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Kay

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Serenity by the Sea - Waterfront Townhouse

26 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights

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Overview

Dunedin Townhome Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Directly On Water

A slice of solitude yet steps from everything in this waterfront sanctuary. All you need bring is your clothes and toothbrush. Kitchen is fully equipped. Choose the spot to enjoy your dinner either indoors, screened porch, upstairs balcony or outside directly on water. Master bedroom boasts comfy bed with glass doors leading out to balcony overlooking water. Watch the sunset and the Dolphins play.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Kay (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

About Kay

In 1991 I was going through a rough time and looking to rent a place that provided serenity and tranquility. I read an ad in the newspaper titled 'VACATION YEAR ROUND' And I rented a place on the water just 4 doors away from the property I now own.

Kay purchased this townhome in 1994

Why Kay chose Clearwater Area

After Renting down the street I JUMPED on the chance to own in this wonderful location. While walking one day, the seller was putting a sign in the window and that was it for me!

What makes this townhome unique

This home is warm and wonderful and hugs me every time I enter. While providing solitude and a slice of heaven it is just steps from everything!

Reviews

4.4
based on 26 traveler reviews

Serenity by the Sea - Waterfront Townhouse
average rating of 4.423077 based on 26 reviews
5

Great vacation getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The townhouse was perfect for us. It was very clean and homey. Having 5 people staying here was easier than expected. Views are amazing and the location is very convenient for restaurants, shopping and most importantly the beach. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent alternative to vacationing at a hotel

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had the pleasure of calling Serenity by the Sea home for three days, four nights in late July. Hands down, the townhouse made our trip much more enjoyable than the anonymity of a hotel. Adequately equipped, the kitchen allowed us the freedom to chose between eating out or cooking for ourselves and the patio proved a thoroughly wonderful place to eat with the company and entertainment provided by the birds and occasional dolphin that frequent St. Joseph's Sound. Sunrise and sunset alike were beautiful, especially when viewed from the upstairs balcony. We also enjoyed being able to relax in the comfortable living room after spending the day exploring the Pinellas Trail on bikes we rented nearby, the sponge docks in nearby Tarpon Springs and the beaches of Honeymoon Island. We would definitely return should our vacation plans see us again in the Dunedin area and would recommend Serenity by the Sea to friends likewise visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location right on the water!

  • 5 of 5

Great location away from the crowds but close to the the beaches. Within walking distance to the causeway and several great eating spots. Thanks Kay for all the tips and the pass to honeymoon island was a plus. We had a great time and will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed yourself!! Looking forward to having you back! Kay
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4

This townhouse was perfect for our stay in Dunedin.

  • 4 of 5

Very convenient to the beaches and local areas we wanted to visit. Beautiful views of the water. The house itself was a little dated but it had everything we needed. Very clean. I wish the back porch had an overhead fan for the really hot evenings and that the front screen/glass door opened a little wider. It was a little hard to get our luggage and such in without it opening all the way. This is probably just a minor adjustment.

Overall, the place was just what we needed and you can tell that the owner takes a lot of pride in it. I'd certainly recommend this rental to anyone looking to stay in the area of the causeway and I hope to have a chance to return to the area soon myself.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: GLad you enjoyed yourself. The screen door is like that to prevent it breaking. Not everyone closes it properly and I've lost more than one door from the wind!! HOpe you'll come back again. Kay !
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4

Pretty much in line with the description and earlier reviews....

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Not downtown Dunedin, which is a few miles south, but convenient to Honeymoon and Caladesi Islands; kayak & sailboat rentals on nearby Causeway. Bike rentals also nearby with super bike trail. Hiking as far as you want along the shore right out your door. English Pub and other eating places nearby, as is Publix and Walgreen's. Very enjoyable views from out back at anytime of day.

