About this rental
*** The condo will be going through a complete remodel in the fall of 2022***
The remodel will include brand new tile throughout, a new kitchen, bathrooms with walk in showers, sliders, windows, doors, and appliances. The reno shouldbe completed by December 2022. We will update photos when complete.
Lovely Gulf front unit at the popular Sandcastle I Condo in Indian Shores Florida. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views from your 9th floor private balcony and spectacular sunsets that are sure to impress.
Enjoy unobstructed views of the beach and relax to the sound of the waves from the extra-large 22 foot balcony with sliding glass doors from the master bedroom and living room.
This condo has 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms. Master Bedroom has a king size bed with 32' inch LED TV and private ensuite bathroom. Second bedroom has 2 queen beds and a 32' LCD TV, and the third bedroom has a full size bed. Comfortably sleeps 6 people.
Offers all the comforts of home with a fully equipped kitchen and a washer and dryer located inside the condo. High speed internet and free WiFi. Condo has one assigned parking space as well as visitor parking on site.
Beautifully landscaped grounds, a beach front large heated pool, and hot tub. Other amenities include a sauna, game room with ping pong table, lending library, poolside bathrooms/change areas, two gas barbeques and picnic tables.
Indian Shores is located between Clearwater and St. Petersburg. It is approximately a 20 minute drive from St.Pete/Clearwater airport, 30 minutes from Tampa International airport.
There are many excellent restaurants including Caddy's just across the street, Slyce Pizza, Crabby Bill’s, PJ’s Oyster Bar, Guppy’s and the five star Salt Rock Grill within a few minutes drive. These and many others offer fresh seafood and other favorites.
A variety of attractions are conveniently located nearby including Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Clearwater Marina (where Dolphin Tale movie was filmed) the Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo and John’s Pass. Disney Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios, Sea World and the many other Orlando attractions are about 90 minutes away.
For those sport fans out there, take your pick…NFL Football (Buccaneers), Major League Baseball (Devil Rays, spring training for the Yankees, Blue Jays & Phillies), NHL Hockey (Lightning) and countless golf courses.
For the fishing enthusiasts, there are lots of options, from inshore to offshore, fishing piers, or trying to catch some of the lunkers that cruise the beach (Snook, Mackerel, Redfish, etc).
If boating is your thing, there are rentals available directly across the street on the intercoastal waterway & boat slips are available within walking distance.
For those who enjoy shopping, you won’t be disappointed. Shopping and outlet malls are all within a short drive.
The Suncoast Beach Trolley (stops outside the building) is a convenient way to get around on the beach if you don’t want to drive.
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Bedroom 1 - One King Size Bed & En-suite Bathroom
Bedroom 2 - Two Queens Size Beds
Den (Room 3) - One Double Bed
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Sep 03 - Dec 23 2022
Dec 24 2022 - Jun 03 2023
Jun 03 - Dec 23 2023
Cleaning Fee: $125
No Refund Damage Waiver: $60
Tax Rate: 13%
All payments are to be made in US funds via Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. A $200 deposit is due when you make your reservation and the balance is due 30 days prior to arrival on a reservation of less than 28 days and 60 days prior to arrival on a reservation of 28 days or longer. Personal checks are accepted, via regular mail, if received no later than the above required payment.
Cancellation & Refund Policy:
All cancellations are subject to a $50 cancellation fee. Any cancellation less than 30 days prior to arrival, 60 days prior to arrival for a monthly rental, is subject to a forfeiture of all monies paid unless we are able to re-rent the property.
Last updated on November 28, 2022
Hosted by Ari Prassinos
Member since 2018
Year Purchased: 2013
Sand Castle 1 Condo
This condo is the perfect location. You are steps from the beautiful uncrowded beach. The views of the Gulf from the balcony are spectacular. You are walking distance to restaurants & stores. The unit has everything to make your stay enjoyable including beach chairs, umbrellas & beach toys. More than enough kitchen utensils. The bed was very comfortable. Air conditioner worked well but need the vents cleaned. There is plenty of room for a family. The unit is very outdated but that really didn’t matter if you are there for the outdoors. Only complaint was that the washing machine was not working. The unit needs to have a deep cleaning done including the inside of the kitchen cabinets that were filthy. The carpeting has got to go. It is worn, dirty & smells of mildew. In spite of it all, we enjoyed our vacation since we were enjoying the beautiful beach and could not beat the location. One last thing, the railing on the balcony was very wobbly and not sure how it was even anchored properly. It didn’t appear to be safe enough to put any weight on it.
Stayed: April 2022Submitted: May 02, 2022
Thank you for the review. The condo will be going through an extensive renovation this fall. The reno includes new tile flooring throughout, new kitchen, new bathrooms, and new decor. Thanks again.
The most beautiful beach directly out your door. Plenty of open space, no crowds. The condo is absolutely splendid, very comfortable beds, nice decor and rooms are big. Landscaping is lovely
Stayed: September 2021Submitted: September 24, 2021
Thank you very much Debbie. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Sandcastle.
