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Recent Clearwater Beach reviews

  • Delightful studio, very short walk to beach and sights

    "My husband and I (and our dog) stayed in this studio for a week and really enjoyed it. We looked at many vacation rentals and hotels in the area, and this was under the cost for the location--hotels tended to be around $180 a night, and didn't have full kitchens. Other vacation rentals were a bit more expensive, but some of them could sleep more people, but for just two people (or perhaps a couple and a child) this was more than enough for our needs. It was also great to be able to have dog, especially given that the beach is dog friendly beginning 1 block north of the unit. Unit: The vaulted ceilings in the studio make it seem much larger than the square footage. The photos are representative. The bed and couch were comfortable. The outdoor deck and table (with umbrella) was nice for eating on the deck. There is a small view of the ocean from the deck, but it is not an "ocean view" deck. We enjoyed being able to see the bustle of people on the street from the deck without being a part of it. Amenities: We found the kitchen to be well stocked with dishes and utensils for all of our cooking needs. The Wifi was really easy to access, which is unusual for vacation rentals. There it was quick and easy to connect. We brought an Apple TV and had no trouble streaming Netflix movies in the room. There are chairs and floats for use at the beach if you need them, and there are plenty of towels for shower and beach use. Location: It is a *very* short walk to the beach, and the north end of the beach is far less crowded or touristy than the south end. We really appreciated the quiet and more "low-key" feel of being on the North Beach side of Clearwater Beach. However, it is also really short walk (about 15-20 minutes depending on how fast you walk or whether you walk on the beach or road) to get down to Pier 60 where all of the charter boats and excitement are happening. It is also really close to the Palm Pavillion, which is a great place to listen to live music and watch the sunset. Despite the walk from the more populated areas, we found it safe to walk back after dark and a safe place to walk our dog in the evening. Management/Owner: It was a delight working with Joe! He was responsive and very helpful. Anytime we had a question we heard from him virtually immediately, and he returned our security deposit within 24 hours of checking out -- on a Sunday, no less. I would love to have all VRBO owners to be this pleasant and professional!"
    Guest: Catherine C. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 27, 2016
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  • Chris

    "I stayed at this property with 4 of my friends. The location is perfect for walking to many great restaurants as well as too a less densely populated portion of the beach compared to the other side of the pier. The renter was quick with responses to any of my questions during my stay. I would recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a nice getaway"
    Guest: Christopher F. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 17, 2016
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  • Great location

    "We had a wonderful time in this spacious house. There were ten of us. We had plenty of room to spread out. It is convenient to the beach and many restaurants. We especially liked having a private pool, made it so much easier to keep track of our kiddos. Al was great to work with. He had his neighbor turn the AC on before we arrived, the place was nice and cool. The neighbor also set the trash by the curb while we were out to dinner. Felt very welcomed in this private neighborhood. We will definitely stay here again."
    Guest: Brenda A. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 13, 2016
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  • Great location, great service

    "This a great motel in a perfect location with amazing staff (Gayle & Rodney). I stayed for 4 nights with my family (3 & 5 yr old) and was made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. Rooms are clean and provide a nice size kitchen. Gayle and Rodney are the nicest people you'll ever meet and are brilliant with the kids. there is plenty of beach equipment (chairs, umbrellas, boggy boards, bucket & spades) free for all staying at the motel - including clean beach towels each day. the beach is just 100m away and the main nighttime area (Pier 60) is just 5mins stroll - where family movies are played on the big screen (open air) free for all to attend on Fri & Sat. the beach is beautiful and rated #1 in America by Trip Adviser. don't stay at the big hotels, they are over priced and soleless - the Bluewave Suites is just the perfect family holiday motel with everything you could ever want."
    Guest: Peter S. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: April 19, 2016
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