Spectacular 9th floor Ocean View - Sandcastle 1 ***Newly Renovated***

Sandcastle 1 Condo
Sandcastle 1 Condo
1/48
Sandcastle 1 Condo

About this rental

Condo (Sleeps 6)
1060 sq. ft.  ·   3 bedrooms   ·  2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Property Type: Condo
  • Minimum Stay: 7 nights
  • Living Area: 1060 sq. ft.

*** The remodel is complete***
***Go to the "HOST" section of this listing for a 3D walkthrough of the condo***

Experience the beauty of the Gulf of Mexico from this lovely 9th-floor unit at the Sandcastle I Condo in Indian Shores. Take in the breathtaking panoramic views from your private balcony and be mesmerized by the spectacular sunsets that will leave a lasting impression.

This condo offers unobstructed views of the beach and the sound of waves from the extra-large 22-foot balcony, which can be accessed from the master bedroom and living room. The condo features 2 bedrooms, a den, and 2 bathrooms. The master bedroom has a king-size bed with a 43” TV, and private ensuite bathroom. The second bedroom has 2 queen beds and a 39” TV. The den has a full-size bed and a 32” TV. The condo comfortably accommodates 6 people.

This unit features brand new tile flooring throughout, a fully renovated kitchen, updated bathrooms with walk-in showers, new sliding doors, windows, appliances, air conditioner, and water heater.

Fully equipped with all the comforts of home, including a kitchen, washer and dryer, and high-speed internet and free WiFi. The condo also includes one assigned parking space and visitor parking on site. The complex offers beautifully landscaped grounds, a large heated pool and hot tub, games room with ping pong table, lending library, poolside bathrooms/change areas, and two gas barbeques.

Area Information

Indian Shores is a coastal town located between Clearwater and St. Petersburg, Florida. The town is just a 20-minute drive from the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport and 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport.
The area is home to a wide range of excellent restaurants, such as Caddy's just across the street, Slyce Pizza, Crabby Bill’s, PJ’s Oyster Bar, Guppy’s, Keegan's, and the five-star Salt Rock Grill, all within a few minutes drive, offering a variety of delicious seafood and other favorites.
There are a variety of nearby attractions, including Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Clearwater Marina (where the Dolphin Tale movie was filmed), the Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo, and John’s Pass. For those looking for more, Disney Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios, Sea World, and other Orlando attractions are about 90 minutes away.
Sports fans will have plenty to choose from, with NFL Football (Buccaneers), Major League Baseball (Tampa Bay Rays, spring training for the Yankees, Blue Jays, and Phillies), NHL Hockey (Lightning), and countless golf courses in the area. Fishing enthusiasts will find a wide range of options, from inshore to offshore, fishing piers, or trying to catch some of the lunkers that cruise the beach (Snook, Mackerel, Redfish, etc).
Boating enthusiasts will find rentals available directly across the street on the intercoastal waterway, and boat slips are available within walking distance.
For those who enjoy shopping, you will find plenty of options, with shopping and outlet malls all within a short drive. The Suncoast Beach Trolley (stops outside the building) is a convenient way to get around the beach without driving.

Attractions Within Walking Distance

The Beach

Favorite Places To Eat

Seafood: Keegan's, Conch Republic, PJ's Oyster Bar
Mexican: VIP Mexican, Jake's Cantina
Pizza: Slyce, Mike's Pizza

View more

Amenities

  • Beds
  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Double Bed
Features
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach view
  • Beachfront
  • Bed linens provided
  • Communal pool
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Game room
  • Heated pool
  • Heating
  • Hot tub
  • Internet
  • Kid friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Managed by owner
  • Managed by property manager
  • No pets allowed
  • Non-smoking
  • Ocean view
  • Oceanfront
  • Outdoor shower
  • Parking available
  • Ping pong table
  • Towels provided
  • Water view
  • Waterfront
  • Wireless internet
Appliances
  • Blender
  • Cable / satellite TV
  • Ceiling fans
  • Coffee maker
  • Dishes & utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Washer & Dryer
Nearby Activities
  • Amusement Park
    (25 miles)
  • Aquarium
    (8 miles)
  • Beach
    (onsite)
  • Bicycling
    (< 1 mile)
  • Boating
    (< 1 mile)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (8 miles)
  • Fishing
    (onsite)
  • Golf
    (5 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (3 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (< 1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (< 1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (5 miles)
  • Ocean
    (onsite)
  • Parasailing
    (8 miles)
  • Park
    (2 miles)
  • Playground
    (8 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (5 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (25 miles)
  • Water Park
    (25 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities

Bedroom 1 - One King Size Bed & Ensuite Bathroom + TV
Bedroom 2 - Two Queens Size Beds + TV
Den (Room 3) - One Double Bed + TV

Why FloridaRentals.com?

