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Gulf Front Beach Apartment ... on the Beach.

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Beach House ...steps from the sugar sand white private beach

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Last updated: 04/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Private Homes cottage description

With 2+ bedrooms and trundle beds on the sleeping porch it can accommodate up to 6. Walk out on the private deck and you are right on the beach. Get comfortable under the gazebo and enjoy the amazing sunsets. Cook in the large kitchen outfitted with pots. pans, coffee maker, micro,blender for daiquiris and margaritas, and extra large refrigerator....all the comforts of home.
Large master bedroom with king size bed overlooking the Gulf, rattan furniture for that Florida look, large oak pedestal dining table seats 6 with extra kids eating on the porch. The sleeping porch overlooking the beach doubles as breakfast area for those who get up early to go beach combing for shells. Guests compliment us on the warm glow of antique 100 year old red heart pine floors

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Perfect place for Family gatherings ...Very safe for the kiddos. No need to cross the street to the beach. Step out your door and you are few steps to the beach and Gulf waters....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is not allowed in the beachfront apartments. There are designated areas for smoking on the property. Smoking is allowed on the beach....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 4 twin/ single

    Day it's the perect gathering area.at night 4 twin beds ...moreless

  • 1 Bedroom Apartment: 1 king

    ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Off the master bedroom...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Clearwater and its island beaches are fortunate to offer something for everybody. Our attractions include arts and museums, the natural environment, historical buildings, special events and more traditional 'attractions' such as theme parks, whatever your preference. The sampling of attractions below offers a little bit of everything. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 3000 East Busch Blvd., Tampa (813) 987-5082. An extraordinary atmosphere filled with naturalistic animal habitats and shows, hair-raising roller coasters, Rhino Rally and more, dazzling live entertainment. Clearwater Marine Aquarium: Home of Winter the Dolphin !! 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater (727) 447-0980. A very unique natural attraction where one can view, touch and experience the biology and behavior of bottlenose dolphins, loggerhead sea turtles, Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, river otters, sting rays, local fish, coral reefs, ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    3 TV's in this large beach apartment...moreless

  • Toys

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    You really can't get much closer to the Gulf. Fantastic views !!...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    We are on the sands of the Gulf of Mexico...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    You can hear the gentle surf from your beachfront apartment. ...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Laundry Room: Conveniently located on the property....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Guest parking is free and on the property..Additional off street Parking is a short walk from the property for people visiting our guests.....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry Room: Conveniently located on the property...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Complimentary Wi Fi for our guests....Enjoy...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Even coffee packets and filters ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Large Kitchen with all the comforts of home....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles:

    Rentals across the street...just steps from our Beach property ...moreless

  • Boat:

    Rentals across the street...just steps from our Beach property ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo:

    Comfy chairs under the gazebo to watch the red sun set in to the Gulf of Mexico !!...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals across the street...just steps from our Beach property ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Rates
Apr 11 - Aug 28, 2015
5 night min stay
$298
$1,950
Winter Rates
Nov 1 - Dec 22, 2015
4 night min stay
$279
$1,850

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 12%

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Last updated: 04/18/2015
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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tampa Internation Airport
0.05 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Waterfront Pub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Largo Country Club
Private Homes
Nearest Beach
3 steps ...We are on the beach

Car: Recommended

Clearwater and its island beaches are fortunate to offer something for everybody. Our attractions include arts and museums, the natural environment, historical buildings, special events and more traditional 'attractions' such as theme parks, whatever your preference. The sampling of attractions below offers a little bit of everything.

DOLPHIN TALE

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of Winter the Dolphin – just minutes from the Sun n Fun Beachfront vacation rentals.

Winter the Dolphin has captured the world with her story of survival and determination. This heartwarming Warner Bros family film is based on the true story about a young boy who befriends an injured dolphin who lost her tail in a crab trap. Through their bond and friendship, the boy motivates everyone around him to help save the dolphin by creating a prosthetic tail to replace the one she lost. Winter’s strong survival instincts become an inspiration to people with special needs throughout the world.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

3000 East Busch Blvd., Tampa (813) 987-5082.

An extraordinary atmosphere filled with naturalistic animal habitats and shows, hair-raising roller coasters, Rhino Rally and more, dazzling live entertainment.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

249 Windward Passage, Clearwater (727) 447-0980.

A very unique natural attraction where one can view, touch and experience the biology and behavior of bottlenose dolphins, loggerhead sea turtles, Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, river otters, sting rays, local fish, coral reefs, mangroves and more.

The Florida Aquarium

701 Channelside Drive, Tampa (813) 273-4020.

A world-class educational facility featuring nearly 5,000 aquatic plants and animals which tell the tale of water, native land and marine animals in Florida.

