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Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Hot Tub


About the property

Very quiet and peacefull. Not a typical condo rental "Unique"

Home of 'WINTER' The famous movie dolphin!

Bikes available no charge.

Charming, sparkling newly renovated, extremely clean cottage, studio. Sleeps 2 perfectly! Extra 2 room apartment for rent also. (On premises) Just renovated. This apartment sleeps 4 very comfortably. No extra charge for larger rental.

We do have a sleeper sofa for 2 extra people. We do not charge extra for guests.

New 42' flat screen (high def.) TV. Wireless 'high-speed' internet.

Full kitchen with all cooking materials provided.

Beautiful large pool and Jacuzzi.

Linens changed weekly or upon request. All paper goods supplied, dish soap, starter coffee and filters.

New Ikea mattress. Less than 2 years old.

Privacy fence and gate for guests. Plenty of parking.

Our goal is to please you. Check out our customers reviews.

{WE LOVE ANIMALS!} All types of pets allowed. No size limit! Dogs can 'free range' in the entire yard due to having it fenced in. And, of course they can swim in the pool too.

Beach supplies provided. This place is truly a unique getaway. For a week, 2 weeks or a long getaway we are able to please everyone.

Feel free to check out our reviews.

30 minutes from Tampa International airport. 5 minute drive to Indian Rocks Beach and 10 minutes to Clearwater Beach. Includes beach chairs, cooler, sun umbrella and portable cabana

Public bus transportation just around the corner. Many other activities to do. There is an antique shopping center 'Antique Alley' 2 blocks away and many other unique shops for both men and women.

'Biking Trail Pinellas Bike Trail' 3 blocks away. You can bike from here to St Petersburg or Tarpon Springs or a quaint little town called Dunedin (which is a arts and crafts orientated town) WE PROVIDE NICE BIKES.

Bed linens are changed weekly and all linens are laundered as needed.

Numerous dining establishments from 'Cafe style' to 'High end dining'. Too many local bars to count all within walking distance.

1.5 miles away within walking distance. Free parking at beach

All beach supplies and towels supplied. Just come and enjoy!

Shorter dates available.

Also ask about our other larger rental on property.

More Details

Ellie Krackenfels
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 January, 2017

About Ellie Krackenfels

I'm a transplant from Michigan and have always detested cold weather. My parents immigrated with 4 of my older siblings from the Netherlands. They also loved the cooler weather. I moved here in 1990 and bought my house with the little cottage thnking my parents would love it for a place for them to retire part-time. But unfortunatley they passed on so I decided to turn it into a seasonal rental. I love meeting new people and have made many great friends by starting this little venture. It truly is a joy for me to make vacationers comfortable and happy. I have a knack to know when the visitors want privacy or a bit of a 'talk'. We know that people value their privacy and respect this. So far this has been a great experience for me and my husband and We love it!

I also am an artist {potter} and enjoy working in the warm weather.. I love making things that people can use for everyday type cooking.

Any guest, male or female or both can 'play' in my studio free of charge. Chlidren love it!

(dependent on studio being open)

Ellie Krackenfels purchased this studio in 2008

Why Ellie Krackenfels chose Florida

I just knew that this was the perfect place for my husband and me.

If you read the visitor comments you will get an idea why this is such a popular place. Actually in order to book for the winter months it should be done a year in advance. Summer bookings are not as difficult.

What makes this studio unique

The best thing about living here is the close proximity to our beach!

I also love the small town feel of the area. I love to garden and having a fenced private yard is like owning a private park. I also love doing pottery in an on-site studio and when available you are welcome to watch or even get dirty trying your hand at it!

A great benefit is the biking trail close by, beach 1.5 miles away and so many shops and restaurants in walking distance. I know the area very well, so as a result I am able to give you some different ideas and 'tricks' than the normal theme parks to visit. St. Petersburg has some of the best museums to visit, including the 'Salvador Dali' and 'Chihully Glass Museum'

I also know of some 'secret' dog beaches and all of the tricks for free parking at the beaches. Some nearby beaches have free parking which is an added bonus.

On site pottery studio. Free to get dirty :)


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Belleair Bluffs in Pinellas County

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Ask about our additional rental that we don't advertise. It is larger with a private bedroom and kitchen. We don't advertise this property since it is "special" and used as sort of an overflow rental.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

I have recent CANCELLATION for APRIL. CHECK THE LOW RATES. Also have weekly.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Great Get Away

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I along with our 2 dogs had a great stay. Ellie and Joe are excellent host, along with Bessie. We didn't get to stay in their cottage due to a conflict with another guest coming. So they put us in the apartment attached to their house. Super nice! We had a great visit, enjoyed them and their dog Bessie(an amazing swimmer). Their place was super, the weather was a little cool but the hot tub was great. All in all we had a great time and visit, will come back again. We highly recommend this to anyone, especially those who travel with their dogs. Ellie and Joe: Sorry it took me so long before I wrote this review.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5

I know this is quite some time after our trip, but I couldn't resist much longer. Everything was amazing for me and my wife! Everything was clean and the location was perfect! We both talk about the week we spent here.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon

Perfect Location and Very Friendly Atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 4 weeks in this cute cottage. It was peaceful and had everything we needed for our Florida get-away (from Portland Oregon rain!) The owners are on-site and are there for your every need. The cottage is convenient to shopping, restaurants, banks, etc. and a short distance to a long stretch of beautiful beach.

