You can't get much closer to the Gulf. Sleeps up to 8 . Enjoy the views !
Carter Coastal Vacation Rentals
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About Carter Coastal Vacation Rentals
The owner Curtis Westphal: My wife Kathy is a part time school teacher and I am a city planner. We lived in Florida and met in college then headed west in search of adventure where we settled near Golden. The Rocky Mountains are out our back door. A couple times a year we hop on a flight and come down to relax on the beach and visit our relatives in Largo and Sarasota.
Carter Coastal Vacation Rentals purchased this Cottage in 1996
Why Carter Coastal Vacation Rentals chose Indian Shores
I grew up here. My grandparents bought the island estate in 1966 for the remarkable price of $28,000 and turned the home and carriage house into 6 vacation rentals. They had the pleasure of watching 4 generations of beach goers come to enjoy fun in the sun. When they got into their 80's they retired and moved to the mainland. My wife Kathy and I thought it was too nice to sell so even though we live in Denver we bought it. Fortunately. we have a great manager and handyman close by to greet our guests and get them settled in and care for their needs. We have 2 sons that we take on vacation each summer.
What makes this Cottage unique
Historically, the most beautiful spot on the tropical barrier islands of Tampa Bay between Clearwater and St Pete.
Check-in: 2:30 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Smoking is not allowed.
Step out your door onto the private beach
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfect beach spot
Loved our family beach experience. Tropical storm Nester tried to ruin our stay but he didn't succeed. Right on the beach. Any beach toys, chairs umbrellas and toys you could want were available for our use Thank you.
We are so glad to hear that a little Tropical storm did not ruin your good time! We enjoyed having you as our guest and we do hope you come back to visit with us again!
Carter Vacation Rentals
A rustic, relaxing place straight on to the beach.
Would definitely stay here again.
Thank you for taking the time to review this property. Glad you enjoyed our simple beach home right on the shores of the gulf.
Hope to have you back.
Bruce Carter Vacation Rentals
Great family getaway
House was spacious and clean, perfect for our large family. Location was perfect, right on the beach and a quiet neighborhood. The property (outdoors) was kept clean by maintenance daily and the laundry was easily accessible at all hours. Plenty of beach chairs and floats available for us to use so we didn't have to bring our own. The outdoor sitting areas were great for watching the sunset over the gulf. Trolley stop was right by the house so we didn't always have to drive. Overall the perfect rental for a beach vacation. Looking forward to staying at this property in the future.
Greetings from the beach Kim,
Thank you for taking the time to review the Sun n Fun Beachfront property. We're so happy to hear you and your family had a great getaway! Glad you appreciated the location, beach accessories, and amazing sunsets. We'd love to see you again! We have many properties in the area....on and off the beach. Come back and see us again soon.
Carter Coastal Vacation Rentals
Jeannie - Guest Relations
Amazing beach property.
This rental was amazing. Would love to go back...needed a little tlc, but still very nice.
We'd love to have you back! Please consider staying with us again, here at Sun n Fun, or any of our beach properties.
Carter Coastal Vacation Rentals
Great beach locations
This unit is in desperate need of a makeover and deep cleaning,
However, location and outside amenities very good, close to transportation and fun things to do, kids had a great time also
And the staff was very helpful
Glad you enjoyed the location and the extra amenities. We appreciate your review and comments.
Great place to stay if you want to get away from it all. Very relaxing. Stayed with 7 people worked out great.
Thank you. Glad to hear you had a relaxing beach getaway. Please come back to our beach.
Clearwater and its island beaches are fortunate to offer something for everybody. Our attractions include arts and museums, the natural environment, historical buildings, special events and more traditional 'attractions' such as theme parks, whatever your preference. The sampling of attractions below offers a little bit of everything.
The Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of Winter the Dolphin – just minutes from the Sun n Fun Beachfront vacation rentals.
Winter the Dolphin has captured the world with her story of survival and determination. This heartwarming Warner Bros family film is based on the true story about a young boy who befriends an injured dolphin who lost her tail in a crab trap. Through their bond and friendship, the boy motivates everyone around him to help save the dolphin by creating a prosthetic tail to replace the one she lost. Winter’s strong survival instincts become an inspiration to people with special needs throughout the world.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
3000 East Busch Blvd., Tampa (813) 987-5082.
An extraordinary atmosphere filled with naturalistic animal habitats and shows, hair-raising roller coasters, Rhino Rally and more, dazzling live entertainment.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
249 Windward Passage, Clearwater (727) 447-0980.
A very unique natural attraction where one can view, touch and experience the biology and behavior of bottlenose dolphins, loggerhead sea turtles, Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, river otters, sting rays, local fish, coral reefs, mangroves and more.
The Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Drive, Tampa (813) 273-4020.
A world-class educational facility featuring nearly 5,000 aquatic plants and animals which tell the tale of water, native land and marine animals in Florida.
Florida Botanical Gardens
12175 125th Street North, Largo (727) 582-2100.
Specialty gardens featuring Florida plants including wildlife nesting habitat, restored wetlands and natural bridges.
Lowry Park Zoo
1101 West Sligh Avenue, Tampa (813) 932-0245.
One of the top three zoos of its size in North America featuring more than 1,500 animals representing 350 exotic species including the manatee.
Moccasin Lake Nature Park
2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater (727) 462-6024.
A showcase of the plant and animal species native to the area. Preserve featuring rescued and rehabilitated birds, reptilian, insect and fish displays, plant and energy exhibits, and nature trails through a diversity of natural Florida habitats, allowing viewing of native birds, insects, amphibians, mammals and reptiles.
MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry)
4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa (813) 987-6100.
Largest science center in the Southeastern United States and home of Florida's only IMAX DOME theater.
Charter fishing boat for novices to avid anglers, the Phantom can accommodate you. Clearwater fishing specializing in four, six, eight, hour fishing trips. Captain Butch Ford will make you feel right at home fishing for Gulf fish.
Sunsets at Pier 60
Pier 60, Clearwater Beach (727) 449-1036.
A 'street' festival located on the promenade portion of Clearwater Beach's famous fishing pier, celebrating the setting of the sun and featuring artists, craftsmen and performers with weekend musical entertainment.
Sponge Docks/Historical Downtown Main Street
Tarpon Springs (727) 937-6109.
Authentic Greek heritage and community