Very Good

17 reviews

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Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

2 Full baths

Description from owner

This smoke-free unit is located at popular Sand Castle I on the seventh floor and directly on the Gulf of Mexico also with Intracoastal Waterway views.

Across the living room/kitchen and master bedroom stretches the balcony with fabulous views of the Gulf of Mexico. The second bedroom and den views are the Intracoastal Waterway.

You will find a king-sized bed in the master bedroom with private bath. The second bedroom has two queen-sized beds. The den offers a futon. A sofa sleeper is in the living room.

Our units are very clean and well-equipped. You will find most anything you would need for your visit. Our kitchen stocked with dishes, cookware, utensils, and lots of extras.

There are plenty of linens, beach towels, beach chairs, and toys for the children, along with some fishing polls and other essentials for fishing. We also offer a portable crib, high chair, and umbrella stroller.

This unit rents from Saturday to Saturday during high season.

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

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4825334

About the area

Indian Shores one of the small beaches located between Clearwater and St. Pete Beach. Indian Shores is a short drive to John's Pass Village (10 minutes), Tampa's Busch Gardens (45 minutes) and Disney Theme Parks (90 minutes).

Interaction with guest

We are available for any questions you may have at all times. Should there be an emergency, we have contact information in our Information Book should we not be immediately available.


Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $300.00
No smoking at this property



  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Golf
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Water sports
  • Sauna
  • Pool or snooker table


  • 2 Full baths

Reviews (17)

Very Good
17 reviews

“Condo 703 sand Castle I”

Reviewed 22 Aug 2016

Absolutely loved this place! Great week with four adults and 2 babies. Great accommodations! Clean, well stocked, wonderful views! Nice beach, not crowded, nice pool! Usually stay in SC. This was way better. Ocean calm, no jellyfish, white sand. Owners very prompt with responses. Would definitely stay again!

“Clear water vacation”

Reviewed 15 Jul 2016

We enjoyed our stay there. The owner provided pretty much most things what you need for the beach . The view is wonderful . We go different part of Florida atleast one or twice a year and by far this is one of our favorite place .

“Totally enGULFed”

Reviewed 9 May 2015

When we go to the Gulf beaches of FL we go for the beach. Our needs were simple: to be directly on the beach with a gulf view (so that even if the weather wasn't great the view would still be), a good night's sleep, and a pot of coffee to wake up to every morning. We got it all with our rental at Sand Castle 1! The coffee maker and filters are there for whatever coffee you bring. Walk out to the balcony with your cup and enjoy the view on one of the cleanest stretches of beach. Or...if you'd rather, get a beach chair out of the closet and sit directly on the beach. The condo is very clean with a well-appointed, full kitchen and while we didn't cook you could as everything you would need to do so is there (including some spices). The living area and master bedroom both open to a large, shared balcony, complete with table and chairs; the rest of the rooms go back from there. What we loved about the living area was the mirrored wall that reflected the gulf. During the heat of the day you could take a break from the sun in the condo and still feel like you were outside. We had some rain during our visit but we were still able to enjoy the view from the protected balcony. (cable and wi-fi are in unit) We only used the master bedroom and let me just say: the king-sized bed was so comfortable! We didn't run the AC but chose to have the patio doors open with the ceiling fans running. The sound of the waves lulled us quickly to sleep every night! Parking spot under building was great, elevator was quick, pool area (includes a hot tub which would be nice during cooler weather) was very clean with an abundance of chaise lounges, tables and chairs. A grill area is available for use. The landscaping was beautiful and I might mention here that this condo is over the landscaped area, not over the pool (thus quieter perhaps). We went to get some much-needed relaxation and got that along with some outstanding sunsets...and dolphin sightings to boot! Thanks to the owner, Darlene, who shared her home with us! We didn't want to leave!

Owner's reply: Yes, I do believe our grounds are the most beautiful on the beach! You feel like you're in paradise. We love our units and and are happy to be a part of ensuring our guests have a most enjoyable Florida visit. We appreciate our guests' positive remarks. Not only are dolphins a regular sighting, but we also enjoy seeing various sized sailboats going by. And I don't want to leave when I'm there either!


Reviewed 2 Apr 2015

This condo was perfect , it had everything you need for cooking and washer and dryer was so nice to have in the condo. Beach towels provided and water toys and chairs were so nice to have without having to go but them . Elevators in the condo complex ran great and no long wait times for them. Good mix of family's and older guest . Pool was perfect temp and hot tub spa was great . Would definitely return.

