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The Hideout at Sunset House and Gardens a Bit of Old Style Florida

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Private Studio Apartment Near Beach & Dunedin

Quaint and quiet the 'Hideout' sits towards the back of the property and has a private patio, tiled bathroom and separate kitchen. Plenty of onsite parking. 4-1/2 miles to Clearwater beach and 1 miles to delightful downtown Dunedin.

The space
The hideout is very private and has a cute, covered patio that most of the year is draped with passion vines and flowers. It sleeps two-three. The 3rd being a child. You can squeeze in a small cot but it will be cramped with 3 adults.

The kitchen is nicely stocked with serving ware, pots, pans, dishes & paper towels and basic seasonings.

Guest access
Many sitting areas in the garden. Laundry room ($3 a load). I have games, dvds, free weights, yoga mats etc that you can borrow.

Gas grill and fire pit area.

Interaction with guests
I live nearby and I am happy to give recommendations on where to go and how to get there. But I respect your privacy and do not intrude on your vacation.

The neighborhood
You're in the middle of the city but you feel like you're out in the country.

Getting around
You can use the bus system for local excursions but getting to tampa by bus is not a good idea. Try the jolly trolley $4.50 for an all day pass!

Pinellas bike trail minutes away!

The Hideout is surrounded by organic, permaculture style gardens. I often have chickens on the property and there is a bunny named Oreo (who pretty much runs the place) that will visit your patio looking for handouts. Feel free to use the sitting areas in the garden and move the chairs around if needed.

Casual & fun atmosphere. Earth first---we recycle, compost, upcycle, rain water harvesting and ongoing soil restoration projects

Free bike rentals--first come first serve!

Clearwater Beach- Awesome, city beach with all the fixings. Voted number 1 favorite beach in the country.

Restaurants, bars, shopping and 3 miles of pure, white, sandy beaches. Pier 60 sunset festival 7 days a week 4-8 pm. Free movies on the beach fri & sat nights. 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 beachcombing. 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 night club 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. (2 blocks away)

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.

Public transportation:
Jolly Trolley

Details: Although this apartment has a separate bedroom I consider it a studio due to its small size.

Beds - full bed in the main room.

Kitchen - microwave, oven, refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, well equipped with pots, pans, utensils, dishes, silverware, dish towels, paper towels, dish soap and basic seasoning.

Wifi internet/cable tv : recently upgraded wifi!

Pets: Pets must be well behaved and you must clean up after your pooch. Please walk dogs in the pet walking area. Baggies are provided. Because this is an apartment i can not accommodate excessive barkers.

Free onsite parking
Pay per use laundry room
Near a downtown area
Free loaner bikes
Gentle on the environment!


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking allowed outside. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    DVDS are in the laundry room...moreless


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    space heater...moreless

  • Internet:


  • Linens Provided:

    Beds are nicely dressed. I'm in the processes of switching to all 100% cotton linens. Please let me know if you are synthetic sensitive and I will ensure you get cotton....moreless

  • Parking:

    onsite parking as shown in picture...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Your good to go!...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry room available $3.00 per load. Large washer & dryer...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Pots, pans, dishes etc...moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    salt, pepper, sugar, coffee, powdered creamer, dish soap...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Great little gas stove!...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Comes with 2 beach chairs, a beach umbrella and 2 beach towels. Enjoy!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill available. Please neaten up and replace the cover when your done. Thanks!...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.5
from 2 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
winter 2018
Jan 1 - Feb 28, 2018
2 night min stay
$575 $2,200
march 2018
Mar 1 - May 31, 2018
2 night min stay
$625 $2,500
Standard pricing
2 night min stay
$430 $1,600

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $25 + tax
  • Cleaning fee $75 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Tax Rate 13%


There is an additional cleaning fee for guests staying over 21 days. It's $200. This includes weekly cleaning by my staff. This is not negotiable. Florida has an unusual climate and older houses need to be cleaned and maintained thoroughly.

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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4.5 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

I have 6 guest houses on this property in 3 separate building. All are centered around an organic, mostly edible garden. There are lots of sitting areas and everyone has there own patio.

Clearwater Beach is a great city beach and Honeymoon Island is an awesome natural beach.

Downtown Dunedin is a must see! Tarpon Springs sponge docks is fun too.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2011

About: Hi, welcome to Florida! I'm as low key and easy going as it gets. I love nature and have a big garden filled with magical things. I also enjoy kayaking, art, books, theater, crafts and of course having fun with my family and friends. My favorite vacation was a road trip out west with my camper and my dog. It lasted three months and I hiked all over Colorado, Utah and New Mexico. What scenery! Being an host has been an amazing experience. I've enjoyed meeting so many wonderful people.

Why Clearwater, FL, USA:
It reminds me of old time Florida. It is in the middle of the city but it feels like your out in the country. It close to a lot of fun things to do.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Large walk in shower, cute, vine covered patio. Gas stove! I love cooking on gas! Pet friendly free loaner bikes. Gas grill and fire pit area.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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  • Vine covered private patio

    Vine covered private patio

  • Front of the house

    Front of the house

  • bathroom


  • parking lot

    parking lot

  • Late check ins no problem!  Look for the disco ball outside your door.

    Late check ins no problem! Look for the disco ball outside your door.

  • Path to the Hideout

    Path to the Hideout

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