Welcome to the Sweet Monroe Retreat. We are located along the western shore of Florida, located on the Gulf of Mexico and within thirty minutes of the Tampa International Airport.
A vacation vision awaits you here at this fabulous beach Inn located at Indian Rocks Beach. We offer the quiet rustic, relaxing, cottage home lifestyle just steps away from the beach. You can bask in the sunshine, take a relaxing dip, stroll the beach in the fading glow of a romantic Florida Gulf Coast sunset.
Unit number 1 and unit number 3 has it's own customized tasteful decor that creates a special character of its own. At the Sweet Monroe Retreat you will find a gracious past preserved at a home where modern conveniences have been carefully blended with century-old charm. We offer unique amenities that will enhance your ideal vacation (pet friendly, hot tub etc.). The following unit is available:
3 UNITS total at the same house: All units are 1 bedroom, 1 bath units with full kitchens and living area: Only unit 1 AND unit 3 are available... Below is a description....
The cozy ground floor level unit which has a garden sitting area which captures the essence of the Sweet Monroe Retreat.
The bedroom features a queen suite with a full bath and a door
opening to your side entrance that brings you to our fully remodeled rear courtyard. The backyard is fully equipped with lounge chairs, table and dining area and even a cool HOT TUB for entertaining yourselves or your day guests. There is also a full size gas grill for barbequing.
The suite also includes a full living/kitchen area that is stocked up with all of your flatware and cutlery needs. The living area and dining table compliments the area that has all been fully remodeled. This unit is fully equipped with tvs/dvd/cable and wireless Internet.
Your sunset dining atmosphere will be enhanced with barbeque grills and tiki torches bringing the island atmosphere right to your soul.
Your privacy is provided by solid PVC fencing around the entire property that is lighted at night for both safety and ambiance. The front porch and rear courtyard provide casual nighttime relaxation areas.
This beach house property has only three units at this location providing a charming inn like atmosphere. Your best vacation ever awaits you. Don't delay, reserve today!
I can't say enough about Sweet Monroe Retreat. My husband & I just love the place.. It's very clean & couldn't ask for a better host then Diana. We are here for 3 month's & never want to leave. Steps away from the beach, great backyard with a fantastic hot tub. I would recommend this place to everyone!!! It's our home away from home.
Posted by: Steve & Deb
Loved our stay at Sweet Monroe Retreat,,,, Super nice owner that makes one feel at home and the Beach is AWESOME !!!!!!!
Posted by: Carolyn and Johnny
The best place I have stayed in. Owner is awsome. Everything you need is there and if not she will do her best to get it. We have been her 2 years in a row Wouldn;t think of going anywhere else. 100% better than a hotel. Clean friendly and private. Best location away from the crowds. Short drive to clearwater beach. You know we will be back. Thanks Diana for all you do for us.
Posted by: betsy
I can't begin to say enough good things about Sweet Monroe Retreat. The place is absolutely beautiful and well kept and clean. I had everything I needed already here fully furnished from kitchen items to linen and towels. It's located right across the street from the beach. All I had to do was load up the beach buggy that was provided and push it across the street. Everything needed for the beach was provided also. It's close to restaurants, grocery & drug stores, and some nightlife. The owner is great and always willing to help out forget anything you need. I worked night and slept during the day and it was very quiet here during the day. I stayed here for 3 months while working in the area and I did not want to leave I absolutely loved it here!
Posted by: Rhonda K
I am returning from a very relaxing vacation in Indian Rocks, FL.,April 20th thru April 27th. I stayed in a beautiful cottage on the Gulf, Sweet Monroe Retreat. The cleanest place I have stayed ever, and I visit this area frequently. Very well equipped with all new appliances. The bed was new and comfortable. The owner, Diana was always there if you needed anything and would go out of her way to make sure you have all you need. Washer and Dryer also which is great. Nice patio with grill and relaxing place to be if one doesn't want to go out to eat. I would recommend this for a comfortable cottage in one of my favorite vacation places...Indian Rocks, FL.
Thank You Diana
Posted by: Bettye Crabtree Hill
Arrived n dec 21st 2013, Diane was waiting to greet us. I just love her personality. She is very informative on the area. Anything you may need she will get . We are here for 3 weeks. And already I will be back. So private. We brought our dog and the yard is perfect for him. The kitchen is well equiped for thoses nights yuo stay in. Your close to clearwater beach, shops, resturants. The trolley stops right next door. The bed is comfortable. The place is just awsome.Why stay at a hotel when you can have alot more. There is a beach access right across the street. Diane is overall exceptional. Thank you Diane for making this happen. Betsy
Posted by: Betsy
Thank you everyone for your wonderful reviews. Deb our retreat is called Sweet Monroe Retreat but I know what you meant :) thank you.
Posted by: Diana
Wonderful and memorable family time! Sweet magnolia was perfect for all of us. Beautifully updated with lots of attention to the details. Diana accommodated all of us in our every need. The back yard was perfect for my family and friends and we had a great time cooking on the grill. Right across the street from the white sands of the Gulf of Mexico. We walked on the beach each morning and every evening. The units were even stocked with beach chairs, towels and beach toys. Sweet Magnolia is located in the heart of Indian Rocks Beach and is within walking distance to restaurants and shops. Looking forward to booking our next vacation at Sweet Magnolia, definitely a five star experience.
Posted by: Deb
My husband and I stayed here twice in the past year. The benefits and amenities are priceless . If you have the opportunity to stay, do it. Both units we stayed in gave us the sense of staying in your own home and transported right to the beach. The old world luxury takes you to a place where family comfort is foremost. We found everything we needed right down to cooking seasonings in the cupboards. We barely moved our car over the the entire time we were there. We cooked at home (well, there I mean) and walked on the beaches every night. It was difficult to leave and go back to our real home.
The yard/back and front were well cared for and we enjoyed every bit of of it. We even invited several friends during the two trips to spend the night with us. Sweet Monroe is absolutely accommodating to friends and family being in one place without the crowds of a hotel. 5 stars all the way!!!
Posted by: Maria