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Charming Cottage Near Beach And Downtown Dunedin

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio cottage-5 miles from Clearwater Beach and 1 mile from Downtown Dunedin.

This is a studio cottage that sits nestled under an amazing 150 yr old live oak. It is very private and has it's own driveway with room for guest parking.

Earth friendly and affordable " The Cottage" has a cozy, romantic atmosphere. It has everything you need for long weekend get-a-aways. But book longer, you wont want to leave. Situated near many must see and do attractions, the Cottage will certainly keep you entertained.

The kitchen has a stove, fridge, double sink, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, cookware, dishes, basic seasonings, paper towels & dish soap. There is a shared gas grill on the fire pit patio.

At Sunset House and Gardens we are committed to sustainable practices. Onsite composting, recycling, up-cycling, rain water harvesting, soil restorations and native wildlife. The gardens behind the cottage is a certified wildlife habitat. We are home to the endangered Monarch butterfly as well as native birds and plants.

The bathroom has a ceramic tiled, walk in shower. Towels and complimentary basket of toiletries.

In room entertainment--Cable TV, DVD, WIFI, board games.

Free onsite loaner bikes. First come first serve.


Bed -Standard full size.

WiFi internet/cable TV : high speed internet & WiFi, extended basic cable, DVD player.

Pet Friendly!-Don't leave Pumpkin home with a sitter!

Gas BBQ grill and fire pit area.

Onsite management- I am happy to give recommendations on where to go and how to get there. But I do respect your privacy, so if you need something please call or stop by our office. Guests staying longer than 14 days will receive complimentary housekeeping bi-monthly by my staff.

Travel light--The cottage comes with blow dryer, iron, beach towels, 2 beach chairs and an umbrella!

Onsite laundry room- Pay per use $3 a load when you use your own laundry products. $4 if you use ours.

No charge for extra person. Air mattress & pack and play is available for use upon request.


Clearwater beach- Voted #1 city beach in the country! It's got it all--Restaurants bars, shopping and 3 miles of pure, white, sandy beaches. Nightly Sunset Festival on Pier 60 4:00-8:00 pm weather permitting. Free movies on the beach Friday & Saturday nights. It's short 4.7 miles -drive, bike or take the bus.

Honeymoon island state park beach-voted top 10 beach in the country. Nature lovers will find osprey nests, a wide variety of shorebirds, and one of the few remaining virgin slash pine forests in south Florida. The park boasts several nature trails and bird observation areas. Visitors can swim, fish, and snorkel in the warm waters of the gulf or picnic while they enjoy the beautiful scenery. Shelling is particularly good here, as the gulf currents deposit an incredible variety of seashells on the shore. Showers are available and the park´s concession has a gift shop and snack bar. 7.3 miles-drive, bike or take the bus.

Caladesi Island-it is one of the few completely natural islands along Florida´s gulf coast, Caladesi´s white sand beaches were rated america's best beach in 2008. Beach lovers can enjoy swimming, sunbathing and beach combing. Saltwater anglers can cast a line from their boats or surf fish. Nature enthusiasts can spot wildlife while hiking the three mile nature trail through the island´s interior or paddling a three mile kayak trail through the mangroves and bay. Picnic tables and shelters are located near the beach. Take the ferry from honeymoon island.

Other fun stuff-

Delightful downtown Dunedin-quaint, funky, trendy vibe. (20 minute walk) pubs, cafes, shopping & local art. Have dinner at one of the restaurants (you won't find any chain restaurants here and all of them are great. Then party all night at the blur nightclub or have martini's at the chic-a-boom room. Wander on home then go back in the morning for the Saturday morning market or Kelly's amazing Sunday brunch, take a walk on the trail or shop for unique art, wine, fashion or chocolates--there is always something happening here!

Pinellas trail: 25 miles of biking, blading, walking trail with plenty of neat places to stop along the way.

Dunedin brewery: the oldest microbrewery in Florida. Live band thurs-fri. (20 min walk )

Blue jays stadium-ball game anyone? (15 min walk)

Dunedin is very bicycle friendly!

Tarpon springs sponge docks- visit our Greek village! Greek food, belly dancing, sponge diving, unique shops, euro style cafes, bakeries, hand made soaps and more.

More Details

Property Manager
Vicki Conrad
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Vicki Conrad

Hi, I'm Vicki. I opened Sunset House and Gardens 5 years ago. I am a long time Clearwater resident and I know all the best places to go and things to do. Hosting is my full time job so please do not hesitate to call me if I can make your stay more comfortable. Your in good hands with me!

Vicki Conrad purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Vicki Conrad chose Clearwater

It sits under an amazing 150 yr old oak tree. Onsite composting, recycling and soil restoration. Private drive way that is all yours to use,

What makes this cottage unique

Full kitchen, garden view shower, organic, tropical gardens on site. Parking directly in front of the Cottage makes it easy if you have a baby in tow or for those who can not walk far. Loaded with charm and southern hospitality.


Clearwater Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • limited accessibility
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
3 week maximum on all stays


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Charming Cottage Near Beach And Downtown Dunedin
average rating of 4.25 based on 8 reviews

We kept busy doing things and enjoyed clean place to crash snd make some meals!

  • 4 of 5

Positive: Quaint and reasonably priced. Good location to Jolly Trolley and Dunedin. Good parking. Nice to have access to bikes and bike/walking path so close to unit. Close to stores for making own food and drink. Great area restaurants! Nice neighbors! Downside: Bathroom smelled musty and some towels too, no remote for TV, AC was loud and didnt seem to work last few days. Recycle was always full so tossed in regular garbage. Overall: Satisfied with unit!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, comfortable and cozy.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time. Thank you for making it memorable stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

Vicky was a solid host and provided a comprehensive guidebook of the area with some off-the-beaten path suggestions as well restaurant recommendations that were all very good, plus tips on local service providers. The cottage is just as it appears in photos. We found one downside was that the cottage had a lingering dampness.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot to explore both Dunedin and Clearwater

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was exactly what we expected. It is a studio sized space, but had everything we needed. Vicki is very friendly and will help with any advice you might need. The free bike usage was wonderful. The gardens inbetween the three buildings were very peaceful. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cottage was cute and clean. The parking was excellent and Vickie was extremely accommodating

  • 4 of 5

Quiet and relaxing. The garden area provided a peaceful place to relax, especially at night when all the lights came on.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed meeting Vicki and Dave, and felt very comfortable and welcomed during my month long stay at the cottage. Also, enjoyed meeting the next door neighbor. The cottage met all of my needs and expectations. The bike trail was great and only a block away.

Thanks Vicki, Rick

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Downtown Dunedin!--It's delightful. Sunset Festival @ Pier 60, Tarpon Springs Sponge docks, Honeymoon Island, Clearwater Beach, ride the Jolley Trolley!




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

3 week maximum on all stays

Manager'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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