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Pool Renovation is Complete!!
December 07, 2019

Pool Renovation is Complete!!

Just a quick note to let everyone know that the pool resurfacing is complete. It's been a little chilly - by Florida standards - so it will take a few days for the water to get heated up but you are able to catch some sunshine around the pool again. (Sorry - photo isn't a new one yet...coming soon)   Thanks to all those guests who patiently endured the process. We are always grateful! ...

Sneak Peek
February 05, 2018

Sneak Peek

Who would have thought taking photos of a hotel room would be such a challenge? Because...well...mirrors! Anyway, here is a little preview of what we have in store for the transformation. The two rooms started are really "Test Rooms" so they won't be carbon copies of other rooms to come but we think you will get the idea. Please share your thoughts and ideas. The more days we spend here, the more we realize what a wonderful community has been established over the years.   ...

Special Announcement - Pool Renovations
November 14, 2019

Special Announcement - Pool Renovations

We are at it again. Progress doesn't come easy. Try as we might, some things are hard not to notice. In this case, you can't miss that we are resurfacing the pool. WHAT IS HAPPENING The pool has been drained and the old surface is being stripped away. (This is the worst part.) It is noisy and is expected to take no more than 2-3 days. Next up: (Week of 11/18) New surfacing and new tile will be installed as quickly as possible Final Step: Refilling the pool and getting...

October 2019
October 23, 2019

October 2019

We continue to make progress on the renovations. Most of the first floor rooms are complete and we have started the fifth room upstairs. We are a bit like the sea turtle (North Redington Beach's mascot)...slow and steady. Which room will be your new favorite? Here are a few photos of the latest completions.                                    ...

Fall at the Beach
October 20, 2019

Fall at the Beach

Well, unfortunately the storm put a little damper on Day 1 of the annual seafood fest at John's Pass but they had some clearing by late Saturday. The weather looks good moving forward.   Many of you on Facebook saw the photo of the sun glistening like diamonds on the Gulf. Here is a reprise for those that didn't.   There really isn't anything like the beach to find some "me" time and get busy relaxing.    Next Up - King of The Beach Fish...

Island House Honors Veterans
November 29, 2019

Island House Honors Veterans

Did you know The Island House offers a discount to all with active and veteran military service ID? Many of you know that each renovated room has a little bit different flavor. Here are some pictures of our most recently completed room. We always love to hear your thoughts - Let us know in the comments. ...

July 2019 Happenings
June 17, 2019

July 2019 Happenings

Hi everyone in website land. It's been a while since we added an update. Be sure to tune into the Facebook page once in a while for the quick posts.  Let's see...what is new? If you were here while the outdoor construction was going on (March & April mostly) the deck has finally been completed. The orange construction fencing is finally gone (Yippee!) and the Tiki bar grill and grill gazebo have been installed. These are fantastic for those quick spurts of rain which p...

Unofficial start of summer updates
May 27, 2019

Unofficial start of summer updates

We can't believe how quickly the time passes. It feels as though we were just in the heart of the winter/spring season and summer is already here.   We are looking forward to seeing familiar faces that we haven't seen since this time last year and meeting new ones too.   Here is a photo of one of our new friends.   What are we working on now?   In these early weeks of summer we have started on another room - so we can add another remodeled King...

You're seat is waiting
April 06, 2018

You're seat is waiting

We've added a splash of color and a seating area to the Breezeway. So far we have seen people use the area to... Relax and read a book in the shade Sip a glass of wine with a friend Relax awaiting check-in  Enjoy their morning coffee How will you use it? ...

A little before and after
March 25, 2018

A little before and after

    For those of you checking in on our progress...   It's still high season and we are full of the most wonderful guests anyone could ever ask for. So when the rooms are full inside, we work a little on the outside. Here is a preview of the latest fixings going on. Above is a before shot   and here is a small preview of the "After" in progress.   We hope you are as excited as we are to see how it all turns out.  ...

Another Delivery
March 25, 2018

Another Delivery

We got another delivery! Not every room has a new bed yet but almost. We will continue to keep you updated. We are working to truly provide the R & R for your getaway.  ...

