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Just 53 Steps to the Sand

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

One bedroom apartment by the beach.

Our tranquil beach getaway offers everything you will need for a comfortable stay at an affordable price.

All furnishings and finishes are new.

The kitchen is well appointed with granite counter tops and custom wood cabinets. All appliances are fairly new, including the stainless steel oven and refrigerator with ice maker. It contains every appliance and utensil you might need to prepare meals at your leisure.

The living room has a drop-leaf dining table that accommodates four. The living room also has a queen-size sleeper sofa, a flat screen TV with HD cable and a DVD player. Secure WiFi is provided free of charge. Free washer and dryer, located outside of the condo.

In the mornings enjoy a fresh cup of coffee on the condo's private patio. In the evenings experience unbelievable sunsets with a glass of wine from the beach-front deck and you will remember those moments all year long.

The area has wide white sand beaches, and is very close to dozens of restaurants appealing to all tastes and price-points, many at walking distance. There are also several malls and golf courses nearby.

Other attractions in the area are Busch Gardens, Hard Rock Casino, Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, Tiki Gardens, and the Town Square Nature Park. Florida’s famed theme parks Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World are just 90 minutes away.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018


Indian Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • 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
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , sink/vanity
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming


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Just 53 Steps to the Sand
average rating of 4.9636364 based on 55 reviews

53 steps of greatness

  • 5 of 5

Lovely unit, providing everything to meet your needs. All good things must come to an end. Looking forward to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! we do as much we can to the best of our ability! Really glad you did enjoy! Best regards!
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Hidden, Cozy Gem on the Beach

  • 5 of 5

We rented Manny's condo for 8 nights between Christmas Eve and New Year's day. This is now the third time we have rented Manny's place and we absolutely love it! It is clean, very close to the beach (out the front door, turn right, walk a few steps and you're on the beach), and within walking distance of several restaurants and bars. We brought our bikes this time and biked a couple days on the islands and biked one day on the Pinellas Trail. We also got a good walk on the beach every day we were there. We look forward to staying here again when we come to the area to visit family.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as described

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The beach is very nice and close. The condo was just what we needed, for our short stay. It is very close to restaurants and entertainment. The condo was clean and comfortable. It was nice to come back, after being out all day and have all the comforts of home.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing by the shores

  • 4 of 5

This one bedroom cottage was quiet but still able to hear the ocean. It may be small but was adequate for 2 people. Close to restaurants, some in walking distance.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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nice location, only steps to the beach.

  • 4 of 5

Like the location, close to the beach. Good amenities. A few things that could be improved; a more comfortable couch and a frying pan where not the everything sticks to it.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The sofa-bed was purchased in November 2015. Forty seven guests stayed in our place since then, 5 of them more than 4 weeks. This is the first time that we receive a complaint about it. We are very sorry that you found it uncomfortable. Regarding the pan, as my wife told you today, we were unaware of the defect and it will be replaced tomorrow.
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We loved it here

  • 5 of 5

I rented this property to stay with my daughter (11), nephew (11) and my mom for four days and I would have no problem returning.

What I didn't really love:

The condo was a little small for my taste but with the nightly price, I can't complain much. The only real seating in the unit is a couch that fits three people so that always left one person standing or sitting on the fold-up kitchen chair. But if you're at the beach or doing touristy things, it's not a big deal.

What I loved:

- The location was literally the best you could ask for with regard to the beach. Put your suits on and walk out the door and you're already there.

- I'd read that there were beach toys for use but I was pleasantly surprised to see that there were not only toys but also beach chairs, pool noodles, buckets with sifters and pretty much anything the kids needed to be successful beachgoers. I would've had to buy floaties and whatnot and leave them at the property had they not been provided so this was really great.

- Beach towels were provided for us and another thing I didn't have to pack or buy once I got there.

- The beach umbrella and little cooler in the storage container on the patio. We used both of these on our last day when we stayed out for an extended time and we were able to pack the cooler and have a picnic on the beach under the umbrella so thank you for that too :)

- WiFi- The kids say thank you.

- I personally like privacy and it was quiet here. There were people on the beach but by no means was it crowded. I'd probably describe it as the perfect amount.

- The seashells were *everywhere* and I found myself shell hunting with the children.

I would definitely stay here again and I would recommend Marilyn and Manny's unit to anyone who asked. Thank you for offering your home up for rent, we had a great time.

And a little tip- if you are on vacation and are planning on Busch Gardens or any of the aquariums, it's cheaper to buy the City Pass because all the locations are included with the pass.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
St. Petersburg-Clearwater Int'l
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Salt Rock Grill and The Pub
Nearest Beach
Step out, turn right walk 53 steps... you are in!

Close to Tampa, St Petersburg and Clearwater.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 13.0%

$100.- per night if less than 7 nights
Prices quoted include taxes.
Check in 3:00 PM
Check out 11:00 AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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