About the Property
Barefoot Beach Resort, your home away from home. This is 1 of only 11 ground floor waterfront units. Steps from the pool, with a private beach access across the street. The 750 square foot condo has a fully equipped kitchen, beach chairs, towels, cooler, you name it, its there. So many of my renters are repeat business., I have owned this condo since 2006 and many of my reviews are from my renters over the years. I live locally and always available if the need arises.
The white sand beaches on the Gulf Coast are the top attraction here in Indian Shores, enjoy soaking up the sun in the day and watching amazing sunsets at dusk. The pool area is a great way to cool off, relax and enjoy the company of the many happy people here at Barefoot Beach Resort. Admire the beautiful tropical landscaping throughout the many acre resort, there are several gas grills and picnic tables for your use to show off your grilling talents. (perhaps a fish you caught off the private dock) What most of my guests rave about... sitting on the waterfront patio with their favorite beverage watching the boats drift along the intercoastal waterway, admiring the wildlife and seeing the dolphins playing!!
Indian Shores is within driving distance of some of Florida's most well known attractions including Busch Gardens in Tampa and Walt Disney World in Orlando.
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May 01 2019 - Jul 01 2019
Jul 01 2019 - Sep 01 2019
Oct 01 2019 - Jan 01 2020
Jan 01 2020 - May 01 2020
clean fee: $60
Tax Rate: 13%
Contact me if I am booked I can refer you to some other owners at Barefoot Beach Resort.
I am also a Florida Real Estate Agent, perhaps after a stay at our lovely resort in the Sunshine State
you may be interested in a move.
Last updated on April 22, 2019
mary ellen fitzpatrick ifft
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: Original Owner
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania is where I am originally from, lived there 40 yrs.
I moved to Florida in 1999
So many of my guests are now my friends.
I live in Largo, Fl. about 4 miles from Barefoot Beach Resort
I really enjoy meeting people from all over the United States, Canada and Europe.
Why this property? Because it will feel like your home away from home
Calendar last updated: April 22, 2019
Guestbook comments from the owner:
You are the hostess with the mostest. The great cookies, lovely decor, and the outstanding adventure we had staying at your condo. We had the opportunity to celebrate my sister Vals BD. We cannot thank you enough times. You are an amazing, generous & kind person.
Thank you so much for giving us the privilege to stay at your beautiful condo! We had a wonderful time and are looking forward to rent in the future if you allow us to. thank you so much again!
This is my third time staying here and I hope to find myself here for a fourth. As always I loved watching the dolphins in the bay. We rented a kayak from Island Marine to see them up close. The French bakery is our new go to for breakfast. Dockside Daves is a close tie with the Conch for dinner. I hate to leave this place but I know I will be back. Mary Ellen is by far the best host on the beach.
We walked on the beach, and ate lots of shrimp,and swam in the pool with Nana. We ate at PJ's and there were good stores here, and the boats are fun to watch. And there are lots of beautiful shells on the beach. Thank you Mary Ellen
Thank you for such great and relaxing memories. Crossing bridges to get here was not so bad after all. Your generosity and kindness is a breath of fresh air. Hope to be back soon!
We had a wonderful time at your beautiful condo!!!! Your hospitality was above and beyond anything we ever expected. We will be back!!! Sorry about the key and locking ourselves out.
Our family had a wonderful vacation. Thank you Mary Ellen for your hospitality- We are grateful and we will be back!
Thank you so much for your wonder hospitality. We had such a great time here its hard to leave. Thank you for thinking of Lillian and the very thoughtful birthday bucket of fun you brought her. We would love to come stay again... if you would have us! Enjoy your beautiful puppy. God Bless and smile! eat at Jakes Cantina, great food
Dear Mary Ellen,
Thank you so much! We felt at home here while visiting mom. It is so hard to see your parents age to this point, but coming back here gave us peace and relaxation each day. Thank you for your kindness and for sharing your beautiful condo with us. If you ever come to P beach or the smokey mountains- please give us a call. May your holiday be happy and filledwith blessings
Love this Area! Beautiful waterway, morning coffee on the patio,lunch outside-amazing. Favorite dinner spots, Crabby Bills, Keegans , Salt Rock Grill, PJ'S, fun and yummy. The beach is wonderful of course, played putt putt next door. We went to see Winter & Hope at the Clearwater Aquarium. Pass a Grill Beach is beautiful-Hurricane Restaurant upstairs on the weekend for a beautiful sunset. Johns Pass, cute shops. I plan on becoming a regular!! Thank you and God Bless
Thank you Mary Ellen for the use of your beautiful condo. We enjoyed our stay and your hospitality was A-1. We loved sitting out on the patio in the morning and doing some dolphin watching while having coffee. We were able to see some sting rays at the beach and enjoyed hearing music at JD'S at night. We hope to visit here again the the future. Thanks again!