Woo Hoo - Special Delivery
February 25, 2018

Woo Hoo - Special Delivery

Will you be one of the lucky ones who gets a room with the new beds? We haven't replaced all of the rooms with new beds yet...about 1/2. Besides the 3 new King beds, we have added over a dozen brand new Queen sized beds. There will be another shipment soon. From truck to rooms within a day. Everyday there is a new surprise as we continue to update. We know getting a good nights rest is a priority.  ...

Fan Favorites
February 04, 2018

Fan Favorites

Here is a short list of some of our fan favorites for close by eateries...   THE CONCH REPUBLIC The Conch Republic is in walking distance for most and offers a varied menu for all tastes. Most guests choose to stop in at least once or twice depending on the length of their stay. Eat inside, outside or at the large bar.  THE FROG POND Another favorite in walking distance. Open only for breakfast and lunch (closes at 2:30) but well worth a stop. Large delicious portions ...

Slipping into something new
December 05, 2017

Slipping into something new

Hello from the Island House. Some of you will be seeing this small vacation hotel for the first time. Yet there are many that have been enjoying its charms for more than a decade. In fact, I've met some folks who can say nearly 3 decades. I understand! I have fallen under its spell as well. Some of the charm, however, is getting a bit rusty. We would like to invite you all on a virtual journey...a little journey of transformation. It's time for the Island House to get a make-over. In the...

Want to be a Blog Writer?
December 05, 2017

Want to be a Blog Writer?

They say adding writers is a great way to bring more fresh and diverse content to your blog.      So, if you would like to become a contributor - just ask. We are always looking for tips on great eats, places to go and varied opinions.  You know what they say, content is king so bringing more contributing voices to the topic at hand is an effective way of turning this blog into a thriving online community. ...

Marvelous May
May 11, 2019

Marvelous May

Now that awful April is over...we are on to marvelous May. April was a bit messy and a bit noisy but, as usual, our guests were absolutely amazing. Everyone was very gracious and understanding as we continued our transformation.   We took a little break ourselves to enjoy the sunset.   We are not done with the final touches but we have made incredible progress. Here is a little before and after     Out with the old     In with the new ...

2-4-6-8 Who do we appreciate?
April 20, 2019

2-4-6-8 Who do we appreciate?

Share a little Love & Gratitude   After the winter most of the country saw this year...March and April have been extremely busy all along our Gulf shores.   Add to that the outdoor work that is underway here at The Island House and you can be sure that the entire staff has been working harder than ever.   As many of you know, the staff plays a huge role in your overall experience when staying with us.   We are hoping to remind everyone just how important they. &n...

April Progress Report
April 13, 2019

April Progress Report

Good News. It doesn't look like this anymore   First things first...we have to extend our deep appreciation to the guests who have lived through some of the worst of this months outdoor renovations. Your patience, understanding and even excitement have meant so very much.   So where are we now... today is Friday April 12, 2019. At the moment all is quiet. Guests are swimming in the pool and sitting the breezeway. Island House life is getting a little bit back to normal.  ...

Visiting in April 2019?? Please Read...
March 21, 2019

Visiting in April 2019?? Please Read...

If you are visiting us in April you should receive an email alerting you that we will be making some outdoor improvements.   SO WHAT ARE WE DOING?   We have already torn up the old deck in the BBQ area and yes...the lovely fountain is gone.   If you have been here before you know that the deck is an overdue project. But why the fountain? Two reasons...it had a leak which was near impossible to fix and we will be making room for an expanded deck area. We are excited to see th...

History Project
March 09, 2019

History Project

Our Classic Island House Room   Anyone who has ever stayed at The Island House prior to renovations are familiar with the iconic wall murals that were in every room. They are special. Not only because they were beautifully done but because they have been a part of the Island House experience for as long as anyone can remember.   But the story gets better...   Guest legend tells us a little more about how they came to be. Apparently a gentleman, a little down on h...

