About the property
- House2000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay28 nights
3 BR, 2.5 Baths; SLEEPS 6; Pool/Spa/Grill; Snowbirds, families, couples
PERFECT FOR SNOWBIRDS, FAMILIES & COUPLES - LOCATED IN IDYLLIC CARLOUEL WITH PRIVATE BEACH ACCESS - !!! SPECIAL RATES FOR LONGTERM BOOKINGS!!!
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'THE LILIES' is an up-scale, but cozy rental that has it all. The house has a generous, OPEN FLOOR PLAN with a nice entrance and foyer, a formal living room plus 2 spacious separate sitting areas that invite you for comfy reading hours, maybe with a glass of wine next to you. There is a FIREPLACE just in case it gets a little chilly at night. The incredible wooden floors lead into the kitchen with its newer top of the line stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, gas stove, and breakfast bar for 2. The formal dining room seats 8 people. The huge living room has 3 sets of double leather theater reclining seats with a TV and DVD player. A sliding door leads to a beautiful, big patio with a gas BBQ grill and a magnificent HEATED POOL with table and chairs, umbrella and loungers for you to enjoy. The patio and pool area are embedded in a tropical, secluded back yard where a brick walkway leads you to a separate heated jacuzzi spa and an outdoor shower.
The master suite and bedroom 2 have king size beds; bedroom 3 has 2 twin beds. There is also a sofa sleeper in the living room. In the double garage you will find a new 1/2 bath, a front loading washer and dryer as well as a wagon to carry your beach supplies on the .02 mile walk to the beach. See map.
'THE LILIES' is the perfect place for families, couples and snowbirds. It is NOT suitable for 'spring breakers' or any group that wants an environment that allows loud parties. The house is situated in the exclusive, tranquil neighborhood of Carlouel, just a 3 minute stroll from the beautiful and calm beach! If you look to enjoy Florida's BEACH LIFE AT ITS BEST, away from the noise & crowds of highly populated resorts, but still close to everything Clearwater Beach has to offer, this is your spot!
The area of Clearwater offers an astonishing diversity of LEISURE ACTIVITIES. If you enjoy sports you might want to try out the numerous jogging, skating, biking, golfing, hiking, swimming, surfing, tennis or fitness opportunities. In Florida's state parks and on the breathtaking beaches you will experience the beauty and serenity of nature. Several theme parks guarantee fun for the whole family and the diversity of the many restaurants in the area will surprise you. From casual to upscale dining, from local and national to international cuisine - you will find it all!
OUR ONLINE RESERVATION CALENDAR IS ALWAYS UP-TO-DATE. Please view the calendar to see if your dates are available. If your ideal dates are not available, feel free to contact us and ask to be put on a stand-by list, in case your week opens up. You might also be interested in our other rental in Carlouel: please check for 'SEA BREEZE'.
Some weeks are blocked out for the owner who is out of the country and uses the home on occasion.
CHECK-IN is 4:00pm or later; CHECK-OUT is promptly at 10:00am to leave time for cleaning crew.
We will be happy to answer all of your questions. When making an inquiry please include information on the ages and number of people in your party to help us make a quick decision on your request.
Tanja Pluess Utting
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Tanja Pluess Utting
Hi! We are an English-Swiss couple living a succulent, loving, busy, crazy, bubbly, sometimes challenging life in Switzerland in a home full of kids (at the moment 4), dogs (2) and a huge passion for Florida! While Mike is working for an American company, Tanja is a passionate mum and building up her photography business - after having quit her job as a psychologist. OWNER'S CONTACT DETAILS: We would love to hear about your stay in our home.
Tanja Pluess Utting purchased this House in 2009
Why Tanja Pluess Utting chose Clearwater
We fell in love with Florida many years ago and it still makes us come back year after year. We even got married on the beach in Clearwater and bought our first home - 'THE LILIES' - on our wedding day. 'THE LILIES' in the secluded neighborhood of Carlouel is our dream holiday destination and we hope that one day we will be able to retire to it!
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Another wonderful vacation at The Lilies. Everything you need and more is readily at hand. The kitchen is so well stocked with much more than the basics, such comfy beds and plenty of room to spread out.
