About This Listing
You'll love the historic charm of this 2-story Foursquare Bungalow home!
Built in 1925, "Dew Drop Inn" has architectural details found only in early Florida homes. Beautiful hardwood floors and custom decorating accent the living room with brick fireplace.
This home has been completely renovated with new kitchen and bathrooms.
The large kitchen has granite countertops and French doors lead to a large deck and the back yard.
There is one full bathroom with shower and custom tile downstairs, and three bedrooms and full bath are upstairs.
The master bedroom has a queen size Select Comfort bed with sitting area and vanity. The middle bedroom also has a queen size bed, and the front bedroom has two twin beds.
There is a front porch with seating area, and large deck in the back.
This is a family-friendly neighborhood with "coastal urban" appeal. The location is very convenient to beaches, downtown, restaurants, shopping, and area attractions.
Public bus service and beach trolley are within walking distance.
Your hosts, Bruce and Melody, live on the same street and make sure that everything runs smoothly. They've been here 10 years, and this is one of five renovation projects they've successfully completed in the neighborhood.
Clearwater and its island beaches are one of Florida's most popular vacation spots - featuring award winning beaches, warm tropical breezes, breathtaking sunsets, a temperate and mild climate and a safer, more affordable, quieter and calmer destination. Clearwater offers extensive water recreation and both nature-based and land-based attractions, a wide-variety of special events, a unique history and culture, and accommodations for everyone's style and budget.
Top Ranked Beaches
Clearwater Beach has been named the "Best City Beach On The Gulf Of Mexico" by experts. Caladesi Island and Sand Key beaches have been named among the best natural beaches in the United States. Caladesi Island State Park is currently ranked #1 and previously placed second, primarily for its water quality, rustic charm, clean beaches, on-site amenities and its emphasis on (website hidden) readers ranked Clearwater Beach in their Top 10 list of best beaches from Maine to Hawaii. Cond‚ Nast Traveler has also recognized Clearwater Beach as the best city beach on the Gulf of Mexico.
Sunsets at Pier 60
Every evening the place to be is Pier 60 in the heart of Clearwater Beach. For two hours before sunset and two hours after, artisans, street performers, musicians and more take over the activity center of Clearwater Beach.
Beach Walk is a winding beachside promenade with lush landscaping, artistic touches and clear views to Clearwater's award-winning beach and the water beyond, a place where bicyclists, rollerbladers and pedestrians all have safe and convenient access and where visitors and locals can socialize, dine, play games, or simply enjoy the spectacular sun and surf.
Unspoiled and protected, our beautiful and natural parks are refuges for birds, mammals and humans alike. Brooker Creek Preserve's 8,500 acres are home to more than 160 bird species, 20 amphibians, 50 reptiles and 40 mammals, many of them rare or listed as protected in Florida and/or the nation. Weedon Island Preserve's 1,500 island acres offers 9 miles of hiking trails, 4 miles of canoe and kayak trails, a fishing pier, observation platforms and an elevated boardwalk providing an intimate view of the flora and fauna of Florida.
The Gulf of Mexico and our rivers offer watchable wildlife. Approximately 2,600 manatees inhabit our springs, bays and canals, feeding on aquatic plants. Everyone's favorite, the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, can be seen cavorting with beauty and grace. Alligators can be found in some freshwater areas of the county. And over 300 species of fish swim in our waters.
The Dew Drop Inn - House Rules
Check-in is after 3 p.m. on day of arrival and check-out is before 11 a.m.on day of departure
Primary renter must be 25 years of age or older.
House Rules are to be reviewed and acknowledged by ALL GUESTS staying at the property. Photo identification must be available at check-in.
No Smoking inside the home. This includes the odor of smoke. Be mindful of open doors or windows that would permit the smoke to enter the house.
Pets are not allowed.
While linens are provided, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. House linens are not to be taken from the home or used for cleaning; however we have provided beach towels (located in hall cabinet), and cleaning rags (located next to the dryer), for your use.
If cleaning the stove top, please use only the ceramic stove top cleaner that is provided. If cleaning the bathtub, please do not use abrasives. A cleaner is provided (located under the sink).
Please discard trash in the large black trashcan located on the driveway. Trash pick up is on Tuesday and Friday. The yellow / blue bin is for recycling. Pick up is on Friday only. Please see the flyer about what goes into the recycling bin and what goes into the trash bin..
Home is located in a family neighborhood. Please respect our neighbors. No disturbances please. Noise volume is to be kept low after dark. Activities contrary to any law, ordinance, fire department or insurance requirement are not permitted on the premises.
The home is for the enjoyment and use by the registered guests only. Events/Parties are not permitted.
Do not run AC or heat with windows or doors open. Maximum limits for the units are no lower than 74 for the AC and no higher than 72 for heat. Florida is hot in the summer, so please don’t expect cool temperatures that you’d find in northern climates. The climate control helps to keep the inside humidity down, but dropping the temperature too low strains the system (especially for older homes that aren’t built with energy-efficient features), and it’s possible to freeze up the unit and incur a service call. The systems are remotely monitored and managed.
Fireplace is not usable at this time..