Very casual and "beachy" and perfect for one or two people. It's nice that pets are welcome. Even though we did not bring one along, we enjoyed the ones that were there!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Experience! Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Ellie, Joe, Bessie, and Thrasher made our stay warm and memorable. The guest house was just perfect for a girls get away. My friend and I were able to relax by the pool, go to the beach, and take nice afternoon naps. Every thing we could have ever wanted and more was waiting for us in the guest house. Ellie and Joe are wonderful hosts, and gave us privacy but also were helpful and friendly. Bessie and Thrasher the "wonder" dogs are amazing swimmers, and joined us in the pool on more than one occasion. We just can't say enough good things! If you are considering staying here, DO IT! It is a wonderful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the beaches, yet you are only a few minutes away from it all. We will be back for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southern Ohio

Would'nt change a thing!

  • 5 of 5

This little poolhouse is exactly as it is described. Perfect for our family of 4 and our little dog too! We found the tidy house to be exactly what we were looking for. When we go on vacation, we get out and go so all we need is a place to sleep and clean up.

The owners made us feel welcomed. The property is fantastic. The house and contents were hospital clean and if we needed anything, upon asking was provided!

We will definetly return here and look forward to doing so.

Thanks again to both of you.

The Ross'

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lenior City, TN


  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time!!!! Ellie and her husband make you feel right at home... I would highly reccommend staying here!!!! I hope to stay again...

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
I-275 which also connects to I-4 to Disney World
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles

The most unique thing about our rentals is we are a 'Mom and Pop' type family style rentals.

On purpose we decided to keep our little business small and fun.

We are located in a residential area. NOT A HUGE condominium type thing or a 55+ trailer park.

From the front of our home just off the road our home looks like a normal typical 1950's bungalow..............

but once you go through the back private gate....... It's paradise! Between our home and the cottage is the pool and 'tubbie' This creates a completley private space for you.

Of course the pool and 'tubbie' would for guests to use if they prefer.

In the 'winter' Dec-Feb. we try to maintain the pool temperature at a nice warm 76-78 degrees. By the end of Feb.the pool temp. is a warm 80-85 degrees.The reason I tell people this,is that many people think that when it is advertized as a heated pool that is not true.

The best part is, since guests don't have to 'fight, bribe or lunge or have someone hold your lounge chair should it be claimed by some poor soul who has been wandering around vainly trying to find that *perfect* lounger.

Whether a guest is on a cruise or at some condo or worst of all those 55+community we strive to be the exact opposite. At your home here it's so private that we only need 2 loungers with 'comfy' cushions.

Our backyard is {private, quiet, lushly landscaped and Ohhhhh so quiet!}. We have 1sweet juicer orange tree. We also have a huge papaya tree. So tall it's nearly impossible to pick the fruit.

If you like privacy and safety and art, gardening or just reading a book this is the place for you!

I am an artist and enjoy many mediums. My main passion is pottery so officially I am a Potter. I do ceramics and the really neat thing is my guests are told to feel free to 'putter' about my studio. This is free of charge to 'putter' about. I do charge a very minimal amount for paint, glaze and firing based on what you create. Since the cost of glazes and firing can become rather expensive.

OK,enough about the art.

The entire yard is fenced in so if you do have a favorite pet, no worries they are safe.

We also will 'pet sit your Fido, kitty, birdie, hamsters or whatever God's creature you may love.

If you enjoy phsical exersize we have bikes, 1-women's and 1-mens free for your use. flashy bikes, but in great shape. There is a trail Pinellas Bike trail that is a wonderful renovated train line. You can bike from St. Petersburg (south) to Tarpon Springs (north) Tarpon Springs is a very cool historical town. Sponge divers from Greece came over hundreds of years ago to dive for {what else}SPONGES. To this day they still dive for the sponges. But the main attractions now are the quaint, cosy shops for tourists there also is an awesome resturant called Pappas' The favorite dish is called {what else?} Greek salad. Underneath heaping plate of lettuce and feta cheese is a surprise which I am not going to say what it is. Our guests will have to check it out themselves.

The seafood is excellent, I would reccomend the fried Calamari.

This area in Tarpon Springs is about a 1/2 hour drive depending on the time of day. The police department is rather small, but 'mighty' Watch your speed.

If you prefer to ride bikes it takes about 1 or 1/2 to 2 hours. Keep in mind that Fl. does not have many hills. Mostly flat the Pinellas trail is very flat and easy to ride. a beautiful ride,

For the first time ever I am going to be giving classes on Stand Up Paddling Or {SUP} I have paddled for years and kyaking was my first love, but then SUP came along and I was hooked!

If any guest is interested in paddling I will come up with price that would be satisfactory.I also will hopefully be providing kyaks {2} I have 2 SUP boards. 1 is older, but works well so it could be a could be couples 'date'

As for other interesting things to do. There is the Salvador Dali museum in St. Pete. and the Chihully Glass museum. That is a Must See! Truly breathtaking.

Busch 1gardens Amusement Park is about 1 hour north of here and I would reccomend that over Disney World anytime. Disney World is about a 2 hour drive again depending on traffic.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in Belleair Bluffs, USA

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

There is a $50.00 non refundable pet fee. Rates for Summer are negotiable

Non-refundable pet deposit of $50.00 must be paid in advance to secure your dates.
E-mail me at elliekfels@yahoo.com for further instructions

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