Beachfront 3-Bedroom, Gorgeous!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785, United States
Your host, Ben
50 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

This three-bedroom condo -- "Serenity" -- overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. It's on the top floor (of just two) of an adorable 8-unit Cypress structure (a real breath of fresh air compared to glass-and-concrete high-rises), nestled in a thicket of sea grapes and Australian Pine.

Serenity sleeps 7.
Master bedroom: Queen bed.
Loft bedroom: Queen bed.
3rd Bedroom: Two twin beds + one trundle bed.

Serenity has a private elevator that opens directly into the condo. A great convenience!

Nothing beats just staying put at Serenity, swimming and reading on the beach, spending time in Serenity's sunny living room which opens onto its beachfront porch. But the surrounding area offers tons to do. Indian Shores is located on the Gulf Coast, south of Clearwater, north of Saint Petersburg and just 40 minutes from Tampa International Airport.

Area attractions include...

Top-rated restaurants...
-- Salt Rock Grill (1 mi)
-- Guppy's (3 mi)
-- E&E Stakeout Grill (6 mi)
-- Plus, the Original Crabby Bill's (1 mi) and The Pub (0.5 mi) for great beach and bar food

Other nearby fun and interests...
-- Smuggler's Cove (mini golf and fun for kids) (1 mi)
-- Public tennis courts (1 mi, behind Salt Rock Grill)
-- Public golf courses at Innisbrook, Fox Hollow, Bardmoor and Dunedin
-- Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary (2 mi)
-- The Pinellas Trail -- for jogging, biking, skating, walking.

Great area trips:
Saint Petersburg...
-- Salvador Dali Museum
-- Downtown St. Pete (and hip Beach Drive and Central Ave)

Clearwater Beach...
-- Marine Aquarium

-- Busch Gardens
-- Museum of Science and Industry (mosi)
-- Tampa Bay Lightning, Buccaneers, USF Bulls

-- Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Universal Studios and all Disney attractions
-- Orlando Magic

Other amenitites:
-- Covered parking for your car. Ample parking for additional cars.
-- Pack N Play (for toddlers).

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 7
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 5
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $95
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We were very pleased with Ben's place in Indian Shores . All was as represented in words and pictures. Ben was prompt and gracious in all communications. The location of "serenity" lives up to its name in an otherwise busy tourist town. We recommend this surprisingly spacious townhouse , and would gladly come back in the future. I speak for my clan of 3 generations in this,and say again,Thanks Ben. Mark Auld.

    June 2014
  • Ben was easy to contact and answered all questions. The condo looks exactly like the photos, but the photos of the views and the location don't do it justice. Our week at this condo was amazing. The amount of seagulls, heron and cranes at the beach is amazing. You are almost guaranteed to see some dolphins swim by - we saw several. We were even lucky enough to be swimming near a sandbar where a sleeping manatee decided to pop up from his snooze to grab some air. The quiet condo is located close enough to everything - the beach is right out the door and not crowded- close to Clearwater and lots of restaurants in the area. This family friendly condo (We had 4 adults and 3 kids -ages 3,5,6) is a place we will be renting again in the future. We highly recommend it.

    June 2014
  • We had a perfectly great time

    June 2014
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay this week! The condo is well equipped and lovely. Our host Ben was very helpful in all matters, communicating quickly each time he was needed. The only thing we wished for at the end of our stay was a few more days! We'll be back :)

    May 2014
  • Awesome place and great location!

    April 2014
  • We thoroughly loved our stay here. The condo is beautiful and being right on the beach front is amazing. It's a very quiet complex, I never once heard road traffic or any noise at all around the units. I had family in the area, so they were all able to come over one night to "our" place, and there was room for all. That felt great, we could have never had that opportunity with a hotel room.

    And Ben is so attentive. I had some questions when I first arrived and Ben replied within 30 minutes with answers. :-) I would highly recommend Ben's place.

    March 2014
  • Serenity is a clean, big, beautiful condo filled with all the things you need for your stay. Its location makes it all the more special: gorgeous view of the Gulf and literally only about 30 steps to the beautiful beaches of Indian Shores. We will be back!

    March 2014
  • Ben's beachfront rental is truly unique, cozy and a great value for such an amazing location! We needed a place last minute for only two nights and Ben was easy to contact and communicate with. He had the rental cleaned and ready for us to use with less than a day notice. Thanks Again Ben.

    February 2014
  • Ben was easy to communicate with. His place is wonderful. I can't wait to go back! The beach view is breath-taking, and everything you need is a short walk away.

    February 2014
  • Ben was very accommodating and went out of his way to make our stay an enjoyable experience. He quickly responded to all emails and answered all our questions and addressed any concerns we had in a very professional manner. He is organized and has thought of everything to make your stay a very positive experience.
    Ben's condo is well laid out and very large. Everything you need is right there; lawn chairs, umbrella, washer and dryer. We enjoyed our daily walks on the beach right outside our condo. THe location is very central and you can walk to many of the local restaurants.
    What a wonderful holiday to spend with longtime friends.
    Hope to return again.
    Thanks for everything Ben.

    February 2014
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