Always Just Right!
Jan. 2019 – Another wonderful stay. It is no surprise that there are so many return vacationers to Gail’s condo. Indian Rocks Beach has all the beauty of a West Coast Florida beach without the crowds and the noise. Gaol’s condo is so much more than one would expect from a “rental.” First, everything works! The kitchen lacks nothing one needs to prepare meals. The dining room table seats six comfortably. The balcony provides a view of the sunsets over the Gulf. The pool and hot tub are convenient and well maintained. Parking was reserved and there are guest spots as well.
The unit is fresh and immaculate. Gail is a wonderful host and always responsive. It is no wonder that I have already booked the condo again for next year.
THIS WAS OUR SECOND STAY. EVERYTHING IS IMMACULATE AND WELL STOCK. GAIL IS ALWAYS ACCESSIBLE AND RESPONSIVE TO QUESTIONS.
THE CONDO IS RIGHT ON THE BEACH. NO WALKING. POOL AND HOT TUB CLEAN AND WELL MAINTAINED. GREAT RESTAURANTS ALL AROUND.
Merritt Island, Florida
Wow! Don’t know where to start. We celebrated my dear friends birthday by spending a week here in Gail’s condo.I have always teased that I live on the poor side of Florida on the east coast and now I know I do!!! Gail’s condo felt like walking into home from the moment we arrived. Being the crazy bunch that we are and from past experience, we carried half our kitchen with us but it never left our cars. Absolutely everything, I do mean everything you could possibly need is right there! Every kitchen item was really nice, working condition and I can not imagine any item that was not right there ready to use. From the coffee mugs to the silverware and china, it was so far beyond anything I have ever experienced renting someone else’s home for my vacation. Plush beach towels, lots and lots of really nice bath towels, wash cloths and kitchen towels. The beds were covered in perfectly filled sheets, and beautiful bed covers. All the beds had plenty of pillows and so did the couch in the family room, The condo is right on the beach and with the morning sun behind you, the balcony was probably my favorite place and the furniture on the balcony is fabulous, not your usual plastic stuff but really nice high quality table with five chairs and a wonderful chase lounge with a side table for your things. Living right at Cocoa Beach I am use to lots of traffic and noise but there was nothing like that here at Indian Rocks Beach! It was just an amazing trip for all of us. We ate out every night and NEVER had a bad meal anywhere. Lulu’s was our favorite but the pub restaurant right across the street was wonderful too. The lobster tails were the best I have ever eaten. The prices were so reasonable everywhere we ate. The beach and pool were beyond words, so relaxing and peaceful. We were lucky enough to have a full moon and every morning two of us were on the balcony by 5 am and watching the moon go down was amazing and something I had never seen in my 61 years. As the moon went out of site it looked exactly like the sun coming up, I was amazed just watching it every morning. I took my friend on this trip to celebrate her 69th birthday and I was praying it would be as wonderful for her as her friendship has been to me for years and I believe it passed the test with flying colors. It was just a wonderful trip, a wonderful place to call home for a week, I would love to call it home forever, it was truly just that special. Thanks Gail for allowing us to experience a wonderful new place for us and I hope we can return many times in the future. D.H.
Didn’t want to leave!
This unit is amazing. This was our second year coming to Gail’s unit and we have absolutely no complaints. Gail is easy to work with and the unit is spectacular. Everything you could need is available in the unit. The condo was spotless upon arrival and the pool and beach areas are beautiful. I couldn’t get my kids out of the heated pool. We will be back!
6th Time at this condo!!
Our 6th time at Gaul’s condo! Outstanding as always. This visit however my niece and grand niece rescued an Orange Sea Horse (LINED SEAHORSE) kept it overnight, and called the Clearwater Marine Aquarium who picked it up. They are rehabing it. They named it Cheto. It can be viewed on the Cheto Cam on CMA website. GREAT VACATION!
6th time at Gail’s condo. Outstanding as always. This visit however, my niece and grand niece rescued a Orange Sea Horse ( Lined Seahorse ) She kept it overnight then called the Clearwater Marine Aquarium who came and picked it up. They are rehabing it, and have named it Cheto. It can be viewed on the Cheto Cam, on the CMA website. GREAT VACATION!