We Enjoyed every moment of our stay in your beautiful condo. We loved waking up to the beautiful sunrise view from our back patio and early morning walks on the beach!. All of the many ways that you made this trip so special for us are appreciated. You truly are the best hostess any would dream of! thank you for an unforgettable time!. Much love and blessings to you.
We had an amazing time at your condo. The condo was well equipped with everything we needed. We enjoyed going to the beach, which is just a few steps away every morning for walks. the sunsets at the beach were breathtaking to watch. Our stay here was wonderful, couldn't have asked for anything more. We hope to be back soon!
We enjoyed our stay at your condo! The beach was beautiful and the views great. We enjoyed eating at Crabby Bills- my husband raves about the crab legs! Thank you for a comfortable stay and the cookies!
Had a great stay with the family. Thanks Mary Ellen for everything. Your place was very enjoyable, hope to come back many times. See Ya Soon!
You're the best!
We really enjoyed our stay here. We came here on our honeymoon after being married on the beach 5 minutes away. Enjoyed going to Johns Pass, Crabby Bills, Mickey Quinns and Caddys are all great beach bars to check out. We really liked visitng Clearwater Beach also. I loved that we had cookies, strawberries and champagne when we arrived here with nice music playing. My little cousin came over with my family and it was nice to have toys to play with at the beach. We loved sitting out back, during one afternoon we saw stingrays! We will be back for sure around Christmas. Thanks again for everything.
We Really enjoyed this condo. So comfortable with two small children. All amenities were already here and Mary Ellen even baked cookies which were awaiting our arrival. Lowry Park Zoo, The Pier area and the beach were all a few of our favorite places. Thank you for your hospitality.
Wow, What a lovely place! Go to Ybor City & eat at the Columbian. Great old Building- Great Food! We so enjoyed this area. Thank You Mary Ellen. We will be back. Fog beats snow any day!!!!
This is our 3rd yr. at Mary Ellens condo. We stayed for 8 weeks this year. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Had a wonderful vacation as always. Thank you Mary Ellen for being so accommodating. Christmas decorations and all.
Its wonderful to be able to fish right outside your back door, and watch the beautiful boats go by, along with the dolphins at play. Beach and sunsets are just across the street and absolutely beautiful. Plenty to do as well. We LOVE Ft. Desoto, its worth the 25 min drive. Johns Pass at Madeira Beach, Bubba Gumps is great for dinner or a tropical drink and sunset. Guppys on Indian Rocks Beach has great food as does Salt Rock Grill next to the condo. Crabby Bills is a fun place to eat & Frenchys (4) of them on Clearwater beach has a great fried fish sandwich. The Wagon Wheel Flea Market on Park Blvd, over the bridge is fun on a Saturday or Sunday. You can get all kinds of stuff , new and used and fresh produce.
Thank you so much Mary Ellen for such a wonderful stay at your place. We so appreciate everything you do & hope to be back for many vacations to come.
Thank you Mary Ellen for allowing us to make" your home" " our home". The unit is well-equipped and very comfortable & convenient. Hope we can link up again!
Had a delightful 2 weeks at Mary Ellens condo. It has all the amenities needed and is very comfortable. 10 out of 10!!
Loved Barefoot Beach resort and this condo. Everything is so convenient that even my elder mom who is mobility limited could enjoy everything! Mary Ellen is the best host and makes sure your every need is met and the complex is clean and friendly. Wine on the patio and grilling out the front door or early dinner next door at the Salt Rock....who ever wants to leave this lovely spot?...Thanks for a lovely 2 weeks with my mom. I hope to return from a Minnesota winter in the future to this sweet spot.
