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100 Steps to the Beach, Hot Tub, Pets OK, restored beach house, daily rentals OK

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Beach House, 100 steps to beach, Daily Rentals, sleeps 5, beautiful remodel

New remodel, just listed for daily rentals. With the beach just 100 steps away, your family can walk back and forth in seconds, have a cup of coffee on the beach, come back take an outdoor shower, have lunch and then take the cooler and watch the sunset. Enjoy designer appliances, and a real 1925 beach cottage. Kids love to make new friends in the recreation area for all of Clearwater Cottages in key west style tropical backyard with wood party deck, tin roof gazebo, hot tub, shade trees, and BBQ Grills. Guest report it is like camping at the beach.

Perfect for families with kids and pets, who want that easy going vacation. Laid back atmosphere. No need for high heel flip flops here. Not a plush resort, for laid back easy going families who want a fun beach vacation .

Just 5 blocks walk to famous Pier 60 with all the action. Clearwater Cottages is in the Old Florida District, the last few streets with vacation rentals, cottages, and Beach houses offering vacation rental apartments.

Onsite manager, Capt.Al and Karen always around to make sure you have a great beach vacation.

Never a charge to use Capt.Al's fishing poles, beach chairs, umbrellas, bicycles, and in summer a day of boating, when available . Sleeps 5 guests with Queen, twin , and sofabed.


More Details

Capt. Al
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Capt. Al

Dear Friends:

Thanks for visiting the owner profile. Originally from New Jersey, I would enjoy Spring Break in Florida for years. . Now 35 years, later, I am fortunate to live in this tropical island, My self and first mate Karen from California, enjoy swimming in warm water, fine local resturants, and congenial like minded neighbors who all enjoy the Salt Life. When you come to visit, we hope to show you around and help you have a great beach vacation and how to enjoy the Salt Life.

Capt. Al purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Capt. Al chose Clearwater Beach

While most historic hotels and been torn down and replaced with new ritzy hotels, the owners of the Old Florida District has fixed up the 1925 cottages and rooming houses into fine vacation rentals. These 3 blocks are literally the last few streets left with vacation rentals from days gone by.

What makes this cottage unique

Enjoy that old florida feeling where guests sit on the porch and enjoy a drink, say hello when you walk by, and have real Florida vacation. Enjoy an entire house for the price of hotel room and save a ton cooking in the gourmet kitchens. Great for families with lots of kids Has shared tropical key west style backyard where you can chill out after your day on the beach.


Clearwater Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • New remodel of antique style bathroom, shower tub combo tile floors, beaded pine walls , ceiling fan and window
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bedroom with 3 windows, wall TV, closet, Ceiling Fan,
  • Small porch room bedroom with lots of windows, Twin bed, no closet, dresser in living room
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Part of Clearwater Cottages, offering real beach houses since 1925., fun, funky, remodeled to high standards, yet classic beach cottage feel. Great Old Florida recreation area with tin roof gazebo, wood party deck, music, hot tub. Like Key West was years ago . For laid back beach lovers who want to experience the Salt Life with Capt Al and Karen. Not for fussy perfectionists.. The closest you can get to the sand, without spending a ton at the boring condos. One night rentals are available when you inquire first and book the day after a check out or the day before a check in. There are 10 cottages available. Not a 5 star resort, but 100's of 5 star reviews. For easy going families who want an easy going fun beach vacation with their own house steps from the sand.


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(4 traveler reviews)

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100 Steps to the Beach, Hot Tub, Pets OK, restored beach house, daily rentals OK
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

We love this cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were celebrating our 1 yr anniversary, and I found this cottage searching Trivago I believe. The price was right and the location, perfect. Capt. Al stayed in touch until we arrived.

We arrived and the property was great. Everything was nice and clean, AC was cold (were from Texas so working AC is very important), all appliances worked as advertised, and there were so many amenities to take advantage of. Capt. Al met us on the day we arrived, a perfect gentleman and fun guy, and even took us out on his boat on Labor day, an extra special treat for us.

The location is the most amazing part about this property, everything is literally within walking distance, plenty of shops, restaurants and bars to keep you entertained, not to mention Pier 60 just a few blocks away. It also has a nice backyard lounging area with table, hot tub, and it is decorated perfectly. It's a quiet, relaxing, quaint place with a great owner that takes care of you. You will not be disappointed with this property selection. 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Charles: Thank you for your Five Star Review of Blue Corner Cottage at Cottages of Clearwater ,we're glad you had a great Beach vacation celebrating your one year anniversary happy to hear the air conditioning was freezing cold and you enjoyed everything about the cottage that's close location to the beach all the shops restaurants and the amenities that we offer , Happy to hear you enjoyed your boat trip with Captain Al and his friend and highly recommend Clearwater cottages. Capt Al and Karen
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Amazing cottage for an amazing price

  • 5 of 5

This is a great cottage for familes that can get along in tight quarters. We stayed in the Gulfside cottage and had 4 adults and a toddler. We were able to make it work, but you have to be okay with little privacy. Beach was beautiful and never too crowded. Main strip of restaurants, bars, and shops are less than a 10 min walk away. The staff made us feel welcomed and made sure we had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, pa

Property was clean and quaint. Decor needs updating

  • 4 of 5

Loved the location as it was 100 feet to the beach and minutes to everything else. Al was friendly and responded quickly to any questions we had. Had water toys, beach umbrella, towels and coolers for our use available.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lori: Thank you for your FOUR STAR review of the Pink Dolphin Cottage of Clearwater Beach. We are happy to hear you had a great vacation, and enjoyed being so close to the beach, that you found the property clean and quaint. Some of the OLD FLORIDA decorating items are to give a coastal feel to the cottage, while all the bedding and appliances are brand spanking new. Capt. Al and Karen
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Atlanta, Ga.

Great for a family

  • 5 of 5

We arrived early for check in and were pleasantly surprised to find our rental not only ready but that we had been upgraded to a larger unit. It was more than enough space for our family of 5. Great location only steps to the beach and just a few blocks to the pier. We had a great visit and are already planning our next trip. Thanks Capt. Al. Kids said it was the best vacation ever!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests: Thank you for your FIVE STAR review of Clearwater Cottages. We are glad you enjoyed early check in and most important,that the kids had the best beach vacation ever. Hope to see you soon. Capt.Al and karen
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Tampa Airport
Nearest Barpub
Shipwreck Bar one block walk
Nearest Ferry
Clearwater Ferry Taxi across street
Nearest Motorway
HIghway 60
Nearest Restaurant
Beach Fyre , great atmosphere 2 blocks walk
Nearest Beach
100 steps to the sand Clearwater Beach
Car: not necessary

100 Steps to the beach, Walk 5 blocks to Pier 60, Marina 7 blocks walk, You do not need a cars as you can walk to everything, and Capt.Al offers free rides in his street legal golf cart.

You are 4th house from the beach in the Old Florida District and Cottages of Clearwater District.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Pet Fee $50

One day rentals usually before or after a booked date. Please do not request one day in the middle of the week.
Hot tub by reservation Open 6-9 pm generally. No children, please read the rules
Bicycles, beach chairs, boats,fishing poles, and coolers are owned by Capt. Al, User accepts all liability as they
are not owned by the resort.
Parking is free for primary car .You must park in the designated spot with parking pass on dash.
Please do not bring pets into the business office where you can pick up the keys and parking pass
440 Eastshore Dr. Clearwater , Fl 33767

This is an updated fun, family vacation rental, not a five star premium resort, although there are many 5 star reviews. Expect great service, clean, remodeled fun beach cottages about 100 steps from the sand, with a fun funky key west style recreation area.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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