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Myrtle Hall

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, german

Beachfront Cottages at Beautiful Sandy Shores

87 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Indian Rocks Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)


has three beautiful cottages:


THE PATIO and THE GARDEN (see #508989)


has been in the Hall family for over 60 years, and is currently owned and operated by Myrtle Hall. Myrtle is German-born and moved to Indian Rocks Beach in 2000 when she married her late husband, Ned. Ned’s grandmother bought the Indian Rocks Beach property in 1946. Ned's father George Hall built the first, two-story building in 1952. The one-story Gulf Cottage followed in 1972. Ned's family lived here in the winter, and spent the summer in Ithaca, NY, where his father was the Golf Coach at Cornell University for over 40 years. Ned followed in his footsteps as a PGA Teaching Professional for over 25 years. He was teaching at the Clearwater Golf Club located in Clearwater, Florida when Myrtle, in Florida on holiday from Germany, met him in 1998. Myrtle and Ned, of course, had their wedding right in front of beautiful Sandy Shores!

Like Ned, Myrtle fell in love with this beautiful property and its rich family history. Ned and Myrtle started to rent out their cottages in 2005 after a complete beautification and enjoyed every minute of sharing this lovely property with their guests. Myrtle carries on the Hall family tradition of hospitality at Sandy Shores and adds her special brand of German warmth. Her attention to detail and cleanliness makes Sandy Shores a unique and charming retreat.

Surf, sand and sun, coupled with quiet solitude, magnificent sunsets, and the shade of the Australian Pines make this the perfect getaway spot. You will enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in the world - perfect for a morning stroll or an afternoon shelling expedition, as well as beautiful-maintained accommodations. Sandy Shores is a slice of Old Florida at it's very finest.

Wireless/WIFI available

Visit our other properties at:

VRBO #508989 - Patio Cottage

VRBO #508994 - Garden Cottage

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Myrtle Hall (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english, german

About Myrtle Hall

Sandy Shores has been in my late husband, Ned's, family for over 60 years. Ned's Grandmother bought it in 1946 and his Father built the first two story building in 1952 and the Gulf Cottage followed in 1972.

I live onsite so I am available during your stay. I've also worked for 12 years in a local bank. One of the things my guests repeatedly tell me, is that they can see my love for Sandy Shores in the cleanliness and beauty of the property. I take pride in knowing my attention to detail ensures my guests have the most comfortable stay. And, for my German visitors, I enjoy speaking German to help you feel at home.

Myrtle Hall purchased this cottage in 1946

Why Myrtle Hall chose Indian Rocks Beach

We started to rent out our cottages in 2005 after a total beautification and enjoying ever since every minute of sharing this lovely property with all our guests.

What makes this cottage unique

Rest in our secluded gardens, enjoy the shade under our beautiful Australian Pine Trees and watch the Gulf of Mexico and the fantastic sunsets from your living room and dining area. You can't get any closer to the dunes and beach.


based on 87 traveler reviews

Beachfront Cottages at Beautiful Sandy Shores
average rating of 4.954023 based on 87 reviews
Holt, Michigan

/Best Vacation Ever.

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent our week staying in the Garden Cottage. It was perfect! So many wonderful experiences....where to start. The walk from the cottage to the beach takes about 30 seconds, you are that close to the gulf, and the beautiful beaches of Indian Rocks Beach. Just crossing the street takes you to some of the best restaurants like Crabby Bills, The Slice (I recommend the meatballs and the pizza is delicious) a small little, but delicious Mexican restaurant, and down the street a larger Mexican cream parlor, coffee shop and so much more.

I love the fact that everything we needed was just a walk away , so we didn't use our car very much at all.

Sandy Shores is not only beautiful but it is spotless. Myrtle Hall runs a wonderful vacation spot. Our family is already on going back next year. Apparently we are not the first to do so......a lot of their business is repeat business. Go to Sandy Shores once and fall in love.

