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Quaint & Quiet, Walk to CLW Bay/Publix/Restaurants & Downtown, Bike to Beach!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 30 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful home in Clearwater historic district, walk to pier, minutes to beach!

This home is a 2 BR home built in 1914, which sleeps 5 (King, Queen, Queen Sofa). It is located in a beautiful, historic area of downtown Clearwater with quiet, mossy oak lined streets. LifeWorks clinic is just across the street from the home which has proved to be very convenient for patients visiting from out of town for treatment at the facility. In addition, top-rated restaurants, coffee shops and Publix are all within walking distance of the home! This home has been renovated and beautifully furnished with high end bedding and linens. The home also has a gorgeous screened porch for your morning coffee and relaxation surrounded by 200+ year old trees. It is a short 2 block walk to a pier over Clearwater Harbor and a short 5 minute drive (or easy bike ride) to Clearwater Beach over the Causeway bridge. This home is fully stocked with everything you need on vacation including Wifi / Cable, etc! Beach chairs and umbrella, sand toys are also available. Charcoal grill located in the back yard along with plenty of seating to enjoy a beautiful, candlelit dinner in your own private setting. Take a look at all our great reviews and our direct site for more information and rental agreement.


Owner
Derek and Jennifer Patterson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Derek and Jennifer Patterson

We have been in the vacation home business since 2007. We have recently made the move to the Clearwater/Dunedin area and are loving it! Derek is a former ICU nurse and Jennifer is a former science teacher. Derek now maintains an online international insurance brokerage and is in the process of starting up a charter business in the area! We feel we have truly discovered what makes our renters happy in our homes and love it when guests fall in love with the area and feel at home at the Cottage. Our oldest daughter has started college in the area and our two younger daughters are attending school and highly involved in volleyball. We are both originally from the Joplin/Springfield, Missouri area and lived there until May 2017. Our oldest daughter is attending college in the Tampa area and our two youngest continue to keep us busy with school and volleyball!

Derek and Jennifer Patterson purchased this house in 2013

Why Derek and Jennifer Patterson chose Clearwater Area

We ABSOLUTELY adore the Clearwater/Dunedin area. We searched for years to find just the right places that we would feel comfortable calling our home away from home. We knew the Cottage was 'the one' when we saw it in January 2013. The quiet, historic neighborhood and the huge, beautiful trees make this a place that we just cannot wait to come back home to! It took another few years to find the Mariner House as well, our favorite thing is to sit on the front porch at the blue house and look out at the water. Plus, our sweet neighbor feeds the native birds....so we constantly have pretty visitors in the front yard!

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with the little purple house under the oak trees at first sight. We love being just minutes to the beach and boating; however, we're not so crazy about being stuck in the hustle and bustle of big cities! We enjoy peace and quiet and not having to deal with noise outside our windows, especially on vacation!

Guestbook comments from the owner

It truly was like a home away from home. I will stay again in an instant! Very close to the beach and directly across from the clinic that we were taking my mother too. That was the primary reason for our stay. I simply LOVED it! The only thing I wish is that I could bring my dog. Perhaps they might consider charging a "pet" deposit or something like that so that people can bring pets.... Otherwise, it was awesome!
Jan 2017
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Clearsky Beachside Cafe
"Love this place! Great food and great service. "
Island Way Grill
"Nice place to eat! We love sitting out on the patio for dinner. "
Cristino's Coal Oven Pizza
"Within just a few minutes walk of the house. My kids love their pizza and their salads are ..."
Ozona Blue
"Love, love, love this place. Kids can swim in the pool while you sit poolside and have awes..."
Pier Dunedin
"Boat in (or drive in), tie up and walk to downtown Dunedin for dinner and shopping! Cute, q..."
Pinellas Trail
"Rent a bike (on Court St, just a few minutes walk from the house) and take the trail (also, ..."
Pier 60
"Lots of entertainment and fun at Pier 60 at sunset. Must-do while in Clearwater! 5 minutes..."
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
"Just a few minutes walk from the house! Great for the kids! "
Tampa Bay Grand Prix
"My husband and my kids LOVE going here when we are in Clearwater. Pretty good prices and so..."
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Tampa Intl, St Petersburg/Clearwater Intl
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Many places within walking distance of the Cottage
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Clearwater Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Several in area
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Clearwater Causeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Many restaurants & coffee shops w/in walk distance
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Clearwater Beach
Car: recommended

Our home is located in a beautiful, historic area of downtown Clearwater. Easy walk to top-rated restaurants and shopping. Only a 5 minute drive to famous Clearwater Beach and only a 2 block walk to pier over Clearwater Harbor where you can sit and enjoy the scenery or fish. Gorgeous high end, mossy oak lined neighborhoods are perfect for evening walks. Enjoy peace and quiet, but yet only minutes away from everything you want in a Florida vacation!

