|Minimum Stay||4 - 30 nights|
Looking for an extended vacation that offers romance and relaxation? Or maybe you are relocating to the Tampa Bay Area?
Our quaint one-bedroom cottage features original hardwood floors, a decorative mosaic fireplace, updated kitchen and bath. Enjoy your cup of coffee or entertain guests, in our beautiful sun-filled Florida room overlooking the Pinellas Trail. The deck offers a special get away to relax, read and enjoy the sunshine!
From the backyard, step out onto the renown Pinellas Trail (38 mile bike/walking trail) for a stroll into delightful downtown dunedin. Enjoy the numerous shops, local cuisine. Head over to the marina for an evening of spectacular sunsets and dolphin watching.
Cycle your way to honeymoon island and then ferry to caladesi island for a day of sun, shelling and sand castles. Caladesi was named one of the top 10 beaches in Amercia.
Need a day of boating? Launch your boat or take one of the many charter trips from the dunedin marina (2 blocks west) for a fun filled day of fishing, or an evening of sunsets.
Looking for a long vacation or possibly relocating to the Tampa Bay Area?
Check out our different rates. We offer different pricing for longer stays and certain months of the year. The owner of Pelican Perch was a former executive. who relocated almost every 3 years. She understands the stress that a relocation can cause. She offers Pelican Perch as an ideal place to come back to, after a long day of house hunting or just starting that new job
No matter where you are on life's journey, looking for romance, relaxation or a possible relocation, our Pelican Perch offers that special place to stay.
This place is adorable! The owners have outfitted this small space with comfortable furniture and bed, the kitchen is well outfitted, the wifi is strong. We loved this home!
Writing this review just a few hours before ending our wonderful stay at Pelican Perch …. Our nest ! We have spent 3 weeks here and it feels like we are leaving home. Casey is the most wonderful host, paying attention to all details and always making sure everything is fine … even from far away since we only “met” her via emails. The house is really quaint, with a very charming historical feel, beautifully decorated, simple but with all you need to have a perfect stay. Kitchen has everything you may need. Our favorite spot : the deck, either grilling (we did a lot of BBQ) or just reading a book. Since the garden and the house are just on the Pinellas trail : no cars, no noise, just friendly people running, walking their dog or cycling. We enjoyed a lot of great rides with our bikes on the trail and the location of the house, either you want to ride or walk, is perfect : 5mn from the super cute downtown of Dunedin! What else to say except that we have loved every minute spent at Pelican Perch. Thank you Casey, Jamie and the neighbors : you have all made our vacation absolutely awesome!
We stayed at Pelican Perch for a couple of days in June and we definitely fall in love with this wonderful location.
As we would love to come back in two years, we already would like to ask for an advance reservation...
On arrival we were really surprised by the size of this charming and cozy cottage (it may not look like being this spacious from the outside).
All rooms are so lovely decorated and comfortable and when entering the Pelican Perch we felt at once happy and at home.
The cottage is well cared, absolutely clean and well equipped - we did not miss anything (and we were really surprised by the initial stocking, which leave nothing to be desired).
We loved having breakfast in the Florida room and enjoyed finest summer evenings on the deck - next to the beautifully landscaped garden (which is very well maintained by Heidi...). Each overlooked the Pinella's trail and we loved watching all the people passing by as we laid-back and enjoyed our vacation.
The Pelican Perch guarantees a quiet rest, at the same time it's centrally located - just a short walk to the waterfront and with the small coastal town of Dunedin in easy reach. There you will find a number of restaurants, bars and shops (you should not miss the homemade ice-cream at Strachan...).
Just as you can easily get to Clearwater Beach, Tampa or Tarpon Springs...
It was great fun to rent some bikes and going on the Pinella's Trail to Honeymoon and Caladesi Island - these spots are absolutely worth seeing.
All we can say is that we had such a great and wonderful time at the Pelican Perch and we definitely will come back !
(At this point we want to say "Thank you" to Heidi - she is really a wonderful "facility manager" and to Jamie for her warm welcome and who made us feel that we are in good hands.)
Many, many greetings from Germany !
Kerstin & Angela
We stayed here for a week in early May. We were impressed by the size of the cottage for two people. We had room to spread out fishing & beach gear. We enjoyed the full kitchen to cook breakfast & most dinners. There was a surprisingly large stock of soap, paper towels, dishes & utensils, pots & pans & a blender. We even used the charcoal grill out back. We usually ate on the back deck & waved to bikers along the trail. Most evenings we walked into town for ice cream or along the Alt 19 highway sidewalks to view the sunset. We also loved that there was a coin-operated washer & dryer on property to wash our sweaty, salty clothes. This kept us from having to bring so much on our trip. This is a great town if you don't want the traffic & frenetic activity of Clearwater.