The back yard and pool are private and sheltered and we spent many an evening relaxing in the hot tub. It is a short walk to the beach and the sunsets are gorgeous.
Tanja's restaurant recommendations are all first class, this year we tried the Wildflower Cafe for breakfast - excellent! Thank you for another wonderful stay.
Dear Catherine, Thank you so much for visiting again and leaving such a great review. As always, it was a pleasure to share our home with you and we look very much forward to having you back next year! Wishing you all the best. Warmly, Tanja
A Perfect April!
My wife and I visited Clearwater to vacation and see our daughter. Our stay at the Lilies could not have been more enjoyable. The house is neat, clean and with open spaces perfect for our lifestyle and family. We ate out and ate in enjoying the beauty of the private yard, with flowers, pool, and a large outdoor table to enjoy dinners together. The house is furnished and conducive to relaxing with very comfortable beds. The beach is a short walk away and finding shells a treasure. As we left, we were excited to return home but began planning our next trip. :)
Dear Terry, Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for sharing your experience with us and other travelers. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at The Lilies and look forward to having you back! Warmly, Tanja
A Little Bit Of Heaven
We had a 5-star vacation. Home was well stocked with everything you can imagine. Pool was the most beautiful I've seen. Walking on the beach was like stepping into the past. Caladesi Island was so close and breath taking. If you need peace and quite, with all the night life and restaurants only 2 miles away, this is it. The planting around the home and pool were some of the most beautiful and different verity of Florida foliage I’ve ever seen.
Dear Beth, Thank you so much for your fabulous review. We are pleased that you had such a wonderful stay at The Lilies and loved our home so much. The Lilies is indeed a bit of paradise and we can not wait to spend our yearly family vacation there again. We loved having you as our guests and thank you again for choosing us. Warmly, Tanja
I have relatives surrounding Clearwater and I visit annually. This time I wanted to bring my daughter and her two children, an 8 year old and a 5 month old. I was lucky to find the Lilies to accommodate all our needs.
From the minute we arrived, I could see that this property was special.
First off, my grandson jumped right in the pool. There was every kind of pool toy imaginable, even a shaded floater for the baby to kick around in.
This June was extraordinarily hot in Florida so we hung around the house choosing from the endless supply of games, the library with a diverse selection of books, or videos. After dinners when the heat became more tolerable, we would take the paddle boards to the beach which is a short walk from the house. My daughter and her son had a wonderful time in the ocean while I let the waves wash up onto baby's toes. The beach is lovely and much more preferable to Clearwater Beach which is like a carnival each evening. We did partake in Pier 60's activities several evenings as well as the nearby Marina. We also took the kids on Captain Memo's Pirate Ship adventure. For those with younger kids, the pirate cruise offers an exciting, fun-filled hour and half cruise. Very interactive.
The pool was tended to twice weekly, and my grandson even ran outside when we'd hear the ice cream truck.
I gave to commend the property owners: this house was so well supplied with anything we could possibly need: first aid supplies, personal needs, every kitchen staple, utensils, beach towels, lotions, even a complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival.
We had a few glitches that were taken care of immediately. While vacuuming, the machine shorted and sparked snd I was afraid to use it. I texted the woman whose name we'd been left and she was at the house first thing in the morning with another vacuum for us.
Also, we forgot to take garage opener out of rental car and i received a text from same helpful woman asking if I knew where opener was. Yikes! But not a big deal. Wd mailed it off from the Tampa airport and we were notified the next day when it arrived.
The landscaping surrounding this property is mature and lush! I would float in the pool relaxing and taking in the lush surroundings, very private and quiet.
This was the perfect vacation spot . We had to go in June because of schedules but I would certainly try my best to go during more moderate weather. Three weeks wasn't enough for me. I could have stayed much longer.
