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Florida Gulf Coast beachfront rentals at Grandma’s island beach house from the summer of 1925. Enjoy old Florida. Gulf of Mexico and private white sand beach is right out your door. Wade out to the shallow sand bar to explore for shells and sand dollars. Or walk across the street to watch the yachts go by and fish in the bay. Old Timers call this part of the island "The Narrows" where the sand is just wide enough for a single row of homes.
The large home and carriage house are now converted into 6 Gulf front suites featuring full kitchens, pillow top beds, and fantastic views. Awarded one of the highest scores on the beach by Superior Small Lodging. Kids love an old place surrounded by water. We are small and personable. Enjoy the use of our beach chairs, umbrellas, gas grills, lounge chairs, beach cabana and kayaks, all included in the cost of the rental.
Indian Shores is just a 10-minute ride on the beach trolley to John's Pass Village, a large marina, shopping and dining complex that offers a variety of water sports rentals, casino boats and dolphin-watching or sunset cruises. Ten minutes to the north, you'll find another marina and a variety of shops and restaurants at Clearwater Beach, also home to the Clearwater Aquarium, the residence of dolphin movie star Winter from Dolphin Tale. For a taste of city life, nearby downtown St. Petersburg, a 20-minute drive from the beach, is home to several world-class art museums, including the renowned Salvador Dali Museum, and popular attractions less than an hour's drive away include Busch Gardens, Adventure Island and the Florida Aquarium. For day trips, Orlando, Disney World and Sea World are a 90-minute drive and both the Tampa International Airport and the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Airport are within a 30-minute drive.
Enjoy fresh local seafood at the award-winning Salt Rock Grill or casual eateries like Aqua, Keegan’s and Guppy’s, watch the sun set over cocktails at The Pub or stop by the iconic Lighthouse Donuts for a quick snack, all just minutes from your vacation home.You can do as much or as little as you like at family-friendly Indian Shores, a serene beach town that offers spectacular white sand beaches and award-winning local restaurants. It's a perfect spot for romantic getaways, family vacations or a break from cold winter weather!
This one bedroom suite was completely renovated. It features Travertine floors and marble urns by the bedroom fireplace. It is located on the first floor of the carriage house 100’ back from the beach on the courtyard. The living room looks down the walk to the Gulf. Kitchen and bedroom look out at Boca Ciega Bay across the street. Our older guests appreciate the ground floor and no steps.
Real value for the money. Enjoy the view of the Gulf and the Bay from our 2 bedroom apartment on the second floor of the carriage house. Its located 100’ back from the beach on the courtyard. Enjoy the views of the water all around you from the many windows or sit out on the balcony from the master bedroom and watch the yachts go up and down the intracoastal waterway. This is our second largest unit and since it is not right on the beach we have priced it affordably. Queen size pillow top bed and two twin beds are ideal for an enjoyable family vacation on the beach.
This is a small beachfront studio apartment that has views down the beach. It is on the second floor and has a deck that you can sit out on and enjoy the cool sea breezes and read a book. Guests like the private stairs down to the beach. With one of the finest queen sized pillow top beds and a nice comforter this is just the place for a couple to get away.
Our most requested apartment for the romantic getaway. 9 tall windows overlook the beach and the Gulf of Mexico from the second floor of the big house. Lie in bed in the morning and watch the sand pipers and the beach combers. Dine in the evening at the table for two and enjoy the most beautiful red sunsets into the ocean. Our guest book is full of rave reviews. This is the best of Old Florida.
You can't get any closer to the beach in this ground floor studio apartment. Lie in bed and watch the palms sway in the breeze and the emerald green waves on the Gulf. Walk out of your door and you are steps from the water. We've decorated in a beachy theme with sea shells lamps, art by local talent, and a Tarpon fish mounted on the wall. All the comforts of home with a full kitchen, Natuzui Italian leather couch, and dining for two by the beach side window. This is the secluded side of the house with an entrance all your own.
This is the largest beachfront suite we have. It’s perfect for a family beach vacation. 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 with the Bar-BQ and large gazebo and rocking chairs. Cook in the large kitchen outfitted with the finest pots and pans, blender for daiquiris and margaritas, and extra large refrigerator and pantry for extended stays. Large master bedroom with king size bed overlooking the Gulf, rattan furniture for that Florida look, big TV and 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. My Grandparents took good care of the place. Guests compliment us on the warm glow of antique 100 year old red heart pine floors that have weathered many a hurricane in 79 years. The brick fireplace in the living room adds a touch of nostalgia.
20116 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785.
Enjoy the views of both the Gulf and the Bay from our Carriage Beach Cottage. Its located just 100' back from the beach on the courtyard. (sleeps up to 8) 3 bedroom, 2 full baths. This is 2 complete private apartments which equals the entire beach cottage (Units 1 & 2 combined). This beach cottage is Surrounded by water...Gulf in front and inter-coastal behind....enjoy the views ! 2 kitchens with all the comforts of home.
Sit out on the small balcony off the master bedroom and watch the yachts go up and down the inter-coastal waterway.