About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
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
Tanja Pluess Utting
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- english, french, german, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 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
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!
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32 steps for real and toes in the sand!
Perfect location. Walk across the street and your at the beach. Perfect for 2 people. The patio is nice and private. All the beach chairs and tools you could want are available. A giant white bird walked into the car port and started dancing to our music one day when it was raining.
Dear Allen, Thank you so much for your great review. We love the story about the dancing bird! The Cottage's location is indeed perfect and it is wonderful that you enjoyed your stay at The Cottage. Thank you for being our guests. We hope you will visit again. Warmly, Tanja
Nature lovers will enjoy this location!
This cottage was located near a state part we wanted to visit, so close that I could walk which I loved. There were lots of amenities available to us as well and the owner was very kind to us. We enjoyed a great spring visit and would love to return for the great location near town and near the quieter beach areas.
Dear Michelene, Thank you so much for your kind feedback. I am happy that you appreciated the great location of The Cottage and mention Caladesi Island State Park in your review. From The Cottage you can reach Caladesi Island by foot. It is such a nice and relaxing walk on the beautiful, secluded beach and highly recommended! I wish you all the best and thank you again for having stayed with us! Warmly, Tanja
Very cute cottage
We enjoyed the accommodations, very cute cottage, clean and beachy, very short walk to the beach and we walked to town each night, sometimes along the beach.
The cottage was fully equipped with beach chairs coolers toys etc. new appliances in the kitchen, blender, fully equipped utensils.
two complaints, hot water was sketchy, bed was too hard for our liking.
Dear Gerald, Thank you so much for your review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Cottage and loved its great location. We are sorry that you found two items not to your liking. It is hard to find beds that have the correct hardness for all guests, we believe we have a good compromise, and get good feedback from guests about the comfy beds. We know the hot water was slow on your arrival but you told us it was better after 10 minutes and that you would let us know if it was an issue. As there was no further mention of it we assumed it was not a problem. We encourage all our guests to let us know about any issues they have as soon as they occur so we have a chance to put them right. Wishing you all the best. Warmly, Tanja
A cozy, quiet and immaculate getaway!
A sweet little place in the quiet North Beach neighborhood away, but close enough to Clearwater Beach. A walk to Crow’s Nest for a Pina Colada overlooking the water is a highlight every time we visit!
The Cottage is a place we hope to return to along with the other properties we have stayed at; 32 Steps and Sea Breeze. Thank you Tanja and Mike for your amazing cleaning service too!
Dear Laurel, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! As always, it has been such a pleasure to have you back to one of our vacation homes. We are so happy when our guests return as it really shows us how much they love our homes and appreciate our services. Thank you as well for your compliment about the cleaning. Eva and her crew are indeed doing a great job. We are excited to have you back for your next vacation and wish you all the best. Warmly, Tanja and Mike
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
Dear Rosemarie, Patrick and PJ, Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback, it is highly appreciated! We are thrilled that you had such a happy stay at The Cottage. We just renovated The Cottage a couple of months ago and are very happy with the result as our guests seem to love the look of it too. We look forward to you visiting again! Warmly, Tanja
Lovely cottage very close to the beach!
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.
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
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
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).
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.