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Great Studio Unit Steps from the Beach

Bedrooms Studio
Space 450 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2) in 1 bed

This bright and airy loft apartment, custom built for the owner, sits atop the rear of a two bedroom rental home. It is the 5th home off the beach (a mere 250 feet), and on a one-block long street which ends at the white sands of the Gulf of Mexico. You enter this unit upstairs from your own large private deck, which has a water view and is complete with table and chairs, umbrella, loungers, and a gas grill. It is an ideal spot for tanning, outdoor dining and get-togethers, and simply enjoying the sunset and gulf breezes.

The unit is approximately 500 square feet. It sits atop the rear of the two-bedroom house, which sleeps five.

The unit is very warm and welcoming, decorated in the subtle tones of sands and surf. The open floor plan features a queen sized bed, dining table for four, a sitting area, walk-in closet and a fully functional kitchen. It is outfitted with plenty of dishes, utensils, linens, accessories and small appliances. As it was designed for two persons, there is no dishwasher.

Wireless internet service (WiFi), use of the washer/dryer, TV with cable and DVD player, stereo with CD player and iPod dock, beach chairs, alarm clock, linens and towels, are all included. Just bring your vacation clothes, relax and enjoy. Off-street parking is available for one vehicle in front of the house.

There are so many things to do on Clearwater Beach, you name it, we've got it. Frequent volleyball and other tournaments and contests are held here, and many restaurants and bars feature live music by day and night. Our restaurants have an exceptional assortment of fresh seafood, as the docks are located nearby. There are several golf courses nearby.  For the family, the Clearwater Aquarium, miniature golf courses, street festivals, activities on the Pier, and more are held on a regular basis. Splash Island Water Park is just down the coast on St. Petersburg's beach. Major attractions in Tampa are the Lowry Park Zoo, Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, just to name a few. Within two hours you can get to everything in Orlando: Walt Disney World, Sea World, Universal Theme Parks and more. Please be advised that instant quotes are obtained from this site, not management of the property, and are often inaccurate. Please call or write for a quote from me. Thank you. Joe

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

“You could not choose a better place to stay in the Clearwater Beach area. I first went to Clearwater for a work conference and I stayed at the Hilton up the beach. This apartment is just a short distance up the hotels and busy area and literally a few houses from the beach. It has a large deck where you can eat outside, it is very private and quiet yet a block off the main drag (Mandalay), it was super clean, roomy, and nicely furnished, and the apartment is incredibly well and thoughtfully stocked (including organic coffee, tea, sugar, salt, and every cooking utensil you would want). There were plenty of towels, a full closet and bureau, and the bed was very comfortable. The apartment had a table inside to eat at as well as a t.v. by the bed. Being on the second floor gave it an airy, nice, private feel. What more could you hope for? Joseph was THE best airbnb host ever. He kept in touch, answered all questions, and he was incredibly accommodating. Can't say enough wonderful things about Joseph or his place.”
Mar 2017
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Clearwater Beach Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • This unit has a shower only. No bath tub.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Bed (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(10 traveler reviews)

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Great Studio Unit Steps from the Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Would stay again

  • 5 of 5

Loft was nice and comfortable,everything we needed.Joseph made sure we had what we needed,very personable.Short walk to huge beach,way less people than the rest of beach .Plenty of room to fly my kite behind people laying on beach.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester , Mi USA

Wonderful Beach House

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a quiet get away near the beach where getting in the car was optional. This delightful beach house satisfied all of our needs! Just a few steps from the gorgeous white sand of Clearwater Beach, this rental is wonderful. It is clean and comfortable, equipped with anything you might need and in walking distance to many restaurants and shops.

When in Florida, we usually end up buying beach towels and an umbrella and leaving them, but this beach house has everything for you to use including beach chairs! Joe, the owner couldn't be nicer and he's so easy to work with. Highly recommend this little jewel!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, thank you. I'm happy that you were happy. I try to make everything available for people. Especially the things that are a nuisance to travel with. I like it to feel like home. Glad you appreciated the effort and thank you for your review. And you, You were excellent guests. It was like you weren't even there for the week. I appreciate your efforts to keep the place so nice and neat upon exiting. I hope we can do it again soon. Enjoy your summer.
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Great Space! We highly recommend it.