“Jan 2015”

Reviewed 2 Feb 2015

The condo was clean, comfortable ane well equipped, including beach chairs and towels.....all you need to bring are clothes!!!

Owner's reply: Our condos are very-well equipped. We also supply a lot of extras. You will not be disappointed. Visit us and see for yourself!

“Perfect location!”

Reviewed 27 Jul 2014

The condo was clean and very well furnished. The beds are comfortable, and the sheets and pillows felt wonderful. The couch is cozy, and each bedroom has a TV. There were plenty of dishes, beach towels, bath towels, toilet paper, cookware, soap, and laundry detergent for the washer and dryer. There were beach toys, fishing poles, and chairs available for use as well. The balcony was spacious, covered, and provided a perfect beachfront view of the ocean. The condo building had a honor system library in the rec area and a ping pong table. The pool was very nice and clean, and there were plenty of pool chairs and umbrella tables. The location was a surprise for us, as we've never been to Indian Shores. No need to drive once you're there! There were multitudes of local restaurants, pubs, beach shops, ice cream shops, and drug stores all within easy walking distance of the condo. This was great for our older teens, who spent much of their time visiting the nearby places while hubby and I hung out on the beach. The bus access is also very simple, and made frequent stops all along Gulf Blvd. The kids took the bus and visited some of the shops further down. St. John's Pass is very close and also on the bus route. The condo is directly on the beach. The beautiful, clear water was as warm as bath water. It was wonderful! The beach access was perfect. No huge dunes to climb over to get to the beach. The beach was flat and there was a nice and very short path leading there. The pool was beach side and was a super short and easy walk from the beach, as well as from the condo. The only issue we experienced was parking. There is 1 parking space assigned per condo unit. There are some guest spots in the lot, but only a few, so they were always full. We didn't have a place for both of our cars. However, the condo owner arranged for secure parking for us at a business located right across the street. It was so close that we could see our car every time we went out the door to head down to the beach, and it was really not much further than of we'd parked in the lot. It worked out perfectly and alleviated our "parking stress"! Overall this was a great place to stay and to visit. You won't be disappointed!

“Uncrowded bliss”

Reviewed 12 Jun 2014

This property was absolutely wonderful. Right on the beach, nice pool area. The unit was fully furnished with EVERYTHING you would need for an extended stay (except food, of course). No need to bring beach chairs, toys or towels-it's already provided. The best thing about this place is that it is away from the crowded Clearwater places. It was relaxingly without the throngs of people and children running around, but definitely family friendly. Can't say enough positive things about the condo and property. Lots of good restaurants near, also. Had our daughter Grace's 16th birthday dinner at Salt Rock Grill-fantastic food and atmosphere right on intercostal waterway. The owner of the condo, Darlene, is a pleasure to work with, and is genuinely interested in you having the best visit ever. We will be keeping this place at the top of our list for next year's vacation.

“A week in paradise”

Reviewed 9 May 2014

A clean, well furnished and well maintained condo. Our stay met and exceeded our expectations. The beach view and sunsets are beautiful. The location is very convenient to all the restaurants and stores we needed. I will recommend this condo to our friends.

Owner's reply: We sincerely appreciate a five-star review. We work very hard improving our accommodations to ensure our guests have an enjoyable visit.

“Perfect Beach and Condo”

Reviewed 6 Jan 2014

I have to say I was pretty nervous paying for my condo by Paypal as I had never heard of it before but it worked out fine and there was a lockbox with keys on the door upon arrival. Condo was spacious and very clean and well equipped and as I had two babies with me, there was even a crib and highchair for them - even had some toys and lawn chairs for the beach. Beach was amazing and quiet and we had the most beautiful sunsets from our balcony. Condo property was kept very clean as was the pool and hot tub. Great vacation and would recommend to anyone .

Owner's reply: We work very hard ensuring an excellent accommodation while offering a good rate. Off season, we upgrade and add items to our properties. Come and visit us in Sunny Florida!

“A perfect family vacation!”

Reviewed 26 Apr 2012

We stayed at a unit in Sand Castle was a beautiful and spacious condo...very clean and well kept. The property at Sand Castle 1 was very nice. The kids enjoyed having such close access to the beach, and we sure enjoyed watching those amazing sunsets! The pool and hot tub on the property were well used by our family each day! All in all....a perfect week filled with many cherished memories.

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

We pride ourselves by offering nice amenities at a reasonable rate with a very clean unit. Our units have a fully-equipped kitchen and lots of linens. We supply beach chairs, beach toys, and beach towels.