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Valerie

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

2016 NEWLY Updated condo!Beautiful Gulf Front! Free wifi & long dist to US/Can

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Indian Shores Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The view from the extra large balcony will take your breath away whether from the living room or Master Bedroom. Watch the brilliant gulf waters with dolphins playing in plain sight and the white sand beach. Wake every morning with the sunrise streaming in the bedrooms overlooking the Intercoastal and enjoy the quiet sunset dinners from the table for 4 and wicker seating while enjoying the breeze from the 2 ceiling fans outside on the balcony. You will feel like you are in tropical paradise with palm trees in every view.

Upgraded beachfront condo with all the amenities of home. Master bedroom with NEW King bed, 32' flatscreen tv and ensuite master bath. Second bedroom with 2 fulls and 32' flat screen tv. Third bedroom/den with new Sealy queen bed.

Entertainment center in living room with 55' HD Flatscreen TV, DVD player and IPAD / IPOD Compatible Stereo.

New open kitchen with granite countertops. Master and 2nd bathroom also updated with granite countertops. Newly painted throughout. CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN!!!

New tile flooring and trim throughout and glass front door to brighten up the condo and provide cross breeze.

Free wireless internet. Free long distance to US and Canada.

You won't find grounds like this anywhere on the gulf - beautiful gardens, fantastic heated outdoor pool and hot tub right on the beach, recreation room with ping pong table, foosball and library.

Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or spending a vacation with your family, this is the perfect location. Kids of all ages will find this to be the perfect spot. Whether young children want to build sand castles and body surf in the warm Gulf waters or swim in the clean warm waters of the very large swimming pool, they wont be disappointed. For sports enthusiasts, you can enjoy watching events on the 55' HD TV or travel a short distance to professional sporting events such as Major League Baseball, Basketball or Hockey games. For the golfer, we have 2 sets of golf clubs available to 'righties' to play at numerous courses nearby.

If dining out is your favorite sport, the area is perfect for enjoying every type of cuisine you can imagine including many outdoor restaurants providing you with the true 'Florida' experience. Right across the street is 'The Pub' with dining and drinks right on the Intercoastal. You can watch the many watercraft using the Intercoastal or rent your own next door to 'The Pub'. Scooters and bikes also available.

For shoppers, the choices are endless within a short drive.

Finally, for those looking for nightlife, clubbing in Clearwater is only 15 minutes away. You can ride the Beach Trolley to Clearwater to the north or St. Pete Beach to the south or make the 35 minute drive into Tampa.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Valerie (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Valerie

Parents of 4 20-something kids from northern Michigan who have vacationed in this area since they were children. We wanted the perfect place to share with our friends and family. Finding a location that would suit all of our needs was important. The whole family agrees we found a gem.

We are originally from Toronto, Canada and our Canadian family and friends are especially excited about joining the Snowbirds and heading to our condo for some fun in the sun.

Valerie purchased this condo in 2011

Why Valerie chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

When we were looking for the perfect beach condo, we were fortunate enough to meet Cyndee Haydon from Charles Rutenburg Realty to help us. After months of searching on both the Atlantic Coast and up and down the Gulf Coast, we found everything we were looking for at Sandcastle 1, Unit 407. We are directly on the beach only steps from the Gulf of Mexico with easy access to St. Pete & Tampa airports. The 'narrows' (Gulf Blvd. is only 2 lanes wide here) is a quaint area with character, endless things to do and has the 'FLORIDA' vacation vibe. Sand Castle 1 boasts beautiful grounds, a large heated pool and hot tub right on the beach and is a very clean building. CLEAN is a priority for us.

When we consulted our teenaged son and our 3 '20 something kids', they wanted us to be in a place that had a great beach and water, was nearby to golf courses and was close to tourist destinations such as Busch Gardens, Disney, Sea World and Universal Studios and had Professional Sports teams like Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Bucs, Rays Baseball, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, Phillies and other MLB Teams in Spring Training and more all close by. Also, they wanted somewhere fun to go at night and have discovered great nightlife for young people in Clearwater, St. Pete, Tampa and within a short distance from the condo. Also close to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of Winter the Dolphin and star of the movie 'Dolphin Tale'.

