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BEACHFRONT & GULF-FRONT SEA SHORE HOME at CLEARWATER BEACH, FLORIDA

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 8

Live like a native instead of a tourist! Enjoy all the pleasures and comfort of this spacious, clean and luxurious Keywest-style Beach House at America's #ONE ranked beach. A short stroll through dunes leads to white sandy beach and crystal clear water! Your family vacation will be everything you could desire.

This beach house has a funky atmosphere just made for FUN in the SUN! There is a quirky rainforest mural decor in the Great Room painted by a famous local artist. Banquet-size dining table makes for wonderful feasts. Tile floors and ceiling fans add to the island ambiance. Cathedral ceilings in Great Room and King Bedroom. Accents of pecky-cypress wood lend an authentic Old Florida flavor. Carlouel residential neighborhood is upscale, quiet and dog-friendly. Bring your friendly pet dog on the beach on a 6 ft. leash. Stroll the shoreline to Caladesi Island State Park!

Deck & Patio overlook dunes, palms, water and fabulous sunsets! Private sunbathing. Sip your favorite tropical drink as you watch the sun sink into the sea at days end. Grill dinner outdoors. Life is good in sunny Florida!

All nearby activities include fishing, boating, dinner cruises, parasailing, shopping and fine or casual dining. Walk 3 blocks to catch the beach trolley. Community swimming pool is seasonal (small fee). PIER 60 is a mile+ south and is where the action is at sundown--live music, large playground, arts & crafts vendors. Marina is across the street from Pier 60 and every type of boat ride is available--even a pirate ship! This home is for the nature-lovers and for those who seek relaxation and fun! If it is booked call as we also offer other beach houses very nearby to the beach!

More Details

Owner
Ann Mitcham
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2017

About Ann Mitcham

It is our 17th Year for Beach House rentals at Clearwater Beach, Florida! I have enjoyed meeting our guests and am thrilled to welcome back many who return again and again. Giving the children and grandchildren a chance to frolic in the water and play in the sand has always been a thrill for me.

Ann Mitcham purchased this house in 1993

Why Ann Mitcham chose Florida Central West

CLEARWATER BEACH, FL is a town that the only purpose is to have FUN! The beach has been ranked #ONE Best City Beach and connects to CALADESI ISLAND STATE PARK which was ranked #ONE Best Beach in America, 2008. The beach houses sit in a quiet, residential neighborhood which is between these two amazing places--you get all the 'action' and the 'beauty of a natural environment.' The Gulf of Mexico has beautiful clear water, gentle surf, gradual sloping bottom and the beach is wide with silky-soft white sand. There is a bench on the beach which says it all, 'HEAVEN ON EARTH' and I couldn't agree more!

What makes this house unique

Our dream was to own a home at the beach. It was our lucky day when we bought this one at the best beach in America! All you could ask for--comfort, relaxation, fun, nature. Come enjoy it with your family!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time! Even though the weather was cloudy & rainy your house made it all worthwhile. We loved the african, hawaiian, carribbean look. Being a cuban who has lived in New York and Miami this house brought me back to my roots. We often went to the beach "Varadero" during our youth; after 50 years of not being there--this brought back great childhood memories. We will definitely be back. Have a very healthy & happy New Year!
Dec 2012
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Amenities

Clearwater Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Spa Jacuzzi
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower
  • Outdoor Shower for rinsing off sandy feet and bottoms!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Trundle Bed in Living Room (2 Twins)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Licensed for weekly or monthly rentals. Less than a week--inquire. This is a comfortable, relaxing beach house which we want your family to enjoy! Kid Friendly: We are famous for families! Gradual sloping shoreline and gentle surf is great for children. Minimum Age Limit for Renters: Parent must accompany students. Pet Friendly: Small friendly dog. Pet fee $100 per pet. Sorry, no cats. Tampa Int'l Airport, Busch Gardens, Orlando, Disney World, Aquarium, Tampa Zoo, Universal, Sea World. Wonderful beach; Upscale quiet residential neighborhood. Walk to Caladesi Island State Park ranked #ONE Best Beach in America!

