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Toni O'Neill

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

Charming Beachfront Studio .... On the Beach

6 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Florida Central Gulf Coast Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2nd floor or ground floor Studio beachfront, 1 full Bath Sleeps 2

Apt #3: The beachfront studio unit on the second floor has a private deck that you can sit out on and enjoy the cool sea breezes and read a book. Guests like the private stairs going down to the beach. Queen sized bed and complete kitchen, free wi fi and unforgetable views... this is just the place for a couple to get away.

Apt #5: You can't get any closer to the beach in this ground floor studio apartment. Lie in bed and watch the palms sway in the breeze and the emerald green waves on the Gulf. Walkout your door and you are steps from the water. All the comforts of home with a full kitchen and dining for two by the beach side window. This is the secluded side of the house with an entrance all your own. Private sitting area with boardwalk to the beach from this beach Suite.

We also have free wifi and on site parking b

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Toni O'Neill (Property Manager)
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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

About Toni O'Neill

Curtis Westphal: My Dad was a fighter pilot in Viet Nam. When he went off to war I was about 16. We stayed here with my grandparents. The beach is a wonderful place and made even more special staying at grandma's place. We learned to sail a Hobie Cat, experienced the full force of mother nature when a hurricane passed near by, and grew up in the slow pace of a small beach town where you know your neighbors. (Just don't let your cat wonder onto the beach. Tourist think its lost and take it home.)

I lived here from Junior High, High School, and went off to college in Gainesville where I met my wife, Kathy. When we graduated we went out west to visit relatives in Colorado where we settled and have raised 2 boys. It was satisfying to see them get the same pleasure of going to the beach that I had as a kid. They are alway introducing me to new adventures. In this picture Kathy and I are about to go up in this biplane once owned by Randolph Hurst to get back and forth to mansion in California. It was their treat for my 50th birthday. What a one of a kind way to see the barrier islands flying low along the shore just like the seagulls and pelicans. Hope you find your own kind of fun in the sun. Enjoy our family place in Florida.

Toni O'Neill purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Toni O'Neill chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

My grandparents moved down here from New Orleans and turned the house and carriage house into 6 vacation rentals. They did this for 40 years. They turned over the keys to Kathy and me so it stays in the family for the next generation to enjoy sharing with great guests that come back year after year.

What makes this cottage unique

Location, Location, Location 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.

Reviews

4.8
based on 6 traveler reviews

Charming Beachfront Studio .... On the Beach
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
5

Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the Apartment 3 during the July 4th week. Having never been to this part of FL (always go to PCB) this area was a pleasant surprise. Apartment 3 is clean, comfortable and relaxing. It had what we needed and was perfect for the two of us. Bruce was very accommodating and easy to reach and work with. The beach is uncrowded and quiet which is very nice!! Although we didn't cook, the kitchen did have all of the things I would need if I had cooked. I loved that beach chairs and umbrellas were offered for our use, and very nice ones at that. My husband and I enjoyed a very good pizza at Slyce which is in walking distance, good seafood at The Pub, also in walking distance, however, if you eat outside beware of the seagulls who will give you little gifts. :) We also drove to Clearwater and ate at Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill and ate on the deck facing the beach. Silas Steakhouse and The Hut in St Pete were also good eats. I hated to leave, but reality calls. l will definitely come back to this little slice of heaven on earth and contact Bruce!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was beautiful and peaceful!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I were searching for the perfect destination right on the beach. Well, we found it. Our room was 30 steps to the beautiful white sand that we woke up looking at. We had the small efficiency space, but it was plenty of room for 2 people. My only suggestion for that space would be a couple of comfortable chairs or a loveseat (if it's possible) - as when you are there in the evening, if the weather isn't great, you have no where to sit but at a small dining table. The property was cheery, clean and well-maintained with all the essential ammenities (including laundry)! There is a little bar/restaurant right down the street that we could walk to. There are also several other wonderful places to eat very close by. Wonderful! We would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a great getaway! The staff is courteous and welcoming. See you next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review Sun n Fun. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and thanks for your suggestion ...we have added a comfy chair to this Studio apt. We hope to see you again for another relaxing beach getaway.
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Fort Walton Beach, FL
5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed during Thanksgiving week and really enjoyed it. It's in a great location on the beach and across the street from the intercoastal. We paddle boarded in both the gulf and intercoastal, biked all over the area, and had a great time.

The room was perfect for us. It had plenty of room, a full kitchen, and it's own private entrance. The owner was great to work with, very responsive, and willing to help in any way. We will be back and will probably bring some friends with us.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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7 1
Marianna, Florida
5

Beauty and Peace

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year that my Mom and I have chosen to stay at this property. The house was built in 1925, but you would never know it. The rooms are nicely decorated and modern. The owners are very nice people and very easy to work with. I would return anytime. We had a wonderfully relaxing time.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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United States, FL, Jacksonville
5

Paradise at Indian rock beach

  • 5 of 5

Great ocean views and clean rooms.

Plenty to do and great location. Great management of making sure we were happy.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to have you and your family as our guests. We look forward to seeing you again during your next beach getaway at Sun n Fun Beachfront rentals. Sincerely Bruce
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11 3
Westminster, MD
5

I've stayed here several ...

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed here several times and each time, I've not been disappointed! Kathy and Cor are great and the place is wonderful. I'd go back again...in fact, I think I will!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
tampa International airport
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Waterfront Pub
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Largo
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.

Dolphin Tale

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of Winter the Dolphin – just minutes from the Sun n Fun Beachfront vacation rentals.

Winter the Dolphin has captured the world with her story of survival and determination

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Rates & Availability

Indian Shores Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer
Apr 16 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$162
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$129
$860
 
 
Holiday
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
Early 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$155
 
 
Spring 2017
Jan 14 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
Summer
Apr 16 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$165
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$139
 
 
Holiday 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$195
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $55
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rate subject to change. Holiday rates are equal to peak season rates $10. extra per day for 3rd guest

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Amenities

Florida Central Gulf Coast Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 510 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Studio beachfront apartment with 1 queen size bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 13 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Enjoy old Florida. Gulf of Mexico and private white sand beach is right out your door. Wade out to the shallow sand bar to explore for shells and sand dollars. Or walk across the street to watch the yachts go by and fish in the bay. Old Timers call this part of the island 'The Narrows' where the sand is just wide enough for a single row of homes. Historically, the most beautiful spot on the tropical barrier islands of Tampa Bay between Clearwater and St Pete. We have free wifi and parking or our guests.

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