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Description from owner

This 2 story home was built in 1925 and has 2 private floors. The cottage offers the ever harder to find quaint, "Old Florida" atmosphere, yet equipped with the modern conveniences one is used to in today's world. The cottage is on the second row of houses right by the beach and only a few minutes drive or walk to shopping and restaurants. This cottage is two doors away from a trolley ride which allows one to explore many miles along the gulf beaches. The cottage is a one-hundred step walk away from the pristine white sands and sparkling water of Indian Rocks Beach or the "Kooky Coconut" restaurant which serves delicious sandwiches, tacos, burgers, and ice cream.

Our downstairs cottage has 2 bedrooms. The Master bedroom has a king size bed and the second bedroom has a queen bed, a full size bed, and a twin trundle. The living room has a flat screen "smart" T.V. and a double reclining leather couch. There is 1 bathroom, and a fully equipped kitchen. When you rent the lower cottage, you have access to a front screened sunporch with seating and there is also a large courtyard in the back of the property with a large sun deck and seating.

The upstairs cottage has 1 queen bedroom and 2 convertible queen sleepers (one is also located in the bedroom). There is also a bathroom and fully equipped kitchen in our upstairs cottage. Our upstairs cottage is "dog friendly". Please view our policy regarding dogs under our "Rental Rates & Policies" tab for more information. There is a large balcony for the upstairs cottage with outdoor seating and a gas grill.

Our beautiful outdoor courtyard has an outdoor shower with hot and cold water, a gas grill (1 gas grill for EACH cottage), a covered area with laundry machines, beach chairs, and beach toys for your use. We have plenty of parking and separate designated parking areas for both the upstairs and downstairs cottages. Our tropical landscaping, decks, walkways, palms and oaks all contribute to creating a very relaxing "Old Florida" feeling. Our guests from Europe, Canada and from all over the USA have just loved their holidays spent with us.

Our beach vacation rentals on Indian Rocks Beach, Florida are still a relatively well kept secret on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Uncrowded, unspoiled, it can give the impression of a private Florida Beach Vacation area! Never a problem with finding a spot on the beach sand to spread your towel, or fish on the surf, even during high season here on the Florida Gulf Coast!

We are a short 45 minute drive from Busch Gardens and a 90 minute drive from Disney World! Have the best of both worlds - beach and amusement parks!

Beds: 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds, 1 Double Bed, 1 Twin Bed, 2 Sofa Beds, 1 Crib

TripAdvisor Property ID: 8609417

About the area

* Restaurants - many in walking distance * Shopping (driving distance) * Miniature Golf (driving distance) * Parks and "DOG BEACH" (walking distance) * Charter Fishing (driving distance) * Boat & Jet Ski Rentals (driving distance) * Gambling Cruises (driving distance) * Tampa International Airport - 45 Minutes * Orlando/Disney World - 90 Minutes * Busch Gardens - 50 Minutes * Golfing / Tennis (driving distance)

Owner profile

Christi L.

Languages spoken: English



  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Pet Friendly


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (13)

Excellent – based on 13 reviews Excellent
13 reviews

“Great Place to Relax & Unwind....”

Reviewed 10 Nov 2016

We traveled with a group of baseball players from the New York City area to participate in the Fall Classic in Clearwater, and this location was perfect for us. All the comforts of home, and enough room between the two cottages for a large group. Easy access to the beach, parking not a problem, no issues whatsoever with the rental procedure or the accomodations. Lovely, charming place that would be great for large family with kids. Great value.

“Cottage by the Beach The Greatest Place”

Reviewed 17 Sep 2016

The Beach Cottage was an excellent place to stay in with me and my family and our dog. We felt like we were in Paradise even our dog was very happy he was loving it as well. We love it so much we did not want to leave. It's very convenient to everything we went to the beach brought our Kayaks, we rode our bikes took our dog to the dog parker. My son went skateboarding at the parker which is right down the streets. The Beach Cottage has everything you need and I mean everything even down to having a kitchen with everything a kitchen is suppose to have and including beach stuff. All you need to do is bring clothes your bikes if you ride bikes, food and yourself and family and your pet. We brought a lot of stuff that we thought we would need but we didn't need anything it was all there. It's been a week since we return to our home and we can't get the hold experience out of our heads. We are already and definitely planning on another vacation there. We Can't Wait...... I would definitely recommend this Beach Cottage for everyone. And I'm sure you would have lots and lots of fun and enjoy and love every minute of your stay just as well as we have. Again can't wait to go back. Thank you so much Christi for giving us the opportunity to stay at your Cottage Beach House. You will definitely be hearing from us in the very, very near future. Thanks

Owner's reply: Thank you Pendletons for your stay and kind words! We hope to see you back again soon!

