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About this rental
*** 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.
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
Favorite Places To Eat
Seafood: Keegan's, Conch Republic, PJ's Oyster Bar
Mexican: VIP Mexican, Jake's Cantina
Pizza: Slyce, Mike's Pizza
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
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Jun 03 - Dec 23 2023
Dec 23 2023 - Apr 27 2024
Apr 27 - Dec 21 2024
No Refund Damage Waiver: $60
Cleaning Fee: $200
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 May 29, 2023
Hosted by 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
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: April 2023 Submitted: May 04, 2023
Hi Christina, thank you very much for the review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the condo.
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: March 2023 Submitted: May 01, 2023
Hi LaRae, we are glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay. Thank you very much for the 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: April 2023 Submitted: May 01, 2023
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.
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 2022 Submitted: May 02, 2022
***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.
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 2021 Submitted: 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 2021 Submitted: 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 2020 Submitted: 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 2019 Submitted: 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 2019 Submitted: 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 2019 Submitted: 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 2018 Submitted: 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 2018 Submitted: 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