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Lush Tropical Resort Getaway on Florida's Gulf Coast

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

Beautiful 2BR, 1BA (sleeps 6) ground floor with patio just steps to beach

You get a nice tropical resort feel in this ground floor (no stairs or elevator!) condo. It's just a short walk to the beach, and the 5 acre low-rise resort boasts a large pool and lush gardens. This unit is one of the closest units to the heated pool, but it's around a corner, so you're as close to the pool as you can get, without the pool noise.

This one also includes a completely private and fenced-in back patio with a table and chairs where you can sit outside and enjoy your morning coffee, an evening drink or just relax in the warm weather.

You can use the fully appointed kitchen or you can BBQ just outside. Included is internet access, hundreds of TV channels and free long distance calling anywhere in the U.S. or Canada. The condo is sparkling clean and freshly renovated with granite counters, crown molding and ceramic floors. Two bedrooms, and it has comfortable new mattress beds in both bedrooms.

This unit is family friendly. It includes a pack-and-play crib and high chair right in the closet - free for you to use if you need it. It's also tucked away in a quiet part of the complex away from the busy road - plus the fenced-in yard and lack of stairs to climb makes nice and safe for kids.

For this unit, your rent includes access to an on-site helpful front office. They are there to help you with any problems or questions and make your vacation as stress free as possible. Also includes free access to a local fitness center and free use of bikes.

There are excellent restaurants and family friendly entertainment options (Smuggler’s Cove Adventure Golf) within walking distance. A short drive to Clearwater Beach or John’s Pass allows you to experience the area’s most popular attractions.

We accept all major credit cards.

More Details

Mark Staecker
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2017

About Mark Staecker

We live in Canada and have two young kids. We enjoy taking family beach vacations in Florida when the weather starts getting cool up here. We'll sometimes do a day trip to Disney from our condo, but for us, the highlight of Florida is always Florida's beautiful beaches and warm pool weather. We like a lot of the activities that you can only enjoy along the water - things like boat tours and deep sea fishing

Mark Staecker purchased this condo in 2009

Why Mark Staecker chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

We found the Barefoot Beach Resort while on vacation in the area. We came back a few times and loved the resort so much that we jumped on the opportunity when one of the best units in the complex came up for sale. Now we go down often - and still love it.

What makes this condo unique

We lived in the Clearwater – St. Pete’s area for years before moving back home to Canada (and before having kids) so we are very familiar with this area. When we lived in Florida, Indian Shores was always our favorite stretch of beach because it has beautiful sand and is quieter than some of the tourist-packed stretches of beach (like Clearwater Beach.) In our opinion, it's probably the nicest beach in the area. It's also close to John's Pass which is an area we love for entertainment, bars and restaurants.


Indian Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Two full bedrooms. Living room has a pull-out queen-sized sofa for a max occupancy of 6. New pillowtop mattresses. Also includes a pack-and-play crib in the closet for small guests if required.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This unit is family friendly. It includes a pack-and-play crib and high chair right in the closet - free for you to use if you need it. It's also tucked away in a quiet part of the complex away from the busy road - plus the fenced-in yard and lack of stairs to climb makes nice and safe for kids. Includes free use of local fitness center and free use of bikes.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Lush Tropical Resort Getaway on Florida's Gulf Coast
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews

Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

4 of us had a girls week to celebrate our 40th birthdays. We all flew in from different parts of the country (one from Alaska) and spent our time in this condo. It accommodated us perfectly! I am an early riser and walked across the parking lot and watched the sun rise over the water behind us. It felt safe and peaceful. There were several places to eat nearby and the beach is baeutiful and very close on the other side of the road.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The condo was amazing, very convenient.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location with all the amenities needed for a beach-break

  • 4 of 5

Two couples + a mother/daughter visit over the 3-night stay was well accommodated by this spacious property, affording a beautiful pool area, walking distance to excellent dining & the beach. The overall property is well maintained and this particular unit would benefit from new mattresses in both bedrooms and attention to the bathroom shower.

Will certainly be on our list for a return trip!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback Dave. I'm glad you had a good stay at my condo. Your feedback was very helpful - I've ordered brand new mattresses and will have someone check out the showers!
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Great stay!

  • 4 of 5

Local family, rented in June for a long weekend with husband and 2 teenage sons. Front office staff was great, super friendly. Condo was very clean, larger than I had visualized from pictures. Both bedrooms are about the same size, beds were pretty comfy. Kitchen was well appointed - we didn't cook there at all but there were plenty of pots, pans, and dishes if we had. Pool was relaxing although we found that it was difficult to get a shaded table if you didn't get there early enough, so keep in mind. Plenty of restaurants within a couple miles (Slyce, The Pub, Keegans) and directly next door to Salt Rock Grille, however, we shied away from them since they are a little pricier. Would definitely recommend this condo to others!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week there and we enjoyed the apartment. It is near the beach and it was confortable. They were a lot of things to use un the beach for the kids. A comment about the beds, they are so noisy. I recommend this apartment for the family. No extra costs for recieve packages. The swimingpool is heated.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A fantastic getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was clean and spacious and had everything that we needed.

- The bathroom was a good size with a great shower with great water pressure.

- The kitchen allowed us to get our day started early with a breakfast before heading out to the beach or elsewhere.

- The living room was equipped with telephone, Internet access, and a Television with a PVR to keep us in touch with the world.

- On site laundry was a plus and allowed us to pack lightly.

There was enough room for our kids to do their own thing while my wife and I had our own conversations.

We would love to come back again.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
Salt Rock Grill
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Tides Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Salt Rock Grill
Nearest Beach
Indian Shores
Car: necessary

Located halfway between Clearwater Beach and Madeira beach on Florida's Gulf Coast - in the Tampa Bay region. Indian Shores is free of the large-scale developments that have claimed many Tampa Bay area beaches. Free of large crowds and heavy traffic, the area is the ideal vacation setting for couples and families longing to get away.

Barefoot Beach Resort is set on five acres of waterfront property overlooking the intracoastal waterway, and directly across the street from the beautiful white powder beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Barefoot Beach Resort offers you the chance to unwind in a private, intimate setting, while still having the comforts of home.

Close to excellent golf courses, great fishing, and family friendly entertainment options, this condo is in a convenient location. Also close to restaurants, supermarkets, entertainment and shopping.


Rates & Availability

Indian Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Feb 10 2017 - Mar 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early March
Mar 3 2017 - Mar 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 22 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 18 2017 - Apr 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 30 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 29 2017 - Jul 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jul 6 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner'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.
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