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Beautiful Clearwater Beach Home just across from the Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House sleeps 6 - House & Cottage together sleep 8

'32 Steps to the Beach' is a charming and cozy Clearwater Beach retreat in a TOP LOCATION. The pristine Gulf Beach is just across the street! We also have a Cottage at the same address and they can be rented separately or together.

To book the Cottage please go to

To book both together please contact the owner.

THE HOUSE is a tastefully decorated, upscale and well-equipped beach home that has been completely remodeled. It sleeps 6 guests and offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an open kitchen and a cozy living/dining area with a sofa sleeper. You will love the secluded, tropical patio which offers a hot tub and a BBQ for relaxing moments.

The property is located in a quiet and upscale, residential neighborhood of Clearwater North Beach, just across the street of the beautiful and pristine Gulf Beach. Clearwater Beach with its vibrant public beach life, various shopping opportunities and diverse restaurants is just a mile away.

The house and cottage can be BOOKED TOGETHER OR SEPARATELY and are the perfect place for families, family get togethers or romantic get-aways. It is NOT SUITABLE FOR SPRINGBREAKERS or any group that wants an environment that allows loud parties.

THE AWARD-WINING GULF BEACH IS ONLY 32 STEPS AWAY! Grill, TVs, cable, WIFI, multiple driveways for parking, beautiful landscaping. Walk to shopping, dining or island attractions. Take the public trolley around the island or go as far south as Treasure Island!

NOTE: To book The Cottage please go to

Check-in is 4:00pm or later; check-out is promptly at 10:00am to leave time for cleaning crew.

IMPORTANT: We do not advertise on Craigslist! Be safe and only deal with the owner.

More Details

Tanja Pluess Utting
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Tanja Pluess Utting

Hi! We are Mike and Tanja, an English-Swiss couple who fell in love with Clearwater Beach many years ago and who hopes to retire one day in sunny Florida. At the moment though, we are still working, raising our children and building up our vacation rental business. Our mission is to offer our guests clean, upscale, well-equipped and tastefully decorated vacation homes in quiet and safe Clearwater North Beach!

Tanja Pluess Utting purchased this house in 2014

Why Tanja Pluess Utting chose Clearwater Beach

We fell in love with the property and knew it fitted perfectly with our vacation rental philosophy. Right at the beach access (number 3) and in the safe North Beach residential area. You can't beat the location!

What makes this house unique

Proximity to the beach!

Idyllic, residential neighborhood!

Charming Floridian Beach House & Cottage.

Perfect for family get togethers! If House and Cottage are booked together, '32 Steps to the Beach' can sleep 8 to 10 guests.


Clearwater Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The main home has 2 baths. The guest cottage is more like a studio with bedroom area open to kitchen, dining and living room area. It does have a private bath with shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • The main home has 2 master bedrooms, one with one queen bed and one with one king bed. The 3rd bedroom has a queen bed. The guest cottage is a STUDIO with a bedroom area open to kitchen, dining and living room. It has one queen bed and a sofa sleeper.The house can be rented separately from the studio cottage. Sleeps 8-10 with both house and cottage rented together.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.890411 based on 73 reviews

Clean, excellent room layout, fantastic location.

  • 5 of 5

Our first Clearwater Beach rental experience was beyond our expectations. What an amazingly wonder-filled vacation. Tanja and Michael provide a professional approach for their customers.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maple Grove, MN

Tanja and Mike are great!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house and beach are great! Lot's of traffic. Comfortable and convenient place to stay!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding experience that exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, clean, well equipped and very comfortable house. Outstanding communications with owner. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Quiet, clean, comfortable, and close to the beach. Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent four great days in this cute beach house for a girls getaway!! Seriously 32 steps to the beach and close access to the town. We would highly recommend this cozy house to others that are wanting to come to this area.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Laurie, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are very happy that you all enjoyed a great girl´s get-away and we hope to have you back in the near future. Wishing you all the best. Warmly, Tanja
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Lovely home and lovely owners!

  • 5 of 5

This house was extremely clean, VERY well maintained (the kitchen looked entirely brand new!), and quiet. Having the ability to walk across the street to the beach for sunsets and morning walks was priceless. In addition to the raving review of the house, the owners were a dream. Very responsive, very professional, and kind. We had an absolutely wonderful time during our stay here and would 150% stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Donna, Thank you so much for your fabulous feedback and kind comments. We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful stay with us and enjoyed The House and its location. We are looking very much forward to welcoming you again! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Warmly, Tanja
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  • 5 of 5

Clean, modern, close to the beach.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kathleen, Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a feedback, we appreciate it! We are glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay at The House and we hope you will be visiting us again. Have a wonderful Advent Season. Warmly, Tanja
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Car: recommended

Located in a quiet Clearwater North Beach neighborhood '32 Steps to the Beach - The House' is only a 32 steps stroll away from the 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!

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. For more information check:

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. For more information check:

World class SHOPPING at International Plaza and fine dining at Bay Street are 20 minutes East on SR 60.

Downtown ST. PETE is 40 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $250 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.0%

The house may be rented with the cottage (listing no. 664187) Please contact the owner for a discount when booking both properties together.

For longer stays (more than 2 weeks) 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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