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1925 Restored Beach House, 100 Steps to the Beach Sleeps 7, Pets Okay

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Restored Beach Cottage, daily rentals, Private wood deck, Pets OK, steps to sand

Just remodeled 1925 beach cottage 100 steps from the beach. Pink Dolphin Cottage features Samsung Smart Stainless Steel appliances, granite countertops with white beaded pine cabinets. Families have enjoyed these cute little houses since the 1920s. Old Florida Key West Style backyard has wood party deck, tin roof gazebo, Weber BBQ Grill, and is fun and funky. Pink Dolphin Cottage has a wood deck off the kitchen which overlooks the backyard. Fenced so children and pets can run around. This house can sleep up to 7 guests with Queen in private masterbed, sofabed in living room, Murphy Wall bed in very small room off kitchen, and twin bed in small porch room. Great for families with lots of children, but not recommended for 7 adults. 900 square feet air conditioned living area.

Less than one week bookings must be the day after a booked check out or daily rentals accepted the day prior to a check in but not one or two days in the middle of the week.. Please inquire for daily bookings.

More Details

Capt. Al
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Capt. Al

Thanks for visiting the Owners profile. Capt.Al and Karen have managed Clearwater Cottages since 2005. Karen from California and Capt.Al from New Jersery are very fortunate to enjoy living in Clearwater Beach. Here we enjoy swimming in warm clean water, enjoy boating in summer, and have great congenial neighbors. When you come to visit, we hope to show you around, and help you have a great beach vacation.

Capt. Al purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Capt. Al chose Clearwater Beach

Located in the Old Florida District, the Pink Dolphin Cottage is one of the last real beach cottages left on the beach side of Mandalay Ave. You can walk around and enjoy the old feel of Clearwater, before all the historic hotels were torn down for the new High Rise Hotels. This house is just 100 steps from the beach with other cute little houses . Here you can enjoy your own little beach house just steps from the beach.

What makes this cottage unique

Less than a minute from the sand, you and the kids can walk back and forth to the beach all day with no streets to cross, no elevators to waste time in, and you won't need to dress up to go through the hotel lobby. And you wont have to walk down to the parking garage , punch the time ticket meter. You park right in front, and guest what , it's till free. You will save a ton feeding the kids in the your Gourmet Galley Kitchen, and two stainless steel refrigerators. Backyard has wood deck, tin roof gazebo and dining table.


Clearwater Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Common areas are closed after 11.00 pm. Spas closed after 9:00 pm Only registered guests may use the recreation area and backyard. Strictly enforced
  • Parking is free for one car if you park in the Spot D with your parking pass in window. Non guest cars are towed. There is city parking.
  • Hot tub is by reservation, when available and for Registered Guests only and not suitable for children. Read the rules please, Guests only enforced
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , New remodelel classic 1920 s bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , White wood queen bed, 3 window, ceiling fan and dresser
  • Master Bedroom has White washed white wood headboat, queen mattrss, 3 large window, wall mounted LCD TV, dresser, wood floors, ceiling fan. Porch bedroom with twin bed and kitchen bedroom with Murphy Wall Bed, are very small, but lots of windows and cozy. Please do not expect a standard size bedroom
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Perfect rental for families who love the beach, wanna be beach bums, guests who want to have beer and chill out, friendly fun guests. No car needed, everything is out your front door, Surf shop for fishing gear ( Capt. Al offers fishing poles free ) Tiki Bars, just 2 blocks over on the sand, great outdoor resturants, all one to two blocks walk. Not a fancy upscale hotel, not for fussy, well heeled, world class travelers, think like, a bed and breakfast, club med, , camping advernture setting. Laid back so you can loose yourself in the Clearwater Beach Lilfestyle. The Pink Dolphin Cottage is located in the pink duplex house and can sleep up to 7 adults with the Murphy Wall Bed. A bit funky, but fun, and a great value for 7 people, but this is not a real 2 or 3 bedroom house.


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1925 Restored Beach House, 100 Steps to the Beach Sleeps 7, Pets Okay
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

We Loved everything about the location, the cottage and Staff !

