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Dew Drop Inn Close to Beach and Downtown

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6 comfortably

You'll love the historic charm of this 2-story Foursquare Bungalow home!

Built in 1925, 'Dew Drop Inn' has architectural details found only in early Florida homes. Beautiful hardwood floors and custom decorating accent the living room with brick fireplace.

This home has been completely renovated with new kitchen and bathrooms.

The large kitchen has granite countertops and French doors lead to a large deck and the back yard.

There is one full bathroom with shower and custom tile downstairs, and three bedrooms and full bath are upstairs.

The master bedroom has a queen size Select Comfort bed with sitting area and vanity. The middle bedroom also has a queen size bed, and the front bedroom has two twin beds.

There is a front porch with seating area, and large deck in the back.

This is a family-friendly neighborhood with 'coastal urban' appeal. The location is very convenient to beaches, downtown, restaurants, shopping, and area attractions.

Public bus service and beach trolley are within walking distance.

Your hosts, Bruce and Melody, live on the same street (as do their daughter, son-in-law, and 3 lively grandchildren) and make sure that everything runs smoothly. They've been here over 15 years, and this is one of seven renovation projects they've successfully completed in the neighborhood.

About Clearwater:

Clearwater and its island beaches are one of Florida's most popular vacation spots - featuring award winning beaches, warm tropical breezes, breathtaking sunsets, a temperate and mild climate and a safer, more affordable, quieter and calmer destination. Clearwater offers extensive water recreation and both nature-based and land-based attractions, a wide-variety of special events, a unique history and culture, and accommodations for everyone's style and budget.

Top Ranked Beaches

Clearwater Beach has been named the 'Best City Beach On The Gulf Of Mexico' by experts. Caladesi Island and Sand Key beaches have been named among the best natural beaches in the United States. Caladesi Island State Park is currently ranked #1 and previously placed second, primarily for its water quality, rustic charm, clean beaches, on-site amenities and its emphasis on wildlife. (website hidden) readers ranked Clearwater Beach in their Top 10 list of best beaches from Maine to Hawaii. Cond‚ Nast Traveler has also recognized Clearwater Beach as the best city beach on the Gulf of Mexico.

Sunsets at Pier 60

Every evening the place to be is Pier 60 in the heart of Clearwater Beach. For two hours before sunset and two hours after, artisans, street performers, musicians and more take over the activity center of Clearwater Beach.

Beach Walk is a winding beachside promenade with lush landscaping, artistic touches and clear views to Clearwater's award-winning beach and the water beyond, a place where bicyclists, rollerbladers and pedestrians all have safe and convenient access and where visitors and locals can socialize, dine, play games, or simply enjoy the spectacular sun and surf.


Unspoiled and protected, our beautiful and natural parks are refuges for birds, mammals and humans alike. Brooker Creek Preserve's 8,500 acres are home to more than 160 bird species, 20 amphibians, 50 reptiles and 40 mammals, many of them rare or listed as protected in Florida and/or the nation. Weedon Island Preserve's 1,500 island acres offers 9 miles of hiking trails, 4 miles of canoe and kayak trails, a fishing pier, observation platforms and an elevated boardwalk providing an intimate view of the flora and fauna of Florida.

The Gulf of Mexico and our rivers offer watchable wildlife. Approximately 2,600 manatees inhabit our springs, bays and canals, feeding on aquatic plants. Everyone's favorite, the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, can be seen cavorting with beauty and grace. Alligators can be found in some freshwater areas of the county. And over 300 species of fish swim in our waters

Keywords: vacation home, foursquare, bungalow, beach, dew drop inn

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Dew Drop Inn is a nice house on a quiet street. The drive to the beach is five minutes. Bruce was very easy to work with. He was kind and welcoming and responded to text messages within minutes. The house was well furnished and had plenty of room for 5 adults. While in Clearwater, we went to the beach, to the Florida Botanical Gardens, kayaking with dolphins at Honeymoon Island State Park, on a sunset cruise, etc. It was a great time, and the Dew Drop Inn was a quiet, personal home base during our trip. Thanks to Bruce for his hospitality and his great house.
Oct 2014
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Clearwater House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Dew Drop Inn Close to Beach and Downtown
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 22 reviews

Perfect for being near the beaches without the resort glitz

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as a hockey family in town for a tournament and were very happy with the place. Many who stayed at the team hotel were very disappointed in their choice as they contended with night club atmosphere. The home had the basics for what we needed and was on a quiet street. Would recommend for couple or low key families.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second time renting this lovely home. The homeowners are completely accommodating, the house is beautiful and cozy and it’s perfectly located for our needs. The home comes stocked with essentials and the owners leave you with all of the information you could possibly need, in addition to being available by phone or email. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfectly lovely

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for us. The owners have made the right upgrades but kept the wonderful cubby holes and architecture that made older homes so great. The location is central but the neighborhood is very quiet. We will definitely look up Dew Drop Inn for our next stay in Clearwater.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Centennial, CO

Jumping off point to Clearwater

  • 4 of 5

Overall this place is very well-located if you want to explore the beaches of Clearwater and the surrounding area in a safe welcoming neighborhood. The kitchen is well-stocked, the place came across as neat and clean, and the owners were easy to communicate with. We enjoyed lounging on the front porch and the kids enjoyed hunting lizards in the backyard. There were beach towels and a small cooler available (plus a washer and dryer), which was key as we spent most of our time on the beach. There were a few minor signs of wear but overall this place served our needs well to explore the Gulf coast, and I would recommend it to anyone who requires a centralized location.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet neighborhood and lovely backyard

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a few days at the Dew Drop Inn and enjoyed the home very much. The house exuded the charm of a historic home with all the modern conveniences that we like. It was tastefully decorated and felt much spacier than in the photos. The backyard was beautifully landscaped and was an oasis of calm and peace that we very much appreciated after a hectic time in Orlando. Bruce was helpful and kind and very responsive to our questions. We loved the Dew Drop Inn and are highly recommending it.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This property is very welcoming and the four of us felt right at home. We rented the house due to it's proximity to Spectrum park (10min drive) and Clearwater Beach. As it turned out, the weather was not as warm as we'd hoped, but the heater worked great in the house. We found it clean and well appointed with antiques, some eclectic pieces, books and games. The dining room became our 1000 piece puzzle room and the kitchen was actually well stocked with essential dishes and cookware. Our beds were very comfortable and found out too late that one bed was actually a Sleep number bed...we thought it was just too hard. The setting was on 100 which is extreamely firm! There are a few maintence issues that the owner is well aware of and is in the process of remedying them. The owners Bruce and Melody live in the same neighborhood and we enjoyed getting to know them over cocktails. We are looking forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Clearwater Beach
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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