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The Best Best Beach Vacation You'll Ever Have!! Tommy's on the Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 or 2 bedroom units each sleeps 6

Tommy's on the Beach is a 3 unit cottage directly on the Gulf of

Mexico. Rent a one or two bedroom unit or take the whole place and

have 5 bedrooms. Enough for 1-18. All are newly


and decorated in an "Old Florida"

style with high ceilings, tropical colors, and accented with


memorabilia. We supply all your needs from towels to toasters and

bed sheets to beach toys. Each unit is large and spacious and has a

direct view of the Gulf of Mexico.

All units have private decks and picnic areas, all overlooking the

beach. Enjoy swimming and shelling, shuffleboard or simply relaxing in our swaying hammock as the sun sets into the sparkling Gulf waters.

We are located in one of the last small beach towns on the west coast of Florida but right in the middle of all the excitement and activities that the Tampa Bay area has to offer.

Our white sand beach and sparkling Gulf water is perfect for swimming, shelling , stand up paddle boarding , kayaking and walking. Our restaurants are wonderful and reasonable. Close by we offer shopping, art museums, botanical gardens, nature preserves, golf, tennis , bike riding and sporting and musical events. There is always a charming art festival or music festival close by.

August is a great time to visit as you may be lucky enough to witness the hatching of the baby loggerhead turtles whose mother returns year after year to the home of her birth to lay her eggs near our beach house.

We offer outdoor gas grills to cook that perfect hamburger or grill your fresh caught fish. We have almost everything you need within walking distance and are also on the Beach Trolley route for longer excursions.

We have a fire pit where roasting marshmallows or enjoying refreshments under a full moon is a very special experience. The summer weeks and holiday weeks are wonderful, too and great for family reunions. Our sunsets are amazing!

Our weather is wonderful year round and with so much to do, many of our guests return year after year.

Once you stay with us, we consider you "family" and love having you return. Perhaps you remember a special place you went to with your family as a child. We have recreated that special place and now , we are watching the children of our guests grow up, too.

We will look for you at the Beach!

More Details

Jan Bowers
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Jan Bowers

High school sweet hearts , Tom and I have been lucky enough to grow up in this beautiful area. We lived in Indian Rocks Beach when we were first married. We live in Dunedin now but purchased this amazing "Old Florida" beach house in 2003 we feel like young newly weds again. We have two grown sons that live out of town and their first stop when they visit is always Indian Rocks Beach. There really is no place else quite like it!

Why Jan Bowers chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

We made an offer on this property the first time we stood on the south unit deck and looked out to the Gulf of Mexico. That view still takes my breath away. We love sharing it with our guests and have found that the 3 units are perfect in so many ways. The different seasons change the needs of our guests. The winter months we rent single units to our wonderful snow bird guests while spring , summer and holiday weeks are perfect for renting all 3 units for family and friend reunions. Fall is a special time on our beach and we are able to offer single or multiple units for shorter stays and long weekends during that quieter time .

Indian Rocks Beach is one of the last small beach towns on the busy west coast of Florida. It offers a beautiful white sand beach and the wonderful Gulf of Mexico. It is quiet and friendly and yet right in the middle of all the interesting activities the Tampa Bay area has to offer. You really can get everywhere you want to go from where we are.

Cook outs are always fun and with our beach front back yard, really special. Grill that fresh caught fish or the perfect hamburger while you enjoy the view of the beach and Gulf. You can enjoy the shady hammock or patio chairs- a break from the sun and sand.

The evenings are really special. It is when the beach quiets down and the stars come out. You can sit on your private deck or patio, enjoy our fire pit or walk on the quiet beach.

What makes this house unique

We offer a beautiful beach and sparkling Gulf water perfect for swimming, shelling and walking. The sunsets are amazing! We have abundant friendly wildlife and you will notice our neighborhood dolphins cruising in front of our house almost every morning. You may even see a gentle manatee as it makes it way along the coast.

The shore birds are wonderful and always busy with different species coming and going depending on the season.

You can walk to wonderful restaurants and the popular French bakery or hop on the trolley for a ride up or down the beaches. Our central location makes it easy to get anywhere you want to go.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family rented all three apartments of Tommy's on the Beach for a Christmas Family Reunion. The three apartments allowed us to have our "own"space but yet we were all together. What a dream vacation it was! The places were very clean, had everything you needed and the backyard and the access to the beach was absolutely perfect! We will definitely return to Tommy's on The Beach and highly recommend it to everyone! A dream place located in the heart of Indian Rocks Beach!
Dec 2009
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Indian Rocks Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
All units contains or have access to the following: Full Kitchens with Dishwashers, Microwaves, Toasters etc. King Size Beds and 2 Twins in the 2 Bedroom Units. 2 Queen Size Beds in the 1 Bedroom Unit. Full Size Futons 25" and 19" Televisions w/Cable DVD Players CD Player/Radio Beach Towels Central Heat and A/C Full View of the Gulf Beach Chairs/Umbrellas/Toys etc. Private Picnic Tables Washer / Dryer FREE WIRELESS INTERNET


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The Best Best Beach Vacation You'll Ever Have!! Tommy's on the Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

We stayed for 8 nights at Tommy's in Indian Rocks beach and it was fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

It was the perfect spot to spend holidays near Tampa. Location was great (everything can be reached by car within du course), beach was very nice, nice restaurants around, very relaxed atmosphere. On the last day of our stay, we met the owners of this place: Tommy and his wife. They are really nice people and they really care about making your stay a perfect holiday. Thank you very much for having us in your house. If we went back to Tampa Bay, we would love to stay at Tommy's again! Best regards, Hans and Conny

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words . We enjoyed meeting you all and will look forward to your next visit!
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Perfect Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time renting this property! I have rented a lot of vacation homes and this one by far was stocked with everything imaginable: every kitchen utensil you could possible use, lighters, sunscreen, tools, towels galore, you will not have to run out for anything. The location is awesome. There is a large yard with tables, a fire pit and plenty of room for games and activities. We had a party of 5 and invited family over totaling 11 and had a great time. I highly recommend this property that is walkable to everything.

The Trombetta Family

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for visiting us! We love sharing our special beach house with great guests like you!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Tampa Internation Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Indian Rocks Beach
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Eat Seafood.

* Skimboard.

* Swim.

* Shop.

* Dolphin Watch.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Fish.

* Sail.

* Golf.

* Shell.

* Watch Beautiful Sunsets.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Marine Science Center.

* Seabird Sanctuary.

* Pirate Cruise.

* Busch Gardens.

* Minature Golf.

Located on a barrier island with a pristine white sand beach, Tommy's on the Beach is centrally located to many area activities.

Enjoy casual and fine dining, shopping, golf, boat rentals and

charters, Professional Baseball, museums etc. and we are only 30 minutes

to Tampa which offers Busch Gardens, professional football and

hockey and the Tampa International Airport. Also, we're only 90 minutes to Disney World.


Rates & Availability

Indian Rocks Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $50
Tax Rate 13.0%

Nightly Rate: $185-$245

Weekly Rate: $1250-$1650

Monthly Rate: $3600-$4500

2 BR /Upstairs: North or South Units:$1000 - $1300 / wk.
$3600 - $3900 / mo.
1 BR /Downstairs Unit: $900-$1100 / wk.
$2700-$3300 / mo.
*Prices based on Reservation Date. FALL Prices $200/wk LESS!
Add 12% State and Local Tax
$300.00 deposit refundable up to 30 days from reservation date.
No Departure Fees
No Pet Deposits

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.
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