STUNNING Sand Castle III # 203 GULF FRONT Condo Private Staircase to Pool & MORE

Indian Shores beautiful beach
Indian Shores beautiful beach
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Indian Shores beautiful beach

About this rental

Condo (Sleeps 6)
1235 sq. ft.  ·   3 bedrooms   ·  2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Property Type: Condo
  • Minimum Stay: 7 nights
  • Living Area: 1235 sq. ft.

Welcome to Paradise. This magnificent 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 1235 square foot, family-friendly condo is the ultimate vacation destination located directly on Pinellas County’s Gulf Coast & World Famous pristine white sugar sand beaches. This home is located in the perfect spot. A waterfront restaurant is right across the street in addition to boat & scooter or cart rentals.

This exclusive condo boasts direct breathtaking views of the beach & Gulf of Mexico to the West from the Master bedroom, living room, dining room & the kitchen. This 2nd floor condo is one of only a few that offer the premier location and interior features that surpass all expectations. Locals refer to this area of our beach as the Narrows since our island in this area is almost all beach with the intracoastal waterway just across the street.

The living area provides a large flat screen TV. The Master suite features a King size bed, flat screen TV & private bathroom fit for the most discriminating guests with a spacious updated shower and granite counter tops. This great condo offers a split bedroom plan with the larger guest room boasting 2 Queen beds and a flat screen TV while the smaller bedroom has 2 Twin beds and a small flat screen TV. The guest bath, also remodeled features a tub & shower combo.

The fine furnishings throughout this condo will please the most meticulous guests. For your convenience, the kitchen is fully equipped with top-of-the-line appliances in addition to the essentials such as a toaster, dishes, cooking utensils & lots more. The laundry closet in the condo offers a stackable washer & dryer for all those beach towels (8 of which we supply for your use) or swim suits you’ll be washing after your days of fun on the beach or by the pool.

Enjoy the magnificent sunset views relaxing on the private and direct Gulf front Balcony off the Living Room & Master Bedroom, overlooking the heated pool and hot tub area while listening to the Gulf of Mexico’s calming waves as they come ashore. This fantastic balcony boasts a spiral staircase for your short cut to the beach, pool, hot tub and grills with no need to use the elevator unless you want to.

After the day on the beach, it’s just a short walk or drive to some enjoyable restaurants. Our Pinellas County beaches also offer a Trolley Service that has a pick up right out front as well as stops along Gulf Boulevard furnishing you access to the many local treasures we have to offer all day and late into the evening for minimal costs. If you have a vehicle there is a reserved parking space under the garage as well as guest spaces out front for your convenience.

This smaller building of the Sand Castles is a unique retreat with its privacy from the larger crowds.

Starter supplies only on paper products, trash bags & soaps

Unique Benefits

Direct Gulf front views from the Kitchen, Living Area & the Master Bedroom & of course the Extra-Large Balcony.
This second floor corner condo is the premiere unit in the building. Outstanding location with private, spiral stairway down your back balcony to the pool, grills, beach and Gulf of Mexico.
Come on down, get your toes sandy and feet wet!

Why Kids Love It

Large heated swimming POOL, Gulf of Mexico typically boasts small waves perfect for boogie boards, skim boards and of course the BEACH for building those great SAND CASTLES.

Area Information

Luxury, Direct Gulf front condominiums that overlook our beautiful, pristine, white sandy beaches and Gulf front swimming pools for the best of both worlds. Whether you are looking for 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms for a weekly or monthly rental, we’ve got just the place. Our vacation rental condos will impress the most particular guests.

For those of you that don’t know, between Clearwater Beach and St. Pete Beach, there’s a group of supreme island communities that offer all the fun, food and shops one may desire. These smaller town beaches are not as populated as the others often and the condo homes that line these quaint cities offer the opportunity to “Live the Florida Lifestyle”. Hang where the Locals do and let us share a piece of our Paradise.

For those that want to venture out further, Trolley Stops offering service to Clearwater Beach or St. Pete Beach are situated conveniently up and down the Gulf Boulevard corridor. There’s a local water park, restaurants on the water (some accessible by boat), in addition to the Famous Busch Gardens, MOSI, Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park, Florida Aquarium in Tampa at Channelside within an hours drive as well as Disney, Sea World and Universal among others about an hour and a half away.

This second floor corner condo is the premiere unit in the building. Outstanding location with private, spiral stairway down your back balcony to the pool, grills, beach and Gulf of Mexico.

