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About the Property
Sandy Shores has been in the Hall family for over 60 years, and is currently owned and operated by Myrtle Hall. Myrtle is German-born and moved to Indian Rocks Beach in 2000 when she married her late husband, Ned. Ned’s grandmother bought the Indian Rocks Beach property in 1946. Ned's father George Hall built the first, two-story building in 1952. The one-story Gulf Cottage followed in 1972. Ned's family lived here in the winter, and spent the summer in Ithaca, NY, where his father was the Golf Coach at Cornell University for over 40 years. Ned followed in his footsteps as a PGA Teaching Professional for over 25 years. He was teaching at the Clearwater Golf Club located in Clearwater, Florida when Myrtle, in Florida on holiday from Germany, met him in 1998. Myrtle and Ned, of course, had their wedding right in front of beautiful Sandy Shores!.
Like Ned, Myrtle fell in love with this beautiful property and its rich family history. Ned and Myrtle started to rent out their cottages in 2005 after a complete beautification and enjoyed every minute of sharing this lovely property with their guests. Myrtle carries on the Hall family tradition of hospitality at Sandy Shores and adds her special brand of German warmth. Her attention to detail and cleanliness makes Sandy Shores a unique and charming retreat.
Surf, sand and sun, coupled with quiet solitude, magnificent sunsets, and the shade of the Australian Pines make this the perfect getaway spot. You will enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in the world - perfect for a morning stroll or an afternoon shelling expedition, as well as beautiful-maintained accommodations. Sandy Shores is a slice of Old Florida at it's very finest.
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Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Heater, Fire extinguisher, Deadbolt lock, Exterior lighting, Smoke detector, Washing Machine, Clothes Dryer, Living Room, Bedroom, Grill, Dining Area, Dining, Books, beautiful Palm and Flower Gardens.
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Calendar last updated: July 11, 2021
Guestbook comments from the owner:
We stayed ten nights at Sandy Shores in Indian Rocks Beach. We enjoyed thoroughly each day of our stay. The accommodations were clean and well appointed. Our view to the Gulf was clear and our walk to the beach was measured in seconds. Our unit had all the cooking materials we needed. Beds and furniture were comfortable. Common areas were pleasant and quiet. The location is close to everything IRB. Myrtle is a wonderful host ... she introduced us to the cottage, showed us around the grounds, and made us feel at home. We highly recommend both Myrtle and her property.
Property made for a relaxing vacation. Centrally located for what we wanted to do on our vacation. We stayed at the Gulf Cottage.
I was looking for a peaceful place on the beach and that is exactly what I found in the Gulf cottage. My stay was for a week and it was wonderful! I enjoyed my stay so much that I extended for an additional five nights (and moved to Cottage #2) which is also very nice and comfortable. I highly recommend this property. All in all, a great first-time vacation in Indian Rocks Beach for 12 nights.
I loved our visit. So relaxing and comfortable. Enjoyed the beach cottage everyone was so nice. Was not a busy place. Just what we needed.thank you
I absolutely LOVE Sandy Shores! This was my 5th stay and I will be back next year. Myrtle is a wonderful host. The cottage is clean, cozy and has everything needed for a beach getaway, not to mention an amazing location on a beautiful beach!!
This was our second stay at Sandy Shores Cottages. We stayed last year in the Garden Cottage and booked the large Gulf Cottage this time. Just amazing and a million dollar view right out the dining & living room windows. Myrtle keeps her cottages and garden immaculate and she includes everything you need for your stay. I cannot say enough good things about her and her property, other than you will not be disappointed. Location is perfect as well - right in the middle of Indian Rocks Beach and walking distance to many places to eat and a CVS one block away for anything you might need. Cannot wait to return!
A Little Piece of Paradise
A little Garden of Eden on the sandy shores of Indian Rocks Beach (IRB). If you can, rent the spotless beach-side bungalow for the most perfect and private spot to relax on your vacation. Mrs. Hall (and her green thumb) have created a beautiful garden oasis literally steps from the beach in the quieter IRB area - close to restaurants, bars and shopping but without being amid it all. She provided everything we needed for a perfect stay. Just leave Abbey’s (resident guard dog!) ball alone! :) We can’t wait to return.
Stayed: August 2019Submitted: August 22, 2019
Thank you Carol for your wonderful review. I'm very happy that you enjoyed your vacation at Sandy Shores and I'm glad that you plan to visit in the future. Thanks again Myrtle