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
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.
SUPERBE suite de type "mother in law", avec jaccuzzi en marbre etc...
Hôte extrêmement attentionnée et multilingue.
Merci Hellen pour cet accueil chaleureux... et de qualité professionnelle!
ALAIN ET MARIE PAULE
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
Ellen's Mother-in-law suite was absolutely wonderful! It was clean, spacious, bright and the bed was very comfortable. The bathroom suite was incredible too. Ellen was very accommodating with all my needs as a business traveler. She set me up with a comfy office chair and supplied me with smooth water from her water system. I would highly recommend this place.
thanks for the lovely review. I am so glad you chose our rental for your business/vacation trip. We always aim for excellent service, comfort and positive reviews, we love it when our guests feel home away from home. You now have a home and family that welcomes you anytime you are in the Tampa Bay area. It was a pleasure meeting you and we hope you will come back in the future. See you soon, Ellen
My friend and I had a lovely time at Ellen's house. The house is beautiful. The mother in law suite consists of a large bedroom and bathroom. The whole suite was very clean and nicely furnished. King bed was very comfortable. The house rules are clearly communicated when you arrive which we appreciated. There are nice areas to enjoy outside by the pool or hot tub, which you have access to. Ellen and family were helpful and accommodating. She provided all we needed, including inviting us to borrow DVDs from her collection. We rented a beach umbrella and chairs for the beach from them. She also gave really good recos for the beaches and restaurants. It was a pleasure to get to know Ellen and stay at her house. We would definitely stay there again.
Thanks for your feedback. I actually have 2 extra pillows that are really nice, with feathers. I will replace the 2 pillows I had with the nicer ones. Hope it didn't keep you from a great night rest.
Thanks again and please come back and stay with us whenever you are in the area. Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed it. We try really hard to make people feel at home and happy about staying at our rental.
See you one day soon again, Ellen and family.
I had a very BAD experience, especially the HOST - Ellen.
For my case, I felt being bullied by the host, everything she wants is "MONEY."
Share my story here, hope to help you guys consider again before decide to stay here.
1. The first 4 weeks was fine, we sometimes dinner together, chat a lot, good
communication, just like made a friend with the host.
I asked the host can I invite my friend to have a party at backyard and ask that
can we smoke outside at the backyard, she said ok.
A mistake made that a small cigaret burn at the table outdoor in the
backyard. I confessed right away to the host, and she
showed me the table's price 175$ USD on iPad in front of my face
immediately. I have taken picture of the table burn, it is rarely recognised, I
wish I can post here to show you guys. But the her attitude is very cold and
force me to buy a new one if IKEA can not replace partially.
-- We went to IKEA 2 days after, no replacement partially, so I bought a new
table with 187.25 USD (with TAX) for them at the IKEA that day.
2. I stay down stair (not the mother-in-law suite) for 6 weeks, in the email, she
said 70$/day including everything. But she extra charge me 45$ USD cleaning
TWICE, one for the room down stair, and another 45$ for the room upstair. And
furthermore, when I moved all my stuff to upstair being very busy, she came
upstair and told me to throw the trash (which was packed up in bags already)
away myself. She charge me cleaning fee 45$ x2 = 90$ USD, and ORDER me
to throw packed trash away. I have NEVER been treated this way, neither hotel
3. When I talked about these two thing above to the host, I was talking, want to
discuss, but she was loudly SHOUTing at me !! She said that I have to bring
the trash out or she gives back 45$ to me, and I have to CLEAN THE TOILET
and FLOOR and EVERYTHING ! So, finally I did bring them out myself, as her
Because when she was too emotional, it's impossible to discuss anything......
4. The first several weeks was fine, we were like friends.
But since something is not following her will, everything she wants is only
"MONEY," there is no such thing as friendship anymore. And NOTHING is
negotiable. You have to do exactly what she orders you to do.
And after she shout at me the day that I try to discuss the issue, she never
talked to me anymore.
I have bought a new table for them, have paid clean fee twice, total 275$ USD,
and what I got is been shouted by the host when I tried to discuss about it.
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.