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Stunning 1Bdr Gulf Front -

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 0 - 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom , 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

We invite you to stay in our recently remodeled, one bedroom gulf front unit on the soft, sugary sands of Indian Rocks Beach and gentle rolling surf of the Gulf of Mexico ... all on a coastal barrier island community free of the crowds and hassle of other Florida beaches. Enjoy an unobstructed panoramic ocean view from the privacy and comfort of your well-appointed, totally carpet-free getaway.

Inside, you’ll be treated to island comfort in a tastefully decorated one bedroom with two full-sized beds.

Upgrades include: clean, comfortable new porcelain tile throughout the living room, hall and kitchen areas, new paint, gorgeous new Kraftmaid kitchen cupboards with eye-pleasing granite and tile backsplash. Plus, we’ve added designer kitchen lighting, all new stainless appliances, including refrigerator (top) and freezer (bottom) with ice maker, whisper quiet dishwasher, smooth top stove/oven, as well as Keurig single serve coffee maker and traditional autodrip coffee maker. Of course, we pay close attention to the quality and assortment of glassware, cookware, table ware, spices and cooking utensils to ensure you are never without (including plastic drinkware to take to the pool deck). Also recently added is a Panini press to make your own Cubanos or other pressed sandwiches.

The living room has stylish, comfy new furniture, including a leather sofa and loveseat, a large flat screen TV with DVD and the full range of cable selections, along with a Bose Bluetooth sound system to play Pandora or your own music collection from your smartphone or tablet.

In the bedroom, you'll find a tasteful Kip's Bay bedroom set with two new full-sized beds, a dresser with jewelry tray and two cedar-lined drawers, plus nightstand. These were added summer 2015. Our bedroom also features a flat screen TV with DVD.

Our newest update, which complete the whole unit, includes a totally remodeled bathroom (January 2016) with tiled floor, half tiled walls, and tile shower with bench, awesome swinging door, new fixtures, Kraftmaid vanity with granite counter, new mirror, paint and accents.

Wireless internet makes doing your remote work or leisure web surfing effortless and complimentary. You will also have a designated parking spot.

There is a coin laundry room on each floor and friendly management on site seven days per week.

Our sunsets are legendary, as are the opportunities to walk or run the beach for miles … or to shore fish, swim in the Gulf’s invitingly warm waters, surf or stop to build a sand castle. You’ll enjoy the pelicans, local sand birds and many dolphin sitings.

Shops, dining and night life are within a short walking distance. Just below your balcony (equipped with balcony-height chairs for better viewing) you’ll find a spacious deck and heated pool. There are plenty of comfortable lounging chairs as well as patio tables and umbrellas to enjoy the relaxed setting around the gulf front pool. If you don’t feel like eating out or cooking inside, two stainless barbeque grills are located on the deck for your convenience.

Major attractions and the Tampa airport are only a short distance away. If you are not driving, there is plenty within a short walk or via the convenient trolley that regularly passes right by the building (trolley stop is close by). Uber fares from TPA to our address were around $40. Uber fares to Columbia waterfront restaurant (our favorite) at Sand Key were less than $10 each way.

As just the second owner of this spectacular beachfront unit, we’ve refreshed, remodeled and reinvigorated it as it was our own primary residence to keep you coming back year after year. It is the most recent fully remodeled gulf front unit in the Fifty Gulfside building. After first staying in our unit, many of our VRBO guests are booking for the next year - which is a great compliment.

Please join us for a vacation you’ll long remember!

More Details

Property Manager
Sheryl Carpenter
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 12, 2017

About Sheryl Carpenter

My husband and I live in Ohio and honeymooned at Fifty Gulfside. Our two children have enjoyed many vacations at Fifty Gulfside

Sheryl Carpenter purchased this condo in 2005

Why Sheryl Carpenter chose Indian Rocks Beach

We purchased the property in 2005 from Pat's father who was an original owner of the unit.


Indian Rocks Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Trolly goes up and down Gulf Blvd with multiple stops


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Stunning 1Bdr Gulf Front -
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Greenfield Indiana

Stay in Indian rocks beach

  • 4 of 5

This unit was exceptionally clean, all the amenities you could need, the stereo unit nice, had one of the best weeks of vacation, and will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greetings Tim & Pam - we really appreciate your review and are thrilled you had a good week on one of the best beaches on the "Suncoast!" An ultimate compliment is a return guest and we welcome your return. When you come back, you'll enjoy a remodeled bathroom with tiled shower, new vanity and lighting, and a granite countertop. Should be completed around Jan. 1. Thanks again! Pat and Sherrie
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Las Vegas, Nevada

Piece of Paradise *** Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

If you are considering this condo, you will NOT be sorry. We chose this property and unit for our week stay because it was RIGHT on the beach. It was beautiful and comfortable and has everything that you could possibly need for a fabulous vacation. We loved that there were some chairs and umbrellas in the balcony storage closet.

