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THE COTTAGE - 32 Steps to the Beach - Sleeps 2

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Charming Floridian Cottage - just steps away from the beach -

Our tastefully decorated and cozy Cottage offers everything you need for a romantic get-away and a relaxing stay in sunny Clearwater Beach. The Cottage is part of our vacation property '32 Steps to the Beach' which consists of a 3 bedroom house and a separate 1 bedroom cottage. The Cottage can be booked separately or together with the House. To book The House please go to www.vrbo.com/663585

The Cottage is located in a quiet and idyllic residential neighbourhood of Clearwater North Beach. The beautiful, award-winning and pristine Gulf Beach is just steps away from the house. If you prefer to have a calm beach day away from the crowds this is where you want to stay. Clearwater Beach with its vibrant public beach life and diverse restaurants is just a mile away.

The Cottage offers a spacious, elegant room with a queen bed, a sitting area with a sofa sleeper and a remodeled bathroom. The new kitchenette gives you the opportunity to prepare meals and enjoy them in the small dining area or outside on the secluded patio. Savour a cup of coffee in the morning, a glass of wine after a relaxing day on the beach or enjoy a BBQ in the backyard.

Clearwater North Beach is an upscale, safe residential neighborhood that welcomes families and couples. It is not suitable for 'spring breakers' or any group that wants an environment that allows loud parties.

The area of Clearwater offers an astonishing diversity of leisure activities. If you enjoy sports you might want to try out the numerous jogging, skating, biking, golfing, hiking, swimming, surfing, tennis or fitness opportunities. In Florida's state parks and on the breathtaking beaches you will experience the beauty and serenity of nature. Several theme parks guarantee fun for the whole family and the diversity of the many restaurants in the area will surprise you. From casual to upscale dining, from local and national to international cuisine - you will find it all!

Please also visit our website for more information about our Clearwater Beach homes, Clearwater Beach and the area: www.clearwater-beach-vacations.net

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

We will be happy to answer all of your questions. When using the 'Book it Now' button please include information on the ages and number of people in your party to help us make a quick decision on your request.

NOTE: To book The House as well please go to the VRBO listing: www.vrbo.com/663585

More Details

Owner
Tanja Pluess Utting
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 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 hope 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 cottage 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 cottage 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.

The Cottage is a cozy, upscale and attractive alternative to a overpriced hotel room!

Amenities

Clearwater Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bathroom with shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Tastefully decorated room that offers a generous open floor plan with 1 queen bed, a sitting area with sofa sleeper, a new kitchenette with a small dining area and a remodelled bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8431373 based on 51 reviews
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5

Would return to enjoy again

  • 5 of 5

Property was clean and ready to enjoy. Walked to the beach in the evening with my wife and watched the sun set. Very nice stay

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anna-Maria and John, Thank you so much for your nice review, we highly appreciate it! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you will visit again. Warmly, Tanja
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5

Perfect location and great property!

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Christine, Thank you so much for your positive feedback! I am happy that you enjoyed your stay and would visit again. I wish you all the best. Warmly, Tanja
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4

Family Beach Fun

  • 4 of 5

We had a great family vacation staying in this home and cottage . There was room for all of us-3 families. House was all updated. Everything was clean and very comfortable. Great location to the beach and it was private-no crowds!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cheri, Thank you so much for returning and being our guests again! As always it was a pleasure to share our home with you and your family and we hope you will be back again next year. Thank you as well for leaving such a nice review. We appreciate it! Warmly, Tanja
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location. Very clean house. A+

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John, Thank you so much for leaving such a nice review. It was a pleasure to have you and your wife as our guests and we would love to have you back. Thank you again for being our guests. Warmly, Tanja
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3

Good

  • 3 of 5

The first impression wasn't the best because there were three large dead roaches as soon as you walked in. (I'm thinking they must have just sprayed because we didn't see any after that.) The trash was also overflowing outside so previous tenants must have not put it out. Besides those two things, my husband and I had a great time. It was so nice being so close to the beach and the sunsets were gorgeous. My husband and I would come back again.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Elisabeth, Thank you so much for your feedback. Firstly, we would like to say that we are delighted that you would visit again. Secondly, we are very disappointed with the 3 star review. Regarding the garbage, the trash barrels are located next to the carport. It is true that you see the barrels when arriving/parking at the property. The city collects the garbage once a week - on Thursdays. It can happen that the bins are not empty when new guests arrive if they arrive before the pick up day. Regarding the roaches, unfortunately cockroaches are very common in Florida that’s why a regular pest control service is so important. We have an annual service subscription with a local pest control company which includes quarterly treatments of all of our homes. They sprayed the cottage just a few days before your arrival. I wish you all the best. Warmly, Tanja
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5

Cozy cottage steps from the beautiful beach!!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutley perfect for two adults. The cottage was clean , cozy and so close to the beach!! Truely a stone's throw. We had an awesome experience and have plans to visit again soon!! Five stars!!!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kara, Thank you so much for being our guest and your kind review. We are delighted that you had a happy stay at The Cottage and are planing to visit again. We would love to have you back! Warmly, Tanja
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa International
Car: recommended

Located in a quiet Clearwater North Beach neighborhood 'The Cottage' 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: www.seewinter.com

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: tampaattractions.com/state-park.

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).

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $300

For longer stays (more than 2 weeks) the final payment is due 60 days before arrival. The booking deposit is $1000. 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 $350 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.