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2 bedroom Beach Apt .Surrounded by water. beachfront property

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights


Indian Shores Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Island Beach Cottage Gulf in front and intercastal bay behind you .

Real value for the money. Enjoy the view of the Gulf and the Bay from our 2 bedroom apartment on the second floor of the carriage house. Its located 100’ back from the beach on the courtyard. Enjoy the views of the water all around you from the many windows or sit out on the balcony from the master bedroom and watch the yachts go up and down the intracoastal waterway. This is our second largest unit and since it is not right on the beach we have priced it affordably. Queen size pillow top bed and two twin beds are ideal for an enjoyable family vacation on the beach.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Bruce Carter
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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3.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

2 bedroom Beach Apt .Surrounded by water. beachfront property
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 3 reviews


  • 1 of 5

BEWARE! I rented the upstairs and downstairs units of this property for a family vacation. I am not a picky traveler and rarely write reviews, but this property was absolutely unacceptable. It was extremely run-down, unkept, inadequate and filthy! The steps to the second floor were broken, slanted and unsafe to walk on. My elderly mother could not even use the steps. The dead bolt on the door did not work. The upstairs floor sloped significantly downward. Doors did not close, ceiling fans did not work, blinds did not close, the 1 lamp would not hold the lampshade. Most of the few outlets did not work. The paint was peeling inside and out. The refrigerator was covered with old splattered garbage and stains. The showers were covered in mold. The walls, doorways and windows were filthy!

We were not given enough towels for everyone to have 1 for a week. There were not enough plates for everyone to eat off a plate at meals. One of the beds did not have sheets on it. Finally, after asking several times, three days later I was able to meet the property manager, Bruce Carter of Carter Vacation Rentals, face to face and insist on sheets for the bed and more towels. There was not enough toilet paper or paper towels. The clothes washer was dirty inside and out, it was filled with sand and cost $3.25 for 1 load. Bruce Carter was not helpful in finding us a property to relocate to.

After arriving at the property, we called Bruce Carter and requested different accommodations. I continued to make this request throughout our stay and he was not able to make a change for us during our entire week. Additionally, with Bruce Carter’s agreement, I had an air mattress shipped to the property prior to our arrival. When we arrived, Bruce Carter denied receiving it. After pushing the issue, the local manager, Toni, showed up with the air mattress, it had been opened and used. Bruce could not explain to me what had happened.

On a positive note, the beach was fantastic. But, there are several significantly better properties, at a lesser price, available to rent

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4 with 2 children ages 11 and 8. This property met our needs for our week vacation to Florida and more! You can see the ocean from the LR window and the bay from the kitchen window. Could see dolphin and sting rays while standing at the sink! It was so convenient to the beach, literally a short walk to the sand and the beach was practically private. Free access to beach toys, chairs, umbrellas even a cooler we took with us when we went fishing. The apartment was very clean and well equipped with everything you would need to call it home for the week. We only had to buy food. Washer/dryer on site. Manager, Bruce, was extremely friendly and accomodating. Very laid back and friendly atmosphere which lends to a very relaxing time. Location is very convenient to everything. Grocery store is only a 5 minute or less drive. The cottage sits very close to Gulf Blvd and I woke up in the night a couple times because of the loud trucks going by, but really not that bad! I would definitely recommend this property. We had a lovely vacation (1st time in FL) and would definitely return to this spot.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boyne City, MI

Family Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

A charming family-friendly cottage with comfortable beach style furnishings. We rented apartment 1 and 2 to accommodate 5 adults and 2 children for 4 nights. Very comfortable beds. Was clean and ready to move in when we arrived. We liked the cottage being set back from the main house. Beach chairs, umbrellas, and many beach toys for children. We literally only brought our own food. We ate an excellent Sunday brunch at The Pub and played miniature golf at Pirate Cove. Lots of fun beach time. The owner and Bruce were very friendly and helpful. We will visit again!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Waterfront Pub
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Clearwater country club and Bellview country club
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Many local restaurants
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.

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Rates & Availability

Indian Shores Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2
Nov 24 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

During Holidays and special events the rate is equal to Spring peak rates. $10. per day per person after 5th guest

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Indian Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 1 full bathroom... Also a common outside shower .
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , queen bdrm with a very small deck for 2. watch the yatchs
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Private 2nd bedroom with 2 twin beds
  • Second floor private queen with small deck off bedroom, perfect views of the intracoastal, 2nd bedroom 2 twins with 4 large windows
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Historically, the most beautiful spot on the tropical barrier islands of Tampa Bay between Clearwater and St Pete. The large home and carriage house are now converted into 6 Gulf front suites featuring full kitchens, pillow top beds, and fantastic views. Awarded one of the highest scores on the beach by Superior Small Lodging. Kids love an old place surrounded by water. We are small and personable.

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