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Last Minute Booking Special - The Mermaid Cottage - Steps to White Sandy Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 full Bath, sleeps 6

Located in a three unit 'Olde Florida Style Complex' and just 45 steps to white sandy gorgeous Clearwater Beach!

Carefree and casual is our motto!! The Mermaid Cottage is located on the 1st floor at the back of the complex. Surround yourself in true tropical Florida style; this unit is adorned with French doors, wood floors, charming casual island decor. Open to an outdoor wood deck area with patio furniture.The cottage has two comfortable bedrooms, two full bathrooms and an outdoor shower! Living room has a comfy couch(queen pull-out bed), comfy chair,

Color TV with cable. Washer and dryer are located in the cottage. Small dogs are also welcome with prior notice! The patio area is completely fenced for private use.Nice,park like charcoal grill.

We prefer to answer all questions and complete Reservations via email through this site. A phone number is provided for last minute bookings less than 3 days in advance of arrival. Our reservation calender is up to date. If your date shows availability please use the 'book now' feature to book or email me. Please note, due to recent issues with guests misrepresenting their intended use for the cottage: **YOU MUST BE 25 YEARS OR OLDER TO RENT THIS PROPERTY** We will require a legible copy of your driver's license or other identification BEFORE accepting your booking.


Rates vary based on season.


More Details

Property Manager
Jennifer Altobelli
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Jennifer Altobelli

I'm a pediatric dentist in Rochester, NY. My second career is designing, building and renovating houses.

Jennifer Altobelli purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Jennifer Altobelli chose Clearwater Area

This property is ideal. THE BEST beach in the world is only 45 steps from our door, and great dining and fun bars are all in walking distance.

What makes this cottage unique

Old Florida Cottage with all brand new amenities...


Clearwater Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Shower - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Pull-out sofa bed in living room sleeps two.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Queen size bed w/ all needed linens; Double bed with all needed linens; Queen pull-out sofa in living room that could be extra bedding if needed; Cable Color TV....WIFI for your computer; Fully equipped kitchen (oven, dishwasher,toaster, coffeemaker,dishes, pots and pans.) Dining table and 6 chairs; Full kitchen with all the amenities; Washer/dryer in cottage; 2 -Full size bathroom with shower; Beach chairs, beach towels, toys for the kids and beach umbrella; Brand new central heat and air; Outdoor patio furniture and decking area; Off street parking; Outside shower.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Last Minute Booking Special - The Mermaid Cottage - Steps to White Sandy Beach
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 42 reviews

Owner kept our deposit and falsely accused us of things

  • 1 of 5

We have stayed at many of these VRBO homes across the nation. We treat this home like all the others - with respect. We didn't break anything and kept the home clean and we were not loud at late hours.... all in all a good tenant in my mind. However, Apparently we didn't find the right check out instructions in a book in the house as what my wife read is that all we needed to do was put the used towels in front of the door. We did this and out of good will we also put all the dishes in the dish washer and put most all our trash in the trash cans. We left some cans of soda in the fridge thinking the cleaners might like them. A few other food items were left in the frigde - as we thought we didn't need to clean them out - per the instructions my wife read in the binder.

We left the property and I got an email stating the following from the owner:

Your deposit is not getting refunded due to the following:

1) You didn't take out the trash.

2) You broke into a closet and used towels that are not to be used.

3) You had another family living in the property the whole time.

4) You were noisy and the people living above you were complaining.

I was floored at the above accusations. We may have not found the right check out list and I can take some responsibility for that - even though that should be clearly posted inside the property so there is no confusion.

However, to claim we "broke into a hallway closet and stole towels we weee not supposed to use" is plain lies. There was no lock on that closet door so we naturally thought we could use the towels in there when going to the beach. Also, how would we break into a locked closet? There is also no evidence of damage to anything so why would the owner assume we broke into the closet. They obviously forgot to lock it and blamed us for using the towels in there!

We had another family who had their own place in Indian rocks come to our beach some days and then we went to theirs other days. They also stayed for a BBQ a couple of evenings but were always gone by 9pm. How in the world the owner equated that to this family of 5 also living in this tiny little 2 bedroom condo with my family of five I have no idea. And to say we were too loud when the two evenings we BBQ'd they left at 9pm is ridiculous at best. If anything, the neighbors across the other side of the fence were the noisy ones and they blasted 70s music while we BBQ'd. Truly disappointed and they still have our deposit money :-/

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable, and well stocked

  • 5 of 5

2 bedroom apartment with fenced in yard was wonderful.

Apartment has been updated, well furnished,and well stocked with everything needed for a great stay. The cleaning staff (Brittany) had the place spotless and got it ready a little early for us so i could get to the airport to pick up the rest of the family..

The fenced in yard was perfect for our 2 year old grandchild.

They also had all the beach chairs, toys, and towels you could want for the beach.

Had a great time and will definitely stay again...

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rejuvenation Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is the first VRBO that my husband and I have booked. Much to our delight it was everything and more than we expected from reviews on the property. I would definitely recommend this cute cottage type rental as a perfect place to stay if you would like some privacy but still want to be literally steps away from the white powdery sandy beach! The only suggestion I might have is that it would be nice to have a cart to carry the beach items to the beach. I must say it was so nice to have all the beach items, beach towels, umbrella, cooler, chairs and more. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mermaid Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Our family stayed at the cottage the week before Christmas for a relaxing, quiet get away. It was perfect for our purposes. They had everything we needed and the property was very well-maintained. Easy check-in and out. Proximity to the beach could only be beat if you were ocean front!!! Great restaurants within walking distance. Our family rented many vacation homes over the years and this property had to be the cleanest of all. Kudos to your maintenance crew!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific place!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location! Great place, just steps to the beach.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice cottage

  • 4 of 5

This is a small cottage the bedrooms are on each side of the cottage. There are two bathrooms but they are not a part of the bedroom. This is a very comfortable cottage with a nice private back yard. Your right down the road to the beach. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa International & St. Pete/Clearwater Internat
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
State Road 60
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Frenchy's ,Palm Pavilion & Clearsky
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Clearwater Beach

Perfect beach location! Enjoy Florida like a local and walk 45 feet to the white sugar sands of the Gulf of Mexico! No roads to cross or cars to park. Watch the sunset over the water from your front porch!

Walk to many restaurants and bars, clothing stores, souvenir shops, a fine cigar lounge and the world-famous Pier 60 with many fun activities and live music. Feel like venturing farther from your home-away-from-home? Catch “The Jolley Trolley” and let it take you anywhere you want to go from North Clearwater Beach to St. Pete Beach!

Many boat excursions and fishing charters are located at the Marina. Walk to a public pool...just minutes away (2 blocks). Jet-ski rentals and parasailing are located on the beach, and don’t forget to visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and see Winter the Dolphin!


Rates & Availability

Clearwater Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 1
Dec 18 2016 - Apr 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 30 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Dec 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 18
Dec 17 2017 - Apr 28 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 29 2018 - Aug 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall 18
Aug 25 2018 - Dec 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $85
Tax Rate 12.0%

Please contact owner for quotes on shorter stays and weekend stays. Rates vary by season and for weekend stays.
Thank you!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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