About this rental
PREMIER Sand Castle II #2501 GULF FRONT Corner Condo overlooking pool & beach are some of the features of this Indian Shores Condo.
This stunning 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 1180 square foot, family-friendly condo is the ultimate vacation destination located directly on Pinellas County’s Gulf Coast & World Famous pristine white sand beaches. This home is located in the perfect spot. A waterfront restaurant is right across the street in addition to boat & scooter or cart rentals.
This beautiful condo boasts breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico to the West from the Master bedroom, living room, dining room & the kitchen. The remaining 2 large bedrooms provide you with a glimpse of the Intracoastal Waterway to the East & make this 5th floor condo stand & far above expectations. Upon entry you will feel the paradise engulf you with relaxation and joy.
The Master suite features a King size bed & private bathroom fit for the most discriminating guests with a spacious updated shower and granite counter tops. This great condo offers a split bedroom plan with the larger guest room boasting another King size bed while the smaller bedroom has 2 Twins. The guest bath, also remodeled features a tub & shower combo.
The fine furnishings throughout this condo will please the most meticulous guests. For your convenience, the kitchen is fully equipped with top of the line appliances in addition to the essentials such as a toaster, dishes, cooking utensils & lots more. The laundry closet in the condo offers a full-size washer & dryer for all those beach towels or swim suits you’ll be washing after your days of fun on the beach or by the pool.
Enjoy the magnificent sunset views relaxing on the private, corner, direct Gulf front Balcony off the Living Room & Master Bedroom, overlooking the heated pool. This fantastic balcony boasts ample room catch some rays, enjoy the salt air or to watch a storm roll in & listening to the Gulf of Mexico’s calming waves as they come ashore.
After the day on the beach it’s just a short walk or drive to some enjoyable restaurants. Our Pinellas County beaches also offer a Trolley Service with stops along Gulf Boulevard furnishing you access to the many local treasures we have to offer all day and late into the evening for minimal costs. If you have a vehicle there is a reserved parking space out front across from the lobby entry for your convenience as well as some guest spaces.
13% Sales & Tourist Tax required in addition to cleaning / administrative fees.
Please note: Starter pack of soap, toilet paper & trash bags for baths
Please note: Starter pack of soap & paper towels & trash bags for Kitchen
Direct Gulf front views from the Kitchen, Living Area & the Master Bedroom & of course the Large Balcony. There is a trolley stop right in front of the building. Great for teens who’d like to do a bit of sight-seeing on their own and adults who prefer not to drive.
This fifth-floor corner condo is one of the few premier units in the building. Outstanding location with easy access elevators to the pool, grills, beach and Gulf of Mexico.
Why Kids Love It
Large swimming POOL, Gulf of Mexico typically boasts small waves perfect for boogie boards, skim boards and of course the BEACH for building those great SAND CASTLES.
Luxury, Direct Gulf front condominiums that overlook our beautiful, pristine, white sand beaches and Gulf front swimming pools for the best of both worlds. Our vacation rental condos will impress the most particular guests.
For those of you that don’t know, between Clearwater Beach and St. Pete Beach, there’s a group of supreme island communities that offer all the fun, food and shops one may desire. These smaller town beaches are not as populated as the others and the condo homes that line these quaint cities offer the opportunity to “Live the Florida Lifestyle”. Hang where the Locals do and let us share a piece of our Paradise.
For those that want to venture out further, Trolley Stops offering service to Clearwater Beach or St. Pete Beach are situated conveniently up and down the Gulf Boulevard corridor. There’s a local water park a few minutes north in Indian Rocks Beach, restaurants on the water with some accessible by boat. John’s Pass Boardwalk is a little over 7 miles south is an 1,100-foot boardwalk along the intracoastal waterway attracting restaurant diners and ocean lovers from sunrise to sunset. Over 100 merchants populate the Village offering unique retail shopping experiences, multiple places to eat, rent wave runners, book a fishing trip or floating tiki bar and more. History reflects that the Pass was created by a hurricane way back in 1848. On September 27, 1848, a retired pirate, John Levique, now calling this area home made the first passage through the newly created pass. Hence the name, Johns Pass. Located on the waterfront at Johns Pass, this quaint turn-of-the-century fishing village is Pinellas County’s #1 tourist attraction.
In addition to the Famous Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, MOSI, Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park, Florida Aquarium in Tampa at Channelside within an hour drive as well as Lego Land, Disney, Sea World and Universal among others about an hour and a half away.
Come on down, get your toes sandy and feet wet!
Attractions Within Walking Distance
The Beach & Gulf of Mexico is in your back yard just steps out your door.
Island Marine Rentals is just across the street offering a wide variety of FUN to rent.
Paddle Board Rentals
Scooter & Scoot Coupe Rentals
Smuggler's Cove Putt Putt Indian Shores is just over a mile to the South
Charter Boat Captains available for bookings to the north and south from 5 to 7 miles away from the condo.