Thank you Myrtle for helping our family have the best vacation ever. See you next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenwood Lake, NY

Lovely week!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week in Gulf Cottage at Sandy Shores. What a lovely place! The cottage was clean, comfortable and very nicely decorated. Had a gorgeous view of the beach and gulf. Took a long walk on the beach each morning (the beach is right outside the cottage!). Lots of beach chairs and loungers to relax on and enjoy the sunset. We were able to walk to restaurants, bars and the CVS. It's a really nice little town. Near enough to Clearwater if you want to go but no need to. Plenty to do right in town :) Thanks to Myrtle - all was taken care of.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing days oceanfront.

  • 5 of 5

Our short trip to Florida's Gulf Coast we spent at Myrtle in Sandy Shores and felt very comfortable. Have breakfast in the garden, a glass of wine at sunset on the beach, barbecues at oceanside, long walks on the beach, sightseeing day trips. Everything you need is near. The apartment was fully furnished, everything was clean. And a cordial and always helpful Myrtle as hostess. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Livonia Mich

Ken Bewick

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the most beautiful and cleanest places that my husband and I have ever stayed at! We loved everything about Sandy Shores. When we go back to Florida,we never need to look for a vacation spot again!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Patio Cottage, although the Garden Cottage and the Gulf Cottage were also lovely! Myrtle's Sandy Shores is such a lovely piece of "Old Florida", on a beautiful part of some of the nicest Gulf Coast shore! The cottage was so nicely stocked with everything we could need and was so very clean! And the surrounding gardens and sitting areas were relaxing and peaceful! Close to so many nice places - coffee shop, restaurants, stores. Of course, a place to see great sunsets, too! Couldn't have had a nicer hostess! We'll definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise on the Gulf

  • 5 of 5

Myself, sister, niece and brother-in-law arrived November 1st 2015.

I found Sandy shores on the internet.

The pictures reminded me of a Florida past It was perfect.However the pictures didn't do it justice, Its much more!!!

We had all the modern conveniences, TV, full kitchen, 1 bedroom, a couch that was a fold out bed. Everything was there as advertised. INCLUDING NOODLES TO FLOAT ON!!

the walk to the Gulf of Mexico was short and beautiful.I felt like I was home, and Myrtle a personal friend.

I didn't want to leave.

It was my first visit to Florida since I lived there 31 years ago.



  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so lucky to have so phantastic guests! Thank you Elaine, looking forward to meeting you again in the near future. Myrtle
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Keegan's Seafood Grille
Salt Rock Grill
Crabby Bill's
Villa Gallace
E&E Stakeout Grill
"Our favorite breakfast place!"
Johns Pass Boardwalk
"Drive 20 Min down south and visit all the nice stores and restaurants or go on a boat to wat..."
Clearwater Beach
"Just a short ride to see Pier 60 and the habour"
Busch Gardens - Tampa
"1/2 hours or 45 Min. from our home."
Salvador Dali Museum
"You got to see the new Museum!"
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
St. Petersburg International Airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Across the street
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Belleair Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
several great restaurants in walking distance
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
right in front of our property
Nearest Point of Interest
John's Pass
Nearest Point of Interest
Clearwater Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Tampa International and Bush Gardens
Nearest Point of Interest
St. Petersburg
Car: recommended

June 2012 Beach Renourishment with fine sand, additional Local Activities and Attractions, Disney, EPCOT, Cypress Gardens are just 2 hours away, Bush Gardens, Historic Ybor City with its nightlife, Pinellas Trail, Salvador Dali Museum, Dog Track, Casino Cruises, Bird Sanctuaries and Flea Markets, The Bohemian Town of Indian Rocks Beach offers great Restaurants and local shops, several in walking distance, there are large grocery stores within 3-5 minutes drive and a CVS just across the street, nearest Airport, Clearwater/St, Pete or Tampa, Distance 15/28 miles, nearest Town, Clearwater, distance 5 miles


Rates & Availability

Indian Rocks Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Season
Jan 30 2016 - Apr 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
May - December
May 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec - January
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Jan 28 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
May - December
Apr 29 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Note: If paying by credit or debit card a 3% administration fee will be added to the total rental amount.
I prefer to get paid by E-Check. There is no cost for you or me.
I have 2 other cottages as well. Please visit listing numbers 508994 Gulf Cottage and 508989 Patio Cottage to view their availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Indian Rocks Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom with Shower and Bath tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Once you have the experience with us, you will surely come back.........

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