The Laughing Lizard – FOR SALE

Indian Rocks Beach, FL Bed and Breakfast

$170 - $220 Website Check Availability
  • Innkeeper: Bill Ockunzzi
  • Rooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5
2211 Gulf Boulevard
Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785

The Laughing Lizard property and business is For Sale! Located at 2211 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, Florida (400 feet from the beach) this multi family mixed use 5000 SF building with 4500 SF of air conditioned space is ideal for a variety of business and residential purposes.

Three distinct units make up the property including:

  • 550 SF studio which can be used for residential or office uses
  • 900 SF 2 BR 2 Bath apartment
  • 3,100 SF 4 BR 4 Bath primary residence

Eight on site parking spaces, 2 in an oversized garage, 2 carport spaces, 3 outside spaces and 1 handicapped space provide ample parking.

When operated as a bed and breakfast the 4 BR primary residence and studio constituted the 5 guest rooms and the owner manager resided in the 2 BR 2 Bath apartment. The units have also been rented seasonally (short term vacation rentals) and annually in addition to the B&B operation. Currently the studio and 2 BR apartment are rented annually to a Realtor and full time resident, respectively, with the owner residing in the 4 BR primary residence. Truly a “mixed use” “multi family” property for the Tampa/Clearwater/St. Petersburg area.

The Cash on Cash Return table illustrates the potential financial rewards of operating the beach property at 2211 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, Fl; AKA the Laughing Lizard, under various operating scenarios. These scenarios attest to the flexibility of the property without the need for structural alterations. The B&B scenarios assume owner occupancy of the 2BR 2 Bath apartment.

After nine years as successful Innkeepers Bill and Cindi have decided to afford themselves even more time to pursue their passions: travel, skiing and hiking and grandchildren!

Innkeeping is a wonderful and profitable experience from economic, personal enrichment and health perspectives. Bill often says “having something positive to do each morning is a godsend for good mental and physical health.”

Innkeeping provides an outlet opportunity for a little of everything: creative energy, social interaction, productivity, sense of accomplishment and income. Income and cash flow to supplement retirement, provide investment or primary income, build equity and provide cash to fund the fun stuff.

Bill and Cindi’s role in operating the Laughing Lizard was handling the “front of the house” and management and administration. This entailed guest contact and interaction, handling breakfast and wine tasting and setting in motion all the “back office” functions that round out the persona and appearance of the Laughing Lizard. The “back office” functions included cleaning and maintenance, business accounting, advertising, etc. that were accomplished by part time contract employees and professional services or business entities. If you’re interested have a conversation with Bill or Cindi and explore the art or making innkeeping look and be easy.

Contact us at 727.595.7006 or for more information. Proof of funds or mortgage commitment may be required. We look forward to hearing from you.


  • Air Conditioner
  • Cable Television
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Driers
  • Private Bath
  • Wi-Fi


  • Children Under 17 Welcome
  • Open All Year
  • Smoking Permitted On Grounds


  • Beach Chairs
  • Evening Wine
  • Hors D'oeuvres
  • Off-Street Parking
  • Porch / Deck / Patio
  • Snacks / Beverages
  • Breakfast Included in Room Price
  • Payment Types Accepted: All Major Credit Cards
  • Deposit: Guests are charged for one night upon confirmation of reservation.
  • Check In: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • Cancelation: Please visit our website or contact us for detailed information about our cancellation policy.