Adorable and quiet the "Hideout" sits towards the back of the property and has private patio, large bathroom and separate kitchen. Plenty of onsite parking. 4-1/2 miles to Clearwater Beach and 1 miles to delightful downtown Dunedin.
The Hideout is very private and has a great little patio. It sleeps two but you can easily squeeze in a folding bed or air mattress.
Kitchen is nicely stocked with servingware, pots, pans, dishes & paper towels.
On the other side of the Hideout, I keep an organic garden. I also keep chickens and have a bunny named Oreo (Who pretty much runs the place). Feel free to use the sitting areas in the garden and move the chairs around if needed.
Casual & fun atmosphere. Earth first---We recycle & compost.
Onsite bike rentals--$5 a day/ $25 week
Clearwater Beach- Awesome, city beach with all the fixings. Restraunts, 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. http://(email 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. http://(email hidden)/honeymoonisland/default.cfm
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. http://(email hidden)/caladesiisland/default.cfm
Other fun stuff-
Delightful Downtown Dunedin-Quaint, funky, trendy vibe. (20 minute walk) Pubs, cafes, shopping & local art. Have dinner at one of the restraunts (you won't find any chain restraunts 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 bicyle 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: http://(email hidden)/trolley-route.html
PSTA: (website hidden)
BEDS - Full bed in the main room.
KITCHEN - microwave, oven, refridgerator, toaster, coffee maker, equipped with pots, pans, utensils, dishes, silverware, dish towels, paper towels.
WIFI INTERNET/CABLE TV :
Pets: Pet must be well behaved and you must clean up after your pooch.
The total price includes the State of Florida 12% tourism tax.
Many sitting areas in the garden. Laundry room ($3 a load). I have games, dvds, some free weights, yoga mats etc that you can borrow.
Laser light shows in the garden!
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 reccomendations! 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 camponion ship but doesnt 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!
Your in the middle of the city but you feel like your out in the country.
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!
Pinellas bike trail minutes away!
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 Hideout was very quaint and my parents enjoyed their stay very much, thank you Vicki!
Had a great time visiting Dunedin! Vicki was so welcoming. Anytime I had a question she answered promptly. As a bonus, she made suggestions on what to do in town and I ended up in some unexpected places. Wouldn't hesitate to come back again.
Vicki was there to greet us when we arrived and showed us our little apartment. She was available to answer any questions all week but let us do our own thing-- a perfect host in my opinion! The "Hideaway" was exactly as described, very cute and comfortable -- we were able to cook meals, do laundry, and really relax there. We had a great time staying there! Easy parking, super close to Dunedin and easy access to the beach. Loved it!
The experience was wonderful and perfectly appointed for our stay. The hideout was such a wonderful place to rest and recharge!
Vickys place is super cute - a perfect special hideaway just like described! What people need to know is that the walls are very thin, so you can probably hear the neighbour doing his stuff. For us it wasn't really a Problem. We can definitely recommend Vicky and her purple signed hide away place! :)
All was perfect ! my weekend was awsome thanks to Vicki who took a good care of me !
The place was nice and clean and with everything you need inside.
My husband enjoyed feeding the chicken and the rabbit...
Vicki is very pleasant...
I recommend this place ..
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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.