My Indian Shores Family Resort Beach Condo Rental
From $79 / night
$75/night - Fall Discount - Just $75/night - Sept 13- 18, 2015
On the Beach - Indian Shores - Sept 13-18th- Just $75/night (fees and taxes additional) - 4-night minimum stay - 2-bedrm/2-bathrm condo directly on the beach in Indian Shores, overlooking Gulf of Mexico. Heated pool - free Wi-Fi - free bike/DVD rentals - comfortable family-friendly building centrally located close to restaurants, shopping, activities - popular vacation rental with great guest reviews
|Per night:||$79 - $236|
|Per week:||$550 - $1,650|
Pets allowed: No
Our spacious 1100 square foot condo is 20 miles west of Tampa in the middle of an island with Clearwater to the north and St. Petersburg Beach to the south.
Surrounded by warm, gentle surf and plenty to do... or do nothing but savor the relaxed atmosphere and walk barefoot on the beautiful soft, white sandy beach right outside your door. Rinse off after a fun-filled day on the beach at our outdoor shower conveniently located right off the beach.
Our large heated pool has plenty of sun, shade, lounging chairs, and tables with umbrellas and is a great place for a poolside picnic. The entire building is Wi-Fi accessible, including the condos, balconies, pool/deck area, BBQ/Picnic area and even parts of the beach close to the building. Just set up your laptop and you can enjoy our free Wi-Fi access.
Our spacious, luxury condo is completely equipped with all amenities. It has been updated and redecorated, including beautiful new ceramic tile throughout the entire apartment, new living room furniture with queen sleeper sofa, new air conditioning system, and freshly painted every year to keep it clean and appealing for our guests.
In early 2014, we added a large flat screen TV in the living room and also flat screen TVs in the bedroom, all with full Cable channels. There are also two new recliners and all new tables in the living room, new mattress for the queen-sleeper sofa. We bought new furniture for the second bedroom, new refrigerator with ice maker in the kitchen, and a new microwave. All new bedding in both bedrooms and many new decorative touches, make our condo truly your home away from home.
The master bedroom has a queen-sized pillow-top mattress bed, digital alarm clock/radio and full private bath. The second bedroom has one double and one single bed (both new with very comfortable pillow-top mattresses), digital alarm clock/radio and separate full bath (accessible in hallway right outside second bedroom door).
We have furnished our condo to make it your home away from home, with all the comforts we want for ourselves when we vacation. There is Cable TV in all rooms, DVD, VCR, full stereo and free WI-FI. Fully-equipped, full-size kitchen includes coffeemaker, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, pots and pans, all dishes and utensils; everything you need to prepare and serve a gourmet meal for your family to enjoy after a full, active day on the beach.
There is a private balcony with new patio furniture. Our balcony faces towards the intracoastal waterway and has a view of the tropical palm trees and shrubbery of Tiki Gardens, a park across the street on Gulf Blvd.
Our onsite management office provides many conveniences for guests, including handling of keys, cleaning and maintenance issues, change for the laundry room, vouchers to a local bicycle rental place for a free bicycle rental for all guests staying in the condo unit, and DVDs to borrow at no cost.
Easy access to all central Florida's world-famous attractions, including John's Pass Historical Fishing Village, Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay, and even just a 90-minute drive to the Orlando theme parks. Walk to mini market, great restaurants, shops and entertainment. Enjoy beachside volleyball, jogging on the beach, swimming, snorkeling, shelling, sand castles, fishing, boogie boarding, parasailing, jet skiing, miniature golf, public golf courses and glorious sunsets. Watch the dolphins traveling the beautiful gulf coastline. A perfect place for you and your family to spend a dream vacation you will remember for years to come.
Packed sand is great for jogging or walking on the beach!
John's Pass Historic Fishing Village and Boardwalk is Pinellas County's #1 tourist attraction and is located 10 minutes south on Gulf Blvd. This quaint turn-of-the-century fishing pier features more than 100 unique shops, inviting eateries, and an 1,100-foot long pier.
Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary is located right in Indian Shores. This nonprofit organization is the largest wild bird hospital and rehabilitation center in the United States. They are open 365 days/year and admission is free.
Tiki Gardens is located right across the street on Gulf Blvd. It offers nature and equestrian trails, fishing, canoeing, observation tower, pier, and umbrella/cabana rental.
