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THE COTTAGE - 32 Steps to the Beach - Sleeps 2

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


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

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:

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:

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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 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 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 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 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!


Clearwater Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bathroom with shower
  • 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.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • 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


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THE COTTAGE - 32 Steps to the Beach - Sleeps 2
average rating of 4.8305087 based on 59 reviews

Lovely cottage very close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the cottage to celebrate our 10th anniversary. The cottage was perfect for the two of us, very clean, cute and so close to the beach right across the street. We enjoyed our breakfast on the patio, walking to Caladesi Island and visiting the restaurants and shops in town, which we also walked to.

We also took a drive to Madeira Beach and rented Jet Skis where we were surrounded by dolphins!

We look forward to returning with our children and renting the cottage along with the house.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Courtney and Ryan, Thank you so much for the great review. We are so happy that you had such a wonderful and relaxing stay at The Cottage for your 10th anniversary, congratulations again! We would love to have you and your family back and wish you all the best. Warm greetings from sunny Florida, Tanja & Mike
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just arrived back home last night and we already miss Florida. Our stay at the cottage was wonderful and so comfy. Tanja and Mike have a talent for decorating and this little cottage is very updated in all ways. If felt like home for the week we were there. I am definitely coming back. The beach is really only feet away and a beautiful beach it is. I give kudos to the maid and housekeeper, Eva. She left us a spotlessly clean space and took care of all the details including calling me back when I called with a question. Thanks to all, Rosemarie, Patrick and PJ <3

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Proximity to the beach is wonderful. Clean, modern cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great neighborhood, proximity to secluded beach, with entertainment restraunts/bars only mile away - can’t beat it

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brandon, Thank you so much for your great review! We enjoyed you being our guest and we hope you will visit again. Wishing you Happy Holidays! Warmly, Tanja
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our stay at the cottage

  • 4 of 5

Place is very tiny, but efficient and clean.It was as promised, very close to beach. It is in a great location. All kinds of coolers, chairs, and other beach necessities are in the shed, and kitchen is well stocked. Liked sitting out in the patio, and used the grill a few times. Bed was comfy, and felt fresh. Would have liked a few more bath towels, and shampoo and conditioner samples (just to get started), but all in all it was nice, and I would rent again. Our host even left us a nice bottle of white wine, which I did enjoy. Great fantastic location!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Melanie, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We greatly appreciate your feedback and are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to have you as our guest again soon. Merry Christmas! Warmly, Tanja
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Perfect for couples looking for a great Clearwater experience

  • 4 of 5

Location, coziness, a private retreat for a relaxing getaway. Everything you need for a great beach vacation is here.

The cottage has its own kitchen and so close to the beach that its easy to come back and have a snack or lunch. We made our own breakfast everyday and then went for long walks on the beach. On a couple mornings we walked into town along the beach and enjoyed a late morning beverage togther overlooking the beach. Other mornings we walked north along the beach to Caledesi Park.

This property is ideally located to access all that the Clearwater area has to offer.

Tanja was a delight to work with and made some wonderful accomodations for us to make our stay even better than we could hope!

Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Steve, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am happy that you and your wife had a great vacation in Clearwater Beach and enjoyed our charming cottage and its ideal location! Thank you for being our guests. We hope to welcome you again at one of our beautiful vacation homes. Wishing you all the best. Warmly, Tanja
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Great location and perfect for two!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for a long weekend getaway and loved it! Tanja was extremely communicative and easy to deal with! Every detail was thought of, and the cottage was clean and well-kept. The beach access was right across the street and the beach was perfect - far enough from the main public beach area that it was a lot less crowded. We will definitely stay here again in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dave, Thank you so much for the nice review, we really appreciate it! I am delighted that you and your wife enjoyed your get-away at The Cottage so much. It was really nice meeting you and we look forward to your next visit. Warmly, Tanja
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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:

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 $300
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

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.

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