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Beautiful And Affordable Mother-in-law-suite On Second Floor

Bedrooms 1
Space 3,985 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

Spacious Mother-in-law-suite Close To Clearwater Beach

The total house is a 3987 sq-ft 5 bedroom 4 bathroom home. The room for rent is upstairs and totally private from the rest of the house.

This rental is NOT for the entire house. We rent a beautiful, luxurious mother-in-law suite, which fits up to 6 guests maximum. Very private upstairs.

A 650 sq-ft loft/mother-in-law suite upstairs of a beautiful 3980sqft house, located in beautiful Clearwater FL. Located at 15 miles from Tampa Int'l Airport, 12 miles from one of the most beautiful beaches in Florida (Clearwater beach) and walking distance from beautiful Safety Harbor. This room is upstairs and has its own air conditioning, a beautiful big bathroom with jacuzzi, a toilet with bidet, a big walk-in closet, a small fridge for sodas, a king size bed and a pull out sofa, a sitting area, TV, DVD. If you are visiting with more than 4 guests, there is plenty of room to add an additional pull out sofa, which we will provide with pleasure. So families with 4 kids are able to stay all in the same room, if desired. However, there is an extra $15/night charge per extra guest for 4+ guests.

During your stay, you will have your own privacy upstairs. The remaining of the house is all on the first floor. You may use the kitchen for cooking, as long as you clean up after yourself. There is a nice pool with hot jacuzzi, feel free to jump in any time. There are nice tanning beds to work on your tan and a hammock. Enjoy the beautiful weather in Florida.

The neighborhood is nice and peaceful. The location is excellent. It is only 15 miles from Tampa International Airport and usually there is no traffic. It takes about 22min driving across the bridge from Tampa to our house.

There is a public bus stop right in front of our house, but I can't give you any advise on the use of the bus system. If you rent a car, there is a parking spot on our driveway.

Sorry, no pets, unless small dogs that are happy to sleep in a crate at night. I have 2 very friendly loving beagles. My dogs sleep in a crate in the office room. During the day, my beagles roam around the first floor area of the house. They have a doggy door to go in and out the house as they please. They use the fenced backyard to do their business. If your small dog is friendly and can live with these rules, your dog is more than welcome. There will be a $15 non-refundable pet fee/night for each pet.

There is a $50 cleaning fee to prepare the room for the next guest. This fee is due upon booking.

50% of total is due upon booking, 50% due 30-day prior to arrival.

Once payments are made, there is no refund.

There is no refund for unused nights due to early departure. We offer rain checks in case of cancellation or early departures

More Details

Ellen Nelissen
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

About Ellen Nelissen

We are a European family that moved to the US 10yrs ago. We are very easy going, friendly, hospitable, social but private. We are a happy and athletic busy family.

We love boating and relaxing by the Clearwater Islands during the weekends. Ask us about our boating offer as well, because we would love to take you out for a nice boating trip while you are staying at our house.

We are very honest, respectful and caring people. We hope to be able to host to the same kind of people.

We have traveled a lot, we speak several languages. We love to make other people feel at home in Clearwater Florida and hope to make their stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

I am confident you will love our house accommodation and you will totally love the Clearwater beaches, as we do too.

Ellen Nelissen purchased this house in 2007

Why Ellen Nelissen chose Clearwater

We loved this property because of its location. It is located 15 miles from the airport and 10 miles from Clearwater Beach. We have the Tampa Bay on one side and the Mexican Gulf on the other side. We love to relax during the weekends and like to go boating. We have a choice between 2 different water locations and opportunities. The Tampa Bay is nice and big and you can do a lot of sport activities such as water skiing, wake boarding, wind surfing, ...

The Mexican Gulf side on the other side is more to relax by the beach or take a boating trip to the islands that are only accessible by boats. The locals like to drive their boats up there and have a quite and relaxed afternoon, BBQ on the beach, eat lunch, search for nice big shells, ....

The location is perfect for business as well. Tampa city is close. There is a lot of business opportunities.

What makes this house unique

The home is luxurious, beautiful, comfortable, bright and for renters very affordable compared to the competitive rental places in our area.

