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THE COTTAGE - 32 Steps to the Beach - Sleeps 2

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Charming Floridian Cottage - just steps away from the beach -

Our tastefully decorated and cozy Cottage offers everything you need for a romantic get-away and a relaxing stay in sunny Clearwater Beach. The Cottage is part of our vacation property '32 Steps to the Beach' which consists of a 3 bedroom house and a separate 1 bedroom cottage. The Cottage can be booked separately or together with the House. To book The House please go to www.vrbo.com/663585

The Cottage is located in a quiet and idyllic residential neighbourhood of Clearwater North Beach. The beautiful, award-winning and pristine Gulf Beach is just steps away from the house. If you prefer to have a calm beach day away from the crowds this is where you want to stay. Clearwater Beach with its vibrant public beach life and diverse restaurants is just a mile away.

The Cottage offers a spacious, elegant room with a queen bed, a sitting area with a sofa sleeper and a remodeled bathroom. The new kitchenette gives you the opportunity to prepare meals and enjoy them in the small dining area or outside on the secluded patio. Savour a cup of coffee in the morning, a glass of wine after a relaxing day on the beach or enjoy a BBQ in the backyard.

Clearwater North Beach is an upscale, safe residential neighborhood that welcomes families and couples. It is not suitable for 'spring breakers' or any group that wants an environment that allows loud parties.

The area of Clearwater offers an astonishing diversity of leisure activities. If you enjoy sports you might want to try out the numerous jogging, skating, biking, golfing, hiking, swimming, surfing, tennis or fitness opportunities. In Florida's state parks and on the breathtaking beaches you will experience the beauty and serenity of nature. Several theme parks guarantee fun for the whole family and the diversity of the many restaurants in the area will surprise you. From casual to upscale dining, from local and national to international cuisine - you will find it all!

Please also visit our website for more information about our Clearwater Beach homes, Clearwater Beach and the area: www.clearwater-beach-vacations.net

Check-in is 4:00pm or later; check-out is promptly at 10:00am to leave time for cleaning crew.

We will be happy to answer all of your questions. When using the 'Book it Now' button please include information on the ages and number of people in your party to help us make a quick decision on your request.

NOTE: To book The House as well please go to the VRBO listing: www.vrbo.com/663585

More Details

Tanja Pluess Utting
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018

About Tanja Pluess Utting

Hi! We are Mike and Tanja, an English-Swiss couple who fell in love with Clearwater Beach many years ago and who hope to retire one day in sunny Florida. At the moment though, we are still working, raising our children and building up our vacation rental business. Our mission is to offer our guests clean, upscale, well-equipped and tastefully decorated vacation homes in quiet and safe Clearwater North Beach!

Tanja Pluess Utting purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Tanja Pluess Utting chose Clearwater Beach

We fell in love with the property and knew it fitted perfectly with our vacation rental philosophy. Right at the beach access (number 3) and in the safe North Beach residential area. You can't beat the location!

What makes this cottage unique

Proximity to the beach!

Idyllic, residential neighborhood!

Charming Floridian Beach House & Cottage.

Perfect for family get togethers! If House and Cottage are booked together, '32 Steps to the Beach' can sleep 8 to 10 guests.

The Cottage is a cozy, upscale and attractive alternative to a overpriced hotel room!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Clearwater Beach in Clearwater

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bathroom with shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Tastefully decorated room that offers a generous open floor plan with 1 queen bed, a sitting area with sofa sleeper, a new kitchenette with a small dining area and a remodelled bathroom.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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THE COTTAGE - 32 Steps to the Beach - Sleeps 2
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 63 reviews

A cozy, quiet and immaculate getaway!

  • 5 of 5

A sweet little place in the quiet North Beach neighborhood away, but close enough to Clearwater Beach. A walk to Crow’s Nest for a Pina Colada overlooking the water is a highlight every time we visit!

The Cottage is a place we hope to return to along with the other properties we have stayed at; 32 Steps and Sea Breeze. Thank you Tanja and Mike for your amazing cleaning service too!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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32 steps for real and toes in the sand!

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location. Walk across the street and your at the beach. Perfect for 2 people. The patio is nice and private. All the beach chairs and tools you could want are available. A giant white bird walked into the car port and started dancing to our music one day when it was raining.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very cute cottage

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the accommodations, very cute cottage, clean and beachy, very short walk to the beach and we walked to town each night, sometimes along the beach.

The cottage was fully equipped with beach chairs coolers toys etc. new appliances in the kitchen, blender, fully equipped utensils.

two complaints, hot water was sketchy, bed was too hard for our liking.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gerald, Thank you so much for your review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Cottage and loved its great location. We are sorry that you found two items not to your liking. It is hard to find beds that have the correct hardness for all guests, we believe we have a good compromise, and get good feedback from guests about the comfy beds. We know the hot water was slow on your arrival but you told us it was better after 10 minutes and that you would let us know if it was an issue. As there was no further mention of it we assumed it was not a problem. We encourage all our guests to let us know about any issues they have as soon as they occur so we have a chance to put them right. Wishing you all the best. Warmly, Tanja
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The Cottage~32 Steps to the Beach

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd time at 32 Steps. We love the location...close to the beach (hence the name 32 Steps to the Beach) This is a very quiet residential area. Not too much traffic They have done updates to the Cottage and it's even more ideal. The property is well maintained, very clean, has parking. We can walk all around the neighborhood and with a little bit of a hike to restaurants and shops. One of our favorites is Frenchy's, super seafood, great service good drinks, it has a cute shop to pick up souvenirs ~there are three close to the Cottage. The Palm right on the Beach, features a nice bar, with free some parking and great music, it's an original to the area. Clear Sky is a great place for breakfast, they also have a bar. There are numerous other places to go to, new ones opening up all the time. A little drive further, on Sand Key, is Columbia~I consider it a must, they started in 1905 in Ybor, their Sangria and salad made at the table are awesome! So along with Frenchy's,you've got a great start for your vacation.

