Beach Cottage w/Pool Serene setting


6 guests

3 rooms

4 beds

2 baths


6 guests

3 rooms

4 beds

2 baths

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About this listing

Just a few flip flop clicks from N Clearwater Beach beautiful sugar white sands. Safe, secluded,quiet residential neighborhood. This charming Cottage has a welcoming backyard with lagoon style pool, spa & lush tropical landscaping.


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Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: $140
Security Deposit: $1250
Weekly Discount: 17%

Description

The space

3 Bedrooms 2 bathrooms

This lovely beach cottage is located only a few flip flop clicks from the sugary white sands of beautiful North Clearwater Beach. "Best Beach in Florida" 2013 by USA today.

Located in a safe, secluded quite residential neighborhood, this Charming Cottage House has a welcoming backyard with lagoon style salt chlorinated pool (soft water, no chemicals!) with Spa and lush tropical landscaping. There is an outdoor shower for de-sanding after the beach, Large propane grill and utensils for cooking out, large Teak table, lounge chairs & Adirondack chairs. For the beach there are a variety of beach chairs, towels, and umbrella as well as large rolling cooler and 1 gallon beverage thermos.

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This is NOT an appropriate house for large gatherings, loud groups, late night or frequent coming and goings. 2 Car MAXimum at all times & ONLY registered guests are permitted to access the property. Front & side property 24/7 Video survelliance.
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Pool and Spa may be heated for additional costs (see house manual). Heating time & costs vary depending on air temperature & desired water temperature. Average cost to heat pool to 78F during winter months $225/wk. During the winter months pool may take 1-2 days to heat (let me know one week ahead if you would like to have pool warm when you arrive). Spa takes 20-45 minutes to heat. Average cost to heat spa $4 per hour.

The house has a great room with wood beam ceiling, terracotta flooring, wood burning fireplace, suede sofas, reclining love seat and cozy window seat off the dining area. There is a very nice feel to the home. Inviting and comfortable. The kind of place you want to stay a while.

The master BEDROOM has a temperpedic king size bed, guest (front) bedroom has queen size bed (firm), the back bedroom has a queen Simmon's beauty rest bed, and living room has a queen size sleeper sofa. Inflatible queen mattress and pack and play can be provided as well.

There is a fully equipped KITCHEN with microwave, Gemini double oven (1/2 size oven and full size oven), dish washer, coffee maker, coffee grinder, blender, toaster, blender, hand mixer, crockpot, food processor, hot air popcorn machine, fondue pot, etc. Reverse osmosis water- no need for plastic water bottles! Refrigerator has ice maker from filtered water.

Main BATHROOM has a jacuzzi tub with shower (BIG step up). Second bathroom has shower only (easy access).

Keyless entry system. Key in lock box for emergencies.

5G Wi-Fi
Telephone (Calls to Mexico and Canada ok)

No smoking

AC is locked to lower limit of 70F/ 21.11C
Heat is locked to a maximum high of 78F/25.55

Cellular coverage in the beach area is poor for some providers. Check with your carrier for coverage if this is an issue for your accommodation choice.

Quiet, Peaceful Residential section of North Clearwater Beach & guests staying here are expected to help keep it that way :-)

No need for a car if you plan to spend your time at the beach. It's only a 15 minute walk south to trendy shops and restaurants. 20 minute walk to Pier 60 with its nightly street performers and weekend free movies in the park. There is a beach TROLLEY stop two blocks from house that will take you to Pier 60, downtown Clearwater (where there is main bus terminal), south down the gulf beaches, Dunedin (Fri - Sun), or island estates (where Winter resides at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium).

Guest access

Access backyard through the north side yard (right side as you are looking at the house from the street). The south gate/left side entry is private as is the garage. Reserved for owners exclusive use.

Interaction with guests

I leave that up to the guests! I will give those who want their alone time their privacy and for those who'd like to socialize, my available time.

The neighborhood

Quiet, Peaceful Residential section of North Clearwater Beach

Getting around

Nearby Public Transportation:
Beach trolley (two streets over - 2-3 minute walk)
Bus station - downtown Clearwater (can take the trolley there)
Enterprise Rental Car - downtown Clearwater (can take the trolley within a few blocks)
Private transportation services provided by many of the local restaurants & bars (Don't even think about drinking & driving - heavy enforcement on the beach).

Spring Break:
Traffic is heavy. Best to avoid coming & going to the beach between 10am and 2 pm, The two hours before sunset & 1 hour after (check internet for times). Alternative route to Gulf to Bay/SR60 is to head east via East Bay/West Bay Drive cross over the Bellair Beach Causeway & head north (make right) on Gulf Blvd. coming over the Sand Key bridge to Clearwater Beach.

Other things to note

SEE HOUSE MANUAL section on Airbnb for the house's particulars and the GUIDEBOOK Section on Airbnb for transportation, hair dresser, post office, etc. contact information, locations, and directions.

Nearby Attractions (no car necessary within walking distance or trolley ride):
Pier 60 - fishing, street performers, free outdoor movies (fri & sat)
Clearwater Marine Aquarium (home of our famous dolphin "Winter)
Clearwater Sailing Center
Caladesi Island
Captain Memo's Pirate Cruise
Numerous shops & restaurants

Other attractions nearby (requires transportation):
Busch Gardens, Tampa 37.11 miles
Ybor City (Historic Latin Quarter), Tampa 29 miles
The Florida Aquarium, Tampa 26 miles
Big Cat Rescue, Tampa 24 Miles
Sponge Docks/Greek experience, Tarpon Springs 22miles
Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg 24 miles
Chihuly Collection, St. Petersburg 22 miles
Walt Disney World, Kissimmee 98.57 miles

Nearby Restaurants (no car necessary within walking distance or trolley ride):
Frenchy's Rockaway (on the sand, live bands)
The Palm Pavillion (on the sand, live bands)
Cooters, Hooters, Crabby Bill's
Toucan's - Sports Bar & restaurant
The Lobster Pot (Fine Dining)
Forlini's Italian (Fine Dining)
Bob Heilman's Beachcomber (Fine Dining)
Bobby's BIstro (California Cuisine)
...and more

Bars/Night life:
Tucan's, Frenchy's Rockaway, The Palm Pavillion, The Brown Boxer, Sheppard's, the Shipwreck

Professional Sporting events:
Tampa Bay Lightening
Tampa Bay Bucaneers
Tampa Bay Rays
Clearwater Threshers

See the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce's site, St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, and Orlando Chamber of Commerce sites for more information about the area & it's attractions.


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with keypad

• No parties or events
• Not suitable for pets
• No smoking
• Check-in time is 4PM.
• No parties or events
• Not suitable for pets
• No smoking

MOST IMPORTANT:
Be respectful of the neighbors (who are not on holiday and have to wake at 6am for work). Sound travels far at night. Bring the group inside after hours on week nights. 10pm. If coming and going late at night, be mindful neighbors bed is within 20 feet of the driveway. Do not talk loudly or slam car doors or you will wake them.

Only the registered guests may access/use the house and yard. No unauthorized/unapproved guests or visitors.

Trash pick up is ONLY Thursday morning. Please do not miss. Roll black trash bin to the curb with the opening facing the curb Wednesday night. Return bin to far left side of driveway.

Recycling pick up is also ONLY Thursday morning. Please roll blue recycling bin to the curb on Wednesday night with opening facing the street. Return bin to behind white lattice fence to left of drive way after pick up.

No Smoking in the house (or front porch when windows are open). Do not throw cigarettes into the landscaping. $10 charged by housekeeping for every butt picked up.

POOL, SPA & OUTDOOR EQUIP
There is no safety net around the pool. If you agree to stay at this house you must accept full responsibility for the safety of people in the back yard

Try to keep the sand on the beach & out of the pool ;-) Be sure to shower off before entering the pool. There is an outdoor shower and garden hose located near the pool steps for your convenience. If pool man has to do special cleaning for sand- it will be deducted from your deposit.

No diving in the swimming pool as it is too shallow. Maximum depth 6 ft.

NO SCREAMING in the pool ... unless emergency service is required.

Keep gates to back yard closed for saftey reasons.

Pool/spa heating - extra fee - guests will be charged for actual usage of natural gas. Instructions on how to calculate the cost (to keep an eye on for no surprises) is in the house guide. Meter for gas is mounted on the house, outside the kitchen before the side yard fence entry. Link to video on how to operate in the house manual section (airbnb).

Please clean/de-sand the beach chairs, umbrella, coolers before returning to their storage location. If still wet at check out time, please leave the cleaned beach equipment under the covered porch area to dry.

No glass in the pool area for your safety... as well as my housewares :-)

Please keep gas grill and gas pool heater covered when not in use. Email owner when you switch tanks.

Grill and grill utensils are to be cleaned after last use and left in "ready to use" condition for next guests.

Turn gas valve to "off" after use of Grill.

Please be sure outdoor pool & flood lights are turned off before retiring for the night.

PARKING
Two car limit on the left hand side (as you look at the house from street) of the driveway.

NO PARKING on the street or neighbor's property. If parking elsewhere on the beach, be sure vehicle is facing the direction of traffic or you may be ticketed by the Clearwater Police. It is a parking violation to park facing oncoming traffic. Be sure to check for no parking signs.

KITCHEN
Butcher Block counter tops will stain & burn. Do not leave water or wet dishes on them (use dish strainer provided). Do not put hot pans on them.

