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Cottage By The Beach located on the Beachside of Gulf Blvd

Bedrooms 2
Space 920 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

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..


Independence Square Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 920 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Monthly rental cancellation policy is 60 days (100% refund); 30 days (50% refund)
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • 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 ...
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

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Cottage By The Beach located on the Beachside of Gulf Blvd
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 27 reviews

Loved this place it was great

  • 5 of 5

This place was so close to the beach, had toys for the kids and downstairs balcony was a great place to relax at night. Upstairs deck had a view of the beach which was breathtaking. Everything was in close distance to restaurants and things to do. Inside was jus as good had everything we needed great kitchen with dining table for 6, beds were comfy. Plus our girls slept on pullout couch. The owner was available when we had ?s so happy we stayed this place we will definitely be back, we didn't want to leave Love the beach so much and was so happy it was only a few steps to walk there

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location, location, location

  • 4 of 5

Overall, a great place to stay, literally a few steps away from the walkway to the beach. Not "beachfront" and no view, but as close as it gets. Super close to coffee shops & restaurants, across the main road in town.

The apartment was clean and well kept but shows its age. New laminate wood flooring except the bathrooms. A/C works great, washer and dryer too.

I'd recommend the owner to buy a new mattress in the master bedroom. The springs squeak like crazy, even when turning around while sleeping. The sofa bed needs a new mattress, too.

Other than these little things, you won't regret staying here. Thank you for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

It was very clean and inviting. Wish the porch was truly facing the beach. The porch was really nicely shaded during the day. At night we enjoyed the cool breezes. Will visit again for sure!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Springfield, MO

Outstanding Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had such a fantastic stay here! It was a perfect fit for me and my 3 cousins. We stayed in the lower level , which there are stairs since it is a home built on stilts. It is better and bigger than the pictures and exceptionally clean! Beds are extremely comfortable! Pretty well stocked with everything you need.

Great places to eat (including ice-cream) right across the street. The beach is right there. Covered parking, relaxing deck out our front door we enjoyed as well. We didn't take advantage of the fire pit but I think it's a nice touch and manager had all supplies there. Speaking of the manager/owner, she was the probably the best I have rented from. Always answered me immediately if I had questions or if I needed anything. My deposit was returned I believe by the time I got home! I would definitely recommend and return to this condo. You shouldn't hesitate on this one. A great place to eat while your there - Jimmy's Fish house in Clearwater. Lots of outdoor seating, sunset view, wonderful live music, and food was incredible too. :)

Thanks for sharing your place with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $145
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

You must be at least 25 years old to rent this property
No parties.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.