Favorite Places To Eat
Caddy's Pub & Waterfront Restaurant just across the street
Pajano's Pizza & Subs "they deliver" North to Indian Rocks Beach
P J's Restaurant North to Indian Rocks Beach
Aqua Prime Restaurant North to Indian Rocks Beach
The Original Crabby Bills North to Indian Rocks Beach
Crabby's Loading Dock Bar features outdoor dining & music too
Guppies Restaurant North to Indian Rocks Beach
Salt Rock Grill 1.4 miles to the South on Indian Shores
The Conch Republic 4.2 miles to the South on Redington Beach
Trolley stops close to each of these restaurants running every 30 minutes
SEA TURTLES ~
You may see areas marked off with stakes & orange netting that are sea turtle nests that have been identified and contained so they are not disturbed to give the eggs time to hatch. The majority of nesting in Florida occurs between May 1st and October 31st. About 90% of all sea turtle nesting in the United States takes place on Florida's beaches, which means it is critical that residents and visitors alike do their part to ensure that sea turtles have a safe and successful nesting season. If you are staying at the condos along the beaches, please keep your porch lights off during this time of year so as not to confuse the hatching turtles; they head towards the moonlight to find the Gulf of Mexico waters and start their life. It is also important at the end of your beach day that you flatten any sand castles you’ve made or holes dug as they interfere with the turtles track to the water.
MANATEES ~ Sometimes you will see these gentle giants swimming along just off shore. Keep your eyes open "circle" footprints they leave when surfacing for air.
DOLPHINS ~ You'll often see these beautiful creatures playing or feeding not far from shore.
SEA OATS ~ While walking along our beaches some areas boast Sand Dunes & Sea Oats which are not for playing on. The Sea Oats are protected and combined with the dunes help to protect our beautiful beaches from erosion. They are also nesting places for many of our shore birds.
Speaking of birds, Indian Shores is the home of the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary that helps to rescue, rehabilitate injured birds & educate the public. A little south of Park Boulevard Bridge is the 1.5-acre wild bird rehabilitation center with over 100 birds on display including Pelicans, Owls, Hawks, Vultures, song birds, Shore birds, and parrots. Other features include gift shop, education center, observation tower overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, daily pelican hand-feeding, weekly screech owl demonstration, monthly yoga class on the beach, and much more. Located on Gulf Blvd. in front of mile marker #13.
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
In addition to the Famous Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, MOSI, Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park, Florida Aquarium in Tampa at Channelside within an hour drive (about 35 miles) away as well as Lego Land, Disney, Sea World and Universal among others about an hour and a half away.
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Dec 02 - Dec 08 2023
Dec 09 - Dec 15 2023
Dec 16 - Dec 22 2023
Dec 23 - Dec 29 2023
Dec 30 2023 - Jan 05 2024
Departure Cleaning: $200
Tax Rate: 13%
Starter supplies only paper products & soaps
25% due at time of booking along with Taxes due. Remaining balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
100% of paid prepayment refundable when cancelled 61 days prior to arrival or earlier less credit card processing fees. 0 % refund if cancelled after unless able to re-rent at same price point.
A refundable damage deposit of $ 500.00 (USD) is due.
Last updated December 05, 2023
Hosted by Beth McQueeney-Miller, Licensed Real Estate Broker Beaches & Beyond Realty Vacation Rentals
Member since 2018
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: Please allow us a moment of your time to introduce ourselves. As lifelong residents of Pinellas County and Beth, a second-generation Real Estate Broker, we appreciate all our coast has to offer and are very familiar with our Gulf Coast property and waters. From Real Estate to fishing or golf, we’ve got you covered! While we don't own this beautiful condo ourselves, we offer it for rent on behalf of the owner.
Beaches & Beyond Vacation Rentals specialize in condos that are a “cut above” the rest. Luxury, Direct Gulf front condominiums that overlook our beautiful, pristine, white sandy beaches and Gulf front swimming pools for the best of both worlds. Our vacation rental condos will impress the most particular guests.
We’d be thrilled at the opportunity to help you with your real estate needs. Not only is Beth a professional Realtor having acquired her Real Estate license in 1980, she’s a member of the National Association of Realtors, Florida Realtor Association, Pinellas Realtor Organization, My Florida Regional MLS, and Loop Net, among others.
We assure you that you will not be disappointed with our performance. Our years of local experience and a superior team of professionals to assist us will make your Real Estate experience with us, the best! Tom, as Project Coordinator gets things done timely & right the first time creating peace of mind for both owners & guests alike. We are a "hands on" team. Please do not hesitate to call upon us with any questions you may have.
Why this property? Luxury, Direct Gulf front condominiums that overlook our beautiful, pristine, white sandy beaches and Gulf front swimming pools for the best of both worlds. Our vacation rental condos will impress the most particular guests.
For those of you that don’t know, between Clearwater Beach and St. Pete Beach, there’s a group of supreme island communities that offer all the fun, food and shops one may desire. These smaller town beaches are not as populated as the others often and the condo homes that line these quaint cities offer the opportunity to “Live the Florida Lifestyle”. Hang where the Locals do and let us share a piece of our Paradise.