Stayed: April 2019Submitted: May 10, 2019
It was my pleasure meeting you and your mom Kim. I hope to see you back someday soon.(now you have an escape from that white stuff up north!!)
Anniversary again at Mary Ellen's place.
We have returned again for Anniversary #56 at Mary Ellen's condo. What a great relaxing and serene place with your own private patio over looking the Intercoastal waterway. The pool is just steps away and the beach is across the street. Everything you need to make your stay is included, and the bed is comfortable. Mary Ellen is a wonderful host and is only a phone call away if you need anything. We will come again in October for our Birthday's.Also the price is very reasonable and the condo is very clean.
Stayed: April 2019Submitted: May 04, 2019
I hope to see you for numbers 57 58 59 60 etc!
In Florida for a Weekend Wedding
This condo is just amazing! It's impeccably kept. The owner is thoughtful and attentive, but not overly involved. The view of the intracoastal is just amazing. The location is so convenient, whether you're hitting the beach, enjoy Gulf-side cocktails or leaving the barrier island to take on Tampa or St. Pete. It so reasonably priced and we'd of paid twice the amount we did just to enjoy this spot again. We will definitely be back.
Stayed: November 2018Submitted: November 28, 2018
Looking forward to your return, perhaps with the kiddos in tow!
Beautiful, clean, condo. Great location, close to everything, beach, pool, stores, restaurants. Mary Ellen is the perfect host, she lives local and is very accessible. The condo has everything you could dream of for a perfect vacation. Best of all we loved the patio facing the intracoastal, watching wildlife and boats going by. Will definitely return next year.
Stayed: October 2018Submitted: November 17, 2018
It was so nice to meet you Ana and also Lorraine. It really is a great spot, and I am happy it all worked out for you in the end. I hope to see you both again soon.
I stayed in this condo for 10 days. It was close to everything. I would highly recommending this condo. The owner was very helpful and easy going. Thank you for the stay
Stayed: September 2018Submitted: October 18, 2018
So glad you had a little time to relax before you moved into your new home.
Perfect Little Getaway!!!
My husband and I were searching for the perfect spot for our first family vacation and this was it! From the beginning Maryellen was wonderful and very helpful. When we arrived there were fresh baked cookies and the entire condo was very clean, neat, and welcoming. We had our 1 year old with us and it was just the perfect size. This condo had everything we needed for our stay and made it so much easier on us! With everything from a fully stocked kitchen, beach towels, and beach toys for the little. It was a perfect get away for our family. It is within walking distance from a few coffee shops, ice cream places and an awesome pizza place. Short drives in either direction put you in either Clearwater for Pier 60 or down to St Johns Pass. Coming back to the condo after our short trips away was always the best. Just relaxing on the porch watching the birds and boats was exactly what we needed. We were blessed with next to perfect weather all week so we were able to enjoy the beach every day we were there! We plan on contacting Maryellen next year in hopes to stay again!
Stayed: July 2018Submitted: July 26, 2018
How sweet that your first family vacation was at Barefoot Beach? I wish we would have had the time to meet face to face. Maybe next time. Cannot believe you did the laundry!!!! All of it... you're awesome and welcome to come back anytime.
Great Get Away
We live in Tampa but are always looking for a beach get away and we found it with Mary Ellen's place. The condo is nicely decorated and location is within walking distance to everything. We love the fact that it was on the intercoastal vs the beach as it makes it more private and enjoyable. You are literally steps away from one of the best restaurants in the area "Salt Rock Grill" of which we went to a few times during our visit. We brought our bikes and we able to ride them everywhere and we never needed our cars. One of our favorite parts of our visit was being able to put our paddle board and kayak in the water right from the back door and we got to see dolphins while we were the water. The condo has all of the amenities needed to have a great vacation.We highly recommend this rental and look forward to when we can return.
Stayed: July 2018Submitted: July 23, 2018
Marjorie, So glad you enjoyed the condo and took advantage of the intercoastal being your backyard.I love to have the locals come to the beach and stay at my condo. You and your very active family are welcome back anytime!