John's Adventure Island is 30 acres of water-drenched fun in the sun featuring the combination of high-speed thrills and tropical, tranquil surroundings for groups of all ages. In a soothing Key West atmosphere, experience an unrivaled blend of corkscrews, water falls, a wave pool, children's water playground and other attractions such as outdoor cafes, picnic and sunbathing areas, gift shops, a championship white-sand volleyball complex.
Orlando with its theme parks is approximately 1.5 hours drive. Busch Garden, Ybor City in Tampa and the bay areas attractions are all within an hour's drive.
Clearwater Attractions (less than 15 minutes)
Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a nonprofit working aquarium dedicated to public education, marine research, animal assisted therapy, and the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of sick or injured marine animals. See dolphins, sea otters, sea turtles, stingrays, and estuaries.
Tampa Attractions (less than 45 minutes)
Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay is the ultimate family adventure park offering an array of fascinating attractions based on exotic encounters with the African continent. A unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos featuring more than 2,700 animals, live shows, restaurants, shops and games, Busch Gardens provides real excitement for guests of every age.
Lowry Park Zoo features more than 1,600 animals in lush habitats. There are rides, water play area, shows, and restaurants. A new Rhino Reserve opened in March 2005.
MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry) w/ an IMAX Theater
St. Petersburg Attractions (less than 20 minutes away)
Florida International Museum
Florida Holocaust Museum
Salvador Dali Museum
Derby Lane (Greyhound Racing)
State Parks in the surrounding area
Orlando Attractions (less than 90 minues away)
Walt Disney World
Disney MGM Studios
Fantasy of Flight
Perfect Florida Golf Vacation
There are more than 50 public golf courses in the Florida West coast area.
The Pub - a casual seafood restaurant located on the Intracoastal waterway serves great seafood inside and also on its patio. Located at 20025 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores.
Guppy's - a casual seafood restaurant offers great atmosphere and great seafood while you dine inside or outside on the patio. Located at 1701 North Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach.
Salt Rock Grill - probably the best restaurant in Indian Shores is upscale and dressier, but also maintains a casual friendliness. The outstanding food and service make this a special dining treat. Located at 19325 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores. (make sure to call ahead for reservations.)
Crabby Bills - eat great seafood in a rustic, casual atmosphere where you can enjoy Florida stone crabs (in season), oysters, conch fritters and wonderful creamy clam chowder. Great place to bring the kids. Located at 401 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach. Get there early or be prepared to wait.
PJ's Oyster House - another great restaurant to bring the kids. A very casual, reasonably-priced seafood restaurant. Located at 500 1st Street, Indian Rocks Beach.
TJ's Italian Café ''''''A casual "Old Italian" cuisine with authentic pastas, brick oven entrees, fresh seafood, and homemade desserts. They even deliver!! Located at 1515 Gulf Boulevard, Indian Rocks Beach.
The Lobster Pot - Casual seafood restaurant offering a wide variety of fresh seafood and steaks. Call ahead for reservations to avoid a long wait. Located at 17814 Gulf Boulevard, Redington Shores.
About the owner
About:My family and I vacationed in Indian Shores for many years with my sister and her family who live in Orlando, Florida. I bought my condo seven years ago so we would have a place to stay each year for our vacations and also share our beautiful condo with other families. Our family vacations in Indian...