As to the unit..... wife says it's nicer than the photos. Kitchen small and compact with all you need except vitals. Antique furniture mixed with modern. Everything worked. Be advised that in heat of Summer, the a/c must be cranked down in order to cool the upstairs bedrooms. There is one parking space.....my son was in a unit at other end of the island, and it's apparent that parking is a problem everywhere. The only weakness IMO was the smaller bedroom....one small table lamp, not good for reading. For non-TV'ers, a reading chair, floor lamp, and oscillating fan would make the room much more hospitable. The screened patio is nice, but could also use a fan.

Lawn, beach chairs and umbrella, along with some kids caliber fishing gear in the screen room.

As described, this is a Townhouse, so you have a full flight of stairs. Luggage up/luggage down, plus accessing bedrooms. Anyone that has problems with same, would be advised to think twice before renting this unit. I'm 80 and it was not a problem, but I was definitely cautious. Been a long time since I've had small children around, but I'd consider the stairs in that situation also.

Owner uses VRBO reservation and payment system, which works very well for communication, payment, etc. She was kind enough to allow early check-in as no tenants checking-out that day.

Fishing.... I'm a flats kayak fisherman and thought about taking my yak. Glad I didn't. Water access not possible from sea wall. Son's unit supplied yaks and launch ramp, so used his to fish from unit out towards two mangrove islands. Good trout fishing and probably some reds around. Saw two 4 ft. blacktip sharks. Another option is to rent yaks on the Causeway and paddle to the non-motorized zone around Caladesi Island.

We've rented VRBO in FL, although we live there, and other States for years. Serenity by the Sea amenities is a 3.5 in comparison, but gets a solid 4 for location, convenience, views, and owner's cooperation. You can't go wrong if your needs fit the description.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Wonderful Stay

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed numerous times at the high-rise condos south of Clearwater Beach. This time we thought we would have a change of scene and stay in Dunedin. Serenity by the Sea sounded worth a try. When we arrived it was exactly what we were looking for in terms of atmosphere. It does not have the pizaz of south Clearwater condos but can be considered quaint and homey. There is a screened in porch with washer/dryer and the sea wall is about 15 feet away. There is a small table where we set up the umbrella. We found ourselves spending a lot of time back there.

There were several fishing poles provided, but I brought my own. I caught pinfish and used them to catch numerous small sharks for those who like excitement. Two dolphins came by each day and there was all kinds of wildlife and beautiful sunsets. We rented bikes and rode up and down the Pinellis Trail which is beautiful. Dunedin and only a few minutes away. Very relaxing! We would do this again!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed yourself and found the place homey and comfy! Hope to see you again.
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Map

Dunedin Causeway connects directly to Pinellas Trail which runs the length of Pinellas County. Bike, walk, or roller blade along the water's edge or simply sit and watch the world go by. Bicycling on the Trail brings you to the nearby downtown areas of Dunedin, Ozona, Palm Harbor, and Tarpon Springs where you can enjoy antique shopping, watching the fishing boats or sampling the foods of the many restaurants along the Trail.

Sailboat, kayak & paddleboard rentals available on Causeway and jet ski rental available within a mile.

Immediate proximity to Honeymoon Island State Park and short ferry boat ride to Caladesi State Park (has been been rated #1 Beach in US.)

Walking distance to Publix Supermarket, Walgreens

Drugstore & various other shops.

Visit Clearwater Beach which is less than ten miles away and also the home of Winter the Dolphin.

Tampa International Airport is approx 30 minutes away.

While in Tampa you can visit historic Ybor City, Lowery Park Zoo, Busch Gardens, Adventure Island Water Park or Hard Rock Casino, or Florida Aquarium.

Less than two hours away is Walt Disney World, Sea

World, & More!

Enjoy a slice of solitude from this two bedroom two bath waterfront townhouse which is just steps from Everything!

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Rates & Availability

Dunedin Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$100
 
 
FALL
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$110
 
 
winter
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
28 night minimum stay
$120
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$110
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Dunedin Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • 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
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Downstairs
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Two Bathrooms One on each Floor
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Master Bedroom with Balcony overlooking water 2nd Bedroom with single bed 1 double air mattress
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • 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
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • wind-surfing

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