About the Property
Discover the best of Florida's gulf coast at Gulfside Villas, located directly on the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico at Indian Rocks Beach. Our 1250 sq. ft. 2 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse has a loft (with a full size bed) and sleeps 6. It is decorated in a tropical motif and is a nonsmoking, no pet unit. The unit has recently been cosmetically updated and refreshed with new Floridian coastal living room furniture, new mattresses and new bedding. The kitchen is fully equipped for your dining pleasure. All linens are provided including beach towels. This spacious retreat is just a few steps from the beach and heated pool. The unit has its own private entrance with two covered parking spaces. No need to go through the lobby or take an elevator. Enjoy watching beautiful sunsets from your private balcony. The balcony has a southwestern exposure, which gives you full sun in the winter and shade during the hot sunny months. The unit also has a private storage shed which has beach chairs for your convenience. Gulfside Villas is a small complex consisting of 20 units. It is ideal for a relaxing vacation.
Indian Rocks Beach is a short commute from Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, and the Florida Aquarium. Enjoy short day trips just 90 minutes away to Orlando, where the magic of Disney awaits you. The area offers several shopping malls, movie theaters, dolphin sightseeing boats rides, pirate theme boat cruises for children, deep sea fishing excursions, miniature golf, and wonderful restaurants.
Guests enjoy having their own private entrance with 2 covered parking spaces. The beach is about 12 steps from your front door. Very easy to take chairs and beach gear to the beach from our attached shed next to the front door. Guests like it that they do not have to go up and down an elevator. Just unpack your car at the front door. The unit is easy for children to go back and forth to the beach.
I take pride in renting to my guests. Guests book directly through me. There are no extra booking fees or management fees. Some management companies even charge for towels. My unit is fully equipped with bath and beach towels, all linens and a fully equipped kitchen.
My unit is very CLEAN. I have 50 plus reviews on TRIP ADVISOR.
Why Kids Love It
Gulfside Villas is a small 20 unit family friendly complex. I provide beach chairs and beach toys for the family and children. All beach gear is in the attached beach shed. The shed is also a great place to store your fishing gear and even bicycles. The townhome is approximately 12 steps to the beach from the front door. Enjoy having 2 covered private parking spaces directly at your front door. The complex has a heated pool.
Kids will love going to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium at Clearwater Beach to see "Winter" the Dolphin from the movie the Dolphin's Tale. They will enjoy also going on the dolphin watch cruises and the Pirate boat out of Clearwater Beach.
Do not miss the Florida Aquarium in Downtown Tampa,
Gulfside Villas is centrally located. It is 10 minutes from several shopping malls, grocery stores, restaurants and movie theaters. There are wonderful restaurants within walking distance. Several Golf Courses within a 10 minute drive. There is deep sea fishing near by. Enjoy the restaurants and shopping both North and South on Gulf Blvd from my townhome.
Favorite Places To Eat
PJ's a 10 minute walk South and then across the street East, Seafood
Lulu's a 10 minute walk South and then across the street East, Seafood
Kooky Coconut a 5 minute walk North, sandwiches and ice cream
101 Ice Cream, 5 minute walk South at intersection of Gulf Blvd and 688
Guppies, 5 minute drive North Seafood
Keegans 5 minute drive North Seafood
Columbian Restaurant, 10 minute drive to Sand Key, Cuban and Seafood
Restaurants at Johns Pass
THE HUT and BUBBA GUMPS SHRIMP
Wonderful Early Bird with intercoastal views
The Salt Rock Grill in Indian Shores
Cody's in Belleair
Enjoy a day in Tarpon Springs a short 30 minute drive North. The area has wonderful Greek Restaurants.
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Beach / relaxation
Great for children of all ages
deep sea fishing excursions
dolphin sightseeing boats rides
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Aug 03 2019 - Nov 22 2019
Nov 23 2019 - Nov 30 2019
Nov 30 2019 - Dec 21 2019
Dec 21 2019 - Jan 04 2020
Jan 04 2020 - Feb 01 2020
Feb 01 2020 - Apr 18 2020
Apr 18 2020 - May 23 2020
May 23 2020 - Aug 15 2020
Cleaning Fee: $150
Ref. Damage Deposit: $250
I require a 250.00 deposit to reserve the unit. Call, text or email me for rates. Rates vary per season. I will give discounts for multiple weeks. I have a 30 day cancellation policy . If cancelled after 30 days, deposit will not be refunded. Full payment is due one month prior to arrival. Additional cleaning fee of $ 25.00 will be charged per guest when there are more than four guests. Rentals are generally Saturday to Saturday, however, that can vary seasonally. Additional charges maybe incurred if rentals begin during the week and are less than a week.
Owners are local.
