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You Can Have It All on the Gulf

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom 2 Bath Gulf front Condo with heated pool

Our unit is located on the third floor of our building with elevator access. Our unit, #308 will sleep 6 with 2 newly renovated bedrooms, master bedroom has queen sized bed, second bedroom has 2 double beds. We have 2 new baths 1 located in the master bedroom, the second of the common hall. Large open fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, large living room and dining room. We have a open balcony to watch sunrise or have a private morning breakfast and sun bath. We have Flat screen TVs in both bedrooms and living room, On site laundry and onsite staff for cleaning, maintenance and office support.

Catherine Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

About Catherine Smith

Rick and I started traveling on vacation to the area searching for our future 'retirement home'. We always thought that we would purchase a home in a nice quiet neighborhood and maybe be lucky enough to have a pool. Each year that we came down we spent more and more time on the beaches of Florida. Each day we would travel to a different beach, Venice, Honeymoon, St. Pete's, Pass-a-grill, Clearwater. After several years we realized that we did not want a home in a nice quiet residential area, we wanted to be on the BEACH.

Catherine Smith purchased this condo in 2004

Why Catherine Smith chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

Fifty Gulfside at Indian Rocks beach has the best of everything. A nice quiet condominium with heated pool and fabulous tenants and owners. Walking distance to restaurants, bars and nightly entertainment and in between Clearwater and St. Pete's Beach. You can jump on the trolley and travel the entire 25 miles along the Gulf on Gulf Boulevard. It really is the Best of The beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Day and night you can watch the Dolphins swim by, if you are lucky enough you can even see manatees. If you are lucky enough you can stay at Indian Rocks Beach.

What makes this condo unique

Our location has so much to offer you don't even have to leave. Swim in the heated pool, sun bathing on the fabulous pool deck, body surf in the Gulf, surf fishing out the back door or intracoastal fishing across the street. Numerous beach games, horseshoes, volley ball, sandcastles and kites, the list is long.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great location on the beach! Condo was everything it was reported to be. Nice upgrades and very comfortable! Would love to stay again! Lots of cool local restaraunts within walking distance!

Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Mar 2014
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Indian Rocks Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 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 not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Masterbedroom bath is all new with stall shower, tile flooring, frameless shower doors and beautiful travertine floors and walls.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • Master bedroom completely renovated, all new walls, hickory flooring, new ceilings with ceiling fan and flat screen TV.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.5263157 based on 20 reviews

This place was wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was everything the owners said it would be. Great location! Great pool with easy access to the beach! Staff was friendly! I felt like I was at home! I would definitely recommend this to a friend and wI'll definitely be going back!

Thank You to the owners!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words, and so glad you had a good time. I appreciate all your great communications. We love our pool too. and look forward to having you back.
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Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Overall we loved this vacation! The condo was beautiful, clean, came equipped with everything we needed and right on the water! It was so convenient to walk downstairs and be right on the ocean! The only thing we did not realize was that this particular condo was on the bay view side, which ended up working out perfectly since we had a one year old. If you bring small children, I do not recommend staying ocean side it is a little loud late at night with music and people socializing. The owners of this condo were amazing and worked with us really well and always answered any questions we had! We will most definitely be back. Thank y'all so much for such a wonderful summer vacation!

The only con of this property is the front desk ladies were not very polite when we asked for directions to the Walmart.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Fifty Gulfside. Parts of condo were updated, could use a new mattress on queen bed, and building is old, but we went for the beach and activities in the area, not hanging out inside. Location was great, beach was beautiful and very quiet. We were walking distance to several restaurants and a small water park.

Was unaware of "office hours" for check in and arrived after they were closed. Fortunately there was an after hours calling line however the woman who answered was very put off in needing to help me and not super helpful or friendly about it. The office staff also lacked any sort of customer service when we turned in paper work next day. Not that it would deter us from staying, but if I owned the property I would want to know since I'm paying for those services.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Old Building NOT kept up!

  • 1 of 5

The inside of the condo was very nice and clean and well maintained. However when we went out to balcony to our surprise there were two support posts wrapped with yellow caution tape and red DANGER tape. I immediately sent a message to the owner saying they should have given us some kind of warning so we could have decided if we wanted to make other arrangements. This is their response.....

Hi Julie, so sorry to hear you are disappointed. I can assure you the supports are cosmetic only. We had a hole in our ceiling, and asked the contractor to cover it prior to repair in August.

My husband and I spent two weeks there with our grandchildren ages 4, 6 and 8. I can assure you that their is no danger. The supports have been in place to hold the plywood up over the hole in the ceiling. It has been there for over six months and truly you are the only one who has even mentioned it.

Sorry for you unhappiness, If there was any danger I would certainly have let you know.

Sincerely, owner

We were there May 1st thru 8th. It has per owner been like this for 6 months and was not scheduled to be repaired until August. There was one other balcony on the bay side that also has support beams and tape. I find this very disturbing that these balconies are not mentioned at time of reservation and are left as a surprise for when you arrive. Then when you do complain you are made out to be totally out of line for even mentioning it. We loved Indian Rocks Beach but will not be booking again at this location for our future visits!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great condo in a great location for Spring break

  • 5 of 5

Close to the airport (PIE). Far enough away from the chaos of Spring breakers yet close enough that if that's your thing you can be in Clearwater, John's Pass, or St. Pete Beach in minutes. Fish the ocean or intercoastal.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Considerate Owners

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion at 50 Gulfside and my nephews stayed in Ms. Smith's condo. There was construction on the outside of the building and she was thoughtful and left a bottle of wine and her apologizes to my family, which was very much enjoyed. The condo was clean, comfortable and provided a much needed pack and play for a 6 month old. Even though on the waterway side the view was still very nice. They didn't feel like they were missing anything. In addition, the condo was spacious and provided adequate seating for the family games. Thank you for a very enjoyable experience. We will return!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Patricia, so happy to hear your family had a great time at the beach. Thanks for the kind words and we are looking forward to your return. I think I will add a few more games to my collection. Regards Catherine Smith
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Salt Rock Grill
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Tampa International, and Clearwater -St. Pete
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Crabby Bills walk to
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Many local
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Interstate 275
Car: not necessary

Indian Rocks Beach is centrally located only 7 miles south of Clearwater and 10 miles north of St. Pete's Beach. We are within walking distance to restaurants, beach bars, entertainment and a short drive to all of the wonderful attractions the area has to offer, Busch Gardens, St. Pete's Pier, Dali Museum and Tampa. Orland and Disney Land is only 1 1/2 hours away. We are kid friendly with onsite heated pool and plenty of room on the beach for kite flying, sand castles and volleyball!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $200

Stays of less than 5 nights or less are subject to a cleaning fee. A $200.00 refundable security deposit is required at the time of reservation, it is refunded after departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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