Ellen Schwandt
Ellen "Elle" Schwandt


The Seaside
Real Estate Store
1101 Gulf Blvd.
Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785

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Open House

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Click on the Underlined phrase above for information on

my Open House at this beautiful Waterfront residence!

Clearwater Beach

Don’t miss my new listing on Clearwater Beach!  Harborview Grand, Unit 502. 3 Bedroom,

1800+ square feet, expansive ICW views from the large balcony.  This is one of the few

Seven-day rental buildings on Clearwater Beach so let your home pay for itself when you can’t be here!

See photos and details under the LISTINGS Tab.


Need Furniture?

Need some furniture pieces?  My clients have too much to fit in their new place.

Send me a message and I will put you in touch with them.  Some very nice

things are available


Turtle Update

Yes!!!!!  Finally!!! I’ve been hoping to see a hatching since 1999 but was never

at the right nest on the right night —UNTIL THURSDAY!!!  I saw everything

from the initial depression in the sand that indicates the eggs have collapsed

to a stream of 53 little loggerheads pouring out of the opening, to their frantic

crawl to the Gulf.  It was amazing! 

Turtle Hatching


For 13 years, I have NEVER been at the right nest at the right time to see the sea turtles hatch.  This nest, located

on North Redington Beach, was laid 59 days ago.  Typical hatch range is 50 -60 days.  I have sat there every night

since Friday, from 9pm-12:30am and no babies yet.  I am hoping tonight is the night – I am missing too much sleep!!!


WP_000702 WP_000697WP_000702You have to love summer at the beach – look at these great sand sculptures!

Tides Beach Club

WP_000693This is one reason why the Tides Beach Club, North Redington Beach, is one of my favorite communities.  Their commitment to

maintenance is amazing.  No waiting until “it needs it” for cleaning and upkeeping – buildings, landscape, pools, clubhouse, and

common areas.  Several units available for sale, both two or three bedroom – don’t miss your chance to own in this great community.

July 4th

Happy 4th of July !  Yes, we are off to a soggy afternoon on July 3rd, but hopefully things will clear up

tomorrow for a beautiful beach day and night time Fireworks!  Wouldn’t it be more fun to watch those fireworks

from your condo balcony after a fun day of sun and surf?  There are some great listings in various price ranges

available so lets make an appointment to make Beach Life a reality for you.

Indiana Connection

So far this year, I think I have met the most people from Indiana, with Pennsylvania a close second.  How ironic, as

years ago, I owned AJ’s Sports bar and Grill in Largo and we hosted one of the largest groups of Indiana Basketball fans

outside of Indiana!  If you don’t remember that, ask a few friends or relatives that have vacationed here, and I bet you won’t go

far before you find someone who watched IU Basketball at AJ’s. Lets keep the Indiana connection going – I want to be the

realtor you trust with your dream of Beach Life.  Call, text, or email me – tell me what you envision and I will get

to work finding the perfect Florida residence for you.  I look forward to fulfilling your dream of Florida Beach Life!

It is time to Buy!

The Real Estate market is on the upswing as indicated by this article, published today, by the Tampa Bay Times.

Yes, prices are beginning to rise but there are values to be found.  Consider an income producing unit, or a two bedroom

that you can upgrade to larger when you spend more time here.  I will find you the perfect residence to fulfill your

dream of beach life. 


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