Website Users Only
December 30, 2018

Website Users Only

  The Deluxe Studio Efficiency     As we go through the renovation process, there are some rooms which aren't listed on the booking sites just yet. You can book them through the website or by calling us directly.     Below are some photos of our newest room type that can only be accessed directly         Larger Kitchens   Tropical Luxury   There are also 2 King Rooms- available ...

Let us know your favorites
October 10, 2018

Let us know your favorites

We have been making more progress since my last blog. Below you will find some photos showing off a few of the latest rooms.    For those you following us on Facebook, who would rather be surprised when you arrive, you should stop reading now.   For those of you who are too curious to wait, this post is our compromise. Every room is a little different and seems to have a personality of its own. We would love your initial impressions. Do you have a favorite? Although we aren&...

Direct Booking Now Available
November 29, 2019

Direct Booking Now Available

We are excited to announce that direct booking is now available on our website. Check out the rooms and availability page.  Hint...assignment is still random for a remodeled room with the exception of 30 or 35. It is still best to call us at 727-392-2241 if you have a special request.  Please let us know if you find the system user friendly or not.  Hope to see you soon. ...

A Guest Shout Out
June 28, 2018

A Guest Shout Out

It's always fun to show pictures of improvements but more and more, I am finding that the true charm of The Island House really comes down to the people. We have guests from near (sometimes within a mile) and far (as far as Poland, The Netherlands, Germany, Russia, and more).  One of the most common things I hear myself muttering throughout the day is..."We have the best guests in the world".  Whether it's their first time here or they are guests who have invested y...

One by One - June 2018 Update
June 29, 2018

One by One - June 2018 Update

Here are a few shots of our newest completions. 1 more should be done by the end of the month (July 2018). It's a slow process but we keep plugging along. There are now 4 remodeled rooms plus the almost completed one. 2 are kings, the other 3 have 2 beds. It's all about balance, right?   More good news...   We only have a few rooms that still need new beds. I hear rumor those will be arriving early next month.  The updated internet is slated for mid-July. Keeping fin...

First Annual St.Patrick's Day Pool Party
May 20, 2018

First Annual St.Patrick's Day Pool Party

What a day! We absolutely have the best guests on the beach.    A big thank you to Gulf Drive for their performance around the pool. The variety of music brought just the right festive atmosphere to the event.    We were fortunate to have a day full of sunshine, a delicious spread of traditional corned beef and cabbage, and mixing and mingling of staff and guests that kept the smiles and laughter going all day. There is no doubt the second annual is already on our minds.&...

The transformation continues
November 28, 2019

The transformation continues

Hi All,     I thought it was about time to share some of the progress. We thought it best to complete the exterior painting before we had to battle the humidity. We've pained and repainted some areas deciding what works and what doesn't along the way. Many of you have provided much-appreciated feedback and may see your suggestions were implemented.    Here are a few photos from a recent peaceful evening.       It's difficult to see the...

Opinions wanted
April 07, 2018

Opinions wanted

So, there is an ongoing dispute over which colors to use on the columns. The photos below show the current combination. At the bottom - you will see two different column versions. We would love to hear your comments/votes.  The new vision...   Remember - we would love to know your thoughts. All you have to do is comment on the letter A or the letter B below.          Choice A     Choice B   ...

The New Website is Ready!...Finally
March 13, 2021

The New Website is Ready!...Finally

Hi everyone. Many of you know the website has been under reconstruction for some time. We are so happy to let you know that the website, with full booking capabilities, is finally up and running. We worked hard to have it 100% ready. Still, it's always possible for glitches to arise. Please let us know if you experience any issues.   We have missed our blog page! We look forward to creating new blogs and keeping you up to date with Island House happenings. Don't forget to like ...

Frequently Asked Questions
March 13, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

        We hope this answers most of your questions. Never hesitate to call if there is something else you are curious about or need to know (727) 392-2241.   LOCATION   Q: Are you located on the beach? A: No. We are located across the street from the beach. There is a lighted crosswalk directly in front of our parking lot, which leads to the public beach access (approximately 500 feet).   Q: How close are you to downtown St. Pete? Clearwater? A...