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Gulffront Cottages Sandy Shores/PATIO

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
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The GULF - The PATIO - The GARDEN Cottages at Sandy Shores Please be our guest! 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 F...The GULF - The PATIO - The GARDEN Cottages at Sandy Shores Please be our guest! 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. We have three lovely one bedroom cottages for you available on our property: The GULF Cottage, The PATIO and the GARDEN. The Gulf Cottage is a single standing house - very private - and has a total Gulf View. It has a King Bed and a Pull out Queen Sleeper Sofa. The PATIO and the GARDEN Cottages are situated in our two story building on the ground floor with a lovely view into our palm and flower gardens. Both buildings have access to all the secluded patios in our garden and our front yard overlooking the gulf, and are steps to the beach Have a look at our pictures and find the right cottage for you. Wireless internet access available for our guests. Please CALL for availability. Thank you. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: TAP6204211More
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Myrtle H
Languages spoken:German, English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2009
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Reviewed 8 August 2019

This cottage overlooks the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Myrtle Hall provides all the necessities you would need including plenty of towels, a complete and well equipped kitchen and plenty of chairs and beach supplies. The cottage is sparkle clean and very comfortable. There are also...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Janet N
Myrtle H, VR Owner at Gulffront Cottages Sandy Shores/PATIO, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Janet for your lovely review. If I could give you a review too you would get 6 bubbles for being the nicest guest. Thanks again. Myrtle

Reviewed 12 June 2019

If you're looking for a place without all the bling and crowds of those high rise resorts, this is the place for you!...Mrs. Myrtle is one of the nicest owners we have met in a long time...She and her staff take pride in cleanliness and...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank dupk333
Myrtle H, VR Owner at Gulffront Cottages Sandy Shores/PATIO, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2019

What a lovely review and they are so important for my future guests and my little business. Thank you so very much !Hope to see you again. Myrtle

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

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...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank kwolfe75
Myrtle H, VR Owner at Gulffront Cottages Sandy Shores/PATIO, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

What a wonderful review. Thank you so much. So happy that you enjoyed your stay. Myrtle

Reviewed 15 June 2018

We had a wonderful time at beautiful Sandy Shores. Everything exceeded our expectations. The gardens were beautiful. The beach is just steps away. We enjoyed sitting outside watching the sunsets. Beach chairs and towels were provided. We had a car but everything is so close...More

Date of stay: June 2018
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Myrtle H, VR Owner at Gulffront Cottages Sandy Shores/PATIO, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Thank you for your nice review and for staying at Sandy Shores but mostly for planning to come back in the future! Myrtle

Reviewed 14 December 2017

This clean and tidy apartment has everything you need for a getaway at the beach. Just bring your beach clothes and sandals and you are all set. Across the street you will find a CVS drug store, a pizza place, a coffee shop, and a...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Mary J
Myrtle H, VR Owner at Gulffront Cottages Sandy Shores/PATIO, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you so much Mary for this lovely review. I'm so happy that you enjoyed your stay here at Sandy Shores. Hope to see you again.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Alarm Clock
Washer
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
A Winter Sun Getaway
Cable/satellite TV
Books
Waterfront
Ceiling Fans
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Microwave
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Toaster
Patio
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Does this holiday rental have a fenced-in yard?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Our lovely property is on the Gulf of Mexico with lots of excellent restaurants like 'Crabby Bills' and 'Villa Gallace' (well known as the best Italian restaurant in the greater Tampa Bay area) in walking distance and a Beach CVS is just across the street. Sandy Shores is in the City center of Indian Rocks Beach where you would not find high rises or big hotels. People just love that IRB is still a community with old style Florida houses and ambiente. Tampa International Airport and Busch Gardens are just 30-45 Min. drive away. Take the Beach Trolley for a ride to Clearwater Beach or John's Pass or go to St. Petersburg for the new Dali Museum. 'Winter' the dolphin at the Clearwater Marina is just a 15 min. drive away from us. Kids and adults just love to watch him. Lots of little shop...
How to get there
If you get here from Tampa International it will take 38 min (26.3 mi) via I-275 S. It takes from St Pete Clearwater International Airport 23 min (11.7 mi) via FL-688 W. (Easy to find)
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