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Barefoot Beach Resort
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   19417 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33708   |  
Hotel amenities
Certificate of Excellence 2014
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Grouper fishing and beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

This was our 3 rd trip to barefoot beach condos. Stayed in D104 close walk to beach. Excellent white sand beach, they had began beach refurbishing ( adding more sand) they keep these beaches clean and wonderful. Condo clean good kitchen heated pool was fun. Staff had fishing poked to borrow caught small fish in surf and intercostal waterway. Drove to Clearwater beach and did charter 3 days. Caught grouper and grunts. Wonderful trip, usually time trip at end of grouper season.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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bbvr, General Manager at Barefoot Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Thank you so much for taking time to review your recent stay with us!

We're so pleased you enjoyed your third stay with us! Glad you enjoyed the pool, beach, and facilities. Great that you got out into the Gulf to go fishing - and caught some grouper! Remember, that pole here is ready for you whenever you can come back!

Love to have you visit again! Please stay in touch with us on Facebook: Barefoot Beach Resort

Best regards from Bill Priakos and the Barefoot Gang
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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virginia
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

we been numerous time at barefoot beach resort during visiting tampa bay area.
you just can NOT go wrong to stay in this place. from very clean spacious rooms, kitchen all you need, large pool.
Have to compliment very much front desk lady name April, who be able to upgrade us withiun a short period time to beutifull room # A213, corner waterfront unit. The resort personal very attentive.
Absolutely great place to be for short or longer stay, highly recomend to family and friends.

Room Tip: highly recomend waterfront room. very sunny, great view of the water
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bbvr, General Manager at Barefoot Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Thank you so much for taking time to review your recent stay with us!

We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay since you came all the way from VA! Glad you enjoyed the pool, beach, and facilities. You are right, April is a valued staff member and goes out of her way to make guests feel welcomed. We'll be sure to pass along the compliment!

Love to have you visit again! Please stay in touch with us on Facebook: Barefoot Beach Resort

Best regards from Bill Priakos and the Barefoot Gang
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Rockford, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

I really enjoyed staying in this condo. It was a short walk across the street to the beach but we knew this going in. The condo was clean but they do not have maid service. They give you a certain amount of towel, soap, toilet paper and dish soap. If you run out of any items you need to purchase more from the front office. The sheets were not fitted and mine seemed to be too short for the bed because it could not be tucked under the end of the bed. The pool was very nice! It was clean, warm and not too busy. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable of the area. Also bring your own beach towels because they do not allow thier towels down by the pool or beach. Overall this was a very nice place to stay and we had a very relaxing time.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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bbvr, General Manager at Barefoot Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Thank you! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience here at Barefoot. Our team here takes very seriously the ways to ensure customer satisfaction and we appreciate your comments to help make us better and better.

Glad you enjoyed our friendly staff, our sparkling pool, and the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.

We would love to have you return! Please stay in touch with us on our Facebook page: Barefoot Beach Resort. We welcome hearing from our past - and future - guests!

Thanks again from

Bill Priakos and the
Barefoot gang
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Cold, nasty Michigan
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We were really lucky to be able to get a room that had a view of the pool and the Intracostal waterway. Since I live in Michigan, being able to look out my window and see the beautiful palm trees and sun rising over the water was amazing! The room was clean, as was the entire resort. We had everything that we needed for the week in the room, and even found sand toys and beach chairs! The only criticism that I had was that the sofa was very uncomfortable. We had a 2-bedroom unit and they only had the small sofa and one chair, but we just brought the dining room chairs over for the rest of us to sit on. The sunroom was really nice, and the condo itself was very spacious. It was pretty quiet at the resort, since it was the end of September. We loved the pool and especially loved the close proximity to the beach. One thing that surprised me was that the cars would not stop for people who stand in the crosswalk. They provide yellow flags for pedestrians to use, and we had to use them quite often to just get the traffic to stop to let us cross the street. The beach and Gulf of Mexico was beautiful. The area of Indian Shores is really unique because there aren't any high-rises, just a lot of condos that are 8 floors or less. That is unusual for being right on the beach, and adds to the charm of the area. The Barefoot Beach Resort was a wonderful choice for us to stay. The staff there were friendly and helpful. We definitely want to come back next year!!!

Room Tip: If you aren't able to get a pool or water view (which there are not a lot of), you will just be...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bbvr, General Manager at Barefoot Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Thanks so much for taking time to review your recent stay with us. We had to laugh at your TripAdvisor name - "cold, nasty Michigan"! Remember we're here whenever it gets tooooo cold!

Glad you enjoyed our pool and the Gulf of Mexico and let us apologize for the rude drivers who refused to stop to let you across the street. (They are supposed to!)

What makes us happy is to know you'll be back with us again! Please follow our Facebook Page, Barefoot Beach Resort, and stay in touch with us - love to hear your comments.

