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Beautiful And Affordable Mother-in-law-suite On Second Floor

Ellen Nelissen

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
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Ellen Nelissen

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Beautiful And Affordable Mother-in-law-suite On Second Floor

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Safety Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

Spacious Mother-in-law-suite Close To Clearwater Beach

The total house is a 3987 sq-ft 5 bedroom 4 bathroom home. The room for rent is upstairs and totally private from the rest of the house.

A 650 sq-ft loft/mother-in-law suite upstairs of a beautiful 3980sqft house, located in beautiful Clearwater FL. Located at 15miles from Tampa Int'l Airport, 15miles from one of the most beautiful beaches in Florida (Clearwater beach) and walking distance from beautiful Safety Harbor. This room is upstairs and has its own air conditioning, a beautiful big bathroom with jacuzzi, a toilet with bidet, a big walk-in closet, a small fridge for sodas, a king size bed and a pull out sofa, a sitting area, TV, DVD. If you are visiting with more than 4 guests, there is plenty of room to add an additional pull out sofa, which we will provide with pleasure. So families with 4 kids are able to stay all in the same room, if desired. However, there is an extra $15/night charge per extra guest for 4+ guests.

During your stay, you will have your own privacy upstairs. The remaining of the house is all on the first floor. You may use the kitchen for cooking, as long as you clean up after yourself. There is a nice pool with hot jacuzzi, feel free to jump in any time. There are nice tanning beds to work on your tan and a hammock. Enjoy the beautiful weather in Florida.

The neighborhood is nice and peaceful. The location is excellent. It is only 15 miles from Tampa International Airport and usually there is no traffic. It takes about 22min driving across the bridge from Tampa to our house.

There is a public bus stop right in front of our house, but I can't give you any advise on the use of the bus system. If you rent a car, there is a parking spot on our driveway.

Sorry, no pets, unless small dogs that are happy to sleep in a crate at night. I have 2 beagles and a very old cat. My dogs sleep in a crate in the office room. During the day, my beagles roam around the first floor area of the house. They have a doggy door to go in and out the house as they please. They use the fenced backyard to do their business. If your small dog is friendly and can live with these rules, your dog is more than welcome. There will be a $15 non-refundable pet fee/night for each pet.

There is a $45 cleaning fee to prepare the room for the next guest. This fee is due upon booking.

50% of total is due upon booking, 50% due 30-day prior to arrival.

Once payments are made, there is no refund.

There is no refund for unused nights due to early departure.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ellen Nelissen (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
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About Ellen Nelissen

We are a European family that moved to the US 7yrs ago. We are very easy going, friendly, hospitable, social but private. We are a happy and athletic busy family.

We love boating and relaxing by the Clearwater Islands during the weekends. Ask us about our boating offer as well, because we would love to take you out for a nice boating trip while you are staying at our house.

We are very honest, respectful and caring people. We hope to be able to host to the same kind of people.

We have traveled a lot, we speak several languages. We love to make other people feel at home in Clearwater Florida and hope to make their stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

I am confident you will love our house accommodation and you will totally love the Clearwater beaches, as we do too.

Ellen Nelissen purchased this house in 2007

Why Ellen Nelissen chose Safety Harbor

We loved this property because of its location. It is located 15 miles from the airport and 10 miles from Clearwater Beach. We have the Tampa Bay on one side and the Mexican Gulf on the other side. We love to relax during the weekends and like to go boating. We have a choice between 2 different water locations and opportunities. The Tampa Bay is nice and big and you can do a lot of sport activities such as water skiing, wake boarding, wind surfing, ...

The Mexican Gulf side on the other side is more to relax by the beach or take a boating trip to the islands that are only accessible by boats. The locals like to drive their boats up there and have a quite and relaxed afternoon, BBQ on the beach, eat lunch, search for nice big shells, ....

The location is perfect for business as well. Tampa city is close. There is a lot of business opportunities.

What makes this house unique

The home is luxurious, beautiful, comfortable, bright and for renters very affordable compared to the competitive rental places in our area.