There are a couple of downsides to this cottage that I have brought to the attention of the caretakers, so this should be no surprise. With the cost of damage & cancellation insurance, the per night rate of the cottage was almost as much as a hotel. So, we were very disappointed by the mattress. It was old, flat, & squeaked so much that we couldn't get in or out of bed in the night without waking the other. We had our best sleep of the week when we stopped at a hotel on the drive home. Ask if this mattress has been upgraded.
Also, there was no covered parking space advertised with this cottage. However, there is a covered carport attached to this cottage - and it was being used to store the owner's father's car all week. We were the only cottage that had to park on the east side of a human-sized privacy/shade hedge. Thus, our car was already hot by the time we left at 7:30 or 8 a.m. each morning for our daily activities. I didn't appreciate this. I did bring it up when we left and was told that had we said something when we arrived, arrangements could have been made. Also, that the carport is too tight for a car and damage has happened in the past, etc. However, the car was there as well as cars in two other carports on the same property, so I think they owner has just gotten used to the arrangement. Ask to park in the shade. You'll notice once you're in town that several of the hotels & apartment buildings have covered car ports for guests & residents so apparently covered parking is normal in Dunedin.
FYI - Sail Honeymoon was awesome as well as Angler 360 bait shop. Eat at Sweet Pea's Cafe. Skip Cafe Alfresco. Too expensive & not unique.
Casey and Heidi could not have been better host. They were available to help us become familiar with the area and attractions. The Pinellas Trail is just steps from the back porch and the historic downtown is a few blocks away. We feel we gained two new friends
During our stay and would definitely recommend Pelican Perch if you are looking for a great place in or near Dunedin, Fl
Lovely cottage, very homey. Hosts are fantastic and Heidi was available to answer all our questions. Not too far from Dunedin Main St but still secluded and quiet. Very highly recommended.
Sunsets, beaches and natural beauty are just a few reasons people visit dunedin, florida. It has been described as a small coastal town with the conveniences of tampa bay.
Dunedin's honeymoon and caladesi islands offer pristine beaches. Once can cycle or drive to honeymoon and caladesi islands for a relaxing day of swimming, shelling and watching wildlife. Both islands offer a snack bar and changing facilities. For a fee one can rent chairs and umbrellas. Both honeymoon and caladesi islands are favorites of the owner.
The renowned Pinellas Trail, a 38-mile haven for walkers, bikers and skaters runs through dunedin giving easy access to the downtown shops and restaurants. This friendly pedestrian trail helped dunedin earn the Walking Magazine's ranking of "best walking town in America."
Dunedin is home to the Toronto Blue Jays spring training games. During the summer, the dunedin blue jays offer baseball entertainment. Other Tampa Bay professional sports teams include the Buccaneers (football), the rays (major league baseball), the Lightning (hockey).
Dunedin golf club, designed by the architect donald ross, was named to "Tampa Bay's 2008 best picks." Nearby golf courses include: westchase, innsbrook, belleview biltmore and wentmore.
If boating is your passion, the dunedin marina offers a convenient boat ramp for launching your boat. Don't own a boat? Charter one for your day of fishing or evening of sunsets!
Dunedin is host to many festivals. Main street is closed throughout the year for various of arts, crafts, antiques and music. During Mardi gras, a parade with floats and beads takes over downtown. St. Patrick's day brings Irish bands and flowing green beer. The Celtic festival features scottish bag pipes and dancing. The 9-day Highland games gathers athletes from miles away to participate in ancient scottish sports.
Tarpon Springs, a greek community is ten minutes north. One can visit the sponge docks, eat greek food and shop the local stores. Want to get on the water? Take a boat ride to anclote key a beautiful undeveloped island known for its shelling.
Dunedin is within an easy drive of attractions and museums. Bush Gardens (50 minutes) Lowery Park Zoo(40 minutes), Florida Aquarium(45 minutes). A little longer drive brings you to Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World about (1 hour and 45 minutes). The world famous Dali museum located in St. Petersburg is a short-drive away.
Whether looking for romance, relaxation or a temporary home while relocating tot the Tampa Bay Area, Pelican Perch in Dunedin, Florida offers you a very special get-away!
|Property Damage Protection||£49|
Cable TV, Wifii and electric are included in the price of the reservations. If you are not a citizen of the United States, then the Property Damage Protection policy is not an option. In that case, I require a $500.00 refundable security deposit.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.