Clean, updated, great location
Gail was wonderful to rent from. She was quick to respond to emails. The condo was beautifully updated and has brand new appliances. The king bed was so comfortable. The location is so ideal, to have a private beach and juse a short drive to local attractions. We really enjoyed our week and look forward to staying here again.
We Loved everything about our stay, the condo felt like home… very clean,decorated beautifully, stocked with all cooking utensils, towels, etc. The ocean views and sunsets were spectacular. Walking on the beach every morning was one of our favorite things to do in the morning. The use of the pool and lounging were so relaxing. Felt like we were in Paradise! We couldn’t have asked for more,. Wished we could have stayed longer
Perfect stay. Great condo.
First, it was a pleasure working with Gail. Rapid response to questions and always offering help.
I rent in the Indian Rocks area 3-4 times a year. This was among the best experiences we have enjoyed. The building is typical for the beach and it’s age. A bit worn but clean with good elevators. The pool area is well kept. The building is right on one of the best areas of the beach.
The unit is exactly as described. Immaculate, well stocked, great laundry machines, and updated appliances. The furnishings are comfortable, the towels generous and of good quality.
If this is your first stay in an Indian Rocks Beach condo you should not expect the Ritz Carlton. Gail’s unit is as nice and comfortable as they come. What a nice view of the Gulf and sunset! As soon as I get my dates for the future family visits I will book this unit right away. For the price it doesn’t get any better than this.
Great vacation condo!
We stayed a week there with our family. View from balcony was great! Condo was very clean and just the right size for the family. Gail was very responsive to our needs with no delays. Would stay again!
Great Off Season Vacation
Had a really nice 6 days down at Indian Shores. The apartment was clean, well furnished, and well maintained. Would visit again. Off season vacations are the best! Oh and go to Haze Ice Cream across the street. Some of the best ice cream we’ve ever had. Try the coconut.
Beautiful condo, right on the ocean!
This condo is perfect! Nice large bedrooms, kitchen was fully equipped, balcony is very large with nice furniture. The ocean view is spectacular! And the owner is very nice & easy to deal with. We highly recommend this condo!
Great Condo on the Beach!!!
My family of 5 found this condo to be absolutely perfect for our stay in the Indian Rocks Beach area. All amenities where just as the owner Gail stated. The condo was spotless upon our arrival. The beach and pool were also clean and not crowded. Easy to get to stores and local attractions. Can’t say enough how much we enjoyed our time in this beautiful condo. Would definitely rent this condo again if we are in the area. Thanks Gail!
Beautiful condo, great views, you will not be disappointed!
My family has been coming to Indian Rocks for close to 23 years. We have stayed in many condos along the way. This condo is well kept, clean, and fully equipped for all your needs. New appliance were just installed the day before we arrived. Gail is a pleasure to work with and very responsive to questions or concerns. You can tell by the appearance of the condo that she cares about how it is presented, it’s not just an investment to her. If you want quality and a gorgeous view you’ve found it here at this beautiful home away from home!!!
Best Location and Well Maintained Condo
Everything about this condo and working with Gail made for a stress free vacation! The condo has everything you need, is well maintained, clean, beautiful décor, and is easy to get to. The condo had a toddler chair, beach towels/chairs, and beach toys for my kids. The deck has ample seating and the view is amazing! The beach and pool are right there outside your door (the pool is cleaned every morning). There are also 2 grills by the pool. The kitchen has everything you will need to cook. The beds were so comfortable we had a hard time waking my kids up in the morning. I would recommend this condo and this location to anyone. Being just 20 minutes from the crowded area of Clearwater made all the difference for our vacation – yet we were still so close to everything. No crowds, just fun!! Gail was so easy to work with and was very informative/professional.
Wonderful vacation place!
This is a beautiful beach condo. You can see the ocean the minute you open the front door and walk in. The condo has everything you need and is nicely decorated. We were happy to see the beach chairs and beach towels for us to use. Gail is wonderful to work with. Our family had a wonderful week and we will definitely come back. Thank you Gail.