The house is rather large, so there is a lot of space and privacy. The upstairs in completely designed for visitors that like to stay in a separate part of our home. The suite has a separate AC. Since we are from Europe, we have a lot of European visitors throughout the year. The home is perfect designed to offer privacy for host as well as for guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay was from June 29-July 6, 2013. These accommodations were made available to us by loving friends & family via "Bethany's Hope" to grant our sick daughter her dream of meeting Winter the dolphin with the prosthetic tail who resides at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. We had no idea what to expect from this breathtaking Mother-in-Law suite, and were pleasantly surprised as we were welcomed more as an extended part of the family than as guests. The room was comfortable & simply stunning~ (you will find no better deal for your $$$). Having hosts that are more friendly and assistive than required is an added bonus that you will absolutely not find anywhere else! So thankful that our stay with them added to the sweet memories we will forever cherish...
Jun 2013
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Beautiful And Affordable Mother-in-law-suite On Second Floor
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 28 reviews
Moline, Il.

Exceptional Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

We can't begin to tell you all the exceptional assets to staying in Ellen & Hugo's suite within their beautiful's very nicely appointed, exceptionally clean, completely comfortably, modern, located in a very convenient location, and has a beautiful pool area you are welcome to use. The entry is not private but don't let that keep you from renting. The steps to your very private suite are right inside the front door, and Ellen and Hugo are so wonderfully warm and inviting that you will love to say good morning, good night, or visit with them a little if you desire. We loved everything about our stay so much that we have rented again for a month next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review. Our goal is to make our guests feel at home away from home. It makes us very happy to read how satisfied our guests are after their vacation with us. It was such a pleasure to have you stay with us and we look forward to February 2016, when you come back again. You now have a home in Florida that welcomes you with open arms anytime. Thanks for your kindness and respect in our beautiful home. See you soon.

Luxurious accomodations in the Mother-in-Law Suite

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful vacation we had in this luxurious home in Safety Harbor (Clearwater). The room was large, comfortable and beautifully decorated. Everything we had hoped it would be. The pool was beautiful with plenty of seating for lunch or dinner and our hosts were wonderful. Ellen and Hugo were very friendly and accommodating and offered every convenience for our month-long stay in our "home" away from home.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Silvis, IL USA

R and C

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay!!! My husband was skeptical about staying in a private home, but not after our stay here. The room is beautiful and have everything a person could need. There was even a Christmas tree decorated to match the decor. Ellen had great suggestions for places to go vistit and places to eat. We took her up on several of them. Her and her family are extremely gracious and very interesting to talk to. We would definitely stay again! I can't forget to mention the dogs, they were totally welcoming and extremely well behaved.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review, we greatly appreciate it. We are always so pleased to read happy reviews. Our goal is always to make our guests feel at home away. We are happy you stayed with us and we got to meet you. We would love for you to come stay with us again whenever in the Clearwater Tampa Bay area.
New Lenox, IL

HIGHLY recommended!

  • 5 of 5

What a find! If you are coming to the Clearwater area, this VRBO is beautiful, economical, and Ellen is a soft-spoken, kind, and gracious host. Our family of 4 (2 boys 16/10) stayed over Thanksgiving. Ellen went above & beyond to help us with anything that we needed. They have a massive library of movies, TV in the room, gorgeous pool/hot tub. It is very close to the beach. Room even bigger than pics. King bed has a "soft side" and a "hard side". Being parents of an asthmatic, we especially appreciated the cleanliness of the room and the hard surfaced floors. A lot of times when we go on vacation, our 16 yo has severe asthma attacks, and we "get" to visit the local ER. ;) Not here. Not a speck of dust! Very clean. Huge walk-in closet. Fridge & coffeepot. Pitcher for fresh water. No need to stay in a hotel as this gives you MORE. To ease any concerns: There is no door on the bathroom, but we were provided a curtain & there is a door to toilet room. You enter through the main door but the suite is very private. Their beagles are so sweet and very well-behaved. Would have loved to visit in warmer weather as the backyard has a perfect setup. It was in the 70s while we were there and our son took advantage of the pool. He was thrilled. Ellen opens up her kitchen as well if you want to utilize it. She provided us with her cell# and she was only a text away w/ prompt answers. We felt as though we were staying at a relative's home for the duration of our trip. It was very comfortable, and we would highly recommend it. As we pulled away, our boys asked, "Can we come visit Ellen again???" Thank you again for everything!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear S**ks family, Thanks you so much for the lovely review. Our priority and goal is ALWAYS making our guests feel at home away. We want our guests to experience the difference between a hotel and being in a friendly home. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We really appreciate your family and hope you will come back and visit again. Tell both your sons they are welcome anytime. You now have a family and a home in Clearwater FL that welcomes you back anytime. Hopefully see you soon again. Ellen, family and pets ;-)


