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Lori

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english

Indian Shores Directly on the Beach, Newly Refurbished, Intimate Building.

11 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Florida Central Gulf Coast Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Indian Shores---A quiet, quaint jewel of a beach town with wonderful restaurants... and SunPlace is situated right in the middle of it all!! Clearwater and St. Pete beaches are easily accessible utilizing the inexpensive Beach Trolley. You'll be only an hour away from Disney World, and 30 minutes from Busch Gardens in Tampa.

Our Two Bedroom, Two Full Bath Condo is directly on the Beach. It is in an intimate building with only nine other units. The Master Bedroom is on the Gulf side with unobstructed Gulf views. This is an unusual feature not found in most beachfront condominiums. If that is not enough, the Master Bedroom also has it's own, private 10 x 10 covered balcony which is accessible from the living room as well.

This privately situated Southwest Corner Unit affords magnificent Views! Just picture yourself sitting on the balcony taking in the Sunsets! But that is not all, there is also a second balcony off of the living room to enjoy your evening cocktails.

Open up the sliding glass doors, let the Gulf breeze in.....and sleep to the sound of the waves in the Master Bedroom king-size bed. Wall mounted flat screen TV completes the room, along with a walk-in closet in the Master Bath. There are upscale furnishings throughout the Hibiscus House including the sunken living room with beamed ceilings and hardwood floors. An open floor plan allows you to view the Gulf from the kitchen and dining area as well.

A corner fireplace adds an element of warmth that our guests describe as a 'homey' feel to the condo. The second bedroom features beach cottage furnishings and two twin beds.

We live in London, England and have SunVista who are very local to the condo and make sure everything is clean, and in good condition. We chose this condo as it is a wonderful situation being just on the 2nd floor and at this part of the beach, the distance from the building to the waves is so short. The climate is wonderful you will appreciate that if, like us, you are living in colder climes.

Professionally decorated throughout with a crisp clean beach cottage motif. Our Condo puts you in the middle of all that you would want for your coastal vacation. We invite you to be our guests and enjoy all that the SunPlace has to offer.

Keywords: Southwest Corner Condominium

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Lori (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english

About Lori

We are a British couple and chose this property as being the one we would want to use for our own vacations in this delightful climate - and for the same reasons as we think you will like it and this part of he Indian Shores / Indian Rocks Beach area. We have travelled widely and think there is nothing that can compare to ending your day with a beautiful sunset - or enjoying the everchanging seascape and sky.

The beach itself is relatively narrow so you can sit on your balcony and feel so delightfully close to the dunes and the waves lapping the shore.

We are doing major refurbishment right now which will be ready for Christmas 2016. All new appliances, tiling through living area, new kitchen with granite worktops, new master bathroom with walk in shower

Lori purchased this condo in 2013

Why Lori chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

This one of a kind Southwest corner unit is located in a small intimate building and will not be duplicated anywhere else. The unit provides the feeling that you are in a single family home instead of a condo.

What makes this condo unique

Small friendly building, two balconies of a good size with the main one open on two sides to the south and west, nice and close to the shoreline, easy parking ( 2 spaces) with one of our parking spots very close to the short flight of steps up to our condo, you can stand at the kitchen sink and be cooking while you still have a great direct view of the sea, retracting doors to the balconies so you get the maximum feeling of openess.

Reviews

4.8
based on 11 traveler reviews

Indian Shores Directly on the Beach, Newly Refurbished, Intimate Building.
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
3

Updated condo with bugs, terrible Internet and air conditioning.

  • 3 of 5

When we entered the condo it was wonderful to see a new kitchen and updated bathrooms. After we brought in our luggage and we went out to the patio to enjoy the beach I noticed hundreds of fly type ants on the floor. All the sliding door jams had hundreds of bugs and were encrusted with sand. There was no way that a house keeper had been there in quite along time. I called management and they said they would come the next day about 10 am. Well, I could not possible sleep with all those bugs in the master bedroom so I tried to vacuum and clean them myself but the vacuum was not working very good. We were charged a large cleaning fee and I do not think that is fair since I had to vacuum and clean up,hundreds of bugs.

The Internet was so slow that we rarely used it. The air conditioning was set at 74 and it stayed at 78-77. The ice maker was jammed and not working and we were unable to fix it. You can hear the neighbors upstairs as they walk and talk so keep,that in mind. The condo is very pretty so I feel sorry for the owners of this condo as they hired an incompetent company to maintain it.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Setting....Awesome view

  • 5 of 5

This condo is very private, along a quiet stretch of the Indian Shores beach. Everything is as advertized....the owner "Mary" messaged me to make sure everything was in order, and after we checked out we noticed we left a couple items at the condo and the local office mailed them to us promptly! Excellent service all the way around. The location was perfectly situated and close to many awesome restaurants, and activities at Johns Pass. We took two 14 yr old girls, and they had a great time as well!......Great Vacation!!

