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Charming, Bright and Spacious Historic Home in central 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 or anywhere else on the property.

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 your car, 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:
March 20, 2018

About Waverly Rennie

I grew up in Richmond, Virginia but have worked for the last 30 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 1922. My grandmother and mother both grew up there, and my mom 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 far from 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 beach towels, beach chairs and a cooler on the back porch.

The front screened in porch is our favorite place for lunch and drinks in the evenings, a great place to watch passers-by out walking their dogs or heading for the farmers' market. Such an easy stroll to restaurants or the water's edge for sunset. Enjoy our wonderful Old Florida home!


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: 8
  • 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 ...
  • Living Room
  • 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 ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
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 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Charming, Bright and Spacious Historic Home in central Downtown Dunedin
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Absolutely precious vintage home within walking distance of shops, great restaurants, the waterfront, docks, bike trail, weekend craft shows, etc.

With 3 baths, it was very comfortable for 3 couples. Perfect for families or a girls trip! Did I mention the short walk to great restaurants!?! The large kitchen is well equipped if you want to prepare meals. There's a dining room and living area with TV, but the majority of our time at the house was spent on the screened front porch.

If you appreciate the quirks of a well loved older house vs the shiny and new, I highly recommend Waverly's charming home.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elaine, we are so glad your family enjoyed your stay at our Historic Charmer. It really is a fantastic location and it sounds as if y'all really took advantage of the fun in Downtown Dunedin. We love having families share the good vibes of the historic downtown area and our almost hundred year old home. Thanks for staying with us and hope to see you back soon!
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Charming and homely

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautifully maintained and quiet.   Rooms were spacious and had a strong, enjoyable sense of the home's history.  Waverley responded quickly to inquiries and was very helpful.  Looking forward to staying there again in the future.  Thank you.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peter, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our Historic Charmer. It was lovely to host your group a second time and we look forward to your return to one of our Downtown Dunedin cottages. Thanks for your kind words and see you soon- Waverly and Trisha
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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
Owner's Response: Robert, thanks for your kind words. We are so glad y'all returned for another family get-together at the Mansion and our other Coral Cottage. The place really is conducive to relaxing, especially sitting out on that screened porch and watching the world go by. Thanks again for staying with us and hope to see you again next year!
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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
Owner's Response: Richard, we are so glad you enjoyed the convenient location and the charm of our historic home. It really is delightful to be able to walk one block and be part of the action. Thanks for staying with us and hope to see you again soon!
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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
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words- so glad you enjoyed your stay in our historic home in Delightful Downtown Dunedin! You are most welcome back anytime.
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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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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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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