Reviews

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BEACHFRONT & GULF-FRONT SEA SHORE HOME at CLEARWATER BEACH, FLORIDA
average rating of 4.4 based on 22 reviews
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Fun Times

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. This house has plenty of room for us from its large living room to the kitchen with it's huge dining table. We enjoyed cooking in the well-equipped kitchen sitting down to family meals together. The beach is great after a short walk through the dunes. The house has a ton of beach towels and toys. Don't bring any! The deck is nice too. All beds were comfortable and there were plenty of bath towels. This area of Clearwater Beach is very quiet and not crowded. We also got our security deposit back fast.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that your family enjoyed their stay at our Gulf-front vacation beach house! It's all about making memories and enjoying time together. We strive to make our beach home comfortable and welcoming for our guests. We appreciate that the kitchen met your standards for making great meals. Spending days swimming in the warm waters of the Gulf, building sand castles, collecting sea shells and strolling the shore is a perfect holiday! Lounging at days end with a favorite drink on the deck and watching a spectacular sunset -- it doesn't get much better than that!
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A lot of good things but seemed overpriced

  • 3 of 5

This was our first time to Clearwater after many years vacationing at other beaches. The beach was beautiful and I've never seen so many large seashells. We had a lot of fun collecting them. Also enjoyed seeing dolphins very close to shore! Unfortunately the weather was not great (rain and thunderstorms every day but the last day!) but we still got out and enjoyed ourselves. Nice quiet section of beach that was great for our kids and dogs. Close drive to lots of restaurants, beach shops, and Pier 60. One day we drove to Orlando (2 hours) to take our 6 year old to Discovery Cove, and we also went to Clearwater Marine Aquarium to see Winter and Hope from the Dolphin Tale movies. The house comfortably held our 2 families consisting of 4 adults and 3 kids. There was tons of seating and space in the large living room. Everything we needed was at the house. The walk to the beach across the dunes was a little long but not too bad. Now our complaints about the house: the layout of the rooms was a little awkward. My husband and I (and baby in portacrib) slept in the queen bed room, and to get to the nearest bathroom we had to walk through the laundry room or the kitchen. For my brother or sister in law to use the laundry room they had to walk through our bedroom or that 3rd bathroom (including walking through the shower) The kitchen drawers and dishwasher appeared dated and didn't work great. After running the dishwasher several times we realized the soap pod wasn't dissolving because the lid didn't open. Other appliances were more modern (microwave, oven, stovetop) and worked fine. Overall we had a positive experience, but for the price we have stayed in more updated houses.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you enjoyed lovely Clearwater beach and easy access from our Sea Shore Beach home – thank you for your stay. Watching a storm from the cozy inside vantage point through the wall of western windows can be quite spectacular and after the storm has passed so many new shells are washed ashore. So glad you found that the home had everything you needed for a comfortable family vacation and that the living space was large and worked well even for two families with children and pets. Our Sea Shore home is a spacious 2800 sq. feet with large western exposure deck and patio enjoying 85 feet of glorious Gulf of Mexico frontage at a natural uncrowded beach. As many did, this beach house began as a cabana for the Carlouel Yacht Club and was added onto over the years thus creating a fun and funky floor plan. Quite different from trying to fit into multiple hotel rooms - the luxury of space, full kitchen, ability to include family dogs and direct access to the uncrowded residential beach (and without additional resort fees, parking fees, fees for rollaways/baby equipment or tipping) can be a wonderful option for families. We do find the dishwasher works best with powder or liquid. This is a family home with cherished memories of grandchildren growing up loving the sea and we limit our bookings accordingly. Taxes are sky-high and your patronage helps us cover costs and share our cherished home with other families!
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Great Location, Terrible House

  • 1 of 5

When we arrived the house did not seem to be in the condition portrayed in the photos and I had to spend hours making it habitable for our family for the week. The house in general was not at all up to the standards I would have expected for the amount we paid for the week. The yard in both front and back is over-grown, has piles of leaves everywhere and clearly has not been regularly maintained. The garage smells like a dead animal and is full of junk. The decor of the whole house is incredibly dated with dust covered knickknacks and plastic plants everywhere and the furniture setup is cluttered and not at all functional. My daughter is allergic to dust so I had to spend a considerable amount of time cleaning all of that so she could even sleep in the space. (There were plastic plants covered in dust that appeared not to have been cleaned or moved in 30 years). The sliding glass doors in the living room, queen room and MBR are barely functioning-hard to open or do not open at all. The faucet in the powder room is coming loose from the wall and drips. The kitchen was full of old broken or randomly mismatched pots and pans, plates, silverware and cups (I could barely find enough matching decent looking dishes to set the table for one meal.) And many of the dishes in the cupboard were sticky or still had old food stuck on. The dishwasher came loose from the counter every time it was opened. There was no cover on the open plastic trash bin so the trash had to be constantly taken out so it wouldn't make the whole house smell) The cabinet doors under the sink are rotting from water damage and the drawers are difficult to open and the handles and shelves were sticky and unclean so I had to wash all of those before I could even let my kids eat off the dishes or touch anything in the kitchen. Every closet and the laundry room were stuffed with random stained tattered old mis-matched blankets, comforters, sheets and towels. The mirrored door in MBR was broken. The outdoor furniture on the back deck is mismatched, dated, and some pieces are broken.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Goodness. It is certainly true that beauty and comfort are in the eye of the beholder. This home is decorated for casual and comfortable life at the beach and is exactly the same one enjoyed and given a 5-star review by another family just the week before. Over many years of hosting we have never received less and 5 stars! I do wish that you would have communicated with us during your stay. We always like to have happy guests and we thought all was well. Particularly as when my husband spoke with your husband during your stay he told him everything was great and that they were loving the location. I must say it was quite disappointing when I arrived to have the home cleaned for another family arriving the same day of your departure and found that even large furniture as well as tables, lamps and decorative items had been moved and completely changed around. We like our guests to be comfortable but if you rearrange, please be courteous and put at least the big things back in its places before you leave. This home holds many cherished memories for my family and our hope is that our guests will share the same!
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5