GENERAL/OTHER
Please be mindful of energy use. Excessive utility costs (electric and water costs in excess of $400 average per month) will be deducted from deposit (meters are photographed before check in and after check out).

All appliances & Electrical devices are checked by housekeeping staff at checkout. Inventory is taken at check out. Videos are used to reflect house condition before & after check in. It is your responsibility to report any problems or damages. Failure to report problems/maintenance issues in timely matter may result in CLAIMS AGAINST DEPOSIT if property damage occurs as a result of negligence/lack of timely attention.

CHECK OUT:
Please leave all dirty linens and towels in the laundry area before check out.
Please be sure all dishes are cleaned, trash is in trash bins, and any moved furniture has been returned to its original location.
Check out is at 10am - unable to provide later check out times as housekeeper has other clients and cleaning schedule is fixed.
Be sure to check that all doors are locked, windows are closed and locked, and set the air-conditioner to no lower than 78 degrees.

Thank-you & Enjoy your stay!!!


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
31 nights minimum stay

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David User Profile
April 2017
Nice bungalow in good location

Gareth User Profile
November 2016
Kim was a fantastic host and was there to meet us on arrival. She showed us around the home, and how to use and access everything we could possibly want or need. This home is very well equipped and was perfect for our stay with 6 people. There was plenty of room for us all. The pool and spa were put to good use to, especially by our 4 children who loved it. The beach is an easy walk and Kim has lots of things you can use for this. We would happily recommend Kim's place and we would love to come back if we could. Thanks Kim

Tina User Profile
April 2016
We really enjoyed our stay at Kim's cottage. The house was very clean and everything was well organized. The location was fantastic, very close to the beach. The backyard is like an oasis and even better in person. We would definitely stay here again!

Sarah User Profile
April 2016
All around fantastic experience and house!! This was our first time using Airbnb and we loved it. KD is an exceptional host. From initial communication to the actual trip, she was quick to respond and very hospitable. We were most impressed by KD's attention to detail- she has done a great job stocking the house with all you'll need for a beach vacation (we especially appreciated this coming from far away)! Our favorite amenities included: kitchen with all the appliances, dishes, etc. you'll need to feel at home, beach towels and chairs, wifi, and outdoor shower. KD also has a guide book to the area at the house. The house itself is awesome! Lots of space both indoors and outdoors. We especially appreciated the backyard/pool area. The house includes a big outdoor table and grill, which was great for our group. The pool and hot tub are beautiful- you feel like you are at a resort! It's the perfect little oasis. The walk to the beach was easy- about 5 minutes from the house. You can also walk to downtown Clearwater Beach where there are lots of small beach-themed shops and restaurants. We really appreciated the accessibility. I can't recommend this house and KD enough. The whole experience was just what we hoped for! Thank you, KD, for making us feel so comfortable- we will be back for sure!

Mike User Profile
April 2016
KD was made us feel very welcome and was helpful with instructions and attended to all our needs. The place is immaculate in a great area. I would recommend to anyone. We stayed there for the college hockey championships and will be back for a family vacation.

Erin User Profile
April 2016
We had such a wonderful time in Clearwater beach. Kim welcomed us upon arrival and gave us a tour/explained things. She was extremely accommodating to us and when the water heater was not working, she immediately called and told us how to turn it back on (an electrician had flipped the switch by accident). I was worried the house would be far from the beach or we would have to cross a busy road with our 3 small children, but it was literally 3 blocks from the most beautiful beach you have seen and there wasn't any major traffic by this home. It was a quiet residential neighborhood. I absolutely loved the location. Our kids (ages 8,5,2) had so much fun swimming in the pool and using the beach toys and cleaning off in the outdoor shower. Kim's home is extremely clean and well maintained. There was not a single thing we didn't have or wanted that wasn't provided. We look forward to staying here again in the future! Kim even let us check out a few hours beyond the 11 am checkout because no one was expected for another day and this was incredibly generous as we had a child not feeling well so she could sleep longer. Thank you for everything! I can't wait to come back!

Irene User Profile
March 2016
This lovely home is located in the safe and quiet neighborhood of North Clearwater Beach. The ocean is just a few short blocks away (easy walking distance), while shops and restaurants are a quick drive down the main road. We visited Kim's Cottage during Spring Break and the beach was never crowded. Kim's salt-water pool and hot tub are excellent! The home is clean and well-equipped. Four of us (2 adults, 2 kids) stayed there for 5 days quite comfortably. It was so worth it to stay in a place that has two full bathrooms! We had one rainy day so we made good use of Kim's board games, cards and SmartTV! You will not regret staying at Kim's Cottage. Kim is a friendly and responsive host. She takes great care of her guests!

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