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Quaint beach Suite ...on beachfront property.

Bedrooms 1
Space 725 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Large one bedroom apt. Full kitchen and living rm w sleeper sofa

features Travertine floors and marble urns by the bedroom fireplace. It is located on the first floor of the carriage house 100’ back from the beach on the courtyard. The living room looks down the walk to the Gulf. Kitchen and bedroom look out at Boca Ciega Bay across the street. Our older guests appreciate the ground floor and no steps. Enjoy, relax the beach is just steps away. Sit under the gazebo and watch the sun melt into the blue Gulf waters.

Free wifi and free on site parking

Property Manager
Bruce Carter
Member since: 2003
Speaks: spanish, danish, Ask for Carlos for Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Bruce Carter

I'm Curtis Westphal. My wife and I reside in Golden just outside of Denver. I am a city planner and trained as an architect. She is a part time school teacher. Her dad was a home builder in Michigan that brought the family down to Sarasota for a new start. My dad was a pilot in the Air Force that got transferred to the air base in Tampa. We met in college at the University of Florida. Both of us had relatives in Denver so after we graduated we took a road trip, liked Colorado and this has been our home for 30 years. We love the beach and the sun and the water. My grandparents that owned this place were very special people. It is always a good feeling when we make that last leg of our trip down there, cross the bridge onto the island and take in the smell of salt air and sight of the Gulf of Mexico.

Bruce Carter purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Bruce Carter chose Indian Shores

Its been in the family since 1966. Good memories of days on the beach with our 2 boys when my grandparents owned the place. Too nice to let it go. 3rd generation owner.


Indian Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 725 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Check out time is no later then 10:am. We have contracted housekeepers that would have to get units ready for our next arrival.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Note: water views even from the bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Comfy queen with views from your bed of the Intracoastal waterways. Large living room with sleeper sofa for extra guests
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 bicycles
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 15 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Clearwater and its island beaches are fortunate to offer something for everybody. Our attractions include arts and museums, the natural environment, historical buildings, special events and more traditional 'attractions' such as theme parks, whatever your preference. The sampling of attractions below offers a little bit of everything. Adventure Island 4500 Bougainvillea, Tampa (813) 987-5660. Tampa Bay's only outdoor water theme park. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 3000 East Busch Blvd., Tampa (813) 987-5082. An extraordinary atmosphere filled with naturalistic animal habitats and shows, hair-raising roller coasters, Rhino Rally and more, dazzling live entertainment. Clearwater Marine Aquarium Home of Winter the Dolfin 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater (727) 447-0980.


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
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Quaint beach Suite ...on beachfront property.
average rating of 4.2222223 based on 9 reviews

Right on the beach

  • 5 of 5

I have been coming to this resort for the last five years. It is great place for the family. We can't wait to come back next year!!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Josh, We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. It's always a pleasure seeing you and your family. We look forward to seeing all of you on the beach again soon. Your friends at Beachfront Rentals 727-595-3611
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Love the location

  • 4 of 5

This beach house is literally on the beach! Just a 45 second walk and your there. While it wasn't the most luxurious we have stayed at, I feel like we definitely got our money's worth. It is a cheaper rental so no fancy frills with the house decor., but your here for the beach. The owners also offer kayaks, beach toys, umbrellas, chairs, etc everything you need for you beach getaway. I do recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spot for a beach vacation away from the crow

  • 4 of 5

The one bedroom was clean and the interior has been updated over the years. It has some charm as it was built in 1915. Located on a beautiful section of beach with few people. Convenient location with plenty of shopping and restaurants nearby. Bruce was responsive and we enjoyed our stay. There is a partial view of the beach from the small living room looking across the parking lot. This section of the island is very narrow with the intra coastal waterway and a well travelled road directly behind the unit so there can be some traffic noise. All in all a cute place in a nice location for a relaxing getaway...

  • Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved it

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazingly relaxing vacation. The beach was right in front of us and the accommodations were simple but clean.

We especially appreciated the friendly management and all the little extra. ie welcome sign, beach chairs, umbrella and fluffy towels. Its a happy environment and we will certainly revisit next year .

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to this property. We were not disappointed. Everything was just perfect. The management even provided beach chairs, umbrella and beach towels.

We will be back.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Unit 1 for 2 weeks and enjoyed all the amenities -- beach toys, beach towels, beach chairs, and umbrellas were all provided as well as being just steps from the beach, which was quiet and away from the crowded large condo complexes. We appreciate having the use of a kitchen as well as being within walking distance of restaurants. The traffic was noisy during St Patrick's Day and Spring Break but guess that was to be expected. Easy traveling time to spring major league baseball training games, sightseeing, shopping. Have already booked again for next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Tampa International airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Largo Golf
Nearest Beach
We are on the beach. 12 steps away
Car: recommended

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.

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 13.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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