-Front, Boat Dock

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Dan Callahan (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Dan Callahan

We both cherish our childhood memories of vacations at the shore. For Barbara, it was picnics on the sand and swimming in the Atlantic. For Dan, it was fun times with the family water-skiing and boating on the Delaware River. So, when the rare opportunity came to purchase our own beachfront vacation home on the gentle Gulf of Mexico with a dock for boating and fishing, we couldn't pass it up. Now we share our precious find with other families looking to relax and re-connect by the sea.

Dan Callahan purchased this house in 1990

Why Dan Callahan chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

'Tween Waters Cottage' is only 30 minutes away from our main family home in St. Petersburg. This ensures we are nearby to respond quickly if our guests need us -- and makes it easy for us to use the Cottage frequently ourselves.

What makes this house unique

'Tween Waters Cottage' has a very peaceful, private atmosphere. No canyons of condos. No shared walls with strangers. The house is a rarity in our part of Florida -- a direct beachfront single-family home nestled between two other single-family homes. There are plenty of restaurants and activities nearby... but coming home to the Cottage makes you feel like you are entering another world... and leaving your cares behind.


based on 26 traveler reviews

Cute, Cozy Private Beach House Directly on the Gulf
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 26 reviews
Better than here, ny, us


  • 1 of 5

Location A+. House, disgusting!! Pulled into driveway and took a walk about...junk, paint cans, old sails, on side of house #snakebait. Walked inside and the smell of must and mold was overwhelming. House was wet and damp, books on second floor shelf covered in white mold. Perhaps water is getting in from the inches of water pouring through the gutter since the downspout is missing?? Bathroom fixtures in downstairs bathroom are mildewed and rusted...just gross. Not AC...just window air in bathrooms. Here's the best. The dryer is sitting on top of the washer and the back control was removed and taped, yes taped to the front to look like a front loader. The paddle boat is broken and doesn't work which doesn't matter because the 'Dock' on the Intercoastal side is so rotten birds won't even sit on it. Whoever took and posted the pics advertising this shithole gets an A in Photoshop. I have pics of all of the above mentioned...dryer, moldy books, gutter, trash, rotted dock to back up this review. I WOULD RATHER HAVE SLEPT IN A TENT. Oh that reminds me, the ' shelter house' over the picnic table, falling apart and has about rusted nails sticking out on the underside, hundreds of them. This owner should be ashamed to let anyone stay in this moldy wet house. Health hazard. I'll bet the Pinellas Health Department would have a heyday inspecting this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy beach cottage

  • 4 of 5

If you are used to a modern condo with a swimming pool and lots of neighbors this is not your kind of place. However, if you are looking for an "Old Florida" beach cottage where you can just walk out the door, sit down under the shady pines and enjoy the gentle breeze and sound of the surf this is what you are looking for. Several good restaurants are located within 5 minutes or so or you can just cook out on the grill that is provided.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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True heaven

  • 5 of 5

This house is very comfortable, has everything you need in it. The location is simply amazing!!! We had the beach only for us. Water is very clean and calm, excellent for kids. We could not wish anything better for our family. We enjoyed the gorgeous sunsets, swimming, sleeping at this clean and well-maintained property. Definitely will go back. Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

On the beautiful beach of Indian Shores sits a cozy beach cottage that is the perfect vacation getaway. Sitting on the upstairs balcony, under the shade of Pinellas Pines or in the white sands was simply heavenly. This two story cottage was absolutely wonderful. The house was very clean. The beds extremely comfortable. No matter what item you where looking for all you had to do is open a closet or a drawer and there it was. We had a Thanksgiving dinner out in the backyard with the beautiful Gulf of Mexico behind us. I highly recommend this house for anyone that wants a true beach cottage getaway. All the restaurants in Indian Rocks beach were extremely close. Some within walking distance. Great cubans and ice cream at Kooky Coconut, pizza at Pajanos or seafood at Guppy's or Aqua Prime. If you want to cook this kitchen had everything you needed plus more. We live in the area and wanted to have a stay vacation on the beach. We truly loved our vacation and enjoy this house. Comfortable, Cozy and very Clean!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay. The house is warm and inviting. So comfortable!! There were 3 bed rooms upstairs. Two had a balcony on the ocean-side and the other had a balcony with a view to the bay side. There was also a bedroom down stairs, which was perfect for my mom. I loved the shade that went all the way down to the beach. Shade on the beach is priceless. Even though Daniel was away on vacation, he made sure we had his contact information in case of an emergency. Very professional and answered all emails quickly. Thank you Dan for sharing your home. Looking forward to my next trip down to Indian Shores.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LOVE This home!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Indian Rocks Beach for our Son's wedding.. The house was wonderful, although it rained off and on everyday, the house made the inside time easy! All of the comforts of home and plenty of room for our family! The beds are comfy and the towels are good quality. We could not ask for more! Hoping to someday return to Tween Waters. Even with the 12 hour drive... I'd love to come back every year! The only thing I'd change would be TV's in all the Bedrooms (only because it rained so much and we had kids with us).. The house and land is Fantastic! Thanks for loaning you piece of paradise! We loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
St. Petersburg-Clearwater/Tampa Int'l
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
The Pub Waterfront Restaurant
Nearest Golf
3.3 Miles
Largo Municipal Golf
Nearest Restaurant
Villa Gallace Italian Restaurant
Car: recommended

Canoe and Foot-Paddle Boat on premises (To be used only on calm-water days at the guests' own risk)

Stand-Up Paddle Boat Rental shop is 7 minutes away

Boat, Bike and Scooter Rental Shop is 2 minutes away


Rates & Availability

Indian Shores House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 12 2016 - Aug 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
Aug 28 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Dec 18 2016 - Feb 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Winter/Early Spring
Feb 5 2017 - May 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 7 2017 - Jun 10 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Tax Rate 13.0%

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Add $300 for Fourth of July Week, Add $200 for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter Weeks; Add $100 for New Years Week; Add $100 for 9th Person

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Indian Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1575 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1) Memory-Foam Mattress Topper, Queen size Beds (1) Memory-Foam Mattress Topper, Twin or Single Beds (2) Memory-Foam Mattress Toppers, Baby Cribs (1) Pack 'n Play available no charge with advance request. High chair, stroller, crib can be rented from local baby-gear company at guest's expense., Bunk Beds (1) Memory-Foam Mattress Toppers We can add a high-rise aerobed if no one wants the upper bunk.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor Rinsing Shower, Private Dock for Fishing or Boating

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