  • 5 of 5

We were impressed with the great close to the beach,and an easy walk to good restaurants. The loft was fully equipped with most anything you could want! From beach towels and nice beach chairs , to a kitchen with most essentials.It was everything we expected from the pictures. Quaint, cozy, clean and comfortable. Pat& Bill

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I'm glad it worked so well for you. The loft is a special place and I love having guests there. Its a sure winner. Hope to see you another time. Best wishes, Joe
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Gainesville, FL

Delightful studio, very short walk to beach and sights

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I (and our dog) stayed in this studio for a week and really enjoyed it. We looked at many vacation rentals and hotels in the area, and this was under the cost for the location--hotels tended to be around $180 a night, and didn't have full kitchens. Other vacation rentals were a bit more expensive, but some of them could sleep more people, but for just two people (or perhaps a couple and a child) this was more than enough for our needs. It was also great to be able to have dog, especially given that the beach is dog friendly beginning 1 block north of the unit.

Unit: The vaulted ceilings in the studio make it seem much larger than the square footage. The photos are representative. The bed and couch were comfortable. The outdoor deck and table (with umbrella) was nice for eating on the deck. There is a small view of the ocean from the deck, but it is not an "ocean view" deck. We enjoyed being able to see the bustle of people on the street from the deck without being a part of it.

Amenities: We found the kitchen to be well stocked with dishes and utensils for all of our cooking needs. The Wifi was really easy to access, which is unusual for vacation rentals. There it was quick and easy to connect. We brought an Apple TV and had no trouble streaming Netflix movies in the room. There are chairs and floats for use at the beach if you need them, and there are plenty of towels for shower and beach use.

Location: It is a *very* short walk to the beach, and the north end of the beach is far less crowded or touristy than the south end. We really appreciated the quiet and more "low-key" feel of being on the North Beach side of Clearwater Beach. However, it is also really short walk (about 15-20 minutes depending on how fast you walk or whether you walk on the beach or road) to get down to Pier 60 where all of the charter boats and excitement are happening. It is also really close to the Palm Pavillion, which is a great place to listen to live music and watch the sunset. Despite the walk from the more populated areas, we found it safe to walk back after dark and a safe place to walk our dog in the evening.

Management/Owner: It was a delight working with Joe! He was responsive and very helpful. Anytime we had a question we heard from him virtually immediately, and he returned our security deposit within 24 hours of checking out -- on a Sunday, no less. I would love to have all VRBO owners to be this pleasant and professional!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location, wonderful owner!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this studio apartment for a week and had a great time. The location of the unit was excellent, in a more residential area of Clearwater Beach (so the beaches weren't packed with people) but still very walkable to all the attractions in town- restaurant, boating activities, Pier 60, etc (we walked everywhere even though we had a car). The apartment fit our needs: a well equipped kitchen, large bathroom, small table, sofa, bed and decent sized closet with a dresser so we could put our things away and store our suitcases out of sight. The owner, Joe, had everything you'd need and more (ample towels, beach towels, coolers, beach chairs, beach cart, umbrella plus all the kitchen equipment you need) which was great for us who flew into the area. We've never used VRBO before but had an excellent experience with the owner. He was great at communicating with us, answered all questions super quickly and was very helpful throughout the entire process (he sent step-by-step directions with pictures). We'd highly recommend this rental not only for the wonderful location but also for the great owner.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Week of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed here for a week and absolutely loved the place. It was well kept and the studio had everything you would need as stated in other reviews. The biggest plus being how friendly and accomadating the owner is, never had a better experience when renting for a vacation. You a literally 4 houses from the beach and a short walk to town. We plan on coming back and will stay nowhere but here.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Tampa International or St Petersburg Int'l.
Car: not necessary

This is in a quiet residential area that is within walking distance of many attractions, restaurants and shops.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
One Time Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Please be advised that instant quotes are obtained from this site, not management of the property, and are often inaccurate. Please call or write for a quote from me. Thank you. Joe

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.

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