1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island

1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
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1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1

About this rental

Cottage (Sleeps 4)
625 sq. ft.  ·   2 bedrooms   ·  1 bathroom
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Property Type: Cottage
  • Minimum Stay: 3 - 7 nights
  • Living Area: 625 sq. ft.

Step back in time and relax in “Old Florida”.
One of the last remaining historic beach houses and carriage houses on the island. Now a collection of 6 seaside villas ranging in size from studio apartment to a 2 bedroom with sleeping porch and 2 baths, that can sleep up to 8 persons.

You will staying in the family getaway of FD Jackson, a seed merchant from Tampa. This is our 2 bedroom 1 bath on second floor of the carriage house. It sits back from the beach and has views down the path at the Gulf, and views of Boca Ciega Bay across the street. The master bedroom has a deck where you can sit out and watch the boats going back and forth on the Intracoastal Waterway between Clearwater and St Pete.

Unique Benefits

Its a simple place, care worn with the patina from 98 years of sun and surf. And hosting many happy beach goers.

In the 1960’s my grandparents fell in love with The Narrows, where the sand is only wide enough for a single row of homes. Its the most coveted spot on the 12 mile long barrier island known as Sand Key. The Gulf and of the Bay surround you, like no where else.

Why Kids Love It

Walk out you door, down our boardwalk and feel the sand between your toes.Staying in a nearly 100 year old beach house you can't get any closer to the water. The warm emerald green waters of the Gulf and sugar white sand is right out your front door, perfect for building sand castles. And across the street they can fish from the seawall and wave to the boaters going by. If they like to collect shells and sponges, this island has a sand bar . A low tide you can wade out there and find sand dollars by dragging your feet to feel for their round shape.

We have plenty of beach toys left by other guests. And 3 sea kayaks. Kids love exploring. We are small and personable.

Area Information

Its very peaceful. The most mentioned word in our reviews is "RELAXING". That it feels like staying at their grandparent's beach house, Much different than staying at the typical big box condo with dozens of people sharing the beach. On our semi-private beach the sand pipers and sea gulls outnumber the tourists.

Attractions Within Walking Distance

Down the beach is the small town of Indian Rocks, a former fishing village that was mentioned in several magazine articles as being what people dream about when they remember Florida in simpler times.

Favorite Places To Eat

Crabby Bills with fresh catch of the day.

101 flavors of Ice Cream.


Guppy's for fine dining.


A short walk to "Caddys Pub" the nearby restaurant on the bay where you can sit out and have a drink and watch the boats go by.

Inside Scoop

The Suncoast Sea Bird hospital is worth a trip a mile away to learn how pelicans and sea gulls are mended and released back into the wild.

A sonic 15 miles up the beach to Clearwater to watch the charter fishing boats come in at the end of the day. They gather their catch and let it slide down a ramp to the dock where dozens watch and wonder if they are ready to land as big a fish as the ones that they catch 70 miles out past the Continental Shelf.

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Amenities

  • Beds
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
Features
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach view
  • Bed linens provided
  • Free WiFi
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Kayak / canoe
  • Kid friendly
  • Kitchenette
  • Managed by owner
  • No pets allowed
  • Non-smoking
  • Ocean view
  • Outdoor shower
  • Parking available
  • Towels provided
  • Wireless internet
Appliances
  • Cable / satellite TV
  • Ceiling fans
  • Coffee maker
  • DVD player
  • Dishes & utensils
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Toaster
Nearby Activities
  • Aquarium
    (1 mile)
  • Basketball Court
    (5 miles)
  • Beach
    (1 mile)
  • Bicycling
    (onsite)
  • Boating
    (< 1 mile)
  • Bowling
    (< 1 mile)
  • Canoeing
    (5 miles)
  • Children's Pool
    (25 miles)
  • Fishing
    (10 miles)
  • Golf
    (onsite)
  • Grocery Store
    (1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (3 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (onsite)
  • Miniature Golf
    (< 1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (2 miles)
  • Ocean
    (5 miles)
  • Parasailing
    (onsite)
  • Park
    (12 miles)
  • Racquetball
    (1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (10 miles)
  • Scuba Diving
    (9 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (9 miles)
  • Snorkeling
    (2 miles)
  • Tennis
    (3 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (< 1 mile)
  • Water Skiing
    (< 1 mile)
  • Winery
    (< 1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities

Seabird Sanctuary and hospital less than a mike
4 Seafood restaurants within 2 mikes
Boat, beach bikes, scooter rentals less than a mile
Jet ski rental 9 mles

Surf board, standing paddleboard rental 1 mike

Yoga clases and Zumba hosted at town hall during winter

Historic museum featuring life on the island during the 1920’s is less than a mile

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
Feb 01 - Apr 30 2023
$210 $220 $1,490 7 nights
Dec 31 2023 - Jan 31 2024
$195 3 nights

Fees:

house cleaning: $150

Tax Rate: 13%

Notes:

Saturday to Saturday during February and March. Rates vary by season and length of stay. Call for specials.

Availability

Last updated on December 31, 2022

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Map

Nearest Airport: Tampa International Airport 34 minutes - 24 miles
Nearest Bar: Caddy's Waterfront Pub, 4 block walk, 1 min drive - 0.2 miles
Nearest Golf: City of Largo Public Golf Course 6 minute drive - 4 miles
Nearest Theme Park: Busch Gardens 46 minutes - 35 miles
Nearest Restaurant: Caddy's Pub - 0.5 miles

Hosted by Curtis Westphal

Curtis Westphal

Member since 2022

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: I grew up here as a teenager living with my mom, brother , sister and 2 grandparents. It was too nice a place to sell. I bought the Sun n Fun from my grandparents and run it from my home in Denver. We get many offers from developers to sell, tear it down and built 5 luxury condominiums. They know this location is the most coveted spot on the 12 mile long island. Where you can have the beast of bath. An award winning white sand beach far from the crowds. And your boat in the Bay across the street.

Come stay with us so we can continue to keep this special place in our family for the next 50 years.

Why this property? Authentic Old Florida beach house and carriage house is rare. .

We pride ourselves for being super clean inside
Outside is care worn from 97 years of sun and storms (not for everyone if you are looking for perfection) Our guests re looking for something different than the cookie cutter condo on the 5th floor.

Our superior location surrounded by water, and far from the crowds is why guests return year after year.

Links to more information:
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Photos

  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • View of the boats in Boca Ceiga Bay from the deck of the master bedroom.
    View of the boats in Boca Ceiga Bay from the deck of the master bedroom.
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • The 1925 carriage house and the steps up to the second floor
    The 1925 carriage house and the steps up to the second floor
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • Our natural setting. Sea Oats built our dunes and turtles nest there
    Our natural setting. Sea Oats built our dunes and turtles nest there
  • Our beach is uncrowded
    Our beach is uncrowded
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • We provide sea kayaks
    We provide sea kayaks
  • The white sand of the beaches has won national awards.
    The white sand of the beaches has won national awards.
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • a mermaid
    a mermaid
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • Guest love our tru island location surrounded by the Gulf and the Bay.
    Guest love our tru island location surrounded by the Gulf and the Bay.
  • The many moods of the Bay. Early morning calm before the boats
    The many moods of the Bay. Early morning calm before the boats
  • The girl in the water on our sign is from McCalls Magazine 1925.
    The girl in the water on our sign is from McCalls Magazine 1925.
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • The second bedroom
    The second bedroom
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • View of the Bay from the landing of the front door.
    View of the Bay from the landing of the front door.
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
  • 1925 beach house now 6 villas on prettiest spot on the island #1
Curtis Westphal

Hosted by Curtis Westphal

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