Direct Gulf-front - large, three bedroom - 'Known as the Best Gulf Front in West Coast Vista'
This direct Gulf-front condominium is located in Indian Rocks Beach, one of the loveliest beaches in Florida, centrally located only 25 minutes from Tampa and 90 minutes from Orlando.
Accommodations include three bedrooms, two full baths, heated pool, grilling area, elevator, large balconys, master bedroom is directly facing the Gulf, sleeps eight, end unit with lots of windows, additional balcony in rear directly overlooking the intercoastal waterway, Jacuzzi tub in second bath.
Verandah - this large, three-bedroom condominium is unique in many ways starting with the private elevator dropping you off right at your own front door to offering a breathtaking view from almost every window of this end unit.
The building is only a few years new and has all the latest in security and safety features. If relaxation and privacy is what you are wanting, this small, 15-unit building has it all from a beautiful, heated pool to large balconys facing the Gulf and stairs that go down directly to the beach and pool, or sitting on your private rear balcony overlooking the intercoastal waterway watching the yachts cruise by. The condominium also offers a private fishing pier on the intercoastal waterway with two, 30-foot, boat docks (please inquire as to use of boat docks).
When sitting on your balcony or just lying in your bed you will be awed with the view and sounds of the Gulf of Mexico. You can enjoy your favorite beverage on the balcony while watching spectacular sunsets or taking that moon light stroll on the beach or just relaxing in the pool. Verandah has it all.
Indian Rocks Beach is a beautiful and charming beach community that offers quaint little shops and great local restaurants. It also offers upscale dining or local mom and pop restaurants. The Verandah is close to all activities and culture. For the activity minded there is parasailing, miniature golf, shopping, shelling, jet skis, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, boating, dinner and gambling cruises, and much more within minutes. There are also terrific museums and theatre or just taking long peaceful walks on the white sandy beach or enjoy spectacular sunsets with the sand between your toes.
This home is family owned which means we can offer flexibility with your schedule. We want you to feel at home. Please enjoy our home as much as we do.
If your idea of a relaxing vacation is sunbathing, walks on the beach, and enjoying spectacular sunsets, then call and reserve your vacation to remember forever.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us! Everything was perfect! The lay out, and the wonderful view was breath taking. We hoped for a lot out of our long awaited vacation, and this home was everything we wanted, no disappointments. The walks on the beach, the view from the balconys, the sunsets! Something we don't get in Michigan! A big plus was so much to do in the area, it is hard to do it all! Now we are back in the cold and planning our next trip your way. See you next year!
The condo is in a great location, the beach is quiet and uncrowded as there are no large condo complexes in the area. View from the deck is amazing. There are short walks to restaurants and shopping in the area; Crabby Bill's, IRB Sushi, Kooky Coconut, CVS pharmacy, convenience stores, etc. The pool area is nice and kept clean, hours of operation are dawn to dusk. The grill is nice and near the pool so you can keep an eye on the kids. There are a good number of pool and beach toys provided with the condo, a few chairs and umbrellas to use on the beach. The condo complex has good security and access from the road side is limited(you need key cards for elevators). Verandah has some issues with the pool side access: The first being that when we arrived, there was no key to lock the deck door when going to the pool. The door's auto closer has been rusted through for a long time and is just hanging there and the latch on the door does not work. So if you can't lock it, the door just swings open in the wind and anyone can access the condo from the pool/beach side. The owner did have a maintenance person get us a key, however the closer and latch were not fixed. Some things about the inside of the condo: The sliding glass doors at the front are old and when the wind gets over about 6mph from the west, they whistle and the more wind, the louder they become. There is no garbage disposal in the kitchen sink, this seems odd in this day and age. This is the first vacation rental we've stayed in that didn't supply beach towels? There is a dock available on the waterway side. The listing states if you want to use the dock to let management know. Make sure you understand prior to making reservations that you cannot use the dock for a boat. This wasn't made clear until after I sent the final deposit and told them I would need the dock for a boat and management seemed surprised I would want to use it for a boat. The pictures show the dock can handle boats. Now to the breast milk. There was an odd container in the freezer with two dates on it. It was eventually recognized as breast milk. Given that one of the dates was an expiration date, the condo was cleaned at least four times between the expiration and our arrival. When I contacted management about the deck key I told them about the breast milk. We were not at the condo when the key arrived, and the breast milk was not taken from the freezer. Makes you question overall cleanliness.
The only thing keeping us from awarding 5 stars are little things that can easily be corrected. We love this building. This was our second stay, first time in this unit. We will likely stay in this same building next year, perhaps even this same unit. Had some plumbing issues upon check-in, took until Monday to get it resolved. Owner could have been a bit more accommodating in that regard. Had to turn off the water supply to the toilet each time it was used. Kitchen only has ONE dish towel and ONE dish-rag, and is otherwise not equipped for major cooking, if that is your plan. Pool-side charcoal grill is nice, and there is a nice table right at the grill should you opt to eat by the pool. Area there is kept clean and neat. Biggest complaint is that there was only ONE elevator card and ONE door key. We thought that was a bit strange for a three bedroom unit that would likely involve multiple couples going in different directions at different times. Ceiling fans were quiet with the exception of the middle bedroom, it is very noisy. Forget trying to do any quick clean-up with the vacuum cleaner, it is worthless. Unit could also use a new broom. Washer and dryer are excellent, large refrigerator kept everything nice and cold. Bedding is excellent, and there is plenty of room for those who like to listen to music, read, watch TV, or just sit and relax on the two decks. Unit is very quiet, never heard any noise from other units or guests. Parking is safe, well-lit, and easy in and out. One of the best features of this location is the easy walk to Crabby Bill's, the Mexican place, the Italian place, the Pub, the Holiday Inn and its bar and grill, the IRB museum, and other attractions. For bike riders, there are bike lanes, and access to the Pinellas Trail is nearby. For golfers, there are several nice, affordable courses within a few minute's drive. Overall, we would book this unit again, would just ask a few questions regarding the key situation in advance. I'm sure they could afford a couple of keys.
Thank you for sharing the " Veranda " with us for eight  wonderful weeks last winter! Mr. Daudelin and his staff made our stay very comfortable. The staff goes out of their way to make out stay relaxing and care free.
The " Veranda " has two balcony's..both wat front. You can see the the sun up on one balcony and it go down on the other bacony. Worls's best Sunset!
The condo is Very clean and up to date. We are within walking distance of some great places to eat.
The 'Veranda is a end unit with extra windows ...a very panoramic view of the beach.
We are also renting the Veranda for eight weeks in 2015, that makes three years in a row.
My husband and I, along with our two kids stayed at this property for almost two weeks. We enjoyed every minute of it! Steps to the beach, we spends hours upon hours playing in the sand. We caught the beautiful sunset every night. The pool was great, the kids loved it-and it was never crowded. The two decks on the condo were great. We ate outside all the time. The condo was roomy and it was super quiet. Beds were all comfy and we had great sleeps! Only wish our stay could have been longer!
Our family stayed here in Oct 2013. What a fabulous place. It exceeded our expectations. We enjoyed the beach, the pool and the condo. The sunsets from the balcony were incredible every night. The owner was friendly and very helpful. Restaurants were easy to get to. We hope to make this a yearly visit.
My wife, my two children and I visited the last week of August and had a wonderful time. The unit is well maintained and very convenient. The views are amazing and the beach beautiful. The area is great and fishing was very good off the beach. I can't wait to return!
Dinner and gambling cruises, boating, Adventure parks, water parks