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Bruce Carter

Member since: 2003
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Romantic Beachfront getaway

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


Florida Central Gulf Coast Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Beachfront 1 bdrm, full bath, rm w queen sleeper sofa sleeps 4

Our most requested apartment for the romantic getaway. 9 tall windows overlook the beach and the Gulf of Mexico from the second floor of the big house. Lie in bed in the morning and watch the sand pipers and the beach combers. Dine in the evening at the table for two and enjoy the most beautiful red sunsets into the ocean. Our guest book is full of rave reviews. This is the best of Old Florida.

We want your stay to be stress free so we have complimentary wifi and on site parking for you.

See ya on the BEACH !

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bruce Carter (Property Manager)
Member since: 2003
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Bruce Carter

The owners Curtis and his wife Kathy: My grandparent's, Ernest and Leona Delano, bought the place in 1965 and went about converting it into beachfront vacation rentals. I used to come down to Florida and visit them. My father, an air force fighter pilot, went off to Vietnam so I lived here while he was away. I met my wife Kathy at college in Gainesville. We moved to Denver, raise 2 boys and always came back every year to relax in this very special place. In 1996 my grandparents retired and we decided the Sun n Fun was too nice to part with so we bought it to keep it in the family for the next generation to enjoy.

Bruce Carter purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Bruce Carter chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

As you can see from the photo, good memories are made here. Both our boys are now married and when we can we fly down from Denver and stay a week or two. My oldest son Aaron proposed to his wife on the beach and of course it decided to rain so they came in soaked to the bone. We can go on and on about the fun we have. Always a treat.

What makes this cottage unique

Location, location , location. My grandparent's chose well. This part of the island is so narrow you can throw a stone from the Gulf and hit the Bay. We get the best of both world's. The sun rises on the boats cruising up and down the channel. And in the evening we get the deepest red sunsets into the Gulf that folks write home about.


based on 4 traveler reviews

Romantic Beachfront getaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Great Girls Getaway location!

  • 5 of 5

What a charming, clean wonderful bungalow. We enjoyed our Girls Weekend away very much. We especially loved the kayaks! What fun paddling around the ocean - we saw manatees! One (very small) request...there was only one sad ice cube tray in the freezer. We created an ice bowl and filled and refilled and filled and refilled so we had enough ice, but a few nice trays would have been helpful. Did not spoil our time by any means, but could help make the experience perfect! Thanks for a wonderful spot! We would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a good time on your girls weekend here at Sun n Fun! I appreciate you bringing up the ice trays, we will be sure to provide more than one in all of our rooms. We look forward to having you back again soon!
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Our home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

This was my wife's and mine 3rd time visiting The Sun n Fun. We loves it so much the 1st time we did it again and after the second decided it will be our anniversary destination Indefinitely. Bruce and his staff are always so personable and always accommodating.

We love the town and surrounding areas And the beach front is amazing and we truly believe unbeatable. This is coming from a Florida couple that has seen most of the beaches throughout the state.

We highly recommend this property to all and look forward to celebrating many more anniversaries at The Sun n Fun.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved being there.

  • 5 of 5

What a great location being right on the beautiful beach. Beautiful sunsets sitting under the cabana. Enjoyed the long walks up and down the beach. We stayed in unit 4 with a great ocean view and could here the surf every night. It was great to get away and just unwind there. Watched pelicans dive into the ocean for lunch, then saw flamingos, egrets and herrons across the street in the intercoastal . Not our first time at Sun & Fun, have also seen manatees in the intercoastal on other stays. Will be back in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Keith, We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. It was our pleasure having you as our guest. We look forward to seeing you again on the beach. Thanks again, Your friends at Beachfront Rentals 727-595-3611
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Wonderful Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay.

The location is perfect if you want to relax and the hospitality is fantastic.

If your looking for real luxury this is not for you NO walk in wardrobes no dishwasher in the apartment we rented.

But there is so much more beautiful beach front and lots of loungers seats and a great BQ faciilty plus wonderful sunsets.Real ocean frontage not a Plastic Condo.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa Int Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Largo Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Waterfront Pub....and so many more
Nearest Beach
We are directly on the Beach
Car: recommended

You will be vacationing on the closest beach to Tampa airport while also secluded from the vacation crowds. We are located in 'The Narrows', so named by the local settlers of the 1920's because the barrier island is so skinny here that there is only room for a single row of homes. The emerald green waters of the Gulf are out your front door and and yachts cruising the channel are out your back door. Water surrounds you like no where else with fantastic tropical views and a true island feeling. Our many repeat guests tell us that this is the most coveted spot on the 12 miles of world class beaches between Clearwater and St Petersburg.


Rates & Availability

Indian Shores Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 11 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
summers end
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jan 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Jan 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $65
Tax Rate 13.0%


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Florida Central Gulf Coast Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 680 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Views overlook the Beach and Gulf of Mexico.
  • 9 tall windows overlook the beach and the Gulf of Mexico from the second floor of the big beach house. Lie in bed in the morning and watch the sand pipers and the beach combers. Dine in the evening at the table for two and enjoy the most beautiful red sunsets into the ocean.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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