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|Aug 15 2015||Dec 18 2015||$79||$79||$550||-||4 Nights|
|Dec 19 2015||Jan 29 2016||$125||$125||$875||-||4 Nights|
|Jan 30 2016||Mar 18 2016||$215||$215||$1,500||-||1 Week|
|Jan 31 2016||Mar 20 2016||$193||$193||$1,350||-||1 Week|
|Mar 19 2016||Apr 08 2016||$236||$236||$1,650||-||1 Week|
|Mar 21 2016||Apr 10 2016||$213||$213||$1,485||-||1 Week|
|Apr 09 2016||Jul 01 2016||$118||$118||$825||-||4 Nights|
|Apr 11 2016||Jun 26 2016||$111||$111||$775||-||4 Nights|
|Jun 27 2016||Jul 10 2016||$128||$128||$892||-||1 Week|
|Jul 02 2016||Jul 08 2016||$136||$136||$949||-||1 Week|
|Jul 09 2016||Aug 19 2016||$118||$118||$825||-||4 Nights|
|Jul 11 2016||Aug 14 2016||$111||$111||$775||-||4 Nights|
|Aug 20 2016||Dec 16 2016||$83||$83||$575||-||4 Nights|
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|Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 7% sales; 5% resort|
|Deposits: 25% deposit ($200 minimum) confirms a reservation. Deposit is refundable (less a $100 cancellation charge) up to 45 days before arrival date. Final payment is due 30 days before arrival.|
|Payment Options: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa|
|Other Fees: $140 Departure/Cleaning Fee 7% Florida Sales Tax, 5% Resort Tax $45 Damage Insurance (insures up to $1,500 damage to condo) Optional Travel Insurance - Please Inquire.|
- 1 Queen Bed
- 1 Double Bed
- 1 Twin Bed
- 1 Sofa Bed
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Private Pool
- Full Kitchen
- View (City Lights)
- Beach Chairs
- Outdoor Shower
- Beach Towels
- Parking Included
- Wheelchair Accessible
- High Speed Internet
- Alarm Clock
- TV (Cable/Satellite)
- Gas Grill
- CD Player
- Hair Dryer
- Refrigerator (Full)
- Charcoal Grill
- Ice Maker
- Coffee Maker
- DVD Player
- Horseback Riding
- Jet Skiing
- Scuba Diving
- Whale Watching
- Shopping Area
- Amusement Park
- Volleyball Court
- Water Park
- Live Entertainment
- Miniature Golf
- Children's Pool
- Movie Theater
- Water Skiing
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Grocery Store
- Basketball Court
- Theme Park
- Gym/Fitness Center
Onsite management office with full-time maintenance staff.
Outdoor shower off beach.
Large heated pool, plenty of sun and shade, lounge chairs, tables and chairs with umbrellas.
BBQ grills with picnic area right off beach.
Across the street from Tiki Gardens, a beautiful park on the intracoastal waterway with canoe/kayak rentals, bike paths, jogging paths, etc.
Minimarket 1/2 block walk.
Walk to great restaurants, shopping, activities.
Suncoast Trolley stops directly in front of our building and travels Gulf Blvd. from St. Pete Beach up to Clearwater Beach.
Free Bike Rentals - Inquire at Office
Free DVD Rentals - Inquire at Office
Reviews for this vacation condo rental in Indian Shores, Florida
Sarah S Cross
Won't be going bavk
August 11, 2015
The condo itself was decent but the walls are super thin so you can hear everything. The bedrooms are by the hallway elevator (which is the slowest I've ever been in!) so you hear everything and everyone. We slept horribly. Also, there were tiny sand fleas in the kitchen which is just gross. We won't be going back.
grand blanc michigan usa
indian shores vacation
April 20, 2015
Two bedroom condo. Lots of space. Had great view overlooking beach and pool/Two porches. Beach was great. Good mix of people. No complaints.
HI Colleen -
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review of your stay at the condo you rented through me. My condo that is listed here is not the one you rented, as it does not have a view of the beach from the balcony, but I was happy to assist you with renting a condo that had a balcony overlooking the beach and gulf for your vacation. I am very happy that you enjoyed your vacation and hope you will contact me again when planning a future visit to the area.
Great stay at Holiday Villas
April 10, 2015
Our 2 bedroom condo was spacious,clean and neat. It does not have a Gulf view but you can see the bay. I would stay here again except I want a washer and dryer in my unit. There are washers and dryers on each floor though.
Oakdale, MN USA
February 19, 2015
The condo was very nice and clean and seemed to be up dated although the ice maker did not work and there was no ice cube trays so we bought ice. It was also very quiet and did not hear the neighbors except for the ones up stairs that kept moving chairs around on the tile floors, but they soon left so that stopped.
Springfield, KY USA
February 15, 2015
Unit was clean and spacious. However only an uncomfortable sectional leather couch and two other uncomfortable chairs was all there was for viewing TV which once was once used by Fred Flintstone.Seating more than one couple would have been very uncomfortable.TV in master bedroom also old tube style. DVD player was not remote controlled and you had to plug in wires for the DVD and remove for TV. Cook stove burners were uneven making cooking a challenge, and had to giggle to get some to work, if they would at all. Lighting in bathrooms made shaving difficult. Never found out what some light switches controlled. The personnel was courteous and eager to assist. We plan to stay at this condo next year but not in this unit.
Hi Bill -
Unit 407 is not my condo, although I did set up the reservation for you. I am going to forward your review to the Rental Manager so they can contact the owner and go over your comments with them. I am sorry that the condo did not meet your expectations, as it is rated as a "Standard" unit (as opposed to a Value unit, which it sounds it more appropriate based upon your comments). Thank you for taking the time to submit your review of that condo... Beth
stunning ocean view
January 6, 2015
My family and I really enjoyed our stay there. The apartment was spacios, clean, with all necessary accessories, utensils, etc. I really enjoyed the ocean view from the balcony. I would recommend to all my friends.
