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3 bedroom beach house sleeps 8, 150 steps from the sand, Pets OK

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8) pets ok. house

Classic Beach House is a 1925 Beach House updated in 2016. New kitchen, furniture, wood floors, LCD TVs and takes daily rentals.

Featuring Designer Tommy Bahama brand West Indies style furniture, kitchen with stainless steel Samsung appliances, Bosch dishwasher and wood cabinets,black granite counter tops.3 New LCD High Definition TVs in each bedroom and 40 inch Smart TV for Netflix and lightening speed wifi. channel. HBO, quality stereo and CD player, movie library, all quality Beautyrest mattresses and Tommy Bahama island wood furniture, Tommy Bahama Beds, designer decorated and well appointed house. Classic beach house with small front and rear porch. The wood deck offers a limited view of the Gulf of Mexico

This house is 100 years old and is a fun, funky, beach house with character and will be enjoyed by wanna be beach bums, families who just want to walk to the beach and don't mind getting sand on the floor, fun loving guests who want to sit on the porch and watch the never ending excitement at the Ship Wreck Bar across the street, but is not recommended for well heeled, upscale, picky, fussy folks as it has all the quirkiness of 100 year old homes which included converted porch rooms, unusual sized rooms, low porch ceiling on air conditioned porch room, not an outlet on every wall, and has aged over 100 years,. This house WILL NOT meet the lofty expectations of well to do folks. It is not restored, it is remodeled and it's age and character does show. 2016 all new quality bedding. 2015 new designer kitchen.

There are no streets to cross just step out back door, you will see the beach, walk past two other houses and your on the do have your own small front and rear porch.This Classic Beach house is 6 blocks walk or about 10 minute walk to pier 60 and all the restuarants on the beach. Across street and 3 blocks walk to olympic size heated swimming pool, tennis courts and basketball, community and recreation center for children and playground. Free admission passes given to guests who stay one week. Maximum free passes is 10 Heated kiddy pool has big water slides and fountains, and lifeguards. Kids love this pool complex.

No charge to use the manager's bicycles ( have some rust ) no charge for manager's beach chairs ( may have some rust ) No charge for coolers or fishing poles ( does not come with beer or bait ). Use the new Weber Grill You must do your own grilling.

Linens, bed comforters, and towels are provided. Paper goods included.

Wedding parties and other family reunion services available.

Pool: we offer free passes up to 10 passes for for guests who stay one week to best pool complex in clearwater beach. There is no pool at the house.

The beach is 150 yards walk just down the block (less than 20 seconds) You will see the beach off the back porch.

Pier 60 with vendors, street performers, entertainers, fishing pier, bands and nightime activities 6 blocks walk,about 10 minutes.

Frenchy's Rockaway Grill and Palm Pavilion outdoor waterfront restaurants 4 blocks walk. Live music at both and directly on the sand.State of the art olympic size adult heated pool and children's play pool, showers, lifeguard, recreation center, tennis and basketball, library and boat ramp just across the street . 2.5 blocks over. Free children's playground and park with bocci courts, rides, bbq grill just across the street, two block down on mandalay ave. Trolley and bus stop just outside next block take you everywhere for just $1.50

Master bedroom : queen size Tommy Bahama poster bed in master bedroom with 34 inch Plasma TV curtains open to living room which makes room feel much larger. All bedding is brand new 2016

Guest bedroom has Queen or Full Tommy Bahama Bed and wall mounted Plasma TV. Long narrow room. En suite. windows, bright and airy.

Porch bedroom has Full size Tommy Bahama poster bed, with a limited gulf of mexico view and wood porch. It is a long narrow room. and has a low pitched ceiling. Lots of windows, narrow and cozy, has closet.


Video Tour : We suggest you view the video tour so you get a feel for this house. Go to Google and type Youtube Clearwater Cottages. You can see how close it is to the beach. Also note it is across from Shipwreck Bar and is great for Parties and entertaining, but may not be for families with babies. Cottages on Glendale st 100 steps to beach would be better.

