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 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. (URL 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. (URL 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 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. (URL 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. (URL 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.
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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.
WIFI INTERNET/CABLE TV :
Pets: Pet must be well behaved and you must clean up after your pooch.
Free bikes onsite
Newly upgraded WIFI and cable flat screen TV
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 (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). 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 (URL HIDDEN)
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).
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.
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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 and upcycled artist. I especially like yard art! Did you know you can make a chaise lounger out of a shopping cart?
I have 6 listings. 4 studio apartments, a 6 bed hostel and a house 3 blocks away. Hosting is my full time job. Do not hesitate to call me if you need something or want recommendations on where to go and what to do.
I play djembe drum and other percussion instruments. My partner Dave plays percussions and guitar. He also handcrafts and repairs acoustical and electric guitars and has a workshop on site. He also gives lessons. We host a wonderful drum circle at Sunset House and Gardens the 3rd Saturday of every month. Please join us! We have extra drums if you want to give it a try. We can also give you a free lesson prior to the drum circle.
Other interests of mine are permaculture, botany, art, theater, folklore, animals, creating upcycled art, environmental issues and kayaking.
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 over the world.
My promise to you is that you will always be greeted with kindness, dignity and respect on my property.