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.
Onsite Uber driver!
**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!
The listing was completely accurate & the neighborhood was quiet. We prefer to stay in neighborhoods with locals when traveling if possible, and the cottage fit the bill. There was a super helpful binder in the room with tons of interesting things to do & places to see.
Vicki is a nice host, and the cottage is conveniently located near Dunedin and Clearwater Beach. The accommodations, however, are lacking - we checked out early due to roaches. The room was also very musty, the stovetop was not fully functioning, the bathroom was missing the door handle and two of the four bikes available for use were not usable (while the other two were unreliable- deflating tires and loose seats). We have upped this rating from one to two stars because Vicki provided a partial and timely refund for our early checkout.
The host canceled this reservation 8 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Vicki's cottage was a great place to stay. It has everything that you will need and even more. We enjoyed our time there!
Vicki responded quickly anytime I emailed her, and she was very easy to work with. We did not see her until a bit later in the stay, and she was very friendly and welcoming.
The cottage was a great little space. It was very clean. My boyfriend and I were surprised at how much was already there. There was even sunscreen and shampoo in the bathroom cabinet. The garden in the back was beautiful and we enjoyed seeing the little lizards scampering around. Vicki provided a binder full of brochures and recommendations of places to eat and grocery shop. We were very appreciative of the binder, since we were there during some rainy days.
This was our first Airbnb stay and we had a great time. Vicki is very sweet and accomodating, and her cottage was a great little getaway. I definitely recommend staying at the cottage.
The cottage is a great place for couples who would like to visit Clearwater and its surroundings without the big resort experience. Dog-friendly is an important criteria for us, and this cottage - along with many establishments throughout town - met that need. Vicki greeted us when we arrived and made some great suggestions for enjoying the area. The cottage had everything we needed; we really appreciated the towels, chairs, umbrella, and floats that were stored in the closet for the perfect beach day. If we had wanted to cook for ourselves, we could have easily done so in the kitchenette or outdoor grilling area, but there just so many restaurants we wanted to check out in Dunedin. The bathroom and shower were both very comfortable, especially for a small cottage. The only minor issue we noticed in the cottage was a little outbreak of ants along the tile countertop in the kitchen. The cottage was located a convenient distance from many great sites and it felt like a calm, safe neighborhood. Unfortunately, on one of the nights our car was actually robbed. It either happened in the driveway or in downtown Dunedin, where we had parked to have dinner that night. This information is not meant to dissuade anyone from staying here - we had a great time and certainly recommend the cottage - but to inform prospective guests to remain cautious and mindful that crime happens everywhere. We are smart travelers who never leave anything out in plain view, yet we were robbed from the glove box and under the hood.
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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!