Hi Arta -
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review of your stay. I just want to point out that you did not stay in this condo, but rented a different one through me that has the ocean view from the balcony. My condo on Vacation Home Rentals does not have an ocean view. It has a view of Tiki Gardens, a park across the street on the intracoastal waterway. I wanted to clarify this, so readers of your review would not be confused. I am happy you enjoyed your stay!! Beth
January 6, 2015
Awesome place to stay! It had everything we needed to make us feel at home. There was lots of room for all of us (2 adults and 4 kids). The owners made the booking process easy and provided us with all the info we needed to make our stay an enjoyable one. We would definitely book here again!
Thank you so much for your wonderful review Tracy. I am so happy that your and your family had a great vacation at our condo. We love to hear that our guests enjoy our condo as much as we do!! Have a Happy Healthy New Year in 2015!! We look forward to having you and your family as guests at our condo again!! Thanks again - Beth
Oak Lawn Illinois
October 14, 2014
From the minute I drove in I felt comfortable and safe.I arrived late .Everything was where they said it would be.Unit 403 2 bedrooms 2 baths.Full kitchen living room dinning room.The balcony exlarge.The security code to get into elevator took some getting used to.Kinda thought well I'm pretty safe if I couldn't get up at first neither could anyone else.The manager of this property is very sweet and kind. Can't say enough nice things can't wait to come back.There's only one choice for me.Stayed an extra week loved it that much.
Hi Cindy -
Thank you for the review and I'm so happy you enjoyed your vacation. That is great you got to stay an extra week. It is such a nice time of year in October, with it being so quiet and the weather is usually perfect. I hope you decide to visit again soon, so call me anytime. Thanks again!! Beth
Belmont, NH USA
Great Family Vacation
July 19, 2014
I rented this vacation home for vacation with my sister and her grandchildren. We were comfortable in this 2 bedroom condo. It was good to have both the beach and a pool onsite. The resort was very secured with a security codes for both the elevator and the pool area. Good location! Wish they had laundry facility in unit. They did have one on site. Burners on the stove were very uneven and a little hard to cook evenly on. Kitchen silverware could use replacing. All in all it was a good vacation and I would consider coming back to Vacation Villa II.
Hi Deborah -
Thank you for taking the time to write a guest review for my condo. I took note of the issues with the stove and silverware and will address them immediately. It is so helpful when guests take the time to point out these things, as it is only when you're living at the condo for at least a few nights that you notice these things. Unfortunately, my husband and I have not been able to travel down to Indian Shores in several years, so I really appreciate you letting me know.
July 15, 2014
It was everything they said it would be. I loved the open area of the kitchen, dining and living room. It was big enough for all of us to be together and not on top of each other. Decor and style was modern yet comfortable. Loved it! I would definitely reccomend it to others.
the view was breath taking!!!
June 18, 2014
My kids and I got take our first family vacation and we stayed in a condo on the beach. We were on the third floor over looking the beach in clearwater, FL. We loved it!! I could not be happier! The kids loved to be able to go down to the beach all the time and I love to be able to watch from the balcony. Plus we were so close to everything in town. I have told all my friends and we are now planning an adult trip in september. I will definately use this company again when planning my vacations. Such nice people and awesome places to stay in!! We hated to leave!! Lol.
Oak Park, MI
March 23, 2014
Found this 3brm place at the semi-last minute. It was perfect for my family. We loved sitting on the porch watching the sunset while eating dinner every night. Having a washer and dryer in the unit was a huge bonus as well!! I would highly recommend it to anyone :)
March 19, 2014
Location,location,location !!! Can 't get a better one. Condo was clean. Had everything except a kettle and only 3 face cloths for 6 people. A little dated but great compared to other condos in the same building. Would definitely go back but would look for a better price. 1500.00 for 1 week was a little steep.
Hi Jocelyn -
Thank you taking the time to write a review and am happy you enjoyed your vacation. I will purchase a kettle and send it down to the condo, as I am surprised there is not one there. Since our management company provides the linen package (although they do charge the owners for it) I will forward to them your comment about the number of face cloths. As for the price, March is high season, so you are paying top dollar, although out building is actually one of the least expensive.
