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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 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
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

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 Florida Central West

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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(66 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Clearwater Beach Home just across from the Beach
average rating of 4.878788 based on 66 reviews

Very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the very cute, and comfy feeling of this house. It is 32 feet away from beach. Loved the location very quiet and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Yvette, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are happy that you had a wonderful stay at The Cottage! Thank you again for being our guests. Warmly, Tanja
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Great property, great location, quiet - perfect for families.

  • 5 of 5

We (familiy of 5) stayed at Tanja and Mike's place for 10 days. The house is great: alle Furnitures, appliances are very new. The location is super convenient and in my view it accesses the best beach in Clearwater. Also met Tanja and Mike briefly. Great people, which are dedicated in what they are doing.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Johannes, Thank you so much for your great feedback. It was so nice having you and your family staying with us and we are very pleased that you had such a fabulous vacation. We wish you all the best and would be excited to have you back! Warmly, Tanja
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Lovely home with great proxmity to the beach

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this home. We stayed here in August with my husband, two children, and mother-in-law. The three-bedroom, two-bath set-up worked very well. The rooms were spacious and the kitchen was great to cook in. There are beach chairs/umbrella/toys/boogie boards in the backyard shed which saved room in the car because we didn't have to bring those things with us on the drive down from Virginia. And you can't beat the walk to the beach. We ended every day at the beach from 7-9 p.m., watching the gorgeous sunsets while the kids played in cooler temperatures. We would love to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jennifer, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We highly appreciate your feedback and are happy that The House and its location met all your families needs. It was a pleasure to share our home with you and we would love to have you back! Warmly, Tanja
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Perfect house in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We are so lucky that we found this house! It really couldn't have been better. The location is amazing, the house is beautiful, everything is provided. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Roseanne, Thank you so much for your great feedback. We are really happy that you found The House as well. We look forward to having you back in the future. Warmly, Tanja and Mike
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Perfect Clearwater Beach Home

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit to this home and we absolutely love it! The home is very comfy, well decorated and sits in the perfect location on the North Beach. Nice, quite neighborhood and < 1 mile to the main Clearwater Beach strip with lots of dining and shopping. We walked to town twice during our stay both on the sidewalks and the beach.

This is by far our favorite rental our of all of the houses and beaches we have visited. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Josh, Thank you so much for visiting again and leaving such a nice review! We feel honored that The House is your favorite vacation rental. We also love that The House is in a quiet residential area but still so close to all the action. We look forward to having you and your family back! Warmly, Tanja and Mike
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Beautiful & well maintained property...literally 32 steps to the beach

  • 5 of 5

The location of the home could not have been in a better spot, close to the hustle and bustle of downtown Clearwater Beach but far enough away for privacy and less traffic on the beach. The home itself is beautiful and very well equipped. Six adults stayed in the home very comfortably. You can see the beach from the front windows of the home and you can have your toes in the sand in only 32 steps from the front door.

The activities, restaurants, and shopping in Clearwater Beach are great with lots to choose from. It is also only a 1hr 45min drive to Disney World and Universal Studios.

I hope to travel back to Clearwater Beach soon and will definitely book this home again.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Biff, Thank you so much for leaving such a great review, we appreciate it! We are happy that you and your party loved the comfort and location of our home. We look forward to having you back! Warmly, Tanja and Mike
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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

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