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Gulf Front Beach suite ... On the Beach.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

You can't get much closer to the Gulf. Sleeps up to 8 . Enjoy the views !

With 2+ bedrooms and trundle beds on the sleeping porch it can accommodate up to 8. Walk out on the private deck and you are right on the beach. Get comfortable under the gazebo and enjoy the amazing sunsets. Cook in the large kitchen outfitted with pots. pans, coffee maker, micro,blender for daiquiris and margaritas, and extra large refrigerator....all the comforts of home.

Large master bedroom with king size bed overlooking the Gulf, rattan furniture for that Florida look, large oak pedestal dining table seats 6 with extra kids eating on the porch. The sleeping porch overlooking the beach doubles as breakfast area for those who get up early to go beach combing for shells. Guests compliment us on the warm glow of antique 100 year old red heart pine floors

More Details

Property Manager
Bruce Carter
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Member since: 2003
Speaks spanish, danish, Ask for Carlos for Spanish
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Bruce Carter

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.

Bruce Carter purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Bruce Carter 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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The private entrance had its own private patio and the main patio was only ten steps away. The view of the Gulf of Mexico from the room was magnificient!



The location right on the Gulf was picturesque! In the morning we would walk the white sand beach, just 100 feet from our door, as far as we could walk. We also enjoyed riding our bikes on the best bike paths I have ever seen. Along the new completed road there was both a walking and bike paths on both sides of the street. The beach was unbelieveable! Powder white sand and blue green water was just in front of our room. The salt breeze that flowed through our room was great.



In the evenings we would drive down Gulf Blvd and choose one of the many excellent seafood restaurants. There are also several coffee shops very close to Sun N Fun. Clearwater is 7 miles down Gulf Blvd where we took a boat ride in the Gulf seeing dolfins jumping in the boat's wake.



Each evening we would watch the sun go down into the Gulf from our patio. Such beauty
Apr 2010
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Indian Shores, Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Off the master bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 4 single bed , Day it's the perect gathering area.at night 4 twin beds
    1 Bedroom Apartment - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • conservatory
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • 10 bicycles
  • 12 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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. 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: Home of Winter the Dolphin !! 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,

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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Gulf Front Beach suite ... On the Beach.
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 14 reviews
5

Beautiful beach front home

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a lovely stay at this property. Owners were very helpful and communicative throughout the entire process. The property itself is very Florida-Beach Shabby Chic, but it has everything you need and is literally steps from the water. Can't go wrong!

  • Review Submitted: 30/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review Veronica. It was a pleasure having you as our guest. Glad you enjoyed this beachfront property location and all the extras we try to supply for our guests. We hope to see you again your next beach getaway. Thanks again Bruce Carter Sun n Fun Beachfront t Rentals
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5

Older beach home complex. Had all the necessities and can’t beat the location.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time, great location.

  • Review Submitted: 15/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location, but needs some freshening up

  • 2 of 5

The good: Location! As advertised right on the beach while across the street is the inter-coastal. It is hard to beat! Of all the beach front condo's I have stayed at, this one had the biggest array/nicest set of beach chairs, brand new umbrellas etc. They did a great job of making sure you are set-up for a day at the beach. Jennifer on sight was awesome. Bruce was also very receptive when no working hair dryer was available. The bought 2 and delivered same day. Ample parking which isn't usually the case on Gulf BLVD. Great, very comfy king size bed with nice linens.

The not so good: Some reviewers mentioned "not very fancy", well that's putting it pretty mildly. The kitchen was very dated with a rusted out dishwasher we didn't dare use, disgusting dishes/silverware and glassware. We ended up buying (and leaving) our own dollar store silverware and glassware. a big partly painted board nailed to the front of the kitchen sink that must've rotted or something. No working fan above stove. Kitchen overall didn't feel sanitary. Bathrooms were old and not very clean. One shower had cold water issues, half the time only had very hot water (no matter how cold we turned the dial to).The toilet rocked sideways, drawers were full of hair and filth. Paint peeling off the walls all around. Grills need TLC. The living room furniture was very dusty that puffed clouds of dust when you sat. The clothes washer/dryer were useless. One clothes dryer was out of order all week while the other took all day to dry a load. It was constantly in use by others, so we never got to use those facilities. Also note, both bathrooms are inside both bedrooms. Anyone sleeping in the porch area has no access to a bathroom without interrupting you in a bedroom. Other tenants also had issues as one knocked on our door looking for a working blender; someone else complained about maintenance their apt too.

Bottom line: For the money, there are far better choices on Gulf BLVD. This was the worst I have stayed at and we go twice a year from Clearwater to St Petes Beach. I wouldn't whine like this if the price was more in tune with the conditions of the property, but for this price, I expect better maintenance and cleaner everything. Sorry for this review Bruce you seem great, but I'll never be back.

  • Review Submitted: 12/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Nice place good location

  • 4 of 5

Nice

  • Review Submitted: 25/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint and peaceful!

  • 4 of 5

Very relaxing! With the beach in your backyard! Total beach cottage feel!

  • Review Submitted: 12/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sheila, It was great having as our guest and thank you for your comments. Glad you enjoyed our beachfront property. We hope to see you again. Thanks Bruce
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Unit #6

  • 4 of 5

The house is older and not fancy but I loved the ocean view. It was nice to have grills we could use for cooking. This unit has a full kitchen.

  • Review Submitted: 22/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments Cathy, Pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. This is an older beach home and need constant TLC. we do have plans to refresh the Gulf front units during the slower season. We hope to see you on your next beach getaway Thanks again Bruce Carter
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa Internation Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
The Waterfront Pub
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Largo Country Club
Nearest Beach
3 steps ...We are on the beach
Car: recommended

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.

DOLPHIN TALE

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.

Sport Fishing

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

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Indian Shores, Florida

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Summer 2018
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$194.87

extra $10. per person, per day after 5th guest

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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