Thanks again from

Bill Priakos and the
Barefoot gang!
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We stayed at Barefoot Beach Resort for a week for our vacation. We were in A207. The condo was nice & clean with plenty of light. There was a full kitchen with plenty of cooking & eating utincils and even an ice maker!
There were 4 adults in our party, me, my husband and our 2 daughters. We would have preferred a condo with a view. This unit had a view of the parking lot on one side & other units on the other side. Also we thought by the picture of the layout on their website that we would have a balcony, only to find it is a sunroom (looking onto the other units). This unit only had one TV in the living area, none in the bedrooms. The beds were comfortable, but it would have been preferred to have 2 beds in the second bedroom instead of 1 full size. We were aware of this before we arrived, so we brought a air mattress, as we weren't sure about the pull-out sofa. As it was, with only 1 TV, we ended up using the air mattress so they could go to bed before the TV watchers turned in for the night. We did end up using the sun room as a third bedroom with the air mattress.
The living area could have had more seating, as it had a sofa & one chair. The sofa was very uncomfortable and it's not really comfortable to have three adults sitting on the sofa anyway.
My oldest daughter has difficulty walking and we had requested a downstairs unit, but they were unable to fulfill that request. We managed with some difficulty, but it wasn't too bad.
The bathroom was very small with almost no area to put anything. They had towels hanging on the shower door bar and when I got a hand towel from it two wash clothes fell on the floor behind the toilet, onto the toilet cleaning brush. Needless to say, we didn't us those!
The pool was AMAZING! It was large, clean and warm! I could have spent a lot more time in it than I got too!
The beach was just a short walk across the street. Very easy access.
As others have posted, the A/C unit was VERY noisy and something kept making a noise like a washing machine emptying the water between wash & rinse cycles! It took us all a few nights to get used to those noises.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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bbvr, General Manager at Barefoot Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Thanks so much for your review of Barefoot. So glad you chose to bring your family to Florida from Ohio and enjoy a little beach time!

We appreciate all your comments as we do take them all under review and always look for ways to improve the customer experience. We are happy you found the units clean and comfortable, and, you are right, the pool is always a big hit!

Hope to see you back here again - we love our repeat customers! We do have a Facebook page - Barefoot Beach Resort - and we welcome you to join us and stay in touch.

All the best and thanks again

Bill Priakos
Barefoot Beach Resort
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for four nights. the front staff was more than helpful when our GPS took us to the wrong place and we had to call for directions. when we walked into the condo we were able to smell the bleach and cleaning supplies that were used to clean, which made us happy. there are plenty of dishes in the condo that make it great for cooking in. the pool is wonderful in the mornings and late evening as it is usually not busy. The gulf is a two minute walk away from the condo! Lots of restaurants and activities are close by. Only one complaint was that the lock on our front door got stuck making it hard to open the door from the outside. But in the grand scheme of things that's not a huge deal! Oh...and the bed was great! Hoping to stay here again soon.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bbvr, General Manager at Barefoot Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 8, 2012
How nice of you to take the time to write a review on your stay with us! As you can tell, we love our British guests and want you to feel very special after that long trip, and we're glad you've been having fun.

You're so right - nothing like hangin' out by the deck looking at the dolphins swimming by. We're so fortunate to have the intercoastal as well as the beach (and the pool) for our guests to enjoy.

Please enjoy your stay here and, when you get home, consider staying in touch with us on our Facebook page, Barefoot Beach Resort. We'll give you lots of reasons to come back -- and, what's more, look forward to seeing you again!

All the best from the Barefoot gang...

Bill Priakos
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

My husband, 2 young children and I booked a last minute holiday to Florida. I've always wanted to go to the gulf of Mexico coast but was slightly concerned with Indian Shores as we hadn't heard of it prior to our holiday. We arrived at the Barefoot Beach condos late on a Saturday night. We stayed in D112, the condo was fantastic, very clean and more than enough space for us all. After spending one night in the condo and spending time in Indian Shores we fell in love with the place. The condo complex was great, my kids loved the pool and it was just across the road from the beach. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay and we'll definitely be going back! My only negative thing to say is that the air con unit was very loud and we had it turn it off at night.

Room Tip: Condo D112 was great
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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bbvr, General Manager at Barefoot Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 8, 2012
Thank you! We so appreciate hearing that you enjoyed your stay here with us! We're happy your family felt at home here and had fun at the pool and the beach. That's what we aim to be - your perfect beach home getaway-- for as long as you can make it!

Sorry about the door but we appreciate that you reported it. Our maintenance crew is out and about continually maintaining the properties once we hear of any issue.

Glad the spacious condo unit satisfied you other than that, and we do look forward to having you back! Until then, if you're on Facebook, we invite you to stay in touch with us on our page: Barefoot Beach Resort. We'll do our best to entice you back!

All the best from the Barefoot gang...

Bill Priakos
General Manager
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Address: 19417 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33708
Location: United States > Florida > Indian Shores
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Indian Shores
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Barefoot Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One bedroom w/sleeper sofa. Sleeps 4. Full kitchen. pool, private beach access. ... more   less 
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