Flat screen TV

Entire home/apt

2 Guests


1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests


1 Bed

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About this listing

A bit of old style Florida, the Hideout sits towards the back of the property and has a private, vine covered patio, tiled bathroom, full kitchen, onsite parking. 5 miles to Clearwater Beach and 1 miles to delightful downtown Dunedin.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Cleaning Fee: $60
Security Deposit: $150
Weekly Discount: 10%


The space

The Hideout features a romantic vine covered patio and a full kitchen. It sleeps two comfortably but you can squeeze in a young child if needed. I do provide folding cots upon request. It comes stocked with everything you need. Dishes, pots, flatware, linens, coffee maker, full size mirror, blow dryer, iron and mini ironing board. It also comes with basic seasonings, 2 beach chairs, 2 beach towels, beach umbrella and a mini beverage cooler. I have a bigger loaner cooler, please reserve in advance if possible.

Self check in for your convenience. I leave a key out for you.
Kitchen is nicely stocked with serving ware, pots, pans, dishes & paper towels & basic seasons.

Travel light-Bathroom is well stocked with towels, shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, iron and blow dryer.

This 1st floor apartment comes with 2 beach chairs, an umbrella and beach towels. I have a collection of kids beach toys and coolers to lend out as well!

The Hideout is surrounded by organic gardens and is often visiting by my bunny 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.

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.

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.

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 beach combing. 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.

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. (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.

Public transportation:
Jolly Trolly:


BEDS - Full bed in the main room.

KITCHEN - microwave, oven, refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, equipped with pots, pans, utensils, dishes, silverware, dish towels, paper towels.


Pets: Pet must be well behaved and you must clean up after your pooch.


Guest access

Free bikes onsite
Newly upgraded WIFI and cable flat screen TV
Gas grill
Pets welcome
Many sitting areas in the garden.
Laundry room ($3 a load).
Games, dvds to borrow in the laundry room

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 . I give you your privacy but I am just a phone call away if you need anything.

You can also check out my blog for local events and off the beaten path attractions @ sunset house and

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. 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.

I have soil restoration projects, rain water harvesting and composting on site. I'm happy to give garden tours and gardening tips upon request (to anyone who will listen).

The neighborhood

Your in the middle of the city but you feel like your out in the country.

Getting around

Try the Jolly Trolley $4.50 for an all day pass!

Pinellas bike trail minutes away!

House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Dogs must be on leashes at all times when in the common areas. Can not be excessive barkers. Children must be attended by an adult when in the garden areas.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

48 Reviews

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Marion User Profile
April 2017
Vicki was very accessible for any questions or concerns. She was a friendly host and made sure we had anything we needed. There was coffee, sugar and creamer available for that cup of coffee in the morning to enjoy on the private patio. Everything met our needs just as advertised. Parking was a little tight as her units were full but everyone had a space. We would recommend this location.

Jessica User Profile
February 2017
We loved the vibe, gardens & laid back atmosphere at Vicki's place. The Hideout was clean, comfortable & cute. The house is conveniently located to all the great places in Pinella county. We enjoyed it very much.

Richard User Profile
January 2017
Great place! Host saved us with a last minute confirmation on New Years Eve! We will be back again!

Rachel User Profile
October 2016
We were able to have a flexible check-in time, which was very helpful. Vicki's boyfriend was there to greet us with a warm welcome. The place is as pictured, it is small, but met our needs just fine. Dunedin has some great places to eat, and we took advantage of Vicki's recommendations. We also used her towels and beach chairs, which were so helpful to have! Loved the garden and all the cool extra touches. It felt homey and relaxed. We would definitely stay there again. Thanks Vicki!

Vince User Profile
September 2016
Cute little space. There is a garden-esk feel to the whole place which was very cool, it's nice being surrounded by green trees and plants everywhere you look. It's clear that Vicki is a very earth friendly person which is always a plus, and inspiring as well. She definitely knows what she is doing, it's not her first rodeo, which is reassuring while staying there. There was a wet tile in our bathroom that they warned us about as we checked in, so that was a little inconvenient at times but it's nothing we got upset about. When a gentleman was explaining that it was there he made it clear that they never do that sort of thing. Overall it was pleasurable experience that I would definitely recommend. Thank you Vicki!

Glenda User Profile
September 2016
It was an affordable, comfortable and great experience. The hideout was cute and cozy. Our family with our 1 1/2 yr old loved spending time in the garden and BBQ, everything was close by and have to try Castillos Rest for breakfast located 1.5 miles away! !

Nathan User Profile
August 2016
This was my wife and my first time using Airbnb. Vicki was very easy to get in touch with when planning our stay. We had an early afternoon tour booked already and she was very flexible accommodating an early check-in to make it work for us. Checking in was a breeze and we were quickly off to our tour and made it in plenty of time. She has a local guide for the area which included some great activities only a local would know about. She also had beach towels and chairs in the closet for us to use and offered bicycles to use on the nearby path the downtown Dunedin. The little touches like that I think really drove home the advantage of using Airbnb over staying in a hotel; Having a local's knowledge of an area was great. My wife really liked the garden areas around the room and they were well taken care of. It was a nice way to feel far away from the city while still being close to everything you wanted to do. Our stay with Vicki will definitely made us look at Airbnb before we check out hotels the next time we travel.

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Clearwater, Florida, United States · Joined in November 2012
Vicki User Profile

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, upcycled artist. I especially like yard art! Dd you know you can make a chaise lounger out of a shopping cart?

I play djembe drum and love a good drum circle. Other interests of mine are permaculture, art, theater, folklore, animals, kayaking. I've got the soul of a gypsy and the heart of a hippie!

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 walks of life. I promise you will always be treated with kindness, dignity and respect on my property.

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour
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