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

Bedrooms 1
Space 3,985 sq. ft.
Property type house


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:
June 26, 2017

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 Area

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:
  • 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
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 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
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, ...


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful And Affordable Mother-in-law-suite On Second Floor
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 78 reviews

Absolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Ellen and her family were very welcoming and accommodating to my family. When Ellen had to work or wasn't available, her mom and daughters helped us out. She even went so far as to suggest activities for us to do since it rained during our stay. I would highly recommended this property to anyone wanting a quiet vacation in Clearwater. Thanks, Ellen!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Ellen was very accommodating with our check in and check out times. The house is a short drive to the beach. We will stay again if in the area.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Darlene Benjamin

  • 5 of 5

I came from Kansas to this property for a wedding. I emailed ellen about staying at her house and she got back with me fast. Sent info I was needing before I made my decision. The whole process when meeting with her was simple. The house was perfect and if I needed anything ellen was quick to get back with me if needing more towels or anything! She kept in touch with me to ask if I needed anything! I would for sure got back to her house whenever I ended up in Florida again! The room was very spacious and clean and comfortable!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and spacious

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. There was plenty of room (2 adults, 2 children), things were clean and comfortable, and our children loved the dogs and pool. It is close enough to the beaches yet away from the hustle and bustle of everything. I wished we would have stayed here our whole vacation. Ellen communicated in a timely manner and things were clear and straight forward.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My home is your home. We hope you come back and stay with us again. Thanks for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure hosting for you and the kids.
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Vacation in Clearwater at the beautiful Ellen's house

  • 5 of 5

I stayed already second time at Ellen's house and once again very happy with my marvelous stay in Clearwater. Wonderful interiors, very good communications with Ellen, and a good location, must recommend this house for those who want to relax in comfortable and quiet place. Very reasonably priced too for a luxury feel so I am happy. Thank you Ellen for your trust and welcome! I hope to come back to this beautiful place again!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Irina for choosing our rental for the second time. Glad you enjoyed it. Please come back and stay with us, when visiting the Tampa Bay area. Our home is your home.
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Beautiful home in a lovely neighbourhood

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home in a lovely neighbourhood. The mother-in-law suite is completely private. It is very spacious, has its own air conditioning thermostat, and a very large ensuite. Ellen was very prompt with communication and very helpful with information during my stay. The two dogs are the best behaved, loveable dogs ever. The back yard/pool area is an inviting place to eat or just relax. I certainly recommend this suite.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We loved hosting for you. Come back and stay with us again. We would love to have you.
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Clearwater Beach


Rates & Availability

Clearwater House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 20 2017 - Nov 17 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
December 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
January 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
February 2018
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
March 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
April 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $15
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.
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