The house is rather large, so there is a lot of space and privacy. The upstairs in completely designed for visitors that like to stay in a separate part of our home. The suite has a separate AC. Since we are from Europe, we have a lot of European visitors throughout the year. The home is perfectly designed to offer privacy for host as well as for guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay was from June 29-July 6, 2013. These accommodations were made available to us by loving friends & family via "Bethany's Hope" to grant our sick daughter her dream of meeting Winter the dolphin with the prosthetic tail who resides at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. We had no idea what to expect from this breathtaking Mother-in-Law suite, and were pleasantly surprised as we were welcomed more as an extended part of the family than as guests. The room was comfortable & simply stunning~ (you will find no better deal for your $$$). Having hosts that are more friendly and assistive than required is an added bonus that you will absolutely not find anywhere else! So thankful that our stay with them added to the sweet memories we will forever cherish...
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Clearwater in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3985 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Kitchen ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Other (See Description) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • King size beds (1) The mother-in-law suite has a huge comfortable kind size bed, one sofa bed and 2 twins size mattresses. The sofa bed provides a nice couch for the tv-sitting area - which is in the same room as the suite itself. The total suite is about 600-sqft.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • Shelling
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful And Affordable Mother-in-law-suite On Second Floor
average rating of 4.93617 based on 98 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Ellen's home is absolutely beautiful. Ellen met me at the door and gave me the tour of her home. She made sure that I could move around her home freely and even use her kitchen. My room was gorgeous including a stunning bathroom. The bed I can not say enough wonderful things about. My goals for my vacation were to experience again my summer vacation, however squished into 3 days. I also wanted to add another experience and she suggested Safety Harbor, which I ate 2 dinners and then strolled down the streets of that beautiful small town. It was a unique experience, Ellen was always available, however allowed me to follow my own agenda.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy, Thank you for the lovely review. I am so glad you felt like home away from home. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Please know that we would love to welcome you back anytime in the future. You now have a home and family that welcomes you back with open arms.
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Minnetonka, MN

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property, very nice host!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Clean, comfortable and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place to stay. Owners (on site) were great! Loved our experience and absolutely delighted to reccomend this wonderful rental.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location, beautiful home, awesome host

  • 5 of 5

This was an awesome rental. I was nervous at first because I didn’t know what to expect, this was my first time inside someone’s home. The host made us feel so welcomed and Home. You get a key and the house is very welcoming. There were days we didn’t even bump into each other because the house is so Large and the layout is perfect. The rental is upstairs and the rest downstairs.

I would go back here anytime, a BIG 5 stars well deserved. Close to beach and all shopping. Very large room and affordable. Clean and quiet.

Thank you Ellen and family for having us.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An exceptional trip in the perfect location. I do not have enough positve words about our stay!

  • 5 of 5

I brought my daughter and her friend down from Indiana to take senior pictures and have some girl time. Ellen gave us several locations to visit for beautiful backgrounds. We felt like we were at home the entire stay and truly did not want to leave this beautiful home and area. Definitely a safe area as my daughter was able to go running each day. The location is centrally located to many quaint shops, resaurants and beaches. The house is absolutely stunning, more than clean and very roomy. The beds are super comfortable there is a large walk in closet to hang clothes. Luna and Roxy are the sweetest lil' dogs ever and they brightened our visit with sweet pup love. We will definitely stay again next time we come to Clearwater. Thank you so very much, Ellen. You are a delight!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay in Clearwater.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Ellen's home. She was a gracious host. Gave us a key to come and go as we pleased. The room was very private with lots of space, a mini fridge and a killer bathroom. Roxy & Luna, both beagles were adorable and the best behaved dogs we've ever seen. Very peaceful home and neighborhood. The pool area was beautiful but we did not have a chance to use it since we were there for such a short time. We were 4 friends away for a long weekend. The house is pretty close to both Tampa and Clearwater airports. Just off Sunset Point Rd. which takes you directly to Clearwater beach (15-20 min ride) and very near the highway 19. There is also lots of shopping and places to eat nearby. Enjoyed our stay immensely, definitely would recommend and would go again. Thank you Ellen.

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Clearwater Beach


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Clearwater, Tampa Bay

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Labor Day Holiday
31 Aug 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2017
16 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Jan & Feb 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
March 2019
1 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £38.63 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £77.25
Pet Fee £11.59 + Tax

If you prefer paying with credit card, that would be fine. There is a 3.5% tax on the total amount for credit card payments due to the fact that the credit card companies charge our final quote.
If you prefer paying with check or money order, I will provide you with a receipt of payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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