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Jarine Dotson

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Cozy Efficiency, Walking Distance to Downtown and Waterfront

7 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 29 nights

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Clearwater Area Studio Rental Photos and Description

Efficiency, Separate Kitchen, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2, Screened Porch

Cozy efficiency in the heart of charming Safety Harbor, FL on the sunrise side of Tampa Bay. Quiet neighborhood, two blocks from Main Street and and strolling distance to the famous Safety Harbor Spa, Starbucks, Coldstone Creamery, quaint bungalow restaurants, salons, wine bars, and local hangouts. Enjoy morning sunrise or moonlight walks to Safety Harbor Marina and fishing pier.

Efficiency has comfy pull out Queen size Murphy bed, flat screen TV, kitchenette, separate bathroom, and screened porch.

Centrally located in the heart of Tampa Bay. 30 minutes to Tampa International Airport, St Pete Clearwater International Airport, gulf beaches and walking distance to the shores of 'Old Tampa Bay'. Walk to famous Safety Harbor Spa and Resort. The spa offers a variety of activities, including yoga, water aerobics, weight room, stretching, dance and fitness classes. Three heated pools filled with the healing waters of the mineral springs that flow beneath the spa provide opportunities for exercise and leisure.

Enjoy walking to the Veterans Memorial Park and Pier at sunrise, biking on the Bayshore Trail or to Philippe Park, a 122-acre park, its Indian mound listed in the National Register of Historic Landmarks, for picnicking, fishing, hiking along trails and history.

Have fun on 3rd Friday in downtown Safety Harbor. Every third Friday of the month, Main Street is closed down for vendors sharing their crafts, art, great food and entertainment for all to enjoy. Various restaurants and pubs, local shops, the library, local historical museum, tai chi in the park, exercise and yoga classes round out your stay without even getting in your car!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jarine Dotson (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Jarine Dotson

My husband and I grew up in the Tampa Bay area. I enjoy cooking, and Chris enjoys puttering in his shop. We are on site owners. We live on one side of the property and rent out our efficiency for vacation rentals. We both enjoy gardening, reading, traveling, family, friends and our church. We have 4 cats and 1 dog and we love Safety Harbor!

Jarine Dotson purchased this studio in 2010

Why Jarine Dotson chose Clearwater Area

We moved to Safety Harbor because we wanted to be closer to a sense of 'community'. We fell in love with the small town feeling, the people, the ambiance, and the spirit of the town. It's like Mayberry USA. A working town, and resort town at the same time. It's safe and fun. Check out Facebook 'I Love Safety Harbor' or online newspaper Patch for Safety Harbor news and events.

What makes this studio unique

We are 30 minutes from the Tampa and St. Pete Clearwater airport airport and Clearwater Beach. We are within walking distance of Safety Harbor Resort and Spa. Day passes can be purchased at the Spa, or get a treatment and you can use the Spa all day. We have waterfront trails and parks within walking/biking distance. Shopping malls include Westfield Countryside, Westshore and International Mall.


based on 7 traveler reviews

Cozy Efficiency, Walking Distance to Downtown and Waterfront
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada

Safety Harbor Gem

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this cosy rental for the month of February. We were totally happy with our accommodations. Everything was clean and neat and we found the kitchen well equipped. My husband especially liked the barbecue space and I was happy with the wifi and the convenience of a washer and dryer. We were close to bike paths and walking distance to the dock and the park. Jarine and Chris couldn't have been better hosts. We are anxious to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2 week stay at quiet Safety Harbor Studio

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I visited the Tampa area on a business trip in late November 2015. We found this amazing studio in a great location. The studio was clean, quiet and had everything you need for an extended stay. We were walking distance to main street and all the shops and dining. No issues with privacy, and when we did run into the owners, it was a pleasure!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Guest at the Studio in Safety Harbor

  • 5 of 5

My stay with Chris and Jarine in Safety Harbor was one of the most wonderful memories in my life. The friendly town was only exceeded by the warm hospitality shown to me from these two kind and generous people. I recommend anyone to come to Safety Harbor and befriend the Dotsons!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

An unexpected trip to this area was easily resolved by finding this gem !

The accommodations are exactly as shown in the pictures, clean and welcoming.

Once we were shown the details upon arrival our privacy was respected though I knew Jarine was just steps away. I was thrilled at how convenient everything was within walking distance.

We will definitely refer anyone with confidence !

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Hurry back soon :)
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Huntsville, AL

Specal Little Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay with Jarine and Chris and I have to say it is just the best! Five stars for sure. It is a perfect retreat for two. Close to everything you need (shops, restaurants, marina, the Spa, etc.). Meticulously kept and comfortable. We intend to come back again and again! Thank you, Jarine and Chris.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Hugh and Nancy! We enjoyed hosting your visit and glad you had such a good time. Looking forward to your visit again in the near future!
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  • 5 of 5

The perfect oasis right in the heart of Safety Harbor! I couldn't have asked for a better location to the restaurants and shops in the quaint downtown area... And the magnificent sunsets along the Bay were all within waking distance! The cozy cottage had every thing and more to make our stay outstanding! I will definitely stay here anytime I am in the area! A big shout out to the owner for making our stay the most enjoyable experience!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dawn. We enjoyed hosting you and your daughter, and glad that you felt safe in our quiet little oasis. We hope you are doing well in your new home, and look forward to seeing you again!
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
tampa airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
chi chi's
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
whistle stop
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
clearwater beach

Enjoy a Bucs, Lightening or Rays game. Busch Gardens is local. Disney is about a sixty minute drive. Enjoy a different beach everyday and waterfront dining including Ben T Davis Beach, Clearwater Beach, Honeymoon Island, Caledesi Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Treasure Island, St Pete Beach, Redington Beach, Fred Howard Park Beach.


Rates & Availability

Safety Harbor Studio Rental Rates

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Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
29 night minimum stay
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29 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.0%

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Clearwater Area Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • One bathroom is inside the efficiency/studio. The other bathroom adjoins the screened porch.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Pull down queen size Murphy bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We are conveniently located mid-Pinellas county and 30 minute driving distance from Tampa Airport, St Pete Clearwater International Airport, Clearwater Beach, Honeymoon Island, Caladesi Island, Westshore and International Malls, Buc Stadium, Lightening Stadium. We are located in a residential area, 2 blocks off of Main Street in historic Downtown Safety Harbor. Restaurants, Library, Parks, Bayshore Walking and Bike Trail. Day passes are available for Safety Harbor Spa and Resort pools which are filled with healing waters from the springs that flow beneath Safety Harbor. You'll find Safety Harbor to be a very healing and spiritual place with buddhist meditation centers, churches, parks and gardens within walking distance. There is a beautiful fishing pier and marina that you can walk to, lots of restaurants, coffee houses, antique stores, art and craft stores, visit a library or a museum, take a pottery class, paint a picture or make a mosaic.

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