Dear Vicki, Thank you so much for the fabulous review and for sharing your experiences with other travelers. We are so happy that you and your family had such a wonderful time at The Lilies and enjoyed our home as much as we do. The Lilies is indeed a special place for us and is loved by our guests. I wish you and your family all the best and hope to welcome you back. Warmly, Tanja
The Lilies is a beautiful home; I can't say enough wonderful things about the property. I'm from Clearwater Beach and return to visit family every year. We have rented many homes on the island and this is by far the most lovely. To begin, it is very well maintained and immaculately clean. It was well stocked with anything and everything you could possibly need. It's spacious, open and light and nicely decorated. The back yard is a perfect place to gather with plenty of seating and patio area, as well as a large natural gas grill. One of the most wonderful aspects of the property is the pool; it's saltwater, not chlorine, so it feels fresh and clean, and it doesn't dry out your skin, discolor your hair or smell like chemicals. The nearby local beach is quiet (away from the crowded tourist area of the island) and breathtaking with white, powder-like sand and clear blue water. Lastly, the owners of the property are a pleasure to deal with, responsive, accommodating and kind. I highly recommend this property!
Dear Ashley, Thank you so much for leaving such a wonderful review. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay at The Lilies. I know you inquired for our other property Sea Breeze first but as the dates did not work out you chose to stay at The Lilies instead. I am happy that you feel it was a great decision and are planning to stay at The Lilies again next year. It was such a pleasure to share our home with you and we look forward to having you back. Warmly, Tanja
Lovely house and private back yard
This was a great rental for my husband and I for a month of late January and most of Feb. Good beds and lovely kitchen with everything you need. Unfortunately, the weather was cold and rainy for half the visit. But we used the fireplace and read good books. The bedroom and 2 full bathroom layout is great for families with children or girlfriends vacationing together. Not so good for multiple couples as all are clustered at one end of the house.
Clearwater Beach is lovely. Great walks, birds and porpoises. And many good restaurants nearby. We would strongly recommend this house. The owners have a great staff on call as needed for small repairs and cleaning needs. Very comfortable.
Dear Peggy and David, Thank you so much for your kind review and the time you took to write it. It was a pleasure having you as our guests and I hope to have you back soon. Warmly, Tanja
Located in the tranquil Clearwater Beach neighborhood of Carlouel, 'The Lilies' is a 3 minute stroll away from the private neighborhood beach access. Enjoy a walk or jog on one of America's finest white-sand beaches, or spend your day shelling, sunbathing, and swimming in the pristine blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico! The house has a heated saltwater pool, a separate spa, a fabulous outdoor grilling area and a secluded big patio in a tropical garden. Pier 60 and the public portion of Clearwater Beach with its vibrant beach life are just 5 minutes away. Discover an amazing food variety in the many outstanding restaurants within the Clearwater Beach area! Book a fishing charter out of the Clearwater Marina, rent jet skis, play mini golf and tennis, go on a bike ride, or enjoy a relaxing massage or spa day. Your family might also enjoy a visit to the nearby Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of 'Winter' the dolphin, whose story has touched millions of people across the world. Other Activities: GOLF: There are hundreds of golf courses in the Tampa/St. Pete/ Clearwater area. Just a few are: Innisbrook Golf & Country Club; Belleview Biltmore; Dunedin Golf Course; Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club. THEME PARKS: Busch Gardens & Adventure Island are 45 minutes East; Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World are approximately 90 minutes East on I4. STATE PARKS: Enjoy and appreciate the beauty and diversity of the Sunshine State by a visit to one of Florida's parks. Hiking, canoeing, picnicking and swimming in a crystal clear spring are only few of the many activities the parks offer. World class SHOPPING at International Plaza and fine dining at Bay Street are 20 minutes East on SR 60. Downtown ST. PETE is 30 minutes South. The Salvador Dali Museum ranks as one of top attractions in Florida. Downtown TAMPA is 30 minutes East. The Florida Aquarium and Lowry Park Zoo are worth a visit. Or you might want to take your family to a professional SPORTS GAME: MLB-baseball: Tampa Bay Rays (Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg); NFL-football: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Raymond James Stadium in Tampa); NHL-hockey: Tampa Bay Lightning (Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa).
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The final payment is due 60 days before arrival. The booking deposit is $1500. If you must make a cancellation, it must be at least 60 days prior to the beginning of the rental term, the deposit will be returned minus $500 booking fee. If cancellation is less than 60 days prior then the total amount is NON-REFUNDABLE. The Owner will try to, actively, re-sell cancelled dates. If successful the Owner will return to you any monies paid less the difference between the cost of the cancelled booking and the replacement booking minus a $100 administration fee.