This condo was great. The location was perfect, a few steps from the pool and a short walk to the beach. The causeway runs right outside the door so if fishing is your thing this is the perfect spot. We had our coffee each morning on the patio and it was great watching people fish or boats go by. The unit is decorated very tastefully and felt like someone’s home rather than a vacation rental. The owner Mary Ellen is a gem, she answered any of our questions promptly, offered a ride from the airport if we needed one and even brought us cookies which my grandchildren loved. The unit has sufficient bedding for the pull out sofa as well as the air mattresses. She has beach chairs, beach toys, coolers as well as an abundance of beach towels so no need to bring any. The kitchen is stocked well for most everything you need for preparing a meal and the grill is right outside the door, very convenient. We have rented many times at Barefoot beach but her unit by far has been the best, we will definitely be back. Thanks again Mary Ellen for a fabulous stay.
Stayed: July 2018Submitted: July 14, 2018
Thanks for the great review Robin, so nice to meet you and your granddaughter. Maybe next time I can meet the rest of the family!
Believe or not we live in Largo and of all the places at the beach to just get away and enjoy the atmosphere, we come to Barefoot. So very clean( by owner, which makes a big difference) floor level, just walk out to intercostal from back door. Just so many pluses to mention. Worth every bit!!!! Thank you for such a beach beauty to come to!!!!!!!
Stayed: July 2017Submitted: June 30, 2018
Charletta, seeing you and your family always makes me smile, such a fun bunch!!!! ps thanks for the clean mention, now if I could only get the motivation for my house.. ha ha
Awesome place to stay!!! Very clean... Great owner... Love how close it is to the beach and pool. I have stayed here multiple times and every time has been great.
Stayed: October 2017Submitted: June 30, 2018
Always look forward to your return with your lovely family.
Our first vacation in a very long time for just my hubby and me. Mary Ellen, the place is great. Good cookies, easy access to the water and the local restaurants have the best food. Just so relaxing. Thank you. We will be back.
Stayed: October 2017Submitted: June 29, 2018
Bonnie I am sure it was a well deserved vacation and I am so glad you spent it at my condo!
Beautiful beach condo vacation spot
Beautiful condo on the beach with so much to do. There is a pool, bbqs, beach access for the resort, and one of the best restaurants in Pinellas County right next door. Relaxing stay and MaryEllen is a wonder renter. Another great perk is the full kitchen! The condo is decorated beautifully and you feel like your at home. I live in the area so I love to use it as a staycation spot. Once you stay once you will want to again!
Stayed: September 2017Submitted: June 07, 2018
Love to have my locals, thanks so much Melissa!
The most refreshing vacation. Viewing a beautiful sun rising and coffee in the morning, fresh breeze flows through the condo. The pool is steps away. Wonderful place to get acquainted with other guest. Great happy hour at Salt Rock right next store! While sitting on the private patio you can watch dolphins chasing boats. Mary Ellen has thought of everything from pool toys, beach towels, and a neighborhood directory of events places to eat and see. Excellent decor, very beach vibe Absolutely LOVED my time their. One of my most cherished memories.
Stayed: December 2016Submitted: May 11, 2018
Thank you Veronica. I would like to say that I would join you for coffee and the sunrise someday, but being I am not an early riser, happy hour at Salt Rock is more likely!!
Our Forever Condo
My wife and I have been traveling to Florida at least once a year since we were married in 1979.We have always stayed at different places just because we like change and variety. No more... After staying at Mary Ellen's beautiful condo just once we were hooked. It is perfect in every way. The only drawback is that after meeting Mary Ellen in person, we have to go back home to our own friends and neighbors without her. Do not hesitate to book with her. Just don't book when we want to come to Florida.
Stayed: April 2018Submitted: May 07, 2018
Clyde and Martha thank you so much for the glowing review. When are you coming back? ps I would be happy to meet your friends and neighbors in your beautiful state of West Virginia. I am originally from Pa. and miss the changes of the seasons.
Awesome place to stay
This is a great place, everything you could possibly need is already here. Mary Ellen is very pleasant and easy to work with. Stay here and you won't regret it. Hoping to make it back there very soon. My wife, daughter and I were more than pleased with this rental.
Stayed: April 2017Submitted: May 03, 2018
Thanks Dave, I hope to see your family in the not to distant future, always welcome here!!
Can’t say enough about this beautiful home away from home. Accommodations are phenomenal. Views from this condo are surreal. We watch the fisherman unload their catch to the 4 star restaurant next door. Pool is gorgeous and only a few steps away. We have been staying here for three years and extend the time every year. MaryEllen is a godsend. She provides everything you need. We have become good friends over the past three years.
Stayed: October 2017Submitted: May 03, 2018
Chris and Gene, I look forward to your return every year, I so enjoy your company and we always have such a great time!!!! See ya in October!!
The perfect little getaway
My kiddos and I stayed in this condo and found every single thing about it to be perfect, convenient and Mary Ellen was the ultimate hostess. I could not have been happier with our stay. We will be back!
Stayed: February 2018Submitted: May 02, 2018
It's been way too long Julie. I look forward to your return to see how your beautiful kids bloomed into beautiful adults!
My husband and I decided to look for a condo instead of staying at hotels as we had done every year in the past.He happened to see Mary Ellen's listing.We knew we loved the area and remembered exactly where this condo was located. I called and texted with Mary Ellen.She and I connected immediately,& we selected a week to visit.Luckily, it was available.This condo is a great choice if you want to be near the beach and the all the action and activities! Her condo is right on the Inlet and affords you the luxury of watching the dolphins, boats, and people pass, as you sip a drink on her patio.Close to The Frog Pond, and all our favorite restaurants.The trolley was another fun way to explore this area. I have extremely high expectations and they were all met : Clean, darling decor, safe area, and amazing views.She met us with such warmth and hospitality. Cookies too! What a great 1st condo rental experience!We love the area and hope to visit in the Fall. We will definitely call Mary Ellen.
Stayed: April 2016Submitted: May 01, 2018
Mary Ann i hope to see you and Rick in the near future so we can catch up on the patio you both so enjoy! Thanks so much for the kind review!
Home Away From Home
Truly lives up to the title of a home away from home! We have now stayed at Mary Ellen's condo for both of our trips to Florida. From the cute decorations to the fully equipped kitchen, this condo has everything you need! Beach chairs, towels and floaties are all conveniently provided. Always arrive to a clean condo and a fresh plate of cookies! The location couldn't be better, we always make sure to get up early and watch the sunset on the intercostal and then the sunset on the beautiful beach which is located just across the street! Thank you Mary Ellen for everything, we will be back!!
Stayed: August 2017Submitted: May 01, 2018
I look forward to your return Andrew. I need to count on my guests for sunrise pictures, that is not my time of day!! You and yours are always welcome.
PERFECT in EVERY way!
You will not find a more perfect condo ANYWHERE. Mary Ellen's lovely condo on Indian Rocks Beach is accommodating in every way--amenities, location, intercoastal water view--all combining for a wonderful, carefree stay. Barefoot Beach Resort (good pool, steps away from the gulf, close to restaurants) is a comfortable place to stay and Mary Ellen has the best condo of all. Her ground floor corner unit is convenient for parking and has a beautiful patio for enjoying the views of the intercoastal water. Inside the condo has everything you need. Mary Ellen sees to all the details and makes you feel like family. We have stayed with Mary Ellen several times and each time has been perfect. Thank you, Mary Ellen!
Stayed: August 2016Submitted: May 01, 2018
Thanks so much Paula, its been too long. I hope all is well with you. I look for you whenever I get to the pool, hurry back!!
Just an out standing condo, very clean and equipped with every thing you may need, beach towels, beach chairs, full kitchen and comfortable bed. The view from setting on the private porch outstanding. The pool 50 feet away, the beach 75 feet across the street. The wife and I are here for our 55th wedding anniversary and could not have found a nicer place to stay. Mary Ellen the owner lives in town and can be reached for anything you may need. Quite and serene. Will be back.
Stayed: April 2018Submitted: April 28, 2018
Frank: I wish I would have known it was your and Arleen's wedding anniversary. 55 years deserves more than a plate of cookies. Thanks for the glowing review, and hope to see you again, maybe when you celebrate your 56th!