Connect directly with owners

Connect directly with owners

Cut out the middleman

No booking or service fees

No booking or service fees

Save up to 20% over other websites

Florida's #1 vacation rental site

Florida's #1 vacation rental site

We're the experts

Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
May 04 - Aug 03 2024
$2,800 7 nights
Aug 03 - Dec 21 2024
$2,450 7 nights
Dec 21 2024 - May 03 2025
$3,150 7 nights
May 03 - Aug 30 2025
$2,800 7 nights
Aug 30 - Dec 20 2025
$2,450 7 nights

Fees:

No Refund Damage Waiver: $60
Cleaning Fee: $200

Tax Rate: 13%

Notes:

Deposit Requirements:
All payments are to be made in US funds via Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. A $300+ 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 $200 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.

Availability

Last updated on May 13, 2024

May 2024
  • S
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31
June 2024
  • S
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
July 2024
  • S
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  •  
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31
August 2024
  • S
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31
September 2024
  • S
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
October 2024
  • S
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  •  
  •  
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31
20Available     20Unavailable     20Today

Map

Nearest Airport: Tampa International Airport - 25 miles
Nearest Bar: Caddy's Pub (across the street) - 0.1 miles
Nearest Beach: Beachfront Property - 0.0 miles
Nearest Golf: Largo Golf - 4 miles
Nearest Theme Park: Busch Gardens - 30 miles
Nearest Restaurant: Caddy's Pub (across the street) - 0.1 miles

Hosted by Ari Prassinos

Ari Prassinos

Member since 2018

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We have been captivated by the charm of Indian Shores for over 20 years, which is why we decided to purchase this unit in 2013. We enjoy spending time on the family-friendly beach and unwinding in the hot tub.

We wish you a wonderful stay at the Sandcastle I.

Why this property? The Sandcastle I complex is an ideal choice for families and offers easy access to shopping, recreational activities, and theme parks. The surrounding area is home to an array of delicious restaurants and fun activities to keep you entertained.

Links to more information:
CLICK HERE - 3D Walkthrough of the condo
CLICK HERE - 3D View of Balcony & Front Walkway

Photos

  • Sandcastle 1 Condo
    Sandcastle 1 Condo
  • Sandcastle 1 Condo
    Sandcastle 1 Condo
  • Entrance
    Entrance
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Dining Room
    Dining Room
  • Dining Room
    Dining Room
  • Dining Room
    Dining Room
  • Dining Room
    Dining Room
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Master Bedroom
    Master Bedroom
  • Master Bedroom
    Master Bedroom
  • Master Bedroom
    Master Bedroom
  • Master Bedroom
    Master Bedroom
  • Master Bedroom Ensuite
    Master Bedroom Ensuite
  • Master Bedroom Ensuite
    Master Bedroom Ensuite
  • Master Bedroom Ensuite
    Master Bedroom Ensuite
  • Second Bedroom
    Second Bedroom
  • Second Bedroom
    Second Bedroom
  • Second Bedroom
    Second Bedroom
  • Second Bathroom
    Second Bathroom
  • Second Bathroom
    Second Bathroom
  • Third Room
    Third Room
  • Third Room
    Third Room
  • Third Room
    Third Room
  • Third Room
    Third Room
  • Washer and Dryer
    Washer and Dryer
  • Balcony
    Balcony
  • Balcony
    Balcony
  • Balcony
    Balcony
  • Spectacular 9th floor Ocean View - Sandcastle 1 ***Newly Renovated*** #38
  • Spectacular 9th floor Ocean View - Sandcastle 1 ***Newly Renovated*** #39
  • Spectacular 9th floor Ocean View - Sandcastle 1 ***Newly Renovated*** #40
  • Spectacular 9th floor Ocean View - Sandcastle 1 ***Newly Renovated*** #41
  • Spectacular 9th floor Ocean View - Sandcastle 1 ***Newly Renovated*** #42
  • Spectacular 9th floor Ocean View - Sandcastle 1 ***Newly Renovated*** #43
  • Spectacular 9th floor Ocean View - Sandcastle 1 ***Newly Renovated*** #44
  • Sandcastle 1 Condo
    Sandcastle 1 Condo
  • Beachfront Property
    Beachfront Property
  • BBQ Area - 2 Gas & 1 Charcoal
    BBQ Area - 2 Gas & 1 Charcoal
  • Great Blue Heron
    Great Blue Heron

Reviews

from 15 reviews
Write a review
review

Excellent location, fantastic view, nicely renovated

We stayed in this recently renovated condo over the New Year's holiday. The location on the beach is fantastic and the area is nice and quiet. The beach itself is gorgeous. We unfortunately hit a spell of cold weather so didn't get to swim in the ocean as much as we wanted but the pool is heated. The condo is nicely renovated and everything was clean and orderly. We were there with our two teenagers and there was plenty of space - with a bedroom for each of them and room to hang out in the living area. The agency did a good job communicating and was very responsive.