As parents, we wanted to have a quiet, comfortable home away from home and somewhere for all of our family to enjoy, including any grandchildren in the future. We are so happy we found that perfect place. Thanks Cyndee!

What makes this condo unique

Great weather, family friendly building, beautiful beach, amazing sunset views from Living Room and Master Bedroom and sunrise views over Intercoastal from Bedroom 2 and 3/Den. Clean and updated apt., 55' HD Flatscreen and 2- 32' flatscreen tvs, every amenity in apt., video game system for your kids, new kitchen under construction with granite countertops. Fully stocked kitchen equipment. Free wireless internet, free long distance to US and Canada, beach toys, covered parking near elevator, convenient 4th floor location with view of palm trees from every window, great restaurants within walking distance, boat and scooter rental across street.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hey Valarie and Paul, I just want to thank you for sharing your wonderful

condo for those of us that need a really relaxing vacation. It was so

beautiful!!! I really enjoyed the new carpet and appreciated the fact that

everything was so nice and clean. I do want to tell you that Plumlee does a

great job for you and very professional. I've rented other condos in the

area who used other Reality companies and this was the best experience so

far. In fact, I rented another unit in the same building a few weeks ago

and even though it was quite nice the balcony and tile throughout the condo

really needed cleaning and I had to wear my sandals the entire time. I was

able to go barefoot in your condo and that made me feel more like home.



I also wanted to thank you for the "welcome gift (Towels)" what a nice

touch.



You have been so pleasant to work with and thank you so much for sharing

your wonderful condo. I hope to visit again soon.
Nov 2012
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)
2016 NEWLY Updated condo!Beautiful Gulf Front! Free wifi & long dist to US/Can
average rating of 4.9591837 based on 53 reviews
5

Friends Week

  • 5 of 5

We five friends have returned home with memories, mementos, and laughs that will keep us until next year! We have stayed in this condo for three straight years now. It always exceeds our expectations! It is so nicely decorated and comfortable. Always clean. The owner, again, gave us a very nice gift upon arrival. She is so nice and so easy to work with. The check in and out process is made pleasurable by the friendly staff at Sun Vista.

We love everything about the area...the restaurants (The Pub is right across the street and now there is a new ice cream shop, too) in the area are so good (King Crab at Crabby Bill's are wonderful!!), grocery store is right across the bridge. John's Pass is somewhere we go every year to eat at the Friendly Fisherman and to shop. Oh, AND THE BEACH!! We love to have coffee on the balcony overlooking the sand and sea!

We spend our evenings on the beach, cameras ready, to see the spectacular sunsets!

We took side trips to Dunedin, a beautiful little town with great restaurants and shops and to Tarpon Springs, a Greek community, to see the sponges and eat wonderful food . Lots to see!!

You will not be disappointed with this residence!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Diane for the terrific review. We are so pleased you chose to come back to our condo for such an important week with your friends. You provided so much information that will be helpful for other guests. We look forward to having you all back in the future. Thanks, Valerie.
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shepherdsville,ky.
5

bestime ever

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful condo. Very very clean. Had a couple of problems but Valarie was there to make sure everything was taken care of. Tried to make repairs done that did not interrupt our vacation. We would definitely return because Valarie was so wonderful This was one of the best vacations we have had. Hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice review. We have tried to keep the condo updated and cleanliness is of utmost importance to us. We look forward to having you back in the future. Sincerely, Valerie
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Family Vacation 2016

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at this beautifully appointed condo! We had everything we needed upon arrival and the check in process was so easy. Our surprise was a gift from the owner which I had never experienced before, such a nice gesture. The condo was very clean and had everything we needed. The master bed was extremely comfortable! The only drawback that I could see was the parking. We had a guest pass in addition to our parking spot under the building (very convenient) and found that the spots designated for the guest were always full. We did look in the windows of the cars and found they did not all have passes.