Amenities

Clearwater House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Jack and Jill Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , shared with both rooms
    Off master - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master - 1 king , Gorgeous, comfy king bed with high quality linens, TV
    2nd Bedroom - 1 queen , Beautiful Beach Themed bedroom, TV
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofa, comfy and new, by fireplace in living room
  • Queen sofa bed in living room for an additional 2 individuals
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • 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
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
No pool on site, but we recommend a few close locations: City of Clearwater Public pool where our guests get in at 50% off or the Ozona Blue Restaurant located 15 min north in Palm Harbor / Ozona FL, right on the ocean and wonderful food, heated pool and hot tub for all to enjoy free of charge.

Reviews

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Quaint & Quiet, Walk to CLW Bay/Publix/Restaurants & Downtown, Bike to Beach!
average rating of 4.948276 based on 66 reviews
3

just ok

  • 3 of 5

Needs deep cleaning from dust and grease. It smells and has too much air fresheners to cover up. Better to invest in some ventilation and deep cleaning.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As others can see, you are the first out of over 50 reviews to give us 3 stars. A couple of things: first of all, it is not a new home or hotel; the house is 104 years old with original hardwood floors etc. That being said, in the four years we have owned the Cottage there has not been a single complaint about smell. During your stay, we did have to ask you to close the doors you were leaving open. It is Florida....bringing high humidity into the house probably did not help your perceived "smell". The Cottage is on a smart system, we are alerted when doors are left open while the air conditioning is on, humidity levels etc. The air will always shut off when the doors are left open for more than 15 minutes. Despite my husband explaining this to you by phone, this continued to happen. Air conditioning/dehumidifier will keep the house at around 50% humidity if allowed to work properly. Secondly, air fresheners we provide are simply for the use of guests as desired. The room spray I have is a nice lavender/vanilla; never thought a guest would perceive that as our attempt to cover up smell, as you stated. As far as a deep cleaning, we will look into that ourselves this week and address it with our cleaner if necessary. Luiza has always done a great job for us. Once again....we've never had a single complaint about cleanliness in the past. We do appreciate your criticism and will absolutely look into these items immediately. Our goal is for our guests to love the Cottage and the area, so we find it very disappointing that you did not enjoy your stay.
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Olney, il
5

Cottage is absolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here in Clearwater, the cottage was amazing we felt right at home. We spent the majority of our time at the beach. Of course we had to go see Winter and Hope at the Marina. One of our family favorites was sailing on Captain Memos pirate ship. After a long day out in the sun it was so nice to come back to the cottage and enjoy playing games or watching movies, thank you again for opening up your home to us! We can't wait to come back.

The Buckels Family

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice little house that's close to downtown Clearwater yet far enough away to be quiet and serene. Stayed for a glorious relaxing week of Phillies spring baseball. 2 bedrooms, 1&1/2 baths, nice shower, the beds are great, HD cable TV, WiFi, Roku, washer & dryer, dishwasher. Very little local traffic. The Clearwater ferry is just a short walk away. Or drive there, the parking is free! The ferry crews were friendly and informative. There are 2 golf courses close by. The Aquarium is nice. We loved the house and will stay here again! Jennifer was lovely to talk to and accessible. We called her once and she returned our call within minutes!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This beautiful house had almost everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at the house. The weather wasn't the best during our stay, so we spent a lot of time there. We were within walking distance of everything we needed, and even walked over to get our nails done. The house itself was very clean! We used the microwave and oven to cook with and the coffee pot in the morning. We used the washer and dryer quite a bit. The shower was great and it helped having 2 toilets with the 4 of us. I think the only thing I wish there had been was a few collapsible chairs to take to the beach. They may have been there, but I couldn't find them. The beds were very comfortable as well, we never had a bad nights sleep. We used the cable and the roku a little bit, the roku remote needs replaced soon because it is missing the middle enter button. It still worked for us though. The location of the house is ideal, we were able to get everywhere we wanted to go within 10-15 minutes. I will defininetly stay here again if I come back to the area!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We will have to get that Roku remote replaced....noticed it had lots of use the last time we were down! :) There should have been beach chairs inside the lanai locker/container? Hopefully they're still there, but if not, we will definitely get a few more of those. We would love to have you back, so glad you enjoyed the Cottage as much as we do!
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5

Excellent place to stay for a small family

  • 5 of 5

Conveniently located near Clear Water Beach with local shops and stores. We loved it. Sure beat a four star hotel when it comes to privacy and freedom like your own home. One suggestion we have is to have an exhaust fan for the kitchen. People like us visiting a beach town will definitely mean lots of sea food, but along with it comes the aroma which we enjoy while eating, but not on our clothes.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. It definitely beats a hotel; we absolutely dread hearing other guests when we are trying to sleep! Thanks for the suggestion on the vent, we will definitely check into adding that!
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5

The cottage is charming, uniquely decorated and very comfortable. Exactly as pictured.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely quite neighborhood. Peaceful place to relax but close enough to drive to beach and

sight see in nearby areas. Had to cut short our stay this year because of family emergency,

but definitely would love to come back sometime in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

Sorry, no smoking and no pets allowed. Maximum occupancy is limited to 5 persons. Monthly (31 days) minimum required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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