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Restored Beach House , Beach block, Pets Okay, Sleeps 6, Tiki Hut

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Great Value for familiy, 2 adults , up to 4 kids and pets, Beach side ,

1925 Real Beach Cottage just 200 steps to the sand, Clearwater Beach, 5 blocks walk to Pier 60, in quiet historic part of Clearwater Beach called Clearwater Cottages, where there are several beach houses. 2016 remodel White beachy furniture, wood deck with tin roof gazebo in common backyard. Master Bedroom with King Bed has 50 inch Flat TV, all other rooms have LCD TV ( total 3 )and up to date, yet cottage has classic Old Florida charm. Features large front your overlooking Mandalay Ave with Massive Palm Trees and Tiki Hut light at night. 3 foot high wall around house , Great for kids or pets to run around, while guests relax at the Tiki Hut. The Tiki Grand Cottage features King Size bed with Beautyrest Quality Mattress, Wall bed in kitchen bedroom combo, and queen sofabed in living room. Flat LCD TV.s, and full kitchen. Central air and Central Heat. Feels just like your own Beach house just steps from the sand.

This is a one bedroom house, Kingsize bed in large master bedroom, with a sofabed in living room, and Murphy wall bed ( pull down ) in kitchen. Ideal for a couple with 2 to 4 children looking for a house with kitchen and good value. It is not a 2 bedroom, and not an upscale rental, but clean, remodeled, homey and fun.

Reviews from our guests of similar cottages listed with Clearwater Cottages, click here www.vrbo.com/401444

Housekeeper onsite to insure all your vacation needs are met. Have a cup of coffee on the beach, walk back to the house in seconds. Enjoy the afternoon in shaded backyard with wood deck and massive tropical trees providing shade. Families have enjoyed this real beach cottage since the 1920 s

For hundreds of photos and to see how close you are to the beach just google photos tiki hut cottage clearwater

Cottage photos at google cottagesofclearwater

Location 638 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach 33767

beach side of street

More Details

Property Manager
Capt. Al
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

About Capt. Al

Hello Friends and thanks for visiting my profile. Capt.Al has been a property manager for this beach cottages, and vacation rentals in Clearwater Beach for 10 years. Originally from New Jersey, I have always dreamed of living at the beach. When you come to visit, my first mate Karen, and myself will be happy to show you around, and how to have the best beach vacation ever. I love to cruise the strip in the Golf Cart at night, or take guest out on my new 21 foot runabout. Hope to see you soon.

Capt. Al purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Capt. Al chose Florida Central West

This is really the very last real beach cottages left in Clearwater Beach on the beach side of Mandalay ave. It is just a rare piece of Old Florida History, just like Palm Pavillion ( First Bath House in Florida). While most old historic hotels and properties have been torn down, the Cottages still stand. It's like vacationing when you were a kid,, or camping, where the Guest get to mingle in the common back yard with wood party deck and tin roof gazebo. Sit aat the Tiki Hut and watch the Tourist and Local skateboard or bicycle by.

What makes this cottage unique

Sleep a family of 6 for the price of hotel room, and save a ton on meals, with Weber BBQ grill and full kitchen. This is a house, not a hotel room, so you can feel at home. It is a one bedroom house with Murphy wall bed in kitchen, with door, and queen sofabed in living room, Not a two bedroom, but a great value.and central Air conditioning and Central Heat.

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Clearwater St Pete
Nearest Barpub
Shipwreck Bar across street
Nearest Ferry
Clearwater Ferry across st
Nearest Restaurant
Angelo s Pizza across street
Nearest Beach
Clearwater Beach 100 steps away

Beach side of Mandalay Ave, only 5 blocks walk to Pier 60 and Tourist District. All resturants in waliking distance, 2 to 5 blocks walk. In quiet district of Clearwater Beach away from Tourist area, in neighborhood or beach cottages and guest houses. Last 4 streets left in Clearwater Beach with old style guest houses and cottages

Google Tiki Grand Cottage, Clearwater Beach for exact location with 360 degree video. Located at 640 Mandalay Ave

Amenities

Clearwater Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom1 - toilet , tub , shower , 2016 new remodel
  • New Tub, bath, vanity, toilet, exhaust fan, tile floors. Complete remodeled bath to look like 1920 s style bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Beauty Rest King Mattress
    - 1 double , Murphy Wall Bed in large kitchen, with quality mattress, new
    - Not a bedroom but in kitchen is Murphy Wall Bed, Full
  • PLEASE READ CAREFULLY This is a one bedroom house with King in master bedroom, ;queen sofa bed bed in living room, a Murphy Wall Bed in kitchen, a pull down new wall bed. Not a two bedroom, not a three bedroom, but sleeps 2 adults and 4 kids comfortably. One bath down the hall., all hardwood floors 2015 remodel,
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Read reviews and see hundreds of photos on Google Cottages of Clearwater. Great family friendly properties, just steps from the beach. Not fancy or upscale, homey , clean, fun. Cottage Counselors on site to help you have a great beach vacation. Like having your own private home with Hot Tub, Tropical Yard, 300 steps from beach, and best house value on the beach. Not upscale, no luxury, not for fussy difficult guests, We welcome families who want a great beach vacation. We offer free breakfast for 2 , one time all 3 day bookings for non holiday, event or busy season reservations

Reviews

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Restored Beach House , Beach block, Pets Okay, Sleeps 6, Tiki Hut
average rating of 3.75 based on 4 reviews
5

I love these cottages!