Restaurants in the area are very good and grocery shopping is easily accessible. All in all we would love to return to this property next year. Thank you for a beautiful stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joan & Ron for your lovely review. We appreciate you choosing to stay at our condo when there are so many other choices out there. Sorry about the parking issue. I know that Board members attempt to watch out for cars parking without permits. We look forward to having you back again in the future. Happy summer!! Valerie.
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5

WOW !!!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a week stay. GREAT condo !!! Very clean, very nicely decorated and stocked. Everything you could need is there. Balcony is AWESOME, how great is it to see dolphins swim by occasionally. Sunsets are beautiful and sitting on the balcony in the evening is sooo relaxing....other than a little news/weather we did not watch TV all week. Area restaurants are very good. Owners are great to work with.Definitely would recommend a stay here (or more) and we would love a return visit !!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Tim. We really appreciate you submitting a review for us and are really pleased you enjoyed your vacation at our condo. Nothing beats a nice view over the Gulf complete with dolphins. We look forward to having you back again in the future. Thanks, Valerie & Paul
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
5

Beautifully decorated, immaculate condo!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this condo. Everything was clean and in it's place upon arrival and we found it to be our favorite place to stay so far. (This was our 4th year in the Indian Rocks area) The pool was warm and clean, hot tub was relaxing, beach access and landscaping was very well kept. We liked having a BBQ area to cook meals, and the condo included a slow cooker and panini press, both of which we put to good use. Our children loved the beach toys and our parents loved the beach chairs. One of our favorites was the new ice cream place that just opened across the street, and lots of family-friendly attractions within walking or short driving distance. The only complaint about Sand Castle I was that they do not recycle! We called the real estate company and found out we could take our recyclables to the nearby City Hall building.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ryan: Thank you for such a wonderful review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay in our condo. I love a stocked kitchen with gadgets and am happy you were able to find what you needed. I will pass your comments about the excellent care they take with the building along with your suggestion about recycling - I agree. Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to having you back in the future. Sincerely, Valerie.
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Beautiful place with great sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely beautiful place, newly remodeled and very very clean! Indian Shores is a very easy drive from Tampa and gets you away from all the traffic and congestion. Great restaurants, the beach and pool are awesome and the sunsets are magnificent! Plenty of things to do whether you like to walk, ride bikes, shop, or see the sights! We will definitely be back next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review Brian! We are so happy that you had a nice vacation and enjoyed our condo. We love this area also - so much to do. We look forward to having you back again in the future. Valerie & Paul
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Baypointe Golf Club
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Amtrak, 601 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
I275
Car: recommended

2 sets of golf clubs, beach chairs, water toys, boogie boards, family board games, cabanas for rent on beach

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Rates & Availability

Indian Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
FALL 2016
Aug 20 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,025
 
 
THANKSGIVING 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,175
 
 
FALL-2 2016
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,025
 
 
CHRISTMAS 2016
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
WINTER-1 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,275
 
 
WINTER-2 2017
Feb 4 2017 - Mar 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,875
 
 
WINTER-3 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,050
 
 
SPRING BREAK 2017
Mar 18 2017 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
EASTER 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
SPRING 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,475
 
 
SUMMER-1 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,770
 
 
SUMMER-2 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,550
 
 
FALL 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
 
THANKSGIVING 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,285
 

Additional information about rental rates

CLEANING $130 + Tax
Accidental Rental Protn $51
Tax Rate 13.0%

7 day minimum rental. SATURDAY TO SATURDAY.We accept personal checks, cashier's check, Money Order, Traveler's Check, VISA, MC, DISCOVER. Deposit: 25% of total rent (not less than $300). Balance due 60 days before arrival.
No refund is given for any cancellation received less than 90 days or more from arrival date. For cancellation before 90 days prior to reservation, a $300 fee will be charged.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Indian Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Electric Hurricane shutters

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