This is a fun, funky, 100 year old real beach house with who's age shows on the outside being so close to the beach, but comfortable and fun and clean on the inside. All bedding is 2016 brand new . Some rooms are long and thin, , some porch ceilings low. Some rooms do not have outlets on every wall. It feels like a beach house built 100 years ago. For fun loving guests who when sitting on the front porch, don't mind the entertainment and music from the famous Shipwreck Bar across the street. You will have the best seat in town for entertainment, but if you want

Well Heeled travelers who wish to be disconnected from the vibrant beach atmosphere and expect perfection may choose the l hotel just 2 blocks over or the condos behind the Cottages for twice the price, same world class beach . Fun, artsy. wanna be a beach bum again and guests who want to life the Salt Life for a few days will love this house and energy . It feels like you walked into a 1920 s house with lots of character from the age.

Master Bedroom Queen size Tommy Bahama Wood Bed with Posturepedic Mattress, offers complete privacy from rest of house, and curtains open to living room making it feel twice the size.40 Smart TV and HBO and Lightening Speed Wi Fi. You can run Netflix on the SMART TV

Guest Bedroom is private from rest of house except if the porch bedroom is occupied , those guests would have to walk through this room to access the bathroom and kitchen. Not an issue if Sofa bed is used in living room.

This is a long thin room but cozy with window viewing wood deck and Angelo Pizza. Wall mounted Flat LG TV and powerful window air conditioner.

Porch Bedroom features full size Tommy Bahama Poster Wood Bed with small view of Gulf of Mexico. This is a converted porch with air conditioner, long and narrow, has all original divided light windows. Has private entrance from back porch, or through Guest bedroom. 40 inch LG Flat screen TV.

More Details

Capt. Al is the property manager and guests relations. Contact him for info.
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, Our staff can interpret French, Japanese, Chinese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Capt. Al is the property manager and guests relations. Contact him for info.

Welcome and thanks for visiting my profile. I am Capt. Al , my nickname because I am on the boat most of the Summer enjoyng the beautiful waterways and islands around Clearwater Beach.Originally from New Jersey I grew up near the shore and always desired to live near the beach. When you come to visit I hope to show you around this beautiful little island and the things I enjoy most. Just let me know ;you would be interested in our free boat tours. in Summer. See you soon,

Capt. Al

Capt. Al is the property manager and guests relations. Contact him for info. purchased this house in 2005

Why Capt. Al is the property manager and guests relations. Contact him for info. chose Florida Central West

In the condo craze, most of the cottages and old wood hotels were torn down. There are just a hand full of old cottages left in Clearwater. When you vacation here, you feel like staying at beach cottage like when you were a kid. Feels a lot different than the high rise hotels and condo resorts. If you like fancy shmancy please say at the Hilton or Sandpearl Hotels, but if you want to experience that Old Florida Charm, the Cottages are for you. These houses were designed OLD FLORIDA DISTRICT by the Beach by Design planning committee.

What makes this house unique

Sit on the front porch and watch the never ending excitement at the famous Shipwreck Bar. Fun loving Tourist stumble in and out all day for photo shoots. When you tired of that , go sit on the back porch and watch the sunset. Many famous Tiki Bar and Resturants are just 2-3 blocks walk on the beach from Clearwater Cottages. Clearwater Cottages District is the last commercial old beach house rental properties left in Clearwater Beach with no streets to cross.


Clearwater Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We provide a City of Clearwater Hotel parking pass which allows you to park anywhere on the beach on Mandalay Ave. $500 fine if lost or not returned
  • Recreation area is closed after 11:00 PM and strictly enforced. You may party on your front porch as late as you wish
  • Please do not invite unregistered guests over without approval from the Property Manager and your guest may only park on Mandalay Ave.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Main bath has tub and shower, new vanity, enter from hallway , designer plumbing.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 7 feet wide, 20 feet long, window, TV, AC, cozy wood floors
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 7 feet wide, 16 feel long, queen , LCD TV,cozy, A/C
  • Master Bedroom dark wood floors, queen size Tommy Bahama Bed, Large Vizio Plasma TV, central heat and air, opens to living rooms with curtains to make it feel really big, but private from all other bedrooms. Guest bedroom has Queen size Tommy Bahama Wood Bed, seperate air conditioner . It is long and narrow, and private from rest of house, excect from Porch Bedroom,new wood floors. Porch Bedroom Has Tommy Bahama Queen Bed with Gulf View, Additional air conditioner and separate entrance and porch . Guests would have to walk through Guest Bedroom to access bathroom, if Porch bedroom is occupied.
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Historic 1920's beach house with Gulf View. Third house from the sand in North Clearwater Beach across from Pizza Restaurant and Shipwreck Bar. Nice friendly street. House has all Tommy Bahama Designer Island theme furniture from Rob and Stucky. Cozy living room has several sofas and lounge chairs where your group can congregate and overlook activities of Mandalay Ave.Stainless Steel Glass top Oven/stove and Granite in remodeled kitchen. There are 10 Beach Cottages so have more friends stay next door. Video tour google youtubeclearwater cottages. Once again, this is a remodeled fun, funky, 100 year old beach house for fun people who want to be 200 steps from the sand, and not for picky, fussy, perfectionists. Please read all the reviews, we want fun loving guest who want a great beach vacation, and enjoy a fun funky beach house.


