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The Laughing Lizard

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Visit frequently, sit long, talk much & laugh often.

Laughing Lizard Bed and BreakfastThe Laughing Lizard…
It’s more than just great sunsets
and waves lapping at the shore.
It’s wonderful restaurants, museums, galleries,
shops and so much fun —
even the lizards are laughing.

Come in and stay for a few nights, a week or…

The Laughing Lizard is a tin-roofed, three-story, Key Westy island home built in 2005, located in the quaint island community of Indian Rocks Beach just south of Clearwater Beach in the Tampa Bay area on Florida’s west coast. This casual residence is a contemporary throwback to the cottage-style architecture that speaks to Indian Rocks Beach’s roots.

Rooms and Rates

Choose from comfortably eclectic residential options depending upon the size of your party, space and personal comfort needs.

All rooms are creatively appointed with the perfect blend of modern comforts, island charm and warm hospitality. Each option is “self catering” allowing more freedom for you to establish your personal schedule for bed, breakfast, beach, relaxation and exploring!

For your convenience, Plumlee Vacation Rentals has been retained to respond to your reservation and information requests.  Plumlee has a team of professionals with the skills and knowledge to provide the information you need, take and confirm your reservation, and assist you before, during and after your stay.  You can contact Plumlee Vacation Rentals at 1.888.976.0523 or use the “click here for rates and availability” buttons and you will be transferred to the Plumlee site.  A live person is on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Lizard Loft

Secluded and private beach hideaway

Lizard Loft

A 900 SF two bedroom, two bath hideaway with a sunrise and night sky view from the master bedroom. Two TVs, cable TV and WIFI, washer/dryer and carport parking are included. (Max: 4 guests).

The downstairs area includes the full kitchen, great room with sitting and dining areas, bedroom with twin bed futon and desk and a full bath all under 12′ ceilings. There is also a full bed futon.

The “master bedroom” is on the third floor and has a sunrise and night sky view and private bath with tub/shower combination under vaulted ceilings. Enjoy waking up in the “tree tops!”

Island Iguana

More space, more fun that you’re ‘guana love…

Island Iguana

A 550 SF studio apartment with private entrance and porch as your perch to relax and view the world.

The apartment has a king bed and double bed futon, dining and sitting areas with flat screen TV, cable and WIFI.  A bath with large walk in shower is thoughtfully appointed.

Additional amenities include: washer/dryer, full size refrig., microwave, toaster oven, skillet, coffee maker, toaster, and dishes/tableware.

Lizard Lair

Eclectic and sophisticated beach charm

Lizard Lair

The Lizard Lair’s elegant beach cottage charm has the feeling of “home” in its 3,100 SF.  A spacious great room with full kitchen, cooking island, 8-seat dining table, game table and sitting area with flat screen TV with cable and DVD.  Twelve foot ceilings and large windows overlooking Gulf Boulevard greet you as you enter your home away from home.  Well appointed decorations and comfortable furnishings under 12 foot ceilings add to your enjoyment.

Three bedrooms, each with a private bath, cable TV, king or queen beds and vaulted ceilings provide privacy and a relaxing atmosphere for a good night’s sleep.

A private elevator, enclosed garage parking and third floor seating on the outdoor landing porch add to your convenience and enjoyment. All rooms have WIFI

Lizard Hall

A great place to relax and kick back…talk much…laugh often!

Lizard Lair great room

The comfortably appointed great room with:

  • Ample seating
  • Flat screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Game table
  • Plenty of books
  • Dining table that seats 8
  • Full kitchen
  • Front & rear entrances
  • Elevator to the garage & 3rd floor bedrooms
Lizard Lair - downstairs

Shy Salamander bedroom

Everything is black and white…and a little more sophisticated…yet still laid back.

Shy Salamander

  • Gulf of Mexico & and boulevard view
  • Private bath w/large walk-in shower & double sinks
  • Large walk-in closet
  • Flat screen TV
  • The “master” bedroom
  • King bed (Max: 2 guests)
  • Vaulted ceilings
Shy Salamander

Crimson Chameleon bedroom

Island flavor with a splash of mango for the ultimate tropical getaway.