Another wonderful stay!
This was our second time at the condo. The condo is amazing, just perfect. It looks just like to photos. Beautiful views. We loved to watch for dolphins in the morning and the sunsets at night. Gail is the best to work with. Can’t wait to come back! Thank you!
This is the third time I’ve stayed here and the second year in a row. Gail is amazing to rent from and very personable. Always a pleasure to work with. The condo itself is everything and more. The building and amenities are as advertised and the sunsets are breathtaking. Great trip, and I will be back again…soon!!
Wonderful Indian Shores Paradise
This was my second stay at Gail’s wonderful condo, this time for two months! It was so comfortable and everything was just perfect! This condo is exactly as great as all of the photos. You should not hesitate to stay at this amazing condo. Indian Shores is a perfect location, gulf front balconies and the Intercoastal on the other side. So much to do, miniature gulf, beach walks, and great nearby restaurants. Very roomy, enough space for everyone.
Beautiful condo and view!
Beautiful condo that is updated and has a great view of the beach and ocean. Gail was very helpful and accommodating before and during our trip! We have a family of 4 teenagers and had plenty of room for all 6 of us. We had a great time and would definitely stay at this condo again!
Updated, spacious and beautiful condo!
Our family loved the experience right from the start. Gail was a pleasure to work with and very responsive. Her condo is updated, very clean, and plenty of room for our 6 adult family. We will definitely go back!
Perfect beach condo
What a great place to stay! Clean, exactly as described, beach toys, beach towels, well maintained condo. Gail is wonderful to work with! The surrounding area and location is great! We will be back next year!!! Love this place!
This condo is beautiful! Gail was a pleasure to work with. She was patient and quick answering all my questions. The condo looked exactly like pictures. The view was amazing. We will be back!!
We are returning for the fifth year in a row in April 2016. Gail is always great and the unit is outstanding. we have been coming tom Sandcastle II since 1990 and have settled into unit 2903. Great Experience.
Gail was great and the condo was even better. Amazing vacation. We are already looking to book here again.. can’t wait!
Fabulous condo, fabulous service!
We spent our 10th spring break in the Indian Shores area (9 of them in Sand Castle properties) and this was the nicest condo we have rented. The unit is nicely remodeled, was clean, washer and dryer were great and it was well stocked (even had beach towels!). Gail was fabulous to work with and quick to reply to any questions we had. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!
Condo was great, exactly as advertised. Well maintained, clean, and well stocked. There were plenty of dishes and cookware, beach towels were a nice bonus. Location was great too. Gail was very prompt on all communications and also on getting our refund after the trip. Do not hesitate to book this condo.
A wonderful week
First I want to say Gail is great even though we never met she always emailed or called us back promptly. The condo was great it had everything we needed for our stay and the location was wonderful. We were right across the street from THE PUB BAR AND GRILL which was great place to eat. We were only 2.5 miles from the grocery stores and about 5 miles from a Target. We had multiple places to shop for gifts for family and friends very close. Other restaurants that we would recommend are Aqua Prime, Beach Pizza and Wahoos, the later was recommended to us by the gentleman that took care of the beach chairs it is just a hole in the wall but the service and food were great. The beach at the condo was exactly wanted and the pool and hot tub were nice even though I was just in them one time. We will definitely go back maybe even this year. Thank you Gail for a wonderful week.
We had a wonderful time and great weather. The condo was great and well stocked with everything. We went with another couple and their daughter. There was a lot around us for the 10 year old to do. The convenience of your own pool and beach was fantastic! Gail is wonderful! Thanks for the great adult beverages upon our arrival and your warm hospitality! We definitely will be back! 🙂
Unit was clean and well stocked with towels for the beach. A/C worked GREAT in that it was quite warm and humid the week were there. Pleant of dishes as well as all you would need in the kitchen. Beds were very comfortable. We welcomed our 12th. Grandchild while we were there. Great place to stay.
