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Romance, Relaxation or Relocating? Extended Reservations starting at $60/ng

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 30 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 30 nights

About the property

Our charming 1920's spanish revival cottage offers a unique Dunedin location!

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.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 January, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dunedin in Tampa Bay

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Updated bathroom with ceramic tile and shower. Plush towels, candles and shells.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • New queen size mattress, beautifully appointed bedspread and pillows. Quiant wicker table with reading light. French provential side chair, wicker dresser, small flat screen tv, iron and ironing board, one small closet.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Romance, Relaxation or Relocating? Extended Reservations starting at $60/ng
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
Hartford, CT

Great c. 1920's home on the Pinellas Trail

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Diana, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. It's nice to know that folks enjoy our quaint cottage and it's furnishings. We look forward to your return next December! Happy New Year. Best regards Casey
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Perfect house in the perfect location ... great stay at Pelican Perch !

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Emma, You and your newly wed husband were such a delight to work with. We were so honored that you picked Pelican Perch as part of your honeymoon. I can only imagine how nervous you must of been coming all the way from France and never seeing the unit. I am glad that you found my 'little cottage by the sea" the perfect place to start your new lives together. We wish you the best! Casey
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Bremen, HB

Marvelous !

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kerstin and Angela, We are so pleased that Pelican Perch offered you a relaxing and wonderful experience. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a glowing review. I can only imagine how anxious you must of been coming all the way from Germany and never personally seeing the cottage, except on the internet. We strive for great customer service, cleanliness and a warm inviting atmosphere. It appears that we met and exceeded those goals. We would love to have you back. Since we do not take reservations that far out, we will be sure to stay in touch as we get closer to your next vacation. Warmest regards, Casey/Jamie
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Good size, great location, uncomfortable bed

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Since an important part of the vacation rental business is customer satisfaction, we take our guests' reviews very much to heart. Our goal of making the rentals a "home away from home" for our guests is something we continuously strive to achieve. I was very surprised that our guest commented about the bed being uncomfortable. The bed was bought brand new, two years ago when Pelican Perch was opened as vacation rental, we have never had a complaint about the bed, but most certainly would listen if someone else feels the same way. Perhaps, it is just a matter of personal preference. Pelican Perch has never been advertised as having a carport. We do not show any pictures of the carport or make any representation of one available for use. The arrival instructions and Hospitality Manager, clearly state the parking is a shell parking lot under an Oak tree. We would love to offer our guests the carport, but unfortunately it was damaged a couple of times by previous folks. Unlike the other cottages where the access is straight in, this carport is a sharp right angel turn between an 8 foot fence and the cottage. SUV's and larger cars can not make the maneuver, and there is no room for error. My dad's car is parked there, so no one else tries this very difficult maneuver and injures themselves or the property. If a carport is important to your stay, we do offer one at our other vacation rental. Each unit is uniquely different, so our guests need to decide what is most important to them. Full kitchen, hardwood floors, beautiful Florida room or a carport. Again, we appreciate our guests taking the time to let us know what we are doing right and what might need our attention. We rely on these personal experiences to guide our future plans for the units.
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Very nice accommodations, nicely furnished, plenty of room and Great location

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Roy and Karen, We too feel like we have gained two new friends! I am so pleased that Pelican Perch worked out for you and your furry family members. We wish you the best in your new home and giving us the opportunity to help you with your relocation. We wish you the best- Casey
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21.5 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.3 Miles
Dunedin Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Magnolia Cafe
Nearest Beach
5.9 Miles
Honeymoon Island or Clearwater Beach
Car: 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!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Dunedin, Clearwater Area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season
1 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £47
Pet Fee £60
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.

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