Alan...Springfield Mo.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sarasota, Fl
5

Best kept secret on Indian Shores

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I have rented this unit twice in the past two months! Perfect location! We will continue to make Hibiscus House our home away from home for the Holidays! The accommodations could not be better just pack your bag everything else will be waiting for you upon your arrival. Best views on the beach! Sunset watching from your 2 private balconies!!! This property is very well maintained and the owners were a joy to work with. We will be back soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
5

Annual Spring Break Escape - Perfect Place to Recharge the Batteries

  • 5 of 5

Hibiscus House is our perfect place to relax and recharge the batteries after the cruel winters we experience in Michigan. My husband and I work hard all winter and look forward, counting down the days, to our spring break enjoying the gulf breezes on the balconies of the Hibiscus House. Even our teenage son enjoys this week away with Mom and Dad, the condo has free WiFi so he can stay in touch with his friends back in the real world. My husband and I make the short trek every morning down to the Indian Shores Coffee Company and enjoy a coffee, a chai and a muffin. We like to explore - and this location is convenient for a quick hop to neighboring cities and towns. Close to many restaurants... Crabby Bills, Frenchy's in Clearwater, Pan y Vino and Seventh Sun Brewing Company in Dunedin. The condo is in a quiet building with not a lot of neighbors, open all the sliders and enjoy the gulf breeze and sunsets. Very clean and comfortable, decorated in a beach cottage theme, books for reading in the bookcase, convenient washer and dryer to rinse out those bathing suits after a day on the beach. Terrific beach for walking and collecting shells - you can go for miles and miles. My husband enjoys his jogs as there are paths beside the road for joggers and walkers. We too have wanted to keep this place a secret as a previous reviewer has said - because we always look forward every year to our Spring Break at Hibiscus House and don't want anyone else renting our piece of paradise during that week. We have rented other places in Florida over the years and keep coming back to Hibiscus House Condo it is our VERY FAVORITE!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stoke-on-Trent UK
5

Beach Lovers Dream

  • 5 of 5

An excellent condo situated right on the beach with 2 fabulous balconies; 1 off the living area and 1 off the fabulous master bedroom. Every consideration is made to make your stay a wonderful experience from the flat screen TVs to the bucket and spades and surf boards!! A very safe location, where you could leave your chairs and towels on the beach and go for lunch. Supermarkets, shops, bars and restaurants all close by. You have to try Crabby Bills!! Walk there on the beach at sunset, enjoy a good meal and live musci before catching the trolley bus back ($2 each). You will find everything you ever need in the condo. We will definitely return. You have to try the minature golf across the road it's an experience and definitely rent a speed boat to see the dolphins in the bay!! Many thanks to Mary for the information provided to make our stay great.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Winter Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed in the Hibiscus House every February for the past 7 years and the only reason I have not written a review previously is because I wanted to keep this place a secret. It was our winter home away from home only better. Sitting on the balcony in the late afternoon with a glass of wine enjoying a beautiful sunset was perfect. The location is perfect. Close to so many nice restaurants that we rarely eat home (but when we did, the kitchen was stocked with every utensil we needed to make a complete meal). Close to Tampa, Clearwater Beach and St. Petersburg providing enough fun activities, both day and night, to keep you active no matter how long you stay. The unit itself is extremely well maintained, very clean and comfortable with more than enough space. We love traveling to Florida, and the Hibiscus House is one of the main reasons we feel this way. In addition the all the great reasons to stay here, the owner is a wonderful person to do business with.

Steve B.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
St. Pete/Clearwater
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Pub Waterfront
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
John's Pass
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Baypoint Golf Club Par 62
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Clearwater
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
I 275
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Pub Waterfront
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Indian Shores Direct Access
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Indian Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 10 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Fall
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
 
 
Fall
Oct 29 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
$190
$1,100
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Fall
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
4 night minimum stay
$190
$1,100
 
 
Christmas & New Year
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
Winter
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Winter
Jan 28 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
Easter
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Spring
Apr 22 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Spring
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$190
$1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Non Refund Security Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Reservation Fee Varies $1 + Tax
Administation Fee $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Florida Central Gulf Coast Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Size
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
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
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Central Air Conditioning, Two Cable TVs and VCRs, Outside Shower, Picnic Area on Beachfront Deck, Guest Parking, Ceiling Fans in each room & both balconies, Answering Machine, New Appliances

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