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

3 bedroom beach house sleeps 8, 150 steps from the sand, Pets OK
average rating of 4.181818 based on 11 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Beach house was nice for the 5 days/4 nights we rented it for. Was in walking distance from the beach. Walking distance from shops and resturants.

Had to clean up before we could unpack.

Sand was left on the flooring. Had to unload the dishwasher before we were able to put dirty dishes in it.

Had 2 keys to lock/unlock a deadbolt lock on front door.

Was not able to enter or leave from back doors.

No outside hose or shower to rinse off sand. No stop cleaning from the sand that gets pulled in.

With it being a holiday weekend, we where lucky enough to park right in front of the house. Did not have to move do to the closeness to everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests: Thank you for your FOUR STAR review. We are glad you found the house to be cozy and conveniently located so you would not have to move the car. You arrived before check in time, Saturday July 4 th week, and the house keepers got if ready for you around 1:00, early check in, Perhaps not a flawless broom sweep, but you got in and straight to the beach, cause when she came back to unload the dishwasher there was no one to answer the door. On the positive side, you never had to wash your dishes because this house has a dishwasher. Beach-sand. There always will be sand on the floor if your coming off the beach, that is why there is a vacuum cleaner and broom in each unit. We are glad your family got to enjoy this classic beach house with convenient location and look forward to your next stay in Clearwater Beach. For future guests , the welcome package suggests you call the housekeeper if any sand blew in or you need any touch up. Our staff is always onsite to make sure your vacation and housekeeping needs are met. Capt.Al and Karen
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Florida Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted to have a family vacation with our sons and families. We rented the Tommy Bahama house and I was very pleased. The house is a cool little beach cottage that has a lot of character. Captain Al, Karen and Rodney were great! Anything we wanted they got for us. The kids had beach toys, bicycles and everything else they needed. The place is not fancy but it's clean and very homey. Captain Al even took the kids out on his boat and showed them places they would have never seen. The kids are still talking about it. Our goal was to make memories and that we did!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Laurie and kids: Glad you had a great Florida Family Vacation at the Tommy Bahama Island House. Glad you found the house, clean , cool , and homey. It is always my pleasure to take kids out on the boat and show them around. Appreciate the kind words about Karen, the Capt. and Rodney. Capt.Al and Karen
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  • 5 of 5

Myself and seven friends stayed at the Tommy Bahama Island house we had the most fantastic beach vacation ever we were so lucky that we would just walk out the back door and the beach was not even 100 steps away for also located very close to Pier 60 and we never had to move the car and the house is cool eclectic and a lot of fun and most of all the owner rents to young people we were very respectful and did not break anything The house was very clean and had very fine furniture and there was a flatscreen TV with movie channels in each and every bedroom Angelos pizza and many find restaurants were just one or two blocks away Captain Al and his first mate were fantastic property managers they would stop by once or twice a day to see if we needed fresh towels cleaning or any other needs The house is around the block from a common backyard with large tropical plants and wood deck where many of the guests would gather The kitchen was very beautiful and had a dishwasher and two new refrigerators we could not find any fault with this house we also feel it is a cool beach house they do rent to young people and eight of us could not get a hotel even at the Hilton other hotels we would have had to get two or three rooms we felt like the house was a great value and will be happy to return again we don't understand why the prior guest review was that it was not a good value we feel like it was a great value as eight of us we were less than 100 steps from the beach and only five or six blocks to the center of Clearwater Beach called Pier 60 every day we would just walk down the beach in less than a minute and enjoy the beach all day walking back-and-forth to the house we look forward to returning again

