Guest Reviews

Amazing Family Vacation


We just returned from our week king vacation at this awesome home. Our family ranged in ages from infant through 79 and there was plenty of room to both spend time with each other as well as get peace and quiet as needed. The home was fully equipped to cook full blown meals which is a first in my experience of renting homes. The rental process was easy - the home was beautiful and the beach - pool and weather were simply perfect. I cannot wait to stay here again - thank you so much!

- Dawn of Reading, PA US
Reviewed Nov 1, 2022



A perfect place with all the bells and whistles.


A group of senior women could not have asked for more. .. clean, clean, clean, beautifully furnished, top of the line conveniences including everything and more that you would need, fantastic view, sparkling pool, dependable elevator and a “pay it forward” which is such a wonderful idea in which we used and participated. I only wish everyone staying here will appreciate the efforts made to keep this so wonderful and will leave it with tender loving care. We certainly hope to return.

- Janet of NA, AL US
Reviewed Sep 8, 2022



Our first VRBO experience was awesome!


Where do I begin? If I could assign a 6 star rating, I would! We had a fantastically fun family vacation at this location! I don't have enough adjectives to fully describe our fun-tastic experience! The house was just as beautiful and clean in person as it was in the VRBO photos! The decor is outstanding! We had 8 adults and 5 grandchildren staying at the house. Enough beds, bathrooms, beach & bath towels, playing/relaxing space for everyone! TVs in living room and each bedroom, but who had time for watching? Lots of amenities: beach toys and chairs, wagon to take toys down to the beach, pool toys/floats, large stacked washer/dryer, kitchen stocked with lots of dishes/glasses/utensils, large refrigerator/freezer, crockpot, grill on the balcony covered deck, and a surprise pantry with an assortment of groceries left by the previous renters. The "pay it forward" bar was a hit, especially upon our arrival. Everyone enjoyed the chairs on the balconies, heated pool and hot tub, pool chairs for sunbathing, and the white soft sand on the beach right out beyond the pool. The beach was not crowded, as it is located between two public accesses, so most people stayed close to those access locations. The water sports equipment (with life vests) were a hit! Having a place outside the pool to wash off sandy feet/bodies and a bathroom close to the pool (same level) were convenient! We had not rented a car, so having the house located within walking distance of Kooky Coconut (the fun sandwich/ice cream shoppe), CVS, Welcome Center, souvenir shop, and restaurants was perfect! Alex and Liz, our hosts, answered our emails and texts so quickily while we were in the planning stages, as well as when we arrived at the property. Never having rented a VRBO before, we didn't know what to expect, and they were so helpful and patient answering all our questions! They even "ordered" us perfect weather and gorgeous sunsets for our week at the beach! ;-) We would LOVE to come back! We have soooo many memories that will last us a lifetime!

- Connie of na, AL US
Reviewed Mar 8, 2022



Thank you Sand & Sun!


This review will be short and sweet -- because who really wants to read a bunch of flowery compliments? Suffice to say we had a wonderful time even off-season, and, our experience was GREATLY enhanced by the marvelous seaside facilities we stayed in ("Tradewinds"). Normally any review has to be critical of SOMETHING in order to be taken seriously...but I genuinely cannot think of anything. The few questions or requests we had before and during our stay were immediately, professionally and usually personally addressed by Liz or Alex. So...check them out yourself and do have your family/multi-family or friends reunion or getaway with full confidence in Sand & Sun. I know WE will definitely be back!

- Doug of Menasha, WI US
Reviewed Mar 4, 2022



Beautiful vacation rental


Perfect location. Gorgeous beach and pool. House had all amenities needed, clean and ready to go. No complaints at all. Would definitely recommend as a vacation location. We had ages 1 to 65 and all items needed were provided.

- Burt of NA, AL US
Reviewed Nov 30, 2021



Amazing house on the beach!!


This house was absolute perfection! It has everything you need for a wonderful stay at the beach! It was very clean and had many amenities for our stay! It is so accommodating for everyone, children to adults. We will go back!!!! Loved EVERYTHING about Tradewinds!

- Mindy of na, AL US
Reviewed Nov 12, 2021



Amazing house on the beach!!


This house was absolute perfection! It has everything you need for a wonderful stay at the beach! It was very clean and had many amenities for our stay! It is so accommodating for everyone, children to adults. We will go back!!!! Loved EVERYTHING about Tradewinds!

