Delux Gulf Front Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, full kitchen,washer/dryer,Sleeps 8
About Ed Bates
Engineering geologist. Retired after 35 years of service with the US Environmental Protection Agency where I specialized in clean-up of hazardous waste sites. Veteran, Army Corps of Engineers. President Sand Dollar Condominium Association. Reside in Cincinnati, Ohio along with 4 rescue dogs.
Ed Bates purchased this Condo in 2008
Why Ed Bates chose Indian Shores
I have travelled to many areas in Florida. This part of Florida between Clearwater Beach and St Petersburg Beach is the most beautiful and relaxing part of Florida, yet convenient to many facilities and attractions. The 15 miles of wide white sand beaches are fantastic and are suitable for swiming, walking, running, and even bicycles as the sand is firm near the tide line yet fluffy back from the tide.
What makes this Condo unique
Great breakfasts and sunsets on the balcony overlooking the beach and Gulf,great tropical garden on the beach with palms, tiki huts, hot tub, and pool all beachside. Great restraunts in the area and a family oriented condo atmosphere. Be sure to visit some of the great Florida State Parks in the area including Honeymoon Island, Caladesi Island, Myakka River and Egmont Key, featuring trails,boat rides, kayaks,bird watching, and even alligators.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Smoking allowed on balcony.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
BEST CONDO RENTAL EVER!
CONDO WAS BEAUTIFUL! immaculate will stocked with utensils etc
grounds and pool well maintained. extremely helpful staff
beautiful beach . watching sunsets from the balcony was wonderful experience
thanks for a great time
I am delighted that you had a great time. I look forward to your return when your schedule permits.
Perfect stay and location for our family! We loved the spacious condo and the beach toys provided. Ed communicated with me multiple times before and during the stay. The resort itself was quiet, and the staff were helpful. Only issue (if you call it that) was we noticed that the balcony door off the living room didn’t lock. Was a slight concern since we have an active three year old - otherwise we never would have attempted to lock the door - but we just blocked the door at night. We loved our stay!
Thank you for your review. I am delighted that you all had a great time and look forward to your return. I appreciate your bringing the balcony sliding door lock to my attention. I have already placed an order for its repair.
Fun in the sun
This is the nicest condo in the area and we have stayed in a several over the years. It's very well stocked with everything you could even need and the view is amazing. We will be back and looking forward to the staying here again
Thank you Steve for being my guest. I am delighted that you had a great time and look forward to your return.
This was a great family friendly property. Ed was great to work with and we will definitely be back!
It was beautiful, clean, and great area! We loved it!
Everything we needed and more!
The condo is clean, spacious, well furnished and well stocked with everything you need for an enjoyable stay. We appreciated the owner taking initiative to communicate with us. Ed is so helpful and informative and you can tell he genuinely cares about his guests having an enjoyable stay. He has included a lot of helpful details in his listing and it is all accurate. Here are some additional details that might be helpful. The front desk staff are friendly and helpful and presented us with a packet full of information about the area. They provide bar soap (like hotel soap), trash bags and detergent tablets for the dishwasher. The couch/loveseat in the living room and the beds in the master bedroom were all very comfortable. Between the quality of the mattresses and the ocean breeze each night, we got great sleep! The internet service was excellent. We enjoyed the use of some good quality beach chairs (stored in closet of 3rd bedroom) and a soft side cooler (stored in the laundry room). The hot tub and swimming pool are kept at perfect temperatures and are open until 11:00 each night. The balcony is a nice size and actually has two tables with several tall chairs for great views of the Gulf. We enjoyed watching dolphins one evening as the sun was setting. And when I say "enjoyed", I mean we were jumping up and down like little kids. We ate at several great restaurants in the area and highly recommend Keegan's Seafood Grille (have the homemade sangria, the crab soup and the Key Lime pie!) and Guppy's on the Beach (have the fish spread, the shrimp and grits and the Key Lime pie!). Thanks, Ed, for such a lovely stay at a great beach!
We have stayed here for a number of years and enjoy it all the time. Ed Bates, the owner, is such a great person and does everything in his power to make sure there are no problems with his condo. Well equipped with anything you might need. The girls at the front desk are so helpful with any questions you might have and give you the heads up on all the good places to eat. Just love visiting this place!
Thank you Sandy for you unsolicited review. I am delighted that you had a great time and look forward to your return.
Beach Volleyball, dolphin watching, beach bicycling, Bush Gardens theme/amusement park, aquariums,Dali art museum Florida State Parks: Homeymoon Island, Caladesi Island, Myakka.