About this listing
I have a folder with a list of things to do and places to go, suggested by previous guests. Just ask.
The house sits in a quiet cul -de -sac only 10 minutes from the Clearwater Beach (during holidays at least 20 min.) with its beautiful white sand and amenities. We are within a 7 minutes walking distance from bus line, supermarkets,restaurants, gas stations, and other amenities.
I have a beautiful garden surrounding the property and a sun deck in the back yard for you to bask in the sun or have breakfast in the morning (simple breakfast depends on my availability). Its a unique, Earth friendly house, I don’t use any chemicals so you can walk bare foot on the grass.
Come relax on the deck, play in the garden, resting from your day at the beach. Light a fire in the pit and roast marshmallows, listen to the birds singing. Watch the birds, butterflies and wild bunnies that live in the yard feeding in the morning.
We have also the Eagle Lake Nature Park 10 minutes walk from us. There is a 40 minutes drive from Bush Gardens,10 minutes to Clearwater downtown. We have Pier 60 Sunset Festival 7 days a week 4-8 pm. Free movies on the beach Fri & Sat nights. - drive, bike or take the bus.
We are 7 minutes to Dunedin which has pubs, cafes, shopping & local art. Get a bike rental ($10 available on site) and go to Pinellas Trail .Pinellas Trail has 25 miles of biking, blading, walking trail with plenty of neat places to stop along the way. (less than half mile away). Or take a walk on the trail or shop for unique art, wine, fashion or chocolates--there is always something going on in Dunedin. Also I have rentals boogie boards, beach chairs, beach towels, beach umbrellas for a very affordable price so you don't have to purchase beach stuff and dispose it because you don't have room in your luggage or you don't want to pay extra luggage in the plane back home.
Honeymoon Island State Park Beach-Voted top 10 beach in the country where 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.
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 (website hidden) Petersburg is 20 minutes away with its charming of college town many bars and restaurants.I have one suite and another bedroom w/ the bathroom in the hall way 3 feet away. If you are renting the suite ( w/ a real queen size and memory foam mattress topper) it has a private bathroom. If you are renting the bedroom in the hall, you can request the bathroom to be private - your choice, but the sink will be shared. I also have a cot that can be used for a 3rd person at $20 a night. There is $20 charge for the second guest after the first guest. I have a dog and a cat, both well behaved. The house is always clean, because they don't sleep inside and spend time outside. Let me know if you don't like animals and will make sure they don't bother you. You will have WIFI, cable TV, fire place in the living room, bamboo floors, private small refrigerator in your bedroom. This bedroom has a king size bed and the bathroom is in the hallway.You will share the sink only and the toilet and shower is only for you. I have an extra single folding bed that can be used by a child or adult for extra $10 charge. Also there is a $35 cleaning fee for each bedroom. If you like to dance I can make you suggestions where to go for o a Salsa dance event (Fridays and Saturdays) or to a Swing dance event ( Wednesdays and Sundays). I speak Portuguese, Spanish, English and understand most of Italian. So you can count on me to give you any suggestions that would be helpful to you to enjoy as much as possible your stay....and come back again. Minimum stay: 2 days
Come and have fun!!!
Public transportation: Jolly Trolley and PSTA:
Dining room, living room, deck and outside areas. The kitchen isn't available for cooking but you can fix sandwiches and a salad.
You have your own refrigerator in your bedroom and that 's where you will keep your food, unless discussing other arrangements.We proudly recycle and we have a closed compost bin outside to fertilize the plants and vegetables. The house 's waste is minimum. Please help us save electricity by keeping the electrical appliances off when not in use. And to avoid surges damage, which is very common in FL . We very much appreciate your cooperation.
Interaction with Guests
As much as they want me to and feel like.
Very quiet neighborhood. We are well-traveled and enjoy meeting like minded travelers. We can inform you about events and festivals and the local attractions. Priced by 1 bedroom, please go to the other listings (Clearwater pretty home for you or Clearwater's pretty home for you if you need two bedrooms.
Our public transportation passes on a main road 7 min walk from the house. I don't use it but I hear that the buses have a waiting time of 45 minutes to 1 hour and 15 min.
Other Things to Note
If you are using cheap flights that arrive at wee hours, no problem. I will leave papers with arrows on the floors and motion lights to guide you to your bedroom.
If there is anything that you don't like, you need to let me know. My crystal ball is broken and I can't do any divinations at this moment. :) Parking is on my driveway, depending on availability and on a first come first serve basis. or on the street along the grass. Our cul-de-sac is a very nice neighborhood.
There is a $55 charge for a non-returned house key.
Please remove your shoes before entering the home and leave them by the door. If you are coming from the beach, please hose off on the grass the boogie boards, or beach toys you have used and feet, before returning then to me/ entering the house.
This was my first Airbnb experience. Iara made that a wonderful experience! The room was exactly as the listing stated. Iara was very flexible and let me come and go as I pleased, yet welcomed my company in the evenings. She invited me to go on a walk with her sweet puppy. I would definitely stay again with Iara!
I can't describe Staci using only words but I will try. She is energetic, intelligent, great conversationalist, outgoing, and that kind of people who you enjoy having around.
I really enjoyed having her around and chatting with her. I hope when she needs a getaway she will come back again.
Thank you, Staci, for visiting. :)
Lara's house felt like home, not a hotel. There is a beauty of spiritual essence that radiates throughout her home and it made for a very comfortable stay. She was available if needed and her house was easy to locate.
Robert has this energy of happiness about him, he has a good sense of humor, straight forward type of person. We had few minutes to chat, and I just loved him.
Welcome back,Robert, I am happy it feels good being here - That is the way I would like people to feel.
Please come back at any time.
Good clean room. My stay was comfortable .
We stayed at Iara's 3 nights; the room was clean, fresh sheets, mini fridge, shower with hot water. A little too small for us with our 1.4 years toddler. There is a nice balcony but Unfortunately it was not prepared to have guests. Kitchen and dining area are suitable for light, quick meals. Iara was helpful recommending where to eat, shop, etc. She had great relaxing music playing at evening time. Breakfast was kindly given to us one morning.
Would not recommend staying in this place with young energetic children.
The host canceled this reservation 3 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Iara was an excellent host. Very considerate and always great to converse with, she made sure that I felt welcome and comfortable in her home. I would highly recommend for anyone traveling to the Clearwater area.
Iara is a lovely host--so vibrant, expressive and fun! She made me feel very welcome! Her home is in a quiet neighborhood close to everything. The beach is a short 10 min. drive, there is plentiful shopping nearby, and Tampa Int'l is less than 25 min. away. The bed was incredibly comfortable and her coffee the best I've had!! Thank you, Iara, for helping make my visit to my Mom really special!
Sandy , I am so glad you found the Cuban coffee on line. Next time I make sure I have the same brand. Please remind me.
And Sandy is a very special lady with a huge heart. These type of people that you meet once in a lifetime. Also she was so gracious dealing with her first tornado in FL.
You are so welcome, Sandy, thanks for visiting and please come back again. :)
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About the Host, Iara
I am outgoing, very active, I hit the gym at least 3 times a week. I enjoy cooking, gardening, chating, making new friends, biking, dancing. My work is very serious so I entitle myself to the fun as a relaxing tool.