Sleeps 14 people (10 in beds, 4 on mattresses)
- english, french, german, spanish, italian, Notions of Italian and German
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 17 (sleeps up to 15 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
Perfect Place for a relaxed getaway
Patrick is a very thoughtful host who will go out of his way to ensure that you will have everything you will need during the course of the stay. Will recommend this place any day.
Highland Games and the French County Cottage
My group was visiting Dunedin for the Highland Games and found this little gem. It is a great location with it being very close to Main Street Dunedin. The house was clean and adorable. The house was also very quiet which you wouldn't find in any of the local hotels. Patrick was very easy to communicate with and was always quick to respond to any question I had. Would love to go back soon! :)
Know What You’re Getting
The house is cute from the outside. When you walk in, you get hit with a strong musty odor. The entry room has a couch and a bed. Weird place for a bed. The two downstairs bedrooms are very sparsely furnished. The bathroom is small. The kitchen is dated. The back room has a dining room table and uncomfortable chairs. There is not one “gathering” spot in the house for a family to come together. The backyard is nice and relaxing. The guest house is small, but cute. The upstairs bedroom has an extremely small bathroom and a tiny shower. I’m 5’9” and 180 lbs and I had to crouch to get under the water and hit my elbows every time I turned around. There isn’t really a good place to hang your towels. The bathroom fixture above the sink has two exposed mini can light bulbs. The bedroom ceiling fan has an exposed bulb. The back door did not shut properly (warped) and had a non-functioning dead bolt. Please note that the owner does monitor your comings and goings thru a camera mounted and facing the driveway. Only a coyhours into our stay he was shootme text messages about the one extra guest we had (our son was able to join us at the last minute). His policy clearly states extra guests are $30, and it was my responsibility to notify. Nevertheless it was creepy that he used his video camera to watch us coming. Maybe he’s had issues in the past with wild parties or his property being destroyed. None of the TVs worked. 4 capable adults tried to get them to work, but failed. Please note there is no common TV in the house for everyone to gather around. The house is essentially 4 bedrooms, a kitchen, a dining room and a weird room with a bed just inside the front door. I’ve rented on VRBO for 25 years and this home, for the money spent, is my least favorite.
Unfortunately, this is a retaliation message from Jon.
I left work to come help the cleaning lady get the house ready 2h30 before check in time as he had wished. I didn't get to meet him because he checked in later than the original check in time he'd requested and I had to go back to work.
I contacted Jon that evening to see how things were going and if he needed anything. He responded that they were having a great time and everything was fine.
That evening, I noticed with the surveillance camera that an extra person was in his group and thought that it was probably a last minute add on and that Jon would tell me about it later.
24h later, having not heard from Jon, I contacted him and told him that I'd noticed the extra guest, that I assumed it was a last minute change of plan and asked him very simply and nicely how he wanted to charge him. He much later replied that there was no reason for an extra charge and that the house was horrible!
I decided 6 months ago to put a camera that everyone can see (like every hotel and most home owners) facing the driveway so I have an idea of at least who and how many people are in my house. Jon clearly didn't like my noticing (when I just thought it was an oversight on his part) and decided to retaliate with a nasty review, which is unfortunate...
The house was perfect for a family staying in Dunedin!
Great spot for a family trip — beach and baseball!
My husband and I stayed here with our two boys (ages 4 and 8 months), my father, and my brother and his son (age 8), for four nights. There was plenty of room (and bathrooms!) for all of us and a great backyard area for the kids. The MIL apartment was perfect for my dad so he had his own space. Ideal location close to downtown Dunedin, 2 blocks from Blue Jays Stadium, and only 15 mins from both Clearwater and Honeymoon Island. Patrick was a great host, always checking to see that we had what we needed. This is one of those places that has everything you need — plus little details you didn’t know you needed! A great time!!