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Last Minute Booking Special - The Mermaid Cottage - Steps to White Sandy Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 full Bath, sleeps 6

Located in a three unit 'Olde Florida Style Complex' and just 45 steps to white sandy gorgeous Clearwater Beach!

Carefree and casual is our motto!! The Mermaid Cottage is located on the 1st floor at the back of the complex. Surround yourself in true tropical Florida style; this unit is adorned with French doors, wood floors, charming casual island decor. Open to an outdoor wood deck area with patio furniture.The cottage has two comfortable bedrooms, two full bathrooms and an outdoor shower! Living room has a comfy couch(queen pull-out bed), comfy chair,

Color TV with cable. Washer and dryer are located in the cottage. The patio area is completely fenced for private use. Nice,park like charcoal grill.

We prefer to answer all questions and complete reservations via email through this site. A phone number is provided for last minute bookings less than 3 days in advance of arrival. Our reservation calendar is up to date. If your date shows availability please use the 'book now' feature to book or email me. Please note, due to recent issues with guests misrepresenting their intended use for the cottage: **YOU MUST BE 25 YEARS OR OLDER TO RENT THIS PROPERTY** We will require a legible copy of your driver's license or other identification BEFORE accepting your booking.


Rates vary based on season.


More Details

Property Manager
Jennifer Altobelli
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Jennifer Altobelli

I'm a pediatric dentist in Rochester, NY. My second career is designing, building and renovating houses.

Jennifer Altobelli purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Jennifer Altobelli chose Florida Central West

This property is ideal. THE BEST beach in the world is only 45 steps from our door, and great dining and fun bars are all in walking distance.

What makes this cottage unique

Old Florida Cottage with all brand new amenities...


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa International & St. Pete/Clearwater Internat
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
State Road 60
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Frenchy's ,Palm Pavilion & Clearsky
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Clearwater Beach

Perfect beach location! Enjoy Florida like a local and walk 45 feet to the white sugar sands of the Gulf of Mexico! No roads to cross or cars to park. Watch the sunset over the water from your front porch!

Walk to many restaurants and bars, clothing stores, souvenir shops, a fine cigar lounge and the world-famous Pier 60 with many fun activities and live music. Feel like venturing farther from your home-away-from-home? Catch “The Jolley Trolley” and let it take you anywhere you want to go from North Clearwater Beach to St. Pete Beach!

Many boat excursions and fishing charters are located at the Marina. Walk to a public pool...just minutes away (2 blocks). Jet-ski rentals and parasailing are located on the beach, and don’t forget to visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and see Winter the Dolphin!


Clearwater Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Shower - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Pull-out sofa bed in living room sleeps two.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
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
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Queen size bed w/ all needed linens; Double bed with all needed linens; Queen pull-out sofa in living room that could be extra bedding if needed; Cable Color TV....WIFI for your computer; Fully equipped kitchen (oven, dishwasher,toaster, coffeemaker,dishes, pots and pans.) Dining table and 6 chairs; Full kitchen with all the amenities; Washer/dryer in cottage; 2 -Full size bathroom with shower; Beach chairs, beach towels, toys for the kids and beach umbrella; Brand new central heat and air; Outdoor patio furniture and decking area; Off street parking; Outside shower.


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Last Minute Booking Special - The Mermaid Cottage - Steps to White Sandy Beach
average rating of 4.847826 based on 46 reviews

Great location, fit our needs

  • 5 of 5

It was great to be able to have beach access to close. Extra amenities were welcome. Love the upgrade in the bathrooms. Will recommend to others heading to this location.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great location, very close to the beach, love the outside shower, close to restaurants and shopping. Friendly people!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Mermaid Cottage. It provided the right accommodations for us and our two young daughters. Clean and stocked, it was our private home, enclosed in your own patio, and just steps away from the white sandy beach. Be sure to check out the following eats/fun: The Bait House - by far the best seafood, next, Cooters, Angelo's Pizza right across the street for your last minute pizza, The Palm on the beach for a quick bite, Pier 60 Hotel near the Marina for the best sunset view, The Sand Pearl - a very elegant hotel, go to Amici in Largo for the best Italian, do the Pirate Ship (Capt Memo) cruise, and for breakfast, Clear Sky Beach Side Café. We will be back...

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The nicest beach rental we've ever stayed at

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the Mermaid Cottage. Very clean comfortable and modern feeling. We loved the quiet neighborhood but it was a very quick walk to the heart of the action on the beach. Only downside is you can be sharing the property with two other guests and we had little kids, so bedtime sometimes competed with others' good times and our toddlers waking up at 6 AM probably competed with the others sleeping off their good times. Otherwise, it was really darn cute and the back porch was an amazing bonus touch. There were maybe 100 yards to the beginning of the beach and plenty of good little restaurants nearby. I also loved the dive bar across the main drag. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owner kept our deposit and falsely accused us of things

  • 1 of 5

We have stayed at many of these VRBO homes across the nation. We treat this home like all the others - with respect. We didn't break anything and kept the home clean and we were not loud at late hours.... all in all a good tenant in my mind. However, Apparently we didn't find the right check out instructions in a book in the house as what my wife read is that all we needed to do was put the used towels in front of the door. We did this and out of good will we also put all the dishes in the dish washer and put most all our trash in the trash cans. We left some cans of soda in the fridge thinking the cleaners might like them. A few other food items were left in the frigde - as we thought we didn't need to clean them out - per the instructions my wife read in the binder.

We left the property and I got an email stating the following from the owner:

Your deposit is not getting refunded due to the following:

1) You didn't take out the trash.

2) You broke into a closet and used towels that are not to be used.

3) You had another family living in the property the whole time.

4) You were noisy and the people living above you were complaining.

I was floored at the above accusations. We may have not found the right check out list and I can take some responsibility for that - even though that should be clearly posted inside the property so there is no confusion.

However, to claim we "broke into a hallway closet and stole towels we weee not supposed to use" is plain lies. There was no lock on that closet door so we naturally thought we could use the towels in there when going to the beach. Also, how would we break into a locked closet? There is also no evidence of damage to anything so why would the owner assume we broke into the closet. They obviously forgot to lock it and blamed us for using the towels in there!

We had another family who had their own place in Indian rocks come to our beach some days and then we went to theirs other days. They also stayed for a BBQ a couple of evenings but were always gone by 9pm. How in the world the owner equated that to this family of 5 also living in this tiny little 2 bedroom condo with my family of five I have no idea. And to say we were too loud when the two evenings we BBQ'd they left at 9pm is ridiculous at best. If anything, the neighbors across the other side of the fence were the noisy ones and they blasted 70s music while we BBQ'd. Truly disappointed and they still have our deposit money :-/

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable, and well stocked

  • 5 of 5

2 bedroom apartment with fenced in yard was wonderful.

Apartment has been updated, well furnished,and well stocked with everything needed for a great stay. The cleaning staff (Brittany) had the place spotless and got it ready a little early for us so i could get to the airport to pick up the rest of the family..

The fenced in yard was perfect for our 2 year old grandchild.

They also had all the beach chairs, toys, and towels you could want for the beach.

Had a great time and will definitely stay again...

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

Please contact owner for quotes on shorter stays and weekend stays. Rates vary by season and for weekend stays.
Thank you!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.