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Sun N Fun Beachfront Vacation Rentals
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Reviewed July 4, 2011

We just got back from staying here. Before we booked we went to there website and watched there virtual tour and knew it was an older property presented as slice of old florida.This place is in desperate need of repairs.On both the main house and carriage house both had tattered tarps nailed to the roof indicating they had been there for awhile.The ceilings were leaking and there were dark spots we assume was mold you could also see were they took a can of white spray paint and tried to cover it up poorly The lights in the gazebo shot sparks and lit on fire. The remote controls in the bedroom and in the living room never worked.The private deck overlooking the "marina" is 3'x5' and not overlooking a marina.Then road noise, loud motorcycles and cars going past you all day and night.They provided 6 towels that you are responsible for washing they provide a PAY washer and dryer.Fresh anything daily is not provided.Construction supplies stored by the laundry area were a safety hazard.A mouse and droppings were found one morning also.Mind the family had the whole compound and issues were in every room.We came here for my wifes parents 50th wedding anniversary how embarrassing when they have to put a pot on the bed too catch the water leaking from the ceiling.When we voiced are issues to the management we were told we should have called him sooner and basically you get what you pay for.Why is it my job too do anything but RELAX! All in all the place needs work. Just be aware of the issues.Just being honest so others will know what to expect.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 2, 2011

This was our second trip to Sun and Fun and we had a wonderful time. The property is clean and comfortable. The apartments are homey and offer everything you would need for a fun, relaxing time on a beautiful beach. We watched the sunset every night from the rocking chairs located under the gazebo overlooking the ocean. So peaceful! This is a perfect place for a family vacation, a romantic getaway, or a girls weekend away!

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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Thank vanurse
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Reviewed April 12, 2011

My wife and I spent 4 nights here. Our first reaction when we got into the room was "...this does't look like the pictures". The building is from 1925 and the room was not in the best of condition although it was clean and comfortable. As the hours and days passed we fell in love with the place and felt like it was our own. It didn't take long to unwind. The beach is steps from the rooms. The sand is white powder and the Gulf is awesome. The sunsets can't be beat. The intercoastal is also steps away. This is a secluded and scarecely populated stretch of beach. All you hear are the waves. The location is great. Restaurants, bars and convenience stores are all walking distance. No tourist traps here. Feel free to email questions. df0403@optonline.net

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 11, 2011

My wife and I took our first trip to Florida with our 18-month old son in late March 2011. We wanted a week where we could unwind, so we focused on finding a place without a lot of commotion. It took us less than a day at Sun N Fun to realize that we made the perfect choice for our week-long vacation. We were right on the beach, and our son played all day in the water and in the sand. We truly enjoyed our stay.

We had the opportunity to be in rooms #4 and #5 during our stay, and we can confirm that both rooms are great. We recommend staying in room #5 if you have a kid that you want to put to bed before sunset, as you can sit outside on the furniture, see the beach, eat dinner or just relax, all while being right next to the open window enabling you to hear your child if something comes up. Room #4 has more windows and as such, a spectacular view of the beach from the dinner table. Either way, you really can't go wrong. I really liked hearing the waves as I fell asleep each night, and could do so from both rooms.

We made use of the BBQ outside as well as the kitchen appliances. We saved a lot of money doing so, as we stocked up at the Publix supermarket that was less than 10 minutes away. If this isn't for you, there are lots of restaurants nearby.

I hope that the owners of this property read this review. You have a truly wonderful spot and by not selling out, you continue to allow families like mine to share your treasure. You have no idea how thankful we are for this privilege.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 29, 2011

We looked for a place that was affordable, on the beach, quiet and we hoped it would be clean. We got all we asked for and more. Other guests were friendly, Bruce the "manager" was extremely helpful when we needed something. We would go again in a heart beat!!!

If you are looking for luxury... this is not it... it's old Florida... Two story cottages/houses with two or more suites within. Plenty of room to spread out on the gulf side and sunsets and sunrises. (The property is on the beach and the channel!)

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with family
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Thank thgiwD
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Reviewed March 28, 2011

I had been looking for a mini getaway at probably the worst time of year....Spring Break. Fortunately, someone had to cancel their reservation and I called at the right time. This cottage was such a pleasant surpise...had so much charm and plenty of room for company. There was a lovely view of the gulf from the living room and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Although there is no pool and not a lot of frills (they do have wi-fi), the charm of this hotel will more than replace those requirements and you'll soon forget you even wanted them. I will definitely return to this charming hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled solo
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Thank tootles1
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Reviewed March 5, 2011

We had a wonderful time. So very relaxing! Views of the gulf from our beachfront unit..amazing sunsets. The beach house is rustic but clean and charming...sits directly on the private beach. There were common area to meet other guests or have all the privacy you want.
Trolly stopped near the beach house and took us to Clearwater beach pier.

Management helped with all our questions.

We will be back next year.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Beverly41
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Additional Information about Sun N Fun Beachfront Vacation Rentals

Address: 20116 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785-2408
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Location: United States > Florida > Indian Shores
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Indian Shores
Price Range: $120 - $252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sun N Fun Beachfront Vacation Rentals 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sun n Fun Beachfront Rentals. Location, Location, Location. Historically, this is the most beautiful spot on the tropical barrier islands of Tampa Bay between Clearwater and St Pete. The Gulf of Mexico and private white sand beach is right out your door. Wade out to the shallow sand bar to explore for shells and sand dollars or walk across the street to watch the yachts go by and fish in the bay. Old Timers call this part of the island "The Narrows" where the sand is just wide enough for a single row of homes. The large home and carriage house are now converted into 6 Gulf front suites featuring full kitchens, pillow top beds, and fantastic views. Awarded one of the highest scores on the beach by Superior Small Lodging. Kids love an old place surrounded by water. We are small and personable. We hope to see you soon ! ... more   less 
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