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The Cove-Front Porch Living

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday studio in Clearwater - The Cove

Efficiency with large covered porch 5 miles from Clearwater Beach

A bit of old style Florida when people talked and sipped tea on their porch in the late afternoon. You're in the middle of the city but feel like you're out in the country. The house is surrounded by tropical, organic gardens. Most of it is edible, medicinal or a butterfly/bee attractor. Sunset House and Gardens is a certified wildlife habitat. It is not uncommon to see endangered Monarch butterflies along with native birds. We happily compost, recycle & upcycle. We utilize rain barrels and participate in soil restoration.

The Cove Sleeps 3 comfortably. There are two twin beds and a full size futon. I will accept four guests if at least two of the guests are children under 12. Although it has a separate bedroom, I consider the Cove a studio apartment due to its size. The building was built in 1923 and has 3 apartments in it.

While you're here you may see the infamous "Oreo" The black and white bunny that lives in the garden. She likes human companionship but doesn't like to be picked up or held. Her favorite foods are curly kale, ears of corn and crunchy granola bars.

The garden is not a traditional English style garden. I practice permaculture and a lot of the plants are native to the area.

I do allow pets but dogs must not be excessive barkers. There is a pet walk area on one side of the parking lot.

Non smoking-it is allowed on the porch and other outdoor areas,

Wifi, cable and flat screen TV

Free onsite parking

Comes with 2 beach chairs, beach umbrella and beach towels

The Kitchenette has a large convection toaster oven, two cooktop burners and a mini fridge with freezer, toaster, microwave and sink.

It comes stocked with coffee maker, utensils, dishes, flatware, pots and pans, basic seasoning and enough coffee to get you through the first morning.

The bathroom is stocked with towels, blow dryer, has a large walk in shower and comes with a complimentary basket of toiletries.

Pay per use laundry room ($3.00 a load).

DVD Library, games and books.

Free onsite parking

Free loaner bikes. First come first serve. ( I have 3 bikes at the moment)

I have lived in Florida for over 40 yrs and I am happy to give recommendations on where to go and what to do. I live nearby please call or text if i can help.

5 miles to Clearwater Beach and 1 mile to downtown Dunedin.


Clearwater Beach- Awesome, city beach with all the fixings. Restaurants, bars, shopping and 3 miles of pure, white, sandy beaches. Pier 60 Sunset Festival 7 days a week 4-8 pm. Free movies on the beach Fri & Sat nights. 4.7 miles -drive, bike or take the bus.

Honeymoon Island State Park Beach-Voted top 10 beach in the country. Nature lovers will find osprey nests, a wide variety of shorebirds, and one of the few remaining virgin slash pine forests in South Florida. The park boasts several nature trails and bird observation areas. Visitors can swim, fish, and snorkel in the warm waters of the Gulf or picnic while they enjoy the beautiful scenery. Shelling is particularly good here, as the Gulf currents deposit an incredible variety of seashells on the shore. Showers are available and the park´s concession has a gift shop and snack bar. 7.3 miles-drive, bike or take the bus. http://(email hidden)/honeymoonisland/

Caladesi Island-It is one of the few completely natural islands along Florida´s Gulf Coast, Caladesi´s white sand beaches were rated America's Best Beach in 2013. Beach lovers can enjoy swimming, sunbathing and beachcombing. Saltwater anglers can cast a line from their boats or surf fish. Nature enthusiasts can spot wildlife while hiking the three mile nature trail through the island's interior or paddling a three mile kayak trail through the mangroves and bay. Picnic tables and shelters are located near the beach. Take the ferry from Honeymoon Island. http://(email hidden)/caladesiisland/

Other fun stuff-

Delightful Downtown Dunedin-Quaint, funky, trendy vibe. (20 minute walk) Pubs, cafes, shopping & local art. Have dinner at one of the restaurants (you won't find any chain restaurants here and all of them are great. Then party all night at the Blur nightclub or have martini's at the Chic-A-Boom room. Wander on home then go back in the morning for the Saturday morning market or Kelly's amazing Sunday brunch, take a walk on the trail or shop for unique art, wine, fashion or chocolates--there is always something happening here!

Pinellas Trail: 25 miles of biking, blading, walking trail with plenty of neat places to stop along the way. (website hidden) (2 blocks away)

Dunedin Brewery: The oldest microbrewery in Florida. Live band Thurs-Fri. (20 min walk )

Blue Jays Stadium-Ball game anyone? (15 min walk)

Dunedin is very bicycle friendly!

Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks- Visit our Greek Village! Greek food, Belly dancing, sponge diving, unique shops, euro style cafes, bakeries, hand made soaps and more.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Vicki Conrad
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 September, 2016

About Vicki Conrad

Hi, welcome to Florida! I'm as low key and easy going as it gets. I love nature and have a big, edible garden behind the apartments. I also enjoy kayaking, art, books, theater, crafts and of course having fun with my family and friends.

My favorite vacation was a road trip out west with my camper and my dog. It lasted three months and I hiked all over Colorado, Utah and New Mexico. What scenery!

Vicki Conrad purchased this studio in 2010

Why Vicki Conrad chose Clearwater Area

Fun, casual, eco-friendly

What makes this studio unique

Great for college kids, girls weekends and families!


based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

The Cove-Front Porch Living
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in "The Cove". It is just as pictured. Easy to get to. Didn't have time to explore the area or restaurants, but everything you could possibly want or need there was a brochure available. It was clean. I enjoyed sitting on the porch in the evenings. The garden was just lovely. Oreo the Rabbit, was a joy to watch. Vicki is so personable and easy going. She takes care of her guest. I'd stay again on my next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The home was neat and clean and inviting. Kitchen is well supplied.

  • 4 of 5

Overall it was a nice stay and the owners are helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy living in a GREAT location!

  • 5 of 5

The Cove was great! Very cozy feel with everything you need. Place was very clean and in a great location. Very centrally located to everything from Clearwater to Dunedin. We got to meet Vicki upon arriving and she made us feel right at home. Will definitely be back,hopefully very soon!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wow! What a beautiful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

A gorgeous property located minutes outside of downtown Dunedin, this is definitely the place to stay if you're visiting the Tampa Bay area. Clean, cozy, and with amenities like a fridge and toaster oven, you can't find a chain hotel as comfortable as this. We've already passed the info onto our friends!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
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Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: recommended

Busy residential neighborhood. 3 Blocks from the Pinellas Trail, 1 miles to downtown Dunedin and 5 miles to Clearwater Beach.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in Clearwater, Clearwater Area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2017
19 Dec 2016 - 4 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £123
cleaning £49 + Tax
Pet Fee £20 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Monthly guests are required to have weekly cleanings at the rate of $50 per week.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Clearwater in Tampa Bay

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large walk in shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Although this apartment has a separate sleeping area I consider it a studio due to its small size. Two twin beds in the bedroom and a full size futon in the living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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