  • 5 of 5

High rises and fancy hotels are ok in foreign countries but if you want to experience Clearwater Beach the way it used to be you need to check these out! Wonderful historic cottages lets you feel like you LIVE on the beach instead of just visiting. The staff is great, the cottages are authentic. The feeling is amazing. I've stayed in 5 star hotels - when I visit CW Beach I want to feel like I'm home. Highly recommend for those who want to really relax. I will DEFINITELY stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cindy. Thank you for your FIVE STAR REVIEW of the Tiki Grand Cottage. We are glad that you felt like you were LIVING on the beach instead of just visiting, by staying at these Historic Cottages. We are glad you got experience this cute little island the way it used to be .We appreciate your kind words about the staff and look forward to seeing you again Captain Al and Karen
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Disappointed and Overpriced!

  • 1 of 5

The first red flag was when the owner was hesitant to give us a key to the house because "nobody steals things on the island." Yet later that night ,at midnight, we were awoken by a group of random drunk men sitting at the tiki hut table ,in front of our front door, grilling on the grill, and attempting to use the broken empty hot tub near our front door.When I told the owner the next morning he said "crazy things happen on the beach." And you could have called 911. We attempted on ,2 separate occasions, to reach out to Captain Al ,the owner, but he never responded. The hot tub is an amenity listed but it is only by reservation so you have to ask Captain Al early enough in the day to open it for that night. Although the first night he opened it without us asking. I would not stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Amanda: Sorry to hear you were disappointed, it did appear your family was having a great time. Lets go through your disappointments First red flag, I did not have a key on me when you arrived early morning, not 2.00 , so you got to enjoy a very early check in from 11 am. I do leave the doors open, as I mentioned, nobody steals things on an island. You got to check in before noon and I brought you a key soon after. Other guests, the intoxicated men you mentioned, who checked in late that night also did not read the welcome package or online House Rules, and thought that the hot tub and BBQ grill in your front yard was for their use, The HOUSE RULES clearly state it is in the common backyard. My phone is off at 11pm , and your husband could have easily directed them to the back yard or asked them to leave. The House rules and even the sign on the hot tub says Open from 6-9 and by reservation only. You mention the broken empty hot tub, but you did not mention how you and your family enjoyed the new delux hot tub the first night. Your disappointment is from the fact that you did not read the listing agreement, house rules, or hot tub signs. You also did not mention or pay for the 2 big dogs that you brought ( over 30 lbs each ) You also did not mention how clean and new everything was, as the house was just remodeled prior to your visit, and I am sure you enjoyed the King size bed, 60 inch TV, and freezing cold central air. Other guests prior to you all have given this house FIVE STARS, and had an amazing time, said great place, said great piece of paradise, loved this cottage. Go figure, and you left the housekeeper 2 pennies. head side up . Very, very rude and disrespectful as well as not cleaning up after your dogs. Smart travelers who read all the reviews will know that the house keeper is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Capt.Al
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4

A little piece of paradise tucked away in Clearwater.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was small and quaint, but it was perfect for our family of five. It was literally steps away from the Gulf of Mexico and we were within walking distance to shopping, dining and the night life. We would definitely recommend this place to other people and more then likely if we were ever in Clearwater we would stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tara: Thank you for your Four Star Review of the Tiki Grand Cottage. We are glad you found it so close to the beach , restaurants and shopping. Well described, little piece of paradise tucked away in Clearwater Beach. We look forward to seeing you next time you vacation in Clearwater . Capt.Al and Karen
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5

Great place for family and pet lovers!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time ! Everything was great!The cottage was perfect and everyone friendly.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests: Thank you for your FIVE STAR REVIEW of Clearwater Cottages. We are glad you felt everything was great, that the Tiki Grand Cottage was a great place for a family and pet lovers. Capt.Al and Karen
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee per stay $59 + Tax
Pet Fee $59 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Perfect house for family with 2 to 4 adults and two children.
Do not bring pets in Hotel business office
Hot tub by reservation. locked when not in use, for adults only
Parking one car free. You must park in designated spot with parking pass on dash or you will be towed.
Bicycles, boat, beach chairs, fishing poles, coolers are free to use, as the are owned by Captain Al, the property manager and there is no liability coverage , and no liability to Owners of the resort, as you agree to use at your own rishk
Pet fee is $20 daily or maximum $59. If not computed on insta quote, you may pay when you check in

Manager'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.