Parking is in the driveway for cars & small trucks only. Please do not block the sidewalk. No trailers, large trucks/vans, U-Hauls, campers, RV’s, etc. Parking limit is 2 vehicles in the driveway.
BBQ grill is provided for your use. If used, it must be cleaned before departure. Gas refills are available at the U-Haul store on Missouri Ave if necessary, or tank swaps are provided at 7-11 and hardware stores.
Please respect the home and its contents. Please leave property in same condition you found it, which includes, removing any trash you've accumulated and cleaning soiled dishes. Any appliances used must be clean upon departure.
While we understand the need to rearrange some small items to accommodate your needs, we request that you do not move furniture.
Cleaning fee is for a standard clean of the home. Extra time spent due to excessive messiness, the need to put the home back in original order, stain treatments of (or replacement of) linens will result in a cleaning or damage surcharge.
All the home’s contents are inventoried at departure. Please do not remove any items.
Thank you for your cooperation – we strive to keep our home in the best shape possible so you can enjoy your stay here in Clearwater!
The location was very convenient to the beach and anything else we needed. Very quiet neighborhood and we enjoyed our stay at the house. We would stay there again.
Location was perfect! Close to the bridge to the beach. Quaint, older home full of personality which offered privacy for the five members in our group. Would definitely recommend this home and we would definitely stay here again! Bruce was very helpful and organized - the notebook of information was priceless!
We enjoyed our stay at the Dew Drop Inn. The house was clean and organized, but somewhat dated in furnishings. We appreciated the well stocked kitchen, but could have used a brief outline on using the stove and microwave. We tried to use the oven one morning and the control panel locked up. When we tried to reach Bruce all we got was an answering machine. The house was comfortable, but the restriction on A/C use is not realistic given the heat and humidity in the region. This is not a knock on the owner, but if you are planning on visiting Clearwater Beach be forewarned that a five minute drive turns into a 45 minute traffic nightmare during the morning and late afternoon. Having a washer and dryer was a nice extra, particularly for fresh and clean towels for a group of four staying more than a couple of days. All in all a positive experience.
I'll be glad to address any questions or issues during your stay, but I can't respond if you don't leave a voice or text message. This spring we've seen a lot of visitors escaping the cold north weather. There are alternate suggestions for dealing with the traffic, and we'll be providing those tips to future guests.
Bruce was there when we arrived and went over everything with us. He had a book made up that answered every question you could possible have and then some. Full of recommendations, favorites, and things to do. Contact information for most places and directions included. House was very clean and had everything we needed. Old neighborhood with lots of trees and character. Had a great time.
What an idyllic base for exploring the region. This lovingly restored home, with hardwood floors, high ceilings, three spacious bedrooms, and two clean, full bathrooms was the perfect home-away-from-home for our family gathering of five adults. The decor is beautiful and they have a wonderful eye for detail. Things like granite countertops, fine linens and pretty wineglasses reveal an owner who wants your stay to be a premier experience. The owner, who lived next door, was respectful of our privacy but available when needed, even dropping off a shower chair for our elderly mother. The home is in a quiet, residential neighborhood, and we loved sitting on the covered porch. We cooked meals in the well-stocked kitchen and had several options for meals – the back deck, a formal dining room, and the bistro table in the breakfast room next to the kitchen, which also houses a washer and dryer. I would highly recommend this home. While there are places closer to beaches, if that's your purpose, this worked well for venturing throughout the region. Clearwater Beach is about five minutes away.
My friends and I felt at home on our getaway to FL from snowy Ohio. Bruce and Melody's home is the perfect retreat-meets the description 100+%. The house was immaculate and cozy, truly felt like a home away from home; I could have stayed there much, much longer. The six of us slept well and had no troubles getting ready with there being two showers. We ate in most evenings and had great luck finding good restaurants, even pizza with speedy delivery in the late evening-yay. Some of our friends were new to the AirBnB experience, and they were WOWed. We even got to spend some laid back time with our hosts; they are truly beautiful souls. Thank you for EVERYTHING, Bruce and Melody!
Dew Drop Inn was a great house! Close to everything, 5 minutes to the beach, malls, or shopping centers. The neighborhood was cute, very safe. The house was exactly as described and had lots of space for a family of 4. I wish I could pack up the backyard and take it home with me.
This house eased the stress of travel. There was a living room, dining room, kitchen, and back room so we had plenty of space. The bedrooms upstairs were very comfy, no problems with anything at all. Would recommend staying here for anyone!
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About the Host, Bruce
We own a software company specializing in digital dictation and transcription solutions. Our "hobby" has been renovating old homes here in the Magnolia Park neighborhood of Clearwater. We have 4 vacation rental properties that we maintain ourselves.
One of our daughters and her family live 2 doors down from us, with 3 grandchildren that keep us hopping. We love the location - close to downtown Clearwater, yet just a short ride to the beautiful beaches of Clearwater, Indian Rocks and Dunedin (Caladesi Island and Honeymoon Island).
We love to bicycle, boat, swim, and enjoy fun times with our family and friends! We hope you can make it to our special part of the Gulf Coast that we call home...