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Family and pet friendly - 1 min walk to sugar sand on Clearwater Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Cozy 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit - very comfy & quiet

With a one minute walk to the white sugary sand beach, this cozy tropical vacation rental has two bedrooms, two baths, living room, kitchen and a private outside patio with a gas grill. There is a king bed in one bedroom and two twins in the other bedroom .

Located in the quiet residential section of the north end of Clearwater Beach, this property has tropical landscaping and first class decor and furnishings. Laundry facilities are located on the property.

Bicycles, beach chairs and umbrellas, beach towels are all included for an enjoyable vacation. Trolley service comes by the house every thirty minutes to all beach activities, shops, restaurants and other local beaches. The Beach Aquatic Center, located about a mile south, has a large pool with attached children's play area with slides, squirting water jets and waterfalls - plenty of room for sunbathing, large umbrellas for shade and a family picnic area - ask us for free passes! And don't forget to visit 'Winter' our famous dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Center. Enjoy walking? take a beautiful beach walk to the famous Caladesi Island State Park, located about 1.5 miles north.

More Details

Maryhelen Allbritton
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Maryhelen Allbritton

I'm originally from Mt. Vernon, Indiana, but came to Clearwater 46 years ago to live in this beautiful tropical paradise. After graduating high school in Indiana I went in search of palm trees. I headed to Florida, with two places circled on the map, Clearwater and Palm Beach, simply because the names sounded so pretty. Came first to Clearwater and ended up staying and never made it to Palm Beach. Clearwater Beach was amazing then just as it is now! I married a local 5th generation Florida guy and our children are now proud to be 6th generation Floridians. Our family loves the beach and the water, and make it a part of our lives.

Maryhelen Allbritton purchased this house in 2003

Why Maryhelen Allbritton chose Clearwater Beach

We bought this home to make it available to my family and other families that want to visit Clearwater Beach as I did years ago. It's so much nicer experiencing a beach vacation in a home rather than a motel room.

What makes this house unique

Our home is ideally located on north beach in the quiet residential neighborhood of Clearwater Beach. Close enough to walk or bike ride to the restaurants, shopping, bars, etc., yet in the quieter part of the beach where it feels like home. The beach access is a short distance away - a one minute easy walk by foot. You still are close to shopping, dining, charter fishing and a myriad of activities. The best of both worlds- come see for yourself!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a wonderful time staying in the Sandpiper. It reminds me of a little Florida cottage. Everything we could possinly need was available to us. If we had any questions, Maryhelen was just a phone call away and very helpful with suggestions. We were only a short distance to the sandy beach of Clearwater. We had plenty of room for our overnight guests. This was our third trip here and hope to stay here many more times,.
Jun 2017
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Clearwater Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Sink, walk in shower and toilet in each bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Please ask us - we have them available on request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Family and pet friendly - 1 min walk to sugar sand on Clearwater Beach
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews
Nashville, Tennessee

Great location and wonderful host

  • 5 of 5

This beach cottage was perfect for my husband and me to spend a week at the beach. Its not a large space but there was plenty of room for us to stretch out. Having two bathrooms was a nice feature. And the private outdoor space was great to have coffee in the morning. All the furniture and beds were comfortable, the place was clean and we had everything we needed. The beach chairs, umbrellas and bikes were a big plus.

Maryhelen was a great host to work with from beginning to end. She is friendly, accomodating and always responsive. Perfect in every way!

The beach is very close to the house - maybe 1/2 a block - and beautiful. I love the beach at the north end of Clearwater. Its a residential area and not crowded even though we were there in high season. Its a far cry from the party atmosphere of the rest of the beach. But if you want to go there you can be there in minutes - just not our scene. I think this place is perfect for families and couples. I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just the best!

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, Very close to beach, Comfortable beds- everything you need for a lovely vacation.

My wife contracted influenza and Maryhelen brought her chicken soup and chocolate covered strawberries! And... A new beach cart to haul all of our 5 year olds' stuff.

Wonderfully Perfect.

Thank You Maryhelen.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at the Sand piper. Great location and the beach is a 2-minute walk.

Bikes are available for trips into town. The space is not large but it’s very clean and we spent most of our time at the beach or in town. We a great time and recommend staying. Maryhelen made sure we had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Evansville, in

Perfect beach hideaway

  • 5 of 5

My mum, sister and myself traveled to Clearwater Beach 4 days after Hurricane Irma. MaryHelen and Dave were perfect hosts. MaryHelen kept in close contact with us about the condition of the house from the storm. We stayed with my aunt the first night due to no power but Dave called first thing the next day when power was restored. If you are looking for a clean, functional house within 2 minutes to the beach, then this is the place! There are beach towels, toys, chairs and umbrellas along with bikes and helmets for your use. Due to the hurricane there was no internet or cable but we found a Redbox and rented dvd's, so all was well. Bonus was seeing a dolphin the first day at the beach and a beautiful sunset our last day. I would stay here again and would recommend it to my friends. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint home

  • 4 of 5

We had a great experience at this lovely home. It had everything we could have needed for our vacation. Having chairs and umbrellas for the beach was so convenient. It is so convenient to the beach. Mary Helen could not have been more accommodating. She contacted us upon arriving to make sure we didn't need anything. She also recommended several restaurants to us. We would definitely consider staying at this home again.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at the Sandpiper July 8-15 and really enjoyed our time there! The rental was clean, well furnished for our family and had everything you could ask for. The location is great!!! its only a short walk to the beautiful beach ( 2 minute walk). The rental also has beach chairs, beach umbrellas, bikes and an outside table with umbrella on a private patio with a grill! The owner MaryHelen is very kind and helpful with anything you may need! We will definitely be staying here again!!


  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Tampa International (TPA)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Palm Pavillion Bar & Grill
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Clearwater Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Palm Pavillion Bar & Grill
Nearest Beach
Clearwater Beach (#1 beach is US)
Car: recommended

The Sandpiper is located on Clearwater Beach, voted #1 beach in the US and #8 beach worldwide (ranked by Expedia) and located within a short walk to Caladesi Island State Park. Clearwater Beach is also home to Winter the dolphin, and is close to shopping, restaurants, fishing, golfing, and within 90 minutes to Disney World.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
cleaning $110 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner Cancellation Policy:
50% Refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check in.
100% Refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check in.
Monthly rate is considered 4 weeks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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