Come on down, get your toes sandy and feet wet!

Attractions Within Walking Distance

The Beach & Gulf of Mexico is in your back yard just steps out your door.
Island Marine Rentals is just across the street offering a wide variety of FUN to rent.
Boat Rentals
Kayak Rentals
Paddle Board Rentals
Waterfront restaurant too
Scooter & Scoot Coupe Rentals
Bicycle Rentals
The Trolley picks up right out-front connecting to so many options
Smuggler's Cove Putt Putt Indian Shores is just over a mile to the South

Favorite Places To Eat

Caddy's Pub & Waterfront Restaurant indoor & outdoor dining just across the street
Pajano's Pizza & Subs "they deliver" North to Indian Rocks Beach
P J's Restaurant North to Indian Rocks Beach
VIP Mexican Restaurant North to Indian Rocks Beach
Guilty Seas Sports Bar North to Indian Rocks Beach
The Original Crabby Bills North to Indian Rocks Beach
Crabby's Loading Dock Bar features outdoor dining & music too
JD's Seafood Restaurant North to Indian Rocks Beach
Guppies Restaurant North to Indian Rocks Beach
Salt Rock Grill 1.4 miles to the South Indian Shores
Conch Republic 4.1 miles to the South North Redington Beach

Inside Scoop

SEA TURTLES ~
You may see areas marked off with stakes & orange netting that are sea turtle nests that have been identified and contained so they are not disturbed to give the eggs time to hatch. The majority of nesting in Florida occurs between May 1st and October 31st. About 90% of all sea turtle nesting in the United States takes place on Florida's beaches, which means it is critical that residents and visitors alike do their part to ensure that sea turtles have a safe and successful nesting season. If you are staying at the condos along the beaches, please keep your porch lights off during this time of year so as not to confuse the hatching turtles; they head towards the moonlight to find the Gulf of Mexico waters and start their life.

MANATEES ~ Sometimes you will see these gentle giants swimming along just off shore. Keep your eyes open "circle" footprints they leave when surfacing for air.

DOLPHINS ~ You'll often see these beautiful creatures playing or feeding not far from shore.

SEA OATS ~ While walking along our beaches some areas boast Sand Dunes & Sea Oats which are not for playing on. The Sea Oats are protected and combined with the dunes help to protect our beautiful beaches from erosion. They are also nesting places for many of our shore birds.

Speaking of birds, Indian Shores is the home of the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary that helps to rescue, rehabilitate injured birds & educate the public. A little south of Park Boulevard Bridge is the 1.5 acre wild bird rehabilitation center with over 100 birds on display including Pelicans, Owls, Hawks, Vultures, song birds, Shore birds, and parrots. Other features include gift shop, education center, observation tower overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, daily pelican hand-feeding, weekly screech owl demonstration, monthly yoga class on the beach, and much more. Located on Gulf Blvd. in front of mile marker #13.

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Amenities

  • Beds
  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 2 Twin Beds
Features
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Beach view
  • Beachfront
  • Bed linens provided
  • Communal pool
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Heated pool
  • Heating
  • Hot tub
  • Internet
  • Kid friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Lawn / garden
  • Managed by property manager
  • No pets allowed
  • Non-smoking
  • Ocean view
  • Oceanfront
  • Outdoor shower
  • Parking available
  • Towels provided
  • Water view
  • Waterfront
  • Wireless internet
Appliances
  • Blender
  • Cable / satellite TV
  • Ceiling fans
  • Coffee maker
  • Dishes & utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Washer & Dryer
Nearby Activities
  • Aquarium
    (9 miles)
  • Beach
    (onsite)
  • Bicycling
    (< 1 mile)
  • Boating
    (< 1 mile)
  • Bowling
    (7 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (< 1 mile)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (7 miles)
  • Fishing
    (1 mile)
  • Golf
    (4 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (3 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (7 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (< 1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (< 1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (5 miles)
  • Ocean
    (onsite)
  • Parasailing
    (7 miles)
  • Park
    (2 miles)
  • Playground
    (2 miles)
  • Sailing
    (7 miles)
  • Scuba Diving
    (7 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (< 1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (onsite)
  • Tennis
    (2 miles)
  • Volleyball Court
    (1 mile)
  • Water Park
    (1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities

For those that want to venture out further, Trolley Stops offering service to Clearwater Beach or St. Pete Beach are situated conveniently up and down the Gulf Boulevard corridor. There’s a local water park, restaurants on the water (some accessible by boat), in addition to the Famous Busch Gardens, MOSI, Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park, Florida Aquarium in Tampa at Channelside within an hours drive as well as Disney, Sea World and Universal among others about an hour and a half away.

