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Walk/Bike to CLW Beach & 2 Bl to Bay ~ Quiet, Historic & Walk to Downtown Area!

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 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. LifeWorks clinic is just across the street from the home which has proved to be very convenient for patients visiting from out of town for treatment at the facility. In addition, top-rated restaurants, coffee shops and Publix are all within walking distance of the home! 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. 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:
25 April, 2018

About Derek and Jennifer Patterson

We have been in the vacation home business since 2007. We have recently made the move to the Clearwater/Dunedin area and are loving it! Derek is a former ICU nurse and Jennifer is a former science teacher. Derek now maintains an online international insurance brokerage and is in the process of starting up a charter business in the area! We feel we have truly discovered what makes our renters happy in our homes and love it when guests fall in love with the area and feel at home at the Cottage. Our oldest daughter has started college in the area and our two younger daughters are attending school and highly involved in volleyball. We are both originally from the Joplin/Springfield, Missouri area and lived there until May 2017. Our oldest daughter is attending college in the Tampa area and our two youngest continue to keep us busy with school and volleyball!

Derek and Jennifer Patterson purchased this house in 2013

Why Derek and Jennifer Patterson chose Clearwater

We ABSOLUTELY adore the Clearwater/Dunedin 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 unlike any other in the area!

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 Pinellas County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
  • 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
  • Master bath renovated in the summer of 2017 with floor to ceiling subway tile and new fixtures!
  • 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 ...
  • Games
  • 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
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Walk/Bike to CLW Beach & 2 Bl to Bay ~ Quiet, Historic & Walk to Downtown Area!
average rating of 4.9491525 based on 67 reviews

Amazing and so accommodating:)

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was adorable and SO clean! Full kitchen- we had it all. & We had a blast. Our kids had sand toys to bring to the beach, we had beach towels and chairs available. So much better than being crammed in a hotel. We explored the beautiful neighborhoods nearby on foot and had use of the darling yard. My favorite is the screened in porch, I had coffee and ate breakfast there every day. Everything we needed was there and The Patterson’s were super quick to respond with any questions I had via text or email. I would recommend the cottage highly and I would much rather give my money to nice people who keep an amazing home than big corporate cookie cutter hotels :)

I can’t say enough nice things !!! Thanks for the memories

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words, Tonia! Totally agree on vacation homes being SO much better than a hotel; especially down on CLW Beach where it can get crazy sometimes. We would love to have you back any time!
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just ok

  • 3 of 5

Needs deep cleaning from dust and grease. It smells and has too much air fresheners to cover up. Better to invest in some ventilation and deep cleaning.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As others can see, you are the first out of over 50 reviews to give us 3 stars. A couple of things: first of all, it is not a new home or hotel; the house is 104 years old with original hardwood floors etc. That being said, in the four years we have owned the Cottage there has not been a single complaint about smell. During your stay, we did have to ask you to close the doors you were leaving open. It is Florida....bringing high humidity into the house probably did not help your perceived "smell". The Cottage is on a smart system, we are alerted when doors are left open while the air conditioning is on, humidity levels etc. The air will always shut off when the doors are left open for more than 15 minutes. Despite my husband explaining this to you by phone, this continued to happen. Air conditioning/dehumidifier will keep the house at around 50% humidity if allowed to work properly. Secondly, air fresheners we provide are simply for the use of guests as desired. The room spray I have is a nice lavender/vanilla; never thought a guest would perceive that as our attempt to cover up smell, as you stated. As far as a deep cleaning, we will look into that ourselves this week and address it with our cleaner if necessary. Luiza has always done a great job for us. Once again....we've never had a single complaint about cleanliness in the past. We do appreciate your criticism and will absolutely look into these items immediately. Our goal is for our guests to love the Cottage and the area, so we find it very disappointing that you did not enjoy your stay.
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Cottage is absolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here in Clearwater, the cottage was amazing we felt right at home. We spent the majority of our time at the beach. Of course we had to go see Winter and Hope at the Marina. One of our family favorites was sailing on Captain Memos pirate ship. After a long day out in the sun it was so nice to come back to the cottage and enjoy playing games or watching movies, thank you again for opening up your home to us! We can't wait to come back.

The Buckels Family

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice little house that's close to downtown Clearwater yet far enough away to be quiet and serene. Stayed for a glorious relaxing week of Phillies spring baseball. 2 bedrooms, 1&1/2 baths, nice shower, the beds are great, HD cable TV, WiFi, Roku, washer & dryer, dishwasher. Very little local traffic. The Clearwater ferry is just a short walk away. Or drive there, the parking is free! The ferry crews were friendly and informative. There are 2 golf courses close by. The Aquarium is nice. We loved the house and will stay here again! Jennifer was lovely to talk to and accessible. We called her once and she returned our call within minutes!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This beautiful house had almost everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at the house. The weather wasn't the best during our stay, so we spent a lot of time there. We were within walking distance of everything we needed, and even walked over to get our nails done. The house itself was very clean! We used the microwave and oven to cook with and the coffee pot in the morning. We used the washer and dryer quite a bit. The shower was great and it helped having 2 toilets with the 4 of us. I think the only thing I wish there had been was a few collapsible chairs to take to the beach. They may have been there, but I couldn't find them. The beds were very comfortable as well, we never had a bad nights sleep. We used the cable and the roku a little bit, the roku remote needs replaced soon because it is missing the middle enter button. It still worked for us though. The location of the house is ideal, we were able to get everywhere we wanted to go within 10-15 minutes. I will defininetly stay here again if I come back to the area!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We will have to get that Roku remote replaced....noticed it had lots of use the last time we were down! :) There should have been beach chairs inside the lanai locker/container? Hopefully they're still there, but if not, we will definitely get a few more of those. We would love to have you back, so glad you enjoyed the Cottage as much as we do!
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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: 24-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 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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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...
Sand Key County Park
Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill & Bar
The Brown Boxer Pub & Grille
The Living Room on Main
Chic-A-Boom Room
Cafe Alfresco
Wildflower Cafe
Pisces Sushi and Global Bistro
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, Tampa Bay

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
Winter Rate
1 Dec 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

Customary cleaning fee £71.53
Refundable Damage Deposit £214.59
Pet Fee £35.76
Tax Rate 13.0%

Absolutely no smoking is allowed. Up to 2 small dogs allowed with prior approval in writing and agree to keep on flea/tick meds while at the property and keep caged while gone to prevent damage. This is a very quiet, residential neighborhood and guests cannot have loud gatherings while staying on the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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