Hudson County, NJ
December 17, 2013
At first, man was enslaved by the gods. But he broke their chains. Then he was enslaved by the kings. But he broke their chains. He was enslaved by his birth, by his kin, by his race. But he broke their chains. He declared to all his brothers that a man has rights which neither god nor king nor other men can take away from him, no matter what their number, for his is the right of man, and there is no right on earth above this right. And he stood on the threshold of the freedom for which the blood of the centuries behind him had been spilled.
Danna Mebust-Mullins Dunn
Jesup ga USA
August 12, 2013
The condo was well equipped and very spacious!! Loved that it was on the beach. Would suggest getting 4 th floor dryers fixed . The local area people were extremely friendly and the front office lady was very helpful!!
Irene Von Turk Hamelink
Lovely beach vacation!
July 22, 2013
The condo is in a building right on the beach, which is extremely practical. There is a nice pool, the beach is not crowded, the water is warm. The staff was very helpful. The condo was spacious, quite well equipped with a big balcony. The two bathrooms are perfect when everyone wants to shower after the beach . I would definitely recommend this place and will come back if we vacation in this area!
My Indian Shores Family Resort Beach Condo Rental
July 1, 2013
We had a good time! Great location right on the beach; nice people. The condo was okay; plenty of space for four (actually a double and a single in the 2nd bedroom, so 3 kids could work). 4th-floor balcony faces east; great sunrises and a plastic drying rack for towels and swimsuits that we used constantly, but no beach view. NO washer/dryer in the unit; we were expecting washer/dryer in a condo and didn't notice it was omitted from the amenities list! Instead, there's a pay-per-load laundry room on each floor. "Fully Equipped" kitchen is exaggerated; "Minimally Functional" is more accurate if you plan to do a lot of eating in as we do. Nice pool and surrounding area. Covered parking on ground level below units. Overall a good experience.
June 3, 2013
We had a wonderful time!!!! We loved the secluded beach and the privacy!!! We were extremely pleased with the condo!! Very spacious and nice!!!! This place is not too far from Clearwater, St. Pete, Treasure Island and Tampa!! Very excellent place to go and stay for a family vacation and enjoy the balcony, swimming pool and of course the BEACH!!!! We do plan to visit again!!!!!
Hi William -
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your vacation at my condo and in the Indian Shores area. We always enjoy spending time relaxing on the beach and try to make our condo as comfortable as possible for our guests. I hope you will contact me again when you plan your next vacation in the area!! Thanks again... Beth
GREAT TIME HAD BY ALL
March 30, 2013
The weather was not the best but that did not stop us from having a great time,,,,
February 25, 2013
We had a great time at the condo. It could use a little updating but was nice. View is the best.
Paris, Ontario, Canada
The best month ever!!
February 3, 2013
From start to finish this holiday was a winner. The condo is so well situated with views from the balcony of the dolphin jumping, pelican watching intracoastal waterway. The 2 beds/2 baths were perfect for 2 couples- immaculate, with a large kitchen and outfiltted with everything we needed. Living room was beautifully decorated with comfortable seating, as was the dining room. The 2 beds/2 baths was great, with one room providing a king bed/walkin closet and walkout to balcony. The sunrises from the balcony and the sunset from the walkway in the front provided us with incredible views every day. The condo is perfectly situated on Gulf Blvd, with a walk across the street to the gulf water where we enjoyed daily beach walks. The trolley is so convenient on Gulf Blvd taking us from Clearwater to St. Pete's in no time. Who needs a car!! Trolley drivers were awesome and friendly, as were the residents of Florida, providing help when needed and directions when we looked lost. And so many restaurants on Gulf Blvd to choose from- just talking with the condo folk provided us with so many options. Our favs were Salt Rock Grill (great early birds specials and 2 blocks away), Guppy's in Bellair, Sloppy Joes in Treasure Island (amazing sunsets and happy hours), Crabby Bills (Indian Rocks) for a cheap, good breakfast and fun atmosphere. Lots of entertainment on the Gulf too every night.Condo is conveniently located for grocery/liquor shopping at Publix or Winn Dixie(closer). The walking/biking paths were amazing. AND, the weather was perfect with sunshine 31 of the 33 days there and temps in the high 70's. A fantastic time was had by the 4 of us.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay in Indian Shores, Florida. The review you wrote is for another condo I referred you to and not for my condo, but your comments about the Indian Shores area, restaurants and beach are valid, regardless of the unit you stayed in. Thanks again and I look forward to hearing from you again... Beth
January 6, 2013
Our family of 5 recently spent 4 nights in unit 304. Nicely furnished with one queen & 2 double beds and leather furniture in the living room, plenty of room for us, even had some beach toys for the kids. Unit 304 faces the street rather than the beach so there was a bit of traffic noise, particularly one rainy night. Swimming pool also is on street side of the building which only gets morning sun. Beach is quite nice. Sand is full of bits of shell so not quite as soft as some beaches but is nice for shelling and perfectly adequate for any other beach activities. Had no problems with check-in or out. We would go back again.
