$144 / night
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Gulffront Cottages Sandy Shores/PATIO – Home 4300581 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Gulffront Cottages Sandy Shores/PATIO – Home 4300581

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 4
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 54 reviews

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Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child Friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds
  • 1 Full bath


  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Internet access
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Wireless internet: Available for all cottages
Parking: One space per cottage
Smoking: Only outside - as much as you like
Laundry: Coin washer and dryer available for my guests
Beach access: All cottages have direct access to the beach


About the owner

Myrtle H.

Tourist License

Average reply time:
56 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 Apr 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, German





54 reviews

Very Good

“Family vacation”

Reviewed 13 Aug 2017

Wonderful place gorgeous views comfortable and relaxing you couldn't ask for more in a vacation spot great location.

Response from the owner Thank you so much for staying with me and so glad you loved it! Hope to see you again in the near future. Myrtle

“Piece of Paradise”

Reviewed 21 Jun 2015

My husband and I spent a week at Sandy Shores and absolutely loved it! We are already planning our return trip there next summer. Myrtle and Abby (her little dog) made us feel right at home. The cottages and entire vacation rental was very clean and well kept. Myrtle truly has a piece of paradise awaiting her guests when they visit Sandy Shores.

“Recidivist ...”

Reviewed 27 Jun 2012

Last year we promised we would come back this year and we did it. We had wonderful 2 weeks and now we promise that we'll visit this little paradies next year also. A lot has happened since last year. The house got a new paint, Myrtle and Ned did a lot of renovation work everywhere, designed the garden a bit different and planted many of new plants and flowers. It was really worth it. As I read the reviews I noticed there is no word about sleeping and I think this point is very important, too. We were in the gulf cottage and also in the patio cottage and in both of them we slept like a log. I always have problems with my spinal discs but not when we're there. The beds are marvelous and it's absolut calm. If you have any questions about where to go eat outside or where to go for a day trip or what ever ... ask Ned. He really knows all. We love this place and so ... We'll be back !!! Thank you very much Myrtle and Ned for the kind hospitality ... and certainly ... for the amazing baseball evening and the lessons. We're sometimes watching baseball on 'Sky-tv' and know a little bit more than before but Werner was the better student ;o) Best wishes ... take care ... Werner and Doris

“A Pristine,Peaceful Spot on the Gulf”

Reviewed 23 Apr 2012

My husband and I had looked forward all winter to our Florida getaway and Sandy Shores did not disappoint us.Our Garden cottage was immaculate and stocked w/ everything we needed for a comfortable week(even lovely beach towels and nice beach umbrellas and chairs).Ned & Myrtle really go the extra mile for their guests.They are welcoming,easily available and helpful if questions arise. The beautiful gardens,wonderful Gulf view and excellent location are exceptional.We enjoyed meeting other guests and sharing dinners together in the evenings. It is one of the nicest places we've ever stayed and we hope to return again before too long.

“it's like paradise”

Reviewed 23 Apr 2012

it's only some steps to a private beach situation very clean - the owner ist german, so very reliable and living near the appartement so you can ask them any question. it's very quiet but you could have also action with shopping in Tampa and most other attractions like the Dali museum or outdoor activities. only 2 minutes away there's a woderful fish restaurant the mix of all makes the vacation here incomparable.

“Great after-wedding respite”

Reviewed 15 Dec 2011

A perfect low-key spot to decompress after our wedding. Ned and Myrtle were the most accomodating hosts. The charming and immaculately kept cottages and grounds are beautifully secluded . We couldn't have been happier with our stay and look forward to returning soon.

“The Perfect Vacation Spot”

Reviewed 22 Nov 2011

If an idyllic setting, white sandy beaches and honest hospitality is your idea of a dream vacation, look no further! Hosts Ned and Myrtle Hall offer the answer to your dreams at Sandy Shores, Indian Rocks Beach, Florida. Last week we had the privilege of renting the Gulf Cottage, affectionately called "Grammie's Cottage.” Ned and Myrtle have created an oasis of tranquility. The interior is tastefully decorated and the kitchen is well stocked with all the necessities to fix your own meals.We chose to eat in most nights because the Gulf view from the dining room table couldn't be beat. Stepping out the door we found ourselves in a beautifully maintained tropical garden just steps from the white sandy beach that stretches for miles in both directions. From beach towels to blenders, big screen TV to internet access, Ned and Myrtle provide everything you need to enjoy a vacation you will treasure.

“Exactly What We Were Looking For”

Reviewed 1 Aug 2011

Our trip to Sandy Shores was wonderful. It was exactly what we were looking for. We love the beach, but in the past few years have gotten frustrated with the commercialized nature of most beaches. We wanted a simple, quiet vacation where it was easy to relax. This place was exactly that. It was impeccably clean, which is definitely a big thing for me since I work at a hospital, and am a little OCD when it comes to cleanliness. Ted and Myrtle live on the property, and were very inviting and informative. Ted told us that while we were staying that we were family, and they make you feel very much at home. The beach only has a handful of people on it at any given time which was a much desired change from the overpopulated beaches we have become accustomed to. If homey relaxation in traditional Florida fashion is what you are looking for, this place is perfect for you...I know it was for us.

“Perfect ...”

Reviewed 27 Jul 2011

We were on honeymoon and after New York City and San Francisco this (too short) week was a wonderful conclusion to a wonderful trip. For me, this place is like paradise. I knew it already and it has once again confirmed, after 12 years. Myrthle and Ned are really very nice and helpful. The other reviews have not exaggerated. Also, it helped us a lot that Myrthle is German and could eliminate some language barriers ;o). So I hope that this review is somewhat understandable, because our English is not the best. The entire holiday was perfect, so we´ll repeat it almost, to our wedding day, will visit New York again, and after Grandma's House ... but then 2 weeks :o))! Has already been scheduled and I can not wait until this long year is over. Many thanks to Myrthle and Ned ... you gave our trip a great degree. Many regards Werner and Doris

“Paradise Found”

Reviewed 9 Jun 2011

From the moment we were welcomed by Ned and Myrtle, we knew we had found paradise. Their warm hospitality made us feel at home immediately. The cottage was perfect; impeccably clean and charming. The complex was so adorable with little alcoves of seating and grilling areas equipped with quirky little decorations and gorgeous flora. The night time blooming flowers high in the palm trees were amazing. Not a detail was missed. Ned shared not only his grilled steelhead trout with us but also the recipe. We enjoyed a golf clinic with him and shared time with his guitar and singing. A short walk through the dunes lies the incredible Indian Rocks Beach with its crystal clear waters where fish and shells abound. I have traveled a lot and this is by far one of my favorite places on earth. Highly Highly recommended

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In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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