Publix grocery store is located right off of 60, brand new with a great selection of fresh foods to prepare at your Cottage.

On Pier 60 they have alot going on during the day and in the evenings. They've put in a new play area. Further down Clearwater Beach, they have parking and various things going on there.

You can bring an approved size dog~this area at the beach allows them on leash. Ours loves the water and all the activity there.

Great for beautiful sunsets on the Gulf~people stop and walk down to catch the view.

So I would recommend this property, to a couple who want to relax, enjoy the view, beach. There is a 32 Steps House that can accommodate more people and it and the Cottage can be rented together, perfect for a family get together.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jeri and Norb, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us and other travelers. We highly appreciate your wonderful feedback. As always, it was such a pleasure sharing our home with both of you and Dundee and we look very much forward to your next visit! Warmly, Tanja
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just arrived back home last night and we already miss Florida. Our stay at the cottage was wonderful and so comfy. Tanja and Mike have a talent for decorating and this little cottage is very updated in all ways. If felt like home for the week we were there. I am definitely coming back. The beach is really only feet away and a beautiful beach it is. I give kudos to the maid and housekeeper, Eva. She left us a spotlessly clean space and took care of all the details including calling me back when I called with a question. Thanks to all, Rosemarie, Patrick and PJ <3

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rosemarie, Patrick and PJ, Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback, it is highly appreciated! We are thrilled that you had such a happy stay at The Cottage. We just renovated The Cottage a couple of months ago and are very happy with the result as our guests seem to love the look of it too. We look forward to you visiting again! Warmly, Tanja
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Lovely cottage very close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the cottage to celebrate our 10th anniversary. The cottage was perfect for the two of us, very clean, cute and so close to the beach right across the street. We enjoyed our breakfast on the patio, walking to Caladesi Island and visiting the restaurants and shops in town, which we also walked to.

We also took a drive to Madeira Beach and rented Jet Skis where we were surrounded by dolphins!

We look forward to returning with our children and renting the cottage along with the house.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Courtney and Ryan, Thank you so much for the great review. We are so happy that you had such a wonderful and relaxing stay at The Cottage for your 10th anniversary, congratulations again! We would love to have you and your family back and wish you all the best. Warm greetings from sunny Florida, Tanja & Mike
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa International
Car: recommended

Located in a quiet Clearwater North Beach neighborhood 'The Cottage' is only a 32 steps stroll away from the beach access. Enjoy a walk or jog on one of America's finest white-sand beaches, or spend your day shelling, sunbathing, and swimming in the pristine blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico!

Pier 60 and the public portion of Clearwater Beach with its vibrant beach life are just 5 minutes away. Discover an amazing food variety in the many outstanding restaurants within the Clearwater Beach area! Book a fishing charter out of the Clearwater Marina, rent jet skis, play mini golf and tennis, go on a bike ride, or enjoy a relaxing massage or spa day.

Your family might also enjoy a visit to the nearby Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of 'Winter' the dolphin, whose story has touched millions of people across the world. For more information check: www.seewinter.com

Other Activities:

GOLF: There are hundreds of golf courses in the Tampa/St. Pete/ Clearwater area. Just a few are: Innisbrook Golf & Country Club; Belleview Biltmore; Dunedin Golf Course; Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club.

THEME PARKS: Busch Gardens & Adventure Island are 45 minutes East; Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World are approximately 90 minutes East on I4.

STATE PARKS: Enjoy and appreciate the beauty and diversity of the Sunshine State by a visit to one of Florida's parks. Hiking, canoeing, picnicking and swimming in a crystal clear spring are only few of the many activities the parks offer. For more information check: tampaattractions.com/state-park.

World class SHOPPING at International Plaza and fine dining at Bay Street are 20 minutes East on SR 60.

Downtown ST. PETE is 40 minutes South. The Salvador Dali Museum ranks as one of top attractions in Florida.

Downtown TAMPA is 30 minutes East. The Florida Aquarium and Lowry Park Zoo are worth a visit.

Or you might want to take your family to a professional SPORTS GAME: MLB-baseball: Tampa Bay Rays (Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg); NFL-football: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Raymond James Stadium in Tampa); NHL-hockey: Tampa Bay Lightning (Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Clearwater Beach, Tampa Bay

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2018
4 Feb 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
30 Apr 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall 2018
5 Sep 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
X-Mas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2019
3 Jan 2019 - 3 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring 2019
4 Feb 2019 - 28 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2019
30 Apr 2019 - 9 Sep 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Fall 2019
10 Sep 2019 - 22 Dec 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
X-Mas 2017
23 Dec 2019 - 2 Jan 2020
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £211.17
Pet Fee £70.39 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £41.53
Cleaning Fee £70.39 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

For longer stays (more than 2 weeks) the final payment is due 60 days before arrival. The booking deposit is $1000. If you must make a cancellation, it must be at least 60 days prior to the beginning of the rental term, the deposit will be returned minus $350 booking fee. If cancellation is less than 60 days prior then the total amount is NON-REFUNDABLE. The Owner will try to, actively, re-sell cancelled dates. If successful the Owner will return to you any monies paid less the difference between the cost of the cancelled booking and the replacement booking minus a $100 administration fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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