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“Awsome place with Awsome staff”
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Gulfside Resorts
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

We spent the week of the 4th and let me share with you how Awsome the staff was in every way and the place is clean easy to get to the beach and if not the pool is right outside the door also the part I liked is every unit has its own private grill along with a full kitchen so no need to eat out every night just cook out. We stayed in #4 and it seemed to me as if it was very private just as if I were sitting on my own back porch at home only here I had the beach just a few steps away it was great and also we had no car but it was very easy to get around town. The fire works show on the beach was amazing. We look forward to going back I would highly reccomend this place to anyone.
Scott Murphy
Rome City Indiana

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

What a find. Sarah's Seaside is exactly like the photos. We had the downstairs suite 308D and loved having the space even though it was just the two of us. Furnishings were a high quality although we hear it is due for a refurb and it was immaculately clean. The only difficulty was deciding between the pristine beach and the secluded pool. Taking the the cushions to the beach is NOT difficult neither is erecting the cabana (I am a tiny, middle-aged weed). We met some lovely people including the charming Kinga & Joseph who were on their 2nd visit. The resort seems to attract like-minded people who are friendly yet respectful of others privacy. The beer tasting was great fun even though there were just 4 of us guests! I was worried when the smoke detector went screeching off on the second night. But was visited by Lisa then Lee and then an engineer the next morning so they really could not have done more. Still don't know what it was, suspect fumes from a cleaner on the heating element maybe. My only gripe was other holiday makers (non residents) using the loungers on the beach and of course, being British, I didn't say a word just quietly fumed. The area is wonderful, full of charm with great restaurants. The CVS opposite has everything you will need. You could do without a car easily. We will not bother next time.The Lighthouse has superb bagels, breakfast muffins & doughnuts but go early. The staff are marvelous and really make the holiday. The business is a credit to Lee & Mary, Lisa is the find of the century, we love her. And the gorgeous Doug, the most polite man I have ever met who never failed to ask if there was anything he could help with as I passed him. Even right down to the housekeeping staff on the last day who helped us open our car when we could not work out how to do it. SO helpful and pleasant. What a super team. Lisa & Mary - Many thanks for letting us hang around on that last Saturday whilst we waited for our late flight, it was lovely to be able to use the pool etc and soak up a last bit of sun, much appreciated. I didn't feel too sad to leave as I know we will be back real soon. Thanks to everyone xx

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

We stayed at 20 Gulf Blvd in May, our 1st trip to Indian Rocks. Indian Rocks is a great place, and the house is just perfect. A group of 9 of us stayed there between the 3 units. Each unit was absolutely brilliant, beautifully decorated, spacious, and equipped with everything you could wish for. From the moment we arrived we felt welcome and at home. The owners are such lovely people.
Right on the beach, a great heated pool and even its own jetty on the waterway - this place was just perfect. We got married on the beach right outside during our stay and we couldnt have dreamed of anything better - the beach is beautiful and is so quiet.
Our kids made full use of the heated pool, it was like a big bath - there were even pool toys and towels for us to use.
Plenty of great places to eat in walking distance, we loved JD`s for breakfast. The Pub also did great food. For our wedding night we went to Salt Rock Grill which was amazing.
All in all we had a great holiday and a perfect wedding.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

Well, we literally just arrived home and couldn't wait to thank the gang from Gulfside Resorts! We had a fabulous time and the cottages were great. Very clean, well organized and every need was met.

Thank you for publishing honest and accurate descriptions and photos of the property on your website. It was as you described and a lot more! Thanks Paul for the fresh fish market and grocery store tips. It made for a great week and we ate like royalty!

If you are looking for a great cottage, clean pool and endless white beaches, give them a call.

Thanks again and we will see you soon!

Room Tip: at 810 Gulfside, all the cottages are great......you wont go wrong.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

This was our second year staying at Sarah's Seaside Cottages. What can I say about this beautiful beach oasis.....it is a little slice of paradise! We stayed in 308A again! Such a lovely 2 bedroom unit with a great beach/pool view and everything else you could possibly need/want. The grounds of this "micro resort" are meticulously maintained and well managed. My husband I took advantage of the kayak and bicycles on this trip....so nice not to have to rent! The Tuesday's Brews Day by the pool was awesome. Great way to socialize with the other guests and visit with Mary and Lisa. Lots of fun had by all! Thanks to Lee, Mary, Lisa, Doug and all of the Gulfside Resorts staff for making this such a wonderful beach destination! We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

A few weks ago my family enjoyed the most wonderful re-union in this wonderful facility!!! The accomodations (808 B&C) were excellent...the location was perfct...and the people there made everything so easy and comfortable (thank Mary for the fun beer tasting onTuesday by the pool.). The Big Unit on the beach was perfect for all the "inside" meals and gatherings. The nightly visit of "Murray" the King Herron checking out our evenng BBQ's made everythiing even "more Florida" than I remembered from 50 years ago. We are all planning on returning to Gulfside Resorts for our next get together.
Richard Case...Bothell, WA

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

This was our second visit to Sarah's Seaside...it has been 4 years since our first stay at this tropical paradise. We are so glad we went back! We left Toronto in the morning and had lunch in Indian Rocks Beach.

We booked the same cottage as in 2009 and really enjoyed our stay. 308B is perfect for couples. It's a studio cottage with full kitchen, private patio and steps to the beach and a wonderful pool.

We had a great experience from the moment we booked our cottage with Paul who works in the office (hope to meet him one day) to the day we arrived and met owners Mary & Lee. As returning guests we received a complimentary bottle of wine. Thank you for this kind gesture. Perfect start of our beach vacation!

Lee,
thank you for recommending Wahoo's for lunch. What a unique place! We went there 3 times for a fresh grouper sandwich and brought back flyers for other guests. We really enjoyed the food. The Slyce Pizza across the street was also good. As you suggested, we also went to Largo and visited the Botanical Garden (free). It is beautiful and only 10 min drive from the cottage. On our way back, we stopped to get fresh orange juice (you will see the orange sign driving back to IRB).

Mary,
thank you for organizing the beer tasting! We had no idea blueberry beer existed. It was very nice for you to stop by, entertain guests and share stories about the property.

If you need any help or tips about the area, talk to Lisa - she is very helpful and friendly and stops by to make sure guests are ok.

Just like last time, we met some very nice people vacationing at Sarah's Seaside. It was a great holiday, we had an amazing weather and were able to relax and enjoy the pool. The property looked even better this time as most plants matured and provided even more privacy. Bananas were still green when we were leaving....wonder who was able to taste them :)

We can't wait to go back! Thank you again for a lovely holiday. We promise to be back sooner this time.
Kinga & Joseph from Ontario, Canada

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 810 Gulf Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
Location: United States > Florida > Indian Rocks Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Indian Rocks Beach
Price Range: $149 - $600 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gulfside Resorts 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gulfside Resorts welcomes you to our exquisite collection of Florida beach cottages and suites. We are located in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, a charming coastal village, just a few miles from Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg. Indian Rocks Beach is the ideal destination for families and couples longing for a relaxing getaway on the gorgeous Gulf beaches of Florida. ... more   less 
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