I Stayed her with my sister, daughter & niece. The location was perfect close to Clear Water about a 10 minute drive. We enjoyed the lovely decorated condo and having full amenity’s. We dine at Salt Water very nice restaurant the Pub across the street was nice too. We too several trips to Clear Water for shopping and was glad to get back to the relaxing condo. Gail the property manager was very helpful and even had a bottle of wine waiting for us. If your looking for sand dollars just swim out to the sand bar and you can ding them up with your toes, we got some of the biggest sand dollars I have ever seen. If your looking for a nice area that’s not to tourist this is a great family spot. We will be back soon.
Just as advertised
Our condo was exactly as shown in photos. It was clean, updated, well appointed with plenty of kitchen items, and plenty of towels… (Most important for our family). We had a great vacation here!
Wonderful Condo – Location, location, location!
My family of six stayed in the condo during the week of Thanksgiving. The condo looks *exactly* like the pictures – sometimes pictures may be stretched or altered – in this condo you get what you see. First off, the view is AMAZING! It was too cold for us to spend too much time on the balcony (it was the coldest since last February!) but being able to sit on the couch and see out was incredible. Just as another reviewer wrote, the condo is very well furnished and clean. We cooked two evening meals and found everything that we needed. We really enjoyed the condo’s location. We had never been to this part of Florida before and we LOVED being in Indian Shores. It was centrally located to St. Pete Beach and Clearwater yet less “touristy” and more quaint. As it was cold, we spent a lot of time seeing the sights and it was not difficult at all to go from one end of Gulf Drive to the other. My daughters did spend one evening in the pool and enjoyed that it was heated! It was easy to have any questions answered by Gail – we will definitely be back next vacation!
My family and I enjoyed our stay in this beautiful condo. We have stayed in several condos and this was the cleanest most well maintained condo we have stayed in. The view from the balcony was simply amazing. Gail was a pleasure to work with and we will definitely be back. The area is wonderful for families. Everything you need is just a short drive from the condo. There are several great places to eat close by. The Pub across the street has great food and outside dining. The beach is just steps from the condo. It is very clean and well maintained also. We enjoyed our time here so much, we did not want to leave. We can’t wait to visit again. Thank you Gail for providing a wonderful place for my family!!!!
Sandcastle II property 275153, Indian Shores, FL
This condo was in excellent condition and included everything you needed away from home. It was clean, well organized, updated, and very tastefully decorated. The grounds were well maintained with easy parking. The manager of the property was very informative and the responses were quick. The listing photos accurately reflected the rental’s appearance. I would recommend this condo to families and/or seniors of any age. We love the original Crabby Bill’s restaurant nearby for seafood. Never miss going there when in this area of Florida.
Great Sand Castle Rental
We have visited Indian Shores several times over the past decade, and this is the second time we have rented this unit. It is up to date, beautifully maintained and comfortable. What’s more, Gail, the owner, provides more amenities like beach towels, some water toys, and detergent so you don’t need to take up valuable space in your suitcase. The unit has a wonderful ocean view (like all the Sand Castle properties), and the beach is not overly crowded. We will definitely stay in SC 2903 again!
One of the better condos at Sand Castle 2
We have been visiting Indian Shores consistently for the last 5 years, in short, this is the overall best condo. Gail is a pleasure to work with and you’ll be happy you picked this location. Side note to those looking at Sand Castle 1, as their pool area shows a little nicer, for whatever reason it has been shut down ( maybe a half to full day) the last two years we visited. I’ve noticed it as I like to be on the balcony that it tends to be cloudy as Sand Castle 2 is always perfectly clear. Take that with a grain of salt. Will definitely return to this location again!
Beautiful condo in a wonderful location
Beautiful condo in a wonderful location. Condo was very clean and had all the essentials of home. Gail was very accommodating with our check-in and check-out dates. We had a wonderful stay and would recommend this condo to anyone.
This condo is located on the beach in an area convenient to many restaurants. The listing accurately reflects the appearance and amenities; I was very pleased with everything. I have recommended to others and will look to rent again in the future.
Fun week. Nice clean condo. Comfortable beds. Easy to work with owner’s agent. Amazing unofficial fireworks viewed from our 9th floor balcony. They must have spent a fortune on them.