  • 5 of 5

From the moment of our arrival, we loved this VRBO! It was more unusual than the other VRBO locations we've stayed because it was the upstairs within a home, but from the first knock on the front door, Ellen and her family made us feel SO comfortable. After welcoming us and showing us to our upstairs, it is really up to you whether you want more or less contact with the family. My husband and I are generally "stay to ourselves" kind of people, but absolutely appreciated being able to ask Ellen questions about local restaurants, parking, etc and getting a local perspective. If you're sitting on the fence about this place, I would recommend that you definitely stay here.

As for the room - it was BIG, very very clean and had everything we needed plus more. The mattress was incredibly comfortable. We never did use the pool area, but our room did overlook this area and it was quite beautiful. We were in town for a triathlon, so not much "down" time for our short visit. Ellen was very accommodating in every way!!! Excellent host and excellent VRBO!!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brenda, It was a real pleasure to have you stay with us. We are glad we met you and your husband. We enjoyed your stay with us as much as you enjoyed it. We love having a vrbo for the kind of guests like you. Please keep our personal information and come back and visit our home anytime you would like. You now have a family and home in Clearwater that welcomes you anytime. Thanks for being such respectful guests. See you soon again, we hope.

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  • 4 of 5

Clean and comfy bedroom w/ bathroom on 2nd floor. Friendly family of 4 (+2 dogs)- kitchen is available for use on the 1st floor. Close to city center, it was ideal for our (2 people) short stay. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julianna, thanks for the review. We enjoyed having you both and it was as pleasure meeting you. We hope that you will choose our rental for future visits to the Clearwater area. I wished you would have told me how we could have earned a 5 star review from you. We aim for 5 stars every time and would love to learn from reviews that didn't meet the standard. Please feel free to let me know what we could have done better. Ellen


Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Clearwater Beach


Rates & Availability

From $75 Per night

Safety Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Long Term Rental 2015
Jan 5 2015 - May 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $45
Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $15
Notes If you prefer paying with credit card, that would be fine. There is a 3.5% tax on the total amount for credit card payments due to the fact that the credit card companies charge our final quote.
If you prefer paying with check or money order, I will provide you with a receipt of payment.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Safety Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3985 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Other (See Description) - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) The mother-in-law suite has a huge comfortable kind size bed, one sofa bed and 2 twins size mattresses. The sofa bed provides a nice couch for the tv-sitting area - which is in the same room as the suite itself. The total suite is about 600-sqft.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We do have a boat. If you would like to go for a boat ride, there is the option for an additional cost. Will be discussed upon request. We can take you to Clearwater beach and many other small islands in the area. There is also an inter coastal between Clearwater land and the Gulf of Mexico, where many famous stars live or have a vacation home, like Tom Cruise, Hulk Hogan, John Travolta. The inter coastal is an area where you can sight-see many huge beautiful mansions by the water. We could take you there to sight-see. There is also an Island called Honeymoon Island. We could boat over there and have lunch on the beach. Also, there are many very beautiful islands only accessible by boat. The locals take their boats there to relax during the weekend. You can walk on those island beaches and find lots of big shells, eat lunch, swim a little by the shore line and search for fish, ...

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