BEAUTIFUL AND AFFORDABLE MOTHER-IN-LAW-SUITE ON SECOND FLOOR

Ellen Nelissen

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house

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BEAUTIFUL AND AFFORDABLE MOTHER-IN-LAW-SUITE ON SECOND FLOOR

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.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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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Ellen Nelissen

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Speaks dutch, french, german, spanish, english
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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

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.

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.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house

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4.9
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Beautiful And Affordable Mother-in-law-suite On Second Floor
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
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Safety Harbor Clearwater Area
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AWESOME EXPERIENCE!

  • 5 of 5
My experience staying at this lush Clearwater home was incredible! The suite was located on the second floor and was completely private. The large room was impeccably clean and decorated and we were supplied everything we needed. The bathroom was gorgeous! It has a large sunken jet tub and a large shower all surrounded by beautiful marble. The bed was very comfortable with luxurious sheets and pillows! The first day we were there our TV went out and it was immediately replaced with a new HD TV. I also loved that the room had its own frig and coffee maker! Ellen and her family were absolutely wonderful and made us feel welcomed! We had full use of their modern kitchen which was wonderful. The pool and outdoor space is gorgeous! It has several seating areas to eat your meals or lounge. It also has a large hammock to relax in by the pool. The yard and landscaping is beautiful. Whatever we needed Ellen was right there to give us help or assist us immediately. The location was perfect. Minutes away from restaurants, attractions and the beach! Nestled away in this beautiful house we had all the amenities of home but still close to enjoy the life of a beautiful city! The house is also a close drive to Tampa where we went for dinner several times! We loved Miguel's Mexican Seafood Grill and Maggios! I highly recommend staying here. They also own a beautiful boat and they will take you out to explore the beauty of Caladese Island and they know just where to take you to enjoy unreal beauty that a normal tourist wouldn't experience. It exceeded our expectations and I will definitely stay here again on our next holiday! Thanks Ellen for everything!
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Lee Ann,
it was a pleasure having you stay with us. We are so happy we got to meet you and Grey. We hope you come back to Clearwater some day and stay with us again. You were a great guest and we loved Grey. Thanks for being so respectful of our home.
See you soon again,
Ellen, Hugo, kids and dogs ;-)
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5

GOOD ALTERNATIVE TO A HOTEL

  • 5 of 5
We have been travelling with our children for years to various sporting events, and, although we stay at The Residence Inn when we can't find an alternative, we prefer to not to stay in hotels. This was a perfect choice for us.
Above all else, I look for "clean", and this home was definitely that. My second requirement is a comfortable bed, and it also had that. The room itself was larger than we would have had in a hotel, and with one child on a twin mattress and one on a futon, everyone got along very well. There was plenty of room for us to stretch out. I was concerned that on the description it said there was no cable in the room, but actually there was a very large TV, and the basic channels that I wanted to watch all came in clearly. There may not have been access to movie channels, but there was a large movie library, and my daughter watched a few. We were able to control the temperature in our room, which was a pleasant surprise. I had WiFi for all of our devices, and that was invaluable for getting work done. There were a few small games and puzzles in the room, and we were able to complete one while we were there.
Another huge benefit was the in-room minifridge, in which we were able to keep our few breakfast and lunch fixings, and we would simply take our bag of food downstairs in the mornings, and make use of the table and toaster. Lunches consisted of sandwiches we made outside on the patio, and by simply having those two meals so easily prepared, we were able to save quite a bit of money. Ellen gave me her number from the beginning and she was always available to answer questions, such as recommending local places to eat dinner that we would have never found on our own.
And, my children loved the animals. The two dogs are extremely well behaved and lovable. Now my kids want beagles.
My daughter actually broke her foot while we were there, and we didn't know it until we returned home and had it x-rayed, but while I was there I had considered asking Ellen to recommend a good doctor or medical facility. And, I am sure she would have been helpful on that front. It was invaluable having a "local" listed in my phone, that I knew I could call at any time if I needed local information or guidance. And, when in the area again, we will check the availability of this home first.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review. It is always nice to read the satisfaction people experienced during their stay at our house. Our goal is to make people feel comfortable and welcome in our home. Our mother-in-law set-up is such a nice opportunity for people to enjoy rather then staying in a hotel. I am glad you found us and we hope you come back and stay with us whenever you are in the Clearwater area.
A welcoming, clean, friendly home with a comfortable bed and a friendly European family, with beagles and bunnies welcomes you and your family anytime in the future ;-))
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5