“Florida at its best”

Reviewed 10 Jun 2016

We love this place. Clean, spacious and Private. Walking distance to great restaurant. The owner is very accommodating. We will be back.


Reviewed 4 Feb 2016

My husband and I so enjoyed our stay at this vintage beach cottage. It has all the charm of the old Florida beach house vacations we had been hoping for and reminded us of our lake vacations as kids in Minnesota. The cottage is located just steps from the public beach access and also close to many wonderful dog friendly restaurants. The new deck is wonderful! Our dog visited the near by dog park several times a day and made many new friends. Christie is wonderful, we had no problems but she checked with us often and was so funny. We loved it and plan to return next year for a longer stay. Even though the weather wasn't the best by FL standards it was still better than January in Minnesota!

Owner's reply: Hello Lipkes! I loved visiting with you - you are wonderful! Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you next year! Christi

“Most incredible place I've been!!”

Reviewed 28 Sep 2015

This cottage far exceeded my expectations! Very well kept and clean, felt like a home away from home!! Extremely cozy, we spent many hours on the courtyard deck and also on the beach which is just a few short steps away!! Perfect location with many eating choices!! I have been back 4 times since my first visit. Each time is just as great as the last!! Highly recommend!!!


Reviewed 5 Aug 2015

The stars aligned and I was able to secure this rental for a week for a vacation we had been planning all year. With 10 adults and 4 children covering 4 generations, this cute cottage was just perfect!!! We had spent a week last year in Destin and everyone really wanted to have a different experience this year. The cottage was comfortable, uniquely decorated, and offered up all of the comforts of home! The "kids" arranging in age 21-32, were able to hang out, sleep, watch tv, hit the beach, hit the bars, etc., at their own pace while us older "kids", 50-68, did our thing. The little ones, 2-9, enjoyed the beach and just having room to play! We visited the Kooky Coconut daily for ice cream! I made a large breakfast in the well-stocked kitchen most mornings and popped in pizza rolls for our afternoon hungry beachcombers! We ate at Crabby Bills too! We spent one afternoon in Clearwater at the pier and beach, and took a pirate cruise!!! This was voted the best vacation by everyone and we have already started making next year's plans. I can't thank Christi enough for helping me pull this together at the last minute so my "kids" could get their wish to stay in a beach house within walking distance to the beach! They didn't want to have to wait for everyone to get ready and load cars to get to the beach this year. It rained everyday but still beautiful and breathtaking!!! I hate giving such a great review because everyone will want to experience this awesome home, making it more difficult to reserve, but I can't help but share such wonderful memories we made reconnecting as a family!!! Thanks Lesbacks for sharing your home with the Kings! :-)

Owner's reply: Darlene and Family, Thank you for your kind words and we are so happy your vacation was such a success! You all were wonderful to work with and our house thanks you for how kind and caring you were to it :). We love that you see the same special aspects in our house that we see and hope to share with others. We look forward to any opportunity we can have to working with you again in the future! Many Thanks!!:)

“family vacation”

Reviewed 8 Jun 2014

We loved staying at the cottage. Everything that we needed was there. it was very clean and close to the beach. Next time we're in Florida we will definitely rent this place again.

Owner's reply: Ferida, We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation! We loved working with you and hope to see you back in the future! Many Thanks! The Lebsacks

“Indian Rock Beach vacation”

Reviewed 15 Aug 2013

we are having a great time at this place. There are lot of space to move around in the house. Everything is wonderful! lot and lot of towel for beach fun.

“Cool cottage”

Reviewed 24 Oct 2012

Our family spent the weekend at the cottage, and we very much enjoyed our visit. The cottage was clean, it's close to the beach, and they have a nice sized deck to enjoy dinner and the sunset. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook meals. The bedrooms were spacious enough for our family of six. We were worried about having people stay above us but we didn't hear any extra noises. Highly recommend this cottage, we will definitely stay again on our next visit.

“Wonderful cozy beach cottoge”

Reviewed 27 Apr 2012

This is charming old Florida cottage furnished with all the comforts of home. Lovely area for casual dining. Beach is very uncommercial and beautiful. Owner renter very easy and nice to work with. Would definitely stay again !

Owner's reply: Thank you so much Christi - we enjoyed having you at the cottage! We greatly appreciate your kind words and look forward to helping you in the future!

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