About this listing
Wander down the Garden Room path--This spacious and relaxing suite is a favorite for romantic getaways and relaxing downtime.
Kitchenette, queen size bed, large shower, private entrance. Thoughtfully appointed with cookware, linens, full length mirror, iron and blow dryer and many other personal touches.
Complimentary bathing products, beach chairs, beach towels and beach umbrella make your trip a breeze.
Free WIFI, DVD player, free loaner bikes, onsite laundry room
Roomy with relaxing decor. Exterior corridor entrance with private patio. The kitchenette comes stocked with dishes, coffee maker, utensils, pots & pans, toaster oven, microwave, fridge with freezer, basic seasons.
Bathroom features a walk in travertine shower with bench.
Travel Light-- The Garden Room has an iron, blow dryer, shampoo, soap and other sundries. You will find beach chairs, beach towels and a beach umbrella in the closet. If there is something you need just ask--I probably have it!
Air mattress/folding bed & pack and play is available if you need it. Let me know ahead of time to reserve them.
In room entertainment--Flat screen tv, cable, internet, cd player, radio alarm clock, dvd player
Sunset House & Gardens Happily participates in composting, recycling, soil restoration, rain water harvesting. We are a certified wild life habitat.
Clearwater Beach- Awesome, city beach with all the fixings. Restaurants, bars, shopping and 3 miles of pure, white, sandy beaches. Pier 60 Sunset Festival 7 days a week 4-8 pm. Free movies on the beach Fri & Sat nights. 4.7 miles -drive, bike or take the bus. (website hidden)
Honeymoon Island State Park Beach-Voted top 10 beach in the country. Nature lovers will find osprey nests, a wide variety of shorebirds, and one of the few remaining virgin slash pine forests in South Florida. The park boasts several nature trails and bird observation areas. Visitors can swim, fish, and snorkel in the warm waters of the Gulf or picnic while they enjoy the beautiful scenery. Shelling is particularly good here, as the Gulf currents deposit an incredible variety of seashells on the shore. Showers are available and the park´s concession has a gift shop and snack bar. 7.3 miles-drive, bike or take the bus. (website hidden)
Caladesi Island-It is one of the few completely natural islands along Florida´s Gulf Coast, Caladesi´s white sand beaches were rated America's Best Beach in 2008. Beach lovers can enjoy swimming, sunbathing and beachcombing. Saltwater anglers can cast a line from their boats or surf fish. Nature enthusiasts can spot wildlife while hiking the three mile nature trail through the island´s interior or paddling a three mile kayak trail through the mangroves and bay. Picnic tables and shelters are located near the beach. Take the ferry from Honeymoon Island. (website hidden)
Other fun stuff-
Delightful Downtown Dunedin-Quaint, funky, trendy vibe. (20 minute walk) Pubs, cafes, shopping & local art. Have dinner at one of the restaurants (you won't find any chain restaurants here and all of them are great. Then party all night at the Blur night club or have martini's at the Chic-A-Boom room. Wander on home then go back in the morning for the Saturday morning market or Kelly's amazing Sunday brunch, take a walk on the trail or shop for unique art, wine, fashion or chocolates--there is always something happening here!
Pinellas Trail: 25 miles of biking, blading, walking trail with plenty of neat places to stop along the way. (website hidden) (2 blocks away)
Dunedin Brewery: The oldest microbrewery in Florida. Live band Thurs-Fri. (20 min walk )
Blue Jays Stadium-Ball game anyone? (15 min walk)
Dunedin is very bicycle friendly!
Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks - Visit our Greek Village! Greek food, Belly dancing, sponge diving, unique shops, euro style cafes, bakeries, hand made soaps and more.
Jolly Trolly: (website hidden)
PSTA: (website hidden)
BEDS - Queen bed in the main room.
FREE PARKING- Plenty of room for guest parking
Patios, outdoor sitting areas, free onsite parking.
Interaction with guests
Hi, I'm Vicki, the owner. In your room you will find a guide book that gives you lots of useful info. Internet codes, fun things to see and do, how to get around, local grocery stores etc. I have lived in the area for 40 years and I'm happy to give recommendations! You can call or text me at (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). I give you your privacy but I am just a phone call away if you need anything.
A little about the garden. The property is a certified wild life habitat. The gardens do not look like a traditional English style garden because I practice a system/lifestyle called permaculture. In a nutshell, a permanent culture that renews itself naturally.
Feel free to wander around, use the sitting areas and gas grill. It is not uncommon to see an Egret hunting for his dinner in the garden. We are also home to the endangered Monarch Butterflies.
There are soil restoration projects, rain water harvesting, composting, organic gardening and lots of upcycled garden art happening here.
Other things to note
Thank you for booking with me. About 1 week prior to your arrival I will email you with your check in details.
I do allow one night bookings on weekdays only. Weekends and holidays must book 2 nights or more.
Check in is 3 pm and check out is 11 am. Please try not to use the laundry room when housekeeping is there between 11 and 2 a few days a week. If she can't get it done it piles up really fast! Please walk dogs in the dog walking area on the west side of the parking lot. Thanks!
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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Who me? Awww shucks.... I'm as low key and easy going as it gets. I love nature and I tend all the tropical gardens that you will see at my place. I'm a major a DIYer, pinterester and upcycled artist. I especially like yard art! Did you know you can make a chaise lounger out of a shopping cart?
I have 6 listings. 4 studio apartments, a 6 bed hostel and a house 3 blocks away. Hosting is my full time job. Do not hesitate to call me if you need something or want recommendations on where to go and what to do.
I play djembe drum and other percussion instruments. My partner Dave plays percussions and guitar. He also handcrafts and repairs acoustical and electric guitars and has a workshop on site. He also gives lessons. We host a wonderful drum circle at Sunset House and Gardens the 3rd Saturday of every month. Please join us! We have extra drums if you want to give it a try. We can also give you a free lesson prior to the drum circle.
Other interests of mine are permaculture, botany, art, theater, folklore, animals, creating upcycled art, environmental issues and kayaking.
My favorite vacation was a road trip out west with my camper and my dog. It lasted three months and I hiked all over Colorado, Utah and New Mexico. What scenery!
I adore culture and diversity! I love learning about different religions, foods, art, dancing, music, customs and folklore! I enjoy meeting people from all over the world.
My promise to you is that you will always be greeted with kindness, dignity and respect on my property.