For those that want to venture out further, Trolley Stops offering service to Clearwater Beach or St. Pete Beach are situated conveniently up and down the Gulf Boulevard corridor. There’s a local water park, restaurants on the water (some accessible by boat), in addition to the Famous Busch Gardens, MOSI, Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park, Florida Aquarium in Tampa at Channelside within an hours drive as well as Disney, Sea World and Universal among others about an hour and a half away.
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Guestbook comments from the host:
Thoroughly enjoyed this property. Watched dolphins swim by as I enjoyed meals on the balcony. Communication with manager was spot on. Furnished nicely with the kitchen equipment I needed to cook all my meals. The pool was super enjoyable. I rented chaises from the local beach supply company. There were a couple of chairs on the condo I could have used if I wanted.
This was a great condo, The kitchen was well stocked and the condo was big enough for our family and friends. The beach towels and the cooler were a huge plus. The girls enjoyed the easy access to the beach via the stair off of the Deck. I would stay here again.
We had an amazing time & enjoyed every inch of the condo & the property! The condo was fully stocked including beach items which were very helpful. Everything was wonderful!
Clean condo in a perfect location with everything needed for the perfect week!
We really enjoyed our stay here in Indian Shores, so much to see and do. The condo worked out well for us and you can't beat the view. The condo is pretty well stocked, somewhat updated and clean, The pool and hot tub are great. You can hear the waves from the room and it is a short walk from condo to the gulf. The property manager had great communication and kept us informed of some upkeep property matters that were going on during our stay. Others that used VBRO told us they were not told about certain maintainence issues by owners they rented from and they were not happy. Condo is on the 5th floor, the property has two elevators and while they are not speedy they did the job. We would reccomend this unit to others.
We very much enjoyed our time at 2501 Sand Castle II. The property was well maintained, updated and had all of the amenities we needed for a week-long stay. Would highly recommend staying here and if we venture back to the area I will be sure to seek out this rental again. Thank you for sharing your home!
Awesome location, Loved the property!!
We rented this place with very short notice because we had been advised of construction on pool at another condo. Communication was great. Place was very clean (and I am picky). View absolutely cannot be beat. Pool and hot tub area were also great and steps to the Ocean. This is a great place. Don’t think about it just rent it!!!!
Clean, well appointed condo, beautiful beachfront location. Indian Shores is perfect for a beach getaway. Beth was absolutely fantastic to work with. We plan on returning next year.
Never been to the beach in the fall… This was amazing for us. Was very nervous about traveling south due to Covid but was pleasantly surprised with all precautions, Especially in this condo and the extra high-touch surface cleaning that is done after each group leaves!! Beth was wonderful to work with and everything was set up just as we expected!! A+ !!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I rent a cabana on the beach?
Yes Just let me know and I will provide telephone numbers to you. They guys are out there around 9am each day, but during some seasons they are booked full.
Where is the closest store?
There is a Walgreens Drug Store just a minute north of the condo.
Are grocery stores nearby?
Yes, the closest grocery stores are about 2.5 miles away.
The perfect vacation.
Great vacation! The condo unit #2501 at Sand Castle II was everything we hoped for. When we arrived it was clean and well stocked. Right on the beach and close to several great restaurants. Beth was great and made sure our visit was perfect. We will be back.
Stayed: October 2021 Submitted: November 30, 2021
Thanks very much for your kind words. We were pleased to serve your family and look forward to having you as guests another time. Location & comfort of this condo is the best!
Best condo on the Beach!!!!!
We love this condo!!!We have been coming to Sandcastle II for 20 years and found Unit 501 about 8 years ago. We have never looked anywhere else.This condo is spacious and absolutely beautiful. The condo is beautiful furnished with TV's in every room which is a need with my family. You can not find a better view on the beach. The corner is a bonus with a great breeze that is perfect for a warm night. Our room is the place the entire family goes because of that view and breeze.The unit if fully stocked with everything you need. It is perfect for a family or two couples that want a week away.The location is great with everything you need is right around the corner or down the street. The bar across the street is a nice place to go if you don't feel like cooking.We love this place so much this year we are going for two weeks because one week is not enough.Once you get there, you will never want to go home.
Stayed: July 2020 Submitted: January 16, 2021
Best Condo in Indian Shores!!!
Best condo on the beach!!!!We have rented Unit 501 at Sandcastle II for years. We always go to Florida for a family vacation and nothing compared to this condo.The owner is amazing and always is there for you when needed.She has done so much to this condo over the years it really feels like home.The condo is huge with room for a big family. The view on the deck is just breathtaking. It is a corner unit so on a hot night the breeze is perfect. Our room is always the hang out room at night.One week is not enough so this year we are going two weeks. We no sooner get in the car coming home and I am emailing Susan booking next year.Book early because this condo goes quick!!!!
Stayed: July 2020 Submitted: January 13, 2021
Thank you for your rave review of unit 2501 in Sand Castle II. We look forward to serving your family next year.Beth McQueeney-Miller, LCAM Licensed Real Estate Broker Beaches & Beyond Realty & Vacation Rentals
Hosted by Beth McQueeney-Miller, Licensed Real Estate Broker Beaches & Beyond Realty Vacation Rentals