  • 5 of 5

We found this cotrage online trying to do a Birthday weekend get together with our daughter and friend....the cottage was clean, adorable and literally 100ft from the beach. We all loved it ! The Capt provided everything for the beach ! We enjoyed the local stores,parks and we really enjoyed coming hone to our cottage. Thank you Capt Al for a great time.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marie: We are glad you loved everything about the location, cottage and staff. Thank you for letting other travelers know the cottage was clean, adorable and so close to the beach. We look forward to seeing again to celebrate perhaps another birthday. Capt.Al and Karen
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Loved our stay at Pink Dolphin

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased. Communication was great. It was perfect for our family of 6!! Our favorite was being able to have beach chairs and toys available to us with being so close to the beach!! Definitely recommend! No negatives! Thanks Capt. Al and Karen!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was nice and everyone was helpful and nice

  • 4 of 5

Loved being close to the beach

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests: Thank you for your Four Star Review of Clearwater Cottages, and we hare glad you found everyone nice and helpful. We are glad you loved being so close to the beach and look forward to you seeing you again, Capt.Al and Karen
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Close to beach!

  • 4 of 5

House was close to the beach which was great, inside needs work. First night the air conditioner went in the living room but there was plenty of back up equipment.

There was some garbage left behind tables and couch from last tenants. Outlet in bathroom did not function and the tub did not drain properly. Good to place to stay. Needs some work. We had fun! Kids loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear James: Thank you for your FOUR STARE REVIEW. Glad you found that the PInk Dolpin Cottage was a good place to stay for your family of 7. Glad you had fun, And most important that the Kids loved it. Yep air cons do fail, that is why there are 4 air cons which kept the house nice and cold for you in the middle or July. Yep the ground fault tripped with the hair dryer. Yep, house keeper missed something under the sofa bed. Yep sand-beach, and sand does clog up drains. I'll get right on the little issues today., as soon as I get back from a great day of boating with my other guests. Capt.Al
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic. Very cute. Very nice. Hospitality was exceptional. We enjoyed hanging out with the other guests. Capt Al was very helpful finding us a place to stow our boat trailer. We scuba dove two days and chilled two days. In the evenings we hung out with other guests and the spectacular First Mate. The First Mate went out of her way to help us. I give this place my very highest recommendation. It's not the Sheraton but it's so much better. We will make annual trips there thanks to their truly sincere desire to accommodate our desires to relax. Loved the outdoors shower. Thank you Captain Al!!!


Doc Dave

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Doc: Thank you for your FIVE STAR REVIEW of the Dolphin Cottage, and glad you enjoyed the hospitality from my FIrst Mate. Now I am catching up and glad you will be back next year. Don't forget I take guests out on my 21 foot boat, if you don't want to drive yours up here. Glad you found the the cottage cute and all the nice things you said about it. Capt.Al and Karen
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Very clean and quaint cottage. Perfect spot close to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here. The pink dolphin cottage was very quaint. It slept 3 children and 4 adults just fine. Beds were comfortable. There is a back patio that is really cute to hang out and relax. This property has a lot of character. The location is perfect for the beach. Chairs, beach towels and beach chairs were included. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests: Thank you for your FIVE STAR Review.. We are glad you were able to sleeps 7 guests and the beds were comfortable. Happy you felt the back yard was neat and cool and you all enjoyed hanging out back there. We look forward to hosting you again in you beach house that you look forward to comming home to Capt.Al and Karen
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Ferry
across street to mainland
Nearest Motorway
Highway 60 7 blocks away
Nearest Beach
100 steps away
Car: not necessary

Beach lover paradise. Your vacation cottage is just 100 steps to the sand, best cleanest beach in USA. Walk to best Tiki Bars right on the Gulf of Mexico. Your vacation cottage was named Old Florida District by Beach by Design, the last few blocks left in Clearwater Beach with historic beach cottages, and remodeled older homes with vacation rental apartments. Away from the noisy tourist district, yet only 5 blocks walk to Famous Pier 60 with nighttime free entertainment.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $89
Pet Fee $59

One or two day rentals usually accepted for midweek., please inquire. If your quote does not add pet fee, just $20 per day, maximum $59 just add extra person over 5 is $15 per day per person. If your insta quote does not reflex the additional person or pet fee it will be collected at check in. Please do not bring pets into the business office where you can pick up the keys and parking pass. 440 Eastshore Dr. First right before roundabout. left on papaya Blue Wave Motel Suites business center.
Free parking . You must park your car in the designated spot with parking pass displayed
Hot tub by reservation, locked at night, for guests only
Boat, bicycles. beach chairs, cooler, are owned by Capt.Al property manager, and user acknowledges that the owners of the resort shall have no liability for your use, and carries no liability insurance covering any of the aforementioned
Management reserves right to adjust prices anytime, but not after you have made a deposit.
Extra person fee is $15 per day per guest over 5 persons. Maximum guests is 7 .

For Self Check In if your account is paid in full.
Easy, simply make full payment or second payment with VRBO. Go directly to rental and access hospitality for key code. or text or call property manger Al

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.