About this rental
Unit 4 is our one bedroom villa on the second floor of the beach house.
Our most requested for the romantic getaway. 8 tall windows overlook the beach and the Gulf of Mexico. Lie in bed in the morning and watch the dolphins play. Dine in the evening at the table for two and enjoy the most beautiful red sunsets into the ocean. Our guest book is full of rave reviews. This is the best of Old Florida.
Can sleep 4 using hide a bed. With French doors to the bedroom that can be closed.
Florida Gulf Coast beachfront rentals at Grandma’s island beach house from the summer of 1925. The large home and carriage house are now converted into 6 Gulf front villas featuring full kitchens, pillow top beds, and fantastic views. Awarded one of the highest scores on the beach by Superior Small Lodging. Kids love an old place surrounded by water. We are small and personable. Gulf of Mexico and private white sand beach are right out your door. Wade out to the shallow sandbar to explore for shells and sand dollars. Or walk across the street to watch the yachts go by and fish in the bay. Old Timers call this part of the island "The Narrows" where the sand is just wide enough for a single row of homes.
Historically, the most beautiful spot on the tropical barrier islands of Tampa Bay between Clearwater and St Pete.
Why Kids Love It
Step back in time and experience “Old Florida”.
One of the last remaining historic beach houses and carriage houses on the island. Kids love to explore. This was the family getaway of FD Jackson, a seed merchant from Tampa.
Even adults find their inner child when saying here. These old homes were built right on the beach. You can't get any closer to the water . Enjoy our true island feeling surrounded by the waters of the Gulf and the Bay. .
- Walk across the street to catch fish and wave to the yachts going by.
- Feel the sand between you toes. Take a long walk to explore nature. We are a sea bird sanctuary. The gulls and sand pipers outnumber the tourist on this semi-private beach. Our dunes with sea oats provide nesting for turtles.
. Wade out to the sandbar in tide to find sea shells and sand dollars. .
- Build castles in our sugar white sand,
- Take a sea kayak to paddle along the shoreline
- Body surf in the waves if the wind is blowing.
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.
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Some beach toys depending on season
outdoor shower for washing sand off
Picnic tables under umbrellas
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Feb 17 - Apr 30 2024
Apr 11 - May 25 2024
May 22 - May 24 2024
May 26 - May 29 2024
May 30 - Jun 29 2024
extra person #3 & #4: $10
Tax Rate: 13%
We require Saturday to Saturday during peak season. For other times of the year and less than 7 day stays ….
call WES and Kathy, the owners in Denver to check availability
Last updated on October 07, 2023
Hosted by Curtis Westphal
Member since 2022
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This has to be one of the best places I’ve ever stay! Unit 4 is my favorite. You can lay on the bed and watch the water. See dolphins and pelicans dive! There are beach supplies there for you to use! Wes the owner is amazing! I guarantee you will have a great time!
Stayed: May 2023 Submitted: May 21, 2023
This place is amazing! We have been here several times and it has never disappointed! With the windows up in the bedroom you can lay on the bed and watch the water and smell the salt air! I’ve watched dolphins playing and birds diving just about every day! We always stay in Unit 4 which I love. I would recommend this place to anyone! The owner is awesome! Very easy to get in touch with! Thank you Wes for everything! We will be back!
Stayed: May 2023 Submitted: May 20, 2023
We are so happy you enjoyed yourself. This place means a lot to us, so it is special when we can share that feeling.
Location Says It All
Unit 3 in this 6 unit beach house was the unit we rented. It was a second floor, one bedroom apartment with balcony overlooking the fantastic patio, beach, and gulf. I will start by saying the unit could use a little updating BUT, we didn't go there for a mansion since we weren't in the room that much. It had everything we needed. The bed was super comfortable and the towels were luxurious. The marina could be seen from the kitchen window. Has beach chairs, umbrellas, picnic tables, firepit and chairs, washer and dryer.The private beach area was the best. A condo sits to the left but there were very few people around. The other houses in the area have their own beachfront so plenty of room for all. We saw the sunset every night from the deck/backyard.Very safe area and Caddy's Bar and Grill was within walking distance. Along the strip were many other eating places and a great souvenir shop. Guilty Sea Sports Bar was another excellent place.The owner was one of the best I have ever dealt with. Immediate responses from him and he told us the history of the place. He was a joy to get to know and obviously cares about the beach house very much. He was always available for us even though he wasn't local.We had a chance to view all 6 units and they were all unique in their own way. We are having trouble deciding which one we want to rent for next year. We will definitely return. After staying here, I will have a hard time going back to a hotel. (We had a reservation at Pier 60 in Clearwater but canceled after finding this gem and are so glad we did.)Thanks to Wes for being such a terrific owner and I hope you can always keep this in your family.
Stayed: February 2023 Submitted: February 06, 2023
Hosted by Curtis Westphal