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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Clean, Pottery Barn-inspired pool home, walk (1 block) to beach, 1/1-2/5 OPEN

47 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Indian Rocks Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This relaxing, updated home offers the best of many worlds; privacy, proximity to the beach and easy access to any big-city amenity! The beach is less than a block away; all the restaurants, parks, shopping and entertainment Indian Rocks Beach offers can be had with a short walk or bike ride; and more serious shopping or entertainment is just a short drive away! The home is tastefully decorated and is quiet and comfortable. A wonderful oasis after a day of fun in the sun. The private backyard features a custom Pebbletec pool with a large sunshelf and a spillover spa. There are no backyard neighbors - backs to a nature preserve.

About Indian Rocks Beach: Indian Rocks Beach is a perfect place to take long, leisurely strolls, but if you're more athletic, nothing beats running on the beach. A children's park is a block away while a park with tennis courts, a playground, and a skateboard park is a short 5-block walk north. For the more adventurous, jet-ski rentals, boat rentals, para-sailing, fishing charters, dinner cruises and more can be found a few miles north in Clearwater Beach, or a few miles south at the world-famous John's Pass. A wide variety of dining can be found in IRB, from quick in-&-out sandwich shops, to casual offerings from places like 'Pajanos Pizzeria', the British Pub-styled 'Red Lion Pub', 'Keegan's' or 'Crabby Bills' to the more upscale 'TJ's', 'Guppy's', and 'Villa Gallache' to name just a few.

Keywords: house, home, pool, spa, private, pet, family

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About The Owner

We are local owners, who lived in the house for more than five years. We had twins in Dec 2009 and converted the house to a vacation rental shortly after. We love sharing our home and wonderful city with others.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why The Owner chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

We loved the neighborhood and beach when we lived here. Our nightly ritual was to take a glass of wine to the beach each night for sunset. Great way to end the day!

What makes this house unique

The house is updated, with granite and a built in wine cooler. Perhaps the best part of the house is the private backyard with spa, pool and fenced yard backing to a nature preserve full of mangroves and local wildlife (Great Blue Herons and more!) We are a short block to the beach and provide a large wagon to take everything you need without breaking your back. We updated the home to our standards, this is not "just" a vacation rental for us.

We are happy to provide more pictures, just ask!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We absolutely LOVED this house and the area surrounding it. Quiet, peaceful and relaxing. We would love to return and bring our kids, as this trip was to celebrate our 10th Wedding Anniversary, and it was perfect for that, but we know our children would love the pool, beach, and Nature walks! The house was beautiful and comfortable, we even called it 'home' while we were staying. Can't praise this house and the owners enough, it was simply an amazing time and we made some great memories here. ♥
Oct 2013
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Reviews

4.9
based on 47 traveler reviews

Clean, Pottery Barn-inspired pool home, walk (1 block) to beach, 1/1-2/5 OPEN
average rating of 4.9148936 based on 54 reviews
4

Fantastic location

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed at this house on 2 different occasions now and I'd imagine we will be back. Spacious house, great back yard pool and the perfect location. Only a few minutes to the beach, walking distance to many great restaurants and a very short ride to Clearwater beach. The owners are super responsive and a pleasure to deal with. If you want to have the privacy of your very own pool but still be close to all the "touristy" stuff, this is the place to stay. The only down side for us was the Murphy bed in the 3rd bedroom. We didn't find it very comfortable but we are also spoiled at home with a very nice bed. All that said, we will certainly be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great feedback and nice words. We were glad to welcome you back for your second stay and hope to see you again. We are in the process of replacing the Murphy bed with a "normal" bed in the second bedroom. Thank you for sharing that during your stay. We don't get to stay in the house ourselves as much anymore (due to high bookings in all but off season), so we really appreciate the feedback so we can take action.
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Oklahoma City, OK
5

Awesome house with pool close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

This home is very well equipped to handle the needs of a wide spectrum of travelers. This home has about everything travelers need for small children, teenagers, and both young and older adults. Whether it is the TV's, games, puzzles, and most importantly a very nice pool with spa, it will be a hit with all the kids. The backyard with the pool, pool furniture, landscaping, and grill provides an excellent adult social area. Jason was friendly, welcoming, and responsive throughout our week stay. The home was clean, well maintained, tastefully decorated, and nicely furnished. It provided a superb base camp to allow us to explore the Tampa/Indian Rocks/Clearwater area and just relax on our vacation. Last but not least, the home is just a short walk from the beautiful beaches. I hope to have the opportunity to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean and Comfortable! Perfect for a family get-away!

