About this listing
Plenty of room to relax and enjoy your Florida vacation. Private entrance with your own patio. The kitchen comes stocked with dishes, coffee maker, utensils, pots & pans, cook top burners, toaster oven, microwave, fridge with freezer. It comes stocked with seasonings, creamer, sugar & napkins
Bathroom features a walk in travertine shower with bench.
**Ask about my INTERN discounts!**
Travel Light-- The Garden Room has an iron, blow dryer, beach chairs, beach towels, beach umbrellas, sunblock & picnic basket. 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.
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
The total price includes the State of Florida 12% tourism tax.
Patios, outdoor sitting areas, free onsite parking.
We often have light shows in the garden! Great for all ages.
Interaction with Guests
Hello, thank you for choosing a Sunset House and Gardens apartment. I'm Vicki, the owner. In your room you will find a guide book that gives you a lot 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), or just stop me when you see me in the garden!
A little about the garden. Everything here is organic and edible, medicinal or useful in some way. My garden does 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. During your stay you are likely to see Oreo, a rescue bunny who lives in the garden. She is allowed to roam free. She enjoys human companionship but doesn't like to be picked up or pet. In the late afternoon I let the chickens out to free range on the front side of the parking lot. Your welcome to join them in their mayhem! I have soil restoration projects, rain water harvesting and composting on site. I'm happy to give garden tours and to gardening tips and advice upon request (to anyone who will listen). Yes, I'm bragging...If it can be grown, I can grow it!
1-1/2 mi to downtown Dunedin, 2 blks from Pinellas bike trail, 5 mi from Clearwater beach
You can use the bus system for local excursions but getting to Tampa by bus is not a good idea. Try the Jolly Trolley $4.50 for an all day pass!
Free Bikes--Pinellas bike trail minutes away!
Onsite Uber driver.
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.
Please take out trash before you leave. Sometimes it's a day or so before housekeeping comes in. Have a great vacation!
The home is cute, clean and organized. Vicky provide everything you need to have a comfortable stay. She has a great visitors guide with tips on what to do. She responses to your questions and issues timely. During my stay the only issue I had was the smell of cigarettes in the room. I believe this was caused by a neighbor smoking outside and the smell coming through the vents or when the air was on. Vicky couldn't really do much about this as she indicated all her rooms are smoke free. However the smell was present daily. My son having asthma made this an concern of mine. However our stay was comfortable.
We loved our stay in Clearwater the apartment is perfectly located, is hard not to find something to do or something to eat near the vicinity, the weather didn't agree with us but Vicki had an umbrella ready for us to use along with all the things you could possibly need for your stay. The room had everything you could ask for soap, towels, comfortable bed, cool air conditioning, very pleased and strongly recommend it.
Our stay in Clearwater, FL was amazing. The weather was great, the beaches were beautiful and our Garden Apt was nice.
The Host allowed us to check in early, which was arranged prior to our visit. The room was exactly as she had said it would be. She had a booklet that was full of information about the surrounding area, as well as some great beach stuff in the closet. The gardens were beautiful with lots of lizards to keep you entertained.
We will definitely stay here again if we come back to the Tampa area.
The apartment was nice and parking was convenient. The pictures are representative. We didn't meet Vicki but had no issues getting in and out of the apartment or checking in/checking out. The bed was comfortable and the amenities were overall nice. The only 2 complaints we had were that the place did smell smoky and there was no soap or shampoo - so bringing your personal toiletries. Very convenient location.
The apartment was very nice and comfortable. I was impressed with the cleanliness of the room and the bathroom. It was also very quiet and private.
The space was as described and matched the photos posted. Her garden/edible landscape was lush and picturesque. We regret not being able to spend time amongst the flora but the mosquitoes were out in force. Besides a large binder of menus, maps, and brochures, Vicki offered tailored suggestions about which venues might best match our vacationing preferences and steered us toward some neat places off the beaten path.
Our only issue was the cleanliness of the room upon arrival; the floor was dirty/sandy and the filter for the in-window air-conditioning unit was filthy. We placed a call to Vicki (she picked up on the third ring) and explained the situation. She apologized and she sent the maid service over that day and the issues were resolved before we arrived back from dinner.
Overall it was a pleasant and enjoyable experience and we would be happy to stay with her again.
The apartment was just as pictured. My husband and I stayed here with our 2 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. We chose this place as it is pet friendly along with the town of Dunedin. Vicki was friendly and available but not intrusive at all. We enjoyed the garden with the bunny, chickens and different seating areas.
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About the Host, Vicki
Hi, welcome to Florida! I'm as low key and easy going as it gets. I love nature and have a big, edible garden behind the apartments. I also enjoy kayaking, art, books, theater, crafts and of course having fun with my family and friends.
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!
Being an Airbnb host has been an amazing experience. I've enjoyed meeting so many wonderful people. I love having college students around! Ask about my intern discount!