You can't get much closer to the Gulf. Sleeps up to 8 . Enjoy the views !
Carter Coastal Vacation Rentals
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About Carter Coastal Vacation Rentals
The owner Curtis Westphal: My wife Kathy is a part time school teacher and I am a city planner. We lived in Florida and met in college then headed west in search of adventure where we settled near Golden. The Rocky Mountains are out our back door. A couple times a year we hop on a flight and come down to relax on the beach and visit our relatives in Largo and Sarasota.
Carter Coastal Vacation Rentals purchased this Cottage in 1996
Why Carter Coastal Vacation Rentals chose Indian Shores
I grew up here. My grandparents bought the island estate in 1966 for the remarkable price of $28,000 and turned the home and carriage house into 6 vacation rentals. They had the pleasure of watching 4 generations of beach goers come to enjoy fun in the sun. When they got into their 80's they retired and moved to the mainland. My wife Kathy and I thought it was too nice to sell so even though we live in Denver we bought it. Fortunately. we have a great manager and handyman close by to greet our guests and get them settled in and care for their needs. We have 2 sons that we take on vacation each summer.
What makes this Cottage unique
Historically, the most beautiful spot on the tropical barrier islands of Tampa Bay between Clearwater and St Pete.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Step out your door onto the private beachStep out your door onto the private beach
No smoking - Smoking is not allowed. Smoking is not allowed.
Max guests: 8
This was the second time that we have stayed here. Definitely paying for the beach and the convenience of being right on it! We love staying here!!
Vrbo shows the listing to look like its the whole house. I even asked vrbo and they confirmed it was the whole house . Upon arrival we found out it was part of the house and there were people staying in other parts of the house . Property manager was very helpful and we worked through it , but vrbo's listing is very misleading on this property.
Glad it all worked out. It was our pleasure having you. CVR manages 40+ properties in the area, I know we could find someplace perfect for you. We hope you will consider staying with us again for your next beach getaway.
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Amazing location for beach relaxation
We had five adults and one toddler, comfortably fit in the unit with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Great landing place to sleep and prepare/eat meals. Everything you need to enjoy the beach.
Amazing: on the beach, had chairs/umbrellas/sand toys/all you needed, grills, firepit, parking, patio furniture, close to bike rental shop, pack and play, fridge that sings, on site laundry. Older home with Florida beach fixings.
Greetings from the beach Laurie,
Thank you for your review of Sun n Fun 6. Glad you enjoyed ! It was our pleasure having you.
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Old Florida traditional pavilion cottage need love
The house is very beautiful but it has seen better days. The faucet in the kitchen was leaking, that in the master bathroom should have been changed a long time ago, ditto for the bathtub and its fittings. The windows of the veranda were so dirty that you could not take advantage of the (magnificent) view of the sea. That said, the kitchen was very well equipped, the living room comfortable and the apartment globally very pleasant. In conclusion, despite these disadvantages we had a great stay. It is only a shame that the owners do not give more love to this property which retains all the atmospheres of the charm of yesteryear.
Beautiful old home with lots of character and history. Great location and lots to do nearby.
Thanks for your review of Sun n Fun Elizabeth, we appreciate hearing from our guests. It was our pleasure having you!! Hope to see you on the beach again soon !
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Clearwater and its island beaches are fortunate to offer something for everybody. Our attractions include arts and museums, the natural environment, historical buildings, special events and more traditional 'attractions' such as theme parks, whatever your preference. The sampling of attractions below offers a little bit of everything.
The Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of Winter the Dolphin – just minutes from the Sun n Fun Beachfront vacation rentals.
Winter the Dolphin has captured the world with her story of survival and determination. This heartwarming Warner Bros family film is based on the true story about a young boy who befriends an injured dolphin who lost her tail in a crab trap. Through their bond and friendship, the boy motivates everyone around him to help save the dolphin by creating a prosthetic tail to replace the one she lost. Winter’s strong survival instincts become an inspiration to people with special needs throughout the world.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
3000 East Busch Blvd., Tampa (813) 987-5082.
An extraordinary atmosphere filled with naturalistic animal habitats and shows, hair-raising roller coasters, Rhino Rally and more, dazzling live entertainment.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
249 Windward Passage, Clearwater (727) 447-0980.
A very unique natural attraction where one can view, touch and experience the biology and behavior of bottlenose dolphins, loggerhead sea turtles, Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, river otters, sting rays, local fish, coral reefs, mangroves and more.
The Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Drive, Tampa (813) 273-4020.
A world-class educational facility featuring nearly 5,000 aquatic plants and animals which tell the tale of water, native land and marine animals in Florida.
Florida Botanical Gardens
12175 125th Street North, Largo (727) 582-2100.
Specialty gardens featuring Florida plants including wildlife nesting habitat, restored wetlands and natural bridges.
Lowry Park Zoo
1101 West Sligh Avenue, Tampa (813) 932-0245.
One of the top three zoos of its size in North America featuring more than 1,500 animals representing 350 exotic species including the manatee.
Moccasin Lake Nature Park
2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater (727) 462-6024.
A showcase of the plant and animal species native to the area. Preserve featuring rescued and rehabilitated birds, reptilian, insect and fish displays, plant and energy exhibits, and nature trails through a diversity of natural Florida habitats, allowing viewing of native birds, insects, amphibians, mammals and reptiles.
MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry)
4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa (813) 987-6100.
Largest science center in the Southeastern United States and home of Florida's only IMAX DOME theater.
Charter fishing boat for novices to avid anglers, the Phantom can accommodate you. Clearwater fishing specializing in four, six, eight, hour fishing trips. Captain Butch Ford will make you feel right at home fishing for Gulf fish.
Sunsets at Pier 60
Pier 60, Clearwater Beach (727) 449-1036.
A 'street' festival located on the promenade portion of Clearwater Beach's famous fishing pier, celebrating the setting of the sun and featuring artists, craftsmen and performers with weekend musical entertainment.
Sponge Docks/Historical Downtown Main Street
Tarpon Springs (727) 937-6109.
Authentic Greek heritage and community