First Family Vacation
We had wonderful time. Gail was very helpful from the time of booking and all the way through our vacation. The condo is just how it looks in the pictures. Very clean and the kitchen was well stocked. The view is beautiful and watching the dolphins in the morning was great!
A wonderful family trip
Couldn’t have been any better. Loved everything about it.
We have stayed at many places on the beach but this by far has been the perfect place. The condo was very well stocked with ALL the comforts of home. The kitchen had plenty of dishes and cooking utensils. The rooms were comfortable and spacious. There is plenty of room on the beach for everyone and the young ones really enjoyed themselves. This place was spotless upon arrival and the manager was very helpful with all the details.
We found site photos were identical to the actual condo. Kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms are completely furnished and decor is gorgeous. Condo very clean. We would not hesitate to rent again.
Two close friends, myself, and our daughters spent three nights at this condo and had a wonderful time. The condo is well maintained, with plenty of room for our group of seven, and the listing and pictures are very accurate. Gail was very helpful and pleasant to work with while securing reservations for this weekend and the bottle of wine awaiting our arrival was a very nice and appreciated. The area is beautiful with many attractions but we were there just for the beach and relaxation. It fit the bill perfectly. We would definitely stay here again and would recommend this place to anyone.
The condo was wonderful. Great location, in between St. Pete Beach and Clearwater Beach. Nicely updated. Beautiful views from the balcony, especially at sunset. Heated pool was nice. Plenty of restaurants, grocery stores, etc. close by. I highly recommend visiting Clearwater Marine Aquarium! Gail was very helpful and pleasant to work with. I would definitely stay here again on a return trip to the area.
Won’t be disappointed
I booked this condo based on the pictures posted and was not disappointed. It is a very spacious and open unit that has been nicely updated and decorated. It was clean, comfortable and well stocked with everything you would need on your holiday. The beds were really comfortable and the unit is very quiet at night – we all had amazing sleeps and woke up to beautiful views of the beach every morning while we sipped our coffee on the balcony(: We were also pleasantly surprised that the swimming pool was heated and kid friendly which was great for our family. The condo is close to all amenities and everything is easy to get to by car. I will definetly be reccommending this unit to friends and family and will be booking again for my next holiday to Florida.
We have stayed at several condos on Indian Rocks and this by far was the best!! Furnishings were impeccable and the unit was spotless and well stocked for a fabulous stay. I would highly reccomend this unit to anyone from a small family, friends getaway or romantic trip, you would NOT be disappointed.
A Great Vacation in spite of Tropical Storm Debby
We knew it was going to be a great week the minute we walked into the condo. It was VERY clean and extremely well- furnished. There were even larger screened TVs in the family and master bedrooms than in the condo pictures and an extra new chair and couch. The bathrooms are beautiful with their tiled walk-in shower in the master and tiled tub/shower in the second bath. It was like having home on the beach. The kitchen is stocked full of pots, pans, appliances–anything you could need. Having the washer and dryer were a great convenience, and there were lots of beach towels plus beach equipment in the closet on the porch. We liked, also, the close proximity to the gulf water itself. As for “Debby”, well if the condo hadn’t been so nice we might have been miserable holed up for three days. But the grandkids were amused with their board games and the WII in the condo. Oh, and there are two elevators that, if you do have to wait, it is only a couple of seconds–mostly they are ready for you. I have been in numerous condos up and down the coast and this was the best. It shows that the owners and managers, Gail and her husband, take great pride in the unit. They were very helpful and gracious. I would not hesitate to recommend this particular condo to anyone. You will love it.
Great family condo
We wanted to thank you for a wonderful vacation. The apartment was great and perfect for our family. It was decorated nicely, very clean and a good location. The rooms were comfortably furnished, spacious, inviting, recently updated, and extremely clean. Plenty of dishes, pans and accessories make it easy to cook meals and eat while watching the sun set in the evening. Easy to walk to many restaurants. JD’s has a great patio bar with live music (and family dining atmosphere inside) and of course there’s always Crabby Bills! Everything in the unit was well maintained. All these wonderful touches create a very inviting place to relax and play. The balcony provided an almost 180 degree view of the Gulf with it’s striking green-blue water. Waking up with that view could almost match going to sleep listening to the waves on the beach. Naturalists will love the bird, dolphin, and manatee watching. And no review of this unit would be complete without mentioning the owners. They give you all the local info you’d want, but what’s best is how quickly they respond to your questions. The only problem is you also will have to leave. We will recommend you to all, and we will be back again!