- Mindy of na, AL US
Reviewed Oct 27, 2021



Amazing house on the beach!!


This house was absolute perfection! It has everything you need for a wonderful stay at the beach! It was very clean and had many amenities for our stay! It is so accommodating for everyone, children to adults. We will go back!!!! Loved EVERYTHING about Tradewinds!

- Mindy of na, AL US
Reviewed Oct 26, 2021



Family reunion


The house was large, roomy and very clean. Everything we needed to enjoy our time there was perfect. The pool and beach toys were in great shape. I would recommend this house to others. Lucia Westmoreland

- Lucia of Magnolia, TX US
Reviewed Jun 22, 2021



Tradewinds at Indian Rocks Beach


5 stars all the way! The house is beautiful and spacious! It has everything you’ll need to make your stay more comfortable including all kitchen staples.

- Debby of na, AL US
Reviewed Apr 11, 2021



Tradewinds at Indian Rocks Beach


5 stars all the way! The house is beautiful and spacious! It has everything you’ll need to make your stay more comfortable including all kitchen staples.

- Debby of na, AL US
Reviewed Apr 9, 2021



Tradewinds at Indian Rocks Beach


5 stars all the way! The house is beautiful and spacious! It has everything you’ll need to make your stay more comfortable including all kitchen staples.

- Debby of na, AL US
Reviewed Apr 9, 2021



Excellent house for a large group


We just stayed there for a week, had a wonderful vacation. Very nice house, very clean, lots of room, and excellent beach right in front of the house.

- John of Tea, SD US
Reviewed Mar 23, 2021



Great waterfront house


The house was awesome! Location, pool and beach were great. Any questions we had while we were there were answered within a timely manner. Would definitely book again!

- Brooke of na, AL US
Reviewed Jan 27, 2021



Vacation


Best place we have ever stayed. It was better than the pictures. Definitely will stay there again.

- Max of na, AL US
Reviewed Jan 13, 2021



Tradewinds Property


We booked the Tradewinds property for a group of 11 in early November. Liz and Alex were fantastic - they were quick to respond and answered all of my questions. The property is AMAZING for large groups. The house is large and well stocked with everything you may need to cook big meals. The pool is a great size and the pathway right to the ocean is an added plus. Also, the house is stocked with beach toys, chairs, and coolers! PERFECT for a fun family gathering or a group of friends!

- Jamie of na, AL US
Reviewed Dec 9, 2020



Beach perfection


Great beach house for family reunion, gathering or celebration. The kitchen has all needed amenities. The pool and spa were perfect. Our family can’t wait for our next visit.

- Ellen of Fort Wayne, IN US
Reviewed Jul 19, 2020



Best Vacation EVER


This was by far the best vacation we have had. The house is absolutely beautiful and had everything we needed and then some. I feel the owners and management go above and beyond to make sure their guests have a wonderful stay. The house is beautifully decorated and was spotless. I personally like to bring comforts of home when I go on vacation but I needed none of it in this house. I truly feel Blessed that we were able to stay in such a beautiful home. As for the beach, I found my new one. This is EXACTLY what I was looking for. I'm not a swimmer and we have a 4 1/2 year old so the beach was perfect. I hope to come back someday. Best Regards, Tina

- Scott of Vienna, VA US
Reviewed Oct 31, 2019



Tradewinds


My family of 7 adults and three children enjoyed every thing about this house It is updated and clean with all the amenities that you could desire. We cooked in but did enjoy a few restaurants. If you have time take a drive to Clearwater, it was fun to see. Our beach felt like our own. Perfect vacation.

- Shannon of Lakeside Park, KY US
Reviewed Jun 18, 2019



Best Beach House Rental Ever!


Our family of 14 with kids, grandkids and grandparents found this house amazing. Something for everyone. The house itself was fabulous and tastefully decorated. The pool, hot tub (with remote), the kitchen with enough seating for all,the best we have ever rented. The beds/pillows were so comfortable. The "pay it forward" concept for the bar was a great idea. Others left some beer, wine and liquor...we left ours too. Makes for a comfortable first night when your don't have to run to the store. The beach was great. The house came with all the beach stuff you need...surfboard, paddleboard, bogie boards, kayaks, umbrellas, chairs. Oh and for the baby...crib, high chair, even a life jacket. We will be back...we hated to leave.

- Pat of Weeki Wachee, FL US
Reviewed Aug 20, 2018