Stayed: Submitted: January 19, 2024

Owner response

Thank you Sarah. We are glad that you and your family had a great vacation at the Sandcastle I.

Was this review helpful? 
review

Comfortable, up-to-date, roomy condo with great view and beach access

This was our first time staying in Sandcastle I, though we'd stayed at Sandcastle II several times before, but this condo topped other units in SC II for its vacation-ready layout, comfortable furniture and beds, smartly-set-up kitchen, and unbeatable Gulf view from the 9th floor. We had a slight problem with neighbor dogs barking for which we contacted Ari (the owner), who immediately looked into it and problem ended. We'd definitely recommend this condo and we'd like to stay here again!

Stayed: Submitted: September 05, 2023

Owner response

Thanks for the review Michael. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay.

Was this review helpful? 
review

Fabulous and Fun!

Beautiful, clean and modern condo with a spectacular view to the gulf on the front and to the inland waterway on the backside. Loved the area, with so many fantastic restaurants, friendly folks and fun places to see, like John’s Pass. Will definitely visit again!

Stayed: Submitted: May 04, 2023

Owner response

Hi Christina, thank you very much for the review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the condo.

Was this review helpful? 
review

Amazing condo and view

This unit is beautifully finished inside. It is very clean. The condo is within walking distance to some of our favorite restaurants and bars. The view is to die for!! It has a large outdoor pool and hot tub on site. I highly recommend renting from this owner. Everything went smoothly and was as described. As always, treat the condo as if it were your own so that it stays in great condition.

Stayed: Submitted: May 01, 2023

Owner response

Hi LaRae, we are glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay. Thank you very much for the review.

Was this review helpful? 
review

Excellent in every way!

Our family of 5 (2 adults and 3 teens) loved our stay in this unit. It was incredibly clean & truly had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We appreciated the beach chairs and umbrellas that were in the closet on the balcony. The views of the Gulf were absolutely gorgeous. Communication with the owner was easy & always got a timely response. My only suggestions would be to possibly add a full length mirror to each bedroom & maybe a few hooks or towel bars for additional hanging. When 5 people are trying to get ready for dinner at the same time, it can be challenging with only having a mirror in each bathroom. Of course these things did not diminish our love for the property. Thanks for letting us stay in your beautiful condo!!

Stayed: Submitted: May 01, 2023

Owner response

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and thank you very much for the recommendations. We are always looking to improve our unit. Thanks again.

Was this review helpful? 
review

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: Submitted: May 02, 2022

Owner response

***The condo has been fully renovated and all appliances have been replaced. The old carpet is gone and replaced with tile throughout. Please check out the new pics ***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.

Was this review helpful? 
review

WOW

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: Submitted: September 24, 2021

Owner response

Thank you very much Debbie. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Sandcastle.

Was this review helpful? 
review

Sisters Trip

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: Submitted: May 24, 2021

Owner response

Thanks Leesa, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay.

Was this review helpful? 
review

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: Submitted: November 13, 2020

Owner response

Thanks for the review James. We are glad that the condo and the complex met your needs.

Was this review helpful? 
review

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: Submitted: August 06, 2019

Owner response

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.

Was this review helpful? 
review

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: Submitted: July 29, 2019

Owner response

Thanks for the review Don. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Sandcastle. Enjoy the rest of your summer.

Was this review helpful? 
review

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: Submitted: July 04, 2019

Owner response

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

Was this review helpful? 
review

Perfect

Location was great. Good for families. Very clean. Not far from Clearwater beach or Madeira beach. Beach is very clean.

Stayed: Submitted: March 23, 2019

Owner response

Thank you for the review Crystal.

Was this review helpful? 
review

Parking Woes

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: Submitted: August 04, 2018

Owner response

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.

Was this review helpful? 
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: Submitted: June 03, 2018

Owner response

Thank you for the great review. We are very happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay at the Sandcastle.

Was this review helpful? 
Ari Prassinos

Hosted by Ari Prassinos

Contact Host