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Charming, Bright and Spacious Historic Home in Downtown Dunedin

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3+ Bedroom, 3 Bath Superb Location- Well-equipped Bungalow With Screened Porch

Five generation family home now available for short-term rentals. Superb location-two or three blocks to the water, downtown restaurants and shopping, baseball stadium, parks, marina, playground, the Pinellas bike trail, and .6 miles from the Fenway. The house faces south to bask in the sun on the prettiest street in Dunedin, quiet and green with huge old trees dripping with Spanish moss. Upstairs is the master bedroom with new Sealy king bed, an ensuite bathroom, and a second large bedroom with a king, a double and two twin beds, and a hall bathroom. The downstairs bedroom opens into the office and has a hall bath. There is an airy living room, separate dining room, a beautiful sunny kitchen, a screened porch and an open, unshaded front porch for the winter days when the full sun feels delicious. Full of historic charm and original details, while freshly updated with modern conveniences.

Some detailed house rules to ensure that we can offer an amazing experience for all our guests.

1. NO SMOKING. Smoking is not permitted inside or on the porches. If you smoke outside, please dispose of your butts in the outside trash.

2. PETS. No pets, please.

3. Please be kind to the floors: Please remove hard-heeled, stiletto or grit-covered shoes when in the house to protect the hundred year old heart pine floors.

4. CONSERVE ELECTRICITY. We want to be as low-impact as possible, please conserve energy by not cooling the house below 70 degrees or heating above 74 while you are staying.

5. HOUSEKEEPING. Fresh linens and bath towels are included in the home. We have beach towels, and some grubbier towels if you want to wash your shoes or wipe down the bikes, etc.

6. RATE CHANGES - Rates subject to change without notice.

7. LIABILITY. House is privately owned. Owner is not responsible for any accidents, injuries, or illnesses that occur while on premises. Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guests.

8. NO PARTIES. Self explanatory – no parties, please ☺.

9. SAFETY EQUIPMENT. For your safety, please do not tamper with the CO2 and smoke detectors.

10. CANDLES. No candles or anything that needs to be lit with a lighter are allowed inside the home.

11. No swinging from the chandeliers since they are very old :). Also, the fireplace is also not available for use.

Thank you for respecting our rules.

If problems arise during your stay please notify us immediately so that we can address issues ASAP. We are super responsive and want to make sure you have a wonderful stay.

More Details

Waverly Rennie
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2017

About Waverly Rennie

I grew up in Richmond, Virginia but have worked for the last 20+ years in international public health in Africa, Asia and Latin America. I have always enjoyed staying at VRBO properties and am delighted to share our Old Florida home with you!

Waverly Rennie purchased this bungalow in 1923

Why Waverly Rennie chose Dunedin

My great-grandfather built the house in 1923. My mother grew up there and was married in the church across the street in 1952. More than 60 years later, my parents still live here part time. I used to love driving down from Virginia to visit and smelling the jasmine and orange blossoms when we arrived in quaint Dunedin. Our wonderful property manager lives nearby.

What makes this bungalow unique

It's such a pretty neighborhood and just two blocks to Dunedin's Main Street, with the farmers' market, shops, restaurants, festivals, etc. Downtown Dunedin is such a cute little Old Florida small town tucked away behind the strip malls. This home has most everything you need. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes and dry goods (spices, salt and pepper, plastic wrap, paper towels etc.) We have fresh new linens including beach towels, vases for the jasmine and hibiscus growing around the house, some lovely china and elegant but comfortable furnishings from family travels all over the world. There are two adult-sized bikes and helmets, a bike pump, beach chairs and a cooler.



Dunedin Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 Master - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2-upstairs hall - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3- downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 baths- one with walk-in shower, two with tubs and shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 3 bedrooms- one king, one queen, one king with a double with two twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Charming, Bright and Spacious Historic Home in Downtown Dunedin
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida Area

Be a part of Dunedin history

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year that we have rented this beautiful historic home - we call it the Mansion. I live in Dunedin and when my friends visit, we rent this home as an extension to my residence. Initially, it was simply convienient for the additional space close to my home and downtown to accommodate guests. But now it has become a focal point and everyone enjoys game night and dinner at the mansion! It is beautifully furnished yet very cozy! You feel like you have stepped back to a simpler time in the "Old Florida".

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ilkley, WYK

A very quiet and peaceful area

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, character property, located close to the centre of Dunedin. Within walking distance of the amenities this lovely town has to offer.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina

Cozy, comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely Dunedin home for s surprise 90th birthday party for family in the area. The house was perfect! Every amenity you could want was provided, the kitchen was fully stocked, and the beds were so comfortable. It was also immaculate. The location is perfect---just a short walk to downtown as well as to the waterfront and marina. We would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, great house, great host.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Waverly's house in Dunedin. We were down to visit family over the holidays. Waverly's house allowed all of us to stay comfortably. We took many walks into delightful downtown Dunedin and enjoyed pleasant times just sitting on the front porch watching the world go by. The house was well stocked and very clean. While we didn't get around to using the bicycles, we did use the barbecue grill for several dinners at "home". Waverly - though we never met - is a thoughtful accommodating hostess and we enjoyed our stay immensely. Thanks, Waverly.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mark and thanks so much for your kind review. It was great having you all stay and so glad you took advantage of sitting on that front screened porch- it really is the best place to just hang out and watch all the passers-by! Hope you and your mom will be able to come back. Thanks again for choosing to stay with us!
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We rented the house for a wedding at the church across the street and had a fabulous time!

  • 5 of 5

We all loved this house and would highly recommend it to others!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very glad you all enjoyed your stay - it really is a perfect house for big families since there is plenty of room, and the location makes it so easy for just nipping downtown for shopping or restaurants. Welcome back anytime and thanks again for choosing to stay with us. Best, W
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Experience Old Florida style in lovely Dunedin home!

  • 5 of 5

Pleasant and relaxed living was ours for a long weekend in this traditional, comfortable, and attractive home. Located in the picturesque coastal town of Dunedin , this home is spacious and well-appointed. It was very beneficial to us that this home had a downstairs bedroom and bath as one of our family could not do stairs. The home included three spacious sleeping areas that were both comfortable and private. Waverly, the very accommodating owner, provided a pristine location, well-stocked pantry and linens and start-up supplies, and tips about sites, activities, restaurants, and shops.

We found time to visit Honeymoon Island, Caladesi State Park (voted Best Beach in the U.S), and the pier at Edgewater Park to watch the sunset; we also had ice-cream at Strachan's, shopped at quaint little shops, and enjoyed several incredible meals. We had delicious cheesesteaks at Delco's, amazing brunch selections on Sunday at The Living Room , and wonderful breakfasts at Kelley's . Incredibly, almost everything was within comfortable walking distance! We especially enjoyed visiting the beautiful nearly one-hundred year-old church across the street.

There was time for a delicious home-cooked meal, enjoyed in the lovely dining room, and board games afterward in the living room. While the ladies rested, the men took the Dunedin Brewery Tour...a big success. All weekend was a fulfilling, much-needed break at a gorgeous locale. We will happily return for future visits.

Thank you so much, Waverly, for providing this wonderful "home away from home".

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that your family had a good time at Dickinson House. It was so cool to see y'all doing a crossword puzzle on the dining room table- that's a real family weekend! and glad that the various living and sleeping spaces provided room for the whole family. You are all most welcome back!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional guest above 5 $120 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $170 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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