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Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

Our condo is a saturday to saturday 7 day rental period. 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 NEW 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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Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

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 Indian Shores

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


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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Indian Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • 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
Electric Hurricane shutters


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average rating of 4.970149 based on 71 reviews
Carol Stream, IL

One week in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to stay again at this lovely condo for Spring Break this year (3/24 - 3/31). After staying last year, we immediately booked it for this year! The condo is a home away from home. The accommodations are tasteful, comfortable and spacious. The kitchen is fully stocked! Beach chairs and umbrellas for your use! In unit washer/dryer! And the best part of all, the balcony. The sunsets are right there every night! We never miss a one. This was our fourth year in Indian Shores. Love the family atmosphere. Our adult son has autism and we are always comfortable with the crowd, which is not always the case. We never miss Haze Ice Cream Shop across the street. This year we rented a boat across the street for 1/2 a day and went to Caladesi Island State Park, which was a good time. The only meal we ventured out for was to Guppy's in Indian Rocks. Very good!

Thank you, Valerie, for opening your home to us yet again. It truly was a week in paradise!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Cheryl for the wonderful and detailed review. We were so pleased that you chose to stay at our condo again for your vacation. I hope you enjoyed the fact that we have now gone to digital locks so there is no need to check in with the rental company prior to your arrival. We would love to have you back again in the future. Thanks Valerie
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Williamsburg, ma

Beautiful views, comfortable, clean and convenient.

  • 5 of 5

Condo is spacious, nicely decorated with wonderful views from the balcony. Convenient to a large array of attractions or just hanging at the beautiful beach. Great time. Would definitely book again.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Debra for your kind review and for being a great guest. We also love to sit on the balcony and watch the sunset. We would love to have you back in the future. Valerie
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Breath taking!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd visit to this clean and well appointed condo. The views from the balcony were so relaxing. What's not to love relaxing and watching the calm aqua Gulf waters gently breaking on the crystal white beaches.

There were many great restaurants within walking distance and a great homemade ice cream/ coffee venue across the street.

We look forward to a return visit next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Elaine! We appreciate you coming back to stay at our condo with your family and are so pleased you enjoyed your time. We love this area also, especially the coastal quiet feeling at this time of year. Stay warm! Valerie.
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Already booked for next year!!

  • 5 of 5

The condo is clean and cozy. The view is outstanding.

It's really tough when the decision of the day is.....beach or pool. The beautiful sandy beach is steps away from the condo and the pool is equally close, never crowded and so refreshing. The kitchen is stocked with everything you could possibly need for cooking your meals and relaxing in the outdoor space.

It is also nice to have a few good restaurants within walking distance should you desire to venture out.

All things considered....

I would say pretty much perfection from the weather to the location to the condo.

Great trip and looking forward to next year!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan for your wonderful review. We enjoyed hosting you for your vacation again this year. The weather certainly cooperated for your stay. We look forward to having you back again next year. Happy Holidays, Valerie.
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Great time

  • 5 of 5

The property was very very nice it was clean and updated. beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico We will definitely stay again

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Shelly. It really was a pleasure to host you and your family at our condo. We look forward to having you back again in the future. Thank you, Valerie
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Sep Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in this property in May of this year & again in September! Other than having to cut my stay short by two days because of Hurricane Irma everything was fab. Love the unit, offers some extras not available in other units I've stayed in at Sandcastle I. I'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tim: It was great to have you back again. I'm sorry you had to cut your stay short because of Hurricane Irma. I know it was a tough trip home. We were fortunate to not have any damage to our condo. Our building did sustain some damage to the landscaping and the facade near the roof but under the circumstances we consider ourselves so fortunate. We are still without power but hopefully it will be back soon. Thank you, Valerie
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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
Car: recommended

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




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
CLEANING $130 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

7 day minimum rental. SATURDAY TO SATURDAY.We accept VISA, MC, DISCOVER and e-check. 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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund