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Sun N Fun Beachfront Vacation Rentals
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Our trip was a family trip with 6 adults and 2 kids staying in Unit 6 (Sleeps 8). The master bedroom is large and airy. The second bedroom is quite small and the bathroom needs a serious renovation with more space. The upsides of this bedroom is it's own exterior door so we could come and go without disturbing the rest of the family and it had its own tv. Sleeping porch with two twins and 2 trundles worked great with extra bed space for the kids. For a larger group, the downside of the two bed/two bath is that there is not a bathroom accessible without going through someone's bedroom. The living room/dining room is nice and spacious and enjoyed the beach feel of the furnishings and decor. The kitchen provided lots of cookware, dishes and utensils as well as microwave, toaster, refrigerator, dishwasher and stove. Laundry was also available in a small building adjacent to the house. Wi-Fi worked well. Outdoor shower/faucets and plastic bins with water at each unit's door really minimized the amount of sand tracked into the house.

The outdoor living area had lots of furniture and was a nice size for the 6 units. We loved sitting under the gazebo! Having the beach right outside the door was a major plus. Lots of things were available for common use including a grill, beach toys, chairs, and umbrellas. Parking area is nestled in between the two buildings, yet was easy to get in and out. The management was friendly, helpful and laid back.

Value for the price seemed quite reasonable. The location is fantastic. We enjoyed our trip. I would have no problem staying there again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Tampa44, Manager at Sun N Fun Beachfront Vacation Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2013

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your vacation with us. I agree .. This location is one of the finest spots on the barrier island. I also want you to know that we will continue to make improvements in each beachfront apartment. I do appreciate your comments and we look forward to your return visit.

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

This was our return trip and it was like we never been away.
Bruce is a great host and he really tries to make your vacation memorable.
This is real piece of Americana taking you back 50/60's to what it was like to live in a beach house I feel so lucky that there are houses still like this to rent.
BQ / relax in the sunset the other guests who stay there are so friendly OH! and you don't have to walk up ten fights of stairs back to your plastic condo.
I have booked it for 2014

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Tampa44, Manager at Sun N Fun Beachfront Vacation Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2013

Glad you enjoyed again. We are looking forward to seeing you next year. Take care

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

The beach was beautiful, not crowded at all, and just steps away. The common areas outside were well maintained, and we really appreciated the wide array of beach toys for the kids. The location is great, and is within walking or bicycling distance of some good restaurants. Everyone we met on our stay, including other Sun N Fun guests, was lovely. The manager was very helpful and nice also, and answered any and all questions leading up to our stay. The price was right and I felt we got a good value, although just a few updates would make it much better.

We stayed in Unit 2, which is the upstairs of the old carriage house. I wasn't expecting anything luxurious, but it was a little more rustic than I'd anticipated. The furnishings had definitely seen better days, the floor sloped visibly in a couple rooms, and the unit was pretty dirty. My husband actually scrubbed the linoleum, he was so grossed out by how it felt on his feet. The rag came up absolutely black. The beds were comfortable, but the unit is very close to the road so in the master bedroom especially you hear every single vehicle driving past. I'm a light sleeper; it didn't bother my husband or kids. There is also a streetlight that lights up the master bedroom all night. Again, it didn't bother my husband but I had to go buy a sleep mask. It would be a very good idea to put blackout curtains in the bedrooms.

We probably would have had a nicer stay at one of the units in the main house, but really Unit 2 could be easily improved upon with better cleaning, some updates to the furnishings, and blackout curtains. We really enjoyed the area and will definitely be back, although maybe not at Sun N Fun.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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beachfront1, Manager at Sun N Fun Beachfront Vacation Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2013

I was a pleasure meeting you and I am so sorry that your stay with us was less than satisfactory.
We continue to make necessary maintenance improvements but It appears that we definitely failed when it comes to housekeeping.
My staff and I reviewed your comments and have taken appropriate action to resolve each issue in the apartment you occupied. In addition, we are re-evaluating our inspection processes to ensure these types of issues do not occur in the future.
Again, we are terribly sorry that your first experience with us was not as good as expected. I invite you to give us another try.
We greatly appreciate your feedback, as it helps us to improve and provide a better experience.
Thanks again
Bruce

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

Sun n Fun was just the best! Bruce was the friendliest and most helpful host ever and the staff were right there with smiles, too...everything we needed was right there...including the beautiful beach, just steps away. We really felt like we were home. Thanks Sun n Fun (and Bruce!).

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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beachfront1, Manager at Sun N Fun Beachfront Vacation Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2013

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us....you know it was our pleasure having you ! Look forward to your return. thanks again Bruce

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

we had a great time, bruce is a great host,, as his web site states , find your keys on the table! then leave them on the table on your way out , IS THE WAY IT IS HERE.. NO PRESURE , IT'S ALL SELF SERVICE. no need for room service, ELAVATORS,NO NEED TO WEAR A TIE HERE. JUST SHORTS , U CAN COUNT TO 30 AND YOUR IN THE WATER.. book this place early , , enjoy your stay.. from ah maine nah !

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tampa44, Manager at Sun N Fun Beachfront Vacation Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2013

I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for the feedback! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Maine is still pretty cold ....so maybe we'll see you sooner then later.

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

We got away for 4 days and had the most relaxing time possible. Beautiful view, alot of seashells, sea birds. Quiet, peaceful, everything we have been looking for in a vacation.
Local seafood restaurants served good food. We couldn't have had a better time.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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beachfront1, Manager at Sun N Fun Beachfront Vacation Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2013

It was a pleasure having you as our guest. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks Bruce

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

We just got back from a long weekend here and we cannot wait to get back. We stayed in Unit 4 which faces the beach. It was wonderful being able to lie in bed and see and hear the beach right outside our window. And when we were ready it was just steps to the beach. A great spot to relax and recharge.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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beachfront1, Manager at Sun N Fun Beachfront Vacation Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2013

Thanks, we enjoyed your visit as well. Bruce

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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: $118 - $388 (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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