|Minimum Stay||4 - 5 nights|
With 2+ bedrooms and trundle beds on the sleeping porch it can accommodate up to 8. 2 full baths. Sometimes we get two families with the kids sharing the porch. Walk out on the private deck and you are right on the beach. Get comfortable under the gazebo and enjoy the amazing sunsets. Cook in the large kitchen outfitted with pots. pans, coffee maker, micro,blender for daiquiris and margaritas, and extra large refrigerator....all the comforts of home.
Large master bedroom with king size bed overlooking the Gulf, rattan furniture for that Florida look, large oak pedestal dining table seats 6 with extra kids eating on the porch. The sleeping porch overlooking the beach doubles as breakfast area for those who get up early to go beach combing for shells. Guests compliment us on the warm glow of antique 100 year old red heart pine floors
The owner Curtis Westphal: My wife Kathy is a part time school teacher and I am a city planner. We lived in Florida and met in college then headed west in search of adventure where we settled near Golden. The Rocky Mountains are out our back door. A couple times a year we hop on a flight and come down to relax on the beach and visit our relatives in Largo and Sarasota.
Bruce Carter purchased this cottage in 1996
I grew up here. My grandparents bought the island estate in 1966 for the remarkable price of $28,000 and turned the home and carriage house into 6 vacation rentals. They had the pleasure of watching 4 generations of beach goers come to enjoy fun in the sun. When they got into their 80's they retired and moved to the mainland. My wife Kathy and I thought it was too nice to sell so even though we live in Denver we bought it. Fortunately. we have a great manager and handyman close by to greet our guests and get them settled in and care for their needs. We have 2 sons that we take on vacation each summer.
Historically, the most beautiful spot on the tropical barrier islands of Tampa Bay between Clearwater and St Pete.
The private entrance had its own private patio and the main patio was only ten steps away. The view of the Gulf of Mexico from the room was magnificient!
The location right on the Gulf was picturesque! In the morning we would walk the white sand beach, just 100 feet from our door, as far as we could walk. We also enjoyed riding our bikes on the best bike paths I have ever seen. Along the new completed road there was both a walking and bike paths on both sides of the street. The beach was unbelieveable! Powder white sand and blue green water was just in front of our room. The salt breeze that flowed through our room was great.
In the evenings we would drive down Gulf Blvd and choose one of the many excellent seafood restaurants. There are also several coffee shops very close to Sun N Fun. Clearwater is 7 miles down Gulf Blvd where we took a boat ride in the Gulf seeing dolfins jumping in the boat's wake.
Each evening we would watch the sun go down into the Gulf from our patio. Such beauty
Clearwater and its island beaches are fortunate to offer something for everybody. Our attractions include arts and museums, the natural environment, historical buildings, special events and more traditional 'attractions' such as theme parks, whatever your preference. The sampling of attractions below offers a little bit of everything.
The Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of Winter the Dolphin – just minutes from the Sun n Fun Beachfront vacation rentals.
Winter the Dolphin has captured the world with her story of survival and determination. This heartwarming Warner Bros family film is based on the true story about a young boy who befriends an injured dolphin who lost her tail in a crab trap. Through their bond and friendship, the boy motivates everyone around him to help save the dolphin by creating a prosthetic tail to replace the one she lost. Winter’s strong survival instincts become an inspiration to people with special needs throughout the world.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
3000 East Busch Blvd., Tampa (813) 987-5082.
An extraordinary atmosphere filled with naturalistic animal habitats and shows, hair-raising roller coasters, Rhino Rally and more, dazzling live entertainment.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
249 Windward Passage, Clearwater (727) 447-0980.
A very unique natural attraction where one can view, touch and experience the biology and behavior of bottlenose dolphins, loggerhead sea turtles, Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, river otters, sting rays, local fish, coral reefs, mangroves and more.
The Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Drive, Tampa (813) 273-4020.
A world-class educational facility featuring nearly 5,000 aquatic plants and animals which tell the tale of water, native land and marine animals in Florida.
Florida Botanical Gardens
12175 125th Street North, Largo (727) 582-2100.
Specialty gardens featuring Florida plants including wildlife nesting habitat, restored wetlands and natural bridges.
Lowry Park Zoo
1101 West Sligh Avenue, Tampa (813) 932-0245.
One of the top three zoos of its size in North America featuring more than 1,500 animals representing 350 exotic species including the manatee.
Moccasin Lake Nature Park
2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater (727) 462-6024.
A showcase of the plant and animal species native to the area. Preserve featuring rescued and rehabilitated birds, reptilian, insect and fish displays, plant and energy exhibits, and nature trails through a diversity of natural Florida habitats, allowing viewing of native birds, insects, amphibians, mammals and reptiles.
MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry)
4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa (813) 987-6100.
Largest science center in the Southeastern United States and home of Florida's only IMAX DOME theater.
Charter fishing boat for novices to avid anglers, the Phantom can accommodate you. Clearwater fishing specializing in four, six, eight, hour fishing trips. Captain Butch Ford will make you feel right at home fishing for Gulf fish.
Sunsets at Pier 60
Pier 60, Clearwater Beach (727) 449-1036.
A 'street' festival located on the promenade portion of Clearwater Beach's famous fishing pier, celebrating the setting of the sun and featuring artists, craftsmen and performers with weekend musical entertainment.
Sponge Docks/Historical Downtown Main Street
Tarpon Springs (727) 937-6109.
Authentic Greek heritage and community
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan 15 2015 - Apr 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
Apr 19 2015 - Oct 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 22 2015
4 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.