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Charming Purple Cottage~Walk to Water, Restaurants, Publix~5 Min to CLW Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 90 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 90 nights

About the property

Beautiful home in Clearwater historic district, walk to pier, minutes to beach!

This home is a 2 BR home built in 1914, which sleeps 5 (King, Queen, Queen Sofa). It is located in a beautiful, historic area of downtown Clearwater with quiet, mossy oak lined streets. This home has been renovated and beautifully furnished with high end bedding and linens. The home also has a gorgeous screened porch for your morning coffee and relaxation surrounded by 200+ year old trees. It is a short 2 block walk to a pier over Clearwater Harbor and a short 5 minute drive (or easy bike ride) to Clearwater Beach over the Causeway bridge. Top rated restaurants and Starbucks are within walking distance of the home as is grocery shopping. This home is fully stocked with everything you need on vacation including Wifi / Cable, etc! Beach chairs and umbrella, sand toys are also available. Charcoal grill located in the back yard along with plenty of seating to enjoy a beautiful, candlelit dinner in your own private setting. Take a look at all our great reviews and our direct site for more information and rental agreement.

Derek and Jennifer Patterson
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 February, 2017

About Derek and Jennifer Patterson

We have been in the vacation home business since 2007. We have two homes now in the Clearwater/Dunedin area and our other two properties are on Tablerock Lake in Branson, MO. We have been enjoyed talking and meeting people from all over the world over the past 9 years. We feel we have truly discovered what makes our renters happy in our homes. We are both from the Joplin/Springfield, Missouri area and have lived there all of our lives.

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Derek and Jennifer Patterson purchased this house in 2013

Why Derek and Jennifer Patterson chose Clearwater Area

We ABSOLUTELY adore the Clearwater area. We searched for years to find just the right places that we would feel comfortable calling our home away from home. We knew the Cottage was 'the one' when we saw it in January 2013. The quiet, historic neighborhood and the huge, beautiful trees make this a place that we just cannot wait to come back home to! It took another few years to find the Mariner House as well, our favorite thing is to sit on the front porch at the blue house and look out at the water. Plus, our sweet neighbor feeds the native birds....so we constantly have pretty visitors in the front yard!

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with the little purple house under the oak trees at first sight. We love being just minutes to the beach and boating; however, we're not so crazy about being stuck in the hustle and bustle of big cities! We enjoy peace and quiet and not having to deal with noise outside our windows, especially on vacation!

Guestbook comments from the owner

It truly was like a home away from home. I will stay again in an instant! Very close to the beach and directly across from the clinic that we were taking my mother too. That was the primary reason for our stay. I simply LOVED it! The only thing I wish is that I could bring my dog. Perhaps they might consider charging a "pet" deposit or something like that so that people can bring pets.... Otherwise, it was awesome!
Jan 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Clearwater in Tampa Bay

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Jack and Jill Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , shared with both rooms
    Off master - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Gorgeous, comfy king bed with high quality linens, TV
    2nd Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Beautiful Beach Themed bedroom, TV
    Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen sofa, comfy and new, by fireplace in living room
  • Queen sofa bed in living room for an additional 2 individuals
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
No pool on site, but we recommend a few close locations: City of Clearwater Public pool where our guests get in at 50% off or the Ozona Blue Restaurant located 15 min north in Palm Harbor / Ozona FL, right on the ocean and wonderful food, heated pool and hot tub for all to enjoy free of charge.


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(54 traveller reviews)

Charming Purple Cottage~Walk to Water, Restaurants, Publix~5 Min to CLW Beach!
average rating of 4.9814816 based on 62 reviews

Excellent place to stay for a small family

  • 5 of 5

Conveniently located near Clear Water Beach with local shops and stores. We loved it. Sure beat a four star hotel when it comes to privacy and freedom like your own home. One suggestion we have is to have an exhaust fan for the kitchen. People like us visiting a beach town will definitely mean lots of sea food, but along with it comes the aroma which we enjoy while eating, but not on our clothes.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. It definitely beats a hotel; we absolutely dread hearing other guests when we are trying to sleep! Thanks for the suggestion on the vent, we will definitely check into adding that!
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The cottage is charming, uniquely decorated and very comfortable. Exactly as pictured.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely quite neighborhood. Peaceful place to relax but close enough to drive to beach and

sight see in nearby areas. Had to cut short our stay this year because of family emergency,

but definitely would love to come back sometime in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vintage Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to stay, charming in it's own right and so convienient for a great vacation .The cottage is well equipped everything thought of Thank you Derek and Jennifer ,we'll look forward to a return trip and will definitely recommend you to friends and family. We loved walking down to the water in the evening, magical !

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a great cottage. Just a few blocks from the beach and eateries. I enjoyed taking my coffee and walking to the pier just around the corner. The screen room was a great feature to use as well in the evening to enjoy. Super cool place to stay, I cant wait until I am able to return.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Willard, MO

charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely stay again! The charming house is near the water, pier, and close to many thing to do from dining to recreation. Neighborhood is quite and convenient. Modern furniture and appliances. Clean property.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cape Cod Couple loves the Clearwater Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed your lovely, quaint and very comfortable cottage and we will be back again. It is centrally located to everything in a quiet neighborhood. We took long walks in the morning and again down to the bay in the evening. When you rent be sure to read the guest book of reviews! The accolades tell the story of our visit! Definitely go to Ward's Fish Market if you like shrimp. They must have ten different varieties available everyday! Wow!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clearsky Beachside Cafe
"Love this place! Great food and great service. "
Island Way Grill
"Nice place to eat! We love sitting out on the patio for dinner. "
Cristino's Coal Oven Pizza
"Within just a few minutes walk of the house. My kids love their pizza and their salads are ..."
Ozona Blue
"Love, love, love this place. Kids can swim in the pool while you sit poolside and have awes..."
Pier Dunedin
"Boat in (or drive in), tie up and walk to downtown Dunedin for dinner and shopping! Cute, q..."
Pinellas Trail
"Rent a bike (on Court St, just a few minutes walk from the house) and take the trail (also, ..."
Pier 60
"Lots of entertainment and fun at Pier 60 at sunset. Must-do while in Clearwater! 5 minutes..."
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
"Just a few minutes walk from the house! Great for the kids! "
Tampa Bay Grand Prix
"My husband and my kids LOVE going here when we are in Clearwater. Pretty good prices and so..."
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Tampa Intl, St Petersburg/Clearwater Intl
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Many places within walking distance of the Cottage
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Clearwater Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Several in area
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Clearwater Causeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Many restaurants & coffee shops w/in walk distance
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Clearwater Beach
Car: recommended

Our home is located in a beautiful, historic area of downtown Clearwater. Easy walk to top-rated restaurants and shopping. Only a 5 minute drive to famous Clearwater Beach and only a 2 block walk to pier over Clearwater Harbor where you can sit and enjoy the scenery or fish. Gorgeous high end, mossy oak lined neighborhoods are perfect for evening walks. Enjoy peace and quiet, but yet only minutes away from everything you want in a Florida vacation!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Clearwater, Clearwater Area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season
23 Feb 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
Snowbird Season
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
90 night minimum stay
for 90 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Customary cleaning fee £80
Refundable Damage Deposit £240
Tax Rate 13.0%

Sorry, no smoking and no pets allowed. Maximum occupancy is limited to 5 persons. Monthly minimum required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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