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Cottage By The Beach located on the Beachside of Gulf Blvd

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Independence Square Condo Rental Photos and Description

Beachside Cottage, 2 Bedrooms 2 Baths (Sleeps 6) Parking under building

This property has two cottages, the upper cottage and the lower cottage, great property for family reunions. The property is directly on the beach access just steps to the Gulf of Mexico. It has gulf views and each cottage has 2 bedrooms/ 2 baths with an open floor plan and a 40ft long balcony. Each cottage sleeps 6 and has a washer and dryer in the unit, central heat and air, WiFi and HD flat screen TVs in the living area and master bedroom. Each kitchen is fully equipped with regular size appliances, pots and pans, dishes and silverware. Towels and linens are also provided. There is a large patio with bbq grills, sitting area and a fire pit.

There is plenty of outdoor space to sit and relax with a glass of wine, read a book or just enjoy the beautiful weather. The cottages are within walking distance to several restaurants, doughnut shop, ice cream parlor and drugstore.

The trolley stop, nearby allows one to explore many miles along the gulf beaches. Indian rocks beach is on a beautiful barrier island on the gulf of Mexico. The large balcony, patio and the salt air contribute to creating a very relaxing 'old Florida' feeling.

There is a municipal marina nearby where you can book a deep sea fishing trip as well as sunset sailing cruises. Indian rocks beach is a beautiful spot of pristine white sandy beaches and sparkling water perfect for swimming. It is located on the 12 mile string of tropical barrier islands between clearwater and st. Petersburg Florida.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2016
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About Owner/Property Manager

I grew up spending part of every summer at Indian Rocks Beach. I have traveled all over the world and still consider this one of the prettiest beaches I've ever visited. I enjoy the small town laid back island feel found in this beach community.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this condo in 2012

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Indian Rocks Beach

Close to everything until you step on the beach and you are away from it all..


based on 23 traveler reviews

Cottage By The Beach located on the Beachside of Gulf Blvd
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews
Birmingham, Alabama

Dave T.

  • 5 of 5

I loved my stay at this beach cottage. I brought my 5lb Yorkie, LaLa, and she loved the people watching and watching the cranes and seagulls passing by. This condo featured everything needed to have a nice vacation! Close to the beach, restaurants, grocery and much much more. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week long stay. Steps from the beach, restaurants, and beach equipment rental company (paddle boards, etc). Our family of five enjoyed the beautiful Gulf sunsets. We stayed in the upstairs unit. It was clean, comfortable, and nicely decorated. It had a well equipped kitchen. Plenty of towels for all of us. Lots of room to relax and enjoy time together and space to be alone, as well. They had a wonderful collection of books to borrow, as well as dvd's. Under the cottage, there is an outside dining area. Lounge chairs, grills, and a fire pit in the front yard. Lots of beach chairs, toys, and buckets for play at the beach. We visited Busch Gardens and Adventure Islands during our stay. They were only about an hour away. We had a very enjoyable, relaxing vacation. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and 50 steps to the Beach

  • 5 of 5

We just needed a few days away from the Michigan winter weather and found this wonderful place that we could even take our little dog. We loved this location and all that the condo offered. The beach was quiet, close, and clean. The condo has everything you need and more. Very clean and spacious. Within walking distance to restaurants, the nature reserve, and local shops. Very affordable for all that is offered. We would love to visit again and highly recommend this place to other visitors.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice

  • 4 of 5

Let me start by saying the cottage was fantastic and it absolutely played a big role in our vacation being one to remember. It is right the middle of everything. We walked to a lot of the restaurants we ate at. The proximity to the beach was great too and you don't have to worry about crossing the street which is a big plus. It was a little surprising when we arrived that the porch over looked a parking lot. The house is completely surrounded by other houses so although you are right next to the beach you won't be looking out at the water on your porch each night. Gulf blvd can be a very loud road, but if you want proximity to restaurants you'll need to deal with noise.

House is very nice, plenty of beach chairs were provided which is thoughtful and there was plenty of room to visit. All in all it was a great place to take a vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place and perfect beach

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed in this unit over Christmas. Everything we needed was there. This beach is quieter than some of the other beaches. It feels like you have your own piece of the Gulf Coast.

We recommend it highly and will stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

We love this location. We live a few minutes away but like to stay at the beach sometimes. Went with friends. The place was bigger than it looked in the pictures. Very clean and spacious. The price is great

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Independence Square Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 11 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Dec 17 2016 - Apr 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday July 4th
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Dec 16 2017 - Apr 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.0%

For rentals less that 7 nights contact owner.
Change over day is Saturday, contact owner for exceptions.
You must be at least 25 years old to rent this property

We accept PayPal and personal checks,.
security deposit is due within 24 hours ​(if using PayPal) or 7 days (if paying by check)​ of making the reservation.
Weekly rentals half of the rent is due 4 weeks before arrival, balance due 2 weeks before arrival.
Monthly Rentals half of the rent is due 8 weeks before arrival balance due 2 weeks before arrival.

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Independence Square Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 920 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Baths
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • There is sleeper sofa in the living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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