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Studio Cottage 5 miles from Clearwater Beach, 1 mile from Downtown Dunedin. Pinellas bike trail is 3 blocks away. It comfortably sleeps 2 but can easily accommodate a couple and a small child. The cottage f
This is a studio cottage that sits nestled under an amazing 150 yr old live oak. It is very private and has it's own driveway with room for guest parking.
Earth friendly and affordable " The Cottage" has a cozy, romantic atmosphere. It has everything you need for long weekend get-a-aways. But book longer, you wont want to leave. Situated near many must see and do attractions, the Cottage will certainly keep you entertained.
The kitchen has a stove, fridge, double sink, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, cookware, dishes, basic seasonings, paper towels & dish soap. There is a shared gas grill on the fire pit patio.
At Sunset House and Gardens we are committed to sustainable practices. Onsite composting, recycling, up-cycling, rain water harvesting, soil restorations and native wildlife. The gardens behind the cottage is a certified wildlife habitat. We are home to the endangered Monarch butterfly as well as native birds and plants.
The bathroom has a ceramic tiled, walk in shower. Towels and complimentary basket of toiletries.
In room entertainment--Cable TV, DVD, WIFI, board games.
Free onsite loaner bikes. First come first serve.
Bed -Standard full size.
WiFi internet/cable TV : high speed internet & WiFi, extended basic cable, DVD player.
Pet Friendly!-Don't leave Pumpkin home with a sitter!
Gas BBQ grill and fire pit area.
Onsite management- I am happy to give recommendations on where to go and how to get there. But I do respect your privacy, so if you need something please call or stop by our office.
Travel light--The cottage comes with blow dryer, iron, beach towels, 2 beach chairs and an umbrella!
Onsite laundry room- Pay per use $3 a load when you use your own laundry products. $4 if you use ours.
No charge for extra person. Air mattress & pack and play is available for use upon request.
Clearwater beach- Voted #1 city beach in the country! It's got it all--Restaurants bars, shopping and 3 miles of pure, white, sandy beaches. Nightly Sunset Festival on Pier pm weather permitting. Free movies on the beach Friday & Saturday nights. It's short 4.7 miles -drive, bike or take the bus.
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.
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.
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 nightclub 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.
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.
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 or garden 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 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.
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 a few of our rescue bunnies. They are allowed to roam free. Because they are rescue bunnies they are not always friendly. They have not always been treated kindly by humans. They do love apple slices, fresh ears of corn and wild bird seed. 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).
This a fun, residential neighborhood close to a lot of attractions.
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!
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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Who me? Awww shucks.... I'm as low key and easy going as it gets. I love nature and I tend all the tropical gardens that you will see at my place. I'm a major a DIYer, pinterester, upcycled artist. I especially like yard art! Dd you know you can make a chaise lounger out of a shopping cart?
I play djembe drum and love a good drum circle. Other interests of mine are permaculture, art, theater, folklore, animals, kayaking. I've got the soul of a gypsy and the heart of a hippie!
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!
I adore culture and diversity! I love learning about different religions, foods, art, dancing, music, customs and folklore! I enjoy meeting people from all walks of life. I promise you will always be treated with kindness, dignity and respect on my property.