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I highly recommend Carolyn's Florida Pool Home... A delightful space in a safe neighborhood near Safety Harbor, Clearwater and Dunedin, Florida. Clean, cozy room with pool, kitchen and patio access, a very clean and updated bathroom with hotel amenities (rolled towels, soap and shampoo) for the light-packing traveler and a great bookshelf of interesting books of world travels for the rainy day. Outdoors is a covered patio in a tropical setting. Carolyn is the in-residence artist and pays great attention to detail to make the space cozy and inviting in a chic modern / tropical-retro style.
Great place. Wounderful host. A home from home.
Spacious room and a clean toilet. A nice kitchen. Couldnt ask for more.
We stayed with Carolyn and Mike from Jan. 4, 2015 to the 22nd and they are very open and friendly people. We were treated like family and joined them on an evening in St. Pete for some very nice MoTown music. They said we stayed longer than any previous guests, and to be honest, I think they didn't understand our needs for storage. We only were given one drawer in a three drawer dresser and found one of the drawers loaded with extension cords and fortunately with a three pronged power strip which we used for our laptops. Carolyn showed us the dresser and pulled out the one drawer and said we could put our stuff in there, as if that would be adequate for two people. Also, we were told we could put our suitcases in another space in the room, which was shared with the Skinners as miscellaneous storage space.
We ended up living out our suitcases on the floor for 18 days! It was a good thing we had our car because we could keep all our extra clothes there. We didn't have any closet space for hanging my garment bag or anything else. I was reluctant to mention this to the Skinners because it seemed they are totally unaware of a long term travelers needs and I didn't see any resolution to the problem. In the middle of our stay the floor and linens were cleaned and Mike had to push our suitcases around to do this, but he didn't offer any suggestions on where to put our things. My wife and I did mention these concerns at the end of the stay and maybe the next traveler will have a little closet space in the storage room.
The room was very private with a small full bathroom and is very quiet since the the house has a split bedroom design.
Overall, I would recommend staying with Skinners for short stays because of the location and friendliness of Mike and Carolyn.
Lovely, cozy, beautifully decorated, all the comforts of home and terrific host and hostess
Mike and Carolyn are lovely hosts with a nice home that is comfortable and clean. It was a great place between Clearwater and Tampa. We had a fantastic stay!
Carolyn and Mike are perfect hosts. I felt welcomed upon arrival until we left. It was perfectly clean and we had everything we needed there. The neighborhood is quiet and safe but it's not far away from restaurants and shops. I loved talking to both hosts in the morning even if it was just short. I would totally recommend to stay at Mike and Carolyn's place and would Luke to come back some day. Thank you!
Carolyn and Mike are great hosts and people who will make you feel very welcomed and comfortable, anything you need really! they were very accommodating and we also had pretty much the whole place to ourselves. would love to come back again some day!
Carolyn's place was very nice and clean, I enjoyed our time there.
On always the one hand they were very helpful hosts and recommended us many nice places. Nice area and beautiful place.
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Carolyn's place was very nice and clean, we enjoyed our time there. on the one hand they were very helpful hosts and recommended us many nice places, but on the other hand they gave us enough privacy. Whenever we needed help, we could contact them.
Nice area and pool as well :) Thanks for the good time and the nice talks as well.
Carolyn and Mike stayed with us on their way from Florida up to the Appalachian Trail. It was a brief visit, but we were able to have dinner with them on our back deck. We discovered that we have many things in common, especially the school-teaching business and our mutual enjoyment of travel. They will certainly be welcome guests, should they travel our way again.