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Charming, Bright and Spacious Historic Home in Downtown Dunedin

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Front view of the home with screened porch, second-floor porch, & sun porch.

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Bungalow
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 2200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 Master: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 2-upstairs hall: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 3- downstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • 3 baths- one with walk-in shower, two with tubs and shower

Entertainment

  • Books:

    lots of books of all kinds- history, natural history, biographies, children's books, popular fiction....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    playing cards and board games including Monopoly...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Local channels and full range of cable channels including ESPN, etc....moreless

  • Television:

    Large flatscreen in living room, smaller TVs in downstairs bedroom and master bedroom upstairs...moreless

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    2 blocks to everything- downtown Dunedin, Pinellas Trail, the marina, a playground, restaurants, Mease Hospital. 15 minutes to Clearwater Beach and Tarpon Springs- and 30 minutes to Tampa airport...moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Plenty of linens for casual or formal dinners...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    central air with two zones- upstairs and downstairs...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    on screened back porch...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    decorative only- we don't want to risk using it!...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    central heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    wifi with booster for the upstairs...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    new sheets throughout, and lots of older sheets as backup....moreless

  • Parking:

    room for one or two cars in driveway, or in empty lot across the street.. No parking on the street in front of the house- this is reserved for residents with parking passes tied to license plates....moreless

  • Telephone:

    land line for unlimited local, US and Canada calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    new towels throughout including 6 beach towels, and lots of older towels as backup....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    on screened back porch...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    new Mr. Coffee coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    service for 12 of white china, plus Fitz and Floyd Green Dolphin pattern dessert plates and a variety of other serving dishes. Wineglasses, stainless, napkins for 8....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    dishwater detergent provided...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    roomy kitchen with island and open pantry, and a breakfast table for 3....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    full pantry for starting out- kitchen garbage and ziplock bags, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, spices, vinegar, olive oil, coffee and filters, paper towels, dish soap, sponges, detergent, laundry soap...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    spacious new fridge with ice maker. ...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    new toaster- (metallic aqua, looks like a sports car!)...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Upstairs balcony overlooking the street...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Bike helmets, pump and lock on the back porch. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    stainless steel propane grill and tools ...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2017
Sep 1 - Nov 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$199
$1,200 $4,200
Winter 2017
Nov 21 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$249
$1,499 $5,400
High Season 2018
Jan 1 - Apr 14, 2018
3 night min stay
$349
$2,200 $5,400
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$199
$1,199 $4,200

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning fee $170 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1923

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Dunedin, FL, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

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Photos

  • Front view of the home with screened porch, second-floor porch, & sun porch.

    Front view of the home with screened porch, second-floor porch, & sun porch.

  • Living room with original light fixtures and cypress woodwork, lots of seating.

    Living room with original light fixtures and cypress woodwork, lots of seating.

  • A beautiful blend of antique and modern furnishings makes for a relaxing space.

    A beautiful blend of antique and modern furnishings makes for a relaxing space.

  • Kitchen overlooking nook area. Crisp white pairs perfectly with green contrast.

    Kitchen overlooking nook area. Crisp white pairs perfectly with green contrast.

  • Master ensuite bathroom upstairs - has a walk-in shower and toilet to the left.

    Master ensuite bathroom upstairs - has a walk-in shower and toilet to the left.

  • Asia bedroom opening into office with bed, desk and printer.

    Asia bedroom opening into office with bed, desk and printer.

  • Nan's room: (king size bed, one full, one twin) opens to upstairs sun porch

    Nan's room: (king size bed, one full, one twin) opens to upstairs sun porch

  • Upstairs hall bathroom.

    Upstairs hall bathroom.

  • Side view- it looks like a cute bungalow from the street but is quite spacious.

    Side view- it looks like a cute bungalow from the street but is quite spacious.

  • view out to front sunporch and street

    view out to front sunporch and street

  • Front screened porch leads into dining room- great for afternoon tea.

    Front screened porch leads into dining room- great for afternoon tea.

  • Welcome to Dickinson House!

    Welcome to Dickinson House!

  • Front porch around 4 in the afternoon.

    Front porch around 4 in the afternoon.

  • Original silver-plated light fixtures have been restored to their former shine.

    Original silver-plated light fixtures have been restored to their former shine.

  • East-facing kitchen with lots of light and space, well equipped for lovely meals

    East-facing kitchen with lots of light and space, well equipped for lovely meals

  • Upstairs master bedroom opens to bath, a sleeping porch before the advent of A/C

    Upstairs master bedroom opens to bath, a sleeping porch before the advent of A/C

  • Downstairs Asia bedroom with queen bed opens to office with a twin bed.

    Downstairs Asia bedroom with queen bed opens to office with a twin bed.

  • Downstairs bath next to Asia bedroom with newer tub and shower, original sink.

    Downstairs bath next to Asia bedroom with newer tub and shower, original sink.

  • Full and twin beds in Nan's room, door to upstairs sun porch

    Full and twin beds in Nan's room, door to upstairs sun porch

  • Dining room between kitchen and screened porch. Plenty of linens and dishes.

    Dining room between kitchen and screened porch. Plenty of linens and dishes.

  • Light kitchen with crisp white subway tiles contrasting perfectly with the green

    Light kitchen with crisp white subway tiles contrasting perfectly with the green

  • Original doorknobs add to the historic charm.

    Original doorknobs add to the historic charm.

  • Original sink in the back screened in porch (where the washer & dryer are).

    Original sink in the back screened in porch (where the washer & dryer are).

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Friday, April 21, 2017

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