Wonderful Home, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at this beach house. All of us (3 moms, 2 college-age daughters & our 2 small dogs) enjoyed the beautiful deck, lovely sunsets and terrific beach behind the house. We each had enough space for privacy and we enjoyed spending time together in the lovely common areas. The house is close to shopping and the neighborhood is fun for walks. We would definitely return to this one!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Girls Getaways are always fun! So happy that you all enjoyed our Sea Shore beach house. My teenage granddaughters come every summer and spend long lazy days swimming in the Gulf of Mexico and laying on the sand. They especially like the outdoor shower and set it up with shampoo and soap. Then they lounge on the patio and let the sunshine dry their hair. Having great guests visit who enjoy the beach house is the reason we love to share it!
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5

Beautiful beach house, great location

  • 5 of 5

The beach house was beautiful. The pictures don’t do it justice, and the owner was super nice. We would stay there again and highly recommend it. The beach in front of the house was great, not crowded at all and the water was perfect. Mini golf was not that far as well, and the kids loved it. Nightly there is a celebration at the pier and show a movie outside on the weekends. We saw Hulk Hogan as well, he lives just a few houses down from the beach house. Hope to be back next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for visiting and we appreciate the great review! We're always happy to hear back from our guests about what a wonderful vacation they have had here at beautiful Clearwater Beach! Meeting you and your family was indeed a pleasure. Your wife was so nice, the children were adorable and Grandmother was delightful. Here's wishing you the best of health. Come back soon! Ann
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Belleair, FL
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Sea Shore House

  • 5 of 5

We thought it was a wonderful, spacious home. Our group was multi-generational and it worked for all of us (7 months to 93 years). We were there during Tropical Storm Debby so we spent 3 days indoors. We never felt cramped for space. After the weather cleared we enjoyed watching the sunsets from the deck. We are "locals" and often need a place big enough for visiting family. This fits the bill. I would definitely like to rent here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A good storm is an exciting event! And a good lightening show is a thing to behold especially when you have a front row seat seeing it out the wall of western windows! Tropical Storm Debby brought a lot of rain with her! We love our "locals" who think of the beach house as their "Home at the Beach." We enjoyed meeting your mother and left her #93 Happy Birthday baloon floating in the Living Room for luck! You and your delightful family are welcome--please come again real soon! Ann
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Map

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Frenchy's
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Bellair Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 60
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rockaway
Car: recommended

Sea Shore beach house is Beachfront and Gulf-front at N. Clearwater Beach. Has a large deck & patio overlooking sand dunes, water and spectacular sunsets! It sits in a quiet exclusive residential neighborhood, CARLOUEL, with a mix of original homes and mega-mansions. Pier 60 is a mile away. Disney 2 hours. Busch Gardens 1 hour. Tampa Int'l Airport 22 miles. Beach Trolley stop is 3 blocks.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Boating, Shelling, Parasailing

Golf: There are many golf courses only a short drive away over to the mainland. Mineature Golf is located on the island.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $280
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

WEEKLY or MONTHLY AVAILABLE
Less than a week, inquire; $1200 per night -- 3-Night minimum. No weddings, parties or family reunions with unregistered guests. Inquire about special events. Increased rates will apply.
Add 13% tax and $200 cleaning fee. Credit card fee is 3% domestic and 4% international. PayPal.
$500 damage deposit, refundable less damage. $1000 damage deposit for monthly rental.
$100 per pet dog fee (Sorry, no cats allowed)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund