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

Bedrooms 1
Space 3,985 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

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.

This rental is NOT for the entire house. We rent a beautiful, luxurious mother-in-law suite, which fits up to 6 guests maximum. Very private upstairs.

A 650 sq-ft loft/mother-in-law suite upstairs of a beautiful 3980sqft house, located in beautiful Clearwater FL. Located at 15 miles from Tampa Int'l Airport, 12 miles 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 very friendly loving beagles. 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 $50 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. We offer rain checks in case of cancellation or early departures

More Details

Ellen Nelissen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Ellen Nelissen

We are a European family that moved to the US 10yrs 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 Clearwater

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 perfectly 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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Clearwater House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3985 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 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
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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


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Beautiful And Affordable Mother-in-law-suite On Second Floor
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 91 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Ellen's home is absolutely beautiful. Ellen met me at the door and gave me the tour of her home. She made sure that I could move around her home freely and even use her kitchen. My room was gorgeous including a stunning bathroom. The bed I can not say enough wonderful things about. My goals for my vacation were to experience again my summer vacation, however squished into 3 days. I also wanted to add another experience and she suggested Safety Harbor, which I ate 2 dinners and then strolled down the streets of that beautiful small town. It was a unique experience, Ellen was always available, however allowed me to follow my own agenda.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy, Thank you for the lovely review. I am so glad you felt like home away from home. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Please know that we would love to welcome you back anytime in the future. You now have a home and family that welcomes you back with open arms.
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Un séjour exceptionnel !

  • 5 of 5

Nous sommes une familles canadienne avec 3 enfants et nous avons adoré notre séjour chez Ellen. Tout était parfait: les informations transmises avant, l'accueil, le confort, la piscine... La maison est bien située: épicerie à proximité, plages à une vingtaine de minutes, restaurants... Nous y retournerions sans hésiter. Merci beaucoup Ellen pour ce magnifique séjour !

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great two week stay

  • 4 of 5

The two weeks stay was just relaxing like st home and we couldn’t have found a nicer place.


  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Moline, Il.

Always a pleasure

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed in Ellen's beautiful home and mother in law suite for five years. The ambiance is wonderful. You enter thru the front door and go directly to your own private suite which offers everything you need. Ellen and her family are very warm caring people and they make you feel very comfortable in their home while respecting your privacy at the same time. The area offers easy quick access to Safety Harbor, Dunedin, Tarpon Springs, Clearwater Beach and many other areas. It is the perfect place to stay and we feel confident you will agree.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Savannah, Georgia

Beautiful home convenient to most places we wanted to see

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for the nice stay, loved the apartment and how spacious the room was. Comfortable bed. My kids loved the sweet gentle dogs...well behaved. I would recommend staying when kids are older since it can be a challenge for a 2 and 6 yr old not to touch breakables and stay quiet.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our beautiful rental for your stay in Clearwater. It was a pleasure getting to know you and your family and we loved hosting for you. Pleas come back and stay again.
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Fountain, CO

The house was lovely.

  • 5 of 5

The family was very welcoming and we enjoyed our stay with them!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Clearwater Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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