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

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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2016

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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

Clean, Pottery Barn-inspired pool home, walk (1 block) to beach, 1/1-2/5 OPEN
average rating of 4.901961 based on 58 reviews

Clean and convenient

  • 4 of 5

Indian Rocks Beach is a nice, low-key beach community. We stayed at the house for several days in October to unwind after Orlando. The house is conveniently located, only a block or so from the beach in a nice neighborhood of modest, well-maintained homes. We found it to be clean and well stocked overall. The only thing we really missed was propane for the grill (a gas line runs right by the grill on the way to the pool heater but isn't hooked up to the grill). We also enjoyed the nature preserve that backs to the house where there is a boardwalk through marshlands and out to open water. We enjoyed keeping our eyes open for possible alligator sightings (we think we saw two). Communication with the owners, Shelly & Jason, was excellent. They are very involved in managing the property, accessible, and a pleasure to deal with. Recommended.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for adding a review. We are glad you enjoyed your vacation. Regarding the gas grill, we were not able to get city permission to attach the grill to the propane line for the pool heater. So, we provide a propane tank and detailed instructions on where to fill (or partially fill) the tank. It's really dependent on whether or not the previous guests used all the propane if you will even need to fill it. Sounds like it was empty when you arrived. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

This rental had everything we needed for a one week beach holiday in the Clearwater area. Nice little garden with pool and heated spa. Only few minutes walk to a beach that is miles long and much less crowded than in Clearwater. Safe and quiet neigbourhood. Good beds and upscale furnishing. Will certainly return if vacationing again in the Tampa area.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We just replaced the beds in two of the three bedrooms - glad they were comfortable for your family.
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Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at this property. The property is clean & welcoming. It is a very short walk to the beach. Our kids 4 & 8 were very at home and had no problems walking to the beach, parks, or many nearby restaurants.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and the repeat stay. We love walking to dinner, the beach and the park when we stay as well.
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Clean, beautifully decorated, quiet location

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home made it difficult to leave. Where should I begin?

The home is immaculate and the space is open. The flow of the home feels good and just makes sense.

The beds are super cozy! The pool is SALT WATER!!! I can't stress enough what a difference a salt water pool makes - it's actually "healing" to be in the pool.

The neighborhood is quiet, with lots of great vegetation. There is a dog park less than 1 block away!

The back yard of the home has a privacy fence on both property lines, so you can relax by the pool without feeling like you are on display.

Jason, the home owner, was absolutely wonderful! He was prompt to respond to our questions and always helpful.

When we return to IRB, we will DEFINITELY hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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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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

Rates & Availability

Indian Rocks Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low - 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

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.
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Indian Rocks Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Neutral décor, tub/shower combo in both baths
  • 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
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • 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
  • 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
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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