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Charming Beachside Cottage - Fun Decor and Fenced Backyard!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,054 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

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

Owner
Gamin and Todd Zacharias
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

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.

Map

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.

Amenities

Indian Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1054 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub and shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 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 , twin bunk bed (top bunk is only suitable for a child)
  • Beds to sleep eight including top bunk and trundles.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
beachside, 6 parking spaces, 70 yards to trolley stop

Reviews

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Charming Beachside Cottage - Fun Decor and Fenced Backyard!
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Five stars

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved our stay in Indian Shores in the Mermaid cottage. This is our second time there, and it is just perfect for us. We will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect! This was an awesome trip for myself, daughter and swim team friends.

  • 5 of 5

The decor of the house was so "on point " for my daughter and her swim team friends. A perfect getaway, close walking distance to the beach and the house has lots of space , stocked with utensils and basic supplies. The owners are very responsive to any inquiry a timely manor and truly interested in your happiness enjoying their wonderful beach house. Thanks for our last trip before school starts 😊?

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owners did a great job with beach themed decor but for the price several things were lacking

  • 4 of 5

House had an overall urine odor, couch was over-worn and smelled of urine as did the pullout trundle bed. Refrigerator barely cools and reeks of fish. Had a great stay but these items definitely detracted and should be addressed by the owners immediately.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are surprised and sorry to hear that a renter had a less than optimal experience at our beach house. As our house instructions noted we ask guests to immediately notify us if there are any issues so that we can address them right away. We would have quickly dispatched someone to investigate and resolve the problem but unfortunately we did not learn of the issue until the review was posted weeks after departure. Since then the refrigerator was checked; it is in proper working order. We have never had any complaints about odor before. We will continue to have the couch steam cleaned quarterly to ensure that experiences like this remain an anomaly. Our goal is for our guests to have a wonderful, stress-free beach vacation.
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Charming cottage for a couple of people

  • 4 of 5

The photos depict the property precisely. It is cozy and clean, and exactly 30 feet to the beach access. We didn't cook, so cannot comment on the utensils, etc. Nice, clean, big refrigerator. Good microwave. There are 4 bedrooms, and 1 bath. That worked fine for my wife and me, and would probably suffice for a couple with children. In addition to beach proximity, some of the neatest little restaurants are walking distance.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location, not a touristy town. Great trip

  • 5 of 5

The house was awesome and worked perfectly for 6 people on a comfortable 3-night trip. The only thing that would make it better would be a second restroom, but there's an outdoor shower to help with the sand

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

Very cute , close to beach, clean and good location .

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $200

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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