About This Listing
This beautiful home is luxurious and located central to all attractions in Pinellas and Hillsborough County. Close to Tampa, Busch Gardens, Tampa Aquarium, Clearwater Beach, "Winter" the dolphin, close to different shopping malls. Safe neighborhood
The suite is very luxurious and private. It is comfortable and very large. The suite is like a seperate apartment on the second floor of the beautiful 5 bedroom 4 bathroom home. The suite is very private and comfortable. Definitely a 5 *****.
Guests have access to the entire living space of the house, very large kitchen with gas burner, pool, hot tub, outside dinning and sitting areas, BBQ area, hammock. FREE Wifi throughout the entire house and backyard.
Interaction with Guests
As hosts, we make ourselves available at the guests' wish. We have lots of great feedback about restaurants, coupons and attractions. If the guests want to benefit of our expertise, they are more than welcome to.
We do live on the first floor, but during the weekdays we are mostly out working. There is interaction, but there is plenty of privacy as well.
Our neighboorhood is very safe, kid friendly, lots of walking opportunities and beautiful landscaping and oak trees.
There is a public bus stop on the side of our house.
Other Things to Note
This is not a hotel, this is a very welcoming family and a welcoming home. We want our guests to feel at home while residing in our home. Please be respectful. We will treat you the way we would like to be treated.
Please check with Airbnb regarding a damage insurance. If you break something, you will be responsible for the replacement of the broken item. We do include a $100 damage deposit, but if you like to be insured for a bigger amount, please advise with Airbnb regarding a damage insurance fee.
We do have teenage childeren and would like to keep the house rules PG-13
absolutely no smoking on the property
no loud music or running around the house after 9pm Sunday-Thursday
no loud music or running around the house after 10:30pm Friday-Saturday
no alcohol parties, adults may drink alcohol within limits
no underage drinking
This place is just amazing, very convenient, clean and all commodities were present. The beaches were about 15mins away . There are many shops and the airport (TPA) is about
15 mins. Ellen was very welcoming with us feel like at home. She was also very helpful and provided us with very good tips to on where to go and what to visit. Last but not least, it is a great kids friendly place.
My family and I had a great time at Ellen's place. The room is very big and clean. Everything you need is there. It was big enough for the 4 of us.The kitchen is also big and has everything a kitchen needs. Ellen welcomed me and my family very friendly, my daughter was invited right away to join Ellen to see her horse. The children were happy they could speak Dutch to the host! The poolarea is very clean and great for the children to play. Enough toys to play with. We rented beach chairs, parasol, toys from Ellen which was very convenient when we went to Clearwater beach. Ellen had good tips about how to save some money when you visit the team parks. Also she provided coupons. We liked the tip she gave us to see the Manatees in a park just down the road. We were lucky enough to see them!
To summarize: this room is worth the 5 stars and I can recomment it to everybody who is looking for an affordable stay in a nice area close to the beach and to Tampa.
Marion and family, thanks for being such respectful and wonderful guests. We enjoyed meeting you all. We appreciate the lovely review. It always makes me so happy when my guests had a great time at our home. We always aim for 5 stars and I am glad you did feel that way. I hope you come back and see us again, whenever you are in the Clearwater area. You now have a home that welcomes you back anytime.
It's a five star airbnb just beautiful... Ellen and her family was very friendly, and kind I had a problem with my car she drove me early in the morning to pick it up... The house is spotless the King size bed is very comfortable and pillows.. Very large room with couch to sit on to watch television coffee machine, and refrigerator. Private bath with jacuzzi and shower ........ I would definitely stay there again when in the area don't think twice about it it's just beautiful thanks Ellen, Hugo, an girls,and too cute doggies. Love Ethel an Amber
It's a great place to stay. Clean and quiet. Highly recommended to come here. Ellen is very friendly and helpful. We will absolutely come back in the future.
Ellen is a nice person that makes you feel at home and takes care of the hosts for practical questions. The room is as clean, nice and as described, large with a large bathroom and well equipped. We stayed the 5 of us (2 adults and 3 children) comfortably. The area is accessible, safe and nice. It is definitely a place we can recommend.
We had a really awesome time at Ellen´s mother in law suite. We are already experienced Air B´n`B users and stayed at some places all around the world but this was our best Accommodation and experience so far. Everything is 5 star or even better. I do not want to repeat what is already written in all the other 5star reviews but I want to mention just a few things: First of all, if you read the negative review from MIKE all you can do is just shake your head in disbelief. I f you break other persons property you have to take care of it and replace it. Ellen is absolutely not all about money - she is definitely the contrast. But you will find out once you talk to her and meet her. The house rules are written down and clearly communicated - but I wouldn't regard them as "rules" rather than common sense when living together with other people in one house.
As for the room - it was BIG, very very clean. Even Alex has an allergy againgst cats he did not experinece any health proplems. The house is really clean. We loved the king bed and the mattress was incredibly comfortable and we slept like babies every night. We never did use the pool area, but our room did overlook this area and it was really beautiful.
Furthermore I want to mention that Ellen really does everything in order to make your stay comfortalbe. She always had time and was there when we had questions - same was Hugo, her husband. We could also see DVD from they "library" and they recommended us nice movies. The TV in the room is really big and we enjoyed the movie nights :-).
We were also provided with an umbrella for the beach and towels.
All in all it was really a pleasure to stay at Ellen and Hugos place and we will hopefully come back again soon. Thank you for all!
thanks for the lovely review. Our goal is always to make people feel at home away from home and we always aim for a 5 star review. Glad you did feel that way. It was a pleasure meeting you both, it is for people like you that make the whole Airbnb experience wonderful for guests as well as hosts. We hope you come back and stay with us again in the future. We would like you to know you have a home and family that welcomes you back anytime. See you soon, Ellen
About the Host, Ellen
I am European, born and raised in Belgium. I am married to Hugo, who is Belgian as well. We have 2 daughters also Belgian. We moved to the Clearwater area 8 yrs ago.
I am very social, I love to talk.
I am active and athletic, I love horses.
I love boating and relaxing by the Clearwater Islands during the weekends. Ask us about our boating offer as well, because we would love to take you out for a nice boating trip while you are staying at our house. We have posted the boat on Airbnb as well.
We are very honest, respectful and caring people. We hope to be able to host to the same kind of people.
We have traveled a lot, we speak several languages. We love to make other people feel at home in Clearwater Florida and hope to make their stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
I am confident you will love our house accomodation and you will totally love the Clearwater beaches, as we do too.