About This Listing
Cute, studio cottage in a quiet neighborhood. Full kitchen (stove, fridge, double sink, microwave). The cottage has it's own private driveway with room for guest parking. It has ceramic tile in the kitchen and bathroom, ceiling fan, TV and A/C, full length mirror, blow dryer, iron coffee maker. The cottage comes stocked with 2 beach chairs, 2 beach towels and an umbrella.
**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. (website 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. (website 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. (website 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. (website 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: (website hidden)
PSTA: (website 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, gas BBQ grill, pay per use laundry, DVD, book and game lending library.
Laser light shows in the garden at night.
Interaction with Guests
Hello, thank you for choosing a Sunset House and Gardens apartment. I'm Vicki, the owner. 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. 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), or just stop me when you see me in the garden!
A little about the garden. Everything here is organic and edible, medicinal or useful in some way. My garden does 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. In the late afternoon I let the chickens out to free range on the front side of the parking lot. Your welcome to join them in their mayhem! 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). Yes, I'm bragging...If it can be grown, I can grow it!
Bus stop is just steps away.
Other Things to Note
Thank you for booking with me. About 1 week prior to your arrival I will email you with your check in details.
Please take out trash before you leave. Sometimes it's a day or so before housekeeping comes in. Have a great vacation!
Host made us feel comfortable.
Cottage was very nice and had everything we needed (towels, tolietries, internet)
I will stay here again.
We had a lovely time at this quaint cottage. Vicki is great; very personable. She made sure we felt comfortable and then left us alone to enjoy our time there. The cottage was clean, well-kept and decorated. We were delighted to be so close to the Pinellas Trail and downtown Dunedin. We would absolutely stay in any of Vicki's properties again and will recommend her to friends.
Das kleiner Apartment ist genau wie in der Beschreibung beschrieben. Alles was man zum täglichen Leben benötigt. Ich kann es definitiv weiterempfehlen und würde jeder Zeit wieder kommen.
We enjoyed our stay at the Clearwater cottage. As others have said, Vicki goes out of the way to provide several amenities that a hotel would never supply.
The fact that she left us with beach chairs, an umbrella and beach towels was a huge hit with us as we took them to Clearwater Beach. (Note there is a new ferry that goes to Clearwater beach for $3 from downtown). She even left some beach toys for our 6 month old son. It was also very helpful that she left a playpen for him to sleep in.
It should be noted that this cottage is very small. I expected it to be small but I think it was even smaller than I expected. I would estimate it as being 150-200 SF. If I had been by myself I think I would have been fine, but with a couple and a baby we found it to be a little tight on space at times.
As others have said, the bed is very hard. The first night I found this to be very uncomfortable, but I got used to it somewhat on the later nights.
The bathroom door is a sliding closet door off the kitchen that doesn't seal and the bathroom does not have a fan. A fan or a more secure door would have provided for a bit more privacy.
We went for a few walks around the neighbourhood. We found the area directly south of the cottage to be a little run down and seedy. Walking to the north towards Dunedin led us to some much better areas. It was nice to be so close to Dunedin, as we walked to a Blue Jays spring training game.
Despite the bed and tight space, we enjoyed our stay and might stay again if we were in the area.
This cottage is in a good location with easy access to downtown Dunedin and Clearwater Beach. The bed was comfortable, and Vicki was very responsive to the issues we encountered. The small kitchen is great and the amenities like beach chairs were a nice touch.
Unfortunately, there are some cleanliness and pest issues. The bathroom has black mold on the baseboard near the shower, and a faint (but noticeable) stench. The windows in the kitchen had a good amount of mildew around them. Ants appeared in the kitchen on the 2nd day (which Vicki provided some spray for).
But on our last morning, we found two fleas in our bed, one on my wife's pillow (and a bite on her foot), and that was that. We packed up quickly and checked out early. I felt bad for leaving a couple dishes in the sink and towels strewn about, but I had no desire to stay in a room with fleas.
I usually adhere to the guest is always right. This time is not one of them. If there were fleas they picked them up wherever they stayed before. That unit had no pets in it for 2 months. Then it was empty for 2 days. If there were fleas in that unit those fleas would of made a fest on them the moment the door was opened. Not upon check out.
My housekeeper and I spent hours after they left sitting on the carpet repainting the baseboards and we did not see one flea. Odd that they said the place was great then wanted to complain when they left. I was in touch with them the entire time due to many texts from them.
Spring time in Florida does bring ants especially after a rain. Which can only be treated when they arrive. All my properties are professionally sprayed quarterly with organic pesticide.
Odd that these guest said they really liked the place then complained upon check out.
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About the Host, Vicki
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!