Fantastic accomodations for our family vacation
The Unit was in immaculate condition on arrival and had all the comforts of home. The owners of this unit truly take pride in their property and as on the listing, it has been beautifully renovated. My wife and two young girls could not have been happier spending the week in this unit including the use of the very well maintained pool / hot tub and easy access to the nicely groomed beech. Thank you providing us with a home away from home for our dream vacation
Our second trip
Our second trip to SC2903, in April of 2012 was also a wonderful experience. Gail again was exrremely kind, courteous, and helpful to us. We are booked for 2013 and can hardly wait for our trip to paradise.
Awesome Family Week Getaway
What a welcoming condominium, fresh, clean, modern and what a view! So much privacy from the balcony yet the view is amazing, beach, ocean and sunsets every night. The condo is so spacious, we had a great time with the family, yet enough room where the children can have some space on their own and enjoy some quiet time. Gail was fantastic with the entire process, from my enquiries via email, to the directions to the condo and having beach towels for all of us so less for us to pack. Kitchen fully stocked with every imagineale gadget, platters, pots & pans! I have already recommended this unit to all my friends and family and we are definitely going to make it our home away from home every chance we can fly into Indian Shores. Thank You Gail, Roy & Marilyn for opening their home to us Torontonians! See you soon! Cheers, Frank & Lili G.
Super Month of January
This is a lovely, immaculate condo that I would recommend to everyone! Only problem is that master bedroom sliding door doesn’t open, so you have no air circulation or ocean sounds and breezes in the master bedroom. Other than that, it is a perfect vacation condo with all amenities! I enjoyed a wonderful month of January with perfect weather!
The best on the beach
Another fantastic time at the beach! We have stayed in or looked at many units in Sandcastle II and this is by far the nicest unit we have seen. Everything you need is in this condo and the sunset view from the balcony is unbeatable. The beach is very peaceful and quiet, yet just across the waterway you will find any store you need. There are several restaurants within a 5 minute drive and there is also one you can walk to directly across the street from the building. The owners and condo manager are very friendly and responsive to your needs. We would highly recommend a stay in this unit!
This unit was outstanding
This unit was outstanding!!!!!Gail was very pleasant and kind to us. We have been vacationing in this area and have stayed in many different buildings at great accomodations but this condo is the best one of all in 25 years of coming to this part of Florida. Everything that we needed was provided—we replaced what we used. There were 5 of us in our family here and we all enjoyed our two weeks in paradise on earth——we booked this unit for 2012 and plan to return annually with the Lord willing. Thanks Gail for a great lodging experience,,Capac Jerry from Michigan
Home away from home
What a great time we had at the beach! This is the third unit we have rented in this building and it is by far the nicest. It is very clean and nicely decorated. Everything you need for the perfect vacation is in this unit. The view from the balcony is incredible (especially the sunsets)! The beach is beautiful and not overcrowded. Sandcastle II is convenient to many restaurants and shops. The owners are very friendly and were quick in their communication with us. The only bad thing about this place is that you have to go back home.
One of the Best Vacations we’ve ever had!
Just as described. We absolutely loved it! We will definitely come back! Clean & Comfortable! As soon as we walked in we felt at home. Beautiful sunsets off the large balcony or from the white sands on the beach. Great kitchen and well supplied. Enjoyed grilling down by the pool on the Weber Grills. Thanks so much!!
My family just returned from a week at this condo and loved it all! The condo was clean, beautiful well equipped kitchen, great beach with cabanas to rent and of course the sunsets! Hope to be back again.
Enjoyed the stay
a great time with family & friends .very clean ,tidy , beautiful views sunset is 1 of a kind when you are from midwest .thank you again . enjoyed & will be back in future.