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“Perfect charm on the beach!”
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16 reviews
DIRECT BEACHFRONT
view from living, dining, kitchen & bedroom
breakfast bar as well has 2 barstools and table & chairs on deck
Beachfront bedrooom - queen bed - color TV
Great views of beach while cooking
Great room plans with beachviews
Heated beachfront pool - shared by 4 other bungalows - adjacent to MARLIN HIDEAWAY bungalow
Sunny Pool deck and chairs
Bathroom - tub/shower combo with seat
Bedroom #2  queen bed with color TV
view from bungalow and deck
Deck has dining area, lounge chairs BBQ charcoal grill
new color - repainted recently
Bungalow floorplan
Pet friendly rental!
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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Indian Shores, Florida

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Penny L
Seattle, Washington, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect charm on the beach!”
Reviewed 29 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

The Marlin Bungalow was EXACTLY what we were looking for. My husband and I have traveled the world and stayed at 5-star hotels but we also love small, cozy, unique places with tons of charm. We wanted a "vintage" cottage right on the beach, and we found it! The Marlin is one of the last vestiges of the 40's cabins that once dotted the central Florida coast. Sadly, most have been torn down to make way for large cookie-cutter condo buildings. It has rustic charm but all the amenities needed from a fully stocked kitchen (blender, coffee maker) to wifi, TV's and a washer dryer in the unit. And the location in Indian Shores made it easy to go north or south to explore. Lovely beaches, birds, listening to the waves in bed at night and PET FRIENDLY! We'll be back! Loved it!!!!!

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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KADCBR
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beach Haven”
Reviewed 9 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Unbelievable view. Great cottage, directly on the ocean with a shares pool, hammock, fire pit and beach toys.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Rosie D
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A piece of heaven”
Reviewed 26 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We loved the Marlin. It had eveything. One step to the beach, beautiful views and a pool! Even though the pool is communal we were the only ones in it. We are really disappointed it is already booked for our dates in April 2017.

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Liked best: It is right on the beach with our own access and has a pool!
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
27 Apr 2016
Thank you for your review!
Since heated beachfront pool is shared with only 3 other bungalows its often not crowded. People go to the beach or shopping so it works out quite well!
I'll see if Jan our Resv. Mgr can find another bungalow open for your dates! Thanks again!
LIZ BARRETT
Owner/Broker
Barrett Beach Bungalows & Lizard Realty
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Osison
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“A Hidden Treasure”
Reviewed 30 March 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Great place to stay. Beautiful location. Truly a hidden treasure! Easy to deal with from start to finish. Security deposit returned super fast!! Nice:)!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ruth P
Kenosha, Wisconsin
1 review
“Absolutely amazing!”
Reviewed 26 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

From reservation to checkout this was by far the best vacation I have been on in a long time! I stayed in the Mermaid which has a small private patio that looks out to the Gulf of Mexico - beautiful views and breathtaking sunsets! The owner, Liz, is very helpful suggesting many restaurants and places along the beach to visit! Very impressed that while it is "pet friendly" you would never know anyone had a dog there! The owner even has 3 and they are super friendly but never bark!!! I will definitely be back next year - thank you for a truly amazing trip!

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Liked best: The view and teh friendly staff! Listen to their directions not your GPS - they warned that Ulmerton Road can be a traffic nightmare and they were right!!!
Liked least: There is no
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Breck L
Mission, Kansas
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Perfect Venue for a Wedding”
Reviewed 21 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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person found this review helpful

This is the cutest beach house I have ever seen! Private beach access and the master bedroom has a beautiful ocean view! Full kitchen, washer/dryer and everything you could need. We had our wedding here, the owner was so cool and let us do whatever we wanted. The wedding was beautiful and very private. There is practically nobody on this beach! Don't overpay at Sand Key it is not worth it. We absolutely love this property and the owner is so nice and sweet. We will be back many more times.

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Liked best: The fenced in wrap around deck was amazing!
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Odessa
Reviewed 9 December 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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