$205 / night
Total guests, Nights

Beachfront Cottages (Patio) at beautiful Sandy Shores on Gulf of Mexico – Home 4300581 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Beachfront Cottages (Patio) at beautiful Sandy Shores on Gulf of Mexico – Home 4300581

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

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:
3 hours 53 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 Jan 2022
Years listed:
Based in:
United States
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, German





60 reviews

Very Good

“The best host and the best location! Sunsets are AMAZING TOO! Walk to restaurants...”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2021

Myrtle is there to make sure you have everything you need. Super clean cottage, beach is not crowded at all. Just peaceful, lovely gardens to sit and enjoy. Really lovely overall. This was our 2nd tim… More

“Little slice of paradise!”

Reviewed 21 Aug 2021

My mom and I always go to the beach together and we decided to try something new. This location did not disappoint! We got there right before the most beautiful sunset I’ve ever seen. Myrtle and… More


Reviewed 28 Sep 2020

This was our first time at Sandy Shores and will be back! We had the Patio Cottage. We enjoyed out tea on the patio every morning in with all the foliage surrounding us. The room was clean and ever… More

“Absolutely Blissful Beach Vacation Rental”

Reviewed 31 Aug 2020

Every bit of our stay at Sandy Shores was amazing! Before we even arrived, it felt like we were home. Myrtle's letter of welcome was so sweet and our check-in was the smoothest I've ever exp… More

“A wonderful and cozy cottage right on the beach with all the comforts you need!”

Reviewed 7 Aug 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 … More

Response from the owner 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

“Hidden Gem of the Gulf Coast!!!”

Reviewed 12 Jun 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 an… More

Response from the owner 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


Reviewed 25 Jun 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 &a… More

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

“Sandy Shores is like paradise!”

Reviewed 15 Jun 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. … More

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

“Everything you need, right on the beach!”

Reviewed 13 Dec 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 pi… More

Response from the owner 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.

“Myrtle is great .”

Reviewed 6 Dec 2017

We had great seafood & breakfast choices nearby. Husband had an ankle injury which kept us from doing much of any thing except relaxing & enjoying the beach. This was perfect for down time.

Response from the owner Thank you for your nice review and I hope that your ankle is better. Merry Christmas and a healthy Happy New Year!

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How do I find more info about the property?

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Send Myrtle (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Myrtle the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Or send Myrtle (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

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How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Myrtle (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Myrtle (the owner) before booking?

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

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.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

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You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Myrtle (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Myrtle (the owner) a message.

If Myrtle (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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