ACCURATE

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in this very clean & upscale accommodation for 2 weeks, & thoroughly enjoyed it. The hosts are very friendly, welcoming, & accommodating. They offered full use of their kitchen, dining room, & patio/grill area; & always offered to help in any way they could. We rented their bikes for a day & loved spending hours on the many biking beautiful trails we found. It was a wonderful home away from home!
  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the lovely review. We loved having you.
We are glad you were able to enjoy our beautiful and luxurious mother-in-law suite, the house and the neighborhood. The bike trails in Pinellas County are indeed extremely beautiful and I am glad you were able to enjoy them.
We would love to have you come back whenever you are in the Clearwater area. It was a pleasure meeting you both. You now have a home that welcomes you anytime in the future.
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Safety Harbor Clearwater Area
5

A REFRESHING BREAK FROM THE COMMERCIALISM OF CORPORATE OWNED RENTAL PROPERTIES

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for tropical charm, authenticity, and the ambiance of lush, Live Oak tree lined avenues, then, you should seriously consider this rental. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel totally comfortable and pleased with this choice accommodation. The home is beautiful, relaxing, and ultra friendly. The mother-in-law apartment was light and airy, impecabbily clean, spacious, and well appointed. One of the windows looked out over the garden/swimming pool area equipped with umbrella tables, hammock, and lounging chairs. The room contained a huge spa style bathroom, King sized bed, walk-in closet, apartment sized refrigerator, sofa, and flat screened TV. Shared kitchen and laundry were also available for our use.

The property is located midway between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Some of our favorite activities included biking the well maintained paths along the nearby Phillipe Parkway as well as the 40-mile long Pinnales Trail. At dusk, we would either drive to the end of Sunset Point (Dunedin) to watch the sunset, or saunter along the winding paths and waterways of Kapok Park, all within minutes of this location. We also enjoyed many of the restaurants located in the historic villages of Safety Harbor, Dunedin, and Tarpon Springs. And, then, of course, there were numerous choices for beach walking, swimming, and Dolphin viewing, all within an easy 15 to 20 minute drive of this location.

I would highly recommend this apartment to couples seeking something different, entirely, from the overcrowded and commercialized beach/condo venue so commonly found in Clearwater.
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the beautiful review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. It was a pleasure having you both and we hope that you come back one day. You now have a home in Clearwater FL, that welcomes you with open arms anytime.
Thanks for being such wonderful, clean and respectful guests. We are blessed to have had you rent our place and are glad we met you.
Take care and maybe see you soon again.
Ellen, family and pets ;-)
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TOP QUALITY AND AFFORDABLE ACCOMMODATIONS

  • 5 of 5
Staying in a home rather than a hotel or condo made my trip to Clearwater feel more warm and inviting. The owners and their family are welcoming and the house and grounds are beautiful. Plus, there are lots of lovely water oaks and Spanish moss on the trees, making this a pretty walking neighborhood; plus beautiful parks nearby. It's also across the street from the entrance to the historic and charming village of Safety Harbor, and less then two miles from a Publix grocery store. And it's an easy drive to Clearwater Beach through town. The owner is attentive and is helpful in recommending local activities for young and old. Also, they keep two rabbits and two friendly, quiet beagles who are good company, too! And oh, by the way, the bed was SOOOO comfortable and the room and bath were absolutely elegant. I will be back.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. We also enjoyed your company. You are a wonderful guest and we are happy to have had the opportunity to meet you. Please come back anytime, you now have a home in Clearwater with welcoming hosts. See you soon again.
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5

ANNIVERSARY GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
My husband & I did a short but sweet trip to escape cold weather in Ohio. Our stay with here was wonderful. We explored different beaches and were in close proximity to them. Only 6 miles to the Clearwater/St. Pete Airport if you can fly in there like we did. It's not a beachfront, but we liked that as it was quiet, private, and so very clean. We were very comfortable and happy with our choice to stay there. We will definitely be returnibg there next time...if it's available!
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Clearwater Beach
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Availability & Rates

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Safety Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Long term rental 2014
May 1 2014 - Nov 21 2014
1 night minimum stay
$75
$525
$2,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2014
Nov 22 2014 - Dec 1 2014
1 night minimum stay
$80
$560
$2,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2013
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
1 night minimum stay
$85
$560
$2,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Long Term Rental 2015
Jan 5 2015 - May 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
$85
$560
$2,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$75
$525
$2,250
 
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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Amenities

Safety Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3985 sq. ft.
General:
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet ...
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Shared Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Other (See Description) - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 baby crib
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • basketball court
  • parasailing
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf privileges optional
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
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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