Indian Rocks Beach (IRB) is on a 20 mile long barrier island conveniently located about 25 miles from the Tampa airport and 17 miles from the Clearwater/St. Pete airport. "Old Florida” is the term used to describe a slow paced, no high rise, community approach to natural resources. Our 8 unit building is a fine example of 50’s FL, that retains it convenience and charm along with comfortable up dates. Walk out the door onto the beach. You will not have to deal with elevators and parking garages. You may meet your neighbors and maybe make new friends or enjoy the solitude of a private spot. Indian Rocks Beach is small town America. There is a museum, park and gazebo. You can walk between the intercoastal and the coast. There is even a trolley that runs the length of the island.

Shack on the Sand (Unit 3)

2018 Rental Prices
Based on Saturday to Saturday rental for 2 people Extra guests are $20.00 per night; four guest limit Returning guests receive a $50 discount except during "high" season. Feb, March, April till after Easter.

Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
Feb 10 2018 - Apr 07 2018
$1,600 7 Nights
Apr 07 2018 - Apr 14 2018
$1,200 7 Nights
Apr 14 2018 - Apr 28 2018
$950 7 Nights
Apr 28 2018 - Jun 09 2018
$850 7 Nights
Jun 09 2018 - Aug 18 2018
$900 7 Nights
Aug 12 2018 - Dec 23 2018
$850 7 Nights
Aug 18 2018 - Dec 22 2018
$850 7 Nights
Dec 30 2018 - Jan 06 2019
$9,590 7 Nights
Jan 27 2019 - Feb 03 2019
$1,000 7 Nights
Feb 03 2019 - Feb 10 2019
$1,200 7 Nights


Cleaning Fee: $110

Tax Rate: 13%

Welcome to "Shack on the Sand!"

This condo is truly a "by owner" rental. It has been tenderly loved and cared for since 1992. Ann named the “Shack on the Sand in 1996 when she began weekly rentals. She wanted people to know that it was not a high rise and was very close to nature. Happily many people are looking for the direct beach front “Old Florida” experience. The Indian Rocks museum is about 2 blocks away,. It is a beach cottage which has been moved and enlarged. There, you will find a post card about Port Holiday, which was the original name of our building. The museum is open from 10 to 2 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The "Shack" contains enough dishes, pots, pans, linen, books and surprises to make your stay comfortable. You are encouraged to go through cupboards and drawers. The chances are great that you will find what you need. If you can’t find something, call Ann to see if she knows where it is. One of our mottos is: “If it’s not here, you don’t need it.”

Ask Ann about the sky lanterns. If a guest breaks something they usually repair or replace it themselves. As far as regular maintenance is concerned, in the 20 years that Ann has owned the "Shack" everything has been replaced at least once including floors, doors and windows. The third round of appliance replacement is in progress. Naturally furniture and electronics change more often. This little place is used by family and friends. You will feel welcomed from the moment you walk in the door. There is no security deposit, because in 17 years guests have respected the little condo and have taken great care. The view of the beach is excellent and the windows the length of the unit provide natural light all day. Ground level convenience is one of our biggest assets. Just walk out the door onto the beach. There is a monitored alarm system if you worry about leaving your valuables for a day trip. This has never been a problem, but a guest once worried about photo equipment. The system was installed, but the next time that she came she did not use it. If you wish to use the system tell Ann and she will program a code for you. Usually the last 4 digits of your cell number.