About this listing
The cottage sits facing a quiet, working class neighborhood where most of the houses were built in the 1940's and 50's. The days before stucco and every third house being exactly the same. The giant, live oak to the side of the cottage is over a 100 yrs and was hit by lighting in the early 70's.
The cottage is a mother-in-law apartment that is totally separate from my house. It even has it's own driveway. There is a sitting area in back of the cottage for your use.
Cute, studio cottage in a quiet neighborhood. It has ceramic tile in the kitchen and bathroom, ceiling fan, TV, DVD, window unit A/C, Portable electric heater, full length mirror, blow dryer, iron, coffee maker. It does have carpet in the bedroom/sitting area. I am hoping to have it replaced with tile hopefully by end of August!
The cottage has a full kitchen. The kitchen is small but adequate for cooking meals. It is stocked with dishes, pots and pans, silverware, basic seasonings, coffee maker, toaster, hand mixer. The kitchen also comes with paper towels & dish soap.
The cottage comes stocked with 2 beach chairs, 2 beach towels and an umbrella.
The kitchen is small but adequate for cooking meals. It is stocked with dishes, pots and pans, silverware, basic seasonings, coffee maker, toaster, hand mixer. The kitchen also comes with paper towels & dish soap.
**Ask about my INTERN discounts!**
No charge for extra person. Air mattress, folding bed & pack and play is available for use upon request.
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 bicycle 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.
Jolly Trolley: (URL HIDDEN)
PSTA: (URL HIDDEN)
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.
BEACH- The cottage comes with 2 beach chairs, 2 beach towels and a beach umbrella--ENJOY!
WIFI INTERNET/CABLE TV : high speed internet & wifi, extended basic cable, DVD player.
Pets: Welcome! Pet must be well behaved and you must clean up after your pooch.
FREE PARKING- The cottage has it's own private driveway, plenty of room for guest parking.
The total price includes the State of Florida 12% tourism tax.
Garden sitting areas, shared firepit and gas BBQ grill, pay per use laundry room.
Dvd, books and games lending library is in the laundry room. Please return when finished.
Interaction with Guests
I live next door, if I am away I have someone on call if you need anything. You may catch a glimpse of me in my garage but I do value your privacy and do not intrude.
In your room you will find a guide book that gives you a lot of useful info. internet codes, fun things to see and do, how to get around, local grocery stores etc.
You can also visit my blog or (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) page for local events and off the beaten path thing to do here. I've been a resident of this area for over 40 years and I can always be contacted for where to go and how to get there help. You can call or text me at (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
A little about the garden-- Everything here is organic and edible, medicinal or useful to wildlife. My garden does not look like a traditional English style garden. 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 to gardening tips and advice upon request (to anyone who will listen).
Bus stop is just steps away.
To get to Clearwater Beach: It's 5 miles away. By Uber it's $7-10. By bike it's about 45 minutes depending on how fast you pedal. Bus/Trolley $5.00 for an all day pass or 3 days for $10.
Other Things to Note
About 1 week prior to your arrival I will email you with your check in details.
Smoking allowed outside only. Pets must be leashed when outside the apartment. Please use the dog walk area on the west side of the parking lot. Flush only toilet paper we are on a septic system. Thanks!
We will be having a Halloween party here on October 31st. We would love to have you join us! If it will disturb your vacation you might plan on being out that night. It is on a Monday and most folks work the next day. It should be over with by 11:00 or 12:00 the latest. Thanks!
Hi, welcome to Florida! I'm as low key and easy going as it gets. I love nature and have a big, edible garden behind the apartments. I also enjoy kayaking, art, books, theater, crafts and of course having fun with my family and friends.
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!
Being an Airbnb host has been an amazing experience. I've enjoyed meeting so many wonderful people. I love having college students around! Ask about my intern discount!