  • 5 of 5

Being local Floridians, my family and I have stayed at numerous beach vacation rentals around the state, and this home is by far my favorite! The home is very spacious and all rooms are on one-level so you don't have to deal with any stairs :) I also liked communicating with the owners directly (Jason was very responsive to any texts or phone calls) versus a real estate company. The home was very clean, organized with detailed notes/instructions, and provided more items for the beach and babies/kids than any other vacation rental. We enjoyed being near the playground for the kids and having the nature preserve as part of the backyard due to the added privacy (no backyard neighbors). Plus, we got to see some Florida wildlife like an immature black-crowned night heron and some small crabs. Beach is a very short walk to the beach access across Gulf blvd. We even got delicious gourmet pizza from Slyce delivered to us on the beach :) Amazing pool/spa as well! We will definitely be vacationing here again next summer! Thanks for a relaxing vacation Shelly and Jason!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our backyard wildlife. It's one of the reasons we bought the house and designed the pool around having it as a view. We'd love to host you again. Shelly & Jason
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5

Fun for adults and kids!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were traveling with our 2 year old and another couple. The main reason that we were initially interested in this property was for all the amenities it had for small children. As we looked at it more closely, we saw that it would be a perfect fit to meet all of our needs! The items for children were SO helpful, as you can only take so much on the plane. My son loved all of the toys provided! Upon arrival, the house was spotless and well appointed. The pool is remarkable... Fun for my son and fun for the adults while he was napping in the new pack-n-play provided by owners. The house is a short walk to the beach and has a park at the end of the street, my son was in heaven! The nature preserve was literally in the backyard and it was beautiful. The kitchen had all the necessities to make a great meal if you choose to stay in, or if you're going out, is centrally located close to many great restaurants. Our favorites were Guppy's and Keegan's. I can't say enough good things about this lovely home. We will definitely consider staying again for future vacations!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great feedback. As parents also, we understand what it's like to travel with little ones. So glad the toys and gear went to good use. Shelly & Jason
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Louisville, OH
5

Great House and Location

  • 5 of 5

Jason and Shelly made our stay wonderful. The house was located for easy access to the beach, Johns Pass and Clearwater Marina. This home is better than the pictures show. We traveled from Ohio with a 6 month old infant and had no worries about the accommodations. The pack-n-play provided her a place the sleep comfortably. High chairs, toys, stroller and the awning to keep her in the shade while outside. Our 4 year old thought she was in heaven when she saw the toys in the closet. We had a friendly heron visit us daily at the pool. And walking distance for ice cream and a few of the local restaurants. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home! Dave and Cathy

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing a review - we keep trying to find time to get up to the house and take new pictures. :-) When we lived in the house, we would sometimes name the birds that came to visit (I was partial to "George") - there seems to be a pattern (they come for a while and then go somewhere else). Having the nature preserve in our "backyard" brings lots of fun wildlife. Thanks again for writing the review, and so happy the kids gear and toys came in handy. We'd love to have to back for a future stay. Shelly & Jason
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5

Great location, greats space

  • 5 of 5

what's nice is all of the beautiful space! If you have kids there's a perfect front room with a large couch and big space to play on the floor. The back room which is an enclosed air-conditioned porch is where the adults hung out when the kids went to bed and where I was when my young son couldn't sleep at 4 am. The cool overhang for early-morning sitting in the perfect spot next to the pool and there is a spot about 4 inches deep for young children the play.

I absolutely love that this place had a pack and play, a highchair and a wagon with toys and beach chairs all there which helped us tremendously. The place is on a quiet residential street literally a block from the beach. My husband and I got out one night and walked 10 blocks to the local dive bar Red Lion which was perfect for a beer and fish and chips. We ate locally all within a mile radius of this house and ate well.

I'm fromTampa Bay area and this is one of the best beaches because it's not crowded or loud. It's close to Clearwater if you want to drive.

They say this house is "Pottery Barn inspired" which first made me look at the pictures and think it looked a bit plain...but this house is simply decorated and one of the best rentals we have ever had.

The owners were easy to work with. Thanks!!!!!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to share your experience with others. We love the back sun room. When we bought the house it was a little used lanai and we converted it to a sun room when our twins were born. Best decision yet! Shelly & Jason
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Beach
Gulf of Mexico
Car: recommended

Orlando theme-parks are 2-hours or less away, Tampa International Airport is less than an hour away, and the world-class cities of Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater might as well be in your back yard. And, of course, the beach is just a short block away - nightly sunsets!

Other Activities: shopping, parks, parasailing

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Rates & Availability

Indian Rocks Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low
Aug 13 2016 - Nov 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,350
 
 
Holiday
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
4 night minimum stay
$350
$1,800
 
 
Low
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,350
 
 
High
Dec 17 2016 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
$6,800
 
 
Bridge
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Low - 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning fee $160
Tax Rate 13.0%

We are hands on owners and talk personally to all guests.
Pets accepted on a case by case basis, please provide breed, age and weight of any pets you wish to travel with. If approved, a pet fee of $100-$150 per pet will apply.
HomeAway / VRBO recently added a "service fee" - this goes directly to them and is not part of what we keep.
Contact us for confirmation of rates and any stays of more than a week.
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Amenities

Indian Rocks Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Neutral décor, tub/shower combo in both baths
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom, walk-in closet, en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen murphy bed, can be folded up for more room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1) The King bed is in the master bedroom (purchased Feb 2016)., Queen size Beds (1) The Queen bed is in the 2nd bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twin beds in 3rd bedroom, Pack and Play provided, plus more child-friendly items
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Backs to a private nature preserve, lots of sitting areas for everyone in your group (living room, sunroom, coffee nook, reading room)

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