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THE COTTAGE - 32 Steps to the Beach - Sleeps 2

People3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property
cottage
People
3
Bedrooms
Studio
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this holiday cottage in Clearwater Beach - The Cottage

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
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Tanja Pluess Utting
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
6 December, 2016
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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 Area

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!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveller reviews)

THE COTTAGE - 32 Steps to the Beach - Sleeps 2
average rating of 4.923077 based on 39 reviews
5

Cozy and Quaint!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time visiting The Cottage and Clearwater, FL! My wife and I enjoyed a relaxing week away from the stresses of life. The Cottage provided a nice, clean, and cozy space to spend our week. The beautiful beach was only a short walk away and the surrounding neighborhood was very quiet. Our little dog also greatly enjoyed his stay and loved his morning walks on the beach! It was only a short drive down the island to access ample restaurants and shops. The homeowners were very nice and were quick to respond to any questions. Overall, a great stay! Would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Derek, Thank you so much for leaving us such a nice review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Cottage and it would be lovely to welcome you back soon. Warmly, Tanja
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Loved our vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter and I had the best time and vacation ever! The cottage was perfect for us! We loved that we could walk barefoot to the beach! It was so comfy and inviting and we felt like we were home! We will definitely be coming back!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Adriana, Thank you so much for the lovely review and the time you took to write it. I am happy that you and your family had such a wonderful stay with us and we look forward to having you back for your next vacation! Warmly, Tanja
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5

Clean cozy and very inviting!!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was exactly as described. The bed was very comfortable, the kitchen was well stocked and the overall appearance was fresh and modern but the decor and color of the cottage made you feel you were at the beach.

The communication from the start was excellent . The cottage was filled with a binder explaining every last detail of the cottage and the local area.

Location of the cottage was directly across the street from the beach and just a short walk (a very short walk)

Rob and I will return, no doubt about it!!!

Thank you so much for caring about your guests and giving us a clean happy environment to relax.

Barbara Kirschner September 2016

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Barbara and Rob, Thank you so much for the fabulous and detailed review. I am delighted that you had a wonderful and memorable stay with us and loved our charming beach cottage. Thank you again for having stayed with us. We look very much forward to have you back! Warmly, Tanja
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5

FANTASTIC STAY

  • 5 of 5

This was a great experience!! My husband and I stayed here to celebrate our 45th anniversary, it's just right for two. The Cottage was super clean, fresh and welcoming. It had everything you could possibly need. The light decor was perfect, not overdone. It is right across the street from the beach, so it's easy to walk back and forth during the day. We loved the close proximity to the restaurants and shops! Clearwater Beach is definitely one of my new favorite places. We are considering coming back with the whole family and either rent both the cottage and house, or maybe one of the bigger homes owned by this couple. They were wonderful, very easy to work with and easily accessible.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sherry and Bruce, it was so nice to meet you during your stay and I am delighted that you had such a wonderful anniversary get away! Thank you so much for leaving such a great review. We would love to have you and your family back! We wish you all the best. Warmly, Tanja
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5

Exceptional!

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfect for a quiet get away. It's located in a residential area with almost no traffic. Crossing the street to the beach was a non-issue. The place was clean and well stocked. We had a variety of beach supplies to choose from such as chairs, umbrellas, and even beach toys. I especially appreciated the outdoor shower located right outside the door so we could clean up before going inside.

I am extremely grateful to the owner. Ms. Tanya is the most organized and efficient person I have ever met. She responded to all my inquiries in a timely manner before arriving. There was a thorough notebook waiting on us with everything one could ever want or need to know about the area. Her husband popped by to make sure we were set on the first day. He was kind and courteous. He allowed me to skype with his wife who was in Switzerland at the time. They are just lovely folks.

As a side note, the elderly neighbor across the street loves to talk with you. Since I was from Tennessee, she was very curious about Dolly Parton. If you get a chance to speak with her, don't pass it up. She's hilarious!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kristi, Thank you so much for the great review, we highly appreciate your kind comments. It is a shame that we missed each other by just a couple of days, but nevertheless, it was such a pleasure to have you as our guests and I hope to welcome you personally next time. Warmly, Tanja
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The Cottage was just a perfect place to stay in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay in the Cottage. It was perfect for just the 2 of us. We loved how it was located in the residential part of Clearwater yet was within walking and driving distance of the main activities and pier. The beach across the street from the house and cottage was so wide and open..with less crowds. We felt very comfortable there. Some folks were also staying in the main house on the property but it was not uncomfortable or awkward at all. The cottage has it's own sitting area, parking space and was still very private. I would like to thank the owner, Tanja, for being so prompt and friendly about responding to emails and offering suggestions for restaurants. We will definitely stay there again if we return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kristy, thank you so much for the fantastic review, I highly appreciate it! It is so rewarding when our guests have a great vacation, appreciate our efforts and fall in love with our homes. It was a pleasure to share The Cottage with you and it would be fabulous to have you back! Warmly, Tanja
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Location

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).

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Clearwater Beach, Clearwater Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Fall 2016
3 Sep 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£527
for 3 nights
From
£130
£952
 
 
X-Mas 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£675
for 3 nights
From
£179
£1,266
 
 
Winter 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£527
for 3 nights
From
£130
£952
 
 
Spring 2017
4 Feb 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£621
for 3 nights
From
£161
£1,172
 
 
Summer 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£580
for 3 nights
From
£148
£1,078
 
 
Fall 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£527
for 3 nights
From
£130
£952
 
 
X-Mas 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£675
for 3 nights
From
£179
£1,266
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£661
for 3 nights
From
£175
£1,266
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £47
Refundable Damage Deposit £238
Pet Fee £79 + Tax
Cleaning Fee £79 + 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.

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bathroom with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • 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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