Beachfront Cottages at Beautiful Sandy Shores - Gulf Cottage


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THE PATIO and THE GARDEN has been in the Hall family for over 60 years, and is currently owned and operated by Myrtle Hall. Myrtle is German-born and moved to Indian Rocks Beach in 2000 when she married her late husband, Ned. Ned’s grandmother bought the Indian Rocks Beach property in 1946. Ned's father George Hall built the first, two-story building in 1952. The one-story Gulf Cottage followed in 1972. Ned's family lived here in the winter, and spent the summer in Ithaca, NY, where his father was the Golf Coach at Cornell University for over 40 years. Ned followed in his footsteps as a PGA Teaching Professional for over 25 years. He was teaching at the Clearwater Golf Club located in Clearwater, Florida when Myrtle, in Florida on holiday from Germany, met him in 1998. Myrtle and Ned, of course, had their wedding right in front of beautiful Sandy Shores!
Like Ned, Myrtle fell in love with this beautiful property and its rich family history. Ned and Myrtle started to rent out their cottages in 2005 after a complete beautification and enjoyed every minute of sharing this lovely property with their guests. Myrtle carries on the Hall family tradition of hospitality at Sandy Shores and adds her special brand of German warmth. Her attention to detail and cleanliness makes Sandy Shores a unique and charming retreat.

Surf, sand and sun, coupled with quiet solitude, magnificent sunsets, and the shade of the Australian Pines make this the perfect getaway spot. You will enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in the world - perfect for a morning stroll or an afternoon shelling expedition, as well as beautiful-maintained accommodations. Sandy Shores is a slice of Old Florida at it's very finest.

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Calendar Last updated May 23, 2022
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The feel of what Florida used to be:)

The cottage was quaint, cozy and super clean. The gardens, patios and all the grounds are just beautiful. Just a short walk over the dunes to the ocean. I will be back again and again. This is my favorite area of Indian Rocks beach. Myrtle and her side kick Abbie were very accommodating!

Visited on "July - 2017

Quaint cottage right on the beach

The cottage is located steps from the beach and Mrytle supplies everything you need from beach towels, beach chairs, shade umbrellas, beach toys, etc. The cottage is well maintained and there are several restaurants and stores in walking distance. We had a rental car and explored the local area (went parasailing at John's Pass, kayaking at Shell Key island, walked Pier 60 at Clearwater Beach, etc.) but if you are only wanting to relax at the beach you could walk to everything you need without a car.

Visited on "June - 2017

Beautiful and well maintained.

This was mine and my significant others third stay at Sandy Shores (if that tells you anything). We always come back and it only gets better each time.

Visited on "May - 2017

Quiet oasis by the beach!

My wife and I were looking for a quiet area of beach on the Gulf Coast. It met all of our wish list! Cottage was excellent and Myrtl was on site to help with everything. We will gladly come back again! Thanks, Don & Pam

Visited on "May - 2017

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