Florida Botanical Gardens

12175 125th Street North, Largo (727) 582-2100.

Specialty gardens featuring Florida plants including wildlife nesting habitat, restored wetlands and natural bridges.

Lowry Park Zoo

1101 West Sligh Avenue, Tampa (813) 932-0245.

One of the top three zoos of its size in North America featuring more than 1,500 animals representing 350 exotic species including the manatee.

Moccasin Lake Nature Park

2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater (727) 462-6024.

A showcase of the plant and animal species native to the area. Preserve featuring rescued and rehabilitated birds, reptilian, insect and fish displays, plant and energy exhibits, and nature trails through a diversity of natural Florida habitats, allowing viewing of native birds, insects, amphibians, mammals and reptiles.

MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry)

4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa (813) 987-6100.

Largest science center in the Southeastern United States and home of Florida's only IMAX DOME theater.

Sport Fishing

Charter fishing boat for novices to avid anglers, the Phantom can accommodate you. Clearwater fishing specializing in four, six, eight, hour fishing trips. Captain Butch Ford will make you feel right at home fishing for Gulf fish.

Sunsets at Pier 60

Pier 60, Clearwater Beach (727) 449-1036.

A 'street' festival located on the promenade portion of Clearwater Beach's famous fishing pier, celebrating the setting of the sun and featuring artists, craftsmen and performers with weekend musical entertainment.

Sponge Docks/Historical Downtown Main Street

Tarpon Springs (727) 937-6109.

Authentic Greek heritage and community

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1996

About: The owner Curtis Westphal: My wife Kathy is a part time school teacher and I am a city planner. We lived in Florida and met in college then headed west in search of adventure where we settled near Golden. The Rocky Mountains are out our back door. A couple times a year we hop on a flight and come down to relax on the beach and visit our relatives in Largo and Sarasota.

Why Private Homes:
I grew up here. My grandparents bought the island estate in 1966 for the remarkable price of $28,000 and turned the home and carriage house into 6 vacation rentals. They had the pleasure of watching 4 generations of beach goers come to enjoy fun in the sun. When they got into their 80's they retired and moved to the mainland. My wife Kathy and I thought it was too nice to sell so even though we live in Denver we bought it. Fortunately. we have a great manager and handyman close by to greet our guests and get them settled in and care for their needs. We have 2 sons that we take on vacation each summer.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Historically, the most beautiful spot on the tropical barrier islands of Tampa Bay between Clearwater and St Pete.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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  • Beach House ...steps from the sugar sand white private beach

    Beach House ...steps from the sugar sand white private beach

  • Beautiful location south of Clearwater surrounded by water

    Beautiful location south of Clearwater surrounded by water

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Our grandparents chose well. Now the most coveted part of the island

    Our grandparents chose well. Now the most coveted part of the island

  • This is the place to make lasting family memories

    This is the place to make lasting family memories

  • Trundle beds on the porch overlooking the beach

    Trundle beds on the porch overlooking the beach

  • 2nd bedroom with private entrance and full bath.

    2nd bedroom with private entrance and full bath.

  • Guest like to sit and chat and watch the world go by.

    Guest like to sit and chat and watch the world go by.

  • Straight ahead..You're  just seconds from the private beach

    Straight ahead..You're just seconds from the private beach

  • This sand castle was commissioned for a party by our neighbor

    This sand castle was commissioned for a party by our neighbor

  • large kitchen, with everything you need

    large kitchen, with everything you need

  • The intracoastal waterway across the street.

    The intracoastal waterway across the street.

  • View looking towards  master bedroom from living room

    View looking towards master bedroom from living room

  • The master bedroom

    The master bedroom

  • Living room overlooking the beach

    Living room overlooking the beach

  • Beach House ...follow the boardwalk to the private beach

    Beach House ...follow the boardwalk to the private beach

  • Sun setting   view from our private beachfront property.  Visit and relax !!

    Sun setting view from our private beachfront property. Visit and relax !!

  • With just 6 apartments we are small and unpretentious.

    With just 6 apartments we are small and unpretentious.

  • A good place to get away and relax

    A good place to get away and relax

  • Bruce Carter, your host. Man of many talents.

    Bruce Carter, your host. Man of many talents.

  • Summer fun.The sandbar is just a short ways off shore

    Summer fun.The sandbar is just a short ways off shore

  • Walk out your beachfront apartment and you are Just a few steps from fishing !!

    Walk out your beachfront apartment and you are Just a few steps from fishing !!

  • Floor plan sleeps up to 8

    Floor plan sleeps up to 8

  • entrance to main beach house

    entrance to main beach house

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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 90%
  • Calendar last updated: 04/18/2015
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