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Hudson: Glad you and your buddies had a great beach vacation and rated the house 5 stars . Thank you for your kind comments that let other Travelers know that the Tommy Bahama house is a great value for 8 guests, and the beach and resturants are so close. Karen and myself are very happy when our guests enjoy our cute little cottage, and have a great beach experience. You and your friends are welcome back anytime and living in Orlando you are lucky it's just a short drive. Capt. Al and Karen
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Decent OVERPRICED place that allows pets

  • 3 of 5

Capt Al was great and responsive as was his first mate and the place was clean and close to the water and they allowed pets........... BUT be prepared for big orange extension cords in the kitchen and extension cords in every room and it felt unsafe as far as electrical concerns went. We blew the electric out more than once. And for the money we paid that was UNACCEPTABLE. There were 2 fridges but only 1 bathroom and that was hard when we did have 8 in the house. The ceilings are WAY low so don't rent here if you are tall in anyway. And the TV in the living room was the smallest in the house & the picture was bad. Very loud music coming from the bar across the street until 3 am every night. It had it's charm but we've rented with vrbo for MANY CONDOS AND HOUSES and this was way overpriced for what we got. The common area wasn't close to the Tommy Bahama house and it wasn't appealing at all. Overall it was a big disappointment. We didn't say anything when we were there because none of our concerns could've been fixed so we enjoyed our cat, our company in from Michigan and sucked it up.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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family vacation

  • 4 of 5

We would like to thank capt al for making our vacation in Clearwater a vacation where we had no problems with the accomadations. We had plenty of room for our family. The capt provided sand toys for the children, that they used quite a bit, beach chairs for the adults, that we used quite a bit. There were other things that were provided that we did not use. We enjoyed our stay very much and hope to see him again in a couple of years.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Better: We are glad your family enjoyed your beach vacation and the accomodations provided plenty of room for your large family. We are happy you plan to return to Clearwater Cottage next time you have a family vacation. Capt. Al and Karen
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Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

I booked several of the cottages and the Tommy house for my group of 25+ college kids and coaches. From start to finish it was an awesome experience. The location is perfect, the cottages are very nice, and the overall experience was wonderful. Kudos to Captain Al and crew for helping us with a late checkout and even returning a forgotten item. While these cottages are not the Ritz, they are well appointed enough to make anyone comfortable and the attitude/location make this a one of a kind experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Coach : We are glad all 25 college kids had a great time over Spring Break, and they have a great Coach for bringing them. Happy to hear you enjoyed the Tommy Bahama Island house and found it well appointed, comfortable, and that felt like it was a one of kind experience Capt. Al and Karen
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Tampa Airport
Nearest Barpub
Shipwreck Bar across street
Nearest Ferry
3 strteets walk to intercoastal waterway
Nearest Train
Jolly Trolley runs all day, one block over
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Gulf To Bay (highway 60)
Nearest Restaurant
One block over Cali's
Nearest Beach
300 steps from rear porch
Car: not necessary

Third house from the sand in quiet area of the island with several streets of cottages and vacation rentals, yet just 5 blocks walk to the entertainment district at Pier 60. Best Tiki Bars are just 2 to 3 blocks stumble like Palm Pavillion and Frenchy s Rockaway. For the kids, a great park is located across street and best of is the Clearwater Aquatic Center , the biggest and best pool complex on the island with slides fountains and 300 by 200 foot heated pool, life guards, shaded area, and exercises facilities for adults overlooks waterways. There is almost no traffic in this area,


Rates & Availability

Clearwater Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
More Summer Fun
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
1 night minimum stay
Winter February
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 28 2018
1 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Apr 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Apr 16 2018 - Jun 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
July 4 th and Holidays
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 8 2018
5 night minimum stay
More Summer Fun
Jul 9 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
fall and value
Sep 1 2018 - Dec 15 2018
1 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2018 - Jan 5 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and Linen Fee $89 + Tax
Pet Fee $59
Tax Rate 13.0%

ONE NIGHT RENTAL is generally the day before or after someone checks out in June , July , and Holidays, and Peak Season. Please inquire prior to booking.Free parking . You will receive a City of Clearwater Hotel Parking pass upon arrival. Do not parking in any driveways or you may be towed. Faillure to return pass is $500, what Clearwater charges for replacement
You may invite guests over only with permission. Pet fee is $59 per say. Do not bring pets into Hotel business office.
Spa is by reservation, locked when not in use.
Bicycles, beach chairs, boat, umbrellas, belong to Captain Al, property manager and Owner of property does not accept any liability if you wish to borrow or use any of these items

Owner'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.
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