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
Jul 13 - Jul 19 2024
$420 $2,940 7 nights
Jul 20 - Jul 26 2024
$420 $2,940 7 nights
Jul 27 - Aug 02 2024
$420 $2,940 7 nights
Aug 03 - Aug 09 2024
$420 $2,940 7 nights
Aug 10 - Aug 16 2024
$275 $1,925 7 nights

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Fees:

Departure Cleaning: $200
Administration: $50

Tax Rate: 13%

Notes:

Starter supplies only paper products & soaps

Payment Schedule:
25% due at time of booking along with Taxes due. Remaining balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy:
100% of paid prepayment refundable when cancelled 61 days prior to arrival or earlier less credit card processing fees. 0 % refund if cancelled after unless able to re-rent at same price point.

Damage Deposit:
A refundable damage deposit of $ 500.00 (USD) is due.

Availability

Last updated July 15, 2024

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Map

Nearest Airport: St Pete Clearwater International - 15 miles
Nearest Bar: Caddy's Pub directly across the street - 50 yards
Nearest Beach: Just look off your balcony, steps away - 100 feet
Nearest Golf: Largo Public Golf Course - 4 miles
Nearest Theme Park: Busch Gardens Tampa, Florida - 38 miles
Nearest Restaurant: Caddy's Pub & Waterfront Restaurant - 50 yards

Hosted by Beth McQueeney-Miller, Licensed Real Estate Broker Beaches & Beyond Realty Vacation Rentals

Beth McQueeney-Miller, Licensed Real Estate Broker Beaches & Beyond Realty Vacation Rentals

Member since 2018

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Please allow us a moment of your time to introduce ourselves. As lifelong residents of Pinellas County and Beth, a second-generation Real Estate Broker, we appreciate all our coast has to offer and are very familiar with our Gulf Coast property and waters. From Real Estate to fishing or golf, we’ve got you covered! We do not own this condo, we manage it for the owners.

Beaches & Beyond Vacation Rentals specialize in condos that are a “cut above” the rest. Luxury, Direct Gulf front condominiums that overlook our beautiful, pristine, white sandy beaches and Gulf front swimming pools for the best of both worlds. Our vacation rental condos will impress the most particular guests.

We’d be thrilled at the opportunity to help you with your real estate needs. Not only is Beth a professional Realtor having acquired her Real Estate license in 1980, she’s a member of the National Association of Realtors, Florida Realtor Association, Pinellas Realtor Organization, Stellar MLS, and Loop Net, among others.

We assure you that you will not be disappointed with our performance. Our years of local experience and a superior team of professionals to assist us will make your Real Estate experience with us, the best! Tom, as Project Coordinator gets things done timely & right the first time creating peace of mind for both owners & guests alike. We are a "hands on" team. Please do not hesitate to call upon us with any questions you may have.

Why this property? Luxury, Direct Gulf front condominiums that overlook our beautiful, pristine, white sandy beaches and Gulf front swimming pools for the best of both worlds. Our vacation rental condos will impress the most particular guests.
For those of you that don’t know, between Clearwater Beach and St. Pete Beach, there’s a group of supreme island communities that offer all the fun, food and shops one may desire. These smaller town beaches are not as populated as the others often and the condo homes that line these quaint cities offer the opportunity to “Live the Florida Lifestyle”. Hang where the Locals do and let us share a piece of our Paradise.

For those that want to venture out further, Trolley Stops offering service to Clearwater Beach or St. Pete Beach are situated conveniently up and down the Gulf Boulevard corridor. There’s a local water park, restaurants on the water (some accessible by boat), in addition to the Famous Busch Gardens, MOSI, Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park, Florida Aquarium in Tampa at Channelside within an hours drive as well as Disney, Sea World and Universal among others about an hour and a half away.

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Guestbook comments from the host:

Great location. Perfect for our family.


Oct 2023

This property has a great location and very nicely equipped. Beds were comfortable and furnishings were more than what we needed. The best part is direct stair access to the pool and beach. We will stay here again.


Oct 2023

Nathan C.