This condo at Sandcastle 1 was perfect for our group of four. Beautiful view. The unit was equipped with everything you would need to prepare and serve meals. Also it was well supplied with beach amenities. Plenty of chairs available on the balcony to enjoy the sight and sounds of the ocean. The recreation room, library and restrooms were very nice next to the beautiful pool and hot tub. The grounds were beautiful and we loved the toy box of beach items for sharing. Would definitely stay here again!
Stayed: May 2021Submitted: May 24, 2021
Thanks Leesa, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay.
Beautiful view of the sunset
The location was great and the view was outstanding. The condo was decorated very nicely, the building was very clean inside and out. The pool and hot tub were always clean and the grill area was very nice also
Stayed: October 2020Submitted: November 13, 2020
Thanks for the review James. We are glad that the condo and the complex met your needs.
Everything you need
Very nice and very accommodating. The condo is located directly on the beach and is displayed accurately through the posted pictures. From previous reviews, I expected parking and elevator woes however, we did not experience any troubles or difficulty. The condo was very clean and met our needs. The kitchen was well stocked with plenty of cooking items and utensils. There is nothing flashy or overly modern with this condo, if that is your desire, you'll be disappointed. If you want clean and comfortable, you'll want this unit - and you wont be disappointed.The Indian Shores area is absolutely fantastic. Quiet and calm, not overly crowded - the perfect relaxation destination. The condo is located within a very short drive (or even walk) to several restaurants and shops.We flew into Tampa and expected that we may have to purchase beach chairs, an umbrella and a cooler for beach enjoyment. Nope. The condo had plenty of nice beach chairs, chairs, and coolers. The unit literally had everything we needed.We have found our new favorite beach community and we plan to visit the area many times in the years to come. We would not hesitate to stay again in this unit and plan to recommend it to our friends and family.
Stayed: July 2019Submitted: August 06, 2019
Andy, thank you so much for the review and we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Sandcastle I. Your description of the condo and the area is 100% accurate . Enjoy the rest of your summer and I'm sure you're already counting the days until your next beach vacation. Thanks again.
Perfect Beach Condo
Enjoyed our stay at SandCastle 1. the location is very good for restaurants and other activity.accomodations worked out very good for the 5 of us. Thanks Mr.Ari for the rental unit.
Stayed: July 2019Submitted: July 29, 2019
Thanks for the review Don. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Sandcastle. Enjoy the rest of your summer.
Indian Shores Vacation
I enjoyed staying here overall. Parking continues to evidently be an issue which we discovered on our first day. Despite having an assigned space I came back from the grocery to find someone else in my spot which prompted me to park in someone else's spot since I had groceries to unload. This prompted a cascade of wrongful parking. The only things that the condo lacked in my opinion was beach chairs (I left the 2 chairs that I purchased) and a beach umbrella. One of the elevators was broken which prompted some lines to use the remaining one. I love the area and hope to return.
Stayed: June 2019Submitted: July 04, 2019
Hi Kathy,Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay at the Sandcastle. Our apologies for the inconsiderate people that parked in your designated spot. I'll send a note to our condo association to better monitor the allocated spots. In regards to the elevator, they are scheduled to be replaced in the fall/winter of 2019. We normally have 3-4 beach chairs in the balcony closet, hopefully they didn't go missing. Thank you for leaving your chairs and umbrella behind.Thank you
We had a very easy check in, condo was a nice unit. Frig was very noisy like it was going to take off when it kicked in and the beds were very hard. Main complaint is the parking, vehicles parked in the guest spots and never moved them the whole time we stayed making it hard for us to find an extra spot. If we don't rent at this building again, it will be because of the parking. Even the handicap and Office spots always were full. We witnessed people from the next building parking at Sand Castle 1, people parking across street and guest parking to use the the pool and/or head to the beach. People on bikes coming in to use the facilities also. We like the building and the area very much, great pool and hot tub.
Stayed: July 2018Submitted: August 04, 2018
Hi Kari, thanks for the review. The fridge has been replaced. In regards to parking, there is a dedicated spot for tenants and approximately 20 visitors spots that are on a first come first serve basis. The management team at the condo does its best to ensure that only guests park at the condo or they are subject to being towed. Thanks again for your review.
Week long stay with 2 young kids
We went for a week of relaxation and fun. The beach was beautiful and the views incredible. The condo itself worked well, we used all 3 bedrooms and were very comfortable. Great location, easy to grab a quick lunch from The Pub across and easy access to Tampa. Only item that could have been an issue is that the listing says it has beach towels and it does but there were only 2 when we stayed so not enough for the 4 of us in the party. Luckily I'd packed ones for the kids. Everything else was just as it was listed.If you're looking for a peaceful place with great beaches, nice pool (and hot tub which was quite hot) then you'll be happy with this place. Kitchen was well stocked and we had a great time playing ping pong in the common area with a nice "library" there too. We're already talking about going back next year. We've stayed a few other places in the area and this was the nicest unit and views for the price.
Stayed: May 2018Submitted: June 03, 2018
Thank you for the great review. We are very happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay at the Sandcastle.
Hosted by Ari Prassinos