Unit 304 in the building is not my condo, which is unit 107. I had referred this guest over to unit 304 because my condo was already booked, so the review about everything except the furnishings would be the same for my condo. I am happy to hear that she had a good vacation and would return again.
Margie DeMay Pollock
Lake City, Florida USA
Perfect vacation home!!!
January 1, 2013
The condo was beautiful. We celebrated Christmas there. It couldn't have been a more perfect family vacation. It was a beachfront condo with an excellent view. The heated pool was was large and well maintained. It was warm enough to swim in the December temperatures. The grilling was super for food preparation. It had several tables in that area. The condo literally had everything we needed. A washer and dryer was located right outside our door and very convenient. We would not hesitate to recommend this condo to family and friends!
Doaktown, NB Canada
December 12, 2012
Very pleased with location, outlay of the condo, clenliness etc. The pool was under reconsrtruction and owner, himself, waas didpleased it was taking so long. Other than that small issue. We enjoyed it very much and would rent again
Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada
September 8, 2012
My wife and I had a really good time at the condo. We spent most of the time just walking and sun bathing on the beach. We would love to do it again next April if the condo is still available. We really enjoyed the local shopping and the places to eat out when we didn't eat at the condo. The lady caretaker was a great help to us and we really enjoyed her expertise about the local area. It was our first time by ourselves on the Gulf and as I said, we hope to do it again next April. Respectively submitted, Mr L. MacDonald.
Stephanie Lytle Minnick
July 25, 2012
This condo exceeded my expectations! It was a home away from home. Right on the beach. Rooms were clean. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Very secure environment. Pool was nice and clean.
Hi Stephanie -
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review of my condo. I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your vacation and that my condo was everything you expected and more. I try very hard to keep it in great shape and it's nice to know that my efforts are appreciated. Thanks again!! Beth
Chicago, IL USA
July 12, 2012
We stayed during the 4th of July week. It was a great vacation, beach at your footsteps and convenience within walking distance. The condo was as described. The lady in the front office was very helpful and friendly. Two downfalls, elevator was out twice (which was not THAT big of a deal but was inconvenient when carrying groceries up the stairs and having to make several trips), and there was not enough paper towles, dish tabs, and trash bags for a full week stay so we had to purchase them. The stay was relaxing though and we had a great time. Definitely happy we stayed and look forward to returning!
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at my condo. I heard about the elevator being down, but that is an unusual happening, and was caused by the huge amount of rain and wind from Tropical Storm Debbie. The decision to shut down the elevator when it was very rainy and windy was to prevent anyone from getting stuck in the elevator. As for the paper towels, dishwasher detergent, etc., there is a courtesy welcome package provided by the onsite management office that is meant to get your started for a couple of days until you've had a chance to shop. I rented condos for more than 20 years prior to buying my condo, and had never been provided a welcome package, and many a time walked into a condo to find not even a sheet of toilet paper. Sometimes you're lucky and previous guests leave behind some of the essentials like spices, condiments, toilet paper, etc. but basically having to make those kinds of purchases is just part of renting a condo for your vacation instead of staying in a hotel. I'm happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you will contact me again for your next visit to the area.
10 days :)
June 30, 2012
Not much to say. Was a great trip and the condo was right on the ocean front full view. My daughter and I enjoyed the place. We were down to finish up her school entrance end and orientation plus find her an apartment. It was a but further than I wanted from Tampa (1hr drive most days) but worth it because I loved driving up and down the different islands. We visited each. The food choices and views were great and minutes from everything else. Recommend Sculley's at John's Pass and to explore the area. Must visit the beautiful Clearwater beaches and scour Treasure Island. Then most assuredly visit the Pier and downtown St Petersburgh and the shops there also visit the Dali Museum (very intriguing). All in all apartment found, set up for school, pool, beach and relaxation. What more can you ask for during a Tropical Storm. :)
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, Canada
Nice quiet location
May 4, 2012
We stayed in unit 308, at first glance it was very outdated, and seemed a little "tired", the screens on the windows and patio door were very difficult to open and lot of dust and possible mold. Once we settled we had a great vacation, pool very clean, beach at the door step very nice and great access to the beach trolley to go anywhere you wanted in the area. Staff here are very helpful, responded to all requests we made. I would definitely stay at this location again, just in another unit which is more updated. Our friends stayed in another unit which was much more pleasing. Close to lots of nice restaurants and half way between Clearwater and St Petes. Great spot to bring children, very quiet and secure.
