Gulf Beach Front Condo! "Shack on the Sand"

Our building from the beach, # 3 lower leftOur building from the beach
“ Excellent ”
6 Reviews
410 Gulf Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785


Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
Type: Condo
Per week: $800 - $1,500
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Indian Rocks Beach vacation condo rental
"Old Florida” is the term used to describe a slow paced, no high rise, community approach to natural resources. Our 8 unit building is a fine example of 50’s FL, that retains it convenience and charm along with comfortable up dates.Walk out the door onto the beach. You will not have to deal with elevators and parking garages. You may meet your neighbors and maybe make new friends or enjoy the solitude of a private spot.
Indian Rocks Beach is close to air ports Clearwater/St Pete and Tampa International, theme parks, flea markets,museums,antique stores, golf courses, deep sea fishing, boat rentals, ski do rentals and bicycle rentals. There are tennis courts and a skate park in the town.
The trolley will take you from Clearwater Beach to St Pete's Beach and all towns between. You may get on and off all day to visit John's Pass, the bird sanctuary, shopping and restaurants. During season you may transfer and go as far as Tarpon Springs with a stop in Dunedin and Palm Harbor.
Area Information
Sand at door. My one bedroom condo is ground level on the sand in Indian Rocks Beach. IRB is located on the 20 mile long barrier island that runs Tampa airport and 17 miles from the Clearwater/St. Pete airport.

The small barrier island community of Indian Rocks Beach is close, enough to the metropolitan centers of Tampa and Clearwater to serve as a “base of operations” for your Florida vacation experience, but far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the city to provide a unique, rural allure. Guests of "Shack on the Sand" in Indian Rocks Beach are privy to beautiful beaches, outstanding restaurants, and breathtaking scenery. The white, sandy beaches are great places to swim, surf, and snorkel, while shoppers and diners will not be disappointed by the offerings of Indian Rocks Beach.

A brief drive away from Indian Rocks Beach brings tourists to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Clearwater Beach, and Tampa International Airport. Slightly further away, guests of Indian Rocks Beach vacation cabins and homes can visit Disney World, Sea World, or the Epcot Center. There are arts and crafts gatherings that this town hosts annually, and there are nearly two dozen20golf courses in the surrounding area. Caladesi Island State Park and Honeymoon Island State Park are about fifteen minutes away from Indian Rocks Beach, and several museums are located in nearby St. Petersburg and Tampa.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Feb 14 2015 Apr 11 2015 - - $1,500 - 1 Week
Apr 11 2015 Jun 06 2015 - - $800 - 1 Week
Apr 26 2015 Jun 07 2015 - - $800 - 1 Week
Jun 06 2015 Aug 15 2015 - - $850 - 1 Week
Jun 07 2015 Aug 16 2015 - - $850 - 1 Week
Jan 03 2016 Jan 24 2016 - - $900 - 1 Week
Jan 24 2016 Feb 14 2016 - - $950 - 1 Week
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Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12%
Deposits: A 50% deposit will hold your reservation. Because all of our guests have always been respectful, there is no security deposit.
Payment Options: Money Order, Personal Check
Other Fees: Sorry, No More Than 4 Occupants. We Are Firm About This Policy.


  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 1 Crib
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bikes
  • Linens Provided
  • View (Ocean)
  • Balcony
  • Full Kitchen
  • Oceanfront
  • View (Water)
  • Beach Chairs
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Waterfront
  • Beach Towels
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Beachfront
  • Lanai
  • Porch
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • CD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Computer
  • Activities

  • Beach
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (6 miles)
  • Bicycling
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (8 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (3 miles)
  • Winery
    (12 miles)
  • Ocean
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (4 miles)
  • Aquarium
    (23 miles)
  • Snorkeling
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (5 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (25 miles)
  • Basketball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (5 miles)
  • Casino
    (25 miles)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (5 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (25 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (1 mile)
  • Jet Skiing
    (6 miles)
  • Zoo
    (25 miles)
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Property Attractions
Beach, Bicycling, Boat Rentals/Charters, Casino,
Deep Sea Fishing, Dog racing, Flea Markets,
Hiking/Biking Trails, Jet Skiing, Library, Museums, Parks,
Public Transportation, Sailing, Scuba, Snorkeling, Trolley,
Theme Parks, Wind Surfing

Reviews for this vacation condo rental in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

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sandra wangen

sandra wangen

Traverse City, Michigan USA

Shack on the Sand Rental

February 25, 2015

The "Shack on the Sand" is a lovely waterfront rental on the Gulf beach and is right out your door. We totally enjoyed the beautiful views from sun up to sunset and all the charm of the area. A totally relaxing vacation.