Last updated on October 13, 2019
Year Purchased: 1988
About the owner: We bought the property in 1988 after we moved here from Texas. We are the second owners. It is our favorite place to relax and we love walking the beach. We loved the property because it is a townhouse with 2 private covered parking places, large kitchen and a loft to put an extra bed for additional sleeping. It is just 12 steps to the beach from your front door. No elevators. It was perfect for for our children growing up. We also loved that it is only 20 units, a small complex. We take pride in renting our unit. We want to talk to prospective renters and we live 5 minutes from the property so we manage it ourselves. We have years of repeat guests.
We are thrilled to share our vacation paradise with you. You will want to return.
Why this property? We chose this property because it is centrally located in Pinellas County and the Gulf Beaches. Indian Rocks is a quiet community. The townhome is 5 minutes from grocery stores and 10 minutes from shopping strip malls, movie theaters and a variety of restaurants when you drive back over to the mainland. Take a short drive North or South on Gulf Blvd and you have your chose of excellent restaurants, Johns Pass Fishing Village, the famous crowded Clearwater Beach, Home of Winter the Dolphin and several other tourists attractions.
After a day of busy sight seeing you will be happy to return to our quiet paradise of Gulfside Villas.
Calendar last updated: October 13, 2019
Guestbook comments from the owner:
This unit is steps from the beach, and within easy walking distance of local stores, restaurants, and ice cream shops. If you prefer to do some of your own cooking, it's a short drive to a Publix store, a Walmart Neighbourhood Market, and/or the Indian Rocks Fresh Market. There are many tourist attractions nearby ... including John's Pass and The Clearwater Marine Aquarium. The owner of the unit (Vicki) is very accommodating, her place is well equipped, and we enjoyed our time there so much that we've already booked our stay for next winter!
My family enjoyed our stay here. This beach condo has plenty of space for the family to spread out and enjoy. Condo has everything you need to get started. Vicky provides plenty of beach toys, chairs, towels, etc. The beach, just steps away, was very nice and not overcrowded. There's plenty of shops and dining options near by. Clearwater is a short drive up the coast for more touristy options and attractions. Our year-round neighbor to the west was very friendly and helpful in pointing out things to do and see. We enjoyed the low-key relaxed atmosphere of the Indian Rocks Beach area and would love to stay here again.
Can't believe a whole year has passed and I have failed to thank the owners for sharing their lovely beachside condo. It had all the amenities of home including plenty of sand toy, chairs and umbrellas for the beach which was a blessing as traveling from overseas we couldn't bring such things with us or take them home. Also appreciated the owner informing us ahead of time that there were stairs as it is a townhouse because our son was two and a half then. As we have stairs at home that was no problem but think the warning from the owners was commendable. The condo is within walking distance of plenty of restaurants and even a CVS which has practically everything. Great beach and a fresh water pool on top of that. Perfect holiday!
We came to town for a family reunion/birthday celebration and some family stayed intercostal side and we were at the beach. We were very happy with our choice. The owner made us feel very welcome and the townhome was well-equipped and nicely decorated. Sure, there are other places with more luxurious touches, but nothing could beat sitting on the balcony with a cup of coffee in the morning or a cocktail in the evening watching the waves and the sunset! We might not wait for the next family gathering to stay here again!!
Great vacation. Both pool and beach were within steps. Kids loved both. Close to grocery stores and shopping. Enough room for all six of us. Furnishings nice and balcony had beach view. Would stay again!
Perfect! Loved Vicki's townhouse and she was so nice. Perfect for my husband and me, plus my son, daughter-in-law, and my two grands live within 7 miles, We had wonderful sunsets and the beach was very quiet and relaxing. Lots of beach toys for the kiddos.
Great location entrance to beach just footsteps away. Three bedrooms two bathrooms really clean and nice. Has stuff for you to go to the beach chairs everything. Has nice shops to eat is a Walmart 10 miles away. The owner was very nice we stayed an extra day. Have everything that you needed. The weather was good rained a little but it is Florida. We caught little fish at the beach. Went to a place called Discovery Cove and got to swim with dolphins it was about an hour and a half away but it was good.
Stayed: August 2019Submitted: August 20, 2019
Thank you , Nicole, for the wonderful review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at our townhome. Please keep in touch for future visits. Vicki
Fabulous location, wonderful condo!
This condo has everything my family likes. My kids love they can get toys from the storage closet and walk right out to the beach to play. My husband loves the wifi, full kitchen and coffee maker. I love the beach view, 3 beds and the condo is super clean. We all love that we can walk to breakfast, lunch and dinner. The pool is a nice bonus too! We have stayed twice and will definitely stay again!
Stayed: June 2019Submitted: July 14, 2019
Thank you for the excellent review. I am so happy your family has enjoyed our townhome and beautiful beach. I am looking forward to having your family return for future vacations. Keep in touch, Vicki