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Charming Beachside Cottage - Fun Decor and Fenced Backyard!

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Indian Shores House Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8)

This beachside cottage is located just 100 yards from the beach on the beach side of Gulf Boulevard and 50 feet from the beach access. That means that once you get the family and all the beach gear out on the beach, only to hear the youngest one request a trip to the potty 1 minute after hitting the sand, no problem. It's only a few minutes walk and there are no roads to cross! The 3 bedrooms plus den and spacious living room allows ample room for your group inside and your private fenced yard, deck, tiki bar, and gas grill is ideal for outdoor entertaining.

This beach house works well for multi-generation families, small groups (girlfriends' getaway), couples traveling together, and dog owners (all wood and tile floors plus a fenced in yard). The spacious master bedroom features a queen bed and flat screen TV. The second bedroom is almost as large as the master; it was redone in summer 2016 and features a queen bed and flat screen TV. The third bedroom features a twin daybed with twin trundle and the kids' surfing-themed bunk room (redone in summer 2016) features a twin bunk bed and a large flat screen Smart TV. There's an extra mattress under the bunk bed for that extra kid that wants to be in the "cool" room.

Don't worry about bringing or buying beach gear. The house is stocked with boogie boards, sand toys, beach chairs, beach towels, a beach cart, etc. Just bring your own Speedo and flip flops. Unlike many beachside properties this one features a large parking area with room for six cars, or a car and motorhome or boat.

A car is nice to have to see attractions further inland but guests without a car can take the Suncoast Trolley up and down the Pinellas County beaches from Clearwater Beach to St. Pete Beach. The stop is right next door to the house. Indian Shores features dedicated walking and separate bike path lanes. There's plenty within a 2 mile radius - ice cream shops, Smugglers Cove mini golf, the seabird sanctuary, and scores of great restaurants. By car the house is 5 minutes from a Publix; Target and numerous other stores are all within a 15 minute drive.

We love spending time at 'Three Mermaids and a Crab' and hope you will, too!

Keywords: house, cottage, bungalow, single family home

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Gamin and Todd Zacharias
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Gamin and Todd Zacharias

We are a beach-loving family that has many wonderful memories of vacations at beach houses. We love to entertain family and friends; our get-togethers are all about good food, good conversation, party games, and happy tired kids that go to bed early!

Gamin and Todd Zacharias purchased this house in 2011

Why Gamin and Todd Zacharias chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

Indian Shores is the perfect type of beach community - busy enough to have restaurants and attractions nearby without the highrises, crowds and traffic of a big beach town. Families and snowbirds alike love this area.

What makes this house unique

We are 70 yards from a Suncoast Trolley stop which can take you to all of the Pinellas County beach towns. Our beautiful beach has picnic tables, trees, sea oats, and peace and quiet. We love strolling down to the beach to watch the sunset, checking up on 'patients' at Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, and noshing on Key Lime donuts at The Lighthouse Bakery on Sunday mornings.


based on 34 traveler reviews

Charming Beachside Cottage - Fun Decor and Fenced Backyard!
average rating of 4.7941175 based on 34 reviews


  • 4 of 5

So happy I rented this home! It was very clean and had all the amenities we needed! The decor was warm and welcoming! Beach was a hop, skip and a jump away. Plenty of parking space. This is a great home. I will rent again next time I'm in St. Pete area.

The owners were great and very accommodating. They clearly do a good job of maintaining this home.

I highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This unique property is a real gem and it felt like home from the minute we arrived. With its close proximity to the beach and everything you need available to you, it really is the perfect base. We appreciated the beach trolley, chairs and body boards as well as the umbrellas and sand toys.There were games and books for the evenings and everything was in good order.The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves (as did the adults!!) and we were all sorry when the time came to leave. The owners are efficient in their responses and very happy to help. We would very much like to return in the future and would happily recommend the property to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect! Just perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had absolutely great time at the cottage on July 7-12. The house is beautifully decorated and clean and has everything one needs for a pleasurable stay.

The beach is right around the corner, nice and quiet. Great coffee shop, convenience store and Crabby Bill within a mile.

The hosts were very nice and accommodated us with special care when we ran into a small trouble. (many thanks for that!)

Would recommend to anyone...

We will be definitely back!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Perfect Beach Cottage with all the amenities of home!

  • 5 of 5

This is our families 6th straight year staying at this Beachside Cottage and we are never disappointed! It has a fully stocked kitchen, with linens and towels also provided...all the amenities of home. The gas grill in the fenced in backyard enables us to cook up some great, quick meals so that we can catch the gorgeous sunsets over the Gulf! The very short walk to the quiet beach is also convenient. We look forward to returning!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun beach house

  • 5 of 5

This little house had plenty of room for our needs. It was a short walk to the beach and the cart provided made carrying the very comfortable beach chairs and all of our stuff to the waters edge very simple. The décor was festive and relaxing and all the appliances we used (stove, oven, microwave, blender, coffee pot, toaster, and dishwasher worked very nicely). I would recommend this house to anyone that wants a relaxing, down to earth vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 3 of 5

This is a great location.... just steps from the beach and my kids loved it. The only thing I would say is that the house could be a little bit cleaner, I understand this is a pet friendly location (and we didn't bring our dog with us) but the fact that there was dog hair everywhere in the house wasn't pleasant at all, I had to put towels down on the couch so I could sit down without getting dog hair all over my clothes, there was also dog poop in the backyard wich was kind of an inconvenience caused I couldn't let my toddler play outside like he wanted to, other than that everything seems ok, but I don't think I'll be returning to the property

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry that you were not fully satisfied with the beach house. While we do allow pets pending advance screening and an application, we have not had any issues or complaints in the past. We reviewed procedures with our cleaning crew to make sure this does not happen again. Our guests’ satisfaction is very important to us; we want to make their vacation wonderful. If that means sending the cleaning crew back in upon request we would do so gladly. We were happy to hear that your kids had a great time here; beach vacations create great family memories!
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Nearest Airport
13.6 Miles
St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Mickey Quinn's Beach Pub & Grill
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Baypointe Golf Club
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrak Station Clearwater
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 688/Ulmerton Road
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Pub Waterfront Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Indian Shores
Car: recommended

While the beautiful beach is the main attraction there are many other things to do in the area. Kids love Smuggler's Cove Adventure Golf (less than a mile away) and visiting Clearwater's resident movie stars Winter and Hope the dolphins at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (11 miles away). Splash Harbour Water Park just opened in Indian Rocks Beach; it's less than 2 miles away.

Adults enjoy downtown St. Petersburg and the incredible Dali Museum (20 miles away) as well as Tampa Bay Rays games at Tropicana Field.

Neighboring city Tampa (30 miles away) has its fabulous Riverwalk area which features the Straz Center, Glazer Children's Museum, Tampa History Museum, Tampa Art Museum, the Florida Aquarium, and several waterfront parks. Tampa is also home to Lowry Park Zoo, Busch Gardens theme park, and NFL and NHL teams.


Rates & Availability

Indian Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 8 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
4 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter/Early Spring 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Note that the service fee which is broken down in a detailed quote is from VRBO/HomeAway; it is their charge for providing booking security and support. This fee is not collected by the owner.

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Indian Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1054 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub and shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , twin bed with twin trundle; pack-n-play portable crib
    Bunk Room - 1 bunk bed , bunk bed sleeps 2 plus extra twin mattress under bed
  • Beds to sleep eight including top bunk and trundles.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
beachside, 6 parking spaces, 70 yards to trolley stop

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