Photos

  • Indian Shores beautiful beach
    Indian Shores beautiful beach
  • Sand Castle III ~ exclusive smaller building for a bit more privacy
    Sand Castle III ~ exclusive smaller building for a bit more privacy
  • Sand Castle III West of Gulf Blvd located in Quaint city of Indian Shores
    Sand Castle III West of Gulf Blvd located in Quaint city of Indian Shores
  • Look at that water!
    Look at that water!
  • Sand Castle III
    Sand Castle III
  • Beautiful sugar sand beach
    Beautiful sugar sand beach
  • Your PRIVATE spiral staircase down to pool deck, hot tub, grills & beach
    Your PRIVATE spiral staircase down to pool deck, hot tub, grills & beach
  • Easy access Balcony spiral stairway places you between the pool & hot tub
    Easy access Balcony spiral stairway places you between the pool & hot tub
  • Sunset attraction
    Sunset attraction
  • Entry hall laundry closet
    Entry hall laundry closet
  • Spacious kitchen
    Spacious kitchen
  • Wet bar provides added convenience for your entertaining pleasure
    Wet bar provides added convenience for your entertaining pleasure
  • Wide open floor plan
    Wide open floor plan
  • Kitchen view
    Kitchen view
  • Dining table
    Dining table
  • Hall to Guest bath
    Hall to Guest bath
  • All the tools you need
    All the tools you need
  • Lots of small appliances too
    Lots of small appliances too
  • Handy stackable washer dryer in the cono
    Handy stackable washer dryer in the cono
  • Pass thru counter for added space
    Pass thru counter for added space
  • Luxury Granite counter tops
    Luxury Granite counter tops
  • Entry with third bedroom to the right on the way down the entry hall
    Entry with third bedroom to the right on the way down the entry hall
  • Large flat screen Smart TV
    Large flat screen Smart TV
  • Plenty of comfy seating
    Plenty of comfy seating
  • Great arrangement of living area
    Great arrangement of living area
  • Spacious condo
    Spacious condo
  • Primary GULF FRONT bedroom
    Primary GULF FRONT bedroom
  • Balcony just outside
    Balcony just outside
  • Comfy King size bed
    Comfy King size bed
  • Master bedroom offers a flat screen TV of its own
    Master bedroom offers a flat screen TV of its own
  • En suite bath for the Gulf front bedroom
    En suite bath for the Gulf front bedroom
  • Large Flat screen TV in bedroon too
    Large Flat screen TV in bedroon too
  • En suite bath with granite vanity
    En suite bath with granite vanity
  • En suite Bath features a walk in shower
    En suite Bath features a walk in shower
  • Starter soaps & paper provided
    Starter soaps & paper provided
  • Balcony off Gulf front bedroom
    Balcony off Gulf front bedroom
  • Large balcony to enjoy
    Large balcony to enjoy
  • You can put up shade tents, just don't leave them up, take them down each day
    You can put up shade tents, just don't leave them up, take them down each day
  • Patio area offers ample seating for all
    Patio area offers ample seating for all
  • Forget the elevator ~ beautiful pool just steps from private spiral staircase
    Forget the elevator ~ beautiful pool just steps from private spiral staircase
  • Grilling area on pool deck with pool & Gulf views
    Grilling area on pool deck with pool & Gulf views
  • Tables with umbrellas as well as Chaise lounges on the pool deck
    Tables with umbrellas as well as Chaise lounges on the pool deck
  • Typically Calm Gulf of Mexico, busy at times but no commercial feel, PRICELESS!
    Typically Calm Gulf of Mexico, busy at times but no commercial feel, PRICELESS!
  • LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION
    LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION
  • Chaise lounges on beach available for rent next door out back
    Chaise lounges on beach available for rent next door out back
  • Entry / bedroom 2 / guest bath
    Entry / bedroom 2 / guest bath
  • 2 Queen beds in 1 room
    2 Queen beds in 1 room
  • Large second bedroom
    Large second bedroom
  • Queen size comfort
    Queen size comfort
  • Flat screen TV too
    Flat screen TV too

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Beautiful place to stay!

this was our eighth year at Sand Castle 2. The condo we stayed in was super handy with the spiral staircase to the pool and the condo itself was beautiful and very comfortable. Our 13 yo twin grandkids love the pool and how easy it is to get to the beach. We'll be back again for sure!!

Stayed: Submitted: May 07, 2024

Owner response

That spiral stairway out the back is the ticket for sure. So convenient! We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to serving your family again.

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Beth McQueeney-Miller, Licensed Real Estate Broker Beaches & Beyond Realty Vacation Rentals

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