Ann Wilson

Owner's reply:

I enjoyed meeting the two of you and when you left, it was like saying good bye to old friends. I really appreciated the quote from Thich Nhat Hanh in the guest book. If you will e-mail your address I will send a copy of his mindful walking meditation. Ann

Denise Scotti

Denise Scotti

Seekonk, MA

Perfect Gem in a Perfect Location

October 23, 2014

So happy I found this place. The minute I walked in the door, it felt like home. Everything was there, didn't need a single thing.Location is fantastic, right across the street is Crabby Bills and right beyond that is P.J's. Beach is absolutely gorgeous. I would highly recommend this place. Owner was very sweet and accommodating. We will definitely be booking for next year, cannot wait.

Ann Wilson

Owner's reply:

Thank you very much for your kind words. I will return the favor by telling you that you were wonderful guests and I look forward to seeing you again. Don't forget to remind me of your returning guest discount. My spring and fall guests are becoming like extended family that I see briefly at a reunion once a year.

Sherry Terry Leininger

Sherry Terry Leininger

Rochester, Indiana

Indian Rocks Beach is the best for you because----

March 3, 2014

Our condo was furnished with wonderful décor, great couches, beds and very clean! We look forward to returning next year for two weeks!! Fluffy thick towels awaited us in the bathroom, large bar of soap in the shower, full size accessories, all the best!! Thank you Paula for making this feel like a little bit of heaven. The beach awaited us each day with plenty of sealife to enjoy. And,----oh to walk everywhere to eat at the wonderful restaurants, the best doughnut shoppe around, The Lighthouse, and even a CVS a block away. The best ice cream across the street along with The Welcome Center. Then catch the trolley to John's Pass and head to Shell Island as you buy your tickets on the lower level at John's Pass. Everyone deserves to enjoy John's Pass. It is a tourist's dream. Indian Rocks Beach area is just the best-----we have been going there for 36 years!!

Ann Wilson

Owner's reply:

You may have the wrong unit. The "Shack on the Sand" # 3 is owned by Ann and is direct beach front.
I think that the direct beach location would rate 5 stars.

paul breveleri

paul breveleri


Very nice

January 2, 2013

Very nice

Ann Wilson

Owner's reply:

Thank you Paul. I'm wondering if you were reviewing our entire building or my unit # 3. There are 4 different owners renting in our 8 unit building. My unit is on the front, ground level, on the north end of the building (the left when viewed from the beach) it has windows the length of the unit for natural light all day long. I use the unit also so it has any little thing that a guest might need. The joke is "if it isn't there, you don't need it."
Thank you for taking the time to comment

Ginny L. Eichholtz Manning

Ginny L. Eichholtz Manning

Indianapolis, IN.

Best Ever Stay

March 5, 2012

Location, Location, Location! Everything you could ever want is right here inside and out. Wish we could have stayed longer than 6 wks. Super landlord.



New Brunswick Canada

total relaxation

April 10, 2011

What a find this little "shack" turned out to be. A real super location just steps from the beach and lots of natural light with great ocean views. Fully equipped with fresh renovations and paint throughout, No elevators or stairs to worry about as all is on ground level . The landlord was so special would highly recommend this location for a couples romantic laidback get away

Owner Supplied Testimonials

I have been to this condo three times. It is a cozy, comfortable place that suits my needs, exactly. I was able
to find the peace and quiet I needed. No stress, no demands. I also liked very much, the fact that I felt safe
there. I could even leave the patio doors open, after dark, without any worries. I love finding the new things
that Ann puts in every year. She changes the decor, so I always know there will be something exciting
awaiting me. The trolley stops outside the door (street side), so shopping is made extremely easy, if you can
pull yourself away from the beach. I highly recommend the Shack on the Sand.
Maurine Nichols, East Tennessee

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Ann Wilson

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    A retired Speech therapist from Michigan. I have owned the "Shack on the Sand" for 20 years and have always been in love with the place. My motto for the "Shack" is "If it's not there, you don't need it." My guests love the place as much as I do. The only thing that ever disappeared from the "Shack"...
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