We have stayed here several times. It is so conviently located to stores and restaurants. The condo is so clean and updated. Walk across the street to the beach or just steps to the beautiful pool. The evenings are so beautiful sitting on the patio which is right on the intercostal waterway. We love it ! Thanks Mary Ellen for always being so accommodating .
Stayed: July 2017Submitted: April 27, 2018
Thanks Ginny I do my best to accommodate and keep you coming back to visit your Florida Family
If you are looking for a slice of paradise, look no further!! I am already counting down the days until I stay here again!! Imagine waking up and having your coffee on the intracoastal, only steps from your back door!! You may even have dolphins swim by and wave while you are relaxing on your beautiful patio. The location of this unit is peaceful and absolutely perfect! Mary Ellen has EVERYTHING you need for a perfect beach vacation and even a few things you didn’t even know you needed!!! Just bring your bathing suit and you are ready to enjoy the beach and the pool!! What a pleasant surprise to be greeted with a plate of chocolate chip cookies!!! Mary Ellen treated me like I was family. I would highly recommend this condo for you next tropical retreat!
Stayed: May 2017Submitted: April 27, 2018
Krista,. It was a pleasure meeting you I could not have asked for a better review. You are my one renter who really takes advantage of the beach and the sunsets. I think some of your pictures are used in my advertising. Hope to see you again soon.
Heaven On The Intercoastal
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Mary Ellen and her beautiful condo on the intercoastal!!!! I cannot say enough good things about both. Have been staying there for many years now and I would not stay anyplace else. From the smell of fresh baked cookies when you walk in, to the beautiful and inviting decoration, to the patio overlooking the intercoastal, to the cleanliness....Oh, I could go on and on. Just know that you will not be disappointed if you stay here. Very convenient location and within walking distance to the Salt Rock, Pizza Place, Putt-Putt Golf and one of our favorites, Mahuffer's. We will be back the end of August this year for our yearly vacation and some exciting surprises :) THANKS to Mary Ellen for accommodating our request. See you in August!
Stayed: August 2017Submitted: April 27, 2018
Thank you Kim, I love that you love my place, and I love SURPRISES!!!!! See ya in August as usual.
HOME AWAY FROM HOME
I've stayed in MaryEllen's condo for the past 9 winters. It's the best of all worlds. The condo is on the Intercoastal Waterway with a great pool and gulf beaches nearby. I think the location is the best in the complex. It's on a corner lot directly on the Intercoastal Waterway. There are lots of great restaurants and fun activities nearby. MaryEllen is very helpful. You can't go wrong if you rent this condo.
Stayed: January 2018Submitted: April 26, 2018
Linnay, I always look forward to your stay at my condo, you are my decorator after all!! Love having a friend who likes to SHOP.
Perfect for a Romantic Getaway!!
Rented this for a quick getaway beach weekend. Great location, walk to Salt Rock Grill right next door and easy access to the beach across the street for beautiful sunsets. Great to sit on the back patio and watch the boats go by on the Intercoastal. Mary Ellen even had baked cookies for us when we arrived. You won't be disappointed with this Barefoot Beach unit. Equipped with everything you'll need, just bring your toothbrush! 5 Stars!!!
Stayed: May 2017Submitted: April 26, 2018
Carol, I love to have the locals stay at my place, so nice to meet new people. Come back soon!
Little Piece of heaven on the beach
This Condo is very beautiful and extremely well kept. The Owner has thought of everything, from the giant beach towels to the Pots and Pans and even beach toys for my little ones. Our arrival was met with freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and even a bottle of wine. Every thought to detail has been met. The short walk to the beach was so worth every step. The beach has white powdery sand and cristal clear water. The condo has BBQ on site and a wonderful pool for afternoon laps. The back patio faces the inner coastal water ways with the opportunity to rent daily boat slip. We had the opportunity to watch Dolfins as we ate dinner on the patio sipping on some wine. I will continue to rent from Mary Ellen because she always makes my vacation a Memorable one ❤️
Stayed: March 2018Submitted: April 26, 2018
Iris, Such a nice review, thank you very much. I enjoy seeing the family and how the beautiful kids change from year to year. See ya soon!