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Charming Cottage By the Sea III

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom Cottage On The Beach

Imagine you are on this porch having a candlelight dinner or sitting on the large deck overlooking the ocean while watching a magnificent sunset. Dreams really do come true in this charming cottage by the sea. Enjoy the peace and quiet of staying in a house directly on the beach and avoid the hassles of condo living.

The cottage is divided into three separate units. There are two 1 bedroom/1bathroom units downstairs and a large 3 bedroom/ 2 bathroom unit upstairs. The units are rented separately. See the listing for charming cottage by the sea i for information on the one bedroom units.

The 3 bedroom unit has recently been renovated with all new appliances, furnishings, carpet, and accessories. The large 3 bedroom/2 bathroom unit takes up the entire top story. The kitchen and dining room open into the living room for a great room effect with high ceilings. From the living room you walk out onto a large porch to dine or enjoy the sounds of the surf and beautiful sunsets. The kitchen is fully equipped with a new refrigerator/ice maker, microwave, oven, washer/dryer and dishwasher.The master bedroom has windows overlooking the ocean front. It features a queen size bed, TV, and a bathroom with a large shower. A second bedroom has two twin beds and a third bedroom has a queen size bed. The second bathroom has a full shower/bathtub.

One of the main attractions of the charming cottage by the sea is the huge backyard and decks that overlook the large, sandy white beach! All visitors can enjoy this private area or take a few steps to play in the waves or collect seashells on your beach walk! This is one of the many reasons our renters come back year after year! Hurry and make some memories of your own!

More Details

Property Manager
Ruthie Wallace
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018


Indian Rocks Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Charming Cottage By the Sea III
average rating of 4.285714 based on 7 reviews

Fantastic location on the beach

  • 4 of 5

Our extended family group stayed in the 3 Bedroom unit for a week. The location is fabulous! Very easy walk to the beach and neighboring restaurants. The unit itself could use some attention. The dishwasher was broken and out of rinse aid. Even when we lightly loaded it, it didn’t wash dishes at all. Housekeeping did not leave trash liners, hand soap, rinse aid, or paper towels. There was a half roll of toilet paper in each bathroom, with no replacement. We bought our own supplies for the week. The carpet could stand to be replaced with an easier-to-clean laminate or tile. Most importantly, make sure you have your door code in hand. When we arrived at 1 am following a late flight, we couldn’t get into the unit and were unable to reach anyone due to the late hour. The owner was responsive as soon as she received our message, and said she would work with HomeAway/VRBO on this as we were supposed to receive an email with the door code info. Now for the good stuff - location was perfect for our needs, people renting downstairs units were pleasant and friendly, house had lots of chairs and tables indoors and out for enjoying the fabulous views. Every morning we woke up to the surf and the beach, and we enjoyed the amazing sunsets most of all! The unit itself is casual, beds were comfortable and it was surprisingly quiet and sound-proofed considering that there were three groups staying in the house. Our family had a great time!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockford, IL

Great cottage,perfect location and great views

  • 4 of 5

Would have been 5 stars if not for housekeeping. The cottage left a lot to be desired in terms of cleanli was up on arrival. Dirty dishes in oven. Extremely dusty and a broken bed that should have been reported by cleaning stuff but wasnt.

The people before us as well as us paid a pretty hefty cleaning fee and certainlybdidnt get our money's worth. I believe that the manager needs to visit after cleaning is complete between each guest and determine if they done an adequate job.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marietta, GA

Great location, comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

For the money, it is a great value. It is definitely lived in but clean and comfortable. Great location on the beach and close enough to restaurants and things to do. We didn't cook much so the kitchen was adequate for us. Quick response with questions.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The place was unbelievable . The view is worth a million. Very clean and everything they said it was. The pictures don't do justice. Ruthie was the sweetest person and was great help. Can't wait until next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to respond so kindly about your stay at our cottage home! We hope to see you again in the future:) ☀️Susan
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  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a weeks stay at this cottage. Wonderful experience. Had a great time. Very clean cottage with everything you need. The cottage is everything it is advertised to be. A few steps from a beautiful clean beach. Would definately stay here again. Planning a trip for the fall or next year. We rented the one bedroom on the lower level.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jeanny for such a positive response, we appreciate all your kind words! We will definitely look forward to having you again! Wishing you sunny days! Susan
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Fox Lake,WI

Not as great as the pictures show

  • 2 of 5

My review of Charming Cottage By The Sea III. The location is very good, with easy access from Gulf Blvd. The rental is large with 3 bedrooms and two baths, beautiful views of the sunsets, but that's about as far as it goes as far as being a great rental. The pictures must have been taken awhile ago because what you see isn't what you get. The carpet is very dirty, the wallpaper is pulling away from the walls in a couple of places, there is mold around the kitchen sink, vents were almost black with dust and dirt, none of the beds had mattress pads or any protective/waterproof pads. So when we took the sheets off of the 2nd bedrooms bed we notice old blood stains. In the three weeks we stayed there I could smell urine in the third bedroom, upon stripping the bed I found a urine stained mattress. Gross!!! We were laying on that! You won't be able to open the second bathroom door fully because the bathroom floor is uneven, and the towels are stored under the sink which has a huge hole in the wall with dirt and junk falling through. There are no usable lights going down the stairs from the deck. So take a flashlight with you. The living room furniture is filthy, it's the same furniture that they show in the pictures, but very dirty and full of stains. After we rented the place the cost went up about 45% a week. It is not worth what they are charging per week. So my advice would be to look around and compare places. Also look for places that have more than one review.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have been renting our home successfully for the last 15 years and this was our very first negative response ever!! Through the years we have maintained many loyal renters who revisit us over and over again:) We welcome constructive criticism, that has been the key to our success! If there is a problem we immediately go out to respond!! Unfortunately we never heard from you during your 3 week stay?? We would have been happy to come out and take care of your issues or reimburse you in some way! The cottage is gently aged which we feel adds to it's popularity among our frequent repeat renters! It has been renovated with new mattresses (and covers), professional photography, deep cleaning and we are replacing the sofa, as well as, plans for new decking. We have been completely booked through the spring but as soon as we have a break in our rentals, we will update our website pictures! We realize we have made a big mistake by not using the website to showcase our hundreds of positive reviews!! Many of our rental friends book the same weeks over and over again every year. We previously chose to keep a hand written book of happy people sharing their experiences, but we will now use the website also. Our rates have always been lower than our competitors, so check around and compare! We welcome you to visit our home and we promise you will leave rested, happy and it will restore your soul!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Back door




Additional information about rental rates

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

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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