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.
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. http://(email 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. http://(email hidden)/honeymoonisland/default.cfm
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 beachcombing. 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. http://(email hidden)/caladesiisland/default.cfm
Other fun stuff-
Delightful Downtown Dunedin-Quaint, funky, trendy vibe. (20 minute walk) Pubs, cafes, shopping & local art. Have dinner at one of the restraunts (you won't find any chain restraunts 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 bicyle 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 Trolly: http://(email hidden)/trolley-route.html
PSTA: (website hidden)
BEDS - Full bed in the main room.
KITCHEN - microwave, oven, refridgerator, 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 reccomendations! 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!
This cute little studio cottage was just what the doctor ordered! We were able to prepare dinner, watch a movie, use the WiFi and enjoy the tropical back yard under some banana trees. It was perfect for unwinding and chilling out, but close enough to walk to cute downtown Dunedin for dinner or a drink. Vicky is the consummate host, responsive and caring.
Vicki welcomed us to her bnb as if we were long lost relatives. Not only did she make us feel welcome, but her other guests were a pleasure to meet and socialize with. The location was safe, near the Gulf and the Pinellas Trail and an easy drive to Caldesi and Honeymoon Island. We highly recommend staying with Vicki Conrad and her associates. This includes her highly reserved Rabbit, and very busy Chickens (3), and beautiful organic garden. Bill & Carly Gebhardt.
Our stay at Vicki`s charming studio was our best airbnb experience to date. Her attention to detail and hospitality are exemplary. She not only graciously loaned us her bikes but gave us valuable insight to local activities and events as well as information on her experience with permaculture in action and her environmentally friendly lifestyle. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone staying in the Clearwater, Florida area.
Paid for a girlfriends getaway for my wife and her friend.
Yes, Vicki did make my wife and her friend welcome! She shared interesting information about her garden and the area's happenings. Very cute little place, exactly as pictured. Easy to find and close to the town Dunedin. Just down the road from the beach. I would recommend staying with Vicki!
Felt like we were old friends as soon as we met Vicki. Every was as listed, even the neighbors were great! A much better experience than checking into a hotel! Terrific New Years block party!
The cottage is small, formerly a garage, it seems, but had everything we needed. Our dog was welcome. It was nice that small amounts of the staples that make a kitchen usable - coffee, filters, salt, pepper, olive oil etc - were supplied. The street is VERY quiet. There was air conditioning and a heater both of which were needed. We had little contact with Vicki, but she was very welcoming. The cottage is near a biking trail and a lovely promenade along the water, and convenient to the attractions of the area. We enjoyed sitting at a table outside in the yard to have lunch or read. In all, the cottage was good value for the price and I would recommend it to other travelers.
Vicki made me feel like a welcome old friend my entire stay. The neighborhood is true Florida, very friendly, very quite and and very safe anytime of the day or night. Several people in the neighborhood have lived there for many years. I loved having a single family home and not sharing walls. The cottage is like a studio or efficiency house. It is very private and free of restrictions. It was well equipped with everything I needed. Parking is great; I pulled my car right up to the front door. I hated leaving this comfortable place.
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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.