About this listing
Newly renovated home in the prestigious Mandalay Subdivision. Home include stainless steel appliances, hardwood flooring and granite countertops. Also includes guest house with private entry, and swimming pool.
Very close to the beach, Big bedrooms and large size beds,swimming pool.
No need for a car, it's only a 10 minute walk south to multiple shops and restaurants.
15 minute walk to pier 60 and it's nightly street performers and weekend free movies in the park.
There is a beach trolley stop two blocks from the house that will take you to pier 60, downtown clearwater( where there is a bus terminal), south down the gulf beaches, or island estates (where winter resides at the clear water marine Aquarium).
Near by public Transportation:
Bus station - Downtown clearwater( can take the trolley there)
Enterprise rental car - downtown clearwater.
Private transportation services provided by many of the local restaurants & bars
Nearby Attractions (no car necessary within walking distance or trolley ride.
Pier 60 - fishing, street performers, outdoor movies (fri & sat)
Clearwater Marine Aquarium (home of our famous dolphin "Winter)
Clearwater Sailing Center
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
The Lobster Pot (Fine Dining)
Forlini's Italian (Fine Dining)
Bob Heilman's Beachcomber (Fine Dining)
Bobby's BIstro (California Cuisine) ...and more
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 for more information about the area.
Everything in the house TV, kitchen, washer , drier ,swimming pool, Bikes.
Interaction with Guests
I live in a different state so it hard for me to meet with every guest in person, but i reply to all my guests on (website hidden)s, etc..
Very quiet environment, relaxing, very nice respected neighborhood
Very close to Restaurants, park, walgreens,publix, walmart, shopping centers.
No Smoking in the house.
I have pool man service the pool once a week, if you get to the house and you see tree leaves in the pool please pick it up with the net i have right by the pool.
Be respectful of the neighbors. Neighbor Neighbors
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 located near the pool for your convenience.
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).
Please leave all dirty linens and towels in the laundry area before check out.
You will find a starter supply only of toilet tissue, paper towels, and hand soap in your vacation home, so you will want to either bring your desired paper products and bath and kitchen cleaning products (including laundry supplies) with you or buy them upon your arrival
Please be considerate of the neighbors by keeping the volumes low while using the TVS and radios after 10:00 PM and before 10:00 AM.
Please park in your assigned space. Guest parking is available in front of the house near the entrance.
Please do not re-arrange the furniture. We incur extra housekeeping charges to have the furniture put back into position.
Please do not move televisions, stereos, DVD players, routers or any other devices around.
Please help us conserve energy by keeping the thermostat set no lower than 74 degrees and all doors and windows shot while the air conditioning is running.
When leaving the home please turn the AC up to 79 degrees.
Help keep our beaches clean by disposing of any cigar/cigarette butts and garbage in the trash.
Please do not leave any trash in the common areas of the building, including the sundeck.
Place foods, such as cereal, flour, etc. in the refrigerator and place all garbage in the trash can.
Please do not leave garbage or trash outside.
Please rinse your feet to minimize the amount of sand in the building and in our home
Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult in the spa at all times
No glass containers in the spa
Enjoy Your stay and have a great time.
Muhamed's Island Charm is indeed a charming, clean, well-equipped, tastefully decorated, and uncluttered house in a quiet neighborhood, just as described. With just a 4-minute walk, you can access a beautiful, uncrowded beach. And with a 20-min walk up the beach, you can reach Caledesi Island State Park. Good restaurants and night life are a 15-minute walk south.
Although he does not live in the area, Muhamed, by phone and email, was warmly welcoming, appropriately communicative, and quickly addressed questions and issues as they emerged, solving some tricky problems promptly by contracting local service personnel.
To address concerns about the pool raised by previous guests, we found the pool clean and clear. The pool cleaning service visited during our stay to change the filter and vacuum the bottom. Despite constant storms during our week, the pool stayed in excellent condition.
The futon frame was broken, but Muhamed allowed us to remove the frame and use the very comfortable mattress directly on the floor. We had 6 adults and 2 children, and we all had plenty of space for meals, games, and privacy. The bonus room by the pool is perfect for a bit more privacy away from family. The large dinner table seats 8 easily, so even large groups can dine and socialize together. HDTVs (and DVD players) in each bedroom were a luxury.