Crimson Chameleon

  • Gulf of Mexico view
  • Private bath w/walk-in shower
  • Walk in closet
  • Flat screen TV
  • Queen bed (Max: 2 guests)
  • Vaulted ceilings
Crimson Chameleon

Galavanting Gecko bedroom

A Native American Indian travel adventure with a panoramic view of the island main street’s comings & goings.

Galavanting Gecko

  • Boulevard view from a wall of windows
  • Antique map & Indian decor
  • Private bath
  • Large closet
  • TV
  • King bed (Max: 2 guests)
  • Vaulted ceilings
Galavanting Gecko

Nautical Newt

not included, owner/manager’s suite.

Group and extended stay rates available for all rooms.
Add 13% state and local tax to all rates.


  • Impeccably pristine
  • Thoughtfully appointed
  • Full size refrigerators
  • Hi-speed wireless internet
  • Flat screen TVs and cable
  • “Lizard Library” of interesting books for casual reading
  • Private baths
  • Comfortable beds
  • Hairdryer
  • Clock radio/alarm
  • Ample parking
  • Cozy seating for reading or conversation

Reservation Info

We are looking forward to your visit.

Two ways to request a reservation:

  1. Phone: 1.888.976.0523
  2. E-mail:

All reservations subject to availability and not confirmed until you receive confirmation notification. Rates subject to change.

Advance Room Deposit: A deposit of 25% is required at the time of booking.  The remainder is due 30 days prior to arrival.

Check in: 4 pm
Check out: 10 am

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation requires 45 days notice prior to arrival for full refund (less $100 Service Fee and Travel Insurance Premium, if purchased).

Other policies

Innkeeper Info

Meet Your Host

Meet Your Host Bill Ockunzzi

Celebrating their arrival at the Great Wall of China.

Innkeeper Bill Ockunzzi, himself no novice to traveling, has literally visited EVERY STATE – spending two summers in Alaska – in addition to traveling Europe, Mexico, Canada, Central America, Asia and, most recently Argentina.  Having negotiated the corporate world, the only thing Bill “negotiates” now is whitewater rapids.  His favorite trip is a week long wilderness rafting trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho (the “river of no return”).

His recent adventures with Cindi include Barcelona, Spain and the French Riviera; Ireland; a month tour of the Scandinavian and Baltic countries (Cindi picked up her Volvo in Gothenburg, Sweden); 7 day bike/barge tour in Burgundy, France; Cairn, Sydney, Blue Mountains and Tasmania in Australia and New Zealand’s North and South Islands.  In 2013 they spent five weeks in China and Nepal and separate trips to California’s wine country and North Carolina mountains.

In 2014 Bill and Cindi spent one month in Italy with stops in Venice, Florence, Rome, Sicily, Aeolian Islands (week long boat/bike tour), Calabria and Puglia. The highlight was visiting Bill’s grandfathers boyhood home and meeting a cousin!

Bill and Cindi at the bottom of the world, Cape Horn, Chile, South America!

Bill and Cindi at the bottom of the world, Cape Horn, Chile, South America!

Cindi also has an extensive travel resume. She hitchhiked through Europe one summer while in college and has visited Costa Rica, Mexico, Canada, Greece, the old Yugoslavia, and most of the rest of Europe, Nepal and China. Cindi managed a ski club in Tampa and led trips to almost every ski area in Colorado, Whistler in British Columbia, Jackson Hole, Wyoming and more. She finished her “working” career in the construction industry as an interior designer, most recently on a high rise building on Tampa’s Harbor Island.

The next trip is a bike/barge trip on the Danube River from Passau, Germany to Budapest, Hungary with a pre-trip exploration of northern Croatia.

Bill, you can call him “Mayor Bill,” served on the Indian Rocks Beach City Commission for six years, three as Mayor. He also was an officer and served on the corporate boards of two professional firms providing engineering, architecture, environmental and planning services. He was also Executive Director of a multi county government agency in Florida.

Bill and Cindi’s residence is the Lizard Lair’s Nautical Newt room, and if they’re not on another adventure, look forward to welcoming you to the Laughing Lizard.

See the Sights

Indian Rocks Beach…So much more than sand, sea & sunsets…

Contact Us & Location Map

The Weather is Beautiful, Wish You Were Here.

2211 Gulf Blvd. • Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785