Hi Linda -
I'm not sure why you posted this review on my listing as my condo unit is in the same building (unit #107) but is not the one you stayed in. I am happy to hear that once you settled in that you enjoyed your vacation. Hopefully next time my condo unit will be available and you will be able to rent it.
MaryLou Dzialo Garofalo
IndianRocks Beach Stay
March 28, 2012
We had a very pleasant stay at our condo, the decor and amenities were very nice. It was close to a lot of nice places to visit and have dinner. Would have like to have better beach chairs provided. The ones we were left had seen better days.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of my condo and I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Also, I appreciate you letting me know about the beach chairs. I will have them replaced immediately. I hope you'll consider my condo again for your next visit to the Indian Shores area!!
Sand Castle 111
February 7, 2012
We stayed at Sand Castle this past weekend for my sister birthday and we all had great time. The unit was clean and very well kept, it was a very enjoyable and relaxing weekend. We will love to go back again.
St. Louis, MO
Great Location & Great View
November 29, 2011
Hope to return again to this great condo right on the beach. The owner was very helpful responding to emails and providing answers to all our questions. The condo was very clean and had all the necessities and extras that made our stay very enjoyable.
Cleveland, Tn USA
Holiday Villas II Unit 107
August 8, 2011
The unit I stayed in did not face the beach, but I knew that going in. I loved that it had tile floors throughout. Didn't have to worry about the sand getting into carpet. The unit was very clean and had little thoughtful items such as books to read, games, etc. Staff members were friendly and helpful. Be prepared to wash your own towels...they don't do that for you. Washer and dryer on each floor.(pay to use). I was in direct contact with the unit owner a couple of times and she was great to work with. I would stay there again.
August 3, 2011
Your place was absolutely lovely. The cleanliness and furnishings were a delight. We had a wonderful time. Did not use the pool much,(many children) but went to the beach often. Your beach umbrella and chair came in very handy. Although we did not dine at Salt Rock Grill, next door, (little pricey), we thoroughly enjoyed JD's down the road. Hope to come again. Gail
Relaxing in the sun
July 19, 2011
The location of the apartment eas great. Taking the stairs it was only 20 seconds to the beach. The parking space was covered so the car didn't bake in the sun.
July 10, 2011
This was our first time to this area of Florida, and we are certainly planning to come again. The condo was ccomfortable and spacious,and the beach was peaceful and not crowded. We were blessed with quiet mornings sitting on the balcony looking out at the gentle waves, dolphins, sea birds, and even a manatee one day!
sacramento, CA previously Pinellas Park, FL
nice beach, outdated but nice condo.
June 26, 2011
The condo had a very strong odor of cigarettes, and the walls are paper thin resulting in loud traffic and warm condo. The Condo is well equipt with dishes and cookware which was nice. For a $125 cleaning fee, I would have expected a cleaning service throughout the week or at least once or twice. You have to provice your own beach towels can't use the small ones provided in the bathrooms. It advertises having digital/radio alarm clocks but only one room had a clock and it was analog. It would be nice for blackout curtains to put over the blinds in the room since there's an automatic light that comes on outside during the night. It lit up the room pretty good.
My condo stay
April 8, 2011
This condo was pleasing large for a two bedroom. It had everything that one required for a week stay. The Bedrooms were adequate and the beds comfortable. Although there were a few things that could have been updated. The screen to the patio really needed to be replaced. The sink in the bedroom needed a tuneup. There wasn't a big supply of hot water in the sinks except for the shower. The dishes in the kitchen has seen it's days and they could sure do with a replacement. Overall though the condo served our purposes and we had an enjoyable stay.
Florida and Colorado
Unbelievable sunrises and views to the east.
February 28, 2011
The unit we were in was very attractive and well supplied with anything you might possibly need. We enjoyed our stay and the friendly guests and personnel. Even the weather was great. The only problem was traffic noise on Gulf Blvd. below our 3rd. floor balcony, but oh those morning sunrises.