In sum, the house is great deal for budget-conscious, beach-loving families looking for simple comforts, modern amenities, and clean living environments.
Great! The house is beautiful, walking distance from the beach. We had a great time. We'd love to come back again ;)
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour à Island Charm.
Muhamed est un hôte accueillant. Tout est clair lorsque l'on arrive.
La maison est spacieuse, propre. Les chambres sont grandes et la petite dépendance parfaite.
Mis à part quelques petits détails, rien à redire sur le logement.
La maison est bien située, à 5 minutes de la plage et à 15 minutes environ du Frenchie's et du centre.
Pas loin, en voiture, se trouve un Publix pour tous les achats nécessaires.
Le voisinage est calme.
Muhamed, bien qu'il n'habite pas là, est très disponible par message ou mail, répond très vite et arrange les choses rapidement.
Le seul point qui nous a vraiment déçu est la piscine:
Nous avons choisi ce logement car il y avait une piscine. Elle est formidable, jolie, l'extérieur est parfait, chaise longue, coussins, tout y est.
Lorsque nous sommes arrivés le lundi elle était propre. Nous nous sommes baignés jusqu'au mercredi mais le jeudi matin elle était verte, pleine d'algues, pas hygiénique. Impossible de s'y baigner.
Nous avons appelé Muhamed qui nous a répondu très vite qu'il allait appelé le "poolman". Ce dernier est arrivé le vendredi après-midi. Nous sommes partis le samedi matin...
Nous n'avons donc pas pu nous baigner durant 2 jours sur 5, ce qui est vraiment très dommage. Mes filles étaient vraiment déçues.
surtout que le temps n'était pas beau pour la plage et que rester à la piscine aurait été parfait.
Bref, au vu des autres commentaires, ce n'est pas la première fois que cela arrive et je pense que Muhamed doit faire vraiment attention à cela. Le "poolman" devrait venir beaucoup plus régulièrement en prévention (chlore et nettoyage) au vu de la chaleur et de la répétition de l'évènement.
C'est le seul point négatif mais pour nous en tous les cas un point très important qui nous a déçus.
Called Muhamed and he was very quick to take care of minor issues. The pool was great and a two block walk to an uncrowded beach was wonderful. The house was as described and very nice. The only negative was not enough wash clothes and towels and the futon was broken. We would go back again as the price was right and it is much better the a condo.
Muhamed was in very good communication up to the arrival and welcomed us a day before to his home.
Prior to arriving to Clearwater Beach, I reached out to Muhammad to make sure everything was in working order. However, when we arrived the pool was green. By the third day it was emerald green from all of the algae. I reached out to Muhammad on the air b&b app about the pool being unhygienic. Instead of responding in a timely manner ( our stay was only 6 days) the 4th day Muhamed sent over his sister-in-law ( the actual owners) to assess the pool situation. After speaking with "Erin" she agreed that she wouldn't have her children swim in the green pool water due to the safety issue. Now day 5 and the maintenance man comes out to treat the pool. Instead of having any direction from Muhammad or the owners, the pool man is asking us what he should do to treat the pool. Of course, we didn't want to be liable for any decisions. We went next door to "Erin" for directions. She was not there and the other family members were hesitant and unsure. Finally, the pool is "shocked" and still unsafe to swim in due to the amount of chemicals used.
The house is clean and accommodated my family great but, if the pool is the selling point for this property, buyer beware. Muhammad made no attempt to compensate us or handle the situation in a professional manner. Instead he refused to acknowledge my request for any compensation for the inconvenience.
Finally, it's clear that Muhammad has rented the property to irresponsible guests. The neighbors behind the house threatened to call the police when my 5yo and his grandfather were playing outside at 8pm at night. She claimed they were to loud and it was just dusk.
I felt it was important to give a honest review especially from the stand point of a mother.
Island Charm has a great location and was very clean. It served our purposes for a long weekend reunion well. We were able to easily walk to town and go back and forth to the beach frequently. The beds were comfortable and the rooms spacious. The pool was very green when we arrived, but this was very quickly fixed with one phone call to the host. So, no complaints there. The futon frame was broken when we went to use it; if you need the futon, I recommend confirming with the host if it is functional. Overall a great experience with no regrets.