Sunsets every night, some great thunder and lightning shows, and you don't even have to drive to get to the sandy beach. We will definitely be back to this location. Thank you so much!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lisa - we appreciate your kind sentiments! One of the features that sets this property apart from others is the direct, unobstructed gulf front views. No buildings crowd a sweeping, panoramic view of the beach looking far north and south. We hoped you enjoyed the new bedroom furniture (photos now in the gallery). It would be an honor to have you back! With appreciation, your hosts, Pat and Sherrie
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Lethbridge, Alberta, Canad


  • 5 of 5

Found the unit exactly as advertised. The kitchen utensils are just like home. Living room couches are very comfortable. The view from the balcony is second to none, we ate outside every meal. The unit is in a great location and is a well maintained building. We looked around the area but found we did not need to, this is where you want to be. I'm not sure about the bed arrangement, it worked out well, but maybe a king would be better, or a queen and a single? Not worth thinking about too much, the unit is marvelous.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your kind words. We have had a number of discussions concerning what is best for the bed configuration. We have two options based on the size of the room: one king or two full-sized beds. Based on our own analysis of who stays there - sometimes it is two sisters or a couple of wives escaping their husbands, we have opted for the two bed configuration. Next time you are down you can enjoy new bedroom furniture. Please call us anytime for advice on what do to on IRB, where to eat, etc. We love sharing our place with you. Your hosts, Pat and Sherrie
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Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Beautiful Spring Break 2015...SB15 IRB

  • 5 of 5

The condo is just perfect! A stunning view and beautiful balcony overlooking the gulf! My daughter and I spent a week together - walking and running the beach! I even went over my daily fitbit goal! Condo has beautiful furnishings and owners are a dream to book with! The property also has an onsite management office! Very friendly. The view is exactly as the photo shows! Plan to go back next SP16! Al - Cuyahoga Falls, OH

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow - thanks for your awesome review. We are totally involved in our unit and love interacting with our guests. We recognize that sometimes future guests just want to talk to the owner to validate our write up. We welcome that. Plus, as family owners in this building for a very long time, we are happy to share insights by telephone of what to do, where to eat, when best to stay, etc. Please come back- we have new bedroom furniture that is expected to be delivered around Memorial Day. Thanks again, and come back soon. Proudly your hosts, Pat and Sherrie
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Best Vacation Spot Ever!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time trying out and what a success it was! This place met all of our expectations PLUS! Everything inside and out was very clean and neat - no bugs or geckos or anything crawly at all, which doesnt always happen in other places. The view was remarkable and we all enjoyed it. The place is light, bright and airy, and is the perfect size. Being across from the laundry and elevator was so nice. The pool and lounge area are very well maintained. We so enjoyed staying here that we will stay here again when we return. The staff was very helpful, and how great that the office hours are 9-6 p.m. every day of the week. I can't put into words how wonderful it was to stay here. It really added to our vacation experience. I would recommend this site to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your sentiments, Linda. Please come back in 2015 and enjoy a remodeled unit! Your hosts, Pat and Sherrie
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Perfect Perfect Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This was the most perfect place we've stayed in the last 20 years visiting this area! This particular condo was extremely clean and comfortable, and just felt like home. Everything we could possibly want or need was there - like beach chairs, water noodles, etc. There were only 3 of us staying here so its size was just right for us and the view - PERFECT!!!

The entire complex, inside and out, was very, very nice! It was clean, family-oriented and had a laid-back, easygoing feel about it.

We will most definitely suggest this complex, including this particular condo, to our family & friends and plan to only stay here from now on when we're in the area! As a matter of fact, some of our friends who live in Orlando came over for a visit & really liked the place. They even said they were planning on staying here when they do their stay-cations!

Thanks for a great place to stay!!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Laura - thanks for the kind words. We are so glad you had fun and found our place relaxing. Check out our major upgrades on your next visit. We'd love to have you back! Pat and Sherrie
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

4th of Julyweek2017 add $15 per day surcharge
2018 4th of July week please call for priciing

$200 refundable security deposit required at time of booking

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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