Minneapolis, MN USA
April 6, 2010
The condo was great. Everything you could possibly need was there. From laundry detergent to water toys and plentiful towels. The decor was great too!
January 24, 2010
Was everything that we expected and had a great time overall.
January 10, 2010
My family and I have vacationed in Indian Shores many times and just love the area. We have stayed in several different condos over the years and I have to say that we really enjoyed the comforts offered in this condo and building. It is one of the largest 2-bedroom condos we have stayed in and the layout is great because the living space is very open and bright. The furniture, especially the sofas and beds, were very comfortable and there was plenty of closet and drawer space for all our stuff. We used the queen sleeper sofa in the living room and it was very comfortable to sleep on. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed and all the appliances worked just fine (which we have found to not always be the case when renting condos and houses). We loved the pool, which was heated to just the right temperature and all the other guests were very friendly and it made it a great vacation for our family. The beach is right there when you come out of the building and that was the best part of all!! Definitely will stay here again next time.
What a Great Florida getwaway!
January 4, 2010
My husband and I stayed for 4 nites and this condo overlooking the intracoastal was terrific! The beds were really comfortable and the leather couches rated very high with us-Much more comfortable the the usual rattan couches in most condos! The kitchen was well-stocked and we will most definitely go back!
Spring Hill, Florida
A home close to home
July 28, 2009
We had a great time at a great price at Indian Shores. My 9 year daughter met plenty of friends, as did I. The stingrays were in full force, but with a pair of water shoes and a little "shuffle" - we managed to dodge them. Parking was a slight issue (if you have more than one car) but luckily the public "self-pay" parking lot across the street had broken meters! The condo was very clean and was complete with all the comforts of home. Only thing lacking was beach towels... I didn't think to pack them. Overall, we had an awesome time. I will reccomend this property to others. We look forward to our next trip!
May 19, 2009
May is a wonderful time to visit Pinellas County. The gulf temperature was perfect, weather great and restaurants not too crowded. Holiday Villa’s II has good size rooms and enjoyable pool. We consider this a very relaxing vacation!
Evansville, IN USA
Paradise Not Lost
March 30, 2009
This was the third year that me and my family have stayed in the Indian Shores area - but the first year that we did it right!! Our accomodations were first class all the way including the world class view from the double balcony. The condo was roomy and decorated in a family friendly way. We did not want for anything, and were very impressed at how well the grounds and pool were maintained. We hope it is the beginning of a long relationship for us!
Wayne, MI USA
An uneventful experience to appreciate!
March 2, 2009
We gave them little advance notice and we reserved these accomodation after the 1st of February for the last 2 weeks of February and had a great time. Condo was adequate for our needs and if the occasion should arise would return to Holiday Villa 2.
Tampa Fla. USA
Summer Vacation 2008
July 15, 2008
I did not get a chance to stay only one night out of four due to death in the family.
Not quite as advertised
April 28, 2008
The Holiday Villas II building is hardly "magnificent" but provides spacious, basic accomodations. Think "motel," not "resort." If you need quiet, however, look elsewhere. Voices in the corridors echo loudly through the building, and maintenance activities begin early in the morning (every morning). The furnishings in our unit were tired and dated. "High speed internet" is a listed amenity, but you have to pay for it separately ($13/day, $30/week) - that's deceptive advertising in my view. Road construction along the only route to anywhere means you can't get anyplace quickly. On the plus side, the on-site managers are very friendly and helpful, and the beach is great.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
February 20, 2008
The unit in which we stayed was 418. This unit was emaculate. The furnishings and finishing of this place was very well done. The view was woth a million and we were lucky enough to have great weather. Recommended to anyone.
November 19, 2007
We rented another condo owened by the same people on the other side of the building over looking the Intra Costal Waterway. Excellent value accomodation, very helpful on-site staff. Condo was very clean and exactly what we had been led to beleive it would be - perfect for a family with young children. We hope to return again next year.
October 11, 2007
The location was wonderful and the unit perfect. We will be returning.
Maryville, TN USA
October 19, 2004
We had a great time and the condo and facilities were well kept and clean. We had a great week and the weather was perfect.
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About:My family and I vacationed in Indian Shores for many years with my sister and her family who live in Orlando, Florida. I bought my condo seven years ago so we would have a place to stay each year for our vacations and also share our beautiful condo with other families. Our family vacations in Indian...
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